Corte Madera Chronicles: The Town of Corte Madera's Newsletter
The Town of Corte Madera's Newsletter for November 8, 2019
What's Happening in Town
Veterans Day - Legal Holiday

Veterans Day - Legal Holiday

ALL Departments will be closed on Monday, November 11th in honor of Veterans Day. 

Living With Fire: Wildfire Preparedness Seminar

Living With Fire: Wildfire Preparedness Seminar

Learn about Marin’s wildfire history and the current risks from experts at Central Marin Fire Department and FIRESafe MARIN.

Topics addressed include:

  • Personal Preparedness, Safety, and Evacuations
  • Home Hardening and Reducing Structural Ignitions
  • Defensible Space and Firescaping
  • Community and Neighborhoods Preparedness

Registration online at, is encouraged but not required, however seating is limited.

This event will be held on Wednesday, November 13th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Drive. For more information, call 415-924-4844.

Big Band Dance

Big Band Dance

Come join the Corte Madera Recreation Department for a fun night of music. The Ray Simpson Band plays the music of the 30's, 40's, and 50's-from swing to jazz. 

The event will take place on Wednesday, November 13th at the Corte Madera Community Center, 498 Tamalpais Drive. Admission is FREE and the music begins at 8pm. Hope to see you all there! 

All Things Apple

All Things Apple Classes for Beginner and Intermediate Apple Users

The Corte Madera Library invites you to participate in All Things Apple, a series of free, drop-in classes for both beginner and intermediate Apple users. Today's topics: Notes 

1:00 - 3:00 Because this handy app is so rich with functions, we’ll spend the full two hours reviewing what it’s capable of doing. The Notes app will keep you well organized with information that you want at your fingertips. Learn how to scan documents with it, take, and/or import photos and mark them up, and add PDF files and web links. Learn how to organize all your Notes with folders, prioritize them with pins, and share them with other people. Learn how to sync your Notes to all your devices so a change you make to a Note on one device is automatically updated on all your devices.

This class will be held on Tuesday, November 12th from 1pm to 3pm at the Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Drive. For more information, contact the Corte Madera Library at 415-924-4844.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Consolidated Primary Election will be held in the Town of Corte Madera, County of Marin, State of California, on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, for the purpose of electing two (2) members to the Town Council of the Town of Corte Madera, each to serve for the full term of four (4) years.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the filing period for Town Council candidates will open at 8:00am on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 (as Monday, November 11, 2019 is a federal holiday and Town Hall offices will be closed) and will run through 5:00pm on Friday, December 6, 2019. The filing period will be extended to 5:00pm on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, for non-incumbent filers only, if any current office-holder with an expiring term does not file by the December 6th deadline.  Candidates for Town Council must be a resident of Corte Madera, at least 18 years of age and a registered voter in the Town of Corte Madera at the time nomination papers are issued. 
Beginning on November 12, 2019, nomination papers will be available in the Administrative Office at Town Hall from Rebecca Vaughn, Town Clerk, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8am-12pm and 1pm-4pm. Please call (415) 927-5085 for more information and to make an appointment to meet with the Town Clerk to pick up the nomination packet. Corte Madera Town Hall is located at 300 Tamalpais Drive in Corte Madera, CA.
If no one or only one person has been nominated for any office that is elected on a town wide basis, appointment to the elective office(s) may be made as prescribed by Section 10229 of the Election Code of the State of California.
The polls will be open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Pursuant to the California Elections Code Section 12109, all ballots, including absentee ballots, shall be counted at the Marin Civic Center, Hall of Justice, Room 121, and not at the individual precincts. 

To view and share the official notice, please click here

What's Happening in Marin
Veterans' Day

Veterans' Day

Honor those who have served our country. Marin’s Veterans’ Day program will begin with music, military exercises and a brief address. It will continue in front of the World War I, World War II and Korean, Vietnam and Merchant Marine Memorials on the Avenue of the Flags. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony in the Redwood Foyer.

This event is FREE and will begin on Monday, November 11th at 9:30am at the Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 

Creekside Restoration

Learn How to Pier Fish

Join rangers from Marin County Parks and a few of the experienced local anglers, to learn the secrets and tricks of the trade when fishing from a pier. A limited amount of poles will be available on a first come, first-served basis. A valid California fishing license is required when fishing from the shore, not from the pier.

All skill levels are welcome, and no experience is necessary. Dress in layers and wear sturdy shoes. Don’t forget a fishing pole. No pets (except service animals) are allowed at this park. Rain or heavy winds will cancel. No need to RSVP, just show up. If you have questions, contact Supervising Ranger Kevin O'Donoghue at KO' Park entrance is waived for participants.

This event will be held on Saturday, November 16th from 10am to 12pm at the fishing pier in Paradise Beach Park in Tiburon (3450 Paradise Drive). For directions, and more, please click here

Age-Friendly Intergenerational Center
AFIC November Schedule

Intergenerational Center

The Intergenerational Center is a gathering place for seniors, children and young adults, featuring programs in art, games, yoga, literature, technology and more. AFIC offers events and activities for all ages -- preschool to 100+. 

For information or to view the November program schedule, please visit the Intergenerational Center website: or call 415-991-4040. 

Intergenerational Center programs are FREE for members. Membership cost for Corte Madera residents is $25 and for non-residents it is $40 for all of 2019. 
The cost is a tax-deductible donation to Age-Friendly Solutions, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Please contact Pam at The Center at 415-991-4040 or via email at for more information.

The Intergenerational Center is located by the "pencil bench" at 498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera CA 94925

Thanks For Giving GALA

Thanks for Giving GALA

Save the Date for the Thanks for Giving Gala that is scheduled for Friday, November 22nd from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Community Center. 

There will be fun for the whole family including fun, food, drinks, music, gifts and a silent auction. There will also be a super holiday boutique featuring a wide array of gifts including original art, ornaments, jewelry and items for all ages. 

Proceeds to benefit the Age-Friendly Intergenerational Center. Admission is FREE so bring your friends. Click here to view and share the event flyer

Town Manager and Council Reports

Town Manager Cusimano: Cusimano reported on the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) and stated that the PSPS affects the Town economically. He mentioned how impressed he was with the decision-making and preparation for the PSPS by the Public Works Director, R.J. Suokko. Cusimano also mentioned that the Town will be working on connecting the 14 lighted intersections in Town to generators so that when there is a power shutoff, the lights are each intersection continue to work. Additionally, he added that during a power shutoff, the Public Works Department will be designating someone to check all of the generators at all of the public buildings and pump stations to make sure they have fuel at all times. Lastly, he thanked the Town Clerk for her idea of making the Community Center a charging center for the community. Offering a charging station for residents allowed over 1,500 people to stop by and charge their devices. The community was very thankful for this effort.

Councilmember Kunhardt: He mentioned there are four sites in Corte Madera that will benefit from funding provided by the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM). 

Vice Mayor Beckman: He reported attending a League of California Cities Annual Meeting in Long Beach in October. He also attended a meeting with the technical advisory working group that's developing guidelines for multi-family housing in Corte Madera and lastly he mentioned that Mariner Cove had a successful NRG drill. 

Councilmember Ravasio: He mentioned attending a Disaster Prep Council meeting and he also mentioned that their NRG drill had many participants. 

Councilmember Bailey: He reported that he attended a Ross Valley Paramedic Authority (RVPA) meeting and he complimented the efforts of the participants and how well they multitask. He also attended two Marin Clean Energy meetings and he mentioned they continue to struggle with all that is occurring with PG&E. 

Mayor Andrews: He reported spending time with the Resilience Coordinator on the Chipper Weekend that was held at the Cove School. He also mentioned there will be an effort to clear paths on Meadowsweet Drive because the trees are not cleared high enough for the fire trucks to pass through. 

Upcoming Town Council, Board and Commission Meetings
Upcoming Town Council, Board and Commission Meetings

Work Week of Monday, November 12th to Friday, November 15th

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