Ways & Means Agenda

AGENDA
WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
June 4, 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.

Health Community of Interest

Community Support and Treatment Services

Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Grant

  • Ratifying the electronic submission of a grant application
  • To United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance
  • For the period of September 1, 2008 through August 31, 2010
  • To expand the continuum of services for jail diversion by providing a crisis intervention team training course for police officers, increasing in-jail psychiatric assessments and treatment, and increasing psychiatric nursing services available in the community to allow for health and nutritional education and medication management once individuals leave the jail
  • Creating a 0.5 FTE Mental Health Nurse position:
     
    - Grade 23, Group 11
    - Salary Range: $41,558- $54,118
  • For a total program of $284,148:

    -Federal Revenue: $200,000
    -County Match (In-Kind): $84,148
  • Indirect costs are not included in the budget
  • 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 at the Board

                  B.

Public Safety of Justice Community of Interest

  

Community Corrections

Community Corrections Advisory Board Grant

  • Ratifying the electronic submission of a grant application
  • To the Michigan Department of Corrections
  • For the period of October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2009
  • To continue offering diversion and alternative sentencing options to the Washtenaw County Trial Court such as pre-trial services, drug testing, electronic monitoring and social education
  • For a total program of $960,731:

    - State Revenue: $394,077
    - Program Generated Revenue: $310,106
    - County Match (Transfers In): $256,548
  • Indirect costs are waived as in previous years
  • Budget will be brought back to the Board for approval once State funding is known

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board

C.

Housing & Homelessness Community of Interest

Treasurer , MSU Extension, and Community Development

Create 1.0 FTE Position

  • Create 1.0 FTE Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Specialist Position
  • Group 11, Grade 19/21/23
  • Salary Range: $35,984 - $54,118
  • This 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 funded through a revenue contract with the City of Ann Arbor, to provide mortgage foreclosure prevention services to City residents

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board

D.

Economic Development Community of Interest

Employment Training & Community Services

Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Plan Modification

  • Approving the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Plan Modification for the 2007 WIA Dislocated Worker program
  • To incorporate additional funding in the amount of $1,000,000
  • From the MI Department of Labor and Economic Growth
  • For the period of July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008
  • To expand employment training and placement services due to the closing of the Pfizer Research & Development Center
  • ETCS will serve 150 additional individuals for a total of 341
  • For a total program of $1,872,733:

    - Federal Revenue: $1,872,733
  • WIA- Dislocated Worker - $1,685,460
  • WIA Dislocated Worker Administration - $,187,273

    - County Match (In-Kind): $0
  • Indirect costs are not included in the budget
  • 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 at the Board

E.

Office of the Administrator

Voluntary Employee Benefits Administration (VEBA) Trust  (Resolution)

  • To begin the process of selling Certificates of Participation
  • To fully fund the Voluntary Employees Benefit Account (VEBA), which funds health care coverage for Washtenaw County retirees
  • In the amount of approximately $160 million (precise number to be determined actuarially during the process)
  • Certificates will have a 20-year repayment

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board

V.

R   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

      July 2, 2008

        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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