Ingram resigns from Chelsea City Council

CHELSEA – David Ingram resigned from the Chelsea City Council because of an upcoming change of residence, and replacement will voted upon during a special called meeting on Thursday, March 7.

Ingram, who was first elected to the Council in 2012, announced his resignation during the Council’s meeting on Tuesday, March 5.

“I will forever cherish the time that I have served the city of Chelsea as a Council member,” Ingram said, who noted the support he received when his wife Kristy passed in 2017, and said he would continue to help the city’s new parks and recreation director.

Each of the Council members thanked Ingram for his service, as did Mayor Tony Picklesimer, who called Ingram a “model” husband, father and city servant.

Picklesimer noted that Ingram had volunteered to lead the Chelsea Youth Club for about 10 years as well as other efforts.

“His fingerprints and his name and his family’s name are all over this city and will be there for a lifetime,” Picklesimer said. “I’m grateful for his service.”

The special meeting for the Council to vote on a candidate to fill Ingram’s vacated seat on the Council will be held at 5:30 p.m. on March 5.

In other business, the Council:

  • Accepted CWA Inc.’s pre-design proposal for the Chelsea Community Center. Picklesimer said the proposal is a feasibility study for adding a locker room, two racquetball courts and a second gymnasium to the Community Center.
  • Approved a resolution, as recommended by the Alabama League of Municipalities, of which Chelsea is a member, in support of the enactment of additional motor fuel taxes as will be considered by the state Legislature.
  • Approved a proclamation declaring the week of March 17-25 as National Safe Place Week in Chelsea.
  • Approved a restaurant retail liquor licenses for Cajun Boys and Our PoBoys-Chelsea.
  • Approved the annexation of a 14-acre parcel at 500 Liberty Road.