March 5, 2014 Ways and Means Agenda

AGENDA
WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
March 5, 2014
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.  Children's Well Being

1.    Children's Services

a.  State of Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) Grant

  • Ratifying the submission of an electronic grant application
  • To the State of Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA)
  • For the period of January 1, 2014, through September 30, 2014
  • To bolster the Youth Arts Alliance (YAA!), a partnership between Washtenaw County Children's Services, the Monroe County Youth Center, the Lenawee County Maurice Spears Campus, the Livingston County Juvenile Court, and the Jackson County Youth Center
  • To serve at-risk youth who are in residential treatment and detention programs with performing arts, music and visual art workshops
  • Over 400 youth received art programming services in 2013 through initial four county partnership
  • Anticipated that participation will exceed 600 at-risk youth in 2014 with the addition of Jackson County Youth Center
  • For a total program of $21,980
    - State Revenue: $21,980
    - County Match: $0
  • Indirect costs are not included in this budget
  • Upon receipt of the award:
    - Authorizing the Chair of the Board to sign the Notice of Grant Award
    - Authorizing the Administrator to amend the budget
    - Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board

B.  Public Safety

1.    Sheriff - Emergency Management

a. 2013 Homeland Security Grant Program  (Grant Agreement)

  • Authorizing the County Administrator to sign the 2013 Homeland Security Grant Program Inter-local Fiduciary Agreement
  • With Macomb County
  • For the period of September 1, 2013 through May 31, 2015
  • To use Homeland Security funds to purchase response equipment for Weapons of Mass Destruction, enhance emergency planning and coordination, improve disaster exercise design and participation, and for local hospitals and public health preparedness
  • For a total program of $444,215
    - Federal Revenue: $444,215
    - County Match: $0
  • Indirect costs are not eligible under this grant
  • Upon receipt of the award:
    - Authorizing the Chair of the Board to sign the Notice of Grant Award
    - Authorizing the Administrator to amend the budget
    - Authorizing the Administrator to  sign delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

C.  County Administration 

1.    County Administrator

a. Recommendation to Support Board of Commissioners Community Investment Priorities  (Scope of Services)

  • Approving the creation of a contractual, qualified professional
  • To assist the BOC to develop strategies and provide oversight for the integration of the Board-defined community impacts and outcomes into organizational and departmental programs, policies and budget priorities
  • Through the 2014-17 Budget Development Process, the BOC identified five budget priority areas for community investment
    - Ensure Community Safety Net through Health and Human Services - Inclusive of Public Safety
    - Increase Economic Opportunity and Workforce Development
    - Ensure Mobility and Civic Infrastructure for County Residents
    - Reduce Environmental Impact
    -Internal Labor Force Sustainability and Effectiveness
  • The contractor will report to the County Administrator for daily operational matters performing the work of the Board as directed
  • This contract is estimated to range from $50,000 - $75,000, however, it shall not exceed the Administrator's authority and will include specific, measurable objectives and outcomes as directed by the Board

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

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
1. A recommendation from the committee (Brabec/LaBarre/Peterson) created on January 22, 2014:
     a. Shall include the cost and sustainability of coverage of autism spectrum disorders
     b. Recommendation of a policy providing funding coverage if the state reimbursement fund is exhausted
IX. Pending
X. Adjournment
Next Ways and Means Meeting
March 19, 2014
Board Room
220 N. Main St.,
Ann Arbor
6:30 p.m.

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