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AGENDA
WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
January 18, 2006

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.

Planning, Development, and Environment Community of Interest

Planning & Environment

1) Historic Preservation Grant

Ratifying the County Administrators signature on a grant application

To the State of Michigan Historic Preservation Grant Program for Phase IV: Heritage Tourism Map Project

For the Period of FY 2006-2007

To increase local heritage tourism, historic resource awareness, and appreciation of resources within the Washtenaw County community.

By creating appealing maps and themed tours to place into context the historic resources included in the HistWeb (an ongoing projected created through HistWeb Phases I, II, III), on a series of maps identifying historic and architectural resources within Washtenaw County.

In collaboration with the Washtenaw County Historic District Commission.

For a total program of $44,581

-State Revenue: $24,977

-Match: $19,604

-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

2) Brownfield Redevelopment Plan Amendment

Adopt the amendment to the Brownfield Plan for Washtenaw County

To approve tax increment financing and single business tax credit incentives for the Toyota research and Development Park Brownfield redevelopment project

In the Charter Township of York

To redevelop the former Ypsilanti Regional Psychiatric Hospital (site) into a research and development park focused on automotive research, development and testing

By providing tax increment financing and single business tax credit incentives for the Toyota Research and Development Park Brownfield redevelopment project

In collaboration with the Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and the Charter Township of York

Resulting in the environmental and economic restoration of the property, the addition of over 900 jobs, and increasing the tax base for the Township, County and other relevant tax jurisdictions by approximately $2.5 million annually

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board

Drain Commissioner

3) Full Faith and Credit for Mallets Creek Drainage District

Approving the use of the countys full faith and credit

For the Mallets Creek Drain / Brown Park Project

In an amount not to exceed $3.045 million

To provide needed maintenance, ensure flood control and enhance the removal of key pollutants

With additional funds of $1.25 million to be provided by a Clean Michigan Initiative Grant previously approved by the Board of Commissioners

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

4) Full Faith and Credit for Traver Creek Drainage District

Approving the use of the countys full faith and credit

For the Traver Creek Drain Project

In an amount not to exceed $590,000

To provide needed maintenance to stabilize the channel and stream banks

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

B.

Public Safety and Justice Community of Interest

Sheriff

1) Annual Marine Safety Grant Program

Ratifying the County Administrators signature on a grant application

To the Michigan Department of Natural Resources

For the period of 1/1/06 12/31/06

To provide up to 75% reimbursement for the operation of marine safety functions to patrol surface waters for the public safety

For a total program of $155,444:
-State Revenue: $116,583 (maximum 75% reimbursement; $47,000 budgeted for 2006 based on prior years)
-Match: $0
-Indirect Costs: $15,177

Upon receipt of the award:
-Authorizing the Administrator to sign the notice of grant award
-Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

2) Michigan Sheriffs Coordinating & Training Council Training Grant

Ratifying the County Administrators signature on a grant application

To the Michigan Sheriffs Coordinating & Training Council

For the period of 1/1/06 12/31/06

To fund a local Correctional Officers Training Academy offered at Washtenaw Community College with participation from Washtenaw, Lenawee, Jackson, Monroe, and Livingston County Sheriffs Offices

A cost-effective approach to comply with a State mandate that requires certification of corrections officers hired since January 31, 2005

Will reduce demand on training dollars in the Corrections general fund budget and Corrections Training Fund

For a total program of $33,819:
-State Revenue: $33,819
-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

C.

Civic Infrastructure Community of Interest

Clerk/Register of Deeds

1) Vital Records Unit Restructuring

Eliminating 1.0 FTE Record Management Specialist position:
-Grade 15, Group 12
-Salary Range: $30,134-$37,119

Creating 1.0 FTE Senior Record Management Specialist position:
-Grade 18, Group 12
-Salary Range: $33,366-$41,482

To provide leadership depth, opportunities for professional growth and promotion, and improved productivity in the Vital Records unit

Public Safety and Justice Community of Interest

Increased personnel costs will not exceed $4,323 and will be absorbed within the Countys 2006 general fund budget

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board

2) Register of Deeds Unit Restructuring

Eliminating two (2) 1.0 FTE Record Management Specialist positions:
-Grade 15, Group 12
-Salary Range: $30,134-$37,119

Creating two (2) 1.0 FTE Senior Record Management Specialist positions:
-Grade 18, Group 12
-Salary Range: $33,366-$41,482

Public Safety and Justice Community of Interest

To provide improved customer service, enhance opportunities for cross-training and coordination among staff, and expand leadership depth in the Register of Deeds unit

Increased personnel costs will not exceed $10,973 and will be absorbed within the Countys 2006 general fund budget

Public Safety and Justice Community of Interest

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board

V.

Report of the Administrator

A. Timeline to Develop a 20-year Space Plan

B. Police Services Contracts Update

C. Report on the Referendum

Public Safety and Justice Community of Interest

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

February 1, 2006
Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor
6:30 p.m.

Next Agenda Meeting
January 25, 2006
Administration Building
220 N. Main Street
5:30 pm

For additional information, please contact the Washtenaw County Administration office

at (734) 222-6850 or AdminOffice@ewashtenaw.org

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