Ways & Means Meeting March 7, 2007

AGENDA
WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
March 7, 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. Building Inspection

Alarm Washtenaw Operation Smoke

  • To the United States Homeland Security Department
  • For the period of one year from grant award
  • To reduce fatalities in residential structure fires in Washtenaw County
  • By providing an educational program to emphasize the importance of properly functioning smoke alarms installed in correct locations.
  • By installing 2,500 smoke alarms with 10 year batteries in the homes of disadvantaged Washtenaw County residents.

For a total program of $84,500
-Federal Revenue: $84,500
-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. Brownfield Plan Amendment - 200 South Ashley Brownfield Redevelopment Project

  • Adopt the amendment to the Brownfield Plan for Washtenaw County
  • To approve tax increment financing and single business tax credit incentives for the 200 South Ashley Brownfield Plan redevelopment project
  • In the City of Ann Arbor
  • To redevelop 200 South Ashley Street into a mixed-use development including commercial office space, retail space, and market rate condominium units.
  • By providing up to $835,000 in tax increment financing and $100,000 in single business tax credit incentives for the 200 South Ashley Brownfield redevelopment project
  • In collaboration with Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and the City of Ann Arbor
  • Resulting in the environmental and economic restoration of the property, the addition of 10 retail jobs, the retention of 30 office employees currently located in downtown Ann Arbor, and increasing the tax revenues by approximately $55,000 once all eligible expenses are reimbursed and the revolving loan fund capitalized

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board

b. Brownfield Plan Amendment - Village Marketplace and Lofts Brownfield Redevelopment Project

  • Adopt the amendment to the Brownfield Plan for Washtenaw County
  • To approve tax increment financing and single business tax credit incentives for the Village Marketplace and Lofts Brownfield Plan redevelopment project
  • In the City of Saline
  • To redevelop 147, 159, and 185 West Michigan Avenue and 104 Henry street in downtown Saline into a mixed-use development including commercial and residential space
  • By providing approximately $1.3 million in tax increment financing and up to $104,000 in single business tax credit incentives for the Village Marketplace and Lofts Brownfield Redevelopment Project
  • In collaboration with Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and the City of Saline
  • Resulting in the environmental and economic restoration of the property, the creation of approximately 40-60 jobs, and increasing the tax revenues for the Township, County, and other relevant tax jurisdictions by approximately $365,000 once all eligible expenses are reimbursed and the revolving loan fund capitalized

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board

B.

Office the Administrator

2006 Year End Budget Adjustment - Presentation

  •  Approving a budget adjustment to allow the proper close out of the 2006 fiscal year

V.

Report of the Administrator

  • Police Services Update

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 21, 2007
Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor
6:30 p.m.

Next Agenda Meeting
March 14, 2007
Administration
Building
220 N. Main Street
5:30 pm

For additional information, please call Washtenaw County Administration at (734) 222-6850

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