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File #: 16-1241    Version: 1 Name: 9/6/16 Participation Agreement for Pringle Property
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/6/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/6/2016 Final action: 9/6/2016
Enactment date: 9/6/2016 Enactment #: R-16-359
Title: Resolution to Approve Participation Agreement with Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation for the Purchase of the John R. Pringle and Beverly S. Mitchell Property in Scio Township, and Appropriate Funds, Not to Exceed $258,000.00, from the Open Space and Parkland Preservation Millage Proceeds (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. Pringle Aerial Map, 2. Pringle Protected Map
Title
Resolution to Approve Participation Agreement with Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation for the Purchase of the John R. Pringle and Beverly S. Mitchell Property in Scio Township, and Appropriate Funds, Not to Exceed $258,000.00, from the Open Space and Parkland Preservation Millage Proceeds (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
Attached for your review and action is a Resolution to Approve a Participation Agreement with Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation for the Purchase of the 18.46 acre Property Owned by John R. Pringle and Beverly S. Mitchell in Scio Township. Washtenaw County Parks will purchase the fee title to the property and will own and manage the property. The resolution also approves an appropriation of funds for 40% of the purchase price, not to exceed $258,000.00, from the Open Space and Parkland Preservation Millage Proceeds.

The landowner applied to the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Program and the County has been the lead agency in the negotiations with the landowner. The appraised value of the fee simple title on the property is $645,000.00.

John R. Pringle and Beverly S. Mitchell Property, Scio Township
The property is approximately 18.46 acres and is located along North Wagner Road in Scio Township. The deed to the property is held by John R. Pringle and Beverly S. Mitchell. The property scored in the top 20% of all Greenbelt applications in the scoring system developed and approved by the Greenbelt Advisory Commission. The Ann Arbor Natural Area Program completed a biological assessment of the property in 2004, and observed two bird species of national concern and determined the tract to be favorable habitat for reptiles and amphibians, especially frogs. A botanical inventory calculated a floristic quality index (FQI) of 41.2, which is high for the Ann Arbor area and is considered to be "floristically important from a statewide perspective." The property is located adjacent to a property protected by the Open Space and Par...

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