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File #: 15-0600    Version: 1 Name: 6/15/15 City Initiated Annexations
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/15/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/15/2015 Final action: 6/15/2015
Enactment date: 6/15/2015 Enactment #: R-15-215
Title: Resolution to Resubmit Petitions to the State of Michigan Boundary Commission to Annex Various Parcels from the Charter Township of Ann Arbor
Attachments: 1. Attachment- Petition Annex - 561 S Maple, 2. Attachment- Petition Annex - 2001 Dhu Varren, 3. Attachment- Petition Annex - 2020 Dexter Ave, 4. Attachment- Petition Annex - 2997 Fuller Rd, 5. Attachment- Petition Annex - Dexter Ave Island, 6. Attachment- Petition Annex - US 23 and Earhart, 7. Attachment- Petition Annex - Wickfield Ct and 2004 Pontiac Trail, 8. Attachment- Township Island Annexation Location Map, 9. Attachment- Petition Annex - 1101 Huron River Dr
Related files: 15-0597, 14-1078, 17-0874
Title
Resolution to Resubmit Petitions to the State of Michigan Boundary Commission to Annex Various Parcels from the Charter Township of Ann Arbor
Memorandum
Attached is a resolution authorizing the Community Services Area Administrator to act on behalf of the City to resubmit petitions to the State of Michigan Boundary Commission for annexation of various parcels from the Charter Township of Ann Arbor.

On September 19, 2011, City Council directed staff to begin a strategic process of gradually annexing township island parcels in the City's ultimate utility service area. The resolution directed staff to initiate the annexation of properties owned by utility companies, publicly owned parcels, and clusters of township islands within the ultimate service boundary area.

City staff subsequently identified six utility owned parcels, two small clusters of privately owned township parcels, and one single family parcel to be annexed, and on October 20, 2014, City Council authorized staff to petition the State of Michigan Boundary Commission to annex these parcels (Resolution R-14-363). Subsequently, petitions for annexation of the identified township islands were submitted to the State, and reviewed for legal sufficiency by Boundary Commission staff.

Boundary Commission staff have identified technical errors related to the legal descriptions and land survey maps included as part of the petition submittal. The process for Annexation by Council Resolution per the State of Michigan Boundary Commission General Rules does not allow petitions to be modified after submittal. Due to the identified errors and need to modify some elements of the petitions, formal withdrawal of petitions by Council resolution is required and a new Council resolution is necessary to resubmit the petitions with the corrected legal descriptions and maps. Updated petitions for all except one parcel have been prepared and are attached. One parcel, I-09-30-370-001 Vacant Thaler Avenue pa...

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