January 27

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 1/27/2015

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the January 27, 2015 Board Meeting:

  1. Public Works Emergency Contracts
  2. Proposed Runway Extension at Gnoss Field
  3. Disposal Rates for Ratto Group
  4. Disposal Rates for Marin Sanitary
  5. Disposal Rates for Bay Cities Refuse
  6. Assistant Director of Human Resources Position
  7. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

1. Public Works Emergency Contracts

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to adopt a resolution approving emergency contracting procedures and authorizing appropriations to repair public works damaged by recent storms. The costs of road repair projects are estimated to be $700,000, and both federal and state reimbursement funding is being explored. The costs of levee repair projects in Novato are estimated to be more than $1 million. If the request is approved, General Fund one-time reserves would be reduced from $6.95 million to $5.25 million, and $1.7 million would be allocated to a new 2014 General Fund Storm Damage project.

Review

The Board heard the request and adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the emergency contracting procedures and appropriations for repair.

Contact: Raul Rojas, Director, Department of Public Works

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2. Proposed Runway Extension at Gnoss Field

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to take actions related to the proposed extension of Runway 13/31 at Gnoss Field in Novato, including extending contracts, developing a schedule and funding plan to complete new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) task, and delay the previously planned February 24 merit hearing for runway extension until after the FAA issues its Final EIS Record of Decision.

Review

The Board heard the request and permitted Public Works to move forward with its recommendations. 

Need more info? See the staff report about the Gnoss Field actions.

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

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3. Disposal Rates for Ratto Group

Preview

The Board will conduct a public hearing and consider a request from the Ratto Group of Companies Inc. (Redwood Empire Disposal) for a 1.79 percent rate increase for the West Marin Franchise Area Nos. 1 and 2, which includes the West Marin coastal area except Bolinas and Stinson Beach. The franchise agreement establishes rates with a price index that factors in the costs of fuel, labor, vehicle maintenance and replacement. The agreement states that 2015 is an adjustment year and that the methodology shows the increase is warranted.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and approved rate increase.

Need more info? See the staff report about the disposal rates.

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

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4. Disposal Rates for Marin Sanitary

Preview

The Board will conduct a public hearing and consider a request from Marin Sanitary Service for rate increases ranging from 2.23 percent to 6.99 percent for Central Marin Franchise Areas No. 1-6, Ross Valley North and Ross Valley South. The franchise agreement establishes rates with a price index that factors in the costs of fuel, labor, vehicle maintenance and replacement. Marin Sanitary states that its rate-setting methodology shows the increase is warranted.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and approved rate increase.

Need more info? See the staff report about the disposal rates.

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

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5. Disposal Rates for Bay Cities Refuse

Preview

The Board will conduct a public hearing and consider a request from Bay Cities Refuse Services for a 3.2 percent rate increase for Southern Marin Franchise Area No. 1, which includes the southern portion of unincorporated Sausalito to the Golden Gate Bridge and west of Fort Cronkite plus houseboat areas of Waldo Point Harbor, Kappas Harbor and Yellow Ferry Harbor. The franchise agreement establishes rates with a price index that factors in the costs of fuel, labor, vehicle maintenance and replacement. Bay Cities states that its rate-setting methodology shows the increase is warranted.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and approved rate increase.

Need more info? See the staff report about the disposal rates.

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

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6. Assistant Director of Human Resources Position

Preview

The Board will hear a first reading of an ordinance amending the Marin County Personnel Management Regulations Section 1.2, adding the classification of Assistant Director of Human Resources. The regulation designates a limited number of positions that are outside the County's merit system, including deputies and chief assistants to elected officials and assistants to some department heads. A recruitment to fill the vacant Assistant Director of Human Resources position is being initiated, and the County Administrator has requested a first reading and a scheduled merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. February 3.

Review

The Board conducted the first reading and scheduled the merit hearing for February 3.

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

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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7. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider five term expirations on the Cultural Services Commission, four term expirations on the Planning Commission, three term expirations on the Measure A (Parks) Community Oversight Committee, one vacancy on the Kentfield Planning Advisory Board and two on the Library Commission. 

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Cultural Services Commission: Nicole Klock, Helen Willms, William Cope, Suzanna Pollak, Marge Bartolini

Planning Commission: David Paoli, Peter Theran

Measure A (Parks) Community Oversight Committee: Raphael Durr, Larry Kennings

Kentfield Planning Advisory Board: Neil Park

Library Commission: Sally Hauser, Linda Ward

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

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