Based on the preliminary online agenda for its Nov. 19, 2012 meeting, the Ann Arbor city council might authorize a $15,000 budget at that meeting to study alternatives to filling a gap in the city’s sidewalk system along Scio Church Road. The area of study would extend from Maple Road to Delaware Drive. [.pdf of map showing area to be studied]
Around 75 residents submitted a petition to the city in August requesting that the lack of sidewalks along the stretch be addressed. Margie Teall (Ward 4), in whose ward the stretch is located, mentioned the lack of sidewalks along Scio Church during deliberations at the council’s Sept. 17, 2012 meeting. At that meeting the council considered, but rejected, a proposal from Mike Anglin (Ward 5) to enact a general plan to fund a program for eliminating sidewalk gaps.
The Nov. 19 item was placed on the agenda by city staff.
If the project budget is approved, then conceptual alternatives and rough cost estimates will be developed. Those alternatives and costs would then be presented at a public meeting for discussion and input. After getting that feedback, city staff would make a recommendation to the council and possibly proceed with development of a final design.