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Belvedere E-News
April 29, 2011

In This Issue
Walk Your History - May 7 - Call for Volunteers
Upcoming City Projects
The Highs and Lows of the Lagoon
Let's Play Golf! September 13 Belvedere-Tiburon Open
2011 Wine Festival Tickets
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 2, 2011
(Joint Meeting w/PC)
6:30 p.m.

Historic Preservation
None Scheduled

Parks & Open Space
None Scheduled

Planning Commission
 May 2, 2011
(Joint Meeting w/CC)
6:30 p.m.

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

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2011 City Hall
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
Bella Belvedere
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Your Calendars
May 1 -
Opening Day
on the Bay

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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Walk Your History - May 7

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! 



Would you like to step back into history as a boater? A Horseman? A Golfer?  Maybe you would just like to stroll with a parasol and finery along the route to chat with neighbors and walkers?  Well  - HERE"S YOUR CHANCE - by volunteering to help out on the day of the event, you can help your community AND have a great time!  


If you are interested, we would love to have you! 


Contact Pam at Landmarks for more details 415.435.1853. 


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.


 The Highs and Lows of the Lagoon

Lagoon PhotoLife on the Belvedere Lagoon could be described as idyllic, but it is not without its challenges.  From water life to water levels the Lagoon is a living, breathing eco-system that seeks balance between nature and science.  The most recent science challenge for the Lagoon is the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood base floodplain map adopted in 2009.  Recognizing that compliance with the new floodplain map could be a significant challenge to property owners on the Lagoon, in 2010 the City initiated a Citizens' Flood Zone Committee to sort out a few key issues.

The Map

Flooding HistoryThe first issue, was a healthy discussion with FEMA on the requirements of the 2009 Floodplain Map and its implications for the protection of life and property on the Lagoon.  In short, this issue will involve studies to identify the current viability of the existing levees along San Rafael Avenue and Beach Road together with a study to identify key threats related to local hydrology - all with an eye toward reducing the overall flood threat.

Design solutions could include...



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!


2011 Wine Festival
2011 Wine FestivalTiburon Wine Festival
Saturday, May 14 - 1 pm to 4 pm

Going to the 2011 Wine Festival?  Get your tickets now at the Chamber of Commerce Office!  Located in one of the most picturesque waterfront communities in the world, the Tiburon Wine Festival is considered one of the Bay Area's premiere wine events! Breathtaking views, world-class wines (vintages from over 60 premium wineries), with many of the wines being tasted by the public for the first time. Complementary cuisine from over 20 restaurants and chefs, a fabulous silent auction, and live entertainment.
Remember, last year the event sold out nearly 3 weeks in advance - so, get your tickets now - $65 per person.

For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 435-5633 or visit the Wine Festival website - 

Tiburon Wine Festival

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 
  • 415 Golden Gate, Permit 2011-046, Issued 4/12 for Gas Line
  • 2 Edgewater, Permit 2011-047, Issued 4/21 for Water Heater
  • 229 Beach, Permit 2011-048, Issued 4/27 for Bathroom Remodel 

Permits Submitted

  • 14 Crest, Submitted 4/27 for Solar 
Upcoming Roadway Encroachments

  • 4/29 at 3 Britton for Deliveries
  • 4/27 - 5/4 at 2 Britton for Landscape Work
  • 4/28 - 5/4 at 412 Golden Gate for Deliveries & Removal 
  • 3/7 - 7/31 at Laurel & Leeward & San Rafael for Utility Underground Work 
Upcoming Road Closures

  • Road Closed4/29 from 10 am to 2 pm at 274 Bayview for Concrete Pour; Emergency Contact Eric Hughes 415.717.0670


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George Rodericks
City Manager
City of Belvedere