Town Council Meeting: February 6, 2019

Feb 6 2019

7:00 pm Fairfax Women’s Club

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

Regular Fairfax Town Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Preceded by a Special Meeting at 6:00 p.m. to Conduct Interviews at The Women’s Club, 46 Park Road

Preceded by a Special Meeting in Closed Session at 5:15 p.m. at Town Hall, 142 Bolinas Road

Special Meeting Agenda

5:15 PM – Call to order – Public comment – Adjourn to closed session on the following matter:

Government Code §54956.9(d)(1)
Gina Farr and Douglas Smith v. Town of Fairfax, et al.,Marin Superior Court No. CIV 1800433

6:00 PM – Call to order the Special Meeting

1.     Interview and appoint an applicant to fill the vacancy on the Artist-in-Residence collaborative – Recreation Manager

7:00 PM – Call to order the Regular Meeting

Presentation of a Proclamation in honor of Holly Bragman – Mayor Coler

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.

Vacancies on Boards and Commissions:Applications are available at Town Hall and on the Town website. For more information contact the Town Clerk or visit

  • Climate Action Committee: up to 3 vacancies.
  • Tree Committee: 2 vacancies, 1 anticipated; applications are being accepted now
  • Open Space: 1 vacancy
  • Parks and Recreation Commission: 1 vacancy
  • Volunteer Board: 1 vacancy

Fairfax Food Pantry, Saturdays 9-11am, Fairfax Community Church, 2398 SFD Blvd.,volunteers needed.

OPEN TIME FOR PUBLIC EXPRESSION: To address the Council on matters noton the agenda, please approach the podium and state your name and address (optional). Individuals have 3 minutes to speak; 5 minutes if representing a group. 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)


1.    Accept Financial Statement and Disbursement Reports December 2018 – Finance Director

2.    Receive Treasurer’s Report as of December 31, 2018 – Town Treasurer

3.    Approve minutes for the September 26, 2018, January 16 and 23, 2019 Town Council meetings – Town Clerk

4.     Approve $46,000 in funding to expand the Defensible Space Inspection Program operated by the Ross Valley Fire Department  – Town Manager

5.     Adopt a Resolution Approving the Designation of U.S. Bicycle Route 95 (USBR 95) Connecting San Anselmo to Unincorporated County through Fairfax – Town Manager

6.     Adopt a Resolution Appointing a Second Alternate to the Marin Emergency Radio Authority Board of Directors (MERA) – Town Clerk

7.     Adopt a Resolution in support of HR 530, a congressional bill to reinstate local zoning authority over small cell wireless (5G) deployments by reversing recent FCC actions – Town Manager

8.     Adopt a Resolution Adopting the 2018 Marin County Multi-Jurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan – Town Manager

Exhibit A

9.     Receive report regarding the deployment of Conducted Energy Devices (aka “Tasers”) by the Police Department, with quarterly updates to the Council for the initial 12-month period – Police Chief Morin

10. Second reading and adoption by title only of an Ordinance amending Town Code Chapter 17.112 PDD Planned Development District Zone, which amends Section 17.112.040 (B) to establish a maximum residential density based on an objective development standard of parcel slope; exempt under CEQA Guidelines Section 15060(c)(2), 15061(b)(3), and 15305.  – Planning Director

Supplement regarding Canon Village

Supplement regarding Meadowlands

11.  Discuss/consider options regarding reducing maximum home sizes from 5,000 square feet to 3,500 square feet –Planning Director

12.  Discuss/consider the establishment of a Citizen of the Year Award – Mayor Coler

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



In memory of Steve Vanni, former Fairfax Town 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

January 31, 2019
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