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Highlights of the April 10, 2018 Board Meeting:
Shortly after the Board convenes no earlier than 9:30 a.m., following completion of a Housing Authority meeting, the Board will receive an update about a grant to expand access to treatment for opioid use disorders in Marin County. The report will come from the Department of Health and Human Services about the implementation of a Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Hub and Spoke System grant. On August 1, 2017, Marin Treatment Center was awarded up to $3.5 million over two years to develop a network of connections between local medical providers and specialty addictions care available at Marin Treatment Center. The grant aims to expand the number of providers educated and able to provide medications for addiction treatment as well as enhance and develop services at the treatment center.
The Board received the update.
Need more info? See the staff report about the Hub and Spoke System grant toward opioid treatment.
Contact: Dr. Grant Colfax, Director, Department of Health and Human Services
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The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to adopt a resolution establishing a 30-foot vehicle length restriction on a portion of Muir Woods Road. Neighbors have expressed concern about buses crossing the road's centerline along several curves between the Muir Woods National Monument entrance and Panoramic Highway. A study confirmed the centerline crossings for vehicles longer than 32 feet. Marin Transit, the National Parks Service and the California Highway Patrol all supported a 30-foot limit on vehicles on that portion of Muir Woods Road. Shoulder widening projects are planned for three tight sections of that stretch, which eventually could allow for vehicles longer than 30 feet.
The Board adopted the resolution.
Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed vehicle length restriction on a portion of Muir Woods Road.
Contact: Bob Goralka, Principal Civil Engineer, Department of Public Works
No earlier than 10:30 a.m., the Board will consider Recology Sonoma Marin’s requested rate increase of 12.1 percent for refuse collection and removal in West Marin Franchise Area No. 1. The franchise area covers the West Marin coast except for Bolinas and Stinson Beach. The increase would be comprised of 8.8 percent CPI requested by Recology and a new 3.3 percent regulatory compliance fee. The increased General Fund revenue is estimated to be $89,500.
The board approved requested rate increase.
Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed garbage rate increase for West Marin Franchise Area No. 1.
Contact: Steve Devine, Program Manager, Waste Management Division, Department of Public Works
The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution regarding 2018-2019 Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account revenues from the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (state Senate Bill 1, or SB1). The state legislature passed SB1 in April 2017, and Marin is slated to receive an average of $4.1 million per year over the next 10 years. The County must expend an amount not less than the annual average of its discretionary expenditures from 2009-2012 for street and transportation purposes, and that figure is $2.1 million. The Department of Public Works has compiled a list of projects worth $7.5 million, representing just a portion of rehabilitation projects. From that list, projects will be prioritized depending on funding resources.
The board adopted the resolution.
Need more info? See the staff report and news release about the allocation of road repair funds.
Contact: Eric Miller, Principal Civil Engineer, Department of Public Works
The Board will consider two vacancies on the Architectural Commission and one on the Fish & Wildlife Commission.
The Board made the following appointments:
Agricultural Commission: Reappointed Marty Zwick (Licensed Architect representative) and called for interviews of Colin Alley and Terrence Knoles, at a date TBD for the Public Member representative).
Fish & Wildlife Commission: Reappointed Brad Stompe (Commercial Fisherman representative)
Need more info? See the agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.
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