Friday, September 25, 2009

Blog #38 - MCSTOPPP Annual Report

The Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (MCSTOPPP) Annual Report is now available online.

Here's the link to the report:

MCSTOPPP comprises local storm water pollution prevention efforts by each municipality and a countywide program funded jointly by the municipalities and administered by the Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District within the County Department of Public Works.

The Marin General Services Authority provides programmatic and budgetary oversight. Budgets are approved by the District’s Board of Supervisors. MCSTOPPP has developed a creek focused approach to storm water pollution prevention by integrating habitat restoration, school-based education, volunteer projects, and public education with public works maintenance and code enforcement.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Blog # 37 FAIRFAX Partners with Street Smarts Marin

The Town of Fairfax is pleased to be a Street Smarts Marin partner. You no doubt have seen the Street Smarts banners and signs around the eight participating communities targeting speeding, stopping at stop signs and lights, crosswalk safety and bicycling safety issues. Also, all school families received Safe Driving brochures aimed at driving behaviors especially around schools and teaching children safe habits (see attached). We are very interested in your feedback about the Program. Please take a minute to answer the Street Smarts Marin Community Questionnaire at:

To learn more about the program go to:

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Blog #36 Ross Valley Fire offices move back to San Anselmo

The Ross Valley Fire Department will be moving into the newly refurbished downtown fire station in San Anselmo on Thursday and Friday, September 17 and 18. The administrative offices of the fire department, which have been located at the Fairfax Station at 10 Park Road, will be closed during the move. This includes the Fire Inspector, who will not be scheduling any inspections for that time.

You will still be able to leave voicemail messages for department personnel during this time, with the exception of a two hour window while the phone system is moved.

The administrative offices will re-open for business in Station 19 at 777 San Anselmo Avenue at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, September 21.

If you have any questions, please call 258-4686

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Blog #35 - Candidates Night for Fairfax Town Council

The Fairfax Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters of Marin County is sponsoring a Candidates Night for all seven candidates for the Fairfax Town Council. The event will be held at 7:30 PM on September 30, 2009 at the Women's Club on Park Drive. Election Day is November 3, 2009 and vote by mail starts October 5, 2009.

Come listen to and question all candidates for Town Council

Wendy Baker
Susan Brandborg
Pam Hartwell-Herrero
Christopher H. Lang
William B. Madsen
John Reed
David Weinsoff

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Blog #34 - Council Actions from September 2, 2009 Meeting

At the September 2, 2009 Regular Town Council Meeting the following actions were taken:

1. Appointed David Johansen to the Volunteer Board for a three year term ending September 30, 2012 and appointed Sisi Parry-Hansen to serve on the Parks and Recreation Commission for a four year term ending August 31, 2013.

2. Received a presentation from Mimi Newton, Chair of the Fairfax Open Space Committee on the activities of the Open Space Committee over the last year.

3. Proclaimed September 2009 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

4. Declared a 50 acre parcel on Oak Manor Drive to be a public nuisance and ordered the property owner to abate the nuisance within 60 days. The abatement includes removing livestock, fowl, and a recreational vehicle not allowed under the current zoning of the property.

5. Adopted a resolution supporting extended Producer Responsibility, a policy to hold product manufacturers responsible for the management of solid waste disposal

6. Adopted Ordinance 742 regarding the 50% remodel ordinance

7. Adopted Ordinance 745 establishing an administrative enforcement mechanism for violations of the Town Code

The next regular meeting of the Fairfax Town Council will be October 7, 2009.

Some items scheduled for discussion and consideration on October 7th are: consideration of a solid waste and recycling contract with Marin Sanitary Service; second reading and adoption of an ordinance regarding regulations for parks, playgrounds, public tennis courts and central ball field; and the annual audit report for FY 2007/08.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009


The BAY BRIDGE will be CLOSED beginning at 8 PM on Thursday September 3rd and will remain CLOSED until 5 AM on Tuesday, September 8th. Please see attachments below for alternative routes and other information.

Blog #32 - Town Council Meets Tonight

The Town Council will hold its regular meeting tonight (September 2, 2009) in the Women's Club at 46 Park Drive starting at 7:30 PM. Some items to be discussed are:

  • Report on the status of the State Budget and the impact on the Town of Fairfax

  • Adoption of a Resolution in support of Extended Producer Responsibility, a policy to hold product manufacturers responsible for the management of waste disposal

  • Second reading and adoption of Ordinance 745 establishing an Administrative Enforcement Mechanism for violation of the Town Code

  • Introduction and first reading of Ordinance 746 amending chapters 12.36 and 12.40 of the Town Code regarding regulations for Parks, Playgrounds, public Tennis Courts and Central Ball field

  • Adoption of a resolution regarding Guidelines for all Town Council appointed Commissions, Committees, and Boards

See attachments below for the full agenda for tonight's meeting: