Ann Arbor City Council: January 23, 2023

Jan 23, 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: $5.7 million contract with Bailey Excavating for water main replacement and resurfacing at South Main from William to Huron. (Legistar)

POSTPONED: A resolution directing a new beginning of collaboration with the University of Michigan for reconstruction of the East Medical Center Drive bridge at an added cost of $2,050,000. The City’s contribution will be $500,000. Construction will be delayed to 2024. (Legistar)

APPROVED: Amendments to the Development Agreement for “Broadway Park West” at 841 Broadway (former DTE site) will permit the provision of 15 affordable housing units instead of $2,057,350 payment to the Affordable Housing Fund. Reference to specific infrastructure improvements to be completed and constructed by the developer – a left turn lane off of Broadway Street, emergency access on Broadway Street, widening of existing sidewalk, and segmented retaining wall – now includes clarification that these improvements are “subject to review and approval by the City.” (Legistar)

APPROVED: The City will pay $39,000 to settle litigation related to a low-speed rear-end motor vehicle accident with an unmarked police vehicle that occurred on June 14, 2019. The City denies allegations that an AAPD officer caused neck and back injuries and associated damages and the lawsuit will be settled without an admission of liability. (Legistar)

APPROVED: Ann Arbor will be listed as a supporting municipality to the brief of amici curiae filed by Public Rights Project in Biden v State of Nebraska and Dep’t of Education v Brown. This Supreme Court case is a challenge to the Biden Administration’s executive authority to cancel $10,000 in student loan debt for those under certain income thresholds and an additional $10,000 for Pell Grant recipients. (Legistar)

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