The town of Fairfax has the right idea when it comes to helping home owners create and maintain defensible spaces around homes. In coordination with the and with huge thanks to grant funding, the town is offering Deer Park, Scenic/Tamalpais and Cascade residents Chipper Days. If you reside in these areas take advantage of this weekend to clear out overgrown brush and flammable vegetation around your property, then simply stack it all at the curb and watch it transform into chips on Monday, Sept. 12. But please follow the guidelines,
- Cut your brush in pieces no greater than six inches in diameter.
- Piles should be no greater than four feet high.
- Chipper will take scotch broom, small trees & branches.
- NO blackberry, vines, grass clippings, lumber, fire wood, poison oak, or rocks.
A note from the town’s website: “Brush will be picked up by our contractors: Tree Man, Pacific Slope, and Tree Masters, respectively, depending on the neighborhood in which you reside. Once again, this service is only for those aforementioned areas that were designated in a grant from the USDA Forest Service through the California Fire Safe Council. Please participate in this critical program to reduce fire danger if you are eligible. For more information, contact Maria Baird at 456-5652.”
I’m jealous; we have a lot that needs to be cleared around our San Anselmo home and the trips to the dump are not cheap!
Have You Looked Lately
Greenfield Avenue is really shaping up into a fabulous row of stores and businesses in San Anselmo. It was becoming workout row for a while with , , and , along with , but now there is consignment that moved from Red Hill Shopping Center to fabulous new digs next to Elan, , the Lego place, , and, really, it is a whole new street! You can get our computer fixed, your shoes repaired and pick up all the art supplies you could ever need too.
I could list more businesses, but that would take up the whole column. If you haven’t driven or ridden or walked down Greenfield Avenue lately, between the Hub and take a moment to stop and check it out! You’ll be glad you did.
Feeling Safe Again
It seemed that over the summer I was receiving notices of thefts around homes and businesses on an almost daily basis through the police alert service and it got me so worried we started locking things up tightly not only at night but during the day too. But in the past month I have heard about more arrests and convictions and far fewer thefts and it is a very comforting feeling.
It has been a challenging economical time for so many and some resort to drastic measures, but I am glad to know that our police are doing all they can to keep our town safe. Thank you.
What's your favorite new thing in town?