Ann Arbor City Council Meeting Summaries


from Council Member Elizabeth Nelson

Accessible from A2COUNCIL.com and A2ELNEL.com/A2COUNCIL

For each City Council meeting, I provide links to the agenda on the City's Legistar website, CTN's YouTube video of the meeting, and to my newsletters and voting charts. I write summaries of agenda items, along with Legistar links, articles I've written (highlighted purple), and articles published on MLive. Look for highlighted text to find votes on development, affordable housing, and the City's Sustainability and Innovations department.
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March 16, 2020

  • The following 5 Council Members were absent due to COVID-19 self-isolation

    • CM Bannister

    • CM Eaton

    • CM Griswold

    • CM Nelson

    • CM Smith

  • 5 CMs + the Mayor were present, giving the required 6 members needed for a quorum. All items requiring 8 votes for approval were removed from the agenda at the start of the meeting.

  • APPROVED: $2,334,383 agreement with Downtown Development Authority for First and Ashley Street Improvement project: road resurfacing, watermain upsizing and consolidation, stormwater improvements, crosswalk, streetscape, sidewalk enhancements, and restoration of two-way traffic on First and Ashley Streets (Legistar)

  • APPROVED: $20,347 for electric vehicle chargers for the City building department (to support 10 electric City vehicles) paid from FY20 Construction Fund budget (Legistar)

    • This will be the second purchase of chargers from Chargepoint this fiscal year and the total of these combined purchases will exceed the $25,000threshold for City Council action. The first purchase was also in the amount of $20,347 for a combined total of $40,694.

  • APPROVED: $23,290.08 for lease of Solar Compacting Trash and Recycling Containers for use on sidewalks in certain high pedestrian areas (Legistar)

  • APPROVED: Proposed Fuller Court and Nixon/Traver Sidewalk Gap Project - Special Assessment (Districts #57 & 56). Estimated project cost ($650,000) will be covered by federal funds, local millage finds, and special assessment to property owners. (Legistar)

  • APPROVED: Matthew Horning appointed Interim Controller and Chief Financial Officer (Legistar)

  • APPROVED: Local Emergency Declaration (Legistar)