Scio Church Improvements Public Meeting Jan 29th

Attached below is the text of notice of a public meeting mailed to affected neighborhood residents and property owners near the 2021 Scio Church Improvement Project (S. Maple to S. Seventh). The construction project is tentatively scheduled for April through November 2021.


Public Meeting for the 2021 Scio Church Improvement Project

Wednesday, Jan. 29 2020 (6:30 to 8:30 PM)

Lawton Elementary School Auditorium

2250 S. Seventh Street


Feedback will be gathered at the meeting and through an online survey available at www.a2gov.org/ScioChurch


From the project website linked above:


Why is this project being done?

Some existing water service and hydrants are on existing water mains that are undersized and require repair.  These leads will be transferred to the larger water main across the street.   Also, the current condition of the pavement is poor and in need of replacement.

Work to be done:

  • The existing water main leads will be relocated to the larger water main to increase capacity.

  • The existing pavement will be replaced from S. Maple to S. Seventh.Some existing curb, sidewalk and ramps will be replaced for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance.

  • Some storm water improvements will be done.

  • Some safety improvement features are being considered including new bike lanes, filling sidewalk gaps, and installing new crosswalks.


Possible impact to residents:

  • Scio Church Road will be closed to through traffic for the duration of the construction.  Driveway access for local traffic will be maintained, but may include delay during working hours.  Cross street traffic will be maintained as much as possible.

  • Water service will be interrupted for short durations during water main relocation for a few residents. Disruptions will be limited, and residents will be informed in advance.

  • General noise and dust from equipment, particularly during site excavation.

  • Property owners adjacent to new infrastructure features such as curb and gutter or sidewalks will be specially assessed for the cost of those items. Sidewalk installation is dependent upon the public engagement outcome and City Council approval.

Costs and funding source

City Street, Bridge, and Sidewalk Millage, Federal Funding, Storm Utility Funds, and Drinking Water Funds will fund the majority of the work on this project.  For any new sidewalks or curb and gutter constructed as part of the project, adjacent property owners will be specially assessed according to City Code Chapter 13


This is the text of a City letter dated Jan 13, 2020 mailed to affected neighborhood residents and property owners:


Dear Residents, Property Owners, and Neighbors,


The City of Ann Arbor is beginning the public engagement process for the 2021 Scio Church Improvement Project. The Project limits are from S. Maple to S. Seventh. (See map below)


You are invited to a public meeting on Wednesday, January 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Lawton Elementary School Auditorium, 2250 S. Seventh Street. Construction impacts and proposed project design details will be discussed at this meeting. Public input opportunities will be available, including feedback about active transportation improvements such as bike lanes, crosswalks, and sidewalk installation. Feedback will be gathered at the meeting and through an online survey available at www.a2gov.org/sciochurch. Additional background and project information is available on the website.


The project will address the following:

  • Relocation of the existing water main services of some residents to a larger water main across the street. This affects homes between Waltham Drive and Covington Drive and between Mershon Drive and Welch Court.

  • Replacement of the existing pavement from S. Maple to S. Seventh.

  • Installation of some stormwater management features.

  • Replacement of some existing curb, sidewalk and ramps to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

  • Consideration of several safety improvement features, including new bike lanes, filling

  • sidewalk gaps, and installing new crosswalks. Filling sidewalk gaps would involve special assessments to adjacent property owners.

All persons are encouraged to participate in public meetings. Accommodations, including sign language interpreters, may be arranged by contacting the City Clerk's office at 734.794.6140; via email to: cityclerk@a2gov.org; or by written request addressed and mailed or delivered to: City Clerk's Office 301 E. Huron St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Requests made with less than two business days notice may not be able to be accommodated.


Please contact Jane Allen (Project Manager) with any questions or concerns at jallen2@a2gov.org or 734.794.6410 ext. 43678.




Elizabeth NELSON

DEMOCRAT for Ann Arbor City Council Ward 4

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