Monday, April 1, 2019


311 S. Main St.

Chelsea, MI 48118

Call to Order

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

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States

Approval of Consent Agenda

Meeting minutes of the March 18, 2019 regular meeting

Approval of Bills 

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

Approval of Regular Agenda

MOVED Pacheco SECONDED Feeney to approve the regular agenda with one amendment to strike the WAVE presentation.  All Ayes.  Motion carried.

Public Comments – none


Western Area Value Express (WAVE) Presentation moved to April 15th council meeting.

  Council Business

1.  Parks and Recreation Commission Appointment – Erin Brayton 

     MOVED Feeney SECONDED Albertson to appoint Erin Brayton to the Parks and Recreation Commission for a 4-year term to expire March 31, 2023.   All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

2.  Chelsea Festivals and Events (CAFÉ) – Request to use Palmer Commons

     MOVED Pacheco SECONDED Albertson to approve the TABLED motion from February 4, 2019 approving the use of Palmer Commons as requested for the rental amount of $35 per use with the contingency that an updated Certificate of Insurance is submitted prior to the event AND with an amendment that the number of uses will be 10 Thursdays.  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

3.  Special Event Permit – First Congregational Church

MOVED Feeney SECONDED Hammer to adopt the resolution approving Special Event Permit #25, First Congregational Church’s use of the public driveway from E. Middle St. along south side of the Church to the parking lot in back on Thursday evening, July 25th to Friday evening, July 26th, 2019.   Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

4.  Resolution for Outdoor Café Tables – Los Tres Amigos

MOVED Albertson SECONDED Hammer to adopt the resolution of support for the sidewalk café and agree to accept the responsibility of permit enforcement with the conditions stated in the resolution.   Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

5.  Utility Rate Discussion & Set Public Hearing for Utility Rates

MOVED Hammer SECONDED Feeney to set a public hearing to discuss utility rates for Monday, April 15th, 2019.    All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

6.  TEDF Category B Resolution
MOVED Albertson SECONDED Pacheco to adopt the TEDF Category B Resolution.    Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

Staff Reports

Council Reports


MOVED Hammer SECONDED Iannelli to adjourn at 7:38 pm.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

Approved:  April 15, 2019

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, City Clerk             


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