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Belvedere E-Newsletter
December 22, 2015
In this Issue
Claire McAuliffe

Dear Belvedere Neighbors,

Happy Holidays!  As the 2015 holiday season gets into full swing and as we look forward to 2016, I reflect on the fantastic efforts of so many of you to make Belvedere the community we all love and enjoy.

Do you know how many volunteer committees we have? 
Here they are:
    •    City Council
    •    Bel-Tib Joint Disaster  Advisory Council
    •    Finance Committee
    •    Citizens' Flood Zone Committee
    •    Historic Preservation Committee
    •    Bel-Tib Joint Recreation Committee
    •    Bel-Tib Library Agency Board of Trustees
    •    Parks and Open Space Committee
    •    Planning Commission
    •    Traffic Safety Committee

Each month, many of these committees gather to represent the citizens of Belvedere in important decisions affecting all of us.  Please join me in a big thank you to all who give so much for the benefit of the rest of us.  Please also take a look at our website to learn more about these committees and whether you’d like to learn more and join us.

And of course we all benefit from the terrific effort of our City staff. During the staff holiday luncheon this year, several employees were recognized for their years of service at the City. Did you know that of our 21 current employees, more than half have worked in Belvedere for 10 years or more? We are so fortunate to have such dedicated employees serving our community!

Please join the members of our City Council in a big thank-you to our city staff and the volunteers of Belvedere, and Happy Holidays to all.

Claire McAuliffe

Claire McAuliffe

Holiday Raffle Raises Record Breaking Amount for Food Bank
Belvedere staff receive many wonderful gifts around the holiday season from generous residents, contractors, and others that live and work within the City. It’s tradition that every year these gifts are pooled together and a raffle is held with City Staff, with the proceeds going to a local charity. In a record breaking year, $485 was raised to be donated to the Marin Food Bank. Thank you to all who kindly gave to the City this holiday season!

Reminder! City Hall Holiday Closure

Please make note of City Hall's Upcoming Holiday Closure:

City Hall will be closed the week of
Thursday, December 24, 2015 - Friday, January 1, 2016

Contractors are allowed to work on
12/24/2015 and 12/28/2015 - 12/31/2015.

Please contact City Hall at 415-435-3838 with questions.

Annual Town Meeting Announcement

Belvedere PD's New Security Camera Program

Winter Storm Preparedness

Fire Marshal's 2016 City Hall Counter Hours

Christmas Tree Recycling

The Away Station recognized by ZeroWasteMarin

Save the Date! for these exciting 2016 events

RUSD needs Classroom Aides

Happy Holidays from the City!

Upcoming Meetings

City Council
January 11
6:30 PM

Parks and Open Space Committee
  January 14
4:00 PM

Planning Commission
January 19,
6:30 PM

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

Quick Links


  City's Website

Website Calendar

Get Ready 94920

Bel-Tib Library

The Ranch (Recreation)

Reed Union
School Dist

Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

County of Marin, 3rd District

Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society

Belvedere Community Foundation

Marin Transit Rte 219 Shuttle

Mark your calendars for
the City of Belvedere's

Annual Town Meeting

February 1st, 2016
7:00 PM
Belvedere Community Center

Belvedere Community Center

Please join us on Monday, February 1, 2016, for the
37th Annual Town Meeting. Hear the City Manager’s
report on City activities from the past year!

There will also be a presentation honoring the 2015 Citizen
of the Year
and Citizen Emeritus, awarded to
outstanding Belvedere citizens for their service to the City.

Come with your neighbors; All are welcome to attend!

Belvedere Police Department Announces
New Security Camera Program

Surveillance camera

The Belvedere Police Department wants to partner with residents and business owners to help solve crime and keep our community safe.  Registering your business or personal surveillance camera may help deter crime and assist the Police Department in its overall crime prevention strategy.  Help the Belvedere Police protect your community by registering your surveillance cameras with the Citizens’ View Security Camera Program.  Registration is fast and simple. Please choose one of the following options:

  1. Fill out the online form;
  2. Print out the Citizens’ View Security Camera Program registration form, complete it, and drop it off at the Police Department’s front counter or mail it to the Belvedere Police Department, 450 San Rafael Avenue, Belvedere, CA 94920; OR
  3. Email Chief Tricia Seyler at, or call (415) 435-3266, and she or someone else from the Department will contact you by phone.

Please visit the city’s website for more information on the Citizens’ View Security Camera Program.

Winter Storm Preparedness
waves overtopping beach road
With El Nino strength at record highs, predicted storms are expected throughout the coming months with increased risk from high winds and weakened trees due to drought, disease, and fire. King Tides may also pose challenges in coastal areas, including flooding in low lying areas. Please make sure you are prepared by checking your property for areas where flooding could occur due to clogged drains or gutters. Make sure you have enough food, water, and batteries on hand. To help residents with flooding issues, the City has a supply of sandbags at the following locations: Maybridge Road, West Shore Road, and Community Road (click here for a map).

PG&E Electric Outage Center
Report an outage or check on a known outage using PG&E’s Power Outages Map. Select a location on the map or search by city. Once outage details appear, you will be able to sign up to receive outage updates.

To get alerts for future outages: First, log in to your PG&E account. Under the “Alerts” tab, go to “Outages.” Then select edit. You can choose to be notified by text, email, or phone. Don’t have an account? You can sign up now.

Outage Tip: If you must use candles, keep them away from drapes, lampshades, and small children. Do not leave candles unattended.

What to do if you see a downed power line
Never go near a damaged power line that has fallen to the ground or is dangling in the air. Always assume downed electric lines are energized and extremely dangerous. Stay away, keep others away, and immediately call 911 and PG&E at 1-800-743-5002.

Stay away from trees, pools of water, and other objects that may be in contact with power lines and call 911 and then PG&E at 1-800-743-5002.

Outage Tip: Unplug or turn off all electrical appliances to avoid overloading circuits when power is restored.

Fire Marshal Counter Hours at City Hall
Tiburon Fire Protection District
Beginning January 4, 2016, the Tiburon Fire Protection District Fire Marshal will hold drop-in public counter hours at Belvedere City Hall on Mondays from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

If you would like to speak with the Fire Marshal at another time, please call (415) 435-7200.

recycle christmas tree
Give your christmas tree new life by having it chipped or composted after the holiday season. Mill Valley Refuse Service will begin picking up trees out on the curb on any regular green can day, starting after Christmas Day. They will not pick up trees left by garbage cans. You MUST remove all ornaments, tinsel, and metal stands from your tree (wooden stands are ok). Please note that metal stands can generally be removed by unscrewing them in a counterclockwise motion from the stump of your tree. Please cut any tree over five feet tall in half so it can be easily handled.

The Away Station Acknowledged
by Zero Waste Marin

The Away Station
The Away Station is celebrating being officially certified as a Zero Waste Facility in Marin. The Away Station is located at Fairfax Lumber, 109 Broadway in Fairfax, and aims to productively and creatively serve the community and the planet by the organized collection and redistribution of the by-products of consumption. This is done by providing a way for people to effortlessly get rid of unwanted items knowing these items will go to good use and not go into the land fill. For more information on The Away Station, please visit their website,, or call 415-453-4221.

Upcoming Events in 2016 - Save the Date!

Music at Old St. Hilary's - Berkeley Choro Ensemble
January 24, 2016, 4:00 PM
Old St. Hilary’s Landmark, 201 Esperanza, Tiburon

The Berkeley Choro Ensemble celebrates the music, culture, and history of Brazil and feature clarinetist Harvey Winapel. For more information, please visit

Rose Pruning: A talk by Nena Hart, Marin Master Gardener

Wednesday, February 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Landmarks Art & Garden Center, 841 Tiburon Blvd.

Marin Master Gardener Nena Hart will offer tips on rose pruning, Wednesday, February 3rd at 10:00 AM at the Landmarks Art & Garden Center. In addition to sharing techniques for achieving bountiful blooms and shapelier plants, she will discuss protective clothing and tool care. The public is welcome and admission is free. More information is available on the Master Gardender's website.

The Ranch Presents: Father-Daughter Valentine's Dance
Friday, February 5, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Dairy Knoll Recreation Center, 600 Ned’s Way

$50 Per Couple ($15 each additional daughter). Event includes dessert buffet, crafts, music, dancing, and father-daughter photos. This event sells out quickly! No walk-ins will be accepted at the door. Make sure to call The Ranch at (415) 435-4355 and purchase your tickets early!

RUSD Needs Classroom Aides

reed union school districtThe Reed Union School District is looking for classroom aides to fill empty positions. If you are interested, please see a complete listing at or contact Brenda Lavigne at

Happy Holidays! From, The City of Belvedere

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