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Thank You to Quinn & Justin

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The City was fortunate to have two interns spend their summers with us.  One of them, Justin Yuen, may be a familar face as this is actually his third summer in the Public Works Department.  He started as a junior in high school through the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's (MTC) High School Internship Program and will be soon entering his sophomore year at UC Davis.  This summer, Justin spent the bulk of his time testing the reflectivity of our street signs and updating the Public Work's street sign database so the department knows which signs may have faded with time and need replacing.  He also researched "cold in-place asphalt recycling", which is a more environmentally-friendly process to repair streets as it takes the old, distressed asphalt and recycles it into new asphalt base that’s ready for a surface treatment.  This removes the need to haul away the old asphalt and then paying for the new asphalt to be trucked back and installed.

When recounting his time with the City this summer, Justin said, "I'm glad I was able to learn more about the Public Works Department and city government practices and make a difference in this incredible community."

Quinn Haaga will be starting her junior year at the University of Oregon and had her hands in a variety of projects in the City Manager and Community Development departments this summer, most notably drafting a Climate Friendly Purchasing Guide for the City and presenting it at the August 20, 2015 City Council meeting.  Quinn also lent a hand researching various items for the City Manager, Community Development, and Public Works Departments.  She also compiled a 2015-16 Budget-in-Brief two-page document, which will be posted to the website soon.

“My internship this summer provided me with invaluable experience and knowledge working with a local government.  I never thought the City of Brisbane would become such a big part of my life!  I have really enjoyed working and interacting with everyone in City Hall and the Brisbane community as a whole," said Quinn.

Thank you to you both for your great work this summer; the both of you really made a difference and we wish you the best as you return to school!

New Ballet/Conditioning Class

Crocker Park Recreational Trail

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Crocker Park Recreational Trail feels a lot more firm and compact these days.  That's because this past week, crews were out on the trail grading the previous railway ballast rock to create an even surface, and then spreading quarry fines to help with the compaction.  Similar work had been done in previous years, but this year, the entire trail was compacted (and it will take regular maintenance to keep it in good working condition).  The fines are from the local quarry/EBI Aggregate so only materials indigenous to the area are being used.  It is important to note that the crews completing the work were aware of the delicate nature of the frog habitat and therefore did not work in that area behind Cypress.  They also de-chlorinated the water they used for the project so as to avoid any contamination issues to the surrounding areas.  See below for photos of the work as it progressed this week:


Staging on Cypress Ave.


Spreading quarry fines


Applying the roller


Finished product

Enjoy your next jog or stroll on the trail!

BES Crossing Guard Needed

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Applications are now being accepted for Crossing Guard.  This position is located at Brisbane Elementary School (BES).  Help our children get to school safely by applying now on Calopps at http://bit.ly/1NoBYJu

Baylands Workshop #1

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Last night kicked off the start of the workshops and public hearings at the Planning Commission level for the Baylands review process.  The purpose of this first workshop was for the City's consultant to provide an informational and procedural overview to help frame the Planning Commission's upcoming hearings over the next few months.  Check out the video below and read the staff report for more background information. 

The next workshop takes place on Thursday, September 24th and will cover the Brisbane Baylands Final EIR and planning documents such as fiscal and economic studies, the Brisbane Sustainability Framework, and the Community Opinion Survey (please get those surveys turned in by tomorrow!).  For a full workshop/hearing schedule, please click here.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 9/12/2015


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Lagoon Clean-Up
Sat., Sept. 19, 9 – noon, Fisherman's Park
Information: (415) 508-2144


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Ballet & Conditioning
Tues/Thurs/Fri Mornings, Starts Oct 6, Comm. Ctr.
Registration Opens: Tuesday 9/15


Posted 9/10/2015


City of Brisbane Now Hiring
Crossing Guard
Part-Time / Seasonal
Apply at www.calopps.org

September STAR

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Click here to read the September STAR.

Sept. is National Preparedness Month

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"Don't Wait.  Communicate.  Make your Emergency Plan Today."

That is the theme for this year's National Preparedness Month, and we encourage you to commit to increasing the level of emergency preparedness for yourself and your family.  The grass fire that took place today on 280 near 92 should be a reminder that emergencies can happen at any time, and close to home.

Click here for tips and information on what to do before, during and after a wildfire.

9/2/2015 Bank Burglary

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Brisbane Police Department
50 Park Place
Brisbane CA, 94005
Sergeant Michele Borg
415-467-1212 (Dispatch)
mborg@ci.brisbane.ca.us

NEWS RELEASE

Incident Date and Time- 9/2/2015 at 2205 hours

Distribution- Original Report, All Police, City Council, City Manager

Location- 70 Old County Rd, Bank of America

Type of Crimes/Incident: Bank Burglary

On Wednesday September 2nd at 2205 hours, Brisbane Officers were called to the Bank of America at 70 Old County Rd for a power outage failure alarm call and ATM alarm. Officers conducted an exterior building check and found nothing suspicious. The on duty Sergeant contacted Bank of America Corporate Security who advised police that they would handle the alarm and Brisbane Police were clear to leave the scene.

Corporate Security Advised bank employees to contact Brisbane Police on September 3, 2015 for a “Walk Through” prior to opening the bank. Brisbane Police Officers arrived on scene at 0916 hours, and conducted a search of the bank and determined the bank had been burglarized. Upon further investigation it was determined the unknown suspect(s) entered through a fenced in area where another door is located. This is the employee break room area and the electrical panel is also located in this area.

The unknown suspect(s) entered the bank and attempted to open a medium sized safe but were unsuccessful. They also made entry into the locked ATM room by climbing through the drop ceiling but were again unsuccessful in accessing the interior of the safe.

The San Mateo County Forensics Crime Lab is assisting the Brisbane Police in processing and gathering evidence from the scene of this incident. The Brisbane Police Department is working jointly with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) on this investigation.

There is very little suspect information at this time. Anybody with any information is encouraged to contact the Brisbane Police Department at 415-467-1212.

 

For a PDF version of this news release, please click here.

 

Sept. is National Preparedness Month

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"Don't Wait.  Communicate.  Make your Emergency Plan Today."

That is the theme for this year's National Preparedness Month, and we encourage you to commit to increasing the level of emergency preparedness for yourself and your family.  The grass fire that took place today on 280 near 92 should be a reminder that emergencies can happen at any time, and close to home.

Click here for tips and information on what to do before, during and after a wildfire.  And if you haven't yet signed up for the County's Emergency Alert System, SMC ALERT, you'll want to do so today! 

SMC ALERT is an alert notification system used to immediately contact you during urgent or emergency situations with useful information and updates by sending text messages to your:

  • email accounts (home, work, school, etc.)
  • cell phones, pagers
  • Smartphones/handheld devices

Register today!

Day in the Park & Derby 2015

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Please save the Date!  This year's Day in the Park Festival will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 10am - 5pm.  The Derby will start beforehand at 8am.  This year marks the 29th anniversary of Brisbane Day in the Park Festival and the 9th anniversary of the Brisbane Derby. 

There will be new games, prizes, and entertainment, along with an Arts & Crafts Fair where you will find handmade items under the Arts & Crafts Pavilion, so please take the entire family with you and enjoy...a Day in the Park!

If you're interested in having a booth, please see the associated application/questionnaire and information sheets.  Booth space will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Community Group Questionnaire (UPDATE: reservations from Community Groups will be accepted until Weds., 9/9)

Arts & Crafts Fair Application | Arts & Crafts Fair Information

Commercial/Non-Community Group Application | Commercial/Non-Community Group Information

For any questions about the Day in the Park Festival, please contact Noreen Leek at (415) 508-2141 or nleek@ci.brisbane.ca.us .  For any questions about the Brisbane Derby, please contact Steve Beaty at (415) 508-2144 or sbeaty@ci.brisbane.ca.us.

September 2015 Marina News

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 Click here to read the September 2015 Marina Newsletter

SamTrans Proposed Fare Changes

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NEWS RELEASE

Sept. 1, 2015

Media Contact: Tasha Bartholomew, 650-508-7927

Community Meetings, Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to Fare Policy

SamTrans will host four community meetings and a public hearing to gather feedback on potential changes to its fare policy.

The bus agency has not raised fares since 2010, and as result, is proposing several updates to its current fare program to address inflationary costs.

The first series of proposed fare increases would take place on January 10, 2016, and the second would come on January 20, 2019. The proposed changes include a measure to increase the Adult Local Fare to $2.25 on January 20, 2016 and to $2.50 on January 20, 2019. The fare currently stands at $2. 

The fare increase package would also increase the Adult Monthly Pass from $64 to $65.50 on January 10, 2016 and to $72 on January 20, 2019. 

A full breakdown of the proposed fare changes can be found HERE.

To gather feedback on the proposals, SamTrans will be hosting the following community meetings:

- Monday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m.

Municipal Services Building, Council Chambers - 33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco 

- Tuesday, Sept. 15, 6 p.m. 

East Palo Alto YMCA 550 Bell St., East Palo Alto 

- Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2 p.m.

Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Drive, Pacifica 

- Thursday, Sept. 19, 12 p.m.

SamTrans Administrative Office, 1250 San Carlos Avenue, San Carlos

A public hearing will be held during the SamTrans Board of Directors Meeting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7. That meeting takes place in the Second Floor Auditorium of the SamTrans headquarters at 1250 San Carlos Avenue in San Carlos.

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About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 76 routes throughout San Mateo County.  Funded in part by a half-cent sales tax, the San Mateo County Transit District also provides administrative support for Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. SamTrans has provided bus service to San Mateo County customers since 1976. 

Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/samtrans or and follow us on Twitter @SamTrans_News.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 9/6/2015


City’s Baylands Survey Due
Please Complete and Return
Postmarked by Saturday 9/12


Posted 8/30/2015


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Department
9th Annual Brisbane Derby
Coming Saturday, October 3, 2015
Sponsor & Racer Info: (415) 508-2144


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
29th Annual “Day in the Park”
Sat., Oct. 3rd 10am – 5pm, Comm. Park
Food, Music, Games, Rides, Fun!!


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Lagoon Clean-Up
Sat., Sept. 19, 9 – noon, Fisherman Pk.
Information: (415) 508-2144

 

Baylands Survey

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The City has consistently sought the community’s input in the Baylands planning process and we are asking for your assistance once again.  On or about August 25, 2015 a survey to gauge community opinions and attitudes on a number of issues pertaining to the Baylands will be mailed to all registered voters in Brisbane.  Please watch your mail for a survey packet from "Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin and Metz", the independent firm hired by the City to prepare and administer the survey.  The deadline to complete and return the survey is September 12, 2015. All responses must be postmarked by that date.   

With Planning Commission hearings on the Baylands scheduled to start in September and extend into November, the survey results will be an important factor in the City’s decision-making process for the Baylands. 

Make your voice heard - the City values your opinion! Thanks for your interest and participation.

New BES Drop Off System

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To encourage safer and more efficient morning drop offs of children at Brisbane Elementary School (BES), the school in cooperation with Brisbane Police and Public Works, have this past week implemented a new drop-off system on San Bruno Avenue in time for the first day of school this past Thursday.  Note: The drop-off time begins at 8:05am (the time the school starts having a staff person on the playground to supervise students in the morning).

The white-curbed drop-off lane/queue extends from San Bruno Ave at Santa Clara St to the red curb at the fire hydrant just before Glen Park Way, (see the above map).  The drop off lane is further identified with orange delineators in the street.  The designated “Student Unloading Zone” is between the driveway and the red curb north of (downhill from) Glen Parkway.  Signs indicate the unloading area.  A queuing/waiting zone is located downhill from the BES driveway to Santa Clara St.  Please wait until you arrive at the “Student Unloading Zone” to let your children off; do not let them off in the waiting zone.

For smoother traffic flow around the area, please approach the drop off lane/queue driving uphill/traveling south on San Bruno Ave.  Please note that mid-block U-turns are not allowed.  U-turns are only legal at intersections unless otherwise indicated by a “No U-turn” sign.  If you live further up the mountain behind the school, please access San Bruno Ave from a northerly/lower street.  When you arrive at the entrance of the drop-off lane, enter on the right side of the delineators and wait in line.  Then, once you reach the designated “Student Unloading Zone”, you may let your children out safely on the curbside.

If you wish to walk your children in, please park elsewhere and walk them in safely using sidewalks and pedestrian crossings.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Thank you for cooperating with this new system in order to ensure smoother flow when dropping off your children on busy weekday mornings, and be safe this new school year!

Happy Retirement to Wendy

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Wendy Ricks, whose voice you would often hear if you dialed City Hall, and whose writing filled the pages of the monthly City STAR newsletter, announced her retirement last month.  She is dearly missed, but is working her "dream job" at the Santa Sabina Retreat Center in San Rafael, Calif.

"Serving the citizens of the City of Brisbane has been rewarding and gratifying," said Wendy, "and I am so very grateful for the many years of working with everyone."

If you didn't get a chance to say goodbye to Wendy, do not fret.  A Wine & Cheese Retirement Celebration is being planned in honor of Wendy on Wednesday, September 16, from 6-8pm at City Hall.  The public is invited to stop by and wish Wendy well on her new career journey!

Brisbane Caltrain Shuttle

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Did you know that there is a Caltrain "Bayshore/Brisbane Senior Shuttle" that can start only in the Bayshore/Brisbane area?  This shuttle is funded by SamTrans and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority with the co-operation of Daly City, Brisbane, BAAQMD and CCAG.  And if you're not a Senior, don't worry, you're not required to be over a certain age to ride this shuttle, nor do you need a shuttle pass (those are only necessary for the Commute.org-operated shuttles). 

On Monday and Friday the Caltrain shuttle may be booked to Serramonte shopping center or any stop along the way.

On Tuesday and Thursday the shuttle may be booked to Tanforan or any stop along the way.

To book your next trip, please call (415) 740-9458 to speak directly to the driver (the shuttle will circle on the route until it gets a phone call booking a trip.

For more information about the Caltrain shuttle and to view the current schedule, please click here.

Six City Council Candidates

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The following Brisbane citizens have qualified to be on the upcoming November 3, 2015 ballot to fill two Council seats on the Brisbane City Council: (Click on their names below to view their candidate statements)

Madison Davis

TuongVan Do

Tom Heinz

Alvin Louie

Jameel Munir

Terry O'Connell

The Brisbane Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Candidates Forum on Wednesday, September 23rd from 7:00 - 8:30pm.  The forum is moderated by the League of Women Voters and will be held in the Community Room at City Hall, 50 Park Place.  Citizens are encouraged to attend and participate.   It will also be televised and taped for replay on the City’s website for those who are unable to attend. 

For information regarding the upcoming election, please contact Sheri Spediacci, City Clerk, at 415-508-2113 or cityhall@ci.brisbane.ca.us .

Introducing Noreen Leek

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A new face can be seen in and around City Hall these days - Noreen Leek has been hired as the City's new Recreation Manager in the Parks and Recreation Department.  Noreen comes to us from the City of Menlo Park, where she worked eight years in the city's Community Services Department; first as a Recreation Coordinator, then as a Recreation Supervisor, and ultimately, a Recreation Manager.  Her responsibilities included: production of their Activity Guide (a whopping 72 pages!) and other marketing materials, overseeing the Recreation Center and its operations, and leading special events and the city's gymnastics programs.

She will be interfacing in large part with the Parks and Recreation Commission, overseeing special events such as the Day in the Park Community Festival (also, SAVE THE DATE for another Hydrant Re-painting & Restoration Weekend, happening Oct. 10 & 11), managing production of the Activity Guide, and supervising the department, which is led by Administrative Services Director, Stuart Schillinger.

"I am grateful to have the honor of serving as the new Recreation Manager and to become part of the Brisbane community," said Noreen, and "I look forward to encouraging collaborative partnerships with the local business community and expanding recreation for the city as a whole."

If you'd like to contact Noreen, you can do so at (415) 508-2141 or nleek@ci.brisbane.ca.us.  Or, stop by and say "hello" in person; her door is always open!

Noreen earned her undergraduate degree in Recreation from San Francisco State University and her Master’s in Business Administration from Notre Dame de Namur University.  She resides in Belmont with her husband, two young sons, and yellow lab, Lola.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 8/25/2015


Brisbane Eagles
Cancer Fund Benefit
Sat., Aug. 29th, 2 – 5 pm, 185 Visitacion
Turkey & Ham Dinner; $10/person


Posted 8/23/2015



Brisbane Parks & Recreation Department
Adult Oil Painting Class
Starts Tues., Sept. 15, 6pm
Information 415-508-2144


Registered Voters – In the Mail 8/25
City’s Baylands Survey
Complete and Return by 9/12

 

Signboard Postings

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 Posted 8/21/2015


The Collective Camp by DAWNDAVID
M-F, 6am-6:30, Comm. Park
#SUPERWOMAN – 8/24 – 9/18
415.508.2140 or brisbaneca.org

Signboard Postings

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Posted 8/17/2015


City of Brisbane Now Hiring
Maintenance Worker I/II
Applications accepted starting Aug 19 to Sept 2
First 100 applications only
www.brisbaneca.org or www.calopps.org 
UPDATE 8/20: This position is now closed


Aircraft Noise Meeting
Wednesday August 19th, 6pm
City Hall, 50 Park Place


 

Free Energy Code Training

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Join the City of Daly City, the City of Brisbane and the County of San Mateo for a workshop titled: Improving Energy Code Compliance of Nonresidential Envelopes.  The instructor will be Russ King, M.E.  This workshop aims to give you specific tools and strategies for enhancing energy code compliance of fenestration (design, construction, or presence of windows and doors in a building) performance and site-built fenestration.  

When: Friday, August 28th from 12:00-4:00pm

Where: Daly City Building Department, Training Room, 333 90th Street, Daly City, 94015

Who: All local officials, city building and planning staff, as well as private sector building professionals are invited.

This training is provided through the Bay Area Regional Energy Network’s (BayREN) Codes and Standards program. This program is a locally driven effort of local governments to reduce energy use in buildings through improved design, construction and code compliance. The program is administered jointly by each of the nine Bay Area counties and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). Funding for the program is provided through the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).  Click here for the training flyer.

With any questions or to register contact, Rachael Londer: rlonder@smcgov.org or (650) 363-4077.

 

Airplane Noise Meeting 8/19 @ 6p

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Councilmember Lentz would like to host a meeting regarding airplane noise for concerned citizens on Wednesday, August 19th at 6pm at City Hall (50 Park Place, Brisbane) in the Community Meeting Room.  He will be attending a SFO Roundtable Meeting earlier that day and would like to share the information that comes from that meeting with concerned citizens.  If this is an issue you are concerned about, then please plan on attending.

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!

2015 Brisbane Derby

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Has your son or daughter ever wanted to compete in the Brisbane Derby?  Well 2015 may be their year!

The Derby races will be taking place this year on Saturday, October 3rd and start at 8:00am (prior to the Day in the Park Festival, 10am - 5pm). 

Click here for the 2015 Brisbane Derby Racer Application.  Forms are due by Thursday, Sept. 24th to the Parks and Recreation Office located at 50 Park Place, Brisbane (2nd Fl.) or e-mailed to Steve Beaty at sbeaty@ci.brisbane.ca.us .  Derby kits are available for pick-up at the Parks and Recreation Office.  Please call Steve at (415) 508-2144 if you have any questions.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 8/11/2015


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Department
9th Annual Brisbane Derby
Coming Saturday, October 3, 2015
Sponsor & Racer Info:  (415)508-2144


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Department
Aqua Zumba
Mondays 6:00pm, Comm. Pool
Classes start Sept. 14


Posted 8/9/2015


Brisbane Parks & Rec. Fall Sports
Flag Football 2nd-8th Grades
Girls Volleyball 6th-8th Grades
Registration Deadline Aug. 28
For more info 508-2144 or brisbaneca.org


Posted 8/8/2015


City of Brisbane Now Hiring
Human Resources Technician
Apply by Aug 20 – First 50 applications
www.brisbane.org or www.calopps.org

 

 

 

 

Fall Registration Now Open

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Brisbane Parks and Recreation Fall program registration is now open!

Please check out our Active.com online registration pages for all the updated information and details:

2nd - 8th Grade Flag Football: http://bit.ly/1MSOUa8

6th - 8th Grade Volleyball: http://bit.ly/1K8jXZw

Youth & Adult Fitness Programs (Aqua Zumba, The Collective Camp by Dawn David, Tae Kwon Do, Yoga, and more!): http://bit.ly/1IwCpuG

The Parks and Receation Dept. is now on Facebook, so be sure to "Like" their page to keep in the know about programs, classes and events: www.facebook.com/brisbanerec

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!

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