ADOPTED - MAY 24, 2005

Agenda Item No. 16


Introduced by the County Services and Finance Committees of the:








WHEREAS, Under Public Act 123 of 1999, the Ingham County Treasurer opted-in as foreclosing governmental unit (FGU) and Board of Commissioners approved the resolution #04-371; and


WHEREAS, at Section 211.78i (1), it specifically states that “The foreclosing governmental unit may enter into a contract with 1or more authorized representatives to perform a title search or may request from 1 or more authorized representatives another title search product to identify the owners of a property interest in the property as required under this subsection or to perform other functions required for the collection of delinquent taxes under this act.”; and


WHEREAS, the contracts will be funded by fees generated by Public Act 123, Section 211.78g (1); and


WHEREAS, the Ingham County Purchasing Department solicited and received sealed proposals for the title search contracts from licensed vendors; and


WHEREAS, the County Treasurer, as FGU, to handle the volume of title searches, recommends awarding contracts to two vendors; 1) Christopher Mida, from Christopher John Mida, Inc., a local vendor and low bidder, and 2) Robert P. Sabourin II of Michigan Mortgage Services, Inc.


THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners authorizes that contracts be entered into with Christopher John Mida, Inc., and Michigan Mortgage Services, Inc., for the purpose of conducting title searches on tax delinquent properties for the Ingham County Treasurer’s Office (FGU).


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, under “Contract Terms” of the RFP, “the title company or companies selected shall be designated as the County Treasurer’s official title search vendor for an initial two (2) year period with a provisional two (2) year renewal clause – at the County’s sole discretion- thereby providing up to four (4) years of title search and title policy commitment services.”


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board Chairperson is authorized to sign any contract documents consistent with this resolution after approval as to form by the County Attorney.


COUNTY SERVICES:  Yeas:  Celentino, Copedge, De Leon, Schor, Severino, Vickers

          Nays:  None     Absent:  None      Approved 5/17/05


FINANCE:  Yeas:  Dedden, Swope, Hertel, Schor, Thomas, Dougan

         Nays:  None          Absent:   None      Approved 5/18/05