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Alan Scafuri on November 19th, 2014

The Chelsea Area Fire Authority (CAFA) met on Tuesday, Nov. 18 and unanimously approved a proposed about $1.3 budget for next year, which is an increase of 4.4 percent over this year’s budget. The proposed budget will now be sent to the member municipalities for their consideration and comment. Those communities are Lima, Lyndon, and [...]

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The Chelsea Area Fire Authority was able to contain an early Wednesday morning fire to the attic and garage area of a home in the 1100 block of Scio Church Road in Lima Township. Fire Chief Jim Payeur said the call came in about 5:15 a.m. for the large, old 2-story farm house and when [...]

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Alan Scafuri on November 12th, 2014

With almost 20 residents in attendance, the Lima Township Board of Trustees met to discuss a proposed new cell tower to possibly be erected by Verizon Wireless. The tower would be located just north of Dexter-Chelsea Road, less than a half mile east of Freer Road (see above map). According to Verizon representatives present at [...]

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Alan Scafuri on October 22nd, 2014

The Chelsea Area Fire Authority (CAFA) held a work session on the proposed about $1.34 million budget for 2015 on Tuesday, Oct. 21. This proposed budget represents a 4.4-percent increase over the about $1.285 million 2014 budget. The largest increase would be in the capital line item. According to Chief Jim Payeur’s budget statement, “This [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 17th, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Fire Capt. Augustine Syrovy for the information in this story.) The Chelsea Area Fire Authority firefighters will host their annual open house on Sunday, Oct. 19 from noon-4 p.m. The firefighters will offer fire station and truck tours, children can spray water from a fire hose and truck at [...]

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The Lima Township Board of Trustees met on Monday, Oct. 13 in front of an audience of about a dozen people. A public hearing concerning a proposed Verizon telecommunications tower near the intersection of Dexter-Chelsea and Fletcher Roads will take place during next month’s regularly scheduled board meeting on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 10th, 2014

Story and Photos By Lisa Carolin Sitting in the driver’s seat of a fire truck may very well be the most memorable part of Fire Prevention Week for many of the children who participated. Firefighters from the Chelsea Area Fire Authority visited several schools this week to teach kids the basics of fire prevention. “With [...]

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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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