June 21

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 6/21/2016

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Highlights of the June 21, 2016 Board Meeting:

  1. Employee of the Month
  2. Presentation by Marin County Youth Commission
  3. Status Report on ATOM Project
  4. Civic Center Drive Fire Station Agreements
  5. Paramedic and Ambulance Service Fees
  6. Exemptions to Bicycle Prohibitions on Sidewalks
  7. Garbage Rate Increase Request
  8. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

1. Employee of the Month

Preview

No earlier than 9 a.m., the Board will present the Employee of the Month award for June 2016 to Christy Voyles of the Department of Public Works.

Review

Supervisor Rice read the following:

As the senior real property agent in the department’s Real Estate Division Christy’s clients include all County departments, Marin County Open Space District, Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Marin Emergency Radio Authority and several cities and towns and is responsible for the most complex and difficult projects.

Christy, an employee since 2006, began her career with the County as an intern in the division and has worked her way up to the senior level through hard work and demonstrated results. She is a dedicated employee who has proven to be a key asset for the County by consistently delivering projects to her clients. She approaches her work with a calm professionalism that puts others at ease, building a foundation of trust between her and those involved in the project.

Christy successfully acquired Sky Ranch for the Open Space District and was a key part of the County’s Forest Knolls Trailer Court purchase. Christy holds the Senior Right of Way Agent designation of the International Right of Way Association has served in many positions for her chapter, including “Professional of the Year” in 2014.

Christy’s friendly demeanor, solid work ethic, depth of knowledge, professionalism and excellent customer service exemplify the qualities of public service to the County of Marin and its residents. Congratulations, Christy, on being chosen Employee of the Month.

Contact: Angela Nicholson, Assistant County Administrator

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2. Presentation by Marin County Youth Commission

Preview

The Board will hear a request for a presentation from the Marin County Youth Commission regarding updates on projects, accomplishments, and its strategic plan.

Review

The Board received the presentation.

Need more info? No materials are expected to be available to accompany this oral report.

Contact: Liza Crosse, Aide to Supervisor Kinsey

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3. Status Report on ATOM Project

Preview

The Board will hear a status report regarding the Administrative Technologies of Marin (ATOM) project implementation in preparation for its “go-live” date. ATOM is a new software system that will streamline the way the County’s administrative staff handles its business operations, including budgeting, accounting, purchasing, payroll and human resources management. The goal of the ATOM project is to enhance business processes and save the County money over the long run relative to continued use of the existing SAP software system. The finance phase of the new system implementation is on time and on budget to go live in July 2016.

Review

The Board received the report. See the news release about the ATOM Project.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Administrative Technologies of Marin (ATOM) project implementation.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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4. Civic Center Drive Fire Station Agreements

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to authorize the Board President to execute agreements with County Service Area (CSA) 19 and the City of San Rafael for land at the San Rafael Fire Department Station 57, located at 3530 Civic Center Drive, and the provision of shared fire protection services to CSA 19 and the City of San Rafael. The agreements to provide service to CSA 19 have been ongoing since 1976, when the previous 30-year lease for the land began. Staff recommends that the Board President pursue a 40-year lease of County land and a new Joint Powers Fire Protection Services agreement for 10 years (automatically renewing up to 40 years) to provide fire protection services.

Review

The Board approved the authorization to execute the agreements and the provision of shared services.

Need more info? See the staff report about the San Rafael Fire Department Station 57 agreements.

Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator

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5. Paramedic and Ambulance Service Fees

Preview

No earlier than 10:30 a.m., the Board will conduct a hearing to request to consider adopting a resolution to increase the Marin County Fire Department’s paramedic and ambulance service fees in County Service Area 28. The department recently completed a review of operating costs and determined that current rates do not reflect the actual cost of providing basic or advanced life support services from ambulances and paramedics. The proposed changes in the fee schedule would bring the County into alignment with the goal of cost recovery.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the resolution about paramedic and ambulance service fees.

Contact: Jason Weber, Fire Chief

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6. Exemptions to Bicycle Prohibitions on Sidewalks

Preview

The Board will conduct a hearing for an ordinance establishing exemptions to the bicycle prohibitions on sidewalks. Current Marin County Code prohibits bicycles on sidewalks within a business district and prohibits bicycle riders 14 years or older on sidewalks within a residential district. The proposed change would allow the Board to specify sidewalks that are exempt from these bicycle sidewalk riding prohibitions. The initial request was made by the City of Sausalito for the sidewalk along Donahue Street from the southern intersection with Drake Avenue in Marin City to the Sausalito city limits.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and approved the exemption for Donahue Street in Sausalito/Marin City.

Need more info? See the staff report on exemptions to the bicycle prohibitions on sidewalks.

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

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7. Garbage Rate Increase Request

Preview

The Board will conduct a hearing to consider Mill Valley Refuse Service’s (MVRS) requested 4.78 percent rate increase for the unincorporated Southern Marin franchise areas serviced by MVRS. These areas include unincorporated  areas near Mill Valley and Tiburon known as Shoreline and Gibson, Paradise Cay, Paradise and Mar East. There are approximately 800 residential and commercial customers in the area. A 4.78 percent rate increase would bring the average cost of 35-gallon cart service to $46.76 per month.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and approved the rate increase.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposal to increase refuse rates.

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

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8. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider four vacancies on the Commission on Aging, four on the Library Commission, three on the Fish and Wildlife Commission, and three on the Parks and Open Space Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Commission on Aging: Francie Bedinger, Sharon Turner, James Monson

Library Commission: Linda Ward, Anya Schandler, Ana Kaplan, Tyrone Cannon

Fish and Wildlife Commission: Gary Frugoli, Ed Schulze, Alex Nichelini

Parks and Open Space Commission: Roger Harris, Shelly Scott, Dennis Scremin

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

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