Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Blog #52 - Chamber Downtown Holiday Party

The Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a FAIRFAX DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE ON DECEMBER 5 AND 6.

On Saturday SANTA CLAUS will be at the BEACH HOUSE STYLE ( Center Blvd) from 1-4 PM

On Sunday SANTA CLAUS will be at the Butterfly and Potting Shed (Bolinas Road) from 11-1 PM and again from 2:30-4:30 PM.

Also on Sunday there will be Horse and Buggy rides through Downtown.

See attached flyer for additional information!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Blog #51 - Thefts Can Be Prevented

Series of Thefts in Fairfax

During the last three weeks, the Fairfax Police Department has seen a spike in the number of thefts reported. The thefts are concentrated to the Bolinas Road, Cascade Drive and Manor Road areas. There have been 7 thefts from vehicles, 3 stolen bicycles and 2 stolen cars.

All of the thefts are “opportunistic” in that the suspects are only targeting unlocked cars and bicycles that are left fronting residences or in carports and are not locked. The two stolen cars were not locked. One of which had a spare key in the vehicle.

There may be other thefts that have not been reported. We encourage anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to call the Fairfax Police Department. If anyone has been the victim of a theft and not yet reported it, we would like you to call us as well.

We would like to remind all of our residents to lock their cars and homes as well as bicycles and any other valuables to discourage thefts. As the holiday seasons approach thefts usually increase. By taking steps to put away valuables and lock your cars and homes, many thefts can be prevented.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Blog #50 Fairfax Volunteers Annual Potluck/Caroling

Sunday, December 13th 3 p.m.- 7 p.m. Women’s Club, 46 Park Road, Fairfax

Come join us for this festive, fun-filled event, which includes holiday caroling, wreath making, a visit from Santa Claus at 4:00 p.m., and a supper potluck. Bring your favorite dish to share. Make new friends or re-connect with old ones! This year we are sponsoring a food drive for the Marin Food Bank, so please bring some canned goods to donate. For more information, call Maria Baird at 456-5652 or go to our website at


HOLIDAY ICE SKATING – Saturday & Sunday, January 2 & 3, 2010, 12 noon – 5 p.m., Pavilion

Time to put on those skates and get in the rink! The Fairfax Parks & Recreation Commission will sponsor their third annual ice skating event on a synthetic rink in the Pavilion. This event promises to be lots of family fun and may sell out, so get your tickets early! Prices are $5 for adults and $3 for kids for a half hour of skating. Rental skates are included in the price of admission. Hot cocoa and baked goodies will be available for sale as well. Tickets will be sold at the door, beginning at 11:30 a.m. on both days. For more information, please call Maria Baird, Community Resources Coordinator, at 456-5652 or check out our website at

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Blog #49 Marin Energy Authority Worksops

The Marin Energy Authority is holding workshops for the general public at two locations in order to explain how the transition from PG&E to Marin Energy Authority would affect the average customer and to answer any questions the public may have regarding the Marin Energy Authority. Please see the attached flyer for all the information about the workshops.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Blog #48 - Town Council Actions from November 4th Meeting

At the November 4, 2009 Regular Town Council Meeting the following actions were taken:

1. Re-appointed Melanie Peratis to serve on the Volunteer Board for a full three year term to November 30, 2012.

2. Accepted and filed the September 2009 Monthly Financial Report, the Quarterly Treasurer’s Report and the Quarterly Financial Report for the months of July-September 2009.

3. Adopted a Resolution approving the purchase and sale agreement and related documents with respect to the sale of the seller’s Proposition 1A receivable from the State; and directing and authorizing certain other actions in connection therewith.

4. Approved an amendment to the Town Manager’s contract to include an out of pocket contribution to the employee portion of retirement to match the contribution agreed to in the Management Employees MOU.

5. Approved a letter for the Mayor’s signature to Attorney General Jerry Brown objecting to Sutter Health taking millions of dollars in profit out of Marin County and into their corporation.

6. Adopted a resolution adopting rules for the use of the Fairfax Tennis Courts and specifically bans the playing of music on the courts.

7. Approved the Town response to the Grand Jury inquiry regarding the makeup and operation of the Fairfax Town Council.

8. Discussed with Sharon Sagar, President of the Ross Valley School District Board of Trustees the need for the school district to build a new elementary school and expand the middle school.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Blog #47 Election Results

Fairfax voters have spoken and the unofficial final results are as follows:

TOWN OF FAIRFAX - Member, Town Council
Number of Precincts 5
Precincts Reporting 5 100.0 %
Vote For 3
Times Counted 2022/5208 38.8 %
Total Votes 5218

JOHN REED94718.15%
WENDY BAKER63712.21%
Write-in Votes10.02%

Number of Precincts 5
Precincts Reporting 5 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 2022/5208 38.8 %
Total Votes 1993


YES 1452 72.85%
NO 541 27.15%

Congratulations to Pam, David and John on their election to the Town Council!! Thanks to all the candidates for running a professional and respectful campaign. Thanks to Susan Brandborg for 19 years of service and to Mary Ann Maggiore for four years of service to the Town on the Town Council.

On behalf of the Town Council and staff I thank all Fairfaxian voters who voted in favor of Measure I. I know this was not an easy decision given the economic times and I deeply appreciate the overwhelming support for Measure I and the public's willingness to continue to fund essential services. I also would like to thank the Measure I Committee, and all the public safety employees that, on their own personal time, walked the neighborhoods and campaigned for Measure I.

Michael Rock, Town Manager

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Blog #46 - Election Day, Town Council Meeting


Today is election day and the polls are open until 8 PM. On the ballot in Fairfax are three Town Council Seats and Measure I (Renewal of the Municipal Services Tax - aka Measure F). There are seven candidates running for the three seats, and two are incumbents. In a small town like Fairfax every vote will count so I encourage all registered voters to make sure they vote. The election results may not be certified right away. If the number of votes separating the candidates (or the yes and no votes) is too close to call then the election will not be certified for as many as two weeks. I will have an update on the election results in my blog tomorrow.

Measure I requires a 2/3 majority so every vote will count in Fairfax.


There is a Town Council meeting tomorrow November 4th. An appointment to the Volunteer Board, the quarterly finance report and a letter to Attorney General Jerry Brown regarding Sutter Health are some of the issues the Council will be considering. See the agenda for the meeting below.