Youth Commission Opportunities
The Town of San Anselmo is currently seeking applicants for Youth Commissioner seats on five of the Town's Boards and Commissions. The Arts Commission, Historical Commission, Open Space Committee, Parks & Recreation Commission and Quality Of Life Commission are seeking San Anselmo students to join for a term of one year.
Applicants must live in San Anselmo and be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school to be considered. Applications must be received by Thursday, May 3 at 5:00 p.m. For additional information about these opportunities including how to apply, please go to: http://www.townofsananselmo.org/DocumentView.aspx?DID=806 or contact Community Services Director Dave Donery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 258-4661.
Be Wise – Avoid Scams, Fraud and Identity Theft
A free workshop for elders on the prevention of fraud, scams and identity theft will be held in the Town Hall Council Chambers on Thursday, April 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. All are welcome and attendees are encouraged to bring friends and plenty of questions.
The workshop is sponsored by the Elder Financial Protection Network and Marin Health & Human Services. Speakers will be Roberta Robinson and Oak Dowling. Handouts and totes will be provided.
San Anselmo Historical Society Program
The Historical Society presents “Samuel P. Taylor: The Life and Times of a Marin Pioneer.”
San Anselmo Historical Commissioner Judy Coy will present an illustrated talk and share her research on the life of Samuel P. Taylor, his Marin County paper mill, the resort at Camp Taylor and his family’s role in San Anselmo’s formative years.
The program will be held on Thursday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers, 525 San Anselmo Avenue. There will be a short business meeting and refreshments will be served following the program. For more information, go to www.sananselmohistory.org or 258-4659.
Public Trash Receptacles
Town staff has noticed an increase in the volume of personal and business trash being deposited in the public street and park trash receptacles. In these tough economic times, this may be seen as a way of avoiding paying for additional refuse services.
However, the trash receptacles located on public streets and in parks are for the convenience of passersby and park users. They help keep our street areas and parks clean and clear of trash. They are not intended to accommodate private use. Placing large amounts of refuse in these receptacles fills the cans up quickly and leaves no room for the intended use. This, in turn, causes overflowing cans and complaints from residents and park users.
Please help us out by using the public trash receptacles only as intended. Your cooperation is much appreciated.
U-Turns on San Anselmo Avenue
Town staff is receiving a number of complaints from residents about illegal U-turns being made on San Anselmo Avenue, particularly in the center of the downtown area. Since I have a birds-eye view of this part of San Anselmo Avenue from my office, I can attest to this problem. I see people travelling southbound on San Anselmo Avenue who spot a parking space on the northbound side of the street, and make a quick u-turn into the parking spot. The Police Department advises that this is a dangerous practice and is also against the law! Please pass the word.
Library Book Discussion Group
The book discussion group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Library. All are welcome to attend. Please note, the Library is closed to the public at this time and is open only for the book discussion group.
The next meeting is Tuesday, April 17. The book to be discussed is My Own Country: A Doctor’s Story by Abraham Verghese.
Upcoming book discussions are as follows:
May 15 The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
June 19 Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie
July 17 An Alchemy of Mind by Diane Ackerman
If you have any questions, please call the Library at 258-4656.