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Updated May 22, 2017

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 - May 2, 2017

The first phase of the Hilltop Road Project between Lakeshore Drive and the CSX railroad tracks is nearly complete.  Kalin Construction and their subcontractors have finished road paving and the majority of restoration needed to reestablish grass next to newly installed sidewalks.  With the near completion of the first phase, the second phase of the project is already underway. 

Scheduled for this Tuesday (05/02), Kalin Construction will be installing water main near the Lakeview Avenue/Hilltop Road intersection on the south side of Hilltop Road.  This work will disrupt the water services to the properties outlined in red on the below map.  These properties have been notified to expect water service outages from 6am to 2pm on Tuesday (05/02).  This water main work will progress towards Niles Road and take place over the next few weeks.

During water main work, traffic in the south lanes of Hilltop Road will be temporarily shifted north.  Lane shifts will vary in location and in the number of lanes affected depending on the location of the work being performed; however, a minimum of one lane in each direction will be maintained.  Once work progresses to the Washington Avenue/Hilltop Road intersection, the current signal will be temporarily converted to a flashing red/four-way stop so work can be completed at this location.  Whenever possible, motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.  Additional details regarding traffic control will be provided in future updates.   

Water Main Update May 8, 2017

The Hilltop Road project has continued to make steady progress over the past week.  Kalin Construction is currently excavating on the south side of Hilltop Road in order to install 20” water main and should be nearing South State Street this Monday (05/08). 

Traffic in the south lanes of Hilltop Road will continue to be temporarily shifted north.  A minimum of one lane in each direction will be maintained on Hilltop Road.  The number of lanes shifted and the locations of these shifts will vary depending on the work being performed.  Once work progresses to the Washington Avenue/Hilltop Road intersection, the current signal will be temporarily converted to a flashing red/four-way stop so water main can be installed through the intersection.  Whenever possible, motorists are advised to seek alternate routes. 

Water Main Update May 15, 2017

This coming week Kalin Construction will be installing water main in the south lanes of Hilltop Road near Washington Avenue.  Scheduled for this Wednesday (05/17), a water shutdown will be required and will impact the properties outlined in red on the above map.  Water service outages will last from 6am to 12pm.  Notifications will be distributed Monday,  May 15.

Traffic in the south lanes of Hilltop Road will continue to be temporarily shifted north to the center turn lane between Lakeview Avenue and Washington Avenue.  In the following weeks when work progresses to the Washington Avenue/Hilltop Road intersection, the current signal will be temporarily converted to a flashing red/four-way stop so water main can be installed through the intersection.  Whenever possible, motorists are advised to seek alternate routes. 


Water Main Update May 22, 2017

Despite some difficulties Kalin Construction has continued to make progress installing water main over the past week.  Water main will continue to be installed during this coming week.  Work will be located in the south lanes of Hilltop Road and in the Hilltop Road / Washington Avenue intersection.  Scheduled for Monday (05/22), a water shutdown will be required and will impact the properties outlined in red on the below map.  Water service outages are planned from 7:30 am to 10:30 am.  Notifications to the affected parties were distributed earlier today. 

The current traffic shifts on Hilltop Road will continue until work can be completed through Washington Avenue.  One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained at all times and access to driveways will only be temporarily closed when required.  The Hilltop Road / Washington Avenue signal has been converted to a flashing red/four-way stop and we expect this to be remained for the next week or until work in the intersection is completed.  Whenever feasible, motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.

Shutdown map for Monday (05/22) Shutdown: 




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.


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. 


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 May 22, 2017

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