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February 9, 2018


Upcoming Town Council Considerations

At the February 13, 2018 Town Council meeting, Council will consider the following items:

Approval of minutes of January 23, 2018.

Acknowledge and file warrant numbers 85642 to 85859 issued during the month of January 2018, in the amount of $1,405,975.90 and a wire transfer in the amount of $342,793 for the monthly payment for Central Marin Police Authority services.

Approval of resolution to authorize Town Manager to execute a Regulatory Agreement and Declaration of Restrictive Covenants with Marin Housing Authority and property owner for 2 units of low-income housing at 1 Lincoln Park.

Consider approving letter recommending modifications to SB 827 (2018 Wiener), which allows projects in areas with frequent bus service or near a major transit stop to be up to 85 feet tall and exempt from density, floor area ratio, and parking requirements. 

Approval of the rate increase requested by Marin Sanitary Service (MSS) of 5.57% to be effective January 1, 2018. 

Receive presentation from Ross Valley Sanitary District regarding rehabilitating approximately 1.4 miles of sanitary sewer in the Morningside and Butterfield neighborhoods in 2018. 

Staff update on road repair project on The Alameda between Arroyo Avenue and Berkeley Avenue.

Approval of a resolution adopting the 2017-2018 Mid-Year Budget Review.
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Marin Town Hall Meeting on Fire Preparedness

Assemblymember Marc Levine invites you to hear what state, county, and local governments are doing to prepare for a fire emergency and how to improve fire safety in Marin. Learn how to prepare your family, home, and property in case of disaster. 

If you have any questions, please call (415) 479-4920. 

Saturday, February 10, 2018 
10 a.m. - 12 noon

College of Marin, Fusselman Hall 120 
835 College Ave, Kentfield 94904

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Elders' Garden Work Party

There will be a work party in the Elders' Garden at Memorial Park on Saturday, February 17, starting at 9:30 AM.  Adults and children welcome.  This month we will be highlighting the new plant identification signs in the garden, more are planned in the future.  Come by and meet other volunteers while enjoying the garden and working with friends and neighbors.

San Anselmo Median Master Plan

The Town of San Anselmo has three major medians – Sir Francis Drake Boulevard (SFD) from Bolinas Avenue to the Hub, Red Hill Avenue from the Hub to Sequoia Drive, and Center Boulevard from Madrone Avenue to San Anselmo Avenue. All three medians are in need of improvements. The Department of Public Works is working on a Master Plan for the three medians with the goal of developing a comprehensive plan to install new irrigation, landscaping, trees, drainage and bioretention.

The Master Plan creates the vision for the medians to move forward to obtain funding, design, and ultimately construction. The medians have recently been identified in a Storm Water Resource Plan (SWRP) which helps make them grant-eligible for future funding. The medians are not only important aesthetically but could play an integral part in cleaning storm water runoff into our creeks, minimizing localized flooding (not regional flooding), and help to recharge groundwater if built correctly with bioswales and bioretention. This is also important to insure that the Town complies with current and future mandated storm water regulations.

Between potential grant sources, private donors, and other means of funding the Town is endeavoring to rehabilitate the medians and keep them as a beautiful asset in Town. The Median Master Plan is just one step in this direction and ultimately funding for not only construction but long term maintenance needs to be found.

Two community meetings were held on February 16 and October 12, 2017. The next meeting will be sometime in March or April 2018 to finalize the plan. For more information please visit:

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Art Talk Tuesday

Casanova: The Seduction of Europe
Tuesday, February 13
12pm, Council Chambers
Renowned today for his amorous pursuits, Casanova was known to his contemporaries as a charming and witty conversationalist, an expert on many topics, and an international man of letters -- he was also a gambler, a spy, and one of history's greatest travelers. Rita Dunlay, a docent from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, will share paintings, sculptures, costumes, and more to bring Casanova's world of travel, seduction, and theater to life.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - Seats Available on Boards and Commissions

Arts Commission – The Arts Commission provides a structure to facilitate the creation of art in all disciplines in the community, promoting and exhibiting art and cultural works produced by Ross Valley artists, and promoting art education in the community and schools.  The Commission consists of eleven members, including youth members, and meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.  There are four seats available.  Persons from the Ross Valley are encouraged to apply.
Board of Review - The Board of Review is responsible to hear and decide appeals from employee disciplinary actions, hear and decide employee’s grievances, and hear and advise on citizen complaints against employees. Members must be residents of the Town and have a reputation for impartiality. The Board consists of five members and meets only as needed. There is one seat available.
Capital Program Monitoring Committee – The purpose of this committee is to monitor the implementation of the Town’s capital improvement program, funded by the voter-approved Measure D one-half cent sales tax funds, as well as grant funding, Road Maintenance Fund monies, and General Fund monies. The committee’s charge is to issue an annual public report summarizing the progress of capital improvement projects funded by Measure D, as well as capital improvement projects funded by other sources of Town funding. The committee consists of seven members, representing a wide variety of the community, with a range of skills, knowledge and experience in the following areas:
•          Finance (preferably public finance)
•          Engineering and/or construction
•          Public relations and communication
•          Familiarity with various aspects of the San Anselmo Community
Two Councilmembers and two designated Town staff liaisons will serve in an advisory capacity only.  The Committee will meet as needed to review projects. There are three seats available.
Economic Development Committee – The  charge of the Economic Development Committee is to work with local businesses and the community at-large toward a vibrant and successful local economy that meets the needs of the business-owners, residents and visitors of San Anselmo.  The Committee has seven members and meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 8:45 a.m. in the Town Council Chambers.  There are three seats available.
Flood Committee – The charge of the Flood Committee is to serve as the Town’s expert representatives on flooding and storm water management issues, to become informed on the hydrologic conditions that affect flooding in San Anselmo, to evaluate possible solutions and to make recommendations to the Town Council.  Applicants are recruited from professionals in the fields of engineering, hydrology, flood control and other areas of expertise that relate to the control of storm water.  The committee consists of 7 members and meets on an as needed basis. There are two seats available.
Historical Commission
– The Hiatorical Commission was created to preserve the history of San Anselmo by means of research and the collection and organization of information, photographs and artifacts concerning the Town’s development.  The Commission consists of eleven members, including youth members and meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesdays of the month in the Historical Museum, located on the first floor of the Library.  There are two seats available.

Open Space Committee – The Open Space Committee has the major responsibilities for the long-term planning of open space in and near San Anselmo, for the generation of community support and fund-raising to implement the plan.  The Committee consists of eleven members, including youth members, and meets on the third Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers. There is one seat available.

Dog Park Steering Committee - The San Anselmo Dog Park Steering Committee exists to provide ongoing input to the Town of San Anselmo regarding the ongoing operation of the Red Hill Dog Park, and to serve in an advisory capacity to the Town regarding dog use issues at other Town parks. The Committee meetings every two months on the fourth Monday of the month at 5:00pm. There are two seats are available.

For more information or an application, please visit:
Applications for these openings should be submitted by Friday, February 16, 2018.

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Upcoming Public Meetings

Monday, 02/12/18- Arts Commission - Historical Museum 7 p.m.
Monday, 02/12/18- Planning Commission - Council Chambers 7 p.m.
Tuesday, 02/13/18- Economic Development Committee 8:45 a.m.
Tuesday, 02/13/18- Town Council - Council Chambers 7 p.m. 

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