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File #: 18-1855    Version: 1 Name: Resolution Approving a Contract with the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County for the 2018-2019 Winter Emergency Shelter and Warming Center ($72,000.00)
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/3/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/3/2018 Final action: 12/3/2018
Enactment date: 12/3/2018 Enactment #: R-18-469
Title: Resolution Approving a Contract with the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County for the 2018-19 Winter Emergency Shelter and Warming Center ($72,000.00)
Attachments: 1. DRAFT SAWC 2018-2019 Warming Center Plans.docx, 2. Shelter Association of Washtenaw County Warming Center Report 17-18 season.docx, 3. City of Ann Arbor_SAWC_Emergency Shelter Contract_18-19.pdf

Title

Resolution Approving a Contract with the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County for the 2018-19 Winter Emergency Shelter and Warming Center ($72,000.00)

Memorandum

Attached for your consideration is a request to approve a contract for the expenditure of $72,000.00 for winter emergency shelter and warming center response cycle for 2018-2019. This funding would in effect pay for a portion of the warming center costs from this past winter.

 

Budget/Fiscal Impact:

City Council approved the $72,000.00 in its FY19 General Fund budget

Staff

Prepared by:                     Teresa Gillotti, Interim Director, Community & Economic

                     Development Services

Reviewed by:                     Derek Delacourt, Community Services Area Administrator

Approved by:                     Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator

Body

Whereas, The 2013-14 winter season was particularly brutal for Washtenaw County residents - and no more so for those most vulnerable residents struggling with homelessness;

 

Whereas, The local sheltering system was stretched beyond capacity to accommodate the overwhelming demand for safe, warm space during the near-constant emergency weather conditions;

 

Whereas, The Office of Community & Economic Development - on behalf of the City of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, and the local Continuum of Care Board - and the Washtenaw Housing Alliance convened a Winter Emergency Shelter/Warming Center Response work group in the fall of 2014;

 

Whereas, The workgroup proceeded to review the scope of the problem, surface and evaluate a set of possible solutions, and explore a variety of community partnerships and funding sources;

 

Whereas, The effort resulted in an improved, better planned, and efficiently coordinated action in the 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018 emergency shelter and warming center response cycle;

 

Whereas, The City of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County each committed up to half of the total cost of recommendations for the 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018 Winter housing and homelessness response cycles;

 

Whereas, Washtenaw County has budgeted $83,540 for the 2018-2019 emergency shelter and warming center response cycle;

 

Whereas, City Council approved $72,000.00 in its FY 2019 budget for the 2018-2019 emergency shelter and warming center response cycle;

 

Whereas, The Shelter Association of Washtenaw County will provide in-kind support estimated at $112,960; and

 

Whereas, The total costs to operate the Warming Center for the 2018-2019 emergency shelter and warming center response cycle are estimated at $268,500;

 

RESOLVED, That City Council approves the contract with the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County for the expenditure of $72,000.00 to assist the with the 2018-2019 emergency shelter and warming center response cycle;

 

RESOLVED, That the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized and directed to execute the contract after approval as to substance by the City Administrator and approval as to form by the City Attorney; and

 

RESOLVED, That the City Administrator be authorized to take all necessary actions to implement this resolution.