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Thursday, June 20, 2019
Blacksnake Project Update

Several elements of the Blacksnake Combined Sewer Overflow project are nearing completion. A major part of the conveyance package will be finishing up in the next 30 to 90 days. Currently crews are preparing to plant over 1,000 trees to help reclaim many of the areas previously disturbed by the initial stages of the work. At the same time, however, very high-water levels in the Missouri River have delayed any work from continuing on the major outfall structure near the Riverfront Park. Current long-range rainfall projections into this fall suggest this portion of the project might not be completed until sometime next year.
Garage Sale Season

With garage sale season underway, don't forget to visit Customer Service, located in room 101A at City Hall, to pick up your garage sale license. Applications must be made at least one day prior to the sale at a cost of $5. A garage sale shall not be held until a garage sale license is obtained. Also keep the rules below in mind before hosting your next garage sale:
  • All garage sales shall be confined to the house, garage or driveway and shall not encroach upon the yard or other area.
  • A garage sale shall not be conducted for more than four consecutive days.
  • Garage sales shall not be conducted more than four times in any 12-month period at the same location.
  • Signs advertising or giving directions to any garage sale shall not be used or allowed, except that one sign shall be allowed at the location of the garage sale.
  • Personal property from a commercial enterprise shall not be sold on a consignment basis at any garage sale.

For more information, visit the  garage sale license page on stjoemo.org.
Summer Youth Tennis

The 2019 summer youth tennis program concluded earlier this month with seven participants enrolled in the session. After low participation in previous summer sessions, the parks department decided to adjust the start date for the program. The option of two available sessions was eliminated and one session formed in order to provide a more adequate time around summer school, vacation times and other summer activities. Participants were split up into three age divisions.

The 10 and under age divisions follow the guidelines of the Unites States Tennis Association 10 and Under Tennis. This program promotes an organized process, focusing on teaching the game of tennis to youth from five to ten years of age in a fun, positive environment. The teaching methods, modified equipment, and kid-tailored court size lead to fun and skill development from the very beginning of the program. The process of 10 and Under Tennis helps kids learn, rally, and play quickly in a way that is both enjoyable and rewarding. The department supplied modified rackets and balls for the use of the participants.
Giving Shelter Dogs a Second Chance

The Puppies for Parole program in St. Joseph, started in July 2010, is a collaboration between St. Joseph Animal Control and Rescue, Western Reception Diagnostic Correctional Center (WRDCC) and Friends of the Animal Shelter. The goal of the program... read more
Upcoming City Talk

We want to hear what you have to say... So, we are inviting you to attend the upcoming City Talk, which will be held at 7pm, on Monday, June 24, at the Bartlett Center, 409 South 18th Street. This City Talk is being hosted by Mayor Bill McMurray, District II Councilmember Marty Novak, and District IV Councilmember Gary Roach. Light refreshments will be provided from 6:30-7pm, if you'd like to come early and visit with your City Council representatives.

This is your opportunity to let us know what us on your mind. We welcome questions, suggestions, complaints and even compliments. Or, you can just come and listen to what your neighbors have to say.
(816) 271-5300