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Melissa Johnson is Chelsea’s new mayor. The second female mayor in the city’s history.

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 also carried the 2.4 mill Chelsea Area Fire Authority millage with 836 votes in favor of the millage and 389 votes against it. The millage was approved by a total of 229 votes – 1,780 votes in favor to 1,551 votes against.

None of the three townships approved the millage.

Lima Township voters defeated the millage 407 no votes to 389 yes votes.

Lyndon Township voters cast 260 votes yes and 310 votes no.

Sylvan Township voters defeated the millage as well, 295 yes votes to 445 no votes.   

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