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Ways & Means July 18, 2007

July 18, 2007

6:30 p.m.
Administration Building - Board Room

220 N. Main Street

Ann Arbor, Michigan


Roll Call


Citizen Participation


Commissioner Follow-up to Citizen Participation


New Business


Land Use & Environment Community of Interest

Planning & Environment

1. Fees for Privately Owned Community Sewage Systems

  • Adopting the fee schedule for Privately Owned Community Sewage Systems
  • To provide assurance for the proper siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance and funding of private community sewage systems.
  • Fees are based on estimates of the minimum amount of time and effort required to complete the specific activity
  • In accordance with State of Michigan Public Health Code, Act 368 of 1978


2. Brownfield Redevelopment Plan Amendment

  • Adopt the amendment to the Brownfield Plan for Washtenaw County
  • To approve single business tax credit incentives for the 2810 Baker Road Brownfield redevelopment Project
  • In the Village of Dexter
  • To develop a Wellness Center and commercial office and/or retail space on approximately 7.85 acres in downtown Dexter
  • In collaboration with the Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and the Village of Dexter
  • Resulting in environment and economic restoration of the property; the addition of approximately 16 full time jobs and 15 part time jobs; an increase in annual tax revenue by approximately $155,000


3. Wind Power Budget Adjustment

  • Authorizing the Administrator to add $86,000 to the Planning budget
  • To hire a consultant to perform an investment grade wind study
  • By erecting an 80 meter Meteorological tower with instrumentation at several heights to test the wind speed and other criteria at a site near the Chrysler Proving Grounds in Sylvan Township
  • Total cost of $86,000
  • Funding is to come from unearmarked reserves
  • Tabled at June 20th Ways & Means meeting

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board


Housing and Homelessness Community of Interest

Office of Community Development

1. Reorganization and Staffing contract with the City of Ann Arbor

  • Authorizing the Administrator to sign contract with the City of Ann Arbor
  • Create 1.0 FTE Housing Manager Analyst Position
  • Remove 1.0 FTE Management Analyst I/II from Hold Vacant
  • For the period of 7/1/2007 to 6/30/2008
  • To reorganize to create a comprehensive Rehabilitation Service Delivery unit that will oversee a Single Family and Multi-Family rehabilitation, public infrastructure, relocation and Downpayment Assistance program for the City and the County and to create a Housing Manager to oversee the work of the City and County Housing and rehabilitation staff. The Housing Manager also will oversee the planning process for the Affordable Housing program for the City and the County.
  • To create a partnership contract with the City of Ann Arbor to provide housing and rehabilitation services
  • A revenue contract not to exceed the amount of $180,000
  • Increase General Fund appropriation by $37,674

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board

MSU Extension
Office of Community Development

1. Create 1.0 FTE position

  • Create 1.0 FTE Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Specialist I/II/III position
  • Group 11, Grade 19/21/23
  • Salary range: $35,984.26--$54,117.50
  • The position will assist customers in jeopardy of losing their homes due to mortgage foreclosure through education, outreach, and partnerships with local agencies.
  • The position will be funding using Housing Contingency Funds for the balance of 2007 and budget years 2008-2009. It is anticipated that the respective agencies will seek grant funding in the next two years to fund the position after 2009 if needed.

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board


Public Safety and Justice Community of Interest

Trial Court--Community Corrections

1. Annual Comprehensive Community Corrections Plan

  • Ratifying the submission of the application
  • To the Michigan Department of Corrections
  • For the period of 10/01/079/30/08
  • To obtain State approval for Community Corrections program budget
  • Program goal is to improve jail utilization by prompt placement of eligible offenders in alternative sentencing programs and in-jail programming
  • For a total program of: $1,655,048

-State Revenue: $418,024 (Comprehensive)
-State Revenue: $606,813 (PRS)
-Program Fees: $400,000
-Match (General Fund): $230,211
-Indirect Costs: $0 (waived)

  • Budget will be brought back to the Board for approval once State funding is known

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board


1. Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant

  • Ratifying the submission of the grant application
  • To the Bureau of Justice Assistance
  • For the period 8/1/077/31/10
  • The funding from the BJA (Byrne JAG Grant), if accepted, will be directed toward obtaining additional equipment and training for Sheriff personnel. The goal of this project is to pursue initiatives that have been identified by the Sheriffs Office Administration and current cybercrime investigators as areas that can be enhanced.
  • For a total program of: $39,082

-Federal Revenue: $39,082
-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 delegate contracts




1. Five Year Lease at 301 W. Michigan Avenue in Ypsilanti, MI

  • Authorizing the Administrator to sign a five year lease
  • With Bancsites, Inc.
  • For the period of 8/1/2007 to 7/31/2012
  • To provide a site for Employment Training & Community Services Department (ETCS) which currently operates at the County building located at 555 Towner Street in Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • Annual lease amount of $80,897 or approximately $14.67 per square foot
  • No general fund impact; ETCS will pay the lease costs with grant funds

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board

2. Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) two resolutions

  • First resolution authorizes the advancement of $1 million from capital reserves to be placed in the construction fund
  • This contribution will not be repaid; it is considered the Countys participation on the capital campaign
  • Second resolution authorizes the $6.5 million bond issuance to be used for land acquisition and shelter construction
  • HSHV is responsible for providing the County with funds commensurate with the principal and interest payments; these funds will be raised through the HSHV capital campaign from private donors
  • Bond will be fully repaid within seven years
  • The County will enter into agreements with HSHV prior to the actual sale of bonds that describe the Countys ownership interest in the land and building
  • Following the bonds repayment, the Countys ownership interest will cease and title will be fully transferred to HSHV



Report of the Administrator


Report of the Chair of the Board


Items for Current/Future Discussion


Citizen Participation


Commissioner Follow-up to Citizen Participation





August 1, 2007
Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor
6:30 p.m.

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

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