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Ready, Set, Kindergarten

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Get ready for kindergarten at the Brisbane Library this fall!  Ready, Set, Kindergarten is 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. 

This special storytime program will take place on the following Wednesdays at 7:00pm: October 1, October 8, October 15, October 22, October 29, and November 5.  Pajamas are encouraged but not required!  

Space is limited, so please register in advance by calling or visiting the Brisbane Library at (415) 467-2060, or by e-mailing Lead Librarian Stephanie Conrad at conrad@smcl.org.

Free Composting Course

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The RecycleWorks Volunteer Academy Program is now accepting students for the fall “Master Composter” training program.  This training will teach interested individuals about composting methods, techniques, benefits, as well as prepare participants to teach others in their communities. 

In exchange for this no-cost training, Master Composters are asked to provide 40 hours of volunteer service teaching others in the County about composting practices in their homes and/or businesses.  Classes will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm in Foster City beginning September 23rd through November 18, 2014.  

If you, or any other San Mateo County resident that you may know, is interested in joining the Fall training program, please register here.

If you need additional information about the course contact Erin McNichol, the Program Coordinator, at RecycleWorks@smcgov.org or call 650-599-1498.  Click here for the class flyer.  Visit their website at: http://www.recycleworks.org/sustainability/rva_composting.html.

If you would like to learn about other RecycleWorks workshops/classes please join their list serve at: http://www.RecycleWorks.org/infoForm.php or call the Recycleworks Team at 1-888-442-2666.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 9/15/2014


Did you know…
You can sign up to receive text alerts from the City
During a disaster? | www.brisbaneca.org
Sept. is National Preparedness Month

 

National Preparedness Month

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September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), and the theme for this year is: "Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare".  There are also weekly themes, so each week we'll be sharing tips and information concerning the following on our Facebook and Twitter pages (be sure to Like and Follow us):

Week 1 - How to...Reconnect with Family After a Disaster
Week 2 - Know How to Plan for Specific Needs Before a Disaster (youth and children, business, organizations, those with disabilities, pets, etc.)
Week 3 - How to...Build An Emergency Kit
Week 4 & 5 - How to...Practice for an Emergency

For more details about National Preparedness Month please visit: www.ready.gov/september or @Readygov on Twitter.  And if you haven't already signed up to receive text alerts during an emergency from the City, please do so today at SMCAlert.info.  The Director of Emergency Services, Randy Breault, will also be providing the City Council with a presentation about National Preparedness Month at the September 2, 2014 Council Meeting.  Last weekend's earthquake in Napa makes this all the more timely, as we clearly saw it is not a matter of "if", it is a matter of "when" a disaster will strike!

Caltrain's New Electric Trains

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Caltrain is asking the public to provide feedback and input on design details of its future fleet of Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) trains.  When the railway is electrified as part of the Caltrain Modernization Program, EMU trains will be procured to replace approximately 75 percent of the current diesel fleet and eventually EMUs will replace the entire fleet operating between San Francisco and San Jose. 

The rail agency is soliciting feedback from the public about how the new trains should be constructed to manage capacity on key issues such as seats/standees, bathrooms, and bikes on board. 

To provide feedback, please complete this new electric train survey: www.caltrain.com/emusurvey 

Feedback from the public will be coupled with staff technical analysis to help inform the purchase of the new trains, once the project has been approved and environmentally cleared. Environmental clearance is scheduled for the end of 2014. 

For more information about the program: website: www.caltrain.com/emu; email: caltrainemu@caltrain.com; phone: 650.508.6493; Caltrain Modernization Program: Video

Rate Increase for Garbage

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The last item on the City Council's agenda for Thursday, September 18 is the potential New Solid Waste Franchise Agreement with South San Francisco Scavengers Co. (SSFSC) for the collection and disposal of recyclable materials, organic materials or composting, and solid waste (click here for the staff report).  The City's current franchise agreement with SSF Scavengers expires on October 30, 2014.  Along with maintaining the current services provided by SSFSC, the new agreement will also incorporate several new services, such as:

  • Organic materials collection (composting), which would also help fuel several of their CNG (compressed natural gas) front end loaders (as seen above)
  • Increase in containers provided to the City at no cost for the annual Citywide Clean-Up
  • Abandoned waste clean-up collection for the City’s right-of-way areas
  • Implementation of a trash container management policy

There are also additional trash load reduction services which the City is required to comply per the Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit. 

That being said, a residential 32 gallon can would go from $24.36/mo. to $28.49/mo.  You can tune into the Council meeting at 7:30pm this coming Thursday on Ch. 27 or watch live via the City's Live Streaming page.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 9/10/2014


In Loving Memory Of
Marco Rodriguez
1956 -2014
Private Family Services


Posted 9/9/2014


Brisbane Parks and Recreation Dept.
Lagoon Clean Up
Sat., Sept. 20, 9-Noon, Fisherman's Pk.
Info:  508-2143


Brisbane Parks and Recreation Dept.
28th Annual "Day In The Park"
Sat., Oct. 4, 10 am - 5 pm, Comm. Park
Food, Music, Games, Rides, Fun!


Posted 9/5/2014


Brisbane Library
Easy Cuisine
Sat., Sept. 6, 1:30 pm, 250 Visitacion
Info:  467-2060


Did you know…
Under a sturdy table is safer
Than in a doorway during a quake?
Sept. is National Preparedness Month | brisbaneca.org

September 2014 Marina News

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Click here to read the September 2014 Marina Newsletter

New Homebuyer Loans

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Heart logo mediumAttend one of two September Homebuyer Workshops hosted by HEART of San Mateo County, the Housing Endowment and Regional Trust, to find out how to use the HEART/Meriwest 5% down, no PMI downpayment loan and mortgage program.  Some details about the program:

  • Live or work in San Mateo County
  • Mortgage up to $521,250
  • Income up to 150K
  • No restrictions on purchase or resale (except Daly City)
  • Click here for more information.

Register for Foster City on Sept. 24th here.  Register for San Bruno on Sept. 30 here.

Pavement Maintenance

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A number of streets in town and in Crocker Industrial Park will have crack seal material applied to address various cracks in the pavement surface.  The project has been moved up from October to this month and will officially start THIS WEEK on August 26.  The project dates have been revised and the project will take place from Tuesday, Aug. 26 to Thursday, Aug. 28.  Notification for parking restrictions will be provided 72 hours in advance of the work, and thru traffic will be accommodated.  Minor delays can be expected.  The streets that will be crack sealed during this five-day project include the following:

 

Day 1: Tuesday, August 26:

ALVARADO ST from MONO ST to VISITACION AVE

INYO ST from MARIPOSA ST to SAN FRANCISCO AVE

LAKE ST from SAN BRUNO AVE to GLEN PARK WAY

MARIPOSA ST from VISITACION AVE to SAN BRUNO AVE

MARIPOSA ST from SOLANO ST to VISITACION AVE

MONTEREY ST from SAN BRUNO AVE to ALVARADO ST

SANTA CLARA ST from SAN BRUNO AVE to SAN FRANCISCO AVE

 

Day 2: Wednesday, August 27:

HUMBOLDT RD from SOLANO ST to TRINITY RD

NORTH HILL DR from VALLEY DR to GUADALUPE CANYON PKWY

OLD COUNTY RD from SAN FRANCISCO AVE to BAYSHORE BLVD

SAN FRANCISCO AVE from DEAD END (WEST) to INYO ST

SAN MATEO LANE from HUMBOLDT RD to KINGS RD

 

Day 3: Thursday, August 28:

MONO ST from ALVARADO ST to KLAMATH ST

SAN BRUNO AVE from BAYSHORE BLVD to THOMAS AVE

SIERRA POINT RD from SAN BENITO RD to GLEN PARK WAY

SIERRA POINT RD from GLEN PARK WAY to HUMBOLDT RD

SOLANO ST from 150 FT NORTH OF MARIPOSA ST to MONTEREY ST

 

 We apologize in advance for the inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience while this necessary pavement repair work is being done.  If you have any concerns or questions, please call the Public Works Department at (415) 508-2130.