FEMA Flood Study Meeting
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), along with the Towns of San Anselmo, Fairfax and Ross and the County of Marin, will be hosting an informational meeting about the new FEMA Ross Valley flood study, as follows:
Sir Francis Drake High School, Student Center
Thursday, June 28, 7:00 pm
Drake High School Student Center
This flood study, which re-examines flood risks throughout San Anselmo and the rest of the Ross Valley, is scheduled to be completed shortly. The study will result in revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps, which may include a change in flood risk classification for some property owners or add properties to a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA).
Following additional public notice, preliminary maps created from this study will be released, beginning a formal review and comment period. Release of these maps is tentatively scheduled to occur this fall, September 2012. This study is not the same as Marin County’s Ross Valley Flood Protection and Watershed Program.
What will happen at the meeting?
FEMA will summarize the flood study and map revision process. A schedule of future benchmarks and activities will be reviewed. A flood insurance representative will discuss the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Work maps will be posted showing the tentative limits of the new flood zones.
Where can I find out more?
We have posted information and links in the News Flash section of its website at:
Madone Avenue Construction Schedule
Beginning the week of June 18, 2012, PG&E will be installing a new gas main and gas services on Madrone Avenue from Sir Francis Drake Boulevard to Sycamore Avenue. The project is scheduled to be completed mid-July. The Town will then begin work to repave the street as part of the 2012 Capital Improvement Plan.
The Town and PG&E are coordinating efforts to minimize the impact to residents and reduce the overall cost of the street restoration project by combining the projects. During the construction period, overnight parking will be permitted on adjacent streets.
The Town appreciates your patience during these projects and apologizes for any inconvenience they may cause. The Town website will be updated as work continues throughout the summer. If you have any questions, please contact Keith Angerman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-258-4604.
The Town Council is looking for applicants for a seat on the Town’s Library Advisory Board.
The 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 third Thursday of every other month at 4:30 p.m. in the Library. There is one opening.
For more information or an application, go to http://www.townofsananselmo.org/index.aspx?nid=175 or contact us at email@example.com or 258-4652. Applications for this opening should be submitted by Friday, July 6, 2012.
Summer Reading Program
Calling all kids! Whether you are reading independently or listening to stories read aloud, come sign up for the San Anselmo summer reading game! Pick up your reading log to track the titles of the books you read from start to finish this summer. Collect a prize for every 5 books you read.
Learn more about the program at http://www.townofsananselmo.org/index.aspx?nid=651 or call the Library at 258-4656.
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.