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Description Overview Planned improvements to the Veterans Memorial Auditorium (VMA) include design for the replacement of the existing deteriorated VMA asphalt parking lot. The scope of work includes a new pavement surface, modernized subgrade, an efficient traffic and parking plan, new lighting and additional Wi-Fi connectivity. Funding The project is estimated at $5 million, funded...

Description Overview The project includes repairs to the breezeway and siding at 120 N. Redwood. The project will replace damaged safety rails on the building, repair water intrusion damage and replace broken windows. Work on the third-floor breezeway includes repairs to deteriorated railings, installation of new windows, and repairs to stucco and exterior siding. Funding...

About The County of Marin Department of Public Works – Land Development Division issues encroachment permits in unincorporated areas of Marin according to Marin County Code §13.12 and the State of California’s Streets & Highways Code (SHC). The SHC confers authority for County roads to the County of Marin Department of Public Works and specifically...

For Immediate Release - San Rafael, CA - Flood Control District is pausing Santa Venetia project to evaluate cost increase   The Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District has canceled its March 15 District Board of Supervisors meeting at which the use of eminent domain would have been considered as part of upgrading the levee...

About The County of Marin Department of Public Works – Land Development Division issues grading permits in the unincorporated areas of Marin according to Marin County Code §23.08 Excavation, Grading and Filling. Grading means any excavation, stripping, cutting, filling, stockpiling, or any combination of these activities, which alters land or vegetation. Common examples of grading...

The start of any grading work, including preparatory site clearing or soil disturbance, prior to the issuance of a grading permit is a violation of MCC §23.08 and may subject the property owner to fines MCC §23.08.130. Property owners are encouraged to contact Land Development to clarify requirements.

The grading permit application fee is $550.00 and is non-refundable. Additional fees, including plan review, field inspection and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), will be determined after review of the proposed grading project.

A grading permit application may be submitted by the property owner or an authorized agent of the property owner and must include the following items to be deemed complete: Three sets of plans and specifications prepared by an engineer licensed in the State of California that show the following: A vicinity sketch or other data...

Code MCC 23.08.030 Grading necessary for agricultural operations do not require a grading permit unless the grading will create a cut or fill that could endanger a structure, public road or result in the obstruction of a watercourse or drainage conduit (MCC §23.08.030). Grading within a creek is subject to an approved grading plan required...

For Immediate Release - San Rafael, CA - Unincorporated Marin ordinance will adhere to California’s Senate Bill 1383   The County of Marin plans to set a target for diverting 75% of organic waste from landfills and saving 20% of edible food for human consumption by 2025, in line with a new state law. The...

View the YouTube recording of the December 15, 2021, community meeting.

Description Overview Marin County Public Works, in partnership with the City of San Rafael, will be implementing a Pilot restriping project this year on Point San Pedro Road between Loch Lomond and Peacock Gap.  The Pilot is an opportunity to evaluate an alternative layout for the roadway prior to a paving sealant project scheduled for...

Description Overview The skylights of the Marin Civic Center will be replaced to ensure that the building envelope is weather tight and as energy efficient as possible. The skylights are currently sealed with silicone tape to prevent leaks, which is neither a long-term solution nor historically accurate. Project staff will collaborate with a Taliesin trained...

Description Overview The Marin Civic Center air handling units (AHU) are reaching the end of useful life. AHU #3 will be refurbished first due to issues of efficiency. The County is seeking the most cost effective and energy efficient solution to extend the life of this unit. A Marin Civic Center heating ventilation and cooling...

Description Overview The Marin Climate Action Plan 2030 includes transportation related measures directing the County to pursue opportunities to expand the County’s Electric Vehicle (EV) charging network and increase the number of zero-emission vehicles in the County fleet. To date, the County has installed 68 publicly available charging ports and 20 fleet charging ports. Public...

Description Overview This mechanical improvement project will add forced air cooling and heating to the library.  The current heat-only system was installed in 1970 during the original construction of the facility and it is does not meet the modern cooling requirements for patrons and staff. Passive cooling has proved insufficient with the ever-warming environment.  This new cooling and heating system will allow the library...

Description Overview This safety improvement project will add fire suppression sprinklers to the facility and replace existing smoke detection system with one that meets current codes and compliance. The library was built in 1976 and is in a Wildland Urban Interface Area. These improvements are part of a long term plan to protect that facility...

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