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December 6, 2017 Ways and Means Agenda

                                                                   AGENDA
                                                  WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
                                                             December 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. 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
-The plan is scheduled for approval by the Ann Arbor City Council on
11-20-17
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board
 
 
B. Public Safety and Justice
 
 1. Sheriff – Emergency Services
 
 a. Emergency Management Performance Grant
 
 -Ratifying the signature of the Chair of the Board on the Work Agreement
 -Ratifying the signature of the County Administrator on the Budget Agreement
 -To the Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division
 -For the period of October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018
 
  -For pass-through funds from the Department of Homeland Security to support County Emergency Services operations
 
  -In an amount up to $ 85,319, or 50% of eligible expenditures
- State Revenue: $ 85,319
- County Revenue: $0
 
  -Eligible expenses are the salary and fringes of the Emergency Services Director
  -Revenue is included in the 2018 General Fund Budget
  -For FY 2017, an award of  $ $60,260 is projected, which is roughly 36% of eligible expenses
 
  -Indirect costs are not included in this grant
 
  -Upon receipt of the award:
- Authorizing the Administrator to sign the Notice of Grant Award
- Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board
 
C. Land Use & Environment
 
 1. Water Resources Commissioner
 
 a. 2018 Survey and Remonumentation Program
 
 -Authorizing the submission of the grant application
 -To the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth
 -For the period of January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018
 
 -To implement the Revised Plan for Remonumentation and Monumentation of Public Land Survey as approved in 1992 by the Board of Commissioners
 -To research and monument 78 corners with local jurisdictions, contributing to the accuracy of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) base
 
 -In 2017, Water Resources was awarded $ 112,101 to survey 70 corners
 
 -For a total program of $ 127,256
- State Revenue: $ 127,256
- County Match: $ 0
 -Indirect costs are not eligible under this grant
 
 -Appointing Evan Pratt as Grant Administrator and John A. Myles as Grant Representative for the grant
 
 -Upon receipt of the award:
- Authorizing the Grant Administrator to sign notice of grant award
- Authorizing the Administrator to amend the budget
- Authorizing the Administrator to confirm subcontracts and sign delegate contracts upon review of Corporation Counsel
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board
 
 b. Washtenaw County Solid Waste Management Plan
 
 -Approving the 2017 Washtenaw County Solid Waste Plan, as amended
 
 -To update the County’s State approved Solid Waste Management Plan, last revised in 1999
 -To develop and implement solid waste management programs and policies that prioritize waste prevention, reduction, and recycling
 
 -To implement a Solid Waste plan built on the following principles:
- Access and convenience of diversion and disposal services
- Increasing the diversion rate of recoverable materials
- Providing education and outreach to promote waste reduction and system participation
- Data and Measurement systems and processes used to establish goals and evaluate progess
- Adequate funding to maintain services over time
- Coordination and collaboration to maximize users while minimizing cost
 
 -This plan has been reviewed and approved by the Solid Waste Management Planning Committee and the Board of Public Works
 -Should this item be approved by the Ways and Committee and Board of Commissioners, it would still need the approval of two thirds of the local units of government in Washtenaw County and the State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
 
 -The full version of the 2017 Washtenaw County Solid Waste Plan can be found online here: https://secure2.ewashtenaw.org/hosting/water_resources/WC_SWMP_Web.pdf

 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval at Board
 
 
 2. Parks & Recreation
 
 a. Authorizing the hire of Coy Preston Vaughn as Washtenaw County Director of Parks & Recreation
 
  -Authorizing the hire of Coy Preston Vaughn as Washtenaw County Director of Parks & Recreation at a salary of $112,963
 -On August 21, 2017 the Washtenaw County Parks Commission began recruitment efforts in an attempt to locate and develop an appropriate pool of desireable candidates
 -The preferred candidate has qualifications and experience that meet or exceed requirements for this position, and the requested salary is within the range for a Non-Union Grade 34 position of $ $76,076 to $120,284
 
 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
January 17, 2018
Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor
6:30 p.m.

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