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About your Parks, Recreation, Refuse & Sanitation Services
November 22, 2023
Giving Thanks

Wishing you a cozy week as we celebrate the harvest time of year. Our office will be closed Thursday November 23rd and Friday November 24th. This is a short newsletter as a result and sent out early so we can wish you a happy holiday and share a note from our General Manager, Garrett Toy.

A reminder that garbage collection will continue as scheduled so remember to put out your cans!

We will be back in the office on Monday November 27th and it seems like the holidays will be in full swing! Join us for Jolly Jingles on December 2nd and be sure to get your tickets for Breakfast with Santa!

We are so grateful for this community that we cultivate year round. What a gift we give each other as we make this a special place to live and thrive together.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Notes from the General Manager

Dear Resident,
Welcome to the first edition of “Notes from the General Manager.” This feature will appear once a month in the weekly newsletter. The objective will be to provide more in-depth/detailed information on TCSD projects, services, or activities that may be of interest to the community.
From time to time, I may use this article to introduce you to your district staff. This month I will start with myself. I’ve been the TCSD General Manager since May 2022 (approximately 18 months). Prior to that, I was the Town Manager for the Town of Fairfax for 8.5 years. If you are familiar with my predecessor here at TCSD, Heather Abrams, we, in essence, switched jobs. I know, very odd or funny, depending on your perspective. While I am familiar with working with special districts in my career, this is my first time working for a Special District.
As you may know, TCSD collects your sewer (over 30 miles of sewer main pipeline), collects your refuse, and provides Parks & Recreation services. However, did you know that TCSD is the only Marin Special District that collects refuse. The other special districts contract with third party refuse haulers such as Mill Valley Refuse Service. 
California has approximately 3,300 Specials Districts, but I estimate less than 1% of the special districts statewide are actual refuse haulers. This puts TCSD in rarified waters and does confirm that the Tamalpais Community Services District (TCSD) is very unique even by Marin standards.
That’s it for this month’s General Manager notes.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Please remember you can put your food waste including the soiled napkins/paper towels in your green cart 😊

Garrett Toy
General Manager

Jolly Jingles
December 2nd
Tam Valley Community Center

A family friendly, holiday variety show put on by our wonderful local theater group - the Tam Valley Players with special appearances from the Girls Scouts and more!

This event is free and hot chocolate and cookies are provided for all!
Breakfast with Santa
December 9th
Tam Valley Community Center

Join us for a buffet style breakfast and a visit with Santa! We will have two seatings - one at 9am and one at 10:30am. Crafts and fun things to do for the whole family.

Manzanita Park n Ride Closure

Caltrans maintenance will close the lower half of the Manzanita Park and Ride lot, along with the shoulder parking on State Route 1 (SR-1), from Monday, November 20 through Wednesday, November 29 as well as Monday, December 11 through Thursday, December 28. 

The lower half of the park and ride lot will be closed 24 hours per day during these periods to prevent overnight parking in the lot, and to ensure the safety of motorists that frequent this park and ride lot. Holiday travelers should take note of the closures and plan their trips accordingly. 

Tennessee Valley Rd. Planned Closure

PG&E reports that from 11/27/23 – 12/15/23, during the weekdays, Tennessee Valley Rd will be closed between Villa Garden Dr and Marin Ave. Closure hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PG&E is undergrounding power lines in the area. The contractor will do their best to provide access to the Cabin and Fernwood Cemetery during the closure, but expect traffic delays. 
Bike Safety in Tam Valley

We are sad to report that there was an accident involving a young person biking to school recently. We all want Tam Valley to be a safe place to walk and bike. A group of parents have gathered to form Tam Valley Safe Streets. If you are interested in learning more about their efforts to engage the County of Marin and other agencies to improv traffic safety, click here.
It is an honor to bring you the news of Tam Valley each week. If you have any questions or comments on the content of this newsletter, please contact me at events@tamcsd.org

Camille Esposito
Events and Communication Coordinator
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