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File #: 12-0454    Version: 1 Name: 5/21/12 - Sidewalk Repair Ordinance
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/21/2012 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/4/2012 Final action: 6/4/2012
Enactment date: 5/21/2012 Enactment #: ORD-12-20
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Sections 4:58 and 4:59 of Chapter 49 (Sidewalks) of Title IV (Streets and Sidewalks) of the Code of the City Relative to Responsibility for the Repair of Adjacent Sidewalk (Ordinance No. ORD-12-20)
Sponsors: Christopher Taylor, Sabra Briere
Attachments: 1. 12-20 Briefed and Approved, 2. 12-20 Briefed, 3. chpt 49 amendment - 5-21-12.pdf, 4. R-11-444 & Attachment A.pdf, 5. 2012 Sidewalk Repair Resolution.pdf, 6. 12-20 Approval Notice
Title
An Ordinance to Amend Sections 4:58 and 4:59 of Chapter 49 (Sidewalks) of Title IV (Streets and Sidewalks) of the Code of the City Relative to Responsibility for the Repair of Adjacent Sidewalk (Ordinance No. ORD-12-20)
Memorandum
On November 4, 2011 Ann Arbor overwhelmingly voted in favor of a new 5-year Street and Bridge Resurfacing and Reconstruction and Sidewalk Repair Millage. The proposed amendments to the Sidewalk Chapter of City Code will relieve the owners of taxable properties outside the Downtown Development District and owners of single and two-family houses within the Downtown Development District from the responsibility for sidewalk repairs for the duration of the millage (July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2017). For all other properties within the Downtown Development District, the responsibility of the property owner for repair of adjacent sidewalks would remain the same unless the City and Downtown Development Authority (“DDA”) enter into a contract that would relieve the owners of taxable property from the responsibility for sidewalk repairs for one or more fiscal years during the life of the millage.

The amendment to Section 4:58 provide for two possible contractual arrangements. subsection 4:58(D)(1) provides for the DDA to return to the City an amount equal to the share of 0.125 mill of the 2.125 Street and Bridge Resurfacing and Reconstruction and Sidewalk Repair Millage, as adjusted, that the DDA receives. The City will not be able to use those funds outside the Downtown Development District. The impetus for providing this option was to reduce costs by taking advantage of the City’s expertise and existing sidewalk repair program, while providing funding to the City for this purpose that otherwise went to the DDA.

The amendment to subsection 4:58(2) provides for the City to pay to the DDA an amount equal to the balance of 0.125 mill of the 2.125 Street and Bridge Resurfacing and Reconstruction and Sidewalk Repair Millage, as adjusted, ...

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