Thursday, April 13, 2017

Marinwood CSD Full Meeting. April 11, 2017

Marinwood CSD Full Meeting. April 11, 2017  

Marinwood CSD raises taxes again WITHOUT voter approval one month after voting themselves another year in office ("to save money on elections"),  

Fire station gourmet kitchen remodel may cost FIVE TIMES original cost estimate of $25,000. 

New staff spending limit for non approved purchases increased up to $500 to $25,000 for emergencies.  

Record tax revenues expected this year to the highest level in history due to real estate recovery and new revenue streams.  

Unfunded pension liabilities continue to grow.  

Cost saving measures suggested by public ignored.  

Two thirds of Marinwood Fire Department emergency responses  happen in neighboring San Rafael,  under "shared services agreement" at Marinwood tax payers expense. 

San Rafael just reimburses Marinwood for gas and provides some training but Marinwood pays the salaries, benefits and pensions for the response personnel.  This is a HUGE gift to the City of San Rafael and helps justify the existence of Marinwood Fire department that we carry millions of dollars in unfunded pension and healthcare liabilities.  

Water is pooling on the Community Center roof under the new solar collectors which could lead to leaking roofs and eventual MAJOR roof repairs if not addressed.  The board and Eric Dreikosen, CSD Manager refused to acknowledge the letter to the board or comment whether the roof drainage will be repaired.    

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