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Alan Scafuri on September 17th, 2014

The Chelsea Area Fire Authority (CAFA) board met on Tuesday, Sept. 16 — there was a quorum, but absent were Vice Chairman Craig Maier and board member Tom Osborne. The lease for the Lima substation has been signed, but work has yet to begin on the building. The owner of the building has switched contractors, [...]

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Alan Scafuri on August 21st, 2014

The Chelsea Area Fire Authority (CAFA) voted 3-2 Tuesday morning, Aug. 19 to hire YourSource Management Group, a human resources firm located in Auburn Hills, provided the money can be found in the budget to pay them. CAFA has committed to hiring YourSource for one year. Rod Anderson and Kurt Kosek voted no. Anderson said [...]

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Alan Scafuri on August 13th, 2014

At the Lima Township Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, Aug. 11, Supervisior Craig Maier told the board that the Jackson Road Bridge is expected to re-open on Monday, Aug. 18. Maier said the contractor just needs to finish painting the structure. Following an incident in the township last summer during which public safety was [...]

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The Lima Township Board met on Tuesday, July 14, and unanimously adopted a resolution to grant Orchid MacDee a 12-year, $2 million industrial facilities tax abatement for new machinery and equipment. Orchid MacDee, located on 13800 Luick Dr., has more than 35 years of orthopedic implant and instrument manufacturing in medical grade plastics. Orchid headquarters [...]

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Alan Scafuri on July 3rd, 2014

A crowd of about 40 people attended the Sylvan Township Board meeting on Tuesday, July 1. Water Services Manager Mike Jurosek said that the first new full-page water bills went out last week. These have replaced the old postcard format residents are used to. Jurosek stated that he would appreciate feedback on the new format, [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 2nd, 2014

Chelsea Area Fire Authority (CAFA) is looking for paid-on-call firefighters. Chelsea Fire Chief Jim Payeur says the authority will pay for the training and it’s a great way to develop firefighting skills to become a career firefighter and or give back to the local community. CAFA serves the City of Chelsea, Lima, Lyndon and Sylvan [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 20th, 2014

Friendly Firefighter Bill (Regnier) stopped, dropped, covered his face and rolled around the Chelsea Area Fire Authority station floor to show students in Safety Town what to do if their clothes ever caught on fire. Then he put on his turnout gear and spoke through his mask to let the children know that even though [...]

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The Chelsea Area Fire Authority (CAFA) met on Tuesday, June 17, and it was the first meeting attended by Chief Jim Payeur since his farming accident almost a month ago. When it came time for Payeur to give his chief’s report, he said that “I was probably the biggest activity for May.” Payeur was referring [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 11th, 2014

Chelsea Fire Chief Jim Payeur is back at work in the Chelsea Area Fire Authority fire house following a serious farming accident. On Friday, May 23 about 7:30 p.m., he was hooking up a piece of farming equipment when he was struck by the tractor resulting in a large laceration to his upper thigh, blood loss [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 10th, 2014

Chelsea Police responded to a fire at the city’s DPW building in the 400 block of W. North Street on Monday, June 2 at 7:07 a.m. The fire was extinguished by the Chelsea Area Fire Authority and the city lost a vehicle in the blaze. A preliminary investigation deemed the fire accidental. For the full [...]

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