Board of Supervisors Actions and Issues

Meeting Date: 7/8/2014
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Previews and Reviews

Every Thursday we post previews of upcoming items for the next board meeting and reviews of items from the last.

Below is a list of selected highlights from the Board agenda, and is not meant to be an exhaustive list of the entire agenda. Please check out the Cyberagenda for copies of these reports and others.  For prior meetings, please check out the "archive" to the right

Review

For highlights of prior Board meetings, please check out the archive at right.

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Highlights of the July 8, 2014 Board Meeting:

  1. Employee of the Month
  2. Southern Marin Watershed Guide
  3. Repeal of Recorder Fee
  4. Amendment of Marriage License Fee
  5. Stafford Lake Bike Park Bids
  6. Appointments
  7. Wireless Tower Appeal
  8. Workshop on Hotel Development Plans

1. Employee of the Month

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The Board will present the Employee of the Month Award for June 2014 to Alekzander Pang of the Department of Public Works.

Contact: Clerk of the Board staff 

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2. Southern Marin Watershed Guide

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The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to authorize the Board President to execute an agreement with Restoration Design Group (RDG) in an amount not to exceed $74,980 to complete the Southern Marin Watershed Guide. The Southern Marin Watershed Program is a collaborative effort to identify flood management measures with the County, the City of Mill Valley and the advisory boards of Flood Control Zones #3 and #4. The watershed includes tributaries flowing into Richardson Bay. The guide is mean to communicate risks and beauty of the landscape, both natural and man-made, with flood protection as an underlying theme.

Need more info? See the letter about the agreement.

Contact: 

Raul Rojas, Director of Public Works

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3. Repeal of Recorder Fee

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The Board will conduct a hearing about an ordinance repealing Marin County Code Chapter 3.36 regarding the Recorder’s Fee – Electronic Delivery System Program and consideration of a resolution setting a fee for recording for the implementation of an Electronic Recording Delivery System. A first reading was held June 10 to establish a $1 fee for recording every instrument, paper or notice required to be recorded to be used solely for the implementation of the Electronic Recording Delivery System.

Need more info? See the letter about the Recorder's fee.

Contact: 

Richard Benson, Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk

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4. Amendment of Marriage License Fee

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The Board will conduct a hearing about an ordinance amending Marin County Code Section 3.35.010 regarding public marriage license fees. The state raised various vital record fees on Jan. 1, 2014, including marriage licenses fees by $1. On June 10, the County conducted a first reading to amend the ordinance to reflect the increase, resulting in rise in the fee from $84 to $85.

Need more info? See the letter about marriage license fees.

Contact: 

Richard Benson, Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk

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5. Stafford Lake Bike Park Bids

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The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to reject all bids for Phase I of the Stafford Lake Bike Park and adopt resolution declaring that the project can be more economically performed by Marin County employees. Two construction proposals were received -- $1,070,080 and $1,114,600 -- that far exceeded the engineer's estimate of $382,790. If approved, Parks staff would perform all work associated with the project by force account. Funds allocated for bike park construction would be used to reimburse Parks for labor, equipment and materials.

Need more info? See the letter about the bike park bids.

Contact: 

Stephen Petterle, Marin County Parks

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6. Appointments

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The Board will consider one vacancy on the Human Rights Commission, one on the Kentfield Planning Advisory Board and one on the Workforce Investment Board.

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

Contact: 

Clerk of the Board staff

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7. Wireless Tower Appeal

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The Board plans to consider the Rago/Lee appeal of the Planning Commission’s conditional approval of the Southern Marin Fire Protection District Design Review at 309 Poplar Street, Mill Valley. Staff recommends continuing the hearing to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 30.

Need more info? See the letter about the appeal.

Contact: 

Brian Crawford, Director, Community Development Agency

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8. Workshop on Hotel Development Plans

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The Board will conduct a workshop on the Whaler’s Point (Jack Krystal) Right-of-Way Vacation, Master Plan/Precise Development Plan/Tidelands Permit for the property at 240 Redwood Ave. in unincorporated Mill Valley. The application is a follow-up to a April 2009 Board denial for a 71-unit hotel on the property. The project plan has been deemed incomplete since December 2009. The proposal is for a 33,701-square-foot, three-story hotel and 2,625-square-foot house/spa and 3,775 square feet of accessory buildings.

Need more info? See the letter about the hotel plans.

Contact: 

Brian Crawford, Director, Community Development Agency

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