Wednesday, October 31, 2007
The California Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council issued an earthquake advisory early this morning. See attached press release from the County of Marin.
Now is a good time to verify your readiness for a disaster by checking your supplies and family preparations.
Monday, October 29, 2007
The Chamber will have their traditional Halloween Parade starting at 5 p.m. on Oct. 31st at the Fairfax Theater. Come all ghosts and goblins and join in the fun!
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
The Town has hired Paula Schulz of Natural Hazards Mitigation to help formulate the Town's flood hazard mitigation plan, a planning document which assists in prioritizing our flood planning activities and funding. The Town received a FEMA planning grant for this project.
Monday, October 22, 2007
I have been asked by the League of Women Voters to post the following notice:
Fairfax Candidates Night for the Town Council
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Women’s Club, Park Road, Fairfax
Listen to and question all candidates for the Town Council.
Moderated by the League of Women Voters of Marin County
For further information, please contact Rose Taber at 453-1851.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
1. 183 Frustuck Avenue; Appeal # 07-28 - Appeal of the Planning Commission’s approval of a Hill Area Residential Develop
2. A Proclamation declaring Sunday, October 21st, 2007, as Take a Step For Marin Abused Wo
3. Adoption of Resolution No. 2516, A Resolution of the Town Council of the Town of Fairfax Adopting the Police Depart
4. Introduction and First Reading of Ordinance No. 725, A Social Host Liability Ordinance for Underage Drinking, Maggiore: Council introduced and held first reading of the ordinance, which would penalize parents, minors and/or other individuals hosting parties where underage drinking of alcoholic beverages is taking place. Council directed staff to increase the fines as follows: 1st offense - $750; 2nd offense - $875; 3rd offense - $1,000; and to add community service as an option to pay off the fine.
5. Second Reading and Adoption of Ordinance No. 723 a
6. Status Report on Wall Property, Tremaine: Council heard from the many community members present regarding the desire to keep the property as open space. Residents explained the issue of landslides on the property as well as homeless encampments on the property. There was a general consensus that the community needed to work together to find a creative way to acquire the land as dedicated open space. Council directed staff to bring back the Ridgeline Protection Ordinance for amendment and to create an overlay map showing both the ridgeline resources and Town streets. The Open Space Committee is to collaborate with the community, Council, the Town of
7. Discussion and consideration of the adoption of Resolution No. 2517, A Resolution of Intention of the Fairfax Town Council to initiate an a
8. Status report and discussion about the Ross Valley Sanitary District’s sewer replace
9. Request from Electric Auto Association to allow public access to the Town’s small paddle inductive electric car charger: Council adopted the Town Manager’s recommendation to allow public access to the charger, as a means of supporting alternative fuel vehicles in Town.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
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Monday, October 15, 2007
What's all that stuff? It's the trash we pulled out of the creek on Sunday at the Fairfax Volunteers' Annual Creek Clean-up. About 25 people spent 3 hours clearing debris out of our creeks and here's the fruit of our labors. A great visual reminder to care for our environment.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Click to view the Council agenda for next Wednesday's meeting. The packet items are posted here (click link below): http://www.townoffairfax.org/TownCouncil/TownCouncilPacket/
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Take part in community-building this weekend at two events where you can meet your neighbors and help our Town.
Open Space Pancake Breakfast
The Fairfax Open Space Committee invites everyone to a pancake breakfast fundraiser for open space on Saturday, October 13th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Fairfax Women's Club. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults, $4 for children under 12 and $20 for a family of four. Enjoy a delicious organic pancake breakfast, music by Miss Kitty and the Native American Drummers. For more information, contact Committee member Jack Judkins at 456-5503.
Annual Volunteer Creek Clean-up
Fairfax Volunteers will be once again be coordinating our annual creek clean-up on Sunday, Oct. 14th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will meet at the Youth Center at 16 Park Road that morning, and then be sent out to the areas of the creek that need attention. Volunteers will enjoy coffee and scones donated by Chad’s Grill the morning of the event, and pizza and sodas donated by Ghiringhelli’s following the clean up at 1:00 p.m. Questions may be directed to Maria Baird, Community Resources Coordinator, at 456-5652.
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Thursday, October 04, 2007
The Town Council took the following actions at its meeting last night, Oct. 3rd:
Approved of plans and specifications and authorization to advertise for bids for
Awarded bid to responsible lowest bidder, Republic ITS, for flashing pedestrian crossing project on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard at Oak Tree Lane. The project will connect the new
Received the monthly storm damage recovery update on Town FEMA projects, including the six creek-related projects:
Adopted Resolution No. 2515 increasing the authorization of the Town Manager to award contracts up to $435,000 for the E
Discussed amending the Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program ordinance, to restrict residential car washing to further prevent polluting runoff into the storm drains, at the request of Council Member Brandborg. Following discussion and public input, Council decided to have Council Member Brandborg and Mayor Larry Bragman work on drafting an ordinance incorporating best practices guidelines for runoff water from car washing, which would encourage practices that do not harm wildlife in the creeks, and to not establish any criminal penalties associated with car washing practices.
Held introduction and First Reading of Ordinance No. 723 a
Discussed and considered an ordinance restricting the use of leaf blowers, at the request of Vice Mayor Maggiore. Following discussion, Council requested that the Police Chief provide a report of noise ordinance complaints and recommendations for amending the noise ordinance to revisit and consider hours of operation for power equipment.
Received a report from Joint Fairfax-San Anselmo Shared Services Subcommittee, by Council Members Brandborg and Tremaine. Following discussion, Council directed staff to ascertain from San Anselmo if there was an interest in hiring a consultant to study cost savings with respect to shared police services.
Received an update on