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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

 

 

Signboard Postings

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Posted 2/19/2015


West Coast Farmers Market Association
Farmers Market
Open Every Thursday, 2:30 - 6:30 pm
Community Park


Posted 2/18/2015


David J. Towle Sr.
1935 -2015
Resident of and Friend to Brisbane
Former Scout leader Troop 134
Member of San Bruno Mountain Watch


San Bruno Mountain Watch
Native Plant Sale
Sat., Feb. 21, 9 am - 2 pm, 3401 Bayshore
All Proceeds to Support San Bruno Mt. Watch

 

Women's Softball at Mission Blue

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At Monday's City Council meeting, head coach Sonja Garnett of the Academy of Art Women's Softball team came to invite the public to attend their games, as their home games take place right here in Brisbane at Mission Blue Field (475 Mission Blue Dr., Brisbane).  Watch the video below to see Sonja and sophomore outfielder Hallie Curtis talk about the Urban Knights' first five games in 2015 and team dynamics -- you may also recognize some of the scenery!

Their first at-home game is on Monday, February 23rd at 11am.  They play again at 1pm (yes, a double-header!).  Click here for more information and to see the rest of their schedule for the season.

Prom Dress Drive

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Illustration of prom dress.Donate your gently used formal dress to the Brisbane Library during the month of February and make dreams come true for a girl in need.  Click here to see the flyer.

All dresses will be distributed by the San Mateo County Human Services Agency at the 2015 Rise Above empowerment conference for teen girls.

(The following libraries will also be collecting dress donations: Atherton, Belmont, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Millbrae, Pacifica Sanchez, Pacifica Sharp Park, Portola Valley, San Carlos, and Woodside.)

Native Plant Sale

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San Bruno Mountain Watch will be hosting a Native Plant Sale at the Mission Blue Nursery (3401 Bayshore Blvd., Brisbane) on Saturday, Feburary 21st from 9am - 2pm.  Click here to view the updated Plant Sale List, directions to the Nursery, and how you can still buy plants even if you're unable to make it to the sale event!  All proceeds from the sale support the work of San Bruno Mountain Watch (www.mountainwatch.org).

Get Up to 1/2 Off a Car Wash

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Did you know that the City's stormdrain system includes underground pipes, as well as surface features such as drain inlets, streets, gutters, roadside ditches, and detention basins?  Its purpose is to prevent localized flooding by collecting stormwater runoff (rain that doesn’t soak into the ground) and conveying it to local creeks and the Bay without treatment.  This means that pollutants entering the stormdrain system flow directly to these creeks and the Bay as well.

In contrast, the City's sewer system carries residential and commercial wastewater from sources including indoor plumbing (such as sinks, toilets, and floor drains) or industrial processes; it conveys wastewater to the water pollution control plant where conventional pollutants are removed before being safely discharged to the Bay.  Most commercial carwash facilities dispose of their washwater to the sewer system after pretreatment.
 
Car wash discount coupons
 
Now is the time to sign up to receive car wash discount codes, for up to 1/2 off your next car wash.  You will receive the code by either text message or e-mail, whichever you prefer.  The first car wash discount will be sent out in March, and will be valid at any of the car wash pollution prevention partners listed here.  Decreasing the amount of pollutants n our natural waterways is a team effort - thanks for doing your part!

Tot Lot Re-opened 2/10

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UPDATE - Friday, Feburary 13 at 12pm - The Tot Lot re-opened earlier this week (2/10) upon completion of the re-coating project.

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The Tot Lot is currently closed due to a light touch-up of the previous re-coating project.  The temporary closure was originally scheduled so the Tot Lot would be available for the public’s use on the weekend.  Unfortunately, when the painter arrived she discovered more areas needed repair than anticipated; moisture conditions also interrupted her work.  Both of these issues created a delay that will be extended until the middle of next week.  We thank you for your patience as this work is being completed and the new paint dries!