July 10, 2013 Ways and Means Agenda

AGENDA
WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
July 10, 2013
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.  Civic Infrastructure

1.    Clerk / Register of Deeds

a.  Authorization to create 0.36 FTE Administrative Coordinator position in Clerk Elections and move 1.0 FTE Records Management Specialist to General Fund support

  • Creating 0.36 FTE Administrative Coordinator position effective 8/11/13
    Group: 32, Grade: 25
    Salary Range: $31,912 - $43,674
  • Moving 1.0 FTE Record Management Specialist from ROD Automation Fund support to General Fund Support effective 8/11/13
    Group: 12, Grade: 15
    Salary Range: $31,507 - $38,811.49
  • To increase the existing Administrative Coordinator position from 0.64 FTE to 1.0 FTE
  • To handle increased workload in processing passport applications and pistol permits
  • To handle the increased recording volume in the Register of Deeds' Office from less than 53,000 documents in 2008 to an expected 85,000 in 2013
  • To use the ROD Automation Fund to further enhance the use of the Register of Deeds' data by private and public users, and increase General Fund revenues from on-line Document sales
  • To enable the Clerk/ROD office to clear space for the County's current space plan
  • Clerk Elections & Administration is projecting a revenue surplus of about $33,000 in 2013, covering the cost of the additional 0.36 FTE
  • Register of Deeds had a revenue increase of $950,000 from 2011 to 2012, a trend that is expected to continue, covering the cost of 1.0 FTE Record Management Specialist being moved to General Fund support

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

B.  Economic Development

1.    Office of Community and Economic Development

a. Adoption of the Combined BrownfieldPlan and Act 381 Work Plan for 544 Detroit Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48103   (Plan)

  • Adopting the Combined Brownfield Plan and Act 381 Work Plan for 544 Detroit Street
  • To provide support for redevelopment of a former gas station, including demolition of an existing blighted structure, remediation of contaminated soils, and construction of a three-story mixed-use building in the Kerrytown District in the City of Ann Arbor 
  • To create four new jobs with an overall estimated investment of $1.5 million
  • Up to $698,773 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 25 year period
  • Washtenaw County annual millage payment from the property will increase from approximately $277 to $6,150 after tax increment financing completion

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board

b. Adoption of the Packard Square Brownfield Plan Amendment, 2502-2568 Packard Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104   (Resolution)

  • Adopting the Brownfield Plan Amendment (Plan) for the Packard Square Brownfield Redevelopment Project, 2502-2568 Packard Street
  • To provide support for two additional categories of brownfield expenses, Underground Parking and Urban Stormwater Management Systems, now both eligible under changes to Michigan's Brownfield Redevelopment Act 381
  • To add these expenses of $2.4 million and $325,000
  • To maintain the previously-approved total of $3,121,521 for eligible brownfield activities
  • Total TIF eligible activities, including 15% contingency of eligible brownfield activities totals $3,582,222
  • Initial plan was adopted by the Board of Commissioners on May 18, 2011
  • Up to $5,840,557 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 14 year period, unchanged from adoption of the initial plan
  • Washtenaw County annual millage payment from the property will increase from approximately $8,701 to $64,138 after tax increment financing completion

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board

V. Report of the Administrator
VI. Report of the Chair of Ways & Means
VII. Report of the Chair of the Board
VIII. Items for Current/Future Discussion
IX. Pending
X. Adjournment

July 24, 2013
Board Room
220 N. Main St.,
Ann Arbor
6:30 p.m.

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