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For Immediate Release - San Rafael, CA - Seismic improvements to be made to Exhibit Hall with grant funding   In an ongoing effort to improve the Marin Center facilities, the Exhibit Hall building will undergo a seismic upgrade project beginning in August 2021. The project is expected to take 10 months to complete. Seismic upgrades to...

2020 Update for Marin County Airport  -- View the 2020 Gnoss Field report as a companion to the July 21, 2020, Marin County Board of Supervisors agenda item.

Consumer Price Index (CPI) - Reminder Please be aware that all month to month lease holders at Gnoss Field will receive a CPI increase. This increase will come from the San Francisco Area “All Urban Consumers” CPI index and added to the July billing statements. New Look – The Department of Finance has changed billing and...

For Immediate Release - San Rafael, CA - Grant funding covers new rapid flashing beacons at specific crosswalks   The Marin County Department of Public Works (DPW)  has completed installation of rectangular rapid flashing beacons at three crosswalks in unincorporated areas of Marin. The technology is designed to improve safety by alerting oncoming drivers that pedestrians are...

For Immediate Release - San Rafael, CA - Project will help reduce flood risk during winter storms   Three creeks in Novato are being cleared of sediment this summer to reduce flooding during the rainy season by improving creek capacity. The $1.55 million flood mitigation project, overseen by Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation...

For Immediate Release - San Rafael, CA - Virtual meetings planned to update public on the flood mitigation project   he Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District will host two community workshop meetings, conducted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to provide an update on the Corte Madera Creek Flood Risk Management Project. The project is...

For Immediate Release - San Rafael, CA - Essential County services must be provided even during power outages   With summer around the corner and wildfire season upon us once more, the County of Marin is nearing completion of the first phase of a robust assessment of its key facility electrical power infrastructure. At the...

For Immediate Release - San Rafael, CA - Road sealant project will address various roads across unincorporated Marin   The Marin County Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin a road sealant project during the first week of June, conducting preventative maintenance on 8.2 miles of pavement on roads in unincorporated areas of Marin County. The deteriorated...

For Immediate Release - San Rafael, CA - Community has a chance to learn construction details for 18-month rehabilitation   The County of Marin has rescheduled its community meeting for the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Rehabilitation Project to Wednesday, June 3, from 5-6:30 p.m. The virtual open house will be conducted online and participants will...

For Immediate Release - San Rafael, CA - Stretch between Ross and Highway 101 to undergo 18-month transformation   After years of planning and public outreach, the Marin County Department of Public Works (DPW) is accelerating plans to rehabilitate 2.2 miles of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard between Highway 101 and the Ross’ southern town limit, an...

For Immediate Release - San Rafael, CA - Firefighters move in and are ready to serve community   The Tomales Fire Station in West Marin has undergone a complete modernization and firefighters are moving back in after 17 months of working in temporary quarters. The crew has been moving into the renovated Tomales Fire Station...

For Immediate Release - San Rafael, CA - Lull in traffic provides good timing for Public Works and contracted crews   With fewer cars on the road due to the COVID-19 sheltering order, the Marin County Department of Public Works is taking advantage of the traffic lull to conduct two projects on County-maintained roads near Mount Tamalpais....

June 3, 2020  REMINDER: Each business operating at Gnoss Field must complete the COVID-19 Site Specific Protection Plan (Revised Appendix A of the Stay-At-Home Order, effective May 18, 2020) prior to reopening (businesses already allowed to operate under prior orders had a two-week grace period until June 1 to complete and comply with the plan).The...

For Immediate Release - San Rafael, CA - County receives $3.76 million in funding to cover safety improvements   The County of Marin has been awarded a $3.76 million federal grant from the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) to fund two roadway safety projects. The funding, administered through the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), will...

Dumpsters – Becoming an Issue Please only put allowed items in the Trash and Recycle dumpsters. Items that are not allowed are still being discarded in the dumpsters and the airport is getting charged extra for these items. Staff will be closely monitoring the video cameras and contacting offenders to recover these extra fee’s in...

For Immediate Release - San Rafael, CA - Lane to close for approximately 10 weeks while storm-damaged wall is fixed   The Marin County Department of Public Works (DPW) is set to repair a stretch of retaining wall on Point San Pedro Road between Marina Boulevard and Summit Avenue in unincorporated San Rafael. Weather permitting, the estimated...

For Immediate Release - San Rafael, CA - Elevated tide levels could impact coastal areas, commute times and travel plans   High tides often cause flooding along shoreline communities and low-lying roadways of Marin County, which can be exacerbated during winter storms. But tide-related flooding can happen whether it’s raining or not, and such inconveniences...

FAA Public Hearing On August 22, 2019, the FAA will host a Public Hearing regarding the Draft Supplement to the Final Environmental Impact Statement. The meeting will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at the Marin Humane Society Auditorium, 171 Bel Marin Keys Boulevard in Novato. Details and materials for the meeting can...

Update on current operations and workplan for future years for Gnoss Field The Department of Public Works will provide a County Airport update to the Marin County Board of Supervisors on July 16. The staff report[External] and the presentation slides[External] are available online. Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for future Runway Extension The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been working on...

Annual State Inspection Results The Marin County Airport, Gnoss Field, has received an Excellent Condition status following a compliance inspection on April 18, 2019. The annual state inspection was conducted by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and found that all applicable Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements had been either met or exceeded. The inspection...

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