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Thursday, May 2, 2019
2019 Street Resurfacing

The annual street resurfacing season is underway. Funding from the voter approved Use Tax will provide asphalt overlay for more than 23 miles of streets. An additional 6.6 miles of streets will receive a two-inch asphalt overlay through the city’s annual street resurfacing program budget. Check out the links below to view the full list of streets to be resurfaced this season. Follow us on Facebook to see weekly schedules of upcoming street improvements.
Apple Blossom BBQ

Follow that smokey aroma down to Civic Center Park this weekend for the annual Apple Blossom BBQ Competition presented by Uncommon Character and Triumph Foods. The event will kick off Friday, May 3, with the People's Choice Tasting from 5:30-8pm, and live music by Blue Oyster Culture Club from 7-10pm. The party continues at the park on Saturday, May 4, after the Apple Blossom Parade from 11am-3pm, with vendors, family activities by A&M Amusements and the announcement of the competition awards. For more information, visit   uncommoncharacter.com.
New Siren for Kirschner-Purtell Area

Local flooding has been prevalent on everyone’s mind, as well as the potential for a long flooding season ahead. However, another potential weather hazard season has arrived which offers a much shorter warning period. With flooding, we have hours, days or sometimes weeks to prepare for dangerous flooding. This new weather threat season gives little or no warning and leaves just as much devastation in the wake: tornado season. The St. Joseph Emergency Management Agency along with the St. Joseph Fire Department are in the process of obtaining a new storm warning siren, or tornado siren, which will provide audible outdoor notification in a radius of one to two miles filling a gap in siren coverage in the southwestern corner of St. Joseph. The home for this new siren will be located at the Kirschner-Purtell nature area. The new siren will be solar powered and will provide warning siren notification to the Kirschner residential neighborhood and surrounding area. The siren is expected to be installed early summer 2019.
Let's Talk Gardening

Imagine walking to the backyard and picking fresh fruits and vegetables to use for your meal preparation. According to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only one in ten adults eat the recommended amount of fruits or vegetables in a day. Fruits and vegetables are vital to our health... read more
Lending a Hand

The parks department staff would like to thank those in the community for their generosity in helping the department recently. During the fourth week of April, two local businesses generously provided donations and numerous citizens volunteered their labor towards local park improvements. On Earth Day, April 22, Culver’s initiated a one-day fundraiser with all proceeds going to the parks. On April 25, Myer’s Tree Nursery donated two trees to plant in our park system. Twice during the month of April, groups of local volunteers met at Heritage Park to help clean up the debris left after the spring flooding and many others have offered their assistance to clean up along the riverfront. These are great examples of efforts to improve our local parks and community. Thank you for doing your part to make a difference in St. Joseph.
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