Chelsea City Council passes resolution to file audit report

By EMILY SPARACINO / Staff Writer

CHELSEA–The Chelsea City Council passed a proposed resolution Tuesday concerning the report the city must file of its audit, including borrowed funds.

The purpose of the resolution was “approving disclosure controls and procedures and certain related matters.”

“This is a report we have to file,” Chelsea Mayor Earl Niven said. “This allows us to report the audit for our city, including mortgage information.”

In other business, the council watched a short video featuring an aerial view of the Chelsea Community Center that is under construction.

“We have a lot of projects going on, and one of them is the community center,” Niven said, noting the center’s senior adult center and basketball gym with a walking track. “I’m ready for that building to be open.”

The center is expected to be completed in May 2015, Niven said.

He said the aerial video of the center was shot with a drone, and videos of all of the city’s facilities will eventually be made.

The council also heard from Chelsea Fire Chief Wayne Shirley, who reminded council members about the city’s annual business meeting on Dec. 13 and said the department’s new shift officer’s vehicle, a Tahoe, has arrived.

“We’re getting it fixed up with lights and letters,” Shirley said.

In other business, the council:

•Approved minutes from the Nov. 4 pre-council and regular council meetings.

•Approved to pay its bills.