Chelsea covers finances at council meeting

CHELSEA – The city of Chelsea unanimously voted to pass two resolutions and a proclamation regarding the city’s finances at a regularly scheduled council meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21. Two city council members were not present at the meeting.

The city council passed a resolution to authorize Chelsea Mayor Tony Picklesimer to sign a contract with the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce for economic development services. City council member Casey Morris recused himself from voting, due to his position as the South Shelby Chamber’s chairman.

Picklesimer said the city has already had a good working relationship with the South Shelby Chamber and he looks forward to seeing how they will help Chelsea’s economy grow.

“I want to personally thank (Executive Director) April Stone and the South Shelby Chamber,” Picklesimer said. “They do a wonderful job in our community, and we appreciate the way they help promote the city of Chelsea.”

The city also unanimously passed a resolution to authorize Chelsea resident Larry Curvin to make decisions about Chelsea’s revenue and tax matters on behalf of the city.

“Larry is a retired revenue examiner. He came to me and said, ‘I want to help this city,’” Picklesimer said.

During the mayor’s reports, Picklesimer made a proclamation to name the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, as Small Business Saturday, and encouraged residents to support the city’s local businesses.

In other council news, Picklesimer made a proclamation declaring November as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month for Chelsea. Missy Montz of Affinity Hospice said hospice is a six-month Medicare benefit, and a social worker and a chaplain can be provided to each family.