City Hall Closed for Memorial Day Holiday
City Hall is closed Friday, May 24th and Monday, May 27th to observe the holiday.
New City Hall Hours Start in June
Starting the first week of June city hall hours will be Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. City Hall will be closed on Fridays. This change gives residents an extra hour to get to city hall during the week to conduct their city business.
Southern St. Clair County Water Levels
A conference call was held at 9:00 a.m. this morning with local governmental officials, the Emergency Operation Center and the Army Corp of Engineers to receive an update on water levels in Lake Huron and the St. Clair River. At this time, it appears we have potentially reached peak water levels for the summer. Higher water levels may arise should additional rainwater or heavy wind impact local waterways. At this time, no additional major flooding expected, however the threat exists in low lying areas. Residents should continue to take steps to protect property from water damage resulting from wind driven high water or boating wakes. Boaters are strongly encouraged to reduce wakes as much as possible to prevent property damage. No wake zone maps can be downloaded at: http://www.bluewaysofstclair.org/nowakezone.asp.
St. Clair County Emergency Management Press Release.
High Water Levels
The city is working with the county to monitor the water levels by reporting current status at least twice a day. There are sandbags and sand available to residents at DPW. There are also some sandbags at City Hall for residents. St. Clair County's Emergency Manager presented information at the May 21st meeting. His presentation is posted here. The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers flyer is here. St. Clair County's Be Ready St. Clair Facebook page has a wide variety of information and contact info for residents.
Adopt a Park Program
The city of Algonac's adopt a park program is ready for new volunteers. If you're interested in helping out, please fill in the application and return to the city clerk at email@example.com. Someone will contact you and you can get started.
Online Bill Payments starting in July
Algonac City Council recently approved a contract for Invoice Cloud, a web-based payment solution that will allow customers to pay water bills and taxes online, by text or by phone! Watch for implementation this summer!!
Small Campfires now allowed in the City of Algonac
City Council recently amended the city ordinance to permit small campfires that comply with the following rules:
1. Campfire container must be no larger than 30 inches in diameter and at least 4 inches in depth and no more than 24 inches in depth
2. Must be set far away from weeds, grass, or other combustible materials
3. Must be at least 10 feet from any structure and 10 feet from any property line
4. Is prohibited on balconies and covered patios
5. Must be made using only seasoned dry firewood
6. Must be constantly attended;
7. Must not create a health hazard for property owners in the vicinity;
8. Must have extinguishing materials available for immediate use at all times.
Algonac Free Smoke Detector Installation Program
The Algonac Fire Department has partnered with MI Prevention Community Risk Reduction Task Force to make free smoke detectors available to members of our community. The Fire Department will install the smoke detectors. The program mandates recipients be residents of Algonac and own the home they live in. There are up to six smoke detectors and one CO detector for each property -- while supplies last. New batteries can be installed if you already have smoke detectors. Contact the Algonac Fire Dept at 810.794. 3431 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ORVs Now Allowed in Algonac
City Council amended the city ordinance to allow ORVs on the roads as long as drivers are at least 16 yrs old with a valid driver's license, all traffic signals are obeyed, they drive with the flow of traffic and drive less than 25 miles an hours. The ORV must have headlights and tail lights. They are not allowed on M-29 except to cross the street.
Golf Carts Now Allowed in Algonac
The city council amended the city ordinance to allow golf carts on the roads as long as the following conditions are met: Drivers must be 16 yrs old with a valid driver's license, must obey all traffic signals, drive only in the daylight, drive on the right side of the road and keep speeds under 15 mph. Gold carts are not allowed on M-29 except to cross the street.