Chelsea Council OKs annexation of 196-acre subdivision off Highway 11
Published 8:06 pm Tuesday, June 7, 2016
By EMILY SPARACINO / Staff Writer
CHELSEA – The Chelsea City Council has approved the annexation of a 196.9-acre parcel of land off Shelby County 11 that will house a new subdivision.
The request submitted by Tall Timbers, LLC calls for the property, located next to the Chelsea Station and Brynleigh Estates subdivisions to be annexed from unincorporated Shelby County into Chelsea city limits.
“They want to be in Chelsea,” City Clerk Becky Landers said in a June 7 pre-council meeting, and added the developer’s plans include building a commercial location across the highway from the subdivision.
A small portion of the property – a 60-foot strip – is already in city limits, Landers said.
Following a public hearing, the council also approved a rezoning request submitted by developer Eddie Lumpkin for a 36-acre parcel located at U.S. 280 and Shelby County 440 to be rezoned from Agricultural (A-R) to Commercial (B-2) as Lumpkin plans to build mini-storage buildings on one side of the property.
The Chelsea Planning Commission recommended the approval of Lumpkin’s request after holding a public hearing for it at an April 25 meeting.
“The first phase of what we’d like to do is self-storage units,” said Jonathan Denton on behalf of Lumpkin during the hearing. “We will be starting on the easternmost side of the property, on the Chelsea General Store side.”
Plans for the property also include retail warehouses, Councilwoman Juanita Champion said.
In other business, the council:
•Approved a resolution to replace Paula Baker for her term on the Chelsea Library Board expiring in May 2017 with Lori Chaney, who was recommended by Library Director Dana Polk.
“She’s a good, stable person,” Champion said of Chaney during pre-council.
•Approved a resolution to re-appoint Jerry Roethig, whose term expires May 2020, and Liz Weygand, whose term expires May 2021, to the Chelsea Library Board.
•Approved a resolution to appoint City Clerk Becky Landers as the election manager for the 2016 municipal elections in Chelsea.