Fairfax Newsletter | January 9, 2024

Town Council Meeting - January 10

The first Town Council meeting of the new year will be a special meeting held tomorrow, Wednesday, January 10, 2024.

There will be a Town Council Meeting is Closed Session at 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall preceding the Special Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Agendas are posted online 72 hours in advance of the meeting, you can subscribe to have them sent directly to your email inbox.

Comments for the Town Council can be sent to fairfaxtowncouncil@townoffairfax.org.

Upcoming Meetings

Community Emergency Preparedness Committee

Tuesday, January 9 | 7:00 p.m.

Special Town Council Meeting

Wednesday, January 10 | 6:30 p.m.

Special Planning Commission Meeting

Thursday, January 11 | 7:00 p.m.

Tree Committee Meeting

Monday, January 22 | 7:00 p.m.

See more public meetings.

145 Canyon Road Project Wraps Up

The Department of Public Works has completed the 145 Canyon Road Re-stabilization Project within budget at a final construction cost of $424,246. The project involved the removal of a failing retaining wall along the sensitive habitat of San Anselmo Creek and replacing it with a new retaining wall and paving. Failure of the pre-existing wall could have resulted in the closure of Canyon Road, isolating the residents and restricting access to emergency responders. Except for intermittent closures, the road remained open for resident access and deliveries during the duration of the project. 

The Town of Fairfax was assisted by Miller Pacific Engineering Group and Restoration Design Group on design and inspection, Whitman, Requardt and Associates on biological monitoring, and RWR Construction.

Save the Wall Property Fundraiser Event

January 20th | 5:00 – 9:30 p.m. 

Deer Park Villa: 367 Bolinas Rd, Fairfax

This is an event to help make this property Open Space for our community. The fundraiser is sponsored by the Fairfax Open Space Committee in collaboration with the Marin Open Space Trust. Join the Open Space Committee for a silent auction, raffle, presentations, music, food, dancing, and more.

Music by Otis Scarecrow, and Velvy & Rebecca Electric

Suggested Donation $40

Learn more and RSVP to Susan Pascal-Beran at pascalberandesign@yahoo.com

Donation Update

Since the formation of the Wall Property Council subcomittee in late September, subcommittee members, Chance Cutrano and Barbara Coler, have been working with Marin Open Space Trust (MOST) to explore the acquisition of the Wall Property for open space.

The subcommittee recently reported that as of the year end, MOST has received 16 donations totaling more than $50,000 towards the acquisition of the Wall Property. Additionally, two pledges totaling $10,000 have been made.

Supporters can stay up to date and make donations or pledges on MOST's website

Apply to Serve on the Parks and Recreation Commission!

We are recruiting to fill vacancies on Fairfax’s boards and commissions, including, Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning Commission, and Community Emergency Preparedness Committee. 

Participating on a board or commission is a great way to get involved with your community and your local government. Learn more and apply online!

Town Hall Offices will be closed Monday, January 15, 2024

The Town of Fairfax offices will be closed Monday, January 15th in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 24-hour operations will remain in effect for the Police and Fire Departments.

Climate Action

Climate Action Committee Annual Planning

The Town’s Climate Action Committee (CAC) wants your input! The Annual Action Plan sets short term goals, drawing from initiatives in the Fairfax 2030 Climate Action Plan. The CAC will consider next year's goals at its annual retreat, a Special Meeting on January 21, 2024.

Email your suggestions or comments to Sean Youra, Climate Action Coordinator


Happy New Year Fairfax!  

2024 will include all your favorite classes, including Chi Gong, Full Body Fitness, Yoga classes, New Parents and Babies group, Ballfax Sports Club, and more.

Check our website for the most up to date information and keep an eye on early February for our Spring and Summer camp line-up.

Fairfax says goodbye to Age-Friendly Yoga Instructor, Tamela Smith

We are sorry to announce that after eight wonderful years with Tamela Smith as our leader in Age-Friendly yoga classes, Tamela will be leaving the area and no longer able to provide in-person classes.

Tamela’s last day to teach all in-person classes will be Wednesday, January 31, 2024.

The Town of Fairfax is committed to keeping these important offerings available to our community and is working on a transition plan whereby Tamela will still be able to teach online over zoom until we can find a replacement.

From Our Partners

Age Friendly Fairfax

Read the Age Friendly January newsletter to learn about new and upcoming age-friendly classes and events.

If you're looking to get connected with or have questions about the Age Friendly community, contact our representative for the Commission on Aging, Kristin Amlie at aginginfairfax@sonic.net.

Marin County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Update

Every few years, the County of Marin, 11 local cities and towns, and some special districts, update the Multi-Jurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). FEMA requires local jurisdictions outline mitigation strategies to reduce the impacts of natural hazards, including, sea level rise, earthquakes, wildfires, floods and more.

While the plan is underway there is still time to get involved and learn more about the LHMP.

Rat-astrophe Avoided: Winter Edition! How to Keep Those Sneaky Squeakers Out and Enjoy a Rodent-Free Zone!

During the winter months, rats often seek protection from the rain and cold weather in homes and outbuildings. Don’t let these destructive animals choose your home to overwinter in this year! Learn how to combat this by maintaining your homes cleanliness and implementing proper storage practices

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