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Community Center Upgrade

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The Community Center has been getting a facelift over the past couple of weeks with the installation of wainscot panels along the lower portion of the walls.  This was needed to address the scuff marks on the walls left from the backs of chairs and the room's general heavy usage.  A new chair rail was originally considered, but wainscoting was determined to be a great solution for covering up all of the imperfections along the lower section of the walls.  Though considered a smaller project in terms of cost (the City Council funded this project with adoption of the 2015-16 budget), its impact is one that is more noticed, as the Community Center is widely used by many members of the community, including the Library, Seniors, Brisbane Dance Workshop, and other community clubs and organziations.  We hope you enjoy the Community Center's new look with the traditional style of wainscoting!

Community Center Upgrade

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The Community Center has been getting a facelift over the past couple of weeks with the installation of wainscot panels along the lower portion of the walls.  This was needed to address the scuff marks on the walls left from the backs of chairs and the room's general heavy usage.  A new chair rail was originally considered, but wainscoting was determined to be a great solution for covering up all of the imperfections along the lower section of the walls.  Though considered a smaller project in terms of cost (the City Council funded this project with adoption of the 2015-16 budget), its impact is one that is more noticed, as the Community Center is widely used by many members of the community, including the Library, Seniors, Brisbane Dance Workshop, and other community clubs and organziations.  We hope you enjoy the Community Center's new look with the traditional style of wainscoting!

Community Pool Renovation

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UPDATE - Thursday, February 26, 2015: The contractors filled the main lap pool and kiddie/wading pool with water on Tuesday.  The contractor will brush the bottom and sides of the pool for several days as part of the curing process for the new plaster.  They will be able to start up the heating system for the main lap pool tomorrow, and once it passes the County Health Dept inspection, it will be ready to open first thing Monday at 6:30am for lap swimming!  View the Pool's Spring Schedule here: http://brisbaneca.org/community-pool  The kiddie/wading pool will re-open a couple weeks after once proper maintenance on the controller and the system that maintains proper chemical balance is achieved. 

UPDATE - Tuesday, February 24, 2015: Plaster is being set now in both the kiddie and main swimming pool.  After it's been applied, it needs to cure and be swept for a few days to get residual material off.  The Pool is still set to re-open on Monday, March 2, 2015!

 

UPDATE - Friday, Feburary 6, 2015: Concrete for the pool deck was poured on Thursday.  In the below photo you can see the worker providing a "broomed" finish.  A broomed finish is considered an optimal finish for a pool deck in that it's not too smooth and slippery, nor too rough.  The Pool is still on track to re-open March 2nd!

UPDATE - Tuesday, January 27, 2015: Retiling work going on at the Pool today...that means new lane markers and targets inside the pool and depth markers and No Diving graphics on the deck.

UPDATE - Friday, January 16, 2015: As of Wednesday evening the 14th, all the significant jackhammering needed for pool plaster removal work was completed.  Next week's concrete deck removal work will be significantly less noisy.  Thank you for your patience as this work is being completed.

UPDATE - Thursday, January 8, 2015: Removal of the plaster and tile is going to start next week and will generate some noise.  Working hours are 8 am to 5 pm.  The work on removal of concrete deck sections containing rusted rebar should begin the following week.

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.

Gazebo To Get a Facelift

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Did you notice the Gazebo being washed on Thursday morning?  It now needs to dry a few more days before painting and staining can occur.  That should take about 3-4 days to complete once the contractor starts next week.  This work was approved by the City Council as part of their 2014-15 Budget and will serve to further enhance the Community Park.  Did you know that the Gazebo can be rented for private parties or community gatherings?  If you're interested in learning more, contact Tricia Vaccaro in the Parks and Recreation Department at 508-2140 and she will be happy to assist you!

HVAC Replacement at Sta. 81

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If you happenened to drive past the Fire Station this past Monday, you may have noticed a huge orange crane lifting and lowering three new HVAC units that were then installed over the course of the next few days.  Replacement of these HVAC units were approved by the City Council as part of their 14-15 Budget and meet new Title 24 Standards for increased building efficiency that went into effect statewide on July 1, 2014.  Lighting upgrades at the Fire Station took place back in July, so all capital improvement work at the Fire Station for FY 14-15 has now been completed.

Facelifts Around Town

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UPDATE Monday, August 25, 11:22am - Both the Fire Station re-painting and the corner of Lake/Glen Park Way re-landscaping were completed late last week.  Here are the "after" photos!

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There are a couple spots in town that will undergoing a facelift starting early next week!  The Public Works Building and Grounds Team has scheduled the prep work for painting Station 81 (pictured right) to begin on Tuesday, August 12th.  This was one of the Capital Improvement Projects that the Council approved with the 2014-15 city budget.  The plan is to pressure wash the building on Tuesday and let it dry for a day or two, depending on the weather.  It should take about 4 days to complete after that.  We'll post an "after" pic once the re-painting has been completed.

On Monday, August 11th, landscape improvements at the Lake St. Pump Station (pictured below) are scheduled to begin.  Most of the current plants and trees will be pruned back, with new drought-tolerant plants being added to provide better screening and an overall

better appearance of the Lake St. and Glen Park Way corner.  The contractor who will be performing the work, Loral Landscaping, met with the neighbors on Lake St. who got to review the landscaping plan and provide input.  An "after" pic will also be added once the landscaping work has been completed.

Mission Blue Exterior Lighting

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As part of the City's 2014-15 Budget, the Council approved funding for energy-saving measures at City recreational facilities.  Starting tomorrow, Tuesday July 29th, Mission Blue Center will have its 26 exterior/landscape and 11 parking lot lights replaced with LEDs.  The work is anticipated to be completed on Wednesday, July 30.  Working with Ecology Action and San Mateo County Energy Watch, the City will be able to take advantage of an energy efficiency rebate that will cover 24% of the total project cost.  Estimated 1st year savings are $1,112.46, making payback only 4.11 years.  Similar to the LED lighting retrofit at the Fire Station, the city will be paying for the project with energy savings, otherwise known as On-Bill Financing.  This financing tool is an option that PG&E offers to help organizations implement energy saving projects without needing to pay any up-front out-of-pocket investment.  Now that's a win-win situation!  For any questions about this project, please call the Public Works Dept. at (415) 508-2130.

Fire Station Lighting Upgrades

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Say goodbye to T-12 lamps and incandescents at Station 81 and hello to T-8's and compact fluorescent lighting (CFLs)!  Thanks to the City Council for approving this energy efficiency upgrade at the Fire Station in their 2014-15 Budget, and San Mateo County Energy Watch, we are upgrading all the T-12 lamps to T-8 lamps as well as all incandescents to CFLs in the Fire Station.

San Mateo County Energy Watch is a partnership between PG&E and the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C/CAG).  Serving San Mateo County and unincorporated areas, the organization provides audits for facilities, work proposals, and contractor oversight of retrofits for energy projects.

While the previous lamps only had a 28,000 hour service life, the installed, new T-8 lamps will have a 36,000 hour service life, reducing the replacement frequency.  This project is not only expected to save 18,500 lbs of CO2 annually but also $2,225 on utility costs!

Because this is an On-Bill Financing project, PG&E is providing us with a 0% loan with the requirement that it is paid back within 5 years.  On-Bill Financing (OBF) is where a utility company provides convenient financing options to help implement energy efficiency investments.

These lighting upgrades will be completed at the Fire Station today. 

See if you can spot the difference!

For more information: 

San Mateo County Energy Watch

PG&E On-Bill Financing
 

 

 

Pool Re-Opening 6/27 at 1pm

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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.

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