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AGENDA
WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
May 18, 2005
6:30 p.m.
Administration Building - Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan
www.ewashtenaw.org

I.

Roll Call

II.

Citizen Participation

III.

Commissioner Follow-up to Citizen Participation

IV.

New Business

A.

Planning, Development & Environment Community of Interest

1. Employment Training and Community Services

a. Annual MPSC/MCAAA Energy Assistance Program

  • Ratifying the signature of the Administrator on the application
  • To the Michigan Community Action Agency Association
  • For the period 4/1/05 9/30/05

o To provide Emergency Energy services to approximately 50 families whose annual family income is at or below 200% of poverty level

o Services include: payment of metered fuels, water bills (if the household uses steam heat), electricity and deliverable fuels

  • For a total program of $32,256

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

b. Annual Reemployment Services Program

  • Ratifying the signature of the Chair of the Board on the application
  • To the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth
  • For the period 7/1/04 6/30/05

  • To provide supplement the Wagner-Peyser Act Funding to provide resources that facilitate significant increase in job search activities, entered employment, retained employment and assessment testing for Unemployment Insurance Claimants

  • For a total program of $22,932
    -Federal Revenue: $22,932-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

2. Community Development

a. Washtenaw Affordance Housing Corporation Affordable Housing Agreement

  • Authorizing the Administrator to sign the Affordable Housing Agreements
  • With Washtenaw Affordable Housing Corporation

  • To refinance the Gateway Apartments located at 1100 W. Michigan Avenue in Ypsilanti Township

  • For a total of $200,000 from the Housing Contingency Fund.

  • First grant of $100,000 will be forgiven over the term of 25 years in equal increments, as long as the property remains affordable housing

  • First grant to be used as HOME matching dollars

  • Second grant of $100,000 will be recoverable in 25 annual payments of $4,000 beginning in May of 2006

  • Contingent upon the City of Ann Arbor granting the County a security interest in the equity of the City owned Parkside Complex

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

b. 2006-2009 Urban County

  • Authorizing the Administrator to sign the Urban County Cooperation Agreement with Washtenaw County and three new jurisdictions, Ypsilanti City, York Township and Scio Township
  • For the period 7/1/06 6/30/09

  • To support the administration of the Washtenaw Urban County Community Development Block Grant and Home Investment Partnerships Program for the second qualification period.

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

3. Planning & Environment

School Chemical Recovery Project

  • Ratifying the signature of the Administrator on the application
  • To the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
  • For the period 7/1/05 7/1/07

  • To conduct assessments of chemistry laboratories within Washtenaw County, identify potential risks, and offer access to hazardous chemical disposal resources

  • For a total program of $32,091
    -State Revenue: $24,000
    -Match: $ 8,091 (Inkind)
    -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

B.

Public Safety & Justice Community of Interest

Trial Courts

1. Building Restorative Communities Program Year Two Implementation

  • Ratifying the signature of the Administrator on the application
  • To Michigan Department of Human Services
  • For the period of October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2006

  • To implement changes within the juvenile justice system and continue data collection efforts that improve service delivery to at-risk youth and their families
  • In partnership with the Washtenaw County Human Services Community Collaborative

  • In the amount of $104,858
    -State Revenue: $90,000
    -In-Kind Match: $14,858
    -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

2. Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program

  • Ratifying signature of the Administrator on the application
  • To the Michigan Department of Community Health
  • For the period of October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2006

  • To provide funding to continue implementation of the Juvenile Drug Court for youth between the ages of 14 to 17

  • Involves collaboration with Prosecutors Office, Public Defenders Office, Childrens Services, Washtenaw Community Health Organization, Washtenaw Intermediate School District, Dawn Farm, and Eastern Michigan University

  • Which provides family-focused treatment to eliminate drug and alcohol use and associated delinquent behaviors for participants

  • Total program costs of $129,735 funded by this grant and a cash match
    -State Revenue: $97,302
    -SCAO Revenue $32,332
    -Match: $101
    -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. Michigan Drug Court Program

  • Ratifying signature of the Administrator on the application
  • To the Michigan Supreme Court State Court Administrative Office
  • For the period of October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2006

  • To provide funding to continue implementation of the Juvenile Drug Court for youth between the ages of 14 to 17

  • Total program costs of $214,222 partially funded by this grant and a cash match
    -State Revenue: $32,332
    -Byrne Revenue $97,302
    -Child Care Fund $82,443 (50% reimbursement budgeted)
    -Match: $2,155
    -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

C.

Support Services Community of Interest

Support Services Facilities Management

Clean Cities Initiative

  • Authorizing the Chair of the Board to sign the Memorandum of Understanding
  • With the Ann Arbor Area Clean Cities Coalition
  • For the period of five years

  • To continue to be a coalition member and support the Ann Arbor Clean Cities Program

  • Ann Arbor Area Clean Cities Coalition is a partnership of public and private entities created by the Department of Energy to help initiate the infrastructure and introducing alternative fuels & vehicles to create a sustainable community

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board meeting

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 Citizen Participation

X.

Pending

XI.

Adjournment

May 18 2005
Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor
6:30 p.m.

Next Agenda Meeting
May 11, 2005
Administration Building
220 N. Main Street
5:30 pm

For additional information, contact Tammy Richards at (734) 222-6731 or richardt@ewashtenaw.org

 

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