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September 21, 2016 Ways and Means Agenda

                                                             AGENDA
                                         WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
                                                   September 21, 2016
                                                             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. Public Safety and Justice
 
 1. Sheriff
 
 a. Re-entry Initiative
 
 -Authorizing position changes and budget modifications within the Office of the Sheriff to support a jail to community re-entry initiative
 
 -To address the challenges, barriers, and needs of individuals returning to the community following incarceration in jail
 
 -Creating the following 2.0 FTE:
- 1.0 FTE Community Operations Coordinator
Group 25, Grade 30
Salary Range: $51,109 - $72,744
- 1.0 FTE Program Operations Coordinator
Group 25, Grade 30
Salary Range: $51,109 - $72,744
 
 -Placing the following 2.0 FTE on Hold Vacant Status:
- 1.0 FTE Community Outreach Coordinator
Group 25, Grade 19
Salary: $38,865
- 1.0 FTE Community Corrections Program Coordinator
Group 25, Grade 28
Salary Range: $41,348 – $59,265
 
 -Eliminated the following 2.0 FTE:
- 2.0 FTE Corrections Officer
Group 27, Grade 56
Salary Range: $36,793 - $58,823
 
    -This action has no net impact on the County General Fund
-The savings from the position eliminations will be fully used to offset the cost of the created positions and the structural increase in the annual community corrections appropriation, which will increase by $55,696 to $496,678
 
    -These modifications are in alignment with the adopted 2016-17 Community Corrections plan and budget
-This action has a net zero impact on the general fund, as savings from the position eliminations equal the costs of the position modifications and budget adjustments
 -No layoffs will occur due to these changes
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board
 
B. Economic Development
 
 1. Office of Community and Economic Development
 
 a. Brownfield Redevelopment Plan and budgets for 221 & 223 Felch Street, and 214 West Kingsley Street, Ann Arbor MI
 
 -Adopting the Brownfield Redevelopment Plan for 221 & 223 Felch Street, and 214 West Kingsley Street, Ann Arbor MI
 -Approving the 2018-2026 Project budget in the amount of $5,109,420
 -Approving the 2016 budget for the Brownfield Admin Fund in the amount of $150,775
 
 -To support the redevelopment of the  three above mentioned parcels which occupy approximately 2 acres north of the Downtown Ann Arbor area to support the following projects:
- The construction of a 5-story125,900 square foot residential building with first floor parking and an adjacent surface parking lot
-  An existing office building on West Kingsley will be renovated into approximately 3,000 square feet of flexible or commercial office space
 -To allow for the use of Tax Increment Financing to reimburse eligible activities that address contamination, site conditions, and public infrastructure in the specified area, including:
- Baseline Environmental Assessment
- Due Care
- Additional Response Activities
- Demolition
- Lead and Asbestos Abatement
- Site Preparation and Infrastructure Improvements
- Preparation of Brownfield Plan and Work Plans
- 15% Contingency
- WCBRA Administrative Fees
-Deposits into the County’s Local Site Revolving Remediation Fund
 
   -This project will remove existing structures from the floodplain and above the Allen Creek Drain, address stormwater management concerns, and ultimately put underutilized properties back to productive use
   -Reimbursements will total approximately $5,109,420 over the life of the nine year Plan
 
   -The plan was approved by the Ann Arbor City Council on August 4th, 2016, and by the Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority on August 16th, 2016
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board
 
 
 2. Office of Community and Economic Development
   Economic Development Coordinating Committee (EDCC)
 
 a. Act 88
 
 
C. Land Use & Environment
 
 1. Office of the Water Resources Commissioner
 
 a. Schoolyard Rain Garden Grant Application
 
   -Ratifying the submission of the grant application
   -To the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan
   -For the period of January 1, 2017 through January 1, 2020
 
   -To fund staffing, supplies, construction costs, and public relations expenses needed to develop a school yard rain garden program.
   -To deliver school yard rain garden programming at Bates, King, Summers Knoll, Northside, Estabrook, and Pattengill elementary schools
 
   -For a total program of $20,000
- Grant Revenue $20,000
- Additional General Fund Contribution: $0
   -Additional grant funding for related programs has been secured by partner teachers in the amount of $17,700, however these funds will not be managed by the county
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval
 
 b. Multi-Lakes Phase II Bond Redemption
 
  -To approve redemption of all callable bonds on the Multi Lakes Sanitary Sewer System Phase II Bonds Series 2002
 Redemptions to be made by Lyndon and Putnam Townships, at their request
 
  -Washtenaw County issued bonds in 2002 to assist Lyndon Township, Putnam Township, and Unadilla Township with the construction of the Multi Lakes Phase II wastewater collection system 
 
  -Total outstanding principal on these bonds is $640,000
 
 -Putnam Township will call all of their remaining debt for a total of $6,384
 -Lyndon Township will call all of their remaining debt for a total of $633,616
 
 -There will be no costs to the County general fund through this action as all costs associated with this action will be paid by the townships
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board
 
 c. Allen Creek Stadium Main Kipke Drain Project
 
 -Pledging Washtenaw County’s limited Full Faith & Credit for payment of bonds
 -For the Allen Creek Stadium Main Kipke Drain Project
 -In an amount not to exceed $945,000
 
  -To finance the design and construction of improvements to County Drains as storm water management control measures within the City of Ann Arbor
 
  -Bonds will be retired through special assessments against the City of Ann Arbor directly
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval
 
D. Support Services
 
 1. Finance
 
 a. 2016 County Millage Rate for Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority (HCMA)
 
  -Setting the 2016 Washtenaw County Millage Rate for HCMA
 
  -Typically the HCMA millage rate is set at the same time as other county operating millages, but was delayed this year while waiting for final Headlee reduction calculations for all five counties
 
  -The 2016 rate is the same as the 2015 rate at 0.2146 mills
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board
 
 
V. Report of the Administrator
 
VI. Report of the Chair of Ways and Means
 
VII. Report of the Chair of the Board
 
VIII. Items for Current/Future Discussion
 
IX. Pending
 
X. Adjournment
 
Next Ways & Means Meeting
October 5, 2016
Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor
6:30 p.m.

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