Aug. 5

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 8/5/2014

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the August 05, 2014 Board Meeting:

  1. Five-Year Business Plan for the County
  2. Employee of the Month
  3. Civil Grand Jury Report Response: Special Districts
  4. Civil Grand Jury Report Response: Foster Care
  5. Ban of Tobacco Products at Pharmacies
  6. Sunset Dates for Discretionary Boards and Commissions
  7. Nonmotorized Scooters at Skate Park
  8. Mill Valley Refuse Service Rate Increase and Service Charge
  9. Appointments

1. Five-Year Business Plan for the County

Preview

The Board will conduct an informational workshop to provide an update on organization planning efforts and initiation of a five-year business plan for the County regarding workforce development, technology investments and public communication efforts. Informational materials will be provided at the workshop, which will take place in Suite 324A. The room has limited seating.

Review

The Board conducted the workshop and heard from Human Resources Director Joanne Peterson and her staff about the overall vision for the business plan. 

Contact: Joanne Peterson, Director of Human Resources

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2. Employee of the Month

Preview

The Board will present the Employee of the Month Award for July 2014 to Steve Shawler of the Marin County Sheriff’s Office.

Review

Supervisor Rice read the following:

Steve Shawler has been a deputy sheriff since 1986. He is an exceptionally dedicated bailiff and field training officer. Steve treats everyone fairly, extending genuine warmth and support in all situations to colleagues and to visitors attending court for criminal and civil matters.

Steve has spent his career teaching, coaching, encouraging and training new employees in the Sheriff’s office. He provides critical briefing information that is both current and accurate and ensures all court floor duties are complete daily.

Steve is passionate about his job, influencing both citizens and employees with his great work ethic. According to one supervisor, “Steve goes above and behind his scope of duty. … He is always striving to improve and help others. It is a pleasure to supervise and work with Steve. When it comes to being the employee of the month, it is a no-brainer.”

Steve is an exemplary model of excellent public service. The County of Marin is proud to honor him as Employee of the Month.

Contact: Clerk of the Board staff

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3. Civil Grand Jury Report Response: Special Districts

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator for Board concurrence and adoption of a response to 2013-2014 Grand Jury Report titled "What are Special Districts and Why Do They Matter" (May 20, 2014). Staff recommends that the Board concur in and thereby adopt the response and direct the Board President to submit the response to the presiding judge.

Review

The Board concurred and adopted the response.

Need more info? See the Civil Grand Jury report and the response.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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4. Civil Grand Jury Report Response: Foster Care

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator for Board concurrence and adoption of a response to 2013-2014 Grand Jury Report titled "Shining a Light on Foster Care" (May 20, 2014). Staff recommends that the Board concur in and thereby adopt the response and direct the Board President to submit the response to the presiding judge.

Review

The Board concurred and adopted the response with revisions.

Need more info? See the Civil Grand Jury report and the response.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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5. Ban of Tobacco Products at Pharmacies

Preview

The Board will conduct a merit hearing on an ordinance banning the sale of tobacco and tobacco products at pharmacies in unincorporated areas of Marin County. Several jurisdictions have passed nearly identical ordinances and they have survived scrutiny in courts of law.

Review

Director of Health and Human Services Dr. Larry Meredith and Resource Manager Bob Curry spoke about the ordinance and several members of the Smoke-Free Marin Coalition advocated for the ordinance. The Board conducted the hearing an approved the ordinance.

Need more info? See the staff report about the ordinance.

Contact: Larry Meredith, Director of Health and Human Services

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6. Sunset Dates for Discretionary Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will conduct a merit hearing of an ordinance amending the Marin County Code to extend sunset dates for five discretionary commissions until Aug. 15, 2018. They are the Cultural Services Commission, the Human Rights Commission, the Parks and Open Space Commission, the Women's Commission and the Integrate Pest Management Commission.

Review

The Board approved the code amendment.

Need more info? See the letter about the sunset dates.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

 

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7. Nonmotorized Scooters at Skate Park

Preview

The Board will conduct a merit hearing on an ordinance amending Marin County Code Title 10 to permit nonmotorized scooters at McInnis Park Skate Park and to authorize the Marin County Parks Director to limit or otherwise regulate the times during which skateboarders, in-line skaters and non-motorized scooter users are permitted within the skate park.

Review

The Board approved the ordinance amendment.

Need more info? See the letter about the proposed ordinance amendment.

Contact: Linda Dahl, Director, Marin County Parks

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8. Mill Valley Refuse Service Rate Increase and Service Charge

Preview

The Board will conduct a hearing to consider Mill Valley Refuse Service’s requested 2.07 percent rate increase and a new backyard service charge for its Southern Marin franchise areas. The original rate increase request was 2.69 percent.

Review

The Board approved the rate increase and service charge.

Need more info? See the letter about the requested rate increase and service charge.

Contact: Steve Devine, Department of Public Works

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9. Appointments

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Disaster Council, two on the Financial Audit Advisory Committee, one on the Integrated Pest Management Commission and one on the Personnel Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Disaster Council: Chief J. Angel Bernal

Financial Audit Advisory Committee: Mary Jane Burke, Scott McKown

Integrated Pest Management Commission: Myrto Angela Ashe

Personnel Commission: Marcia McLean

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

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