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Board Agenda


May 5, 1999
6:30 p.m.
Board Room
Washtenaw County Administration Building
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan

I. Roll Call
II. Citizen Participation
III. Commissioner Follow-up to Citizen Participation
IV. New Business:
  Executive Session - Labor Negotiations
Establishing Compensation for the Drain Determination Board
*Drain Code requires that Drain Commissioner appoints a panel of three property owners to conduct public hearing & make decisions regarding the establishment of new drains, petitioned improvements of existing drains under Chapter 4 & 8

*Chapter 19 of the Drain Code (subsection 280.441) compensation is limited to $8/member/day without mileage unless otherwise adopted by the Board of Commissioners
  *Establishing compensation for the Drain Board of Determination Members at the same rate at the Board of Commissioners (per diem of $25.00 per meeting and mileage reimbursement)

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board meeting
  1. 1999 Annual Weatherization Plan Application
  *Ratifying the signature of the Chair of the Board on the plan application
*To the Michigan Department of Energy

*For the period 4/1/99 - 3/31/00

*To provide outreach, intake, pre-inspection, blower-door/health & safety furnace testing, "plan of action, and post-inspection services to residents with income levels at or below 150% of poverty level

*Contracted services provided by Costigan, Inc., Nimer's Construction, Matthew Messer Construction, and Greater Detroit Heating & Cooling

*For a program amount of $175,551
-Federal Revenue: $175,551
-Match: 0
-Indirect Costs: $0

*Upon receipt of the award:
-Authorizing the Administrator to sign the Notice of Grant Award
-Amending the budget
-Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts

  • 1999 Annual Work First Welfare-to-Work Plan Application
  •   *Ratifying the signature of the Chair of the Board on the plan application
    *To the Michigan Jobs Commission
    *For the period 10/1/98 - 9/30/99
      *To provide services to hard to serve Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients and non-custodial parents

    *Services to include unsubsidized Employment, subsidized Private Sector, Subsidized Public Sector Employment, On-the Job Training, Job Search and Job Readiness Assistance, Community Service Programs, Work Experience, Post Employment Training, Job Skills Training, Education Directly Related to Employment

    *Services contracted with Foundation for Behavioral Research
      *For a program amount of $480,442
    -Federal Revenue: $480,442
    -Match: 0
    -Indirect Costs: 0

    *Upon receipt of the award:
    -Authorizing the Administrator to sign the Notice of Grant Award
    -Amending the budget
    -Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts

      RECOMMENDATION: Approval
      Brownfield Redevelopment Authority
      *Establishing the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority within County boundaries

    *In conformity with Act 381 of Public Act 1996 as amended *Incorporating all local governmental units within the County that approve inclusion in the Brownfield Redevelopment Zone

      RECOMMENDATION: Approval
      Space Plan - Phase II
      *Approving the plans, cost estimate, estimate of the period of usefulness and lease contract

    *To remodel, construct, furnish and equip the Washtenaw County Jail, New Juvenile Detention Center and New Day Treatment Facility and provide additional funding for the Environmental Services Building, Downtown Building (200 N. Main Street), and 110 North Fourth

    *In the amount not to exceed $15,050,000

    *For a period of 20 Years

      RECOMMENDATION: Approval
      Clarifying the Relationship between Francis L. O'Brien Center for Youth Development and COPE, Inc.
      *Reaffirming the O'Brien Center as a Department of Washtenaw County

    *Clarifying the legal relationship of the O'Brien Center and COPE, Inc.

    *Directing daily management of the O'Brien Center to County Administration

    *Creating a 1.0 Program Manager for Children Services position
    -Grade 31, Group 32
    -Salary Range: $39,751 - $58,841

    *Adopting a job description

      RECOMMENDATION: Approval
      2000/2001 Budget Process Guidelines & Calendar
      *Adopting the budget process guidelines 
    *Establishing the budget process calendar
    *For the Year 2000 & 2001 Biennial Budget
      RECOMMENDATION: Approval
      Washtenaw County Employees Retirement System Ordinance Amendment - Pop-Up Clause
      *On 1/30/96 the WCERS retirement Plan was amended to permit retirees from that date forward to receive pop-up benefits if electing the payment 2 or 3 option

    *Pop-Up benefit permit the retired member to draw their full straight life pension if his/her beneficiary predeceases them

    *Amending the Washtenaw County Employees Retirement System Ordinance Section 24

    *To permit those employees who retired prior to 1/30/96 to receive the Pop-Up benefit

    *The projected cost of the amendment on the County's current contribution to the plan is negligible

      RECOMMENDATION: Approval
      Youthbuild II Program
      *Ratifying the signature of the Administrator on the application

    *To the US Department of Housing & Urban Development

    *For a period of 24 months

    *To provide continuation of the collective efforts of the consortium of local governments, faith based non-profits and businesses by providing meaningful work and training experiences to low income high school dropouts, ages 16-24 by constructing a house

    *Partners to include: Ypsilanti City, MSU-Washtenaw Extension Services, ETCS Group, Washtenaw Community College, Ministers Alliance, J.O.S.H.U.A., University Bank and Washtenaw Local Building Trades

    *In the amount of $840,900
    -Federal Funds:$400,000
    -Match: $440,900 (Partners Cash: $150,000 - Partners Inkind $290,900)
    -Indirect Costs: 0

    *Upon receipt of the award:
    -Authorizing the Administrator to sign the Notice of Grant Award
    -Amending the budget
    -Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts

      RECOMMENDATION: Approval
    1. Washtenaw County Health Care Program
      *Authorizing the Chair of the Board to sign the contracts

    *For the period 1/1/99 - 12/31/99

    *With Regents of the University of Michigan, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Chelsea Community Hospital and Oakwood Beyer Center   *To provide services under the County Health Care Program formerly the Resident County Hospitalization Program   *For a total program of $500,000

      RECOMMENDATION: Approval
      City of Saline Water Improvement Project
      *Board approved project 3/18/98 in three segments to assist with the construction and financing of improvements to the Saline Water System to include a new water storage tower and other improvements.

    *Segment 2 includes a new water storage tower and other water supply system improvements

    *Segment 2 can be accomplished by approving the sale of bonds

    *In the amount not to exceed $2,230,000

    *Bonds to be sold to the State of Michigan, through the Drinking Water Revolving Fund Program

    *City pays for these improvements through rates charged to users of the system and connection fees charged to new users

      RECOMMENDATION: Approval
    V. Report of the County Administrator
    VI. Report of the Chair of the Board
    VII. Items for Current/Future Discussion
    VIII. Citizen Participation
    IX. Commissioner Follow-up to Citizens Participation
    X. Pending
    XI. Adjournment
      May 19, 1999
    Board Room
    County Administration Building
    6:30 p.m.
    Next Agenda Meeting
    May 13, 1999
    Administration Conference Room
    5:00 p.m.

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