Now there is only one way to apply sealants in Prior Lake, Minnesota: coal tar free! Last night the City Council adopted an ordinance banning the use of coal tar containing pavement sealers. The ban prohibits the use or sale of the material. According to the ordinance:
Any person convicted of violating any provision of this ordinance is
guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or imprisonment for not more than ninety (90) days, or both, plus the costs of prosecution in either case.
The ban is scheduled to go into effect after the next publication of the Prior Lake American, which is scheduled for April 23, 2011.
The list of communities that have enacted bans is maintained at this link. Congratulations to Prior Lake!