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October 5, 2016 Ways and Means Agenda

                                                                AGENDA
                                             WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
                                                         October 5, 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. Economic Development
 
 1. Office of Community and Economic Development
   Economic Development Coordinating Committee (EDCC)
 
 a. Act 88 
 
  -Authorizing the use of P.A. 88 fund balance and County general fund in lieu of the P.A. 88 levy
  -For select projects formerly funded by P.A.88
 
  -Approving funding for the following projects utilizing the P.A.88 fund balance with the remaining portion funded by the general fund 
  -Includes the following amounts:
- Spark - $500,000
- MSU Extension – $166,752
- Farm Council - $15,000
- LiveYpsi - $60,000
- Growing Hope - $88,000
- Office of Community and Economic Development - $115,000
 -For a total amount of up to $944,752
 
 -In April of 2016, the County was sued in the Michigan Court of Appeals by Taxpayers United Michigan Foundation alleging that the County violated the Headlee Amendment by levying P.A. 88 without a vote of the Washtenaw County electorate, and that the levy of P.A. 88 caused the County to improperly exceed its constitutional mill limit under the Michigan Constitution
-While the lawsuit was dismissed, it appears to be the proper time to transition away from levying P.A. 88
 
    -This plan includes the following impact on personnel:
  Eliminate the following 1.0 FTE:
- 1.0 FTE Economic Development Officer
Grade 32, Non-Union
Salary Range: $61,442 - $90,951
 
    -This plan provides past and current recipients time to secure alternative funding as there is no plan to levy P.A. 88 in the future
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval
 
 
V. Report of the Administrator
 
VI. Report of the Chair of Ways and Means
 
VII. Report of the Chair of the Board

1. The hiring process surrounding the Director of Washtenaw County’s
Office of Community and Economic Development (brought forth from
the September 21, 2016 meeting)

 
VIII. Items for Current/Future Discussion
 
IX. Pending
 
X. Adjournment
 
Next Ways & Means Meeting
October 21, 2016
Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor
6:30 p.m.

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