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File #: 12-1068    Version: Name: 8/9/12 - Public Art Millage
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/9/2012 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/20/2012 Final action: 8/20/2012
Enactment date: 8/20/2012 Enactment #: R-12-393
Title: Resolution to Order Election and to Determine Ballot Question for Charter Amendment for the 2013 Art in Public Places Millage (7 Votes Required)
Sponsors: Christopher Taylor, John Hieftje, Stephen Kunselman, Sabra Briere
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Resolution to Order Election and to Determine Ballot Question for Charter Amendment for the 2013 Art in Public Places Millage (7 Votes Required)
Memorandum
In November of 2007 the City Council approved an ordinance that provides for the funding of public art out of capital improvement projects. In December of 2011 the City Council amended the ordinance to remove from its provisions, effective July1, 2012, capital improvement projects funded out of the City’s general fund.

The funding of public art out of funds other than the general fund imposes some restrictions on the art for which those funds can be used.

The proposed art in public places millage would broaden the types of art for which the public art funds could be used, and by submitting the millage to the vote of the electors, will reflect the will of the people of Ann Arbor relative to the funding of art in public places in the city.

City Council is presented with a resolution authorizing a ballot question to approve a City Charter amendment to add up to 0.10 mill annually for four (4) years for art in public places, starting in 2013. The charter amendment also would preclude the City from raising funds for art in public places in any other manner, excluding gifts, bequests and donations, for the duration of the art in public places millage. The City would still be able to use funds already raised or set aside for public art purposes.

The new millage of one-tenth (0.10) mill, if approved, is expected to raise approximately $459,273 during the first year. For a residential property in the City of Ann Arbor with a mean taxable value of $108,600, the one-tenth (0.10) mill would add a tax of $10.97 per year ($10.86 + 1% administrative fee), or 91 cents per month.

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Whereas, Art in Public Places is currently funded with capital improvement project funds in accordance with Chapter 24 of the Ann Arbor City Code;

Whereas, The proposed amendment to the City Charter to add a art in public places...

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