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Belvedere Island and Belvedere Cove
Belvedere E-Newsletter
August 31, 2018  |  Summer Edition
In this Issue
From the City Manager
Craig Middleton
Craig Middleton
As the end of summer approaches, there is a sense of anticipation in the air as parents and kids load up on school supplies, our Yellow Bus Challenge starts its routes, and people wrap up their summer vacations. I'd like to take a moment to remind everyone of Back to School driving safety - please take time to review the Know the Bus Rules! flyer so you are prepared when you encounter a school bus on the road.

This summer has been a busy one at City Hall, with utility undergrounding discussions, our inaugural City Management Summer Intern, and the buzz of the Building Department as homeowners take advantage of the dry summer months to accomplish various improvements. One City project from this summer I wish to highlight is the efforts of Belvedere's Historic Preservation Committee and Planning Department Staff to encourage property owners of potentially historic homes to designate their properties as historic resources.

In 1993, the City of Belvedere decided that the City, and the public generally, would be well served by the protection and preservation of significant sites and structures that impart a distinct aspect of the City and which would serve as visible reminder of the historical heritage of the Belvedere. At that time, the City Council established Title 21 of the Belvedere Municipal Code (BMC), the Historic Preservation Ordinance. The first goal of the ordinance is: “To maintain and contribute to the character of Belvedere by protecting, enhancing and perpetuating sites and structures having special historical, aesthetic and architectural value.”

The Ordinance established the Historic Preservation Committee and established its authority to review applications for changes to local Belvedere historic properties and review applications to designate new historic properties. A primary duty of the Committee is to encourage the maintenance and preservation of properties which have historic or architectural integrity and are, or can be designated as an “historic resource”.

Additionally, in 2010, the City adopted its General Plan which included Chapter 6 – Cultural, Archaeological, and Historic Resource Preservation Element. The element establishes objectives, policies, and programs that will preserve and improve Belvedere’s history, identity, and unique sense of place.

With that in mind, the City has recently reached out to homes that may qualify for Historic Designation. Interested homeowners can choose to look into having their home designated a Belvedere Historic Landmark.

Inquiries and or questions regarding Historic Designation may be directed to the Planning staff at City Hall at (415) 435-3838.

Preserving Belvedere's History

New Mayor

2018 Coastal Clean Up Day

Belvedere Concerts-in-the-Park Finale

Belvedere Community Foundation Photo Contest

Friday Nights on Main 2018

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Meetings

City Council

September 10
6:30 PM

Planning Commission
September 18,

6:30 PM

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

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New Mayor Handed the Gavel
Mayor Bob McCaskill
Each July, the City Council selects a new Mayor and Vice Mayor from among their ranks to serve during the upcoming year. The custom in Belvedere is for the Vice Mayor to rotate into the Mayor’s seat, a procedure typical in smaller cities and one that allows each Council Member to “take their turn” as Mayor.

At the July 9, 2018, regular City Council meeting, Bob McCaskill, who had been serving as Vice Mayor since last July, was elected Mayor by his Council colleagues. Mayor McCaskill was first elected to the Council in July 2012 and was reelected in 2016. This will be his second year serving as Mayor. McCaskill takes over as Mayor from Marty Winter who completed his term as Mayor but remains on the Council.

Taking over the position of Vice Mayor is Nancy Kemnitzer, who was elected to the Council in 2016.

The Mayor presides over Council meetings and often represents the City at local events and other functions. While all councilmembers have an equal voice in setting policy for the City, the Mayor leads those discussions and can be called upon to represent the Council’s interests with other agencies or organizations.

California Coastal Clean Up Day 2018
California Coastal Clean Up Day save the date flyer

Saturday September 15th is California Coastal Clean Up Day. Come join your neighbors and help clean up the San Rafael Avenue Seawall in Belvedere. Show Richardson Bay and her marine life some love. We will be working from 9 AM to 11 AM. Jobs for folks of all ages, bring shoes with good traction, work gloves, water, and a hat. Meet at 9 AM near the water fountain on San Rafael Avenue and West Shore Road. Earn Community Service credits for school. If you are dropping off your child please make sure to fill out the Coastal Clean Up Day waiver (PDF) and send it with them. We will have forms on site but you will need to fill one out before you leave.

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2018 Belvedere Concerts-in-the-Park Finale

Belvedere concerts in the park stage with gazebo background
The finale event of the Belvedere Concerts-in-the-Park series is here! Don’t miss a beat:

  • Saturday, September 1st, 7:00 P.M
    Movie-in-the-Park Night
    Film: “Up”
  • Sunday, September 2nd, 4:00 P.M. - Rock and Roll Dance Party
    Headliner: Neon Velvet
    Opener: Dr. C, aka Danny Cavero – Beatbox Sound.

The volunteers of the Concerts Committee truly appreciate your community donations to support the production of our concert series. We hire great bands, offer top notch sound and staging and support local artists. To contribute, visit or mail a check to Belvedere Concerts, c/o City Hall, 450 San Rafael Avenue, Belvedere, CA, 94920.

We look forward to seeing you in the Park!

A Special Thank you to the 2018 Volunteer Concerts Committee:
Jerry Butler, Nancy Cappelloni, Mimi Cornelius, Christina Decker, Ginny Doyle, Adam Gavzer, Roger Felton, Nena Hart, Maureen Johnson, Cissy Kirrane, Petey and Jeffery Stein

Belvedere concerts in the park border

Belvedere Community Foundation 17th Annual Online Digital Photography Contest
Submissions due October 31, 2018
Belvedere Community Foundation Annual Photo Contest
The Belvedere Community Foundation Photography Contest is now accepting photo submissions online. Amateurs and Professionals welcome. Photos can be entered under the following categories: ages 5-18, People and Events, Architecture, Landscapes, Black and White, Wildlife and Animals. All photos must reflect the beauty and spirit of the Tiburon Peninsula. Register and upload photos at the link at

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Friday Nights on Main 2018
Main Street  |  Downtown Tiburon

Friday Nights on Main are a much loved community tradition in Tiburon... the block party to end all block parties! Main Street is closed to traffic for the evening and local restaurants set up table outside, creating a warm, inviting venue in which to enjoy live music and wine & dine al fresco. These fun filled evenings are a great opportunity to mingle with friends and family while enjoying the beauty of Tiburon.

6:00 to 9:00 PM

August 31st - Let’s Dance!
Not your typical party band! The Flaming O’s play dance hits from the 2000’s as well as classics spanning 5 decades...We guarantee you’ll be dancin' in the street.

September 28th - Firefighters’ Dance
Everybody's favorite dance party! By popular demand, The Fundamentals The blcok party to end all blcok parties! return to provide their trademark brand of red hot rockin’ soul.

For more information, please call (415) 435-5633
or visit

Upcoming Events

Belvedere-Tiburon Labor Day Parade
Sunday, September 2, 2018
1:00 PM Lineup / 2:00 PM Parade

Join us for the 2018 Annual Labor Day Parade! 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 St. and Beach Rd. ending at Land Company Park between the San Francisco Yacht Club and the Belvedere Land Company.

Belvedere Tiburon Golf Tournament
Monday, September 10, 10:00 AM
Marin Country Club, 500 Country Club Dr, Novato

Join us for the 23rd annual Belvedere Tiburon Open Golf Tournament held at the coveted Marin Country Club. Proceeds from the tournament benefit The Ranch. Single Player Fee: $200. Foursome Fee: $800. Registration includes greens fee, breakfast buffet, bloody mary & mimosa bar, appetizers, boxed lunch, post-play drinks, raffle, contests and lots of prizes! To register, complete our Online Registration  or email your completed 2018 Golf Registration Form  to Michelle Barsky,

Music at Old St. Hilary’s – Loren Jones
Sunday, September 16, 4:00 PM
Old St. Hilary’s Landmark, 201 Esperanza

Tickets are $15 & $20. Advance purchase available at the Landmarks Office, Tiburon Town Hall, and Brown Paper Tickets. Tickets available at the door if not sold out in advance, starting at 3:30 p.m. There is no parking at Old St. Hilary’s. Please park at the Boardwalk Shopping Center, 1550 Tiburon Blvd. and take a shuttle to the concert. Shuttle service begins at 3:30 p.m. For more information, please call 1-415-435-1853 or visit

Tiburon Taps Beer Festival
Saturday, September 22, 2018, 1-4 PM
Shoreline Park, Tiburon

The Tiburon Taps Beer Festival, brought to you by The Ranch, is celebrating its fifth year! This event continues to bring the local breweries straight to you! Featuring craft brews, ciders, and beverages and a full concert from fab fun cover band DECADES, free food and souvenir mug. All proceeds benefit The Ranch recreation scholarships.

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