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File #: 19-0541    Version: 1 Name: 4/15/19 Resolution 1 - 1425 Pontiac Special Assessment District #54 - Argo Sidewalk Gap
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/15/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/15/2019 Final action: 4/15/2019
Enactment date: 4/15/2019 Enactment #: R-19-169
Title: Resolution No. 1 - Prepare Plans and Specifications for the Proposed 1425 Pontiac Single Lot Special Assessment District #54 for the Argo Sidewalk Gap Project
Attachments: 1. Argo Sidewalk Gap.pdf
Title
Resolution No. 1 - Prepare Plans and Specifications for the Proposed 1425 Pontiac Single Lot Special Assessment District #54 for the Argo Sidewalk Gap Project
Memorandum
Approval of the attached resolution directs staff to prepare plans, specifications, and cost estimates to fill the sidewalk gap along the south side of Argo Drive from Pontiac Trail to Beckley Park as a special assessment project. See the attached map for information of the location of the sidewalk gaps to be filled as part of this project.

The City of Ann Arbor is replacing a water main in the Longshore, Indianola, Ottawa, Argo, and Amherst neighborhood. While designing that project, staff considered filling sidewalk gaps within the project area. The gap along Argo Drive ranks in the top 15% of sidewalk gaps in the City. Filling the gap would connect Pontiac Trail to Beckley Park, bring non-motorized connectivity to public transit, schools, and public parks, decrease pedestrian-vehicle interactions, and create a better walking environment.

Chapter 13 of City Code provides that the cost of adding new sidewalks shall be borne by the parcels benefitting from them. The attached resolution is presented for Council approval to begin design of the project as a special assessment project.

The attached resolution directs staff to provide and share cost estimates for this work once designed. One parcel has been identified as being part of the Special Assessment District #54. The City Parks Department is accounting for the cost of the sidewalk adjacent to Beckley Park in their FY20 budget.

If authorized to undertake this work as a special assessment project, staff will meet with the affected property owners to describe the project and its associated costs. Following that meeting, staff will return to Council with Resolution 2, which will define the estimated individual cost to the parcel.

Below is a tentative schedule:

April 15, 2019: Council Meeting - Resolution 1
May 2019: Meeting wit...

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