Ways and Means Agenda

AGENDA
WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
October 1, 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

 

Washtenaw Community Health Organization

Hiring a WCHO Deputy Administrator Above Midpoint  (Support Doc)

  • Approving the hire of a WCHO Deputy Administrator at an annual salary of $120,000
  • Which is above the midpoint for a Level 1 position (Salary Range: $81,182 - $143,794)
  • The preferred candidate has qualifications and experience that meet or exceed requirements for this position
  • All costs for this position will be covered by WCHO

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board


B.              Economic Development

ETCS

1. Community Services Block Grant

  • Ratifying the County Administrators signature on the grant application
  • To the MI Department of Human Services
  • For the period of 10/1/08 to 9/30/09
  • To deliver services to individuals whose annual family income is at or below 125% of the federal poverty line
  • To support overall ETCS services including programs such as Employment Services, Customer Service Advocacy, Summer Food Service Program, Senior Nutrition, Foster Grandparents, Emergency Services, Low Income Home and Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Home Weatherization, Home Rehabilitation, and Surplus Food distribution
  • In the amount of $ 850,979:

- State Revenue: $ 560,905

- County Match: $ 290,074

  • 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

2. Temporary Assistance to Needy Family (TANF)

  • Ratifying the County Administrators signature on the grant application
  • To the MI Department of Human Services
  • For the period of 10/1/08 to 9/30/09
  • To provide assistance in response to crisis for individuals and families between 125% and 200% of the federal poverty level
  • To serve approximately 405 people
  • In the amount of $ 70,920:

- Federal Revenue: $ 70,920

- 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.           Land Use and Environment

Joslin Lake Improvement Project

  • To direct the Board of Public Works to undertake a Lake Improvement Project for Joslin Lake in the Township of Lyndon
  • To control the proliferation of invasive and nuisance aquatic species.
  • To establish a five year project costing $302,980 which will be reimbursed through the establishment of a special assessment district by the Board of Public Works

      RECOMMENDATION: Approval


D. Veteran Services

1. Veterans Relief Millage

  • To approve an Indigent Veterans Relief Millage of 1/50th of a mill to pay for indigent veterans relief pursuant to MCLA 35.21
  • To be levied in December 2008 for use in calendar year 2009
  • Proceeds of the millage to be placed into a separate account specifically for indigent veterans services
  • Monies collected from the millage may only be used to provide for indigent veterans relief and may not be used to fund the general expenses of Veterans Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

2. Veteran Services Reorganization

  • To reorganize Veteran Services pursuant to Public Act 192 of 1953 (MCLA 35.621 et seq)
  • To create a Washtenaw County Department of Veterans Affairs
  • To create the Washtenaw County Veteran Affairs Committee comprised of 5 veterans appointed by the Board of Commissioners
  • To acknowledge the County Department of Veterans Affairs supersedes and replaces the Soldiers Relief Commission
  • To authorize the County Administrator to sign any amendments to the existing contract between the County and Washtenaw County Council of Veterans which may be required as a result of the reorganization
  • Effective date of the reorganization to be January 1, 2009

      RECOMMENDATION: Approval 

E. Administration

Reaffirming the 2009 Budget

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

                

        Octoober 15, 2008
Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor
6:3 0 p.m.

 

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







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