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File #: 22-1712    Version: 1 Name: 11/10/22 Chapter 49 Sidewalks Ordinance Amendment
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/10/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/21/2022 Final action: 11/21/2022
Enactment date: 11/21/2022 Enactment #: ORD-22-17
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Sections 4:58 and 4:59 of Chapter 49 (Sidewalks) of Title IV (Streets and Sidewalks) of the Code of the City Relative to Responsibility to Repair of Adjacent Sidewalks (ORD-22-17)
Attachments: 1. ORD-22-17 Briefed and Approved.pdf, 2. ORD-22-17 Briefed.pdf, 3. Ordinance to Amend Sections 4.48 and 4.59 of Ch 49-redlined.pdf, 4. ORD-22-17 Approval Notice.pdf
Title
An Ordinance to Amend Sections 4:58 and 4:59 of Chapter 49 (Sidewalks) of Title IV (Streets and Sidewalks) of the Code of the City Relative to Responsibility to Repair of Adjacent Sidewalks (ORD-22-17)
Memorandum
On November 3, 2020, Ann Arbor voters approved a new 4-year Streets, Bridges, and Sidewalks Millage, which replaced a similar millage that ended June 30, 2022. The proposed amendments to Chapter 49 of City Code are intended to update the ordinance to match the millage dates (July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2026) in certain provisions that apply to properties within the Downtown Development District.

These include the sections with dates during which the City and Downtown Development Authority ("DDA") can enter into a contract that relieves the owners of taxable property within the Downtown Development District from the responsibility for sidewalk repairs for one or more fiscal years during the life of the millage if the DDA agrees to return the City an amount equal to the share of 0.125 mill of the 2.215 Streets, Bridges, and Sidewalks Millage, as adjusted, that the DDA receives.

Section 4:58 provides for two possible contractual arrangements. No changes are proposed for these provisions, other than to bring current the dates and the reference to the millage.

Subsection 4:58(D)(1) provides for the DDA to return to the City an amount equal to the share of 0.125 mill of the 2.215 Streets, Bridges, and Sidewalks Millage, as adjusted, that the DDA receives. The City will not be able to use those funds outside the Downtown Development District. As was the case for the prior millage, the impetus for providing this option is to reduce costs by taking advantage of the City's expertise and existing sidewalk repair program, while providing funding that otherwise would go to the DDA for this purpose. This was done for all five years of each of the two previous millages and is planned for the four years of the current millage.

Subsection 4:58 (D)(2) provi...

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