Fairfax Update
News From Around Town...
April 19,2021
Please note: the newsletter is now on Mondays! We hope you like starting off the week with the latest news from around town!
Peri Park Renovation is Almost Done!
Thank you for your patience as the work progresses. We have waited so long for this rebuild and we are happy to announce that's it's almost complete. Our community will benefit for years to come as kids play on the new structures in this magical park!

The Park is scheduled to be closed until April 21st to complete the installation of the new structures. The Park may need to be closed longer if additional time is needed to complete the work.

Please note that two existing play structures needed to be temporarily removed in order to accommodate the new structures. The removed structures will be relocated to another area in the park in the future.
Police Chief Selection Process

The Town is conducting a community survey to: a) ask for comments regarding qualities in a police chief, b) allow for the submittal of questions for the interim Police Chief, and c) allow for comments regarding rethinking and reimagining police services for the PPPSA to discuss and consider.
To take the survey, Click Here.
Marin County COVID-19 Status Update

With Precautions, Larger Gatherings to be Allowed

The rules about social gatherings, live-audience events, and other activities are loosening as COVID-19 infections decline and vaccination rates increase in Marin County and statewide.

Beginning April 15, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has revised its private gatherings guidance to allow larger numbers of people to gather beyond the former three-household restriction. The allowable size of a gathering is tied to a county’s tier within the Blueprint for a Safer Economy

For Marin, currently in Tier 3 or orange status, the new guidance allows outdoor gatherings of up to 50 people while maintaining standard precautions such as the wearing of face coverings and social distancing. Indoor gatherings are strongly discouraged, but may occur with up to 25 people or 25% of the stated capacity of the indoor space (whichever is fewer) so long as windows and doors are open for ventilation and guests follow guidance for mask wearing, physical distancing, and food consumption.

Marin has a chance to enter the yellow Tier 4 this week if numbers continue to improve. That would allow greater numbers to gather both indoors and outdoors.

2030 Climate Action Plan – Send us your comments

The deadline for comments on the draft 2030 Climate Action Plan is April 26. Click HERE to see the draft plan and to submit your comments.
Upcoming Meetings & Events
Climate Action Committee Meeting
April 20 - 7pm

April 21 - 5:30pm

Town Council Special Meeting
April 21 - 7:45pm

April 22 - 7pm

Volunteer Board Meeting
April 26 - 6:30pm

Tree Committee Meeting
April 26 - 7pm

Open Space Committee Meeting
April 27 - 7pm

To view the agendas visit our Public Meetings page.
Marin Sanitary Curbside Clean-up - THIS WEEK!
April 19 - 23

Residential Spring Curbside Clean-Up is coming up! Start clearing things out now so you are ready for pick up the week of April 19th.

During your clean-up week, you can put out up to 14 bags of extra material at no extra cost on your normal service day.

  • Up to 14 extra bags or cans (2 cubic yards) of garbage, recycling, and compostables (yard/food waste)
  • Extra cans/bags can’t weigh more than 60 pounds
  • Extra cans/bags can’t be larger than 32 gallons in size
  • No bulky items like mattresses, appliances, and furniture 

Material will be collected on your normal service day during your areas’ scheduled clean-up week.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 
Saturday, April 24

Fairfax Police Department will have a tent set up at the front lawn of Town Hall. Collection is Saturday 4/24/21 from 10am-1pm. Collection will end exactly at 1pm as all drugs collected will need to be packaged and delivered to the Oakland DEA office asap. 
Fairfax Recreation
Outdoor Yoga with Veronica will continue outside in Bolinas Park on Mondays when weather allows with masks and distance protocols. Click here for more info.

Summer Camps with Fairfax Recreation!  

Art & Nature Camp
For children 4 -5 years 
Week of July 12th
Monday – Friday from 9am – 12noon 

This camp is designed for transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten child/ren to get them comfortable for the new school year ahead. The flow of each day will include morning circle, music, storytelling and movement, snack time, and a short nature walk and art activity before pick up at 12 noon. Children will learn how to work within a group of peers, enhance listening skills with music exercises and do hands on crafts and nature exploration with skilled teachers.
Photo Credit: Sierra Salin
Bioblitz to Celebrate Earth Day
April 25th
9:30am until 11:30pm

Become a citizen scientist, wildlife and lands photographer, and help us document the diversity in our Open Space Preserves! 
Join Fairfax Parks and Recreation in collaboration with Fairfax Open Space Committee (FOSC) for our first Bioblitz to celebrate Earth Day. 

A BioBlitz is an event where a group of people tries to document as many species as possible in a specific time frame. 

It's a great way to get to know a place, local animals and plants, and collect real scientific data.

This is an in-person event, adapted to COVID regulations, with social distancing, masks at all times, touchless sign up, and no equipment sharing. 

We will walk in very small groups, explore the park, and document all our observations using the free smartphone app iNaturalist. 
We will also be learning tips for taking photos in the great out of doors!

If this sounds like fun, join us! More info and RSVP: Pascalberandesign@yahoo.com

Space is limited so make your reservations soon!
Fairfax Library will expand hours and reopen to the public for Library Express Service starting the week of April 19.  
To ensure sufficient space for social distancing to protect the health and safety of the public, the library will be open with limited occupancy and offer select services.  
What services does Library Express include?
· In-person browsing for 30 minute visits
· Self-checkout of items — please bring your library card
· Computer use & printing
· Chromebook checkout
· New library cards
· Curbside pick-up
· All returned items go in outside bookdrop
All visitors will be asked to abide by safety protocols including wearing a mask and social distancing requirements.  Curbside Service will continue to be available.
Library Express:
Wednesday 3-7
Thursday 3-7
Friday 11-3
Curbside only:
Tuesday 3-7
Saturday 11-3
Fairfax Library is located at 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. For more information visit www.marinlibrary.org or call 415- 473-2272.
Fairfax Food Pantry
Saturday mornings from 8-10am
Fairfax Community Church 
2398 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax.

The Fairfax Food Pantry continues to be open. Drive through or walk up service is available. In addition to our regular bagged groceries, folks will be receiving 15lb produce boxes as part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). 
Join a Board or Commission!

Do you want to make a real difference in 2021? Consider joining a board or commission for the Town of Fairfax. There are openings on the Open Space Committee, Climate Action Committee, Volunteer Board and Planning Commission.

Town of Fairfax sitio web se puede traducir al español

El sitio web se puede traducir al español usando el ícono del globo que se encuentra en la barra verde de cada página.

Our website can now be translated into Spanish (and other languages) using the globe icon found on the green bar at the top of each page.