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File #: 17-0483    Version: 1 Name: 4/17/17 Fee Waiver for Liberty St Construction
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/17/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/17/2017 Final action: 4/17/2017
Enactment date: 4/17/2017 Enactment #: R-17-108
Title: Resolution to Waive Sidewalk Occupancy Fees for West Liberty Street Construction
Title
Resolution to Waive Sidewalk Occupancy Fees for West Liberty Street Construction
Memorandum
The City has received a request from the Main Street Area Association to request a waiver of sidewalk occupancy fees for several businesses, due to the upcoming construction on West Liberty Street. This construction is scheduled to begin after the 2017 Art Fair in late July and end in late fall, thus impacting the owners' ability to conduct regular sidewalk business on that street. The City considers this to be a one-time financial hardship on those businesses and would like to waive sidewalk occupancy fees for 2017 only for the following:

* 111 W. Liberty - Vin Bar
* 114 W. Liberty - Pacific Rim by Kana
* 117 W. Liberty - Ann Arbor Art Center
* 118 W. Liberty - Grange Kitchen and Bar
* 120 W. Liberty - The West End Grill
* 300 S. Main - Starbucks (for use of the sidewalk on the south side of W. Liberty running alongside the length of their business)
* 226 S. Main - Pretzel Bell (for use of the sidewalk on the north side of W. Liberty running alongside the length of their business)
* 303 S. Ashley - Beer Grotto Ann Arbor

This fee waiver has a value of around $2,000 and is supported by the Administrators for Community Services and Public Services. The DDA has also been informed of this request.
Staff
Submitted by: Debra Williams, Office Manager
Reviewed by: Derek Delacourt, Community Services Area Administrator
Craig Hupy, Public Services Administrator
Approved by: Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator
Body
Whereas, The City has received a request from the Main Street Area Association to waive fees for impacted businesses on West Liberty Street due to upcoming construction;

Whereas, The City considers this to be a financial hardship on those impacted businesses; and

Whereas, This request has the support of the Community Services Administrator and the Public Services Administrator;

RESOLVED, that the request to waive sidewalk occupancy fees for the follo...

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