April 22 Meeting

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 4/22/2014

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the April 22, 2014 Board Meeting:

  1. Recognition for Michael Vargas
  2. Child Care Commission 5-Year Work Plan
  3. Marin Green Businesses
  4. Community Service Fund Allocations
  5. Marshall Wastewater
  6. Mental Health Service Contracts
  7. Appointments
  8. Farmland Preservation Matching Grants

1. Recognition for Michael Vargas

Preview

The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution commending Marin County Deputy Probation Officer Michael Vargas for more than 40 years of service to the County of Marin. Vargas worked with some of Marin's most difficult minors while working in the Supervision and Placement Unit for more than three decades.

Need more info?

See the proclamation about Michael Vargas' service to the County.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution and congratulated Michael Vargas.

Contact

Maureen Parton, aide to Supervisor Sears

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2. Child Care Commission 5-Year Work Plan

Preview

The Board will hear a presentation from the Marin County Child Care Commission on a strategic planning update of the commission’s five-year work plan.

Review

The Board heard the presentation.

Contact

Clerk of the Board staff

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3. Marin Green Businesses

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to recognize newly certified Marin Green Businesses. The addition of EarthRise Center at IONS (Novato), Lotus Cuisine of India (San Rafael), Huffman-Broadway Group Environmental Consulting (San Rafael) and Senior Settlers LLC (San Rafael) bring the County's total to 418 certified Green Businesses since the program debuted in 2002.

Need more info?

See the letter about Green Businesses.

Review

The Board recognized and congratulated the new Marin Green Businesses.

Contact

Dana Armanino, planner, Community Development Agency

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4. Community Service Fund Allocations

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to approve Community Service Allocations for application period No. 3, which was from Dec. 14, 2013, to March 14, 2014. For the third and final funding period the fiscal year, County staff recommends 36 allocations totaling $88,085. If approved, the available balance of $58,917 will be spent. Due to the high volume of requests, the County Administrator recommends that the Board approve allocatation of the $29,168 rollover balance of
unspent Community Service funds from FY 2012-13 on a one-time basis.

Need more info?

See the breakdown of proposed allocations.

Review

The Board approved the Community Service Fund allocations as recommended by the County Administrator.

Contact

Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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5. Marshall Wastewater

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to consider adopting an amended and restated Resolution of Intention to form the Marshall Phase 2 Community Wastewater Assessment District and to preliminarily approve the Marshall Phase 2 Community Wastewater Revised Engineer’s Report, Boundary Map and Assessment Diagram. To accommodate the inclusion of an additional parcel in the assessment district and to ensure that the proceedings to form the District are conducted and concluded in full accord with requirements, staff recommends that the Board adopt a resolution to ensure the district formation proceedings are properly carried out.

Need more info?

See the letter about the resolution.

Review

The Board adopted the amended and restated resolution of intention and to preliminarily approved the revised documents.

Contact

Brian Crawford, Director, Community Development Agency

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6. Mental Health Service Contracts

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Health and Human Services to authorize the Board President to execute an amendment to the fiscal year 2013-14 Master Contract to apply a fee for service contracts between the Division of Mental Health and Substance Use Services and facilities that provide adult residential services to Marin County mental health clients. The amendment would increase the maximum amount by $2 million for a new maximum amount not to exceed $4.8 million. Staff said approval of the amendment will allow the County to continue to provide mental health services in a manner that can best be adapted to changing patient needs.

Need more info?

See the letter about the amendment.

Review

The Board authorized the amendment.

Contact

Larry Meredith, Director, Health and Human Services

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7. Appointments

Preview

The Board will consider an application for the Human Rights Commission and two for the Peace Conversion 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:

Human Rights Commission: Janet Shirley

Peace Conversion Commission: Robert Phillips

Contact

Clerk of the Board staff

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8. Farmland Preservation Matching Grants

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to accept report on Measure A Farmland Preservation matching grant program. With  the  passage  of  Measure  A  in 2012,  annual funding became available to support the County program for nine years. Twenty percent of Measure A annual revenues, estimated at $2 million per year, have been and will be set aside to protect Marin County farmland at risk of subdivision and development and preserve Marin's working farms and ranches.

Need more info?

See the report about the grant program.

Review

The Board accepted the report.

Contact

Ron Miska, Deputy Director, Marin County Parks

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