LDC Director presents details of the request from MSI Mold


IMLAY CITY — The city is expected to approve a resolution granting MSI Mold an IFT (Industrial Facilities Tax) exemption for its property located at 2045 S. Almont Ave.

At the commission’s Jan. 18 regular meeting, city commissioners heard from Lapeer Development Corp. Director Sam Moore, who discussed some of the details of the request being made by MSI owner Mark Schwager.

The matter will be considered again and likely approved following a pair of public hearings set for Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.

The IFT exemption requires the city commission’s approval of two requests: (1) to establish an IFT District at the location; and (2) to consider an application for an IFT exemption for the involved property.

This newly-constructed building at 2045 S. Almont Ave. will soon become home to MSI Mold, pending a public hearing to take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the city commission chambers.

Upon approval of the IFT exemption, Schwager said the facility will be used for manufacturing plastic injection molds and injected molded products.

He said the facility will be equipped with CNC machines and injection molding equipment, along with material handling and support equipment.

The total Real and Personal Property costs will amount to about $2.7 million.

New DPW truck

In another matter, commissioners voted to accept a bid from Imlay City Ford for the purchase of a 2022 three-quarter-ton, 4×4 work truck for the DPW.

The purchase had earlier been recommended by Imlay City DPW Supt. Ed Priehs.

In other business:

•City Manager Craig Horton informed the commission that he is considering a temporary agreement with Lapeer County Construction Code Authority (CCA) to provide the city with zoning and rental inspections until Zoning Administrator Gyrome Edwards returns.

•Horton reported that Code Enforcement Officer Catherine Riddle is reviewing snow and sidewalk ordinances from other municipalities; noting that the city’s existing ordinance is too vague to enforce properly.

•The city will move its Aug. 2, 2022 meeting to Aug. 4, 2022, due to a conflict with the 2022 Primary Election.

Editor’s note: Tri-City Times reporter Tom Wearing contributed to this report.