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November 15, 2017 Ways and Means Agenda

                                                                   AGENDA
                                                 WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
                                                           November 15, 2017
                                                                  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. Economic Development
 
 1. Office of Community and Economic Development
 
 a. Adoption of the Brownfield Redevelopment Plan and budget for 1140 Broadway Street Redevelopment, Ann Arbor, MI
 
  -Adopting the Brownfield Redevelopment Plan and budget for 1140 Broadway Street Redevelopment, Ann Arbor, MI
 
  -Pursuant to the Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act (PA 381 of 1996, as amended), the WCBRA has prepared a new Brownfield Plan for the Broadway Street Redevelopment, formerly known as “Broadway Village at Lower Town
 -The previous plan was terminated on March 1, 2017 by the Board of Commissioners according to Act 381
 -Site Demolition was ultimately completed, however the project was abandoned and reverted to the State of Michigan
 -The project has been purchased by a new developer and the plan is to create a mixed-use urban community
 
 -To support the redevelopment of the above mentioned parcel located at 1140 Broadway St. which will be redeveloped into a mixed-use urban community with approximately 549 rental units, approximately 71 for-sale condominium units, and 4,635 square feet of retail space that may contain a cafe’, coffee shop, market, or convenience business
 -The project also includes fifteen dwelling units for live/work housing for renters earning 60% of the area median income (AMI)

 -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
- Infrastructure improvements
- 15% Contingency
- WCBRA Administrative Fees
- State brownfield redevelopment fund
- Deposits into the County’s Local Brownfield Revolving Fund
 -Reimbursements will total approximately $ 10,898,443 over the life of the plan
 
 -The site is not located within the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority District
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval
 
 
 2. Economic Development Coordinating Committee
 
 a. Annual Budget for Washtenaw County Convention and Visitors Bureau (WCCVB)
 
 -Approving the 2018 Budget
 -For the Period of January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018
 
 -In the amount of $ 6,248,456
 -Includes the following revenues:
- Tax Collection - $5,641,051
- Other WCCVB Revenue - $ 607,405
 
 -The budget will be used to accomplish the goals as defined in the Management Agreement between the County and the WCCVB to carry out the purpose of the ordinance:
- Maintaining two fully staffed offices in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti
- Supporting the Sports Commission
- Creating economic growth by promoting the destination to overnight and day visitors
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval
 
 
B. Civic Infrastructure
 
 1. Equalization
 
 a. 2017 Apportionment Report
 
  -Approving the final 2017 Apportionment Report
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board
 
C. Land Use and Environment
 
 1. Water Resources
 
 a. Clean Sweep Grant Program
 
  -Ratifying the signature of the County Administrator on the contracts
  -To the Michigan Department of Agriculture
  -For the period of October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018
 
  -To accept pesticides and herbicides to process for proper disposal
  -To offset the typical cost of the program, foster regional coordination, and to pay for the materials brought in by the business community
  -To promote outreach activities to the agricultural community, nurseries, golf courses, commercial exterminators, and farmers
 
  -2016-17 grant provided $ 27,000
 
  -For a total program of $ 27,000
- Federal Revenue: $ 27,000
- County Match: $ 0
 
  -Indirect costs are not eligible for reimbursement under this grant
 
  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
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval
 
 
 
 
 b. Green Infrastructure for County Roads Grant
 
 -Ratifying the submission of a grant application
 -To the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
 -For the period of October 1, 2018, through September 30, 2020
 
 -To reduce non-point source pollution of sediment and phosphorus in the Huron River Watershed through the use of rain gardens along East Forest Avenue and adjacent streets in Ypsilanti Township
 
  -For a total program of $309,761
- Federal Revenue: $229,634
- Local Revenue: $55,000
- In-Kind Revenue:$25,037
 
  -No additional general fund contribution is being requested
 
  -Indirect costs in the amount of $6,696 are eligible under this grant
 
  -Upon receipt of the award:
- Authorizing the Water Resources Commissioner to sign the Notice of Grant Award
- Amending the budget
- Authorizing the Water Resources Commissioner to sign delegate contracts
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval
 
 c. Upper Stony Creek Planning Project Grant
 
 -Ratifying the Signature of the County Administrator on the grant application
 -To the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
 -For the period of January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019
 
 -To develop a pollution reduction strategy for Stony Creek
 -To reduce algae blooms in Lake Erie through a reduction in nonpoint source pollution
 
 -For a total program of $148,750
- Federal Revenue: $125,014
- In-Kind Revenue: $23,736
 
  -No additional general fund contribution is being requested
 
  -Indirect costs in the amount of $7,274 are eligible under this grant
 
  -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
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval
 
 
D. Public Safety and Justice
 
 1. Public Defender
 
 a. Indigent Defense Delivery System Compliance Plan and Grant Application
 
  -Authorizing the submission of the Washtenaw County Indigent Defense System Compliance Plan and grant application
 -To the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission
 -For the period of October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019
 
 -To implement changes in the Washtenaw County Indigent Defense System which bring the system into compliance with the first 4 approved minimum standards issued by the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission
- Adequate education and training of Defense Counsel
- Sufficient time and space for an initial interview with each client
- Access to investigative resources and expert witnesses
- The presence of counsel at first appearance and other critical stages
 -To reimburse the County for the costs of developing this plan
 
 -For a total program of $1,679,155
- State Revenue: $1,679,155
- County Match: $0
 
 -Indirect costs of $135,184 are included in this application
 -This grant includes $515,717 which offset the increased costs to the County for Indigent Defense since the passage of the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission Act in 2013
 
 -The County must maintain the level of indigent defense services as in place for the three years prior to the passage of the Michigan Indigent Defense Act in 2013, which is a net total cost of $3,236,720
 -Over 650 hours have been spent by stakeholders in the County’s Indigent Defense System developing this plan, including the Courts, professional associations, affected County departments
 
 -Creating the following 6.0 grant funded FTE
- 4.0 Assistant Public Defender I-III
Group: 23, Grade 28/30/32
Salary Range: $ 53,515 - $ 87,986
- 2.0 Corrections Officer
Group: 27, Grade: 56
Salary Range: $ 36,793 - $ 58,835
 
 -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
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board
 
E. County Administration
 
 a. Amendment to Board of Commissioner Rules

 -Authorizing an amendment to section XIII, Board of Commissioners Procedures

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

b. 2017 General Fund Budget Adjustment
 
 -Authorizing a third quarter budget adjustment to reflect the necessary changes that have occurred since the modification of the budget on September 20, 2017
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval
 
 c. 2018-20 Budget Reaffirmation and 2021 Recommended Budget
 
 -Reaffirming the 2018 Budget
 -Reaffirming the 2019 and 2020 Budget Projections
 -Approving the 2021 Recommended Budget
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval
 
 
V. Report of the Administrator

 1. Third 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
December 6, 2017
Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor
6:30 p.m.

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