Police consolidation, Volunteers Needed, Memorial Park Monitoring Wells, Library News

Read about police consolidation, volunteer openings on boards/commssions/committees, Memorial Park monitoring wells and upcoming Library programs.

Police Consolidation Update

As the anticipated date for consolidation with the Twin Cities Police Authority draws closer, the Town Council will be receiving an update on the process at every Town Council meeting, beginning with the October 23 meeting.  If you are interested in learning more about what the consolidation will mean for San Anselmo, we invite you to come to our Town Council meetings.  They are regularly held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers. 

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 following volunteer opportunities are available:

Open Space Committee – The Open Space Committee has the major responsibilities for the long-term planning of open space in and near San Anselmo, for the generation of community support and fund-raising to implement the plan.  The Committee consists of eleven members and meets on the third Wednesdays at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers.  There are three vacancies.

Mosquito Abatement District Representative – The Board of Trustees of the Mosquito and Vector Control Districts consists of representative members who ensure the agency is responsive to the public health and comfort needs of the residents living within the district.  The Board currently meets each month at 7:00 pm at the District Headquarters in Cotati.  There is one seat available and residents are encouraged to apply. 

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 2, 2012.


Library News

Renowned Bay Area storyteller Kirk Waller will share fun and not so scary Halloween tales at the San Anselmo Public Library on Monday, October 22, from 3:30-4:30pm. Kirk Waller will combine his talents for music, rhythm, and movement to create an unforgettable storytelling experience.

Families are welcome to come in costume. This event is best for children ages 4 and up and takes place in the Council Chambers.


Memorial Park Monitoring Wells

Next week you may notice some drill rigs working on the Memorial Park fields.  This work is being done to install four monitoring wells that will be used to monitor groundwater levels in the park.  This information is needed in order to apply for grant funding for the eventual use of the park as a detention basin for flood mitigation purposes.  When the work is completed, the wells will be securely covered and not in the field of play.

The wells will need to be monitored for at least a year to determine what happens to the groundwater through the four seasons.  This information will be critical in designing our new park.

In the meantime, there is a grant opportunity that we would like to apply for that would help us pay for the detention basin work and the park improvements.  The application for the grant is due in January, 2013, but we do not anticipate that the project work would happen until at least 2016.  There are a number of design, environmental and other permitting hurdles that must be satisfied first.

We are in the process of scheduling several public meetings that will solicit public input and options on the Memorial Park renovation and detention basin concept.  We want to hear what our residents think about the proposal, what amenities our park must have and your ideas for other park needs.  

Please keep an eye out in the newsletter for the dates of these upcoming meetings.  If you have any questions or comments, we’d love to hear them.  Just email or call me at dstutsman@townofsananselmo.org or 258-4652 and I’ll make sure your comments get to the right people.


Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) Work

In the next several weeks, MMWD will be doing some work on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. and Red Hill Avenue, in both the eastbound and westbound directions, in preparation for the Summer 2013 replacement of a water main.  Work will include locating utilities, data collection, potholing and permanent repair of pavement.  The work will be conducted between Tuesday, October 23 and Friday, November 2.  Work will be limited to 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the commute direction so as not to slow traffic flow.

If you have questions or need further information, please contact Kevin McDonnell at MMWD at (415) 945-1976.

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