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Highlights of the July 08, 2014 Board Meeting:
The Board will present the Employee of the Month Award for June 2014 to Alekzander Pang of the Department of Public Works.
Supervisor Katie Rice read the following:
Alekzandar Pang is an Engineer Technician III for Public Works’ Flood Control and Water Resources Division. Alekz began his career with the County at age 16 as an intern and never looked back. During the last 10 years he worked part time for both the County and the Conservation Corps North Bay, then joined the County full time last year.
Alekz is our go-to person when a repair or a County-maintained drainage facility is in need of clearing. When residents are warm and dry at home, Alekz endures the storms to ensure the drainage facilities flow to prevent flooding. In addition, he prepares drawings, assists with flood control projects, and brings his valuable experience with the Conservation Corps North Bay to oversee the Corps works crews to assist the County with creek maintenance.
Alekz’s consistent can-do attitude, proactive approach to work, and astute attention to detail make him the epitome of an exemplary county employee.
Congratulations, Alekzandar, on being recognized as Employee of the Month.
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The Board added this item to the agenda as an urgency item. The Board then adopted a resolution commending Elaine Ginnold upon her retirement as Registrar of Voters after eight years of service to the County of Marin. Ginnold thanked the Board after receiving a proclamation in her honor.
The Board added this item to the agenda as an urgency item. During his Administrator's Report, County Administrator Matthew Hymel mentioned that Gabriella Calicchio had been chosen to succeed the retiring Jim Farley as Director of Cultural and Visitor Services. Hymel said it was an emergency item so that Calicchio could start part-time immediately and have some overlap time with Farley, whose final day official day on the job is July 31. The Board confirmed Calicchio's appointment.
The Board moved this item from the consent calendar to a policy item. The Board heard a request Adams to adopt a resolution proclaiming the week of July 13-19 as Probation, Parole, and Community Supervision Week. The Board approved the resolution and Chief Probation Officer Michael Daly thanked the Board and commended his staff.
The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to authorize the Board President to execute an agreement with Restoration Design Group (RDG) in an amount not to exceed $74,980 to complete the Southern Marin Watershed Guide. The Southern Marin Watershed Program is a collaborative effort to identify flood management measures with the County, the City of Mill Valley and the advisory boards of Flood Control Zones #3 and #4. The watershed includes tributaries flowing into Richardson Bay. The guide is mean to communicate risks and beauty of the landscape, both natural and man-made, with flood protection as an underlying theme.
Need more info? See the letter about the agreement.
The Board approved the authorization to execute the agreement.
Raul Rojas, Director of Public Works
The Board will conduct a hearing about an ordinance repealing Marin County Code Chapter 3.36 regarding the Recorder’s Fee – Electronic Delivery System Program and consideration of a resolution setting a fee for recording for the implementation of an Electronic Recording Delivery System. A first reading was held June 10 to establish a $1 fee for recording every instrument, paper or notice required to be recorded to be used solely for the implementation of the Electronic Recording Delivery System.
Need more info? See the letter about the Recorder's fee.
The Board conducted the hearing and approved the resolution.
Richard Benson, Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk
The Board will conduct a hearing about an ordinance amending Marin County Code Section 3.35.010 regarding public marriage license fees. The state raised various vital record fees on Jan. 1, 2014, including marriage licenses fees by $1. On June 10, the County conducted a first reading to amend the ordinance to reflect the increase, resulting in rise in the fee from $84 to $85.
Need more info? See the letter about marriage license fees.
The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to reject all bids for Phase I of the Stafford Lake Bike Park and adopt resolution declaring that the project can be more economically performed by Marin County employees. Two construction proposals were received -- $1,070,080 and $1,114,600 -- that far exceeded the engineer's estimate of $382,790. If approved, Parks staff would perform all work associated with the project by force account. Funds allocated for bike park construction would be used to reimburse Parks for labor, equipment and materials.
Need more info? See the letter about the bike park bids.
The Board rejected the bids and adopted the resolution.
Linda Dahl, Director, Marin County Parks
The Board will consider one vacancy on the Human Rights Commission, one on the Kentfield Planning Advisory Board and one on the Workforce Investment Board.
The Board made the following appointments:
Human Rights Commission: Antonia Goerrs
Kentfield Planning Advisory Board: Pamela Bacci Scott
Workforce Investment Board: Darlene Rutkowski
Need more info? See the agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.
The Board plans to consider the Rago/Lee appeal of the Planning Commission’s conditional approval of the Southern Marin Fire Protection District Design Review at 309 Poplar Street, Mill Valley. Staff recommends continuing the hearing to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 30.
Need more info? See the letter about the appeal.
The Board continued the hearing to Sept. 30.
Brian Crawford, Director, Community Development Agency
The Board will conduct a workshop on the Whaler’s Point (Jack Krystal) Right-of-Way Vacation, Master Plan/Precise Development Plan/Tidelands Permit for the property at 240 Redwood Ave. in unincorporated Mill Valley. The application is a follow-up to a April 2009 Board denial for a 71-unit hotel on the property. The project plan has been deemed incomplete since December 2009. The proposal is for a 33,701-square-foot, three-story hotel and 2,625-square-foot house/spa and 3,775 square feet of accessory buildings.
Need more info? See the letter about the hotel plans.
No official motion was taken. The Board members expressed support for Option 1 as detailed in the staff report and said the plan must comply with the Countywide Plan and the Tam Area Countywide Plan.
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