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City of Algonac
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Mayor at BC
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Business of the Year - Scoreboard 'N More
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No photo description available.Pool Season is upon us! 
Pool opening day is June 14th. There will be a pool party with games, music and concessions and a $2 admission.  Pool hours are 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday - Friday. Saturday and Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is a daily schedule that includes open swim time, swim lessons, water aerobics and swim team practice. Check the schedules:  swimming lesson schedule Swim TeamWater Aerobics.  The cost is $30 for 20 visits. A punch pass is available that saves $.50 a visit. Swim lessons are $20 per session. A family season pass is $100 and an individual season pass is $35.  Passes are available at city hall only. City Hall new schedule of Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. starts June 3rd. 

Community Bike Ride Calendar Set for 2019 Summer Season
The city of Algonac and Clay Township are setting the 4th Wednesday of the month as the community bike rides. Each month will have a different theme and starting/ending locations. They start May 29th, then its June 26th, July 24th, August 28th, Sept. 19th and Oct 30th. The inaugural ride last summer attracted 75 people! This promises to be a popular group activity. 

Street Art Program
The City of Algonac is looking for interested artists (no residency requirements) to create clever creations from common objects around the city. These “art interruptions” offer passers-by a brief pause, prompting a moment of appreciation, humor, reflection or surprise. The goal of this program is to embrace the artistic talents of local individuals while displaying creative artwork throughout the community. 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.

To participate, complete the application/design proposal and waiver and submit forms to cityclerk@cityofalgonac.org. IF you're a student, fill out this Student application. The city will contact you once your application has been approved.


Memorial Chair Program
In the summer of 2018, the City retired the Memorial Bench program because all the available spots for memorial plaques were full. In an effort to bring some color and new interest to the Riverfront Park boardwalk, the Adirondack Memorial Chair Program was initiated. Anyone interested in making a donation for a chair with a plaque can complete the application and submit the form to cityclerk@cityofalgonac.org. 


 

Appreciation Programs

Algonac Asset Award -- An Algonac Asset is anyone -a public official, an Algonac high school graduate, a community leader, a concerned citizen, a health or human service worker, a volunteer -who has done something to make the community a better place to live, work and play.

Beautification Award  -- aims to recognize local residents and business owners whose properties reflect pride of ownership and contribute in a positive manner to the overall appearance of the community.

Nice Neighbor Award - The city of Algonac Nice Neighbor program recognizes homeowners who do what they can to improve the quality of life for their neighbors.

New Business Ribbon Cutting -- The city of Algonac wants to draw attention in a big way to your business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. If you are a brand new business, have new digs, just finished a big remodel to accommodate growth or are offering new services a ribbon-cutting ceremony makes a big splash!

Welcome Home -- We are so excited to welcome businesses to the Algonac family! Our neighborhood is our home and we have a stake in what goes on here. If we can support and help and affirm one another, that can make a difference. In a small way, it can make life better for all of us.

The city clerk will continually accept nominations. Recipients of the award are invited to city council meetings. Send nominations to: cityclerk@cityofalgonac.org.

News Release from St. Clair County Emergency Management   regarding Southern St Clair County Water Levels -

 

Local Emergency Management officials are monitoring the elevated water levels. Levels continue to rise in southern portions of St. Clair County and are starting to impact roads and homes. St Clair County Road Commission has posted temporary road restrictions due to high water/water over roads in Clay Township and Harsens Island. 

The maximum loading restrictions are in place until further notice:

Clay Township - 4 ton maximum axle weight for all axle/vehicle loading:

  • Anchor Bay Drive from M-29 to the end of the public road (south end)

Harsens Island – 2 ton maximum axle weight for all axle/vehicle loading

  • Cottage Lane from Krispin Road to Golf Course Road
  • Krispin Road from Cottage Lane to Columbine Road
  • Golf Court Road from Krispin Road to North Channel Drive

This is a dynamic situation dependent on rainfall amounts, changes in wind direction, and wave action. These variables combined with higher than normal water levels can impact roadways, homes and businesses.

The Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division strongly advise that you protect yourself, your home and property.  If you are in need of sandbags, please contact your local township or city office at:

·         Clay Township Water Department on Muskrat Run: -  7:00 am - 3:30 pm

·         Ira Township Office 7085 Meldrum Road: Monday – Thursday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

·         Algonac Department of Public Works: at DPW@cityofalgonac.org  (810) 794-9361

·         East China Township 5111 River Road – during normal business hours (ID required)

If your home is impacted by flood damage it is very important that you contact the Emergency Operation Center at (810) 989-6392 or via email at damage@stclaircounty.org. Please include your address, phone number, foundation type, amount of water in your home, and damage pictures in the email. 

For life threatening emergencies, please call 9-1-1.

Please note that the St. Clair County Warning Information Notification System (WINS) will be used to contact you in an emergency situation. If you have caller ID, you may not recognize the number, however please answer to receive the information.

To sign up for WINS alerts and for the most up to date information, visit www.bereadystclaircounty.org and follow @BeReadyStClairCounty on Facebook.


ZBA Meeting June 20, 2019 at 7 p.m. 
There will be a public hearing on Thursday, June 20th to hear citizen input regarding two appeals presented to the Zoning Board of Appeals. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in council chambers at city hall. Packet.

City is Hiring! 

DPW is looking for a seasonal worker to help out for the next few months. Interested individuals fill out an employment application and submit to city clerk@cityofalgonac.org. 


City Adopts Budget and Fee Schedule for 2019-2020 Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2019 

At the Council meeting on June 4th council adopted the budget and fee schedule for 2019-2020 that is effective July 1, 2019.

 

City Adopts Meeting Calendar for 2019-2020 Fiscal year
The city's fiscal year starts July 1st and ends June 30th. The calendar for the new fiscal year was adopted on June 4, 2019. 

2019
July 2nd and 16th
August 6th and 20th
September 3rd and 17th  
October 1st and 15th
November 5th and 19th
December 3rd and 17th 
2020
Jan 7th and 21st
Feb. 4th and 18th 
March 3rd and 17th
April 7th and 21st
May 5th and 19th
June 2nd and 16th 


City Hall Closed on Fridays

New hours for city hall start this week. City Hall opens at 8 a.m. as usual and stays open until 6 p.m. as hour later than the previous schedule. City Hall will be closed on Friday from here on out. 

 

It must be summer - the pool is opening!
Pool opening day is June 14th. There will be a pool party with games, music and concessions and a $2 admission.  Pool hours are 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday - Friday. Saturday and Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is a daily schedule that includes open swim time, swim lessons, water aerobics and swim team practice. Check the schedules:  swimming lesson schedule , Swim Team, Water Aerobics.  The cost is $30 for 20 visits. A punch pass is available that saves $.50 a visit. Swim lessons are $20 per session. A family season pass is $100 and an individual season pass is $35.  Passes are available at city hall only. City Hall new schedule of Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. starts June 3rd. 


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.

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 cityclerk@cityofalgonac.org. 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 afd@cityofalgonac.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. 

Now is the Time to Prepare 
St. Clair County Emergency Management officials are monitoring the flooding situation and are advising residents that the time to prepare is quickly passing. In the coming weeks, the southern portions of St. Clair County will continue to see flood waters rise.