Friday, April 28, 2006
Thursday, April 27, 2006
And thank you, Fairfax Volunteers, for this service! You are augmenting Town staff in helping us with this task.
Monday, April 24, 2006
We will have the first of two required public hearings on the Housing Element at our May 3rd Council meeting. If you have any comments regarding the Housing Element, please come to the May 3rd Town Council meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Women's Club, or contact Ann Welsh, Planning Director, at email@example.com.
Dawn Barbour started as a new Police Dispatcher on April 21st. Dawn comes to the Town from the Marin County Sheriff's Department where she worked in the dispatch center for three years. Prior to that, she worked for the San Rafael Fire Department handling administrative work and minor dispatching for five years. While with San Rafael, she was named city "Employee of the Year" for 2002. Dawn is a resident of San Rafael. We are fortunate to have Dawn joining the Fairfax Police Department!
Thursday, April 20, 2006
- Discussion regarding the future of the Marin Town and Country Club Property
- Discussion of Public Safety Consolidation opportunities
- Five Year Financial Plan/Annual Budget Process and Workshops
- Strategic Planning Goal Ranking/Strategic Planning approach
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
This past Saturday the 15th, a group of volunteers spread the new sand in the back portion of the park. This back part of Peri Park is now open again! Once we receive more wood chips, the other back area near the tire swing will be restored. We are still working to bring the park back to its pre-flood state.
Saturday, April 15, 2006
The Easter Bunny made a visit to Fairfax today at our Easter Egg Hunt! A little misty rain did not dampen the spirits of the couple hundred kids who enjoyed the hunt.
Special thanks to the Fairfax Parks and Recreation Commission, Maria Baird, Community Resources Coordinator, and volunteers who spent hours stuffing the eggs with candy. They were all gone in a matter of minutes!
Friday, April 14, 2006
Not interested in Easter egg hunting? The final pile of sand in the Peri Park playground needs to be moved into place. This has been held up by a variety of factors, from rain to plumbing issues. There's a good chance we can get it done before the next storm comes in Saturday night. Like to help? Please come to the Peri Park Playground tomorrow, Saturday, April 15th at 9 a.m. on. Bring gloves, your favorite shovel, and sturdy shoes. The children will thank you!
Fairfax was well represented in the latest Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) classes held on April 1st and 8th. The graduates of CERT include Susan Brandborg (Fairfax Mayor), Maria Baird (Fairfax Community Resources Coordinator), and residents Claire Cumings, Jon Marchant, Teri Meadows. They were trained in hands-on techniques to become self-sufficient for at least 72 hours following a disaster such as an earthquake, flood or wildland fire. The students received a manual, flashlight, helmet, vest and work gloves as part of their preparedness kit. Here are a few photos of the hands-on training.
The next class will be in May; however, since there was a waiting list for the class, Central Marin CERT is contacting the wait list individuals first. If there are still openings, then the class will be opened to the public and I will announce it here.
The event is Saturday, April 15th starting at 10 a.m. with entertainment by James K. Visit with the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs! The event is free of charge.
Kids, please bring your own Easter basket!
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
A flood watch remains in effect until 10 a.m. this morning, and showers are expected on and off for the next three hours. Two more storms are expected this week but they are not supposed to be as heavy.
I would like to thank the Town staff for all their help and the volunteers who readily pitched in yesterday to prepare for what could have been another flooding event. Public Works and Police crews did a great job responding to the slides and other storm-related calls for service.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Contact: David Soroka, Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area
PUBLIC “STORM SPOTTER” TRAINING SESSION
DATE: Thursday April 27, 2006
TIME: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
PLACE: Marin County Civic Center
3501 Civic Center Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
RSVP: NWS at 831-656-1710x223 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Formal RSVP not required – but suggested to gauge attendance
Become a new National Weather Service Skywarn Spotter or re-learn your technique! Learn how you can relay local weather information to the National Weather Service, assisting in their mission to save lives and property and help validate their weather warnings. The Skywarn Spotter program is entirely voluntary – but your participation can one day help to save lives. Attending this training session will also help you to prepare for dangerous weather, and better understand the hazards associated with high winds, winter storms, flooding and severe weather.
The United States is the most severe weather prone country on Earth. Each year, we cope with thousands of thunderstorms, hundreds of tornadoes, floods, high winds, extreme heat and cold, as well as winter storms and hurricanes. Locally, strong winter storms batter our coast with heavy rain, high winds and dangerous surf. During the summer and fall, warm and dry weather combined with strong offshore winds also promote dangerous wildfires – threatening many areas.
Spotter trained communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through better planning, education, and awareness. No community is storm proof, but spotters can help communities save lives. Attending this training will ensure that you, your family and the Bay Area are better prepared to deal with the ravages of Mother Nature.
Sandbags and sand are available in the parking lot between the Pavilion and the ballfield, if you need them.
Report any flooding or landslides to the Fairfax PD at 453-5330.
Monday, April 10, 2006
Friday, April 07, 2006
It is definitely a work in progress and will evolve, so if you have any suggestions, please don't hesitate to e-mail me. You can find my e-mail link on the upper right on this blog page.
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Monday, April 03, 2006
The 29th Annual Fairfax Festival will be held on June 10th and 11th.
Saturday, April 01, 2006
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