Country Fair Day
The 2010 San Anselmo Country Fair Day and parade will take place on Sunday, Sept. 26. The day begins with a pancake breakfast prepared by Ross Valley Fire Department staff and volunteers at the downtown fire station. The parade is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. and will extend along San Anselmo Avenue from Ross Avenue to San Rafael Avenue. A street fair will follow the parade, ending at 3 p.m.
Many hands are needed to put on this traditional and beloved event. If you can help us pull it together, please contact David Donery at (415)258-4661.
Applications for parade entries and fair booths will be accepted up until Friday, Sept. 3 and are available online here.
The Town Council is looking for volunteers for a number of town boards, commissions, and committees:
Planning Commission – The commission continually evaluates the General Plan and advises the council, recommending implementing ordinances, and broad changes in zoning. The commission also hears and determines applications for individual zoning changes, planned use developments, design reviews and such. The commission consists of seven members with a range of skills and experience from 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 p.m. in the Town Hall chambers. There are two seats available for terms that are expiring on Aug. 31, 2010.
Applications for the Planning Commission seats must be submitted by Tuesday, Aug. 31.
Quality of Life – The Quality of Life Commission was established to promote sustainability by defining and enhancing opportunities for sustainable practices in San Anselmo, to secure a high quality of life for San Anselmo residents by simultaneously meeting environmental, economic and community needs. The Commission consists of seven members and meets regularly on the third Monday in the Town Hall conference room. There is one seat available.
Applications for the Quality of Life Commission must be submitted by Tuesday, Aug. 31.
Recently when testing the Town's emergency horn, a few people have been caught off guard and startled by the loud blast. Unfortunately, the horn needs to be tested once a week to ensure its performance during an actual emergency.
The emergency horn was placed in the downtown by design as it needs to be heard by as many people as possible who live and work in San Anselmo.
To ensure that the Town's flood horn will always be ready to send out a warning when needed, it is tested by blasting the horn one time each Friday at approximately noon. We have shortened the blast considerably in an attempt to make it less startling.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and support.
Reminder: Upcoming Town Council meetings:
- Tuesday, August 10, 7 p.m. – housing element, budget approval
- Tuesday, August 24, 7 p.m. – rules for dogs at Robson Harrington park, green building ordinance
If you have suggestions, questions or comments for town staff, please don't hesitate to ask us. We're here to answer your questions and concerns. Most often others are wondering the same thing and the response can be shared with the community. Please feel free to email me at the above address or call me at 258-4652.