January 26

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 1/26/2016

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Highlights of the January 26, 2016 Board Meeting:

  1. Employee of the Month
  2. Sanitary Service Rates
  3. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  4. Tax-Exempt Conduit Obligations to Finance Housing Facilities

1. Employee of the Month

Preview

At 9 a.m., the Board will present the Employee of the Month award for December 2015 to Kara Amestoy of the Human Resources Department.

Review

Supervisor Rice read the following:

"Kara Amestoy is the idea employee,” according to one of the nominations. She is dedicated to her work, she cares about the community she serves and her co-workers, and she “adds positive energy to her work environment … with a warm smile and welcoming attitude.” Kara regularly goes above and beyond her normal duties. She is polite, courteous and patient with employees during what may be a stressful time for some regarding their benefits, and follows through to ensure their needs are met. Kara leads a group of co-workers on a walk around the Civic Center to promote wellness and camaraderie, and she arranged a tour for the department when an employee expressed interest in Frank Lloyd Wright and the Civic Center. She also sent out personalized emails to fellow employees prior to the Employee Wellness Fair highlighting information that might be of interest to each of them.  
 
Kara she has received several promotions and special assignments in her short time with the County and her commitment to the County and surrounding community goes beyond the Civic Center walls. When the fires this summer threatened and burned homes near her childhood home and she discovered our County fire fighters were there to help, she delivered care packages with personalized notes to say thank you for their service. 
 
Congratulations, Kara, on being chosen Employee of the Month. 

Contact: Angela Nicholson, Interim Director of Human Resources

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2. Sanitary Service Rates

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to schedule a hearing for 10:30 a.m. February 9 for consideration of a Marin Sanitary Service and franchise service modification. The rate increase components include wages, benefits, depreciation and interest, maintenance and other operating costs. Staff recommends consideration of the following requested rate increases: 5.99% for Central Marin Franchise Areas (1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6); 5.99% for Ross Valley South; 5.71% for Ross Valley North (Oak Manor); and 5.71% for Ross Valley North (Sleepy Hollow).

Review

The Board scheduled the Marin Sanitary Service hearing for 10:30 a.m. February 9.

Need more info? See the staff report for the sanitary service rate increase proposal.

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

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3. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Workforce Development Board.

Review

The Board made the following appointment:

Workforce Development Board: Joanne Webster

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

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4. Tax-Exempt Conduit Obligations to Finance Housing Facilities

Preview

The Board will conduct two Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) hearings on funding for housing facilities in unincorporated areas of Marin. The Board will hear a request for issuance of up to $16 million of tax-exempt conduit obligations to finance the acquisition, rehabilitation, improvement and equipping of a 50-unit multifamily rental housing facility for seniors located at 626 Owens Drive, Novato. Then, the Board will hear a request for issuance of up to $7 million of tax-exempt conduit obligations to finance the acquisition, rehabilitation, improvement and equipping of a 25-unit multifamily rental housing facility for seniors located at 600 A Street in Point Reyes Station. Staff recommends that the Board consider adopting resolutions to approve the issuance of the bonds.

Review

The Board conducted both TEFRA hearings and approved both requests to issue tax-exempt conduit obligations related to the housing projects.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Owens Drive housing facility and the Point Reyes Station housing facility.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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