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01 SEPT 09: Ypsilanti City Council Agenda

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Ypsilanti City Council: September 1, 2009 Agenda.
HIGHLIGHTS:

  • An Ordinance to create a policy for filming in the City of Ypsilanti
  • An Ordinance to adopt the 2006 National Fire Prevention Association’s Uniform Fire Code
  • Second readings for selling Water Street and 10 South Prospect
  • Newspaper of record
  • Purchase of a new Ford Crown Victoria police vehicle
  • Traffic order for Emmet Street between North Washington and North Huron

When I first saw we were doing a film ordinance, my first thought was, “Why don’t we just do a policy instead?” Rumor has it there is an 18 7 page policy that goes with this ordinance but it was not included in the electronic version of the packet. [Editor’s Note: It’s on the website now.As a result, only the Luddites on Council have a copy. Without seeing the actual policy, it’s difficult to determine how this will impact filming in the City. I hope and pray we just copied a model policy, but based on the City Attorney’s invoices and the idea that we like to reinvent the wheel here in Ypsilanti, I’m going to guess we didn’t, but my fingers are crossed.

The State of Michigan currently operates under the 2003 National Fire Prevention Association’s Uniform Fire Code. By adopting the 2006 version, it will mean that anywhere there are discrepencies, the State will supercede what we adopt even though we would use the older code if such a discrepency existed. Presumably we are doing this because the State is getting ready to adopt the same codes. At least I hope that’s the case.

On the first reading of the ordinance to sell Water Street, it was suggested we add a line saying all property for sale must be posted with 10 days notice prior to a public meeting to actually sell it. Is that 10 business days? Or 10 days? I dunno. Who needs clarity when you’re being transparent.

The Ypsilanti Courier will be made the newspaper of record because of the Ann Arbor News’ demise and the fact that AnnArbor.com does not print legal notices.

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