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Lifeguard Training

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Interested in becoming a lifeguard?  Well now is the time to be trained by the best!  Participants must be at least 15 yrs. of age, have the ability to swim 300 yds. continuously and with rhythmic breathing, and be able to retrieve a 10 lb. object from the 8 ft. deep section of the pool and swim 20 yds. with the object.  Participants must also have a good work ethic!  If interested, please call 657-4321 for more information.

Dates:          November 7 - 20
Days/Time: Monday/Wednesday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
                      Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location:     Brisbane Community Pool
                      2 Solano St.
Fee:              $215 Resident
                      $275 Non-Resident

Signboard Posting

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Posted 9/2/11

City of Brisbane
Lagoon Clean Up
Sat., Sept. 17, 9 am - Noon, Fisherman's Pk.
Info: 508-2143

California Cowboys

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Together with drummer Hal Atkinson (CCMA’s Drummer of the year, 1994), guitar player Gary Potterton (producer of "Grandma got run over by a Reindeer"), bass player Cary Atkinson, and legendary steel guitarist Bobby Black, lead singer and songwriter R.W. Smith makes sure the California Cowboys remain one of California's most successful country-western bands.  And they'll be bringing the tunes to the Community Park Friday evening, Sept. 2nd.  The show starts at 6:00pm.  Come out and enjoy this third installment of the Concerts in the Park series -- it's sure to be a memorable one!

And let's not forget the Sponsors who made it happen:

2011 Concert Sponsors:

Brisbane Hardware
First National Bank of Northern California
F.W. Spencer and Sons, Inc.
Garden Chapel
Kingdom Pipelines, Inc
Linda and Bill Dettmer
Loral Landscaping
Louis Raphael, A Division of Kizan International, Inc.
Lyon Medical Construction
Schillinger-Glazman Family
Sierra Point Lumber
SSF Scavenger Co.
Sue Cochran Construction


Flow Control Valve Stations

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During the fall of 2010, the Department of Public Works, along with Redwood Engineering Company, conducted a subsurface site investigation to support the design of future flow control valve vaults to be located at each of the five existing water supply turnout locations throughout town.  Brisbane and GVMID obtain their supply of water from the San Francisco Public Utility Commission (SFPUC) at the “turnouts”.  The design of the vaults was completed this summer after multiple staff reviews by engineers from California Department of Public Health and the SFPUC.   

Funded in part through a U.S. EPA grant received by the City in 2006, the flow control vaults will provide the equipment necessary for the City to better control the water it receives from the SFPUC.  Currently, the City manages the flow of its water from SFPUC by manually operating valves.  After the project is completed, City engineers will be able to remotely monitor and control the flow of water entering the City’s water distribution system at each of the five water turnout locations.   Inside the concrete vaults, new automated valves and control instrumentation will be installed that will operate remotely by sensing changes in flow and pressure of the source water and will communicate with City engineers though the SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) computer at City Hall.   

So there you have it.  Technology's playing a part by the SCADA computer being able to "talk" to the valves from a remote location (City Hall), by closing and opening them, and the valves will be able to "talk back" to the SCADA computer by passing along data which the engineers at City Hall will use to closely monitor water flow and pressure.

The first two locations where flow control vaults will be installed are at 100 San Francisco St at the entrance to Old Quarry Road and at 1105 San Bruno Ave. near the intersection with Bayshore Blvd.  

The work is scheduled to begin at 1105 San Bruno Ave. on Wednesday, August 31st.  The work is scheduled to begin at 100 San Francisco St. on Tuesday, September 6th.  

Please exercise caution when you see orange cones and/or flagmen helping to direct traffic around the construction area near the intersection of San Bruno Ave. and Bayshore Blvd.  

Installation of flow control vault stations will continue over the next 2 months at the following three additional locations in Brisbane:

  • 11 San Bruno Ave. (@ San Francisco Ave.)
  • 200 Main St.
  • 100 North Hill Dr.

    Thank you for your patience as work on this very important project commences!


Signboard Postings

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Posted 8/27/2011

Congratulations 2011 WORLD CHAMPS
ANDRE CONWAY 80 lbs,11-12yr Div(s)

Congratulations to the Brisbane Warriors!
2011 State games winners
Under 10 girls Gold Medal 1st place winners
Under 13 girls Bronze Medal 3rd place winners

Posted 8/26/11

Concerts in the Park Series
Soul Power
Tonight, 6 pm, Comm. Park
Free and open to the public

Posted 8/24/11
Brisbane Eagles
Cancer Fund Benefit
Sat., Aug. 27, 1-4 pm, Eagles Hall
Baked Chicken Dinner $10 donation
Posted 8/22/11
Brisbane Gametime Warriors
Benefit Pasta Dinner
Fri., Aug. 26, 6-8 pm, Mission Blue Ctr.
$20/family, Reservations (415) 806-1864
Posted 8/21/11
Brisbane School Benefit
A Honkey Tonk Hootenany
Sun, Aug, 28, 5-9 pm, 23 Visitacion
Tickets $20.00







Bayshore Bikeway Status Update

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Judging from the above picture which shows the intersection at Bayshore & Main St., the Bayshore Bikeway Phase II Project is making considerable headway.  There are even cyclists using the striped bikelane already!

In the coming weeks, additional paving, striping, and installation of rumble strips will be completed.  After those punch list items are finished, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held to officially dedicate Brisbane's newest bikelane.  Council will be setting the date of the ribbon cutting ceremony at their Sept. 19th meeting, so stay tuned for when the special event will be taking place.  For more information on the Bayshore Bikeway Phase II project, please click here.

Bringing HEROs Your Way

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According to the California Public Utilities Commission's 2010-2012 Strategic Utility Plan, approximately 300,000 jobs will be needed in the Building Performance Industry by 2020.

Take advantage of no cost training today!  The Home Energy Retrofit Occupations (HERO) Program is a Department of Labor funded $2.5 million Community Based Job Training grant hosted by the San Mateo County Workforce Investment Board.  HERO provides no-cost training to eligible individuals and aims to prepare participants for future career opportunitites in the home performance/residential energy efficiency industry, which is projected to grow over the next 10-15 years.

HERO Recruitments now open:

Building Performance Assessment & Sales
September 6 - October 29, 144 hours, hosted at Skyline College
Ideal for those interested in Whole House Assessment, Sales, or becoming BPI Certified

Green Business Marketing
September 19 - November 10, 48 hours, hosted at Ohlone College
Ideal for those interested in Marketing and Branding

To learn more about next steps and the application process, please contact or call Mary Oleksy, Human Services Supervisor, (650) 802-3317 or  The HERO program offers Veteran's Preference for qualifying U.S. Veterans and their spouses.

Soul Power

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With Tommy Banks on vocals, Soul Power (created by Ian Wilson - tenor sax), blends the sophisticated sound of the Berkeley East Side Horns with a very funky rhythm section that hails from the SF Bay Area featuring Rick Bailey - drums, Loren Linnard - keys, Anthony Bryant - guitar, and Scott Wilson - bass.  Click on the video below to get a sneak peak of the band that will rocking in Brisbane's Community Park this Friday, starting at 6:00pm!  You don't want to miss this!

Sierra Point Biotech Project

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As you have probably noticed, grading work has started on the Sierra Point Biotech Project.  As a precursor to future building construction, the project contractor will be performing tests to refine the pile foundation system required to support the buildings on this former landfill site.  The piles have been designed to be approximately  225 feet in depth.  The testing program involves the installation and monitoring of 16 piles.  The actual pile driving will commence on September 6th and take approximately 3 weeks to complete. This will be followed by a restrike of the piles approximately 3 weeks later to ensure accurate performance results.  Restriking will occur in mid-October and take less than one week.

If you’re not familiar with pile driving, it’s essentially done to compress the surrounding soil, causing greater friction against the sides of the piles (or, prefabricated poles) thus increasing the pole’s load-bearing capactiy.  Ancient pile driving equipment used manual or animal labor to lift heavy weights, usually by means of pulleys, to drop the weight onto the end of the pile.  Modern pile driving equipment uses various methods to raise the weight and guide the pile. 

Today, environmental regulations require that piles be designed so they do not create a pathway for landfill pollutants to migrate from the site.  Therefore, piles driven through the landfill cap are required to be properly sealed in order to ensure the cap’s integrity. 

The hours of pile driving are limited to weekdays, 8:00am to 5:00pm.  No pile driving is permitted on weekends.

The project contractor, Hathaway Dinwiddie, has designated two Noise Disturbance Coordinators who will be responsible for addressing noise issues.  The two Coordinators are also required to report back to the City any noise concerns raised and how they were addressed.  Any noise concerns independently received by the City will be referred to the Noise Disturbance Coordinators:

  • John Littlefield, Senior Superintendent (408-242-7081), and
  • Mario Anaya, Superintendent (415-730-9768)  

    We apologize for any inconvenience the pile driving may cause you and thank you in advance for your patience during this important testing period.



November 8, 2011 Election

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On Tuesday, November 8, 2011, San Mateo County will be conducting a Consolidated Municipal, School, and Special District Election.  Earlier today, the County Elections Office released the Randomized Alpha Drawing for Local Measures to be Voted On.  This is done to determine the Measure letters that are assigned througout the County, as well as determine the placement of names on the ballot of those running for elected office. In short,

The Business License Tax Measure is now called Measure J.

And the candidates for City Council will be listed on the ballot in the following order:
Terry O'Connell
Cyril G. "Cy" Bologoff
Ray Miller

The Elections Office is going green and offering voters the opportunity to receive their voter pamphlets online.  To sign up, click here.  Also, be sure to check your voter registration status so you can be all squared away to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8th!  The deadline for voter registration is Monday, October 24th.

Lastly, the Brisbane Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters will be hosting a Candidate's Night at City Hall in the Community Meeting Room in the Sept/Oct timeframe for the public to attend and ask questions of each candidate.  A date for this event has not yet been set.  Look out for more detailed event information on the City's blog, monthly news publications, the City News, Ch. 27, and the signboards in town.