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File #: 07-1072    Version: 1 Name: 1999-09-20
Type: Minutes Status: Filed
File created: 9/20/1999 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/20/1999 Final action: 9/20/1999
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Title: ANN ARBOR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES REGULAR SESSION - SEPTEMBER 20, 1999
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ANN ARBOR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
REGULAR SESSION - SEPTEMBER 20, 1999
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The regular session of the Ann Arbor City Council was called to order at 7:42 p.m. in the
City Hall Council Chamber by Mayor Ingrid B. Sheldon.
Council stood for a moment of silence.
Mayor Sheldon led Council in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
ROLL CALL OF COUNCIL
PRESENT : Councilmembers Tobi Hanna-Davies, Joseph Upton, David Kwan, Jean
Carlberg, Heidi Cowing Herrell, Patrick A. Putman, Christopher Kolb,
Elisabeth L. Daley, Mayor Ingrid B. Sheldon, 9.
ABSENT : Councilmembers Patricia Vereen-Dixon, Stephen C. Hartwell, 2.
INTRODUCTIONS
SOCIETY OF MANUFACTURING ENGINEERS (SME) - CHAPTER #079
Mayor Sheldon presented a proclamation to Thomas Ward, in recognition of the 50th
Anniversary of the Ann Arbor Area Chapter # 79, and to proclaim September 19-25, 1999
as Society of Manufacturing Engineers Week in Ann Arbor. The Society of Manufacturing
Engineers is an international, professional society dedicated to serving its members and the
manufacturing community through professionalism, knowledge and learning. The Ann
Arbor Area Chapter has been actively promoting excellence in manufacturing engineering
for the past half century.
1999 JOHN J. GUNTHER BEST PRACTICES AWARDS
Mayor Sheldon presented Community Development Director Eileen Ryan with a crystal
award from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in recognition of
the good work done by the Community Development Department in helping the less
fortunate and managing federal grant monies wisely. The City of Ann Arbor received four
ÁBest Practices awards from HUD this year. An award for providing technical assistance
to other communities to help them utilize a HUD dispersement and integration system was
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presented to Fiscal and Administrative Manager Kathleen Muscato. The Continuum of
Care Process Award was presented to Human Services Manager Merrill Crockett, and
CDBG Executive Committee Chair Katie Collins, received the award for Community
Partners on behalf of the efforts made on the Annual Christmas in April effort. Ms. Ryan
presented the Financial and Grant Management Award to City Council.
HURON BOOK PRESENTATION BY THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPT.
Parks and Recreation Superintendent Ron Olson distributed copies of the Huron Book to
members of City Council. Natural Area Preservation Coordinator David Borneman gave an
overview of the book. The book originally started with a grant from the Department of
Natural Resources (DNR) and the National Heritage Program in 1996 as a guide to educate
the public about the parks along the Huron River. The book was published by the
University of Michigan Press, and can be purchased for $15.95 in local bookstores or the
Parks and Recreation Department.
ANN ARBOR CIVIC THEATRE
Mayor Sheldon proclaimed September 20-14 Ann Arbor Civic Theater Week and dedicated
a proclamation in honor of their 70th Anniversary. The Ann Arbor Civic Theater has been
committed to the performance of quality plays and musicals and meeting the highest
standards of excellence in the community. The Ann Arbor Civic Theatre has been involved
in the betterment of the community through providing year-round performances, interestbased
workshops, youth theatre programs and community outreach programs.
ÁTEACHING-LEARNING COMMUNITIES
Mayor Sheldon presented a proclamation to Carol Tice on behalf of the 30th Anniversary of
the Teaching Learning Communities (TLC) in the Ann Arbor Public Schools. The
ÁTeaching-Learning Communities promotes success in learning, and is operated by
volunteers and consists of elders sharing their wisdom with the youth in an educational
setting. The program consists of volunteers who share their program is currently in nine
elementary schools, and one jr. high school.
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PUBLIC COMMENTARY - RESERVED TIME
KERMIT SCHLANSKER - OIL RESERVE
Kermit Schlansker, 2950 Marshall, presented a chart of the Hubbert=s Oil Curve and
pointed out that it is probable that the world will run out of oil because the United States is
using about six billion barrels of oil per year and the world is using about 26 billion barrels.
Mr. Schlansker urged the city to begin planting more trees now because wood is the best
source to obtain sustainable fuel from. He suggested that the City build a power plant that
is fueled by wastepaper and wood to serve as a research vehicle to improve pollution
control, efficiency and cogeneration.
AUDREY JACKSON - AFFORDABLE HOUSING PARTNERSHIPS
Audrey Jackson, 2557 Sandalwood, stated that it is troubling how Ann Arbor is voted one of
the best places in the United States for families, education and housing when the city is not
able to house its poor, homeless or working middle-class, thrives on expensive rentals and
has bargain homes priced for $200,000. She stated that the Affordable Housing Steering
Committee currently has no representative from public housing, and only one person
representing cooperative housing. Ms. Jackson stated that a real affordable housing
partnership will succeed when everyone at the table is treated with the ability to have an
equal input on the future of affordable housing.
ALAN HABER - NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Alan Haber, 531 Third Street, gave an update on the Teaching Community Forum on
Nuclear Weapons, which will begin on October 4 and continue through October 11. He
extended an invitation to City Council and members of the community to come and hear
the many speakers coming from all over the world to address the issue of nuclear
weapons. Some of the topics that will be discussed are: ÁThe Scientific Study of Peace
and Justice; ÁHow to Teach Peace Education; What is the Government=s Program for
Nuclear Weapons in Space? ÁEnvironmental Justice; and ÁThe Effects of Low Level
Radiation on Embryos.
SUSAN BASKETT - C.O.P. PROGRAM
Susan Baskett, Facilitator of The Neighborhood Coalition of Southeast Ann Arbor, spoke in
support of the Community Oriented Policing (C.O.P.) Program in the City of Ann Arbor.
She stated that the program is good for neighborhoods because it provides consistency,
accountability and a sense of neighborhood empowerment. Ms. Baskett gave a detailed
overview of the involvement of C.O.P. officers in the neighborhood and encouraged City
Council to continue the program because it supports the neighborhood and empowers them
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to support themselves.
PUBLIC HEARINGS
CHAPTER 59- OFF-STREET PARKING (ORDINANCE NO. 38-99)
A public hearing was conducted on the proposed amendment to Chapter 59, Sections
5:165, 5:167 and 5:168, to revise parking requirements for funeral homes, delete outdated
references to handicapped parking requirements, and reduce minimum parking lot aisle
width requirements for 90 degree parking. Notice of public hearing was published August
29, 1999.
There being no one to speak, the Mayor declared the hearing closed.
ENGAGE ENERGY US, L.P. ELECTRIC UTILITY FRANCHISE - Ordinance No. 41-99
A public hearing was conducted on the proposed amendment to Chapter 37, by adding new
sections 2:635 - 2:657 - Engage Energy Electric Utility Franchise. Notice of public hearing
was published September 12, 1999.
The following person was present to speak:
Terry O=Reilly, representing Engage Energy US, L.P., clarified that currently Engage
Energy is not aware of any renewables available to them. He stated that he is present to
answer any questions from City Council.
There being no one else present to speak, the Mayor declared the hearing closed.
CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT FOR CDBG
AND HOME PROGRAMS
A public hearing was conducted on the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation
Report for CDBG and HOME Programs. Notice of public hearing was published September
12, 1999.
The following persons were present to speak:
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Jim Elvison referred to the Shelter Plus Care Annual Caucus Report and stated that
the report states that there were 35 people who did not participate in the program because
there were no vacancies. He stated that the City should do all it can to assure that the
vacancies are made available. Mr. Elvison referred to the program goals and urged that
the tracking system not be discontinued because it tracks people who need substance
abuse services.
Audrey Jackson, referred to the 1990-1991 Fiscal Year Non-Profit Agency Funding
History Report and requested that City Council or the Community Development Department
provide her with information on how monies were used for the following agencies: Academy
for African-American Students; Ann Arbor Housing Commission; Ann Arbor Public
Schools; Catholic Social Services; Community Action Network; Domestic Violence Project;
Housing Bureau for Seniors and Neighborhood Senior Services. She questioned the lack
of minority organizations that receive these funds, and what information is needed by the
City to facilitate the process for African-American led minority agencies. Ms. Jackson
asked the City to also provide the current status of Section 8 funds for the assisted public
housing sites listed in the report.
There being no one else present to speak, the Mayor declared the hearing closed.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
AGENDA APPROVED WITH CHANGES
Councilmember Kwan moved that the agenda be approved with the following changes:
B - ORDINANCES - SECOND READING
Correction: B-1 Amendment to Chapter 59, Sections 5:167 and 5:168, to
revise the parking requirements for funeral homes,
delete outdated references to handicapped parking
requirements, and reduce minimum parking lot aisle width
requirement for 90 degree parking (<Attorney> PLANNING)
(Ordinance No. 38-99)
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D - MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS
Add D-1 Resolution Designating Sunday, October 10 as CROP
Sponsors: Hunger Walk Day in the City of Ann Arbor (CouncilmemberS
<Hanna-Davies> HERRELL & KOLB)
On a voice vote the Mayor declared the motion carried.
APPROVAL OF COUNCIL MINUTES
None.
CONSENT AGENDA
CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS APPROVED
Councilmember Kolb moved that the following Consent Agenda items be approved as
presented:
R-516-9-99 APPROVED
RESOLUTION TO APPROVE A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT
WITH BLACK & VEATCH, LTD. FOR THE BOOSTER STATION AND
WELL FIELD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT - RFP NO. 462
Whereas, It is necessary to add a booster station and make associated well field
modifications to provide the Water Treatment Plant with 10 MGD of well water to meet
MDEQ firm capacity requirements;
Whereas, Of the eight firms that submitted proposals to perform this work, Black &
Veatch Ltd. was determined to be the most qualified for this work; and
Whereas, Black & Veatch Ltd. received Human Rights approval on April 9, 1999;
RESOLVED, That a Professional Services Agreement in the amount of $327,875 be
approved with Black & Veatch Ltd. to provide engineering services for the Booster Station
and Well Field Improvement Project;
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RESOLVED, That a contingency in the amount of $32,788 is approved to finance
change orders to be approved by the City Administrator;
RESOLVED, That the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to sign the agreement
substantially in the form on file with the City Clerk; and
RESOLVED, That the funds be available for the life of the project until expended
without regard to the fiscal year.
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R-517-9-99 APPROVED
RESOLUTION TO APPROVE A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT
WITH BLACK & VEATCH, LTD. FOR DESIGN OF SEWAGE RESIDUALS
MANAGEMENT PROJECT, RFP NO. 310
Whereas, The Sewage Residuals Management Project (SRMP) at the Wastewater
Treatment Plant was awarded to Black & Veatch under RFP No. 310 by Council Resolution
No. R-276-6-93 on June 21, 1993;
Whereas, Design of improvements to the sewage screenings, grit and scum removal
systems was put on hold due to higher priority of other portions of the SRMP and staff work
loads;
Whereas, It is now necessary to design improvements to the sewage screenings,
grit and scum removal systems;
Whereas, Black & Veatch submitted a proposal in the amount of $152,552 for design
of improvements to the sewage screenings, grit and scum removal systems and provide
assistance during bidding and selection of construction contractor and the proposal is
acceptable to the City; and
Whereas, Human Rights approved Black & Veatch to perform work for the City on
April 9, 1999;
RESOLVED, That Council approve a Professional Services Agreement with Black &
Veatch in the amount of $152,552 to provide engineering services as specified in its
proposal;
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RESOLVED, That the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to sign the contract
approved as to form by the City Attorney; and
RESOLVED, That Council approve a contingency in the amount of $12,448 to
finance change orders to be approved by the City Administrator, and funds are available for
the life of the project without regard to fiscal year.
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R-518-9-99 APPROVED
RESOLUTION TO APPROVE PAYMENT TO CONNECT THE
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT TO ANN ARBOR TOWNSHIP=S
WATER SYSTEM
Whereas, The Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) needs potable water for its
employees and various plant functions;
Whereas, There are significant annual operation and maintenance costs associated
with the existing groundwater treatment system, and additional costs will be incurred for
necessary repair of the system;
Whereas, Discussions over the past year between the City and the Township have
failed to resolve the City=s objections to the exorbitant benefit fees assessed by the
Township for connecting the WWTP to the Township=s potable water system; and
Whereas, At this time, it is uncertain when these discussions will end productively or
otherwise;
RESOLVED, That Council approve payment of $74,985 to Ann Arbor Township for
fees associated with connecting the WWTP to the Township=s potable water system.
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R-519-9-99 APPROVED
REVISED RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING WATER MAIN,
SANITARY SEWER AND STORMSEWER IMPROVEMENT CHARGES TO
2405 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Whereas, The City has previously constructed water main, sanitary sewers
and storm sewers improvement described as follows:
Water Main: S. Main/Ann Arbor-Saline Road/Scio Church, 16" Water Main, File No.
86042, Dist. No. 86042, 83.37 lft frontage @$52.73 = $4,396.22
Sanitary Sewer: South-Southwest Sanitary Trunklines, Non. Dist Job #3083,
Section I = $68.85/acre at 0.39 acre = $26.85
Section II = $136.91/acre at 0.39 acre = $53.40
Pittsfield Valley Trunkline Job #1716, #1928, etc.
= $142.37/acre at 0.39 acre = $55.52
Job. No. 3780, Dist. No. 410, $55.24/acre at 0.39 acre -
$21.54
8" South Main Sanitary Sewer File No. 95084, Job No. 1906, one
connection = $14,132.49.
Stormsewer: 30" stormsewer in S. Main St., Dist. No. 2, Job No.795; $9.98/lft
frontage, at 83.37 lft frontage = $832.03
GRAND TOTAL OF IMPROVEMENT CHARGES $19,518.05; and
Whereas, Pursuant to Section 1:278, Chapter 12, of the Code; and of the
City of Ann Arbor, the fair share of the cost of said improvements is to be
levied against certain properties and this fair share has not been previously
paid nor contracted for.
RESOLVED,
1. That Council levy an improvement charge against the following newlyannexed
property which is specifically benefitted by the above
improvements:
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Annexation Address: 2405 South Main St.
City Assessor Code: 12-05-100-018
Annexation Number : A95-20
Planning File No : 12051F1.1 & .2
Commencing at a point on the easterly line of Main Street, 226.98
feet northerly from the point where said easterly line of Main
Street intersects a line parallel to and 2170.6 feet southerly from
the north line of Section 5, thence east 198.83 feet; thence north
83.0 feet; thence west 206.59 feet to the easterly line of Main
Street; thence southerly along the easterly line of Main Street,
83.37 feet to the Place of Beginning, being what is known as Lot
Number Three according to the unrecorded plat of State Street
Highlands, parts of the north half of Section 5, Town 3 South, Range
6, East, Pittsfield Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan. Now
situated in the City of Ann Arbor.
2. That the improvement charge levied is $19,518.05 and is designated as
Utilities Improvement Charge No. 652;
3. That this improvement charge is divided into 15 equal installments;
the first to be due on December 1, 1999, and the 14 subsequent
installments to be due on June 1 of each and every year thereafter, with
the deferred installments of the improvement charge to bear interest at
the rate of 6.2% per annum commencing December 1, 1999.
4. That the City Clerk is directed to send a copy of this resolution by
first class mail to the owner of the property and to promptly have this
resolution recorded in the office of the register of Deeds of Washtenaw
County, Michigan; and
5. That this levied improvement charge is to be invoiced to Gerald E.
Eisemann DDS and Susan Eisemann, 495 Bemis Rd., Saline MI 48176 and to be
credited in the amounts of $4,396.22 to Fund 042-073-7151, $14,289.80 to
Fund 043-073-7151 and $832.03 to Fund 069-073-7151.
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R-520-9-99 APPROVED
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RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING WATER MAIN, SANITARY SEWER
AND STORM SEWER IMPROVEMENT CHARGES TO
2385 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Whereas, The City has previously constructed a water main, sanitary sewers
and storm sewers improvement described as follows:
Water Main: S. Main/Ann Arbor-Saline Road/Scio Church, 16" Water Main File No.
86042, Dist. No. 86042, $52.73/lft frontage, 83.27 lft
frontage @$52.73 = $4,390.95
Storm Sewer: 30" storm sewer in S. Main St. No. Dist. No. 2 , Job No. 795,
$9.98/lft frontage x 83.27 lft frontage = $831.03.
Sanitary Sewer: South-Southwest Sanitary Trunklines, Non. Dist Job #3083,
Section I = $68.85/acre at 0.40 acre = $27.54
Section II = $136.91/acre at 0.40 acre = $54.76
Pittsfield Valley Trunkline Job #1716, #1928, etc.
= $142.37/acre at 0.40 acre = $56.95
Job. No. 3780, Dist. No. 410 $55.24/acre at 0.40 acre - $22.10
South Main 8" Sanitary Sewer File No. 95084, Job No. 1906, one
connection = $14,132.49.
GRAND TOTAL OF IMPROVEMENT CHARGES $19,515.82 ; and
Whereas, Pursuant to Section 1:278, Chapter 12, of the Code of the City of
Ann Arbor, the fair share of the cost of said improvements is to be levied
against certain properties and this fair share has not been previously paid nor
contracted for.
RESOLVED,
1. That Council levy an improvement charge against the following newlyannexed
property which is specifically benefitted by the above
improvements:
Annexation Address: 2385 S. Main St.
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City Assessor Code: 12-05-100-019
Annexation Number : A95-19
Planning File No : 12051G1.1 & .2
Commencing at the North 1/4 post of Section 5, thence South 3 degrees 19'
40" W 2170.60 feet in the North and South 1/4 line of Section 5, thence
North 3 Deg 26' 20" W 393.62 feet, thence South 88 degrees 05' 20" East
33.14 feet for a Place of Beginning, thence South 88 degrees 05' 20" East
214.35 feet, thence South 1 degree 54' 40" West 82.91 feet, thence north
88 degrees 05' 20" West 206.59 feet, thence North 3 degrees 26' 20" West
83.27 feet to the Place of Beginning, being a part of the North fractional
1/2 Section 5 T3S R6E 0.40 AC. Now situated in the City of Ann Arbor.
2. That the improvement charge levied is $19,515.82 and is designated as
Utilities Improvement Charge No.679;
3. That this improvement charge is divided into 15 equal installments;
the first to be due on December 1, 1999, and the 14 subsequent
installments to be due on June 1 of each and every year thereafter, with
the deferred installments of the improvement charge to bear interest at
the rate of 6.5% per annum commencing December 1, 1999 .
4. That the City Clerk is directed to send a copy of this resolution by
first class mail to the owner of the property and to promptly have this
resolution recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds of Washtenaw
County, Michigan; and
5. That this levied improvement charge is to be invoiced to Richard
Wolfson, 610-G Youngs Road, Buffalo, NY 14221 and to be credited in the
amounts of $4,390.95 to Fund 042-073-7151, $14,293.84 to Fund 043-073-
7151 and $831.03 to Fund 069-073-7151.
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R-521-9-99 APPROVED
RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AMENDMENT TO THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
AGREEMENT WITH MCNAMEE, PORTER AND SEELEY, INC. FOR
THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT BACKUP POWER SYSTEM
Whereas, By Resolution No. R-26-1-98 , approved January 20, 1999, council
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authorized a Professional Services Agreement with McNamee, Porter and Seeley, Inc
for the design of the backup power system for the Water Treatment Plant;
Whereas, Its necessary to do the additional design work to address
neighbors concerns and the City=s direct purchase of the emergency generator and
the cost of additional design work is $15,806;
Whereas, $6,500 is to be funded by the contingency established by
Resolution No. R-26-1-98 and $9,306 is available in the contingency established
for the construction of the project; and
Whereas, McNamee, Porter and Seeley, Inc. has received the Human Rights
approval on November 24, 1998;
RESOLVED, That Council approve an amendment in the amount of $15,806 to the
Professional Services Agreement with McNamee, Porter and Seeley, Inc. for the
design of the backup power system upgrade for the Water Treatment Plant; and
RESOLVED, That the additional $9,306 needed for the amendment be funded by
the contingency established by Resolution No. R-260-5-99, approved on May 17,
1999;
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R-522-9-99 APPROVED
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING LEVY ON MILLAGE ON THE DECEMBER, 1999
COUNTY TAX ROLL FOR THE CITY=S SHARE OF THE MALLET=S CREEK
STORM DRAIN DEBT ASSESSMENT
Whereas, Washtenaw County has levied an assessment on the City of Ann Arbor
for debt payments on the Mallet=s Creek (Pittsfield-Ann Arbor) storm drain in
the amount of $185,914.18; and
Whereas, The Council in prior years has authorized a special millage on the
December Washtenaw County tax levy (on City of Ann Arbor properties only) for
payment of this item;
RESOLVED, That Council does hereby authorize a levy of 0.0612 mills on the
December, 1999 Washtenaw County tax levy (City of Ann Arbor properties only) for
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the City Share of this debt payment as outlined above.
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R-523-9-99 APPROVED
RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT BOARD OF INSURANCE MINUTES OF
SEPTEMBER 2, 1999 AND TO AUTHORIZE PAYMENTS
RESOLVED, That the attached Board of Insurance Administration Minutes of
September 2, 1999, be accepted and that the payments therein be authorized.
MINUTES
CITY OF ANN ARBOR BOARD OF INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION
SEPTEMBER 2, 1999
Present: Christopher Kolb, Councilperson
David Kwan, Councilperson 2.
Absent: Brenda Smith, Treasurer 1.
Also Present: Cyndi Beaudry, Risk Manager
Stacey Washington, Assistant City Attorney
Bob West, Assistant City Attorney
Neal Berlin, City Administrator
Eileen Goldman, Claims Processing Clerk
Boris Kuneberg, Claimant. 6.
CITIZENS' CLAIMS APPROVED: (and check issued)
CASE NO. CLAIMANT AMOUNT
CC 45-99 Vehicle damage claim of Hanoch & Tsilly Dagan $500.00
CC 66-99 Vehicle damage claim of Guoying Mi $1,114.83
CC 160-98 Sewer back-up claim of David & Kate Share $782.70
(by CNA Ins.)
CC 165-98 Sewer back-up claim of Erik & Rebecca Bakker-Arkema$3,500.00
CC 41-98 Lawsuit of William Simpson $570.00
TOTAL $6,467.53
LEGAL EXPENSES AND/OR CASE RELATED EXPENSES:
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CASE NO. CLAIMANT AMOUNT
CC 62-98 Lawsuit of Jasper Gatson by Douglas Spicer, Attorney $75.00
Mediation Tribunal Association
CC 23-96 Lawsuit of Peggy Blattner by Robert Magill, Attorney $25.00
Frederick McDonald, Mediator
CC 23-96 Lawsuit of Peggy Blattner by Robert Magill, Attorney $25.00
Gordon Barnett, Mediator
CC 23-96 Lawsuit of Peggy Blattner by Robert Magill, Attorney $25.00
Robert Logeman, Mediator
CC 51-98 Lawsuit of Khurum Sheikh by Kurt Berggren, Attorney $306.00
Esquire Deposition Services
CC 62-98 Lawsuit of Jasper Gatson by Douglas Spicer, Attorney $150.00
Mediation Tribunal Association
CC 205-98 Lawsuit of Donald Leach by Marla Linderman, Attorney $25.00
Karen Mendelson, Mediator
CC 205-98 Lawsuit of Donald Leach by Marla Linderman, Attorney $25.00
Ronald Egnor, Mediator
CC 205-98 Lawsuit of Donald Leach by Marla Linderman, Attorney $25.00
Nancy Niemala, Mediator
CC 51-98 Lawsuit of Khurum Sheikh by Kurt Berggren, Attorney $25.00
Karen Mendelson, Mediator
CC 51-98 Lawsuit of Khurum Sheikh by Kurt Berggren, Attorney $25.00
Ronald Egnor, Mediator
CC 51-98 Lawsuit of Khurum Sheikh by Kurt Berggren, Attorney $25.00
Nancy Niemala, Mediator
BI 175-98 Bodily injury claim of John Baker . $500.00
A. Craig Cattell, M.D.
TOTAL $1,256.00
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MISCELLANEOUS:
REIMBURSEMENTS RECEIVED --
TOTAL DEPOSITED SINCE 8-5-99 $0
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CITIZEN'S CLAIMS DENIED:
CASE NO.
CC 64-99 Property damage claim of Boris and Natalie Kuneberg
Discussed by Boris Kuneberg, Claimant, and the Board denied the
claim.
CC 83-98 Bodily injury claim of Lisa Chase by Allen Glass, Attorney
Discussed by Cyndi Beaudry, Risk Manager, and the Board denied
the claim.
CC 19-99 Property damage claim of Paul Shapiro
Discussed by Cyndi Beaudry, Risk Manager, and the Board denied
the claim.
CC 84-99 Property damage claim of Detroit Edison (Varsity/Ellsworth)
Discussed by Cyndi Beaudry, Risk Manager, and the Board denied
the claim.
CC 79-99 Vehicle damage claim of Umar Muhammad
Discussed by Cyndi Beaudry, Risk Manager, and the Board denied
the claim.
OTHER BUSINESS:
CASE NO.
CC 67-99 Claim of Allison Roberts by Thomas L. Kent, Attorney
Discussed by Stacey M. Washington, Assistant City Attorney, and the
Board authorized settlement.
CC 23-96 Lawsuit of Margaret Blattner by Robert Magill, Attorney
Discussed by Robert West, Assistant City Attorney, and the Board
authorized settlement.
CC 214-98 Lawsuit of Michael Bondie by Iris Rubin, Attorney
Discussed by Robert West, Assistant City Attorney, and the Board
authorized settlement.
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CC 112-99 Lawsuit of Ann Strauch by Michael Kelman, Attorney
Discussed by Robert West, Assistant City Attorney, and the Board
authorized settlement.
CC 62-98 Lawsuit of Jasper Gatson by Douglas Spicer, Attorney
Discussed by Robert West, Assistant City Attorney, and the Board
authorized settlement.
CC 78-99 Vehicle damage claim of Donald Martin
Discussed by Cyndi Beaudry, Risk Manager, and the Board
authorized settlement.
CC 81-99 Vehicle damage claim of Camille Hutchinson
Discussed by Cyndi Beaudry, Risk Manager, and the Board
authorized settlement.
CC 29-99 Personal injury claim of Richard Swanson by Ameritech
Discussed by Cyndi Beaudry, Risk Manager, and the Board closed the
file.
CC 36-99 Property damage claim of Ann Arbor Computer
Discussed by Cyndi Beaudry, Risk Manager, and the Board closed the
file.
REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION ON PENDING CLAIMS
awaiting more information:
INCIDENT CLAIM INFO FROM DATE OF ND. RPT DATE TO
CASE NO. NAME DATE RECEIVED CLAIMANT CORRES. FROM CLM. SRVC.
CC 75-99 Moore 6-6-99 7-27-99 X 8-13-99 Transp. 8-13-99
CC 76-99 Kaldjian 4-14-99 7-27-99 X 8-13-99 Forestry 8-13-99
CC 85-99 Richardson 3-20-99 8-11-99 X 8-17-99 Forestry 8-13-99
ADDITIONAL CLAIMS RECEIVED SINCE LAST MEETING --awaiting further investigation
(and/or information):
CASE NO.
CC 82-99 Property damage claim of Detroit Edison (First & Ann Sts.)
CC 83-99 Property damage claim of Detroit Edison (Ann & Division)
CC 84-99 Property damage claim of Detroit Edison (Varsity & Ellsworth)
CC 85-99 Vehicle damage claim of James Richardson
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Prepared by,
Cyndi Beaudry,
Risk Manager
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R-524-9-99 APPROVED
RESOLUTION TO APPROVE A CHANGE ORDER WITH THOMPSON-MCCULLY
COMPANY FOR THE 1999 DOWNTOWN STREET RESURFACING PROJECT
Whereas, On April 1, 1999, City Council approved a contract in the amount of
$868,474.75 with the Thompson-McCully Company for the construction of the 1999
Downtown Street Resurfacing Project;
Whereas, Additional work in the amount of $140,000 has been found to be
necessary to satisfactorily complete the project; and
Whereas, Funding for this additional work is available from the Street Millage Fund
(Fund 062);
RESOLVED, That Council approve a change order in the amount of $140,000 to the
Thompson-McCully Company for the construction of the 1999 Annual Street Resurfacing
Project, with funding from the Street Millage Fund (Fund 062), to be available until
expended without regard to fiscal year; and
RESOLVED, That Council authorize the City Administrator to take the necessary
administrative actions to implement this resolution.
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R-525-9-99 APPROVED
RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AN AMENDMENT TO THE PROFESSIONAL
SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH MCNAMEE, PORTER AND SEELEY, INC. FOR
THE 1998 BRIDGE INSPECTION PROGRAM
Whereas, McNamee Porter and Seeley, Inc. (MPS) was awarded a contract on
October 5, 1998 (R-431-10-98) to provide professional engineering services for the 1998
Bridge Inspection Program;
Whereas, MPS=s scope of work for the 1998 Bridge Inspection Program included
the preparation of a City-wide Bridge Management/Maintenance Plan which was
recommended by the Federal Highway Administration and MDOT during an audit of the
City=s bridge inspection procedures in 1997;
Whereas, MPS=s original scope of work has changed and it is now necessary to
complete the City-wide Bridge Management/Maintenance Plan based on the revised scope
of work;
Whereas, MPS has demonstrated the required knowledge, experience, personnel,
and competitive fee schedule to continue the work to complete the Plan;
Whereas, MPS received approval from the Human Resources Department on
November 24, 1998; and
Whereas, Sufficient unobligated funds exist within the Major Street Fund (Fund
0021) to cover this work;
RESOLVED, That Council approves the Amendment to the Professional Services
Agreement with MPS in the amount of $13,698.73 for the 1998 Bridge Inspection Program;
RESOLVED, That the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized and directed to
execute said amendment after approval as to form by the City Attorney and approval as to
substance by the City Administrator; and
RESOLVED, That the City Administrator is authorized to take the necessary actions
to implement this resolution.
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R-526-9-99 APPROVED
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RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD AND PURCHASE
OF A REPLACEMENT SELF CONTAINED AIR PACK SYSTEM FOR
ANN ARBOR FIRE DEPARTMENT - BID NO. 3291
Whereas, The Fire Department has the charge to maintain all emergency service
operations in a cost efficient manner;
Whereas, The Fire Department has the need to replace a twenty plus year old self
contained air pack system;
Whereas, The Argus Supply Company was the sole bidder and has Human Rights
Approval as of September 13, 1999;
Whereas, The funds to purchase the Air Pack System are budgeted this current
fiscal year in line item #010-032-0130-5130; and
RESOLVED, That the Mayor and Council authorize the City Administrator to direct
the Fire Chief to award the bid and purchase of the Air Pack System to the Argus Supply
Company in the amount of $106,585.00.
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R-527-9-99 APPROVED
RESOLUTION TO APPROVE HOUSING REHABILITATION AGREEMENT
WITH NANCY ARNDT
Whereas, An application was received from Nancy Arndt for rehabilitation
assistance for her home located at 1369 Jewett;
Whereas, The homeowner meets the City's criteria for participation in the
Housing Rehabilitation Program;
Whereas, Two bids were received on September 2, 1999 and Ms. Arndt will be
executing an agreement with the lowest responsible bidder, who has Human Rights
Approval, to complete the rehabilitation work;
RESOLVED, That City Council approve the Housing Rehabilitation Agreement
with Nancy Arndt in the amount of $26,197 as a 0% interest, deferred payment loan
and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the necessary documents
substantially in the form on file in the office of the City Clerk with funds to
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be available without regards to fiscal year.
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R-528-9-99 APPROVED
RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE CONSTRUCTION OF
ADDITIONAL PARKING BY THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
TO THE EXISTING JOINT USE PARKING LOT IN RIVERSIDE PARK
Whereas, The University of Michigan currently utilizes a short term parking area at
Riverside Park along Canal Street for the Motor Meals Program; and
Whereas, The Motor Meals Program has grown to the extent that additional parking
is needed;
Whereas, The University of Michigan has requested to construct an addition of three
parking spaces adjacent to the existing lot, at the expense of the University;
Whereas, The lot is used by the Motor Meals Program Monday through Friday from
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is used at all other times for park use;
Whereas, The added spaces shall be on equivalent construction standards as the
existing lot that was constructed by the University of Michigan in 1985; and
Whereas, An additional $2,800.00 (or equivalent material and services) will be
provided by the University of Michigan for other improvements to Riverside Park, which is
consistent with the 1985 agreement between the University of Michigan and the City;
RESOLVED, That The Park Advisory Commission and the City of Ann Arbor
Department of Parks and Recreation recommends that the Mayor and Council permit the
University of Michigan to construct, at their expense, an addition of three parking spaces in
Riverside Park adjacent to the existing lot with all conditions as described in this resolution.
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R-529-9-99 APPROVED
RESOLUTION TO RETAIN TWO POLICE OFFICER POSITIONS
CURRENTLY SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE AT THE CONCLUSION OF
THE BYRNE MEMORIAL GRANT
Whereas, It is in the interest of public safety to have the police department provide
police service to the community in the most effective manner possible;
Whereas, The Ann Arbor Police Department has adopted city-wide community
policing as the most effective manner to deliver police service;
Whereas, The Office of Drug Control Policy had offered a grant under the Byrne
Memorial Formula Grant Program to fund additional police officers for community policing
that had been approved by City Council on May 6, 1996, and funded for three years,
expiring on September 30, 1999;
Whereas, The two officers assigned to the Arbor Oaks, University Townhouses,
Forest Knoll, and Colonial Square neighborhoods have proven over the last three years of
funding to be an invaluable resource; and
Whereas, The original grant required the authorized strength of the police
department to be reduced by two positions should the grant not be renewed.
RESOLVED, That the police department be permitted to retain the two authorized
positions to continue dedicated service to the Arbor Oaks, University Townshouses, Forest
Knoll, and Colonial Square neighborhoods; and
RESOLVED, The police department will fund the two positions for the remainder of
the fiscal year within the Police Department budget.
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The question being the foregoing Consent Agenda items as presented, on a voice vote the
Mayor declared the motion carried.
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ORDINANCES - SECOND READING
38-99 APPROVED
OFF-STREET PARKING REQUIREMENTS
An Ordinance to Amend Sections 5:165, 5:167 and 5:168
of Chapter 59 of Title V of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor
(The complete text of Ordinance 38-99 is on file in the City Clerk=s Office)
Councilmember Carlberg moved that the ordinance be adopted at second reading.
On a voice vote the Mayor declared the motion carried.
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41-99 APPROVED AS AMENDED
ELECTRIC UTILITY FRANCHISE FOR ENGAGE ENERGY US, L.P.
An Ordinance to Add New Sections 2:635 - 2:657 to
Chapter 37 of Title II of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor
(The complete text of Ordinance 41-99 is on file in the City Clerk=s Office)
Councilmember Herrell moved that the ordinance be adopted at second reading.
Councilmember Herrell moved that the ordinance be amended as follows:
Section 2:648(9) ...Grantee=s computation and methodology for computing
its average annual CO2 emissions from the generation mix of power sold by
Grantee to customers in Ann Arbor during the preceding calendar year <to
the maximum extent possible, based on all information reasonable available
to Grantee.>
Section 2:651 - Annual Performance Report
On or before March 31 of each year, Grantee shall submit to the City=s
Energy Office an annual report which describes Grantee=s activity in the City
for the preceding calendar ear (January 1 - December 31). The report must
include the following information<to the maximum extent possible, based on
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all information reasonably available to Grantee:>
With unanimous consent of Council, Terry O=Reilly and Carter McFarland, representing
Engage Energy US, L.P., answered questions.
The question being Councilmember Herrell=s amendment, on a voice vote the Mayor
declared the motion carried.
Councilmember Upton moved that the ordinance be amended to delete Section 2:648.
On a voice vote the Mayor declared the motion defeated.
Councilmember Daley moved to replace the word Ábut with the word Áand in Section
2:648(1)(2)(3)(4)(5) and (8), and to add the word Áher to line 7 of Section 2:648(6).
On a voice vote the Mayor declared the motion carried.
The question being the ordinance as amended, on a voice vote the Mayor declared the
motion carried.
ORDINANCES - FIRST READING
None.
MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS
R-530-9-99 APPROVED
RESOLUTION DESIGNATING SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10TH AS
CROP HUNGER WALK DAY IN THE CITY OF ANN ARBOR
Whereas, We are one human race but now live in a time of a instant worldwide
communication and a global economy wherein the lives of all are more intimately tied one
to another;
Whereas, One fourth of our human family--1.3 billion people--live in absolute poverty
with incomes of less than a dollar a year; 250 million children under age 15 must work to
help their families survive and more than 100 million street children need help around the
world; more than 45 million people are refugees or displaced within their own countries;
34,000 children under age 5 die each day from hunger and preventable diseases; and both
26 Council - September 20, 1999
human made and natural disasters continue to wreak havoc on the lives of men, women
and children of every land;
Whereas, On just the one continent of Africa, where life expectancy has increased
from 40 to 51 years over the last three decades, 39% of the population have incomes of
less than $1 a day and 23 million African children are malnourished;
Whereas, Even in our own now prosperous nation 29% of the children under age 12
are hungry or at risk of hunger--twice the rate of any other industrialized nation, and
agencies serving the hungry in Washtenaw County report not only continued by increasing
needs for their services;
Whereas, Although our prosperity is closely related to the economic conditions of
people in many nations, it is easy for most of us in this affluent community to be unaware of
the desperate needs of so many, or of even the hardships faced by many who live among
us; and
Whereas, Agencies in our own county work earnestly and effectively to help those in
need, and the worldwide programs of many secular and religious groups have developed
ways to meet emergency needs, support long-term grassroots development and attack root
causes of hunger and hurt;
RESOLVED, By the City Council of Ann Arbor, Michigan, that the members of this
body commend the 25th Annual Washtenaw County CROP Hunger Walk, scheduled for
Sunday, October 10th, to the citizens of our community, encouraging their participation and
support;
RESOLVED, That this body expresses its gratitude that for 25 years the Interfaith
Council for Peace & Justice has sponsored this event which as provided more than
$823,600 to help bring help where there is hurt in our world, with more than $205,900 of
this going to give hope to those who hunger in our own small community; and
RESOLVED, That Sunday, October 10th be designated by this body as CROP
HUNGER WALK DAY in the city of Ann Arbor.
Councilmember Hanna-Davies moved that the resolution be adopted.
On a voice vote the Mayor declared the motion carried.
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R-531-9-99 APPROVED
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUMMARY PUBLICATION OF
ORDINANCE 38-99
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WHEREAS, Section 7.4 of the City Charter authorizes the publication by summary of
ordinances over 500 words in length;
BE IT RESOLVED that the publication of Ordinance 38-99 shall be by the following
summary:
Ordinance 38-99 revises Chapter 59 (Off-Street Parking Ordinance)
to revise the parking requirements for funeral homes, delete
outdated references to handicapped parking requirements, and
reduce minimum parking lot aisle width requirement for 90 degree
parking.
The complete text of this ordinance is available at the Ann Arbor City Clerk's Office.
Councilmember Putman moved that the resolution be adopted.
On a voice vote the Mayor declared the motion carried.
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R-532-9-99 APPROVED
RESOLUTION TO APPROVE MAUNG ANNEXATION
Whereas, The territory hereinafter described is located in the Township of Pittsfield
and is adjacent to the corporate limits of the City of Ann Arbor;
Whereas, Min Wai and Meritje Lie Maung are the owners of said property; and
Whereas, It is the desire of Min Wai and Meritje Lie Maung to annex said territory to
the City of Ann Arbor, pursuant to the provisions of Act 279 of the Public Acts of the State
of Michigan for the year 1909, as amended;
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RESOLVED, That the following described lands and premises situated and being in
the Township of Pittsfield, Washtenaw County, Michigan, be detached from said Township
of Pittsfield and annexed to the City of Ann Arbor, to-wit:
Lot 5 of Walden Woods, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in
Liber 10 of Plats, page 50, Washtenaw County Records, Washtenaw
County, Michigan.
A communication was received from the City Planning Commission transmitting its
recommendation of approval of the proposed Maung Annexation, 0.15 acre, 2986 Shady
Lane.
Councilmember Putman moved that the resolution be adopted.
On a voice vote the Mayor declared the motion carried.
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R-533-9-99 APPROVED
RESOLUTION TO APPROVE SHADY LANE ANNEXATION
Whereas, The territory hereinafter described is located in the Township of Pittsfield
and is adjacent to the corporate limits of the City of Ann Arbor;
Whereas, The City of Ann Arbor is the owner of said property; and
Whereas, It is the desire of the City of Ann Arbor to annex said territory to the City of
Ann Arbor, pursuant to the provisions of Act 279 of the Public Acts of the State of Michigan
for the year 1909, as amended;
RESOLVED, That the following described lands and premises situated and being in
the Township of Pittsfield, Washtenaw County, Michigan, be detached from said Township
of Pittsfield and annexed to the City of Ann Arbor, to-wit:
Lot 6 of Walden Woods, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in
Liber 10 of Plats, page 50, Washtenaw County Records, Washtenaw
County, Michigan.
A communication was received from the City Planning Commission transmitting its
recommendation of approval of the proposed Shady Lane Annexation, 0.15 acre, located at
Shady Lane, south of Packard Road (Lot 6, Walden Wood Subdivision).
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Councilmember Putman moved that the resolution be adopted.
On a voice vote the Mayor declared the motion carried.
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R-534-9-99 APPROVED
RESOLUTION TO APPROVE A CHANGE ORDER
TO D.N. HIGGINS, INC. AND ESTABLISH A PROJECT BUDGET
FOR THE BIRD ROAD SANITARY SEWER, PHASE I
Whereas, It has been found necessary to construct a new 200 mm sanitary sewer to
serve 1335 Bird Road;
Whereas, Competitive bids were received by the Engineering Division on September
10, 1999 and D.N. Higgins, Inc. was the lowest responsible bidder at $91,195.00;
Whereas, The contractual proposal sets forth the services to be performed by said
company, and the payments to be made by the City therefor, all of which are agreeable to
the City;
Whereas, It is now necessary to approve a change order to the Birk, Lookout, Revere,
Radcliffe Water Main Project with said company for said construction project; and
Whereas, The Human Resources Department has, on September 20, 1999, approved
said company;
RESOLVED, That a change order in the amount of $91,195 be approved to D.N.
Higgins, Inc. for the construction of the Bird Road Sanitary Sewer, Phase I;
RESOLVED, That the City Administrator is authorized and directed to execute said
change order;
RESOLVED, That the following project budget be adopted and funds appropriated for
the life of the project, to be available until expended without regard to fiscal year:
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Section I - Revenue
$ 60,000 Sewage Disposal System Operating Fund Balance
$ 80,900 Advanced from the Sewage Disposal System Operating Fund
Balance (pending sale of Sewer Revenue Bond XIX to be sold in
Spring 2000)
$ 140,900 TOTAL
Section II - Expenses
$ 91,200 Construction
$ 11,000 Design Engineering
$ 13,500 Construction Engineering
$ 4,500 Consulting and Testing
$ 7,500 Contingencies approved by the City Administrator
$ 6,500 Miscellaneous Costs
$ 6,700 Bond Overhead Charge
$ 140,900 TOTAL; and
RESOLVED, That Council authorize the City Administrator to take necessary
administrative actions to implement this resolution.
Councilmember Putman moved that the resolution be adopted.
On a voice vote the Mayor declared the motion carried.
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R-535-9-99 APPROVED
RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE
CITY OF ANN ARBOR AND THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN FOR THE
FOREST AVENUE PARKING STRUCTURE PROJECT
Whereas, On May 17, 1999, City Council approved the Forest Avenue Parking
Structure project (Resolution No. R-274-5-99);
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Whereas, Representatives of the City, Downtown Development Authority, and
University of Michigan have met for the purpose of formulating an agreement for the City
and University to share in the use and costs for the Forest Avenue Parking Structure
Project; and
Whereas, On August 26, 1999, the DDA Board recommended the approval of the
agreement by City Council;
RESOLVED, That City Council approve the Forest Avenue Parking Structure
agreement between the City of Ann Arbor and the Regents of the University of Michigan,
substantially in the form on file with the City Clerk;
RESOLVED, That the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized and directed to
execute said agreement, after final approval as to form by the City Attorney and as to
substance by the City Administrator; and
RESOLVED, That the City Administrator be authorized to take the necessary
administrative actions to implement this resolution.
Councilmember Kwan moved that the resolution be adopted.
On a voice vote the Mayor declared the motion carried.
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R-536-9-99 APPROVED
RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE SUMMARY PUBLICATION OF
ORDINANCE NO. 41-99 - ELECTRIC UTILITY FRANCHISE FOR
ENGAGE ENERGY US, L.P.
Whereas, Section 7.4 of the City Charter authorizes the publication by summary of
ordinances over 500 words in length;
RESOLVED, That Ordinance No. 41-99 be published by the following summary:
Ordinance No. 41-99 amends the City Code by adding new Sections 2:635-
2:657 to Chapter 37. The new sections grant a five year franchise to Engage
Energy US, L.P., which would allow it to provide electric services to
customers within the City of Ann Arbor, including various obligations and
conditions with which Engage Energy US, L.P., must comply.
32 Council - September 20, 1999
The complete text of this ordinance is available for inspection at the City
Clerk=s office on the 2nd floor of the Guy C. Larcom Municipal Building, 100
N. Fifth Avenue.
Councilmember Putman moved that the resolution be adopted.
On a voice vote the Mayor declared the motion carried.
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R-537-9-99 APPROVED
RESOLUTION ACCEPTING GRANT OF EASEMENT FOR PUBLIC ROADWAY
FROM SBMC ANN ARBOR, L.L.C. - HURON PARKWAY - WASHTENAW AVENUE
INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS - 3245 WASHTENAW AVENUE
Whereas, SBMC Ann Arbor, L.L.C., a Michigan limited liability company, is the
owner in fee simple of property located in the City of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County,
Michigan, as described in the Washtenaw County Records at Liber 3788, Page 804, dated
September 16, 1998; and
Whereas, SBMC Ann Arbor, L.L.C., has delivered an easement to the City for public
road right-of-way to run with the land and burden the respective property perpetually, being
more particularly described as follows:
Permanent Roadway Easement
Commencing at the intersection of the Northerly right-of-way line of
Washtenaw Avenue and the Westerly right-of-way line of Huron Parkway;
thence N71Å59'30"W 10.14 feet along said Northerly right-of-way line to the
POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continuing N71Å59'30"W 22.00 feet along
said right-of-way line; thence N68Å52'05"E 25.01 feet; thence S08Å39'00"W
16.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Being a part of the Northwest 1/4 of
Section 2, T3S, R6E, City of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, and
containing 174 square feet of land, more or less.
RESOLVED, That the City hereby accepts said easement.
Councilmember Putman moved that the resolution be adopted.
On a voice vote the Mayor declared the motion carried.
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REPORTS FROM COUNCIL COMMITTEES
None.
COUNCIL PROPOSED BUSINESS
None.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mayor Sheldon made the following announcements:
- In recognition of Yom Kippur, Mayor Sheldon extended greetings to all of Ann
Arbor=s Jewish Friends;
- Ann Arbor Farmer=s Market Celebration was held on Sunday, Sept. 19 in
recognition of its 80th Anniversary;
- The Ann Arbor Jazz & Blues Festival was held Sept. 17-19 at Gallup Park;
- The Customer Service Recognition Award Presentations will be held Sept. 21 at
8:00 a.m. in the City Council Chambers;
- The City Council will host a dinner meeting with the Ann Arbor Board of Education at
Webers on October 20th at 6:00 p.m.;
- The Grand Opening of the Fourth and William Parking Structure will be on October
29th.
34 Council - September 20, 1999
- Upcoming Council Work Sessions:
Sept. 27 - Informed Planning for Sustainable Communities
Oct. 11 - Broadway Bridges and Traffic Calming
Oct. 25 - Housing Commission Project and Fox Lawson Overview
Nov. 8 - Citizen Survey
Nov. 22 - Critical Issues and Priorities Affecting Housing and Human Services
Dec. 13 - Financial System Needs Assessment Report and Recommendations
APPOINTMENTS APPROVED
Mayor Sheldon recommended the following appointments at the September 7, 1999
regular session of Council:
Downtown Development Authority
Robert Aldrich (to fill vacancy)
303 North Fifth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Term: 09/20/99 to 07/31/2003
Fred J. Beal (to fill vacancy)
2008 Morton
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Term: 09/20/99 to 07/31/2003
Ann Arbor Energy Commission
Donn Wolf (reappointment)
Detroit Edison, Regional Manager
425 S. Main
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Term: 09/20/99 to 09/19/2002
Elizabeth Dean Fund Committee
Merrill Dudley (to fill vacancy)
1126 Fair Oaks
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Term: 09/20/99 to 07/31/2001
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Zoning Board of Appeals
Al Raymond (reappointment)
2375 Mershon
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Term: 09/20/99 to 09/19/2002
Park Advisory Commission
Wendy Ann Woods (to fill vacancy)
1035 Newport Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Term: 09/20/99 to 09/19/2002
Individual Historic Properties Historic District Study Committee
Earl Greene (to fill expired term)
1553 Broadway
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Term: 09/20/99 to 05/01/2002
Louisa Pieper (to fill expired term)
408 Awixa
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Term: 09/20/99 to 05/01/2002
Street Advisory Committee
George Beal (reappointment)
3361 Yellowstone
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Term: 09/20/99 to 07/31/2001
Susan Reznicek (reappointment)
890 Wickfield Ct.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Term: 09/20/99 to 07/31/2001
Ann Arbor Hospitality Committee
Ebba Hierta (reappointment)
915 Miner
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Term: 09/29/99 to 01/01/2000
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Ann Arbor Building Authority
Jeff Hauptman (to fill unexpired term)
805 Oxford
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Term: 09/20/99 to 06/30/2000
Washtenaw/Hill Street Historic District Study Committee
Karen Coulter (to fill vacancy)
1819 Hill Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Term: for duration of project
L. Walter Helmreich (to fill vacancy)
4 Fair Oaks
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Term: for duration of project
H.M. Hildebrandt (to fill vacancy)
1930 Cambridge Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Term: for duration of project
Mary Kathryn Newton (to fill vacancy)
1908 Lindsay Lane
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Term: for duration of project
Peter Karl Pleitner (to fill vacancy)
2017 Hill Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Term: for duration of project
Ellen Ramsburgh (to fill vacancy)
1503 Cambridge
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Term: for duration of project
Emily Hopp Salvette (to fill vacancy)
2016 Devonshire
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Term: for duration of project
Christine Trautwein (to fill vacancy)
1025 Berkshire
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Term: for duration of project
Jean Wilkins (to fill vacancy)
2083 Ascot
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Term: for duration of project
Louisa Pieper (to fill vacancy)
408 Awixa
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Term: for duration of project
Ann Arbor Transportation Authority Board
Thomas Fegan (to fill unexpired term)
500 West Keech
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Term: 09/20/99 to 05/01/2000
City Market Commission
John Rasmussen (to fill unexpired term)
600 Peninsula Court
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Term: 10/01/99 to 12/31/2000
Councilmember Upton moved that Council concur with the recommendations of the Mayor.
Councilmember Carlberg moved that the appointments to the Downtown Development
Authority be postponed to the next regular session of Council.
On roll call, the vote was as follows:
Yeas, Councilmembers Carlberg, Herrell, Kolb, Daley, Hanna-Davies, 5;
Nays, Councilmembers Putman, Upton, Kwan, Mayor Sheldon, 4.
The Mayor declared the motion defeated.
The question being the appointments recommended at the September 7, 1999 regular
session of Council, on a voice vote the Mayor declared the motion carried.
Mayor Sheldon recommended the following appointments at the August 2, 1999 regular
session of Council:
38 Council - September 20, 1999
Downtown Development Authority
David DeVarti (reappointment)
921 Dewey
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Term: 08/16/99 to 07/31/2004
Leah Gunn(reappointment)
1308 East Stadium
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Term: 08/16/99 to 07/31/2004
Councilmember Putman moved that Council concur with the recommendations of the
Mayor.
On a voice vote the Mayor declared the motion carried.
NOMINATIONS PLACED ON TABLE
Mayor Sheldon placed the following nominations on the table for approval at a later date:
Individual Historic District Properties Historic District Study Committee
Cynthia Hayward (to fill expired term)
2017 Hill Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Term: 10/04/99 to 05/01/2002
Local Officers= Compensation Commission
Sally Allen (to fill expired term)
2224 Applewood
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Term: 10/4/99 to 09/30/2006
Tim Benjamin (to fill expired term)
2970 Sharon Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Term: 10/4/99 to 9/30/2006
Susan Hurwitz (to fill vacancy)
1520 Cambridge
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Term: 10/4/99 to 9/30/2006
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR
REPORTS SUBMITTED
City Administrator Neal G. Berlin submitted the following reports for information of Council:
1. Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report for 1998 Program
Year
2. July 1999 Investment Portfolio Report
3. August 1999 Investment Portfolio Report
4. Update on Enhanced Management of Ann Arbor=s Floodplain and Floodways
(Resolution No. R-181-4-99)
5. Nielsen Square - Lack of Sidewalk along Maiden Lane between Plymouth and
Island Drive.
6. Engage Franchise and Green Energy
7. Alternate Fuel Vehicles Grant
(Reports on file in the City Clerk's Office)
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY
None.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM COUNCIL
None.
CLERK'S REPORT OF COMMUNICATIONS, PETITIONS AND REFERRALS
40 Council - September 20, 1999
The following minutes were received for file:
1. Ann Arbor Commission on Disability Issues - June 16, 1999
2. Ann Arbor Human Rights Commission - June 16, 1999
3. Ann Arbor Energy Commission - July 8, 1999
4. Downtown Development Authority Meeting - July 8, 1999
5. Housing Policy Board - September 2, 1999
6. Commission on Art in Public Places - January 14, February 11, March 11,
April 8, May 13, July 8, and August 12, 1999
Councilmember Putman moved that the Clerk's Report be accepted.
On a voice vote the Mayor declared the motion carried.
PUBLIC COMMENTARY - GENERAL
None.
MEETING RECESSED TO EXECUTIVE SESSION
Councilmember Upton moved that the meeting be recessed for an executive session to
discuss Collective Bargaining and Information subject to Attorney Client Privilege.
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On roll call the vote was as follows:
Yeas, Councilmembers Carlberg, Herrell, Putman, Kolb, Daley, Hanna-Davies, Upton,
Kwan, Mayor Sheldon, 9;
Nays, 0.
The Mayor declared the motion carried and the meeting recessed at 9:44 p.m.
MEETING RECONVENED
Councilmember Carlberg moved that the regular session of City council be reconvened.
On a voice vote the Mayor declared the motion carried and the regular session reconvened
at 11:17 p.m.
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before Council, the Mayor declared the meeting
adjourned at 11:17 p.m.
W. Northcross
Clerk of the Council
Frances M. McMullan
Recording Secretary