| 1 min read | By: Seth Kinker, |

The Chelsea Area Planning Dexter Area Regional Team (CAPDART) met at the Lima Township business offices on Oct. 2 as they continued to discuss the upcoming Oct. 19 Transportation Town Hall.

Hosted by State Representative Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) at the Chelsea Senior Center from 10 a.m. to noon, the town hall will give a chance for community members to learn about different public transit options available in western Washtenaw County.

A panel of transportation specialists will be at the town hall for a discussion followed by a roundtable listening session.


In addition to Lasinski, Chelsea City Council member Jane Pacheco, Washtenaw County Road Commissioner Barb Fuller, Washtenaw Area Value Express Director Michaelene Pawlek, and Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative Chair Jeff Hardcastle are also on the panel.

CAPDART discussed materials needed for the town hall, promoting it, and the draft agenda for the town hall.

The majority of the town hall will be set aside for small group listening, with the thought being that each group could ask questions of those holding the town hall in the smaller break out sessions.

In addition to the public, CAPDART also discussed who they had reached out to at their Oct. 2 meeting about the town hall.

While reaching out to city councils and staff from Dexter and Chelsea, representatives from Lyndon, Sylvan, Lima, and Dexter Townships, county commissioners, and representatives from the Washtenaw County Road Commission and Regional Transit Authority.

More invites will still be sent out leading up to the event including other local municipalities, local school districts, Downtown Development Authorities, and Chambers of Commerce.

When discussing materials; CAPDART discussed getting standard maps from the road commission to have up, easels and notepads to record comments, and possibly getting QR codes to give out for people to take a post town hall survey.

For more information about the town hall, you can reach out to Lasinski’s office.