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Division Street Proposed Ballot Language

Division Street Proposed Ballot Language

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TheCityofTraverseCity
CommunicationtotheCityCommission
FORTHECITyCOMMISSIONMEETINGOFAUGUST6,2012DATE:AUGUST2,2012
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MAKAYLAM.VITOUS,ACTINGCITYMANAGER
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ROM:SUBJECT:BALLOTPROPOSAL-DIVISIONSTREETPROJECTAttachedisamemofromLaurenTrible-Laucht,CityAttorney,regardingtheattachedballotproposalresolutionpreparedbyherbasedupondirectionfromtheCityCommissionattheJuly23,2012,StudySession.YouwillrecallthatthecityneedsapprovalfromthevoterstodisposeoftheparklandbeforetheMichiganDepartmentofTransportationwillcreateaplanforDivisionStreetImprovements.Withtheelectorate'sapproval,theCityCommissionwouldthenhavetheoptionofconsideringaplanthatwouldbe(preparedbyMDOTpost-election.JustbecausetheCityCommissionwouldhavethatauthority,ifgrantedbytheelectorate,doesn'tobligatetheCityCommissiontomoveforward.TheCityCommissionwouldultimatelyhavethedecision-makingauthorityonwhat,ifany,projectmovedforward.InorderforthisballotproposaltoappearontheNovember6,2012,GeneralElectionBallot,theCityClerkhasindicatedtheCityCommissionwouldneedtoapprovetheballotlanguagebyAugust27,2012.Irecommendthefollowingmotion:
Thatthe
ResolutionApprovingBallotLanguageAuthorizingDispositionofParkLandforDivisionStreetProject,
whichwouldplacethisballotquestionontheNovember6,2012,ballot,beadopted.
mmvlbcm
K:\tcc1erk\citycommission\ballotproposals\DivisionStreetNovember20l2.doc
e-copy:Timothy
J.
Lodge,CityEngineer
 
Memorandum
The
City
ofTraverseCity
TO:Benjamin
C.
Marentette,CityClerkCC:MakaylaVitous,ActingCityManagerFROM:LaurenTrible-Laucht,CityAttorney~DATE:July31,2012SUBJECT:RevisedballotlanguageforDivisionStreetimprovementsAttachedistherevisedresolutionandballotlanguagewhichwasdiscussedatthelastCityCommissionStudySession.ThechangeincorporatedfromtheCommission'scommentsisthat,
if
approvedtheauthorizationtodisposeoftheparklandwouldexpire
in
theeventnoplanis
in
placefortheimprovementsbyNovember6;2022(tenyearsfromelectionday).Pleaseletmeknowiftherearequestionsorifyourequireanythingmorefromme.
OfficeoftheCityAttorney,400BoardmanAvenue,TraverseCity,MI49684,MI49684(231)922-4404
 
OfficeoftheCityClerk
GOVERNMENTALCENTER
400BoardmanAvenueTraverseCity,MI49684(231)922-4480tccIerk@ci.traverse-city.mi.us
The
City
ofTraverse
City
RESOLUTIONAPPROVINGBALLOTLANGUAGEAUTHORIZINGDISPOSITIONOFPARKLANDFORDIVISIONSTREETPROJECTWHEREAS,TheStateofMichiganisconsideringmakingimprovementstotheStateroadcommonlyknown
as
DivisionStreet;
and
WHEREAS,DivisionStreetisahigh-volumestreetusedbycityresidents,citybusinessowners,aswellasvisitorsandbusinessesthroughouttheregion,stateandbeyond;andWHEREAS,theCityCommissionhaspledgedtocooperatewiththeMichiganDepartmentofTransportation(MDOT)todevelopsolutionstotheproblemswithDivisionStreet,chiefamongthembeingpublicsafetyandwelfare;andWHEREAS,safelyaccommodatingvehicle,bicycleandpedestriantrafficmayrequirethatCitypropertydescribedonAttachmentAandAttachmentBadjacenttoDivisionstreetbeusedbytheStateofMichigan;andWHEREAS,thepropertyproposedtobeusedisCityparkland;andWHEREAS,pursuanttoSection5oftheHomeRuleCityActandSection128oftheCharteroftheCityofTraverseCity,disposalofCityparklandorportionsthereofrequiresvoterapproval;NOWTHEREFOREBEITRESOLVEDthatthefollowingballotlanguagefortheNovember
6,
2012GeneralElectionbeapprovedandsubmittedtotheelectorsoftheCityofTraverseCity:"ShouldtheCityCommissionoftheCityofTraverseCitybeauthorizedtodisposeofCityparklandforthepurposeofrightofwayandintersectionimprovements,butnottobeusedtoconstructadditional
thru
trafficlanes,providedthatsuchauthorizationshallexpireonNovember6,2022
if
noplanforsuchimprovementsisinplaceonthatdate?TheproposedCityparklandincludesanupto30footwidestripalongandadjacenttothewestsideofDivisionStreetbetweenFourteenthStreetandEighthStreetandtwoapproximately0.25acretriangleparcelslocatedwestofandadjacenttoDivisionStreet,oneparcellocatednorthofandadjacenttoEleventhStreetandoneparcellocatedsouthofandadjacenttoEleventhStreet."Yes:
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No:
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