Stories indexed with the term ‘bids’

Ann Arbor Receives 5 Bids on Old Y Lot

The city of Ann Arbor has received five bids for the purchase of the old YMCA lot on William Street, between Fifth and Fourth avenues in downtown Ann Arbor:

  • Smart Hotels Opus Development: $5.2 million. Contingencies include: off-site parking in Library Lane and 4th and William public parking structures; and 700% floor area ratio (FAR) [(1) apartment – at least 130 market-rate units; (2) hotel – at least 120 guest rooms; (3) retail]. The offer expires if the city doesn’t indicate the terms are acceptable within 10 business days after receipt of the Oct. 18 letter (Nov. 1). [.pdf of Smart Hotels Opus Development offer 10.18.13]
  • Hughes Acquisition: $5.2 million. The approach would be to agree to purchase, pending approval of … [Full Story]

Ann Arbor OKs Purchase of 4 Police Cars

At its March 19, 2012 meeting, the Ann Arbor city council authorized the purchase of a total of four police cars from three different vendors: two from Gorno Ford for $49,420; one from Signature Ford for $27,067; and one from Shaheen Chevrolet for $26,081.

The acquisition of the vehicles comes in the context of the city’s planned evaluation of pursuit-rated vehicles from all three major manufacturers in the wake of the retirement of the Crown Victoria, a model that was retired by Ford last year.

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]

AAPS: Privatize Custodial, Maintenance Work

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education meeting (April 14, 2010): Bids to outsource Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) custodial and maintenance services were presented and discussed at the board of education meeting last Wednesday. If negotiations with its local custodial and maintenance workers union do not succeed, the board will vote on privatizing those services at its April 28 meeting.

Glenn Nelson Ann Arbor Public Schools

Glenn Nelson addresses his fellow AAPS board members during last Wednesday's meeting. (Photos by the writer.)

Also mentioned was the possibility that layoff notices could be issued – and, in fact, about 190 teachers have received letters stating that they might receive such notices. If approved by the board at its meeting on Wednesday, notices could go out later this week.

The board also swore in its newest member, Christine Stead, as treasurer, replacing long-time board member Randy Friedman, who resigned earlier this month. His resignation adds a fifth seat to the election slate this fall.

Updates were given to the budget plan, and a bid for summer construction projects at Pioneer High School was given a first briefing by the board. That marked the final phase of the comprehensive capital improvements program approved by the community with the passage of the bond and sinking fund millages in 2004.

Peer mentoring was applauded as part of middle school programming, and a personal curriculum option and additional facilities projects were also discussed at first briefing. [Full Story]