Town Council Meeting: April 6, 2022

Apr 6 2022
April 2, 2022
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Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at 7:00 pm 




Due to the declared State of Emergency and to ensure the health and safety of the public by limiting human contact that could spread the COVID-19 virus, and pursuant to AB 361 and Fairfax Town Council Resolution, this meeting is being held by teleconference only. You can participate as follows:

  • Watch on or 
  • Watch on TV Comcast Channel 27 or AT&T Channel 99
  • Watch/speak on Zoom: Webinar ID 820 6341 1239 or join  
  • To speak during the Public Comment time, select the Raise Hand icon and you will be added to the queue and unmuted when it is your turn.
  • Listen/speak by phone: +1(669) 900-9128 and use Webinar ID above. If you receive a busy signal, call +1 346 248-7799. (Press *67 before dialing to hide your phone number.) To speak during the public comment time press *9 and you will be added to the queue and unmuted when it is your turn.
  • Prior to the meeting, you may email written comments to the Town Council to read and consider, up to 3:00 pm on the day of the meeting. All emails will be included in the meeting record.


Regular Meeting at 7:00 PM




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.


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. 


Spring Egg Hunt Saturday, April 16, at 10 am at Bolinas Park

Passover Community Seder April 16, from 5-9 pm at the Women’s Club

Teen Open Mic April 23, at 6:30pm at the Women’s Club

Take Back Day Saturday, April 30, Fairfax Market parking lot, 10 am-1pm for medications and vape pens; 10 am–4 pm for paper shredding, electronics, and tires.

Vacancies on Boards and Commissions: Applications are available on the Town website, or by contacting Town Clerk Michele Gardner at

  • Planning Commission: 1 vacancy – deadline to apply extended to April 25, 2022 
  • Community Emergency Preparedness Committee: Seats available for community members, CERTs, NRG members, and FireWise members
  • Climate Action Committee: up to 5 vacancies 
  • Open Space Committee: 1 vacancy
  • Parks and Recreation Commission: 1 vacancy
  • Volunteer Board: 1 vacancy

Fairfax Food Pantry: Saturdays 8:00-10:00am, Fairfax Community Church, 2398 SFD Blvd.

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  1. Introduce Interim Public Works Director Hamid Shamsapour – Town Manager Heather Abrams
  1. Present a Proclamation in Memory of Former Fairfax Town Council Member Doug Wilson – Mayor Hellman


This is the time to address the Council on matters not on the agenda. Individuals are limited to 3 minutes, subject to the mayor’s discretion. If there are still raised hands after 30 minutes, Open Time will be continued to the end of the agenda The Council is not permitted to take action and state law strictly limits the right of the Council to discuss any unagendized item unless it can be demonstrated to be of an emergency nature or the need to take immediate action arose after the posting of the agenda. (Gov. Code §54954.2). 


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. 

  1. Adopt a Resolution Making Findings and Determinations under AB 361 for the Continuation of Virtual Meetings for the month of April– Town Attorney Janet Coleson, Town Clerk Michele Gardner
  1. Receive Financial Statement and Disbursement Reports February 2022 – Finance Director Michael Vivrette
  1. Approve Minutes for the Town Council Meetings of February 2 and March 2, 2022 – Town Clerk
  1. Receive written report on Councilmembers’ assignments, committees, and activities in March – Administrative Analyst Lorena Barrera
  1. Reappoint Deborah Benson, John Romaidis, and Jane Richardson Mack to the Tree Advisory Committee – Town Clerk
  1. Adopt a Resolution Authorizing the Town Manager to Establish a 401(a) Governmental Money Purchase Plan and Authorizing the Execution of Plan Documents – Finance Director Michael Vivrette 
  1. Receive Climate Action Status Update – Climate Action Coordinator Sean Youra
  1. Receive Report on Work Completed to Date on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives for Fairfax – Administrative Analyst Lorena Barrera
  1. Receive Public Works Projects and Programs Status Update – Interim Public Works Director Hamid Shamsapour
  2. Authorize the Town Manager to sign Second Amendment to extend Agreement to provide dispatch services to the Marin Community College District – Rico Tabaranza, Chief of Police
  1. Authorize Mayor to Send Letter of Support for AB 1814, which Would Grant CCAs Access to Funding through the Public Utilities Commission to Support Building Out EV Charging Infrastructure – Town Manager Heather Abrams
  1. Adopt a Proclamation Proclaiming April 2022 Fair Housing Month – Administrative Analyst Lorena Barrera
  1. Adopt a Resolution in Support of Digital Marin Strategic Plan – Town Clerk
  1. Approve Display of the Ukraine Flag at Town Hall – Town Clerk
  1. Approve concept of $5,000 Increase to Town’s Annual Contribution to the Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement (JEPA) for Yellow School Bus Services to White Hill School – Town Manager Heather Abrams
  1. Approve and Ratify Amended and Restated Agreement with Muchmore Than Consulting in an amount not to exceed $48,500 for Labor Negotiations and Human Resources Consulting – Town Manager Heather Abrams
  1. Adopt Resolution Confirming the Continuing Existence of a Location Emergency – Interim Public Works Director Hamid Shamsapour


  1. This item is continued to May 4, 2022. 

80 Crest Road: Appeal of a Planning Commission denial of a Height Variance for an unpermitted Ground Floor Level that would result in the height of the residential structure being approximately 50 feet; Assessor’s Parcel No. 002-152-32; Residential Single-family RS-6 Zone; Verle and Marene Sorgen, appellants/owners; CEQA categorically exempt, § 15301(e)(2)(1). – Principal Planner Linda Neal, Town Attorney Janet Coleson 


  1. Adopt a Resolution Extending the Current Terms for Temporary Use Permits and Temporary Encroachment Permits to January 1, 2023, and Direct Staff Regarding Next Steps Framework for Long-Term Outdoor Dining Structures – Town Manager Heather Abrams, Building Official Mark Lockaby (approximately 60 minutes)

Supplemental item: Proposed Resolution

  1. Discuss the Concept of Prohibiting Gas-Powered Landscape Equipment and Provide Direction to Staff – Climate Action Coordinator Sean Youra (approximately 30 minutes)
  1. Discuss Format for Town Public Meetings Beginning in the Month of May, and Provide Direction to Staff – Town Clerk

COUNCIL REPORTS AND COMMENTS (Brief announcements and reports on Councilmember assignments, committees, and activities, including reports from meetings attended at Town expense.)



Agenda Forecast


In memory of Doug Wilson, Former Fairfax Councilmember

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  

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

Meetings are be broadcast, recorded, and uploaded to the Town’s website.

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