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Friday, October 5, 2018
David P. Donery, Town Manager

CFD 2018 OSC
Country Fair Day

Country Fair Day Thanks

The 48th Annual Country Fair Day & Parade was a huge success. The event kicked off with a Pancake Breakfast prepared by the Fire Department.  And the day was filled with live music, fun bouncers, giant slides, a Ferris Wheel, train, face painting, and a rock wall. Smiling faces and laughter filled the streets during the spectacular parade featuring the California Repercussions. Delicious food and cold drinks were sold throughout the event. To top it off Cedars prepared and sold Paella.

We would like to sincerely thank all of our sponsors for having such a caring and giving heart because without their support this event would not have been possible. With your donations and volunteer work, we were able to provide our community with a day of fun for the entire family!!

To all who volunteered we say thank you, this event would not have ran as smoothly as it did if you had not put in the long hours cooking food, serving food and overseeing the activities for our youth... “Together we made a difference in our community!”
Thank you to San Anselmo Public Works, Library, Planning, Human Resources and Recreation staff, the Ross Valley Fire Department and the Central Marin Police Department for all your hard work and positive attitude!!

Thank you to our sponsors:  Block Advisors, Bradley Real Estate, the Coalition Connection, Coldwell Banker, the Drake Jazz Band, Farm Burger, San Anselmo Arts Commission, San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce, Taco Jane’s, and United Markets.
And a special thank you to Cedars for kicking off their 100-year celebration at the San Anselmo Country Fair Day.  Thank you for Cedarsville in Imagination Park, the giant slide, the Ferris Wheel, the performance by the California Repercussions and the great piece of public art, now displayed on Magnolia Avenue.

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Town Council Meeting Update

At their meeting on Tuesday, October 9, the San Anselmo Town Council will consider the following items:

  • Approve minutes of September 25, 2018 meeting.
  • Acknowledge and file warrant numbers issued during the month of September.
  • Approve Special Event Application for the annual Holiday Lighting Event.
  • Approve resolution and associated Tax and Revenue Anticipation Note authorizing the Town to borrow $1,200,000 from the County of Marin for the period of November 01, 2018 to December 15, 2018 at an interest rate of 3.5%.
  • Receive report regarding proposed process for developing design options for the renovation of Creek Park following the potential removal of the building at 630-636 San Anselmo Avenue.
  • Receive report from Public Works Director regarding updated Public Utility Commission Rules regarding tree trimming around power lines.
  • Approve the contract for street sweeping services with Contract Sweeping Services, Inc in the amount of $103,839. 
  • Receive progress updates from Public Works, Planning, Recreation and Fire Departments regarding Strategic Planning goals and provide direction to staff.
The agenda and staff reports for this meeting will be located at 

Katie Rice

Join Marin County’s Art and Culture Master Planning Process!

Mark your calendars for the District 2 Community Arts Planning Forum with Supervisor Katie Rice on Thursday, Oct 11.

The Marin County Department of Cultural Services, in partnership with the Marin Cultural Association, the Marin Coalition for the Arts, and arts leaders from all over the County, is developing an arts and culture master plan for Marin. The plan is intended to strengthen existing arts, cultural and creative resources for residents, artist and organizations and define a roadmap for the creative future of Marin.

The planning team needs to hear what your vision is for Marin’s creative future – for you, your family, and your community.

Please join us on October 11 at Marin Art & Garden Center and make sure to bring your friends and neighbors!

Thursday, October 11, 6-7:30pm
Marin Art & Garden Center
Livermore Pavilion
30 Sir Frances Drake Blvd.
Ross, CA 94957

If you can’t make the meeting, please consider attending one of the other meetings held throughout the County or share your thoughts by completing the Marin Arts Culture Action! Community Survey.

For more info, email

Town Books Art

Town Books News

TOWN BOOKS is honored to host an exhibit of artwork by Marin artist, Anna Rochester. She focuses on representing the world and its abstractions through printmaking, cyanotypes & encaustic monotypes.
Anna has spent much of her career in art education and she uses her art to engage other artists, students, and the community. Don’t miss this opportunity to see her work!

ARTIST RECEPTION:  Friday, October 12
from 5 to 7pm. Light refreshments will be served.
411 San Anselmo Avenue, San Anselmo
HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 to 4:00
INFO: 415.526.3791 or

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Boards and Commission Seats Available

Arts Commission – The 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 one youth member, and meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.  There are two seats available.  Persons from the Ross Valley are encouraged to apply.

Dog Park Steering Committee - The Committee provides input to the town regarding 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 consists of seven community representatives, that serve a minimum of a two-year term. Members must have an interest in and commitment to the importance and value of Red Hill Dog Park and other authorized dog play areas in the Town of San Anselmo. There are two 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 5 members and meets on an as needed basis. There is one seat available.

Historical Commission – The 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 one youth member 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 three seats available.

Library Advisory Board – The Board is charged with considering, proposing and recommending guidelines with respect to programs and facilities to meet the library needs of the community, in conjunction with the Town Librarian.  The Board consists of seven members, including one youth member and meets on the fourth Thursday of every other month at 4:30 p.m. in the Library.  There is one seat 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 are two seats available.

Tax Equity Board – The Board is charged with hearing applications for tax rebate from San Anselmo property owners claiming inability to pay the Town’s Municipal Services Tax and Pension Override Tax.  The Board consists of three members and meets once a year in the spring.  There is one seat available.

To apply, please go here:

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Fall Leaves

Please Help Keep Our Streets and Storm Drains Clean

Fall is definitely here, as evidenced by the amount of leaves falling off trees.  One heavy rainstorm is all it takes to get those leaves moving downward, so we’re seeing quite the mess on our streets right now. You may notice that many residents have taken it upon themselves to rake up the piles of leaves scattered in front of their homes.  Many thanks to all who have taken the time to rake up the leaves in gutter areas and place them in green cans.  This helps keep our storm drains running free during the winter rains.
San Anselmo contracts with Contract Sweeping Services to provide street sweeping services to the Town.  During the fall months, the street sweeper is working five days a week in San Anselmo. For this program, the Town is divided up into eight sections.  The downtown area is swept every Thursday and the remaining time is spent in the other sections of town on a rotating basis.  That means that each neighborhood gets swept during the fall about once every 7 or 8 days.  On that schedule, the sweeper just can’t get all the leaves that fall!  That’s why your help, if you are able, is so appreciated!

Film Night
Movies in the Park

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 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, Oct. 8 - Arts Commission - 7pm, Historical Museum
Tuesday, Oct.9 - Town Council - 7 pm, Council Chambers
Tuesday, Oct.9 - Economic Development Committee - 8:45 am, Council Chambers

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