In Your Town for March 21, 2023
Town plans hearings
on slate of projects
The Advisory Design Review Group has set hearings on six residential projects and a commercial project.
The residential proposals call for remodeling work and a carport demolition at 28 Walnut Ave.; a new pool and outdoor kitchen at 101 Upper Road; a new patio and outdoor kitchen at 50 Wellington Ave.; an 8-foot stamped concrete wall at 1 El Camino Bueno; a 1,000-square-foot accessory dwelling unit and a pool at 74 Baywood Ave.; and new windows and siding at 2 Pomeroy Road. The other project involves a platform tennis court at the Lagunitas Country Club.
The board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at Town Hall. Teleconference access instructions and project documents are available online at bit.ly/3YXhNcJ.
Contract awarded for
Shady Lane project
The city has awarded a $552,603.10 contract to Ghilotti Bros. Inc. for work on the Shady Lane pavement rehabilitation project.
The company was the only bidder, and its offer was below the engineer’s estimate of $564,435.81, according to a staff report by Alvin Tan, assistant engineer for the city, and Julian Skinner, the public works director.
“A storm drain was added to the project scope to alleviate chronic drainage issues on the street,” the report said.
The work is expected to begin in May unless spotted owls are nesting in the area, in which case the work will be delayed until August.
The City Council approved a resolution authorizing the contract award at its meeting on Wednesday.
clear planning board
The Planning Commission has approved five residential construction projects.
The proposals include a new home and garage at 67 Tamalpais Road; a 160 square-foot storage structure at 22 Wood Lane; a remodel at 129 Lansdale Ave.; a two-car garage at 139 Forrest Ave.; and an expansion at 64 Mountain View Road.
The commission held hearings on the projects at its meeting on Thursday.
Student makes top 10
at state poetry contest
A Novato High School student was among 10 finalists in a statewide poetry recital competition held Sunday, the California Arts Council announced.
Henry Greber competed against nearly 50 county-level champions in the Poetry Out Loud contest, initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. The California Arts Council administers the state program.
The competition included two rounds of pre-recorded recitals. Judges winnowed the field to the 10 finalists, who then delivered live recitals via teleconference. Gerber read “Wide Receiver” by Mark Halliday, “Perhaps the World Ends Here” by Joy Harjo and “The American Soldier” by Philip Freneau.
The top prize went to Sacramento County resident Alex Yue, a 17-year-old senior at John F. Kennedy High School. As champion, he receives $200 and a trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the national Poetry Out Loud finals.
in Highway 101 crash
A Kentfield resident suffered major injuries after crashing his motorcycle in San Rafael, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Fernando Israel Gomez Perez drove into a wall at about 6:22 p.m. at the Lincoln Avenue exit from Highway 101, said California Highway Patrol Officer Darrel Horner. Gomez Perez, who was wearing a helmet, was taken to a hospital.
No other vehicles involved, Horner said. Police closed the Lincoln Avenue exit for a period after the crash.
Horner said he did not know the cause of the crash or whether intoxication was a factor.
As Reported by Marin Independent Journal