At the May 31, 2011 session of its meeting that had begun two week before, on May 16, resumed briefly on May 23, only to be immediately recessed, the Ann Arbor city council approved a raft of fee changes in the community services and public services area. They included items in parks and recreation services like bumping daily admission at public swimming pools from $4 to $5. Fee changes also included items like increasing fees for removal of utility poles in the right-of-way from $70 to $72.50 – the charge for each additional pole increased from $27 to $28.75. [.pdf of all fee changes as proposed]
An attempt was made to eliminate a new $45 monthly fee for downtown trash cart collection, which would generate $66,000 per year. But that proposal failed on a 3-8 vote.
This brief was filed from the city council’s chambers on the second floor of city hall, located at 301 E. Huron. A more detailed report will follow: [link]