Board agendas are posted on the Thursday prior to a Tuesday meeting usually between noon and 3 p.m. These highlights provide a quick preview for the most newsworthy items on the agenda. While it's not the full agenda, you'll find enough context and background to understand why the item was brought before the Board, the potential community impacts of a Board vote and the costs associated with the staff recommendation.
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Highlights of the November 13, 2018 Board Meeting:
No earlier than 9:30 a.m., following completion of the Marin County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meeting, the Board of Supervisors will hear a request from Marin County Parks to adopt a resolution vacating and rescinding Resolution No. 2017-126, which authorized the County’s acquisition of the San Geronimo Golf Course property from the Trust for Public Land. The request directs the County to take no further action in reliance on Resolution No. 2017-126. The Board authorized the Board President to execute a purchase and sale agreement for the golf course in November 2017, but a lawsuit was filed in December 2017 to block the agreement. On October 29, 2018, Marin County Superior Court issued an order to vacate the agreement, and Marin County Parks is proposing the resolution to comply with that order.
Contact: Max Korten, Director, Marin County Parks
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The Board will hear a request from the Information Services and Technology Department to receive a status report regarding the Administrative Technologies of Marin ("ATOM") project implementation. In 2015, the Board approved more than $14 million for a new software system to support the County’s administrative functions of business operations, including budgeting, accounting, purchasing, payroll and human resources management. The first phase of project implementation was completed in June 2016 with a new Finance system. The next phase is the Human Resources and Payroll phase. It will go live when the system meets functional requirements and the organization is ready for the transition. When ATOM fully implemented, the County expects to enhance its business processes and save money in the long run.
Contact: Tim Flanagan, Assistant Director, Department of Information Services and Techology
The Board will hear a request from the Department of Finance to adopt a resolution determining the fiscal year 2018-19 appropriations of tax proceeds pertaining to the County of Marin in accordance with Article XIII-B of the State Constitution, Proposition 4 Gann Initiative. The Gann Limit was established in 1979 after the passage of Proposition 13 and was passed by voters to cap annual appropriations made by California and local government taxing agencies. The limit must be calculated on an annual basis and only increase annually by growth and population factors and/or temporarily through voter approval in accordance with California law. The law requires state and local governments to return any funds in excess of the appropriations limit within two fiscal years with some exceptions. The aggregate tax proceeds limit for both the County and special districts governed by the County Board is $342,915,796, and proceeds subject to the limit are $201,908,123.
Need more info? See the staff report about the Gann Initiative tax proceeds.
Contact: Roy Given, Director of Finance
No earlier than 10:30 a.m., the Board will conduct a hearing to consider Recology Sonoma Marin’s requested rate increase of 6.11 percent for the West Marin Franchise Area No. 1. The franchise area includes the West Marin coast except for Bolinas and Stinson Beach. If approved, the rate increase would result in and increase of approximately $19,000 in General Fund franchise fees. Public Works staff recommends that the Board conduct a public hearing and consider approving the requested rate increase.
Contact: Steve Devine, Waste Managment Program Manager, Department of Public Works
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