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Tag: Traffic Calming

Ann Arbor City Council: March 7, 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: A $1,360,502.72 construction contract with Bailey Excavating for replacement of a water main, street surfacing, and construction of curbs, gutters, and sidewalk ramps as part of the Third and Mosley Water Main and Resurfacing Project. (Legistar)

Two resolutions related to traffic calming

APPROVED: An Industrial Development District (IDD) is established at 3874 Research Park Drive (plus four adjacent vacant lots), as requested by Sartorius BioAnalytical Instruments, Inc. for Sartorius/Research Park. An IDD will allow for local Tax Abatement for the benefit of Sartorius, through an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate. (Legistar)

APPROVED: Appropriation of $30,177.39 from the General Fund toward a Design and Cost Estimate of an East-West Pathway under the East Medical Center Drive bridge. (Legistar)

APPROVED: In anticipation of the retirement of current City Attorney Stephen Postema (3/11/22) and the employment of successor City Attorney Atleen Kaur (beginning on 4/11/22), Chief Deputy City Attorney Kevin McDonald is appointed Interim City Attorney from March 12 until April 10, 2022. Mr McDonald will be paid the current salary for the City Attorney while he serves as Interim City Attorney. (Legistar)

A2ELNEL Voting Chart

Ann Arbor City Council Voting Chart for March 7, 2022 Part 1
Ann Arbor City Council Voting Chart for March 7, 2022 Part 2

Ann Arbor City Council: September 21, 2020

This was the twelfth 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: City Council will request a meeting with University of Michigan leadership (before November 1, 2020) to discuss the potential use of campus housing for shelter in the event of a resurgence of the COVID-19 virus. (Legistar)

APPROVED: Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Ann Arbor and Ann Arbor Police Officers Association effective January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022. A PDF version of the agreement is available at the Legistar link. (Legistar)

APPROVED: Downtown street closures at location on Washington, Main, Liberty, Detroit, Maynard, State, S. University, and Church are extended until November 1, 2020 so that businesses are able to use the street for seating and sales in compliance with social distancing requirements. (Legistar)

POSTPONED: Traffic reconfigurations (“Healthy Streets Initiative”) at three locations – S. Main, Broadway/Swift, and Packard – proposed to end on October 1, ahead of the previously planned end date of November 29. This resolution was postponed to the October 19th Council meeting, in order to give staff time to improve conditions and collect data. (Legistar)

APPROVED: Declaration that the investigation and prosecution of crimes related to entheogenic plants is the lowest priority in the City. The Mayor and Council use the County District Attorney to cease prosecution of people for crimes related to entheogenic plants or plant based compounds. (Legistar)

APPROVED: Site plan for a PUD development at 841 Broadway (former DTE site). It will include 96 attached residential units, 8200 sq. ft. of retail, 5600 sq. ft. of restaurant uses, 148 room hotel, and a minimum of six contiguous acres of public open space. (Legistar)

APPROVED: The City accepts a grant of $417,268 from the Center for Tech and Civic Life to operationalize safe and secure election administration. The grant will fund an additional “client seat” for a high speed absentee ballot tabulator, application for absentee ballots, postage for any new ballot applications, staffing and extended hours for the City Clerk’s office (and satellite office), ballot drop boxes, marketing materials, and bonus pay for election inspectors during the pandemic. (Legistar)

APPROVED: $14,000 for a Budget Priorities Citizen Survey (similar in size and scope to a similar survey conducted in 2018) to help inform discussion of the City’s FY22 Budget and FY 23 Financial Plan. (Legistar)

APPROVED: $147,019 contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation for the Fuller Court Sidewalk Gap Project. (Legistar)

APPROVED: $152,435 for the installation of traffic calming devices (speed bumps) on Fernwood Avenue from Packard to Lorraine streets. (Legistar)

APPROVED: $401,500 for for traffic control materials and supplies for gateway signage, signals (Ellsworth/Research Park Drive, Broadway Park Drive/Broadway, and Pauline/Maple), multiple RRFB (Rectangular Rapid Flash beacons at crosswalks), and other maintenance. (Legistar)

APPROVED: $314,000 for traffic control products to rebuild signals at Hubbard & Huron Pkwy and Pauline at Maple Rd, upgrade school zones, install intersections at Ellsworth/Research Park Drive and Broadway Park/Broadway, and provide maintenance and repair in support of other City projects. (Legistar)

APPROVED: $187,000 for Streetlight Replacement and Asset Management (Legistar)

A2ELNEL Voting Chart

Ann Arbor City Council Voting Chart for September 21, 2020 Part 1
Ann Arbor City Council Voting Chart for September 21, 2020 Part 2
Ann Arbor City Council Voting Chart for September 21, 2020 Part 3

Ann Arbor City Council: June 3, 2019

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

Ann Arbor City Council Meeting Summary

APPROVED: $4,230,645 for FY2020 Street Surface Treatment Project, pavement preservation applications (Legistar)

APPROVED: $852,409.60 Contract with MDOT for Dhu Varren Rd. Sidewalk Project (Legistar)

APPROVED: $635,000 for pavement marking maintenance (Legistar)

APPROVED: $100,000 for pedestrian improvement projects (beacons, signals, devices) (Legistar)

APPROVED: $17,500 Sidewalk Special Assessment District 1425 Pontiac Trail (adjacent to Beckley Park) (Legistar)

APPROVED: $12,000 Traffic Calming Devices on Scio Church Service Drive (Legistar)

APPROVED: Site plan “Bristol Ridge” 2750 Pontiac Trail (Legistar)

DEFEATED:  Rezoning from R4B to R4D (moderate sized multi-family to higher density and high rise multi-family) “Brightdawn Village” 2805 Burton Road (Legistar)

A2ELNEL: Additional Thoughts (June 1, 2019) – Resident Requested Traffic Calming, Gallup Goats​

A2ELNEL Voting Chart

Ann Arbor City Council Voting Chart for June 3, 2019 Part 1
Ann Arbor City Council Voting Chart for June 3, 2019 Part 2
Ann Arbor City Council Voting Chart for June 3, 2019 Part 3

Ann Arbor City Council: November 19, 2018

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

This was the first Council meeting for CM Griswold, CM Hayner, CM Nelson, CM Ramlawi.

Ann Arbor City Council Meeting Summary

APPROVED: CM Lumm was elected Mayor Pro Tem. (Legistar)

APPROVED: $250,000 budget amendment to the office of Sustainability and Innovations (Legistar) Approved projects:

  • $200,000 for Net Zero Affordable Housing (solar, electrification, other upgrades to property on Broadway)
  • $15,000 for additional EV stations
  • $10,000 seed funding for resilience hubs
  • $25,000 for feasibility studies, legal analysis, and other pre-work needed for large scale solar installations at city-owned properties
  • Three line items were rejected: $14,000 for professional development, $10,000 for educational and community outreach materials, and $39,000 for staffing.
  • A2ELNEL: Additional Thoughts (Nov 18, 2018) – Sustainability and Innovations Funding
  • A2ELNEL: Climate Change Action Funding

APPROVED: A survey of residents will be conducted (using funds previously allocated) to collect input on use of the untethered rebate money from the mental health and public safety millage. (Legistar)

APPROVED: Staff recommended updates to the City’s Traffic Calming Program, including industry best practices, staff observations, past project area feedback, and peer community review (Legistar)

APPROVED: $32,779 additional funds to complete Scio Church Road Improvements Project (Legistar)

A2ELNEL Voting Chart

Ann Arbor City Council Voting Chart for November 19, 2018

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