July 22

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 7/22/2014

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the July 22, 2014 Board Meeting:

  1. Resolution Honoring Marcia McLean
  2. Civil Grand Jury Report Response: Gnoss Field
  3. Marshall Phase 2 Community Wastewater System Assessment District
  4. Ballot Measure on Marin Emergency Radio Authority
  5. Rate Schedule for Community Mental Health
  6. Appointments
  7. McInnis Skate Park Rules and Hours
  8. Alternative Building Codes to Support Sustainability
  9. Appeal of Private Residence Construction Near Mill Valley

1. Resolution Honoring Marcia McLean

Preview

The Board will hear a request to adopt resolution commending Marcia McLean on the occasion of her retirement from the Marin Women’s Commission. McLean has served on the commission since 1995 as chair, executive committee member and treasurer.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution and congratulated Marcia McLean.

Need more info? See the draft copy of the resolution.

Contact: Clerk of the Board staff

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2. Civil Grand Jury Report Response: Gnoss Field

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: "Gnoss Field: Yeah, But It’s Our Airport" (May 20, 2014). The Civil Grand Jury decided that:

  1. Gnoss Field is well managed.
  2. Gnoss Field does not currently impose a significant financial burden on the County.
  3. The County’s accounting for the airport is not easy to access.
  4. The coming expiration of the long-term leases will provide an opportunity to renegotiate terms and rates at a more favorable level and to shorten the lease periods.
  5. Gnoss Field does not have adequate fencing and signage to discourage incursions onto the hangar area or runway/taxiways.

Staff recommends concurring in and thereby adopting the response and directing the Board President to submit the response to the presiding judge.

Review

The Board concurred and adopted the response.

Need more info? See the report and the County's response.

Contact: Raul Rojas, Director, Department of Public Works

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3. Marshall Phase 2 Community Wastewater System Assessment District

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to consider the following resolutions related to the Marshall Phase 2 Community Wastewater System Assessment District: 

a. A resolution determining unpaid assessments for the Assessment District, requesting that the Director of Finance collect the remaining unpaid assessments and determining annual assessment for administrative costs; and 

b. A resolution providing for the issuance of limited obligation improvement bonds for the Marshall Phase 2 Community Wastewater System Assessment District and approving related documents and actions.

A public hearing was held June 10 to hear any protests to the formation of the district, and no one appeared at the hearing. Voting was in favor of the district, and the Board adopted a resolution adopting an engineering report and ordering the work and improvements.

Review

The Board adopted the two resolutions.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Marshall Phase 2 Community Wastewater System Assessment District.

Contact: Brian Crawford, Director, Community Development Agency

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4. Ballot Measure on Marin Emergency Radio Authority

Preview

The Board will consider of resolution calling a special election to be consolidated with the Nov. 4, 2014, General Election to submit to the County’s voters a measure authorizing a special parcel tax for furnishing, operating and maintaining a public safety and emergency radio communication system in cooperation with the Marin Emergency Radio Authority (MERA). The current MERA radio system is nearing the end of its useful life. Since MERA does not have authority to levy a special parcel tax to fund the next generation of equipment, the MERA Governing Board adopted a resolution on July 14 to request the County to do so on its behalf.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution, with some revised wording, calling for the parcel tax to be placed on the ballot.

Need more info? See the staff report about the voter measure.

Contact: Raul Rojas, Director, Department of Public Works

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5. Rate Schedule for Community Mental Health

Preview

The Board will conduct a hearing to consider a resolution revising the rate/charge schedule for the community mental health system of care treatment services for the fiscal year 2014-15. The proposed rate revision ensures that the Division of Mental Health and Substance Use Services maximizes its Medi-Cal and other health coverage revenues.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the letter about the proposed rate/charge schedule.

Contact: Larry Meredith, Director, Health and Human Services

 

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6. Appointments

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Developmental Disabilities Board Area V, the North Coast Railroad Authority and the Workforce Investment Board.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Developmental Disabilities Board Area V: Sherrie Auren

North Coast Railroad Authority: A. Gerald Peters

Workforce Investment Board: Justin Real

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

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7. McInnis Skate Park Rules and Hours

Preview

The Board will hear a first reading of an ordinance amending Marin County Code Title 10 to permit non-motorized 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. Staff plans to request that the clerk to read ordinance by title only and schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. Aug. 5.

Review

The Board heard the first reading and scheduled the merit hearing for Aug. 5.

Need more info? See the letter about the skate park rules.

Contact: Linda Dahl, Director, Marin County Parks

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8. Alternative Building Codes to Support Sustainability

Preview

The Board will hear a first reading of an ordinance amending Marin County Code Title 19 (Marin County Building Code) regarding alternative building codes in support of sustainable construction methods. The proposed ordinance would remove permit barriers to streamline approving the application of alternative materials and methods for construction and maintenance for a variety of buildings. Staff plans to request that the clerk to read ordinance by title only and schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. Aug. 19.

Review

The Board heard the first reading and scheduled the merit hearing for Aug. 19.

Need more info? See the letter about the building codes.

Contact: Brian Crawford, Director, Community Development Agency

 

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9. Appeal of Private Residence Construction Near Mill Valley

Preview

The Board will conduct a hearing to consider of the Izquierdo Appeal of the Planning Commission’s approval of the Tonulton Pacific LLC Design Review, 222 Beryl Street, Mill Valley. On May 12, the Planning Commission conditionally approved the design of a 4,060-square-foot residence with a detached 506-square-foot garage on a lot of 13,536 square feet. The decision was appealed by Ron Izquierdo. Community Development Agency staff recommends denying the appeal and sustain the Planning Commission's action by adopting a resolution to approve the project.

Review

The Board denied the appeal and upheld the Planning Commission’s approval.

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

Contact: Brian Crawford, Director, Community Development Agency

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