Fairfax Newsletter | April 2, 2024


Town Council meeting tomorrow - April 3

The next regular Town Council meeting will be held tomorrow, on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.

There will be a Special Town Council Meeting in Closed Session at 4:45 p.m. at the Community Center, preceding the regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Women's Club.

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.

The Marin Wildfire Chipper Day Program is back!

The Chipper Day program will start in early April and run through mid-November, resulting in six pickup opportunities for all residents within Marin Wildfire's service area.

The program provides for the curbside pickup, chipping, and disposal of vegetation material from residential properties. This service is funded by Measure C for wildfire prevention and is available to all residents within Marin Wildfire's joint powers service area.

The first pickup week in Fairfax is scheduled for the beginning of June. Secure your spot by making a reservation online! Questions? Contact chipper@marinwildfire.org.


Celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week with us!

April 14 - 20, 2024 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. During this week, we recognize the invaluable contributions of the dedicated professionals who work behind the scenes. From dispatching emergency responders to providing critical assistance over the phone, these telecommunicators are the unseen heroes of our communities.

Let's take this opportunity to express our gratitude and recognize the unwavering dedication of these unsung heroes who play a vital role in keeping us safe. Join us in celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week!

Upgraded speed radar signs

Upgraded speed radar signs have been installed on the westbound and eastbound blocks of 1700 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. The signs are now solar powered.

The purpose of radar speed signs is to slow cars down by making drivers aware when they are driving at speeds above the posted limits. Speed radar signs are statistically proven to reduce the speed of drivers and the risk of pedestrian accidents.

Be aware of posted speed limits and slow down.


Electric Landscape Equipment Rebates

The sunshine encourages many of us to get outside and work in the yard. Trade in your gas powered landscaping equipment for electric, using the Town’s rebates for both residents and landscapers who purchase eligible electric landscape equipment from Fairfax Lumber & Hardware. Additionally, you can receive a rebate discount at the point of sale when you trade in your gas- or diesel-powered tools. Make the switch to electric and save!

For additional information about the ordinance and rebate program, visit the Landscape Equipment webpage.


Dive into a season full of fun and learning with Fairfax Recreation! From language camps to sports, there's something for everyone. Early bird pricing is available until May 1, so don’t miss it.

We also have scholarships available, so please reach out if you’re interested.

Summer Camp Registration

  • Now open with early bird pricing available until May 1, 2024.
  • Scholarships available.


Summer Camps & Activities

  • Spanish Camp
  • Improve your foreign language skills this summer.
  • Amazing teacher crew and engaging activities.
  • Limited spots: Only 3 left!
  • A special opportunity for language development and fun.
  • New Parents Babies & Toddlers Group
  • Now including toddlers 0-3 years of age!
  • New location!
  • Toddler Music—sign up start Friday, April 12!


Newly added Camps and Programs


Sign up early to secure your spot and take advantage of early bird rates!


Get help registering for a class or a program

Have any questions or need assistance with registration? Our camp guru, Anne Mannes, is here to help! Reach out to her at amannes@townoffairfax.org and let the summer fun begin!


Town Council Meeting

Wednesday, April 3 | 6:30 p.m.

Parks and Recreation Commission

Monday, April 8 | 7:00 p.m.

Community Emergency Preparedness Committee

Tuesday, April 9 | 7:00 p.m.

Climate Action Committee

Tuesday, April 16 | 7:00 p.m.

See more public meetings.


Wall Property BioBlitz

Saturday, April 13 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: At the end of Marinda Drive in Fairfax (where the Wall Property trail begins)

The Fairfax Open Space Committee will be exploring the Wall property by foot Saturday, April 13 to document its rich biodiversity and stunning beauty. All ages are welcome!

If you’d like to learn more about this event, please contact Susan Pascal Beran at pascalberandesign@yahoo.com.

Resource Fair for Older Adults

Saturday, April 13th | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Fairfax Library

A variety of senior-focused organizations will be available to provide information about healthcare, safety, social support, lifelong learning, community resources and more. Learn more about this event by visiting the Fairfax Library online

Book Talk with Lisa Hamilton of The Hungry Season

Thursday, April 25 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Fairfax Women's Club

Join local author Lisa M. Hamilton for a discussion of her new book, The Hungry Season: A Journey of War, Love, and Survival (Little, Brown) at the Women’s Club in Fairfax.

This event is made possible through Recreation’s new partnership with the Wayfinder Bookshop.


Age Friendly Fairfax

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

Get connected with the Age Friendly Community

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.

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