2017-07-16 / News

Almont considers banning coal tar sealants

ALMONT —The Village of Almont doesn’t use coal tar to seal cracks in its asphalt streets, but following a recent presentation from the Clinton River Watershed Council on its dangers, the Almont Village Council decided at its July 5 meeting to consider an ordinance banning its use on private drives and parking lot.

Village manager Mike Connors told council members he will research ordinances in other communities and come back with suggestions.

Clerk/treasurer Kimberly Keesler said the Dollar General store under construction on Main Street at School Street is on track for an early October opening. Keesler said the developers have been “very responsive” to residents’ concerns about the project.

The contractor has poured footings for the building and begun work on underground detention ponds.

In other business:

• Council members approved a final payment of $13,000 to Novak Construction for work on the alleyway next to the village parking lot on East St. Clair Street

• Council also approved payment of $19,700 to Michigan Pipe Inspection for work in the village’s SAW grant inventory of its underground infrastructure. Keesler said the company has two subdivisions to go before completing the project.

— Phil Foley

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