Agendas and Look Ahead

The City Council meets on Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. - Agenda

The Environmental Programs Committee meets on Tuesday, March 15 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss and plan for the Earth Day Event scheduled for Sunday, May 15 in Holbrook-Palmer Park. - Agenda

For a look at potential future City Council agenda items please visit the Agenda Look Ahead page.

Athertonian Newsletter

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Prescription Discount Program

We are pleased to announce our participation in the League of California Cities (LCC) and National League of Cities (NLC) “My Healthy Hometown” Prescription Discount Program which allows us to offer our residents the opportunity to save money with discounts on everyday prescription medicine costs.

The My Healthy Hometown Prescription Discount Program is free to residents of Atherton. By showing a My Healthy Hometown Prescription Discount Card at a participating retail pharmacy, a resident can receive an average of up to 24% off the retail price of prescription medicine. There are no annual limits placed on use, no forms to fill out, no waiting periods, no age or income requirements and no medical condition restrictions. Residents can obtain their free My Healthy Hometown Prescription Discount Card at city hall or by downloading a card here or obtain one by calling toll-free 1-888-620-1749.
Prescription discounts are good for the whole family and apply to pet medicines, too. Those who do not have insurance can show their card to save on the cost of all prescription purchases. Those who do have insurance can show the card when their prescription medicines are not covered by their insurance plan.

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Arbor Day Ceremony

Atherton will hold its annual celebration for Arbor Day in Holbrook-Palmer Park on Saturday, April 9, at 10 am.  The ceremonies will include dialogue by John McClenahan on tree maintenance, a tree planting in the park by the Tree Committee, and a raffle of tree-related prizes among all in attendance. In addition, prior to the April 9 ceremony, the Town’s Public Works Department will plant trees along Middlefield Rd. in appreciation of Arbor Day.

Additionally, The Tree Committee presents the 2016 Atherton Tree Awards. Enter an outstanding tree based on all or any of the following: size, age, condition, species, location, best preserved, historical significance, etc.  Nomination forms are available at the permit center, post office or at the town link below. Deadline for entries is April 12th.  For more information contact Town Arborist Sally Bentz.

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Street Patching Project

The Town will begin the annual Street Patching Project next week. The project will consist of asphalt concrete pavement repairs in your neighborhood.

Work will start (weather permitting) this Monday, March 14. Work hours are between 8AM and 5PM.

During this time, you will experience some delays including traffic and roadway detours.

Residents and household personnel will be provided access to their property at all times.

Construction start date: Monday, March 14th
March 14-15
Dig outs: Greenoaks Drive

March 15-17
Dig outs: Oak Grove Avenue, Ashfield Road, Stockbridge, Euclid

March 17-18
Dig outs: Alameda de Las Pulgas, Linda Vista Avenue

March 21-22
Dig outs: Camino Al Lago

For additional questions and information, please contact the Public Works Department at 650-752-0570.


Shred, E-Scrap and Compost Event

For Atherton residents only.

At the event, residents can bring paper documents and confidential materials for safe and secure onsite shredding and unwanted electronics for recycling.

• SHREDDING is limited to three standard bankers boxes (10” x 12” x 15”) per household.

• ELECTRONICS accepted for recycling include televisions, computer monitors, personal computers, DVD players, printers, cables/cords, cell phones, MP3 players, laptops, fax machines, keyboards, stereos, storage discs, tape and zip drives, UPS power supply units, video game consoles, VCRs and more.

• COMPOST GIVAWAY – Each resident is welcome to take up to 5 gallons of nutrient-rich compost to enrich their gardens. It’s Bring Your Own Bucket – so please also bring your own shovels, gloves and containers.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 9 am to 12 pm in the parking lot at the corner of Dinkelspiel and Fair Oaks (directly behind the Atherton Town Hall).


Thank You!

Please be reminded that the Town is holding a community meeting (publicly noticed as a Joint meeting between Council Members and Civic Center Advisory Committee members) on Monday, March 21, 2015 beginning at 5:30 pm SHARP in the Pavilion at Holbrook-Palmer Park.

The Final Results are in…..Join us to see the outcome at the unveiling of the final concept designs.

Thank you for being a part of Atherton Online.

Have a great weekend!
Theresa DellaSanta
City Clerk
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