Updated Jun 23, 2017

The Township Offices will be closed July 3rd and 4th in observance of Independence day.    Please enjoy it safely.


Properties with even numbered addresses  may only water on even dates and properties with odd numbered addresses may only water on odd dates.   If your address ends in 0 you can water on even dates.   You may water newly planted grass, trees, or other plants daily for the first 30 days after planting. 


At the June 5, 2017, St. Joseph Charter Township Board of Trustees meeting, The Storm Water System Ordinance of St. Joseph Charter Township, Berrien County, Michigan was introduced. The purpose is to promote public health, safety and welfare and to advance the legitimate rational regulation of storm water and storm water discharge within the Township. This ordinance will be considered for approval at The July 10, 2017 meeting. A copy of the ordinance has been posted in the lobby at the Township Hall, 3000 Washington Ave., St. Joseph, MI 49085 and on the Township website www.sjct.org. Click here to see the proposed resolution.

Drain Maintenance Notice

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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.

Water Main Update - June 12, 2017

Kalin Construction has finished installing the majority of water main involved in the Hilltop Road project with only short connections to make and water services to transfer.  alin will be working in several areas between Lakeview Avenue and Niles Road as well as on South State Street between Hilltop Road and Veronica Drive.  This work will include connecting the newly installed water main to the existing main and transferring water services from the existing water main to the new. Notifications with dates and times for service transfers and shutdowns will be distributed no later than 48hrs prior to any planned service interruption.  Below you will find three maps. The first two show the properties which will be impacted by the two scheduled shutdowns for Monday and Tuesday.  The third map shows those services which will be transferred starting Wednesday June 14th.   Click here to view maps.


Water Main Update - June 23, 2017 

The underground utility work involved in the project including new water main, water service connections, miscellaneous sanitary work, and abandoning the old water main has been completed.  Most of this week has been spent on surface improvements.  Concrete sidewalk, ADA ramps, and curb have all been installed and the first two layers of pavement have been placed in our utility trenches.  Today and tomorrow Kalin will be preparing for the 2-inch resurfacing work on Hilltop between Cleveland Avenue and Niles Road.  This includes cold milling adjacent to the CSX railroad tracks west of Cleveland Drive and milling through the Washington intersection.  If all goes to plan (weather permitting) we will be paving the south lanes of Hilltop Road this weekend. 


The project is on track for an open to traffic deadline of July 9th and contract completion of July 23rd.        

Master Plan Draft - Tuesday, June 13 there will be a public hearing for the proposed Master Plan during the Planning Commission meeting at 6:30pm at the Township Hall.  Click here to view.

Yard Waste - Place your yard waste in bins marked "Yard Waste" or in approved paper yard waste bags and place roadside on your scheduled trash day.  Please store collected waste on the side yard behind the front of your home or in back of your home - not in the front yard until your scheduled trash day.

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 Jun 23, 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