Chelsea council looks to spruce up Highway 280

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Chelsea City Council is working to make commuters&8217; rides home a little more pleasant along busy U.S. 280.

The council is planning to plant wildflowers in 280&8217;s medians near its intersection with Shelby County 47. The city will pay Chelsea-based Sunscape Landscape Design $1,600 to plant wildflowers along two acres of median.

&8220;When you make things look good, you make Chelsea look good,&8221; said Juanita Champion, councilwoman and beautification board member.

The city had received a much lower bid earlier, but later learned that company did not plan to seed the median to Chelsea&8217;s specifications, which forced the city to take new bids.

The plants must be in the ground before Nov. 15 and should sprout next spring.

Wanninger resigns

City Clerk Bob Wanninger also announced his resignation as city clerk at the Oct. 3 meeting, effect at Oct. 31. Wanninger plans to get more involved in his architectural work.

A reception will be held in his honor at the next city council meeting on Oct. 17. Wanninger has been city clerk since Chelsea incorporated ten years ago.

Vincent City Clerk Becky Landers will replace him