Ann Arbor City Council Voting Chart for the Meeting of March 20, 2023
Here’s the agenda for tonight’s meeting.
The evening kicks off with a decent, 20-item consent agenda. The first two items are street closures. CA-1 is for MUSIC Matters Spring Fest on April 14th. CA-2 is for the Glacier Area Memorial Day Parade on May 29th. There are also some housing items on the consent agenda. CA-7 is appropriating $3.5M in American Rescue Plan funds to purchase 8 duplexes in the Liberty/Virginia for affordable housing. CA-8 is transferring 121 Catherine, the 4th and Catherine Surface Lot, to the Ann Arbor Housing Development Corporation for a future affordable housing development there. CA-8 is the tax exemption for that project. CA-9 is a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) for the 121 Catherine project.
There are two public hearings on the agenda tonight. PH-1/B-1 is on amendments to the city’s solid waste ordinance. PH-2/B-2 is on an ordinance to amend the city’s risk fund to make payments an administrative action instead of a political one by removing sitting council members from the board.
There are two ordinance first readings on the agenda tonight. C-1 is the rezoning of the old Road Commission Building, 415 W. Washington, from public land to PUD. The plan is to replace the decaying road commission building with a mid-rise residential structure which would develop that section of the treeline trail, clean up the pollution there, and provide better stormwater management. C-2 is to amend the city’s housing code to require existing buildings with gas appliances and/or attached garages to have a carbon monoxide detector.
On to the resolutions. DC-1 is to appoint Kate Laramie to the Greenbelt Advisory Board. DC-2 is to request the public art commission put together a plan to redesign the city flag for the bicentennial next year.
DC-3 is to approve a general services agreement between Waste Management and Ann Arbor for solid waste franchise collection. DC-4 is a resolution asking the Administrator to provide council with a monthly risk fund claims review, since council members will no longer be directly part of the process to distribute settlement funds. DB-1 is a resolution asking the Administrator to engage with the state legislature and Public Services Commission to advance energy equity and resilience.
|Agenda Item||Mayor Taylor||Disch (Ward 1)||Harrison (Ward 1)||Song (Ward 2)||Watson (Ward 2)||Radina (Ward 3)||Ghazi-Edwin (Ward 3)||Eyer (Ward 4)||Akmon (Ward 4)||Briggs (Ward 5)||Cornell (Ward 5)|
Appointments - Confirmations
Resolution to Approve the Closing of Streets for the 2023 Glacier Highlands Neighborhood Association Annual Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 29, 2023
Resolution to Approve a Land and Water Conservation Grant Application to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Grants Management for Improvements at the Buhr Park Ice Arena
Resolution to Enter a Lease with Huron River Holdings, LLC for Seasonal Parking for Argo Park ($102,031.00 / 6 yrs.) (8 Votes Required)
Resolution to Approve a Purchase Order to Amerinet of Michigan, Inc. for the Purchase of Networking Equipment, Software, and Related Services to Replace Legacy Justice Center Building Network Equipment and Upgrade the Justice Center Building Network to a Fabric Connected Network ($132,850.18) (GSA Schedule IT 70 - GS-35F-0511T)
Resolution to Approve a Purchase Order to AmeriNet of Michigan, Inc. for the purchase of Extreme Networks Wireless Networking Equipment, Software, and Related Services to Replace legacy Cisco Wireless Equipment ($102,621.00) (GSA Schedule IT 70 - GS-35F-0511T)
Resolution to Approve a $3,500,000 American Rescue Plan Act Subrecipient Grant for the Acquisition of 8 duplexes on Liberty, Virginia and Siller Terrace by the Ann Arbor Housing Development Corporation for Affordable Housing ($3,500,000.00) (8 Votes Required)
Resolution to Transfer Ownership of 121 E. Catherine to the Ann Arbor Housing Development Corporation ($1.00) (8 Votes Required)
Resolution to Approve a Tax Exemption for the Ann Arbor Housing Development Corporation’s Affordable Housing Project at 121 E Catherine and Payment of a Service Charge in Lieu of Taxes
Resolution Authorizing Water Capital Recovery Charges for 3090 Geddes Av. ($5,274.00)
Resolution Authorizing Sanitary Sewer Capital Recovery Charges for 3090 Geddes Av. ($25,954.00)
Resolution Authorizing Water Capital Recovery Charges for 190 Orchard Hills Ct. ($2,696.00)
Resolution to Authorize a Sole Source Purchase Order to Michigan Lighting Systems East, LLC (MLS East) in the amount of $43,050.00 for Spring City Street Light Poles and Associated Fixtures and Luminaires
Resolution to Approve Amendment No. 1 to the Professional Services Agreement with Wade Trim Associates, Inc. for the State and Hill Streets Improvements Project ($385,780.00 Amendment, $834,814.00 Contract Total)
Resolution to Approve a Construction Contract with Bailey Excavating, Inc. for the Broadway Water Main and Resurfacing Project ($3,242,493.43)
Resolution to Approve a Construction Contract with Fonson Company, Inc. for the 2023 Miscellaneous Utility Projects ($4,203,293.63)
Resolution to Approve Amendment No. 5 to the Professional Services Agreement with DLZ Michigan, Inc. for Engineering Design Services for the E. Medical Center Drive Bridge Rehabilitation and Widening Project ($ 615,216.72 increase, total contract $ 1,685,347.40) (RFP 21-20)
Resolution to Approve Amendment No. 1 to the Right-of-Way License Agreement with Spin, Inc., for the Operation of Electric Scooters and Electric Bicycles in the City of Ann Arbor
Resolution to Approve Amendment Number 1 to the Professional Services Agreement between Ann Arbor SPARK and the City of Ann Arbor for Economic Development Services ($24,500 Amendment, $99,500 Contract Total)
Resolution Directing the City Administrator to Negotiate a New Natural Gas Franchise
|B-1 - Motion to Adopt on Second Reading by Radina|
An Ordinance to Amend Sections 2:1, 2:2, 2:5, and 2:9 of Chapter 26 (Solid Waste) of Title II (Solid Waste) of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (ORD-23-07)
|B-2 - Motion to Adopt on Second Reading by Cornell|
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 11 (Risk Fund) and Repeal Section 1:193 of Chapter 8 (Organization of Boards and Commissions) of Title I of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (ORD-23-09)
|C-1 - Motion to Approve on First Reading by Cornell|
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 55 (Zoning), Rezoning of 2.5 Acres from PL (Public Land) to PUD (Planned Unit Development District), 415 West Washington PUD Zoning and Supplemental Regulations, 415 West Washington (CPC Recommendation: Approval - 8 Yeas and 0 Nays)
|C-2 - Motion to Approve as Amended on First Reading by Cornell|
An Ordinance to Amend Section 8:527 of Chapter 105 (Housing Code) of Title VIII (Building Regulations) of the Ann Arbor City Code to require existing buildings with attached garages or gas appliances to have carbon monoxide detectors.
|C-2 - Motion to Amend by Cornell|
Amendment to cover multi-family units that have fuel-fired heating outside of the units themselves.
Resolution to Appoint Kate Laramie to the Greenbelt Advisory Commission (7 Votes Required)
Resolution to Request the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission to Establish a Project Plan to Redesign the City of Ann Arbor City Flag in Honor of the 2024 Bicentennial Celebration
Resolution to Approve a General Services Agreement between Waste Management of Michigan, Inc. and the City of Ann Arbor for Commercial Solid Waste Franchise Collection. (Estimated Cost for the City $733,000.00, Total Estimated Contract Value $14,660,000.00)
|DC-4 - Motion to Approve as Amended by Akmon|
Resolution Directing the City Administrator to Provide City Council a Monthly Risk Fund Claims Review Report
|DC-4 - Motion to Amend by Eyer|
Amendment to post the risk fund payment information directly on the city’s website.
|DB-1 - Motion to Postpone by Edwin|
A Resolution Requesting the City Administrator to Engage with the Michigan Legislature and Michigan Public Service Commission to Advance Energy Equity and Resilience