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Belvedere E-News
January 27, 2011

In This Issue
Catch Up On The Town Hall
Passports Handy!
2011 Concerts Series
DRAFT Flood Management/Mitigation Plan
Farewell Reception for Chief Fracolli
Tips on Rose Pruning
Building Permits Issued
Upcoming Roadway Encroachments
Upcoming Road Closures
Meeting Dates
City Council
February 14, 2011
7:30 p.m.

Historic Preservation
February 1, 2011
1 p.m.

Parks & Open Space
None Scheduled

Planning Commission
 February 15, 2011
6:30 pm

Citizens' Flood Zone Committee
February 9, 2011

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
Download Print Newsletter
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 13 -
Belvedere-Tiburon Open
Golf Tournament
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City Forms and Publications
Other Agencies & References

Local Service Clubs

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

Did You Miss The Town Hall?
State-of-City-Video-LinkCatch Up Here!

If you missed the Town Hall Meeting on Monday night (January 24), not only did you miss the chance to congratulate 2010 Citizen of the Year John Pearson for all of his outstanding volunteer work with the City (20+ years as a Planning Commission, former City Council member, current Finance Committee member and so much more!), but you also missed the State of the City presentation by the Mayor and City Manager.

So, just in case you missed it, you can catch up here!  By clicking on the image above you will head off to Vimeo where you can catch the video of the Town Hall Meeting.  Alternatively, you can download a PDF of the Keynote Presentation.  AND, as an added bonus, you can also check out the Q&A Quizshow on display prior to the meeting, as well as download a PDF of the City's Financial Stats publication.
2011 Walk Your History
2011 WYH Do You Have Your Passport Ready?
May 7, 2011

Do you have your Passport?  Are you ready for your trip?  You've got one coming up on May 7, 2011!  Make sure you put it in your calendar now.

The 2011 Walk Your History Committee is making tracks out in the community setting down footprints for the 2011 Walk Your History event.  In the photo - Cathleen Andreucci, Belvedere Tiburon Recreation Director, Pam Wight, Landmarks Office Manager, Leslie Doyle, Exec Director for Landmarks, Dana Thor, Recreation Adult Program Supervisor, and former Belvedere Mayor Barbara Morrison (and Bella).

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

WYH Title Bar

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.

DRAFT Flood Management/Mitigation Plan
Lagoon Aeriel Public Comment Period
City of Belvedere DRAFT Flood
Management/Mitigation Plan

In the past, the City has been faced with flooding and drainage problems that have flooded buildings and resulted in significant economic impacts.  The City developed a Flood Mitigation Plan consistent with the federally prescribed planning process for the development of the Plan.  Through the goals of the Plan, the City seeks to maintain and enhance a disaster resistant community by reducing the potential loss of life, property damage, and environmental degradation from floods, while accelerating economic recovery from those floods. 

The Plan will be adopted as an Appendix to the City's General Plan Environmental Hazards: Safety and Stability Element and will be submitted to FEMA for adoption.  The document linked here is a DRAFT Flood Management Plan set out for public review prior to scheduled adoption by the City Council at their February meeting.  The Plan will be reviewed by the City's Citizens' Flood Zone Committee and by the City's Planning Commission prior to submission to the City Council for adoption at their March City Council meeting.

In addition, the City is asking that members of the community complete a Flood Damage Survey.  (It is a print and mail or drop type of survey - not an online survey.)  The Survey will assist the City in their efforts to work FEMA through their Cooperative Technical Partner process.   

If you have comments regarding the Plan, feel free to attend one of the public meetings and/or send your comments to City Manager George Rodericks at

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!
Tips on Rose Pruning
Shears Wednesday, February 2
10 am @ Art & Garden Center

Marin Master Gardener Nena Hart will offer tips on rose pruning Wednesday, February 2 at 10 a.m. at the Landmarks Art & Garden Center, 841 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon.

In addition to sharing her techniques for achieving bountiful blooms and healthier plants, Hart will discuss protective clothing and tool care. Free admission. For more information, call 435-2508.
Building Permits
Permits Issued Building Permits Issued
  • 2 Pomander, Permit 2011-007, Issued 1/20 for Foundation & Retaining Wall Repair
  • 98 Beach, Permit 2011-008, Issued 1/20 for Annual Maintenance Permit
Building Permits Submitted
  • 6 Leeward, Submitted 1/20 for Interior Remodel, Kitchen & Bath
Upcoming Roadway Encroachments

  • 1/11 - 1/28 at Bayview/Bella Vista & Toyon for Replacement of Utility Boxes
  • 1/25 - 1/28 at 105 Golden Gate for Insulation Truck Staging
  • 1/27 - 1/28 at Top of Cedar Lane for Retaining Wall Repair
  • 1/25 - 1/31 at Community, San Rafael, Beach & Cove for Tree Trimming
  • 1/24 - 1/31 at 146 Madrona for Deliveries
  • 1/28 - 2/11 at Belvedere Avenue for 18 Eucalyptus for Excavator & Gutter Work
Upcoming Road Closures

  • Road Closed1/28 from 9 am to 4 pm at #213 - #214 Bayview for Replacement of Utility Boxes (Emergency Contact: 916-825-3880)
  • 2/1 from 9 am to 5 pm on Bayview between Laurel & #226 Bayview for Underground Utility Work (Emergency Contact: Kevin Roberts 707-338-5892)
  • 2/2 from 9 am to 5 pm on Bayview between Toyon & Beach for Underground Utility Work (Emergency Contact: Kevin Roberts 707-338-5892)
  • 2/3 from 9 am to 5 pm on Bella Vista between Fern & Hawthorne Lane for Underground Utility Work (Emergency Contact: Kevin Roberts 707-338-5892)
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George Rodericks
City Manager
City of Belvedere