Coal-tar ban moves forward

City Council approved first reading of a new ordinance banning coal-tar pavement sealents in the city.
Coal-tar-based sealants contain Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, which is dangerous to people and natural waterways, said Council member Susan Wylie.
The ordinance would prohibit use or sale of the sealants. Asphalt-based sealants containing less than 0.1 percent PAH would still be allowed.
If approved for second reading at the next City Council meeting, the ordinance would take effect 20 days after publication.

One Response to "Coal-tar ban moves forward"

  1. Mark Petterson   March 2, 2018 at 5:47 am

    Dear City, Clean the garbage out of your own backyard before you look into someone else’s. Fact, the city itself is the greatest problem to the watershed, taking your salt, car oil, antifreeze, filled snow and pushing it into the mill pond. And yes you did do that. Driving your loader into Deer lake without permit just so you can find a leak in your loader tire.Yep did that to. Loading and dumping your oil gas antifreeze salt filled snow behind Depot Park. Allowing chloride or salt to be put on your walkway’s that directly drain into middle lake.See the little fish on the drain? Old Septic systems that leak into Deer and Middle lakes that closes down Deer Lake Beach. And don’t forget you just had your lots sealed last year and you were very proud of it. Who’s going to police this? Who’s going to test this? Who’s going to test the tester? Did you bother to get a recommendation from the whole Mill Pond lake board? You have allowed new restaurants that brings tenfold the oil gas antifreeze need for salt. The amount of runoff from the sealcoat is extremely low compared to what the city itself does. Just do as i say not as i do;;;


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