December 7, 2011 Ways and Means Agenda

AGENDA
WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
December 7, 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.    2010 Homeland Security Grant (Exhibit A) (Exhibit B) (Exhibit C)

  • Authorizing the signature of the County Administrator on the grant program inter-local fiduciary agreement
  • To the County of Oakland
  • For the period of 8/1/10 to 4/30/13
  • For Homeland Security funding to purchase Weapons of Mass Destruction response equipment, enhance emergency planning and coordination, improve disaster exercise design and participation, and for local hospitals and public health preparedness
  • To continue to fund 1.0 Emergency Planning Coordinator and 1.0 Emergency Planning Assistant positions
  • To create of 1.0 FTE
    - 1.0 FTE Crime Analyst
    - Group: 25, Grade: 28
    - Salary Range: $ 40,132 - $ 57,552
  • For a total program of $904,800
    - Federal Revenue: $904,800
    - County Match: $0
  • Indirect costs are not eligible
  • 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

2.    Trial Court

a.    Annual Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG)

  • Ratifying the electronic submission of the grant application
  • To the State of Michigan, Department of Human Services
  • For the period of 4/1/12 to 3/31/13
  • To provide individualized treatment and supervision to keep youth at home
  • To eliminate drug and alcohol use and associated delinquent behaviors
  • To continue to fund costs of substance abuse treatment services for juvenile drug court participants
  • For a total program of $24,388
    - Federal Revenue: $21,949
    - County Match: $2,439 (included in the Child Care Fund budget)
  • Indirect costs are $1,219 or 5%
  • 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 at the Board

B.  Economic Development

1.    Office of Community and Economic Development

a.    Ford Motor Company Rawsonville Plant Brownfield Redevelopment Plan (Plan)

  • Adopting the Ford Motor Company Rawsonville Plant Brownfield Redevelopment Plan
  • Enable MBT Credit application of $625,000
  • No tax capture is proposed for this brownfield
  • Part of the larger package of state and local incentives that includes MEGA tax credits and 100% property tax abatement
  • To invest in the plant over $20 million in 2012
  • To bring back insourcing  of several products
  • To retain 260 full time jobs and stabilize current employment level at approximately 700

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

b.    Arbor Hills Crossing Brownfield Redevelopment Plan

  • Adopting the Arbor Hills Crossing Brownfield Redevelopment Plan
  • Enabling the use of up to $6,658,358 of tax increment financing for 19 years
  • To provide environmental assessment, contaminated soil removal, public infrastructure improvements and site and building demolition
  • To invest over $25 million and create 130 new jobs
  • To construct four new buildings providing approximately 90,000 square feet of commercial space

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

c.    Establish BOC Subcommittee

  • Establish BOC Subcommittee on Energy Policy

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

C.  Land Use & Environment

1.    Water Resources Commissioner

a.    Full Faith & Credit for Territorial Road Drain Project (Map)

  • Pledging the County’s Full Faith & Credit for payment of bonds
  • In an amount not to exceed $235,000
  • To repair sinkholes and replace broken tile in the Territorial Road Drain along Saline-Milan Road
  • This project was petitioned by the Charter Township of York and was determined necessary for public health, convenience, and welfare
  • Bonds will be retired through special assessments against the property owners in the Drainage District for 69.16% of the project cost, estimated to be $235,000
  • Remaining project costs will be prepaid by the following:
    -Charter Township of York at Large (20% of project cost)
    -Washtenaw County (10.84% of project cost)
  • Washtenaw County Road Commission will pay half of the County’s share

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

D.  Civic Infrastructure

1.   Equalization

a. 2011 Apportionment Report (Resolution) (Report)

  • Approving the 2011 Apportionment Report
    RECOMMENDATION: Approval

2.    Clerk/Register of Deeds / Washtenaw County Road Commission

a.    Proposed Washtenaw County Road Commission Projects

  • MCLA 224.20 authorizes a Road Commission to seek the approval of its local Board of Commissioners for a millage increase to pay for certain road projects
  • It should be noted that MCLA 224.20 which was first enacted in 1909 has not been used in Washtenaw County for road funding in over 40 years
  • The funding of projects under MCLA 224.20 is in addition to the annual State funding the  Road Commission receives to complete road projects
  • The Road Commission is requesting the Board of Commissioners, pursuant to MCLA 224.20,  to approve a millage of 0.60 mills to fund approximately $8.7 million dollars of additional road projects
  • Given the continued poor economic climate in the County and throughout the State, the Board of Commissioners is rejecting the Road Commission’s request for an additional 0.60 millage increase to pay for additional road projects


E.  Board of Commissioners

a. 2012 and 2013 Budget Amendments for Children's Well-Being/Human Services Funding

  • Amending the 2012 and 2013 Budgets
  • By transferring $257,076 from the final 2011 Fund Balance
  • To the Outside Agency line “CWB/HS Coordinated Funding”
  • $128,538 for FY 2012 and $128,538 for FY 2013
  • The 2011 Fund Balance includes funds received during 2011 for the Police Services Settlement


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

January 4, 2012
Board Room
220 N. Main St.,
Ann Arbor
6:30 p.m.

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