Board of Commissioners

 

AGENDA
WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
February 16, 2011
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.    Sheriff

a.    Annual Marine Safety Grant (Application)

  • Ratifying the signature of the County Administrator on the application
  • To the Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • For the period of January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011
  • To provide up to 75% reimbursement for the operation of marine safety functions
  • To patrol surface waters for public safety
  • For a total program of $214,645:
    -With maximum state reimbursement of $180,261
  • Total program includes indirect costs of $18,475
  • Marine Safety program budget was included in the county’s 2011 adopted budget, no adjustment will be needed
  • Upon receipt of the award:
    -Authorizing the Administrator to sign notice of grant award
    -Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board

 

B.  Economic Development

1.  ETCS

a.  MCAAA/MPSC Weatherization Assistance and Client Education Program (Application)

  • Ratifying the signature of the County Administrator on the program application
  • To the Michigan Department of Human Services
  • For the period of October 1, 2010 – December 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 six residential unit 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
  • To offer energy-saving classes to fifty county residents
  • For a total program of $25,316
    -State Revenue: $25,316
    -County Match: $0
  • Indirect costs are not eligible under this grant.

RECOMMENDATION:  Approval at Board

 

b.  TEFAP Commodity Food Program (Award)

  • Ratifying the signature of the County Administrator on the electronic submission
  • To the Michigan Department of Department of Education
  • For the period of October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011
  • To help supplement the diets of low income people in need
  • Allowable income is 130% of the poverty level for person under 60 years of age ($28,668 for a family of four), and 160% of the poverty level for persons age 60 and over ($35,760 for a family of four)
  • To serve approximately 2,600 households per quarter
  • For a total program of $52,000
    -Federal Revenue: $52,000
    -County Match: $0
  • Indirect costs are not eligible under this grant.

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board

 

C.  Civic Infrastructure

1.    Treasurer

a.  Delinquent Tax Borrowing

  • Issuing the 2011 General Obligation Limited Tax Notes
  • In an amount not to exceed $50 million
  • For the 2010 delinquent taxes

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board

 

D.  Support Services

1.    Finance

a.  Credit Card Policy

  • Adopting the revised Issuance and Use of County Credit Cards to Selected County Officers and Employees policy
  • This policy provides the authorization for use of credit cards by authorized county employees
  • Assigns the Finance Director oversight of day to day credit card issuance, accounting, monitoring, and general compliance of this policy
  • Departments are responsible for managing their staff’s accounts and ensuring that all purchase documentation is provided within 15 days of the account statement

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board

 

2.    Human Resources

a.  Worker’s Compensation Excess Insurance

  • Accepting the offer of Safety National insurer
  • For excess insurance coverage for Worker’s Disability Compensation Program
  • For the period of 2/1/11 – 1/31/12
  • This insurance protects the County from worker’s compensation losses that may arise under the contract period

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board

 

E.  Human Services

1.    Department of Veteran Affairs

a.  Veteran Relief Program Assistant

  • Creating 1.0 FTE Veteran Relief Program Assistant
  • Group 11 / Grade 18/20
  • Salary Range: $ 34,888 - $48,550
  • To administer Veteran Relief Program
  • Position will be paid 100% out of Veteran Relief funds
  • Downgrading 1.0 FTE Veteran Services Admin Assistant position to be 1.0 FTE Veteran Affairs Office Coordinator
  • Group 11 / Grade 14
  • Salary Range: $ 30,515 - $37,464
  • Projected structural savings estimated at $20,000 annually going forward

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

March 2, 2011
Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor
6:30 p.m.

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