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Tuesday council agenda: tree trimming contract, purchase of 2 pickups, Timbertown event, block party

The Chelsea City Council will consider contracting out its tree trimming services, the purchase of two pickup trucks, a request to use Timbertown for a children’s event, and permission to close a portion of Summit Street for a block party at its meeting Tuesday, Aug. 14.

The council will discuss contracting out tree services for one year to low bidder, Nelson Tree Service of Dayton, Ohio, at a cost of $40,000.

In addition, council members will discuss a request from Brad Roberts, utilities director, to purchase two pickup trucks — one for the water treatment plant employees and one for the wastewater treatment plant employees. If approved both trucks would be purchased from Varsity Ford of Ann Arbor.

Both are in stock and 2012 models, according to the agenda summary item. One would have a plow and cost about $29,650, the second would cost about $24,400 for a total cost of $54,030.

Also on the agenda is a request from American 1 Credit Union to use the grass area at Timbertown on Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. for Chelsea Kids’ Fest. The event is geared to children from kindergarten through 5th grade and is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

According to information about the event, “It’s an interactive expo where kids learn while having fun.”

Nineteen Chelsea Area businesses and organizations are expected to take part, and each business is asked to have an interactive learning activity and a giveaway for the children.

The actual event is slated for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In addition, residents of West Summit Street are requesting permission for a street party on Aug. 19, which means portions of the street will be blocked off from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. if approved by the City Council.

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