March 1

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 3/1/2016

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Highlights of the March 01, 2016 Board Meeting:

  1. Employee of the Month
  2. Marin History Museum Agreement
  3. Supporting Presidential Executive Order on Immigration
  4. Integrated Pest Management Annual Report
  5. Tax-Exempt Conduit Obligations to Finance Mark Day School Upgrades
  6. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

1. Employee of the Month

Preview

No earlier than 10 a.m., the Board will present the Employee of the Month award for February 2016 to Jacalyn Mah of the County Administrator's Office.

Review

Supervisor Rice read the following:

As an administrative analyst since 2009, Jacalyn is a key member of the County Administrator’s Office team. Jacalyn led our effort to create a new 2015 annual report, consisting of a new webpage, a short and snappy video, sparkling infographics package and a concise narrative of highlights. Jacalyn was instrumental in improving our communication efforts as compared to a traditional, long, narrative. Jacalyn brought spectacular and modern style to the task after reviewing myriad annual reports. The eye-catching results are proudly displayed on the County’s website (www.marincounty.org/2015).

Jacalyn is also a founding member of the MAPLE affinity group and the Diversity, Respect, Encouragement, Acceptance in Marin (DREAM) Collaborative, qualifying her as a champion of diversity. She is an influential leader of the Social Media Taskforce and the Public Information Team (PIT) Crew. Last year, she won a national award for the logo and branding initiative she created to enhance the image of County publications.

Congratulations, Jacalyn, for a job well done.

Contact: Angela Nicholson, Assistant County Administrator

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2. Marin History Museum Agreement

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to approve an agreement and authorize the County Administrator to enter into a contract of up to $50,000 to provide support for the Marin History Museum. The museum, a private nonprofit corporation, is moving forward with plans to transition leadership for a sustainable future. The current six board members will retire after electing up to four new directors and completing the transfer of the museum’s stewardship by no later than March 31, 2016.

Review

The Board approved the agreement.

Need more info? See the staff report and the news release about the Marin History Museum agreement.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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3. Supporting Presidential Executive Order on Immigration

Preview

The Board will hear a request to consider joining other counties and cities in filing a friend of the court (Amicus) brief in the pending United States Supreme Court case, United States v. Texas, in support of the President’s Executive Order on immigration.

Review

The Board approved the request to file the Amicus brief.

Need more info? See the staff report about the brief in support of the immigration order.

Contact: Liza Crosse, aide to Supervisor Kinsey

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4. Integrated Pest Management Annual Report

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to accept the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program’s 2015 annual report. Parks staff plans to continue its downward trend on herbicide use and ramp up non-chemical treatments of invasive plants at parks and other County facilities. Alternative pest control methods will be emphasized in the coming years, including biological control with owls and insects, cultural control with changed work practices, and mechanical and physical control with mulches, screen barriers, and steam sterilization. Staff recommends that the Board accept the report and approve the Recommended Allowed Products List for 2016.

Review

The Board accepted the annual report and products list with modifications.

Need more info? See the staff report, 2015 IPM annual report and news release about the IPM Program.

Contact: Chris Chamberlain, Parks Superintendent/IPM Coordinator

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5. Tax-Exempt Conduit Obligations to Finance Mark Day School Upgrades

Preview

No earlier than 10:30 a.m., the Board will conduct a Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) hearing for issuance of up to $9.5 million of tax-exempt conduit obligations to finance capital improvements to educational facilities of Mark Day School, 39 Trellis Drive, San Rafael. The Board held a public hearing and adopted a resolution approving financing of up to $8.0 million on August 25, 2015. Mark Day School, formerly known as Saint Mark's School, has since requested a new public hearing because project costs are more than it had projected. Staff recommends that the Board conduct a public hearing and consider adopting a resolution approving the issuance of bonds.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the TEFRA hearing for facilities at Mark Day School.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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6. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Measure A (Parks) Community Oversight Committee representing agriculture, and one on the Oversight Board to the Successor Agency to the Dissolved Redevelopment Agency of the City of Novato.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Measure A (Parks) Community Oversight Committee: Gerald Gause

Oversight Board to the Successor Agency to the Dissolved Redevelopment Agency of the City of Novato: Jennifer Goldfinger

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

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