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January 22, 2014, Ways and Means Agenda

January 22, 2014
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.  Economic Development

1.    Community and Economic Development

a.  2014-2016 Human Services & Children's Well-Being Coordinated Funding Allocation and Distribution to Washtenaw County Departments

  • Stipulating that County departments and agencies are not eligible to apply for Coordinated Funding
  • For the 2014-2016 Human Services and Child Well-Being funding period
  • With two exceptions including:
    - The Project Outreach Team (PORT) program of Community Support and Treatment Services (CSTS)
    - Other county departments or agencies applying on behalf of a collaboration of nonprofit agencies and/or community groups that cannot act as fiduciary on their own
  • To keep with past policy and practice of awarding funds to nonprofit agencies providing interventions and services to economically and socially disadvantaged residents throughout Washtenaw County
  • To reflect the fact that departments and agencies within the Washtenaw County government hace access to and domain over non-competitive federal, state and local tax and other revenue streams that nonprofit agencies do not


B.  Land Use & Environment

1.    Water Resources Commissioner

a. Michigan Department of Agriculture's Clean Sweep Grant  (Grant Application)

  • Ratifying the signature of the County Administrator on the contract
  • To the Michigan Department of Agriculture
  • For the period of October 1, 2013, through September 30, 2014
  • To accept pharmaceuticals, pesticides, herbicides and mercury to process for proper disposal
  • To offset the typical cost of the program, foster regional coordination, and to pay for the materials brought in by the business community
  • To promote outreach activities to the agricultural community, nurseries, golf courses, commercial exterminators, and farmers
  • For a total program of $13,000:
    - State Revenue: $13,000
    - County Match: $0
  • Indirect costs are not eligible under this grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board

C.  Public Safety

1.    Prosecuting Attorney

a. Grant to encourage Arrest Policies   (Resolution)

  • Ratifying the signature of the County Administrator on the application for continued funding
  • With the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women
  • For the period of October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2016
  • To provide dedicated services to victims of domestic violence in partnership with Domestic Violence, Inc. / SAFE House Center and the Washenaw County Sheriff's Office
  • To fund a portion of two positions in the Prosecutor's Office, one assistant Prosecuting Attorney, and one Domestic Violence advocate
  • To fully fund one Personal Protection Order Advocate at SAFE House
  • To fund one Domestic Violence investigator in the Office of the Sheriff on a contractual basis
  • For a total program of $ 300,000
    - Federal Revenue: $ 300,000
    - County Match: $ 0
  • Indirect costs are not included in this grant


D.  Civic Infrastructure

1.    Treasurer

a. Dog License Ordinance  (Ordinance)

  • Adopting an Ordinance to provide for the issuance of municipal civil infractions for owning an unlicensed dog
  • Establishing the Washtenaw County Treasurer as the bureau for this municipal civil infraction
  • Adopting the schedule of civil fines
  • Providing licensing fee changes
  • To promote public safety and adjust dog license fees to reflect the cost of administration
  • Schedule of civil fines:
    - First offense...................................$50.00
    - Second offense.............................$100.00
    - Third (or subsequent offense.....$500.00
  • License fee structure:
      Spayed or Neutered dogs:
      -  1 year license............$6.00
      -  3 year license............$15.00
      Unaltered dogs:
      -  1 year license...........$12.00
      -  3 year license...........$30.00
    Service dogs, with proper documentation and proof of rabies vaccination are licensed at no charge.


E.  Support Services

1.    Office of Infrastructure Management

a. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program in Washtenaw County  (Resolution)

  • Creating a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program in Washtenaw County
  • With the PACE District comprising the geographical boundary of the County
  • To provide innovative financial options for proposed energy projects for commercia, industrial and multi-family properties by setting up a special assessment district to pay for the project
  • Single family residences are not currently eligible
  • Eligible property owners can obtain financing from private lenders, which is then re-paid through a special assessment district, enforced by local governments
  • The special assessment runs with the land, so if the property is sold, the new owners are still responsible to repay the energy project
  • If the property owner defaults on the payment, the special assessment would be treated as a delinquent property tax and handled by the County Treasurer
  • The PACE program will be administered by Lean & Green Michigan, a public-private partnership specializing in PACE Programs
  • This will be at no cost to county taxpayers


V. Report of the Administrator

1. Report from directive at October 16, 2013 meeting:  Administrator is directed to research the process and cost of expanding autism coverage in the county health plans and report these findings to the Ways & Means Committee in January, 2014.

2. Report and recommendation from November 20, 2013 meeting: Administrator is directed to research and recommend staffing options that will support the BOC Community Investment priorities.

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

February 5, 2014
Board Room
220 N. Main St.,
Ann Arbor
6:30 p.m.

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