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Tom Fitzsimons and Rosemary Miller of Tiburon get a feel for one of the pieces in Bruce Johnson's 'Uprooted' series at Shoreline Park, part of Art by the Bay. 'What we were intrigued by is what part of the sculpture came from a tree, and what part did the sculptor build,' Miller said.
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Tiburon transforms
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Art by the Bay, organized by the Drever Family Foundation, has touched down for its second year with 21 sculptures by five artists at Shoreline Park, Point Tiburon Plaza, behind the Belvedere-Tiburon Library and by appointment at the Drever estate on Paradise Drive. Meanwhile, the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce's inaugural Art Walk features the works of 20 artists at more than two dozen downtown businesses. Both events run through Nov. 16. Learn more at artbythebaysf.com and arkn.ws/tiburonartwalk.
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Developer kills deal to limit number of Tiburon Ridge homes
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Martha Co. appears poised to press for 43-lot project
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By Deirdre McCrohan
dmccrohan@thearknewspaper.com
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An agreement between the Martha Company and the town of Tiburon to limit development on the 110-acre Tiburon Ridge property is kaput.

Martha Company spokesman and legal counsel Paul Smith, a former Tiburon mayor, notified Tiburon by email Oct. 1 that his clients do not want to renew the 2009 memorandum of understanding that became part of a settlement of litigation between Tiburon and the company. The agreement limited the company to building 32 homes, rather than 43, if certain conditions are met.

The company's decision is not binding on the Marin Board of Supervisors and county of Marin, however, because the Martha property, as it is known, is in unincorporated Marin — outside Tiburon town limits and under the control of the county. The Marin County Community Development Department currently is processing the Martha Company's application for approval of its 43-lot Easton Point subdivision.

However, the agreement with the town is binding on Tiburon until it formally expires in December.

The Martha Company won the right to build the 43 home sites in the development project in a 1976 stipulated federal court judgment. Decades later, the company reactivated its 43-lot development plan with the county. After the county went to court to challenge it in 2007, another federal judge reaffirmed the earlier ruling, disappointing local residents who had been working to prevent the property from being developed or, failing that, to minimize the density of housing development.

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Belvedere trashes
two-tier system for garbage rates

Bills to get smaller for hill customers, larger for flats

By Hannah Beausang
hbeausang@
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Mill Valley Refuse Service customers in Belvedere can expect several major changes to their bill on Jan. 1, including newly approved rates that trash a hill- and flat-area imbalance that's existed for decades.
That means that the typical flat-area customer will see their rate increase about $4, but hill-area customers will see their rates fall by a hair under $19.

Historically, customers who live in hilly areas have always paid more for service — unfairly, as pickup service itself has become equally efficient regardless of terrain — and those customers' costs will go down. They've long been subsidizing artificially low rates for flat-area customers, officials say, so to keep the changes revenue-neutral for Mill Valley Refuse, flatlanders will have to fork out a bit more to equalize the rates.

After holding a sparsely attended public hearing at its Oct. 13 meeting, the council gave the equalized rate schedule its stamp of approval by a vote of 4-0, with Councilmember James Campbell absent, and the changes will be implemented Jan. 1 alongside previously approved surcharges for off-curb pickup of cans.

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