Ann Arbor City Council: February 19, 2019

Feb 19, 2019 | City Council

This Ann Arbor City Council meeting was held in person at City Hall.

Ann Arbor City Council Meeting Summary

APPROVED: Waive employment restriction for Independent Community Police Oversight Commission for temporary City employees with 7 or fewer paychecks per year (Legistar)

DEFEATED: Resolution to ensure compliance with process for appointments to Independent Community Police Oversight Commission (Legistar)

APPROVED: Agreement for public/private, collaborative partnership between the TreeLine Conservancy and the City. The City will seek grants and other funding and retains ownership of the infrastructure, while the Conservancy provides support in consultation, advice, donations, and fundraising. (Legistar)

APPROVED: $546,924 for replacement of 73 street lights in parts of Fourth Avenue and Liberty Street (Legistar)

APPROVED: Site plan for 814-830 Henry Street (Legistar)

APPROVED: Direct City attorney to stay proceedings, consider alternative site plan for 2857 Packard (Legistar)

DEFEATED: $732,992 Lower Town Area Mobility Study (Legistar)

  • This was a budget amendment to the FY19 budget and required 8 votes​
  • The cost of the study was later reduced by staff negotiations to $649,478 ($579,478 plus $70,000 contingencies), added to the FY20 budget by Council on Mar 4 2019, and approved by Council on Sept 3, 2019 

APPROVED: $478,867 for Greenbelt purchase of Conservation Easement on the Lepkowski Property in Northfield Township (Legistar)

  • This purchase was initially defeated at the Jan 7, 2019 Council meeting​

A2ELNEL: Additional Thoughts (Feb 17, 2019) – Greenbelt Purchases

A2ELNEL Voting Chart

Ann Arbor City Council Voting Chart for February 19, 2019 Part 1
Ann Arbor City Council Voting Chart for February 19, 2019 Part 2

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