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National Public Works Week

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Every year, the city recognizes the efforts of the individuals whose work is deemed successful when no one notices it.  That's right, the Public Works Dept. knows it is serving the community well when we forget that it actually takes someone's time and effort to ensure that our water, sewer and storm drain systems are properly functioning, that our roadways are safe and driveable, and that our streetlights are illuiminating as they should, just to name a few things the Public Works Dept. oversees.  Public Works Director Randy Breault now has oversight of the Marina as well, so employees from both departments were present at Monday's Council meeting to receive a Proclamation from the City Council.  Thank you to each of you, who quietly and daily live out the theme of National Public Works Week 2014, "Building for Today, Planning for Tomorrow".

Signboard Postings

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Posted 5/9/2014


National Association of Letter Carriers
Letter Carriers Annual Food Drive
Saturday May 10
Place non-perishables at mailbox of post office
Thank you for helping those in need


Genie Gwin
September 1949 - April 2014

 

Scheduled Water Shutdown

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The City of Brisbane Public Works Dept. will be turning off the water to the following areas on Tuesday, May 13th between 9:00am - 3:00pm in order to make necessary improvements to the local water mains:

207 to 296 San Benito Rd.

Notices have been hand-delivered to all the addresses affected by the temporary shutdown.  If you have any other questions regarding this shutdown, please call Jerry Flanagan in the Public Works Dept. at (415) 508-2130.  We apologize in advance for any convenience this temporary water shutdown may cause you.

Pavement Maintenance Work

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Starting Wednesday, May 14, minor delays may be experienced between 8am - 5pm due to pavement maintenance.  Below are the streets that have been identified to be slurry sealed - 

•Silverspot Dr. westbound - Golden Aster Ct. to Lily Ct.
•Main St. westbound – Bayshore Blvd. to city limits
•Bayshore Blvd. – s/o Old County to GCP (from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
•San Francisco St. westbound – Visitacion Ave. to Alvarado St.
•San Francisco – Alvarado to Santa Clara – ROAD CLOSED
•Glen Parkway – Humboldt to Lake St. – ROAD CLOSED
•Cypress Ln. southbound – Valley Dr. to end
 
There is to be NO PARKING between 8am - 5pm on the following on this day -
•San Francisco St. westbound – Visitacion Ave. to Alvarado St.
•San Francisco St. – Alvarado St. to Santa Clara
•Monterey St. – Solano St. to Visitacion Ave.
 
Work will continue on Thursday, May 15 on the following streets -
•Cypress Ln. northbound – Valley Dr. to end
•San Benito Rd. – Sierra Point Rd. to Glen Pkwy. – ROAD CLOSED
•Monterey St. – Solano St. to Visitacion Ave. – ROAD CLOSED
•Silverspot Dr. eastbound – Golden Aster Ct. to Lily Ct.
•Visitacion Ave. – Alvarado St. to Klamath St. – ROAD CLOSED
•Bayshore Blvd. – s/o Old County to Guadalupe Canyon Pkwy (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
•Main St. eastbound – Bayshore Blvd. to city limit
 
There is to be NO PARKING between 8am - 5pm on the following on this day -
•San Benito Rd. – Sierra Pt. Rd. to Glen Parkway
•Monterey St. – Solano St. to Visitacion Ave.
•Silverspot Dr. eastbound – Golden Aster Ct. to Lily Ct.
•Visitacion Ave. – Klamath St. to Alvarado St.
 
Work will conclude on Friday, May 16 at the following streets - 
•San Francisco Ave eastbound – Visitacion Ave to Alvarado St.  
•Bayshore Blvd. – s/o Old County to GCP (from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
•Park Ln. – Old County Rd. to Park Place – ROAD CLOSED
 
There is to be NO PARKING between 8am - 5pm on the following on this day -
•San Francisco Ave. eastbound - Visitacion Ave. to Alvarado St.
 
If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Dept. at 508-2130.  Thank you in advance for your patience as this important roadway work is completed!

May 2014 Marina Newsletter

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Click here to read the May 2014 Marina Newsletter.

Bayshore Road Work

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You may have noticed road work being performed on Bayshore and heard thermoplastic striping being ground as you drove by.  This work is being done in preparation for slurry sealing that will take place on several streets in Brisbane between May 14 – 16 as part of the 2013 Pavement Maintenance Project which the Council approved last Fall.  The area on Bayshore Blvd. just south of Old County Rd. to Guadalupe Canyon Parkway will be worked on for the remainder of the week, so please use caution when driving through this area and be aware of lane closures and work crews.  More detailed information including other affected streets will be posted to the city’s website on Friday, May 9th.  Thank you for your patience as the city completes these important roadway improvements!   

New Art Exhibit at City Hall

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Brisbane resident Dan Ryan's photography work that will be exhibited at City Hall during May and June was put up yesterday in the large conference room.  Come and check out the images he has captured, which are excerpts from a project he began in 2012 called "Tokyo Panic Stories", a forthcoming book of 'literary-photojournalism' containing photographs, straightforward reporting, fictional narrative, and poetry.  An artist reception will take place at City Hall on Wednesday, May 21 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.  All are welcome!

Be Ready

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With the Bay Area's anomalously warm, dry winter, the work that North County Fire Authority (NCFA) is doing in Brisbane becomes ever more important.  Earlier this week, NCFA in coordination with CAL FIRE, had fire hand crews reducing weeds and brush along an approximately 100-ft. deep strip behind homes from the end of Trinity Rd. to just beyond the intersection of Kings and San Mateo Ln.  This vegetation reduction fuel break was established several years ago and constructed with the intent to reduce the potential for the rapid spread of fire.  The June 22, 2008 brush fire in Owl and Buckeye Canyons of San Bruno Mountain that resulted in a total of 30 fire companies from all over the Peninsula arriving to fight the blaze and 102 residences being evacuated, is still often recounted by the city and its residents.

On that note, please remember to get signed up for SMC Alerts if you haven't already done so.  This is the platform the city's Office of Emergency Services will use in the event of a disaster or an emergency. 

The city has also joined the County of San Mateo in becoming a Weather-Ready Ambassador, partnering with the National Weather Service and National Atmospheric Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) personnel on potential collaboration opportunities.  Such may be the case when NCFA conducts their annual Wildland Fire Awareness event in early June.  Details to come.  In the meantime, you can get up-to-the-minute weather updates by following the Bay Area's National Weather Service on Twitter (@NWSBAYAREA).

Library Park Ribbon Cutting

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The view of Library Park just after entering through the gate on Mendocino St.

Thanks to the hard work of many dedicated volunteers, and Councilmember Cliff Lentz championing the renovation efforts of the area located behind the Library and Community Center since Rebuilding Together Peninsula's National Rebuilding Day in 2012, Library Park is now ready to be formally dedicated to the Brisbane Community. 


Native plants donated from Mission Blue Nursery

Please join us for the Library Park Ribbon Cutting on Saturday, May 3rd at 9:00am behind the Library/Mendocino entrance.  All are welcome!

Petition to the FAA

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A petition was recently created by a core working group of Brisbane residents requesting signatures of all those concerned with the increasing aircraft noise over Brisbane.  You may view more information about the petition here.  For any questions, please contact Brisbane resident Peter Grace at 415-508-6331.

Note:  The workshops held by the FAA to take public comment on their Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for Northern California (NorCal) Optimization of Airspace and Procedures in the Metroplex (OAPM) project have passed, but the FAA issued a public notice on April 24 that the deadline to comment on the NorCal OAPM has been extended by 10 days to Sunday, May 4, 2014.  Also, the FAA Data page on the City's website is updated regularly and shows monthly infraction information provided by the FAA.