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File #: 18-1981    Version: 1 Name: 12/17/18 485 Rock Creek Drive Easement Vacation
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/19/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/17/2018 Final action: 12/17/2018
Enactment date: 12/17/2018 Enactment #: R-18-489
Title: Resolution to Release a Portion of an Easement for Sanitary Sewer Recorded at Liber 299, Page 131 of Deeds, Washtenaw County Records (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. 485 Rock Creek Easement Vacation.pdf
Title
Resolution to Release a Portion of an Easement for Sanitary Sewer Recorded at Liber 299, Page 131 of Deeds, Washtenaw County Records (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
In 1931, City Council accepted a grant of easement from Jessie E. Bourquin for a sanitary sewer through a large parcel north of Geddes Road, which includes the property now known as 485 Rock Creek Drive. At some point, the house on 485 Rock Creek was built in the easement on top of the sanitary sewer pipe. The portion of the pipe under the house failed and with the agreement of the property owner the City rerouted the pipe around the house and grouted the failed pipe. The property owners granted the City a new easement for the rerouted pipe, which Council accepted on September 4, 2018.

Per the terms of the new easement, this resolution releases the portion of the original sanitary sewer easement that runs underneath the house at 485 Rock Creek Drive.

Staff recommends approval.
Staff
Prepared by: Michele Yanga, Legal Assistant
Reviewed by: Christopher Frost, Senior Assistant City Attorney
Approved by: Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator
Body
Whereas, In 1931, the City of Ann Arbor ("City") obtained an easement from Jessie E. Bourquin for sanitary sewer that was recorded in Liber 299, Page 131 of Deeds, Washtenaw County Records ("Bourquin Easement"); and

Whereas, That portion of the Bourquin Easement that encumbers 485 Rock Creek has been superseded by a new easement accepted by the City on September 4, 2018 and recorded in Liber 5272, Page 95 of Deeds, Washtenaw County Records;

RESOLVED, That the City hereby releases all rights granted by the Bourquin Easement only to the extent those rights encumber the property known as 485 Rock Creek Drive, further described as:

Lot 4, Hillwood Subdivision, as recorded in Liber 10 of Plats, page 2, Washtenaw County Records.

RESOLVED, That the City retains all other rights granted by the Bourquin Easement, unless expressly released by a separate a...

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