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File #: 18-0936    Version: 1 Name: 6/4/18 - Resolution for City/DDA FY18-FY22 Sidewalk Agreement
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/4/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/4/2018 Final action: 6/4/2018
Enactment date: 6/4/2018 Enactment #: R-18-213
Title: Resolution to Approve Agreement between the City of Ann Arbor and the Downtown Development Authority for Sidewalk Repairs within the Downtown Development District during FY 2018 through FY 2022
Attachments: 1. DDA Agr for Sidewalk Repairs - FY18 - FY22.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve Agreement between the City of Ann Arbor and the Downtown Development Authority for Sidewalk Repairs within the Downtown Development District during FY 2018 through FY 2022
Memorandum
Subsection 4:58(D) of Chapter 49 of the Ann Arbor City Code allows the City and the Downtown Development Authority of the City of Ann Arbor ("DDA") to enter into an agreement regarding responsibilities for repair of sidewalks within the Downtown Development District boundaries, as established by Section 1:154 of Chapter 7 of the Ann Arbor City Code, and for the payment for those repairs. The DDA has asked to enter into an agreement in accordance with Subsection 4:58(D)(1) of Chapter 49. Under this provision and as provided in the agreement, the City will treat sidewalks within the Downtown Development District like sidewalks outside the Downtown Development District for purposes of repair and the DDA will compensate the City for undertaking those repairs.

This agreement covers the five fiscal year periods during which the streets, bridges and sidewalks millage approved by the voters in August 2016 is collected, from FY 2018 through FY 2022. It is recommended for your approval. The City and the DDA entered into agreements under the same terms for the duration of the street and bridge reconstruction and resurfacing and sidewalk repair millage approved in 2011.

The agreement provides that sidewalks that are within the Downtown Development District's boundaries and adjacent to and abutting real property against which the City levies property taxes will be exempt from the requirements of Subsection 4:58(A) of Chapter 49 of the Ann Arbor City Code that sidewalks to be kept and maintained in good repair by the owner of the land adjacent to and abutting upon the sidewalk. This exemption places those properties in the same position as properties outside the Downtown Development District boundaries that are not exempt from property taxes.

In return, the DDA wi...

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