Ways & Means Meeting, April 4, 2007

AGENDA
WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
April 4, 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.

Childrens Well-Being Community of Interest

Head Start

Annual 2007 Head Start Program

Authorizing the Chair of the Boards signature on the application

To the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

For the period of 8/1/07 to 7/31/08

To provide pre-school services to 561 children between the ages of 3 and 5 and their families

Head Start is a comprehensive, two-generational child development program geared towards breaking the cycle of poverty through educational, health, nutrition, social, emotional and cognitive services

For a total program of $4,981,821
-Federal Revenue: $3,666,305 ($3,525,951 Head Start, $140,354 USDA)

-Match (Local): $1,315,516 ($907,225- cash; $408,291 in kind)
-Indirect Costs: $167,974

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

B.

Civic Infrastructure Community of Interest

Treasurer

Creating a 1.0 FTE Position

Creation of one (1) 1.0 FTE Property Tax Foreclosure Specialist I/II

Group 32, Grade 19/21

Salary Range: $23,750--$32,502

To add one Property Tax Foreclosure Specialist to the P.A. 123 staff to help handle the increased number of customers dealing with tax delinquency and property foreclosure

The number of properties facing foreclosure increased 40% from a year ago and is expected to stay at this level or continue upward until the economy improves

Position will be directly tied to demand and if the number of customers drops significantly the position will be eliminated.

The position will be funded entirely by fees collected in the P.A. 123 program

No General Fund dollars are requested

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board

C.

Land Use & Environment Community of Interest

1. Employment Training & Community Services (ETCS)

FY 2007 Annual Weatherization Assistance Program

Ratifying the Administrator's signature on the application

To the Michigan Department of Human Services

For the period of 4/1/2007 to 3/31/08

To provide home weatherization to 84 units, outreach and intake services and client education services for low-income (at or below 150% of poverty income guidelines) individuals and families

Provided weatherization services to 109 units in FY 2006

For a total program of $270,962
-Federal Revenue: $270,962

-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 & Environment

a. School Chemistry Cleanout Project

Ratifying the Administrators signature on the application

To the U.S. Environmental Protections Agency

For the period of 8/1/07 to 7/31/08

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 $85,958
-Federal Revenue: $74,649

-Match (Local): $11,309
-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. Full Faith and Credit for Multi-Lakes Wastewater Treatment Plan Upgrade

Approve bond resolution authorizing the sale of bonds through the State Revolving Fund Loan Program

The project is expected to cost no more than $3,610,000

For Dexter Township and Lyndon Township in Washtenaw County

For Putnam Township in Livingston County

Pursuant to Public Act 185

To assist with a project to expand the use of the Multi-Lakes Wastewater Treatment Plan

To provide more reliable and effective treatment of existing wastewater flows

The Board passed resolution 06-0064 approving the contract with the townships, and resolution 05-0243 directing the Board of Public Works to undertake this project December 7, 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board

c. Full Faith and Credit for the Northfield Township Bond Refunding

Approve bond resolution authorizing the sale of refunding bonds

The project is expected to cost no more than $6,000,000

Pursuant to Public Act 185

To consolidate three outstanding ponds previously sold to finance Northfield Township wastewater projects to achieve an interest savings of up to $600,000

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board

V.

Report of the Administrator

Executive Session: Labor negotiations and pending litigation

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

April 18, 2007
Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor
6:30 p.m.

Next Agenda Meeting
April 11, 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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