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File #: 07-0228    Version: Name: 10/15 Public Art Ordinance
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/3/2007 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/5/2007 Final action: 11/5/2007
Enactment date: 10/15/2007 Enactment #: ORD-07-47
Title: An Ordinance to Add a New Section 1:238 to Chapter 8 (Organization of Boards and Commissions) of Title I and to Add a New Chapter 24 to Title I of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Public Art Ordinance) (Ord No. ORD-07-47)
Code sections: Chapter 24 - Public Art, Chapter 8 - Organization of Boards and Commissions
Attachments: 1. ORD-07-47 Public Art Ordinance Briefed, 2. Public Art Ordinance.pdf
Title
An Ordinance to Add a New Section 1:238 to Chapter 8 (Organization of Boards and Commissions) of Title I and to Add a New Chapter 24 to Title I of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Public Art Ordinance) (Ord No. ORD-07-47)
Memorandum
In their Strategic Plan for 2004-2005 the Commission on Art in Public Places (CAPP) advanced the concept of a sustainable source of revenue to support public art in the Ann Arbor community. In the spring of 2006 staff shared with council a conceptual outline of options and approaches to creating a funding source for art in public places as a percent of capital projects. Council endorsed such an approach for City projects and since that time staff has worked with representatives of CAPP in preparing the attached ordinance that establishes this new program.

The ordinance provides that:

· All capital improvement projects funded wholly or partly by the city will include funds for public art equal to 1% of the construction costs, to a maximum of $250,000 per project.
· Funds for public art that are included as part of a General Fund capital project may be used to fund public art sited with the project or, if not expended for that project, may be pooled in a separate public art fund within the General Fund.
· Funds for public art that are included as part of capital project financed by other than the City’s general fund may be used to fund public art sited with the project or, if not expended for that project, may be pooled in a separate public art fund within that fund.
· Public art funds that are held within a city fund other than the general fund shall be expended only on projects that are related to the purposes of that fund.

In discussion with CAPP, it was noted that the program must recognize the need for ongoing maintenance of public art. As a result, the ordinance provides that normal maintenance of the art will be provided by the Services Area responsible for the location where the art is installed. Additionally, f...

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