Ways and Means

AGENDA
WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
October 5, 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

Supplemental Memo

A.  Land Use & Environment 

1.    Water Resources Commissioner

a.    Malletts Creek and Allen Creek E. Stadium Bridges Drain Project  (Resolution)

  • Pledging the county's Full Faith & Credit for payment of bonds
  • For the Malletts Creek and Allen Creek E. Stadium Bridges Drain Project
  • In an amount not to exceed $415,000
  • To design and construct stormwater control measures on the bridges along Stadium Boulevard
  • State Revolving Loan funds are financing stormwater improvements at 2.5% over 20 years.
  • Bonds will be retired through special assessments against the City of Ann Arbor

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board

b. Allen Creek Drain Cistern Installation, Downspout Disconnection and Tree Planting Project

  • Pledging the County's Full Faith & Credit for payment of bonds
  • For the Allen Creek Drain Cistern Installation, Downspout Disconnection and Tree Planting Project
  • In an amount not to exceed $65,000
  • To locate and install infiltration facilities, rain gardens, and trees at various locations and redirect roof drains away from impervious surfaces in order to improve water quality
  • All installations will be on city-owned property
  • This is an increase to a previously approved project for the Allen Creek Drain approved by the BOC on July 6, 2011
  • Bonds will be retired through special assessments against the City of Ann Arbor

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

B.  Economic Development

1.    Office of Community & Economic Development (ETCS)

a.    Fiscal Year 2012 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) 

  • Ratifying the signature of the County Administrator on the application
  • To the Michigan Department of Human Services
  • For the period of October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012
  • To be used for programmatic and administrative delivery of services to individuals whose annual family income is at or below 200% of the poverty level ($44, 700 for a family of four) by supplementing other Community Services programs provided by ETCS
  • For total program of $740,010
    -Federal Revenue: $598,590
    -County Match: $141,420
  • 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 at Board

C.  County Administrator

a.    Contract with Sylvan Township (Contract)

  • Authorizing the County Administrator's signature
  • On the contract with Sylvan Township
  • To address the rights and respnsibilities of Sylvan Township and the County to repay the debt service on the refunded water and sewer bonds
  • To provide a means for the Township to avoid defaulting on the payment of the debt service for the refunded bonds 
  • Agreement is contingent upon approval of a 4.75 millage in November to assist paying off the existing refunded bond debt service
  • The on-going funding stream from this millage is not enough to cover the full bond payments
  • The County will annually advance funds from Capital Reserves to fulfill the bond debt payments
  • Sylvan Township will repay these advancements, plus the $1.2 million owed to the County from delinquent 2007 and 2008 special assesments, plus interest with the proposed millage by extending the millage 4 years beyond the debt repayment schedule.
  • Without this contract Sylvan Township could default on bond payments as early as May 2012

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

b.     Governmental Consultant Services, Inc.

  • Authorizing the County Administrator to execute
  • A contract with Governmental Consultant Services, Inc
  • For the period of Nov 1, 2011 through Oct 31, 2013
  • Governmental Consulting Services, Inc. advocates the County's interest with state lawmakers and apprises the Board of Commissioners and Administration of any legislative developments that would affect County government permitting the County to advocate for and against these changes
  • The annual cost of the contract remains $54,150

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board

c. Creation of 1.0 FTE Infrastructure Management Director

  • Creating a 1.0 FTE Infrastructure Management Director
  • To provide oversight and strategy for the operational direction of the organization's infrastructure in the areas of IT and Facilities
  • For a net creation of 1.0 FTE
    - 1.0 FTE Infrastructure Management Director
       Group: 32, Grade: 34
       Salary Range: $ 73,846 - $ 116, 758
  • This position will be split 50% IT and 50% Facilities
  • Appointing Gregory Dill as Infrastructure Management Director at a salary of $116,758

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

d. 2012/2013 Recommended Budget

  • Continued discussion

 

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


October 5, 2011
Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor
6:30 p.m.

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