You may have noticed that we have placed netting around the Town Hall tower. Staff has been working with Alex Godbe, Director of the Hungry Owl Project (www.hungryowl.org), because we need to do significant maintenance work next spring to replace rotting wood in the tower. The mating/nesting season for the owls that live in the tower is finished, so this is the appropriate time for us to net it off to ensure that no owls nest in the tower next season, when we need to do the tower maintenance.
The timing of the maintenance work was carefully coordinated with Ms. Godbe to ensure the least possible disruption to the owls and their babies. She is hopeful that the owls will come back when the construction is finished.
The maintenance on the tower includes replacing wooden members that have rotted as well as returning a peaked roof to the tower. The project will also include an owl nesting box and we hope to have a live video streaming camera set up as well.
Volunteers Needed - Facelift for Isabel Cook Community Center
Volunteers are needed to help us paint the Isabel Cook Community Center at 1000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. The Parks & Recreation Commission is planning a painting party on Saturday, October 20, 2012. Painting shifts will begin at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. All skill levels are needed and child care will be provided. To sign up, please contact Dave Donery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 258-4640.
Discover and Go Museum Pass Program
Looking for something fun, educational, and free to do with the family? Have guests coming into town and want to show off the area’s cultural highlights? The San Anselmo Public Library announces Discover & Go --an exciting new service providing library cardholders with free passes to local museums and cultural institutions.
A first of its kind, Discover & Go provides access to passes that can be printed online rather than traditional physical passes that must be picked up and returned to the Library. Each Discover & Go pass expires immediately after the reservation date – no returns required and no possibility for overdue fines! This unique program allows library users to make reservations online by date or by venue and immediately print out a pass or print later for free at the Library. Customers without Internet access can reserve a pass by telephone or in person.
Library cardholders can reserve up to two passes at one time from institutions such as the Asian Art Museum, the Cartoon Art Museum, Aquarium of the Bay, The Contemporary Jewish Museum and many more. Visit our library homepage for details-- http://www.townofsananselmo.org/index.aspx?nid=133
Town Council Meeting Notes
At the meeting of Tuesday, September 25, the Town Council took the following actions:
- Appointed Katie Gaier to the Board of Review.
- Appointed Youth Commissioners Ryan Leary (Arts Commission), Spencer Galli (Open Space Commission), Mitch Young (Parks & Recreation Commission) and Savannah Sanford (Quality of Life Commission). Congratulations Ryan, Spencer, Mitch and Savannah!
- Received an oral presentation from Jim Cerreta, the Ross Valley School District Business Manager, regarding the anticipated effect of the November election on Ross Valley School District funding.
- Reviewed a number of options presented by staff for restricting chain stores and/or restaurants in Town. After much discussion and public comment, no consensus was reached on a next step.
- Received an update report on the progress of the Police Sharing Services Subcommittee regarding consolidation of police services with the Twin Cities Police Authority.
The staff reports for these items are available on line at: http://www.townofsananselmo.org/index.aspx?NID=449.
Computer Safety Tips
The San Anselmo Police Department has a number of computer safety tips available at
http://www.townofsananselmo.org/index.aspx?nid=255. Topics that are addressed are:
- Cyber Bullying, information and prevention
- Safe Web Surfers: Kids – pledge to be a safe web surfer
- Texting: Teens and parents, how to stay safe
- Smart Web Parents: How to protect your child from internet dangers.
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.