Monday, February 27, 2006
Sunday, February 26, 2006
Five inches of rain are predicted for this storm, but hopefully it will be during a longer period of time than the last big storm. The Mayor and Council, Town emergency personnel, the volunteers, the Chamber of Commerce, and the creek monitoring group have all been notified this afternoon and evening, to keep everyone up to date and find out who is available to help if indeed the storm develops into localized flooding.
I also heard that PG&E emergency crews are on standby. Now would be a good time to have all your flashlights and candles/lighter gathered in a handy location.
Friday, February 24, 2006
The party today at the park drew over 100 adults and children! The weather was great, the food went quickly and the kids had fun. It was good to come together and celebrate the repair and recovery of one of our cherished community assets, Peri Park.
Effective Monday, February 27, the FEMA/SBA Disaster Recovery Center will be moving from its current location at 241 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. to a new location at the following:
Wells Fargo Bank – San Anselmo Office
3 Tunstead Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960
The hours of operation will be:
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (M-F)
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Sat)
The DRC will have staff from the SBA and FEMA on site to answer questions and provide assistance to those individuals seeking federal assistance for storm recovery efforts. The DRC will remain at Wells Fargo Bank anywhere from 2 weeks up to a month depending on the need. Parking spaces will still be available for DRC visitors at 241 Sir Francis Drake Blvd (Kaufman Building) and it is a very short walk to Wells Fargo Bank. Directions prompting visitors to the new location will be posted on the Kaufman Building.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Friday, February 17, 2006
One event advertised in the newsletter is an "Emergency Preparedness and Home Safety Fair." The Fair is taking place on Saturday, March 25th from 11-3 out on the lawn near town hall. If the weather is wet, we will move into the Pavilion which is reserved just in case. The Fair will be an opportunity to learn about how to be more prepared and to ask questions about safety. I thought it important to bring resources to our residents and build on the momentum of awareness for disaster preparedness as well as personal and community safety. Besides, we are also planning on making it a real fun event!
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
The sand and woodchips are arriving this week to restore the grounds of Peri Park. If you’d like to participate in spreading the materials at the park this weekend, contact the Fairfax Volunteers at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s hope this nice weather holds up!
Sunday, February 12, 2006
This neighborhood is really setting an example of one way a subset of our community has taken on the task of self-preparedness and helping one another to be ready in the event of a disaster. I am certain that the Ross Valley Fire Service would be pleased to assist other neighborhoods become informed, organized and prepared for an emergency.
Saturday, February 11, 2006
The next Town Council Strategic Planning Workshop will be held on Saturday, February 18th at 9:00 a.m. and will run approximately 2 hours, in the Fairfax Women's Club. The Council will continue on with the task of long-term goal-setting. The meeting is open to the public. Please note the date change from the original date of Feb. 25th.
Thursday, February 09, 2006
To give you an idea of what you will encounter if you visit the Local Assistance Center at 241 SFD, here is a photo of the building. Also, the Small Business Administration (SBA) table in the interior with SBA staff ready to serve you. The last photo is the Town of Fairfax staff at the briefing held this morning, starting on the left, next to me are Ann Welsh, Director of Planning and Building, Linda Neal, Senior Planner, Tauny Kasuya, Administrative Assistant, and Mark Lockaby, Building Inspector. We will take turns staffing the Fairfax table throughout the duration of the Local Assistance Center schedule, today through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. The hours may be extended to Monday as well depending on the number of people visiting the center.
$3447 - $4191/mo. Receive calls for police, fire and medical; dispatch police units; prepare/maintain records and reports. Requires computer skills/knowledge; 1 yr. clerical experience; experience with radio broadcasting equipment desired; recent responsible experience in dealing with the public. Minimum age: 21 years at time of appointment. HS grad or equivalent; fully-paid medical and other benefits. Contact the Fairfax Police Department at 144 Bolinas Road, Fairfax, 94930, 453-5330. Open until filled. Equal opportunity employer.
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
This photo may not look like much, but it is the product of a group of Drake High students fulfilling community service requirements. About 30 students filled some sandbags for us today, which was an idea that came out of a volunteer meeting. Now, we will have pre-filled sandbags in case we need them. I missed the actual event so I am sorry the photo does not show the great students who did this for us, but you get the picture!
Monday, February 06, 2006
Good news to report on disaster recovery! On February 3rd, the President declared a major disaster for Marin County, which now paves the way for federal assistance for the residents of the Town and for the Town government. The declaration includes assistance to individuals, households, businesses and local governments. Marin County is one of 10 counties in California where individuals and households are eligible for this federal assistance.
RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES CAN BEGIN APPLYING FOR FEMA ASSISTANCE BY CALLING 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362) or you can apply on-line at www.fema.gov.
The County of Marin's Storm Recovery Information Hotline (473-5614) will be open starting Monday, February 6th to answer questions about recovery efforts.
- Small Business Administration
- Ca Employment Development Dept.
- Ca Dept. of Insurance
- Ca Social Services
- Ca Office of Emergency Services
- County Health and Human Services
- County Environmental Health
- Community Development Agency
- Local Towns including the Town of Fairfax
For those affected by the flood, this is an opportunity to start applying for assistance and get your questions answered. This five-day window for the Center to be open is meant to get those who need help quickly into the pipeline for assistance. You do not need to be at the Center to apply for FEMA assistance (you can apply on-line or via telephone - see previous post), but this is a unique opportunity to meet with many agencies in one location so I encourage you to take advantage of the resources that will be available at the Local Assistance Center.