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Friday, April 6, 2018


What's on the agenda for next week's Town Council meeting?

At their April 10, 2018 meeting, the Town Council will consider the following items:
  • Approve minutes of March 27, 2018.
  • Acknowledge and file warrants issued during the month of March 2018.
  • Proclaim April 15-21, 2018 National Volunteer Week
  • Proclaim April 8-14, 2018 National Library Week
  • Approve Special Event Application 34 Greenfield Avenue for a Spring Fling Partner Cross Fit Competition to be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Approve Special Event Application Merrie May Faire to be held on Saturday, May 5th from 12:30-4:30pm on the Town Hall Plaza.
  • Consider sending letter to Transportation Authority of Marin request they consider greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and climate change in all its decisions, including final decisions regarding TAM’s Measure A Reauthorization proposal and consider funding electric vehicle and school transportation programs.
  • Consider request of Jim Baum, Farm Stand operator, to operate the Farm Stand on the Town Hall Plaza this summer from May to October, 2018. 
  • Appointments to Board of Review and Arts Commission. 
  • Receive presentation from Smoke-Free Marin Coalition. (Oral Report) 
  • 600 Red Hill, Assessor’s Parcel No. 006-091-13; Robert Nobili, owner; public hearing to introduce  “An Ordinance of the Town Council of the Town of San Anselmo Rezoning Property Located At 600 Red Hill Avenue (APN 006-091-13) from R-2 Medium Density Residential District and C-3 Commercial District to R-2 Medium Density Residential District and PPD/SPD Preliminary/Specific Planned Development District and Approving the Specific Plan for the PPD/SPD” which would rezone the site and approve a Specific Planned Development that includes subdivision of the site into two lots and grading and design review approval for the construction of four new condominium units that would take access from Spaulding Street.  
  • Approve Reimbursement Agreements and Award of The Alameda Improvements Project.
  • Introduce and waive the first reading of an ordinance amending San Anselmo Municipal Code Title 5, Chapter 5, to add section 5-5.07 (Storage of Personal Property on Public Property).
  • Oak Springs Emergency Repair Project:
    • Approve the slope stabilization project at 139 Oak Springs Drive.
    • Authorize staff to advertise for bids.
    • Authorize Town Manager to award project to the lowest responsible bidder.
Everyone who is interested is encouraged to attend. The meeting will begin at 7 PM in the Council Chambers on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. The agenda and staff reports for the meeting are accessible here:

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After the Earthquake

Saturday, April 21
11am, Council Chambers

The aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake: wooden houses splintered, brick buildings collapsed, and developed areas of the city reclaimed as
swampland. Many citizens were injured, and as temporary shelters sprang up across the city, the fear of epidemic disease escalated. Join us for a visual presentation by amateur historian Richard Torney as he shares his family’s involvement in rebuilding the city after the devastation of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. Brought to you by the San Anselmo Public Library.

Night of the Poets

Night of the Poets

Thursday, April 26
7pm, Library Reading Room

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the San Anselmo Public Library invites you to our 15th annual community poetry reading, Night of the Poets, on Thursday April 26 at 7pm. Poetry is meant to be read aloud and we invite community members of all ages to join in the fun by sharing a poem or listening to others recite.

The evening will include readings by celebrated local poets Prartho Sereno and Janet Jennings.

If you would like to share a poem (in 2 minutes or less) at Night of the Poets, sign up at the reference desk or email

Art Talk

Art Talk Tuesday

Cult of the Machine
Tuesday, April 10
12pm, Council Chambers

Characterized by highly structured, geometric compositions with smooth surfaces, linear qualities, and lucid forms, Precisionism—a style that emerged in America in the 1920s and 1930s—reconciled realism with abstraction, and combined European and American art to create a streamlined, "machined" aesthetic with themes ranging from the urban and industrial to the pastoral. The tensions and ambivalences about industrialization expressed in works by the Precisionists are fascinating and relevant to a contemporary audience in the midst of a fourth Industrial Revolution. Julia Geist, a docent from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, will explore the connections between the past and the present through the masterworks of American Precisionism artists.

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Dogs in Our Community

With the wonderful spring weather upon us, it’s a great time to take the dog out for a walk.  Please remember that when outside of their yards, dogs should be under the control of the owner at all times.  Most dogs are walking with their owners on a leash, but even dogs on-leash can “take exception” to another dog, or a human, unexpectedly.  The best remedy is to know your dog and avoid situations where this may happen.
Also, please remember to carry a bag and clean up after your dog when walking.  This keeps San Anselmo clean and safe for everybody!

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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.
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, April 13, 2018.

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Upcoming Public Meetings

Monday, 04/09/18 - Arts Commission - Historical Museum 7 p.m.
Tuesday, 04/10/18 - Economic Development Committee  (Cancelled).
Tuesday, 04/10/18 - Town Council - Council Chambers 7 p.m.
Wednesday, 04/11/18 - Open Space Committee - Council Chambers 7 p.m.

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