May 24

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 5/24/2016

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Highlights of the May 24, 2016 Board Meeting:

  1. Fire Station Design
  2. Marin Safety-Net Health Information Exchange
  3. New Community Detoxification Facility
  4. Parking Restrictions for Muir Woods Road
  5. Amendment to Surveyor Fees
  6. Fee Increase for Hazardous Materials and Waste Facilities
  7. Proposed Fee Adjustment for Multiple Departments
  8. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  9. Lucasfilm Master Plan Amendment for Big Rock Ranch

1. Fire Station Design

Preview

At 9 a.m., the Board will hold a brief informational workshop to review a proposed design of City of San Rafael Fire Station 57 at 3530 Civic Center Drive. The station is located on County property leased to the City, which operates the station via contract with County Service Area (CSA) 19 to provide fire protection services to CSA 19 residents, as well as incorporated San Rafael. Because the station is located on County land across from the Marin County Civic Center complex, the structure is subject to the County review process. Staff is asking the Board to accept a report and provide input on the design. The workshop will be held in Suite 324A, a few steps away from the Board of Supervisors chamber. Please note there is limited seating in 324A.

Review

The Board held the workshop and expressed support for the fire station design. No vote was taken.

Need more info? See the document related to the Fire Station 57 design.

Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator

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2. Marin Safety-Net Health Information Exchange

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to appropriate $311,237 of year-two Intergovernmental Transfer Funds (IGT) from Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC), and request to authorize the Board President to execute a multi-year contract with Redwood MedNet, in the amount of $774,525, to develop and support a Marin Safety-Net Health Information Exchange. In 2014, the Board authorized the acceptance of a second year of IGT funds from PHC in the amount of $1,656,237 to provide health services to its managed Medi-Cal beneficiaries. HHS is returning for approval to appropriate a portion of the federal funds to implement one of its PHC approved initiatives, the development, implementation, and provision of ongoing support of a Health Information Exchange (HIE) for Marin’s safety-net.

Review

The Board approved the appropriation of funding and approved to authorize the Board President to execute the contract.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Marin Safety-Net Health Information Exchange

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

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3. New Community Detoxification Facility

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take the following actions related to a new community detoxification facility: Authorize transfer of $1 million from non-departmental funds and roll over $1 million of unspent HHS expenditures; authorize the Board President to execute a funding agreement with Buckelew Programs, in an amount of up to $2.7 million, for site development and the purchase of a new modular building to house a community detoxification facility; and authorize the Department of Finance to make related budget adjustments. Buckelew must relocate its current detoxification facility, call the Vine Recovery Center, before its lease expires March 31, 2017. Buckelew has signed a new lease for a nearby 1.3 acre vacant site, also on property owned by the Silveira family.

Review

The Board authorized the transfer of funds and authorized the Board President to execute the funding agreement.

Need more info? See the staff report about the new community detoxification facility actions.

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

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4. Parking Restrictions for Muir Woods Road

Preview

The Board will conduct a first reading of an ordinance amending Section 15.36.010 of the Marin County Code to restrict parking on a portion of Muir Woods Road (also called Frank’s Valley Road) near Muir Woods National Monument. The ordinance would establish a preferential parking program under which the National Park Service (NPS) may issue and charge fees for parking permits. The Board approved a memorandum of understanding with NPS on the issue in June 2015 and a parking fine zone was established in October 2015. Per the memorandum, the number of parking spaces downstream of Redwood Creek Bridge will be incrementally reduced over the next five years from 80 spaces to zero. Staff recommends that the Board schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. June 7.

Review

The Board conducted the first reading of the ordinance amendment and scheduled the merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. June 7.

Need more info? See the staff report about parking restrictions on Muir Woods Road.

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

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5. Amendment to Surveyor Fees

Preview

The Board will conduct a first reading of an ordinance amending Chapter 3.50 of the Marin County Code relating to County surveyor fees for fiscal year 2016-18. The cost to review maps, check calculations and provide surveying services has increased since the fee schedule was last amended in 2013. The proposed amendment would provide for cost recovery by raising fees approximately 3 percent in both 2016-17 and 2017-18. Staff recommends that the Board schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. June 7.

Review

The Board conducted the first reading of the ordinance amendment and scheduled the merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. June 7.

Need more info? See the staff report about proposed ordinance amendments for surveyor fees.

Contact: Richard Simonitch, County Surveyor, Department of Public Works

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6. Fee Increase for Hazardous Materials and Waste Facilities

Preview

The Board will conduct a first reading of ordinance amending Chapter 7.80 of the Marin County Code relating to fiscal year 2016-18 fee adjustments for the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA). The agency consolidates state environmental regulations for hazardous materials and waste facilities. It includes administration, permitting, inspection and enforcement of programs related to underground storage tanks, haz-mat business plans, accidental release and other haz-mat issues. The proposed amendment would provide for cost recovery by raising fees approximately 3 percent in both 2016-17 and 2017-18. Staff recommends that the Board schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. June 7.

Review

The Board conducted the first reading of the ordinance amendment and scheduled the merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. June 7.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed ordinance amendment for the Certified Unified Program Agency.

Contact: Patrick Echols, Assistant Director, Department of Public Works

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7. Proposed Fee Adjustment for Multiple Departments

Preview

The Board will conduct a hearing to consider resolutions adjusting fees for fiscal year 2016-18 for the following departments: Agricultural Weights and Measures, Community Development Agency, Cultural Services, Elections, Parks, and Probation. The proposed fee increases are consistent with the Board's direction to ensure that fees and charges keep pace with the cost of doing business. The cost of services is impacted by technology and equipment, but most directly by the cost of labor. The proposed increases are not tied to any of the County's equity projects, especially related to library and parks fees.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and approved the fee adjustments.

Need more info? See the staff report about the fee adjustments.

Contact: Angela Nicholson, Assistant County Administrator

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8. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider five vacancies on the Women's Commission, three on the Financial Audit Advisory Committee, two on the Health Council of Marin, and one on the Aviation Commission.

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

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9. Lucasfilm Master Plan Amendment for Big Rock Ranch

Preview

The Board will conduct a hearing to consider the Lucasfilm LTD Master Plan Amendment for Big Rock Ranch at 3838 Lucas Valley Road, Nicasio (APNs 164-310-01 and -02). On May 9, the Planning Commission unanimously recommended that the Board conditionally approve the amendment to permit the conversion of 61,162 square feet of office floor area into guest units, in addition to upgrades to the office complex facility. Planning staff recommends the Board consider adopting the attached ordinance to approve the project.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the ordinance amendment.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Master Plan Amendment for Big Rock Ranch.

Contact: Jocelyn Drake, Senior Planner, Community Development Agency

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