State dignitaries, town officials, and members of the community attended the Jan. 6 City Council/School Committee Swearing-In Ceremony at City Hall to celebrate the successes of the city. City Council President Matt Frank stood at the podium graciously, becoming accustomed to holding a gavel.
“The City Council, as a body of politicians, will surely take responsibility for those policies that led us here,” said President Frank. “I am confident that we can work together to make Chelsea a stronger place.”
President Frank recognized former President Dan Cortell for his outstanding service to the Chelsea City Council, and congratulated the city officials for their excellent fiscal management and development. He outlined his objectives for the next council year, which focuses on procedures.
“Having procedures in place is the best way to prepare for sudden change, which is why I will make a straight line sub-committee process a priority,” described President Frank.
President Frank asked organizations to collaborate in the creation of televised forums during future election cycles, considered topics surrounding the possibility of casino development, and mentioned having more liquor licenses to promote restaurant growth.
“We need to continue to support each other and make sure every person in Chelsea gets to enjoy the success of what we may produce,” concluded Town Manager Jay Ash. “I am excited to work with this outstanding group.”