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  December 1, 2011
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Annual Town Meeting
Meeting Set for January 23, 2012

The Annual Town Meeting is set for January 23, 2012 at 7 pm.  Mark you calendars!  In addition to the Citizen of the Year and Citizen Emeritus Awards, there will be a State of the City presentation by the Mayor and City Manager.  Of keen interest by then will be the Land Use Recommendations from the Planning Commission to the City Council on changes to development standards applicable to properties in the FEMA Flood Zone.

Also scheduled prior to the Town Hall Meeting will be an unveiling of the new Electric Vehicle Charging Stations set to be installed in November/December.

TFPD.gifHoliday Safety Tips

With the holidays here, there are many hazards to keep an eye out for...check out these Holiday Safety Tips brought to you by the Tiburon Fire Protection District.


Wild Flower Seed Event

Whether you have a great pitching arm, love flowers, or want to be a part of a great community beautification project, please join us on Sunday, December 4, 10:00 AM at the statue of Blackie at Blackie's Pasture in Tiburon.   We will be gathering to "broadcast" wildflower seed balls that the students at the Reed District schools have made over the past few weeks.

A wildflower seed ball is a combination of compost, red clay and wildflower seed formed into a ball shape (think meatballs). Once dry, all we need to do is toss the balls into the area where we would like to see flowers and Mother Nature will do the rest. In the ball, the wildflower seeds are protected from wind and birds until enough of our winter rains have saturated the sphere to start the germination process. When the seeds germinate, the ball cracks open and we get about one square foot of flowers where the seed ball lands.

The Town of Tiburon, the Tiburon Peninsula Foundation, and the Landmarks Society worked all through the summer and fall grading the land and preparing the area for a wildflower meadow. Come help the Brownies and Scouts and students from the Reed District schools as they add their contribution to this marvelous project, come show your peninsula pride.  For more information please call James Campbell at (415) 309-9619

Belvedere Community Foundation
Annual Photo Contest Winners

Professional and amateur photographers alike have enjoyed capturing the stunning nature of the Belvedere and Tiburon Peninsula in this annual event. This year's photography contest, the 10th Annual, will be exhibited online 24 hours a day and were displayed at a one-time public reception to honor the entrants on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at the Belvedere City Hall, 450 San Rafael Avenue.

The 2011 Winners:

  • People’s Choice: Emily Hargraves
  • Celebrating the Spirit and Beauty of Belvedere and Tiburon: Dunbar Hoskins
  • Life on the Tiburon Peninsula for Ages 5-18: Lucy Sogard
  • Honorable Mention: George Rodericks
  • Smartphone Photos: Julie Ann Winfield

Congratulations to all participants!  Visit the Foundation website to view the entrants and winners.

Mid-San Rafael Underground District

Like most underground district projects, there ends up being a lot of delays and a lot of confusion - particularly when dealing with the utility companies.  PG&E has delayed their start of work on the project three times.  PG&E started work on pulling wires and setting equipment this week, but due to the high winds have been called away to other priority areas.  They will return next week.   

Sincerely,

George Rodericks
City Manager


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TibHolidayFestival_1E21BF8-672x1024.jpgTiburon Holiday Festival 2011 - Ice Skating is Back!
Friday, December 2 at 5:30 pm

The (almost) perfect little town of Tiburon, CA just got a little more Norman Rockwellesque this holiday season.

On Friday, December 2nd – for one magical, fun-filled night only – Tiburon Holiday Festival 2011 will feature an OUTDOOR ICE SKATING RINK for families, couples, ice skating enthusiasts, and everyone to delight!

So grab your coziest scarf and hat and get ready for a once in a lifetime opportunity to ice skate along the shores of the San Francisco Bay with the most breathtaking backdrop of the twinkling, present-wrapped San Francisco skyline.

The evening’s festivities will include: the traditional Fountain Plaza Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6pm with classic holiday carolers, costumed characters strolling along magical Main Street, wonderful holiday treats, yummy gingerbread house decorating, Winterland Snow Globe Making/Photo Shop for kids, and more!

In addition, the town’s eclectic shops and tasty restaurants will be offering specials to while away the hours. With spectacular views of the SF skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, and Angel Island (plus ice skating too), only a Scrooge would dare miss this memorable San Francisco Bay Area holiday event!  Reservations for ice skating will be taken starting Tuesday, November 1.

For more details, visit shoptiburon.info.

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LMS-HA&C-e-poster-2011.jpgLandmarks Holiday Art and Craft Sale
Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Cottage at the Art & Garden Center

This popular holiday fair with art and crafts from local artists, includes jewelry, pastel and watercolor paintings, scarves and sweaters, cards, pottery, gift boxes, and goodies (chocolates, cookies and preserves), as well as Landmarks famous pear brandy!

No charge. Free cider for all who shop, and fun door prizes.

The Art & Garden Center, 841 Tiburon Blvd., between Gilmartin and San Rafael Avenue.

Visit http://www.landmarks-society.org/ for more info!

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OSH_BroomBusters_Before.jpgOpen Space Workday, Nature Walk & Lunch
Saturday, December 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tiburon Peninsula Club Parking Lot

Get a good workout, learn about local wildlife and enjoy a hearty lunch on Saturday, December 3 when the Broom Busters of Old St. Hilary's Open Space host their biggest workday of the year from 9 am to 1 pm. 

Volunteers will meet in the parking lot of the Tiburon Peninsula Club (1600 Mar West Street) and will pull broom on the open space behind the club.  Marin County Parks Rangers will be on hand to direct the efforts, provide tools, snacks and lunch.  Naturalist David Herlocker will lead a walk to show how plants and animals benefit from habitat restoration and point out unique features of the open space.

The Broom Busters have been battling broom, bull thistle and other non-native plants since 1997, and they need reinforcements.  Workdays are usually the first Saturday morning each month.  The requirements are simple:  "Come when you can; leave when you must."  No experience is needed.

To volunteer or to receive e-mail announcements of future workdays, call the Volunteer Coordinator at Marin County Parks - (415) 499-3778.

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Spaghettistock - a Far Out Fundraiser
St. Stephen's Church, 3 Bayview, Belvedere
Friday, December 9 from 6 pm to 10 pm

The Rotary Club of Tiburon-Belvedere invites members of the community to get on board for Spaghettistock, a celebration of peace, love and spaghetti with a 1960s theme, on Friday, December 9, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., at St. Stephen’s Church, 3 Bayview Avenue, Belvedere. Tickets are $25 per person and include an open bar for the first hour, a delicious spaghetti dinner with a choice of three sauces and a contest for the best ’60s costume. The evening’s festivities will also include a live auction with the opportunity for attendees to bid on a trip to New Zealand, a silent auction with items ranging from a fabulous Indian cooking class and dinner to premium wines and holiday gifts, a 50/50 raffle (in which the winner gets half of the proceeds from raffle sales, and the club gets the other half) and a dessert auction.
Proceeds will go to help fund the club’s local, national and international projects. Among its accomplishments are peace poles at Reed School and Tiburon Town Hall, the Hilarita community garden, Bel Aire School’s project to send a village-size solar cooker to Liberia, teacher of the year awards and support for Rotaplast’s mission to perform cleft-palate surgery on needy children around the world.

For tickets, please contact Laurie at 435-7386 or gotready@gmail.com.

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St Stephens.jpgJoyful Sounds of Christmas
St. Stephen's Church, 3 Bayview, Belvedere
Sunday, December 11 at 4 pm

St. Stephen's Choir with String Orchestra presents "Joyful Sounds of Christmas" featuring Part 1 of Handel's Messiah and favorite Christmas standards.  Reserved seating is $45 for adults and $30 for children.  General admission is $20 for adults and $15 for children.

To order tickets, visit www.ststephenschurch.org and select the Christmas Concert.

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Sincerely ,

George Rodericks
City Manager
City of Belvedere

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