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With the early dry fire season, it's even more important that everyone in town refrains from setting off fireworks. ALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN BRISBANE, even "safe and sane" fireworks. If you hear any fireworks being set off, contact Brisbane Police immediately by calling 508-1212. Thank you for your assistance, and we wish you the safest and happiest of holidays.
Thank you to all the volunteers who joined the Open Space and Ecology Committee, the Parks and Recreation Commission, and San Bruno Mountain Watch in sprucing up Quarry Rd. last Saturday, June 21st. This area is an ecological preserve that serves as important habitat to endangered species. With two Clean-Up Days in 2014, one in Costaños Canyon on April 26th and the second being this one at Quarry Rd., it's apparent that the city and its residents care strongly about the natural environment and proactively work together to ensure it is free of debris and litter. Thank you also to Recology for donating the shirts that were distributed to volunteers at these two clean-up days. Check out all the photos from last week's clean-up by clicking here.
For the past 23 years, since the late Gary Apothekar helped build the Community Signboard located at the bend in Old County Rd., it has been utilized to advertise upcoming community events, programs, and classes. It has also been used by residents to announce service information for a loved one that has recently passed. Now, there is the option to announce the births of Brisbane's newest, and littlest, residents. Birth notifications will be posted on an as available basis and will be done so at no charge. For more information or to request a sign, please contact Recreation Russ Carmick at 508-2143 or email@example.com .
Continuing our overview of City Council Accomplishments in 2013-2014, we will now focus on the City's purchase of land for Open Space in the Brisbane Acres.
At its February 4, 2013 meeting, the City Council met in closed session to discuss the possible acquisition of Brisbane Acres Lot 98. The owner had contacted the City the year prior to see if the City was interested in purchasing the property, an unimproved parcel approximately one acre in size. As shown in the below map (click to enlarge), Lot 98 is within the Priority Preservation Area identified in the Open Space Plan, and indicated by the yellow border lines.
During the closed session, staff was authorized to begin negotiations with the property owner on price and terms of a purchase. The owner agreed to sell the property for $78,750, which is comparable to prices paid by the City for similar parcels in that area and was within the price parameters authorized by the Council.
The City Attorney then prepared a purchase agreement, which was signed by the City Manager and sent to the seller. The purchase offer was signed and accepted by the owner and returned to the City in late February. At their meeting of March 18, 2013, the City Council approved Resolution No. 2013-06, which ratified the purchase agreement. With escrow closing in November 2013, the City had just purchased its latest Open Space parcel, preserving an additional acre of open space and endangered species habitat in the Brisbane Acres! Actions such as these truly affirm the City Council's desire and willingness to preserve critial open space lands in the hopes that future generations can one day enjoy them as well.
UPDATE: Friday, June 27, 9:38am -
The Community Pool will be re-opening at 1:00pm today following replacement of its pump and interior impeller. The below shot is of Rich from Carrier installing the new pump late yesterday afternoon, which needed to be carefully lowered into place.
Some of you may have noticed the new canvas pool shade that was recently installed…now both picnic table areas have shade once again! So enjoy the Pool this afternoon and this weekend…it’s going to be a sunny one in Brisbane.
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When pool staff arrived this morning, they found that the pump wasn't working. The pump is needed to warm the pool and keep chemicals mixed by pushing water into the filtration system and back out again. Therefore, the Community Pool will be closed until the pump has been repaired. This is estimated to take place either later today or early tomorrow. The Pool will re-open once the water has been tested and the temperature brought back up to a comfortable operating level. Thank you for your patience; an update will be sent out when the Pool is back open.
Breast Cancer Fundraiser
Sat., June 28, 1-4 pm, 1985 Visitacion
Tacos, Rice and Beans, 50/50 Raffle, Prizes
$10.00/adult & $5.00/kid 12 and under
Brisbane Community Pool
Summer Water Aerobics
Move, Dance, Laugh
M, W, F - 9:15 am & Sat. - 9:30 am
Get ready for kindergarten at the Brisbane Library this summer! Come down for Ready, Set, Kindergarten, a six-week program of themed stories and activities for preschoolers and their parents or caregivers. Each hour-long session includes stories, songs, rhymes, tips for parents, and a craft activity. Enjoy stories and songs in both English and Spanish. Space is limited, so please register in advance by calling or visiting the Brisbane Library. This special storytime program will take place on the following Fridays at 10:00am: July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, and August 15.
250 Visitacion Avenue, Brisbane
UPDATE: Wednesday, June 11, 2:30pm - The contractors will be returning to prune the trees along the even-numbered side of the street the week of 6/23. Expected dates where that side of Visitacion will be closed to parking are Monday, the 23rd and Tuesday, the 24th, 7:00am - 5:00pm. Thanks again for your patience.
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Every other year, the Raywood Ash trees that line Visitacion Ave. get pruned back. In order for the contractors to effectively do so, the parking spaces need to be clear of vehicles. Since the contractors will be starting on the odd-numbered side of the street (the side of The 23 Club) on Monday, June 9th, there will be NO PARKING from 7:00am - 5:00pm that day. They will finish up the next day, Tuesday the 10th, on the opposite side of the street. Thank you for your assistance as this work is being completed. If you have any questions, you may call the Public Works Dept. at (415) 508-2130.
UPDATE: Friday, June 20, 11:37am - The City Council approved a contract with Spohn Ranch to develop a concept design for the skatepark in the amount of $14,500.
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The Joint Subcommittee of the City Council and Parks and Recreation Commission met last Thursday with staff to review the proposals submitted to the City in regards to its Skatepark Design Request for Proposals. At their meeting, the Joint Subcommittee selected skatepark design firm Spohn Ranch as the company they will be recommending the City enter into a contract with for facilitating meetings with the community in order to develop a concept design for the skatepark. It is anticipated that the recommedation will be presented to the City Council at their June 19th meeting. The meeting begins at 7:30pm at City Hall - 50 Park Place, Brisbane and will be broadcast live on Ch. 27 as well as on the Live Streaming page on the City's website.