Public Accuracy Test May 1, 2019 at 4 p.m.
The Election Commission is meeting to conduct the public accuracy test of the voting equipment that will be used in the special election on May 7, 2019. The meeting at 4 p.m in council chambers. Everyone is welcome.
May 7th Regular Council Meeting Moved to May 8th
City council moved the first regular meeting of May from May 7th to May 8th in accordance with the City Council's 2018-2020 Organizational Rules that say when a holiday or an election falls on a regular city council meeting day, the meeting is to be moved to the next day. Election Day polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. City council meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
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 email@example.com for more information.
Algonac Community Schools Call May Election
This just in! There will be an election in Algonac in May. The school district is asking voters to renew a millage that will expire with the 2019 levy and to restore millage lost as a result of the reduction required by the "Headlee" amendment. There will be some changes to the election process after voters voted in Proposal 3 last November. One change is voters no longer need a reason to vote absentee although they still need to submit an application for an absentee ballot. The last day to have an absentee ballot mailed to the voter is the Friday before the election. Clerks will need to work a minimum of eight hours on the weekend before the Election to facilitate absent ballot voting. It is up to the clerk to decide the hours and post for residents at least 30 days in advance of the election. Sec of State must provide notice to voters that voter registration at Sec of State branch offices, by mail or online in the 14 days before the election will not allow that voter to vote in upcoming election. However, voter registration at the local clerk's office anytime during those 14 days before an election, will allow the voter to vote in the upcoming election, providing proof of residency is provided.
St. Clair County Animal Control Changes Dog Licensing
Effective January 1, 2019 sales of St. Clair County dog licenses will no longer be available through the city. The county will sell the licenses online, at their office and at the county treasurer's office. Also new this year, the licenses will expire at the time of the rabies vaccination expiration rather than having all licenses in the county expire on the same day. This means, the first step in getting your new license, is getting the updated rabies vaccination; without this you will not be able to purchase a new license. For more information, contact Director Amy Warner or staff at 810.984.3155 or check their Website St. Clair County Animal Control.
Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Meeting Calendar
The following meet dates are for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.
April 2, 2019 and April 16, 2019
May 8, 2019* and May 21, 2019
June 4, 2019 and June 18, 2019
*Meeting date changed from May 7th to May 8th on 4.2.19 according to 2018-2020 City Council Organizational Rules.
Bollard Art Program
The City of Algonac is looking for interested artists (no residency requirements) to “adopt” a riverfront bollard and create an artistic design for it. The goal of this program is to embrace the artistic talents of local individuals while displaying creative artwork throughout the community. There is no specific theme for this program, though artists are encouraged to incorporate the character of the surrounding environment and neighborhood into their artwork. There is no cost to apply for the program. Artists are responsible for providing their own materials.
It's easy to participate - just complete the application/design proposal and waiver, being sure to to include the location of the bollard(s) you would like to paint. Then submit the required forms AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to firstname.lastname@example.org. The city will contact you once your application has been approved. Good luck