Chelsea passes public safety, property ordinances

CHELSEA – The city of Chelsea passed several ordinances and resolutions related to public safety and local property at a regularly scheduled council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 2.

The city unanimously passed a resolution to authorize the expenditures for needed repairs on Chelsea Fire and Rescue’s Fire Engine 39. According to Mayor Tony Picklesimer, the engine sustained damage on its undercarriage and needs some cosmetic repairs after it was involved in a single vehicle accident.

The city also passed a resolution to recognize the 2018 Severe Weather Preparedness Holiday, which Picklesimer said will be observed in Chelsea on the last full weekend of each February for years to come.

During the meeting, the city received a re-zoning request from Evolution Holdings, LLC, which owns several gas stations within Chelsea limits. Picklesimer said Shafiq Samji requested that his 3.54-acre property on 62 Griffin Corporate Drive be re-zoned from a B-1 commercial property to a B-2 commercial property in order to allow Samji to expand his business to include a used car lot.

The public hearing for Samji’s request is set for the Tuesday, Feb. 6 city council meeting and the city will likely make the final decision Tuesday, on Feb. 20.

Additionally, the city council unanimously voted to annex the 3.04-acre property of Miranda Kirby, which is located on 10488 Chelsea Road.

In other city council news:

–Chelsea Fire Chief Wayne Shirley reported that the city’s recent Christmas Parade was successful.

–Chelsea COP director David Cheek said the COP is currently recruiting new members.

–Bills were paid.