Board of Commissioners

AGENDA
WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
October 20, 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.  Economic Development

ETCS

a.    Michigan Works! Service Center Operations (Operations Plan)

  • Ratifying the signature of the Chair of the Board on the Operations Plan
  • To the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth
  • For the period of July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011
  • To support Michigan Works! Service Center operations
  • To upgrade Service Centers, and to improve customer service
  • To inform the public about the services offered at the Service Centers
  • For a total program of $36,750
    -Federal Revenue: $36,750
    -County Match: $0
  • Indirect costs are not eligible under this grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

b.    ARRA Statewide Workforce Investment Activities (Grant Plan)

  • Ratifying the signature of the Chair of the Board on the grant
  • To the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth
  • For the period of July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011
  • To support Michigan Works! Service Center operations
  • To upgrade Service Centers, and to improve customer service
  • To inform the public about the services offered at the Service Centers
  • For a total program of $83,053
    -Federal Revenue: $83,053
    -County Match: $0
  • Indirect costs are not eligible under this grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

c.     Workforce Investment Act – Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth programs (Application)

  • Ratifying the signature of the Chair of the Board on the submission
  • To the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth
  • For the period of July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011
  • To deliver WIA services to 420 eligible Adults, 560 eligible Dislocated Workers, and 840 eligible Youth in 2010
  • To provide core, intensive, and training services as determined necessary by a skills assessment
  • Last year, $3,510,659 was received to deliver WIA services to 407 eligible Adults, 685 eligible Dislocated Workers, and 870 eligible Youth
  • For a total program of $3,302,135
    -Federal Revenue: $3,302,135
    Adult: $917,942
    Youth: $1,642,408
    Dislocated Worker: $741,785         
    -County Match: $0
  • Indirect costs are not eligible under this grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approval 

d.     Workforce Investment Act Statewide Activities Funding for High Concentrations of WIA Eligible Youth (Grant Plan)

  • Ratifying the signature of the Chair of the Board on the plan
  • To the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth
  • For the period of July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011
  • To serve areas with a high concentration of low-income youth, as indicated by the 2000 Census
  • To serve six additional youth with objective assessments that measure academic and operational skills
  • To offer training activities consistent with the  needs assessment of the youth
  • Last year, $16,082 was received for this purpose
  • For a total program of $10,721
    -Federal Revenue: $10,721
    -County Match: $0
  • Indirect costs are not eligible under this grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

e.      2010/2011 Weatherization Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Plan

  • Ratifying the signature of the Administrator on the program plan
  • To the Michigan Department of Human Services
  • For the period of September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2011
  • To perform weatherization activities for eligible county residents who are at or below 200% of the federal poverty level ($44,100 for a family of four)
  • To serve sixty residential unity by conducting home energy audits, including insulation and air tightness testing, and health and safety evaluations, as appropriate
  • To perform energy efficient upgrades and repairs as deemed appropriate
  • Last year, $193,500 was received for this purpose
  • For a total program of $322,500
    -Federal Revenue: $322,500
    -County Match: $0
  • Indirect costs are not eligible under this grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

f.       Weatherization Assistance and Client Education Program

  • Ratifying the signature of the County Administrator on the application
  • To the Michigan Department of Human Services
  • For the period of November 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011
  • To complete weatherization energy saving improvements to approximately fifty residential units
  • To assist residents with an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level ($44,100 for a family of four)
  • To provide funding for five energy saving education classes, serving 150 people
  • Classes are open to all residents
  • Residents meeting the aforementioned income threshold can receive a utility voucher or energy saving upgrade kit for attending the classes
  • For a total program of $215,000
    -State Revenue: $215,000
    -County Match: $0
  • Indirect costs are not eligible under this grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approval 

Office of Community Development

2011-2012 Human Services and Children’s Well Being Funding Process and Priority Area Allocations

  • Approval of 2011-2012 Human Services Child Well-being funding period, and administration of funds using the public-private Coordinate Funding Model
  • To the Office of Community Development
  • For the period of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012
  • In 2010, the Board of Commissioners allocated $1,015,000 for this purpose
  • No funds have been allocated by the Board for 2012 at this time
  • To coordinate county investments in local human service programs with other local governments.
  • To reduce duplication of effort, and to increase collaboration between nonprofit entities and funders
  • To build capacity in the area, while targeting investment toward school aged youth, children aged 0-6, health, housing and homelessness, aging, and food/hunger relief

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

Economic Development and Energy

Agricultural and Economic Development Millage

  • To approve a tax millage of 0.0430 of a mill pursuant to Public Act 88 of 1913 (MCLA 46.161) to promote the Agricultural, Industrial and Tourist Advantages of Washtenaw County
  • Would cost a homeowner $4.30 for every $100,000 of their home’s taxable value
  • If approved, would generate $611,000 to allocated as follows:
    -$200,000 for the economic activities provided by Ann Arbor SPARK
    -$50,000 for SPARK East
    -$100,000 for the economic development activities of Eastern Leaders Group
    -$144,696 to fund the activities of the Department of Economic Development and Energy
    -$15,000 for the Washtenaw MSUE Agricultural Innovation Counselor
    -$27,075 for Horticulture programming for the Washtenaw MSUE Horticulture Educator
    -$59,229 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)
  • To be levied in December, 2010, for use during calendar year 2011
  • Last year’s Public Act 88 millage raised $603,000, and leveraged over $4 million for the citizens of Washtenaw County

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

B.  Health

Washtenaw Community Health Organization

2010/2011 Position Modifications

  • Approval of various position changes, with the net creation of 0.25 positions, 6 reclassifications, and 3 positions (2.5 FTE) being placed on Hold Vacant status.
  • For the Washtenaw Community Health Organization
  • For a net savings of $133,968 to the WCHO.  There is no impact to County General Fund
  • Effective October 1, 2010, eliminating the following positions:
    -1.0 FTE Human Services Analyst
    Group 11, Grade 20
    Salary Range: $37,464 - $48,549
    -1.0 FTE WCHO Division Manager
    Group 32, Level 5
    Salary Range: $59,725 - $88,521
    -3.0 FTE WCHO Management Analyst I/II
    Group 32, Level 8
    Salary Range: $43,915 -$62,736
    -1.0 FTE WCHO Management Assistant
    Group 32, Level 10
    Salary Range: $37,119 – $52,803
  • Effective October 1, 2010, creating the following positions:
    -1.0 FTE Data Coordinator
    Group 11, Grade 22
    Salary Range: $40,253 – $52,355
    -0.25 FTE Nurse Practitioner
    Group 32, Grade 34C
    Salary Range: $95,241 - $125,880
    -1.0 FTE Health Services Supervisor
    Group 10, Grade 77
    Salary Range: $49,424 - $ 66,017
    -1.0 FTE Reimbursement Supervisor
    Group 10, Grade 75
    Salary Range: $42,735 - $57,059
    -1.0 FTE WCHO Access Director
    Group 32, Level 3
    Salary Range: $73,589 - $116,783
    -3.0 FTE WCHO Senior Management Analyst
    Group 32, Level 7
    Salary Range: $50,156 - $70,923
    -1.0 FTE WCHO Management Assistant I/II
    Group 32, Level 8
    Salary Range: $43,915 - $62,736
  • Effective October 1, 2010, putting the following positions on hold vacant status:
    -2.0 FTE Service Coordinator
    Group 11, Grade 25
    Salary Range: $45,051 - $58,855
    -0.5 FTE WCHO Utilization Review Analyst
    Group 32, Level 9
    Salary Range: $40,256 - $57,508
  • Effective November 5, 2010 eliminating the following positions:
    -1.0 FTE Accountant III
    Group 11, Grade 19/21/23
    Salary Range: $36,164 - $54,388
    -1.0 FTE CSTS CP Administrator
    Group 32, Grade 33
    Salary Range: $66,205 - $101,528

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

November 3, 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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