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Highlights of the June 09, 2015 Board Meeting:
At 10 a.m. (subject to change), the Board will present the Outstanding Employee Team of the Quarter Award to the Information Services and Technology Telephone Services Team.
Board President Katie Rice read the following:
The Telephone Services group is a team of highly skilled employees responsible for the telephone systems at over 40 County offices. They are dedicated to providing high-quality service, and particularly sensitive to the needs of public health and safety. This team is always willing to solve challenging problems that are presented to them with a high level of customer service and a willingness to work after hours when necessary.
They foster healthy working relationships with other County technical teams to optimize the performance of the systems, and utilize the many features the systems provide in order to serve the needs of the County departments. This team takes pride in ensuring that systems are working, continuously monitoring system performance for the highest level of service. In addition to technical expertise, the Telephone Services group financially manages almost all of the County Telecommunication expense, working with each department to equitably charge back expenses and provide both technical and financial support to all County departments’ administrative personnel responsible for cellular devices.
The Telephone Services group is comprised of Ilya Frid, Jules Fulgentes, Kathy Harrington, Barbara Layton, JC Lopez and Randy MacKenzie. They are deserving of the honor of Team of the Quarter. Congratulations!
Contact: Charlie Haase, Director, Information Services and Technology
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The Board will present the Employee of the Month Award for May 2015 to Sandra Mancilla of the Probation Department.
Board President Katie Rice said the following:
Sandra Mancilla, an employee since March 2013, is assigned to the Juvenile Drug Court Team, which is a collaborative program of support for youth who have entered the juvenile justice system. She supervises youth enrolled in Juvenile Drug Court to ensure their compliance with conditions of probation. She manages individualized “case plans” designed to help youth and families become successful and healthy, working with service providers and facilitating weekly team meetings. Sandra arranges and participates in activities to provide the youth opportunities to experience alternatives to a lifestyle of delinquency and substance abuse.
Sandra has the rare ability to adeptly manage both an administrative role and a direct service role. In each role, she demonstrates compassion, energy and enthusiasm. She also projects a quiet confidence and competence that is infectious to both youth and colleagues. Sandra is often the first to volunteer for an assignment or to participate in a division workgroup to improve services. Her work epitomizes the best qualities and characteristics of a County of Marin employee.
Sandra deeply cares about what she does, strives for excellence, and puts in a level and quality of effort that assures it. Congratulations, Sandra, on being chosen Employee of the Month.
Contact: Mike Daly, Chief Probation Officer
The Board will hear a presentation of the annual report for the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Public Authority of Marin. The authority's mission is to empower IHSS consumers, in partnership with providers, to preserve their right and ability to live at home with independence, respect, and dignity.
The Board heard the presentation and accepted the annual report.
Need more info? See the IHSS annual report.
Contact: Madeline Kellner, Executive Director, IHSS Public Authority of Marin
The Board will conduct a hearing to consider a resolution authorizing the Marin County Agricultural Commissioner/Director of Weights and Measures to establish certified producer certificate field inspection fee. The fee would help offset a portion of actual costs (approximately 54 percent) to perform field verification inspections once every three years at Marin ranches and farms. The fee would result in approximately $700 of new revenue for fiscal year 2015-16.
The Board conducted the hearing and authorized the resolution, certifying the fee.
Need more info? See the staff report about the certified producer certificate field inspection fee.
Contact: Stacy Carlsen, Agriculture Commissioner
The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to authorize the Board President to execute a $100,000 grant agreement with Marin Audubon Society for the acquisition of historic baylands in Corte Madera and authorize transfer of Measure A funds. Parks received a request from Marin Audubon for the grant to support the acquisition of five acres of undeveloped property east of the railroad tracks and about a quarter-mile south of Corte Madera Creek. The zoning on the property, appraised at $1.075 million, is for commercial use, but the land is considered history bayland and has significant wetland potential.
The Board authorized the Board President to execute the grant agreement and transfer the funds.
Need more info? See the staff report about the grant agreement and transfer of funds.
Contact: Ron Miska, Assistant Director, Marin County Parks
The Board will consider two vacancies on the Disaster Council, one on the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board and one on the County Service Area #33 (Stinson Beach) board.
The Board made the following appointments:
Disaster Council: Garry Lion, Amy Van Doren
County Service Area #33 (Stinson Beach) Board: Mark White
Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board: Shawn McEowen
Need more info? See the agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.
The Board will conduct an informational workshop on potential regulation of medical marijuana businesses/dispensaries within the unincorporated areas of Marin County. Since 1996, seriously ill Californians have had the right to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes if approved by a physician. A Board subcommittee of Supervisor Rice and former Supervisor Adams originally made recommendations on the potential regulations on medical marijuana dispensaries, which are illegal in Marin County; Supervisors Arnold and Connolly now serve as the Board subcommittee. Staff has researched regulatory models and the subcommittee interviewed potential medical marijuana providers. The current draft ordinance includes a limitation of one dispensary license in each of three designated zones (north, south, central/west) in Marin. Although the Board will not vote on the matter at this meeting, staff recommends that the Board provide direction to the subcommittee and staff.
The Board conducted the workshop, heard from more than 40 speakers during open time and discussed revisions to the draft ordinance with staff. See the news release about the medical marijuana ordinance workshop.
Need more info? See the staff report about the potential regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries.
Contact: Steven Woodside, County Counsel
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