Friday, March 15, 2019
David P. Donery, Town Manager

San Anselmo

At Tuesday's Town Council Meeting

Highlights Include:

Adoption of An Ordinance of the Town Council of the Town of San Anselmo Amending San Anselmo Municipal Code Title 1 (General Provisions) to Add Chapter 6 (Administrative Citations) to the Code. 

Adoption of "An Ordinance of the Town Council of the Town of San Anselmo Amending Title 10 (Planning and Zoning) Chapter 3 (Zoning) Article 4 (Development Standards) Sections 10-3.411, 10-3.412, Table 4E, and Article 15 (Design Review) Sections 10-3.1504, 10-3.1505, and Adding New Section 10-3.1506, and Article 16 (Noticing: Public Hearings: Zoning Applications) Sections 10-3.1601 and 10-3.1603 To Clarify Design Review and Noticing Requirements and Require Design Review For All New Second and Third Story Additions" by title only and waive further reading.

Approved the use of the name "Creekside Commons" in place of "Creek Park" in the approved Creek Park design competition.
Received a report on proposed Marin Municipal Water District rate increases.
Received report regarding January 29, 2019 Town Hall meeting on Traffic Safety, Enforcement and Engineering.
Approved the 2019 Partnership Agreement between the Town of San Anselmo and the San Anselmo Baseball Association.
Approved the 2018 Pavement Rehabilitation: Phase 2 Project, Authorize Staff to Advertise for Construction Bids and Authorize the Town Manager to Award the Contract to the Lowest Responsive Responsible Bidder.
Approved the 2019 Pavement Rehabilitation: Phase 1 project, Authorize Staff to Advertise for Construction Bids and Authorize the Town Manager to Award the Contract to the Lowest Responsive Responsible Bidder.
Approved the Bolinas Avenue Drainage Project cost sharing agreement with the Town of Ross.

Received the final report on the 2016-2018 Strategic Plan. 

Creek Park
Reimagine Creekside Commons


Calling all K-8 grade student “Imaginers”: San Anselmo needs your IDEAS to Reimagine Creekside Commons (Creek Park) by March 29
The YES Foundation, in collaboration with The Ross Valley School District (RVSD) and with support from the San Anselmo Arts Commission, is launching a design project in parallel with the Town’s professional design contest to reimagine the space as one that better connects to our downtown and responds to the needs of our communities.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to reimagine the space as a result of the Marin County Flood Mitigation Plan.
Student participants will be recognized and ideas will be shared with the professionals who the Town is inviting to participate in the professional contest (managed by the Town Staff with advisory assistance by the Creek Park Community Advisory Committee). Learn more about the rules and guidelines. (More about the professional contest here.)


Open Space Invitation
Open Space Invitation
Night of the Poets

Save the Date!
Night of the Poets

Thursday, April 18
7pm, Library Reading Room

Summoning word wizards and masters of meter! All ages are welcome to participate as a performer or listener in the San Anselmo Public Library’s 16th annual Night of the Poets.
Registration begins March 1, 2019! Contact or 415-258-4656 to reserve a performance time slot.

Shadow Puppets

Sean’s Shadows
Shadow Puppet Theatre

Tuesday, March 19, 3:30-4:30pm, Council Chambers

Age 5 and up

Whether the folk tales come from Africa, China, or the Caribbean, Sean's Shadow Puppet Theatre never fails to entrance the audience. His stories, hand-made shadow puppets, and instruments from around the world demonstrate the power of tales in every culture.

San Anselmo Baseball Association (SABA) Opening Day Parade

Sunday, March 24th, 2019  
Beginning at 8:30 a.m. 

Starting on Red Hill Avenue and proceeding to Memorial Park.
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Town Books News

Thursday through Sunday, March 14 - 17 from 10:00 to 4:00 each day. TOWN BOOKS is located at 411 San Anselmo Avenue, San Anselmo. Choose from 4,000 books in a wide range of categories, CDs, DVDs, and Audiobooks. For more information, call 415-526-3791 or go to Proceeds go to the San Anselmo Public Library. 

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News from the San Anselmo Sustainability Commission

Marin Sanitary Service says food scraps make up 30% of most landfill carts in San Anselmo. Let’s save the food! Check out this web site for food prep. and storage tips. Learn how to cook with everything from cilantro stems to the overripe avocado on your counter.

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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 three seats available.  Persons from the Ross Valley are encouraged to apply.

Board of Review - The Board of Review is responsible to hear and decide appeals from employee disciplinary actions, hear and decide employee’s grievances, and hear and advise on citizen complaints against employees. Members must be residents of the Town and have a reputation for impartiality. The Board consists of five members and meets only as needed. There is one seat available.

Capital Program Monitoring Committee – The purpose of the 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.

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.

Economic Development Committee – The Committee’s charge is to work with local businesses and the community at large toward a vibrant and successful local economy that meets the needs of the 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 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 two 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.

Library Parcel Tax Oversight Committee - The purpose of the oversight committee is to ensure transparency and accountability to the voters by reviewing the collection and expenditure of Library tax revenues.  The group meets twice a year to review the library budget. 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 is one seat available.

To apply, please go here:

Imagination Park

Upcoming Public Meetings

Monday, March 18 - Planning Commission, 7 pm, Council Chambers
Tuesday, March 19 - Parks and Recreation Commission, 7 pm, Council Chambers
Wednesday, March 20 - Historical Commission, 7:30 pm, Historical Museum

Wednesday, March 20 - Open Space Committee, 7:30 pm, Council Chambers

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