September 10 Meeting

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 9/10/2013

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the September 10, 2013 Board Meeting:

  1. Employee of Month
  2. Employee Team of the Quarter
  3. Gun Control and Background Checks
  4. Community Services Fund Agreements
  5. Tax Rates
  6. General Assistance Program
  7. Parks Grant
  8. Parks Funding Allocations
  9. Parks Staffing
  10. Surveyor Fees
  11. Civic Center Drive Improvements
  12. Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
  13. Nicasio Valley Road Speed Limits
  14. Appointments

1. Employee of Month

Preview

The Board will present the Employee of the Month award for August to Vicki Martinez, a senior personnel analyst with the Human Resources Department.

Need more info? See the award to be presented to Vicki Martinez.

Review

Vicki Martinez exemplifies customer service at its best! She manages several departments’ recruitments as well as all of Health and Human Services, working closely with staff in analyzing applications for their many diverse programs.

Vicki is a wealth of information and is always patient in explaining the process and helping managers
understand how to find the best candidate. She works with hiring managers to develop the best recruitment
plans in order to reach the widest round of candidates and achieve the best results, handling every situation in a skillful, professional, respectful and courteous manner.

Vicki’s work is invaluable in providing excellent services to this community, whether it be assisting people with necessary benefits and healthcare, protecting vulnerable children and adults, or recruiting leadership to shepherd through significant policy changes. Her great work has assisted in building a professional and caring workforce this County can be proud of.

We are proud to honor Vicki as Employee of the Month.

Contact

Joanne Peterson, Director of Human Resources

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2. Employee Team of the Quarter

Preview

The Board will present the Outstanding Employee Team of the Quarter Award to be the Print Shop team.

Review

The Printing Services team collaborates with all Marin County departments as well as other governmental and non-profit agencies to provide a full range of high-quality reproductive services. Despite the countless demands on their time and often juggling multiple “rush jobs,” the Printing Services staff never fails to keep the work flowing while maintaining outstanding customer service. Despite the demanding work load, it’s not unusual for them to take the extra time to teach and assist customers with computer programs and formatting issues. 

One of their greatest challenges was handling the assessor notices and tax bills, successfully delivering a large volume reprographic project that involved hours of coordination between Information, Services & Technology; Department of Finance; and the Assessor Recorder’s Office.

Congratulations to the team on a job well done!

Contact

Joanne Peterson, Director of Human Resources

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3. Gun Control and Background Checks

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Supervisors Arnold and Adams to consider support of the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013 (HR 1565) regarding gun control and background checks. The effort is part of a national campaign to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, terrorists and the mentally ill while respecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners.

Need more info? See the letter about the requests.

Review

The Board voted to support HR 1565.

Contact

Tanya Albert, aide to Supervisor Arnold

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4. Community Services Fund Agreements

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator for approval of two Community Service Fund agreements -- one for $10,000 to the Marin Symphony Association and one for $1,600 to the Marin Center for Independent Living.

Need more info? See the letter about the requests.

Review

The Board approved the requests.

Contact

Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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5. Tax Rates

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Finance to adopt a resolution approving computation of tax rates applicable to countywide area and various override taxes including those which were voter approved prior to Proposition 13.

Need more info? See the report about the request.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Contact

Roy Given, Director of Finance

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6. General Assistance Program

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Health and Human Resources for adoption of Revised Standards and Policies of General Relief related to Marin County’s General Assistance Program.

Need more info? See the report about the request.

Review

The Board approved the revised standards as submitted but staff was directed to return in October with a revised resolution.

Contact

Larry Meredith, Director of Health and Human Services

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7. Parks Grant

Preview

The Board will hear a request from County Parks to approve form of Grant Agreement for Measure A Marin Resource Conservation District Program. The grants are meant to assist ranchers and farmers in enhancing natural and agricultural resource values on easement-protected properties. The funds are part of the Farmland Preservation Program.

Need more info? See the report about the request.

Review

The Board approved the grant agreement. 

Contact

Ron Miska, Deputy Director, Marin County Parks

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8. Parks Funding Allocations

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to approve Funding Allocation Method and Form of Memorandum of Agreement for Measure A City, Town and Special District Program. Funds from the program are intended to assist Marin municipalities and applicable special districts with managing parks, open space preserves, recreational programs and vegetation to promote biodiversity and reduce wildland fire risk.

Need more info? See the report about the request.

Review

The County Administrator removed this item from the agenda. 

Contact

Ron Miska, Deputy Director, Marin County Parks

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9. Parks Staffing

Preview

The Board will hear a request from County Parks to add one planning manager and one Chief of Natural Resources and Science. The Board would have to create a classification for the Chief of Natural Resources and Science position prior to adding the position; the planning manager position already has a classification.

Need more info? See the report about the request.

Review

The Board approved the staffing changes.

Contact

Ron Miska, Deputy Director, Marin County Parks

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10. Surveyor Fees

Preview

The Board will hear the first reading of an ordinance amending Chapter 3.50 of the Marin County Code pertaining to County Surveyor Fees. The cost to review maps, check calculations and provide surveyor services has not been raised since 2008. The revised fee schedule will bring fees into line with those charged in comparable counties.

Need more info?See the report about the ordinance.

Review

The Board heard the first reading. 

Contact

Bob Beaumont, Director of Public Works

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11. Civic Center Drive Improvements

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Public Works to receive report on Preliminary Concepts and Public Outreach Plan for Civic Center Drive Circulation Improvements Project (Project No. CAP 13-001). Funding was approved by the Board in July 2012 for disabled-accessible pedestrian and bicycle facilities to provide better connectivity to the Civic Center area.

Need more info? See the report about the resolution.

Review

The Board received the report.

Contact

Bob Beaumont, Director of Public Works

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12. Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Preview

The Board will conduct a hearing on a resolution to revise fees for electric vehicle charging stations on County property. The Department of Public Works recommends a $1 per hour charge with a maximum of $4 per charging session.

Need more info? See the report about the resolution.

Review

The Board approved the resolution. 

Contact

Bob Beaumont, Director of Public Works

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13. Nicasio Valley Road Speed Limits

Preview

The Board will conduct a hearing on an ordinance establishing the speed limit on portions of Nicasio Valley Road in Nicasio. The Department of Public Works recommends 5 mph increases on some stretches of the road based on engineering and traffic survey results.

Need more info? See the report about the ordinance.

Review

The Board approved the ordinance.

Contact

Bob Beaumont, Director of Public Works

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14. Appointments

Preview

The Board will consider applications for two at-large vacancies on the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board, one on the Children and Families Commission (First 5 Marin), one on the Workforce Investment Board and 20 on the Youth Commission.

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

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

  • Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board: Herb Kessner, Michael Scippa
  • Children and Families Commission: Sparkie Spaeth
  • Workforce Investment Board: Windi Snearly
  • Youth Commission: Patrick Brown, David Calderon, Scarlett Costello, Caroline Fogarty, Hart Fogel, Isabelle Gardner, Spencer Graves, Benjamin Guggenheim, Cynthia Maldonado, Nina McCullough, Margaret Lois McLean, Brian Montesinos, Aleah Newhouse, Jennifer Resnick (alternate), Eneida Sanchez, Angela Seeger, Cynthia Tafolla, Jolon Timms, Zachary Whittles

Contact

Clerk of the Board staff.

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