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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 of St. Joseph’s ability to create the Planning Commission is found in the Michigan Planning Enabling Act and Chapter 22 of the City of St. Joseph Code of Ordinances created the Planning Commission.
Community Development Director/Zoning Administrator
Address: City Hall, 700 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085
Purpose of the Planning Commission
The PC exists to make recommendations on certain zoning requests. In the City of St. Joseph, the PC has many roles and functions, below are the four main functions:
- Conduct public hearings and make recommendations to the City Commission regarding Map (rezoning) and Text Amendments; Special Use Permits and Planned Unit Developments (PUD’s) requests;
- Review sign requests per the Code of Ordinances and approve or deny;
- Prepare and make recommendations, maintain and work on implementing the goals and objectives of the Master Plan; and
- Complete studies and make recommendations to the City Commission on changes to the Zoning Ordinance.
Planning Commission Composition
There are nine (9) voting members are appointed by the City Commission to three (3) year terms, unless appointed to fill a vacant seat. Full term appointments are from May 1st through April 30th for three years.
The Chair and Vice-Chair are selected annually by the members of the PC.
Current Members and Appointments
The City Clerk’s Office maintains the list of current members and the application for appointment to all City Boards and Commissions. All completed applications must be returned to the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 700 Broad Street for processing.
Agenda’s, Meeting Packets and Minutes
The Planning Commission’s monthly meetings are generally scheduled for the first Thursday of each month beginning at 4:30 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and take place in the Commission Chambers at City Hall, 700 Broad Street. All applications must be submitted to staff, reviewed and found to be administratively complete, no less than twenty-four days before the next scheduled meeting date. Please plan accordingly as incomplete applications are not accepted and will delay your request.
Agenda packets and approved meeting minutes are posted on the website.
Applications, Forms and Meeting Dates
There are numerous applications, forms along with an annual list of meeting dates and deadlines utilized by the Planning Commission.
In accordance with the Michigan Planning Act, the Planning Commission is required to complete an Annual Report. This report is typically reviewed during the January meeting each year before beginning sent to the City Commission.
Miscellaneous Other Information and Documents
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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
- Commercial S.E.V. - 96 million
- Industrial S.E.V. - 35 million
- Residential S.E.V. - 395 million
- Tax Millage - 16.5344