Corte Madera Chronicles: The Town of Corte Madera's Newsletter
The Town of Corte Madera's Newsletter for March 29, 2019
Robin Drive

Residences at Preserve Subdivision (Robin Drive Project) - Public Hearing 4/2/19

A public hearing regarding the Residences at Preserve Subdivision (Robin Drive Project) is scheduled before the Corte Madera Town Council on April 2, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Corte Madera Town Hall (300 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera).  The complete public hearing notice can be viewed here. The notice also includes instructions on how to access information regarding prior meetings, project plans, prior staff reports and presentations, as well as who to contact and how to submit written comments prior to the public hearing. 

Additional information can also be accessed at the Town’s active project web page for
The Residences at Preserve Subdivision (Robin Drive Project):

If you have any questions, please contact the Planning Department at 415-927-5064

What's Happening in Town
Kids Coding Class

Kids Coding Class

The Corte Madera Library is hosting a workshop taught by students from the Redwood Programming Club. You will learn the easy and fun programming language, Scratch. 

The workshop will be held on Saturday, April 6th from 10:30AM to 12PM. This workshop is for children ages 8 and up. Sign-ups are required. Space is limited. Call 415-924-6382 for more information. 

Wildfire Preparedness: Mariner Cove

Wildfire Preparedness meeting with Fire Marshal Ruben Martin


The Mariner Cove Neighborhood Association's Neighborhood Response Group and the Town of Corte Madera invite you to join Central Marin Fire Authority's Fire Marshal, Ruben Martin, and your Mariner Cove NRG leaders for a meeting to discuss how you and your family can prepare for the next emergency, with an emphasis on wildfire awareness and preparedness.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd from 7PM to 8:30PM at Cove School, 330 Golden Hind Passage.

For more information, please contact Suzi Beatie at Please share the event flyer with everyone you know. Don't live in Mariner Cove? Do not worry. You are still welcome at the event. 

Scott and Zelda The Beautiful Fools

Scott and Zelda The Beautiful Fools

The Corte Madera Library invites you to a conversation and reading with playwright Lance Belville and actress Adrienne Krug. 

Are you curious about Fitzgerald? Do you wonder how to translate life and literature into engaging theater? Playwright Lance Belville will illuminate the process and the sources. He will trace the roots of The Great Gatsby and introduce the characters who populated Fitzgerald’s life, from Ernest Hemingway to Groucho Marx.

This event will be held on Tuesday, April 2nd from 7PM to 8PM at the Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Drive. 
Call 415-924-6382 for more information. 

All Things Apple Classes for Beginner and Intermediate Apple Users

LAST DAY for 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. Discover how to get the most out of your Apple computer, iPad or iPhone in these interactive classes. 

Classes are being held Tuesdays from 1-3PM, from now through April 2nd, 2019. For a complete list of classes visit

For more information, contact the Corte Madera Library at 415-924-4844.

Rodoni Office Hours

Dennis Rodoni, Marin County Supervisor for District 4 Announces Corte Madera Office Hours

4th District Supervisor Dennis Rodoni invites you to attend his Corte Madera Office Hours on Friday, April 12th, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00pm at the Corte Madera Community Center, located at 498 Tamalpais Drive.  

Please join Supervisor Rodoni for a causal one-on-one conversation about issues important to you. For more information, please contact Rhonda Kutter via email, or 415-473-3246.


The Corte Madera Town Council is requesting applications from Corte Madera citizens who may be interested in serving on the Town’s Planning Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, Flood Control Board, Sales Tax Citizens’ Oversight Committee and Representative to the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Abatement District. With few exceptions, all Corte Madera residents who are registered voters of the Town are eligible to apply for appointment.
The Planning Commission is a vital component of our community.   It is a five member body to oversee the Town’s planning process. Currently the two-year terms of two (2) Commissioners will expire on June 30, 2019. Much of the Commission’s time is devoted to reviewing permit applications for home remodels and additions. The Commission works to balance the needs of individual families for more living space with the need to protect neighborhood character. The Planning Commission also works on longer range issues.  The Commission meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., with occasional study sessions scheduled as needed.
The Parks and Recreation Commission is an advisory board that recommends policy and procedures for parks and recreational facilities, recreation programs, park development and park maintenance.  The two-year terms of four (4) Commissioners are expiring on June 30, 2019. Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. 
The Flood Control Board advises the Town Council on all matters affecting flooding in Corte Madera.  Examples of duties of the board are to review and report on the flooding impact of current and proposed flood control and storm drain projects, and to review and report on flood management plans in order to define what actions are necessary to reduce flood conditions in the Town.  The two-year terms of three (3) Board members are expiring on June 30, 2019. Meetings are held bi-monthly on the 2nd Monday of each even month at 6:30 p.m.
Town of Corte Madera Representative to the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Abatement District (2-year term, currently vacant) The main purpose of the Board of Trustees of the MSMVCD is to organize and carry out an effective mosquito and vector control program and to develop a budget adequate to staff and support the program. This seat is currently vacant and preference for the appointment will be given to a person with strong interest in the prevention, elimination or control of mosquitoes and other arthropods known to be potential carriers of infectious diseases, or presenting a public nuisance. The Board of Trustees meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at District Headquarters, 595 Helman Lane, Cotati, CA.

If you are interested in serving on one or more commissions or boards, you may obtain an application from Town Offices at 300 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925 between the hours of 8a.m.-12:00p.m. and 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m., on the website at, by calling 415-927-5085 or via email at    
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATIONS BY 4:00pm ON FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019. Completed applications may be sent via email to or mailed/delivered to Town Hall (300 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera, CA 94925).

Click here to view the official public notice

What's Happening in Marin
Maker Educator Night

Maker Educator Night

The South Novato Library invites educators to Makers Educator Night. This is an open lab for educators to ideate, brainstorm, build, test and debug "maker" activities educators want in their classrooms. Bring your ideas, lesson plans, and test materials to work with and you will receive help on how to support your experimentation and design process. Marin Makerspace is providing their experience as maker educators to ideate and design maker projects for your classroom. No materials or instruction will be provided.

This is an adult only program. RSVP is recommended, but not required. If you wish to RSVP, click here. This event will be held on Tuesday, April 2nd from 5:30PM to 7:30PM at the Marinovation Learning Campus, Marin Makerspace, 931 C Street, Novato, CA 94949. For more information, please click here

Marin Commutes

News from the Transportation Authority of Marin

From the TAM Traveler March/April 2019 News and Updates

Last month TAM launched - a website dedicated to exploring and diversifying your commute here in Marin County. The site shows you a range of programs and options that can help ease your trip to and from work, including: 

  • Walking and biking
  • Taking the SMART train
  • Ferry service
  • Bus information
  • Ride sharing
  • Electric vehicles
  • Getting an emergency ride home
To read this post in the TAM traveler, please click here. To learn more about the Transportation Authority of Marin, click here

Marin County Parks Event

Bayside Blooms

Marin County Parks invites you on a beautiful floral walk. This is one of the best wildflower displays in the Bay Area. The fantastic floral diversity makes this what Marin County Parks calls "A Spring Classic". In addition to the many rare species you will find, there are often expanses of goldfields, tidy tips, and other early bloomers; a multi-colored carpet providing a foreground for spectacular views of the entire bay. Remember to bring binoculars, if you have them. 

Rain may cancel this event. if the weather is questionable, call (415)893-9527 after 8AM on the morning of the event to hear a recorded message if cancelled. They request no pets (except service animals) attend. 

No registration is required. The event will be held on Thursday, April 4th from 10AM to 2PM at the Ring Mountain Preserve. For directions to the location and details on proper attire and more, please click here

Age-Friendly Intergenerational Center
AFIC March 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 March program schedule, please visit the Intergenerational Center website: or call

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

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

Work Week of Monday, April 1st to Friday, April 5th

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