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Highlights of the April 16, 2013 Board Meeting:
The Board will honor Mike Marraccini of Marin County Parks as Employee of the Month. Mike serves as the Supervising Park Ranger of Paradise and Stafford Lake Park and is being recognized for providing great recreational opportunities on a daily basis and at special events to thousands of users.
The Board honored Mike Maraccini.
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At the request of Supervisor Adams, the Board will consider adopting a resolution commending MarinLink on the occasion of its 10th year of business in Marin County. MarinLink is a local non-profit organization that finds and fills community needs by connecting resources, ideas, and expertise on a range of local community issues.
Need more info? See MarinLink's website
The Board approved the resolution.
At the request of Supervisor Arnold, the Board will hear a presentation on Community Marin 2013, which is a report that includes recommendations from Marin County’s major environmental organizations on how the County can provide an environmentally responsible foundation for land use planning.
Need more info? See the Community Marin 2013 Report
The Board heard the presentation.
Tanya Albert, Aide to Supervisor Arnold
The Board will hear a proposal to rename the Tennessee Valley Valley Pathway as the Charles McGlashan Pathway, in honor of the former Marin County District 3 Supervisor who passed away in 2011.
Need more info? See the report on the renaming proposal
The Board adopted the resolution. McGlashan's widow, Carol Misseldine, and several other members of the public expressed their approval.
Ron Miska, Deputy Parks Director
Marin County Parks will be presenting to the Board a high-level overview of their proposed Measure A expenditure plan for the next fiscal year. Measure A is a temporary quarter-cent sales tax increase passed by voters in November 2012 that protects natural places, local parks and family farms. It is expected to generate approximately $10 million annually for nine years.
Need more info? See the report on Measure A.
The Board adopted the resolution.
There are presently three Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) studies under way in Marin County that will result in revised flood insurance rate maps for residents throughout various portions of Marin County. The Board will receive a staff report that provides the latest updates on that process.
Need more info? See the report on the FEMA maps
The Board heard the report.
Eric Steger, Asst Director of Public Works
The Board will consider adopting a contract with a new concessionaire (Epicurean Group) to operate the cafeteria in the Marin County Civic Center. If adopted, the new vendor would take over operations as of June 1, 2013.
Need more info? See the report on the cafeteria concessionaire
The Board approved the contract, worth approximately $2,500 per month. The County is to receive 5 percent of net sales that exceed $781,000 annually.
After a nationwide recruitment, the Board has selected Sara Jones to serve as the new Director of the Marin County Free Library. Sara will join the County with 25 years of professional library services experience. Most recently she was director of the Carson City, Nev., library system and, before that, served as the Nevada state librarian and library director for Elko County, Nev.
Need more info? See the report on Sara Jones
The Board approved the appointment. Sara Jones' first day on the job will be July 8.
Eric Engelbart, County Administrator's Office
In an effort to streamline the regulations that govern the weighing and measuring devices at the County, the Board will conduct a first reading of an ordinance that will change how adjustments to those fees and regulations may be made. The weighing and measuring devices program was originally crafted in the 1970s in order to protect consumers and provide a level playing field for businesses throughout the County.
Need more info? See the report on weighing and measuring devices
The Board conducted the first reading.
Stefan Parnay, Deputy Agricultural Commissioner
Based upon the requirements of state law, the County must periodically re-examine the speed limits on its roads and make adjustments based upon the prevailing speeds of vehicles using those roads. The Board will conduct a hearing on the merits of a proposal to make adjustments to the speed limit on portions of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.
Need more info? See the report on SFD blvd speed limits
The Board heard the report and approved an ordinance with one change: The speed limit on a two-mile section of Drake Boulevard near Inverness will remain at 40 mph rather than the recommended 45 mph.
Craig Tackabery, Asst Director of Public Works
The Board will consider appointments to the following boards or commissions:
Need more info? See the Cyberagenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions page
The following appointments were made:
Clerk of the Board staff
As part of its ongoing review of the proposed amendments to the Local Coastal Program, the Board will be conducting its sixth hearing on various sections of the draft amendments related to agriculture, second units, potential takings and economic evaluations, among various other matters.
Need more info? See the full report on the coastal plan
After hearing staff’s presentation as well as public comment, the Board provided feedback and continued the item to the Board's June 11 meeting.
Jack Liebster, Planning Manager
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