Bon Air Center Refresh Project Meeting December 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Dear Greenbrae Residents:

I am writing to let you know Crome Architecture, a local architecture and planning firm that has been working with Greenbrae Management, Inc., contacted the GPOA regarding plans to improve and enhance the common areas of the Bon Air Center. The owners of the Bon Air Center understand and appreciate the fact that the surrounding community takes a special interest in the Bon Air Center. The owners are proud to announce a proposed Refresh Project to improve the public areas of Bon Air Center.

The Bon Air Center Refresh Project Team would like to invite all interested community members to a meeting at which the project will be presented in an informal manner that will allow plenty of time for questions and answers. The meeting will not be the official City of Larkspur public hearing on the project. That hearing will be held sometime next year during the Design Review hearing before the City of Larkspur Planning Commission.

This informal meeting will be held in the Community Meeting room at Drake’s Landing, adjacent to Jason’s Restaurant, which is located at 300 Drake’s Landing Road, on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Crome Architecture and the owners of the Bon Air Center look forward to meeting with the community and presenting this exciting project, which is designed to greatly enhance the Bon Air Center experience for all of its customers.

The GPOA encourages all Greenbrae residents to attend this meeting.

Very truly yours,

Jack Valinoti
GPOA President

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Voluntary Dues

Dear Greenbrae Residents:

The GPOA reminds residents we do not have mandatory dues; our dues are voluntary. We endeavor to mail out dues cards two times per year to encourage residents to contribute as and when they can. The GPOA has received comments from residents after we send out our second voluntary dues card of the year. These comments ask the GPOA to “please check its records” or inform the GPOA a resident has “already paid” their dues. Please note we send the second dues cards to all residents regardless of whether a contribution has already been received from that resident for a particular year. We thank all residents who make a voluntary contribution to the GPOA.

Thank you again for your support of the GPOA.

Very truly yours,

Jack Valinoti
GPOA President

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PG&E Gas Lines

Dear Greenbrae Residents:

I am writing to let you know that PG&E recently repaired a leak in a gas line in our neighborhood (on Vista Grande) and PG&E representatives have asked the GPOA to provide the information below to our residents.

PG&E customers can schedule a free appliance safety inspection if they have any concerns about gas line leaks. The number to call is (800) 743-5000. When prompted, press “4″ and, when prompted again, say “Service Request,” and, when prompted again, say “Appointment.”

Some of the appliances that PG&E inspects are furnaces, water heaters, ovens, ranges, hot tubs, pool heaters, clothes dryers, and gas fireplaces.

If residents smell gas, they should immediately move away from the area and call 911, or call PG&E at (800) 743-5000.

For additional safety tips and information about PG&E, please visit www.pge.com/safety.

Very truly yours,

Jack Valinoti
GPOA President

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Kentfield/Greenbrae Community Meeting – Saturday, November 8, 2014 (10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)

Dear Greenbrae Residents:

Marin County Supervisor Katie Rice is holding a meeting on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Bacich Community Center to provide residents with updates on transportation/congestion relief efforts and the County of Marin’s draft housing element. Please see the attached PDF, which the GPOA received from Supervisor Rice. The GPOA urges all residents to attend this event.

Very truly yours,

Jack Valinoti
GPOA President

November 8, 2014 Community Meeting

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Mosquito Control

Dear Neighbor,

The message below pertains to residents in the northwest sector of Greenbrae. The Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District is working hard to locate and eliminate sources of mosquitos and needs permission from homeowners to inspect for these sources. They are working hard and quite intelligently to identify large and small water sources where the mosquitos are breeding. I’ve highlighted in red below a key item in the email received this morning from the District.

Thanks for your help with this important issue.

Best,

Scott
Scott Sherman, GPOA Landscaping Chairman

www.greenbrae.org

Greenbrae Property Owners’ Association (GPOA)
P.O. Box 383
Kentfield, California 94904

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From: Erik Hawk
Date: Friday, September 12, 2014 at 11:06 AM
To: Scott Sherman
Cc: John Walker
Subject: Mosquito Control

Hello Mr. Sherman,

I have been informed of a mosquito production and control issue that currently exists in Kentfield, in the North Almenar Drive area. We have found some swimming pools lacking proper maintenance and producing mosquitoes and have taken care of them. However, our adult mosquito traps continue to collect an abundance of several species of mosquitoes within the community. The mosquito species collected can cause substantial irritation and two of them are capable of transmitting West Nile virus. Our Vector Control Technician working in the area, Chris Mohrman, has left informational brochures on the front doors of several homes requesting that the homeowners contact him so he can perform mosquito surveillance in backyards, hopefully find the sources of water and larval mosquito production, and perform mosquito control if necessary. Unfortunately, we have received very few responses from the homeowners. It is imperative that we are able to perform proper mosquito surveillance and locate the sources of mosquito production in a timely manner. The mosquito species we are finding can fly a considerable distance from the water source(s) and transmit disease to surrounding communities. The District’s intent in gaining access to properties within the community is to control mosquito populations, minimize discomfort to the residents, and reduce the potential for transmission of a pathogen such as West Nile virus. Our intent is not to create an inconvenience or any other issues for the residents.

We understand that you are a leader in the Home Owners Association for the aforementioned area. If you could please distribute this e-mail to the homeowners/residents in the HOA and ask them to please call Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District – Vector Control Technician Chris Mohrman at 707-974-1204 to discuss mosquito control on their properties and allow for a brief mosquito inspection it would be of significant assistance.

Thank you in advance for your assistance and attention to this matter. If you or the members of the HOA have any questions please have a look at our website at www.msmosquito.com , contact Chris Mohrman at 707-974-1204, or Marin County Field Supervisor John Walker at 707-974-2236.

Sincerely,

Erik

Erik Hawk
Assistant Manager
Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District
595 Helman Lane
Cotati, CA. 94931
707-285-2200
www.msmosquito.com

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Save the Hoops Has Succeeded

Dear Greenbrae Residents:

I am pleased to report the tireless efforts of Deirdre Evershed and her family to “Save the Hoops” in Greenbrae School Park have paid off. The Evershed’s persistence and fund raising, coupled with the work of Mary Grace Houlihan of the City of Larkspur’s Department of Public Works, will be on display at the upcoming Annual GPOA BBQ on Sunday, September 7, 2014. I hope all of you will attend the BBQ and get to see the newly restored basketball court and hoops at the park.

In the meantime, please be aware parts of the park will be under construction on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, September 1, 2, and 3, 2014 as the City completes the work on the basketball court and hoops. I trust our community can live with this short period of inconvenience.

Thanks again to the Evershed family for spearheading this effort to Save the Hoops. Very well done!

Very truly yours,

Jack Valinoti
GPOA President

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Annual Greenbrae Property Owners Association BBQ (September 7, 2014)

Dear Greenbrae Residents:

The Annual Greenbrae Property Owners Association BBQ is coming up soon.

Please mark your calendars: Sunday, September 7, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Come and meet your new neighbors, or visit with neighbors you haven’t seen in awhile.

There will be games, music, food, and fun!

Greenbrae School Park on Parkview Circle (off Eliseo)

More details to follow as we get closer!

We are looking forward to seeing you all there!

Very truly yours,

Jack Valinoti
GPOA President

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Dear Greenbrae Residents:

The City of Larkspur is encouraging the public to review the proposed development plan for the Larkspur Landing area, which is known as the Smart Area Plan, and to submit comments by the deadline of Monday, June 2, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Comments may be emailed to: lk_planning@cityoflarkspur.org or may be mailed to Neil Toft, Director of Planning and Building, City of Larkspur, 400 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur, CA 94939.

In addition to the City of Larkspur’s website, http://www.ci.larkspur.ca.us/, Greenbrae residents can find additional information on the Smart Area Plan at the following website: http://www.larkspurfightsback.com

The Larkspur City Council and Planning Commission are holding one joint public meeting before the June 2, 2014 comment deadline. The joint meeting is on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hall Middle School Gymnasium, which is located at 200 Doherty Drive in Larkspur.

The GPOA encourages all residents to attend the May 22, 2014 meeting and to express their comments on the Smart Area Plan by the June 2, 2014 deadline.

Very truly yours,

Jack Valinoti
GPOA President

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Community Meeting Announcement and Newsletter

Hello GPOA Neighbors,

Please see the attached Kentfield/Greenbrae community meeting announcement for next Saturday, 4-26 from 10-11:30am at the Bacich Community Meeting. The focus of the meeting will be discussion of development and planning issues in Ross Valley. The email includes a link to Supervisor Rice’s Spring newsletter that addresses issues of concern in the community.

Thank You,

Ron Peluso
GPOA Board Member

Attachment

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March 3, 2014 Community Meeting

Dear Greenbrae Residents:

On March 3, 2014, the Greenbrae Property Owners Association hosted a Community Meeting at the Central Marin Police Authority’s station house. Approximately fifteen members of law enforcement, including CMPA Chief Todd Cusimano, Marin County Sheriff Robert Doyle, California Highway Patrol Captain Shon Harris, along with Marin County Supervisor Katie Rice and Larkspur City Councilmembers Catherine May and Kevin Harloff attended this meeting. Approximately 80 residents also attended. The GPOA thanks everyone who organized, presented at, and attended this meeting, which lasted for over two hours. The following summary captures some of the issues that were discussed:

  • Crime levels in Greenbrae in 2013 were below the average of the last ten years.
  • Many of the robberies in the area result in arrests. The CMPA is going to work to communicate the results of investigations so people better understand the whole issue.
  • The recent armed robbery in Greenbrae is under investigation. There is a good lead on the case and the criminals may already be in custody for another crime. The crime was not random; it appears that the criminals did not rob their intended victims.
  • Solutions such as private security patrols, dedicated Sheriff’s deputies, security cameras, and license plate readers were discussed.

Please send an email to info@greenbrae.org if you are interested in devoting your time to working on improving neighborhood security by joining the working group of concerned homeowners the GPOA has organized.

Very truly yours,

Jack Valinoti
GPOA President

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