April 28

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 4/28/2015

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Highlights of the April 28, 2015 Board Meeting:

  1. Recognizing Volunteers and Student Interns
  2. Civic Openness in Negotiations
  3. Community Service Fund Allocations
  4. Stormwater Pollution Prevention
  5. Proposed Expenditures for Parks' Measure A Funds
  6. Proposed Acquisition of Sky Ranch Property
  7. Appeal to Noyer Design Review Permit

1. Recognizing Volunteers and Student Interns

Preview

At 9:30 a.m. (subject to change), the Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution proclaiming the week of April 27 as Volunteer Recognition Week and to recognize the Volunteer of the Year (Theodore Madias), the Student Intern of the Year (Nicole Abrahamsen), and the Supervisor of Volunteers/Student Interns of the Year (Otis Bruce Jr.). The Marin County Department of Human Resources' Civic Center Volunteer and Student Intern Program has been serving the residents of Marin since 1979, performing a vital and growing role in supporting the quality of life in the community. 

Review

The Board adopted the resolution and recognized the honorees.

Need more info? See the draft proclamation about recognizing volunteers and student interns.

Contact: Joanne Peterson, Director, Department of Human Resources

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2. Civic Openness in Negotiations

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator for a discussion regarding the Civic Openness in Negotiations (COIN) ordinance enacted in 2012 in the city of Costa Mesa. Among the primary provisions of COIN are a requirement that the public entity would hire professional negotiators and independent auditors for such tasks as negotiations with bargaining units and assessing fiscal impacts of contract provisions. It also includes stipulations of public disclosure about closed session bargaining. This ordinance or variations of it have been considered in other jurisdictions.

Review

The Board held the discussion. Members of the public and County employees spoke, followed by thoughts from the Supervisors.

Need more info? See the staff report about Civic Openness in Negotiations.

Contact: Angela Nicholson, Assistant County Administrator

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3. Community Service Fund Allocations

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to approve Community Service Allocations for Application Period #3 (January 1, 2015 through March 15, 2015). The County received 37 requests for funding from local nonprofits and other agencies for the third and final allocations of the fiscal year. Staff recommends 24 allocations for approval worth a combined $98,950, bringing the fiscal year total to $272,450. The annual budget for the program is $300,000; the balance of $27,550 would be added to the General Fund balance at the end of the fiscal year.

Review

The Board approved the Community Service Fund allocations.

Need more info? See the chart showing proposed Community Service Fund allocations for Period #3.

Contact: Kristi Villareal, Budget and Management Analyst, County Administrator's Office

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4. Stormwater Pollution Prevention

Preview

The Board will hear the first reading of an ordinance amending Chapter 23.08, Chapter 23.18, and Chapter 24.04 of the Marin County Code related to stormwater pollution prevention. The code changes are necessary to obtain authority to comply with state regulation for stormwater discharges and sewer systems. The last revisions to these code chapters were in 1997. Staff recommends the scheduling of a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. May 19.

Review

The Board heard the first reading of the ordinance amendment and scheduled the merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. May 19.

Need more info? See the staff report about the stormwater pollution prevention ordinance amendments.

Contact: Steve Devine, Waste Management Program Manager, Department of Public Works

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5. Proposed Expenditures for Parks' Measure A Funds

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to receive a report of proposed Measure A Budget and Expenditures for fiscal year 2015-16. The report includes details about: the Parks and Open Space Program; the City, Town and Applicable Special District Program; and the Farmland Protection Program. Measure A was approved by voters in 2012 to enhance the capacity of Marin County Parks and its partners to maintain and manage existing parks and open space preserves, improve safety and visitor services, protect natural resources, preserve additional open space and support Marin's family farms.

Review

The Board received the report.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Measure A Budget and Expenditures report.

Contact: Linda Dahl, Director, Marin County Parks

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6. Proposed Acquisition of Sky Ranch Property

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to transfer and increase appropriations within the Measure A Parks and Open Space Budget related to the proposed acquisition of the Sky Ranch property. This agenda item corresponds with an item on the Open Space District Agenda. Sky Ranch is 16.2 acres located in Fairfax and San Anselmo, adjacent to Bald Hill Open Space Preserve. The Marin Open Space Trust recently purchased the property from a private landowner and has offered to sell it to the Marin County Open Space District for $330,000. The funding would come from Measure A proceeds. If approved, Sky Ranch would become part of the Bald Hill Open Space Preserve.

Review

The Board approved the transfer and appropriations related to the acquisition of Sky Ranch.

Need more info? See the staff report about the acquisition of Sky Ranch.

Contact: Linda Dahl, Director, Marin County Parks

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7. Appeal to Noyer Design Review Permit

Preview

Upon reconvening no earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will conduct a public hearing to consider the Novotny appeal of the Planning Commission’s approval of the Noyer Design Review Permit. On February 9, the Planning Commission upheld the administrative decision conditionally approving the Noyer Design Review application for property at 60 Eden Lane near Tiburon. the property owner would like to construct a 4,272-square-foot, three-story home with an 18.5 percent floor-area ratio. Staff recommends the Board deny the appeal filed by Matt Novotny et al and adopt a resolution approving the project. 

Review

The Board denied the appeal and adopted the amended resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Noyer Design Review Permit appeal.

Contact: Heidi Scoble, Planner, Community Development Agency

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