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September 6, 2017 Ways and Means Agenda

                                                                      AGENDA
                                                   WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
                                                            September 6, 2017
                                                                      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. Community Economic Development
 
 1. Office of Community and Economic Development
 
 a. Termination of the 2014 Thompson Block Brownfield Plan, and Adoption of a new Thompson Block Redevelopment Brownfield Plan and budget, 400 N. River Street, Ypsilanti, MI
 

Thompson Block Redevelopment Program Brownfield Plan: Part 1 & Part 2

Budget

  -Terminating the 2014 Thompson Block Brownfield Plan, and Adopting a new Thompson Block Redevelopment Brownfield Plan and budget, 400 N. River Street, Ypsilanti, MI
 
  -Pursuant to the Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act (PA 381 of 1996, as amended), the WCBRA has prepared a new Brownfield Plan for the Thompson Block, to create a 3 story mixed-use development
 -The project has been purchased by a new developer and the project’s scope has changed due to a fire
 
 -To support the redevelopment of the above mentioned parcel located at 400 N. River St. within Ypsilanti’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) which will be redeveloped with approximately $9 million in mixed-use development, including a restaurant and 20 high-quality residential apartment units

 -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
- Demolition
- Preparation of Brownfield Plan and Work Plans
- Public infrastructure improvements
- 15% Contingency
- WCBRA Administrative Fees
- Interest on unreimbursed eligible activities
- State brownfield redevelopment fund
- Deposits into the County’s Local Brownfield Revolving Fund
 -Reimbursements will total approximately $1,332,613 over the life of the plan
 
 -The site is located within the City of Ypsilanti’s Downtown Development Authority District, and the Ypsilanti DDA has agreed to forego 95% of its incremental capture to the Brownfield Authority, to be used to reimburse the developer for eligible brownfield expenses
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board
 
 b. Washtenaw Urban County 2017 Assessment of Fair Housing Plan
 

Washtenaw County Assessment of Fair Housing Plan

  -Adopting the Washtenaw Urban County 2017 Assessment of Fair Housing Plan
 -To the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
 -For the Period of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2023
 
  -In July 2015, HUD published a legal requirement that federal agencies and grantees further the purposes of the Fair Housing Act of 1968
 -Both the Washtenaw County Urban County and the Ann Arbor Housing Commission are subject to the rule as both entites receive federal funds related to housing
 -The Urban County will submit a joint AFH Plan with the Ann Arbor Housing Commission, and the Plan is to be integrated into the next Five-Year Consolidated Plan (FY2018 – FY2022)
 
 -In collaboration with the Ann Arbor Housing Commission, the Washtenaw Urban County plans to make recommendations that will address issues in areas that are identified as racially or ethnically concentrated areas of poverty, and tracking potential displacement/gentrification
 
 RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL
 
 
B. Health
 
 1. Public Health
 
 a. 2017/18 Comprehensive Planning, Budgeting and Contracting Agreement, 2017/18 Budget
 
  -Authorizing the signature of the County Administrator
  -To the Michigan Department of Community Health
  -For the period of October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018
 
  -Approving the 2017/18 Budget in the amount of $13,739,409
  -The budget includes increased revenues due to changes in the Environmental Health Fee Schedule
   -Includes the following revenues:
- General Fund Appropriation – $4,556,962
- Licenses & Permits - $1,867,660
- State Revenue – 1,720,153
- Local Revenue - $626,088
- Fees & Services - $1,587,287
- Other Revenue & Reimbursement - $468,994
- In-Kind Contributions - $105,617
- Transfers In - $4,394,799
 -The budget includes increased revenues due to changes in the Environmental Health Water Sample Fee Schedule and the creation of a Food Code fee as detailed in the examples below: 
    - Food Code Variance request fee: This fee will offset staffing costs  relative  to an increase in the duration of time that inspections can last when an environment of mass production and bottling of goods sold through restaurant establishments, farmers markets, or local grocery stores are involved
    - The new fee is due to the creation of service that aligns with the updated State Food Code
    - Water testing fees: Covers the changes in the new lab contract effective 10-1-17 and associated handling of samples received at the Zeeb Rd office
 
 
 RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL
 
 2. Community Mental Health
 
 a. 2017/18 CMH Budget
 
 -Approving the budget
 -For the period of October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018
 -Authorizing the County Administrator to approve the Service Agreement with Washtenaw Community Health Organization (WCCMH) and the Community Mental Health Partnership of Southeast Michigan (CMHPSM) and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Position Eliminations, Creation, and Reclassifications  
 
 -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 $83,365,026
 -Includes the following revenues:
- Federal Revenue – $148,775
- State Revenue - $79,353,675
- Local Revenue - $238,474
- Fees & Services Revenue - $250,000
- Other Revenue & Reimbursement – $1,680,830
- General Fund - $1,693,272
 
 -The County satisfies the required mental health support requirement via an annual appropriation to the regional CMHPSM. These funds are used to locally match state and federal funding sources.
 -County General Fund support in this manner totals $1,693,272
 $1,528,080 is appropriated annuallyto fulfill the match requirements of the WCCMH and an additional $165,192 to support mental health services in the jail
 
 -As authorized by resolution 15-0136, the budget is developed by the WCCMH and approved by the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners on an annual basis
 
 
 Eliminate the following 3.0 FTE:
- 1.0 FTE Hosp Liaison/Util Review Spec
Group 11, Grade 21
Salary Range: $ 39,983 – $51,964
- 1.0 FTE Service Coordinator
Group 11 Grade 25
Salary Range: $ 46,412 – $60,632
- 1.0 FTE Fair Hearings Officer
- Group 32, Grade 30
Salary Range: $ 51,104 - $72, 737
  Create the following 4.0 FTE:
- 1.0 FTE Servc Coord Hosp-Court Liaison
Group 11, Grade 25
Salary Range: $ 46,412 - $ 60,632
- 1.0 FTE Service Coordinator HLTH WLNS
Group 11 Grade 27
Salary Range: $ 50,016 - $ 65,551
- 1.0 FTE Accounting Coordinator
Group 11, Grade 26
Salary Range: $ 48,165 – 63,043
- 1.0 FTE Fair Hearings Officer
Group 32 Grade 31
Salary Range: $ 55,355 – $81,939
 
 For a net increase of 1.0 FTE
 No layoffs will occur due to these changes
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval
 
 
C. Support Services
 
 1. Risk Management
 
 a. Insurance Renewals
 
 -Accepting quotes for insurance coverage
 -For the period of October 1, 2017 to October 1, 2018
 -In the amount of $ 1,057,397
 
  -To provide coverage for (1) property and boiler and machinery, (2) general liability, law enforcement liability, public officials liability, and auto liability, (3) crime, (4) fiduciary liability, (5) lawyers professional, (6) judicial liability, (7) medical professional, and (8) excess crime.
 -All costs will be included in the 2017-18 Reaffirmed Budget  
 
     -Last year’s insurance costs were $1,054,522
 -There were no changes in coverage from last year to this year
 
  -Selects Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance Agency as the Insurance Agency for the County
 -Approving the following insurance carriers: Chubb Insurance Company, Genesis Insurance Company, Great American Insurance Company, Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, Hudson Insurance Company, Travelers
 
 RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL
 
 2. Infrastructure Management
 
 a. Creation of OIM Administrative Supervisor
 
  -Authorizing the creation of a 1.0 FTE OIM Administrative Supervisor
 
  -This position will be funded from the BOC undesignated structural allocation 
 
  -Create the following 1.0 FTE:
- 1.0 FTE OIM Administrative Supervisor
Group 10, Grade 76
Salary Range: $ 47,361 - $ 63,311
 
 RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL
 
 
D. County Administration
 
 a. 2017 General Fund and NonGeneral Fund Budget Adjustments
 
 -Authorizing budget adjustments to reflect the necessary structural financial allocation for fiscal years 2017-2020.
 
 RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL
 
 
E. Board of Commissioners
 
 a. Community Mental Health and Public Safety Preservation Millage Expenditure Policy Ordinance
 
 -Approving an ordinance to recommend a framework for the expenditure of funds provided by Washtenaw County’s Community Mental Health and Public Safety Preservation Millage
 If the milage does not pass the ordinance will be null and void
 
 RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL
 
 
V. Report of the Administrator
 
 1. 2017 2nd Quarter Budget Update
 
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
September 20, 2017
Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor
6:30 p.m.

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