Ann Arbor Petitions Water Office: $1M in Projects

Ann Arbor has petitioned the Washtenaw County office of the water resources commissioner to undertake design and construction of three stormwater control projects totaling $1.07 million.

A proposed project on South Fourth Avenue – between East Huron Street and East Liberty Street – will reconstruct the street using a traditional road surface, but will manage stormwater with infiltration basins under the road. The stormwater part of the $870,000 project will cost $320,000.

A similar project on South Forest Avenue – from South University to north of Hill Street – will have a total price of $688,500, with the stormwater component costing $454,400.

A third project for which the city has petitioned the county water resources commissioner is a citywide tree planting project costing $300,000. Between 650 and 1,000 trees would be planted in the fall of 2013 and spring of 2014.

All of the projects are eligible for low-interest state revolving fund (SRF) loan funding, and have been classified as “green projects,” which could lead to 50% loan forgiveness. The formal action to petition the office of the water resources commissioner took place at the city council’s Dec. 3, 2012 meeting.

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]