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The Art of Ann Norris
Wednesday, October 29, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Includes oil paintings of Brisbane
Support the Brisbane Farmers’ Markets
In the Beautiful Community Park
Brisbane Police Dept.
Have Coffee with a Cop
Tomorrow, Sun., Oct. 26, 9 - 11 am
at the Farmer's Market
Flu Shot Clinic
Sat., Oct. 25, 9 am - Noon, 2 Visitacion Ave
Free for Brisbane Residents
Brisbane Eagles Club
Heart Fund Benefit Dinner
Sat., Oct. 25, 4 - 6 pm, 185 Visitacion
Lasagna, Garlic Bread & Salad, $10.00
Brisbane Parks and Recreation Dept.
Zumba Gold Classes
Mon. & Wed., 8:30-9:30 am, Mission Blue Center
Starts Mon., Oct. 27, $40/six classes
In Loving Memory Of
1938 - 2014
Service Info: (650) 219-9787
Read For The Record
Tues., Oct. 21, 3:30 pm, 250 Visitacion
All Ages Welcome To Attend
You may have seen a recent article about the Summer 2024 Olympic and Paralympic games. There is a group called the San Francisco 2024 Exploratory Committee who are working on a potential bid for both these games. A proposal, if there is one, will have San Francisco as the lead city.
The exploratory committee is currently evaluating a variety of sites throughout the Bay Area for venues for various events and sports competitions. One of the ideas they are exploring is placing a temporary “pop up” Olympic Stadium that would be used for opening and closing events as we well as the Track & Field competition on the Brisbane Baylands. The stadium would be torn down and its materials repurposed after the Games have ended. The organizing committee has approached the property owner as well as the City in very preliminary and exploratory discussions.
The Bay Area is one of four sites in the United States that are currently evaluating whether they wish to bid for the 2024 games. The other three are Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Boston. Sometime towards the end of the year the City of San Francisco and San Francisco 2024 will determine if they want to compete for the United States bid. If so they will submit a formal proposal, which will include potential sites for various venues.
In early 2015 the United States Olympic Committee will determine whether they want to submit a bid that would be subject to international competition. If so they will choose amongst the American cities that submit proposals. In 2017 the International Olympic Committee will select and announce the host city for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
As you can see from this schedule, that discussion of Brisbane as a potential site for venues for the 2024 games is in its early stages. Any actual proposal would require environmental review as well as a City Council approved land-use permit.
Check in as the process continues as we will be updating the community on the status of decision making.
Brisbane resident Lillian Markind is excited to lead active older adults in a modified Zumba class, using easy-to-follow choreography focusing on cardio, balance, flexibility and coordination. The first class is on Monday, Oct. 27th. Classes will be held Mon/Weds 8:30am - 9:30am at Mission Blue Center. Drop-ins welcome. View more details on the Zumba Gold flyer and sign up today!
Over the next several months, Caltrain will be performing work within the railroad right-of-way in Brisbane as part of the Advanced Signal System Project to upgrade the safety, performance, and operating efficiency of the Peninsula’s commuter rail system. The Advanced Signal System, also called Communications Based Overlay Signal System (CBOSS) Positive Train Control (PTC) will equip the corridor with federally-mandated safety technology and increase system capacity to help accommodate future ridership demand. The Project will monitor and, if necessary, control train movement in the event of human error. This will increase safety by:
- Eliminating the risk of train-to-train collisions
- Reducing risk of potential derailments by enforcing speed limits
- Providing additional safety for railroad workers on the tracks
- Improving grade crossing performance to reduce gate downtime and improve local traffic circulation
The CBOSS PTC system is scheduled to be operational by 2015 and is a key component of the Caltrain Modernization Program, which will electrify the Caltrain Corridor by 2019. An electrified Caltrain will be cleaner and quieter and will upgrade the system to provide faster and/or more frequent service to more stations and riders.
To implement the CBOSS PTC system, there are several installation phases (boring, conduit, fiber pulling, testing) that will occur within Caltrain's right-of-way, usually at night (8pm to 6am) in order to maintain regular train service. Testing of the fiber cable and the overall system is scheduled for spring 2015. Residents may experience some minor installation noise during this time. For more information, please view the Caltrain's CBOSS PTC Project page or contact Caltrain at (650) 508-6499; e-mail: email@example.com .
Constructed in 2000, Mission Blue Center has had various minor repairs over the last 14 years. Repair work is now needed for the entryway steps at Mission Blue Drive, which is is scheduled to begin on the morning of Monday, October 20, 2014.
The repair work will be a 3-part process. The first part consists of removal of the exisiting damaged stairway caps, followed by forming for concrete and rebar and pouring the concrete. Concrete is needed because the existing caps were simply mortared on top as separate pieces, and cracks formed between the slabs. This part of the repair process is planned to take approximately one week. The second part of the repair work involves applying the stucco coat. The final step will be priming and painting. Thank you for your patience as this work is being completed and we ask the public to avoid using this stairway during the course of its repair. If you have any questions about this project, please call the Public Works Dept. at 508-2130.
You may have noticed that KWW Cabinents on Bayshore Blvd. is near completion; it was a design-build that started construction last year. To access the business going northbound on Bayshore, one will need to first make a U-turn at the traffic signal approximately a 1/2 block up Bayshore. This was a requirement of the new development and work by the developer’s contractor to install 1. two medians (one on the north leg and one in the south leg of the intersection), 2. U-turn lane and 3. necessary traffic signal improvements at the intersection is expected to start next week. Estimated construction time is 3 weeks, with only one lane in each directions allowed to be closed at a time, and only between 9am - 4pm to minimize inconveniences to the public. Thank you in advance for your patience and driving safely through the construction area.
The Skatepark project will be discussed at next Thursday's City Council meeting of October 16, 2014. The staff report outlines how the Facilities Subcommittee will be making the recommendation to the full Council for the skatepark to remain at its current site across from the Community Park and next to the basketball courts. Should the Council concur with the Subcommittee's recommendation, the consultant Spohn Ranch will continue to work with the stakeholders and move forward with development of a conceptual design. They have recently set up a Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/brisbaneskatepark/) to keep the community apprised of the latest project developments.
If you would like to support the Skatepark Project, Brisbane resident Michael Barnes and users of the skatepark are selling silk-screened Brisbane tee-shirts for $15. So far, their efforts have raised $2,600. They will be at the Sunday Farmers' Market from 9am - 1pm if you'd like to pick one up. For any questions or custom orders, please contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Starting in January 2015, the City plans to close the Community Pool for approximately 6-8 weeks so that restoration work can be completed. That includes first draining the pool so that resurfacing, replastering, and re-tiling the pool floor can occur. Crews will also be performing a complete restoration of the pool's concrete deck to take care of the rusting rebar. At this time they'll also repair deck drain lines to ensure all of the inlets drain properly. The men's locker room tiles that are damagend will also be repaired during the closure, like the women's was in June of this year. Lastly, the kiddie pool which has not been operated in recent years due to problems keeping chlorine levels balanced, will in the coming weeks be tested to see if it can be operational after the closure. Public Works crews as well as pool maintenance support will take off the cover and get it running so that testing can be performed. All of this work was approved by the City Council on June 19, 2014 when the City's 2014/15 budget was adopted. The capital improvements that will be made to the Pool will help the City save money from there being less unscheduled repairs and closures in the future. The City is well-aware of the loyal patrons who use the Pool, even during the winter months, and asks for everyone's patience during the closure. Crews will work as dilligently as possible to ensure the Pool reopens as soon as the restoration work has been completed. For any questions about this project, please contact the Public Works Department at (415) 508-2130.