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File #: 12-1653    Version: 1 Name: 012213 City-DDA FY13 & FY14 Sidewalk Agreement
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/22/2013 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/22/2013 Final action: 1/22/2013
Enactment date: 1/22/2013 Enactment #: R-13-030
Title: Resolution to Approve Agreement between the City of Ann Arbor and the Downtown Development Authority for Sidewalk Repairs within the Downtown Development District during FY 2013 and FY 2014
Title
Resolution to Approve Agreement between the City of Ann Arbor and the Downtown Development Authority for Sidewalk Repairs within the Downtown Development District during FY 2013 and FY 2014
Memorandum
Subsection 4:58(D) of Chapter 49 of the Ann Arbor City Code allows the City and the Downtown Development Authority of the City of Ann Arbor (“DDA”) to enter into an agreement regarding responsibilities for repair of sidewalks within the Downtown Development District boundaries, as established by Section 1:154 of Chapter 7 of the Ann Arbor City Code, and for the payment for those repairs. The DDA has asked to enter into an agreement in accordance with Subsection 4:58(D)(1) of Chapter 49. Under this provision and as provided in the agreement, the City will treat sidewalks within the Downtown Development District like sidewalks outside the Downtown Development District for purposes of repair and the DDA will compensate the City for undertaking those repairs.

The agreement covers two one-year periods, beginning July 1, 2012, and ending June 30, 2014, and is recommended for your approval.

More specifically, the agreement provides that sidewalks that are within the Downtown Development District's boundaries and adjacent to and abutting real property against which the City levies property taxes will be exempt from the requirements of Subsection 4:58(A) of Chapter 49 of the Ann Arbor City Code that sidewalks to be kept and maintained in good repair by the owner of the land adjacent to and abutting upon the sidewalk. This exemption places those properties in the same position as properties outside the Downtown Development District boundaries that are not exempt from property taxes.

In return, the DDA will transmit to the City for FY 2013 and for FY 2014, the portion of 0.125 mill of the 2.125 mill street and bridge reconstruction and resurfacing and sidewalk repair millage, as adjusted by any required millage roll backs, that is captured by the DDA for each of tho...

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