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September 16, 2015 Ways and Means Agenda

                                                                AGENDA
                                            WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
                                                     September 16, 2015
                                                               6:30 p.m.
                                      Administration Building - Board Room
                                                       220 N. Main Street
                                                      Ann Arbor, Michigan
                                                http://www.ewashtenaw.org
 

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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. Acquisition of Naloxone for Police Services Personnel
 
  -Approving the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office to acquire and equip deputies with Naloxone
 To mitigate the effects of suspected opioid overdose
 
  -This policy is recommended by the Washtenaw Health Initiative’s Opioid Project
 
  -Washtenaw County Public Health will write and refill this prescription to meet this public health need
 
  -This project is estimated to cost $11,100 per year
  -The first year of costs are covered with state funding acquired through the Community Mental Health Partnership of Southeast Michigan
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval
 
 b. 2015 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant
 
 -Ratifying the electronic submission of the application
 -To the Federal Bureau of Justice (BJA)
 -For the period of October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016
 
 -To continue the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach program aimed at addressing root causes, building community residents’ capacity, and developing law-enforcement strategies to keep communities safe
 -The Community Outreach Program began in 2009 with JAG funding and identifies and trains former prisoners as they reenter neighborhoods and uses them to assist in relationship building, facilitating prevention programs for youth, assistance with a community revitalization strategy, and ongoing training for WCSO deputies
 
 -For a total program of  $ 33,194
- Federal Revenue: $ 33,194
- County GF Match: $ 0
 
 -In 2014-15, the WCSO received $ 37,595 in JAG funding
 
 -Indirect costs are not included in this program
 
 -Upon receipt of the award:
- Authorizing the Chair of the Board to sign the Notice of Grant Award
- Amending the budget
- Authorizing the Chair of the Board to sign delegate contracts
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval
 
 
B. County Administration
 
 1. County Administrator
 
 a. Governmental Consultant Services Incorporated 
 
    -Authorizing the County Administrator to sign a contract
 With Governmental Consultant Services, Inc. (GCSI)
 For the period of November 1, 2015 through October 31, 2018
 
    -To assist the County in accomplishing its governmental objectives
 
    -This contract will cost $ 55,764 per year
 The cost of this contract is already included in the 2015-18 Board of Commissioners budget
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval
 
 
C. Economic Development
 
 1. Office of Community and Economic Development
 
 a. Agricultural and Economic Development Millage
 
    -Approving an Agricultural and Economic Development millage
 Of 0.0920 mills to be levied in December, 2015 
 For use during calendar year 2016
 
    -To promote economic activity in the county through advertising agricultural and industrial advantages, exhibiting products and industries, encouraging immigration and increased trade and advertising for tourists
-To be distributed according  to the Revenue – Act 88 Tax Policy as follows:
- Subject to Board of Commissioners approval, sixty percent (60%) to outside agencies via an annual and multi-year grant process
- By the Act 88 Advisory Committee, an amount not to exceed ten percent (10%) as discretionary matching and sponsorship funds
 An amount not to exceed thirty percent (30%) shall be appropriated to the Office of Community and Economic Development for the purposes of administering Act 88 and activities related to the purposes of the act
 
    -The proposed millage would generate $1,383,750 in 2016 an increase of $361,474, or 35.60%, over the amount raised in 2015
-This assessment equates to $9.20 per $100,000 of taxable value
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval
 
 b. 2016 Act 88 Funding Allocations
 
 -Approving 2016 Allocation of Act 88 Funds
 -Approving the 2016 Act 88 Request for Proposal projects as recommended by the Act 88 Advisory Committee
 
 -Allocating funds raised through a 2015 Act 88 levy in compliance with the proportional allocation established by Resolution No. 13-0193:
- 60% to outside agencies via an annual and multi-year grant process
- Up to 10% via the Act 88 Advisory Committee as discretionary matching and sponsorship funds
- Up to 30% to the Office of Community and Economic Development
 
 -Of the 60% allocated to outside agencies, criteria was established by Board Resolution No.15-0106 to further the purpose of Act 88 with two priority areas:
- Food System Economic Development
- Economically Challenged Communities
 
 -The Act 88 Committee recommends allocation of 2016 Act 88 Revenues as follows, pending Board of Commissioner approval to levy an Act 88 millage at 0.092 mil
 $830,250, or 60%, for five proposals:
- $500,000 to Ann Arbor SPARK for baseline economic development activities, job and wealth creation in 48197/8, international services, and a virtual business advisor
- $165,250 to MSU Extension for Product Center educators, 4-H program coordinator, and broker/ aggregator program instructor
- $15,000 to Washtenaw Farm Council to support the 4-H youth show
- $70,000 to The Arts Alliance for a feasibility study and business plan to create and operate a ‘Creative Cooperative’ in the eastern county
- $80,000 to Growing Hope for local food sourcing, advertising, and navigation services for food entrepreneurs
 $138,375, or 10%, to be directly distributed by the Act 88 Advisory Committee as discretionary matching and sponsorship funds
 $415,125, or 30%, to OCED to conduct Act 88 activities
 
 -The Act 88 Committee also recommends multi-year funding for portions of the above proposals; pending annual approval each year of an Act 88 Millage
 $605,150 in each 2017 and 2018, for four proposals
- $450,000 to Ann Arbor SPARK
- $105,150 to MSU Extension
- $15,000 to Washtenaw Farm Council
- $35,000 to Growing Hope
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval
 
 
D. Health
 
 1. Community Support and Treatment Services
 
 a. Living Wage Ordinance Exemption
 
 -Granting a complete exemption to the County’s Living Wage Ordinance to mental health supportive service contracts

 -Directs County Administration to identify the resources necessary to carry out a study to determine the feasibility and the economic impact of ultimately aligning the wages of employees of contractors over a three year period for our Community Mental Health Agency with the County’s Living Wage Ordinance
 
 -To avoid extreme economic harm to the caused by compliance with this ordinance 
 
 -Based upon FY 2014 actual paid claims data, cost incurred to the general fund if these contracts are not exempt from the living wage ordinance is a minimum of $7 million
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board
 
 b. 2015/16 CSTS Budget
 
    -Approving the budget
 For the period of October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016
 Authorizing the County Administrator to approve the Service Agreement with Washtenaw Community Health Organization
 
    -For the provision of community mental health services to Washtenaw County residents with developmental disabilities, serious mental illness, co-occurring serious mental illness/substance abuse conditions, and children with serious emotional disturbances
 
    -Approves the budget in the amount of $30,003,579
 Includes the following revenues:
- WCHO Revenue – $26,896,672
- Grant Revenue - $1,450,039
- Service Billings, Transfers,  and Other Revenue - $1,244,830
- Sheriff Office Contract – $246,846
- General Fund - $165,192
 
    -The County satisfies the required mental health support requirement via an annual appropriation to the regional CMHSP, which has been WCHO. These funds are used to locally match state and federal funding sources.
-County General Fund support in this manner totals $1,614,030, including:
- $1,128,000 in current structural matching funds,
- $400,000 in new structural matching funds
- $86,030 in non-structural support
-These funds will be directed to the County’s designated CMHSP as of October 1, 2015
 
  Eliminate the following 23.0 FTE:
- 1.0 FTE Fiscal Assistant I/II
Group 12, Grade 13
Salary Range: $29,841- $36,526
- 5.0 FTE Customer Resource Specialist I/II
Group 12, Grade 14/ 15
Salary Range: $30,820 - $39,200
- 1.0 FTE Peer Support Specialist I/II
Group 11, Grade 15
Salary Range: $31,823 - $39,200
- 4.0 FTE Client Services Manager
Group 11, Grade 19
Salary Range: $36,542 - $45,502
- 2.0 FTE Supports Coordinate I/ II - DD
Group 11, Grade 19/ 21
Salary Range: $36,542 - $50,945
- 2.0 FTE Mental Health Professional
Group 11, Grade 21
Salary Range: $39,200 - $50,945
- 1.0 FTE Nurse Case Manager
Group 11, Grade 23
Salary Range: $42,184 - $54,932
- 1.0 FTE Service Coordinator
Group 11, Grade 25
Salary Range: $45,502 - $59,444
- 1.0 FTE Senior Management Analyst
Group 32, Grade 30
Salary Range: $50,102 - $71,311
- 1.0 FTE CSTS Sr. Clinical Svcs. Analyst
Group 32, Grade 31
Salary Range: $54,269 - $80,332
- 3.0 FTE CSTS Office Supervisor
Group 10, Grade 76
Salary Range: $46,433 - $62,070
- 1.0 FTE WCHO Sr. Management Analyst
Group 32, Grade 30
Salary Range: $50,102 - $71,311
 
 -Placing the following 25.0 FTE on Hold Vacant:
- 2.0 FTE Customer Resource Specialist I/II
Group 12, Grade 14/15
Salary Range: $30,820 - $39,20
- 1.0 FTE Accountant I/II/III
Group 11, Grade 19/ 21/ 23
Salary Range: $36,542 - $54,932
- 8.0 FTE Client Service Manager
Group 11, Grade 19
Salary Range: $36,542 - $45,502
- 1.0 FTE Supports Coordinator I/II - DD
Group 11, Grade 19/21
Salary Range: $36,542 - $50,945
- 1.0 FTE Contract Analyst
Group 11, Grade 20
Salary Range:$37,839 - $49,035
- 1.0 FTE Crisis Service Professional
Group 11, Grade 21
Salary Range: $39,200 - $50,945
- 1.0 FTE Program Integrity/ Quality Director
Group 32, Grade 33
Salary Range:$66,867 - $102,543
- 1.0 FTE Sr. Management Analyst II
Group 32, Grade 30
Salary Range: $50,102 - $71,311
- 2.0 FTE Sr. Management Analyst
Group 32, Grade 30
Salary Range: $50,102 - $71,311
- 3.0 FTE Management Analyst I/II
Group 32, Grade 27/28
Salary Range:$37,188 - $52,928
- 1.0 FTE Mental Health Nurse
Group 11, Grade 23
Salary Range: $42,184 - $54,932
- 2.0 FTE Mental Health Professional
Group 11, Grade 21
Salary Range: $39,200 - $50,945
- 1.0 FTE Service Coordinator - 80
Group 11, Grade 21
Salary Range: $41,823 - $54,344
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board
 
 c. Mental Health Transition Funding 
 
     -Approving additional  funding to Washtenaw County Community Support and Treatment Services
 -In the amount of $1.7 million, using both structural and non-structural revenues
 -For the period of October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016
 
     -To provide support amidst reductions in state and federal reimbursements and increased costs of service provision
 -To reduce the impact on services to consumers and loss of jobs to staff
 
  -Increasing the department allocation by $1.7 million for fiscal year 2015/16 using the following revenue sources:
- $400,000 – Structural allocation from increased property tax revenue each year.
- $1,100,000 – Non-Structural allocation from General Fund reserves to reduce expenses by reducing CSTS’s 2015/16 indirect costs.
- $200,000 – Non-Structural allocation from 2015 General Fund surplus to retain 3.0 full-time equivalent positions to be identified by CSTS.
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board
 
E. Board of Commissioners
 
 a. Washtenaw County Convention and Visitors Bureau
 
 -Adopting a process and parameters for contracting with a single convention and visitors Bureau for destination marketing services funded by accommodations tax revenue
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board
 
 
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
October 7, 2015
Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor
6:30 p.m.

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