Ways and Means Agenda

AGENDA
WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
September 17, 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.

Public Safety & Justice

 

1. Sheriff

Annual Secondary Road Patrol Grant

  • Ratifying the Chair of the Boards signature on the grant application
  • To State of Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning
  • For the period of 10/1/08 to 9/30/09
  • To provide additional road patrol on secondary roads and in state and county parks.
  • To support personnel costs for 3.0 FTE deputy positions plus vehicle and operating expenses.
  • In the amount of $267,912:

    -
    State Revenue: $267,912
    -
    County Match: $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

2. Prosecuting Attorney

Annual Crime Victim Rights Program

  • Ratifying the signature of the Administrator on the application
  • To the Michigan Department of Community Health
  • For the period of 10/1/08 through 9/30/09
  • For funding the Victim/Witness Unit of the Prosecuting Attorneys office.
  • Victim/Witness advocates help support victims and witnesses throughout the court process. They aid in preparation for testimony, provide support, and ensure victims and witnesses are informed throughout the process.
  • In the amount of $159,100:

    -
    State Revenue: $159,100
    -
    County Match: $0
  • Indirect costs are not included in the budget
  • Upon receipt of the award

    - Authorizing the Administrator to sign the notice of grant award
    - Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

3. Trial Court

CASA Jewelers for Children Grant

  • Ratifying the submission of the grant application
  • To the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (National CASA)
  • For the period of 12/1/08 through 11/30/09
  • To provide highly trained volunteers to advocate for the needs of abused and neglected children who are the subjects of civil child abuse proceedings.
  • To increase the number of volunteers from 27 to 37 and the number of children served from 52 to 75. The grant will allow for more volunteer trainings to take place.
  • To enhance our community outreach and volunteer retention efforts.
  • In the amount of $10,000:

    - Federal Revenue: $10,000
    - County Match: $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

B.

Economic Development

 

ETCS

Workforce Investment Act (WIA) - Disability Program Navigator (DPN)        ( PLAN)

  • Ratifying the Chair of the Boards signature on the grant application
  • To the MI Department of Labor & Economic Growth
  • For the period of 7/1/08 to 6/30/09
  • To increase capacity building and staff training around serving people with disabilities
  • In the amount of $10,000:

    - Federal Revenue: $10,000
    - County Match: $0
  • Indirect costs are not eligible for reimbursement under this grant
  • 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.

Administrator

 

Reaffirming the 2009 Budget      ( PRESENTATION)

  • Reaffirming the second year of the adopted 2008/09 biennial budget

Transfer of Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled (LBPD)

  • Authorizing the transfer of the LBPD
  • To the Ann Arbor District Library
  • With the commitment to retain programs and services on a county-wide basis
  • Transition to be complete by January 1, 2009
  • Saving the county $546,532 in the 2009 budget

      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

      October 1, 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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