Ann Arbor City Council: April 3, 2023

Apr 3, 2023 | City Council

This Ann Arbor City Council meeting was held in person at City Hall. Members of the public can participate in public hearings and public comment either in person or via phone.

Ann Arbor City Council Meeting Summary

APPROVED: A “notice of intent” will be published in advance of the City issuing $45,000,000 in water supply revenue bonds to fund “acquiring, constructing, installing, furnishing and equipping additions and other improvements to the City’s water supply system, as well as refurbishing, repairing or maintaining the same.” (Legistar)

APPROVED: In response to local storms (2/22/2023 and 3/3/2023) that caused fallen tree limbs and branches, City Council approved spending of $450,000 for residential cleanup/pickup with The Davey Tree Experts Company. (Legistar)

APPROVED: Amendments to the City’s housing code add requirements for carbon monoxide detectors in all current rental units, consistent with requirements for new construction and certain alterations. (Legistar)

Two items related to “North Maple Road Apartments”

  • APPROVED: Rezoning of parcels at 1815, 1855, and 1875 North Maple and 1921 Calvin Street from TWP (Township) and R1B (Single-Family) to PUD (Planned Unit Development). A total of 3.13 acres are rezoned to allow the “North Maple Road Apartments” development. (Legistar)
  • APPROVED: Site plan for a planned unit development that includes 79 dwelling units in a four-story apartment building with a single-story clubhouse with 65 off-street parking places with EV infrastructure. There will be 12 affordable units (priced permanently at 60% or less of Area Median Income). (Legistar)

APPROVED: A resolution will allow the City of Ann Arbor to participate in the settlement of national prescription opiate litigation against Allergan, Teva, CVS, & Walmart. (Legistar)

APPROVED: A resolution calls on the Michigan Legislature to take action toward addressing power outages, assisting rate payers and funding local resilience. It calls on the Michigan Public Service Commission to hold DTE accountable for improving the electrical systems and providing greater transparency in outage maps. The City Administrator is directed to work with the Council Policy Committee and DTE to facilitate timely installation of infrastructure. DTE will be asked to attend meetings of the City’s Energy Commission and City Council. (Legistar)

APPROVED: The City administrator will encourage property owners to reduce mowing frequency during the spring months and reduce raking and cleanup of leaves in the fall months. The City administrator will encourage property owners to increase diverse native plantings. A communication plan will be prepared. (Legistar)

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