Ypsi city council swears in new mayor

The citizens of Ypsilanti have elected a new mayor. Amanda Maria Edmonds, founder and executive director of Growing Hope, located at 922 West Michigan Avenue, was sworn into office at the Nov. 10 City Council meeting.

Also sworn in were Council Members Nicole A. Brown, serving Ward 1, Daniel Voht serving Ward 2 and Brian Robb serving Ward 3. Mayor Pro-Tem Lois Richardson was nominated again for office.

Several audience participants addressed the council and expressed congratulations. Mayor Edmonds expressed her appreciation for the people who attended the meeting.

“I look forward to learning. I will be imperfect and I will do my best,” Edmonds said. “Be patient with me. Be patient with me as I get through facilitating these meetings and my own learning curve. I appreciate you all being here.”

All resolutions and amendments carried with little discussion:

  • Resolution No. 2014-246, approving the proposal for engineering design services with OHM for the Adams Street Reconstruction – Pearl Street to Cross Streets.
  • Resolution No. 2014-247, authorizing City Treasurer to levy and assess special assessments on the Dec. 4, 2014, tax roll.
  • Resolution No. 2014-248, accepting bid of Alta Equipment Company to purchase new wheel loader on lease/purchase plan.
  • Resolution No. 2014-249, authorizing the Fire Department to apply for a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant under the 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to purchase a fire engine for $450,000 with a minimal 5 percent match.
  • Resolution No. 2014-250, authorizing the Fire Department to apply for a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant under the 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to replace extrication equipment for $41,170 with a minimal 5 percent match.
  • Resolution No. 2014-251, adopting “Roberts Rules of Order, 10th Edition.”
  • Resolution No. 2014-252, setting the day, time and frequency of Council meetings – first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Resolution No. 2014-253, approving the procedure for transaction of Council business.
  • Resolution No. 2014-254, approving procedure for audience participation during council meetings.
  • Resolution No. 2014-255, naming an official newspaper of record – Washtenaw Now, formerly The Ypsilanti Courier.
  • Resolution No. 2014-256, adopting the Council Protocol for city staff.
  • Resolution No. 2014-257, adopting policy for appointments to boards and commissions.
  • Resolution No. 2014-258, setting meeting dates for 2015.

For more information about all resolutions passed and the minutes of the meeting visit cityofypsilanti.com.


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