Acquisition of development rights for two properties in Scio Township has been approved by the Ann Arbor city council, using funds from the city’s open space and parkland preservation millage. The council’s action came at its Feb. 18, 2014 meeting.
The first is a 24-acre parcel just north of the Huron River in Scio Township. The city of Ann Arbor, through its greenbelt millage, will be contributing $25,200 to the total $84,000 cost of purchasing development rights, with the township contributing the difference. The deal was recommended by the Ann Arbor greenbelt advisory commission at its Jan. 2, 2014 meeting.
The second greenbelt deal voted on by the Ann Arbor council is a 64-acre property on Zeeb Road, also in Scio Township. For that deal, the city is contributing $39,000 to the total purchase price of $130,335. The city’s greenbelt advisory commission recommended moving ahead with this deal at its Nov. 7, 2013 meeting.
This brief was filed from the city council’s chambers on the second floor of city hall, located at 301 E. Huron.