Ways & Means Meeting Feb. 21, 2007

AGENDA
WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
February 21, 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. Housing and Homelessness Community of Interest

Office of Community Development

2007 Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG)

  • Ratifying the Administrator's signature on the application
  • To the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)
  • For the period of 6/1/07 to 5/31/08
  • To provide resources to non-profit sheltering and supportive service providers to pay for operational costs, such as rent and utility payments, which are not allowable under other HUD Continuum of Care Grants
  • The 2007 Emergency Shelter Grant program will provide funding to eight non profit emergency services provider organizations (Domestic Violence Project, SOS Community Services, Interfaith Hospitality Network, Father Patrick Jackson House, Ozone House, inc., Michigan Ability Partners, Salvation Army of Washtenaw County, Shelter Association of Washtenaw County), as well as funds for the Office of Community Development to offset the cost of Continuum of Care Coordination
  • For a total program of $334,905
    -Federal Revenue                  0

State Revenue:

$328,655 (direct from MSHDA to non-profit organizations)
$6,250 directly to County to offset cost of coordination

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. Land Use and Environment Community of Interest
  
  1. Office of Community Development

2007 Ypsilanti Healthy Food Access Initiative

  • Ratifying the Administrator's signature on the application
  • To the Michigan State University Land Policy Institute
  • For the period of 5/1/07 - 4/30/08
  • To support pre-development activities for the development of a small, locally owned grocery store, in partnership with the Ypsilanti Food Co-op in the downtown area of the City of Ypsilanti.  In particular, these funds will be used to obtain site control to allow the Ypsilanti Healthy Food Access Initiative and the Food Co-op to assess the financial feasibility of opening and operating a store, conduct community organizing activities, and complete fund raising activities for implementation.
  • To provide accessible healthy food at affordable prices to the residents of this area.
      
  • For a total program of $25,000
    -Federal Revenue:            $0
    -State Revenue:              $25,000 (pass through grant to Ypsilanti Food Co-op)
    -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. Planning and Environment
  
  a. Farm-to-School Demonstration Project

  • Ratifying the Administrator's signature on the application
  • To the Community Foundation of Southeastern Michigan
  • For the period of 4/1/07 to 3/31/08
  • To focus on childhood obesity, local farms and the potential to serve fresher, tastier and healthier school food options to K-12 students.
  • By engaging the Ann Arbor Public School District, Chelsea Public Schools, and The Henry Ford Academy as pilot school systems in healthy, local food connections through direct relationships with local farmers, and to promote healthier local food options and outreach to local farmers, school food service providers and other stakeholders.
  • The Department of Planning and Environment is serving as the application for this grant on behalf of the Food System Economic Partnership (FSEP) non-profit, which is still in the initial five year period for receiving non-profit status by the IRS and cannot quality on its own.
  • For a total program of $62,535
    -Revenue:                         $62,535 (pass through to FSEP)
    -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. Brownfield Supplemental Revolving Loan Fund Grant

  • Ratifying the Administrator's signature on the application
  • To the United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • To provide loans to non-profit, public, and private entities for eligible clean-up activities on contaminated sites.  Non-profit and public entities are eligible to receive interest free loans and private developers are eligible for loans with interest rates set at one-half of the prime rate.
  • By capitalizing the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) program to continue providing developers with loans to pay for the clean-up costs associated with brownfield projects currently going through the approval process and until current loan obligations are repaid and revolve back in the RLF program.
  • This grant will be used as an incentive to help create economic development and recreational opportunities, implement the infill initiatives of the Comprehensive Plan for Washtenaw County and eliminate risks to the environment and public health.
  • For a total program of $1,000,000
    -Federal Revenue:            $1,000,000
     -Match: 20 percent paid by applicants (no County funds in match)
     -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. Public Safety and Justice Community of Interest
      
      1.  Prosecutor
      
        Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies Program
      
  • Ratifying the Administrators signature on the application
  • To the Violence Against Women Grants Office of the U.S. Department of Justice
  • For the period of 8/1/07 to 7/31/09
  • To provide dedicated services to domestic violence victims by enhancing programs that build upon a coordinated community response to domestic violence
  • This program is comprised of a cooperative initiative of the Prosecutor's Office, SAFE House, 15th District Court, 14-A District Court, 14-B District Court, Ann Arbor Police Department, Pittsfield Township Police Department, Catholic Social Services "Alternatives to Domestic Aggression" to address domestic violence in the County
  • For a total program of $400,000
    -Federal Revenue:            $400,000
    -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.  Trial Court - Juvenile Court

      
        National CASA Expansion Grant, Year Two
      
  • Ratify the Administrator's signature on the application
  • To the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (National CASA)
  • For the period of 7/1/07 to 6/30/08
  • To provide highly trained volunteers to advocate for the needs of abused and neglected children who are the subjects of civil child abuse proceedings
  • The expansion grant will allow the number of volunteers to increase from 22 to 37 and the number of children served to increase from 44 to 75. The grant will allow for more volunteer trainings to take place.
  • For a total program of $29,624
    -Federal Revenue:            $29,624
    -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 at the Board meeting
      
     D. Support Services Community of Interest
      
        Hiring a Director of Project Management Above the Mid-Point Salary Range
      
  • The Director of Project Management will be accountable for ensuring successful delivery of all Support Services projects, most notably the upcoming major capital projects included in the 20-year Space Plan
  • In order to make a competitive offer to the preferred candidate, Support Services requests Board of Commissioners' authorization to hire above the mid-point grade 33 salary schedule
  • Annual salary of the candidate would be $95,000
      
     E. Office of the Administrator
      
      County Administrator V Planning Process Presentation
      1.  Orientation to County Services
      2.  Labor Relations Overview
      
    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
     
  • March 7, 2007
    Board Room
    220 N. Main Street
    Ann Arbor
    6:30 p.m. 
  • Next Agenda Meeting
    February 28, 2007
    Administration Building
    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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