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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 09, 2021 AT 10:00 A.M.



LOCATION:                              SIGNED:

          City Hall             Dawn Sawicki-Franz, Clerk

          City Commission Chambers

          150 N. Main Street

          Imlay City, MI  48444

POSTED:  June 8, 2021






THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2021 AT 9:30 A.M.




LOCATION:                              SIGNED:

 City Hall                   Dawn Sawicki-Franz, Clerk

   City Commission Chambers

   150 N. Main Street

    Imlay City, MI  48444

                           POSTED:  June 8, 2021






On the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month starting in April through the end of November the City will be picking up brush. Branches cannot exceed 4” in diameter and brush with roots must be free of dirt and stones. The City is not responsible for large amounts of brush from tree trimming, tree removal, or clearing of property. Property owners should contact a tree service for excessive brush removal. Please contact City Hall at (810) 724-2135 for additional information.




The garbage haulers will be picking up yard waste and small brush on Tuesdays starting at the beginning of April through the end of November. Please place yard waste in marked yard waste containers or biodegradable bags and bundle branches 1” or less in diameter. Bundles and yard waste containers cannot exceed 40 lbs. Yard waste should not be raked to the curb. Please contact City Hall at (810) 724-2135 for additional information.

Police Discussion Update from the Mayor



The city commission and I would like to thank all of the Imlay City residents who have contacted us interested in hearing what this public safety program could look like; interested to know how their safety and service could be enhanced.  I also want to thank the understandably hesitant residents for expressing their concerns.  We are listening, we hear you and we understand.  I have written down all of your questions and we’re very grateful for your assistance.  Please believe we are thoroughly and cautiously gathering information.


The city police officers are a major part of this equation; they will continue to be given respect and, therefore, every step of this discussion includes the well-being of the eight officers and the well-being of the 3,900 residents as well as the operation of their City.


Decisions have not and will not be made without your input at the community forum.   As you know, we said the city commission would not consider entering a discussion that didn’t include our “non-negotiable points.”  Although it is difficult to distribute information until a complete picture has been developed,  I’d like to offer a few quotes from Sheriff McKenna for your review.


Sheriff McKenna has provided the following information to share with you.


I understand the emotion in this situation and my role is strictly to provide information and facts to the questions being asked.


  • The police role and operation in the City will be no different than what you see now except more added coverage. The residents and businesses would see very little change except for the color of the uniforms and cars.  The Lapeer Sheriff’s Office would be your police department and would focus on the needs of your City.


  • The Police Department Office will operate the same hours that it does now and in the exact same building. We would hope to keep the current Office Manager and employ her full time at the County, so you see the same familiar face when you walk into the substation.


  • All patrol cars and Officers/Deputies would report and conduct their day at the same current Imlay City Office. It would be the same staffing operation as it is today, and the Deputies would remain in Imlay City along with all patrol cars for their shift.


  • The narrative that response times would be increased is simply untrue.


  • Imlay City Deputies would remain in the city at all times. The only time they would leave the area is for serious emergencies or to assist other officers. (This is no different then what your department does now -Mutual Aid Agreement signed by all police agencies in the county.)

This evening, it is my intent to schedule a date for our community forum.   Because the discussion is ongoing, please continue to contact us with any new thoughts or concerns.  You will hear from me again very soon on this very important subject.  Again, thank you all for your commitment to the safety and success of Imlay City.



Joi Kempf, Mayor

Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds Vaccine Clinic

Doses of the Johnson and Johnson Vaccine will be available at the a planned large-scale drive-thru clinic at the Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 10:00am until 7:00pm. Please see the link below for more information.

Economic Development

Found on the I-69 corridor less than an hour away from Detroit, Flint, Port Huron, and Canada, Imlay City is easily accessible by road, water, air, and rail, making it a strategic hub for many businesses and manufacturers.

Easy to Get To with All the Charm a Small Town Offers

Imlay City boasts a small-town atmosphere that is connected to big-time population centers.

Our quaint downtown includes beautifully manicured landscaping with bench-lined sidewalks and exceptional shopping—a welcome retreat from busy city life.

The City of Imlay City also maintains six city parks including the newly developed Butterfly Garden located on Third Street.
Whether you want to enjoy an afternoon stroll, frolic on the playground, or relax while reading a book, Imlay City has a park just for you!

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Tree City

Proud to be a Tree City USA Community

The Tree City USA program has been greening up cities and towns across America since 1976. It is a nationwide movement that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees.

Imlay City is one of 3,400 communities that has made the commitment to becoming a Tree City USA. The City has achieved Tree City USA status by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management: Maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day.

  • Address

    150 North Main Street
    Imlay City, MI 48444

  • Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

  • Phone

    (810) 724-2135

  • Fax

    (810) 724-1861

Mark Your Calendar

  • 001 Bin

    Garbage day for City residents is Tuesday.

  • 002 Tap

    Water bills are mailed December 15, March 15, June 15 & September 15.

  • 009 Tax 1

    Tax bills are mailed July 1 and December 1

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    Signup for Imlay City Nixle Text Alerts:

    Text 48444 to 888777

  • 005 Autumn Leaves

    Brush Pick Up

    1st and 3rd Mondays
    April thru November

  • 006 No Parking

    No Parking on City Streets

    2:30 AM- 6:30 AM
    November 15 - April 15

A drop box is located on the west side of the building for after hour correspondence.