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									AGENDA # 14.2.B (09)

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A FEE FOR SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH THE McHENRY COUNTY CORPORATION FOR AFFORDABLE HOMES FOR A HOMEBUYER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WHEREAS, the County of McHenry has adopted a Consolidated Plan for 2005 through 2009 for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development which identifies the County’s housing and community development needs and presents a strategy to meet those needs; and WHEREAS, part of the County’s housing and community development strategy is to promote and fund programs that encourage homeownership; and WHEREAS, the McHenry County Corporation for Affordable Homes has operated a Homebuyer Assistance Program which has supported over 300 low to moderated income families to become homeowners; and WHEREAS, the McHenry County Corporation for Affordable Homes has received a HOME Investment Partnership Program grant from the Illinois Housing Development Authority to provide assistance for low to moderate income households to purchase single family detached homes; and WHEREAS, additional costs will be required by the McHenry County Corporation for Affordable Homes in order to operate the Homebuyer Assistance Program. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the County Board of McHenry County, Illinois that the County Board Chairman is authorized to enter into a fee for service agreement with the McHenry County Corporation for Affordable Homes in an amount not to exceed twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) from the fiscal year 2007 budget from the General Corporate Fund (Fund 001), OCA 900020-4570 (Contingency) to defray the cost of the operation of the Homebuyer Assistance Program; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Clerk is hereby authorized to distribute a certified copy of the resolution to the County Administrator, Deputy County Administrator, Associate County Administrator-Finance, the County Treasurer and County Auditor. DATED AND EFFECTIVE on this twentieth day of March in the year 2007 at Woodstock, Illinois.

________________________________ Kenneth D. Koehler, Chairman McHenry County Board ATTEST: _____________________________ Katherine C. Schultz, County Clerk

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FEE FOR SERVICE AGREEMENT BETWEEN McHENRY COUNTY AND THE CORPORATION FOR AFFORDABLE HOMES OF McHENRY COUNTY FOR THE HOMEBUYERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
THIS AGREEMENT, entered into this 6th day of April, 2007 by and between the County of McHenry (herein called the “County”) and the Corporation for Affordable Homes of Mchenry County, a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit corporation registered and incorporated with the State of Illinois (herein called “CAMHCO”); and WHEREAS, the County of McHenry has adopted a Consolidated Plan for 2005 through 2009 for the United States Department of Housing an Urban Development (herein called “HUD”) which identifies the County’s housing and community development needs and presents a strategy to meet those needs; and WHEREAS, part of the County’s housing and community development strategy is to promote and fund programs that encourage homeownership; and WHEREAS, CAHMCO has operated a Homebuyers Assistance Program (herein after “Program”) which has supported over 300 low to moderated income families to become homeowners; and WHEREAS, CAHMCO has received a HOME Investment Partnership Program grant from the Illinois Housing Development Authority ( herein after “IHDA”) to provide assistance for low to moderate income households to purchase single family detached homes; and WHEREAS, additional costs will be required by CAHMCO in order to operate the Program. NOW, THEREFORE, it is agreed between the parties hereto that; I. SCOPE OF SERVICE A. Activities IHDA has awarded CAHMCO a grant in the amount of four hundred forty-one thousand dollars ($441,000) under the HOME Investment Partnership Program (herein after “HOME”) established pursuant to Title II of the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. 12701 et seq., as amended. The federal regulations promulgated under the HOME Act, 24 CFR Part 92 (HOME Regulations)(October 16, 1996) are hereby incorporated by reference. IHDA is authorized to provide HOME funds to eligible housing development entities pursuant to the Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy of the State of Illinois and the Illinois Housing Development Act (20 ILCS 3805). CAHMCO shall operate a Homebuyers’ Assistance Program in accordance with IHDA’s Home Buyer Program Manual. CAHMCO’s administrative responsibilities with regard to Program operation shall include, but are not limited to, the following aspects of the Program: i. ii. iii. iv. v. vi. vii. viii. ix. x. xi. Completing environmental review requirements, including both the Programmatic Environmental Review and Release of Funds process and the environmental review of each household. Establishing relationships with lenders to participate in the Program. Processing applicants and determining eligibility. Determining the extent HOME funds needed by participating home buyers. Entering into contracts with home buyers to assist in securing financing Arranging home buyer counseling covering, at a minimum, pre-purchase counseling, ongoing budget assistance and post occupancy counseling Qualifying eligible contractors and subcontractors Attending the closing with the home buyers Conducting lead based paint assessments and lab tests to obtain final clearance, if acceptable. Preparing pay-out documentation and processing pay-outs. Returning HOME funds to IHDA if a home is sold during the affordability period.

HOME funds provided by IHDA will be used to provide a down payment of up to eight thousand dollars ($8,000), which will be determined according to the need of the home buyer and the required loan to value ratio of a
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AGENDA # 14.2.B (09) participating lender, closing costs of up to $2,000, plus Project Delivery Costs of up to 15% of the of the HOME amount for a total not to exceed $10,000 in HOME funds per unit. The minimum amount of HOME funds in one thousand dollars ($1,000) per house. B. Project Schedule Intake and processing for the Program shall begin by the 6th of April, 2007. Homebuyer counseling, rehabilitation activities and loan closings are to be completed by the 16th of April, 2008. D. Levels of Accomplishment The Program will assist approximately fifty-four (54) low to moderate income households to purchase and rehabilitate single family detached homes. All households will have incomes less than or equal to 80% of the area median income as determined by HUD. The Program will be operated exclusively throughout the County. E. Staffing CAHMCO shall insure that an adequate staffing level is provided during the period of the Agreement to meet the requirements of I. Scope of Services, D. Levels of Accomplishment. F. Performance Monitoring The County will monitor the performance of the CAHMCO against levels of accomplishment required herein. Substandard performance as determined by the County will constitute non-compliance with this Agreement. The CAHMCO shall correct any substandard performance noted in writing by the County within thirty (30) days of written notice thereof unless an extension of this time limit is permitted by the County in writing. If action to correct such substandard performance is not taken the CAHMCO, contract suspension or termination procedure will be initiated. II. TIME OF PERFORMANCE Services provided by CAHMCO shall start of the 6th day of April, 2007 and end on the 16th day of April, 2008. All billings for contracted services must be submitted for payment within sixty (60) days from the expiration date of the contract term. All sums not expended and claimed by the CAHMCO sixty (60) days after the expiration date of the Agreement shall immediately become due and payable to the County. III. CONTRACT BUDGET Salary and Fringe TOTAL CONTRACT: IV. PAYMENT Payments under this Agreement will be made on a fee for service basis as determined by each HOME loan closed under the Program. County funds will match the Project Delivery Cost of HOME funds allowed by IHDA for each assisted household. Project Deliver cost shall not exceed 15% of eligible HOME dollars actually expended for hard and soft costs for each assisted household. All eligible County expenses shall be made against the line item budgets specified in Paragraph III herein and in accordance with performance. Payments are contingent upon receipt of quarterly reports by CAHMCO as are required under VIII. Administrative Requirements, B. Reporting and Payment Procedures 2. Progress Reports. Payments may be contingent upon certification of the CAHMCO’s financial management system. The County shall rely on the standards as specified under the federal OMB Circular A-122 “Cost principals for No-Profit Organizations” in assessing the CAHMCO’s financial management system. V. NOTICES Communications and details concerning this contract shall be directed to the following contact representatives:
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AGENDA # 14.2.B (09) County: McHenry County Administration Attention: John W. Labaj, Deputy County Administrator 2200 N. Seminary Ave. Woodstock, IL. 60098 CAHMCO: Corporation for Affordable Homes of McHenry County Attention: Mary Lou Sidel, Executive Director 209 Dean Street Woodstock, IL. 60098 VI. GENERAL CONDITIONS A. General Compliance The CAHMCO agrees to comply with all applicable federal, state and local law, regulation and policies governing the funds provided under this Agreement. B. Independent Contractor Nothing contained in this Agreement is intended to, or shall be construed in any manner, as creating or establishing the relationship of employer/employee between the parties. The CAHMCO shall at all times remain an “independent contractor” with respect to the services to be performed under this Agreement. The County shall be exempt from payment of any Unemployment Compensation, FICA, retirement, life and/or medical insurance and Workers’ Compensation Insurance as the CAHMCO is an independent contractor. C. Hold Harmless The CAHMCO will agree to indemnify, save harmless and defend the County, its agents, servants, and employees, and each of them against and hold it and them harmless from any and all lawsuits, claims, demands, liabilities, losses and expenses, including court costs and attorney’s fees, for or on account of any injury to any person, or any death at any time resulting from such injury, or any damage to property, which may arise or which may be alleged to have arisen out of or in connection with the scope of service covered by this contract upon award. The foregoing indemnity shall apply except if such injury, death or damage is caused directly by the willful and wanton conduct of the County, its agents, servants, or employees or any other person indemnified hereunder. D. Workers’ Compensation Workers’ Compensation Insurance will cover all employees and meet statutory limits in compliance with applicable state and federal laws. The coverage must also include employer’s liability with minimum limits or $100,000 for each incident. E. Insurance 1. General Requirement The CAHMCO shall maintain for the duration of the contract and any extensions thereof, at CAHMCO’s expense, insurance that includes “Occurrence” basis wording and is issued by a company or companies qualified to do business in the State of Illinois that are acceptable to the County, which generally requires that the company(ies) be assigned a Best’s Rating of “A” or higher with a Best’s financial size category of Class XIII or higher, in the following types of amounts: (a) Commercial General Liability in a broad form, to include, but not limited to, coverage for the following where exposure exists: Bodily Injury and Property Damage, Premises/Operations, Independent Contractors, Products/Completed Operations, Personal Injury, Professional Liability and Contractual Liability; limits of liability not less than: $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 in the aggregate
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AGENDA # 14.2.B (09) (b) Business Auto Liability to include, but not be limited to, coverage for the following where exposure exists: Owned Vehicles, Hired and Non-Owned Vehicles and Employee Non-Ownership; limits of liability not less than: $1,000,000 per occurrence, combined single limit for Bodily Injury and Property Damage Liability 2. Certificate of Insurance The CAHMCO agrees that with respect to the above required insurance that: (a) The County shall be provided with Certificates of Insurance evidencing the above required insurance, prior to the commencement of the Agreement and thereafter with certificates evidencing renewals or replacements of said policies of insurance at least fifteen (15) days prior to the expiration or cancellation of any such policies. CAHMCO shall name the County as additional insured on all liability policies, and acknowledges that any insurance maintained by the County shall apply in excess of, and not contribute to, insurance provided by the CAHMCO; (b) The contractual liability arising out of the contract shall be acknowledged on the Certificate of Insurance by the insurance company; (c) The CAHMCO shall be provided with thirty (30) days prior notice, in writing, of Notice of Cancellation or material change and said notification requirements shall be stated on the Certificate of Insurance. (d) Subcontractors, if any, shall comply with the same insurance requirements; (e) Acceptance of approval of insurance shall in no way modify or change the indemnity or hold harmless clauses in this Agreement, which shall continue in full force and effect; and (e) Insurance Notices and Certificates of Insurance shall be provided to: McHenry County Department of Administration Attn: Deputy County Administrator 2200 N. Seminary Ave. Woodstock, Illinois 60098 F. County Recognition The CAHMCO shall insure recognition of the role of the County in providing services through this Agreement. All activities and services provided utilized pursuant to this Agreement shall acknowledge the County as a funding source. In addition, the CAHMCO will include a reference to the support provided herein in all publications and materials made possible with funds made available under this Agreement. G. Amendments The Agreement may not be amended without County approval. Any amendment to this Agreement must be executed in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of both the CAHMCO and the County. Such amendments shall not invalidate this Agreement, nor relieve or release the CAHMCO from its obligations under this Agreement. However, the County may amend this agreement without the CAHMCO approval under certain limited conditions as noted in this section. The County may, in its discretion, amend this Agreement to conform with federal, state or local governmental guidelines, policies and available funding amounts, or for other reasons. If such amendments result in a change in the funding, the scope of services, or schedule of the activities to be undertaken as part of the Agreement, such modifications will be incorporated only by written amendment signed by the County and CAHMCO. H. Suspension or Termination The County may suspend or terminate this Agreement, in whole or in part, if the CAHMCO materially fails to comply with any terms of this Agreement, or with any of the rules, regulations or provisions referred to herein; and the County may declare the CAHMCO ineligible for any further participation in the County’s contracts, in addition
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AGENDA # 14.2.B (09) to other remedies as provided by law. In the event there is probable cause to believe that CAHMCO is in noncompliance with any applicable rules or regulation, the County may withhold up to one hundred (100) percent of said contract funds until such time as the CAHMCO is found to be in compliance by the CAHMCO, or is otherwise adjudicated to be in compliance. The County will notify the CAHMCO in writing of any action to suspend or terminate prior to taking such action. The County may suspend or terminate this Agreement, in whole or in part, if funding becomes unavailable or diminished for any reason. In the event this Agreement is suspended or terminated due to a lack of funding, the County will notify the CAHMCO in writing that this Agreement is suspended or terminated. If the County suspends or terminates this Agreement in whole or in part due to a lack of funding, the County will not be liable for any loss or damage to the CAHMCO that results directly or indirectly from said suspension or termination. VII. ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS A. Accounting Standards The CAHMCO agrees to comply with OMB Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations and agrees to adhere to the accounting principles and procedures required therein, utilize adequate internal controls and maintain necessary source documentation for all costs incurred. B. Documentation and Record-Keeping 1. Records to be maintained The CAHMCO shall maintain records providing a full description of each activity undertaken. The CAHMCO shall maintain adequate case files on all clients receiving services under this Agreement as appropriate. Case files shall contain, at a minimum, the age, income level determination, address, services received and anticipated outcomes. Such information shall be made available to the County monitors, or their designees, for review upon request. 2. Retention The CAHMCO shall retain all records pertinent to expenditures incurred under this contract in accordance with records retention guidelines and schedules under the regulations promulgated under the HOME Act, 24 CFR Part 92 (HOME Regulation)(October 16, 1996). Notwithstanding the above, if there is litigation, claims, audits, negotiations or other actions that involve any of the records cited, then such records must be retained until completion of the actions and resolution of all issues. 3. Disclosure The CAHMCO understands that client information collected under this Agreement is private and the use or disclosure of such information, when not directly connected with the administration of the County’s or CAHMCO’s responsibilities with respect to services provided under this Agreement, is prohibited, unless written consent is obtained from such person receiving the service. 4. Close-Outs The CAHMCO’s obligation to the County shall not end until all close-out requirements are completed. Activities during this close-out period shall include, but are not limited to: making final payments and final performance reporting providing fees claimed per loan and the total number of loan closed under the Program during the contract period. 5. Audits and Inspections All CAHMCO records with respect to any matters covered by this Agreement shall be made available to the County, or its designee, at any time during normal business hours, as often as the County deems necessary, to audit, examine and make excerpts or transcripts of all relevant data. Any deficiencies noted in audit reports must be fully cleared by the CAHMCO within 30 days after notice to the CAHMCO. Failure of the CAHMCO to comply with the above audit requirements will constitute a violation of this Agreement and may result in the withholding of future payments. The CAHMCO hereby agrees to have an annual CAHMCO audit conducted in accordance with OMB Circular A-133.
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AGENDA # 14.2.B (09) In addition to the foregoing, the CAHMCO agrees to provide, within ninety (90) days after the close of its fiscal year, a certified audit of the financial statements and internal management procedures relating to the Activities funded, by an independent auditor. C. Reporting and Payment Procedures 1. Payment Procedures The County will pay to CAHMCO funds available under this Agreement based upon information submitted by the CAHMCO and consistent with any approved budget and County policy concerning payments. 2. Progress Reports The CAHMCO shall submit on a calendar quarter Progress Reports to the County in the form and content as required by the County. The Progress Reports shall include a statement of contract balance, a statement of revenue and expenditures, and a cumulative year to date statement of revenue for the Program. Failure to submit the required progress report in a timely fashion may result in a delay by the County in providing disbursements until such progress report is filed and accepted by the County. D. Procurement 1. Compliance The CAHMCO shall procure all materials or services in accordance with the requirements of (30 ILCS 500) Illinois Procurement Code and the rules promulgated thereunder (44 ILL. Admin. Code1). VIII. REGULATORY COMPLIANCE A. Civil Rights No person shall illegally be excluded from employment rights in, participation in, or be denied the benefits of, the Scope of Service which is the subject of this Agreement on the basis of race, sex, age, gender, religion, alienage, nation origin or disability. CAHMCO shall adhere to all requirements of the County, State, and Federal laws with respect to nondiscrimination in employment, services and facilities. Any solicitation shall contain a notice of nondiscrimination of the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, age and handicap and any recruitment for employment shall include a commitment to equal opportunity. CAHMCO shall furnish all information and reports required by the County and will permit access to books, records and accounts for purposes of investigations to ascertain compliance with the above. CAHMCO, its employees and subcontractors will comply with applicable provisions of the U.S. Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.) and applicable rules in performance under this Agreement. B. Drug Free Workplace CAHMCO will, pursuant to the Drug Free Workplace Act, provide a drug free workplace as per (30 ILCS 580). C. Conflicts of Interest The CAHMCO agrees and covenants that it presently has no financial interest and shall not acquire any financial interest direct or indirect, which would conflict in any manner of degree with the performance of services required under this Agreement. The CAHMCO further covenants that in the performance of this Agreement no person having such a financial interest shall be employed or retained by the CAHMCO hereunder. These conflicts of interest provisions apply to any person who is an employee, agent consultant, officer, or elected official or appointed official of the County, or of any designated public agencies of any CAHMCO receiving funds under the Program. D. Assignability
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AGENDA # 14.2.B (09) The CAHMCO shall not assign or transfer any interest in this Agreement without the prior written consent of the County. The CAHMCO shall not enter into any subcontract with any CAHMCO or individual in the performance of this contract without the written consent of the County prior to the execution of such agreement. The CAHMCO will monitor all subcontracted services on a regular basis to assure contract compliance. Results of monitoring efforts shall be summarized in written reports and supported with documented evidence of follow-up actions taken to correct areas of noncompliance. E. Selection Process The CAHMCO shall undertake to insure that all subcontracts let in performance of this Agreement shall be awarded on a fair and open competition basis. Executed copies of all subcontracts shall be available for inspection of the CAHMCO along with documentation concerning the selection process. The CAHMCO shall insure that all personnel hired in position(s) in performance of this Agreement shall have the opportunity to interview for said position(s) based on a public notice of position(s) availability. All position(s) shall have a valid job description which will be made available to person(s) interviewing for such position(s). IX. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS 1. With respect to employees, laborers, contractors, subcontractors and any and all other persons entities employed, directed or controlled by the CAHMCO, and whose services are used in the fulfillment of any contractual agreement or obligation with the County, CAHMCO hereby agrees and promises that it will carry out all necessary actions to insure compliance with the documentation requirements and all other terms, provisions and requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended, 8 U.S.C.A. Sect, 201 et. seq. 2. With respect to employees, laborers, contractors, subcontractors and any and all other persons or entities employed, directed or controlled by the CAHMCO, and whose services are used in fulfillment of any contractual agreement or obligation with the County, CAHMCO hereby agrees and promises that it will carry out all necessary actions to insure compliance with the terms, provisions and requirements of the Federal Minimum Wage Act, 29 U.S.C.A. Sec. 201 et. seq. and Mchenry County Ordinance No. 9306-1200-37 regarding prevailing wages. 3. The parties agree that any non-compliance by the CAHMCO with paragraphs 1 and 2 above shall render this Agreement violable at the sole discretion of the County. X. CONTROLLING LAW The parties agree that any dispute, action, claim, cause of action, breach of contract, or other remedy or relief sought pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement shall be controlled and decided by the laws of the State of Illinois. The parties further agree that the appropriate venue for such disputes shall be the Circuit Court for the 22nd Judicial Circuit, McHenry County, Illinois. XI. SERVERABILITY If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the reminder of the Agreement shall not be affected thereby and all other parts of this Agreement shall nevertheless be in full force and effect. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties have executed this contract as of the date first written above, McHenry County Corporation for Affordable Homes of McHenry County By:________________________ Louisett M. Ness Title: President Board of Directors

By:__________________________ Kenneth D. Koehler Title: Chairman McHenry County Board

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AGENDA # 14.2.B (09)

McHENRY COUNTY LOAN FUND PROFILE February 28, 2007 AVAILABLE IN LOAN FUND ACCOUNT AS OF 1/31/07 CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT AS OF 2/28/07 TOTAL FUNDS AVAILABLE 315,689.19 250,000.00 565,689.19

COMMITTED FUNDS:

-0-

APPLICATION IN PROCESS: Applications

No In Process

FUNDS AVAILABLE TO LEND:

565,689.19

TOTAL OUTSTANDING: Current 1-30 Days 693,851.20 4,203.34

31-60 Days 2,913.09

61-90 Days 0

Over 90 Days 0

Total Amount in Bankruptcy: Contempo Industries: Principal – 148,838.46 Interest – 23,033.79 Eco-Tech: Principal – 1,457.39 Interest – 52.14

POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS: The County received three inquiries during the month of February.

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