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AGENDA
WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
July 7, 2010
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.    Trial Court – Juvenile Division

Annual Michigan Drug Court Grant Program (MDCGP) (Application)

  • Ratifying the signature of the Administrator on the grant application
  • To the Michigan Supreme Court
  • For the period of October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011
  • To promote positive behavior and reduce drug and alcohol use in youths through the Juvenile Drug Court
  • For a total program of $71,162
    -State Revenue: $71,162
    -County Match: $0
  • Indirect costs are not eligible
  • Upon receipt of the award:
    -Authorizing the Administrator to sign the notice of grant award
    -Authorizing the Administrator to amend the budget
    -Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board


2.   
Prosecuting Attorney

Title IV-E Reimbursement Request (Application)

  • Ratifying the electronic submission of the grant application
  • To the Michigan Department of Human Services
  • For the period of January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2013
  • To provide partial cost reimbursement for the Prosecuting Attorney’s Juvenile Division on prosecution of abuse and neglect cases
  • For a total program of $233,445
    -State Revenue: Up to $98,210
  • Indirect costs are ineligible
  • Upon receipt of the award:
    -Authorizing the Administrator to sign the notice of grant award
    -Authorizing the Administrator to amend the budget
    -Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board

 

B.  Community and Economic Development

1.    Employment Training and Community Services

a.    The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) (Distribution Letter)

  • Ratifying the signature of the Administrator on the agreement
  • With the Michigan Department of Education
  • For the period of October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010
  • To provide 9,600 households surplus USDA purchased food to people in need through a partnership with Food Gatherers
  • Eligible recipients under the age of 60 must have a household income at or below 130% of the federal poverty level ($28,665 for a family of four).
  • Eligible recipients over the age of 60 must have a household income at or below 160% of the federal poverty level ($35,280 for a family of four).
  • For a total program of $38,903
    -Federal Revenue: $38,903
    -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 amend the budget
    -Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board

 

b.    The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) American Recovery and Reinvestment (ARRA)

  • Ratifying the signature of the Administrator on the agreement
  • With the Michigan Department of Education
  • For the period of October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010
  • To provide an additional 2,600 households surplus USDA purchased food to people in need through a partnership with Food Gatherers
  • Eligible recipients under the age of 60 must have a household income at or below 130% of the federal poverty level ($28,665 for a family of four).
  • Eligible recipients over the age of 60 must have a household income at or below 160% of the federal poverty level ($35,280 for a family of four).
  • For a total program of $17,790
    -Federal Revenue: $17,790
    -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 amend the budget
    -Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board

 

2.    Economic Development and Energy

Mellencamp Building, LLC Brownfield Redevelopment Plan (Plan) (City of Ypsilanti Resolution)

  • Adopting the proposed amendment
  • To the Brownfield Plan of Washtenaw County
  • For the Mellencamp Building, LLC – Ypsilanti Brownfield Redevelopment Plan
  • To convert functionally obsolete building into habitable residential and commercial spaces
  • To bring 30 new residents and 25 new jobs to Ypsilanti
  • To enable Michigan Business Tax credits for the project
  • No Tax Increment Financing (TIF) resulting in local/state tax capture is requested for this project

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board

 

C.  Land Use & Environment

1.    Office of the Water Resources Commissioner

a.    Hiring a Senior Environmental Planner above Midpoint

  • Approving the hire of a Senior Environmental Planner at an annual salary of $77,400 which is above the $66,634 midpoint for a Non-Union Grade 31 position
  • The requested salary is within the authorized range for a Non-Union Grade 31 position of $53,732 - $79,537
  • The preferred candidate has qualifications and experience that meet or exceed requirements for this position
  • The requested salary represents a reduction of $2,730 compared to the retired employee

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board

 

b.    Portage Lake Dam Repairs (Executive Summary)

  • Authorizing the Office of the Water Resources Commissioner
  • To exceed the $10,000 annual maintenance limit to complete maintenance and repair work to Portage Lake Dam for 2010, 2011, and 2012.
  • 2010 Maintenance costs are estimated to be $184,690 over 3 years
  • Project costs will be retired through special assessments over the same 3 years

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board

 

2.    Public Works

Bond Refunding for Dexter Township Multi Lakes Wastewater System (Resolution)

  • Approving the sale of refunding bonds
  • To allow for refinancing and restructuring of the debt incurred by Dexter Township
  • For the construction of the Multi Lakes wastewater system
  • To reduce debt payments by extending the debt for an additional 5 years

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board

 

D.  Health and Human Services

1.    Public Health

Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grant (Application) (Signed Certifications)

  • Ratifying the electronic application submission
  • To the Department of Justice
  • For the period of October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011
  • To continue long range continuous improvement efforts to improve medicolegal investigations locally through improved equipment and training and develop a regional death investigation system
  • For a total program of $95,019
    -Federal Revenue: $95,019
    -County Match: $0
  • Indirect costs of $8,638 (already included in the Public Health CAP) are included in the grant application.
  • Upon receipt of the award:
    -Authorizing the Administrator to sign the notice of grant award
    -Authorizing the Administrator to amend the budget
    -Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board


2.    Head Start

0.5 FTE Communication Liaison Creation (Job Description)

  • Creating a 0.5 FTE Communication Support Liaison
  • Group 32, Grade 24
  • Salary Range: $14,912 - $20,408
  • To increase efficiency in data entry and reporting to ensure timely response to Federal government and customers
  • To assist with ESL families, which have increased by 15% over the past 3 years
  • No additional GF appropriation is requested to fund this position

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board


E.  Board of Commissioners

Transparency Initiative Resolution

  • Approving the creation of web portal to make county financial information more accessible to the public
  • Highly encouraged by President Obama and the Federal government
  • Would not preclude information current exempt by state and federal laws or that would threaten security
  • This project will be completed by Washtenaw County staff

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board

 

V.  Report of the Administrator
VI.  Report of the Chair of the Board
VII.  Items for Current/Future Discussion

  •  Land Bank Discussion

VIII.  Citizen Participation
IX.  Commissioner Follow-up to Citizen Participation
X.  Pending
XI.  Adjournment

August 4, 2010
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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