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Posted 3/15/2013


BEST/PTO 
SAVE THE DATE! 
SPRING THING 2013
APRIL 27


Posted 3/6/2013



Brisbane Lions Club
Scholarship Applications
Available on City Website, Library or by request
at Brisbanelionsscholars@gmail.com
Apply by April 11th


Brisbane Parks and Recreation Department
Men's & Co-ed Softball
Registration Deadline March 18th
Information (415) 508-2143

 

SamTrans Service Plan

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UPDATE 3/13/2013: Staff has reviewed the Draft SamTrans Service Plan and are pleased to announce that SamTrans will continue 292 service into San Francisco, and keep to the current schedule (there is just a minor route adjustment in San Mateo, moving the route from B Street to Delaware Street).  There also does not appear to be any recommendations affecting the existing route 121 servicing the school trippers in this final draft.  Please still attend the 3/20 public workshop in Brisbane, and express your gratitude for continued service of the 292!

SSP Next Steps - The draft final recommendations for the SamTrans Service Plan are in process and will take all comments received into consideration. The recommendations are expected to be released in March 2013 with a draft final SSP. Once released, SamTrans will hold public meetings to receive comment. These will be followed by a public hearing at a SamTrans Board of Directors meeting in April, with adoption of the plan at a subsequent Board meeting. Dates, times and locations for the public meetings are posted below. The plan will help identify future key transit investments and direct the delivery of long-term, financially sustainable bus service.

A public workshop is a public event for the SSP intended to reach out to the broader community, not just the specific city the workshop is located in.

Saturday, March 16, 9:30 am – 11 am
Granada Sanitary District, Third Floor
504 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada

Monday, March 18, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
East Palo Alto Family YMCA, Community Room
550 Bell Street, East Palo Alto

Tuesday, March 19, 6 pm – 7:30 pm
San Mateo County Transit District
2nd Floor Auditorium
1250 San Carlos Avenue, San Carlos

Wednesday, March 20, Noon – 1:30 pm
San Mateo County Transit District
2nd Floor Auditorium
1250 San Carlos Avenue, San Carlos

Wednesday, March 20, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Brisbane City Hall, Council Chambers
50 Park Place, Brisbane

$300,000 FEMA Grant

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The City was recently notified that the North County Fire Authority, of which Brisbane is a part of, will receive approximately $300,000 in FEMA Assistance to Firefighter Grant Funds to replace all apparatus exhaust systems within all NCFA Fire Stations, as well as purchasing rescue air bags for lifting heavy weights needed as a result vehicle accidents, structural collapses, etc. 

We currently are in need of major repairs and or replacement of the exhaust systems in all our fire stations, as well our rescue air bags, which are coming to the end of their useful life expectancies, so the award is a relief to our general fund, which would have had to bear the expense.

March 2013 STAR

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Click here or the image to view the March 2013 STAR.

Street Sweeping

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Starting March 11th, you may notice the City of South San Francisco's street sweeper covering the routes formerly maintained by Contract Sweeping Services.  Brisbane has contracted with SSF based upon the shared services model that has proven successful with other services currently utilizing this model, such as traffic signal maintenance.  Not only does Brisbane receive a more distinct level of service, but SSF will be able to provide shorter response times when needed, which ultimately results in reduced costs.

SSF will be keeping the same schedule for street sweeping as was previously done - Commercial is done the 2nd and 4th Wedneday of each month (which includes Visitacion, Old County, and San Bruno), and Residential (Northeast Ridge) will remain the second Monday of every month.  If you have any questions about the city's street sweeping services, please contact Karen Kinser in the Public Works Dept. at (415) 508-2130.

Live at Mission Blue

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The Peninsula Progress, in its latest issue, did a 1-page spread on the Live at Mission Blue Concert Series.  It features cellist Tamya Tomknis, Lecturer Bruce Lamott, who gave a free lecture titled "A Miracle on Four Strings" at the Brisbane Library last week, and of course, Artistic Director Kevin Fryer.  Click here to read the article.  And make sure you attend the last of the Bach Cello Suites, as the 2-part concert concludes tomorrow evening at 7:30pm at Mission Blue Center (475 Mission Blue Dr., Brisbane).  Tickets can be purchased for $20 at the door.   Don't miss out on this very special treat!

Scheduled Water Shutdown

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The City of Brisbane Public Works Department will be turning off the water to the following areas on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 9:00am - 1:00am in order to make necessary water improvements to the local water mains:

101 - 163 Visitacion Ave.
132 - 184 Visitacion Ave.

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

Signboard Postings

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Posted 3/2/2013


Lipman Productions present
"MaybeTomorrow"
March 6th & March 8th, 7:30 pm
Tickets call (415) 467-9541


Silverspot Nursery School Co-op
10th Annual Benefit Luau
Sun., Mar 10, 1-5 pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
Fabulous Feast, Raffle, Silent Auction, Fun!


Posted 2/26/2013


Congratulations
Danielle Pubill
Second Place
C.I.F. Girls Wrestling Championships

 

Mission Blue Nursery
Native Plant Sale
Sat., March 2, 9 am - 2 pm
Located behind Fire Station, Follow Signs

 

 

Suburban Propane

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Suburban Propane will be conducting a burn-off on Wednesday, February 27th of one of their tanks in order to de-pressurize it and change out release valves located at the top of the tank.  To do this, the vapor inside the tank needs to be completely burned off, which will result in about a 15 ft. flame coming out of the burn stack for approximately 3 hours.  The Brisbane Fire Department and Police Departments are aware of the burn-off, which is expected to last from 2:15pm to approximately 5:15pm.

Energy Star Certified

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If you’ve been down to City Hall in the last couple weeks, a bright blue decal might have caught your eye.  That blue sticker bears the highly-recognizable EPA Energy Star logo, as Brisbane City Hall was recently recognized as a 2013 Energy Star certified building. 

Energy use in commercial buildings accounts for nearly 20 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at a cost of more than $100 billion per year.  Commercial buildings that earn EPA’s Energy Star must perform in the top 25% of similar buildings nationwide and must be independently verified by a licensed professional engineer or a registered architect.  Energy Star certified buildings use an average of 35% less energy and are responsible for 35% less carbon dioxide emissions than typical buildings.

You may be wondering, “How did City Hall earn an Energy Star, exactly?”  Well, in 2008, when the building was remodeled to be more seismically-sound, quite the slew of energy-saving measures were incorporated.  Some of these included: occupancy sensors for overhead lighting in offices, a new cooling tower, boiler, and several water source heat pumps (high efficiency components of a new HVAC system), parking lots lights fitted with 35 watt LED bulbs instead of 150 watt High Pressure Sodium bulbs, and a second mechanical room, which contains an energy saving programmable lighting system for the interior of the building that allows lights to be shut off at a scheduled time as well as a sweep feature that turns off lights that were turned on manually after a programmed delay time.  These energy-saving measures got us to an Energy Performance Rating of 74, only one point shy of 75, the minimum to be eligible for the Energy Star.  That’s when staff consulted San Mateo County Energy Watch, a local government partnership between the City and County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C/CAG) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), who in the spring of 2012 sent out a representative to conduct a free energy audit.  Not finding any cost effective solutions that could be implemented to allow for further energy savings, he suggested staff try “floating” the building.  This entailed programming the HVAC system to start up before business hours and to shut off before the close of day, with oftentimes the effects going unnoticed.  So staff gave that a try, floating the building for 1.5 hours each business day in the morning and late afternoon.  After the first two month of doing so, there was a 17% drop in the city’s energy bill.  After eight months of doing so, an Energy Performance Rating of 76 had been reached, making City Hall eligible to apply for an Energy Star.  The rest is history…and staff looks forward to applying for the Energy Star again in 2014!