By Andrew Cluley
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has approved contract extensions through the end of April to cover living and care expenses for former Y-M-C-A residents. The residents were removed from the "Y" last fall due to the condition of the building. Since then, many have been living in an Ypsilanti Township apartment complex.
Mayor John Hieftje says the cost of the temporary housing program will shift to the developer when the demoltion and re-development of the "Y" site begins.
City officials say the contract extensions with the apartment complex plus on-site property, support and case management services from the Washtenaw Community Health Organization are already in the budget.
In other business Monday night, council received an initial report from the Allen Creek Greenway task force, which says, at a minimum, the floodway portion of three city-owned properties on the western edge of downtown Ann Arbor should become a greenway.
The task force will return next month for a formal presentation and discussion of the report.