Stories indexed with the term ‘Ypsilanti city council’

Ypsilanti May Ask to Join AATA

The Ypsilanti city council might ask that Ypsilanti join the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority. Ypsilanti city councilmember Pete Murdock informed the AATA board of that possibility during remarks at the board’s April 18, 2013 meeting. On the Ypsilanti city council’s agenda for April 23 is a resolution making the request. [.pdf of Ypsilanti council resolution]

Ypsilanit councilmember Pete Murdoch addressed the AATA board meeting on April 18, 2013.

Ypsilanti councilmember Pete Murdock addressed the AATA board meeting on April 18, 2013. (Photo by the writer.)

The resolution enjoys the support of Murdock as well as Ypsilanti mayor Paul … [Full Story]

Ballot Recounts Scheduled for Sept. 4

The meeting of the Washtenaw County board of canvassers to conduct recounts of some ballots cast during the Aug. 7, 2012 elections has been set for Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.

Races to be recounted include the race for city of Ann Arbor Ward 4 Democratic councilmember. The final results across the nine precincts of Ward 4 showed incumbent Margie Teall with a total of 848 (49.5%) votes, compared to 866 (50.5%) for Jack Eaton – an 18-vote difference.

The city of Ypsilanti Ward 3 Democratic councilmember race will also be recounted. In that race, Pete Murdock tallied 440 (60.03%) votes compared to 242 (33.02%) for Mike Eller and 47 (6.41%) for Ted Windish.

Three races in Augusta Township will be recounted, … [Full Story]

Ypsi Council Re-Adopts Transit Accord

The Ypsilanti city council has reconsidered and ratified the four-party public transportation agreement intended to be the foundation for a future countywide transportation authority. Under the new authority, the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority’s governance and area of service would be expanded.

The version of the four-party agreement adopted by the Ypsilanti council now matches that which was approved by the Ann Arbor city council the previous day on June 4, 2012. That version, now approved by both bodies, provides for different treatment of a 1% municipal service charge by each city.

Under the agreement, Ann Arbor will apply the 1% charge before forwarding its transit millage revenues to a possible new transportation authority to be formed under Act 196 of 1986. Ypsilanti will not assess … [Full Story]

Ypsi Approves Amended Transit Agreement

At its May 15, 2012 meeting, the Ypsilanti city council unanimously approved a proposed four-party agreement which establishes a process to create a new countywide transportation authority in Washtenaw County. The new authority, tentatively named the Washtenaw Area Transportation Authority, would be incorporated under Act 196 of 1986, and would replace the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority – with a broader geographic base for its governance, services and funding.

The four parties to the agreement are the AATA, the city of Ypsilanti, the city of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County.

The Ann Arbor city council approved a version of the four-party agreement on March 5, 2012, after amending the version that the AATA had first presented. Amendments were made in several ways, and … [Full Story]

New Ypsi City Manager: Ralph Lange

At its May 15, 2012 meeting, the Ypsilanti city council chose Ralph A. Lange as its next city manager, pending successful completion of negotiations between Lange and a three-person negotiating committee. The council’s selection of Lange was unanimous.

Since 2008 Lange has been executive director of the Henry County (Ohio) Community Improvement Corp. Lange was chosen over Brian P. Vick, former city manager of Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich., after a second round of public interviews Monday evening.

On Friday, May 11, the number of finalists dropped from three to two, when city clerk and interim city manager Frances McMullan withdrew herself from consideration.

Lange’s previous positions included managing director of the Monroe County (Michigan) road commission, 1999-2008; city administrator and director of … [Full Story]

Ypsilanti Council Puts Off City Manager Vote

At a session on Monday, May 14, Ypsilanti city council conducted its second hour-long interviews with the two final candidates for city manager. After appointing mayor Paul Schreiber, mayor pro tem Lois Richardson, and councilmember Brian Robb to conduct negotiations with the selected candidate, the council unanimously voted to put off the decision until Tuesday night, May 15, as part of its regular council meeting.

The two finalists are Brian Ralph A. Lange, currently the executive director of the Henry County (Ohio) Improvement Corporation; and Brian P. Vick, who from 2008 until February of this year was the city manager of Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich.

Ypsi Council To Be Briefed on Rec Center

A proposal for a new county recreation center in Ypsilanti’s Water Street area is the focus of an Ypsilanti city council working session on Tuesday, Oct. 4, held prior to the council’s regular evening meeting. A memo from Bob Tetens, director of the Washtenaw County parks & recreation department, outlines the proposed East Side Recreation Center and is included in the council packet. [.pdf of memo from Tetens]

In the memo, Tetens states that the new center would be similar, both in size and characteristics, to the county’s Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, located on Washtenaw Avenue at Platt Road. However, the programming and other features would be unique to the Ypsilanti area community. The MLM rec center has … [Full Story]