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Supes to Consider Garbage Rates, Parks Funding, Civic Center Upgrades

The following provides a list of selected highlights from the Board agenda, and is not meant to be an exhaustive list of the entire agenda. http://www.marincounty.org/Main/Board-Actions

Previews (upcoming items) and Reviews (a wrap-up) of the last Board meeting posted every Thursday on Patch.

Previews

Upcoming items of the Board meeting on July 24

  1. Parks Funding Measure One Step Closer to November Ballot
  2. Agreement with Ag Institute Regarding County “Christmas Tree Lot” to be Considered
  3. Board to Consider $2Million in Additional Appropriation Towards Civic Center Campus Improvements
  4. Unspent Grants, Projects, and Year-end Balances to Roll Forward from Prior Fiscal Year
  5. Changes to Immunization Fees to be Considered
  6. Final Actions on Garbage Collection Rate Increases for Portions of Southern Marin to be Considered
  7. Bolinas Lagoon Advisory Council to be Considered
  8. Hearing on Continuation of Rush Creek District to Take Place
  9. Interviews and/or Appointments to be Considered for Several Boards & Commissions

Reviews

There was no Board meeting on July 17

Previews

1. Parks Funding Measure One Step Closer to November Ballot

On June 26th the Board heard results of a survey that tested voter support for a potential countywide sales tax increase which would fund parks, open space and agricultural land preservation. Staff returned to the Board on July 10th with a proposed expenditure plan outlining how funds could be allocated. The Board will now conduct its first reading of an ordinance that would impose a one-quarter cent tax, subject to voter authorization on the November ballot.

Need more info? See the Full Report

Contact: Katherine Jones, External Affairs Coordinator of Marin County Parks at kmjones@marincounty.org

2. Agreement with Ag Institute Regarding County “Christmas Tree Lot” to be Considered

Following up on the July 10th workshop discussing various proposals around the Civic Center campus, the Board will consider adopting a memorandum of understanding with the Agricultural Institute of Marin and setting aside $1 Million towards the costs of potential improvements to the “Christmas tree lot” on the northwest end of the Civic Center campus.

Need more info? See the Full Report

Contact: David Speer, Facilities Planning & Development Manager at dspeer@marincounty.org

3. Board to Consider $2 Million in Additional Appropriation Towards Civic Center Campus Improvements

Following up on the July 10th workshop discussing various proposals around the Civic Center campus, the Board will consider setting aside $2 Million towards the costs of various capital and infrastructure improvements, including accessibility upgrades, pedestrian and bicycle connections, and various other projects designed to improve the entire Civic Center Campus and surrounding areas.

Need more info? See the Full Report

Contact: David Speer, Facilities Planning & Development Manager at dspeer@marincounty.org

4. Unspent Grants, Projects, and Year-end Balances to Roll Forward from Prior Fiscal Year

The Board will hear a request to roll forward a number of grants, projects, and other unspent funds from the last fiscal year budget into the current year budget that began on July 1st.

Need more info? See the Full Report

Contact: Roy Given, Director of Finance at rgiven@marincounty.org

5. Changes to Immunization Fees to be Considered

Should the Board authorize a change in the fee that is charged for immunizations? Staff is recommending that the Board authorize revised fees to ensure they are consistent with Medi-Cal reimbursement rates. Federal law prohibits clinics from charging clients less than the amount paid by Medi-Cal for that service. The current fee to administer a vaccine to those with an ability to pay is $10, and staff proposes to increase that fee to $17.

Need more info? See the Full Report

6. Final Actions on Garbage Collection Rate Increases for Portions of Southern Marin to be Considered

Should the Board authorize a 4.8 percent rate increase for garbage collection in portions of southern Marin? The Board will hold a hearing to increase rates for unincorporated areas near Mill Valley and Tiburon known as Shoreline and Gibson, Paradise Cay, Paradise and Mar East. Disposal expenses, zero-waste fees, and employee benefit costs are the primary factors driving the requested increase. A 4.8 percent increase would bring the average cost of a 32-gallon garbage can to $39.82 per month, which is in line with the Bay Area average and equates to an average $1.83 per month in additional cost for residential customers.

Need more info? See the Full Report

Contact: Steve Devine, Public Works Program Manager, at sdevine@marincounty.org

7. Bolinas Lagoon Advisory Council to be Considered

The Board will consider adopting a resolution that would establish the Bolinas Lagoon Advisory Council (BLAC), which will replace the Bolinas Lagoon Technical Advisory Committee. The BLAC will advise Marin County Parks and the Board on matters related to implementation of the Bolinas Lagoon Ecosystem Restoration Project, and in so doing will act as liaison between lead government agencies, including the County, and the communities surrounding Bolinas Lagoon.

Need more info? See the Full Report

Contact: Ron Miska, Deputy Parks Director at rmiska@marincounty.org

8. Hearing on Continuation of Rush Creek District to Take Place

On June 12th, the Board adopted a resolution declaring its intent to continue the maintenance and operation of the Rush Creek Landscaping and Lighting District in Novato. Per the requirements of state law, the Board will be conducting a public hearing to hear public testimony and determine whether it is appropriate to continue operation of the District.

Need more info? See the Full Report

Contact: Ron Miska, Deputy Parks Director at rmiska@marincounty.org

9. Interviews and/or Appointments to be Considered for Several Boards & Commissions

Need more info?

Contact: Clerk of the Board staff at BOS@marincounty.org

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Tina McMillan July 21, 2012 at 03:46 PM
What is the likelihood this measure will succeed given the recent discovery of $54 million dollars in state park resources hidden from the public? 1. Parks Funding Measure One Step Closer to November Ballot On June 26th the Board heard results of a survey that tested voter support for a potential countywide sales tax increase which would fund parks, open space and agricultural land preservation. Staff returned to the Board on July 10th with a proposed expenditure plan outlining how funds could be allocated. The Board will now conduct its first reading of an ordinance that would impose a one-quarter cent tax, subject to voter authorization on the November ballot. Need more info? See the Full Report on Parks Funding Measure Contact: Katherine Jones, External Affairs Coordinator of Marin County Parks at kmjones@marincounty.org
Novato Camper July 21, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Lets see now we have this tax, Governor Browns tax and a few others . They all tell you if not passed we will cut anything and everything from the public . When are you people going to wake up and say quit spending to these fools . Everybody has a hidden agenda and you people take the bait every election.
Kevin Moore July 21, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Given all of the fraud that has gone on over the last 10 years and high unemployment, it is a wonder that every competent accountant has not been hired. Oh yea, the accountants would find the fraud committed by their employers. Taxpayers are going to die a death of a thousand cuts, 1/4 cent at a time. A sales tax, a property tax, a car license tax, etc.

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