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Thursday, January 17, 2019
2019 CIP Proposed Schedule

On December 17, 2018, City Council approved the proposed schedule for the 2019 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) half-cent sales tax projects. Last August, voters approved the continuation of the CIP, which has been in existence since 1989. The CIP is a source of funding for major public infrastructure in the city of St. Joseph. Projects funded through the CIP sales tax ensure safe roads to travel, recreational amenities to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors, public safety and resources to maintain existing public facilities.  

Sidewalk Ice and Snow Removal

With the winter season, comes the likelihood of shoveling sidewalks multiple times. Residents are reminded that owners or occupants of real property fronting upon any street, parkway, boulevard or public place have a responsibility to remove ice and snow from the sidewalks in front of and alongside the property. Clearing snow early prevents it from being packed down by foot traffic making it more difficult to remove later. Visit stjoemo.org to view Section 25-78 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of St. Joseph, Missouri in its entirety.

Home Heating Safety

With the colder temperatures here to stay for a while, many may turn to different sources of heat to stay warm. Here are some home heating safety tips to keep in mind this winter from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove or portable space heater.
  • Have a three-foot kid-free zone around open fires and space heaters.
  • Never use your oven to heat your home.
  • Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional.
  • Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.
  • Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel burning space heaters.
  • Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home.
  • Test smoke alarms monthly.

Making Homes Healthier for Families

Would you choose to live in a home you could afford or one that is healthy for your family? Unfortunately, too many families in America are forced to make that decision every day. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)... read more  
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 21, city offices will be closed with the exception of:
         ~REC Center - 6am-10pm
         ~Landfill - 7am-2pm
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