City Council Meeting Synopsis – Chelsea 7/23/18




Monday, July 23, 2018

311 S. Main St.

Chelsea, MI 48118

Call to Order

Mayor Johnson called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States

Approval of Consent Agenda

Meeting minutes of the July 9, 2018 regular meeting

Approval of Bills

Temporary Traffic Control Orders

2018-17 to 2018-22 (Chelsea Fair Parade)

2018-34 to 2018-37 (Homecoming Parade)

MOVED Albertson SECONDED Iannelli to approve the consent agenda. All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

Approval of Regular Agenda

MOVED Feeney SECONDED Albertson to approve the regular agenda.  All Ayes.  Motion carried.

Public Comments

Presentations -none

Public Hearing -none

Council Business

  1. Midwest Consulting Storm Water Proposal

(Submitted by City Manager Hanifan)
MOVED Albertson SECONDED Pacheco to approve the proposal from Midwestern Consulting (MCI) for the not to exceed amount of $12,000; and to amend line item 218.442.801, Storm Water Professional Services to include the $12,000 expenditure.   All Ayes. Motion Carried.

  1. Defined Contribution Retirement Amendment for Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM)

MOVED Feeney SECONDED Albertson to resolve that the City of Chelsea approves the attached MERS Defined Contribution Plan Adoption Agreement; and Whereas, the Authorized Designee of the Governing Body of the City of Chelsea, Mayor Johnson, is authorized to sign on behalf of the City of Chelsea.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

  1. Request for purchase of zero turn lawn mower

MOVED Feeney SECONDED Iannelli to approve the purchase of the Ferris Model 2100 mower from Superior Industrial Sales for a total cost of $8,133.17.  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

  1. Electric Department Dump Truck Lease to Purchase

MOVED Pacheco SECONDED Albertson to approve the bid for a lease to purchase of a 2019 GMC Dump/Plow truck from Todd Wenzel GMC for the following lease to purchase terms:

Bid price $52,769.40

36 months, with annual advance payments of $18,452.94, equal to a final cost $55,358.82 (base price plus interest and financing).

First payment prior to delivery – Fiscal Year 2018-19.  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

Staff Reports

Council Reports

Closed Session

MOVED Feeney SECONDED Catherman to move into Closed Session for the purpose of discussing Attorney-Client privileged communication from Hallahan & Associates regarding Chelsea Health & Wellness Tax Appeals.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

MOVED Pacheco SECONDED Albertson to move out of Closed Session.  All Ayes. Motion Carried.


MOVED Pacheco SECONDED Albertson to adjourn at 8:17 pm.   All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

Approved:  August 6, 2018

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

Respectfully submitted,

Laura Kaiser, Clerk

Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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