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Posted 8/26/2016


Peninsula Clean Energy Workshop
Mon., Aug. 29, 5:30pm @ City Hall
Info or Questions
Contact Kirsten: kpringle@smcgov.org 

 
City Council will review
Parkside Plan Alternatives
Sept 1st, 7:30pm @ City Hall


Michael Rodman Art
Showcase & Reception
Wed., Aug. 31st, 6-8:30pm
at City Hall, 50 Park Pl.


Posted 8/23/2016


New Brisbane Library Concept Plans Meeting
Thursday, Aug. 25, 6-8pm
With City Staff & Architects
We hope to see you there!


Brisbane Eagles Club
Breast Cancer Taco Feed
Sat., Aug. 27, 1-4pm @ Eagles
$10/person, 50/50 & Awesome Raffle


Dive-in Movie at the Pool!
Showing “Inside Out”
Sat., Sept. 10th @ 7:30pm
$5 per person – Fun for All!


Brisbane Community Pool
Fall Swim Lessons
Registration Now Open!
www.brisbaneca.org

 

10th Annual Derby- Sign up now!

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There’s still time to register and build your Derby car, and we want to help!  One of the goals of the annual Brisbane Derby is to have families work together on building and racing their own derby cars. We recognize that the task of building a derby car may be daunting to some and we don’t want that to restrict participation. Therefore, we will be hosting two workshops to aid you in the construction process. Local handyman extraordinaire Dan “Can Do” Sorrentino to the rescue! Dan will not be building your derby car for you, but rather he will have power saws, hammers, and other necessary tools available for parents and kids to use. He will provide advice, support, and direction while you build your own derby car. Come on out and make this a family event! Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, contact Steve Beaty at 415-508-2144 or sbeaty@ci.brisbane.ca.us.

Fee: $25 for derby car kit & workshop | Location: Teen Center Shed, 22 San Bruno Avenue, Brisbane

Dates: Saturdays, August 27 & September 10 | Times: 11:00am to 3:00pm.

Climate Fact #33

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Tthe Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide the community with one climate fact each week. These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure - See more at: http://www.brisbaneca.org/climate-fact-22#sthash.MACBypYY.dpuThese facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading:

Appliances still use power when turned off (article)

Pie Eating Contest

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Saturday, September 24th @ 12:30pm

Join us for the City of Brisbane’s 30th Annual Day in the Park Event! As part of this year’s festivities, the Parks & Recreation department will be hosting a Pie Eating Contest immediately following the announcement of the Derby race winners. Come to the gazebo in the Community Park by 12:30pm to participate. (And be sure to bring your appetite.) We’ll group participants by age (youth & adults) as appropriate and prizes will be awarded for the best effort. (Although in this case, we all know bragging rights are even better.) We invite you to challenge a Councilmember, neighbor, spouse, sibling or friend and make it a true contest for all to witness. This could be one for the history books.

Modified Brisbane Community Pool Hours for Labor Day

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Below is the modified Brisbane Community Pool hours for this Labor Day, September 5, 2016. Happy Swimming!

Labor Day, Monday September 5th

9:30am-1:00pm Lap Swim

9:30am-10:30am Water Aerobics

1:00pm-6:00pm Recreation Swim

 

Bay Area SunShares workshop

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If you are interested in installing solar panels on your property or investing in an electric vehicle, join us at the Bay Area SunShares workshop on August 31st.

 

 

Links:

Bay Area SunShares website

August 31st workshop sign-up

55th Anniversary Celebration

Peninsula Clean Energy Workshop

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You may have received a notice in the mail that you will be enrolled in Peninsula Clean Energy, which is the San Mateo County’s new electricity provider. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please attend this workshop on Monday, August 29th at City Hall. 

 

Caltrain Construction Work

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Since April of 2015, Caltrain has been performing work within the railroad right-of-way in Brisbane as part of the Advanced Signal System Project to upgrade the safety, performance, and operating efficiency of the Peninsula’s commuter rail system. 

On August 27 – 28 and August 30 – September 2, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project.  To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.  Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results.  Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Advanced Signal System, also called Communications Based Overlay Signal System (CBOSS) Positive Train Control (PTC) will equip the corridor with federally-mandated safety technology and increase system capacity to help accommodate future ridership demand. The Project will monitor and, if necessary, control train movement in the event of human error. This will increase safety by:

  • Eliminating the risk of train-to-train collisions
  • Reducing risk of potential derailments by enforcing speed limits
  • Providing additional safety for railroad workers on the tracks
  • Improving grade crossing performance to reduce gate downtime and improve local traffic circulation

The CBOSS PTC system is scheduled to be operational by 2015 and is a key component of the Caltrain Modernization Program, which will electrify the Caltrain Corridor by 2019.  An electrified Caltrain will be cleaner and quieter and will upgrade the system to provide faster and/or more frequent service to more stations and riders.

To implement the CBOSS PTC system, there are several installation phases (boring, conduit, fiber pulling, testing) that will occur within Caltrain's right-of-way, usually at night (8pm to 6am) in order to maintain regular train service.  Testing of the fiber cable and the overall system is scheduled for spring 2015.  Residents may experience some minor installation noise during this time.  For more information, please view the Caltrain's CBOSS PTC Project page or contact Caltrain at (650) 508-6499; e-mail: caltrainptc@samtrans.com .

PG&E Notice to Residents

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On Saturday, August 20 PG&E crews will be installing the inline inspection launcher on the new pipeline within PG&E's  Geneva Substation. As part of this work PG&E will be venting natural gas to clear the line for welding to occur. Depending on work progress the small natural gas release will occur between 4:00 am and 6:00 am at the corner of Geneva Avenue and Bayshore Boulevard. The release is only about 600 feet of pipe, so it should go quickly.

 

Depending on work progress later Saturday afternoon (between 3 pm and 6 pm) PG&E's  project team will purge the line to 100% natural gas in putting it into service. PG&E's  team has made contact with the businesses in proximity to the work.

 

Scheduled Dates: Saturday, August 20, 2016

Work to be completed:  Release of Natural Gas to Atmosphere

Approximate Time: between 4 am and 6 am; between 3 pm and 6 pm (depending on work progress)

Duration: 20 minutes and then 12 to 16 hours with air movers; 15 minutes for the purging

Location: Venting at Geneva Avenue and Bayshore Boulevard; Air Movers at Geneva and Bayshore Boulevard

 

PG&E want to ensure residents are provided with the most up-to-date information, but please note these times are subject to change. 

 

Depending on the location of gas venting and weather patterns, there may be a smell of natural gas. The pipeline is cleared of gas utilizing a safe and common technique.  As part of PG&E's normal protocol, PG&E's  will continue to notify the appropriate public safety agencies, businesses and residents of this work.  PG&E is taking steps to mitigate noise and odor and have scheduled the work to create the least impact possible, however it is likely that the work will result in some noise and odor. 

 

PG&E's  customer care team will be notifying customers in proximity to the release by automated calls this evening.

 

Safety is PG&E's  top priority and PG&E encourages any resident who has questions or concerns about the smell of gas to call PG&E 24 hours a day at 1-800-743-5000 or call 9-1-1 immediately.