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Lisa Allmendinger on September 25th, 2017

By Lisa Carolin The Chelsea Human Rights Commission received a complaint on July 24 but has been unable to respond to it because the Chelsea City Council has not yet approved the HRC’s bylaws. The two groups met on Sept. 18 for a work session to discuss changes to the bylaws. At the HRC’s Sept. […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 18th, 2017

A reminder: the Chelsea City Council and the Chelsea Human Rights Commission (HRC) will have a work session at 6 p.m. prior to the start of the regularly scheduled council meeting. The two groups will discuss the HRC’s proposed bylaws and complaint form.

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Lisa Allmendinger on August 28th, 2017

By Lisa Carolin The Chelsea Human Rights Commission held a special meeting on Aug. 23 to discuss changes to its bylaws made by the Chelsea City Council at its Aug. 7 meeting. HRC President Lynn Fox attended the council’s Aug. 21 meeting and during public comment requested that council table approving the bylaws to give […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on August 21st, 2017

By Lisa Carolin Because the Chelsea City Council did not approve the Human Rights Commission’s bylaws at its last meeting, the HRC was forced to table consideration of a complaint at its Aug. 16 meeting. HRC members expressed some dismay at the meeting regarding some of the changes city council members plan to make to […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on August 16th, 2017

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By Lisa Carolin The Chelsea Human Rights Commission received a complaint on July 24, but it will not follow up on the complaint until the commission’s bylaws are approved. The board unanimously (Lynn Fox absent) adopted a motion at its Aug. 2 meeting to table discussion of the complaint until its Aug.16 meeting and to […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 22nd, 2017

By Lisa Carolin At its July 18 meeting, Chelsea’s Human Rights Commission’s members voted unanimously (Elizabeth Voshel absent) to approve bylaws that include purpose, objectives, and duties, membership, ethics and conflicts of interest, as well as officers, meetings, and parliamentary authority. Those bylaws must now be approved by the Chelsea City Council, which will tentatively […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 7th, 2017

By Lisa Carolin Putting together a forum for area nonprofits to increase public awareness was discussed by members of the Chelsea Human Rights Commission at its July 5 meeting. “We want to get their mission, vision, and to ask them about human rights as it relates to their organization, their clients, and the community at […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 23rd, 2017

By Lisa Carolin As the Chelsea Human Rights Commission gets close to finishing work on its by-laws before seeking approval from the city council, members are now talking about how to make their commission an integral part of the Chelsea community. At its June 21 meeting, member David Gilbert offered some ideas to publicize the […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 9th, 2017

By Lisa Carolin The Chelsea Human Rights Commission welcomed a new member at its June 7 meeting. She is Betsy Voshel, who was recently approved by the Chelsea City Council. She replaces Tammy Stiles Beechey, who moved out of the City of Chelsea. At the June 7 meeting, the commission unanimously voted (Lynn Fox absent) […]

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