Tuesday, February 20, 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 February 5, 2018 regular meeting

Approval of Bills

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

Approval of Regular Agenda

MOVED Pacheco SECONDED Iannelli to approve the regular agenda.  All Ayes.  Motion carried.

Public Comments

1. Rate Review Discussion

Public Hearing – none

Council Business
1.  Resolution for Charitable Gaming License

MOVED Feeney SECONDED Albertson to adopt the resolution to recognize United Methodist Retirement Communities as a nonprofit organization for the purpose of obtaining a charitable gaming license.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

  1. Master Plan

MOVED Feeney SECONDED Albertson to create a small sub-committee consisting of 2 Council Members and 2 Planning Commission members that will provide a red-lined document based on the recommended Master Plan changes to City Council.  All Ayes.  Motion carried.

MOVED Albertson SECONDED Iannelli to create the small sub-committee consisting of Mayor Johnson and Planning Commission Chair Ledebur and with Council Member Feeney as second representative of Council and a second planning commission representative to be appointed by Chair Ledebur.  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

  1. Utility Rate Discussion

MOVED Feeney SECONDED Albertson to set a public hearing for Monday, March 19th, 2018 for the following proposed utility rate adjustments:

Effective April 1st, 2018, increase ready to serve charge for electric by $2/month per meter. (Recommended by MPPA).

Increase Commercial & Industrial electrical rates by 10% beginning April 1st, 2018.

Increase residential electrical rates by 5% beginning July 1, 2018.

No Increase proposed for Water or Wastewater for FY 2018-19.  All Ayes. Motion carried.

Staff Reports

Council Reports


MOVED Albertson SECONDED Pacheco to adjourn at 8:10 pm.  All Ayes.  Motion carried.

Approved:  March 5, 2018

This is only a synopsis of the Regular City Council Meeting.  The minutes in their entirety may be viewed at the Clerks Office at 305 S. Main Street, Chelsea, MI or online at

Respectfully submitted,

Laura Kaiser, City Clerk


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