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Thursday, May 21, 2020
General Election June 2

On June 2, voters will head to the polls for the General Election. On the ballot, there will be four propositions and a question from the city of St. Joseph.

Bonds for Bridges: Voters will consider the issuance of general obligation (G.O.) bonds in the amount of $20 million for the repair and replacement of bridges and transportation infrastructure in St. Joseph. For more information, click Bonds for Bridges .

City Charter Amendments: Voters will be asked to consider four proposed changes relating to the composition of council, attendance at meetings, capital and operating budget submission, and declaration of a winner in the primary election. For more information, click City Charter Amendments .

T o see a sample ballot, click Buchanan County Clerk's Office.
St. Joseph Reopening: Safely Back to Business

St. Joseph is reopening and local businesses need your support. Look for posted guidelines and continue to practice social distancing as you venture out.
Memorial Day Safety

Memorial Day weekend, for most, is the start of the summer outdoor activity season. Having fun also means staying safe, using good judgment and taking simple precautions that will help keep you safe and most importantly, keep you alive. Here are some tips to follow this Memorial Day: 

Food Safety : To avoid food poisoning, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends cooking fresh poultry to 165 degrees, hamburgers to 160 degrees and beef to at least 145 degrees. Refrigerate all perishable food within two hours and one hour if the temperature outside is above 90 degrees. To prevent cross-contamination of bacteria, keep uncooked meats away from other foods. 

Grill Safety : Emergency physicians see firsthand the dangers associated with an outdoor grill. Thoroughly clean a grill of any grease or dust. Check the tubes leading into the burner for any blockages from insects or food grease that can cause an uncontrolled fire. Replace any connectors which can lead to a gas leak and keep lighted cigarettes, matches or open flames away from a leaking grill. Do not use a grill in a garage, breezeway, carport and porch or near any surface that can catch fire. Also, always follow the manufacturer’s instructions that accompany the grill. 

Water Safety : To prevent drowning, avoid alcohol when swimming or boating and wear a life jacket whenever you are on a boat. Make sure children are supervised at all times when near the beach, on a boat, by a pool or hot tub. Make sure you don’t swim alone or in bad weather. Learn to swim and teach your children to swim. We also recommend that you learn CPR in case of an emergency. 

Sun Safety : Protect against sunburn and heat stroke. Wear sunscreen with at least an SPF of 15 or higher and apply it generously throughout the day. Wear a hat outdoors and a good pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes. Drink plenty of water, especially when in the sun or if you are sweating heavily. If you feel faint or nauseous, get into a cool place immediately. 

Travel Safety : Do not drink and drive or travel with anyone who has been drinking and wear your seatbelt at all times. Make sure your vehicle has been properly serviced and is in good working condition before a long road trip. Familiarize yourself with your surroundings if you are in an unfamiliar place and know where the nearest emergency room is at all times in case of an emergency. 
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Memorial Day

Thank you to the men and women who gave their lives to serve our country. We remember their sacrifice.  In observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, transit buses will not be in service and city offices will be closed with the exception of:
  • Remington Nature Center 10am-5pm
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