St. Clair was awarded a grant for road repairs as part of Domino’s “Paving for Pizza” promotion.
Nationwide residents can nominate their city to receive grant funding online at pavingforpizza.com. An anonymous person nominated St. Clair and the city was awarded $5,000, which was announced at Monday’s meeting. City Administrator Travis Dierker said the Domino’s promotion is backed by Crispin Porter and Bogusky, LLC — an advertising agency.
Dierker said the grant funds is to be used to fill potholes and make road repairs where needed. The agreement states that the road repairs must be completed no later than May, 1, 2019.
“Once we submit some original of photos of some areas that we plan to improve, they’ll send us the money,” Dierker said.
He added that this is a pretty neat thing for the city.
“It’s $5,000 in funding. It may not do a ton of stuff, but it’ll at least help to improve some of the roads,” Dierker said.
Alderman Art Viehland asked who sent in the nomination and Dierker said it does not say who it was. The nomination does not specify what streets need to be addressed and Dierker did not mention what streets will be repaired.
The board voted 3-0 in favor of the agreement with Crispin Porter and Bogusky, LLC to receive $5,000 in grant funding for road repairs. Alderman Greg Talleur was absent from the meeting.
Paving for Pizza
The goal of the promotion is ensure the delivery quality of a pizza.
“Potholes, cracks and bumps in the road can cause irreversible damage to your pizza during the drive home from Domino’s,” the website states.
“We can’t stand by and let your cheese slide to one side, your toppings get un-topped, or your boxes flipped. We’re helping to pave bad roads in all 50 states so that you can get your pizza home smoothly, no matter where you carry out.”
Cities that have benefited from the promotion are Bartonville, Tex., Burbank, Calif., Athens, Georgia, and Milford, Del., according to the website. The site also includes photos and videos of the road projects in each city. It lists places where the road projects will be completed next including Wilkes-Barre, Penn., Fitchburg, Mass., Kinston, North Carolina, Marion, Tex., Milawukee, Wis., Des Moines, Iowa, Havre, Mont., Hamtramck, Mich., Grand Forks, North Dakota, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Jackson, Miss.