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By Jim Pruitt A new ordinance giving the Chelsea Area Fire Authority (CAFA) permission to charge for certain calls is expected to be discussed at the next Sylvan Township board meeting on Feb. 2. Trustee Kurt Koseck, who represents the township on CAFA,  presented the issue to the board on Jan. 5. The proposed ordinance […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on January 20th, 2016

A majority of the Chelsea Area Fire Authority (CAFA) Board agreed to direct Fire Chief Jim Payeur and CAFA Board Chairman Tom Osborne to explore a capital millage request at its meeting on Jan. 19. The fire authority needs to replace federally mandated equipment both for the firefighters – such as air packs and turnout […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 17th, 2015

The Chelsea Area Fire Authority (CAFA) Board unanimously approved its about $1.4 million 2016 operating budget on Dec. 15 and voted to transfer about $150,000 from its reserve funds to the 2015 operating budget to cover a potential shortfall. Although it’s possible that not all of the $150,000 will be needed, the board wanted to […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 25th, 2015

Continue reading about CAFA Fire Chief Jim Payeur’s report for October

Lisa Allmendinger on November 18th, 2015

Elected officials from the Chelsea Area Fire Authority (CAFA) member municipalities will soon be given a copy of the 2016 fire authority’s proposed $1.438 million operationing budget. The proposed budget will be sent to the City of Chelsea, Lima, Lyndon and Sylvan townships for discussion and approval before the authority board votes on the final […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 24th, 2015

Continue reading about August and September Fire Chief’s report to the CAFA Board

Lisa Allmendinger on October 22nd, 2015

The Chelsea Area Fire Authority Board bid farewell to longtime Board Chairman and Chelsea City Councilman Rod Anderson Tuesday morning, Oct. 20, and chose Tom Osborne as the interim chair of the board through the end of the year. Anderson chose not to run for re-election to the Chelsea City Council and as the city’s […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 15th, 2015

Continue reading about Reminder: Chelsea fire station open house on Oct. 18

Lisa Allmendinger on October 9th, 2015

New this year, West Middle Street near the fire station will be closed to traffic so the fire demonstrations can take place in front of the station, rather than behind it.

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 11th, 2015

The Chelsea Area Fire Authority (CAFA) Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 15 has been cancelled. CAFA’s next board meeting will take place Oct. 20 at 9 a.m. at the Chelsea Municipal Building in the City Council chambers.

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