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August 4, 2011
Belvedere E-Notifications
Summer Projects Moving Along
Nearing Completion
Projects are moving along in Belvedere, both public and private.  A few of the major utility projects are nearing completion.  The Marin Municipal Water District is nearing completion of their waterline replacement project and PG&E is nearing completion of their gas line upgrade project on Belvedere Island.  Both of these projects have impacted traffic through road closures and encroachments during the last couple of months.  PG&E, AT&T, and Comcast continue to scan the Island and work on the silencing of noisy utility boxes and AT&T continues to complete work connected to an finished underground district by removal of remaining poles and wires.  

pathwayFor City projects, on San Rafael Avenue, the San Rafael Pathway Project continues with plantings and installation of the decomposed granite pathway.  Once the major sections are complete, the project will transition to the area closest to Tiburon Boulevard left open for access and the installation of curb, gutter, planting, and fencing on the Lagoon side at 100 San Rafael Avenue.  While this project has not involved road closures, it has caused pedestrian challenges by forcing pedestrian traffic to the opposite sidewalk.

The Mid-San Rafael Avenue Underground Utility District will be completing major trenching this week and will then begin some of the lateral trenches for property connections.  The project is nearly back on schedule and the bulk of the work is nearly done.   Because San Rafael Avenue is the major thoroughfare through the City, traffic impacts have been significant.  We appreciate your patience as the contractor attempts to move quickly through the heavy equipment trenching phase of the project.

terraceThe City Hall Terrace Project encountered some unforeseen conditions under the terrace and is about 3 weeks behind schedule due to increased project scope.  This week they began installation of the plywood on top of the subfloor and will begin waterproofing next week.  The main entrance to City Hall is expected to re-open toward the end of the month as the work moves on to planters, walls, and benches.  

Once these projects complete, Sanitary District No. 5 has a planned project along portions of Acacia, Laurel and San Rafael Avenue to conduct the installation of new sewer pipes.  Some of this work may involve in-the-ground pipe lining and other work may involve actual trench work.  

wallFinally, in August the Beach Road Retaining Wall project begins and while this is not a major project, it will impact traffic flow in the area during the work.  The project is directly opposite 296 Beach Road.  Access in and through the area will be impacted intermittently.  In September the City will begin its Street Slurry Project for 2011.   Details on the City's Capital Improvement projects can be found on the City's Capital Improvement webpage and updates on the projects are regularly sent via a News Flash.  Visit the Notify Me section of the website to sign-up for newsletters and news flashes.  (Other sections of the website to check out include - Trees, Maps, FAQs, America's Cup, City Calendars, and News Flashes.)

It has been a very, very busy year with many projects overlapping due to early rain delays as a result of a latent wet weather season.  We expect all City projects to complete in the early fall (September/October).     

But enough of the challenges for the month - on to the FUN! 

ForeverlandAugust also has a coming Concert in the Park on August 14 from 4 pm to 6 pm.  The August Concert features the electrifying music of Foreverland - the 14-Piece Tribute Band to the music of Michael Jackson.  Summer concerts are FREE to the public and sponsored by individual and community tax-deductible donations.  Please come and support these wonderful concerts made possible through community contributions and the hard work of the Concerts Committee Volunteers:  Anne Butler, Nancy Cappelloni, Christina Decker, Tina Dewey, Jack Doyle, Ginny Doyle, Roger Felton, Nena Hart, Maureen Johnson, Cissy Kirrane, Jeffery Stein, and Petey Stein.  Bring a blanket, a picnic, your family and friends, and have a great time!  

Art FestivalAt the end of August is the 2011 Tiburon Art Festival & Plein Air Competition.  Visit Ark Row on August 27 and 28 from 11 am to 6 pm and enjoy live music, family entertainment, and featured juried artists!  New this year is the Tiburon Plein Air Competition.  Local artists will be invited to paint in the "open air" on Saturday, August 27 from 10 am to 3 pm.  Jurors will choose 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for cash prizes.  The artwork will be displayed Saturday, from 4 pm to 6pm and Sunday, from 11 am to 6 pm.  This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase paintings of local scenes from local artists at very reasonable rates.  Artist applications and full details on the competition are available on the Tiburon Art Festival website, or call Cathleen Andreucci at (415) 435-4355.

Enjoy the month - and that's just August!  Wait until September with the Main Street Parade, final Summer Concert, Golf Tournament, Blackie's Hay Day and more!


George Rodericks
City Manager

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America's Cup - EIR Available
Main Street Parade - Sign-Up Now!
Golf Tournament - Library Benefit!
Blackie's Hay Day - Lots of Fun!
Marin Home Energy Workshop
Gondolas and More! A Night in Venice!
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Weekly Building Permits
Weekly Roadway Encroachments
Road Closure Calendar
Event/Meetings Calendar
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Want Some Details on the America's Cup?
How About the EIR?

America's Cup MapThe Draft Environmental Impact Report for the 34th America's Cup is available for review and comment. The public hearing on the Draft EIR (Case No. 2010.0493E) will be held at the San Francisco Planning Commission in San Francisco City Hall, Room 400, on August 11, 2011, at noon or later. Check the San Francisco Planning Commission agenda page one week before the hearing date for more detailed information. Public comments on the EIR will be accepted until 5pm on August 25, 2011.

Questions and comments regarding the Draft EIR can be made to Joy Navarrete, Senior Environmental Planner, San Francisco Planning Department, 1650 Mission Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94103. (415) 575-9040 or email

Additional Info...

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Everybody Loves A Parade!

Tiburon/Belvedere Main Street
Labor Day Weekend - Sunday, September 4 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm

Parade LogoThe 2011 Main Street Parade will be more fun than ever!

Belvedere Tiburon Recreation is livening up this year's event with the theme "Life on the Bay." Consider creating a themed float that represents what "Life on the Bay" means to you. Get a group of neighbors together, teams, clubs, a neighborhood, family and friends and come strut your stuff!

You can decorate bikes, trucks, scooters, wagons, or even you pet! Do a little dance or whatever makes you smile! This year, there will be prizes for best floats and entries, as well as a formal grand stand in front of which your group can perform. We will even create a memorable DVD of the day's grand stand groups that you can purchase after the event.

PLUS! This year there will be balloons, face painting, food, and drinks along Main Street and at the terminus of the parade, Belvedere Land Company Mini Park at San Rafael Avenue and Beach Road in Belvedere.

For more details and an application to join the fun, visit the Recreation website, send them an email, or give them a call!

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Belvedere-Tiburon Open Golf Tournament
San Geronimo Golf Course
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 11:30 am

LibraryHow about playing in the 2011 Belvedere-Tiburon Open Golf Tournament? This year the beneficiary is the Belvedere-Tiburon Library - nothing like a good book! Or an E-book!

Play! Sponsor! Volunteer! We'd love to have you!

For more information, contact City Hall at (415) 435-3838 or the Library at (415) 789-2665. You can also download a Sponsorship Form or a Player Registration Form here!

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Blackie's Hay Day
Blackie's Pasture
Saturday, September 24 from 10 am to 3 pm

Blackie's Hay DayHosted by Bookmarks to benefit the children and teen programs of the Belvedere-Tiburon Library, this country fair offers numerous children's activities, including pony rides, a petting zoo, climbing walls, train rides, and jumps as well as live entertainment and fresh food.

General Admission is $10 but children under two are free.

Come for the fun on September 24 at Blackie's Pasture, Tiburon; 10 am to 3 pm!

For more information and tickets visit

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Marin Home Energy Workshop

San Rafael Community Center
Monday, September 26, 2011 - From 7 pm to 8 pm

Energy Upgrade CaliforniaAre you interested in making your home more comfortable, durable, and efficient?  Come join others to learn how you can get started now!  This workshop explores the benefits of home energy efficiency and will introduce you to a new state-wide rebate program available to homeowners for making home energy upgrades. 

For more information about the workshop, contact Ana Toepel at (415) 473-4197 or via email at  Visit the Energy Upgrade California website for more details on the State program.

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A Night In Venice

China Cabin, Beach Road, Belvedere
Saturday, October 8, 2011 - 6:30 pm

A Night In VeniceThis year's annual Landmarks event reaches back into the history of Belvedere and Tiburon to return Venice to the Beach Road Canal! This magical celebration of song and lights first appeared in Belvedere in 1894 - that's right - 1894! The breathtaking event spread across several days and involved nearly everyone in the community.

Set to return in October 2011 for one night only, Landmarks invites you to visit Venice along Beach Road with music, food, celebration, lights, strolls along the canal, and yes, even gondola rides! Mark your calendar now, October 8, 2011 - don't miss out!

For more details, visit the Landmarks website or call the Landmarks Offices at (415) 435-1853.

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Sincerely ,

George Rodericks
City Manager
City of Belvedere

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