January 17, 2007

AGENDA
WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
January 17, 2007
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.

Land Use and Environment Community of Interest

1. Planning and Environment

a. Identify Washtenaw Program

Ratifying the Administrators signature on the application

  • To the State of Michigan Historic Preservation Grant Program
  • For the period of 7/1/07 to 7/31/08
  • To promote and to protect Washtenaw Countys historic resources by developing a public and a high school education initiative to emphasize the need for proper stewardship of recognized historic resources.
  • This initiative will identify historic resources; discuss how and why we preserve them, and how this preservation relates to everyday life.
  • The following partners will promote this initiative locally and regionally: Certified Local Governments of Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Saline; the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau; and the area schools and local stakeholders/partners

For a total program of $41,832
-Federal Revenue: $0
-State Revenue: $25,000
-Match: $16,832 (In-kind)
-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. Purchase of Development Rights Application

  • Ratifying the Administrators signature on the application
  • To the combined Michigan Agricultural Preservation Fund/Federal Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program
  • To preserve farmland by purchasing agricultural conservation easements through local Purchase of Development rights.
  • There is approximately $750,000 - $1,000,000 in grant funds available to the entire State of Michigan; however the Washtenaw County Agricultural Lands Preservation Advisory Committee approved applications requesting far more in recognition that, due to development pressures, there are many more high priority properties than funds available.
  • For a total program of $4,524,000
    -Federal Revenue:                   $0
    -State Revenue:         $4,524,000
    -Match:                        $1,131,000 (In-kind from property owners)
                                             $35,000 (maximum County contribution)
    -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. Employment Training and Community Services

a. 2007 Jobs, Education, and Training Plan

  • Ratifying the Chair of the Boards signature on the application
  • To the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth
  • For the period of 10/1/06 to 9/30/07
  • To help welfare recipients and other at-risk workers stay employed, gain skills and advance rather than emphasizing initial placement.
  • This is a shift in the State of Michigans Work First Program to allow clients to remain eligible for assistance programs while obtaining needed training, education or treatment rather than forcing them to find a job immediately to remain qualified.
  • For a total program of $74,758
    -Federal Revenue: $0
    -State Revenue: $74,758
    -County 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

b. Annual 2007 MPSC Weatherization Assistance Program

  • Ratifying the Administrators signature on the application
  • To the Michigan Department of Human Services
  • For the period of 1/1/07 to 8/31/07
  • To provide home weatherization services to 50 eligible residents
  • To conduct three energy education classes for approximately 100 eligible Washtenaw County residents.
  • For attending an energy education class customers receive a $100 voucher toward their utility bill, an energy education kit which includes a compact fluorescent light bulb, a water saving shower head, temperature gauges and other items.
  • Eligible residents must have an income at or below two hundred percent of the federal poverty level.
  • For a total program of $191,716
    -Federal Revenue: $0
    -State Revenue: $191,716
    -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

B.

Health Community of Interest

Public Health

Federal Food Stamp Nutrition Education Grant

  • Accepting grant funding from Michigan State University Extension
  • For the period of October 1, 2006 to September 30, 2007
  • To expand implementation of Washtenaw Steps Up, a coalition project that encourages healthier eating, physical activity, and tobacco free lifestyles through policy and environmental changes
  • In collaboration with Ypsilanti Health Coalition, Saline Pick Up the Pace Coalition, and the Chelsea/Manchester/Dexter Healthy Communities Coalition
  • The target population is individuals most at risk for cardiovascular disease in these communities
  • Public Health staff will provide:
    -technical assistance to the three coalitions
    -nutrition education for migrant workers in the communities of Chelsea, Dexter, and Manchester
    -marketing of Saline community trails and walking routes
  • For a total program of $33,524
    -Federal Revenue: $33,524
    -State Revenue: $0
    -Match: $0
    -Indirect costs are not included in the grant budget
  • Authorizing the Administrator to sign the grant contract
  • Amending the budget
  • Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

C.

Public Safety and Justice Community of Interest

1. Trial Court-Family Division

Annual Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG)

  • Ratifying the Administrators signature on the grant application
  • To the Michigan Department of Human Services
  • For the period of 4/1/07-3/31/08
  • To facilitate a curriculum for youth adjudicated on domestic violence charges and a program for youth on intensive probation
  • For a total program of $28,221
    -Federal Revenue: $25,399
    -State Revenue: $0

    -Match: $2,822 (budgeted as 50% reimbursement in Child Care Fund)
  • Total Budget includes indirect costs in the amount of $1,270 ($1,143 Federal Revenue; $127 Match funds)
  • 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 Marine Services Grant

  • Ratifying the Administrators signature on the grant application
  • To the Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • For the period of 1/1/07-12/31/07
  • To provide up to 75% reimbursement for the operation of marine safety functions to patrol surface waters from public safety
  • Total overall program of $187,798 including:
  • Program costs of: $162,798 (all costs except equipment)
    -State Revenue: $122,099
    (maximum 75% reimbursement; $47,000 budgeted
    for 2007 based on prior years)
    -Match: $40,699 (based on maximum 75% reimbursement)
  • Equipment costs of: $25,000 (possible state reimbursement of 100%)
  • Total budget includes indirect costs in the amount of $15,177
  • Marine Services program budget was included in the countys 2007 adopted budget. No budget adjustment will be needed.
  • Upon receipt of the award:
    -Authorizing the Administrator to sign the Notice of Grant Award
    -Authorizing the Administrator to sign the delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

D.

Board of Commissioner

1. Executive Session - Labor Relations

2. POAM Tentative Agreement Materials to be distributed at the meeting.

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

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

.

Pending

XI.

Adjournment

February 7, 2007

Board Room

220 N. Main Street

Ann Arbor

6:30 p.m.

Next Agenda Meeting

January 31, 2007

AdministrationBuilding

220 N. Main Street

5:30 pm



 For additional information, please call Washtenaw County Administration at (734) 222-6850 or email Tammy Richards at richardt@ewashtenaw.org

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