August 2

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 8/2/2016

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Highlights of the August 02, 2016 Board Meeting:

  1. Employee Team of the Quarter
  2. Special Tax Increases for Kent Woodlands
  3. Special Tax Measure for Maintenance Dredging in Paradise Cay
  4. Proposed Tax to Support Care and Learning for Children
  5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  6. Appeal of Planning Commission Decision

1. Employee Team of the Quarter

Preview

The Board will present the Outstanding Employee Team of the Quarter award to the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Mapping Team.

Review

Supervisor Rice read the following:

The Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program assembled an interdisciplinary team of planners, engineering technicians, geographic information systems specialists and volunteers in 2013 to undertake one of the largest mapping efforts in Marin County’s history. They were tasked with finding and mapping over 2,300 stormwater pipes from Bolinas to Belvedere. The mapping team completed their two-year project to map more than 2,300 discharged pipes throughout Marin, which enabled the county and its member cities and towns to achieve compliance with the state’s stormwater pollution prevention mapping and monitoring requirements. The team mapped and inspected thousands of drainage pipes and visited 340 businesses and 350 municipally-owned facilities. During dry weather, the team monitored the quality of water flowing out of municipal drainage pipes to eliminate excess irrigation runoff into creeks and the bay. This comprehensive mapping information is critical in prioritizing areas for future stormwater pollution prevention and is now available to MarinMap users and local jurisdictions.

The team’s effort saved Marin’s municipalities thousands of dollars by sharing the cost of permit compliance, testing equipment, field monitoring, data management, and mapping. The County of Marin thanks the MCSTOPPP Mapping Team for its valuable contribution to the community.

The team members are Terri Fashing, Liz Lotz, Howard Bunce, Rob Carson, Angela Klapp, Christina David, Michelle Gantos, Lynne Scarpa, Kendall Pegan, and Jake Kramarz.

Contact: Raul Rojas, Director, Department of Public Works

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2. Special Tax Increases for Kent Woodlands

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator, on behalf of County Service Area #17-Kent Woodlands Police Services, to adopt resolutions calling for election to increase the special tax to continue providing additional Sheriff Deputy patrol services and installing and maintaining license plate reader cameras in Kent Woodlands. The residents have traditionally approved special taxes. The homeowners association, KWPOA, has requested that these measures be placed on the November 2016 ballot.

Review

The Board adopted the resolutions.

Need more info? See the staff reports about additional patrol services and the installation and maintenance of license plate readers for Kent Woodlands.

Contact: Angela Nicholson, Assistant County Administrator

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3. Special Tax Measure for Maintenance Dredging in Paradise Cay

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works, on behalf of County Service Area (CSA) #29, to adopt a resolution calling for an election in CSA 29 for the purpose of ongoing maintenance dredging in Paradise Cay and the two entry channels to San Francisco Bay. The CSA #29 Advisory Board unanimously recommended that the Board place a tax measure on the November 2016 ballot. CSA #29 includes only waterfront parcels in Paradise Cay.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the call for an election in CSA 29 for ongoing dredging maintenance.

Contact: Anthony Williams, Principal Civil Engineer, Department of Public Works

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4. Proposed Tax to Support Care and Learning for Children

Preview

No earlier than 10:30 a.m., the Board will conduct a merit hearing for an ordinance imposing a quarter-cent retail transactions and use tax to be administered by the State Board of Equalization for the purpose of providing quality preschool education, child care, healthcare, and extended learning/after school programs in Marin County. The Marin Strong Start Coalition is committed to improving equitable opportunities for all children in Marin in order for them to succeed in school and have a strong, healthy start in life. The coalition has been working more than six years to explore the establishment of a dedicated local funding stream for children’s services. The Department of Health and Human Services now brings forth the proposed Marin Strong Start For Kids Transactions and Use Tax Ordinance for the November 2016 ballot. If approved by two-thirds of the voters, it would be imposed for nine years and generate about $12 million annually. 

Review

The Board conducted the merit hearing and approved a resolution calling for the measure to be placed on the November 2016 ballot.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed Marin Strong Start For Kids Transactions and Use Tax Ordinance.

Contact: Dr. Grant Colfax, Director, Department of Health and Human Services

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5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Disaster Council.

Review

The Board made the following appointment:

Disaster Council: Michael Grant

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

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6. Appeal of Planning Commission Decision

Preview

The Board will conduct a hearing on the Thompson Development Inc. appeal of the Planning Commission’s denial of the 766 Bay Road Design Review and Tree Removal Permit applications. The applicant proposes the construction of a new four-story, 26.75 foot high, 2,096 square foot single-family residence with an attached 479 square foot garage on a 7,356 square foot lot in unincorporated Tam Valley. The Planning Commission denied the project in January 2015 and considered a modified project on July 27, 2015. Planning staff recommended approval of the revised project after finding it consistent with the Countywide Plan, the Marin County Development Code, the Tamalpais Area Community Plan, and Single-Family Design Guidelines. However the Planning Commission voted 4-2 to deny the project a second time, citing inconsistency with the Tamalpais Area Community Plan on bulk/massing and site grading. This item was continued to a later date in November 2015 and May 2016.

Review

The Board adopted a resolution approving a revised project.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Thompson Development appeal for the property at 766 Bay Road.

Contact: Jocelyn Drake, Planner, Community Development Agency

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