Board of Commissioners

AGENDA
WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
May 4, 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.  Economic Development

1.    Economic Development & Energy

a.    Packard Square Redevelopment Project in Ann Arbor - Presentation by the Department, and Consideration of the Item (Presentation) (Application)

  • Authorizing application for a $1M grant and a $1M loan, which requires the full faith and credit of the county
  • To the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment
  • To provide funds to assist with environmental clean-up activities necessary to prepare the site for a new public infrastructure development
  • To create 45 new full time jobs
  • Total capital investment is estimated at $48 million
  • Tax increment financing (TIF) of $5.8M is requested, with total capture after 14 years
  • It is expected that $410K in TIF revenue ($40K of which are county funds) will be collected in the first year after the project is complete
  • TIF funds will be used to reimburse for eligible activities, to repay the $1M loan from the state.  $23K per year will be allocated to pay administrative fees to the department
  • The TIF collection is projected to increase by roughly 2% annually

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

 

1.    Employment Training and Community Services

a.    Workforce Investment Act Performance Incentive Grant

  • 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 7/1/10 – 6/30/12
  • To provide additional resources to participants in eligible WIA activities
  • For meeting or exceeding all 17 performance standards for FY 2009 WIA programs
  • 16 of the 17 performance standards were exceeded, and the adult employment and credential/certificate rate was “met” with 98% of the plan achieved
    -For a total program of $16,384
    -Federal Revenue: $16,384
    -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

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

 

b.    2011 Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program Agreement

  • Authorizing the signature of the County Administrator on the agreement
  • With the United States Department of Energy through the Michigan Department of Human Services
  • For the period of 4/1/11 – 3/31/12
  • To provide weatherization services to 31 properties, including outreach and intake, pre-inspection of homes, air leakage testing, health and safety evaluations, furnace assessments, refrigerator efficiency testing, post-inspection of the completed work, and consumer education on how to keep homes weatherized and energy efficient.
  • Eligible residents include homeowners and renters with a family income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level ($45,088 for a family of four), or 60% of the state median income ($45,831 for a family of four), whichever is less
  • In 2010, ETCS provided assistance to 54 properties with $426,833
  • For a total program of $241,863
    -Federal Revenue: $241,863
    -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

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

 

B.  Support Services

1.    Information Technology

a.    Collaboration with City of Ann Arbor & Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (Proposal) (Intergovernmental Agreement)

  • Authorizing the County Administrator to execute an Interagency Agreement for Collaborative Technology with the City of Ann Arbor and Ann Arbor Transit Authority (AATA)
  • Approving current service schedules and authorizing the Administrator to negotiate future service agreements with Corporation Counsel review  
  • The Interagency Agreement for Collaborative Technology establishes a framework for technology partnerships between the City of Ann Arbor, AATA, and Washtenaw County
  • Current collaborations include EMC storage, a shared data center, and a shared Network Manager position for a total estimated savings of $322,500

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

 

C.  County Administrator

a.    Appointment of Veteran Services Director

  • Accepting the appointment of Michael G. Smith, Jr. as Veteran Services Director
  • At Grade 33 and a Salary of $ 82,101
  • Effective May 23, 2011
  • Michael G. Smith has been the Interim Veteran Services Director since October 2010.  He is a retired member of the United States Army and has worked at Washtenaw County for 16 years, and in the Department of Veterans Affairs as the Veteran Services Analyst for the past 12 years 

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

 

V.  Report of the Administrator

  1. 1st Quarter 2011 Budget Update
  2. Updated Financial State of the County (Presentation)

 

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

May 18, 2011
Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor
6:30 p.m.

 

 

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