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Community Pool Renovation

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Starting in January 2015, the City plans to close the Community Pool for approximately 6-8 weeks so that restoration work can be completed.  That includes first draining the pool so that resurfacing, replastering, and re-tiling the pool floor can occur.  Crews will also be performing a complete restoration of the pool's concrete deck to take care of the rusting rebar.  At this time they'll also repair deck drain lines to ensure all of the inlets drain properly.  The men's locker room tiles that are damaged will also be repaired during the closure, like the women's was in June of this year.  Lastly, the kiddie pool which has not been operated in recent years due to problems keeping chlorine levels balanced, will in the coming weeks be tested to see if it can be operational after the closure.  Public Works crews as well as pool maintenance support will take off the cover and get it running so that testing can be performed.  All of this work was approved by the City Council on June 19, 2014 when the City's 2014/15 budget was adopted.  The capital improvements that will be made to the Pool will help the City save money from there being less unscheduled repairs and closures in the future.  The City is well-aware of the loyal patrons who use the Pool, even during the winter months, and asks for everyone's patience during the closure.  Crews will work as diligently as possible to ensure the Pool reopens as soon as the restoration work has been completed.  For any questions about this project, please contact the Public Works Department at (415) 508-2130.

Road Work 10/6-10/15

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Due to the discovery of a damaged sewer line, a contractual obligation to complete a road resurfacing project on schedule, and the imminent need to repair anomalies in PG&E gas service lines, several of Brisbane’s streets will experience traffic impacts in the next two weeks, beginning Monday, October 6th.

The areas shown below in red indicate where the roadway will be closed from 8 AM - 5 PM, followed by the closure dates (click to enlarge).  “No Parking” notices have already been posted as required for much of the work, and will continue to be posted 72 hours in advance of construction. The areas marked in green will have a single lane of traffic controlled by flaggers - please expect delays and plan your trips accordingly.

Paving work will commence on Monday the 6th, beginning with Tulare St.  Striping work will be scheduled after the asphalt paving portion of the work has cured.  This project is scheduled to be completed on October 24th.  Again, “No Parking” signs will be posted 72 hours in advance of any work that affects parking, as well as “Road Closed” signs where needed, with emergency access being maintained at all times. 

PG&E’s utilization of the latest technology for compliance distribution pipeline survey has identified locations to repair.  Those repair locations have been indicated on the map above.  PG&E crews will be working at these locations over the next few weeks.  Expect minor delays.  For a visual on how PG&E is utilizing the technology, please click here.

If you have any questions regarding any of these projects, please contact the Public Works Department at (415) 508-2130.  Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as these projects are completed.

October 2014 Citynews

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Click here to read the October 2014 Citynews.

Home Sharing Opportunities

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HIP Housing is a non-profit organization in San Mateo County who for the past 42 years has been providing free, long-term support to those who need it most in San Mateo County.  Click to view a partial list of persons seeking shared housing opportunities through the Home Sharing Program as of October 2014.  Click also to view a partial list of available shared housing opportunities.  Contact HIP Housing at (650) 348-6660 for any questions or to discuss home sharing opportunities or other available affordable housing.

October 2014 Marina News

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Click here to read the October 2014 Marina Newsletter

Rebates for Rain Barrels

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Rebates up to $100 are now available for rain barrels!

In partnership with the San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program (a program of the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County) and BAWSCA, the City is offering rebates of up to $100 per rain barrel for the purchase and installation of qualifying rain barrels.  Qualifying rain barrels must be newly purchased, a minimum size of 50 gallons, and designed for the intended purpose of rain capture.  Click here for the full program requirements.

The applications will be made available on BAWSCA's website later today, where you can learn more about how much water rain barrels save and how you can participate in the program.

For additional information on rain barrels, the Public Works Department has assembled a Guidance on Installing Rain Barrels on Residential Properties.  For any questions about this new rebate program, feel free to give them a call at 508-2130.

Club Rec Evaluation

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The City of Brisbane and the Brisbane Parks and Recreation Commission invite you to discuss the Parks and Recreation's after school program, "Club Rec".  This is your opportunity to add your thoughts and any changes or improvements to this popular program.  Please note: there are two meeting times, in an effort to have everyone a chance to attend.  If you are unable to attend either date, please e-mail any comments you may have to Tricia Vaccaro at tvaccaro@ci.brisbane.ca.us .

Date: September 30, 2014
Time: 10:00am
Location: City Hall - Community Meeting Room (50 Park Place, Brisbane)

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Date: October 15, 2014
Time: 6:30pm
Location: City Hall - Community Meeting Room (50 Park Place, Brisbane)

PG&E Working In Brisbane

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The City was notified yesterday that PG&E detected two anomalies (pipe dents and metal loss) in their 30” diameter gas transmission line in San Bruno Mountain State and County Park within their easement.  They considered this repair an emergency, and thus proceeded with starting the repair work immediately.  Prior to doing so, they obtained an Encroachment Permit from the County of San Mateo Parks Department, had a Biological Assessment, including Revegetation Recommendations (prepared by Garcia and Associates Natural and Cultural Resources Associates), and prepared and received approval of their San Bruno Mountain Habitat Conservation Plan Site Activity Review Application for the work. 

Their work is on a north slope of the park, adjacent to and east of the PG&E electrical transmission towers and west of the quarry.  They are clearing an area within their easement and will walk an excavator up the cleared area to the two excavation locations, the higher being approximately 850’ up the hillside, in order to dig and repair the line.  They expect the work to take seven to 10 days, not including restoration activities.

While we would have preferred more notice to have been able to provide this information to residents and interested parties in advance, we recognize, as the San Mateo County Parks Department also did, that this was an urgent matter and the repair work needed to start immediately.  If you have any questions about this work, please contact the Public Works Department at 508-2130.

Your Economic Development Ideas

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At the September 18th City Council meeting, the idea of having the Community submit their ideas regarding economic development via social media was discussed.  It was decided that there would be two platforms that citizens would be able to do so on - Uservoice and Facebook.  The Uservoice forum can be accessed by simply clicking the Uservoice button below or on the red feedback tab on website, and the Facebook forum can be accessed by clicking the Facebook button below or at the top of the City's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/brisbane94005).  The ideas will be culled together for the City Council's Economic Development Workshop, taking place on Monday, November 3rd.  Your ideas concerning Downtown Brisbane, Crocker Park and the Village, and Sierra Point are greatly welcomed.  On Uservoice, you will have 10 "votes" to use, with 3 being the maximum number of votes you can assign to any one idea.  If you would like to submit a photo that characterizes what you would like to see in town, please either submit that via the Facebook page or e-mail it to Caroline Cheung at ccheung@ci.brisbane.ca.us .  Thank you in advance for your participation and feedback!

Help Paint the Fire Hydrants!

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In addition to Brisbane's lighted stars that grace San Bruno Mountain during the holidays, Brisbane has another acclaimed attraction - the painted fire hydrants that have greeted passer-bys on city streets since 1976.  Brisbane Women's Club members, Vicki Hobson, who recommended the idea, and Jeanne Berman-Hosking, who spearheaded the project, envisioned painting hydrants as historical figures to commemorate our nation's bicentennial.  There were some more whimisical designs, such as the Clown (pictured left), in addition to Uncle Sam and Martha Washington!

Please join the Parks and Recreation Department as we continue our tradition of painting Brisbane’s fire hydrants on Saturday, October 11th and Sunday, October 12th from 9am -12pm.  Check-in will be held at the Brisbane Community Park (11 Old County Rd., Brisbane) and the Brisbane Lions Club has generously donated all supplies in memory of Will Cornyn.  To review a list of hydrants and for more information regarding Fire Hydrant Painting & Restoration Weekend, please click here.  To register in advance, please email Parks & Recreation Commissioner Madison Davis at madisondavis@ci.brisbane.ca.us .