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File #: 14-1298    Version: Name: 9/15/14 - Resolution for Designation of Street Administrator
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/15/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/15/2014 Final action: 9/15/2014
Enactment date: 9/15/2014 Enactment #: R-14-321
Title: Resolution for the Designation of Street Administrator for Public Act 51 and to Authorize the Street Administrator to Sign Traffic Signal Control Costs Agreements and Municipal Trunk Line Maintenance Contracts with the Michigan Department of Transportation
Title
Resolution for the Designation of Street Administrator for Public Act 51 and to Authorize the Street Administrator to Sign Traffic Signal Control Costs Agreements and Municipal Trunk Line Maintenance Contracts with the Michigan Department of Transportation
Memorandum
The City of Ann Arbor has maintained MDOT's trunk lines in the City limits through standard agreements between the City of Ann Arbor and the State of Michigan, including traffic signals, with standard cost sharing formulas in place for many years. City Council approved our current five-year contract on September 15, 2014. Under Public Act 51 and the Contract, the City must designate a Street Administrator, The Street Administrator is the single person designated to represent a community in transactions with the Michigan Department of Transportation.

We recommend that City Council appoint Nicholas S. Hutchinson, City Engineer, as the City's Street Administrator and authorize him to enter into traffic signal costs agreements and Municipal Trunk Line maintenance Contracts with the Michigan Department of Transportation.
Staff
Prepared by: Marti Praschan, Financial Manager
Reviewed by: Craig Hupy, Public Services Area Administrator
Approved by: Steven D. Powers, City Administrator
Body
Whereas, Section 13(7) of Act 51, Public Acts of 1951 provided that each incorporated city and village to which funds are returned under the provisions of this section, that "the responsibility for street improvements, maintenance, and traffic operations work, and the development, construction or repair of off-street parking facilities and construction or repair of street lighting shall be coordinated by a single administrator to be designated by the governing body who shall be responsible for and shall represent the municipality in transactions with the State Transportation Department pursuant to this Act.";

Whereas, The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the City of Ann Arbor d...

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