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Annoucements

Updated Apr 16, 2018

Landfill Pass -

St. Joseph Township homeowners may pick up your spring cleanup landfill pass at the hall for one of the following dates:   April 27 & 28 or May 11 & 12    


Yard Waste Pickup Has Begun!

Please put your yard waste at the curb on your normal trash pickup day.  Yard waste should be in approved paper yard waste bags or "yard waste" marked  trash cans.   Sticks may be wrapped in bundles less than four feet long.    Don't forget to bring your cans back to their storage spot next to your house or garage. 


It’s OK2SAY!

From State Senator John Proos


In the aftermath of the recent Florida school shooting, I am reminding students, parents and educators about Michigan’s OK2SAY hotline, a 24-hour confidential tip line designed to help prevent school tragedies.

Attorney General Bill Schuette and the OK2SAY program have done a fantastic job in helping protect Southwest Michigan students and save lives by providing students with a safe and easy way to report threatening behavior. OK2SAY is the state’s most effective prevention-based reporting mechanism. It received more than 6,600 tips last year and has logged nearly 12,000 tips since it launched in 2014.

OK2SAY is a confidential reporting system designed to allow Michigan students, parents, school employees, health officials and law enforcement officers to share and respond to safety threats.

Students can report tips by calling 1-855-OK-2-SAY (65-2-729), texting a message to 652729, emailing ok2say@mi.gov or filling out a form at www.mi.gov/ok2say. An app is also available in the app stores for iPhone and Android devices.

I am proud that Michigan has already implemented a successful program to help Michigan students feel safe — and be safe — at school. I encourage all area schools to take steps to promote OK2SAY and raise student awareness about this proactive initiative.

Treasury Protects Taxpayers from Tax-Related Identity Theft

In an effort to protect Michigan taxpayers, the Michigan Department of Treasury continues to implement security measures to stop tax-related identity theft. As a result, some individual income tax returns may be selected for identity confirmation.

If an individual income tax return has been selected for identity confirmation, the taxpayer will receive a letter from state Treasury Department asking them to confirm their identity by completing a short online quiz or submitting paperwork. A phone option is available as an alternative to the online quiz.

After a taxpayer confirms his or her identity, their tax refund will be issued in about a month.

“Our priority is to protect Michigan taxpayers from cybercriminals,” said Deputy State Treasurer Glenn White, head of Treasury’s Tax Administration Group. “As we make progress in the fight against tax-related identify theft, cybercriminals are getting more sophisticated when impersonating taxpayers and filing fraudulent returns. This additional layer of security helps ensure the appropriate taxpayers receive their much-deserved refunds.”

Taxpayers who have been recent victims of identity theft are asked to report their circumstances to the state Treasury Department. Reporting identity theft helps thwart cybercriminals who attempt to file returns and steal state tax refunds. 

In 2017, increased security measures protected more than 4,000 taxpayers who confirmed their identity was stolen and used to request state of Michigan refunds. This prevented more than $16 million from being distributed to scammers.

To learn more about identity theft, go to www.michigan.gov/identitytheft. For more information about state income taxes, go to www.michigan.gov/incometax.

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State Income Tax Information Hotline: 517-636-4486


Napier Avenue Pedestrian & Bicycle Study -

For information on the Napier Avenue Pedestrian & Bicycle Study check out the website at www.napieravenue.org.  This site is new and will continue to develop so be sure to check back for updates in the next couple of weeks.  This is a great opportunity for you to share your point of view and also learn more about the study.  Upcoming public meetings: 

Monday, March 26th 4:00-7:00pm  at the Overflow Community Church, 300 E Napier Ave.

Monday, May 21st    4:00-7:00pm at the Napier Parkview Baptist Church, 245 W. Napier Ave.

Parks & Recreation Plan Update

Please click here to see page 1-50 of the Parks & Recreation Plan.   Please click here to see page 51-102 of the Parks & Recreation Plan.

STREET LIGHTS OUTAGES:

Report street light outages directly to Indiana Michigan Power at 1-800-311-4634 or online via their website at https://www.indianamichiganpow....  You will be asked for the nearest cross street or street address and the pole number.  The number is located on a metal tag about eye level on the street light pole.  If you don’t have internet access, you may report street light outages to the police department at 429-6890.







Image result for facebook logoCheck out our new Facebook Page!    (St. Joseph Charter Township with a picture of the hall).  Click https://www.facebook.com/St-Jo...to go directly.   If you "like" and "follow" you can be up on the latest posts for the township.   You can also get information at St. Joseph Township Police Department, https://www.facebook.com/SJTwp..., or St. Joseph Township Fire Department's Facebook,https://www.facebook.com/sjctf..., or https://www.facebook.com/Sjctf....







Sewer Cleaning/Inspection -

St. Joseph Charter Township has received a Grant from the State of Michigan to inspect sections of the sanitary sewer system.   We have contracted with Corby Entergy Services (CES) to perform the work associated with this project.   You should be notified by a door hanger information card when they will be working in your area.  Please click here for more information.


Master Plan  -  St. Joseph Charter Township passed a big milestone July 10th when the Board of Trustees formally adopted the 2017 Master Plan.  Many township residents as well as officials and staff contributed to preparation of the Master Plan with the guidance of Wightman and Associates.  Michigan law requires that all municipalities that have zoning authority have a master land use plan and use it as the basis for zoning decisions.  The plan should be reviewed every five years to make sure that it meets current needs.  The master plan contains an implementation guide.  Areas to be addressed include community/place, transportation/connectivity, natural areas/recreation, and economic development. Click here to view.


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 Apr 16, 2018

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 Monthly

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

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

2018 Dates the Office will be Closed

Monday, January 1st - New Year's Day

Friday, March 30th - Spring Holiday

Friday, May 25th & Monday, May 28th - Memorial Day Weekend

Wednesday, July 4th - Fourth of July

Friday, August 31st & Monday, September 3th - Labor Day Weekend

Thursday, November 22rd & Friday, November 23th - Thanksgiving

Monday, December 24th & Tuesday, December 25th - Christmas

Monday, December 31 and Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - New Year's Day

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