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Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Firework Safety

This Fourth of July, the city of St. Joseph and the St. Joseph Fire Department wants everyone to have a safe holiday by following these safety tips from the Consumer Product Safety Commission when using fireworks: 

  • Do not allow young children to play with fireworks.
  • Set off fireworks outdoors in a clear area, away from houses, dry leaves, or grass and other flammable materials.
  • Supervise all firework activities. 
  • Keep a bucket of water nearby for emergencies and to pour on fireworks that fail to ignite or explode.
  • Never light fireworks in a container, especially a glass or metal container.
  • Never aim fireworks at people, animals or property.
  • Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.
  • Call 911 in case of an emergency. 
 
Under Section  16-32  of the Code of Ordinances, fireworks with report or that discharge projectiles are prohibited within city limits.

For more safety tips, visit stjoemo.org.
Metropolitan Horizon Plan

On Thursday, July 11, from 5-6:30pm, the St. Joseph Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will be hosting an open house in the lobby of City Hall, 1100 Frederick Avenue. The MPO’s 20-year horizon plan is almost complete and the MPO, along with their consultants AECOM, would like to highlight the information being presented in the plan. A series of posters will be present explaining and highlighting future plans, public participation, goals and objectives. Please come by and see the future of transportation in the metro area. 
How Can I Help?

As flood concerns continue in St. Joseph and around the state, emergency management continues to receive inquiries of, “How can we help?" When flooding struck the community in March, a call-to-action was sent out to our citizens for volunteers to assist with sandbagging and St. Joseph showed up in a big way. Hundreds of volunteers came out to help fill enough sandbags to set and store in preparation of protecting against this season’s rising floodwaters. 

Many are still displaced from the March flooding and continued rising waters across the state are leaving more and more residents in need. There are several ways you or your organizations can help. You can help monetarily, you can volunteer your time and you can donate new or gently used items. The United Way will accept checks with “FLOOD” in the memo line and will ensure that the funds reach verified flood victims. If you are not yet a Red Cross volunteer, you can sign up today. Those who sign up can receive free training and assist as much or as little as they are able. 

If you have new items to donate, the United Way will accept those donations and store for distribution to families in need. Gently used items can also be dropped off at the AFL-CIO who will also make good use of the donations. Most common unmet needs for flood victims:

  • Money for temporary housing and laundromat
  • Beds
  • Dressers
  • Other furniture
  • Appliances 
  • Bedding/pillows
  • Gas cards
  • Cleaning products 
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Independence Day

The city of St. Joseph would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Independence Day. In observance of the holiday, there will be no bus service and all city facilities will be closed with the exceptions of:
  • Remington Nature Center - open 10am-5pm

The city's annual fireworks display will start 15 minutes after dark with a viewing location in the parking lot of the Remington Nature Center. In the event of rain, the show will take place the next clear night. After the show is finished, traffic will exit from both lanes along MacArthur Drive. The right lane will exit onto southbound I-229 and the left lane will drive straight on Highland or exit onto I-229 northbound.
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