CITY OF CHELSEA
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
Monday, March 20, 2017
311 S. Main St.
Chelsea, MI 48118
Call to Order
Mayor Lindauer called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Consent Agenda
Meeting minutes of the March 6, 2017 regular meeting
Approval of Bills
Temporary Traffic Control Orders
2017-1 to 2017-5 (Heart & Sole Race)
2017-6 to 2017-8 (Memorial Day Parade)
2017-9 to 2017-10 (Sounds & Sights on Thursdays)
2017-11 to 2017-16 (Sounds & Sights Festival)
MOVED Hammer SECONDED Albertson to approve the consent agenda with one correction to the minutes to add ‘will be forthcoming’ after electronic packets in Ms. Johnson’s report. All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Approval of Regular Agenda
MOVED Johnson SECONDED Pacheco to approve the regular agenda. All Ayes. Motion carried.
Benjamin V. Brannon proclamation for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.
Chelsea Senior Center
Western-Washtenaw Area Value Express (WAVE)
1. Amendment to Tax Increment Financing and Development Plan of DDA
Mayor Lindauer opened the public hearing at 7:50 pm. Mayor Lindauer closed the public hearing at 8:14 pm.
- FIRST READING: Ordinance No. 179
MOVED Albertson SECONDED Hammer to conduct First Reading of Ordinance No. 179 and set Ordinance No. 179 for Second Reading at the April 17, 2017 Council Meeting. 4 Ayes, 2 Nays (Johnson, Pacheco). Motion carried.
- Utility Rate Changes
Mayor Lindauer opened the public hearing at 8:22 pm. Mayor Lindauer closed the public hearing at 8:34 pm.
- Utility Rate Changes
MOVED Albertson SECONDED Hammer to adopt the proposed April 1st Utility Rate adjustments as recommended:
Effective April 1st, 2017, increase Ready to Serve Charge for Electric by $2/month per meter. Recommended by MPPA.
Effective April 1st, 2017 decrease Water and Wastewater Ready to Serve Charge by $1/month per meter for each fund.
Increase Commercial and Industrial electrical rates by 3% beginning April 1st, 2017.
Increase overall residential electrical rates by 3% beginning July 1, 2017
No Increase proposed for Water or Wastewater for FY 2017-18
All Ayes. Motion Carried.
- Public Input Meeting – MNRTF Grant Application
Mayor Lindauer opened the public hearing at 8:36 pm. Mayor Lindauer closed the public hearing at 8:41 pm.
- Resolution to Support Michigan Natural Resource Trust Fund (MNRTF) Grant Application
MOVED Pacheco SECONDED Hammer to approve the attached resolution of Authorization – Local Unit of Government Match without Donated Funds. All Ayes. Motion Carried.
- Human Rights Commission Appointment
MOVED Hammer SECONDED Albertson to appoint Susan Morrel-Samuels to the Human Rights Commission with a term to expire 02/01/2020. All Ayes. Motion Carried.
MOVED Hammer SECONDED Feeney to adjourn at 8:59 pm. All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Approved: April 3, 2017
This is only a synopsis of the Regular City Council Meeting. The minutes in their entirety may be viewed at the Clerk’s Office at 305 S. Main Street, Chelsea, MI or online at www.city-chelsea.org
Laura Kaiser, City Clerk