Ann Arbor City Council: June 15, 2020

Jun 15, 2020 | City Council

This was the sixth regular Ann Arbor City Council meeting since Governor Whitmer declared a state of emergency and stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This meeting was held online via the Zoom application.

Ann Arbor City Council Meeting Summary

APPROVED: $1,247,529 Coordinated Funding allocations to Non-Profit Entities for Human Services (through June 30, 2021) (Legistar)

APPROVED: $399,080 to purchase hot mix asphalt for street and path maintenance. (Legistar)

APPROVED: $861,457.60 for 2020 Utility Improvements: Sewer (John Street), Water Main (South Blvd),  Storm Sewer (Huron) (Legistar)

APPROVED: $3,642,400 for Street Preventative Maintenance Project, FY2021, which includes: cape sealing pavement preservation (on eight major and 26 local streets) and crack sealing on 24 miles of major streets and 18 miles of local streets. (Legistar)

APPROVED: Ann Arbor officially recognizes the month of June as Pride Month (Legistar)

Three sidewalk plans were tabled/postponed until after the November 2020 Sidewalk Millage vote:

  • TABLED: Sidewalk Gap Special Assessment District: Jackson Avenue (Westover to Park Lake) (Legistar)
  • POSTPONED to December 7: Sidewalk Gap Special Assessment District: Barton Drive (Brede Place to Pontiac Trail)  (Legistar)

    • This was previously approved on May 4, 2020 and brought back at this meeting for reconsideration
  • POSTPONED to December 7: Sidewalk Gap Special Assessment District: Nixon/Traver Sidewalk Gap Project  (Legistar)

    • This was previously approved on May 4, 2020 and brought back at this meeting for reconsideration

APPROVED: $10,000 is approved to contract with Sam Schwartz, a PE with Vision Zero expertise, to review a sample of the city’s pedestrian crossings. These funds are available in the Alternative Transportation Fund. (Legistar)

DEFEATED: Resolution to override the Mayor’s partial veto of the approved resolution that allowed unrestricted rebate funds from the County Mental Health and Public Safety millage to enter our budget as uncommitted, general fund dollars. (Legistar)

Two resolutions related to the Independent Community Police Oversight Commission (ICPOC)

APPROVED: The local state of emergency (declared on March 17, 2020) is lifted. (Legistar)

A2ELNEL Voting Chart

Ann Arbor City Council Voting Chart for June 15, 2020 Part 1
Ann Arbor City Council Voting Chart for June 15, 2020 Part 2
Ann Arbor City Council Voting Chart for June 15, 2020 Part 3
Ann Arbor City Council Voting Chart for June 15, 2020 Part 4
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