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Belvedere E-Newsletter
January 9, 2015
In this Issue
From the City Manager
Mary Neilan

Construction Zone Ahead, Proceed with Caution!
cautionIf you live in Belvedere, you can’t help but notice the utility project underway on San Rafael Ave. PG&E has embarked on a Gas Line Replacement Project, a safety improvement they have undertaken in many communities. In our City they will be replacing 2,300 feet of 4” gas main, located under San Rafael Ave. between Windward and Leeward.

As you can see, the impact of this on local traffic and parking is significant. Not to mention the occasional disruption in service (not just PG&E but any other utility that gets disturbed during construction). We appreciate your patience! The project is expected to conclude in March.

The slurry seal project (street paving) that occurred this year on a number of streets in Belvedere avoided San Rafael Ave. because we had been told this project was in the works. Now that it’s underway, we will include a resurfacing project on San Rafael Ave. in next year’s budget and eliminate the “patchwork” look we have had for several years. The colored markings you see will fade over time.

But wait! There’s more!
mmwdMarin Municipal Water District is also doing a major project, replacing the water main on a number of streets:  Bayview (from Golden Gate to Marin), Oak (from Golden Gate to Laurel), Laurel, Acacia, San Rafael Avenue (from Beach to Laurel) and Beach Road (from 172 Beach to Bayview) will all be impacted at some point over the next few months. Larger water mains improve flow for domestic as well as fire safety purposes, improving both safety and reliability.

Residents here are accustomed to street closures for private construction projects, but the City tries to manage those requests to minimize disruption. In this case, the utilities set the schedule and have the right to do so. So we will do what we can to facilitate their projects in hopes that they complete their work in record time!

Please join us at the annual Town Hall Meeting
Monday evening, January 26, the City Council will honor the 2014 Citizen of the Year, John Telischak. John served two terms on the City Council and was twice appointed Mayor. While on the council he represented Belvedere on numerous committees, including the Chamber of Commerce, the Finance Committee and the General Plan Update Steering Committee. John joins an impressive list of past recipients of the Citizen of the Year award. Hard to imagine what Belvedere would be like without their contributions! Come and help us thank John for all his service.

There will also be a brief presentation at the meeting from staff on City projects, issues and what we are looking forward to in the coming year. We hope to see you all there!

Annual Town Meeting

Marin Master Gardeners Presentation

The Ranch
Father-Daughter Dance

PG&E Scholarship Program

Belvedere-Tiburon Library Website

Quick Links

City's Website

Website Calendar

Upcoming Meetings
  City Council
Jan 12, 6:30 PM

Historic Preservation Committee
Jan 13, 5:30 PM

Citizens' Flood Zone Committee
Jan 14, 6:30 PM

Planning Commission
Jan 20, 6:30 PM

Stay up to date on meeting times and cancellations and view agenda packets on the City's Website.

Marin Master Gardeners Presents: Water Wise Edible Gardening
February 4, 2015
10 AM – 11 AM
Landmarks Art and Garden Center
841 Tiburon Blvd.

gardenerReducing water usage in your edible garden will not only save you money, but conserves one of our most important natural resources. Many residential gardeners are asking: “How can I grow an edible garden and save water too?”

Master Gardener Gael Perrin will talk about the most important things you could be doing now to save water and protect your established plants. She also will discuss how to plan your future edible gardens with strategies that will reduce water consumption this year and in the years to come.

Gael comes from a long line of gardeners and has been playing in the dirt since she was a child. While earning a degree in geology at the University of California Santa Cruz, she studied organic farming and gardening in the horticulture program started by English Master Gardener Alan Chadwick. She has managed an apple farm, grown edibles for retail sale, and with her design background, loves to create gardens that are functional and beautiful.

Please visit the Marin Master Gardeners website for more information.

Save the dates: March 4 and April 1--Master Gardener talks from 10 to 11 a.m., Landmarks Art & Garden Center.

The Ranch presents:
Father-Daughter Valentine’s Dance
Friday, February 6, 2014
Belvedere Community Center

This fun event offers dessert buffet, crafts, music, magic, and dancing! Semi-formal attire is encouraged. The cost is $59 per couple, and $15 per additional daughter. For more information on this event, or to sign up, please call The Ranch, Belvedere-Tiburon Recreation, at (415) 435-4355.

PG&E Announces Launch of 2015 Bright Minds Scholarship Program
Application Deadline: February 9, 2015

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As part of its ongoing dedication to education and powering California’s future, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced the launch of its fourth annual PG&E Bright  Minds™ Scholarship program. PG&E will award scholarships to enable high school, community college and “non-traditional” students to complete their higher education paths. Bright Minds scholarship winners will receive scholarships of up to $20,000 per year for up to five years; program finalists will receive $2,000 towards their studies.

The deadline for applying for the PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship is February 9, 2015. For more information and to apply, visit Scholarship winners will be announced in the spring.

Belvedere-Tiburon Library Website Update

The Belvedere-Tiburon Library website has a new look. Check it out at and don’t miss their new Community Calendar page.

Mark your calendars for the City of Belvedere's
Annual Town Meeting
January 26, 2015
7:00 PM
Belvedere Community Center

Please join us on Monday, January 26, 2015, for the 36th Annual Town Meeting. Hear the City Manager's report on City activities from the past year!

There will also be a presentation honoring the Citizen of the Year, awarded to an outstanding Belvedere citizen for their service to the City.

Come with your neighbors. All are welcome to attend!

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