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File #: 20-0012    Version: 1 Name: 1/6/20 Resolution Authorizing Appeals of the Denials of the City's Petitions to the State Boundary Commission to Annex Various Parcels from the Charter Township of Ann Arbor and the Charter Township of Pittsfield
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/6/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/6/2020 Final action: 1/6/2020
Enactment date: 1/6/2020 Enactment #: R-19-596
Title: Resolution Authorizing Appeals of the Denials of the City's Petitions to the State Boundary Commission to Annex Various Parcels from the Charter Township of Ann Arbor and the Charter Township of Pittsfield
Sponsors: Christopher Taylor
Attachments: 1. 19-AR-1 Final Order-Signed, 2. 19-AR-2 Final Order - Signed, 3. 19-AR-3 Final Order - Signed
Title
Resolution Authorizing Appeals of the Denials of the City's Petitions to the State Boundary Commission to Annex Various Parcels from the Charter Township of Ann Arbor and the Charter Township of Pittsfield
Memorandum
Below is a resolution authorizing the City Attorney's Office and staff to file and pursue appeals of the denials of the City's Petitions to the State Boundary Commission to annex various parcels from the Charter Township of Ann Arbor (19-AR-1) and the Charter Township of Pittsfield (19-AR-2) and take all other actions needed to pursue the appeals, reverse the decisions, and complete the annexation process.

Based on agreements between the City and Ann Arbor, Pittsfield and Scio Townships outlining a common understanding of the ultimate boundaries of the City of Ann Arbor, in September 2011 City Council passed a resolution directing staff to proceed with a process of gradually annexing the township island parcels into the City of Ann Arbor. Staff then developed a process for annexing township island parcels into the City which included establishing criteria to prioritize parcels for city-initiated annexation.

In 2015, the City Council authorized the first round of City-initiated annexations of 20 parcels, and it was approved by the State Boundary Commission through the LARA Director in October 2016. In fact, the State Boundary Commission encouraged the City to proceed with all haste to complete annexations of all Township island parcels.

Staff then began preparing the second round of City-initiated annexations based on the priority criteria. The City held multiple public meetings, published information regarding the process, identified the 89 parcels to be included, and provided the anticipated utility connection costs, as applicable.

The City Council approved the second round of City-initiated annexations on December 3, 2018, and the City filed the annexation petitions with the State Boundary Commission on March 10, 2019. Based on pre...

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