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About your Parks, Recreation, Refuse & Sanitation Services
February 17, 2023
Presidents Day

The TCSD offices are closed on Monday, February 20th, for Presidents Day. However, the trash pick-up schedule remains the same for the week.

Enjoy the long weekend!
TCSD Board Meeting Highlights

At its regular meeting on February 8th, the Board took the following actions:

  1. Received the financial audit for FY21-22; the auditor had no management or financial findings.
  2. Received the mid-year budget report; the forecast projects that year-end expenses will remain within budget and revenues received will be higher than anticipated.
  3. Authorized staff to proceed with the Proposition 218 process for the approval of the solid waste (refuse) rates over the next five years; the proposed rates will increase no more than 2% per year.
  4. Discussed options for remodeling the restrooms in the Tam Community Center.
  5. Discussed design concepts for the replacement of the corporation yard fence. 

Please note that the February 22nd Work Session has been cancelled.
Regrowing Grass in Kay Park

Beginning on March 1st, our contractors will begin the process of reseeding Kay Park. For safety reasons due to the equipment being used and the work involved, we will need to close Kay Park on March 1st for two days. Kay Park will reopen on March 3rd with a temporary chain link fence around the large dirt/grass area. The area will be fenced for upwards of 60 days to allow the grass an opportunity to get established without being disturbed. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time. 
First Aid and CPR Training Opportunity

Southern Marin Fire has partnered with Marin Medical Reserve Corps to host their new, 90-minute Lifesaving Skills class right here in Southern Marin!
The event will occur on April 21st at 6pm and last for 1 and a half hours. The Strawberry Recreation Center has kindly offered space to deliver this valuable first aid training. 
Registration is required through the Eventbrite page, and there is space for up to 40 trainees. Please share with your Southern Marin friends, neighbors, and colleagues. Hope to see you there!
Now Accepting Applications for the Parks and Recreation Commission

We are pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the newly formed Parks and Recreation Commission that replaces the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission. Want to help make life in Tam Valley even more fun? Consider joining this Commission.

Murder Mystery
March 3 & 4. 10 & 11
Tam Valley Community Center

Tickets are selling fast! Get yours today and join us for the wonderful Tam Valley tradition.

Volunteers Needed
These wonderful community events are made possible because of this community of volunteers!

We are looking for servers for Murder Mystery Dinner Theater on March 3, 4, 10 and 11.

Let us know if you can help with this fun event. You get some volunteer perks like dinner and a show!

If you want to sign up to volunteer contact our events coordinator, Camille at events@tamcsd.org

Fire Safe Marin and Marin Center Cultural Services invite artists to submit works of art exploring what it means to adapt to wildfire. Juried selected works will be exhibited at Ember Stomp, an annual Wildfire Prevention Festival at the Civic Center Fairgrounds on May 20, 2023. The art will then be shown at the Marin County Civic Center Gallery from May-August 2023. 

Juror: Emebet B Korn, Founder and Director of DEST A Gallery 

Our world is changing and we must adapt to survive. This exhibition is intended to inspire thought and conversation about: 

- Our changing relationship with nature
- The effects of climate change
- How the threat of wildfire affects us individually and collectively
- Resilience of people and our environment 

Submissions are due April 1.
Follow along as we share information about
future events and happenings in our community!