In this edition:                             February 2, 2017

Winter Storm Update
Grants for 94010 Homeowners
Preserving Our Quality of Life
Replanting the Urban Forest
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
Link to Weekly Caltrain Notices
stormWinter Storm Update by City's Staff
To be presented at the February 6 City Council Meeting

City staff will be providing an update to the City Council regarding the January 20 winter storm which brought very heavy rains to Burlingame and impacted several areas.  The presentation will include a general update, an explanation of the City's storm drainage system, and City staff's action plan.
grantsGrants for 94010 Home Owners
Applications accepted through February 27

Interested in seismically retrofitting your older home and need some financial assistance to do so? Homeowners in the 94010 zip code whose homes were built before 1979 and meet a variety of other criteria may be eligible for grants of up to $3,000 through the State's Earthquake Brace + Bolt program.  The application period opened January 25, and applications are being accepted through February 27.  For more information, check out the program's website.   
qualityoflifePreserving Our Quality of Life
Update from Saturday's Goal Setting Session

The City Council conducted its annual goal setting session this past weekend where Councilmembers, City staff, and community members discussed strategies for preserving the City's quality of life services for our residents, including the most fiscally responsible manner of addressing our aging infrastructure.  If you missed the meeting, the video will be available on the City's website, , within the next few weeks.
replantReplanting the Urban Forest
Update from the Parks Division

The Parks Division is in the process of planting 107 City trees throughout Burlingame in planter strip areas, tree lawns and Parks.  The species of trees being planted will include Trident Maples, Gingko Bilobas, Crepe Myrtles, Maytens, Red Oaks, Cork Oaks, Australian Willows, Magnolia St. Mary's and Southern, Scarlet Oaks, Red Maples, Raywood Ashes, Chinese Flame trees, Chinese Pistaches, Sycamores, Purple Leaf Plums, Aristocrat Pears and Idaho Locust.  This is the first of three plantings that will happen this year.
EventsEvents Around Town
City Council Meeting
Monday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers, 501 Primrose Rd.

Click here to view the agenda.
Valentines Dance for Active Adults (55+)
Thursday, February 9 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
at the Burlingame Recreation Center
Active Adults (age 55+) are invited to our Valentine's Dance on Thursday, February 9 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Recreation Center.  We will have a DJ, dance lessons, snacks, and refreshments.  This is a free event, but please RSVP to (650) 558-7300.  Thank you to our Burlingame Youth Advisory Committee for hosting this event.  We look forward to celebrating this enchanting holiday with you!
Royal Dance
Saturday, February 11 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center

Once Upon A Time, in the City of Burlingame, there was a Royal Dance event and all were invited! Get dressed in your best outfit and prepare to dance the night away with your date. Princesses and Princes (ages 5-11) may ask anyone (over 18 years old) to accompany them as their evening companion. A great feast will be provided along with a royal Master of Ceremony and DJ as well as a photo booth! Chaperons with multiple young royals can purchase additional, discounted tickets, if needed! And remember, no one is too old for fairy tales! We hope to see you all there! Click here to register The End.
Spring Compost Give Away
Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
420 Carolan Avenue (at the Parks Yard near the grandstands)

Each resident can fill two large garbage cans full of compost. Brought to you by the Burlingame Parks Division along with Recology.   For further information, please contact the Parks Division office at (650) 558-7330.  Don't forget to bring a shovel and two large garbage cans!
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
"Did You Know?" Historical Tidbits
Sunday, February 5 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Burlingame Hillsborough History Museum, in the Burlingame Train Station, 290 California Dr.
Looking for some (non-Super Bowl) entertainment? Come view the History Museum's  new exhibit, "Did You Know?... Historical Tidbits Related to Burlingame and Hillsborough".  Learn facts from long ago to present day. This event is free!
Prohibition in San Mateo County
Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Public Library

A presentation by the Burlingame Historical Society, this event is free and open to the public.

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