Ann Arbor logo
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 14-0674    Version: 1 Name: 5/19/14 - SA Resolution #2 - Barton Drive Sidewalk
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/19/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/19/2014 Final action: 5/19/2014
Enactment date: 5/19/2014 Enactment #: R-14-152
Title: Resolution No. 2 - Barton Drive Sidewalk Special Assessment ($1,980.00)
Attachments: 1. Barton Sidewalk Aerial drawing, 2. Barton Assessment Costs
Resolution No. 2 - Barton Drive Sidewalk Special Assessment ($1,980.00)
Attached for your review and approval is a resolution to establish the special assessment costs and distribution for the Barton Drive Sidewalk Project (Resolution No. 2 for Sidewalk District #41). The sidewalk is proposed to be constructed along the south side of Barton Drive from approximately 250 feet west of Chandler Road to Longshore Drive (see attached map).

The Barton Drive sidewalk will be combined with the Scio Church sidewalk to be bid as one project through MDOT with construction funded in part by the Federal Surface Transportation Fund (STPU). The City's ability to use federal funds for this project has created the opportunity for the private property owners to receive the sidewalk improvements at a lower cost and to reduce the city-share non-recoverable funding amount.

On December 10, 2012, staff received a petition requesting the City to provide a sidewalk along the south side of Barton Drive from approximately 250 west of Chandler Road to Longshore Drive. The petition had 7 signatures from three separate households.

A public meeting was held on April 10, 2013 to further assess the community desire for sidewalk at this location. The general input from the vast majority of residents in attendance, was that the extension of this sidewalk was necessary to provide safe pedestrian access to the non-motorized boardwalk connecting the neighborhood to Argo Nature Area and Bandemer Park.

Subsequently, City Council approved Resolution #1 appropriating funding for staff to design the sidewalk (R-13-238).

Special Assessments & Resident Input
As called for in Chapter 13 of City Code, the cost for the addition of new sidewalk where none currently exists is borne by the parcels that benefit from the improvements. Because this is a federal-aid project, up to 80% of the construction cost of the sidewalk is eligible to be paid by federal Surf...

Click here for full text