Monday, May 6, 2019

Ann Arbor City Council Preview: May 6th, 2019

The Ann Arbor Water Treatment Plant

Gentle readers, after three long weeks, it's finally time for #a2council. The full agenda is here. The night kicks off with a 22 item Consent Agenda. CA-1 through CA-6 are various street closings. CA-8 target="_blank" is $800k to recoat the Geddes Street Dam, which was improved in 2014 and creates Gallup Pond. CA-19 is for the instillation of an RRFB at a crosswalk.

There are 10 public hearings on the agenda tonight. PH-1 and PH-2 deal with the Brownfield Plan and Site Plan for 309 N. Ashley. PH-4, PH-5, and PH-6 are on water, sewer, and stormwater rates. These are for 6%, 7%, and 13% rate increases, respectively.

C-2 amends the ADU ordinance and would allow ADUs in more areas. C-4 is first reading of the food truck ordinance, and would allow food trucks in all zones that are not residential. DC-5 is a resolution asking the EPA to consider the Gelman Science's Dioxane Plume for Superfund Designation. Finally, DC-6 is a resolution directing Administrator Lazerus to revise the water rate structure from four tiers back to three tiers. We have written about this previously. Broadly speaking, the fewer tiers in a water rate structure, the more lower users end up subsidizing higher users.

Make sure you tune in tonight at 7 to watch CTN's live stream and follow the blow-by-blow action on #a2council hashtag on Twitter.

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