We are pleased to report that on December 6, 2010, St. Ignace unanimously adopted a Complete Streets resolution.  Congratulations St. Ignace!

Download Word version of the following resolution.

The following Resolution was offered for adoption by Mayor Pro-Tern Gustafson, supported by Mayor Grondin:

WHEREAS, increasing walking and bicycling offers the potential for greater health of the population and more livable communities; and

WHEREAS, a Complete Street is safe, comfortable, and convenient for travel by automobile, foot, bicycle and transit regardless of age or ability; and

WHEREAS, the Michigan legislature has passed Complete Streets legislation that requires the Michigan Department of Transportation and local governments to consider all users in transportation related projects; and

WHEREAS, the Michigan Planning Enabling Act has been amended, requiring that all transportation improvements identified in a plan are appropriate to the context of the community and considers all legal users of the public right of way; and

WHEREAS, Complete Streets support economic growth and community stability by providing accessible and efficient connections between home, school, work, recreation and retail destinations by improving the pedestrian and vehicular environments throughout communities; and

WHEREAS, the City of St. Ignace recognizes the importance of street infrastructure and modifications, such as the non-motorized transportation plan, which shall include, at a minimum, accommodations for accessibility, sidewalks, curb ramps and cuts, trains, pathways and signage and shall incorporate principles of complete streets and maximize walkable streets within the City.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of St. Ignace supports the Complete Streets approach to right-of-way improvements and shall adopt a non-motorized transportation plan. This plan shall be approved by the Planning Commission, in consultation with the City Manager, the Department of Public Works, the Recreation Department and the Downtown Development Authority Director before Council consideration; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City of St. Ignace accept a  $5,000 grant from the Saint Tribe Strategic Alliance for Health (SAH) for the study for the City of St. Ignace; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, after initial adoption, the non-motorized transportation plan shall be updated regularly as part of the City master plan update process.

Roll Call Vote:

Yes:       Councilmembers Della-Moretta, Fullerton, Mayor Pro-Tern Gustafson, Councilmembers LaLonde, Mayor Grondin, Councilmember Clapperton.

No:       None.

Absent:   Councilmember Wyse.

Resolution declared Adopted.

I hereby certify that the above Resolution is a true copy of a Resolution presented to the St. Ignace City Council for adoption at a regular meeting held Monday, December 6, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.

Vonderwerth. City Clerk