Ann Arbor Gets More Greenbelt Dollars

At its July 16, 2012 meeting, the Ann Arbor city council approved the acceptance of $396,900 in federal funds from the Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program for the purchase of development rights (PDR) on properties in Webster and Superior townships owned by the Robbin Alexander Trust (90 acres) and Robert Schultz (136 acres). The grant amount represents 49% of the purchase price.

The council had approved the application for the federal funds at its Feb. 21, 2012 meeting. The local share will be provided through the city’s parkland and open space preservation (greenbelt) millage.

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]