Police Consolidation Update, Volunteers, Memorial Park, Fall Leaves, Financial Advisory Committee

Read about what's happening in San Anselmo, including Memorial Park, Volunteer news and the Financial Advisory Committee.

Police Consolidation Update

At the meeting of Tuesday, October 23, the Town Council received an update report on the efforts underway to consolidate our Police Department with the Twin Cities Police Authority.

The Council was updated on the draft Joint Powers Authority agreement, staffing levels for the consolidated agency and the proposed funding formula.  The staff report for the item can be found at


If you have any comments or questions regarding the consolidation efforts underway, please contact me at dstutsman@townofsananselmo.org or 258-4652.


Volunteers Needed

The Town Council is looking for volunteer applicants for the Planning Commission.

The Commission hears and determines applications for individual zoning changes, planned use developments, design reviews and such. In addition, it evaluates the General Plan and advises the Council, recommending implementing ordinances and broad changes in zoning.  The Commission consists of seven members with a range in skills and experience in construction, law, architecture, public relations and familiarity with various aspects of the San Anselmo community.  The Commission meets regularly on the first and third Mondays at 7 pm in the Town Hall Chambers.  There is one opening.

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, November 9, 2012.


Volunteer Thank You’s

Many, many thanks to the volunteers who came out Saturday morning to paint the main gym building at the Isabel Cook Community Center.  Sponsored by the Parks & Recreation Commission, the painting party was a huge success and most of the building is sporting a fresh coat of paint.  The trim and areas out of the reach of volunteers will be completed by professionals!

Good work painters!  Thank you to Maria Kallmeyer, Doug Kelly, Steve Burdo, Kathleen Holtzer, Mark Machado, Erin Bergman, Mitchell Holtzer, Jo McPeak, Cleve Warren, Kate Sprinkle, Jody Wieser, Kris Wieser, Jacqueline Blaine, Kelsey Lopin, Paige Cross, Chris Holtzer, Shylan Thornton, R. H. Alpert, Greg Soskin, Carter Coleman, Kay Coleman, Kate Reiber, and Michael Snearly. 

A special thanks to Community Services Director David Donery and the Parks & Recreation Commission for all their work to make the day successful.


Financial Advisory Committee

The first meeting of the newly-formed Financial Advisory Committee will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers. 

The charge of the Financial Advisory Committee is to review and become familiar with the Town’s financial position, budget, resource allocations and expenditures, and to make recommendations to the Town Council.

The goal and purpose of the committee is to ensure that the Town’s financial position is open and transparent and engages citizens in the process of allocating the Town’s limited resources.

The committee will be meeting regularly over the next six months and all meetings are open to the public.


Fall Leaves 

With fall here, the Public Works Department would like to remind all residents to keep curb areas free of leaves and other debris.  It’s easy to get rid of once it’s picked up – our garbage company provides pickup of yard waste in cans or boxes for all customers.

Please don’t just rake leaves into your curb area, hoping that the street sweeper will come by and pick them up.  The sweeper can’t cover the entire town, and leaves left in curb areas will clog drains quickly when winter rains arrive.

And, as a reminder, the Town has an ordinance that limits the use of motorized leafblowers to Monday, Thursday and Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Residents who pick up their leaves, keep an eye on neighborhood drains and clear clogs during storms will help to keep winter storm water flowing where it’s supposed to be.


Memorial Park Meeting

Please mark your calendars for a Stakeholders’ meeting to hear more about the concept of a detention basin at Memorial Park.  The meeting will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 9 a.m. in the Vista Room of the Isabel Cook Community Center, 1000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.  The purpose of the meeting is to talk about how detention basins work and to receive input from the primary park stakeholders.  For more information, contact David Donery at 258-4640.


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