This newsletter will be somewhat abbreviated as I've been ill. Unfortunately, that also means that I need to cancel my coffee hour that was scheduled for tomorrow, December 18. Councilmember Eyer and I will host a coffee hour together on January 15th. I'll share details as it gets closer.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!
Christmas Tree Drop-Off
The City of Ann Arbor will provide drop-off disposal locations for used, undecorated Christmas trees beginning Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, through Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. The city provides four free drop-off locations at city parks. To learn more: https://www.a2gov.org/news/pages/article.aspx?i=933
City Council Meeting, Monday, December 19th at 7pm
Please reach out if there are items on the agenda that raise questions, concerns, or thoughts for you. Email: DAkmon@A2gov.org. Phone/text: 734-492-5866.
There are a few ways to share your thoughts on items on the agenda:
Email City Council: CityCouncil@a2gov.org
Comment at the meeting (online or in person): Call the city clerk's office at 734.794.6140 beginning at 8 a.m. on the day of the meeting to reserve a public speaking time. NOTE: you do not need to reserve time to speak at a "public hearing."
A few items of note from the agenda:
CA-9 Resolution to Approve an Amendment to the Construction Contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation for the Scio Church Road Resurfacing Project ($3,576,100.00) and to Appropriate $85,000.00 from the Water Supply Fund. Ward 4 residents have been waiting on Scio Church Road resurfacing for quite a while now. Because of the project's postponement, it must be rebid. Construction is expected to begin in spring of 2023 and be completed in the summer of 2023.
CA-13 Resolution to Approve the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Ann Arbor and Ann Arbor Police Officers Association effective January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2026. The new contract advances key provisions around accountability using objectives set forth by the City and the Independent Community Police Oversight Commission (ICPOC).
C-1 Ordinance to Amend Chapter 14 (Purchasing, Selling and Contracting Procedure) of Title I of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor related to the Best Value Procurement Program. The original ordinance was adopted approximately a year ago. Staff are asking for revisions intended to streamline and strengthen the program.