In this edition:                                 September 8, 2016

Parks & Rec Wants to Hear From You
It's Library Card Sign-up Month
Construction Update
Traffic, Safety & Parking Commission Opening

What's Your Sustainability Idea?

September is Fall Prevention Month

Events Around Town

Community Corner 

Link to Full City Calendar
Link to Caltrain News and Updates
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The Burlingame Parks & Recreation Department is conducting a short survey about our communications, programs and services and would appreciate your feedback.
If you can spare between 1 to 5 minutes of your time, your answers will help guide our efforts to better serve you and this community. Kindly follow this survey link .
Thanks for your time and thank you for helping us build a better and stronger Burlingame!
librarycardIt's Library Card Sign-Up Month
Come by and meet Snoopy
Did you know that September is Library Card Sign-up Month?  Everyone who signs up for a new library card in September will be entered to win a $100 gift card in addition to a large plush Snoopy, our mascot for this month long campaign!  Snoopy himself will be making appearances at various events around Burlingame for meet and greet opportunities with the public.  Stay tuned to our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds for information on future times and locations.
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constructionupdateConstruction Update
Ray Park Subdivision and Neighborhood Sewer Rehab Project, Phase 1

As part of the City of Burlingame's Capital Improvements Program to upgrade aging, 100-year-old infrastructure, the City is replacing the existing sanitary sewer main in the Ray Park Subdivision area. The City's contractor, Ranger Pipeline, Inc., started construction using a trenchless method on Coronado Way, Lassen Way, McDonald Way and Monte Corvino Way in mid-August. The work in these areas will be completed by early next week.
Starting Wednesday, September 14, 2016, Ranger Pipeline will begin open trench method along Albemarle Way. Open-trench method would require excavation of all the mains and laterals. The work on Albemarle is estimated to be completed within one month. The contractor would then move the Davis Drive and adjacent neighboring streets to continue the remaining of the sewer replacement.  The entire project is estimated to finish in February 2017.  Work at each location of the project is estimated to last between three to four weeks.  Construction hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
What to Expect During Construction:
  • Possible delays for residents to access properties or driveways. The contractor will temporarily place metal plates over open trenches to provide access if needed;
  • Temporary parking restrictions in segments under construction will be posted at least 48 hours in advance;
  • Uneven pavement signs will be placed at construction site before the work is finished; and,
  • Please note: the Contractor does not need to enter your home.  If there is a need to enter your home due to an emergency, the Contractor will be accompanied by a City representative, who will show proper identification.
We will do our best to minimize any disruption caused by the construction. Field Inspectors will be present on the job site and will be happy to answer your questions or provide assistance if needed. If you cannot locate an inspector during the construction, or have any questions regarding the project, please contact our project hotline at (650) 703-5586.  Your patience during the construction is greatly appreciated.
commissionCommission Opening
Traffic, Safety and Parking Commission
Are you interested in finding a way to participate in our community? Then consider applying for appointment to the City of Burlingame Traffic, Safety & Parking Commission! The City invites applicants to offer their interest, experience, and enthusiasm in service of our great City.
Commission members offer their ideas and recommendations to the City Council and staff in order to help them to make the finest, most informed decisions in the best interest of everyone living, working, and visiting our community.
At this time, the City is seeking to fill one vacant seat on the Traffic, Safety & Parking Commission. The Council is likely to appoint each Commission member to the full, three-year term. The application deadline is Friday, October 14, 2016. Click here for the application and supplemental questionnaire on the City's website.
If you have any questions, please contact Ana Silva in the City Manager's Office at (650) 558-7204.
sustainabilityWhat's Your Big Idea?
What can we do to make Burlingame more sustainable?

The Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame (CEC) invites you to contribute your ideas on Saturday, September 17, when CEC hosts a community brainstorming session called "What's Your Big Idea?" from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Lane Room at the Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road. Free refreshments will be served.
Thanks to our community's enthusiastic participation in Energy Upgrade California's CoolCalifornia Challenge, which awarded CEC $16,000 for placing third in the state this year, CEC is prepared to underwrite expenses of up to $5,000 in the coming year to community organizations, student groups and individuals who have suggestions for sustainability projects in Burlingame.
What's your big idea for making Burlingame more sustainable? Come to the meeting and speak up!
fallsafetySeptember is Fall Prevention Month
Review common hazards and tips for safety

Are you worried about you or a loved one falling? It's the beginning of the fall season and September is fall prevention month.  Visit the Fall Prevention Coalition of San Mateo County website for tips on fall prevention and upcoming local events or contact the Fall Prevention Coalition of San Mateo County at (844) No-Falls. 
EventsEvents Around Town
Seminar: How to Paint Your Home
Saturday, September 17 at 11:00 a.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center
Sign-up for the Parks & Recreation Foundation's How to Paint Your Home seminar hosted by Jeff Gray from Gray's Paint. This informational seminar and Q&A session will address all of your painting needs.

Learn to paint your own home while supporting the Foundation's Jeffrey Griffith Scholarship Fund. ALL proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund, primarily supporting enrollment in summer camps, enrichment and after school sports programs for Burlingame residents.

Fees are $50/Resident or $67/Non/Resident.  Senior Fees are $40/Resident or $50/Non-resident.

For more information see page 32 of the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Fall 2016 Activity Guide or click here.  To register, please click on this link.

Can't attend the event? Please consider a donation to the Scholarship Fund by following this link. Do a good thing for your home and do a great thing for your community! See you on the 17th.
Fall Book Sale
Friday, October 14 from Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 16 from Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Save the dates for this year's Fall Book Sale hosted by the Burlingame Library Foundation in the Main Library's Lane Room. Admission is free.  Items will be sold at $6/bag and $10/two bags on the final day of the event.  For more information, please call (650) 558-7400, x2.
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Free Pet Adoption - All Expenses Paid
Tonight! September 8 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA, 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame

Join Assemblymember Kevin Mullin and his recue dog, Sunshine, and learn about how to adopt, low cost services for pets, proper pet care, and animal safety laws.  Adopt a pet and your adoption costs will be covered including, vaccinations, a vet check, spay/neuter surgery, and microchip ID.  There will be a special presentation on therapy dogs.  Come learn about what a therapy dog can do for you. This event is open to the public.  For more information, please call the District Office of Assemblymember Kevin Mullin at (650) 349-2200 or visit the website by clicking here.
BHS vs. Alvarez
Friday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. 
Burlingame High School

Bring the whole family! Burlingame High School football games are fantastic, family-friendly events - reminders of why our small community is such a special place.

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