August 1, 2012 Ways and Means Agenda

AGENDA
WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
August 1, 2012
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.    Office of Community and Economic Development 

a.  2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Redistribution of Funds for PY 2012, Weatherization Assistance Program Agreement (Amendment)

  • Ratifying the signature of the County Administrator on the Redistribution Agreement for Program Year 2012 ARRA Weatherization Assistance
  • To the Michigan Department of Human Services
  • For the period of 4/1/12 - 3/31/13
  • To make it possible to weatherize an additional 26 homes
  • Total ARRA funding for the Weatherization program now stands at $5,053,338 with a total of 721 units funded
  • For a total program of $289,800
    - Federal Revenue: $ 289,800
    - County Match: $ 0
  • Indirect costs are not included in the budget,
  • Upon receipt of the award:
    -Authorizing the Administrator to sign the Notice of Grant Award
    - Amending the budget
    - Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board

b.  Adoption of the 618 S. Main - An Urban Apartment Community Brownfield Plan, 606 and 618 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (Plan)

  • Adopting the 618 S. Main - An Urban Apartment Community Brownfield Plan
  • Up to $4,628,636 of local and State taxes will be captured for eligible activities, administrative costs, and the Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Local Site Remediation Revolving Fund over an estimated 26 year period
  • The Washtenaw County annual millage payment from the property will increase from approximately $2,028 to $69,614 after tax increment financing completion
  • To create approximately $39 million in new investment
  • To create approximately 80 to 100 temporary construction jobs, 4 to 5 full-time jobs, and 6 or more part-time permanent jobs

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board

B.  Civil Infrastructure

1.    Office of the County Clerk/Register of Deeds

a.    Veteran Photo ID Cards

  • To authorize the Vital Records Division of the Clerk's Office to print Veteran Photo ID Cards

  • For a fee of $10.00
  • To allow veterans to take advantage of veteran discounts offered by businesses
  • This action will provide veterans with te option of receiving a card, as military discharge certificates (DD-214) are too bulky to be carried around easily
  • Livingston, Oakland, and Macomb counties currently issue these cards for a fee of $10.00

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board

C.  County Administration

a.    Suspending Washtenaw County's Use of Construction Unity Board Agreements

  • Suspending the County's use of Construction Unity Board (CUB) Agreements
  • In bid specifications and construction/renovation contracts
  • In alignment with Public Act 238 of 2012
  • Pending a ruling from State or Federal Court that the law is unenforcable
  • Effective June 29, 2012 Governor Snyder signed into  law P.A. 238 of 2012 which is a revision of P.A. 98 of 2011, also knoqn as the "Fair and Open Competition in Govermental Construction Act"
  • P.A. 238 provides that governmental units are not permitted to expend contractual funds for the construction, repair, remodeling or demolition of a facility if that contract contains a term requiring bidders, contractors or subcontractors to execute an agreement with a collective bargaining organization with a few exceptions
  • P.A. 98 of 2011 was ruled unenforcable for violating the "National Labor Relations Act" by Federal District Court in March 2012
  • It is expected that the same unions that challlenged P.A. 98 of 2011 will challenge P.A. 238 of 2012, and if the law is overturned, the County's CUB Agreement will be immediatelty reinstated

b.    2012 Budget Adjustments

  • Authorizing the Administrator to amend the 2012 General Fund Budget
  • Increasing the General Fund Budget in the amount of $1,263,994
  • General Fund increase is offset by increased property tax revenue over original 2012 budget

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board

V. Report of the Administrator
1. 2nd Quarter 2012 Budget Update
VI. Report of the Chair of the Board
VII. Items for Current/Future Discussion
VIII. Pending
IX. Adjournment

September 5, 2012
Board Room
220 N. Main St.,
Ann Arbor
6:30 p.m.

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