Chelsea COPs show appreciation for public service

Published 5:26 pm Friday, September 18, 2009

The Chelsea Citizen Observers Patrol showed some appreciation for the hard work of public servants by preparing a breakfast. The meal was sponsored by Shelby Baptist Medical Center.

As early risers munched on homemade donut holes, pancakes, sausage and bacon, Shelby Baptist Chief Operating Officer Scott Williams said the medical center credits the hard work of public servants with making Chelsea a great place to be.

“We’re really happy to be part of the Chelsea community,” Williams said. “Thank you so much. This is just a small token for us to say, ‘thank you.’”

Chelsea Mayor Earl Niven said city officials are proud to have dedicated public servants, especially as the city grows. He said during this calendar year, fire and rescue personnel have answered 1,000 calls, an increase over the same period of time last year.

Niven said by the end of the year, he expects that number to grow to between 1,400-1,500 answered calls.

He said he looks for Chelsea to continue its smart growth.

“The city of Chelsea has the brightest future of any city in Shelby County, and I can’t think of any city I’d rather be mayor of,” he said.