Special Town Council Meeting: November 16, 2022

Nov 16 2022

6:00 pm Fairfax Women’s Club

Fairfax Women's Club - 46 Park Road, Fairfax 94930

To view or download the staff reports, select the Agenda Packet tab above.

November 3, 2022
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Agenda Packet

Special Fairfax Town Council Meeting

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 6:00 pm
  • In-person at the Fairfax Women’s Club, 46 Park Road
  • via Zoom teleconference Zoom Webinar ID 880 3100 1183 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88031001183


This meeting will be held in person and, consistent with AB 361 during the declared state of emergency, the 6:30 pm meeting is also being held virtually on Zoom. It will be broadcast on Channels 27 and 99 and livestreamed on https://www.townoffairfax.org/watch-live-2/ or https://www.cmcm.tv/27.

How to Participate in the meeting in-person

* Stay home if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
* Face coverings are strongly recommended for attendees
* All attendees are encouraged to be fully vaccinated
* All in-person attendees should socially distance as recommended by public health authorities. If all seats in the Chambers are occupied, please participate online instead.

How to participate remotely

*Join the Zoom webinar and use the ‘raise hand’ feature to provide verbal public comment: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88031001183
*Dial in to Zoom’s telephone number +1(669) 900-9128 or +1(346) 248-7799 and press *9 to provide verbal public comment. Zoom Webinar ID 880 3100 1183.

Before 3:00 pm on the day of the meeting you may email written comments to the Town Council to read and consider before the meeting. All emails are part of the meeting record.

6:00 p.m. – Call to order – Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call

Approval of agenda

Report out on any closed sessions

Land Acknowledgement

The Fairfax Town Council acknowledges that we are located on the un-ceded ancestral lands of the Coast Miwok people of present-day Marin County. We honor with gratitude the land itself, and all of its ancestors: past, present, and emerging.

Meeting Protocol

The Mayor shall maintain order at the meetings. The Council and the audience are expected to refrain from using profane language and/or ridiculing the character or motives of council members, staff, or members of the public and to maintain the standards of tolerance and civility. Please turn off all cellular phones or place in silent mode.

The Town Council will review the agenda at 10:00 P.M. to ascertain which items, if any, will be continued to another meeting. Any matter not started by 11:30 P.M. will be continued to an adjourned or regular council meeting unless the Council votes to suspend this rule.


Join a Town Committee! There are vacancies on the Climate Action Committee, Parks and Recreation Commission, Volunteer Board, and Open Space Committee. See the Town website for details.

Interviews and Appointments 

1.Interview applicant Patrick Costello and consider his appointment to the Climate Action Committee – Town Clerk Michele Gardner

2. Interview applicant Sheryl Shakeshaft and consider her appointment to the Climate Action Committee – Town Clerk Michele Gardner

Consent Calendar (10 minutes approximately)

The Council may approve the entire consent calendar with one action (vote). In the alternative, items on the Consent Calendar may be removed by any Town Council or staff member for separate discussion and vote. The opportunity for public comment on consent calendar items will occur prior to the Town Council’s vote on the Consent Calendar.

3. Adopt a Proclamation Celebrating Native American Heritage Month – Vice Mayor Cutrano

4. Authorize the Town Manager to execute an agreement, approved as to form by the Town Attorney, with DC Electric for the purchase and installation of a Traffic Detection Device at the intersection of Claus Drive and Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in an amount not to exceed $28,325– Public Works Direct Loren Umbertis

5. Adopt a Resolution Declaring the Town-owned Street Sweeper, Air Compressor and Oil Spreader as Surplus to the Needs of the Town and Authorizing Disposal by Public Auction – Public Works Director Loren Umbertis

6. Adopt a Resolution Designating the Town Manager as the Town’s Agent for Purposes of Obtaining Certain Federal and State Financial Assistance – Town Clerk Michele Gardner

Regular Agenda

7. Receive Housing Element Status Report – Interim Planning Director David Woltering, Housing Element Update Consultants Dyett & Bhatia

PowerPoint presentation

8. Introduce Ordinance Amending the Town’s Zoning Code to Prohibit New Gas Filling (Service) Stations and Prohibit Expansion of Fossil Fuel Infrastructure for Existing Gas Filling (Service) Stations; CEQA categorically exempt; § 15307, § 15308 and § 15061(b)(3), and § 15300.2. – Town Attorney Janet Coleson, Interim Planning and Building Services Director David Woltering

9. Introduce Ordinance transferring authority to review and grant exceptions to the residential and commercial driveway width and number regulations from the Town Council to the Planning Commission and expanding the variance language contained in the various residential and commercial zone districts to include driveway entrance variances; CEQA categorically exempt, § 15301(e) and 15303(a) and (c) and 15305. – Interim Planning Director David Woltering, Principal Planner Linda Neal

10. Adopt a Resolution Approving Maximum Rates Collected by Marin Sanitary Service for Solid Waste Services to be Effective January 1, 2023 – Town Manager Heather Abrams, R3 Consulting

PowerPoint presentation


If any of the matters described above is challenged in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at any public hearing described on this agenda, or in written correspondence delivered at, or prior to, this Council meeting.

If you need an accommodation to attend or participate in this meeting due to disability, please contact the Town Clerk prior to the meeting: (415) 453-1584 or mgardner@townoffairfax.org.

Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the Council after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection at www.townoffairfax.org.

This meeting notice was posted in accordance with Gov. Code section 54954.2(a)(1) on or before November 10, 2022.

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