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Playground Structure Demolition

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If your kids love playing on the current play structure in the Community Park, you may want to visit it as often as possible over the coming two weeks.  Because come Friday, July 13, the Lions Club will start unscrewing the bolts of the structure, leaving just the vertical beams, sand, and rubber pad which will be extracted the following day, Saturday, July 14th, by volunteer Mike Glynn.  The structure will be off limits by Friday afternoon, around 2pm, with the area barricaded off so that the Lions can get to work in the late afternoon.  Private parties taking place in the Park on Saturday, July 14th had been informed upon booking the picnic tables that the play structure would be off-limits and their parties have been re-located to a safe distance from the construction site. 

The wooden beams of the old play structure will be re-purposed by Parks and Recreation Commission Chair, Cris Hart, for "cribbing", which will help aid his locomotive restorative work at the old railyard, and any excess beams will be used at the Dog Park for planter boxes.  We are glad that these playground parts can be alternatively used in a safe manner.  The existing sand in the play box will be brought to the Public Works Corporation Yard to be re-purposed for sand bags which will be made available for Brisbane residents during the rainy season.

Stay tuned for more playground updates here.  Work will continue on the project through the months of July, August, and September, with the new playground scheduled to be dedicated to the Community by late September...just in time for the Day in the Park Festival, which takes place on Sunday, October 6th.

July 2012 CityNews

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Signboard Postings

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Posted 6/26/2012

Fireworks are Dangerous and
Illegal in Brisbane

July 4th Reminder: No Fireworks

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The Brisbane Police Department wants to remind all citizens of and visitors to Brisbane that fireworks are illegal and dangerous in Brisbane.  This July 4, think twice before buying, let alone lighting them.  Any person who causes a firework, including "safe and sane fireworks", to be discharged will be issued a citation.  Please report any instances of fireworks being discharged within the city limits to the Police Department by calling 467-1212.  Thank you for your cooperation to ensure the nation's holiday is celebrated safely.

Farmers' Market

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Help spread the word about the Brisbane Farmers' Market and all the goodies it has to offer by clicking on the flyer to download and print it, or simply forward this post to your friends in the area!  The market could use more brave shoppers who are willing to shop in sometimes unpleasant conditions.  To those who support the market rain, WIND, or shine, Thank You! 

West Nile Virus

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On June 21st, the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District released a press release stating that a dead bird which had been collected in Woodside on June 11th had tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).  This is the first instance in 2012 that a case of WNV was reported in San Mateo County.  For this reason, it is important that everyone be aware of the "Three D's" - Drain, Dawn and Dusk, and DEET.  View the press release to learn more, or visit the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District's website and listen to an audio file where you will learn how you can protect yourself and your family from West Nile Virus.

Credit-Union-Friendly ATM

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Thank you to the over 200 residents who signed the petition (either online or in-person) to bring a credit-union-friendly ATM to Brisbane.  This indicates that there is a true need, and such an ATM would be highly supported.  Thus, the San Mateo Credit Union's VP of Marketing is currently considering the prospect of expanding their ATM locations to include Brisbane.  When a decision has been made, we will provide another update here on the Blog.  If you have any questions, or have a business in Brisbane and would like to learn how you could have a credit-union-friendly ATM in your place of business, please contact Prem Lall at

Scorekeeper Wanted

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If you like watching softball games and are interested in how you can make some money while doing so, keep reading.  A Scorekeeper is needed for Adult Softball, which takes place Wednesday nights starting in July.  There are two games played per night, with the Scorekeeper earning $14.00 per game.  If you're interested, please contact Recreation Supervisor Russ Carmick at (415) 508-2143 or

Signboard Postings

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Posted 6/21/2012

City of Brisbane
P/T Lifeguards Wanted
Open Until Filled or

Posted 6/18/2012

Brisbane Baylands Comm. Advisory Group
Training for E.I.R. Review
Tuesday, June 19th, 7 p.m.
Note Location:  Comm. Mtg. Rom, 50 Park Pl.

In Loving Memory Of
Bill L. Ellison
Brisbane Resident for 40 Years
Services: June 30th, 2pm, 348 Visitacion


Slurry Sealing on June 25 & 26

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As part of the City's pavement maintenance efforts, Kings Road will be slurry sealed on Monday, June 25, 2012 and Humboldt Road between Trinity Road and Placer Way will be slurry sealed on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 between 9 AM and 5 PM.  During these time windows, the street will be closed to all traffic, and no parking on the street will be allowed.

Installation of thermoplastic striping will occur at least a week after the slurry seal placement.  Another notice will be provided, as no parking will be allowed while the striping is performed.

“No Parking” signs will be placed along Kings Road and the project segment of Humboldt Road at least 72 hours prior to the start of work. The contractor will also notify residents with a letter and door hangers. The signs will indicate the date and times for which road closures will be in place and parking on the street will be restricted.

Should you plan to use your vehicle during construction periods when on-street parking has been prohibited, please make arrangements to park your vehicle on an adjacent street.  Due to the street closures, motorists are advised to expect delays at each location and area asked to take alternate routes around the work areas.

Please contact the Public Works Department at 415-508-2130 if you have any questions.