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Audible Warning System Test: Tuesday, December 4

LRAD Portable Loudspeaker

UPDATE: LRAD LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEM WILL BE TESTED AT 10AM TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4

LRAD Engineers have stated that the max decibEL level for residents closest to the test (within 100') will be 80, and within hearing safe levels.  The audio warning message will last less than 60 seconds.

Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District and Ross Valley Fire Department will be conducting a test of an emergency alert system using a Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) next Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 10am.  The test will be conducted at the Sleepy Hollow Community Center on Butterfield Road, and will be audible through most of Sleepy Hollow.  During the test, individuals within 3km of the test site may hear a loud alert tone followed by a voice message.  If you hear the emergency alert during either of these times, please remember THIS IS ONLY A TEST!

The Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) is an acoustic hailing device developed by LRAD Corporation to send audible messages and warning tones over longer distances or at higher volume than normal loudspeakers.  Triggered by emergency managers using satellite transmissions and battery power, these systems will be tested next week by many Marin public safety agencies as a redundant, supplemental warning system to deliver emergency information and evacuation notices.  The December 4 test is part of the evaluation of the system's effectiveness, and there is currently no contract to purchase or install the system.

The 2016 Wildfire Hazard and Wildland Urban Interface Area Assessment and Report adopted at the March 11, 2017 SHFPD Board Meeting recommended adoption of an audible warning system in Sleepy Hollow due to the lack of cellular coverage and importance of early warning during wildfires and other disasters.

Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District may poll residents via email following the test to confirm that the system was audible in various Sleepy Hollow neighborhoods.

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Warning System Test Next Tuesday, December 4!

LRAD Portable Testing Unit

LRAD Loudspeaker System Will Be Tested at 10AM TuEsday, December 4

Dear Sleepy Hollow resident,

We would like to inform you that the Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District and Ross Valley Fire Department will be conducting a test of an emergency alert system using a Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) next Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 10am.  The test will be conducted at the Sleepy Hollow Community Center on Butterfield Road, and will be audible through most of Sleepy Hollow.  During the test, individuals within 3km of the test site may hear a loud alert tone followed by a voice message.  If you hear the emergency alert during either of these times, please remember THIS IS ONLY A TEST AND NOT A REAL EMERGENCY.  There will be no requirement for citizens to take action or shelter in place.

The Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) is an acoustic hailing device developed by LRAD Corporation to send messages and warning tones over longer distances or at higher volume than normal loudspeakers.  Using satellite transmissions and battery power, these systems are being tested by many Marin public safety agencies as a redundant, supplemental warning system to deliver emergency information and evacuation notices.  The December 4 test is part of the evaluation of the system's effectiveness, and there is currently no contract to purchase or install the system.

Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District may poll residents via email to confirm that the system was audible in various Sleepy Hollow neighborhoods.

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Special Meeting Notice: Saturday, November 17, 2018

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

Date: November 17, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Place: 1317 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo

   pdf 2018 11 17 Special Meeting Notice, Agenda, and Packet (714 KB)


 

1. Call to Order/Roll Call.  The Meeting will be open to the public except with respect to those matters which the Board determines may fall under certain exception(s) under the Ralph M. Brown Act [California Government Code §§54950 et seq.].  The Meeting is wheelchair accessible.  If accommodation for other disabilities is required, call (415) 256-8300.

2. Public Comment Period. This portion of the Meeting is reserved for persons desiring to address the Board on any matter not listed on this Agenda. All statements that require a response will be referred for reply in writing or will be placed on the Board’s agenda for consideration at a later meeting. Speakers are limited to three (3) minutes each unless authorized by the Chair. 

CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS

All items calendared as Consent are considered ministerial or non-substantive and subject to a single motion approval.  With the concurrence of the Chair or its designee, a Director may request discussion of an item on the Consent Calendar.

3. Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes.  The draft Minutes are available at www.shfpd.org.

  • August 8, 2018 Special Meeting. 
  • October 27, 2018 Special Meeting

ACTION OR POSSIBLE ACTION ITEMS

4. Motion to Adopt Resolution No. 2018-3 Approving Findings of Board of Directors and Authorizing the District to Enter into Proposed Lease Agreement with the Sleepy Hollow Charitable Foundation (SHCF) with the Consent of the Sleepy Hollow Homes Association (SHHA) for District Public Facilities at 1317 Butterfield Road and authorizing and directing the Chair to take appropriate actions to carry out the purpose and intent of the Motion. The Findings, the proposed Lease, and the Resolution are available at www.shfpd.org.  

5. Board requests for future agenda items, questions and comments to staff, and Directors’ announcements, if any

6.  Adjournment to next Regular Meeting:  December 20, 2018 (anticipated) 

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Special Meeting Saturday, October 27, 2018

The Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District (SHFPD) will hold a Special Meeting on Saturday, October 27 at 10 a.m. at the Sleepy Hollow Community Center to receive and review a report on the status of real estate negotiations between the SHFPD and the Sleepy Hollow Homes Association (SHHA) and Sleepy Hollow Charitable Foundation (SHCF) in connection with the proposed rebuild of the Community Center. The report is available for public review on our website at www.shfpd.org.

All District residents are encouraged to attend the Meeting where there will be an opportunity to ask questions and provide public comment on the report. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you are encouraged to submit your comments regarding the report to the SHFPD Board of Directors by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The SHFPD Board members have not made a decision about the draft real estate agreement and no vote on the proposal will be taken at this meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information to the public and to solicit comments. A future public meeting will be held, probably within 2-3 weeks of the Oct. 27 meeting, where the SHFPD Board will formally consider whether to enter into a lease agreement with the SHHA/SHCF.

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Don't Forget: Creek Clean Up and Chipper Day This Saturday, October 6!

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CREEK CLEANING/WINTER STORM PREP AND CHIPPER STATION ON OCTOBER 6.  THis is the final chipper day of 2018!

Get your garden gloves and yard waste cans ready for the Fifth Annual Sleepy Hollow Creek Cleaning Day on Saturday, October 6.  We’re asking creek-side residents to clean their section of the creek AND we’re asking ALL residents to clean out drainage areas on their property of anything that could cause localized flooding (e.g. yard waste, broken branches, leaves).  We’ll be at the clubhouse at 8am that morning to coordinate efforts if you need any help or guidance.

Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District and FIRESafe MARIN will also have a chipper station located at the end of Butterfield (by the entrance to San Domenico) on the day of the creek cleaning.  Bring any material removed while creating Defensible Space around your home, and we will chip it for you! 

Sleepy Hollow Creek Corps leader Eric Riemer has identified potential problem areas that need to be addressed. If you live on the creek and know of any issues or need help with your particular area, please contact Eric at 415-748-4231 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

THIS IS A DROP-OFF CHIPPER DAY.  NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!  

SATURDAY,  OCTOBER 6, 8AM-2PM

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