Chelsea Council approves annexation request, fire equipment purchase

Published 8:43 pm Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Members of the Chelsea Wrestling Club visit the City Council on Feb. 16. (Reporter Photo/Emily Sparacino)

Members of the Chelsea Wrestling Club visit the City Council on Feb. 16. (Reporter Photo/Emily Sparacino)


CHELSEA – The Chelsea City Council approved at its Feb. 16 meeting an annexation request for property comprising more than 3 acres off Shelby County 36.

David and Leslie Holcomb submitted the request for the 3.64-acre parcel of land.

The council also approved a request from Chelsea Fire and Rescue for 28 new air packs totaling roughly $195,000, which includes a down payment of $91,000.

Fire Chief Wayne Shirley said the department was grateful for the city’s cooperation in providing reliable equipment for its firefighters.

“We want to make sure they have the very best protection and equipment they can have,” Niven said.

In other business, the council approved a proclamation designating Feb. 27 as Arbor Day in Chelsea.

“We’re very proud of Arbor Day,” Mayor Earl Niven said. “We are a member of Tree City U.S.A., and we’re very proud of the greenery we encourage in Chelsea. We will have a good celebration on the 27th.”

Members of the Chelsea Wrestling Club visited the council.

Club President Cody Sumners, along with coaches Brandon Schott and Justin Fogo, introduced the team and recognized the individuals that placed at the state tournament.

State champions were Justus Adams and Malachi Adams; second place winners were Porter Schott, Will “Thrilla” Pohlmann and Lance Michael; third place winner Zeke Adams; and fourth place winners Jasper McCoy, Tucker MacNicol and Tate MacNicol.

“We had a pretty successful season,” Sumners said.

As the meeting came to a close, Niven announced the city will hold a celebration in March for Chelsea’s 20th anniversary.

The celebration will be combined with a ribbon cutting for the Chelsea Community Center that opened in October 2015.

The date of the event has yet to be determined, Niven said.