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Highlights of the February 10, 2015 Board Meeting:
The Board will present the 2014 Employee of the Year Award to Amanda Smith of the Health and Human Services Department.
Board President Rice read the following:
Mandi Smith, recognized as one of 12 Employees of the Month over the past year, has been chosen County of Marin 2014 Employee of the Year for excellence in service to the public. Employees are nominated for demonstrating a consistent level of excellence, enthusiasm, innovation, commitment, and willingness to go the extra mile. Mandi stands out as an exemplary Employee of the Year.
Mandi is a senior social service worker in the the Department of Health and Human Services. She has served the County since April 1985. She works with seniors, vulnerable adults, and people with mental and physical health disabilities through the Adult Protective Services and In-Home Supportive Services programs, supporting them to live as safely and independently as possible. Mandi exhibits passion for her work and concern for the well-being of her clients, providing hope in times of extreme distress and uncertainty. She provides training and consultation, sharing her knowledge with colleagues and other professionals.
The County of Marin is proud to honor Mandi as Employee of the Year.
Contact: Clerk of the Board
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The Board will present the Employee of the Month Award, January 2015, to Sean Stephens of the Health and Human Services Department.
Sean, our Veterans Services Officer since November 2010, exemplifies the letter and spirit of the Employee of the Month award through his passion for helping veterans, his accessible and friendly nature, his collaboration and innovation, and his high level of integrity.
Sean coordinates well-deserved benefits for veterans, their spouses, and dependent children and actively provides outreach to the community to support those who may not be aware of their benefits. As a veteran of war himself, Sean is uniquely qualified to understand the issues facing our veterans today. His honesty and genuine caring allow him to work closely with some of our most vulnerable veterans and their families.
Sean is recognized as a leader in the community and is often asked to speak before groups where his words, like his actions, are uplifting and inspiring. Everyone who meets or works with Sean is drawn toward his positivity, good humor and willingness to help in whatever way needed.
For all these qualities, the County of Marin is proud to honor Sean as Employee of the Month.
The Board will hear a brief update from the Community Development Agency on progress of the "Collaboration: Sea-level Marin Adaptation Response Team" program, also known as C-SMART, which is a sea level rise planning process for West Marin. The presentation will pertain to the milestones completed to date.
The Board heard the update, commended staff for its work and asked a few follow-up questions of Planning Manager Jack Liebster.
Need more info? See the staff report about C-SMART.
Contact: Jack Liebster, Planning Manager, Community Development Agency
The Board will hear a request from the Director of County Library Services to authorize the Board President to execute an agreement with the Novato Unified School District for the School Community Library partnership. The proposed School Community Library would be located on C Street in the Hamilton area of Novato and replace the existing South Novato Library branch at Hamilton Landing. The Marin County Free Library dedicated $1.485 million to fund the partnership in November 2014.
The Board authorized the Board President to execute the agreement.
Need more info? See the staff report about the partnership.
Contact: Sara Jones, Director, Marin County Free Library
At or after 10:30 a.m., the Board will conduct a hearing to consider the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact for the Civic Center Drive Improvements Project. The significant effects of the project noted in the Initial Study have been mitigated by project modifications so that the potential adverse effects are reduced to a point at which no significant effects would occur. Department of Public Works staff recommends adoption of the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration, the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program and making associated California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings for the project.
The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the study, declaration, program the CEQA findings.
Need more info? See the staff report about the Civic Center Drive Improvement Project.
Contact: Patrick Echols, Principal Civil Engineer, Department of Public Works
The Board will conduct a hearing on an ordinance establishing parking restrictions on Marin Housing Authority property in unincorporated Marin County. The adoption of an ordinance and a subsequent resolution establishing fines will help the Sheriff's Office act as Marin Housing Authority's parking enforcement authority.
The Board conducted the hearing and approved the ordinance as well as the resolution establishing fines.
Need more info? See the staff reports about the proposed ordinance and the fines.
Contact: Bob Goralka, Principal Civil Engineer, Department of Public Works
The Board will consider five vacancies on the Architectural Commission, two on the Planning Commission, and two on the Law Library Board of Trustees.
The Board made the following appointments:
Architectural Commission: Terry Nordbye
Planning Commission: Don Dickenson, Katie Crecelius
Need more info? See the agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.
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