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Lisa Allmendinger on January 17th, 2018

The Chelsea Area Fire Authority (CAFA) Board re-elected its current slate of officers for 2018 and set its meeting schedule for the year during its annual meeting on Jan. 16. Kurt Koseck, the Sylvan Township representative on the board, will remain as chairman, while Craig Maier of Lima Township continues as vice chairman. Peter Feeney, […]

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By Lisa Carolin Conceptual drawings from Midwest Consulting of the Lima Township Hall property were available for residents to see at the Township Board’s Jan. 8 meeting. Township Supervisor Craig Maier said that it is too early to nail down where a structure might be built on the property and that it is also too […]

Continue reading about Public meeting to discuss future of Lima Township Hall tentatively planned for April

Lisa Allmendinger on December 26th, 2017

By Lisa Carolin The Chelsea area has a new consignment store, and it’s called ‘Round About A Baby And Kids. It opened in mid-December at 18650 West Old US 12 in the same facility as USArtQuest, immediately off I-94 at exit 157. Owner Kate Astrakhan liked the open space that also provides creative activities next […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 19th, 2017

(Chelsea Update would like to thank the Washtenaw County Road Commission for the information in this story.) The Washtenaw County Road Commission has imposed weight restrictions on a bridge each in Lima and Sylvan townships. Old US-12 over Letts Creek in Sylvan Township, Section 22 – between I-94 and Sylvan Road. Proposed Posting:  21 Tons/38 […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 13th, 2017

By Lisa Carolin There are several conceptual updates now available from Midwestern Consulting regarding its engineering study of the Lima Township Hall property. That was announced at the Township Board’s Dec. 11 meeting. The consulting firm determined that another building could be constructed on the property. Township Supervisor Craig Maier says the process of determining […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 29th, 2017

By Lisa Carolin It’s been a year-and-a-half since the Lima Township Planning Commission held a public hearing about a request to consider a special use permit that would allow Lawrence Cameron and Cindy Gaffield, whose property is located at 10860 Jackson Road, to construct two buildings. Cameron and Gaffield were back at the planning commission’s […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 23rd, 2017

The 2018 Chelsea Area Fire Authority about $1.464 million budget proposed by Fire Chief Rob Arbini was unanimously approved at the Chelsea Area Fire Authority Board’s Nov. 21 meeting and will now go to Chelsea and the townships of Lima, Lyndon and Sylvan for comments.   Arbini also told the board about some changes he’d […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 15th, 2017

By Lisa Carolin Conceptual drawings that would include putting two buildings, a township hall and a fire station, on the Lima Township property where Lima Township Hall is located, will soon be prepared by Midwestern Consulting. That’s what Lima Township Supervisor Craig Maier told the board at its Nov. 13 meeting. He said that the […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 7th, 2017

Melissa Johnson received 997 votes and will become Chelsea’s second female mayor according to unofficial results from the Tuesday, Nov. 7 election. In the City Council race, Rick Catherman was the top vote-getter with 950 votes, Tony Iannelli received 881 votes and Cheri Albertson got 853 votes. All of the candidates ran unopposed. Chelsea voters […]

Continue reading about Melissa Johnson new Chelsea mayor, CAFA millage passes

Dear Editor: As a Sylvan Township Trustee, I’ve had the privileged to be a CAFA Board member for the last 5 years. I have been most impressed with the quality of the CAFA employees and the Board Members that have served. I am one dissenting vote of the Board, I do not support the millage […]

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