Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Blog #16 - Big Grant Award to Town, Solar Panels to be Installed on Pavilion


The Town has been granted $168,831 in funding from the USDA Forest Service! Our Fire Hazardous Fuel Reduction grant proposal was one of 397 grant proposals this year requesting a total of $70 million. The grant covers environmental consultation, promotion development, professional services, project management, photo monitoring, and contract administration. We can expect actual funding to be available sometime between July and November of this year, so the program will likely start next spring. Town staffer Yvonne Roberts wrote the grant application and so hats off to her for securing this important grant. Town staff look forward to working with the Ross Valley Fire Department on brush clearing projects and educational and promotional activities that will make our Town less vulnerable to a major wild fire.


The installation of solar panels on the Pavilion roof has begun. SPG Solar won a competitive bid to construct the panels on the Pavilion roof. Nearly all of the SPG staff live in Fairfax! Soon the Pavilion, Town Hall, the Police and Fire Stations will all be solar powered!! The Fairfax Theater is the first theater in the United States to go solar! Congratulations to Fairfax for leading the way in energy efficiency and reducing the carbon footprint.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Blog #15 - Fairfax Volunteers

The Fairfax Volunteers will sponsor a Spring Cleaning at Peri Park Playground on Saturday, May 2nd from 9:30am-12:00pm. It has been a while since the last Peri Park Clean Up. Please come lend a hand spreading a new delivery of fresh sand and give our park a spring cleaning! They will be shoveling, scrubbing, painting, and picking up garbage. Once again, the Department of Parks and Recreation will be supplying refreshments for all of the Volunteers. Hope you can join the Volunteers! Please bring shovels and rock rakes (labeled with your name) to help spread the sand. If you have questions please call 457-3945.

The park's water feature will be arriving any day now!

Also, mark your calendars for the Town Picnic, Sunday, September 20, 2009.

The Volunteer Board has an opening so if you are interested in serving the Town of Fairfax please apply. This is a dedicated group of Fairfax residents who have improved the quality of life for all residents through their many projects including the trail markings, cleaning Peri Park and the Town Picnic. Applications are available at Town Hall or on-line at http://www.town-of-fairfax.org/BoardsandCommissions/boards%20and%20commissions%20app.pdf

Monday, April 20, 2009

Blog #14 - License Your Dog

Please License Your Dog Today

In addition to its role as Marin County’s animal shelter, the Marin Humane Society provides dog-licensing services for all of Marin County’s cities and towns, as well as its unincorporated areas. Dog licenses are required by law for all dogs over the age of four months who live in Marin County.

For more information about licensing your pet, call (415) 506-6220 or visit The Marin Humane Society Animal Services web page.

Why is it important for you to get your dog licensed?

􀂾 If your dog gets lost, a license tag on your dog’s collar is the fastest way to reunite you and your dog. Even if your dog is micro chipped, a license tag is immediately visible and doesn’t require a scanning device to read;

􀂾 A current license lets people know that your dog has received the required vaccination to protect your dog from rabies;

􀂾 The fee you pay for your dog license and license renewal helps support the animal shelter;

􀂾 Your dog’s license shows that you are a responsible guardian;

􀂾 Licensing your dog IS THE LAW in Marin County.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Blog #13 - New Recycling Carts to be Delivered to Fairfax Residents and Businesses

Marin Sanitary will begin delivery of the new recycling cart in the Town on Monday, April 6th. They are currently set to deliver carts to customers according to the following schedule:

Monday, April 6th, All residents with Monday or Friday pickup,
Tuesday, April 7th, All residents with Tuesday pickup,
Wednesday, April 8th, All residents with Wednesday pickup,
Thursday, April 9th, All residents and businesses with Thursday pickup.

Delivery will commence at 7:00 AM and should take around 8 hours each day. Marin Sanitary hired a
professional delivery company that does nothing but deliver carts so I am anticipating a smooth operation.

An informational flyer on how to use the recycling carts will be posted to each cart. If you have any questions or need any information please call Marin Sanitary at 415-456-2601.

Blog #12 - Council Discusses Town Center Element

Town Council Actions –April 1, 2009 Meeting

The Town Council took the following actions at the April 1, 2009 meeting:

1. Approved the 7th Annual Fairfax Car Show scheduled for September 13, 2009 and authorized the closure of the Parkade and a portion of Broadway.

2. Approved a Proclamation in recognition of the Police Dispatchers

3. Approved a Proclamation for Arlen Philpott acknowledging his contributions to the community

4. Adopted Resolution No. 09-24 (on a 3-1-1 vote) urging President Obama to chart a New Course for Columbia.

5. Received a report from the Planning Department on the status of the General Plan Update and the Specific Plan process.

6. The Council discussed and reviewed the Town Center Element of the General Plan. The Town Center Element will return to the Council for more discussion as will all the other required elements of the General Plan.

7. The Council approved the agreement with the Marin Farmers Market to hold the Farmers Market in Fairfax each Wednesday beginning on May 6th and ending on September 30th from 4-8 PM at Bolinas Park.

The next Town Council Meeting will be held on May 6, 2009.