Ann Arbor City Council Newsletter (April 27, 2019)

Apr 27, 2019 | Newsletter

Hello neighbors!

Although it’s been two weeks since the last Ann Arbor City Council meeting, due to the recent holiday weekend the next meeting will be held Monday May 6th. I will be holding my regular coffee hours NEXT Sunday May 5th.

Even though there isn’t a Council agenda to review this week, there are a few upcoming events I’d like to make people aware of before I send out my usual newsletter next weekend.

Road Construction Updates

It’s the season for road construction, and I post regular updates on my website about projects that affect Ward 4 residents. My posts include links to the City’s website, so that you can find more information and contact info.

Scio Church construction (including Scio/Seventh intersection)
As I’m sure many of you have noticed, road construction on Scio Church Road between Seventh and Main resumed, closing the east-bound lane of Scio Church. Construction involves resurfacing Scio Church Road, and completing the sidewalk along the north side of Scio Church Road. This project also includes changes to the Seventh and Scio Church intersection, which was the subject of several public meetings held by City staff.

Ann Arbor Saline Road lane closures
A lane in each direction of Ann Arbor Saline Road is closed for local storm sewer, sidewalk and curb work.

Hoover Avenue, Greene Street, and Hill Street construction starts May 6th 
Road construction on Hoover Avenue, Greene Street, and Hill Street will start on May 6th, and is scheduled to complete in November. This is a big project – I’ve included a map of the affected area in my post, along with a copy of the letter sent by the City to local residents.

Public Meetings and Surveys

Snyder Edgewood Flooding Public Meeting May 1st
There will be another public meeting from City staff to discuss upcoming plans to mitigate flooding that occurs in and around the Snyder and Edgewood intersection.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 (7:00-9:00 PM)
Pioneer High School (Cafeteria Annex)
601 W Stadium Blvd

Online Survey for Ann Arbor Transportation Plan open until May 20th
The City of Ann Arbor has opened an online survey in preparation for updating the Comprehensive Transportation Plan. The survey will be open until May 20th.

The survey is available at:

Boards and Commissions Applications

Membership on Ann Arbor Boards and Commissions is constantly changing as terms end and appointees step down. We need you! You can find openings at the following link (or contact me directly)

Ann Arbor Center of the City Task Force applications accepted until May 31st 
The Ann Arbor City Council is accepting applications for the new Center of the City Task Force, created to engage citizens in visioning, long-term planning, immediate and intermittent uses and building toward the final vision for the Center of the City on the Ann Arbor District Library Downtown Branch block.

The application is available at:

A reminder about a few city resources:

A2 Fix It  This is an online system for alerting the city to problems in your neighborhood (e.g. potholes, graffiti, garbage pickup). This is the city’s preferred method for hearing your complaint so they can direct appropriate staff to address it. I’m happy to hear from you, too, but city staff tell me that the online A2FixIt system is actually the quickest and fastest way to get a response to the problem. Information about A2FixIt  (and explanation of more urgent issues and appropriate numbers to call) is here:

City News and Announcements  This is a helpful link to updates on events and opportunities in Ann Arbor through City Hall:

City Department Updates  If you have specific interests related to the city’s work, e.g. construction projects, deer management, recycling, you can subscribe to receive emailed updates on various topics found here:

Additional thoughts…

With time off from City Council, why not see a performance of FAME The Musical put on by the wonderful Pioneer Theatre Guild? I’ve been fortunate to see some behind-the-scenes preparations, and I can tell you the show will be amazing! We have been involved with PTG for a couple years, and it is a FANTASTIC organization for students, families, and our community.

FAME The Musical
Presented by the Pioneer Theatre Guild
Pioneer High School (Schreiber Auditorium)
601 W Stadium Blvd

Saturday, April 27th @ 7:30pm
Sunday, April 28th @ 2:00pm
Friday, May 3rd @ 7:30pm
Saturday, May 4th @ 7:30pm
Sunday, May 5th @ 2:00pm

Tickets: $15/Adults, $10/Students & Seniors

Buy tickets here:

Pioneer Theatre Guild Ann Arbor Fame April 2019

Thank you for helping me represent Ward 4!
Elizabeth Nelson