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Volunteers Needed, Town Council Meeting Notes and Police Consolidation

Read about volunteer opportunities in the Town for the newly-formed Economic Development Committee, as well as for the Isabel Cook Painting Party and notes from the recent Town Council meeting.

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 ddonery@townofsananselmo.org or 258-4640.


Economic Development Committee Volunteers Needed

The Town Council has recently established an Economic Development Committee, with the charge 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 purpose of the Committee is to ensure that the Town’s business community and the residential community has a forum for giving the Town input on steps needed to attract and retain a variety of small businesses. 

The objectives of the Committee are to:

  • Work with staff to streamline customer service in departments interfacing with current and potential San Anselmo businesses to ensure that the permitting process is straightforward and understandable.
  • Facilitate merchants in existing businesses to organize, develop and implement plans for improvement and business development.
  • Devise and implement a plan for outreach and marketing of San Anselmo businesses.

The Committee will be made up of five members, representing a wide variety of the business community, including commercial realty, Chamber of Commerce, merchants, small business/financial experts, design/construction professionals, residents, etc.  The Committee will include two Councilmembers, with two designated Town staff liaisons (Planning Director and Community Services Director) in an advisory capacity only.   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, November 2, 2012.


Town Council Meeting Notes 

At the meeting of Tuesday, October 9, the Town Council took the following actions:

  • Approved the Memorandum of Understanding with the County of Marin (Sheriff’s Office) to continue to provide emergency management services for the period July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2015.
  • Accepted the 2012 Street Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project and authorized staff to file a Notice of Completion.
  • Awarded construction contract for the 437 Scenic retaining wall project to the low bidder, Linscott Engineering Contractors, Inc. in the amount of $62,623, conditioned on the expiration of 30-days required in Resolution 4007.
  • Received the presentation regarding Proposition 37, regarding genetically engineered foods and mandatory labeling (oral presentation by Mark Squire, Good Earth Natural Foods).
  • Appointed Elizabeth (Dean) McDonald to the Library Advisory Board, Stephen Burdo to the Parks and Recreation Commission and reappointed Pascal Sisich to the Planning Commission.
  • Appointed John Barrows, Matt Brown, Liz Dahlgren, Gage Houser, Christopher Livermore, Roberta Robinson and John Wright to the Financial Advisory Committee.
  • Adopted the resolutions abandoning property adjacent to 15 Allyn Avenue and declaring as surplus a portion of the Town-owned property at 248 ½ Redwood Road, and authorizing the sale thereof.
  • Approved the resolution defining the framework for the Economic Development Committee.

Congratulations to all the volunteers who were appointed to various Boards/Commissions/Committees and many, many thanks to all who applied.  Volunteers truly are the heart of San Anselmo.


Police Consolidation Update

The Twin Cities Police Authority and the San Anselmo Police Department have been sharing services since 2010 when the Twin Cities Dispatch unit moved temporarily into the San Anselmo Police Department while the new Twin Cities facility was being built.

At the direction of the elected officials in San Anselmo, Corte Madera and Larkspur, through the Twin Cities Police Authority, staff members from all the agencies are working with a Sharing Services Subcommittee to explore consolidation of the two police departments. 

All involved are optimistic that the consolidation of these two Police agencies can occur by December 31, 2012, with the ultimate goal of continuing to provide excellent police services to the residents and merchants of Corte Madera, Larkspur and San Anselmo, at a reduced cost.   

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

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Yvonne Okeefe October 12, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Hi there My name is Yvonne Okeefe and I am interested in what kind of volunteer work would be involved in the Police Consolidation program? Please let me know Thanks so much. 415-342-0668 yokeefe@Yahoo.com


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