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April 20, 2016 Ways and Means Agenda

                                            WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
                                                           April 20, 2016
                                                               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. Land Use & Environment
 1. Office of the Water Resources Commissioner
 a. Appointments of Chief Deputy Water Resources Commissioner and Deputy Water Resources Commissioner
   -Confirming the appointment of Meghan Bonfiglio as Chief Deputy Water Resources Commissioner
  -Confirming the appointment of Harry Sheehan as Deputy Water Resources Commissioner
  -As recommended by Evan N. Pratt, Water Resources Commissioner
B. Community Economic Development
 1. Office of Community and Economic Development
 a. Certified Local Government (CLG) Grant Funds Application for Thornoaks Neighborhood in Ann Arbor Township
 -Ratifying the signature of the Interim County Administrator on the CLG Grant Funds Application
 -To the State of Michigan Historic Preservation Program
 -For the period of 4/1/16 – 4/30/17
 -In the amount of $ 6,754.00
 -To fund a study committee that will provide research to support the formation and designation of a Local Historic District (LHD) in the Thornoaks Neighborhood of Ann Arbor Township
 -This project is in the initial planning phase. If funds are awarded the committee will:
­ -Conduct research and prepare a historic district report
­ -Seek a resolution of support from Ann Arbor Township and a service contract that awards jurisdiction of the designated LHD
   -For a total project cost of $ 11,255.38
­ Federal Revenue: $ 6,754 (60%)
­ Local Match: $ 4,501.38 (40%)
­  Funded by OCED
  -No additional County General Fund dollars are being requested
  -Upon receipt of the award:
- Authorizing the Administrator to sign the Notice of Grant Award
- Authorizing the Administrator to amend the budget
- Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts upon review of Corporation Counsel to be filed with the County Clerk
 b. Washtenaw Urban County 2016 HUD Action Plan
 -Authorizing the signature of the County Administrator on the Washtenaw Urban County 2016 Action Plan
 -To the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
 -For the period of 7/1/16 – 6/30/17
 -To receive funding for the CDBG, HOME, and ESG programs by submitting an Annual Action Plan
 -CDBG was established to meet the following HUD goals:
­ To benefit low and moderate income persons
­ To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight
­ To meet community development needs that have particular urgency
-HOME is designed to build, buy, or rehabilitate housing for rent or homeownership by low to moderate-income individuals
-Emergency Shelter Grants are used to increase the number and quality of housing facilities for homeless individuals and families, as well as operate the facilities and provide essential services to the homeless
   -The over-arching goals of the action plan are to increase quality, affordable homeownership and rental opportunities, improve public facilities and infrastructure, promote access to public services and resource, support homelessness prevention and rapid rehousing, and enhance economic development activities
   -For a total program of $ 3,314,165
­ Federal Revenue: $ 2,951,006
­ CDBG: $ 1,858,189
­ HOME: $ 926,551
­ ESG: $ 166,266
­ Local Match: $ 363,159
­ HOME: $ 196,893
­ ESG: $ 166,266
  -No additional County General Fund dollars are being requested
  -Total program funding from 2015/16 to 2016/17:
- CDBG: Increase of $ 11,195, or about .6%
- HOME: Increase of $ 58,700, or about 6.9%
- ESG: Increase of $ 2,904, or about 1.8%
   -Indirect costs are not included in this budget
   -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
 c. 2017 Act 88 RFP
 -Approving the Economic Development Coordinating Committee (EDCC) recommended RFP language and process to facilitate selection of 2017 grantees for 2017 Act 88 funds
 -The Act 88 Advisory Committee was established with resolution No. 13-0193 to annually review applications, recommend funding, and evaluate recipients for revenue generated through the Act 88 millage
 -Per the Act 88 Policy, sixty percent (60%) of funds raised shall be distributed to outside agencies via  an annual and multi-year grant process
 -The County is interested in receiving proposals implementing or leading to the following products or services:
- Increasing trade in the products of the county or the state
- Encouraging immigration & tourism
- Advertising the agricultural and industrial advantages of the County or the State
 The Committee recommends two additional priority areas for use of funds:
- Food System economic development
- Job and wealth growth in economically challenged communities
   -The deadline to submit proposals is June 3, 2016
   -Proposals will be reviewed by the EDCC, with recommendations provided to the BOC for approval coincident with recommendations for the 2017 Act 88 millage rate by September of 2016.
C.  Civic Infrastructure
 1. Equalization
 a. Equalization Report                      Actual Report
 -Approving the 2016 Equalization Report
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board
D.  Board of Commissioners
 1. Board of Commissioners
 a. Washtenaw County Road Millage
    -Authorizing placing a road levy on the August 2, 2016 primary ballot
 For a tax of 0.5 mills for a period of four years
 To be levied in December 2016
   -To maintain, construct, resurface, reconstruct, or preserve roads, streets and paths in Washtenaw County
   -Approval will generate approximately $7,302,408
   -No more than 20% of revenues can be dedicated to non-motorized transportation in the county’s cities, villages and townships
   -The county will no longer levy the PA 283 millage as it has done the past two years
V. Report of the Administrator
VI. Report of the Chair of Ways & Means
 1. AAATA Service Improvements Presentation
VII. Report of the Chair of the Board
VIII. Items for Current/Future Discussion
IX. Pending
X. Adjournment
Next Ways & Means Meeting
May 4, 2016
Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor
6:30 p.m.

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