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Friday, September 7, 2018 - David P. Donery, Town Manager

Upcoming Town Council Meeting Agenda

At their meeting on Tuesday, September 11, the San Anselmo Town Council will consider
the following items:

-Acknowledge and file warrant numbers 86958 through 87149 issued during the month of August 2018, in the amount of $2,005,510.67.

-Approve resolution establishing the 2018-19 Appropriations Limit.

-Adopt “An Ordinance of the Town Council of the Town of San Anselmo Amending San Anselmo Municipal Code Title 10 (Planning and Zoning), Chapter 3 (Zoning) To Add Article 19 (Single Room Occupancy Regulations) to Implement a Program in the 2015-2023 General Plan Housing Element by Establishing Regulations for Single Room Occupancy Units” by title only and waive further reading. (d)

-Adopt “An Ordinance of the Town Council of the Town of San Anselmo Amending San Anselmo Municipal Code Title 10 (Planning and Zoning), Chapter 9 (Signs) To Add A New Chapter 10 (Signs on Town Property and Rights-of-Ways)” by title only and waive further reading.

-Approve Resolution naming September as Emergency Preparedness Month.

-Receive presentation from Marin Municipal Water District

-Conduct a public hearing on the proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Town of San Anselmo and SEIU Local 1021 for the period of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021.

-Receive presentation from Sustainability Commission regarding proposed ordinance to eliminate the use of polystyrene (EPS) and polypropylene products and other non- compostable, non-biodegradable, and non-recyclable food packaging including plastic utensils and straws and provide direction to staff.

-Public hearing for Town Council to reconsider Planning Commission decision to approve an application for design review for a significant remodel and 826 square foot two-story addition to an existing single-family residence at 27 Rutherford Avenue. The addition would continue the existing east building wall 5’-10” from the east side property line (8-foot setback required without design review). Assessor’s Parcel No. 005-127-03; Sofer, Avner D. Sofer, Appellant; Marjolein Oele and Gerard Kuperus, Applicant; R-1 Single Family Residential zoning and General Plan designation; FIRM Flood Zone X (outside Special Flood Hazard Area).

-Discuss potential acceptance of the original offer of street dedication for the portion of Alderney Road between San Francisco Boulevard and El Cerrito Avenue on the condition that the property owners abutting the street improve the street to Town standards prior to acceptance.

-Approve the contract for street sweeping services with Contract Sweeping Services, Inc in the amount of $103,839.


Final Picnics on the Plaza Tonight featuring El Cajon!

Join your community tonight for the final Picnics on the Plaza event of 2018 featuring local band El Cajon.

The popular Picnics on the Plaza events are closing out their 9th year!  Come enjoy some live local music on the Town Hall lawn! Bring a picnic blanket or chairs, your family and friends, and come enjoy a beautiful evening in downtown San Anselmo. Tonight's event is from 5-8pm.  This year the entire six-week series is sponsored by Eric Gelman from Paragon Real Estate! Thank you Eric!

  • September 7 | El Cajon - California Soul & Garage Rock
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SEIU Collective Bargaining Agreement to be Reviewed by the Town Council on Sept. 11th

In accordance with Town Council policy, the draft Memorandum of Understanding between the Town of San Anselmo and Service Employees’ International Union, Local 1021 will be reviewed by the Council at their meeting on September 11th.

The Council will review the agreement and take public comment at this meeting, and will consider the agreement for approval at their meeting on September 25th.

Here is a link to the agreement: 


Ross Valley Flood Protection and Watershed Program

Please visit the link below for a program update regarding the Ross Valley Flood Protection and Watershed Program (Flood Zone 9).

Michael Feldman

Town Books News

TOWN BOOKS is proud to host an exhibit of paintings from the San Anselmo Kids Art Camp, organized and facilitated by local painter Michael Feldman. The work will be on display September 1st through September 30th.  A reception will be held on Friday, September 7th, from 5pm to 7pm. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome. Come visit us and enjoy the work of these inspiring young artists.

TOWN BOOKS: 411 San Anselmo Avenue
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm
Info:  415.526.3791 or 

Country Fair Day is set for Sunday, September 30th
from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

You are cordially invited to the 48th Annual Country Fair Day, a true community celebration in downtown San Anselmo. This popular community festival showcases our Town with a parade, children’s activities, community booths, live music, and delicious food.
Community Booths and Kids Entertainment ~ From 10:00 am - 3:00 pm the Avenue will be lined with community booths, United Market’s Taste Row, as well as kids activities! There will be a Bounce Zone, Rock Wall, Extreme Air Bungee, Train, and Petting Zoo!
Parade down San Anselmo Avenue ~ 11:00 am
Food ~ Enjoy yummy hotdogs and hamburgers, treats from Sugar Magnolia Food Truck, and of course we will be continuing our pie and sno cone tradition!
Music ~ There will be live music all day from 10:00am-2:30pm
Cedarsville ~ An exciting new addition to Country Fair Day this year is “Cedarsville”, situated in Imagination Park and sponsored by Cedars as a kickoff to their 100th anniversary of supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. “Cedarsville” will feature a free Ferris wheel, a free giant slide, a marching band, and a mini-town with a variety of activities including collaborative art projects, a farm stand, and so much more.
Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss out! To submit a booth and/or parade application, please contact the Recreation Department at (415) 258- 4640 or email

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Fall Registration is now available 

We know you are enjoying that summer sunshine right about now, but fall is almost here!
Check out all of the fun things the Recreation Department has planned for you in our Fall 2018 Activity Guide and click here to register.
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Nominate Your Favorite Volunteer!!!

Do you know an unsung hero who has devoted lots of time and energy to the Town of San Anselmo? The Town Council is calling for nominations for the Town’s Volunteer of the Year Award, honoring those who make a difference in our town.  The award is sponsored by the Friends of the San Anselmo Volunteer Effort (SAVE).
To nominate a special volunteer for this award, go to:

The winner will be chosen by a Selection Committee.  Nominees should be current and active volunteers for the Town of San Anselmo. 
The Volunteer of the Year award winner will be honored at a Town Council meeting in the Fall. The deadline for submission is Sunday, September 30, 2018.


Tell Us What You Think

Parents and kids: we need your help!

Tell us what kind of children’s library program would be of most interest to you on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30-4:30pm.

Please take our survey here:

Film Night
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Movies in Creek Park 

The San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce is bringing back the popular Movies in Creek Park event series starting this Saturday. The movies will run in Creek Park on Saturday Nights from June 2nd until October 27th (with the exception extreme weather conditions and on July 21st for the Beatles Tribute Concert). Seating begins around 7pm, with a pre-movie slide show, announcements, trivia and nightly raffle.  Movies begin when it becomes dark enough and will generally run two hours. The films are generally acceptable for all audiences, but parental guidance and child supervision is always recommended. To view the list of films, CLICK HERE.

Film genres will include Action, Animation, SciFi, Classics, Comedies and Feel-good Favorites. The 2018 season movies were selected from an exhaustive list of requests from members of the community, merchants and business owners, then cross-referenced and licensed by the Motion Picture Association for public viewing. Many "favorites" are not available due to licensing restrictions and "black-out" periods by motion picture studios.

For complete information, visit

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Upcoming Public Meetings

Monday, Sept. 10 - Arts Commission - 7pm, Historical Museum
Tuesday, Sept. 11 - Economic Development Committee - 8:45am, Council Chambers
Tuesday, Sept. 11 - Town Council - 7pm, Council Chambers
Wednesday, Sept. 12 - Ross Valley Fire Board - 6:30pm, Station 19

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