MVConnect from the City of Mill Valley
June 25, 2020
Celebrate Fourth of July Safely!
Fourth of July is next weekend! Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. However, fireworks are illegal in Marin and can cause wildfires and injuries. Stay safe this holiday and refrain from using fireworks. Learn more from the CPSC.
COVID-19/Marin Recovers News
Marin County Issues Guidelines for Reopening Schools this Fall
On June 18, Marin Public Health and Marin County Office of Education issued "A Public Health Guided Return to Site-Based Classroom Instruction."The document provides guidelines to help facilitate and return to site-based classroom instruction and applies to all Marin County educational institutions, including public, private, independent and parochial TK-12 schools. Learn more.
"Social Bubbles" Allow Safe Small Group Gatherings
Marin Public Health is adopting a model that will guide residents on how to safely come together with a small groups of friends and families outside of a person’s immediate household. A social bubble is a stable group of 12 people or less who have collectively agreed to limit their in-person social activities to only each other for at least three weeks. Learn more.
Support MV Businesses: We encourage the community to support our local businesses - while also taking great care to limit interactions with others to the extent possible. Check out Enjoy Mill Valley for information on the latest news and listings of who is open, who is closed, who is offering takeout, delivery, curbside and in-store retail and outdoor dining.

Open Restaurant Map: Interested in dining outside at one of your favorite Marin County restaurants? Not sure what’s open? To make is easier for people to find what restaurants are open , the City of San Rafael created a map where restaurants in Marin can add their location, website, open hours, and whether they are open for pickup / delivery / outdoor dining.   Check out the map.

More resources on the Marin Recovers/COVID-19 response:
News from the Police Department

Rise in Catalytic Converter Thefts in Mill Valley
There has been a significant increase in catalytic converter thefts throughout the entire state and recently in our city. Thieves are targeting Toyota Prius and other Toyota vehicles primarily, however, other types of vehicles have been victimized. Learn more.

RSVP Parking Permits Extended Through 2020!
Current RSVP parking permits will remain valid through the end of 2020. This means current permit holders can use the benefits of the permit for six more months, free of charge! MVPD hopes that current permit holders will continue to utilize their permits to show support to our local businesses.  Learn more.
As the Weather Heats Up - Time to Start Planning for Public Safety Power Shutoffs
Depending on the severity of the upcoming fire season, dry and windy weather, and other factors, PG&E may cut power to Mill Valley as part of their wildfire prevention program. These outages could last several hours or multiple days – so it’s important you and your family have an emergency plan in place. Learn more.
City of Mill Valley Athletic Fields Update
Here is the latest -
  • Monday, June 15, 2020 kicked off the first day of summer and sport camps on City of Mill Valley athletic fields!
  • As of Monday, June 15, 2020 City Staff is strictly enforcing the policy of needing a permit from Mill Valley Recreation to hold any organized group and/or commercial activities on athletic fields.
  • Due to Marin County Health Orders and new guidelines found on marinrecovers.com, only permit holders, campers and camp staff are allowed on the fields while a camp or youth activity is in progress.
  • For questions regarding new guidelines or to request a permit for field use, please contact Facilities Supervisor, Annie Bricca at abricca@cityofmillvalley.org or (415) 383-1370.
Mill Valley Golf Course, Boyle Park Tennis Courts and the Mill Valley Skate Park

Here is the latest -
  • UPDATE: Effective Monday June 22nd, there will no longer be a $4 fee to reserve a session at the Mill Valley Skate Park and staff will no longer be onsite. Session reservations are still required. To reserve a 50-minute skate park session. Learn More
  • The City of Mill Valley Golf Course now allows foursomes to play the course. Golf carts are also allowed with limits on usage. Tee times are in high demand, so book your tee time online today! Learn More
  • The Boyle Park Tennis Courts are open with new hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 7pm and Saturday - Sunday, 9am - 5pm. Learn More

All facilities have limitations and guidelines for modified usage:  Ple ase check them out here before heading to the facilities!
Reservations for Cardio Equipment, Lap Swim and Water Walking Available Now!

At Mill Valley Recreation, y ou can now:
  • Make reservations to use cardio equipment
  • Make reservations for water walking & lap swimming
  • Register for LIVE & in-person group fitness classes
  • Register for virtual fitness classes
Registration, usage restrictions and limitations apply. Learn more
Knitting Us Together:
A Mill Valley Community Project

The Mill Valley Arts Commission (MVAC) and Kiddo! , the Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation, are launching a public art project on the Mill ValleyDowntown Plaza in an effort to create public art that brings our entire community together. Learn more
Summer Golf Camps at the
Mill Valley Golf Course
Join long-time Golf Instructor Paul Rojas in this fun-filled camp! Hone your golf skills at the beautiful & historic Mill Valley Golf Course. Paul's positive style of instruction offers a great atmosphere to improve your game. Learn more
Phone Number:  (415) 384-9650 NEW Email:   communityconnect415@gmail.com

The City of Mill Valley is proud to announce the transition of the Community Connection Line (formerly Community Support Line) to the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) of Southern Marin! CERTS are a network of trained, community volunteers ready to support in emergencies. Both the City of Mill Valley and the CERTS are excited about the long term impact and use of the Community Connection Line for assisting with providing information and support to our community in emergency situations present and future.

The Community Connection Line now serves the greater Mill Valley area and provides information, connection, and support to residents during COVID-19. The line will be answered by a trained volunteer and member of the Community Emergency Response Team.

Line hours are Monday through Friday from 10am - 2pm. All messages left outside of this time will be returned by the following business day. Stay safe and be well!
Downtown Project Update:
Our latest update is here!
In each edition we cover what happened this week and what to expect in weeks to come. We share what we are doing to mitigate impacts to businesses and visitors as shops and restaurants begin to reopen for outdoor dining, curbside service, and outdoor retail. You can also find who to contact if you have ideas, questions or concerns. Learn more.

Tree Removal in Downtown to Allow for Storm Drain Upgrade and Sidewalk Accessibility
The City of Mill Valley is working hard to upgrade the storm drains and make our sidewalks more accessible in the Downtown area as part of the Downtown Project. One of the locations that will receive storm drain improvements is at the corner of Lovell Ave and Corte Madera Ave, in front of the Illumigarden showroom. To conduct the needed work, the project will require the removal of one Liquidambar tree. Learn more.
City of Mill Valley
26 Corte Madera Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
www.cityofmillvalley.org
Phone: (415) 388-4033

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