Ways & Means Agenda

AGENDA
WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
April 16, 2008

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 & Environment Community of Interest

ETCS

1. Jobs, Education and Training (JET): General Fund / General Purpose Expansion

Authorizing the electronic submission of the application

To the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth

For the period of October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2008

To provide jobs, education, training opportunities, and supportive services to help welfare applicants/recipients and other at-risk workers achieve self-sufficiency and meet the workforce and skill needs of Michigans businesses

The JET Program was launched as a pilot by the State of Michigan in 2006 and replaces the Work First Program as a statewide welfare reform strategy with an emphasis on employment stability, skills acquisition, and career advancement rather than initial job placement

GF/GP funding is intended to supplement current JET programming

In 2008, will serve an additional 150 people with GF/GP funding

For the total program of $121,489

- State Revenue: $121,489

- County Match: $0

Indirect costs are not included in this budget

Upon receipt of the award:

- Authorizing the Administrator to sign the notice of grant awards

- Amending the budget

- Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

2. No Worker Left Behind (NWLB) Wagner-Peyser Employment Services

Ratifying the signature of the County Administrator on the application

To the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth

For the period of July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008

The funds will be utilized to provide core employment services, including job search assistance, and job development

Funds cannot be used directly for job training and will supplement current Wagner-Peyser employment services funding

For the total program of $78,096

- State Revenue: $78,096

- County Match: $0

Indirect costs are not included in this budget

Upon receipt of the award:

- Authorizing the Administrator to sign notice of grant awards

- Amending the budget

- Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

3. 2008 Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program Plan

Ratifying the signature of the County Administrator

To the Michigan Department of Human Services

For the period of April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009

To provide weatherization services for approximately 87 eligible residential units and purchase energy saving kits for distribution at energy education classes to 100 eligible clients

Program includes outreach and intake services, energy audit inspections, health and safety reviews of client homes, refrigerator, roof and furnace replacements, and post inspections

Eligible residents must have an income at or below 150% of the federal poverty level

For the total program of $293,364

- Federal Revenue: $293,364

- County Match: $0

Indirect costs are not included in this budget

Upon receipt of the award:

- Authorizing the Administrator to sign notice of grant awards

- Amending the budget

- Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

4. 2008 Weatherization Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Plan

Ratifying the signature of the County Administrator on the application

To the Michigan Department of Human Services

For the period of April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009

To provide weatherization services for approximately 25 eligible residential units and purchase energy saving kits for distribution at energy education classes to 100 eligible clients

Program includes outreach and intake services, energy audit inspections, health and safety reviews of client homes, refrigerator, roof and furnace replacements, post inspections, and roofing replacements

Eligible residents must have an income at or below 150% of the federal poverty level

For the total program of $75,250

- Federal Revenue: $75,250

- County Match: $0

Indirect costs are not included in this budget

Upon receipt of the award:

- Authorizing the Administrator to sign notice of grant awards

- Amending the budget

- Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

             B.

Housing & Homelessness

Community Development

2008-2013 Washtenaw Urban County Consolidated Strategy and Plan

Authorizing the signature of the County Administrator

To the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

For the period of 7/1/2008 to 6/30/2013 (5-Year Plan)

For the period of 7/1/2008 to 6/30/2009 (Annual Plan)

To provide the Urban County Consolidated Strategy and Plan outlining priority areas for use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and American Dream Down Payment Initiative (ADDI) funds and summarizing the specific homeless, special population, housing and community development objectives over a five-year period

To provide the Annual Action Plan describing the activities that will be undertaken to meet the objectives of the five-year Consolidated Strategy and Plan using the CDBG, HOME, and ADDI funding received from HUD

For a total program of $ 1,931,870

- Federal Revenue: $ 1,793,598

- HOME: $ 650,689

- CDBG: $1,136,131

- ADDI: $6,778

- County Match (In-Kind): $ 138,272

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

           C.

Civic Infrastructure

1. Treasurer

Administrative Coordinator position

Authorizing creation of one administrator coordinator position

1.0 FTE

Position #: 2523

Grade 25

Group 32

Salary: $31,754 to $43,457

To support revenue generating operations through increased revenue collection in banking, tax searches, dog licensure and enforcement, and private sector contributions to develop financial literacy

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

2. Equalization

2008 Equalization Report

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

                D.

Administration

2009 Budget Reduction

Authorizing the County Administrator to implement recommended budget amendments to begin closing the gap in the 2009 budget

Authorizing the County Administrator to continue work with the organization to identify recommendations on long-term structural solutions to be brought to the board for consideration no later than the August 6th Ways & Means Committee 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

X.

        Pending

XI.

        Adjournment

                       

A     April 16, 2008
Board Room
200 North Main Street
Ann Arbor
6:30 pm

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

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