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NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING: February 4, 2015

SLEEPY HOLLOW FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING 


 Date:  February 4, 2015

Time:  5:00 p.m.

Place:  Sleepy Hollow Clubhouse

1317 Butterfield Road

San Anselmo


 TENTATIVE AGENDA

1. Call to Order/Roll Call.  The Meeting will be open to the public except with respect to those matters which the Board determines may fall under certain exception(s) under the Ralph M. Brown Act [Cal. Gov. Code §§54950 et seq.].  The Meeting is wheelchair accessible.  If accommodation for other disabilities is required, call (415) 454-2923.

2. Public Comment Period.  Public comment is invited concerning each agendized item.  Please limit comments to three minutes.  No Board action can be taken on any matter raised during the Public Comment Period other than to schedule the matter for a future agenda unless the matter is scheduled for action by the Board later in the Meeting.

3.Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes

4.Financial and Operations Reports, including budget, annual audit, etc.

5.Reports and discussion of (i) FIRESafe Marin matters, including SRAFPF grant application and Firewise Community certification matters; (ii) Ross Valley Fire Dept. matters, including draft District Fire Code; (iii) Ross Valley Paramedic Authority matters, including renewal of paramedic tax; and (iv) matters arising, including Directors’ reports and announcements.  

6.Adjournment 

  For more information or a copy of the Final Agenda, contact Tom Finn at 256-8300.

Affidavit of Posting

I hereby certify that I posted the above Notice in a conspicuous place accessible to the public at the following location(s) on January 31, 2015:

Sleepy Hollow Homes Association Clubhouse

1317 Butterfield Road

San Anselmo, California 94960

___________________________

Thomas J. Finn, Secretary

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NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING: January 28, 2015

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING  

Date:  January 28, 2015

Time:  5:00 p.m.

Place:  Sleepy Hollow Homes Association Clubhouse

1317 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo

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NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING: October 9, 2014

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING 

Date:  October 9, 2014

Time:  5:30 p.m.

Place:  Sleepy Hollow Homes Association Clubhouse

1317 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo

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San Domenico Fire Road Repair

At a recent Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District meeting, Mrs. Connie Berto called our attention to the fact that the fire road which starts across from the baseball diamond at San Domenico School and leads up to the ridge on land owned by the Marin County Open Space District was so damaged by rain runoff that it was virtually impassable for fire apparatus and emergency vehicles.  Mrs. Berto and John Hanley, Director of the Youth2Work Program, met with authorities at San Domenico to develop a plan for repairing the road. Mr. Hanley enlisted the support of local contractor Westward Builders Incorporated to bring in the gravel and equipment necessary to make the repairs.

Members of the Youth2Work Program provided the heavy labor to spread the gravel and repair the roadway.   SHFPD provided all of the funding for the project. We are proud to be able to state that the fire road now is in good condition, emergency vehicles can use it for access, and the repairs should greatly lessen the chance for damage from future rains.   We thank Mrs. Berto, Mr. Hanley and his team, Terry Keast's Westward Builders and San Domenico School for making this important project possible.

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Sleepy Hollow “Chipper Day” August 24, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014, Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District and FIRESafe MARIN will sponsor a “Chipper Day” for all residents of the District.  To participate, you must sign up through our new website, www.shpfd.org.  Chipper crews will visit your property and dispose of cut vegetation at no cost.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR FREE CHIPPING!

1. Create Defensible Space (it's the law!)

Please review the  booklet, “Living With Fire in Sleepy Hollow.”  All Sleepy Hollow residents should have received a printed copy by mail in early August, 2014, and a PDF version is available for download here...  It contains valuable information regarding wildfire risk, defensible space, and firescaping.   Additional information on creating Defensible Space is available at www.firesafemarin.org. The law requires that all property owners remove the flammable vegetation on your property to create a defensible space of at least 100 feet (PRC 4291). 

2.  Stack Material

  1. Stack materials curbside, with cut ends facing the road to allow crews to work    more efficiently.
  2. No material should be greater than 3” in diameter.
  3. Material should be freshly cut. "Green" chips are better than old, dry vegetation and cause less wear to the equipment.
  4. All vegetative material should be free of rocks, dirt and other foreign material that could damage the equipment. No lumber, fencing, or other materials may be chipped.
  5. Property owners may be asked to sign a record of the location and hours that were spent cutting the materials to be chipped. This helps us track "volunteer" time for our grant, and makes it more likely that we'll be able to offer this service in the future.

3. Chipper Day Pickup

Go to our website and fill out the simple online form so that we know you have material for pickup.  On Sunday, August 24 our “Youth2Work” team will come by your property, pick up your neatly stacked materials, run them through a wood chipper, and then they will be taken to the Marin County Recycling Center.  There is no charge for this service

Special Thanks

Special thanks to Todd Lando and FIRESafe MARIN for providing a grant to help offset expenses, Supervisor Katie Rice for her support and assistance in planning the project, John Hanley's Youth2Work for providing the labor, Small World Tree Service for the truck and chipper, and The Sleepy Hollow Homes Association for spreading the word and supporting the project.

Questions

Please contact SHFPD Director Rich Shortall at 415 457-5271 or visit www.shfpd.org.  Our new website contains lots of information about the Fire District and the various services and projects we support.

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