November 16, 2011 - Ways and Means Agenda

AGENDA
WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
November 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.    Office of the Sheriff - Emergency Services

a.    Emergency Management Performance Grant  (Grant)  (Work Agreement)

  • Authorizing the signature of the Chair of the Board and the County Administrator on the Work and Budget Agreement
  • To the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division
  • For the period of October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012
  • For pass-through funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support County Emergency Management operations
  • In the amount up to $78,416 or 50% of eligible expenses
  • Awarded amount was $54,592 or about 36.8% of eligible expenses
  • No match is required. Eligible expenses are salary and fringes for the Emergency Management Director
  • Upon receipt of the award:
    - Authorizing the Administrator to sign notice of grant award
    - Authorizing the Administrator to amend the budget
    - Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

B.  Economic Development

1.    ETCS

a.    Annual Jobs, Education, Training (JET) Plan  (Plan)

  • Ratifying the signature of the Chair of the Board on the application
  • To the State of Michigan, Workforce Development Agency
  • For the period of October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012
  • To connect families with the kind of jobs, education, and training opportunities that will help them achieve self-sufficiency
  • To provide job placement services such as client assessments, job search assistance, and training services
  • To provide supportive services, such as transportation allowances or clothing, to enable clients to participate in their assigned activities
  • For a total program of $1,127,391
    - Federal Revenue: $1,127,391
    - County Match: $0
  • Indirect costs of are not eligible under this grant
  • Upon receipt of the award:
    - Authorizing the Administrator to sign notice of grant award
    - Authorizing the Administrator to amend the budget
    - Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

b.    Food Assistance, Employment and Training Program

  • Ratifying the signature of the Chair of the Board on the program plan
  • To the State of Michigan, Workforce Development Agency
  • For the period of 10/1/11 to 9/30/12
  • To serve able-bodied adults 18-49 years of age who receive Food Assistance, and do not have dependents
  • To help interested participants develop an Individual Service Strategy for meeting their long-term employment goals
  • To refer participants to employment services such as educational training, job search assistance, and subsidized employment
  • For a total program of $92,360
    - Federal Revenue: $92,360
    - County Match: $0
  • Indirect costs are not eligible under this grant
  • Upon receipt of the award
    - Authorizing the Administrator to sign notice of grant award
    - Authorizing the Administrator to amend the budget
    - Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

C.  Health

1.    Public Health

a.    Hiring a Public Health Director of Nursing above Midpoint  (Resume)  (Job Description)

  • Authorizing the hiring of a Public Health Director of Nursing at an annual salary of $83,000, which is above the $73,964 midpoint for a Non-Union Grade 32 position
  • The requested salary is within the range for a Non-Union Grade 32 posiition of $59,641 to $88,285
  • The previous occupant of this position made $95,342 at the time of departure from County service. This included an 8% increase due to a temporary assignment of duties now being shifted around as Public Health restructures in the wake of declining revenue.
  • Resulting non-general fund salary savings will be $12,342 annually.
  • The preferred candidate has qualifications and experience that meet or exceed requirements for this position, and mid-point is below this candidate's current salary

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

D.  Land Use & Environment

a.    2012 Survey & Remonumentation Grant  (Grant Application)  (Attachment A)  (Attachment B)  (Attachment C)

  • Authorizing the County Administrator to sign the application
  • To the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth
  • For the period of 1/1/12-12/31/12
  • To implement the Revised Plan for Remonumentation on Monumentation of Public Land Survey as approved in 1992 by the Board of Commissioners
  • To research and monument 80 corners with local jurisdictions, contributing to the accuracy of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) base
  • In 2011, Water Resources was awarded $105,222 to survey 72 corners
  • For a total program of $105,802
    - State Revenue: $105,802
    - County Match: $0
  • Indirect costs are not eligible under this grant
  • Appointing Daniel R. Myers as Grant Administrator and Lori E. Beyer as the Grant Representative for the 2012 Survey and Remonumentation Grant
  • Upon receipt of the award:
    - Authorizing the Administrator to sign notice of grant award
    - Authorizing the Administrator to amend the budget
    - Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts


RECOMMENDATION: Approval

b. Bond for Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority  (Bond Resolution)    

  • Authorizing the sale of bonds and pledging the County's Full Faith & Credit
  • To construct improvements to the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) Material Recovery Facility
  • In an amount not to exceed $2,7 million
  • On September 21, 2011 the Board of Commissioners approved a contract with the City of Chelsea, the Township of Dexter, the Township of Lima, the Township of Lyndon, the Township of Manchester and the WWRA for improvements to the WWRA Material Recovery Facility.
  • Debt service from the bonds will be paid back over the next 15 years through special assesments established by the County through the Board of Public Works
  • Special Assesments will be levied in the City of Chelsea and the Townships of Dexter, Lima, Lyndon, and Manchester
    - Households in the Townships of Dexter, Lima, Lyndon, and Manchester will pay $24/year for drop off bins
    - Households in the City of Chelsea will pay $56/year for the increased benefits of curbside recycling
  • Assesments will be levied on over 8,100 currently developed parcels
  • No vacant parcels will be assessed

RECOMMENDATION: Approval


E.  Support Services

1.    Human Resources

a.    Public Employee Health Insurance Reform

  • Accepting the 80/20 Rule for Public Employee Health Insurance
  • As outlined in PA 152 of 2011, signed into law on September 24, 2011
  • PA 152 of 2011 limits a public employer to paying $5,500 for health benefits for a single employee, $11,000 for an employee plus spouse, and $15,000 for family coverage
  • By a majority vote of its governing body, a public employer may elect to comply with Section 4 of PA 152 of 2011, referred to as the 80/20 Rule
  • Under the 80/20 rule, the public employer shall not pay more than 80% of the total annual costs of all the medical benefits plans it offers or contributes to for its employees and elected public officials
  • Human Resources and County Administration recommends that Washtenaw County collective bargaining agreements entered into on or after September 15, 2011 comply with the 80/20 Rule

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

December 7, 2011
Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor
6:30 p.m.

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