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Thursday, June 6, 2019
Mitchell Avenue Resurfacing

Resurfacing is underway on Mitchell Avenue, between the Belt Highway and Riverside Road, by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). Crews will mill off the old surface and then lay down new asphalt through this area. Shoulder work is also included on this project. Work will take place during daylight hours with crews working five days a week. Some work may occur on the weekends, if necessary to complete the project on time. All work is weather permitting. As lanes will be closed during this project, motorists are urged to use caution and obey all traffic control including signs and flaggers. Delays are expected, so drivers may want to choose an alternate route during this project. This project is estimated to be completed by mid-June.

MoDOT is responsible for maintenance of state roadways such as interstates, state routes and state highways including the bridges, overpasses and intersections associated with those roadways in and around St. Joseph. View the map of roads MoDOT is responsible for maintaining in St. Joseph.
Enhancement of the Tees at Fairview

In the beginning of the 2019 season, the senior men moved to share a tee box with the ladies and have their own tee areas now distinguished with yellow tee markers. Red tees will remain for the women to continue their play as always. Most of the forward or ladies tees are very small with limited placement throughout the season for tee action. Staff plans to rebuild two to three of the forward tee boxes per season until all are replaced to add them into the current water system. 

The Senior Legends Men’s group has started the ball rolling with a donation toward this project and plan more in the future. The ladies groups are interested in helping with the project as well. The main cost will be the plumbing supplies to hook up to the current fairway watering system so they run automatically each night. Parks department staff will be moving soil while Fairview staff cut and lay zoysia sod from their nursery after the dirt work is finished.  Once completed, the old tees will be retained and used during the off season. Staff is excited to get this project started and to see the results. 
Don't Let Bugs Ruin Your Summer

Spending time together outdoors is good for the whole family, but don’t let mosquito and tick bites ruin the fun. Most bug bites are harmless, but some mosquitoes and ticks spread germs that can make you sick. Some of these germs are very serious and may even be deadly.

  • Mosquitoes spread viruses like Zika, West Nile, chikungunya, Eastern equine encephalitis and dengue.
  • The Heartland Virus, Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever are just some of the serious diseases you can get from tick bites.

When you spend time outside, take these steps to protect yourself:

  • Use insect repellent on your skin and clothing.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants and socks to cover your skin.
  • Check everyone for ticks after spending time outside.
  • Take a shower within two hours after being outside to help wash away ticks.
  • Put dry clothes in the dryer on high heat for 10 minutes to kill ticks.

Ticks also carry germs that can make pets sick. When pets bring ticks into the house, those ticks can bite you, too.

  • Check your pets for ticks every day, especially after they've been outdoors. If you find a tick, remove it right away.
  • Talk with your veterinarian about the best way to protect your pets from ticks. Ask your veterinarian before using any tick prevention products on your pets.

As we near the end of June, we also near the end of the city’s fiscal year. Whereas the calendar year begins on January 1, the city’s fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30 each year. Also this year on June 30, we will see... read more
Discover Downtown

Have you taken some time lately to see what downtown St. Joseph has to offer? From browsing the many one-of-a-kind stores, treating your tastebuds to one of the locally owned restaurants or catching a concert at Coleman Hawkins Park at Felix Street Square, there is always something to discover. Don't miss the monthly events put on by Downtown First or see what is taking the stage at the Missouri Theater. Make it a day and explore downtown St. Joseph.
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