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April 1, 2015 Ways and Means Agenda

                                                              AGENDA
                                          WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
                                                          April 1, 2015
                                                              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.  Support Services
 
 1. Human Resources
 
 a. Workers Compensation Excess Insurance
 
        -Accepting the offer of Safety National Insurer
        -For excess insurance coverage for Worker’s Disability Compensation Program
        -For the period of 5/1/15 – 4/30/16
        -In the amount of $ 77,020
 
        -This insurance protects the County from worker’s compensation losses that may arise under the contract period
 
        -This is an increase of $17,251 from the previous contract period
        -The price increase is due to nationwide premium increases of 25-30%
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval
 
 
B.  Civic Infrastructure
 
 1. Treasurer
 
 a. Bridgewater Township Debt Schedule Amendment
 
        -Amending the repayment schedule of an external advance to Bridgewater Township for debt related to a wastewater treatment facility
 
        -The amended schedule reflects an additional principal payment of $100,000 made by the township, lowering the annual payment by the township, but maintaining the duration of the debt
        -The amended schedule will reduce the township’s interest expenses, reduce the special assessment fee paid by residents, and reduce the County’s liabilities
 
        -This is a modification to a repayment agreement of an external advance from the Delinquent Tax Revolving Fund, which was approved by the Board of Commissioners on October 2nd, 2013 via resolution 13-0171
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval
 
 
C.  Public Safety
 
 1. Sheriff
 
 a. Sheriff Auction Authorization
 
        -Authorizing the Sheriff to enter into an agreement
        -With Propertyroom.com to provide online auctioning services for unclaimed recovered stolen property
 
        -In accordance with MCL 434.171 the Sheriff must request in writing for the authority to dispose of the recovered stolen property
        -Property is held for a minimum of 6 months waiting to be claimed
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval
 
 
D. Board of Commissioners
 
 a. County Governance Structure
 
        -Transitioning the form of County government from a general law county to an optional unified form of county government 
            -Conditioned upon voter approval of the change
 
 
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
 

Next Ways & Means Meeting
April 15, 2015
Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor
6:30 p.m.

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