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ELLIOT KARLAN / FOR THE ARK
James Hardy, president of the Hilarita Residents Association and resident-member of the Hilarita-Tiburon Ecumenical Association boards; Anna Wolfe, a resident-member of the ecumenical board; and Bea Sherlock, vice president of the Hilarita Residents Association and resident-member of the ecumenical boards, share a bench in front of The Hilarita on July 15. The 18-member board of the ecumenical association, the nonprofit corporation that owns the affordable-housing apartment complex in Tiburon, voted to sell the complex and turn over management to nonprofit EAH Housing. While the turnover itself wasn't controversial, resident-members of the ecumenical board say they felt factions went behind their backs to find a buyer and negotiate the sale.

Marin nonprofit to acquire and rehabilitate Hilarita apartments

By EMILY LAVIN
elavin@thearknewspaper.com
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A Marin-based housing nonprofit is poised to acquire the Hilarita apartments in Tiburon, a move that would pave the way for a multimillion-dollar update to the 102-unit affordable-housing complex.

The board of directors for the Hilarita-Tiburon Ecumenical Association, the nonprofit corporation that owns the building at 100 Ned's Way, voted on July 10 to approve a purchase and sale agreement and a memorandum of understanding to transfer ownership of the complex to EAH Housing, an affordable-housing development and management organization.

The ownership transfer needs to be approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; according to EAH Housing, that approval is expected in early 2018. Prior to finalizing the acquisition of the property, EAH Housing will take over management of the Hilarita in August.

The ecumenical board says EAH Housing will be able to accomplish what the association does not have the resources to do — facilitate a long-overdue "complete and total" rehabilitation of the decades-old complex.

"After all was said and done, we all knew there was no way we can improve the buildings without making this change," said Hilarita ecumenical association board Vice President Carolyn Gray, who serves as the town of Tiburon's representative on the board.


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Community group funds 'sweep and
walk' program on Belvedere's public lanes

By MATTHEW HOSE
mhose@thearknewspaper.com
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Sweeping changes are underway on Belvedere's public lanes.

Since June, people who stroll down McLean and Pagoda lanes on Belvedere Island have encountered a broom and a sign encouraging them to "sweep and walk" to clean debris from the public walking lanes.

The program is a pilot project from the nonprofit Belvedere Community Foundation, which installed the brooms and clips on the two lanes, and it could soon expand to other lanes in the city.

Lower McLean Lane connects San Rafael Avenue at Teal Road to Acacia Avenue, and Upper McLean connects the south end of Acacia to Bayview Avenue; there are broom clips on each segment. Pagoda Lane connects Beach Road to the corner of Bayview and Toyon avenues.

Wendy Miller, the chair of the foundation's grants committee, said they selected those two lanes for the pilot because they are two of the more heavily trafficked public lanes.

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Winter takes over as new Belvedere mayor; McCaskill is now vice mayor

By MATTHEW HOSE
mhose@thearknewspaper.com
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Marty Winter is the new mayor of Belvedere, taking over the post from James Campbell in the City Council's annual shuffling of seats.
Bob McCaskill also moved up to become vice mayor by a unanimous vote of the council at its July 10 meeting.

Belvedere has a council-manager government system in which the mayor and vice mayor are nominated by the members of the elected, volunteer council. The titles are mostly ceremonial, as City Manager Craig Middleton is a CEO-like professional appointed by the board to oversee the bulk of the city's daily tasks.

Councilmembers typically hold the mayoral post on a yearly rotation beginning each July.

Winter has been on the council since 2014 and previously was a founder and vice president of the Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation board of directors. He said in the coming year he is looking forward to finding a "popular mutual resolution" to issues with deer in the city, to pushing for the realization of the Belvedere-Tiburon Public Library expansion and to solving the interrelated problems of anchor-outs living on Richardson Bay and derelict boats crashing into Belvedere shores.

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