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Belvedere E-News
February 10, 2011

In This Issue
Farewell Reception for Chief Fracolli
2011 Concerts Series
SMART Train Workshops
Girls on the Run Southern Marin Program
One Act Play: "Four of a Kind"
Making Tracks for 2011 Walk Your History
The Utopia of Local Control
Building Permits Issued
Upcoming Roadway Encroachments
Upcoming Road Closures
Meeting Dates
City Council
February 14, 2011
7:30 p.m.

Historic Preservation
None Scheduled

Parks & Open Space
None Scheduled

Planning Commission
 February 15, 2011
6:30 pm

Citizens' Flood Zone Committee
March 9, 2011

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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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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 13 -
Belvedere-Tiburon Open
Golf Tournament
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Belvedere Chief Fracolli
Fracolli Farewell Reception
February 14, 2011
6:30 pm

As many of you know, the City contracts with the Marin County Sheriff's Department for the services of its Police Chief.  The contract provides the City with proven leadership and experience plus the depth of a full-service Sheriff's Department and provides the Sheriff with the opportunity to further expand the skills and abilities of its leadership team.  It's a win-win for the community and enhances the partnerships in public safety with the Sheriff's Department. 

One of the downsides of obtaining that proven leadership and experience is sometimes all that skill comes at a price - a shorter tenure.  While it doesn't happen all that often - it does happen and with more than 31 years of career policing experience Chief Fracolli will be retiring from the Marin County Sheriff's Department, and consequently, from Belvedere. 

Chief Fracolli served as one of Belvedere "hands-on" chiefs and was not afraid to get out in the car and work the streets.  He has left his leadership mark on the Belvedere Police Department and the community is better for it. 

There will be a small reception for Chief Fracolli prior to the February 14 City Council Meeting - come and wish him well and happy fishing!

Tricia SeylerPLUS - you will also have the opportunity to meet incoming Belvedere Police Chief Tricia Seyler.  Chief Seyler comes to Belvedere via the Marin County Sheriff's Office where she presently oversees the courts division.  Chief Seyler comes from a family of police officers, including her father and uncle who both served on the San Francisco force. 

Plan to come and say thank you and farewell to Chief Fracolli and welcome to Chief Seyler.  Belvedere City Hall Council Chambers on February 14 at 6:30 pm prior to the regular City Council Meeting at 7:30 pm.
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 16 - Cotati Community Room - Cotati and Rohnert Park Stations
  • February 17 - Novato Council Chambers - Hamilton and Atherton Stations
  • 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

Girls on the Run (GOTR)
Girls on the Run Marin Program Details

Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a program that uses the power of running to prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.  Teams of girls in the 3rd through 5th grades meet twice each weeks, for a total of 20 one-hour sessions.  Our coaches engage the girls in fun games and running-based workouts.  The curriculum covers important issues facing girls today such as making healthy choices, the importance of community, media awareness regarding body image, and self-respect.  The program culminates in the Lollipop 5k Run, a non-competitive, community running event that gives the girls a chance to shine and an overwhelming sense of accomplishment.

GOTR BridgeGOTR is recruiting girls for the GOTR Marin Community Program in southern Marin.  The season starts the week of February 27 and practices are Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 pm to 5:15 pm.  The program is $225 and scholarships are available.  GOTR will never turn a girl away for financial reasons.

Days - Mondays & Wednesdays
Times - 4 pm - 5:15 pm
Location - Marin Primary & Middle School, 20 Magnolia Avenue in Larkspur
Cost - $225 per season
Scholarships - Yes
Includes - 20 lessons and free entry to season ending Lollipop 5K Run, t-shirt, water bottle, healthy snacks at every practice.

By phone - 415-863-8942
Online -  


Contact Marya Kahan at 415-863-8942 or email
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. 


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


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  
  • None
Building Permits Submitted
  • 559 San Rafael, Submitted 2/3 for Bathroom Work
  • 276 Beach, Submitted 2/7 for Remove Chimney, Interior Alterations, and Exterior Stairs
  • 14 Peninsula, Submitted 2/9 for Solar
Upcoming Roadway Encroachments

  • 2/7 - 2/11 at 14 Peninsula Road for Loading Activity
  • 2/9 - 2/15 at 40 San Rafael for Drop Off & Clean-up Activity
  • 2/9 - 2/16 at 2 Britton Road for 1 Pelican Point for Tree Trimming
  • 1/20 - 2/20 at 2 Pomander Walk for Deliveries & Off Haul Activity
Upcoming Road Closures

  • Road Closed2/14 - 2/16 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