Click this link to optimize A2 Open City Hall for screen readers Skip to Content
A2 Open City Hall
Open Town Hall

Subscribe to On Forum Statements From Forum Participants

Info Hide

Get on forum statements in your RSS reader or emailed to you as a daily digest.

A statement is on forum if it is claimed, verified and civil:

  1. It is claimed if its author has claimed the statement by signing in before or shortly after submitting the statement.
  2. It is verified if it is claimed and its author has provided their street address in their registration and verified their email address by clicking the verification link emailed by Open Town Hall.
  3. It is civil if it is verified and it meets the guidelines for civility.

If any of these conditions are not met, then the statement is off forum.

Statements are emailed at most once per day (in the morning).

Subscribe

Manage your subscription in your RSS feed reader

Check out some recent On Forum Statements from forum participants

Name not shown inside ward 4 February 21, 2019, 1:17 AM

After reviewing the Quiet Zone Assessment Report, please identify the below preferred option:
Scenario 2, 3, or 4:Cost Effective and Safer, no closures.Estimated Cost - $7.15 million (cost estimates will vary based upon crossings).

Name not shown inside ward 5 February 20, 2019, 3:53 PM

After reviewing the Quiet Zone Assessment Report, please identify the below preferred option:
Scenario 1:Gates and Signals upgrade only, no closures. Estimated Cost - $6.69 million

Name not shown inside ward 4 February 20, 2019, 12:55 PM

After reviewing the Quiet Zone Assessment Report, please identify the below preferred option:
I accept the impact of train horn noise and recommend no further investment.


Please provide any general input you may have or specific comments about grade crossing closures or phasing of improvements.
Absolutely no. There are numerous ways that money could be spent to benefit the city and its residents instead of a quiet zone. Part of living in a city (especially near railroad tracks) is dealing with the infrastructure. (And I say this as someone who lived in Depot Town in Ypsilanti, less than 70 feet from the crossing there. I'm well aware of what a train at a crossing sounds like.)

Name not shown inside ward 2 February 20, 2019, 8:57 AM

After reviewing the Quiet Zone Assessment Report, please identify the below preferred option:
I accept the impact of train horn noise and recommend no further investment.


Please provide any general input you may have or specific comments about grade crossing closures or phasing of improvements.
This is absolutely asinine. Rich Ann Arborites are totally ruining this town. If you don't like the train, don't build or buy your million dollar condos by the tracks. DO NOT WASTE CITY MONEY ON THIS GARBAGE. Unbelievable.

Name not shown inside ward 1 February 20, 2019, 7:05 AM

After reviewing the Quiet Zone Assessment Report, please identify the below preferred option:
I accept the impact of train horn noise and recommend no further investment.

Name not shown inside ward 1 February 20, 2019, 4:57 AM

After reviewing the Quiet Zone Assessment Report, please identify the below preferred option:
I accept the impact of train horn noise and recommend no further investment.

William Hoffmann inside ward 4 February 19, 2019, 6:30 PM

After reviewing the Quiet Zone Assessment Report, please identify the below preferred option:
Scenario 5:Highest Safety, no closures. Estimated Cost $7.91 million


Please provide any general input you may have or specific comments about grade crossing closures or phasing of improvements.
I think safety is important and, for a prosperous and growing community like Ann Arbor, is well worth extra expenditure. But I think that regardless of how much it costs the train noise needs to be reduced. That whistle at all hours of the night is ridiculous.

David Adrian inside ward 5 February 19, 2019, 4:53 PM

After reviewing the Quiet Zone Assessment Report, please identify the below preferred option:
I accept the impact of train horn noise and recommend no further investment.


Please provide any general input you may have or specific comments about grade crossing closures or phasing of improvements.
I don't understand why this is a priority. I'd much rather see this money go towards building housing, rather than making it quieter for the folks who already can afford to live near downtown / Old West Side.

However, if you told me that we could reassess the taxable value of every home affected by the decrease in noise, I'd be all for doing this.

Name not shown inside ward 4 February 19, 2019, 4:06 PM

After reviewing the Quiet Zone Assessment Report, please identify the below preferred option:
Scenario 1:Gates and Signals upgrade only, no closures. Estimated Cost - $6.69 million


Please provide any general input you may have or specific comments about grade crossing closures or phasing of improvements.
The trains consistently disrupt sleep and there should be cost effective implementation of a method that will allow residents in the area to get a good night's sleep.

Name not shown inside ward 5 February 19, 2019, 2:17 PM

After reviewing the Quiet Zone Assessment Report, please identify the below preferred option:
Scenario 5:Highest Safety, no closures. Estimated Cost $7.91 million