Ann Arbor City Council Voting Chart for the Meeting of August 4, 2022
This is a relatively light agenda. There are two nominations, eleven items on the Consent Agenda, no ordinances at their first reading, one public hearing for an ordinance at its second reading, and two resolutions. One person resigned from the AAATA Board, and one from Energy Commission.
Jeff Hayner was absent.
Of particular interest:
- DC-3 was added late, to authorize the Attorney’s office to sue Tribar over the hexavalent chromium spill.
- PH-1 and B-1, a public hearing and second reading of an ordinance that will modify the setbacks in R2A (duplex zoning) to allow more duplexes to actually be built in those districts. Here is an excerpt from the discussion of the resolution:
The R2A district is intended to “create areas of essentially single-family residential character utilizing two single-family dwelling units that are attached either side to side or vertically,” and be “similar to the higher density single-family [residential] zoning districts.” Since its creation in 1963, the minimum lot size and minimum lot area per dwelling unit requirements of the R2A district have increased from 6,000 square feet to 8,500 square feet.
The R2A is now more in line with the lower density single-family residential districts than the higher density ones. The increases in minimum lot area standards have made 68% of lots zoned R2A nonconforming lots for area. More than 2/3 of lots currently zoned for two-family residential use cannot legally have a two-family dwelling.
To return the R2A district closer to its intent for higher density, single-family-character neighborhoods, and make the majority of lots in this district conforming, staff proposed reducing the minimum lot size from 8,500 square feet to 5,000 square feet. This change will make the R2A district have the same physical characteristics – in terms of lot area, required setbacks, height limits – as the R1D (Single-Family Dwelling) district. Staff also propose reducing the minimum lot area per dwelling unit from 4,250 square feet to 2,500 square feet, so that a twofamily dwelling can be developed on a conforming, 5,000 square foot lot. The minimum lot width standard is also proposed to be reduced from 60 feet to 40 feet, again consistent with the standard of the R1D district.
|Agenda Item||Mayor Taylor||Disch (Ward 1)||Hayner (Ward 1)||Song (Ward 2)||Griswold (Ward 2)||Radina (Ward 3)||Grand (Ward 3)||Eyer (Ward 4)||Nelson (Ward 4)||Briggs (Ward 5)||Ramlawi (Ward 5)|
Nomination of Kristina Glusac to the Zoning Board of Appeals, Partial Term Ending: May 31, 2024
Nomination of Simi Barr to the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority Board of Directors, Partial Term ending May 1, 2024
Resolution to Appoint Eric Farrell to the Public Market Advisory Commission
Resolution to Close Washington Street between Thayer and Fletcher for the University of Michigan Campus Fire Safety Awareness Event on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Resolution to Approve Street Closures for University of Michigan Football Games for the 2022 Season
Resolution to Approve a Professional Services Agreement with Wade Trim Associates, Inc. for the Design of the Gallup Park Vehicle and Pedestrian Bridge ($285,524.06) (RFP No. 22-51)
Resolution to Approve a General Services Agreement for Electrical and Instrumentation Support Services with Utilities Instrumentation Service, RFP #22-45 ($750,000.00)
Resolution to Approve a General Services Agreement with Ballard Marine, LLC d/b/a Ballard Marine Construction, LLC for Dive Inspection Services (RFP #22-48) ($100,000.00)
Resolution to Approve a Construction Contract with Monroe Plumbing and Heating Company for Water Treatment Plant HVAC Maintenance Services (RFP 22-47) ($196,500.00)
Resolution to Approve a Professional Services Agreement with Black & Veatch Ltd. of Michigan to Design the Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection System Replacement Project at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, RFP 22-22 ($307,471.00)
Resolution to Award a Construction Contract to A. Z. Shmina, Inc. for the Arbor Landing Lift Station Replacement Project (RFP No. 22-32, $837,000.00)
Resolution to Approve Amendment No. 4 to the Professional Services Agreement with Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc. for the Lift Station Replacement Project, RFP No. 18-35 ($130,861.00 Amendment, $553,785.00 contract total)
Resolution to Appropriate $21,500.00 from the General Fund Fund Balance to Amend the 2022 Annual Sidewalk and Ramp Repair Project for the Replacement of the Existing Path Between Yorkshire Road and Allen Elementary School. (8 Votes Required)
Resolution to Approve a Construction Contract with Fonson Company, Inc. ($892,109.00), Approve a CDBG Subrecipient Agreement with the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development ($676,000.00) and Appropriate $1,227,889.00 in Contributing Funds for the Russell Street Improvements Project (8 Votes Required)
Public Hearing PH-1 An Ordinance to Amend Tables 5.15-1 (Primary Use Table) and 5.17-2 (Two-Family Residential Zoning District Dimensions) of Chapter 55 (Unified Development Code) of Title V of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (ORD-22-11)
Resolution to Approve the Sale of City-Owned Property at 1146 South Maple to Avalon, Housing, Inc. for the Development of Affordable Housing (8 Votes Required)
Resolution for Community Events Fund Disbursements from the FY 2023 Budget
Regarding Legal Response Efforts Relative to the Spill of Hexavalent Chromium into the Huron River by Tribar Manufacturing
Resolution Authorizing Summary Publication of Ordinance 22-11 - An Ordinance to Amend Tables 5.15-1 (Primary Use Table) and 5.17-2 (Two-Family Residential Zoning District Dimensions) of Chapter 55 (Unified Development Code) of Title V of The Code of The City of Ann Arbor - Amendments to M1 permitted uses and R2A minimum dimensions