Corte Madera Chronicles: The Town of Corte Madera's Newsletter
The Town of Corte Madera's Newsletter for June 14, 2019
What's Happening in Town
Clear Caption Telephones

The Third Wednesday Speaker Series: All About ClearCaption Telephones

Age-Friendly Corte Madera, Twin Cities Village, Corte Madera Parks and Recreation and Age-Friendly Solutions, Sponsors of The Third Wednesday Speakers Series present... All About ClearCaption Telephones

You love reading the captions on your television. Similar to captioned television, ClearCaptions allows you to read real-time written captions of what callers say on a revolutionary home phone, your mobile device, or your computer. Please join their local ClearCaptions phone specialist for fun and conversation. He will be discussing how you can receive a FREE caption phone if you struggle with any form of hearing loss. 

Presenter: Stan Dennison, Title IV ADA Specialist

This presentation will be held on Wednesday, June 19th from 11:00am - 12:30pm at the Corte Madera Community Center, 498 Tamalpais Drive.

Lunch will be provided. Click here to view and share the event flyer

Notice of Public Hearings

Notice of Public Hearings 6/18/19: MVRS Rate Increase, Proposed Budgets and CIPs

The Town Council of the Town of Corte Madera will hold a public hearing on 6/18/19 in order to consider the adoption of an increase to garbage fees charged by Mill Valley Refuse Service (MVRS).

Additionally, the Town Council of the Town of Corte Madera and the Board of Directors of Sanitary District No. 2, A Subsidiary District to the Town of Corte Madera, shall each hold a public hearing on June 18th, 2019 on their Fiscal Year 2019/20 and 2020/21 Budgets, including Adoption of Resolutions, Adoption of Budgets for Fiscal Years 2019/20 and 2020/21, Adoption of 2019/20 and 2020/21 Capital Improvement Programs (CIP), and Establishing the Appropriations Limit for Fiscal Year 2019-2020.

The associated public notices can be viewed here
To view the proposed budget and CIP for the Town of Corte Madera: Budget / CIP 
To view the proposed budget for Sanitary District No. 2: Budget / CIP

Taking Charge of Life's Changes

Taking Charge of Life's Changes 

The Corte Madera Library invites you to discover how even positive change can be disorienting—but manageable. Find ways to navigate the three phases of transition.

Learn to manage yourself and the stress of change that can arise from job loss, career change, retirement, an empty nest, or divorce. Presented by Tom Ucko, MBA, MA Psychology
Leadership and Life Transitions Coach who helps clients to develop their emotional intelligence and manage change.

This event will be held on Tuesday, June 18th from 7-8:15pm at the Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Drive. 

Call 415-924-4844 for more information. 

Customer Satisfaction Survey

Customer Satisfaction Survey

Dear Valued Customer,
Providing excellent customer service is a top priority for the Town of Corte Madera. We value your input and would like to invite you to tell us how we are doing by taking a short Customer Satisfaction Survey. Your feedback will help us to evaluate our current performance and identify areas for future improvement.
Access the survey now through June 30 on our homepage, or at  
The survey will take 2 minutes to complete, and all responses will remain confidential. If you have any questions, please contact us at 415-927-5064.

Public Parking Workshop

Public Parking Workshop

The Town of Corte Madera and the City of Larkspur have been receiving comments and concerns from many residents regarding parking accessibility in their neighborhood and parking issues at the Redwood High School campus. 

The school year is ending but addressing the matter is still very important. 
We want you to know we are working on a solution to the parking issues in your neighborhood. We will be scheduling a public workshop to: 
  •  explain the issues
  •  provide you with updates
  •  discuss recommendations for a residential parking permit program as we head into the coming school year
More information is coming your way in June. 
In the meantime, please share this flyer with your neighbors. Once we have scheduled the workshop, we will inform the community by publishing the notice of the workshop on our websites and spreading the word through social media.  

If you have any questions, please call us at: 
  •  415-927-5050 (Corte Madera) 
  •  415-927-5110 (Larkspur)
To view and share this flyer with your neighbors, please click here
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. Discover how to get the most out of your Apple computer, iPad or iPhone in these interactive classes. You will also learn how to protect yourself from online hackers and create safer passwords. 

Join “chic geek” Beryn Hammil to help you figure it out. Her classes are the perfect solution to give you the start you need and eventually take you beyond the basics.

Classes will be held Tuesdays from 1-3 pm, beginning May 7th through August 27th, 2019.
No classes will be held on June 25th or July 2nd.

For a complete list of classes visit
For more information, contact the Corte Madera Library at 415-924-4844.
Summer Concert/Music Series in Town
Music in the Park

Music in the Park

The Larkspur Community Foundation invites you to Piper Park on Friday, June 21st from 6pm to 8pm for a FREE concert in the Park.

This family friendly event will feature live music by El Cajon. Set in the newly renovated picnic area, this is the perfect opportunity to get together with friends and neighbors for a good time.

Rent tables or bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Pig in a Pickle will be serving up BBQ and Rec'Ing Crew will be selling drinks to benefit Recreation programming. For more information on renting tables or to view the reservation form and the map of the picnic area, please click here

Summer Concert Series

Corte Madera Community Foundation's Summer Concert Series

The Foundation’s free Summer Sunday Concerts at Piccolo Pavilion in Old Corte Madera Square begin on June 9, 2019, and continue on Sundays through August 25, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.  Here’s the lineup of fine bands that are scheduled to perform during the 2019 season:
To visit the Corte Madera Community Foundation's website, please click here
Summer Music Series

Town Center's Summer Music Series

Looking for something to do on Sundays? Town Center has entertainment for the entire family. Visit Town Center every Sunday from 12pm to 2pm for live music and family fun. Below is the line up for the entire summer. 

  • June 16th: Dave Rocha
  • June 23rd: Kyle Craft
  • June 30th: Joel Rydman
  • July 7th: Shana Dinha
  • July 14th: The Autonomous Region
  • July 21st: Brica Uz
  • July 28th: Xochitl
  • August 4th: Andy Lentz
  • August 11th: The Nomad Band
  • August 18th: Ken Husbands
  • August 26th: Jessica Schaeffer
What's Happening in Marin
Alert Marin

Alert Marin Emergency Notification

Ensure you're informed during an emergency. Sign up for Alert Marin, Marin County's emergency alert system.

Please visit to sign up. 

Marin County Parks Event

Deer Island Stroll

Join Ranger Lisa Wilson for a fun mid-morning hike at Deer Island to discover the local wildlife and unique views of this wonderful preserve.
This event is ideal for all ages. Degree of difficulty: Easy. Dress in layers and wear sturdy shoes. Don’t forget to bring water and snacks. We request that no pets (except service animals) attend.

High fire danger cancels: Call (415) 473-7191 to get an update on fire danger status and land closures. If a "Red Flag" warning is in effect, all walks and events on Open Space District preserves are cancelled.

RSVP's are appreciated but not required. Questions or to RSVP: Contact Ranger Lisa Wilson at

The event will be held on Wednesday, June 19th from 9am to 11am at Deer Island Preserve in Novato. For directions, and more, please click here

Age-Friendly Intergenerational Center
AFIC June 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 June 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, June 17th to Friday, June 21st

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