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Agenda for City Commission meeting, Monday, July 6 @ 6:00 PM
To view the agenda items before the St. Joseph City Commission at their meeting Monday, July 6 at 6:00 p.m click onRead more ...
Notice of Public Meeting: Special Meeting - Community Discussion of Social Justice July 6 @ 6 PM
Attached please find the Public Notice for the special City Commission meeting of Monday, July 6, 2020.Read more ...
Registering to Vote
Have you moved and need to update your address for voting?Read more ...
Primary Ballots Mailed Out
Advertisement for Bids: 2020 Water Service Replacements
Sealed bids will be received until 3:00 pm local time July 15, 2020 by the City of St. Joseph at the City Clerk's Office, 700 Broad Street, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085.Read more ...
Saint Joseph Public Library Reopening Plan
To view the Library Reopening Plan, please click on it.
Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission Application Due June 1
Every 10 years following the U.S. Census, district lines for political offices must be redrawn in states across the country to accurately reflect their population.Read more ...
Designation of Critical Infrastructure Workers 03312020
To view the Designation of Critical Infrastructure Workers pursuant to Executive Order 2020-21, please click here.
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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.
Kingsley, Morton, Orchard and Langley Projects
Current Project Status
This is an update for the Kingsley, Morton and Orchard Reconstruction Project for the week of June 29nd. This past week, Kalin Construction completed water main work on Morton Avenue and made significant progress on Orchard Avenue Road building. The majority of the curb and gutter and non-motorized path on Orchard Avenue has also been completed.
Expect to see more concrete work, water services switch overs and water main connections in the coming week. There are two water shut offs anticipated, the first on Tuesday, July 7th and the second on Friday, July 10th. The first water service interruption will impact a small area of Lane Drive from 9 AM to 1 PM illustrated in the drawing below.
The second shut off, anticipated on Friday July 10th, is dependent upon the new water main on Morton Avenue between Lane Drive and Kingsley Avenue passing required pressure and water quality tests. The tests are currently underway and will not be finished until early next week. Expect to see an update the middle of next week regarding the shut off after the test are completed.
Water service tie-ins for properties on Morton Avenue between Lane Drive and Kingsley Avenue is expected to occur on Thursday, July 9th. The individual residences will be notified by the Abonmarche inspector as Kalin works their way from home to home.
The remaining two paragraphs of this update are the same as last week and are being provided because it includes important reminders and schedule information.
Overall, the work is moving along as expected on the current phase of the project. Kalin provided a schedule last week that indicates completion of Orchard Avenue and Morton Avenue on or about July 31st. The next phase, Kingsley. Avenue from Morton Avenue to Niles Avenue, will immediately. follow in August. Final project completion is expected around mid-October. The project started approximately one month later than originally planned due to the COVID state of emergency, and will therefore be completed in October rather than September. Residents in the project area will likely recall the project phasing was reversed to reduce the impact upon Lincoln School.
In 2020, the City plans to reconstruct Kingsley Avenue from Niles Avenue to Morton Avenue, Morton Avenue from Kingsley Avenue to Orchard Avenue and Orchard Avenue from Morton Avenue to Langley Avenue. Reconstruction of Langley Avenue is scheduled to start in2021 and encompasses Langley Avenue from Pearl Street to Napier Avenue.
In early November 2018, the City held an open House to gather public input on several concepts for the upcoming reconstruction projects. All of the concept plans included non-motorized facilities in order to comply with the City's Master Plan and the Complete Streets Policy adopted by the Twin Cities Transportation Study (TwinCATs). Space within the public right-of-way is limited, so the addition of non-motorized facility generally results in a reduction or loss of on-street parking. Extensive tree removals will also be required for both projects for multiple reasons including tree size (too big for the available space, age conflicts with sewer services. The tree removals must be completed in advance of the constructionin order to comply with enviromental regulations. The concept plans remained available for viewing and public input until early August.
On March 17, 2020, a public meeting was held by remote access/telephone conference call for the Kingsley, Morton and Orchard Reconstruction Project. Slides of the information covered is available at this link. Work on Kingsley Avenue is scheduled to start the week of March 30th.
December 2nd Kingsley, Morton & Orchard Reconstruction Project Update
A public meeting will be held on December 11, 2019 at 6 PM in City Commission Chambers to provide an update on the 2020 Kingsley, Morton & Orchard Reconstruction Project to the neighborhood and obtain temporary right-of-entries where needed for lead water service line replacements and driveway work. The mailing sent to the project area provides additional details and can be viewed by following the link below.
March 17th Kingsley, Morton & Orchard Reconstruction Project Update
A Pre- Construction Public meeing will be held on March 17, 2020 at 6 PM in the City Commission Chambers to inform those impacted or interested in the project of what to expect. The mailing sent to the project area provides additional details and can be viewed by following the links below.
Please note the construction phasing was reversed from the originally intended plan due to factors associated with the state of emergency caused by Coronavirus.
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 1-23-2018)
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
- Standard Procedures for the Approval of Water Main Construction
- Appendix A - Contacts
- Application for Water Main Plan Review Escrow Account
- Right of Entry for Utility Construction and Maintenance
- Water Main - Plan Review Checklist
- Water Mian - Place in Service Request
- Water Main - Constrution Checklist
- Water Quality Complaint Form
- Water Main - Acceptace Review Checklist
- Bacteriological Testing Form
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