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File #: 20-1783    Version: 1 Name: 1/19/20 - Fund Transfer for Jackson Ave. Sidewalks
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/19/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/19/2021 Final action: 1/19/2021
Enactment date: 1/19/2021 Enactment #: R-21-017
Title: Resolution to Amend the Existing 2019 Sidewalk Gap Elimination Project Budget and Appropriate $235,000.00 (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. Jackson Ave Sidewalk Map.pdf
Resolution to Amend the Existing 2019 Sidewalk Gap Elimination Project Budget and Appropriate $235,000.00 (8 Votes Required)
Attached for your review and approval, please find a resolution to approve the appropriation of $235,000.00 from the Street, Bridge, and Sidewalk Millage fund balance to amend the existing 2019 Sidewalk Gap Elimination Project.

This project consists of filling two significant sidewalk gaps in the City's sidewalk network. One is located along Washtenaw Avenue from Huron Parkway to Pittsfield Boulevard; and the other located along the south side of Jackson Avenue from just west of Westover Avenue to Park Lake Avenue. In order to obtain more beneficial pricing and reduce administrative costs, the two projects were bid together as one construction project. Construction work was completed on the Washtenaw Avenue portion of the project in the summer of 2020.

Since the Jackson Avenue portion of this work was considered a first-time improvement, City Code required that the project be specially assessed. Staff prepared the necessary series of Resolutions for Council approval, and at the June 15, 2020 meeting of City Council, the final resolution to approve the special assessment district was tabled by City Council.

On November 3, 2020 voters approved the New Sidewalk Millage, which will provide a dedicated funding source for filling gaps in the City's sidewalk network. Following the approval of this millage, staff is working on revisions to City Code that would eliminate the need to specially assess property owners for new sidewalk construction.

The construction contract for the 2019 Sidewalk Gap Elimination Project still includes the quantities for the Jackson Avenue sidewalk work, and the Contractor has agreed to hold their prices in that contract for the 2021 construction season. Staff considers the pricing in this contract to be very favorable to the City, and thus recommends moving forward with the sidewalk construction...

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