A preview of the Ann Arbor City Council meeting for Monday, December 2, 2013; based on the agenda printed on Friday, November 29, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
The hot issue for December 2, 2013 is the proposed repeal of the Ann Arbor pedestrian ordinance. If passed, city rules for pedestrians would revert to the Michigan state laws.
Another preview, with a lot more words, is at the Ann Arbor Chronicle.
INT-1. We have new firefighters, let’s meet them.
INT-2. A review of Fiscal Year 2013 audit results from CFO Tom Crawford.
INT-3. Philip Deletka is volunteer of the month for work on the CERT program. (Added late.)
Public commentary reserved time! 10 speakers at 3 minutes each. Speakers: Tom Partridge, Henry Herskovitz.
CC-1. Here’s who’s on various council committees.
Briere to Planning Commission. (added late)
Taylor to Greenbelt Advisory Commission. (added late)
Briere and Anglin to the Environmental Commission. (added late)
Council rep TBD to Disabilities Commission. (added late)
Someone to LDFA (added late, not reflected in electronic agenda).
CC-2. Council rules.
MC-1. Mayoral appointments and confirmations. Nothing controversial.
PH-2. An industrial development district at 1901 E Ellsworth, which would suit the needs of http://www.genze.com/ (Mahindra Genze), an electric scooter company.
PH-3. Running Fit wants to build upwards at 121-123 E Liberty and at 220 S Fourth.
PH-1. Repeal of the pedestrian ordinance, a public hearing. Expect a lot of speakers. Reorganized on the agenda to go third, not first. (39 speakers, 36 against)
A-1. Approve last month’s minutes for council.
CA-1. Approve a $58,000 annual maintenance license for ESRI GIS software.
B-1. Repeal of the pedestrian ordinance, second reading. There are 5 sponsors for the ordinance, and it’s expected to be repealed; but there may be last-minute negotiations that lead to some kind of compromise.
C-1. Traverwood Apartments rezoning, first reading.
DC-1. Council calendar for 2014.
DC-2. Policy for removal of street parking spaces; it’s proposed that a street parking space be valued at $45,000.
DB-1. Running Fit wants to build upwards at 121-123 E Liberty and at 220 S Fourth.
DB-2. Donation of 2.2 acres from Bill Martin adjacent to the Traverwood Apartments proposed development.
DS-1, DS-2. Asbestos abatement in floors 3, 4, and 5 of City Hall.
DS-3. An industrial development district at 1901 E Ellsworth, see PH-2.
DS-4. City-University parking ticket processing contract.
DS-5. “Resolution to Approve a Six Month Extension of the Existing Installment Purchase Agreement with Bank of Ann Arbor to Finance the Purchase of 350 S. Fifth Avenue ($3,500,000.00) (8 Votes Required) (Roll Call Vote Required)” This is a surprise. “Whereas, it is in the best interest of the City to extend the maturity date of the Agreement by six months.” The Bank of Ann Arbor is extending the same terms and interest rate as currently held, with no prepayment penalty.