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City Commission Meeting of May 23, 2022 Rescheduled to Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Please be advised that the City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, May 23, 2022 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at 6pm. The Public Notice is available here.
Job Opening: Water & Sewer Serviceman
The City of St. Joseph is seeking a Water and Sewer Serviceperson to join our team!Read more ...
Request for Proposal (RFP) North Boiler Replacement for the St. Joseph Water Plant
Proposals will be received until 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2022 by the City of St. Joseph, at the City Clerk's Office; 700 Broad Street, St. Joseph MI 49085.Read more ...
Notice of DWSRF Project Plan Public Hearing - June 13, 2022
The City of St. Joseph will hold a public hearing on the proposed Drinking Water State Revolving Fund project for the purpose of receiving comments from interested persons.The hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. on June 13, 2022 at St. Joseph City Hall, 700 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085.
The notice of the public hearing is available here.
The draft project plan is available here.
Job Opening: Utility Billing Specialist
The City of St. Joseph is seeking a Utility Billing Specialist to join our team!Read more ...
Homeowner Grant Programs - AMP/ NIP
Honor Credit Union has partnered with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis (FHLBI) to make available home repair grants for low-income individuals. Please see below and the attached program information.Read more ...
Job Opening: Athletic Field Groundskeeper
The City of St. Joseph is currently accepting applications for Athletic Field Groundskeeper in the Public Works Department.Read more ...
New Voter ID Cards Coming Soon
All registered voters in the City of St Joseph will be receiving a new Voter ID card indicating any changes.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