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Economic Development Committee, Historical Book Launch, Flood Zone 9 Meeting, Red Hill Trees, Memorial Park Dual-Use Facility Meeting, Library News

Read about the Town of San Ansselmo's Economic Development Committee, Historical Book Launch, Flood Zone 9 Meeting, Red Hill Trees, Memorial Park Dual-Use Facility Meeting, and Library News.

Economic Development Committee –
Appointments and More Members Sought

At the meeting of Tuesday, January 22, the Town Council appointed Magan Arthur, Jennifer Hansen, Connie Rodgers, Matt Storms and Wayne Wechsler to serve on the newly-formed Economic Development Committee.  Mayor Kay Coleman and Vice-Mayor Jeff Kroot will serve as the Council representatives. 

The committee’s charge is to work with the Town’s business community to identify actions that can be taken to ensure that the business community is vibrant, successful and meets the needs of the Town residents.

The Council has indicated that the committee might benefit from several more members, representing  a wide variety of our business community, including merchants, small business/financial experts, design/construction professionals, residents, etc.  Candidates will be interviewed and appointed by the Town Council and serve staggered three-year terms.

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, February 8, 2013.


Historical Book Launch

The San Anselmo Historical Society is pleased and excited to announce the publication of San Anselmo by Historical Commissioner Judy Coy. A celebratory book launch party will be held on Saturday, February 9th, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers and Historical Museum. The party will include an illustrated talk, book signing, and refreshments. Books will be on sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Historical Society.

The book is part of Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series and features 215 vintage images of San Anselmo. Contact the San Anselmo Historical Society for additional information at info@sananselmohistory.org or 258-4659.


Flood Zone 9 Meeting

The Ross Valley Flood Zone 9 Advisory Board will hold a meeting on Thursday, January 31 at 7pm in the Town Council Chambers. County staff will give an update report to the Board. The meeting is open to the public.  Visit http://www.marinwatersheds.org/rossvalleywatershed-org/index.htm for more information regarding the Ross Valley Flood Protection and Watershed Program.

Red Hill Trees

The trees on the Red Hill median provide a welcoming entrance to the Town of San Anselmo.  The Elm trees, however, are infected with Dutch Elm Disease and are slowly but surely dying of the disease.  This year there are five trees that are going to have to be removed because they present a safety hazard.  Those five trees are marked with an “X.”

The Town has been working with a landscape architect and others who are interested in replanting the median as the Elms die.  The plan will include bringing water to the median to ensure that young trees planted get the proper water during the dry season.  We are hopeful that we can find grants or other funding to help us with this project.

In the meantime, the five trees will be removed on Wednesday and Thursday, January 30 and 31.  It is sad to see them go, but their health is such that they must be removed.  If you’d like to help with the project, please contact Rick Franco at 258-4601 or rfranco@townofsananselmo.org.


Memorial Park Dual-Use Facility Meeting

The third in a series of three community meetings regarding the proposed Memorial Park Dual-Use Facility is scheduled for Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the San Anselmo Town Council Chambers.

The Town is convening the third community meeting to discuss the basic concepts of a detention basin in the park.  Several conceptual drawings of the dual-use facility will be shown at the meeting and are available on the Town’s website at http://www.townofsananselmo.org/index.aspx?nid=669.  Staff is interested in hearing your ideas, addressing concerns, and answering questions about this proposed project.

Flood Fee and grant funding will be the primary sources of revenue for this possible project.  The Town and County of Marin will be working together on grant applications, which will require a large amount of community involvement.  Please don’t hesitate to invite others who may be interested in being part of the process for this project.  For more information, contact Gerhard Epke at gepke@townofsananselmo.org or at (415) 258-4653.


Library News

Check out the Early Literacy Station computer now in the Children’s Room.  The computer is loaded with more than 60 educational software titles for children ages 2-10.  All software for the computer is age appropriate and relevant to children’s learning.  Kids can choose from 7 educational areas: reading, math, science, social studies, writing, arts, music and reference.

In addition, the 3M Cloud Library, a new Library service, provides eBooks that you can download via the Cloud Library app.  3M Cloud Library allows access to your eBooks across different devices, including iPads, iPhones, Android phones and devices, Nooks, Kobos and PC’s.  To start using this service,  visit the App store, search for “3M Cloud Library” and install.  You will need your San Anselmo Library card number and PIN.  It’s quick, easy and accessible through our website at http://sananselmolibrary.org.

San Anselmo News, published weekly on Fridays, is available at the San Anselmo Town Hall, Library, 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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