We Need Your Input ‐‐ New Energy Efficient Street Lights!
The town has grant money to begin to replace a number of street lights with new, more energy-efficient lighting. There are two different technologies for the lighting from which to choose. The quality of the light is, of course, very important to our community.
In order to receive your input on the quality of the two different types of energy-efficient street lighting, we have arranged to have samples of both types of lighting installed on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard near downtown.
The first test section is at the corner of Tunstead Avenue and Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. There are three “cobra” lights that have an LED type of bulb installed.
The second test section is at the corner of Barber/Ross Avenues and Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. There are three “cobra” lights that have an induction type of bulb installed.
The test lights are easily discernible from the older type of lighting, which has a definite yellowish glow. Both types of test lights are clearly much more white.
We would really appreciate your input. To participate in our street light survey, please go here. The survey deadline has been extended to Friday, May 6. So far, we have six votes, and it’s a TIE!
Capital Program Monitoring Committee
The Capital Program Monitoring Committee is responsible for reviewing the town’s capital program for building, road and storm drain improvements and make recommendations to the Town Council.
The next meeting of the Capital Program Monitoring Committee is scheduled for Thursday, May 19, at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers.
The committee will review staff’s report on work planned for this summer, which includes Safe Routes to Schools sidewalk projects, replacement of some of our street lights with new energy-efficient bulbs, pavement rehabilitation on Greenfield Avenue, intersection improvements at Red Hill Avenue and Sequoia, and slurry sealing selected streets. In addition, staff will present the most recent Pavement Condition Index (PCI) report, and propose a five year plan for street paving work.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend the meeting.
Facebook and Twitter
Along with our new look on the Town’s website, you can now keep up with us on both Facebook and Twitter.
You can find the Facebook pages of both the Town of San Anselmo and the San Anselmo Recreation Department by visiting the town website here.
Keep in touch via Twitter by going to twitter.com/SanAnselmoCA.
At the meeting of March 22, the Town Council approved the refunding of our outstanding Measure G Bonds, approved in 1995 for streets, storm drains and the Library. The refunding was approved in order to save San Anselmo taxpayers money due to current lower interest rates.
The outstanding bonds were successfully sold on April 21, 2011. The total savings for San Anselmo taxpayers over the remaining life of the bond is $897,145. The estimated average annual tax savings based on the 2010‐11 median assessed value for a San Anselmo single family home of $446,196 is $9.69. This translates into an annual savings of $2.17 per each $100,000 of assessed value.
Eco-Tips from the Quality of Life Commission
• Bicycle or walk more ‐ take the Two Mile Challenge to walk or bike when traveling within two miles of your home. Learn more (including local bike routes) at marinbike.org.
• Take public transportation whenever possible. Plan your route at marintransit.org.
• If you buy a new car, purchase a fuel efficient and low emission vehicle. Find the perfect green car for you at epa.gov/greenvehicles.
• Reduce fuel consumption by slowing down acceleration time, driving the speed limit, using cruise control, keeping tires correctly inflated and shutting down the car if idling for more than a minute.
• When driving, combine errands and plan out the shortest route possible.
• Encourage children to bike or walk to school. Learn more at saferoutestoschools.org.
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