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Highlights of the June 18, 2013 Board Meeting:
The Board will present the Employee of the Month Award for May 2013 to Jeff Young, Technology Systems Specialist II from the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Board congratulated Jeff Young and Board President Judy Arnold made the following statement:
"Jeff Young is a valuable and contributing member of the Health and Human Services (HHS) Technical Services team, and proves it time and time again. His Helpdesk expertise extends far beyond the technical and into the most complex and challenging part of Helpdesk Support, who is the end user. His excellent people skills and his wide breadth of technical knowledge make him a great ambassador for the team. He is always willing to take on any task, ranging from fixing a broken keyboard or mouse to relocating an entire department. His attention to detail and timing became most evident when he recently managed the task of moving the HHS financial division. Along with being very professional he is well-liked and respected by clients and team members. We are very fortunate and honored to have Jeff as a member of our team."
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Joanne Peterson, Director of Human Resources
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The Board will present the Outstanding Employee Team of the Quarter Award to be the MarinGov Web Team.
The Board honored the MarinGov team from the Information Systems & Technology Department. Supervisor Arnold made the following statement:
The MarinGov Web Team is the team that developed the new County website. The new site is a big part of the County’s communications strategy, providing public outreach and telling its own story. The team began working in 2010, the front page went live on January 1, 2012, and they continue to work hard moving each department over to the new site.
The Web Team is a diverse group comprised of visual designers, web and application programmers, writers and content developers, information architects, trainers, and quality assurance staff. They worked closely with department staff to review, determine and organize the site’s presentation and emphasis of information, data and news.
Since each County department is unique, the team crafted an individual approach, complementing the overall design of the site. The web team developed many features for the website, including an image carousel for the front page, a new calendar, and simpler search and navigation capabilities. The team also developed the 2013 Marin County Fair site that includes a mobile application, and implemented the new ticket purchasing software for Cultural Services.
This team combined their valuable and unique skills to produce an excellent new web site for the County. Congratulations to the Web Team!
The team members are: James Allen, Cathy Boffi, Christine Camilleri, Cathy Clary, Dennise Colla, Garry Dukhovny, Maya Gladstern, Valentina Jones, Senti Kironde, Irina Popova, Misha Posylkin, Peggi Rodgers, Cathy Selmi, Brad Starks, Shanea Thompson, Michael Warden, Chris White.
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The Board will receive an annual report from the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Public Authority of Marin.
The Board received the report and heard from Madeline Kellner of In-Home Support Services.
Clerk of the Board staff
The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to accept the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program Coordinator’s Annual Report, approve list of allowed pesticide products, amend the County IPM Policy and extend the sunset date of the IPM Commission.
Need more info? See the report about Integrated Pest Management.
The Board heard the report and approved the list of pesticide products, amended the County IPM Policy and extended the sunset date of the IPM Commission to July 2014.
Linda Dahl, Director of Marin County Parks
The Board will hear a first reading of an ordinance amendment of the Marin County Code concerning the County’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program. Marin County Parks recommends a schedule-merit hearing at 11 a.m. July 30.
Need more info? See the letter the Integrated Pest Management ordinance.
The Board approved the amendment to the IPM Program and approved the scheduling of the merit hearing.
The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to schedule hearing for July 9 to consider Mill Valley Refuse Service’s requested 2.7 percent rate increase for Southern Marin franchise areas 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. The unincorporated areas are better known as Shoreline, Gibson, Paradise Cay, Paradise and Mar East. A 2.7 percent rate increase would bring the average cost of a 32-gallon refuse container to $40.90 per month, an increase of $1.08 per month.
Need more info? See the Department of Public Works letter about the proposed increase.
The Board approved the scheduled hearing on the rate increase.
Steve Devine, Public Works program manager
The Board will consider conducting a hearing and approving an ordinance that amends the Marin County Code that implements a dress code policy for the Marin County Fair. The Marin County Department of Cultural and Visitor Services, which oversees the annual fair, is supported by the Marin County Sheriff's Office and the office of the County Counsel in implementing changes in time for this year's fair, which runs July 3-7. The amendment is designed to prevent physical altercations between gangs that might intend to "fly their colors" while at the fair.
Need more info? See the letter about the dress code change.
The Board approved the amendment to the ordinance.
Jim Farley, Director of Cultural and Visitor Services
The Board will consider a request from the Department of Human Resources for the Board President to execute a parity re-opener agreement with Teamsters Local 856, representing the Deputy District Attorney's Bargaining Unit.
Need more info? See the letter about the agreement.
The Board approved the agreement.
Joanne Peterson, Director of Human Resources
The Board will consider applications for one opening on the Strawberry Design Review Board, two openings on the Retirement Board, and one on the Tam Design Review Board.
Need more info? See the Cyberagenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions page
The Board made the following appointments:
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