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A2Council Meeting Summary

Ann Arbor City Council: September 19, 2022

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APPROVED: Current City Hall mask requirements were rescinded. The City Administrator is directed to place signage at City Hall regarding mask requirements, consistent with revised guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Based on current CDC guidelines, in-person attendees at City Council meetings will only be required to wear a mask when community transmission rates are HIGH. The City administrator would be directed to follow any future changes to CDC guidelines regarding mask recommendations.  (Legistar)

APPROVED: $332,695 construction contract for two sentinel monitoring wells to detect 1,4-Dioxane contamination. One well will be located near Miller/Maple, another at a location to be determined. (Legistar)

APPROVED: Rezoning and site plan for a parcel of 0.15 acres at 340 Depot Street. The property is rezoned from C1B (Community Convenience Center District) to a PUD (Planned Unit Development). The PUD will allow a 7,830 square foot residential building with 4 residential units, 2,530 square feel of office/retail use, and 6 vehicle parking spaces at ground level underneath part of the proposed building. The site plan is primarily two stories and requires a minimum of 1,300 square feet of office or retail use on the first floor. This plan is approved with the condition that 4 feet of “Easement for Public Right-of-Way” will be vacated by City Council. (Legistar) (Legistar)

APPROVED: A development agreement for a 4 story residential building at 2424 E. Stadium (currently the site of the University Inn) to include 185 dwelling units with a $115,625 contribution to the City Parks department. (Legistar)

APPROVED: $938,000 construction contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation for pavement preservation – intermittent cold milling and asphalt patching, cape seal surface treatment (one course chip seal and one course micro-surface applications) – and new pavement markings. Existing bike lanes along the north and south sides of Glazier Way (between Green Rd and Earhart Rd) will be converted to buffered bike lanes. Traffic lanes on Huron Parkway (between Fuller/Geddes Rd and Hubbard Rd) would be narrowed to slow traffic. (Legistar)

APPROVED: Resolution directing the City Administrator to issue a traffic control order prohibiting on-street parking on the west side of Division Street from Hoover Street to Hill Street and on the east side of Division Street from Hill Street to Packard Street. Existing pavement markings on Division Street will be removed and replaced with markings, vertical elements and signage that will establish a two-way cycle track (separated from vehicle traffic lanes) to extend the existing cycle track to the Division Street terminus at Hoover Street. (Legistar)

DEFEATED: $134,271 budget amendment for a State Trunkline Jurisdiction Transfer Study. A study would have assessed the feasibility of the City assuming responsibility for maintenance and improvement of trunklines – Jackson Road, Huron Street, Washtenaw Avenue, North Main Street – which are currently under the jurisdiction of the Michigan Department of Transportation. Assessment would include the condition of the roadways, costs to bring the roadways up to an acceptable state of good repair, costs to operate and maintain the roadway in perpetuity, anticipated increases to gas tax revenues, as well as other positive and negative externalities. (Legistar)

POSTPONED: The City Administrator is directed to prohibit right turns on red in the downtown and near-downtown area as bordered by Kingsley St., State St., Hoover Ave., and First St. (Legistar)