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March 16, 2018


Town Council News

At their March 13, 2018 meeting, the Town Council took the following actions:

- Approved minutes of February 27, 2018 meeting.

- Acknowledged and filed warrants issued during the month of February 2018.

- Proclaimed April 2018 Fair Housing Month.

- Acceptance of Safe Routes to Schools Federal Project No. 5159 (020).

- Approved Resolution authorizing HdL Companies to examine the Town’s sales tax, use and transaction tax, and property tax records.

- Presentation by Bartel Associates on California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS) Actuarial Review and Unfunded Pension and Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) Liability Analysis. 

- Received informational presentation on current wireless telecommunication facility law from attorney Tripp May, Telecom Law Firm, PC. 

- Approved Resolution Conditionally Accepting the Offer of Street Dedication for a Segment of The Alameda (from east of Arroyo Avenue to east of Berkeley Avenue) and Approve the ‘The Alameda Improvements Project’ and Authorize Staff to Advertise for Bids.
Egg Hunt

Save the date for San Anselmo's Spring Egg Hunt & Camp Fair!

The Flashlight Egg Hunt, for kids ages 8 and up, will be held on Friday, March 30, at 8:15 p.m. sharp!  Participants get to use their flashlights to find the treats tucked away in the grass.  Bring your running shoes, a basket, and of course, your flashlight and get ready to run the length of Memorial Park.
The Children’s Egg Hunt, for kids ages 7 and younger, will be held on Saturday, March 31, at 11:00 a.m.  Get in the spring spirit by participating in this annual egg hunt.  We’ll split the kids into age groups and let them run around the park looking for candy, eggs, and the coveted golden eggs, which are redeemable for a big prize.  Bring your camera as well in case you happen to see that lovable bunny.
On Saturday, there will also be a Summer Camp Fair held on the upper lawn at Memorial Park from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information about any of these events, contact the Recreation Department at 258-4640.

Town Books

Town Books News

TOWN BOOKS will hold a HALF-PRICE SALE Friday through Sunday, March 23rd through March 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Choose from over 4,000 books in a wide range of categories, along with CDs, DVDs, and Audiobooks. Preview Sale for Friends of the Library members will be Thursday, March 22, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Memberships are available at the door. For more information, call 415-526-3791 or go to Proceeds go to the San Anselmo Public Library.
Town Books
411 San Anselmo Avenue
San Anselmo, CA

zero waste

Help Food Scraps Get New Life

 Zero Waste Marin wants to pass along a few tips to help San Anselmo residents reduce waste and help improve your garden this season.
Put Food and Yard Waste in the Green Cart— It’s easy to recycle food and yard waste in San Anselmo! Just throw your leaves, tree trimmings, weeds, eggshells, chicken bones, and food scraps into your green cart. Food-soiled paper napkins, tea bags and coffee filters can also be thrown into the green cart.
Use Compost in Your Garden—An easy and inexpensive way to make sure your plants flourish this season is to use compost in your garden. Compost improves your soil, allowing it to retain nutrients and moisture for your plants and making your garden healthier and more beautiful.
Spring is a great time of year for us all to begin new healthy practices at home. Together, we can work together to keep San Anselmo beautiful and thriving.
Zero Waste Marin works with cities and towns throughout Marin County to educate residents about reducing the amount of waste that goes into our local landfills. For more information, visit


Handy Frequently Asked Questions – Central Marin Police Department

How do I get a copy of a police or traffic accident report?
Please call the Records Section at 415-927-5150 to confirm the report is available. Reports are usually ready for pick up in about 7-10 business days. Report cost: $10.00, Log Entry cost: $3.00.  Certain offense reports may not be released if the case is active or under investigation. No juvenile information will be released.
I will be out of town for a week. Will the police watch my home?
Yes. This is what we call a "Vacation Watch." Please call, 415-927-5150 to request a Vacation Watch. Please have trip dates and emergency contact numbers available when you call.  We may ask additional questions about the vacancy of your home.
When does the police department do public fingerprinting?
We do not do public fingerprinting. You may contact the Marin County Sheriff's Office at 415-479-2311.  
How can I check on the status of my criminal investigation?
Contact the specific investigative unit at 415-927-5150 or the Marin County District Attorney's Office at 415-499-6450.
How do I find out if someone has been arrested?
Please call CMPA Dispatch at 415-927-5150.  
How do I get my car out of impound?
First, you will need to provide us with the vehicle license plate number or the vehicle identification number. If you are the owner, you must have a valid California Driver license. If the vehicle is currently registered, you need to call the Traffic Unit at 415-927-5150 for a Tow Hearing. You will be responsible for towing and storage fees to the tow company. You may also be responsible for administrative fees to CMPA. There are vehicle codes and municipal codes that allow CMPA to charge up to $314.00. If your vehicle was impounded for driving without a license and has been previously towed for the same violation, it may be held up to 30 days. You will have to contact the Traffic Unit at 415-927-5150. You will have to contact the Records Section to obtain a release at 415-927-5150.
How do I get a police employee to speak to my group?
You can call the Watch Commander at 415-927-5150

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Town Hall Tower

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - Service to Your Community Available Seats 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.
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 Historical 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.

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, March 30, 2018.

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Upcoming Public Meetings

Monday, 03/19/18 - Planning Commission - Council Chambers 7 p.m.
Tuesday, 03/20/18 - Parks and Recreation Commission - Council Chambers 7 p.m.
Wednesday, 03/21/18 - Open Space Commission - Council Chambers 7:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, 03/21/18 - Historical Commission - Historical Museum 7:30 p.m.

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