Fairfax Update
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October 4,2021
Upcoming Items at the October 6th Town Council Meeting:


  • Discuss and consider using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for a Water Conservation Program recommended by the Climate Action Committee.

  • Receive results of the Skatepark Survey and the Parks and Recreation Commission’s recommendation regarding the location of a permanent skateparkand provide direction to Staff about next steps.


Marin Sanitary Fall Curbside Cleanup is THIS Week – October 4-8th

Fall Curbside Cleanup is this week! October 4-8th put out your items on your normal pick up day.

WHAT YOU CAN PUT AT THE CURB FOR CURBSIDE CLEAN-UP:

  • 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 (see Bulky Items below)
 
Click here to find out more from Marin Sanitary:
Age Friendly Fairfax Will Honor Our Residents 90+ Years Old


On November 13th, Age Friendly Fairfax will hold the 4th Annual Celebration of Fairfax residents 90 years of age and over. At midday on Saturday the 13th, volunteers will deliver baskets to participants which will include a certificate from the Town of Fairfax honoring each person. 

If you know of someone in Fairfax who is 90 or over, please help us update our list so that all will be included. Email Anne Mannes at amannes@townoffairfax.org. We will need a name, address and a telephone number.
Call for Applications!

The newly established Fairfax Community Emergency Preparedness Committee is being formed to support and help coordinate collaborative town-wide efforts to prepare residents to respond to emergencies of all kinds. Check out the Committee’s webpage for details. The Town is seeking members to represent various stakeholders, including the community at large, CERTs, Firewise communities, and NRGs. Fairfax residents are encouraged to apply.
Climate Action Committee Update

At the October 6th Town Council Meeting, the Climate Action Committee will be presenting their recommendations on how to use Covid money from the feds (ARPA-American Rescue Plan Act funds) for water conservation. 

We invite you to join the Climate Action Committee’s next meeting to comment on how to allocate ARPA funds for solar. See climatefx.org for Zoom info. Hope to see you there!
Housing Element Update
The community involvement process is an iterative one and we want to continue to hear your comments. There are plenty of ways to provide feedback. Some key upcoming meetings where different aspects of the Housing Element Update will be discussed include:

  • October 20th: Town Council Meeting: overview of how State law AB686 (Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing) factors in to this 6th Cycle Housing Element process and certification

  • Week of October 25th: Planning Commission Sub-Committee on Housing Element Meeting

  • November 3rd: Town Council Meeting

  • Saturday November 20th: Virtual Community Workshop

If want to learn more about the Housing Element Update, and/or want to provide more feedback, we encourage all those who live and work in Fairfax to visit the website fairfaxspeaks.com .
Upcoming Meetings & Events
Town Council Meeting
October 6 - 7pm

Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting
October 11 - 7pm

To view the agendas visit our Public Meetings page.
Please note: we are proceeding with all events as planned but they may
need to be cancelled due to County or State Health orders.

Fairfax Farmers Market in Bolinas Park
Wednesdays 4-8pm

Only three weeks left! The last farmers market will be on Wednesday, October 13th
Concert in Peri Park
Sunday, October 10th 
2-4pm
Green Stage

Join us for a performance from the Riffat Sultana Band! This live Sufi dance music is sponsored by the Fairfax Parks & Recreation Commission.
Community Mural Painting on Merwin Continues
Sundays - October 10th,17th & 24th
10am
Merwin Ave. Near Ace Hardware

Please come on down, and bring your friends. We will start at 10am each day. Great thanks to all the cleaning and painting volunteers who have donated over 100 hours of on this project so far.
Fairfax Recreation
Music Pod with Dani Levy
Ages 0-6 years
Behind the Pavilion
Tuesdays, October 5 – November 2
12:30pm – 1pm

Music with Dani is a fun and interactive music and movement time for young children and their grownups.  Dani’s music session will have the children singing, dancing, rhyming, using their imaginations and having fun while creating music together!

Parent & Me Skateboarding Support starts this week!
Fairfax Community Skate Park
2 year olds and over (with parent/guardian) - limit of 8
Tuesday and Thursday – October 5 - October 28
9:30am – 11:30am

Come play in the skatepark with skateboarding instructor Steven Teijeiro Jr and learn how to use the facility, practice balance, and support your young skater as they take new risk and learn to balance and ride their favorite kinds of wheels. Develop your own capacity for supporting your child through risk and become their best support as they learn new skills. Skate boards, scooters, balance bikes and more are welcome.



Other Town and County News
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

Ross Valley Fire Department is seeking a full time Emergency Preparedness Coordinator. The application period opened September 16th and will remain open until October 10th at 5pm.

Want to Get Involved? 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 several boards and commissions. Click here to see the current vacancies.
You can pick up your FREE Evacuation Tags at the Fairfax Police Department

The Fairfax Police Department in partnership with the Ross Valley Fire Department is giving away evacuation tags to residents living in the Town of Fairfax, Marin County, California. Evacuation tags are a new tool to help us more quickly ensure that neighborhoods are evacuated during a disaster. Residents affix the tag in a location that is highly visible when they evacuate (mailbox, front door, garage, end of your driveway).

Read more about how Evacuation Tags work here.
Resources
Drought Water Restrictions are in Effect for All of Marin County - Here are some ideas from Marin Water!
Get Cash-for-Grass with Marin Water’s Lawn Replacement Rebate!
For a limited time get a $3 per square foot CASH REBATE when you replace the grass in your landscape. Some limitations apply; pre-approval required.
Message @marin.water or visit www.marinwater.org to learn more about the Cash-for-Grass program. Get paid to replace your turf, and join the #watersupersaver team!

#MarinWater offers a great package of rebates and money-saving incentives for water conservation. We’re working to provide the community with a sustainable water future. 
Fire Safe Marin Has a New Show - Wildfire Watch TV

Record drought. Unpredictable winds. Climate change. All are making wildfires more intense and driving the busiest wildfire season ever. All Marin residents need to be prepared! Wildfire Watch - a new show about wildfire activity and how to keep safe - will address your concerns, answer your questions, and give you the information you need to protect your family and your home. Episodes are released the second Thursday of the month. Watch on Comcast Cable Channel 26, 30 (AT&T Ch 99) and online at www.cmcmtv.com or stream at your convenience on Fire Safe Marin’s website, Facebook page or YouTube channel. Here is a Link to Episode 1: Ember Storms + When the Power Goes Out
COVID-19 Assistance Programs

If you are experiencing financial difficulties due to COVID-19, please contact the programs below.

Marin County Emergency Rental Assistance Program 
For the application and information about the program and how to apply visit the County of Marin's website.

Fairfax Rental Assistance Program
The Town Council has established a Residential Rental Assistance Program to assist extremely low-income Fairfax renters whose household incomes were adversely affected by COVID-19. The program is administered by St.Vincent de Paul and Ritter Center. If you are in need of assistance or have questions, please call 415-454-3303 X11 to leave a message. Calls will be returned in the order they are received.
PG&E Programs to Help Those Impacted by the Pandemic
 
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