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File #: 14-1194    Version: 1 Name: 5/4/15 - Ann Arbor Hands on Museum - Wind Project
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/4/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/4/2015 Final action: 5/4/2015
Enactment date: 5/4/2015 Enactment #: R-15-154
Title: Resolution to Approve Professional Services Agreement with the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum for the Wind Generator Project ($300,021.00)
Attachments: 1. PSA with AAHOM rev2.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve Professional Services Agreement with the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum for the Wind Generator Project ($300,021.00)
Memorandum
This memorandum and resolution request approval of the Professional Services Agreement with the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum for education and outreach services for the wind generator grant project. Award of a Professional Services Agreement is requested to complete the outreach and education portion of the grant received by the City from the Department of Energy (DOE) and accepted by Council as part of Resolution R-13-015.

The purpose of the Department of Energy grant is to educate the public regarding the use and benefits of wind energy. When efforts to site a demonstration windmill were unsuccessful, the City engaged the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum as a local expert in delivering science-based education to the community. The City and the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum submitted a revised proposal to the DOE for their consideration in June 2014. The revised proposal includes developing portable and permanent wind-generation exhibits that can be used at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and at community centers, schools, libraries, and festival and construction of demonstration devices that display how wind energy is generated, stored, and distributed. The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum staff will deliver thirty-six outreach programs about wind as an alternative energy source in schools and libraries, and will support the University of Michigan Woven Wind student project team. Finally, the Ann Arbor Hands On Museum will participate in three regional festivals around the state and display its wind focused exhibits.

In July 2014, the DOE accepted the City's revised proposal, which would be executed over a two-year period. The grant provided by the DOE will cover 100% of the cost of the education and outreach portion of this project.

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