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July 1, 2015 Ways and Means Agenda

                                         WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
                                                           July 1, 2015
                                                              6:30 p.m.
                                 Administration Building - Board Room
                                                   220 N. Main Street
                                                  Ann Arbor, Michigan

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I. Roll Call
II. Citizen Participation
III. Commissioner Follow-up to Citizen Participation
IV. New Business
A. Public Safety & Justice
 1. Sheriff
 a. Annual Community Corrections Comprehensive Plan

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 -Ratifying the electronic submission of the grant application t
 -To the Michigan Department of Corrections
 -For the period of 10/1/15 – 9/30/16
 -To continue offering diversion and alternative sentencing options for courts in Washtenaw County
 -To provide pre-trial services, drug testing, electronic monitoring and social education
  -The 2015-16 Grant Year requests an additional $275,000 in GF appropriation, which is in alignment with the BOC priority to Ensure the Community Safety Net through Health and Human Services Inclusive of Public Safety
  -In 2014, an estimated 89,734 jail bed days were saved with the estimated cost savings to the County to be at $ 11,575,686
  -For a total program of  $ 1,628,521
- State Revenue: $ 421,900
- Program Revenue$ 462,500
- WCSO Contributions: $78,138
- Use of Fund Balance: $150,000
- Budgeted County GF Match: $240,983
- Additional GF Appropriation: $275,000
  -Upon receipt of the award:
- Authorizing the Administrator to sign the Notice of Grant Award
- Amending the budget
- Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board
B. Economic Development
 1. Office of Community and Economic Development
 a. Southeast Michigan Consortium for regional workforce development

  Power Point Presentation

  -Adopting an intergovernmental agreement to join the Southeast Michigan Consortium
 -Authorizing the Chair of the Board of Commissioners to sign the agreement
  -The agreement established the consortium with the counties of Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, and Livingston
 -The consortium would be designated as the Michigan Works Agency, responsible for workforce development services within the 5 county region
 -At this point the agreement only alters the governance structure of workforce development programming; no fiscal or service delivery changes will be made this fiscal year
  -Adoption would mean that funds historically received by Washtenaw County would be directed to the Southeast Michigan Consortium, a reduction of approximately $5,000,000
  -In addition to direct service provision, these funds support 4 FTE, $494,000 in indirect costs, and $150,000 in operational support to OCED
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board
C. Public Safety & Justice / Administration
 a. 800 MHz Special Election in November 2015
  -The 800 MHz millage provides funding to improve the county enhanced emergency communications system by maintaining towers, upgrading the existing infrastructure and purchasing necessary equipment
  -Set to expire on 12/31/16, shall the voters of Washtenaw County consider renewing the 10 year, 800 MHz millage at rate of 0.20 mills on November 3, 2015
  -Business Plan and proposed ballot language to be provided prior to the meeting
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board
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
August 5, 2015
Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor
6:30 p.m.

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