Board of Commissioners

AGENDA
WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
May 18, 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.    Washtenaw County Cyber Citizen Coalition (WC4) Community Policing Development (CPD) Grant (Executive Summary) (Budget Narrative) (Budget Details) (Partner List)

  • Ratifying the signature of the County Administrator on the application
  • To the Department of Justice, COPS Office
  • For the period of 6/1/11 – 5/31/13
  • To help support the Washtenaw County Cyber Citizen Coalition (WC4)
  • To address the issue of cyber crime prevention
  • To create and disseminate The WC4 best-practice toolkit to communities nationwide so that the issue of cyber crime prevention can be addressed in multiple communities
  • Creating 1.0 FTE Senior Management Analyst
    Group Non Union Grade 30
    Salary Range $49,606 - $70,605
  • For a total program of $498,443
    -Federal Revenue: $496,766
    -County Match: $1,677
  • Indirect costs are allowed at 11.6% or $51,635
  • 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.  Economic Development

1.    Economic Development & Energy

a.    Loan/Grant Application for the Packard Square Redevelopment Project in Ann Arbor, Pledging Full Faith and Credit (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 at the Packard Square redevelopment project in Ann Arbor
  • 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

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

 

b.    Adoption of the Packard Square Redevelopment Brownfield Plan in the City of Ann Arbor (Plan)

  • Adopting the new Packard Square Redevelopment Brownfield Plan
  • Enabling the use of up to $5,840,558 of tax increment financing, with total capture after 14 years
  • Plan allows for, but is not dependent on, the receipt of a $1M grant and a $1M loan from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment
  • To support eligible activities such as brownfield plan and work plan development, asbestos and lead inspection and abatement, environmental due care and additional response activities
  • Project is projected to bring 230 new apartments, as well as 24,000 square feet of commercial space
  • 45 new full time jobs are expected
  • Total capital investment is estimated at $48 million
  • 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

 

c.    Adoption of the LaFontaine Chevrolet Redevelopment Brownfield Plan in the Village of Dexter (Plan)

  • Adopting the new LaFontaine Chevrolet Redevelopment Brownfield Plan
  • Enabling the use of up to $330,330 of tax increment financing, with total capture after 4 years
  • To support eligible activities such as brownfield plan and work plan development, asbestos and lead inspection and abatement, environmental due care and additional response activities
  • $25,410 of the total TIF capture will support the County Brownfield Program
  • $50,820 of the total TIF capture will be deposited into the Local Site Remediation Revolving Fund
  • Project is expected to retain 76 jobs, and to create 50 new jobs
  • Total capital investment is estimated at $5.3 million
  • The annual millage payment from the property to Washtenaw County is expected to increase from $4,516 to $11,119 after TIF capture is complete

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

 

1.    Office of Community Development

a.    Washtenaw Urban County 2011 Annual Action Plan for July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 (Draft Plan) (Summary of Projects Planned)

  • Authorizing the signature of the County Administrator on the plan
  • With the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • For the period of 7/1/11 - 6/30/12
  • To provide the updated Urban County CDBG and HOME Consolidated Strategy outlining priority areas for use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership, and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) funds
  • CDBG was established to meet the following HUD goals
    -To benefit low and moderate income persons
    -To aid in the pervention or elimination of slums or blight
    -To meet community development needs that have particular urgency
  • HOME is designed to build, buy, or rehabilitate housing for rent or homeownership by low to moderate-income individuals
  • Emergency Shelter Grants are used to increase the number and quality of housing facilities for homeless individuals and families, as well as operate the facilities and provide essential services to the homeless
  • For a total program of $4,051,400
    -Federal Revenue: $3,602,480
    CDBG - $1,989,691
    HOME - $1,477,929
    ESG - $134,860
    -County Match (In-Kind): $448,920
  • There are no indirect costs
  • 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.    24 Month Coordinated Funding: Human Services Program Operations for Children’s Well Being/Human Services Funding (Funding Recommendations)

  • Approval of FY 2011-13 Human Services Program Operations for Children's Well Being/Human Services funding awards
  • To the Office of Community Development
  • For the period of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013
  • The Board of Commissioners has already appropriated $507,500 for this purpose for the period of July 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011
  • No funds have been allocated by the Board for 2012 or 2013 at this time, that the funding will require Board action at a later date
  • This resolution simply approves the FY 2011-2013 awards recommended by the Coordinated Funding Review Committee
  • To coordinate county investments in local human service programs with other local governments
  • To reduce duplication 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

 

C.  Support Services

1.    Finance

a.    Contract for Internal Auditing Services (RFP Process)

  • Authorizing the signature of the Chair of Board on the contract
  • With Experis (formerly known as Jefferson Wells)
  • For the period of 2011-2016
  • To perform internal auditing services for the County, including a Risk Assessment, developing internal audit controls, setting up a fraud hotline, and additional internal controls/audit training for department heads and key department staff
  • For a total cost of $87,500, to be paid for by increased CAP revenue into the General Fund
  • The CAP Revenue will be transferred from the Self Insurance fund and will be offset in Self Insurance by planned use of fund balance
  • Authorizing the amendment to the budget

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

 

D.  Land Use & Environment

1.    Water Resources Commissioner

a.    North Lake Culvert Improvement Project

  • Directing the Board of Public Works to undertake a lake improvement project for Dexter and Lyndon Townships
  • For a total cost of $7,500
  • To provide an improved outlet to North Lake by adding a control structure to the North Lake culvert built in 2010
  • The improved control structure will allow the water level to be 6 to 10 inches higher during dry conditions, which were the levels prior to the culvert’s construction in 2010
  • The project has been requested by Dexter and Lyndon Townships and will be funded contributions collected by the North Lake Protection Association

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

 

E.  County Administrator

a.    Setting the Millage Rate

  • Setting the 2011 Washtenaw County operating millage rate

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
June 1,  2011
Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor
6:30 p.m.

 

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