Two finalists interview for village clerk


CAPAC — Work is underway in Capac on the development of the Village’s Pocket Park.

Village Manager Travis Youatt said the village council has awarded a stamped concrete bid from Artistic Stamped Concrete of Imlay City.

The company was one of three that submitted bids for consideration.

Youatt said DPW workers were busy installing a new waterline at the project site last week.

The $75,000 park project has multiple funding sources including $40,000 from St. Clair County, another $15,000 from the Community Foundation of St. Clair County and $15,000 from the Four County Community Foundation.

The village is expecting to pay the remaining balance, with the work projected to be completed by early July.

Youatt said plans for the park include tables, benches and landscaping that can all be purchased online in memory of loved ones or businesses, as well as private donations.

According to Youatt, there are several music events planned for the park this summer. The park is located across the street from Village Hall.

In other Capac village news, Youatt says he is continuing the interview process for a new village clerk.

He has narrowed the list of potential candidates down to two and is expecting to hold final interviews for both applicants this week.

The vacancy came as a result of a resignation from the former clerk.

Planning continues for the major rebuild of Main Street in the downtown district where village officials are hoping to be able to do a complete rebuild, known as a building to building overhaul of Main Street, sidewalks and utilities.

Applying for financial assistance for the major construction project is paramount for the job to be done, to replace crumbling concrete and potholes that make driving through Capac an adventure.

Youatt says council members are still weighing several options for financing, including a MDOT Category B grant application for $250,000.

Village officials are hoping to receive assistance from local, state and federal partners to help with the overall cost of the project that’s expected to total well over a million dollars.

Youatt continues to sharpen his pencil and finalize the projected fiscal year 2023-2024 budget for the village.

It’s expected that council will take action on the budget at a meeting sometime later in June.