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   May 17, 2012
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2012 Slurry.jpg2012 Slurry Seal Program

American Asphalt is under contract with the City to provide slurry sealing of certain streets for this year's project. The Project is targeted for Monday, May 21 and Tuesday, May 22. 

Slurry Seal is an asphalt sealcoat that is a very economical surface treatment that prolongs the life of the asphalt by stopping erosion of the pavement and oxidation from the sun. Timely preventative maintenance like this helps avoid very costly street rebuilding in the future.

We realize the inconvenience caused by limiting access to your street during the project. Please consider that the inconvenience caused at this time is very small compared to what could occur later if this required protection is not conducted.

Driving or walking on the new slurry material before it has cured will damage the street and will stick to your shoes, be splattered up onto your car and will track into and onto driveways, carpets, and floors. The material is highly adhesive but can be removed from vehicles with tar removers available from local auto parts stores.

Streets to be sealed will be posted "No Parking" for 2 to 3 days in advance of the project. Please watch for signage. Road Closures may start as early as 7 am. With reasonable drying conditions, streets should be reopened by 5 pm. Pedestrian access will be eliminated on streets without sidewalks. Please do not allow water to run onto the pavement during slurry sealing work. Weather conditions may change the schedule.

For Monday, May 21 -
  • Beach Road - San Rafael Avenue to Main Street (outer lanes)
  • San Rafael Avenue - Beach Road to Teal Road
  • Bayview Avenue - Laurel Avenue to Beach Road
  • Belvedere Avenue - Oak Avenue (5 corners) to Cliff Road
  • Community Road - San Rafael Avenue to Leeward Road

For Tuesday, May 22 -
  • Beach Road - San Rafael Avenue to Main Street (inner lanes)
  • San Rafael Avenue - Beach Road to Teal Road
  • Bella Vista Avenue - Fern Avenue to #300
  • Belvedere Avenue - Cliff Road to Pine Avenue
  • Marin Avenue - San Rafael Avenue to Bayview

Existing pavement markings will be removed preceding the slurry work and then replaced.  For questions, please contact Public Works Manager, Scott Derdenger at (415) 435-4111 or via email at

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Belvedere City Manager's Blog
Progress is impossible without change...

Change Ahead.jpgAlbert Einstein said "The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking.  It cannot be changed without changing our thinking."  I think this quote is quite relevant to the issues surfacing in Belvedere today.  There needs to be a change of thinking - a change of approach - a fundamental change in both how the City partners with the community; AND, how the community engages.

Our role, as City staff is to ensure that the goals and visions of this community as a whole are realized.  We don't work for one resident's desires, nor do we work for two.  We work for all of you - at once.  And with respect to every decision made, all of you are balanced in that equation.  There's a balance between the wants and wishes of one against the needs and visions of 2,125.  That's a difficult balance to strike and it requires not only that we, as staff, have the strength and capacity to stand against the pressure to bend the laws, and that does happen, but that we have the strength and capacity to recognize when a law (as long as it's a local law) is no longer where the community, as a whole, desires to go - and then we engage to assist in change.  That's where we are...

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Bay Friendly GardeningMarin County Bay-Friendly Garden Tour set for Saturday, May 19 from 10 am to 4 pm

The annual Garden Tour will open gates to over 65 gardens located in geographic clusters in Alameda, Marin, Napa and Santa Clara counties.

This year’s host gardens represent the many different styles of Bay-Friendly. You will find urban homesteads with orchards, chickens and bees, greywater installations by local experts, and drought tolerant replacements for water thirsty lawns. The host gardeners themselves are a diverse group that includes permaculturists, native plant enthusiasts, do-it-yourselfers and landscape professionals.

Register at to purchase a tour guidebook with garden directions, descriptions and entrance tickets for tour dates.

For more information, visit or call (510) 859-8026 x2.

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Musae.jpgConcerts at Old St. Hilary's Landmark
Friday, May 18, 2012, 8 pm - MUSAE
Old St. Hilary’s Landmark, 201 Esperanza, Tiburon.

Beat the Drum; Dance and Sing!
Featuring music for women's voices and drums, this program explores rhythms and dances from a variety of cultures. Works include contemporary compositions by Stephen Paulus and David Dickau; folksongs from Venezuela, Lebanon, and Egypt; and the premiere of two newly commissioned arrangements by Mexican composer José Galván.

Presented by: Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society and Tiburon Heritage & Arts.

Tickets $15 & 20, available at the Landmarks Office, Tiburon Town Hall and Brown Paper Tickets:

There is no parking at Old St. Hilary’s. Please park at the Boardwalk Shopping Center and take a shuttle to the concert. Shuttle service begins at 7:30 p.m.

More info:, 415-435-1853

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MCE Logo.jpgQuestions About Marin Clean Energy?

Marin Clean Energy has a session coming up for Marin County residents -

Date: Tuesday, May 22
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Mill Valley City Hall, 26 Corte Madera Avenue in Mill Valley

The information sessions will provide residents the opportunity to learn more about Marin Clean Energy (MCE), a program to collectively buy renewable power on behalf of Marin County residents, cities and towns.

Under the program, all Marin County residents will be automatically enrolled in the program, or they can choose to opt out and remain with PG&E. The program presents residents with two options - a "Light Green" option, with 50 percent renewable power, or a "Dark Green" option, with 100 percent renewable power.

MCE will offer electric service to all Marin County customers this July. Every electric customer in Marin will be enrolled in MCE's Light Green 50 percent renewable energy option unless the customer chooses to opt out. Customers will receive three notices from MCE prior to their enrollment and these will be delivered in early April, mid-April, and mid-May. Customers who do not opt out will also receive two notices after their enrollment with Marin Clean Energy in late July and late August. The first two notices will be in the form of a letter and the final three will be in the form of a post card.

To learn more about Marin Clean Energy or to opt out of the program, visit or call (888) 632-3674.

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Rotary.jpgRotary Club of Tiburon-Belvedere Toasts the Golden Gate Bridge
Sunday, May 27 @ 5:30 pm

Join the party and celebrate the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th anniversary in beautiful downtown Tiburon.  The celebration, on Sunday, May 27, 2012, from 5:30 p.m. to fireworks, will take place at Shoreline Park on Paradise Drive and include entertainment, food and drink and the opportunity to stay past dark to see the fireworks at the Golden Gate Bridge.

The festivities will include the following vendors: the Farmer’s Wife (sandwiches), Hot Diggity organic hot dogs, Red Bamba Mediterrean and Moroccan food, Teeny Cakes, Waffle Mania, Woodlands Market (barbecued oysters and champagne) and the Rotary Club of Tiburon-Belvedere (wine, beer, juice, soda and water). Guests are also welcome to pack their own picnics.

Bridge-related artwork by the children of Reed School will be on display, Young Performers International will provide musical entertainment, and Mary Loveland of Indigo Healing Arts will give offer yoga by the bay. In addition, the Landmarks Society’s Railroad Ferry Depot Museum will be open to give visitors a glimpse of Tiburon’s railroad history and the town’s role in the building of the Golden Gate Bridge.

We expect several more participants and will announce additions to the lineup as information becomes available.

Sponsors and Volunteers: Event organizers are seeking sponsors and volunteers to help make this special event memorable. To request more information, please send an e-mail to

Note Road Closure: Paradise Drive will be closed from the turnaround at the entrance to the Point Tiburon parking lot to Mar West Street. Drivers can use Mar West Street between Tiburon Boulevard and Paradise Drive as an alternate route.

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George Rodericks
City Manager

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