April 16 Meeting

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 4/16/2013

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the April 16, 2013 Board Meeting:

  1. Recognition of the Employee of the Month
  2. Recognition for MarinLink's Anniversary
  3. Presentation on Community Marin 2013 Land Use Report
  4. Renaming Pathway in Honor of Charles McGlashan
  5. Measure A Parks Spending Plan Discussion
  6. FEMA Flood Maps Update
  7. Civic Center Cafeteria Vendor Transition
  8. New County Library Director Appointed
  9. Weighing and Measuring Device Ordinance
  10. Changes to Sir Francis Drake Speed Limits
  11. Appointments for Various Boards & Commissions
  12. Local Coastal Program Amendments

1. Recognition of the Employee of the Month

Preview

The Board will honor Mike Marraccini of Marin County Parks as Employee of the Month. Mike serves as the Supervising Park Ranger of Paradise and Stafford Lake Park and is being recognized for providing great recreational opportunities on a daily basis and at special events to thousands of users.

Review

The Board honored Mike Maraccini.

Contact

Clerk of the Board staff.

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2. Recognition for MarinLink's Anniversary

Preview

At the request of Supervisor Adams, the Board will consider adopting a resolution commending MarinLink on the occasion of its 10th year of business in Marin County. MarinLink is a local non-profit organization that finds and fills community needs by connecting resources, ideas, and expertise on a range of local community issues.

Need more info? See MarinLink's website

Review

The Board approved the resolution.

Contact

Clerk of the Board staff.

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3. Presentation on Community Marin 2013 Land Use Report

Preview

At the request of Supervisor Arnold, the Board will hear a presentation on Community Marin 2013, which is a report that includes recommendations from Marin County’s major environmental organizations on how the County can provide an environmentally responsible foundation for land use planning.

Need more info? See the Community Marin 2013 Report

Review

The Board heard the presentation.

Contact

Tanya Albert, Aide to Supervisor Arnold

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4. Renaming Pathway in Honor of Charles McGlashan

Preview

The Board will hear a proposal to rename the Tennessee Valley Valley Pathway as the Charles McGlashan Pathway, in honor of the former Marin County District 3 Supervisor who passed away in 2011.

Need more info? See the report on the renaming proposal

Review

The Board adopted the resolution. McGlashan's widow, Carol Misseldine, and several other members of the public expressed their approval.

Contact

Ron Miska, Deputy Parks Director

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5. Measure A Parks Spending Plan Discussion

Preview

Marin County Parks will be presenting to the Board a high-level overview of their proposed Measure A expenditure plan for the next fiscal year.  Measure A is a temporary quarter-cent sales tax increase passed by voters in November 2012 that protects natural places, local parks and family farms. It is expected to generate approximately $10 million annually for nine years.

Need more info? See the report on Measure A.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Contact

Ron Miska, Deputy Parks Director

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6. FEMA Flood Maps Update

Preview

There are presently three Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) studies under way in Marin County that will result in revised flood insurance rate maps for residents throughout various portions of Marin County. The Board will receive a staff report that provides the latest updates on that process.

Need more info? See the report on the FEMA maps

Review

The Board heard the report.

Contact

Eric  Steger, Asst Director of Public Works

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7. Civic Center Cafeteria Vendor Transition

Preview

The Board will consider adopting a contract with a new concessionaire (Epicurean Group) to operate the cafeteria in the Marin County Civic Center.  If adopted, the new vendor would take over operations as of June 1, 2013.

Need more info? See the report on the cafeteria concessionaire

Review

The Board approved the contract, worth approximately $2,500 per month. The County is to receive 5 percent of net sales that exceed $781,000 annually.

Contact

Eric  Steger, Asst Director of Public Works

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8. New County Library Director Appointed

Preview

After a nationwide recruitment, the Board has selected Sara Jones to serve as the new Director of the Marin County Free Library. Sara will join the County with 25 years of professional library services experience. Most recently she was director of the Carson City, Nev., library system and, before that, served as the Nevada state librarian and library director for Elko County, Nev.

Need more info? See the report on Sara Jones

Review

The Board approved the appointment. Sara Jones' first day on the job will be July 8.

Contact

Eric Engelbart, County Administrator's Office

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9. Weighing and Measuring Device Ordinance

Preview

In an effort to streamline the regulations that govern the weighing and measuring devices at the County, the Board will conduct a first reading of an ordinance that will change how adjustments to those fees and regulations may be made. The weighing and measuring devices program was originally crafted in the 1970s in order to protect consumers and provide a level playing field for businesses throughout the County.

Need more info? See the report on weighing and measuring devices

Review

The Board conducted the first reading.

Contact

Stefan Parnay, Deputy Agricultural Commissioner

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10. Changes to Sir Francis Drake Speed Limits

Preview

Based upon the requirements of state law, the County must periodically re-examine the speed limits on its roads and make adjustments based upon the prevailing speeds of vehicles using those roads. The Board will conduct a hearing on the merits of a proposal to make adjustments to the speed limit on portions of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.

Need more info? See the report on SFD blvd speed limits

Review

The Board heard the report and approved an ordinance with one change: The speed limit on a two-mile section of Drake Boulevard near Inverness will remain at 40 mph rather than the recommended 45 mph.

Contact

Craig Tackabery, Asst Director of Public Works

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11. Appointments for Various Boards & Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider appointments to the following boards or commissions:

  • Building Board of Appeals
  • Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board
  • Health Council of Marin

Need more info? See the Cyberagenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions page

Review

The following appointments were made:

  • Building Board of Appeals: Peter Daly and Rachel Ginis
  • Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board: Christine Lam
  • Health Council of Marin: Kent Angerbauer, Judith Coombes and Paul Roye

Contact

Clerk of the Board staff

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12. Local Coastal Program Amendments

Preview

As part of its ongoing review of the proposed amendments to the Local Coastal Program, the Board will be conducting its sixth hearing on various sections of the draft amendments related to agriculture, second units, potential takings and economic evaluations, among various other matters. 

Need more info? See the full report on the coastal plan

Review

After hearing staff’s presentation as well as public comment, the Board provided feedback and continued the item to the Board's June 11 meeting.

Contact

Jack Liebster, Planning Manager

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