Horton awarded two-year extension through June 20, 2025


IMLAY CITY — In a roll call vote on Tuesday, Oct. 18, Imlay City commissioners approved a two-year contract extension for City Manager Craig Horton.

The new contract runs through June 30, 2025, and includes a 4% salary increase.

Horton was recently subject to a recent “city manager review,” with city commissioners awarding him a 4.4 score on a 5-point scale.

Contract changes

The agreement includes some modifications to Horton’s original contract.

They include requiring that Horton provide 30-day notice should he choose to resign; a two-third majority vote to terminate his contract; and six months severance pay should he be terminated.

Commissioner Ted Sadler made the motion to approve the contract, which was seconded by Commissioner Bob Tanis.

In another matter, Imlay City DA Director Lorrelei Natke informed commissioners that the 2022 Farmers Market has come to its conclusion.

Natke reported that the DDA’s 2022 Summer Concert series and Art-in-the-Rough events were big successes, with large crowds in attendance all summer.

She hopes to expand the event next year by hosting an all-day event that would include food trucks and live music throughout the day.

Natke added that the DDA’s entrepreneurial space at 150 POP on Bancroft Street could soon have a new occupant.

The former occupant, Dee’s Pies & Pastries, has moved into a new downtown space at 218 E. Third St.

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.