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Belvedere E-News
February 25, 2011

In This Issue
PG&E Storm Safety Tips
Mid-San Rafael Underground District Begins
How To Work with Your Clay Soil - MARCH 2
Temporary Deer Fencing
Calling All Bands!
Walk Your History 2011 - Year of the China
2011 Wine Festival Tickets
Recent Posts To The Belvedere Blog
Building Permits Issued
Upcoming Roadway Encroachments
Upcoming Road Closures
Meeting Dates
City Council
March 14, 2011
7:30 p.m.

Historic Preservation
None Scheduled

Parks & Open Space
March 10, 2011
4 p.m.

Planning Commission
 March 15, 2011
6:30 p.m.

Citizens' Flood Zone Committee
March 9, 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
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2011 Mark
Your Calendars
February 4 - Father/Daughter Valentine's Dance

April 7-15 -
Tiburon International
Film Festival

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 (TBD) -
Belvedere-Tiburon Open
Golf Tournament
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PG&E Storm Safety Tips

Storm Watch - Call 911 for Downed Lines


The National Weather Service is predicting that rain and snow showers are likely, mainly before 10 pm. Snow level could be 600 feet lowering to 200 feet.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.  Northwest wind between 7 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.  


Your safety is PG&E's first concern.  If you see a downed power line, assume it is energized and keep yourself and others away.  Call 911 immediately to report the location of the downed line then 1.800.743.5002, PG&E's 24-Hour Emergency and Customer Service line.  During and after a storm, please keep away from flooded areas and downed trees, as these areas could be hiding an energized power line.


When preparing for potential power outages, rely on a ready disaster kit.  Have batter-operated flashlights and radios with fresh batters ready.  Listen for updates on storm conditions and power outages.  If you have a telephone system that requires electricity to work (such as a cordless phone or answering machine), plan for alternate communication - have a standard telephone handset, cellular telephone or pager ready as a back up.


Freeze plastic containers filled with water to make blocks of ice that can be placed in your refrigerator/freezer during an outage to prevent foods from spoiling.


Use battery-operated flashlights, not candles.  Customers with generators should make sure they are properly installed and maintained.  Unplug or turn off all electric appliances to avoid overloading circuits and fire hazards when power is restored.  Simply leave a single lamp on to alert you when power returns. 


Before calling PG&E about a power outage, check to see if other neighbors are affected.  This would confirm if an outage has occurred in just your residence or within your neighborhood area.   To report a power outage, call 1.800.743.5002.  Once reported, you can get a status report of the outage via the same contact phone number.  

Mid-San Rafael Undergrounding Project
Mid-SR District Project Begins - February 28

The construction contract has been awarded to Smith-Denison, Inc. and work will begin next week.  The contractor is not new to Belvedere and completed work on the Lower Belvedere Avenue Undergrounding Project several years ago.  

Smith-Denison will have 146 calendar days to complete their work on the project; although weather delays are to be expected which will extend their completion date.  

Work will start at City Hall and progress north on San Rafael Avenue.  Trenching will be accomplished in two 1,200 foot segments.  All work within a segment must be completed before additional trenching can start.  

At least one lane of traffic will be open at all times, but will be subject to brief delays as flagmen direct the flow of traffic.  It would be advisable to plan an alternate route whenever possible.  For project related questions, feel free to contact the City Engineer at 435-4744.  

The City Engineer is available to address issues related to the on-going projects as well as potential future projects.  You can also view an informational video related to the Mid-San Rafael District held during the formation of the District.

Mid-SR Undergrounding Meeting
Mid-SR Undergrounding Meeting


How To Work with Your Clay Soil
Art and Garden Center Master Gardener Presentation
Wednesday, March 2 @ 10 am
Landmarks Art & Garden Center 

Healthy plants require healthy soil.  Marin Master Gardener Dave Phelps will talk about how to improve the soil in your garden adn how to help your plants, shrubs and trees get the nutrients they need to thrive.  Free admission.  For more information call 435-2508.


Temporary Deer Fencing
Black-Tailed DeerInstallation of Temporary Deer Fencing - Exemption from Design Review

The City has developed a brochure to assist residents in the development of temporary deer fencing.  Temporary deer fences that conform to the guidelines within the brochure (see below) are exempt from design review.  

The exemption applies to new temporary fences that are installed specifically to preserve landscaping from deer.  To be considered a "temporary deer fence," the site plan and project description must state that the fence will be removed within 2 years of the exemption date.  

For history on Dealing with Deer in Belvedere, feel free to visit the City's website page on the topic. You can also watch the Deer Management Workshop Video.
Deer Management Workshop
Deer Management Workshop

2011 Concerts Series Coming!
Concerts StageCall for Bands

If you know of a band or performer that you'd like the Concerts Committee to consider for the 2011 Concerts-in-the-Park series, please submit their contact information to:

Include your name, the name and website address of your talent, and any additional information about the act.  The Committee will consider all submissions.

Making Tracks for 2011 Walk Your History
Mark Your Calendar
May 7, 2011
Walk Your History Day

Watch the E-News for updates for this event and be sure to mark your calendar and update your passport to this wonderful community event!

WYH Title Bar


During the 2011 Walk Your History event, Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks will host the Year of the China - if you haven't had an opportunity to visit one of Belvedere's significant landmarks - here's you chance!


China Cabin
China Cabin
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

Recent Posts To The Belvedere Blog...
02-25-2011 12:54:51 PM

CITY OF BELVEDERE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTE:  This is not an agenda. The agenda will be posted and available the Friday before the meeting. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 6:30 p.m., the Planning Commission of the City of Belvedere will hold a regular meeting at 450 San Rafael Avenue, Belvedere, California, to consider the following actions: Design Review, Exception...



02-10-2011 17:39:27 PM

A recent email conversation with a resident has prompted me to put this into blog form and send it out for the rest of the community.  The resident noted that the information would not only do the community well to understand; but from the perspective of public education it would serve the City well too.  The issue originated due to a concerned citizen's observation of multiple road closures in an...





Building Permits
Permits Issued Building Permits Issued  
  • 14 Peninsula, Permit 2011-017, Issued 2/23 for Solar
  • 276 Beach, Permit 2011-018, Issued 2/24 for Repairs/Alterations
Building Permits Submitted
  • None
Upcoming Roadway Encroachments

  • 2/28 at 32 Cove Road for Sand Delivery
  • 2/22 - 2/28 at 40 San Rafael for Delivery & Clean-Up
  • 2/23 - 3/1 at 63 West Shore for Off-Haul of Debris & Lumber Delivery
  • 3/1 at 1 Britton for Delivery of Plants
Upcoming Road Closures

  • Road Closed2/28 from 9 am to 4 pm at 219 Beach Road for Gas Line Relocation (Emergency Contact: Andy Welch 415.297.9267)
  • 3/2 from 9 am to 4:30 pm at 246 Bella Vista for Concrete Pour (Emergency Contact: Scott Ewry 415.269.6800)
  • 3/2 from 8 am to 5 pm at Bayview #135 to #242 for Utility Undergrounding District (Emergency Contact: Team Ghilotti 415.720.9379)
  • 3/3 from 8 am to 5 pm at Bayview from #242 to #290 for Utility Undergrounding District (Emergency Contact: Team Ghilotti 415-720.9379)
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George Rodericks
City Manager
City of Belvedere