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File #: 18-0711    Version: 1 Name: 5/7/18 Chapter 49 Bring dates current-street & sidewalk millage
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/7/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/21/2018 Final action: 5/21/2018
Enactment date: 5/7/2018 Enactment #: ORD-18-13
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 Sidewalks (Ordinance No. ORD-18-13)
Code sections: Chapter 49 - Streets
Attachments: 1. 18-13 Briefed and Approved.pdf, 2. 18-13 Streets and Sidewalks Ordinance Briefed.pdf, 3. Chpt 49 amend 2018.pdf
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 Sidewalks (Ordinance No. ORD-18-13)
Memorandum
On August 2, 2016, Ann Arbor voters approved a new 5-year Streets, Bridges, and Sidewalks Millage, which replaced a similar millage that ended June 30, 2017. The proposed amendments to Chapter 49 of City Code bring current to match the millage dates (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022) the dates in certain provisions that apply to properties within the Downtown Development District. These include the sections with dates during which the City and Downtown Development Authority ("DDA") can enter into a contract that relieves the owners of taxable property within the Downtown Development District from the responsibility for sidewalk repairs for one or more fiscal years during the life of the millage if the DDA agrees to return to the City an amount equal to the share of 0.125 mill of the 2.125 Streets, Bridges, and Sidewalks Millage, as adjusted, that the DDA receives

Section 4:58 provides for two possible contractual arrangements. No changes are proposed for these provisions, other than to bring current the dates and the reference to the millage.

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 Streets, Bridges, and Sidewalks Millage, as adjusted, that the DDA receives. The City will not be able to use those funds outside the Downtown Development District. As was the case for the prior millage, the impetus for providing this option is to reduce costs by taking advantage of the City's expertise and existing sidewalk repair program, while providing funding that otherwise would go to the DDA to the City for this purpose. This was done for all five years of the prior millage, and is planned for the five years of the current millage.

Subsection 4:58(2) provi...

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