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November 18, 2009

November 18, 2009
6:30 p.m.
Administration Building - Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan


I.  Roll Call
II.  Citizen Participation
III.  Commissioner Follow-up to Citizen Participation
IV.  New Business

Economic Development

1.    Office of Strategic Planning

United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Brownfields Community-wide Hazardous Substances and Petroleum Assessment Grant (Proposal)

  • Ratifying the signature of the County Administrator on the application to the United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • To the United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • For the period of 1/1/10 to 9/30/13
  • To provide funding to local municipalities and private developers to undertake assessment activities
  • Priority consideration will be given to applications with imminent redevelopment potential, potential threats to human health or the environment, long-term development potential pursuant to local unit master plans, and the support of parks, green space, and trail development
  • For a total program of $300,000

-Federal Revenue: $300,000
-County Match: $0

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

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



2.    Community Development

Supportive Housing

  • To appropriate $250,000 from funding reserved for supportive housing services in the fiscal year 2009 budget 
  • To leverage additional funding commitments of approximately $500,000 already made by a wide array of private and public donors for the next two years
  • $175,000 devoted to emergency response to the increasing incidence of homelessness in Washtenaw County
  • Administered by Office of Community Development through contracts with local nonprofit agencies, such as The Shelter Association, IHN, SOS and the Ozone House



B.  Public Safety & Justice


Recommendation of Policy for Adding Contract Deputies

  • To approve policy for local jurisdictions to add contract deputies



C.  Civic Infrastructure


2009 Apportionment Report

  • To adopt the 2009 Apportionment report

 RECOMMENDATION:  Approval at the Board


D.  Administrator

a.    Accommodations Tax Agreements with Ann Arbor Convention and Visitors Bureau and Ypsilanti Convention and Visitors Bureau (Ann Arbor CVB Contract) (Ypsilanti CVB Contract)

  • To authorize the County Administrator to sign the Management Agreements with the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Ypsilanti Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • For the period of 1/1/10 through 12/31/14
  • Current five- year contracts expire 12/31/09
  • County’s share of the accommodation tax is increased from 5% to 10%
  • The proposed action will have no impact on indirect costs


b.    Eliminate Commissioner MPPP Employer Contribution

  • Approving the elimination of employer MPPP 7.5% contribution for County Commissioners
  • Effective 1/1/2011



c.    Approving the 2010/11 Recommended Budget

RECOMMENDATION:  Approval at Board


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

December 2, 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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