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Belvedere E-News
February 18, 2011

In This Issue
Calling All Bands!
SMART Train Workshops
One Act Play: "Four of a Kind"
How To Work with Your Clay Soil
Making Tracks for 2011 Walk Your History
2011 Wine Festival Tickets
The Utopia of Local Control
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.

Social Media Connections
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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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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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Belvedere-Tiburon Rotary

Daytime Club
Wednesdays, 12:15 pm San Francisco Yacht Club 98 Beach Road

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

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.

SMART Train Workshops Scheduled For February
SMART TrainSMART Train Workshops

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District will host a round of community workshops to receive public input on the design of stations along the new passenger rail line.  

SMART staff and design consultants will present information about the progress of the project in general and more specifically, the design of individual stations and station components.  The workshops will focus on stations within the planned Initial Operating Segment of the project, from Railroad Square in Santa Rosa to Downtown San Rafael.

This segment is slated to begin passenger train service in late 2014.  Other segments of the 70-mile project will be built as additional revenue becomes available.  The first presentation will occur as part of the District's Board of Directors meeting at 1:30 pm February 16 at the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Chambers in Santa Rosa.

Subsequent workshops, and the stations that will be covered will be:
  • February 22 - Santa Rosa City Hall - Railroad Square Station
  • February 23 - Petaluma Community Center - Downtown Petaluma and Corona Road Stations
  • February 24 - San Rafael City Council Chambers - Marin Civic Center and Downtown San Rafael Stations

All workshops begin at 5 pm and end at 7 pm.  For more information, visit

Belvedere-Tiburon Library - One Act Plays
Library "Four of a Kind" 
Wednesday, February 23 @ 7:30 pm
Founder's Room @ the Belvedere-Tiburon Library
Come view the dress rehearsal of the concert style reading of  Tiburon's own Ruth Stotter's new play "Four of a Kind", set in 1888 around a poker table in a south of market saloon in old San Francisco.


The role of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) is read by John Boe; the roles of his historic friends, all named Sam, are read by Phil Sheridan, Charles Auerbach, and Bingham (Toby) Kennedy. Jake the bartender is played by Bel-Tib Wells Fargo teller, George Duryea.


Learn some interesting history of the Queen City of the Golden West and stay for some Q and A with the author/director and the actors. It's your chance to be a critic.


Reception at 6:45pm; curtain at 7:30pm sharp. 


How To Work with Your Clay Soil
Art and Garden Center Master Gardener Presentation
Wednesday, March 10 @ 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.


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


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



The Utopia of Local Control
UtopiaLocal Control versus
Local Issue

...As most of the community realizes, the relationship between the City and the numerous public utilities is a delicate balance of needs, demands, and cooperation.  Often, the City has to resort to pressuring the utility to comply with what most of us would observe as common courtesy and basic cooperation.  It is a delicate balance as most utilities are already working on several different projects in the City with critical timing issues (Bayview/Bella Vista Undergrounding, Mid-San Rafael Undergrounding, the R20 Connector Project, and other small projects) and in those projects we expressly desire the cooperation of the utility....




Building Permits
Permits Issued Building Permits Issued  
  • 6 Leeward, Permit 2011-012, Issued 2/10 for Interior Remodel
  • 63 West Shore, Permit 2011-013, Issued 2/10 for Remodel/Addition
  • 61 West Shore, Permit 2011-014, Issued 2/10 for Bathroom Repairs
  • 172 Bella Vista, Permit 2011-015, Issued 2/11 for Electrical
  • 559 San Rafael, Permit 2011-016, Bathroom Repairs
Building Permits Submitted
  • None
Upcoming Roadway Encroachments

  • 2/14 - 2/20 at 63 West Shore for Off-Haull & Deliveries
  • 1/20 - 2/20 at 2 Pomander Walk for Deliveries & Off Haul Activity
Upcoming Road Closures

  • Road Closed2/22 - 2/23 from 9 am to 4 pm at 219 Beach Road for Gas Line Relocation (Emergency Contact: Andy Welch 415.297.9267)
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George Rodericks
City Manager
City of Belvedere