January 13

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 1/13/2015

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the January 13, 2015 Board Meeting:

  1. Employee of the Month
  2. Parks' Measure A Annual Report
  3. Speed Limits on Mill Valley-Sausalito Multiuse Pathway
  4. Parking Restrictions on Marin Housing Authority Property
  5. Financing Planned Improvements at Aldersly Retirement Community
  6. Fee Amendment for Vineyard Erosion and Sediment Control
  7. Tentative Bargaining Agreement with Deputy Sheriff's Association
  8. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

1. Employee of the Month

Preview

The Board will present the Employee of the Month award for December 2014 to Domenico Giampaoli of the Department of Information Services and Technology.

Review

Board President Rice read the following:

Domenico is a senior systems support analyst who has served the County since September 2010. Dom is so eager to serve his clientele in Fire and Public Works that his teammates have to tie one hand behind his back to give them a chance to answer the phone. His IST co-workers joke that they have to ask him to do less so they have something to do.

Everyone learns a tremendous amount from Dom. He has a good sense of humor and an inquisitive nature. His skill set is wide-ranging -- he has an advanced understanding of spreadsheets,  writes scripts that saves his team uncountable hours, and knows web programming as well as graphics,  audio and video editing. He recently demonstrated his leadership skills by heading the committee in charge of IST’s response to the Employee Voice survey.

Besides being a technical genius, Dom is a caring friend and he is well-liked by everyone. He is an exceptional County employee and a wonderful example for all. 

Contact: Domenico Giampaoli, Information Services and Technology

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2. Parks' Measure A Annual Report

Preview

The Board will hear a presentation from Marin County Parks on its annual report for 2013-14, developed in collaboration with an ad hoc committee of the Measure A Community Oversight Committee. Measure A, a quarter-cent retail and use tax, passed by voters in November 2012 to care for Marin’s existing parks and open spaces, support regional community parks projects and programs, and further farmland preservation is creating positive change throughout Marin County. The report includes information about work performed with Measure A funding.

Review

The Board accepted the report after Parks Director Linda Dahl provided an overview and answered questions from the Board.

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

Contact: Linda Dahl, Director, Marin County Parks

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3. Speed Limits on Mill Valley-Sausalito Multiuse Pathway

Preview

The Board will hear a first reading of an ordinance amending Title 10 of the Marin County Code pertaining to speed limits on the Mill Valley-Sausalito Multiuse Pathway. With increased use of the 3.1-mile pathway have come increased conflicts between the mix of path users -- pedestrians, bicyclists and dog walkers. A collaborative effort with the public and other stakeholder agencies resulted in a recommendation for traffic calming and speed reduction measures that include a 10 mph speed limit on a 1,800-foot section of the path south of Sycamore Avenue. Staff recommends the scheduling of a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. January 27.

Review

After hearing from Assistant Parks Director Ron Miska and Public Works engineer Bob Goralka, the Board requested some changes and asked for the item to be brought back at a future meeting for another first reading.

Need more info? See the staff report about the ordinance amendment.

Contact: Ron Miska, Assistant Director, Marin County Parks

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4. Parking Restrictions on Marin Housing Authority Property

Preview

The Board will hear a first reading of 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. Staff recommends the scheduling of a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. February 10.

Review

The Board heard the first reading and scheduled the merit hearing for February 10.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed ordinance.

Contact: Bob Goralka, Principal Civil Engineer, Department of Public Works

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5. Financing Planned Improvements at Aldersly Retirement Community

Preview

The Board will conduct a Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) hearing and hear a request for tax-exempt financing by the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) for issuance of up to $7.5 million of tax-exempt conduit obligations to finance and refinance capital improvements to certain senior living facilities of Aldersly located at 326 Mission Avenue, San Rafael. Aldersly, a nonprofit public benefit corporation, operates a continuing care retirement community of 30 assisted living apartments and 20 beds of licensed skilled nursing care. It plans to make capital improvements on its facility.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing.

Need more info? See the staff report about the TEFRA hearing.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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6. Fee Amendment for Vineyard Erosion and Sediment Control

Preview

The Board will conduct a hearing for a request from the Agricultural Commissioner/Director of Weights and Measures to adopt a resolution amending the fee schedule for the Vineyard Erosion and Sediment Control (VESCO) Program and authorizing a memorandum of understanding with the Sonoma County Agricultural Department to provide services to the program up to $35,000 annually. Adjusting the fee schedule would offset costs of processing vineyard planting and replanting proposals or applications, reviewing plans, conducting inspections, enforcing regulations and providing other services.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed resolution.

Contact: Stacy Carlsen, Agricultural Commissioner

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7. Tentative Bargaining Agreement with Deputy Sheriff's Association

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Human Resources Department to authorize the Board President to execute a tentative agreement with the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association for a successor 18-month Collective Bargaining Agreement. The County has many long-term priorities for bargaining agreements, including the reduction of the County's contribution toward employees' share of pension costs, providing affordable health benefits and making market-based equity adjustments. This proposed agreement would reflect those goals and bring the association in line with the firefighters' contract that was settled in 2014.

Review

The Board authorized the Board President to execute the tentative agreement.

Need more info? See the staff report about the tentative agreement.

Contact: Joanne Peterson, Director of Human Resources


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8. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Aviation Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointment:

Aviation Commission: Marius Nelson

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

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