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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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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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