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Belvedere E-News
January 20, 2011

In This Issue
Julian Waterfall Pollack @ Old St. Hilary's
Annual Town Meeting
Passports Handy!
DRAFT Flood Management/Mitigation Plan
Farewell Reception for Chief Fracolli
"As Time Goes By..." Community Forum
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

January 24, 2011
7 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
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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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

Concerts at Old St. Hilary's
Pollack Julian Waterfall Pollack
Jazz Piano Trio
Friday, January 21
8 pm
At the age of twenty-two, New York pianist Julian Waterfall Pollack has the jazz community abuzz with his mature, technically ferocious, and dynamic piano playing.  The San Francisco Chronicle raved about his new CD Infinite Playground saying it "provides ample evidence that Pollack is a ferociously assured and creatively dazzling pianist, composer and arranger."

Annual Town Hall Meeting
2010 Town Hall Annual Belvedere
Town Hall Meeting
January 24, 2011
7 pm

The Annual Town Hall Meeting is set for Monday, January 24 at 7 pm in the City Hall Community Room.  As is traditional, the Mayor will make a State of the City presentation followed by presentations to the City of the Year for 2010. 

At the December 2010 City Council meeting the Council confirmed the selection and nomination of the Citizen of the Year from the Nominating Committee and appointed John Pearson as the Citizen of the Year for 2010.  Plan to attend the January Town Hall Meeting to wish John congratulations on this well-deserved recognition!

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

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!

Marin Center for Independent Living "As Time Goes By..."

Marin Center for Independent Living presents a free community forum entitled "As Time Goes By..."  The program has been developed in response to requests by seniors interested in in-depth knowledge of caregiver services that are available in the community and how they really work. 

Featured experts will be addressing topics including:  Direct Hire of Caregivers - Benefits and Pitfalls, Hospital Transitions - What to Expect, and When to Hire a Care Manager. 

When:  Tuesday, January 25 from 2 pm to 4 pm
Where:  Tiburon Town Hall, 1505 Tiburon Boulevard

Call today to reserve your space - 415-459-6245, extension 17, Kathleen Woodcock,  There will be complimentary snacks and beverages. 

The community forum is presented free through the Marin Center for Independent Living - a community based non-profit organization that provides services and advocacy for seniors and people with disabilities.  This forum is sponsored by:

Bank of Marin

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
  • 1 Lagoon, Permit 2011-004, Issued 1/13 for Attic Fan
  • 83 Beach, Permit 2011-005, Issued 1/14 for Interior Work
  • 48 Peninsula, Permit 2011-006, Issued 1/18 for Windows/Doors
Building Permits Submitted
  • 92 Lagoon, Submitted 1/19 for Deck Repair
Upcoming Roadway Encroachments

  • 1/14 - 1/21 at 2 Britton for Deliveries and Pick-ups of Material
  • 1/20 - 1/21 at 12 Maybridge for Tree Trimming
  • 1/18 - 1/24 at 26 Windward for Debris Box
  • 1/11 - 1/26 at Bayview/Bella Vista & Toyon for Replacement of Utility Boxes
Upcoming Road Closures

  • Road Closed1/20 - 1/21 at 140 Bella Vista from 9 am to 4:30 pm for Utility Undergrounding Work (Emergency Contact: Andy Welch 415-257-3472)
  • 1/24 at 147 Beach Road from 9 am to 4:30 pm for Utility Undergrounding Work (Emergency Contact: Andy Welch 415-257-3472)
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George Rodericks
City Manager
City of Belvedere