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$56,995 Pact OK'd To Beautify Washtenaw Ave.

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George E. Young Nursery, ino., was awarded a contract last night for a beautification project along Washtenaw Ave., the low bid being $56,995. The firm's bid, which was approved unanimously by the City Council, was far - below the estimated cost of $90,000. There were seven bids submitted for the project, ranging up to about $100,000. The project will include plantings from Tuomy to Manchester and from Platt to Yost, as well as traffic island beautification. In a related matter, the council authorized the city administration to enter a contract with the federal government whereby the Housing and Urban Development department will pay $58,239 of a beautification project which includes the Washtenaw Ave. improvements as well as improvements along N. Main. It had been estimated that the entire beautification project would cost about $190,000. Of this amount, some $44,000 would be taken from the Elizabeth R. Dean fund. Noting this, Third Ward Councilman Robert P. Weeks asked that the council's special committee to study the use of the Dean fund be re-established. His request was endorsed by the council and Weeks, Fourth Ward Councilman John R. Hathaway, Second Ward Councilman Douglas D. Crary and First Ward Councilwoman Eunice L. Burns were named to the committee. City Administrator Guy C. Larcom Jr. and Parks Department Supt. S. Sheldon Sproull were named "ex-officio" members of the committee. Also last night, the council awarded the contract for the Pittsfield Valley sanitary sewer trunkline to George A. Odien, Inc., which submitted the low bid of $167,920. This was above the engineers' original estímate or $146,385. The line will run from Stimson to McKinley Ave. at Packard. Curb, Surfacing Plans Ordered Plans, specifications and estimates of cost for the 1967 curb-and-gutter and bituminous surfacing programs were ordered drawn by the City Council last night. A public hearing on the assessment roll will be held after the materials are prepared. Roads included in the 1967 bituminous surfacing program are: Bluett from Nixon to a-point 120 f eet east of Prairie; Archwood from Hollywood to Sequoia; Fountain north from Summit to the existing surf ace; Kellogg westerly from Wright; Hilldale from Brookside to Brede; Traver from the end of the existing curb to the east line of the Crawford property; Harpst westerly from Packard; Tremmel from Harpst to Rosewood; Creek Dr. from Packard to Redwood; Redwood from Platt to Creek; Lorraine from Platt to Pittsview; and Pittsview from Packard to Lorraine. Following are the streets scheduled for curbs and gutter during 1967: Dellwood from Dexter to Sequoia; Archwood from Dexter to Hollywood; Hollywood from Dellwood to Archwood; Dexter from the east line of Veterans Memorial Park to a point 300 f eet west of Maple; the Pauline extensión; Kensington westerly from Packard; Sharon from Platt to Cardinal; Redwood from Platt to Cardinal; Butternut from Springbrook to Cardinal; McComb from Butternut to Sharon. Nordman from Packard to Sharon; Springbrook from Packard to a point 120 f eet south of Sharon; Rosedale from Packard to Sharon; Lorraine from Platt to Pittsview; Pittsview from Packard to Lorraine; Bellwood from Edgewood to Packard; Parkwood from Packard to a point 120 feet north of Edgewood; Norwood from Maplewood to Pittsfield Village; Fernwood from Packard to Edgewood; Oakwood from Maplewood to Pittsfield Village; Overridge from the east line of Ann Arbor Hills to Woodhaven Hills; Traver from the existing curb to the east line of the Crawford property; Glacier from Fuller to Huron Parkway; Plymouth Rd. from the north side of Nixon to US-23; Bluett on the north side from Nixon to Forest Hills subdivisión and on south side from N. Campus Heights to Forest Hills; Lutz from S. Seventh westerly to the existing curb; John from División to Fifth Ave.; and Barton from : Nnrthside Dr. to US-23. AAHS Hockey Team Lauded Ann Arbor High School's hockey team, which completed an undefeated season, was honored by the City Council last night I as it passed a resolution of commendation to the squad. Members of the team were introduced to the council by Coach Art Armstrong, who noted that 13 or 14 of the players will be back next season. The resolution- distributed to each of the players- notes that the past season was the most successful in the school's history, culminated by winning the International High School I Hockey Tournament. It also noted it was the first undefeated season in the I school's history, with a record of 21 wins and four ties, and that I the team placed first in the regular season championship, the I first división playoffs and the league championship playoffs. Bills Aimed At Rebate Hikes I State Rep. Raymond Sr-iit, R-Ani Arbor, last night I Jormed the City Council tbt if the State Legislature approves I certain bilis, the city could receive upwards of $497,000 in i added state rebates. He said the bilí he is sponsoring, which would provide for a special census in rapidly growing cities, could return an additional $290,000 to the city and that a revised distribution of weight and gas taxes could return an additional $207,000. Smit also said there is increasing interest in the House to give more support to local municipalities and school distrcts under state fiscal reform. City Administrator Guy C. Larcom Jr. commented that if Ann Arbor received additional sales tax dollars, these would have to be taken away from other governmental bodies in the county. He also doubted that the return would be $200,000. First Ward Councilwoman Eunice L. Burns said she had been studying the results of a special census and said the most he could figure Ann Arbor would gain was about $90,000 annually. "If this toak place (Smit's proposals) it could have a i' mendous impact and eliminate the need for an income tax í until after 1972, wouldn't it?" asked Third Ward Councilman Paul H. Johnson. "I think so," said Mayor Wendell E. Hulcher. Rezoning For Liquor Advances A rezoning which would permit the sale of liquor by the g ass at the Bolgos Restaurant, 3535 Plymouth Rd., was passed at first reading by the City Council last night LftJhH zomnS.1cagf wuïd be from Cl to C3 commercial. After the council had last year approved a transfer of a Class C license to the restaurant, it was discovered that the Czomng on the property did not permit the sale of liquor by the The Bolgos family sought an amendment to the Cl zoning ordinance which would permit this. The council had passed the amendment at first reading but is awaiting a report from the rianmng Commission prior to action at second reading The commission is against the ordinance amendment At a public hearing on the question last night, a representahve of the proposed ViUage Bell restaurant, to be constructed theCwTZeornSdlsSctthe t0 " the di of It was noted that the Village Bell has been approved for a C A% Ctïcense.buVt not clear ü thi "e is pennittS in I CIAR, the zoning for the restaurant. The Planning Commis fn this adSistr?ctmmended th3t IiqUr by " gIaSS be permmêd A public hearing on the proposed Cl to C3 zoning change for the Bolgos property will be held April 10 cnangei