Ways and Means Committee - October 7, 2009

AGENDA
WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
October 7, 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. Children's Well Being

Trial Court

Annual Child Care Fund ( Application) ( DHS From 2091)

  • Ratifying the Chair of the Board and the County Administrator's signature on the 2091 summary budget form
  • To the Michigan State Department of Human Services, Bureau of Juvenile Justice
  • For the period of 10/1/2009 to 9/30/2010
  • To continue a collaborative effort between State and County governments
  • To provide 50% reimbursement for eligible expenses, which include funding for programs that serve neglected, abused and delinquent youth in Michigan
  • For expenses that are made locally and submitted to the State for reimbursement on a monthly basis
  • For 50% reimbursement on estimated expenditures of $9,005,831 for State funding of $4,502,916
  • For 100% reimbursement on pre-adoptive care estimated expenditures of $5,696
  • Indirect costs of $970,977 included above are eligible for 50% reimbursement
  • For a total estimated reimbursement of $4,508,611
  • Anticipated expenditures and reimbursements are aligned with the Countys 2010 adopted 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 contract

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

 B. Economic Development

ETCS

1. Senior Nutrition - ARRA FY2010 ( Budget Detail)

  • Ratifying the County Administrator's signature on the application
  • To the Area Agency on Aging 1-B
  • For the period of October 1, 2009 to September 30, 2010
  • To provide hot, nutritious, noonday meals and recreational programming for 350 persons age sixty and older at 19 sites
  • To provide meals to 450 eligible homebound persons age sixty and older through the home-delivered meals program
  • In 2008, this program served a total of 189,874 meals last year, of which 57,760 were at the congregate sites and 132,114 were home-delivered meals with a budget of $1,143,083
  • For a total program of: $61,018
    -Federal Allocation: $ 43,088
    -Program Revenue: $ 1,750
    -USDA Reimbursement: $8,088
    -In-Kind Match $ 8,092
    -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

2. Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program ( Amendment)

  • Ratifying the County Administrator's signature on the amendment to the agreement
  • With the Michigan Department of Human Services
  • For the period of May 24, 2009 to September 30, 2010
  • The Michigan Department of Human Services has increased the original allocation of $64,500 by $129,000 for a total program of $193,500 for the LIHEAP Program.
  • To perform additional energy saving measures on 70 Weatherization homes determined through home energy audits, which may include replacing roofs if deemed appropriate for both home owners and renters (with landlord approval)
  • In FY 2008, ETCS provided services to 29 houses with a budget of $75,250
  • Eligible participants must have an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.
  • For a revised total program of: $193,500
    -Federal Revenue: $ 193,500
    -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

C. Land Use & Environment

Water Resources Commissioner

Wing Drain Project - Full Faith & Credit ( Order of Issuance)

  • To pledge Washtenaw County's Full Faith and Credit for payment of bonds not to exceed $525,000 for the Wing Drain Project
  • To alleviate flooding concerns by replacing pipes, regarding open channels, and adding additional pipe to the storm sewers
  • The Water Resources Commissioner was petitioned by property owners within the Wing Drain District to make improvements to the drain
  • Bonds will be retired through special assessments against Scio Township, Washtenaw County, and Property Owners within the Wing District

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

D. Veteran Affairs

Veteran Relief Millage

  • To approve an Indigent Veterans' Relief Millage of 1/40th of a mill to pay for indigent veterans relief pursuant to MCLA 35.21
  • To be levied in December 2009 for use in calendar year 2010
  • Will generate approximately $393,616 to pay for indigent care in calendar year 2010
  • 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

E. Administration

Governmental Consultant Services, Inc. (GCSI) ( Contract)

  • Authorize the Administrator to approve a new contract to contractually retain GCSI for another two-year period from November 1, 2009 through October 31, 2011 to assist the County on increasingly important State and local level issues
  • GCSI has agreed to a cut of approximately 10% (from $5,000.00 per month to $4,512.50 per month) in its compensation under the proposed new contract
  • This amount is accounted for in the 2010-2011 budget

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

Act 88

  • To approve a tax millage of 0.0400 of a mill pursuant to Public Act 88 of 1913 (MCLA 46.161) to promote the Agricultural, Industrial and Tourist Advantages of Washtenaw County
  • If approved, would generate $603,000 to allocated as follows:
  • $200,000 for the economic activities provided by Ann Arbor SPARK and $50,000 for SPARK East
  • $100,000 for the economic development activities of Eastern Leaders Group
  • $137,000 to fund the activities of the Department of Economic Development and Energy
  • $15,000 for the Washtenaw MSUE Agricultural Innovation Counselor
  • $27,000 for Horticulture programming for the Washtenaw MSUE Horticulture Educator
  • $60,000 for 4-H activities including allocation to the Washtenaw Farm Council for operating the Washtenaw County 4-H Youth Show & 4-H agricultural programming for the 4-H Extension Educator
  • $15,000 to support the work of the Food System Economic Partnership (FSEP)

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 21, 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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