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Highlights of the October 16, 2012 Board Meeting:
At the request of Supervisor Arnold, the Board adopted a resolution commending Novato Fire Chief Mark Revere on the occasion of his receiving the Fire Chief of the Year Award from the Center for Public Safety Excellence.
Need more info? See the draft resolution commending Novato Fire Chief
Clerk of the Board staff
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In 2009, the Board authorized a Voluntary Separation Program (VSIP) in order to incentivize voluntary staff attrition that would generate ongoing savings to the County. Based upon the success of four previous phases of this program, the Board authorized a new phase to help address budgetary shortfalls for the next fiscal year beginning in July 2013. Employees with at least 5 years of service who voluntarily leave the County would receive a $15,000 payment and employees with at least 10 years of service would receive a $25,000 payment.
Need more info? See the report on VSIP
On October 2nd, the Board held a workshop to discuss strategic one-time investments from existing County reserves and set-asides for various safety net, infrastructure and unfunded liabilities. Per their direction at that meeting, the Board authorized the allocation of approximately $2.8 million toward infrastructure needs and approximately $2 million towards various safety net needs.
Need more info? See the full report on one-time funding
The Board adopted an update to the County’s Operational Area Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, which provides strategies to ensure the safety of lives, preservation of property, and protection of the environment during times of disaster. Per federal requirements, the plan must be updated every five years.
Need more info? See the report on the hazard mitigation plan
At 1:30pm, the Board honored Senior Secretary Giuliana Ferrer of the Probation Department with the Employee of the Month award. Her constant drive to improve in all areas, both personally and professionally, has led Giuliana to be highly respected by all staff in her Department.
In the afternoon, the Board held a hearing on the merits of the Bay Creek (650 San Pedro Road) development project. The Board previously denied an application for a 12 lot subdivision at this site and the applicants returned with a revised proposal. After hearing a staff presentation and public testimony, the Board approved staff’s recommended alternative, consisting of 10 lots. As part of the project, the applicant will also be required to pay affordable housing in-lieu fees.
Need more info? See the full report on the Bay Creek Project
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