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Agenda for City Commission meeting, Monday, July 26 @ 6:00 PM
To view the agenda items before the St. Joseph City Commission at its meeting of Monday, July 26, 2021, at 6:00 p.m go to the following link:
2021 Movies in the Park Lineup
The City of St. Joseph is please to announce another fun-filled summer with Movies in the Park every Saturay through the months of July and August. Click here for the full lineup.
Request for Proposal (RFP) 2021 Mechanical Projects
Proposals will be received until 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday July 27, 2021 by the City of St. Joseph, at the City Clerk’s Office; 700 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085.
Work includes: Varied Mechanical ProjectsRead more ...
Advertisement for Bids: FY 22 LSLR — Future Road Projects
Sealed bids will be received until 3:00 pm local time August 4, 2021 by the City of St. Joseph at the City Clerk's Office, 700 Broad Street, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085.Read more ...
City August 2021 Primary Election
The Clerk's Office has mailed out the applications for absentee ballots to vote in the upcoming Primary Election, which will be held on August 3.Read more ...
Job Opening: Seasonal Laborer
The City of St. Joseph is currently accepting applications for the position of Seasonal Laborer in the Public Works Department.Read more ...
To learn more about Floodplain or the Special Flood Hazard Areas in the City of St. Joseph or the 2019 Preliminary revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM)) out for 90-day appeal process through the Federal Emergency Mangement Agency (FEMA) beginning December 19, 2020.
New website lets tourists visit St. Joseph from the comfort of their couches
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (July 29, 2020) – The City of St. Joseph, in concert with The Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber and St. Joseph Today, recently announced the launch of a site that allows visitors to virtually stroll through downtown St. Joseph, facilitate shopping and check out what’s new along the bluff.Read more ...
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The City Engineer is responsible for the handling, planning, oversight, and reporting on all city-led engineering projects including:
- Handling water, sewer, and roadway related constructions permits in the public right-of-way.
- Planning, prioritizing and seeking funding sources for future infrastructure projects.
- Oversight of Engineering Consulting Services.
- Construction Progress Meetings and Site Inspections of ongoing construction projects.
- Responding to Citizen Concerns including Periodic Updates on Construction Progress.
- Administration of the City's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits.
- Archives infrastructure project record drawings.
- Plan review and approval of infrastructure-related elements of new developments.
Assistant City Engineer:
Address: 700 Broad Street
Phone: (269) 983-5541
Fax: (269) 985-0346
For information on the St. Joseph River - Bicentennial Bridge USGS Stream Gage, please click on it.
2022 Willa Drive & Lester Avenue Reconstruction Project
Kingsley, Morton, Orchard and Langley Projects
2021 LANGLEY RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT
July 23, 2021 Project Update
This is an update on the Langley Avenue Reconstruction Project for the week of July 19, 2021.
This past week, Kalin Construction laid water main south to Kingsley Avenue, installed sanitary and storm sewer through Hillcrest Avenue, and built the road and non-motorized path base to Hillcrest Avenue. Kalin Construction plans to work a half day on Saturday, July 24, 2021.
Langley Avenue looking to the south from Lewis Avenue – the road and non-motorized path gravel base are in place for concrete work next week.
Expect a bevy of activity on site next week, even more than normal, because Kalin intends to have three crews working in addition to their concrete subcontractor, Martin J. Martin J is scheduled to mobilize and complete the concrete work from Wolcott Avenue to Hillcrest Avenue from Monday through Friday (and potentially Saturday if needed). The specific limits of the concrete work include curb & gutter and driveway approaches to the north side of 2019 Langley Avenue, and sidewalk and non-motorized path flat work to the north side of the Hillcrest Avenue intersection. Kalin plans to complete private water services from Orchard Avenue to Youngs Place, and sanitary sewer followed by storm sewer installation from the south side of Hillcrest Avenue through the Harriet Avenue intersection.
Access for residents with driveways located on Langley Avenue between Wolcott Avenue and Hillcrest Avenue, and Harriet Avenue will be restricted this week. Seven days of cure time is typically required before it is safe to drive on concrete, so Langley Avenue properties impacted by the approach work should plan to park on the nearest side street from the time concrete is poured next week until informed it is OK to drive on it. Access to Harriet Avenue will be a challenge too, when Kalin lays the sanitary sewer, and then the storm sewer through the intersection. Harriet Avenue residents should park on Orchard Avenue from Tuesday through Friday to ensure they don’t get trapped in when the sewer work is underway.
The Berrien County Road Department is holding a preconstruction meeting for the Napier Avenue Bridge this coming week, indicating that project will be underway soon. We will pass along updates on the Napier Bridge project as they are made available to us.
Lakeview Avenue Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project
The Lakeview Avenue Sanitary Sewer Repair Project is complete. During the course of the work, a storm sewer that had failed was also replaced. The santiary sewer was successfully repaired, eliminating future santairy sewer overflows and the access to the storm culvert, which often cloggs with debris during wet weather, was greatly improved as part of the project. The total cost of the sewer repair was $89,248.80.
Concrete Pavement Preventive Maintenance Project
The Concrete Pavement Preventive Maintenance Project started on May 10th and the work is now done. The project included full depth pavement repairs, joint stripping and resealing, and crack sealing. Full depth pavement repairs were completed on Momany Drive, Renaissance Drive, and Whitwam Drive. The project was undertaken to keep the newer concrete roadways throughout the City in a good state of repair. The work also included concrete patches throughout the City from water main break repairs that were made last winter.
Lead Service Line Replacement (LSLR) Projects
The 2020 Water Service Replacement Project was completed in mid June. The City Engineering Department recently issued an advertisement for the FY 22 LSLR - Future Road Project. This includes lead service line replacements on Broad Street from Main Street to Pearl Street, Donna Drive and Botham Avenue from South State Street to Niles Avenue. Work on this project is expected to start early as August.
Lead Water Service Information
Please follow this link for more details. Lead Service Replacement Program
Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Program
Point of contact:
Tim Zebell, P.E.
Please see the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) Report for additional information at : https://www.michigan.gov/documents/egle/wrd-cso-sso-rtb-2019-annual-report_695004_7.pdf
- 1st Infrastructure Open House - "How Your Infrastructure Works" 4/22/2017 Power Point Presentation link
- 2nd Infrastructure Open House - " Managing Your Infrastructure" 5/24/2017 Power Point Presentation link
- 3rd Infrastructure Open House - "Funding Your Infrastructure" 8/22/2017 Power Point Presentation link
- SAW Grant & Asset Management 8/22/2017 Meeting Handout
Public Meeting Maps
- St. Joseph Recent Projects Meeting No1.
- Lift Station Condition Public Information Meeting No1.
- Lift Station Service Areas.
- PASER Rating Map Public Information Meeting No1.
- Sanitary Consequence of Failure Public Information Meeting No1.
- Sanitary Manhole Condition.
- Sanitary Televised Status.
- Sewer Sanitary Criticality Map.
- Sewer Sanitary Year Installed Map.
- Sewer Storm Criticality Map.
- Sewer Storm Year Installed Map.
- SS Condition Public Information Meeting No1.
- ST Condition Public Information Meeting No1.
- Water Criticality Map.
- Water Main Breaks.
- Water Year Installed Public Information Meeting No1.
A Permit is required for work within the Right-of-Way.
The Right-of-Way typically includes the street, tree lawn and sidewalk area in front of your property. Please refer to the Right-of-Way Permit application - at the link that follows - for additional details on the requirements.
Right-of-Way Application (PDF)(revised 4-18-2019)
Please submit applications and supporting materials to Alex Austin at the contact information noted above.
City of St. Joseph and Southwest Regional Sanitary Sewer and Water Authority Standard Specifications and Details for new water main construction
Water Main Permits
Please contact City Engineer Tim Zebell for information on the water main permit approval process.
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- Population - 8,365
- City Employees - 81
- City Budget - $22.8 million
- City S.E.V. - $531,397,117 Avg.
- Residential True Cash Value - $199,000
- Square Miles - 4.4
- City Charter - Approved 1928
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- Tax Millage - 16.5344