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Friday, May 25, 2018                                                      David P. Donery, Town Manager

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Memorial Day Office Hours

Offices at Town Hall, Recreation, and the Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 28th.
While Town Hall offices are closed, the Police and Fire are on duty and in touch with management staff to ensure quick and thorough response to any issue that may arise. 

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Highlights of what happened at the last Town Council meeting?

At their May 22, 2018 meeting, the Town Council took the following actions:

Approved resolution amending the Joint Powers Authority Agreement for the Central Marin Police Authority.

Approved the 2018 Pavement Rehabilitation Project and authorize staff to advertise for construction bids. 

Authorized the Mayor to sign Memorial Ridge Trail agreement with cemetery. 

Appointed Eric Cutter and Eric Zickler to the Flood Committee. Congratulations!

Upheld the Planning Commission decision to approve Design Review of a significant remodel and third story addition to an existing single-family residence at 14 Foss Avenue, Assessor’s Parcel No. 007-232-22.

Animal Code Ordinance:

Held a public hearing and approved An Ordinance of the Town Council of the Town of San Anselmo Amending San Anselmo Municipal Code Title 5 Chapter 1 (Animals) Section 5-1.01 and 5-1.02 to Adopt by Reference Marin County Code Title 8.


The agenda and staff reports for the meeting are accessible here:

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Robson Harrington Garden Work Party

Garden members from the Town's Community Garden at Robson Harrington Park are having their first 'summer' garden work party and are welcoming town volunteers and members of the community to come help pull weeds in the common areas of park on Sunday, June 24th anytime between 9am-3pm. (The park does not have any restrooms or hand washing facilities on site, so please plan accordingly).

$500 Budget Challenge

As part of the the Town's public outreach regarding the development of the Fiscal Year 2018/19 Budget, residents are encouraged take a few minutes to complete a budget survey titled 'Dollars and Sense'. Participants are asked to allocate $500 to budget line items that they feel are priorities in the community. It is not an easy task, as there many choices, all with a direct impact. Please visit the Virtual Town Hall site and participate by clicking here.

Primary elections

Statewide Direct Primary Election
June 5th

The California Statewide Direct Primary Election will be help on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018  Voters will be asked to cast their votes on a variety of candidates and ballot measures.

The following is a list of County, State and Federal seats that are included in the June 5th primary election:

The following is a list of local measures submitted to the voters for the June 5th election;



Notice: Upcoming Construction Work in Downtown San Anselmo

Prior to the 2017-18 wet weather season the contractor for the LDGS II-2 was unable to complete all of the lining and manhole rehabilitation work required to complete the project. Now that the wet weather season has ended and the sewer levels have returned to their dry weather flow conditions, the contractor will be mobilizing back on site to complete the installation of four 36-inch CIPP liners and the rehabilitation of seventeen sanitary sewer manholes on the 18-inch and 36-inch sanitary sewer trunk lines. See below for upcoming work and schedule details:

Manhole Frame & Cover Replacement
Start Date: Monday May 28th
Duration: Two Weeks
Description: The contractor will be replacing the iron frame and cover, the only visible part of the manhole, at over a dozen locations in Downtown San Anselmo. Many of the older frame and covers in the sanitary sewer system contain open pick holes. These holes are what allow maintenance personnel to pull up the covers but also allow rain water into the manhole and can allow sewer gases to escape. New frames and covers will have sealed pick holes to reduce infiltration and unpleasant odors.
Time: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Day Work)
Location: Work will take place on the 18-inch trunk line that runs from the intersection of Bridge Ave. & San Anselmo Ave. to Ross Ave. & San Anselmo Ave.
Parking: Two to three spots at each manhole. Will be working at one manhole at a time.
Water Restrictions: None


WANTED:  Youth Commissioners for the Sustainability Commission

The Town of San Anselmo is currently seeking applicants for Youth Commissioner seats on the Sustainability Commission (formerly known as the Quality of Life Commission) to join for a term of one year.
Applicants must live in San Anselmo and be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school to be considered. Applications must be received by Thursday, May 31 at 5:00 p.m. For additional information about these opportunities, including how to apply, please go to


A Stroll Through History Returns

Historical Commissioner Dick Miner’s popular Stroll Through History returns this year. Travel back in time with Dick and other members of the Historical Commission on a walking tour through downtown San Anselmo. The tour will highlight San Anselmo’s historic Hub, the role of the railroad in the development of town and the changing character of the businesses and architecture on San Anselmo Avenue over the years. The tour will end at the Historical Museum for refreshments.
This year the Historical Commission will also sponsor a Stroll Through History in one of San Anselmo’s oldest neighborhoods—the Seminary area. The tour will highlight the quiet beauty of San Francisco Theological Seminary, its history and fine architecture. Refreshments will be served along the way. This tour does involve stairs and uphill and downhill walking.
2018 tour dates are:
Stroll Through History Downtown— June 23, August 25 and October 27 at 9:00 a.m. at Creek Park.
Stroll Through History Seminary Area—May 26, July 28 and September 22 at 9:00 a.m. at Montgomery Chapel (Richmond Road & Bolinas Avenue).
RSVP at or email
Free Event. Space is limited.

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Have a Sustainable Summer!

Summer is finally here! Before purchasing new outfits or outdoor supplies, Zero Waste Marin would like to provide residents with some quick tips on how to safely recycle and dispose of unwanted, common household items:
Shoes & Clothing
Need to swap out your winter wardrobe to make room for summer clothing?

  • Donate your clothes to local thrift stores, such as Goodwill. You can claim these donations as tax deductible.
  • Don’t throw your textiles in the trash! Many local retailers have programs to take back your worn out or stained clothing, towels and sheets.
Kitchenware & Appliances
If it’s time to get a new appliance, recycle your unwanted large and small appliances, including refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, and toasters.
  • Donate old silverware, plates, cups, pots, pans and other kitchenware to Goodwill.
  • If your appliances are still in working condition, contact local charities such as the Salvation Army or Habitat for Humanity. You’ll be able to claim charitable deductions for donated appliances.
  • Visit for a comprehensive list of organizations that recycle appliances or accept donations.
Planning to upgrade your personal electronics? Here are a couple of smart reuse and recycling options:
  • Sell usable electronics on eBay or to a local thrift store for fast cash!
  • Consider upgrading a component of your computer, such as adding additional memory or storage, to lengthen your laptop’s life span.
  • Recycle used printers and ink cartridges for free through programs like the HP Computer Recycling Program or through
  • Donate used books that are still in good condition to local libraries, thrift shops, hospitals, and used book retailers.
  • Unusable paperback books and magazines are easily recyclable. When recycling, hardcovers should be removed because the glue that holds the book together is not recyclable.
  • Help reduce metal packaging waste and save money on your summer camping trips by switching to refillable fuel canisters! Learn more about refillable fuel canisters or find a local retailer on Refillables can last up to 12 years and be refilled hundreds of times!

Zero Waste Marin works with cities and towns throughout Marin County to educate
residents about waste prevention, reuse, and repair. For more information, visit

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Upcoming Public Meetings

Monday, 05/28/2018 - Sustainability Commission - Council Chambers 7 p.m.

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