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November 19, 2003

6:30 p.m.
Administration Building - Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan


Roll Call


Citizen Participation


Commissioner Follow-up to Citizen Participation


New Business


Planning, Development & Environment Community Of Interest

1. Employment Training and Community Services Group

Annual Food Stamp Employment & Training Program Plan

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

  • To the Michigan Department of Career Development

  • For the period 10/1/03 9/30/04

  • To serve individuals age 18 49 able-bodied adults without dependents, who are in jeopardy of losing their food stamp eligibility due to time limits

  • For a program of $83,256
    -Federal: $83,256
    -Match 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


2. Planning & Environment

a. Brownfield Redevelopment Plan

  • Adopting the Amendment to the Brownfield Plan

  • Supports clean-up and re-use of 6.4 acres in the City of Ann Arbor

    • Site is bounded by Broadway, Maiden Lane, and Traver Creek, near the Broadway Bridge

    • Contamination of soil and groundwater is due to dry cleaning solvent

    • Proposed mixed-use development includes retail, market-rate and affordable housing, parking, greenway along Traver Creek, healthplex (fitness/medical facility), hotel, office space, and restaurants

    • Increases County and City tax base after TIF expires

  • Approved by other entities involved:
    -Ann Arbor City Council approval on 10/7/03
    -Brownfield Redevelopment Authority approval on 10/17/03

  • Amendment approves Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and Single Business Tax (SBT) Incentives to help fund the project

  • Total project cost is approximately $120,000,000
    -$76,100,000 private financing
    -$40,400,000 TIF reimbursement of eligible expenses (brownfield cleanup & site improvements)
    -$3,500,000 SBT credit

  • TIF Options:
    -30-year TIF period:
          -25 years to reimburse eligible Lowertown project expenses
           -5 years to fund a Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) (estimated  at $24,500,000 total)
           -50% of RLF to be reserved for use on City of Ann Arbor projects, with unused portion reverting to Countywide use after five years -25-year TIF period:
    -Sufficient to reimburse eligible Lowertown project expenses
    -No Revolving Loan Fund

  • Fiscal Analysis Option:

    • Approval of Amendment may be made contingent upon City of Ann Arbor bond counsel review of project, at the Boards discretion


2. Planning & Environment (Contd)

b. Lyndon/Sylvan Lakes Sewer System Phase II

  • Approval of contract with Lyndon & Sylvan Townships to construct wastewater system

  • To connect areas around several lakes to the existing Sylvan Township system

  • Project was approved in resolution 03-0031 on February 5, 2003

  • Project financing includes County bonds, special assessments, and state payment for connecting Cassidy Lake correctional facility to system

    • Bond repayment is the responsibility of the townships and will be made from special assessments

    • Sugar Loaf State Campground is expected to make payment to connect to system as well

  • Board of Public Works approval on 11/19/03

  • Reduces environmental issues associated with failing septic systems in the lakes area


3. Building Services

Grading/Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Ordinance Amendments

  • Approve revisions to the Grading/Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Ordinance

  • To comply with state law includes state-mandated changes and County-initiated changes

    • County changes include permit exemptions, fees, standards, etc

  • Deadline to make state-mandated changes is January 2004



Board of Commissioners

a. Policy and Ordinance Amendments to Reflect Organizational Changes in Planning and Development



Setting the Millage Rate

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board meeting


Report of the Administrator

1. 2003 Budget Update


Report of the Chair of the Board


Items for Current/Future Discussion


Citizen Participation


Commissioner Follow-up to Citizens Participation





December 3, 2003
Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor
6:30 p.m.

Next Agenda Meeting
November 24, 2003

Administration Building
220 N. Main Street
5:30 p.m.

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