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Highlights of the June 10, 2014 Board Meeting:
The Board will present the Employee of the Month Award for May 2014 to Amanda Smith of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Supervisor Katie Rice read the following:
Mandi Smith has been with the County of Marin since 1985 and serves as a Senior Social Worker in Aging and Adult Services. Mandi provides assistance to the community through the Adult Protective Services (APS) and In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) programs. She works with seniors, vulnerable adults, and people with mental and physical health disabilities, with the goal of supporting people to live as safely and independently as possible. Mandi exhibits passion for the work she does and concern for the well-being of her clients, giving them hope in times of extreme distress and uncertainty. She provides training and consultation and enjoys sharing her knowledge with colleagues and other professionals. For her exceptional role in promoting and protecting the health, safety, well-being and self-sufficiency of residents in Marin, Mandi is proudly recognized as Employee of the Month.
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The Board will present the Outstanding Employee Team of the Quarter Award to the Communications/Radio Shop Team.
The Communications Division of the Department of Public Works is a team of 15 highly skilled employees who are responsible for the radios in County vehicles and, in the bigger picture, keeping the community safe.
These men and women are the behind-the-scenes heroes responsible for the daily communications of every city fire and city police station in the County of Marin. Although the division technicians are always on-call, they take it all in stride.
They work closely with Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department to install and maintain nearly all of their specialized communications equipment. In addition, the team is responsible for equipment in the MERA Control Center and the operation of 15 remote mountain-top communication sites throughout Marin and Sonoma counties. This stellar team has also worked tirelessly for several months to build the mainframe for the new Emergency Operations Facility at 1600 Los Gamos Drive in Terra Linda.
The “Fabulous 15” continuously monitor the communications systems for any degradation. They are all passionate about their work and serious about being uncompromising when it comes to maintaining effective and safe equipment.
Congratulations to the Communications Division!
The Board will hear a request to receive an update from the Marin Strong Start Coalition on its feasibility and cost-analysis plan to expand access for Marin’s children to preschool, child care, afterschool programs and health care. Marin Strong Start is a grassroots and grasstops effort grounded in an abiding commitment to improving equity ofopportunity for all children in Marin to succeed in school and have a strong, healthy start in life.
Need more info? See the letter about Marin Strong Start.
The Board received the update.
The Board will hear a presentation of the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Public Authority of Marin Annual Report. IHSS works to empower consumers and providers to preserve rights and the ability to live at home with independence, respect and dignity. The authority manages state-mandated control of all Marin IHSS providers, supports workers, administers benefits, offers training and advocates for funding.
Need more info? See the summary of the annual report.
The Board heard the report.
Clerk of the Board staff
The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to award a contract to the lowest responsible bidder, Ghilotti Construction Inc. of Santa Rosa, for the 2014 Road Rehabilitation Project - Central Region, in the base bid amount of $1,924,150 plus a contract contingency of $192,415 for a total cost of $2,116,565. The project consists of resurfacing, disabled accessible curb ramps, curb damage repair, curbs, gutters, sidewalks and drainage.
Need more info? See the letter about the road rehabilitation project.
The Board awarded the contract.
Raul Rojas, Director of Public Works
The Board will conduct a hearing and consider a request from the Community Development Agency to establish the Marshall Phase 2 Community Wastewater System Assessment District. The completion of the system would replace septic systems on 18 parcels along Tomales Bay. Staff recommends that the Board consider protests received and continue hearing to Item 17 on the agenda to allow for tabulation of ballots in Civic Center Room 326. If continued, the item would be brought up just prior to closed session. If a majority of votes are in favor of the establishment of the assessment district, the Board may consider adopting a resolution and ordering the work to be completed.
Need more info? See the letter about the assessment district.
The Board continued the item to the end of the agenda to allow for time to count election results.
Rebecca Ng, Deputy Director, Environmental Health Services
The Board will hear a first reading of an ordinance repealing Marin County Code Chapter 3.36 regarding Recorder’s Fee - Electronic Delivery System Program. The County Recorder recommends that the ordinance be replaced by a resolution authorizing the Recorder to establish an electronic system. Staff requests that the Board schedules a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. July 8.
Need more info? See the letter about the Recorder's Fee.
The Board approved the ordinance.
Richard Benson, County Recorder
The Board will hear a first reading of an ordinance amending Marin County Code Chapter 3.35.010 regarding fees charged by the County Clerk. On Jan. 1, various vital record fees increased pursuant to state laws, and marriage licenses fees increased from $2 to $3. Rejection of the increase would cost the County approximately $1,500 per year. Staff requests that the Board schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. July 8.
Need more info? See the letter about the marriage license fees.
Richard Benson, County Clerk
The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to authorize the Board President to execute an agreement with Mark Thomas & Company, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $1,107,565.92, for design and environmental services for the Highway Bridge Program. Bridges to be replaced are Mountain View Road Bridge over San Geronimo Creek in Lagunitas, Nicasio Valley Road Bridge over Arroyo Nicasio Creek in Nicasio, Muir Woods Road Bridge over Redwood Creek near Mill Valley, Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Bridge over Olema Creek in Point Reyes Station, and Mount Lassen Drive Bridge over Miller Creek in Marinwood.
Need more info? See the letter about the Highway Bridge Program.
The Board authorized the execution of the agreement pending a change on the total amount to $1.054 million.
The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to authorize the Board President to execute a first addendum to the agreement with Leslie Stone Associates, extending the term of the agreement to June 30, 2015, for development of a Comprehensive Sign Plan and Standards Manual. The plan would be for all parks, open space preserves and pathways overseen by Marin County Parks. Current signage is more than 40 years old.
Need more info? See the letter about the sign program.
The Board authorized the execution of the agreement.
Linda Dahl, Director, Marin County Parks
The Board will continue a hearing from earlier in the meeting and consider a request from the Community Development Agency to establish the Marshall Phase 2 Community Wastewater System Assessment District.
The election was held and the results were ratified approving the establishment of the assessment district.
The Board will conduct a hearing to consider the Rago/Lee appeal of the Planning Commission’s conditional approval of the Southern Marin Fire Protection District Design Review. The commission conditionally approved the construction of a new unstaffed, wireless Personal Communication Services (PCS) facility to be co-located with Sprint, on the rooftop of the Southern Marin Fire Protection District fire station at 309 Poplar St. in Tam Valley. On April 28, 2014, the Planning Commission voted 5-2 to approve the application from AT&T to co-locate its facility with an existing Sprint facility, a faux chimney, to transmit cellular phone services and digital data. Staff is asking the Board to make a determination on the appeal.
Need more info? See the letter about the appeal.
The agenda item was continued to 1:30 p.m. July 8 after discussion.
Brian Crawford, Director, Community Development Agency
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