Chelsea: Board Summary Mtg 4-17-23
Mayor Pacheco called the meeting for 7:00 p.m
Oath of allegiance to the flag of the United States
Approval of the approval schedule
Approval of the regular agenda
Public Comments (available in person and via Zoom)
- Chelsea Senior Centre
- Main Street Park Alliance / Main Street Park project update
- Set a working session to discuss budget considerations (Mayor Pacheco)
- Chelsea Human Rights Commission budget for activity year February 2023 to 31 January 2024 (Council Member Iannelli)
- Revitalizing Chelsea City Social Area (City Manager)
- Schedule 2023-2024 City Public Hearing Budget & Millions (Finance King)
- Second reading of Order No. 181-2023-05 to amend the text of the zoning decree related to Article 7 – Landscaping.
- Timbertown Project Update (City Manager Atkinson)
- Memorandum of Understanding for the Timbertown Park project between the City of Chelsea and the Huron Waterloo Trails Initiative
- Department of Electricity Purchase of lighting poles
Bill O’Reilly, CEO of Chelsea Senior Centre, was on hand to point out some figures that were incorrect at the last meeting of the City Council where he presented Chelsea Senior Centre’s annual report. He explained that a third of the clients of the center for the elderly are residents of Chelsea. He also stated that the city provided $35,000 in funding for the Senior Center, which makes up 9% of expenses.
Joe Ziolkowski of the Main Street Park Alliance (MSPA) was on hand to brief council members on the status of the park project. He reported that they were due to receive the property in February 2024. They were completing environmental concerns and had applied for grant financing and a low-interest loan from EGLE. MSPA and the City of Chelsea are working on a letter of intent which will serve as the basis for a development agreement. The total cost of the park is expected to reach $6.5 million. MSPA has funded $2.5 million to date. Mr. Ziolkowski responded to Board members’ questions.
MOTION Keaton SECONDED Iannelli to set a City Council session for April 24, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. all ayes. I carried the movement.
MOTION Mihurun Thani Keaton to approve the Human Rights Commission’s budget for the period from February 2023 to January 31, 2024. All eyes. I carried the movement.
MOTION Feeney SECONDED Ruddock for the Chelsea City Social District reactivation schedule in order for staff to provide more information regarding scheduling. All the misfortunes. I carried the movement.
MOTION Feeney Seconded Iannelli to set public hearing on Chelsea City Budget 2023-2024 and Million on 15th May 2023. All ayes. I carried the movement.
MOTION Iannelli SECONDED Wiseley for adoption in Second Reading Decree No. 181-2023-05 amending the text of the Zoning Ordinance relating to Article 7 – Landscaping. All the misfortunes. I carried the movement.
MOTION Keaton Seconded Mehuron to approve the Memorandum of Understanding for the Timbertown Park project between the City of Chelsea and the Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative. All the misfortunes. I carried the movement.
MOTION Keaton wisely seconded the approval of the purchase order for $41,446.78 to replace stock shafts and future storms. All the misfortunes. I carried the movement.
Endorsed: May 1, 2023
This is just a summary of the regular city council meeting. The entire transcript can be viewed at Clerk’s office at 305 S. Main Street, Chelsea, MI or online at www.city-chelsea.org
presented with respect,
Lynn Sebestyen, writer