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Altamar Water Shut Off

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The Altamar at the Ridge Homeowner's Association has requested the City shut off the water for Elfin Ct. on Thursday, March 12th and for Swallowtail and Crescent Courts on March 13, 2015 between 9am - 4pm, due to emergency plumbing/valve work repairs.  If you have any questions or concerns please, contact The Manor Association at (650) 637-1616.  Click here for the notice that was sent to all of the affected residents. 

March 2015 Marina News

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 Click here to read the March 2015 Marina Newsletter

Pedestrian Safety

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Recently, the Complete Streets Safety Committee rolled out the “Safe Pedestrian Routes to Schools” plan(click image to enlarge).  This was the result of a year-long project by the Complete Streets Safety Committee to study and identify routes and improvements that would provide for the safest and most direct conduits to and from the schools and central Brisbane.  The Committee's Plan was approved by the City Council on December 18, 2014.

A primary component to the success in establishing these routes is to ensure the unobstructed use of the sidewalks.  The committee noticed that due to Brisbane’s narrow streets, residents often parallel park their vehicles on a portion of the sidewalk.  In addition, many driveways in Brisbane are too small for vehicles, and as a result, large portions of the vehicle block the sidewalk.  These conditions are unsafe as they cause pedestrians to have to walk around the vehicles and into the street.

Blocking any portion of the sidewalk is a violation of California Vehicle Code 22500(f).  The Brisbane Police Department is committed to traffic safety and will be taking enforcement action for vehicles blocking the sidewalk starting in April.  Please assist us in our efforts by keeping the sidewalks clear.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and assistance!

New Capital Projects Charge

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The City has been studying the capital improvement plan for the water and sewer infrastructure and a method to pay for these needs.  The estimated cost of the overall plan is $20,000,000.  The City Council has looked at how to phase this in over a period of time to have the least impact on residents and rate payers.  Thus, the City will phase the the repairs over a 20 year period.  The Council-approved budget amount for the 2013/14 budget was $5,000,000.  This allows the City to have the least increase in rates while tackling the most pressing concerns - to ensure safe and reliable drinking water and an environmentally safe method for disposing waste water.

On November 20, 2014, the City Council adopted a Capital Projects Charge that will be effective with the March 2015 bill being mailed out next week (click here for the staff report that was presented as part of that Public Hearing).  This year's rate increase will pay for the following short- and long-term projects: improved water pressure for fire protection in the Annis Rd. area, upgardes to the Glen Park pump station, undergrounding the sewer line on Bayshore Blvd., and replacement of our Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA).  The cost of these projects is $5,000,000 and the new charge will pay the annual debt service of a 20-yr. bond.  The rates are graduated based on springtime usage (mid-February - mid-June), which ensures lower water users will pay less than higher users.  The adopted rates per unit(s) of water used during a 2-month billing cycle follow:

Units of Water Used (Bimonthly Billing Cycle) Adopted Rate (in Dollars)
0 $10.00
1 $12.50
2 $15.00
3 $17.50
4 $20.00
5 $22.50
6 $25.00
7 $27.50
8 $30.00
9 $32.50
10 $35.00
11 to 19 $38.00
20 to 40 $50.00
>40 units $65.00


If you have any questions about this Capital Projects Charge, please contact Finance Director Stuart Schillinger at schillinger@ci.brisbane.ca.us or (415) 508-2151.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 3/6/2015


Congratulations!
Danielle Pubill
3rd Place CIF State Wrestling Championship
"Pursuing Victory with Honor" winner!


Silverspot Nursery School Co-op
12th Annual Benefit Luau
Sun., Mar. 15, 1-5 pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
Food, Silent Auction, Info: 415.657.0142
Special Appearance by Capt'n Jack Spareribs


Posted 3/4/2015


Brisbane Library
Creative Writing Club for Kids
Sat., Mar. 7th, 2 pm, 250 Visitacion
Grades 2nd - 4th, Info: (415) 467-2060


Live at Mission Blue Presents
Kitka
Sat., Mar 7, 7:30 pm, Mission Blue Ctr.
Info/Tickets: www.LiveAtMissionBlue.com


Posted 3/2/2015


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
The Community Pool
Has Re-opened!
Info: www.brisbaneca.org/community-pool


City of Brisbane
P/T Recreation Leaders
Open Until Filled
Info:  www.calopps.org

 

SamTrans Seeking CAC Members

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Public members interested in providing input on local transit programs are encouraged to volunteer for the SamTrans Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). 

The 15-member CAC meets monthly and is responsible for offering feedback on the needs of transit users and informing San Mateo County residents of transit programs on the Peninsula. It also acts in an advisory capacity to the SamTrans’ Board of Directors. 

The SamTrans CAC has the following openings:

  • Three community representatives
  • Two multimodal representatives

The CAC meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the San Mateo County Transit District headquarters at 1250 San Carlos Avenue in San Carlos.

Interested persons can download the CAC application here or call 650-508-6279 (TTY 650-508-6448). Applications are due by March 6.

March 2015 STAR

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Click here to read the March 2015 STAR.

Signboard Flower Box

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One of the requests the City receives for signboard notices is to announce the passing of a family member or loved one.  These signs are always printed in black ink versus the traditional "Brisbane blue".  But did you know that Billy from the Hardware Store has constructed a planter box with flower pots that can be used by community members to place their flowers in?  It is kept at the hardware store, but can be brought out anytime it is requested.  If you would like to use it, please let Russ Carmick know when requesting the sign.  He can be reached at rcarmick@ci.brisbane.ca.us or (415) 508-2143.  And thank you, Billy, for using your resources and abilities to serve the community.

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.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 2/25/2015


Brisbane Eagles
Benefit Prime Rib Dinner
Sat., Feb. 28, 4 - 7 pm, 185 Visitacion
For Scleroderma Fund Honoring Tommy Gonzales


Posted 2/23/2015



The City requests your feedback
On short-term vacation rentals
www.brisbaneca.org
Hard copies avail. at City Hall, Library, STAR


City of Brisbane
P/T Recreation Leader
Opening Soon!
Watch Signboard and www.calopps.org for info