Ways & Means - April 15, 2009

AGENDA
WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
April 15, 2009
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

1. Community Support and Treatment Services

Mental Health Collaboration Program

  • Ratifying the electronic submission of a grant application

-to the United States Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance

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For the period of 10/1/2009 through 9/30/2011

  • To address current service delivery gaps in the Sequential Intercept Model used for the J-PORT program by:

-Increasing psychiatrist time for in-jail psychiatric assessments and treatment
-Expanding psychiatric nursing services available to allow for health and nutritional education and medication management once individuals leave the jail
-Increasing
trauma therapy groups for women to reduce wait lists for this service in the community

  • Creating a 0.5 FTE Mental Health Nurse position (an existing 0.5 FTE position will be increased to 1.0 FTE contingent upon receipt of grant funding):
    -Group 11, Grade 23
    -Salary Range: $41,766 - $54,388
  • For a total program of $286,968

-Federal Revenue: $200,000

-County Match: $ 86,968 (in kind personnel)

  • Indirect costs are not included in the budget
  • Upon receipt of the award:

- Authorizing the Administrator to sign the notice of grant award

- Approving the budget

- Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

2. Public Health

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Nutrition Education Program

-Ratifying the electronic submission of a grant application

-To Michigan State University Extension

-For the period of 10/1/2009 through 9/30/2010

-To provide nutrition education and outreach targeted to seniors and parents with children at 10 food pantries in Washtenaw County

-For a total program of $38,948

-Federal Revenue: $29,551

-County Match: $ 9,397 (in kind personnel)

-Indirect costs are not included in the budget

-Upon receipt of the award:

-Authorizing the Administrator to sign the notice of grant award

-Approving the budget

-Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts


RECOMMENDATION: Approval


B. Economic Development Community of Interest

ETCS
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) ( Adult Activities) ( Dislocated Worker ) ( Youth) ( Application)

  • Authorizing the signature of the Chair of the Board

-To the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth (DELEG)

-For the period of: 2/17/09 to 6/30/10

  • To provide employment services to Washtenaw County residents through three distinct programs to adults, dislocated workers, and youth
  • To serve the following numbers of clients through each program:

Adult 75-125 individuals

Dislocated Worker 175-225 individuals

Youth   600-1,000 individuals

  • This provides additional funding for current ETCS programs serving adults, dislocated workers, and youth adopted by the BOC on July 2, 2008
  • Eligible youth for the Summer Youth program are now between the ages of 14 and 24 and are assessed as work ready, while all other eligibility for programs remains unchanged
  • For a total program of $ 3,638,720

Federal Revenue: $ 3,638,720

  • Adult: $ 461,622
  • Dislocated Worker: $ 855,634
  • Youth: $ 1,957,592
  • Administration: $ 363,872

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

Approving the budget

Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board

C. Civic Infrastructure Community of Interest

1. Treasurer

Creating a 1.0 FTE Position ( Support Doc)

  • Creation of one (1) 1.0 FTE Tax Specialist I/II/III:

-Group 11, Grade 19/21/23

-Salary Range: $ 36,164 to $54,388

-To add one Property Tax Foreclosure Specialist to the P.A. 123 staff to help handle the increased number of customers dealing with tax delinquency and property foreclosure

-The number of properties facing foreclosure increased 30% in the past two years, and the current staff can no longer maintain this program

-In addition the program budget allows for 1.5 FTE of interns that will be added

-Position will be directly tied to demand and if the number of customers drops significantly the position will be eliminated

-The position will be funded entirely by fees collected in the P.A. 123 program

-No General Fund dollars are requested

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board

a. Delinquent Tax Borrowing Resolution

  • Issues the 2009 General Obligation Limited Tax Notes
  • For the 2008 delinquent taxes
  • In the amount not to exceed forty-five million dollars ($45,000,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board

2. Equalization

Equalization Report ( Equalization Presentation)

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board

V. Report of the Administrator

Support to Non General Fund Programs Presentation ( General Fund Appropriation History)

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

May 6, 2009
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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