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October 16, 2013 Ways and Means Agenda

October 16, 2013
6:30 p.m.
Administration Building - Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan

I.  Roll Call
II.  Citizen Participation
III.  Commissioner Follow-up to Citizen Participation
IV.  New  Business

A.  Civic Infrastructure

1.    Equalization

a.  2013 Apportionment Report  (Resolution)  (Report)

  • Approving the Final 2013 Apportionment Report

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board

B.  Economic Development

1.    Office of Community and Economic Development

a. Adoption of the Act 381 Combined Brownfield Plan for the Jiffy Buchanan North Warehouse Renovation, 140 Buchanan Street, Chelsea, MI 48118  (Plan)

  • Adopting the Combined Brownfield Plan and Act 381 Work Plan for the Jiffy Buchanan North Warehouse Renovation
  • To renovate and re-use long vacant and obsolete 77,700 square foot warehouse facility
  • To conduct environmental investigations, Baseline Environmental Assessment and Due Care Plan, Brownfield Plan preparation, soil remediation, hazardous material abatement, interior demolition and industrial cleaning to create a food-safe warehouse and accessory office space
  • To provide support for planned expansion and new business investment by Chelsea Milling Company (Jiffy), in Downtown Chelsea
  • Up to $580,677 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 16 year period
  • Washtenaw County annual millage payment from the property will increase from approximately $1,587 to $5,765 after tax increment financing completion
  • Project is estimated to generate $4.3 million in new investment, 3 full-time jobs, and temporary jobs in construction and support


b. 2014-2016 Human Services and Children's Well-Being Funding and Priority Area Allocations Process

  • Approving the allocation and review process for Children's Well-Being and Human Services funding
  • Authorizing the Office of Community and Economic Development to continue to administer the distribution of these funds using a public-private Coordinated Funding Process
  • Authorizing the signature of the County Administrator on the Memorandum of Understanding
  • Between Washtenaw County, the City of Ann Arbor, the United Way of Washtenaw County, the Washtenaw Urban County, the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, and the RNR Foundation
  • For the period of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2016
  • To approve the 2014-2016 Human Services and Child Well-being funding period and the administration of these funds by the Office of Community and Economic Development using the public-private Coordinated Funding Model
  • To leverage the investment made in local non-profits by at least fivefold; minimize duplicative work and effort for non-profits applying for funding; minimize duplicative work and effort for non-profits applying for funding; reduce overlap and redundancies between funding entities; and maximize the effectiveness of County funds invested in targeted critical human services for the growing number of citizens struggling to meet basic needs
  • Washtenaw County, along with all participating entities to have full and complete autonomy over its own funding decisions
  • Funds to be dedicated in conjunction with the 2014-2017 budget process


C.  County Administrator

a. Agriculture and Economic Development Millage

  • Approving an Agriculture and Economic Development millage
  • Of 0.07 mills to be levied in December 2013
  • For use during calendar year 2014
  • The proposed millage would generate $972,635 to be spent as follows:
    - Economic Development:
         $408,135 - Activities of the Office of Community & Economic Development
        $200,000 - Ann Arbor SPARK
        $100,000 - Eastern Leaders Group
        $52,000 - Promotion of Heritage Tourism in Washtenaw County
        $50,000 - SPARK East
        $50,000 - Detroit Region Aerotropolis
    - Agricultural Development:
        $82,500 - Washtenaw County 4-H
        $15,000 - Washtenaw County 4-H Youth Show
  • This assessment equates to $7 per $100,000 of taxable value


b. Tax sharing agreement between Washtenaw County and Pittsfield Township  (Resolution)  (Agreement)  (Plan)

  • Authorizing the County Administrator to sign a Tax Sharing Agreement between County of Washtenaw, Charter Township of Pittsfield and the State Street Corridor Improvement Authority
  • To allow a State St. CIA to retain 50% of taxes levied on new development for reinvestment
  • To undertake a road improvement project along the State Street corridor that will transform it from its current two-lane state to one that is compliant with Complete Street and includes, among other things, narrow medians, bike lanes, transit amenities, and sidewalks
  • The CIA will not exceed a capture amount of $3,850,464, over a 20 year period, for Washtenaw County and will not be in existence beyond 2033
  • An annual report will be submitted by the CIA to the governing bodies of each of the taxing authorities along the State St. corridor
  • The Development and Tax Increment Financing Plan clearly outlines the above-noted purpose and length of the State St. CIA
  • Washtenaw County will continue receiving $561,000/year in taxes but will forego 50% of taxes on new development for an amount not to exceed $3,850,464 between 2013-33


D.  Board of Commissioners

a. Community Outcomes and Processes for Implementation

V. Report of the Administrator
A. 2014-17 Recommended Budget
    - Continued Discussion

VI. Report of the Chair of Ways & Means
1. Update on the local impact of federal government shutdown
    Mary Jo Callan - Office of Community and Economic Development

VII. Report of the Chair of the Board
VIII. Items for Current/Future Discussion
IX. Pending
X. Adjournment

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

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