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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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.
July 2nd and 16th
August 6th and 20th
September 3rd and 17th
October 1st and 15th
November 5th and 19th
December 3rd and 17th
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!!