Ways & Means Agenda

 

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WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE - 9/3/03

6:30 p.m.
Administration Building -
Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan
http://www.ewashtenaw.org

I.

Roll Call

II.

Citizen Participation

III.

Commissioner Follow-up to Citizen Participation

IV.

New Business:

A.

Public Safety & Justice Community of Interest

1. Prosecuting Attorney

Annual Cooperative Reimbursement Program

  • Ratifying the Chair of the Boards signature on the application

  • To the Family Independence Agency

  • Fore the period 10/1/03 9/30/04

  • To provide reimbursement of costs associated with the establishment of orders for paternity and child support for Title IV-D cases

  • For a total program of $615,993

-Federal Revenue: $413,388

-Match: $202,605

-Indirect Costs: $117,042

  • Upon receipt of the award:

-Authorizing the Administrator to sign the Notice of Grant Award

-Amending the budget

-Authorizing the Administrator to sign the delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval


2. Sheriff

Annual Local Law Enforcement Block Grant

  • Ratifying the submission of the application

  • To the Bureau of Justice Assistance

  • For the period 10/1/03 9/30/05

  • To cover acquisition of equipment and employee development for all sworn personnel at the Sheriffs Office

  • For a program amount of $67,847

-Federal Revenue: $61,062

-Match: $ 6,785

-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 the delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

3. Trial Courts Friend of the Court

a. Annual Cooperative Reimbursement Program

  • Ratifying the Chair of the Boards signature on the application

  • To the Family Independence Agency

  • Fore the period 10/1/03 9/30/04

  • To provide reimbursement for costs associated with the establishment, collection and enforcement of child support in Title IV-D cases

  • For a total program of $4,214,343 (state reimbursement of $2,923,574)

  • Upon receipt of the award:

-Authorizing the Administrator to sign the Notice of Grant Award

-Amending the budget

-Authorizing the Administrator to sign the delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval


3. Trial Courts Friend of the Court (Contd)

b. Annual Medical Support Contract Application for IV-D Eligible Youth

  • Ratifying the Chair of the Boards signature on the application

  • To the Family Independence Agency

  • Fore the period 10/1/03 9/30/04

  • To provide 100% reimbursement of medical support enforcement services

  • To provide assistance to children without medical coverage by requiring employers of non-custodial parent to provide coverage for the employees children

  • For a total program of $109,249

  • Upon receipt of the award:

-Authorizing the Administrator to sign the Notice of Grant Award

-Amending the budget

-Authorizing the Administrator to sign the delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval


B.

Health Community of Interest

Public Health

Sexual Assault Crisis Center Program Finalization

  • Approving final agreement with Domestic Violence Project, Inc./Safe House (DVP)

  • To continue sexual assault services currently provided through the Sexual Assault Crisis Center

  • Agreement includes:

    • Transfer of three state grants from the County to DVP effective 10/1/03

    • Provision of space and equipment for the DVPs use in providing sexual assault services

    • Three-year contract with DVP providing $75,000 annually to support sexual assault services

      • General Fund support drawn from:

        • Human Services NFP ($25,000)

        • Savings from eliminating Coalition on Gender Violence & Safety appropriation ($25,000)

        • Savings from eliminating Bioterrorism appropriation to Public Health, since state is providing sufficient new funding in this area ($25,000)

    • Fundraising to target additional $100,000

    • Elimination of 3.0 FTE grant-funded positions, due to grant transfer to DVP

    • Adjust Public Health budget to match new model

      • Eliminate grant budgets

      • Add budget for $75,000 DVP contract

  • Actions requested include:

    • Position eliminations

    • Signing of agreement with DVP

    • Authorizing Administrator to sign space agreement with DVP

    • Amend the Public Health budget to be consistent with new agreement

RECOMMENDATION: Approval


C.

Planning, Environment & Development Communities of Interest

1. Planning & Environment

a.

2003 Continuum of Care Planning Document

  • Ratifying the signature of the Administrator on the planning document

  • To the US Department of Housing & Urban Development

  • To provide an annual comprehensive community plan that addresses homelessness and the provision of services for homeless individual and families

  • Approved by the Continuum of Care Board

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

b.

Shelter Plus Care Program

  • Ratifying the signature of the administrator on the applications

  • To the US Department of Housing & Urban Development

  • For the period 4/1/04 3/30/05 (renewal applications)

  • For the period 4/1/04 3/30/09 (new application)

  • To provide shelter assistance in the form of rental assistance and care for supportive services for those receiving rental assistance

  • For a program of $614,010 for renewal application

-For Avalon in the amount of $126,036

-For Michigan Ability Partners in the amount of $303,762

-For Shelter Association in the amount of $184,212

  • For a program of $241,200 for new application

-For the Avalon in the amount of $241,200

  • Upon receipt of the award:

-Authorizing the Administrator to sign the Notice of Grant Award

-Amending the budget

-Authorizing the Administrator to sign the delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval


 

c.

Emergency Shelter Grant

  • Ratifying the signature of the Administrator on the applications

  • To the Michigan State Housing Development Authority

  • For the period 2003-2005

  • To provide Continuum of Care coordination efforts for 8 non-profit agencies and the County

  • In the amount of $7500

-State Revenue: $7500

-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 the delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

d.

Community Housing Alternatives Rehabilitation Assistance

  • Authorizing the Administrator to sign the Housing Affordability Agreement

  • With Community Housing Alternatives

  • For Community Housing Alternatives to acquire, rehabilitate, and resell four (4) homes located in the City of Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township to low-income homebuyers.

  • An allocation of $13,978 from the Countys Housing Contingency Fund for rehabilitation

  • Funding will supplement HOME Program funds to acquire and rehabilitate four homes located in the City of Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township for sale to low-income households

  • Community Housing Alternatives will use the proceeds from the sale of these four houses to acquire, rehabilitate, and resell an additional three houses in Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township to low-income homebuyers

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board meeting


 

e.

Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley Buy Down Assistance Project

  • Authorizing the Administrator to sign the Housing Affordability Agreement

  • With Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley

  • To provide homebuyer assistance in the amount of $15,000/eligible household toward the purchase of four, single-family residential homes at 385, 389, 393, 397 Firwood, Ypsilanti Township

  • An allocation of $60,000 from the Countys Housing Contingency Fund (1670)

  • This will allow the homebuyer to purchase the home at a lower-than-market rate

  • To provide local match for the HOME program

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board meeting

f.

Gateway Community & Economic Development Corp. Homeownership Assistance Project

  • Authorizing the Administrator to sign the Housing Affordability Agreement

  • With Gateway Community and Economic Development Corporation

  • To provide homeownership assistance to three (3) low-income households in the City of Ypsilanti.

  • An allocation of $49,000 from the Countys Housing Contingency Fund (1670), for Gateway to construct three single-family residential homes

  • Housing funds will be used with HOME funds to construct three single-family residential homes at 364, 376 Worden and 341 Orchard, Ypsilanti for sale to low-income households

  • Gateway will use the proceeds from the sale of the three homes to construct one additional single-family residential home for sale to a low-income family

  • The homes will be sold to HOME-eligible households

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board meeting


 

g.

Community Housing Alternatives Homebuyer Assistance Project

  • Authorizing the Administrator to sign the Agreement

  • With the Community Housing Alternatives

  • To provide homebuyer assistance to four low-income workforce households at 3642 3697 Stone School Road, Ann Arbor

  • In the amount of $73,000

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board meeting

h.

SEMCOG Orthophotography Regional Effort

  • Authorizing the Administrator to sign the Letter of Intent

  • To become a partner in the SEMCOG 2005 Orthophotography Regional Effort

  • To create a cooperative entity amongst seven counties for the purpose of coordinating a regional aerial imagery flight

  • Additional partners will include the State of Michigan through the Michigan Center for Geographic Information and Federal Government through the United States Geological Survey and/or Army Corp of Engineers

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board meeting


2. Employment Training and Community Services

Annual WIA Incumbent Worker Program

  • Ratifying the signature of the Chair of the Board on the application

  • To the Michigan Department of Career Development

  • For the period 7/1/03 6/30/04

  • To provide employers in the Washtenaw County area with training services to upgrade existing employee skills in an effort to avoid layoff situations.

  • Employers who benefit from this service will then work with the local Michigan Works! Service Center to fill any positions created by the promotion of incumbent workers who were trained through the program.

  • Special emphasis will be placed on the hiring of both WIA and Work First Program participants and persons with disabilities.

  • For a program of $132,377

-State Revenue: $132,377

-Match: 0

-Indirect Costs: 0

  • Upon receipt of the award:

-Authorizing the Administrator to sign the Notice of Grant Awards

-Amending the budget

-Authorizing the Administrator to sign the delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

D.

Administrator

1.

Refinancing of Bond Issues

  • Approve the refinancing of bond issues as permitted by MCLA 141.2101 et seq.

  • Under the new proposed procedure, the Board of Commissioners would directly approve bond refunding and delegate the ability to award the refunding bonds to the County Administrator, Deputy County Administrator or Finance Director.

RECOMMENDATION: Approval


2.

Presentation 2004-2005 Preliminary Budget

3.

Report on Township Contracts for PSUs

V.

Report of the 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

September 4, 2003
Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor
6:30 p.m.

Next Agenda Meeting
September 10, 2003

Administration Conference Room
220 N. Main Street
5:30 p.m.

For additional information call: (734)222-6731 or email richardt@ewashtenaw.org

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