Next Week's Meetings

The Rail Committee meets on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 6:00 p.m. - Agenda

The Planning Commission meets on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 6:00 p.m. - Agenda

The Park & Recreation Committee meets on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. - Agenda

The December 2nd City Council Study Session has been cancelled. The next City Council meeting will be held on December 16 at 7:00 p.m. An agenda will be published a week in advance.

safety tips

Holiday Safety Tips
from your Police Department

The holiday season is always a special time of year. It is also a time when busy people become careless and vulnerable to theft and other holiday crime. We can never be too careful, too prepared or too aware.

Please download the Holiday Safety Tips from Atherton. Please share this information with family, friends and neighbors.

The Atherton Police Department wishes you a safe, happy and peaceful holiday season.

Holiday Meal Prep

Thanksgiving is all about loved ones getting together and enjoying a delicious holiday dinner. Since cooking is the number one cause of home fires, the American Red Cross has steps people can follow to avoid a fire while preparing the holiday meal this year:

  • Don’t wear loose clothing or sleeves that dangle while cooking.
  • If you are frying, grilling or broiling food, never leave it unattended – stay in the kitchen. If you just leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.
  • If you’re simmering, baking, roasting or broiling food, check it regularly.
  • Use a timer to remind yourself that the stove or oven is on.
  • Keep kids and pets away from the cooking area. Make them stay at least three feet away from the stove.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire - pot holders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper or plastic bags, food packaging, and towels or curtains—away from your stove, oven or any other appliance in the kitchen that generates heat.
  • Clean cooking surfaces on a regular basis to prevent grease buildup.
  • Consider purchasing a fire extinguisher to keep in your kitchen. Contact the fire department to take training on the proper use of extinguishers.
  • Always check the kitchen before going to bed or leaving the home to make sure all stoves, ovens, and small appliances are turned off.
  • Install a smoke alarm near your kitchen, on each level of your home, near sleeping areas, and inside and outside bedrooms if you sleep with doors closed. Use the test button to check it each month. Replace all batteries at least once a year.

Bonus Tip
Download the American Red Cross First Aid App. The app provides users with quick, expert advice on what to do in case of an emergency. See all the Red Cross apps at


Holiday Closure in Atherton

As a reminder the Town will be closed this Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Construction is not allowed on Thursday the 26th.

Construction is allowed on Friday the 27th.

Thank You!

Thank you for being a part of Atherton Online.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. Stay safe and warm.

Thank you,

Theresa DellaSanta
Assistant to the City Manager/City Clerk

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