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.
DDA Semi-Annual Informational Meeting set for May 21st
The city of Algonac's Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will meet Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 5:45 p.m. for an informational meeting. The DDA is on hiatus since 2012 due to a negative capture.
Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled
The May 20th planning commission meeting in cancelled due to no new business. The next meeting will be in August.
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.
Algonac Election Results
Voters in the City of Algonac passed the Algonac Community Schools millage question 323 yes votes to 220 no votes. All Election Results can be found on the County's Web-site. The millage renewal and increase passed by a margin of 115 votes district-wide.
High Water Levels Coming.
Algonac DPW has sand bags (you fill with your own sand) available. Contact DPW@cityofalgonac.org if you need some.
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!!
New Water Bill Format Starts in July
Water bills are changing from the familiar postcard to a full size envelope with a full-page water bill. The advantage to residents and taxpayers is it's cost effective and it allows the city to include a newsletter on the back side of the page. Look for this to start with the July bill.
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.
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 email@example.com. The city will contact you once your application has been approved. Good luck