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San Anselmo: Town Council Meeting Notes, Youth Alcohol and Substance Use, Volunteer Opportunities, and Open Space Fundraiser

San Anselmo: Town Council Meeting Notes, Youth Alcohol and Substance Use, Volunteer Opportunities, and Open Space Fundraiser

Town Council Meeting Notes

At the meeting of Tuesday, April 8, 2014, the Town Council took the following actions:

  • Appointed Marita Mayer to the Quality of Life Commission.  Congratulations Marita!
  • Received a presentation from the Marin Emergency Radio Authority (MERA) on the proposed public safety parcel tax to fund the next generation 911 system.  The Town Council passed a resolution supporting the proposed parcel tax as the funding mechanism for the next generation 911 project.  Look for more information on this project soon.
  • Approved the contract with the California Department of Water Resources for a grant in the amount of $8,720,500 for the possible Memorial Park Detention Basin.  The next step in the process is to begin the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process for the project, which will include project feasibility, environmental concerns, construction impacts and all other aspects of the project.  The CEQA process will include extensive public involvement to hear and address community concerns, provide input into the design process and address the feasibility of the project.  We are at the very beginning of the process to explore the feasibility of this project.  Stay tuned for more information.
  • Awarded the design of the Nokomis, Madrone and Center Blvd. bridges to Quincy Engineering in the amount of $1,503,02, with funding provided through Cal Trans grants.
  • Approved the contract with Group 4 for conducting a Facilities master Planning process for the Isabel Cook Community Center and appointed Mayor McInerney and Councilmember Kelly to serve on the Community Advisory Committee.
  • Approved the response to the Grand Jury report entitled “Get the Picture? Audiovisual Technology and Marin Law Enforcement.”

The staff reports for the above items can be found at http://www.townofsananselmo.org/index.aspx?NID=449.

Youth Alcohol and Substance Use and Abuse

You are invited to join a community meeting on youth alcohol and substance use and abuse.  This is an opportunity to learn facts and statistics specific to the San Anselmo/Fairfax community.  A panel that includes Drake High School students, teachers, outreach professionals and law enforcement will be available to answer your questions.  In addition, a representative from the Coalition for Healthy Youth will offer tips on how to talk to your children.

The forum will be held on two separate dates, as follows:

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Fairfax Women’s Club
  • Thursday, May 8, 2014, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Drake High School

For more information, go to www.facebook.com/rossvalleycoalition

Capital Program Monitoring Committee

The Town Council is continuing to look for volunteers to serve on the Capital Program Monitoring Committee.  The purpose of the committee is to monitor the implementation of the Town’s capital improvement program, funded by the voter-approved Measure D one-half cent sales tax funds, as well as grant funding, Road Maintenance Fund monies, and General Fund monies.

The committee’s charge is to issue an annual public report summarizing the progress of capital improvement projects funded by Measure D, as well as capital improvement projects funded by other sources of Town funding.

The committee will consist of (7) members, representing a wide variety of the community, with a range of skills, knowledge and experience in the following areas:

•          Finance (preferably public finance)

•          Engineering and/or construction

•          Public relations and communication

•          Familiarity with various aspects of the San Anselmo Community

Two Councilmembers and two designated Town staff liaisons will serve in an advisory capacity only.  The Councilmembers on the committee are John Wright and Tom McInerney, and the designated staff members are the Town Manager and the Public Works Director.  The Committee will meet once in the early spring to review planned capital improvement projects and once in late fall to review completed projects.

There are currently four vacant seats on the committee for terms of four years.  For more information or an application, go to: http://www.townofsananselmo.org/index.aspx?nid=175 or contact Carla Kacmar at ckacmar@townofsananselmo.org or 258-4691.  Applications for these openings should be submitted by Friday, May 9, 2014. 

Open Space Fundraiser – May 10

The San Anselmo Open Space Committee is holding its 25th annual benefit for open space in May.  The program is entitled “On Safari in Kenya’s National Parks – An Evening with Photographers Jerry & Buff Corsi.  The fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ross.  Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.  Call (415) 456-5476 for tickets and more information.

Volunteers Needed - Library Advisory Board

The Library Advisory Board is charged with considering, proposing and recommending guidelines with respect to programs and facilities to meet the library needs of the community, in conjunction with the Town Librarian.  The Board consists of seven members and meets on the fourth Thursday of every other month at 4:30 p.m. in the Library.

For more information or an application, go to: http://www.townofsananselmo.org/index.aspx?nid=175 or contact Carla Kacmar at ckacmar@townofsananselmo.org or 258-4691.  Applications for these openings should be submitted by Friday, May 9, 2014.

San Anselmo News, published weekly on Fridays, is available at the San Anselmo Town Hall, Library, and on the Public Notice Bulletin Board. It is also available on the Town’s website, www.townofsananselmo.org, and by email subscription.

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