Saturday, December 22, 2007

MMWD Workshop on Water Supply and Desalination

Message from the Marin Municipal Water District:

The Marin Municipal Water District will be holding a workshop on water supply and demand and the desalination option on January 10, 2008. The workshop will be held from 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm in Olney Hall at the College of Marin Kentfield Campus.
The workshop will consist of four concurrent sessions to allow participants to get their questions answered by MMWD experts. The workshop will cover the topics of water supply and demand, quality of water produced by desalination, San Francisco Bay ecosystem and energy use/cost of desalination. MMWD customers and other interested parties are urged to come to this workshop to have a dialogue with MMWD Board members and staff on this important topic.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Shop Locally – Save Gas – Help our Merchants

Hit the brakes before you take Drake to that big box!

As you look to do your holiday shopping, please first consider shopping locally. Shopping in town is a tangible way you can help our merchants and support our local economy. Did you know that one cent (1¢) of every dollar you spend purchasing taxable merchandise at Fairfax businesses makes its way back to the Town into our General Fund, the fund from which we finance most Town services? The rise in internet shopping is not good news for city governments and local economies since many internet sales transactions do not charge local sales tax, and moreover, the small, locally owned shops that make up the heart of most downtowns miss out on critical sales. Thank you for helping our local, unique Fairfax businesses survive and thrive.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Dec. 19th Council meeting

The agenda packet for the Dec. 19th special meeting of the City Council is posted here

Teen Event - "Poetry Slam & Open Mic Night"

Click the flyer to read about the December 21st event for teens age 14-19, sponsored by the Fairfax Youth Commission.

Spare the Air Tonight

The Air District advises everyone in the San Francisco Bay Area to avoid burning wood tonight, and to drive less, as air quality is forecast to reach unhealthy levels. Wood burning and driving are the major winter sources of particulate pollution.

This is one of our two signs to advise residents to skip the woodburning on Spare the Air nights.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Ice Skating at the Pavilion

Yes, you read that right! We will have ice skating right here in Fairfax on Saturday, Jan. 5th from 2-5 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 6th from Noon-5 p.m. at the Pavilion. This is the last weekend of Winter break for the Ross Valley School District, so this should be an extra special way to celebrate before the kids return to school.

BH Skating will set up an 1,800 square foot rink made of recycled synthetic material, i.e. the "ice," an eco-friendly process which requires no refrigeration or electricity. Skates will be provided. We will also have family board games and hot cocoa.

Bring the kids and try out the ice!! This is a free event sponsored by the Fairfax Parks and Recreation Commission.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Council accepting applications for Town Treasurer

Click to read the press release.

Job Announcement

Management Analyst

Part-time, limited term (one year)

The Town of Fairfax is seeking a self-directed professional to assist the Town with a variety of complex, professional administrative duties. Primary job duties will center on tracking and organizing all federal and state disaster recovery information for reimbursement by FEMA and writing and administering state and federal grants for flood recovery and other public works projects, as well as coordinating a flood gate grant program.

Education and experience expected is a bachelor’s degree in public or business administration or related field and four years of experience in program administration or any combination of education and experience that would provide the requisite skills and experience necessary to carry out the position responsibilities.

Compensation is $35-$40/hour (no benefits), approximately 20 hours per week. The limited term is one year. The position is being funded through one-time SB418 (Sen. Migden) funding.

Resumes accepted on a continuous basis with the first review of resumes by December 21, 2007. Submit resumes to candidates will be asked to submit of a Town of Fairfax Application for Employment. For further information, please contact Public Works Director Michael Rock at 453-0291. EOE.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

New Year's Eve Costume Arts Ball

Mark your calendar for Dec. 31st as the Fairfax Artist in Residence Shoshanna Parry, in conjunction with the Fairfax Parks and Recreation Commission, invites you to a New Year's Eve party that is not to be missed! The event will be held at the Pavilion from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. and promises fun for the entire family.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Agenda packet for Dec. 5th posted

The Council's next regular meeting is Wednesday, Dec. 5th at 7:30 p.m. The agenda packet is posted here