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Upcoming Elections 2021
Job Opening: Water & Sewer Serviceperson
The City of St. Joseph is accepting applications/resumes for the position of Water & Sewer Serviceperson.Read more ...
Job Opening: Superintendent of Streets and Sanitation
The City of St. Joseph is seeking a Superintendent of Streets and Sanitation to manage crews that maintain City road maintenance, rubbish collection and motor pool operations.Read more ...
City of St. Joseph Seeking Finance Director/City Treasurer
The City of St. Joseph is seeking a Finance Director/City Treasurer.Read more ...
Hidden Histories Education Series
“Through a partnership with Spectrum Health Lakeland, Lake Michigan College, and the City of St. Joseph, a three-part virtual panel discussion will explore how historical laws, policies, and practices laid the foundation for today’s racial inequities.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 Commission typically meets on alternating weeks on the second floor of City Hall.
2019-2021 City Commission (left to right): Commissioner Jeffrey Richards, Mayor pro tem
Laura Goos, Mayor Michael Garey, Commissioner Peggy Getty, Commissioner Lynn
Todman. Commissioner Getty was succeeded by Commissioner Michele Binkley on
February 22, 2021.
The City Commission is made up of:
Mayor Michael C. Garey, elected Apr. 5, 1999
The St. Joseph City Commission is an elected body of St. Joseph residents to represent the citizens of the City of St. Joseph in local government. The St. Joseph City Commission works as the legislative body and delegates a City Manager to supervise staff and handle administrative day-to-day tasks. City commissioners are elected at-large and elections are held in November of odd-numbered years. Three commission seats are open at each election and the two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes receive four-year terms and the candidate who receives the third-greatest number of votes receives a two-year term.
The St. Joseph City Commission typically meets twice a month on alternating weeks on Monday at 6 P.M. in the City Commission Chambers located on the second floor of City Hall. A calendar with all of the City Commission meetings listed is available by clicking on it. Changes in meetings and special meetings will be occasionally posted on the news feed of the website.
NOTE: Starting July 8, 2013, the City of St. Joseph began using a new database to hold all City Commission agendas, agenda packets, and minutes. Please click here to access this database.
City Commission Policy regarding Ethics and Conflict of Interest
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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