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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 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
2021 LANGLEY RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT
This is an update on the Langley Avenue Reconstruction Project for the week of June 7, 2021.
Last weekend, Kalin Construction paved Langley Avenue from approximately Michigan Avenue to Wolcott Avenue. On Tuesday the traffic pattern was switched from Phase 1b to Phase 2a, closing Langley to through traffic from Napier Avenue to Wolcott Avenue and opening Langley Avenue from Pearl Street to Wolcott Avenue to local traffic. Over the past week, Kalin also continued to lay water main along the west side of the right-of-way from Wolcott Avenue to Hillcrest Avenue. Water service connections were also made on the north end of Phase 2a and the water main connections were completed at Lewis Avenue today.
Next week, area residents should expect more of the same. Water main work will continue to the south and sanitary sewer work will begin near Wolcott Avenue, moving south. Kalin informed the City that two crews will be working on the project through the end of this month with no Saturday work expected over the next two weeks.
Two water shut offs are scheduled next Friday, June 18, 2021. Properties expected to be impacted are illustrated on the maps that follow.
Individual services will also be switched over to the new main in the coming week. The service switch overs are generally brief in duration. Impactedproperty owners will be notified by door hanger notice in advance of the water service interruptions.
As a reminder, the odd/even sprinkling ordinance will be waived for 30 days for the properties with restoration, and we ask that you water these areas daily to allow the grass to take hold. We ran into similar hot and dry weather conditions during the project last year, and saw that they are very conducive to the growth of crab grass and other weeds. So, again, please water your lawn regularly to reduce the potential for weed growth.
Lakeview Avenue Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project
On Thursday, May 20th the Lakeview Avenue Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project will begin. Thepurpose of the project is to replace a failed section of sanitary sewer from Lakeview Avenue to the sanitary sewer interceptor in the ravine. The work will require the closure of the southbound lane of Lakeview at the ravine crossing. Please see the detour route HERE. The project is expected to be completed by June 4th, 2021.
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.
2020 Water Service Replacements Project
The City has contracted with Compton Inc from South Haven, MI to complete the work for the 2020 Water Service Line Replacement Project. As part of this work the City will also be replacing any private water service made of galvanized steel or lead from the curb stop to just inside the home as well as the public water service in the street. You can view a progress map for the work HERE.
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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