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Dan Schwarz, City Manager                                             October 4, 2019

City Manager Update

Central Marin Fire Open House
Central Marin Fire will hold an open house on Saturday, October 12 from 10 AM - 2 PM at  342 Tamalpais Drive. Activities include a Jump House, "Sparky" the Fire Dog, "Freddie" the Robot, Station and Apparatus Tours.

Amazon Smile

What is Amazon Smile?  A simple way for Amazon shoppers to support the Larkspur Library. Simply shop at https://smile.amazon.com and a half percent of your purchase prices are donated to the Friends of the Larkspur Library. More info:  https://smile.amazon.com/about 

How to sign up?  Just go to https://smile.amazon.com and sign in with your Amazon user email and password. Type "Friends of the Larkspur Library" in the "pick your own charitable organization" box, and select Friends of the Larkspur Library from the results list. In the next window, check the box confirming that you understand that you must always start at https://smile.amazon.com in order to donate. Then click on "Start Shopping." Already using AmazonSmile and want to change your charity?  Go to your AmazonSmile page under Your Account, and select "Change Charity."

Marin Commutes

From October 7 – November 17 you can win prizes when you log your green commute trips on Marin Commutes. Easily log trips, including bus and train rides, biking, walking, carpooling, and riding the ferry, and you'll be automatically entered to win weekly prizes. Top performers compete for $250 gift cards. Commuters have a chance to compete to see who can log the most trips and reduce the most emissions. It's a win-win for participants and Marin County commuters as Marin gets on the road to cleaner air and less traffic congestion. Here's what you need to know:

Rx Take-Back Day

Clean it out and drop it off!  National Prescription Drug Take-back Day is Saturday, October 26.  RX Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of your unused or expired prescription drugs.  Old and unused prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning overdose, and abuse.  Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision.

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. On the last Take-Back Day in April 2019, nearly 470 tons (more than 935,000 pounds) of unused or expired medications were collected nationwide.

You can drop off pills and patches at either of our stations between 10 AM and 2 PM on the 26th. Please, no liquids or sharp objects. The Larkspur station is located at 250 Doherty Drive, and our San Anselmo station is 525 San Anselmo Avenue.

FIRESafe MARIN Home Hardening Workshop

Save the Date: Tuesday, November 19 for a free seminar hosted by FIRESafe MARIN on home hardening against fire. Recognizing that home-hardening through improved architectural design, ember and ignition resistant material selection, and retrofitting existing buildings are the most important factors in improving home survival during wildfires, FIRESafe MARIN has developed a seminar and training curriculum to introduce homeowners to these concepts.
 
Taught by experts in the field of wildfire, home hardening, and building science, this seminar will help Marin homeowners to:
 
  • Identify their home’s vulnerabilities to wildfires and embers
  • Introduce ignition and ember resistant design and materials
  • Provide home-hardening and retrofitting resources
  • Encourage building modifications to reduce the likelihood of structural ignitions during wildfires
  • Manufacturer representatives will be on-site to display fire-resistant building materials
 
Weather permitting, a live fire demonstration will be conducted at 5 PM to demonstrate the differences between fire-resistant and ordinary construction. 

Register at www.firesafemarin.org/events.
Contact Information
Community Outreach....................................................................................................496–2401
City Council...................................................................................................................927–5002
City Manager.................................................................................................................927–5110
City Clerk.......................................................................................................................927–5002
Fire.................................................................................................................................927–5007
Library............................................................................................................................927–5005
Building/Planning...........................................................................................................927–5038
Police (CMPA)...............................................................................................................927–5150
Public Works.................................................................................................................927–5017
Twin Cities Children's Center........................................................................................927–5786
 
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