Steven Martin, Director of Public Services
Phone: (989) 224-8944 ext. 281

The Director of Public Services is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the water, wastewater and public works departments.  He coordinates the three departments'  workforce to accomplish major duties and/or emergency situations.  The Director of Public Services assists with new street and utility projects, as far as utility location and sizing.  Public education on current projects and/or City policies and programs are also the responsibility of the Director.

Annual Reports

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Engineering and Construction Standards

Department of Public Works

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Local Development Finance Authority

The Local Development Financing Act, Public Act 281 of 1986, as amended, allows a city, village, or urban township to utilize tax increment financing to fund public infrastructure improvements. This tool is designed to promote economic growth and job creation. Communities across Michigan have utilized LDFA districts to extend sewer and water lines, to construct roads, and to service manufacturing, agricultural processing, and high technology operations.

The financing mechanism allows for the capture of the incremental growth of local property taxes over a period of time to fund public infrastructure improvements. By leveraging future tax increments, the LDFA is able to finance these public improvements, which can lead to new development opportunities within the community.

Staff contact for the LDFA: Jon Stoppels, City Manager, (989) 224-8944 ext. 220, jstoppels@stjohnsmich.com 

Any other information required by MCL 125.4910(1) can be obtained at St. Johns City Offices, 100 E. State Street, Suite #1100, St. Johns, Michigan 48879.

Resolution Creating LDFA

TIF & Development Plan



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