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Special Joint Working Session June 6th to discuss the Gelman Dioxane Plume

On Thursday June 6th 2019 there will be a special joint working session of the Ann Arbor City Council, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners, the Ann Arbor Charter Township Board of Trustees, and the Scio Township Board of Trustees to discuss the Gelman dioxane plume.

The meeting is being held at the former Gelman site, which is now MI-HQ, Michigan Innovation Headquarters & 242 Community Church.

Special Joint Working Session Thursday June 6th (6:30pm) MI-HQ, Michigan Innovation Headquarters & 242 Community Church (Auditorium) 648 S. Wagner Rd Ann Arbor, MI 48103

I urge anybody with an interest in this issue to attend. This meeting will be facilitated by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and will focus on three primary goals:

  • Unify all affected municipalities, increase public awareness regarding options for next steps on remediation of the plume.

  • Discuss Superfund Designation and begin to develop a plan that impresses upon our State leaders the importance of their support.

  • Develop a unified strategy for the ongoing lawsuit against the Gelman Corporation – as this portion involves discussion of legal strategy with attorneys, it will likely happen in a closed session. The groups have committed to holding this agenda item until after all dialogue with the public has been conducted.

The Washtenaw County website has meeting information posted: https://www.washtenaw.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=579

Some details of the meeting are also on the City's Legistar website: https://a2gov.legistar.com/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=695445&GUID=720001A8-4A2F-4FCF-974E-3BDF9EF215A6&Options=info&Search=