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Council approves lighting for CHS’ practice field

Published 11:26pm Wednesday, July 18, 2012

By CHRISTINE BOATWRIGHT / Staff Writer

CHELSEA – The Chelsea City Council unanimously approved the accepting of bids for the construction of four light poles on the Chelsea High School practice football field during the July 17 City Council meeting.

Mayor Earl Niven said he expects to let bids during the week of July 22, and looks for an early October completion date for the project.

“They’re needed not only for the high school, but also for youth and parking for Friday night ball games,” Niven said.

The mayor also discussed the potential rerouting of Shelby County 47 and Shelby County 39.

“This is one of the most critical things that needs to be done in the city of Chelsea,” Niven said. “The traffic backs up to 280 on school mornings.”

Niven said the rerouting would cost approximately $2.5 million.

In other news, the council also approved a list of poll workers for the 2012 municipal election to be held Aug. 28.

  • chelseafan

    Nothing but a bunch of hot air! He’s ran on these same items for 8 years that I am aware of. The proof is on his own website;

    http://mayorniven.com/futureplans.html

    http://280living.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/people-you-should-know-earl-niven-chelsea-mayor/

    2008 Election year promises:

    Build new Chelsea Public Library.

    Complete the re-alignment of intersection Hwy 47 and Hwy 39.

    Build a Community Center (with gym) – Senior Adult Center.

    Provide program to identify and pave all city dirt roads.

    2012 Election year promises:

    We need another sit-down restaurant and building material/hardware retailer, and I’m working to bring that here.

    This coming year we hope to introduce the planning of a community center that will be used as a senior adult center as well as including a full-size gym with an overhead walking track. The center would have meeting rooms for use by the community.

    In the years ahead, we want to redirect County Roads 47 and 39 to eliminate the traffic that builds at that intersection.

    We’d love to build a new library that would be on the hillside behind city hall and move the history museum to where the library is now located in the old Crane Home

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