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File #: 20-040    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Memo Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/31/2020 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 2/25/2020 Final action:
Title: Honor the Facilities Maintenance and Operations Team as Team of the Month for February 2020 and authorize the President of the Board to sign the commendations.
Sponsors: COUNTY MANAGER
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To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael Callagy, County Manager
Subject: Team of the Month for February 2020

RECOMMENDATION:
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Honor the Facilities Maintenance and Operations Team as Team of the Month for February 2020 and authorize the President of the Board to sign the commendations.

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BACKGROUND:
The Team of the Month program was established in September 2018 to recognize and honor County teams who consistently demonstrate an outstanding level of performance.

Our Team of the Month for February 2020 is the Facilities Maintenance and Operations Team from the Department of Public Works. Team members include: Gary Behrens, Patrick Oliver, Dave Goodwin, Matt Galbraith, Brian Cresta, Jason Michalski, Juan Virgen, Max Posada, Santiago Deras, Joaquin Vigil and Damien Harrison.

DISCUSSION:
When faced with a challenge, the Facilities Maintenance and Operations (FM&O) team never disappoints. The team was tasked with brightening up the walkway between the Redwood City campus parking garage and the Hall of Justice. Led by FM&O Manager Gary Behrens, the team used their creative skills to re-purpose unwanted concrete cigarette receptacles and fiberglass aggregate planters to create an inviting and pleasant experience for pedestrians as they walk toward the Hall of Justice. The plantings reflect colorful drought tolerate landscaping that will require minimal watering. Many of the cigarette receptacles were strategically near the corners of planter areas to discourage pedestrians from "cutting the corner" and walking on the landscaping.

Also, included in the project is the construction of a trellis made from a discarded redwood fence that was removed to make way for the construction of the Child Care Center. The trellis, which is up-lit with LED lighting is DPW's memorial to Mark Hahn, a longtime DPW Construction Project Manager who was the project manager for the constructio...

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