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Town Center Workshop October 1st - Update
This was the second in a series of three workshops for encouraging community participation in the creation of a Town Center Plan. Currently, there is no Town Center Plan.
The goal of the workshop was to gather community input on the possible design concepts for the Town Center area. There will be a full report on the workshop at the November 2nd Town Council meeting. In the meantime, the Town Council will receive a brief report at their meeting this Wednesday, October 5th, and the public will have a chance to comment at that time as well.
The to-be-developed Town Center Plan is not the Town Center Element. The Town Center Plan will basically be a long-term improvement plan for the downtown area.
The Town Center Element is a part of the General Plan and identifies guiding principles for the creation of a Town Center Plan. Background materials from the Town Center Element are available here.
Please take the online survey on this topic by clicking on the “Community Forum” link on this page. Survey results will be presented to the Town Council after the close of the survey.
Downtown CH to CC Zoning Study Session Recap
On Sept. 7th the Town Council held a study session on the proposed draft ordinance recommended by the Planning Commission regarding changing existing Highway Commercial (CH) zones to Central Commercial (CC) zones. At the study session, the Council asked questions, discussed the issue, and considered public comment.
At the end of the study session, the Council referred additional policy questions to the Planning Commission for further discussion. The Council also requested a joint special meeting of the Planning Commission and Council, to be scheduled in 2017 to further discuss issues of mutual concern. Background materials
There will be a Special Municipal Election (consolidated with the statewide general election) held in Fairfax on November 8, 2016 for Measure C: a general tax measure to continue a retail transactions and use tax for an additional ten years and increasing the rate from ½ % to ¾ %. Please click here to see the Notice of the election and Notice of time within which arguments for or against a measure may be submitted to the town clerk, and here to see the Resolution calling for the election and the proposed measure.
Newly Adopted Ordinances
The Town Council adopted two ordinances at their regular meeting on August 5th. Ordinance 797 adds new Article III (‘Medical Marijuana Cultivation’) to Town Code Chapter 17.138 (‘Regulations Applying in Multiple Districts’) of Title 17 (‘Zoning”) of the Fairfax Town Code, to ban marijuana cultivation with exemptions for personal cultivation for qualified patients and primary caregivers. Ordinance 802 amends Fairfax Town Code Chapter 9.28 (‘Social Host Accountability’) to add controlled substances.
2010-2030 General Plan
Interested in viewing the Town's General Plan and Housing Element Update? Click here.
Information and Assistance for Seniors
Did you know that Marin County has a Senior Information and Assistance Line? (415) 457-INFO. This help line is staffed by social workers, real people who answer the phone. The County also has an online information portal through which older adults, their friends, caregivers, and family members can learn to navigate our County's community resources. The Community Resource Guide on the website has nine areas of resources: Health, Housing, Money, Transit, Food, Emergency, Legal, Education and Care. Please visit! http://aging.livelonglivewellmarin.org
Planning Commission Meeting, 7pm
Where: Women's Club, 46 Park Road (map)
Watch it live! On Comcast Channel 27 or AT&T Channel 99
Or on your computer (click here)
Notice of Public Hearing | Agenda and Packet
Volunteeer Board Meeting, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Community Center, 16 Park Road (map)
Description: Regular Meeting
Tree Committee Meeting, 7pm – 9pm
Where: Women's Club, 46 Park Road (map)
Description: Regular Meeting
Open Space Committee Meeting, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: Youth Center, 16 Park Road (map)
Description: Regular meeting
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Our on-line Community Forum is where you can express your opinion for decision-makers to read. Please participate in the current survey:
- What design options for the Town Center Plan would YOU like the Town to explore?
To take or view the survey, please click here. For more information about the Workshop, please see the article under Current Topics on this page.
Interested in reading the Town Newsletter? Click here for the current issue or sign up below to receive it electronically!
Currently Posted on Nextdoor
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Sewer Service Charge Rebate Program
The Ross Valley Sanitary District Board of Directors would like to share the news of a sewer service charge rebate program for eligible low-income residents. Please click here for information.
Free Compost for Fairfax Residents
Starting Saturday, October 15, there will be free compost available for Fairfax residents only - no landscapers - in the Pavilion parking lot on Bank Street. Supplies are limited, so please be a good neighbor and do not take more than 5 gallons. This program is part of the Town’s contract with Marin Sanitary Service.
One More Chipper Day Added!
The Town of Fairfax will be offering one more opportunity for residents to drop off their vegetation brush, thanks to a grant from Fire Safe Marin. On Saturday, October 29th, residents may bring their brush to Doc Edgar Park, corner of Cascade, Cypress & Hickory, between the hours for 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Once again, residents may bring brush cut up to 4 inches in diameter, to be put through the chipper. Please, no rocks, leaves, grass, or fire wood. This will be the last chipper day of the season, so please do not miss this opportunity! For more info, contact Maria Baird at (415) 456-5652 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Leaf Blower Guidelines
Happy Fall! This is a friendly reminder of the time restrictions on the use of leaf blowers in Fairfax. Leaf blowers (and other power tools) are prohibited except during the hours of:
- Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Weekends & Holidays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Click here for Leaf Blowers Rules & Best Practices, or pick up a brochure from Town Hall.
Fairfax residents are encouraged to serve on one of the many Town volunteer committees. For information on the committees, when they meet, terms of office, vacancies, and more, please visit the boards and commissions page.
Storm drain blocked? Streetlight out? Tree limb in road?
No problem! Use our “iworks” program to report an issue directly to our Public Works Department and track your request. Send a Public Works Maintenance Request
Save Money and the Environment
Click here to see opportunities for Fairfax Residents
- FREE Green House Calls from Rising Sun Energy Center
- Go Green Get Green Fairfax – an incentive program to that provides monthly energy bill credit when you switch to MCE 100% Renewable Energy
- Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing Program