Thursday, May 22, 2008

Blog # 14 - Council Actions of May 21, 2008

Mayor Mary Ann Maggiore announced that there are openings on the General Plan Advisory Committee, Fairfax Youth Commission, Volunteer Board, Design Review Board, Open Space Committee and the Measure F Oversight Committee.

The Town Council appointed Nicole Marsden to the Fairfax Youth Commission. Congratulations to Nicole!

The Town Council approved sending a letter to Marin County requesting the final draft ordinance be sent to the Town so that the Town Council may vote on the issue of joining the soon to be created Marin Clean Energy Authority Joint Powers Agency. Before the vote was taken Rebekah Collins of Sustainable Fairfax and Dawn Weisz, Principal Planner for Marin County and the Coordinator of the Marin Clean Energy Project spoke to the Council about the benefits of creating such an agency including the use of far more renewable energy to reduce the carbon footprint in Fairfax.

The Council had a productive discussion about the Mixed Use Overlay and directed staff to begin the initial study for the environmental review process. The approval of the Mixed Use Overlay will be returning to the Council for approval in a couple of months.

The Council voted to approve in concept the recommendation of the Ross Valley Fire Service Board to include Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District as a full member of the Ross Valley Fire Service.

The next Town Council Meeting will be June 4th. The Council will be conducting a public hearing on the Flood Mitigation Plan and considering an award of low bid for the Creek Road Bridge Bank Rehabilitation Project. There will also be more information and public input on the Marin Clean Energy Project (Community Choice Aggregation).