Updated Mar 27, 2017


The City of St. Joseph notified us Monday, March 27th about an issue with late notices for water bill customers.  There was a processing problem at the printer with the 3/23/17 late notices for Lincoln Charter Township customers.   A syntax issue (something on their end) kept the data file from completely overriding the previous month's data.   This caused the Lincoln Township notices to be misaddressed with St. Joseph Charter Township customer addresses.   If you have been improperly notified you will receive a postcard that reads as follows:

     Notice to Disregard

     Please disregard the Past Due Notice you received dated March 23, 2017.   A processing glitch occurred in the preparation of these notices which caused them to be misaddressed.  If you have made payment based on the March 23 notice, please contact the Billing Department.  Please accept our sincere apology for any inconvenience.

City of St. Joseph Utility Billing Department

If you have any questions please contact the City of St. Joseph Water Department at 983-6324.

Hilltop Road Water Main

The Township will be working with the Berrien County Road Commission, City of S.t Joseph and the Southwest Michigan Regional Sanitary Sewer & Water Authority on a water main replacement and repaving project for Hilltop Road.  Please see the attached map and notice that was sent to residents and businesses in the project area.  Click here for public notice details.   Click here for a map of the area and an outline of where the public notice was sent.

"This is a reminder that the Hilltop Road Rehabilitation Project will start this Monday, March 20th.   Kalin Construction will close the northerly two lanes of Hilltop Road west of Cleveland Avenue to Lakeshore Drive in order to start construction.  Kalin anticipates maintaining two-way traffic on the southerly lanes in the area while the underground work is underway.  Driveways on the north side of Hilltop Road will be closed to traffic while water main is laid directly to them however access will be restored as soon as possible after the water main has been installed.  Properties with multiple driveways should always have access from one of their approaches as Kalin's intent is to close one driveway at a time. 

A water main shut off is scheduled on Tuesday, March 21st from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm to the properties shown on the map.  Wightman & Associates delivered door hanger notices to the area expected to be impacted by the shut off.   Additional information regarding the project can be found at the following link:   http://wightman-assoc.com/files/download/e3fb216287e501f."

Yard Waste - With the nice weather we've experienced in the last few weeks many residents have taken the opportunity to work out in their yards and get a jumpstart on spring yard work. Township wide yard waste pickup will begin April 1st.  Until then you have the option of either holding on to your yard waste (receptacles or bags must be stored on the side yard behind the front of your home or in back of your home - not in the front yard) or you may take it to Orchard Hill Landfill in Watervliet.   The landfill will charge you $1 per bag.

Landfill Pass - Will be available April 10th at the township office, 3000 Washington.   Pass is good for rubbish drop-off April 21-22 or May 19-20 at Orchard Hill Landfill in Watervliet.  Each household may have one (1) pass for rubbish cleanup from that property only. 

At the February 6, 2017, St. Joseph Charter Township Board of Trustees meeting, an ordinance was approved to rezone Property #11-18-0135-0010-08-6, 2168 Washington Ave, from the current zoning of B2 (Retail and Service Business) to R2 (Single Family Residential).  Copies of the ordinance are available at the Township Hall, 3000 Washington Ave, St. Joseph, MI  49085, or by clicking here.  

Board of Review Dates - The 2017 Board of Review dates and times are as follows:

                                          March 13th, Monday, from 9am-12pm and 2pm-5pm

                                          March 15th, Wednesday, from 2pm-5pm and 6pm-9pm

A new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Law went into effect on July 1, 2015. Please feel free to review the updated documents below, and if you have any questions, contact the Township Clerk at (269) 429-7703.

                                         FOIA Request Detailed Cost Itemization

                                         FOIA Procedures and Guidelines

                                         FOIA Public Inspection of Records Policy

                                         FOIA Public Summary of Procedures and Guidelines

                                         FOIA Request for Public Records

Property tax information is available online at https://www.is.bsasoftware.com. Our information is listed under “Berrien County Municipalities”. Tax inquiries for property owners are free for any property that they own. All other inquiries are charged $2.00 each. You may look at the history of the taxes for your property for the last twenty years, see current information, and print off duplicate bill information.  Just follow the directions to set up your account.  If you have any questions, please contact the Treasurer’s Office at (269) 932-0269.

Updated Mar 27, 2017

Special Meetings

Township Meetings

Township Board of Trustees 1st Monday of the Month 12 pm - Workshop 6 pm - Regular Meeting

Planning Commission 6:30 pm - 2nd Tuesday Bi-Monthly

Zoning Board of Appeals 7 pm - 2nd Wednesday (As Requested)

Meetings are held at the Township Hall and are open to the Public.

2017 Dates the Office will be Closed

Monday, January 2nd - New Year's Day

Friday, April 14th - Spring Holiday

Friday, May 26th & Monday, May 29th - Memorial Day Weekend

Monday, July 3rd & Tuesday, July 4th - Fourth of July Weekend

Friday, September 1st & Monday, September 4th - Labor Day Weekend

Thursday, November 23rd & Friday, November 24th - Thanksgiving

Friday, December 22nd & Monday, December 25th - Christmas