New Economic Development Committee: The Town Council decided at its September 9th Strategic Planning Meeting to create a Fairfax Economic Development Committee, and I have agendized the issue for the upcoming October 4th Council Meeting. The Council considers this initiative to be so critical to the financial health of the Town that all five Councilmembers would sit on the Committee, along with a select number interested residents and local business owners. With Measure F set to sunset in less than four years, the Economic Development Committee would provide an important hands-on forum to assist the Council in establishing and promoting a long-term strategic financial plan for the Town.
Nextel/Sprint Neighborhood Meeting Held: On September 18th, a meeting was organized by Sprint/Nextel to discuss placement of a mini-telecommunications installation on the roof of
Approximately 12 residents were in attendance with good representation from all sides of the issue. Discussion included the need to keep the sites away from homes and toward the hilly areas around
From what was shared at the meeting, a cell site seems possible in or near
FEMA Update: While we are receiving payments toward some of our FEMA projects, it looks like we will be appealing six projects that FEMA has denied in part or whole. Three of these denials concern Town buildings for disallowance of Americans with Disabilities Act required upgrades. Furthermore, FEMA has not yet approved the project worksheets we submitted on Creek Road Bridge, Cascade Drive Storm Drain, and Peri Park Pedestrian Bridge, pending further environmental review by the federal agency. We have been in contact with the State Office of Emergency Services (OES) Public Assistance Officer to assist with facilitating these issues. On the issue of flood insurance, we still have a $120,000 claim outstanding on Town Hall as well as approximately $68,000 on the Fire Station.