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Town Council Meeting Notes Approved the appropriation of $5,000 in 2015-2016 and in 2016-2017 to supplement the Ross Valley School District Yellow School Bus program, to help defray cost of bus passes for the next two years. Authorized the Town Manager to sign a one-year extension to the Joint Powers Agreement for Hazardous Materials Spills Management. Approved the resolution proposing an election be held in San Anselmo for two Town Council terms of four years, one Town Clerk term of four years, and one Town Treasurer term of four (4) years. The filing period for candidates begins on July 13 and runs through August 7. The filing period deadline will be extended to August 12 if all incumbents don’t file for candidacy. The election is November 3, 2015. Held a public hearing and approved the resolution for Intent to Abandon a Portion of the Public Right- of-Way from 136 Oak Avenue to Melville Avenue. Approved the draft 7-year Capital Improvement Plan for 2015-2021, including roads, drainage, flood control, buildings, parks, and medians. Public hearing and first reading of an ordinance amending Title 5 Chapter 8 (Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention) of the San Anselmo Municipal Code. This ordinance is intended to increase protections against water pollution originating in San Anselmo, flowing through the Town’s storm drain system, and entering creeks and the San Francisco Bay. Voted 4 to 1 (with Councilmember Greene dissenting) to take a position opposing the Memorial Park Initiative. Council discussion centered around the concern that the initiative is premature because it would prevent the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process from moving forward for a potential dual use facility at Memorial Park. The Council stated that the CEQA process would allow the Town to gather public input, identify environmental issues, examine appropriate alternatives and mitigation measures and to determine if the project is feasible. The Town Council also directed staff to return at the next Town Council meeting (June 23) with a draft Council measure for the November ballot, which would require a future public vote on a dual use facility plan after the CEQA process is complete, project feasibility determined and a preliminary project design completed. The agenda and staff reports, as well as the video of the meeting, are available at: Sidewalks The Town Council will hold a study session on the requirement for frontage improvements, specifically sidewalks, at the meeting of Tuesday, June 23, beginning at 7 p.m. Prior to the meeting, the public is invited to attend a walking tour of sidewalks in San Anselmo. The tour will be on Saturday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at the corner of Berkeley and the Alameda and we will view some recently completed sidewalks and areas that need sidewalks. Solar Fair A Solar Fair will be held in San Anselmo on Saturday, June 20th, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Sponsored by the Quality of Life Commission, the Solar Fair aims to encourage residents and businesses to go solar, helping you save money and helping the Town meet the goals in its climate action plan. From 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., experts will speak in the Town Hall Council Chambers about the benefits of going solar and answer your questions. From 10:00 am to 1:00 p.m., you can meet solar installers and other green energy experts on the Town Hall lawn to get your questions answered. There will be activities for the kids as well. David N. Swaim Tam Realty Inc Owner DRE#1070789 415-710-5504 609 San Anselmo Ave San Anselmo CA 94960 Serving all of Marin County

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