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Highlights of the May 09, 2017 Board Meeting:
At 9 a.m., the Board will present the Employee of the Month award for April 2017 to Lana Petukhova of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Board President Judy Arnold read the following:
Lana, who joined the County in 2013 and serves as a senior accounting assistant, is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is well-liked and respected, professional, hard-working and efficient. She is positive and gracious, and counts herself fortunate to work with her colleagues and to serve the public in a field that she loves. Every day she brings a smile to work.
Lana is motivated by her commitment to improving services to the vulnerable population that she serves which is demonstrated in her work. She has an incredible work ethic, is a leader and is dedicated to every member of the team. She assists her co-workers whenever questions arise and strives to find solutions to difficult problems. The volume of tasks Lana performs is exceptional. She is also adaptable and willing to take new and challenging assignments. She was instrumental in the implementation of True Link, a new software system that allows representative payee clients to manage their benefit funds through a restricted debit card.
Lana is an asset to the County of Marin with an array of exemplary qualities, and deserves the recognition of Employee of the Month.
Contact: Mary Hao, Human Resources Director
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The Board will present the Outstanding Employee Team of the Quarter award to the Marin County Sheriff's Office Re-Entry Pod Team.
The Sheriff’s Office Re-entry Pod Team assists individuals in transitioning into the community once released from jail. The goal of the re-entry pod program is to successfully reintegrate individuals, improve public safety, and reduce recidivism, thereby reducing costs.
Inmates who demonstrate exemplary behavior are selected to reside in the re-entry unit where they receive training through a structured program. The program teaches many skills that have produced outstanding results, including modifying behavior patterns and training for suitable jobs. Inmates housed in the re-entry pod make the effort to remain in the pod because of the benefits they receive, and become motivated by their own self-interest to make necessary life changes that have affirming outcomes. This also helps retain a safer and more secure facility.
The Marin County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keeping our community safe and this is one effective method to do so. The County of Marin congratulates the Sheriff’s Office Re-entry Pod Team for their outstanding service to the community and is proud to honor them as Team of the Quarter.
Members of the team are: Christopher Boden, David Estes, Jason Knight, Lyle Lorenz, Corey Monge, Donald Saur, Kellee Trump, Colin Medalie, Sarah Gupta, Justin Hettich, Shannon Kowalski, Bryan McMains, Claudia Pineda, Joshua Todt, and Robin Blanchard.
Need more info?
Contact: Mary Hao, Director of Human Resources
The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution proclaiming May 1-7 as Wildfire Awareness Week.
The Board adopted the resolution.
Need more info? See the news release and draft resolution about Wildfire Awareness Week.
Contact: Jason Weber, Fire Chief
The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution proclaiming the week of May 6-12 as Nurses Week in Marin County.
Need more info? See the draft resolution about Nurses Week.
Contact: Dr. Grant Colfax, Director, Department of Health and Human Services
The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution proclaiming May as National Bike Month.
Need more info? See the draft resolution about National Bike Month.
Contact: Rhonda Kutter, aide to Supervisor Rodoni
The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to consider supporting state Senate Bill 54 (de León), “The California Values Act,” regarding limitation of state and local law enforcement involvement in federal immigration enforcement. Marin County is estimated to have approximately 16,000 undocumented immigrants as residents. It is estimated that Marin County residents include 50,000 immigrants or about 20 percent of the population. The Board has consistently expressed strong support for equity and inclusion measures. On March 21, the Board adopted a resolution upholding due process and protecting civil rights of local immigrant residents, and received public comment in support of SB 54. Because SB 54 was not agendized at the time, the Board authorized its Legislative subcommittee to review SB 54 for subsequent consideration.
The Board approved support for Senate Bill 54, "The California Values Act."
Need more info? See the staff report about the California Values Act.
Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator
The Board will hear a request from the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services, to approve the Marin County Area Plan for Aging, 2016-2020, fiscal year 2017-18 update. The update, required by federal law, will assist Aging and Adult Services and community organizations in addressing the needs and concerns of the community. In addition, approval of the plan will allow the County to continue to receive federal and state funds for services to older adults and family caregivers living in Marin. Staff recommends that the Board approve the update and authorize the Board President to sign a letter of transmittal.
The Board approved the annual update of the Marin County Area Plan for Aging.
Need more info? See the staff report about the Marin County Area Plan for Aging.
The Board will hear a request from County Parks to authorize the Board President to execute a first addendum to the lease agreement with Tayman Park Golf Group, Inc., for operation of the McInnis Park Golf Center in San Rafael. The County and Tayman entered into a 10-year lease agreement in April 2012 to operate the nine-hole golf course, driving range, restaurant, banquet facility, mini golf course and batting cages. The two parties agree that capital funding for improvements is insufficient, and Marin County Parks has developed a lease amendment to allow for more upgrades.
The Board authorized the Board President to execute the addendum to the lease agreement.
Need more info? See the staff report about the lease agreement for the McInnis Park Golf Center.
Contact: Chris Chamberlain, Assistant Director, Marin County Parks
The Board will hear separate requests from County Parks to adopt resolutions adopting mitigated negative declarations for the Paradise Beach Park Master Plan and the McNears Beach Park Master Plan, and approve both master plans. Together, long-term upgrades would add up to about $55 million combined. If approved, the County would not only have a blueprint for long-term designs and planning at each location, but it will have the official documentation it needs to seek state and federal grants and other outside funding for long-deferred upgrades.
The Board adopted both resolutions for the parks master plans.
Need more info? See the news release and the staff reports about the Paradise Beach Park Master Plan and the McNears Beach Park Master Plan.
Contact: Chris Chamberlain, Assistant Director, Marin County Parks
No earlier than 10:30 a.m., the Board will conduct a merit hearing for an ordinance amending Chapter 15.30 of the Marin County Code to establish a daytime no-parking zone option for County facilities. Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is installing a commuter rail station near the intersection of McInnis Parkway and Civic Center Drive, just north of the Civic Center in San Rafael. This proposed amendment would eliminate parking in the adjacent vacant lot, known as the Christmas tree lot, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.. weekdays, holidays exempted. The amendment would be accompanied by a traffic resolution.
The Board conducted the merit hearing and approved the ordinance amendment and the traffic resolution.
Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed ordinance amendment about parking restrictions at County facilities.
Contact: Bob Goralka, Principal Civil Engineer, Department of Public Works
The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to approve budget adjustments in the amount of $175,000 to fund additional contingency for the Civic Center Drive Improvement Project. In May 2016, the Public Works Director awarded a $3.5 million contract to Ghilotti Bros. and authorized a construction contingency of $77,810. In November 2016, the contingency was increased by $112,125. Based on final construction adjustments, an additional $175,000 is required because of an extended project schedule mostly due to weather conditions.
The Board approved the budget adjustments for Public Works.
Need more info? See the staff report about the Civic Center Drive Improvement Project.
Contact: Patrick Zuroske, Facilities Planning and Development Manager, Department of Public Works
The Board will conduct a merit hearing about housing and community development needs and performance, federal 2016 amendments to the Consolidated Plan including budgets for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program. The five-year Consolidated Plan includes an analysis of needs and statements of policy for the entire period. There is $1.3 million in CDBG fuding and $581,483 in HOME funds. The County distributes grants to eligible projects sponsored by local nonprofits and public agencies.
The Board conducted the merit hearing and approved the amendments to the Consolidate Plan.
Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed amendments to the Consolidated Plan.
Contact: Leelee Thomas, Planning Manager, Community Development Agency
The Board will consider two vacancies on the Tamalpais Design Review Board and one on the Strawberry Design Review Board.
The Board made the following appointments:
Tamalpais Design Review Board: Andrea Montalbano, Logan Link
Strawberry Design Review Board: Matt Williams
Need more info? See the agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.
At 1:30 p.m., the Board will conduct an informational workshop to review applications for the Community Service Grand Program for Cycle 2: November 1, 2016, to March 31, 2017. The Community Service Fund program provides one-time funding allocations between $1,000 and $10,000 to nonprofit service providers or other governmental entities to fund specific projects or programs that provide a measurable benefit to Marin residents. Funding from the program not intended to provide ongoing financial support for the project or program. All 77 applications were reviewed by the County Administrator's Office to ensure that services are appropriate and provide a local public benefit. The County has $149,470 available, and allocations will be approved at a subsequent meeting by the Board of Supervisors.
The Board conducted the workshop and heard from many representatives of the applying organizations. The Board provided direction to staff and forwarded the item to the May 23 meeting.
Need more info? See the staff report and the attached chart about the Community Service Grant Program applications.
Contact: Sandy Laird, Executive Assistant, County Administrator's Office
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