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AUGUST 31, 2016
|In this Issue
|From the City Manager
Community Forum on Deer
In response to the intense interest and concern expressed by dozens of residents recently about the deer population in Belvedere, the City Council has agreed to hold an informational “Community Forum” in late October. The purpose of this event, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, October 26, at 6pm, is to bring together people with expertise in urban deer management who can discuss best practices and recent developments, and share information about other communities’ successes and challenges. We will also invite representatives from the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife who implement wildlife management policies statewide and have ultimate responsibility for the deer in Belvedere.
The issues that have been raised locally include increased property damage (landscaping, hillside erosion), deer/human and deer/vehicle conflicts, and the role deer may play in the spread of Lyme disease. After the Community Forum, a subsequent discussion will be scheduled to talk about the options available to Belvedere and what actions, if any, should be taken to address the concerns.
At the regular City Council meeting on September 12 (6:30pm at City Hall), the Council will be asked to confirm the date for the Community Forum, the prospective participants and to schedule the follow up meeting.
As always, the Council welcomes and encourages your participation at these important meetings!
Tip from the Police Chief: Avoid IRS Phone Scams!
The Belvedere Police Department has recently received reports of suspicious phone calls. Victims have been called by subjects representing themselves as IRS agents or other Law Enforcement Personnel. In these phone calls, the callers tell the victims that they owe money or will ultimately be arrested on a warrant if they do not pay. The victims are given instructions to obtain money order or green dot card and wire the money to an untraceable account. The callers have also been know to represent themselves as utility companies or other entities looking for money. These phone calls are a scam.
Please remember these following tips for avoiding this scam:
- The IRS does not make telephone calls demanding immediate payment by credit cards, pre-paid cards, or wire-transfers. If you receive a call from a person stating they are from the IRS and demanding immediate payment over the phone, do not provide any information and hang up. You can report these phone calls to the Federal Trade Commission.
- Resist the pressure to act quickly.
- Use caution when asked to use a specific payment method. The IRS would not require a specific payment, such as moneypak card or wire transfer.
- The same advice applies to emails. Do not reply to any unsolicited IRS emails, do not open attachments or click any links, and do not provide any personal identifying information.
- If you feel threatened, contact your local police department.
If you know any elderly residents in your neighborhood who do not routinely use the internet, or who do not subscribe to local social media posts such as this, please pass along this information to help them avoid becoming victims of these financial scams.
Coastal Clean Up Day 2016
Bel-Tib Annual Golf Tournament
Friday Nights on Main 2016
Belvedere Community Foundation Photo Contest
Call 811 Before You Dig!
Upcoming Community Events
Parks and Open Space Committee Special Walking Tour
Stay up to date on meeting times and cancellations and view agenda packets on the City's Website.
Get Ready 94920
The Ranch (Recreation)
Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
County of Marin, 3rd District
Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society
Belvedere Community Foundation
Marin Transit Rte 219 Shuttle
Coastal Clean Up Day
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Come Join your neighbors and show Richardson Bay some love on Coastal Clean Up Day, Saturday September 17th.
We will be meeting from 9AM- 11AM, at the corner of West Shore Road and San Rafael Avenue. First there some sign up paperwork, and then we get started.
Please bring work gloves and shoes with good traction as we will be climbing on rocks. There are also jobs available for folks who do not want to be on the rocks.
If you are under 18, bring your parents to sign the form or download this form and have your parents sign it before you come. School Community Service Credit is available.
21st Annual Belvedere-Tiburon
Thursday, September 15, 2016
San Geronimo Country Club
Register at the www.TheRanchToday.org or call (415) 435-4355.
FRIDAY NIGHTS ON MAIN 2016
Main Street | Downtown Tiburon
Please join us for the final
Friday Night on Main
of the season
September 30, 2016 – Firefighters’ Diamond Jubilee
6:00 – 9:00 PM
The Tiburon Fire Protection District celebrates its Diamond Jubilee year with a dance party extravaganza! Wonder Bread 5 will have us laughing, singing, and dancing in the street as the fire district celebrates 75 years of exceptional service.
More information available from the
Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.
Belvedere Community Foundation's 15th Annual Online Digital Photography Contest
Entries Accepted Until October 31, 2016
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 15th Annual, will
accept entries until October 31, 2016. The contest is open online, 24
hours a day! You can register, upload your photographs, and vote your
favorites whenever you like.
Winning entries will be announced at the annual meeting of
the Belvedere Community Foundation on November 10, 2016, and displayed
at a one-time public reception to honor the entrants at Belvedere City
Hall, 450 San Rafael Avenue.
All photos must be taken on the Tiburon Peninsula and must
reflect the beauty and spirit of Belvedere and Tiburon. This year there
are two categories:
- Age 18 and above
- Age 5-18
There will be a first, second, and third place award plus an
honorable mention for ages 18 and above, and a first place award for
ages 5-18. Any registered person can vote for what is in their opinion
the best photo in each category. Each winner will be acknowledged at the
final awards to be held at Belvedere City Hall on November 10th.
Call 811 Before You Dig
Every six minutes an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without first calling 811 and we do not want anyone to become part of the statistic.
Utility services that your family depends on, such as cable TV, high-speed Internet, landline telephone, electric, gas, water and sewer, are buried underground in many communities. Striking one of these lines can result in inconvenient outages for entire neighborhoods, harm to yourself or someone else, and repair costs.
When you call 811 a few days before you plan to start your project, a local one-call center representative will collect your information and notify the affected local utility companies of your intent to dig. A professional locator will then visit the dig site to mark the approximate location of all underground utility lines with paint, flags or both. Once your site has been marked, it is safe to begin digging around the marked areas.
No matter the type of project – installing a mailbox, putting in a fence, planting trees or shrubbery, building a patio or deck, or excavating a new garden area – make sure to call 811 several days prior to digging to have your site properly marked, and remind our customers, as well as your friends and family, to do the same. Always call 811 before you dig and know what’s below.
Upcoming Community Events
Belvedere-Tiburon Labor Day Parade
Sunday, September 4, 2016
1PM Lineup/2 PM Parade
Join us for the 2016 Annual Labor Day Parade! This year’s them is Under the Sea. This old-fashioned, home town parade boasts live bands with a fantastic and fun variety of music, antique cars, and creative floats and entries from your favorite local organizations. Bring the family and enjoy the fun!
The parade route starts at the corner of Tiburon Boulevard and Lagoon Road and continues down Main Street and Beach Road, ending at Belvedere Land Company Park between the San Francisco Yacht Club and the Belvedere Land Company.
For more information about the parade and how to get involved and volunteer, please visit The Ranch’s website or call 415-435-4355.
Marin County Gun Buyback
Tuesday, September 13, 11 AM – 8 PM
$200 cash for an operable semi-automatic handgun or an operable assault rifle. $100 cash for any other operable firearms. See flyer for participating Police Department locations.
Must be a resident of Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco, or Contra Costa Counties. Valid ID or a current utility bill must be presented to verify residency. Will compensate for up to (3) firearms per person. Residents can also turn in inoperable weapons, magazines, and ammunition, but will not be compensated.
4th Annual Marinnovation Event
Tuesday, September 13, 4:30 – 7:30 PM
1650 Los Gamos Drive, San Rafael
Marinnovation 2016 will highlight Entrepreneurs, Designers, and Innovators as they exhibit their product or service. This is a networking opportunity for investors, entrepreneurs, business professionals, municipal leaders, and anyone interested in innovation and entrepreneurship in Marin. Visit www.marineconomicforum.org for more information.
Giddy Up! for Blackie’s Hay Day
Saturday, September 24, 10 AM – 4 PM
Blackie’s Pasture, Tiburon
Get your Blackie’s Hay Day tickets now and support the extraordinary
children and teen programs at the Belvedere-Tiburon Library funded by
Bookmarks. This eagerly awaited event, an old-fashioned country fair for
the whole community, is held every year in the fall at Blackie’s
Pasture. Blackie’s Hay Day attracts over 2,500 people from all over
Marin County. The funds raised and good will engendered all support the
Belvedere-Tiburon Library’s children and teen programs and services.
Come out and enjoy some wonderful activities, rides, entertainment and
Tiburon Taps Beer Festival
Saturday, September 24, 1 PM – 4 PM
Shoreline Park, Tiburon
Join us for the third annual Tiburon Taps Beer Festival. Tickets are on sale now:
Tiburon Farmers Market
Thursdays through October 27
3 PM – 7 PM
Main Street, Tiburon
Summer time means fresh fruits and vegetables, along with delicious prepared foods. You can shop for all of these essentials at Tiburon’s new Farmers Market from Thursday, June 23rd, through Thursday, October 27, the Town of Tiburon and Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce are partnering with Agricultural Community Events Farmers Markets to bring a weekly Farmers Market to downtown Tiburon. Every Thursday, from 3-7pm, Main Street Tiburon will be closed to traffic, and be filled with a variety of vendors offering farm fresh produce, delicious prepared foods and handmade arts and crafts.
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