Public Notices

Chelsea: Synopsis of Council Mtg 10-17-22




MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2022 AT 7:00PM

Call to Order

Mayor Pacheco called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States

Approval of Consent Agenda

Approval of Regular Agenda

Public Comments (available in person and via Zoom)


Council Member Iannelli, on behalf of the Human Rights Commission, presented on the upcoming panel discussion on Refugee Resettlement in Washtenaw County, which is co-sponsored by the Chelsea District Library and One World One Family. The event takes place on November 17th from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the McKune Room inside the Chelsea District Library.

Public Hearing

Council Business

1. Proclamation in Support of Family Court Awareness Month (submitted by Mayor Pacheco)

MOVED Ruddock SECONDED Feeney to table the request to proclaim November Family Court Awareness Month until further information is gathered. All Ayes. Motion Carried.

2. Zoning Board of Appeals Appointments (submitted by Mayor Pacheco)

MOVED Mehuron SECONDED Keaton to Appoint Jasen King to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a 3-year term ending September 30, 2025. All Ayes. Motion Carried.

MOVED Iannelli SECONDED Mehuron to Appoint George Kinzer to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a 3-year term ending September 30, 2025. All Ayes. Motion Carried.

3. Community Center Task Force preliminary report (submitted by Mayor Pacheco)

MOVED Feeney SECONDED Keaton to accept the preliminary Community Center Task Force report dated October 4, 2022 and to direct staff to further investigate recommended options, as outlined in the report. All Ayes. Motion Carried.

4. Discussion about Reinstatement of Commissions and Committees (submitted by Mayor Pacheco)

MOVED Keaton SECONDED Feeney to direct staff to draft proposal language for establishing the following new commissions: Housing, Sustainability, and Arts, Culture and Heritage to be brought to Council at the second Council meeting in January. All Ayes. Motion Carried.

5. Resolution to Authorize the City Manager to serve as the Member Authorized Representative for Michigan Public Power Agency (submitted by City Manager Atkinson)

MOVED Ruddock SECONDED Mehuron to appoint City Manager Atkinson as the new Member Authorized Representative for the Energy Services Project. All Ayes. Motion Carried.

Staff Reports

Council Reports


MOVED Keaton SECONDED Ruddock to adjourn at 8:58 p.m. All Ayes. Motion Carried.

Approved: November 7, 2022

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,

Lyn Sebestyen, Clerk

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