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Lagoon Clean-Up

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Brisbane's Lagoon Clean-Up is once again this year taking place in conjunction with California's Coastal Cleanup Day.  So on Saturday, September 15th from 9am - noon, come to Fisherman's Park and help to clear debris from one of the town's most-loved waterways - the Brisbane Lagoon.  You can park along Sierra Point Parkway.  Please wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves if you have them.  Lunch will be provided for all volunteers following the cleanup.  Thanks in advance for your help, as many hands make light work!

Project Luisa

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Have you heard?  The Brisbane Lions Club, whose motto is simply, "We Serve", are making an effort to serve those Seniors in town who may need a helping hand with household tasks, such as changing a furnace filter or even a lightbulb.  They've termed this service "Project Luisa", named after the grandmother of a Brisbane Lion who passionately served her community.  Along with Project Luisa, the Lions host an annual Senior Holiday Party.  However, their lists are outdated and they are making an earnest effort to help Seniors who are in need of their assistance.  If you are a Senior or think you are one, or would like to hear more about Project Luisa, please contact Lion Linda Dettmer at linda.dettmer@gmail.com or (415) 467-3231.  She'll make sure you're added to the Lions' Senior List, made a part of some very special upcoming events, and taken good care of!

Concerts in the Park Recap

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Last Friday's Concert in the Park where the California Cowboys came to town was indeed chilly, but that didn't stop Parks and Recreation Commissioner Kevin Fryer and Open Space and Ecology Committee Member Michele Salmon from waltzing 'round and 'round the Gazebo.

In fact, the cooler weather probably helped to get people up and moving!

Here's the view of the crowd from near the stage:

As the night wore on, flickering glow necklaces accentuated the fact that people were enjoying the music of the California Cowboys and the company of each other.

Stay tuned for this Friday's Concerts, featuring one of the Bay Area's hottest dance cover bands, The Cocktail Monkeys!

Prior to the Concert starting, the Brisbane AYSO Soccer Teams will be introduced as they parade by team across the stage.  Come a little earlier, around 5:20pm, to help cheer them on!

Here's the rest of the Concert line-up:

September 7thThe Cocktail Monkeys (80s and Funk)
September 14thThe Houserockers (Rock and Soul)
September 21stThe Hot Rods (50s and 60s)
September 28thThe Sun Kings (Beatles Tribute Band)
September 30th (Sunday, 2pm-4pm) – The Al Molina Sextet feat. Jeff Oster (Jazz)

All performances take place under the Gazebo in the Community Park (11 Old County Rd.) from 5:45pm - 8:30pm, so make sure to come early enough to grab a spot on the grass!  Also, see below for the Brisbane restaurants who will be offering Friday Night Dinner Specials, just for Concerts in the Park.  Stop by one of them on your way to the Park!

Julie's Deli - BBQ Tri-Tip Sandwich with a Side of Macaroni Salad ($10)
Melissa's Taqueria - Enchilada Plate with Rice & Beans ($7.50), Combination Enchilada & Taco Plate ($7.75)
Na Na's Kitchen - Entire Lunch Menu served all day ($7.85)
Mama Mia Pizza - 2 Slices, Cheese ($5); 2 Slices, 1 topping ($6); Medium Pizza, 1 topping ($9.95); Large 1 Topping ($10.95); XL 1 Topping ($12.95); 5pm - 9pm

Thank you to all our Sponsors*, who made the 2012 Concert Series possible:

     

Brisbane Chamber of Commerce
Brisbane Hardware & Supply
CSG Consultants, Inc.
Dan & Kelly Carter
Dettmer Associates
Dettmer Construction Co.
Garden Chapel
Glazman-Schillinger Family
Golden State Lumber
Integrated Resources
John Nava Insurance Agency
Julie’s Brisbane Liquor & Deli
Loral Landscaping, Inc.
Lori & Ray Liu
Louis Raphael, A Division of Kizan International, Inc.
Ron Davis & Co. Real Estate
Sheng Kee of California, Inc.
South San Francisco Scavenger Co., Inc.
Sue Cochran Construction
Tim Chang & Sons - Humboldt Tree Service

Congratulations, Dale!

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At last Monday's City Council Meeting, Mayor Lentz, on behalf of the full Council, presented Public Works Team Leader Dale Allen with the following Proclamation, thanking him for the total 31 years he devoted to public service.

PROCLAMATION
 
A PROCLAMATION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRISBANE RECOGNIZING TEAM LEADER DALE ALLEN UPON HIS RETIREMENT
 
WHEREAS, Dale Allen, a native son of San Francisco, serendipitously emigrated with his family to the City of Stars 55 years ago; and

Whereas, Dale has devoted 31 work years to public service, a noble calling that involves providing a broad range of services that are an integral part of our citizens’ daily lives; and
 
WHEREAS, 11 of those work years were spent “Providing Quality Service” to the citizens of Brisbane; and
 
WHEREAS, Dale’s tenure with the city includes employment as the first Utility Team Leader and the effort involved in institutionalizing that position; and
 
WHEREAS, public works infrastructure, facilities and services are of vital importance to the health, safety, well-being and comfort of the citizens of the City of Brisbane; and
 
WHEREAS, such facilities and services could not be provided without the dedicated efforts of public works professionals such as Dale, who are responsible for operating and maintaining these systems; and
 
WHEREAS, the combination of Dale’s technical knowledge and his ability to interact positively with Brisbane’s community resulting from his half century plus of living and raising a family here will be a challenge to replicate; and
 
WHEREAS, the City wishes him good health and an enriching retirement with his wife, Sue..
 
Now, therefore be it resolved, that the City Council of the City of Brisbane thanks Dale Allen and hereby declares him an honored resident of Brisbane, welcome forever at all city events, and considered for all purposes as a resident in perpetuity of our grateful town.
 
Approved this 27th Day of August, 2012. 
                                                                        Cliff Lentz
                                                                        Mayor of the City of Brisbane
 

Thank you for your leadership and hard work all these years, Dale.  We wish you many, many happy days of retirement with your wife Sue and daughter, Danielle!

And you may be wondering, is there anyone able to take Dale's place?  Fortunately, with his 5 and 1/2 years with the City and many of those working alongside Dale, Keegan Black was sworn in on Tuesday morning as the Utility Team's new Team Leader.  

Congratulations, Keegan, we know that with your strong work ethic and great attitude, you'll do an excellent job filling Dale's shoes!

Brisbane Farmers' Market

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You just never know who's going to turn up as a new vendor at the Brisbane Farmers' Market.  Jerry Lami, Executive Director of West Coast Farmers Market Association, who manages the market, is always scouting out new vendors who, not only offer a high-quality product, they display a certain passion for what they're selling.  Oscar Nuñez, of Honducafé/highnote coffee, has both, plus experience.  Oscar in originally from Honduras where much of their green coffee derives from; it's also fair trade.  Honducafé is a family-owned company, and can provide their customers with individual bags of their highnote coffee brand, or container size loads for cafés and coffeehouses.  If you haven't yet talked to Oscar about coffee, we recommend doing so, as it will be an educational and fun experience.

Do you like peaches, nectarines, plums, pluots, and other stone fruits?  Well now is the time to stock up, because with summer coming to an end, these guys won't be seen for too much longer at the farmers' market - a month at best.  Here, shoppers are choosing from the wide selection Rezendiz Fruit Barn brings weekly to the market.  Mix and match any of the fruit for $2.00/lb.

And for those of you who come to shop the market after a day's work, Valentina of Dalex, has German and Polish food products that could very well serve as your dinner.  Chicken and beef piroshkies, blintzes (savory and fruit-filled), and sausages line her booth.  And if you've never tried a blintze, she'll let you know that she raised her kids on them - they had sweet ones for breakfast with whip cream and powdered sugar, and mushroom-filled ones at night.  Everything sure is a delight to try!

Thanks to Brisbane residents and Farmers' Market customers, Commute.org’s table at the Farmers Market yesterday kept busy. Over 35 reusable grocery bags and 60 jumbo ID/pass holders were given out. Bicycle commuters or walkers received an assortment of safety-related items (including bike tire patch kits, reflective pant straps, red blinkers). And as for the $25 Madhouse Coffee gift card raffle, about 65 entries were received. The name of the lucky winner will be reported next week. Stay tuned!

With that, enjoy shopping at the Brisbane Farmers' Market, which takes place weekly on Thursdays from 3:00pm - 7:00pm in the Community Park (11 Old County Rd., Brisbane).

Signboard Postings

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Posted 9/1/2012


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Elite 10 Fitness Classes
Thursdays, Starting Sept. 6th, Miss.Blue Ctr.
Fun Challenging Fitness Class, 508-2143
 

Brisbane Parks and Recreation Dept.
P/T Lifeguards Wanted
Open Until Filled
www.brisbaneca.org or www.calopps.org


Posted 8/30/2012



Concerts In The Park presents...
California Cowboys
Playing Country/Western Favorites
Fri., Aug. 31st, 5:45-8:30, Comm. Pk., Free

 

Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Brisbane Derby
Deadline to Register: Thurs., Sept. 27 @ 1pm
Information: 508-2143

Sept. CITY NEWS

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Click here to read the September 2012 CITY NEWS.
 

Concerts in the Park Recap

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Last Friday's kick-off to Concerts in the Park was a swingin' good time.  Stompy Jones played two sets of non-stop vintage jump style R&B, which got the crowd dancing early on.  But before the band even entered center stage under the Gazebo, Zumba class instructor Isa Hershoff-Looper gave a 15 minute demonstration of her class, inviting anyone to come up and join - she got plenty of takers - those who have experience doing Zumba and those who looked like it may have been their first time...

Water Aerobics class instructor Patricia Rohn MC'ed the Concert, making sure to list our 25 Sponsors* on a couple separate occasions.  Five individuals that were able to recount one of them got a free Concerts in the Park T-shirt!

Stompy Jones definitely has a following - Kathleen and Scott travel wherever the band goes...and couldn't stop gushing about how top-notch of a band they are.

The Brisbane Women's Club was on-hand providing free hot chocolate, lemonade, and cookies for Concert-goers.  Parks and Recreation Commissioner Bonnie Bologoff is shown gladly accepting a Community member's generous donation.

And, of course, the Brisbane Lions Club were also on-site, grilling up hot dogs for anyone who wanted one.  Lion Walt Long and Lion Frank Martin also kindly accepted donations.

It turned out to be a great crowd, with plenty of coolers and lawn chairs scattered across the lawn.

And when folks weren't sitting enjoying the music, they were up in front dancing with the band.

Thanks for all who came out to the first concert...now get set for the California Cowboys this coming Friday, August 31st!

Here's the remaining Concert line-up:

August 31stThe California Cowboys (Country Western)
September 7thThe Cocktail Monkeys (80s and Funk)
September 14thThe Houserockers (Rock and Soul)
September 21stThe Hot Rods (50s and 60s)
September 28thThe Sun Kings (Beatles Tribute Band)
September 30th (Sunday, 2pm-4pm) – The Al Molina Sextet feat. Jeff Oster (Jazz)

All performances take place under the Gazebo in the Community Park (11 Old County Rd.) from 5:45pm - 8:30pm, so make sure to come early enough to grab a spot on the grass!  Also, see below for the Brisbane restaurants who will be offering Friday Night Dinner Specials, just for Concerts in the Park.  Stop by one of them on your way to the Park!

Julie's Deli - Fried Chicken, Potato Salad, Corn on the Cob with Bread & Butter ($8)
Melissa's Taqueria - Enchilada Plate with Rice & Beans ($7.50), Combination Enchilada & Taco Plate ($7.75)
Na Na's Kitchen - Entire Lunch Menu served all day ($7.85)
Mama Mia Pizza - 2 Slices, Cheese ($5); 2 Slices, 1 topping ($6); Medium Pizza, 1 topping ($9.95); Large 1 Topping ($10.95); XL 1 Topping ($12.95); 5pm - 9pm

Thank you to all our Sponsors*, who made the 2012 Concert Series possible:

     

Brisbane Chamber of Commerce
Brisbane Hardware & Supply
CSG Consultants, Inc.
Dan & Kelly Carter
Dettmer Associates
Dettmer Construction Co.
Garden Chapel
Glazman-Schillinger Family
Golden State Lumber
Integrated Resources
John Nava Insurance Agency
Julie’s Brisbane Liquor & Deli
Loral Landscaping, Inc.
Lori & Ray Liu
Louis Raphael, A Division of Kizan International, Inc.
Ron Davis & Co. Real Estate
Sheng Kee of California, Inc.
South San Francisco Scavenger Co., Inc.
Sue Cochran Construction
Tim Chang & Sons - Humboldt Tree Service

Brisbane Farmers' Market

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Who doesn't appreciate a good almond croissant, or bite of sweet brioche?  To help satiate your sweet tooth, there's Crepe Brioche.  Daryl, a Brisbane resident, is there weekly with not only a huge selection of danishes, twists, and cakes, he also has plenty of scrumptious savory offerings, like asiago artisan rolls and seeded baguettes you can spot shoppers carrying in their bags from clear across the Park.  Also, don't forget to use your Moola Dollar, which was featured on the cover of the August City STAR publication.  You can use them at any of the stands, limit 1 per stand.

Next week, Gina from the Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance (www.commute.org) will be next to the Information Booth with bright green questionnaires.  If you complete the form and drop it into her basket, you could be the lucky winner of a $25 Madhouse Coffee & Tea gift card.  For those of you who want to maximize your shopping time at the market, the form is available online for you to fill out before-hand by clicking here.

Check out the other giveaways from Gina:

  • Commute.org Tote Bags for the first 30 Farmers Market customers.  Must present a valid Brisbane Shuttle pass.
  • Commute.org ID/cell phone jumbo holders for the next 20.  

Gina will be on-site between 3:30pm and 6:00pm, so be sure to stop by and say Hi to her then.  And you haven't yet checked out the Brisbane Farmers' Market, it's every Thursday from 3pm - 7pm in the Community Park (11 Old County Road, Brisbane).  Come by - as there's always something for everyone.  Happy shopping next week!

New Electronic Permit System

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The City of Brisbane will be launching a new electronic building permit system on October 1, 2012.  This new system will allow the public to initiate and manage a variety of building permit requests and activities to the City through a centralized web portal.  Additionally, the new system will enable applicants to submit plans and documents electronically to the City for review using the industry standard PDF file format.  Applicants may also schedule inspections and track the progress of their building permit application electronically.  

As a web based solution, Brisbane’s new permit system is designed to be available to the widest audience possible.  The City has also worked to customize the new online permit application process to be straightforward for our residents, builders, contractors, and architects. 

It is the goal of the City to reduce the amount of paper generated during the permitting and plan review process.  By using our new electronic review system, citizens can help us reach these sustainability goals while leveraging the added convenience of an online system.           

Until October 1, the City will continue to accept and process paper building permit requests at City Hall during normal business hours.  Once the system is operational as of October 1, you will still be able to come into City Hall to apply for building permits, as a computer station at the Building Department front counter will be available for applicant use.

If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback, please contact Trisha Taylor, Administrative Assistant, at 415-508-2120.

Click here to launch a video showcasing a preview of this new web based permit application process in action!

The City of Brisbane’s new system is powered by GreenVue Fusion software.  GreenVue Fusion provides innovative, affordable permitting and electronic plan review solutions for jurisdictions of all sizes.  To learn more about the GreenVue Fusion system, please visit them at www.gvfusion.com.