Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Blog #12 - Town Council Actions from May 7th

Highlights of the May 7th Meeting:

Mayor Maggiore announced there will be a community meeting to discuss possible shared police dispatch/records services with the Town of San Anselmo on May 15, 2008 at 7:00 PM at the Isabel Cooke Community Center, 1000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in San Anselmo.

The Town Council awarded the low bid for the Pastori Storm Drain Replacement Project to Bay Pacific Pipelines, Inc. for a total project amount of $394,335. This project will involve removing the existing 24 inch storm drain pipe that runs down the middle of Pastori Ave (from Sir Francis Drake Blvd. to the Pastori Bridge) and replace it with a 48 inch pipe. The objective is to alleviate chronic flooding in the neighborhood. Construction work should begin in June.

The Town Council adopted a resolution opposing state Proposition 98 and adopted a resolution supporting Proposition 99. Both propositions deal with eminent domain and land use issues.

An update from Council Member Bragman was given regarding the Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM). He announced that the state had decided to postpone any spraying in Marin County and other counties until further testing on the proposed pesticides can be completed. The State could not prove that an emergency existed and therefore that the CEQA process could be postponed. There will be more updates on the LBAM as this drama unfolds.

The Council also received an update from the Town Manager regarding the Strategic Plan. The update described all the accomplishments since the Strategic Plan was adopted in December 2007. The Town has managed to accomplish quite a bit even with some key vacancies. If you are interested in reading the updated Strategic Plan it is on line at http://www.town-of-fairfax.org/TownCouncil/TownCouncilPacket/Item%2011%20Strategic%20Plan%20Update.pdf.

The next Town Council Meeting will be May 21st starting at 7:30 PM. If you are interested in Marin Clean Energy (Community Choice Aggregation) you will want to attend this meeting.