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Sausalito Currents - September 19, 2013
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Posted Date: 9/19/2013 12:15 PM

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INFORMATION FROM YOUR CITY OFFICES

PARKS & RECREATION

Ragnar Relay, a 200 mile overnight running relay race, will be passing through the City of Sausalito this Friday, September 20th. This year’s event (benefiting KEEN) consists of approximately 400 teams, and begins Friday, the 20th in San Francisco, finishing Saturday, the 21st in Calistoga. Runners will be traveling along Sausalito’s Lateral Rd /Alexander Ave. running on the sidewalk in the same direction as the traffic. Participants will then be gathering at Dunphy Park to exchange runners before heading into Mill Valley. The expected time frame for their arrival is sometime between 5:15am and 5:30pm on the 20th.”


Bike MS “Waves to Wine Ride 2013” is a two-day charity bike ride from San Francisco to Sonoma County that will take place September 21st-22nd, 2013. Participants will come through Sausalito along the usual routes (Alexander Ave. to Bridgeway) between 8:00 am and 10:00 am on Saturday, September 21st. Funds raised at this event will support local programs and services for Northern Californians living with MS, and provide vital funding for groundbreaking research focused on stopping the progression of MS, restoring function that’s been lost, and hopefully ending MS forever. Bike MS: Waves to Wine is now in its 30th year and attracts over 2,000 riders from all over the world. Last year, participants raised $2.36 million to help create a world free of MS. To learn more, visit www.wavestowine.org or call 1-800-344-4867.

PUBLIC WORKS

The City of Sausalito’s Priority 1 Sanitary Sewer Project is moving towards construction.

The project will rehabilitate the existing Anchor Street Pump Station, located in City Parking Lot 1; replace the existing sanitary sewer pipe on Humboldt Ave. between the Anchor Street Pump Station and the intersection of Humboldt Ave. and Bay St. Upstream from here and towards Spinnaker Restaurant, a new force main will be slipped into the existing sanitary sewer and a new packaged (pre-assembled) pump station will be installed near the Sausalito Yacht Harbor’s maintenance building. Upstream of this new pump station and to the Spinnaker Restaurant, a new sanitary sewer pipe will be constructed below the Restaurant’s parking lot including the installation of a new grease interceptor.

In order to safely install the new sewer pipe on Humboldt Ave., the existing Fichus Tree, located at the corner of Anchor St. and City Parking Lot 1, will be removed. This will take place either Tuesday or Wednesday September 17th or 18th.

The Priority 1B project will eliminate sags, (low points) in the sewer pipes and pipes with grease build-up and missing inverts (bottoms). The sags and grease build-up require ongoing maintenance by City staff. The missing pipe inverts allow sanitary sewer wastewater to escape from the bottom of the pipe and enter the environment. Elimination of the sags and grease build-up will free up City staff to perform work elsewhere in the City’s sanitary sewer system. Elimination of the pipes with missing inverts will prevent the waste water from escaping into the environment.

In April of 2008 the City was named in a Notice of Violation and Order for Compliance by the EPA in April of 2008. The Notice of Violation and Order for Compliance was amended in November after meeting with named agencies in August (Amended EPA Compliance Order). In November of 2008, the City reached a settlement with Northern California Riverwatch (Riverwatch) on a complaint alleging Clean Water Act violations. Both require the City perform sewer capital improvements (among other things) in an effort to eliminate, if possible, unpermitted discharges from the City’s wastewater collection system. The City continues to comply with the Amended EPA Compliance Order and the Riverwatch Settlement.

The Priority 1B project is scheduled to last 182 calendar days, which will take it into March 2014. The most disruptive elements - the work in City Parking Lot 1 and Humboldt Ave.- are scheduled to commence this month and run into November. Anchor St., Humboldt Ave. and Bay St. will remain open, and access to the Spinnaker Restaurant, Sausalito Yacht Harbor and the Chandlery Building at 100 Bay St. will be maintained. The parking stalls adjacent to Anchor Street in City Parking Lot 1 will be made available to the contractor for staging of equipment and material. Due to the location of the sanitary sewer on Humboldt Ave., City Parking Lot 2 (adjacent to the Bank of America) will be closed while the Humboldt Ave. work takes place. As the contractor completes this portion of the project, City Parking Lot 2 will be reopened to the public.
Future and ongoing updates will be provided as this project moves forward. Thank you for your patience while this very important City of Sausalito Capital Improvement Project is constructed.

 

LIBRARY

New Program: “GAME NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY”
Classic Board Games FOR ADULTS!

Every Wednesday Night except holidays
6:00-8:45pm in the Library Reading Room


Bring a friend or two and check out one of our classic board games to play inside the library. We have several to choose from: Monopoly, Chess, Checkers, Apples to Apples, Balderdash, Doink It Darts, Jenga, Backgammon, Scrabble and more


Sausalito Library Children’s Programs

“INTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY!”
Date: Thursday, 9/19/2013 3:45PM
Cost: Free
Location: Sausalito City Hall – Edgewater Room - 420 Litho St., Sausalito


Ahoy me hearties, lads & lassies: come to the dread ship “Library” for an afternoon of pirate living! Doubloons (treasure), hardtack (snacks), tattoos (temporary) and addled activities (crafts). Plus, a live fencing demonstration! Dress like a pirate for extra adventure!

(Sponsored by the Friends of the Sausalito Library)

“FAITY TEA PARTY”
Date: Wednesday, 9/25/2013 2:45PM

Do you believe in fairies? We do! Join us in the Library’s Fairy Land (the Edgewater Room) for a magical fairy party on Wednesday September 25 at 2:45pm. We’ll eat fairy food and make fairy houses. Wear your best fairy clothes!

(Sponsored by the Friends of the Sausalito Library)

 

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