Fire Dept. officials report that current fleet of trucks is aging


IMLAY CITY — Imlay City Fire Chief Rick Horton and Fire Lt. Jeff Marceau were at the city commission meeting Tuesday, Oct. 4 to discuss the fire department’s more urgent needs.

Chief Horton told commissioners that there is currently a need to replace the city’s tanker truck and aerial truck, each of which are aging.

Fire Lt. Marceau updated commissioners on the status of ordering a new truck to replace at least one of those currently being used.

Marceau said several vendors have provided specs and cost estimates for replacement vehicles.

In another matter, Imlay City Clerk-Treasurer Dawn Sawicki-Franz informed commissioners that the City’s audit report has been completed and will be presented at an upcoming meeting.

Sawicki-Franz said that absentee ballots for the Nov. 8 election are being sent out to residents.

Student aides sought

She added that she is reaching out local high school students interested in working during the election to gain knowledge and experience about the election process.

Sawicki-Franz further noted that there is a need for a co-op student or intern to help answer phones and assist residents at the city office counter on a daily basis.

In other business:

•City Manager Craig Horton deferred to Imlay City Attorney Robert Seibert to provide information regarding the upcoming $3 million sewer project. He said Seibert has past bonding experience with Miller-Canfield.

Tom Wearing started at the Tri-City Times in 1989, covering the Village of Capac as a beat reporter. He later served stints as assistant editor and editor. Today, he covers Imlay City and Almont as a staff writer. He enjoys music and plays drums and sings with various musical groups in the Detroit Metropolitan area.