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Belvedere E-News
May 6, 2011

In This Issue
Walk Your History - Tomorrow!
Special Friday Nights on Main - Tonight!
Upcoming City Projects
Let's Play Golf! September 13 Belvedere-Tiburon Open
Ritter Center Art Show & Silent Auction
2011 Concerts in the Park Season
Building Permits Issued
Upcoming Roadway Encroachments
Upcoming Road Closures
Meeting Dates
City Council
May 9, 2011
Budget Study Session
5:30 p.m.

Historic Preservation
None Scheduled

Parks & Open Space
None Scheduled

Planning Commission
 May 17, 2011
6:30 p.m.

Citizens' Flood Zone Committee
May 11, 2011
6:30 p.m.

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Holiday Closures
Martin Luther King Day
January 17

President's Day
February 21

Memorial Day
May 30

4th of July
July 4

Labor Day
September 5

Veteran's Day
November 11

November 24 & 25

December 23 & 26
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May 7 -
2011 Walk Your
History Event

May 14 -
Tiburon Wine Festival

August 27-28 -
Tiburon Art Festival

September 13 -
Belvedere-Tiburon Open
Golf Tournament

October 30 -
Romberg Tiburon Center's Discovery Days
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Wednesdays, 12:15 pm San Francisco Yacht Club 98 Beach Road

Sunset Club Thursdays, 6:30 pm San Francisco Yacht Club 98 Beach Road

Walk Your History - TOMORROW!

WYH Title Bar

The City of Belvedere, Town of Tiburon, Belvedere Community Foundation, Tiburon Peninsula Foundation, Belvedere-Tiburon Recreation, and Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks have again joined forces to bring you the 2011 Walk Your History event.  
This year there are two sponsored walks - one through Belvedere spotlighting Belvedere's historic Golf Course and one through Tiburon spotlighting Old St. Hilary's and the Miwok Indian History.  Each walk is dotted with Living History Docents at Historic Hot Spots in both communities.  The walks begin and end at Belvedere Community Park and culminate with a picnic lunch, music, and fun!

The Belvedere Loop will focus on the historic Belvedere Golf Course and Club House.  The Tiburon Loop will highlight the China Cabin, the Boating Clubs, Miwok Indian Shell middens and Old St. Hilary's! 

WYH Front Image 

Special Friday Nights on Main - Tonight

Special FOM


Upcoming City Projects
WS Pocket Park San Rafael Avenue
Landscape Improvement Project

Recently the City Council awarded a contract to McNabb Construction for the San Rafael Avenue Pathway Landscaping Project.  This project was reviewed and approved by the Parks and Open Space Committee, the Planning Commission, and ultimately the City Council. 

SR Landscape Strip DesignIt will involve the installation and refurbishment of the landscape pathway along San Rafael Avenue from Tiburon Boulevard to West Shore Road.  Renovations will also include a landscape strip at Edgewater on San Rafael Avenue, refurbishment of the pocket park at West Shore Road, and refurbishment of the City's entry point at Tiburon Boulevard.

Construction will begin on this project in early May and will last approximately 50 days.

City Hall Terrace Waterproofing Repairs 

TerraceAlso, at a recent City Council meeting, the Council awarded a contract to Murray Building, Inc. for the City Hall Terrace Waterproofing Improvement Project.  This project was also reviewed and approved by the Parks and Open Space Committee, Planning Commission, and City Council.  The genesis for this project was to replace the original waterproofing below the concrete terrace in front of City Hall that was installed in 1981.  The current waterproofing is insufficient and the Police Department has been the unwelcome recipient of wayward water during heavy rains. 

Patio ProjectThe project will involve the removal of the concrete decking, replacement of the waterproofing underlayment, replacement of the decking, and miscellaneous electrical, landscaping, and terrace improvements. 

Work on this project is expected to begin in mid-May and last until early June.  Because some of the work will significantly impact the ability to work immediately adjacent to the activity and access by the public to City Hall some of the demolition and waterproofing installation will occur on Saturdays.

Beach Road Retaining Wall Project 

Beach Road Retaining WallOn the May 9 City Council Agenda, the Council will consider award of contract for the Beach Road Retaining Wall Project.  This project would replace an existing wood retaining wall that is randomly supported with steel rails and columns. The 7-foot high wall is showing signs of deterioration and movement.  A replacement concrete wall, with stone facing, consistent with the existing stone facing in the immediate area, will be built so as to provide additional roadway width along this narrow street of Beach Road.  Several design alternatives were considered and although the selected design was not the least expensive it does provide the best long-term options for protecting upslope improvements, minimizing the temporary construction cuts, and has the added benefit of widening the roadway. 

Work is expected to begin at the end of May and there is an authorized construction period of 60-days.  During that 60 days there will be intermittent road closures and encroachments that may cause delay or detours.  Because this is a pinch-point for thru traffic in the area and because road closures must be coordinated City-wide, the City will make every attempt to ensure that the roadway is accessible as much as possible during the construction period limiting the amount of actual but necessary road closures.  As always, road closures, when necessary, will only take place between the hours of 9 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  The roadway will be fully open and accessible during non-essential work periods, evenings, weekends, and holidays. 

For more information on any of these projects, feel free to contact City Hall at 435.3838.


September 13, 2011 - Golf!
2011 Golf TourneyDo you Golf? Do you like a good day on the links? Do you enjoy the company of friends? A good cause?

How about playing in the 2011 Belvedere-Tiburon Open Golf Tournament?  This year, the beneficiary is the Belvedere-Tiburon Library - nothing like a good book!  You can even get an E-book at our Library!

Play!  Sponsor!  Volunteer!  We'd love to have you!

For more information, contact City Hall at 435.3838 or The Library at 789.2665.  You can also download a Sponsorship Form or a Player Registration Form here!


Ritter Center - Art Show & Silent Auction
Ritter Center Benefit  


Concerts in the Park - 2011 Season
Concerts Crowd 14th Year of Concerts Begin June 19
Tributes to Johnny Cash, Santana, Michael Jackson, and the Big Band Swing!

Mark the dates!  The Concerts-in-the-Park Committee is proud to present four fabulous and FREE Sunday afternoon concerts for your enjoyment this coming summer.  Please join us for every concert in Belvedere Community Park from 4 pm to 6 pm.  Bring a blanket, a picnic, your family and friends, and have a great time!

Sunday, June 19
Sunday, July 17
Sunday, August 14
Sunday, September 4 (Labor Day Weekend)
Concerts are FREE to the public, and sponsored by  individual and community tax deductible donations.  The Committee thanks the City of Belvedere and the Belvedere Community Foundation for their support for the last 13 years.  The Concerts Committee consists of Belvedere volunteers:  Anne Butler, Nancy Cappelloni, Christina Decker, Tina Dewey, Jack Doyle,  Ginny Doyle,  Roger Felton, Nena Hart,  Maureen Johnson,  Cissy Kirrane, Jeffery Stein, and Petey Stein.


Building Permits Issued
Permits Issued Permits Issued 
  • 8 Cliff Road, Permit 2011-050, Issued 5/3 for Retaining Wall
  • 445 Belvedere, Permit 2011-050 Issued 5/3 for Interior Remodel
  • 21 Windward, Permit 2011-052, Issued 5/3 for Deck Repair 

Permits Submitted

  • 17 Tamalpais, Submitted 5/3 for Bath Remodel 
Upcoming Roadway Encroachments

  • 5/2 - 5/8 at 276 Beach Road for Deliveries/Clean-up/Off-Haul
  • 5/5 - 5/11 at 450 Belvedere for Deliveries, Clean-up/Off-Haul
  • 5/2 - 5/15 at 136 Bella Vista for Deliveries/Clean-up/Off-Haul
  • 5/9 - 5/27 on Bayview & Bella Vista for various AT&T utility projects
  • 3/7 - 7/31 at Laurel & Leeward & San Rafael for Utility Underground Work 
Upcoming Road Closures

  • Road Closed5/4 - 5/6 from 9 am to 4:30 pm (intermittent) on San Rafael between #450 & #338 for Utility Undergrounding Work (Emergency Contact: Armando Garza/City of Belvedere)
  • 5/9 - 5/11 from 9 am to 4 pm on Bayview between #158 & #242 for Utility Work (Emergency Contact: Vince Bruce 415.499.9906)
  • 5/12 - 5/13 from 9 am to 4 pm on Bayview between #158 to Beach for Utility Work (Emergency Contact: Vince Bruce 415.499.9906)
  • 5/16 - 5/17 from 9 am to 3 pm at 425 Belvedere for Utility Tie-In (Emergency Contact: Dave Gardner 707.495.0686)
  • 5/30 - 6/1 from 9 am to 4 pm on Toyon at Bella Vista & #242 Bayview for Utility Work (Emergency Contact: Vince Bruce 415.499.9906)


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George Rodericks
City Manager
City of Belvedere