At its Sept. 19, 2011 meeting, the Ann Arbor city council directed the city staff to begin taking a strategic, but systematic approach to annexing the 580 township islands from Ann Arbor, Pittsfield and Scio townships to the city of Ann Arbor.
Staff will begin with the annexation of properties owned by utility companies and publicly owned lands within the ultimate boundary area of the city. After that, the next priority for annexation are clusters of township islands. [.pdf of staff recommended analysis and strategy]
The council’s resolution calls for a report back to the council in January 2013 on progress with the annexation work.
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]