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Firefighters are Back!

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Last Friday, November 12th, Brisbane Firefighters spent their first evening back in Brisbane.  For the last 2 months, they had been spending evenings in Daly City at Station 93 (464 Martin St.) after severe mold was discovered at Station 81 -- click here to read more on our old blog site.  Now, the all firefighting crews will be staying in the semi-permanent trailers that can be seen just outside the Fire Station when you're driving along Bayshore. 

Today, the firefighters had a special delivery -- their lockers!  And it was no big deal that the delivery man didn't have a ramp to unload them from his truck.  With 3 firefighters -- Capt. John Murphy and Firefighters Craig Briscoe and Aaron Sorani -- the job got done.  From unloading the 200 lbs. lockers, to getting them on the dolly and up the ramp and through the small entryway of the trailer, these guys make it look easy.

And with most things, you learn as you do.  The second time up, the guys used the floor mat to drag the lockers through the doorway.

They asked for the palettes (pictured below in the foreground) that the lockers were delivered on -- one of the firefighters thought they would make for good shelves to use in the lockers!  Smart thinking.

And lastly, a peak inside their trailers -- featuring the most important room of them all -- the kitchen.

We're glad you guys are back in town, and within the expected time period!

Growing Green Hands

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Growing Green Hands Dinner &
"Listen to a Life" Essay Awards
Sat.-Nov 20th, 4-6pm. Eagles Club
RSVP 415 657-9858--$9 Advance, $10 at the door.
Proceeds support the GGH work in Brisbane Schools

Music with Andrew

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Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Music with Andrew
Fun Parent & child music classes
Thu., Nov. 15 - Dec. 16, 12:30, Comm. Ctr.
Information:  508-2140

List of Qualified Contractors

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The City of Brisbane is inviting licensed contractors to submit the name of their firm to the City for inclusion on its 2011-2012 List of Qualified Contractors.  Depending on your firm's classification, your firm will receive Notices inviting Informal Bids as projects come forward.  Please see the required application form by clicking here (found on the Public Works Applications and Forms page).

Sand Bags Available

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One can never be too prepared!  Sand bags are now available atop two palettes outside the gate of the Public Works Corp Yard, located at the intersection of Tunnel Ave. and Lagoon Rd.  Each sand bag weighs approximately 15 lbs. and are free for the taking.  So please stop by and pick up the amount you need...more will be made by the Public Works crew as necessary to ensure the community has what it needs to guard against flooding during the rainy season.  And, the below pics illustrate how Dolan, Joe, and Keegan from the PW crew got sand bag-making down to a simple, easy process -- with the help of some safety cones acting as pastry bags.  Now, that's creative.  Good work, guys!

 

Adult Oil Painting Class

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This is a new class being offered by the Brisbane Parks & Recreation Department, starting on Wednesday January 19th and taking place weekly through February 23rd.  The class will be held at Mission Blue Center, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, and instructed by Michael Rodman, a Brisbane resident since the 50's and who painted the San Francisco cityscape oil painting above.  Michael has studied with the best working artists for the past 15 years, from the Scottsdale School of Art to the Academy of Art in San Francisco.  Click here to register online.  For more information about this class, please call Recreation Supervisor Russ Carmick at 415-508-2143 or e-mail him at rcarmick@ci.brisbane.ca.us.

Remembering Our Veterans

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Veterans' Day provides us with the chance to mark the debt of honor we owe to all those who have worn the uniform of the United States. We remember those who gave their lives beneath our flag, in service of our freedom.

Today, if you can, please take a moment to offer your gratitude for the families of the veterans and active service members that you know. Or go online to serve.gov to find out how you can serve military families who would greatly appreciate your remembrance of them.

Additionally, yesterday was the 235th birthday of the United States Marine Corps, which was first established on November 10, 1775.  Click here to go to the Marine Corps' website and view a commemorative video of this very special occassion.

Thank you to all our service men and women -- your courage in the face of adversity is a model for us all.

Opening on Planning Commission

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Ever want to see what serving on a public commission was like?  Well here is your chance.  Approximately one year remains on former Planning Commissioner Theresa Maturo's term and the City Council is now accepting applications for this position.  Once this one-year term expires, the City Council will begin the recruitment process for a full, 4-year term.  Click here to learn more about the primary duties of the Planning Commission.  If you are interested in applying for this one-year term, please contact Sheri Spediacci at 415-508-2113 or send her an e-mail at cityclerk@ci.brisbane.ca.us.  The deadline to apply is 5:00pm, November 15, 2010.

Get Informed

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If you're a Comcast subscriber, you may be aware of the government-access channel, Ch. 27.  On it, public meetings such as City Council, Planning Commission, Open Space & Ecology, and Parks, Beaches, & Recreation Commission meetings are shown.  Often, they are replayed in case you happened to miss the live meeting.  In addition, the City tries to provide educational programming in the slots that public meetings aren't being played.  For instance, one of the programs now playing on Ch. 27 is "What Every President Should Know About Energy Efficiency, Part 1".   In it, a physics professor explains what every US President should know about energy. How do the global issues of climate change and energy security impact U.S. efforts toward gaining energy efficiencies and conservation of resources? The CA PUC commissioner relates how California utilities are achieving energy efficiencies.  Check the programming schedule for when it airs next, and maybe you'll like it so much, you'll want to check out Part 2, which airs next Monday, November 8th.  And, as always, Ch. 27 streams live on the City's website, just in case you don't subscribe to Comcast.

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With the new website being just a few weeks old, we've been adding helpful tidbits to it here and there to make it as useful a tool as possible.  One of those items is the "Printer-friendly version" link you'll see near the top of every page on the website, sans the homepage.  This will make it easy to print meeting agendas, and any other pages of interest...for instance, the previous post about the Annual Winter Clean Up (maybe you can print the page so you have all this important information handy).  This option will save you a load of ink, as it gets rid of the background image.  So hold on longer to those ink cartridges, and go printer-friendly!