To combat the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, Governor Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order March 23, 2020. For at least the next three weeks, all Michigan businesses and operations must temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life, and all Michiganders must stay in their homes unless they’re a part of that critical infrastructure workforce, engaged in an outdoor activity, or performing tasks necessary to the health and safety of themselves or their family, like going to the hospital or grocery store.
- Go to the grocery store or pick up take-out food.
- Go to the pharmacy to pick up a needed prescription.
- Engage in outdoor activities like walking, hiking, running, biking.
- Go to the hospital or secure any care necessary to address a medical emergency or to preserve your health or the health of a loved one.
- Fill your car with gas.
- Return to Michigan to a home or place of residence from outside the State.
- Leave the State for a home or residence elsewhere.
- Walk your pets and take them to the veterinarian for needed medical care.
YOU MAY NOT:
- Leave the home to work unless your employer designates you as a critical infrastructure worker.
- Participate in any public gatherings.
- Visit someone in the hospital, nursing home, or other residential care facilities (with limited exceptions).
- Go to the mall or to restaurants.
BUSINESSES THAT REMAIN OPEN FOR IN-PERSON WORK MUST TAKE AGGRESSIVE STEPS TO MINIMIZE THE VIRUS’S SPREAD. THEY MUST:
- Promote remote work to the fullest extent possible.
- Restrict the number of workers present in-person on the job.
- Keep employees at least six feet from one another to the maximum extent possible and enabling social distancing for customers who are standing in line.
- Any other social distancing practices and mitigation measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.
Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.
For those who have questions about the state’s actions to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, please call the COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-535-6136 between 8AM - 5PM daily.
Planning Commission Meeting to be Held Electronically March 30, 2020
In accordance with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-15 giving local units of government the ability to conduct public meetings through remote access technology, including conference calling, real-time streaming or other platforms, and in response to the current health crisis, this meeting will be held electronically only. 3.30.2020 PC Packet
All planning commission members and any interested public can join the meeting one of two ways:
Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting 3.19.20
This meeting is being held tonight. Any comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of time and will be entered into the public record.
City of Algonac COVID 19 response
- City offices are closed to public but open via phone, drop box and online business.
- Sick employees will stay home.
- Surfaces will be cleaned regularly.
- Facebook and website messaging to continue.
- Hand sanitizer throughout offices.
- The March 17 City Council meeting will continue as planned. The meeting will be broadcast via Facebook Live. Residents will be encouraged to comment online or email comments prior to meeting.
- The Zoning Board of Appeals meeting will continue as planned.
- Information Lines (non-healthcare providers):
- State of Michigan 888-535-6163 (8 am to 5 pm)
St. Clair Health Department 810-966-4163
St. Clair County 810-989-6392 (general information)
Individuals: after-hours emergencies contact healthcare provider or call 911
Important COVID-19 Websites
Childcare and School Websites:
Other Government Websites:
- List of Michigan Executive Orders:
- 2020-4: Declaration of State of Emergency
- 2020-5: Limits assemblages to no more than 250 persons, closes all elementary and secondary schools from March 16-April 5, 2020. Does not apply to residential facilities at schools or childcare providers
- 2020-7: Temporary Restrictions on Entry to Health Care Facilities, Residential Care Facilities, Congregate Care Facilities, and Juvenile Justice Facilities
- 2020-8: Enhanced Restrictions on Price Gouging: If you suspect a business or individual of price gouging please contact the Attorney General’s hotline at 877-765-8388 or www.mi.gov/agcomplaints
- List of Michigan Counties Each county and local community is taking measures to combat the spread of the virus, check in with your local county to see what steps are being taken.
- List of Michigan Health Departments: Check with your local health department for local updates on what is happening or for any potential exposure locations within your county.
- Michigan Department of Education – The Michigan Department of Education was granted a federal waiver for meals to be served while schools are closed. Under this waiver the Michigan Department of Education is allowing schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Summer Food Service Program to serve meals during this time. Information for sites that wish to do so is available along with webinars and training videos for the SFSP.
- Known Meal Sites (see attachments) – several media outlets are keeping a running list of these sites and it is rapidly expanding, so be sure to check with your local school district or media for the most up to date information.
- For the most up to date information please contact your local school district.
- Michigan 2-1-1: for information on local resources available, you can also reach local assistance by dialing 211 on your home or cellular phone
- Unemployment Website
- Libraries: Many libraries throughout the state are closed. Please go to the libraries website or contact them before going to ensure they are open.
- Utilities: A list of public utilities in Michigan, go to the utility website to find out the latest information on what the organization is doing for customers.
- Consumer Energy & DTE: have suspended shutoffs to seniors and low-income Michigan residents
- SBA Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19
- Many businesses are closing their stores and online operations temporarily. These include Urban Outfitters, Nike, REI, Patagonia, Apple, Under Armour, etc. It is recommended you check a businesses website for more information on their hours or availability.
- Michigan orders temporary closure of all casinos and directs all dine-in restaurants and bars to close starting at 3pm March 16, 2020
- Telecommunication: FCC launched the Keep America Connected Pledge so where telecommunication companies pledge not to terminate any service to any residential or small business customers because of inability to pay their bills due to disruptions caused by COVID-19; waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of economic circumstances related to COVID-19, and open Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them. See the pledge to see a list of companies that have agreed to the pledge.
- Those Businesses going beyond the Pledge
Other non-verifiable information sites:
Reddit: CoronavirusMichgian: https://www.reddit.com/r/CoronavirusMichigan/
Starting Oct. 1, 2020, you’ll need a REAL ID-compliant document to fly in the U.S. and enter some federal facilities per federal law. You can obtain a REAL ID-compliant driver's license or state ID from the Michigan Secretary of State’s Office. Learn more at Michigan.gov/REALID
Zoning Board of Appeals to Meet March 19, 2020
The ZBA will hold a public hearing to consider appeal 2020-03 regarding constructing an oversize garage. The public is welcome to come and voice their thoughts. Anyone who cannot attend the meeting can submit their comments to the city clerk at email@example.com or by mail to the clerk at city hall, 805 St. Clair River Drive. 3.19.2020 ZBA Packet.
The city put together answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we hear regarding sandbag and sandbagging. Sandbag FAQs
Flood Insurance and Insurance Coverage Information
FEMA put together some information to help coastal residents answer question regarding flood insurance, what it covers, how do you get some, when it becomes effective. The attached flyers can help guide residents in the local area. Great Lake Fact Sheet. FEMA's National Flood Insuranc Program FAQ.
SEMCO Gas Main REplacements in the City
SEMCO will be on the following streets beginning in March to replace the gas main:
- Eckfield Street
- Algonac Place Townhouses
- Fruit St from State to Cemetery Rd.
- Smith/Stone from State St to Mill St
- Howard St from State St. to Scout Dr.
- Scout Dr from Howard St. to Summer St
- Summer St from Scout to the southeast about 1000 feet.
Getting elected to city council
Interested parties need to submit an affidavit of identity and nominating petitions with at least 25 signatures but not more than 40 signatures to the city clerk by April 21, 2020 at 4 p.m. Late submissions cannot be accepted. Nominating packets are available at city hall.
Pay Online now Available!
After some technical difficulties, it's now possible to pay your water bill and winter and summer taxes online.
Use this URL: invoicecloud.com/cityofalgonacmi. There are instructions and prompts to help you find your way around.
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
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.