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Highlights of the April 23, 2013 Board Meeting:
At the request of Supervisors Arnold and Adams, the Board will consider adoption of a resolution supporting and participating in National Pharmaceutical Drug Take-Back Day on April 27. The initiative, brought forth by the Drug Enforcement Agency, promotes proper storage and disposal of medicine in the home. Police stations from around Marin County would serve as collection spots that day.
Need more info? See the press release on the drug take back program
The Board adopted the resolution. Three members of the Marin County Youth Commission spoke about the importance of getting prescription drugs out of the hands of youth.
Susannah Clark, aide to Supervisor Adams
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At the request of Supervisor Adams, the Board will consider adopting a resolution commending Senior Access on its 40th anniversary. The San Rafael-based nonprofit focuses on providing social services to residents with memory loss, including Alzheimer's disease. It also provides support to caregivers.
Need more info? See Senior Access' website
The Board adopted the resolution.
At the request of Supervisor Arnold, the Board will consider adopting a resolution proclaiming April as Fair Housing Month in conjunction with National Fair Housing Month. All Marin towns and cities in Marin that passed similar proclamations will be acknowledged. It has been 54 years since the passage of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, the leading state civil rights law in the nation.
Need more info? See the Fair Housing of Marin website.
Tanya Albert, aide to Supervisor Arnold
At the request of Supervisor Arnold, the Board will consider two resolutions to recognize volunteers and interns. The first resolution commends Volunteers of the Year, Student Intern of the Year and Staff Supervisor of Volunteers of the Year. The second proclaims April as Marin County Volunteer Recognition Month and the week of April 21 as National Volunteer Recognition Week.
The Board honored Casey Whiting, a student at San Marin High School in Novato, as "Outstanding Intern of the Year" for work in the Public Defender's Office; Oak Dowling and Roberta Robinson as "Outstanding Volunteers of the Year" for educating seniors on financial abuse; and Charlie Barboni as "Outstanding Supervisor of Volunteers" for his 40 years working with the Marin County Fair.
Joanne Peterson, Director of Human Resources
The Office of Emergency Services would like to recognize the receipt of an award from the National Weather Service and the California Emergency Management Agency for certifications in the national StormReady and TsunamiReady programs for outreach completed in the community of Dillon Beach.
Need more info? See the report on emergency programs
The Board commended the Office of Emergency Services and associated volunteers for their work.
Ursula Hanks, Emergency Services Coordinator
At the request from the Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Aging and Adult Services, the Board will consider approving the Marin County Area Plan for Aging update for the fiscal year 2013-2014. The update outlines the responsibilities within each community to address the care needs of older individuals and their caregivers.
Need more info? See the report on aging
The Board approved the plan.
Margaret Kisliuk, Chief Asst Director of Health & Human Services
The Board will hear a report from the Department of Public Works on compliance with the State of California’s 2013 General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Small Separate Storm Sewer Systems. In February, the state adopted new permit requirements for these types of systems that become effective on July 1.
Need more info? See the report on stormwater discharges
The Board adopted the resolution authorizing the County Administrator to apply for coverage under the State Water Resources Control Board's Phase II Permit, authorizing the Public Works Director to develop and implement a plan to comply with the permit and authorizing the addition of 1.5 full-time equivalent staff members as detailed in the staff report.
Bob Beaumont, Director of Public Works
The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to execute a sponsorship agreement with the Violich Family Foundation, in the amount of $50,000, to support construction of the Stafford Lake Bike Park near Novato. Approval of the recommended action would bring total funds available to approximately $258,000 or nearly one-third of the bike park's fundraising goal.
Need more info? See the report on the parks sponsorship agreement
The Board approved the sponsorship agreement.
Linda Dahl, Parks Director
Need more info? See the Cyberagenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions page
The Board appointed Juanita Neal to the Workforce Investment Board.
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