Linda Beach playfield changes to be weighed

The Piedmont City Council will consider proposed changes to the uses of Linda Beach playfield at its 7:30 p.m. meeting Monday.

Residents are invited to express their opinions at this meeting. They may also email City Clerk John Tulloch at jtulloch@ci.piedmont.ca.us. Several public hearings were held from 2010 through 2012 to discuss adult use patterns and a park monitor program to track large, adult pickup games at the field that were squeezing out use by local families and children.

The recreation commission has approved a plan for the field to be divided and clearly marked. One field will be limited to casual, family recreational use. The other half would permit competitive games and be limited to 12 participants at any one time. Full length soccer games on the field would be prohibited except by permit. For more information contact recreation director Mark Delventhal at 510-420-3073 or Tulloch at 510-420-3041.

-- Linda Davis

City community pool hosting classes, lessons

Plunge in for fun and exercise at the Piedmont community pool, which is offering a host of classes and swimming opportunities to the public.


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The pool is open to members as well as "walk-up" nonmembers. Walk-up hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, with no walk-ups on Sundays or holidays.

Main pool lap swimming hours are 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The pool is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. for nonresidents.

Water aerobics meets from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The cost is $50 for a 10-punch pass for residents or $60 for nonresidents.

There are morning and afternoon lessons for swim school; spots are filling quickly. To check availability visit www.ci.piedmont.ca.us/recreation/pool.shtml.

Adult swim program to work on endurance and stroke refinement is 9 to 10 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, for a monthly fee of $80.

Birthday pool parties may be arranged for up to 30 guests on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents fee is $125; nonresidents, $145. For more information, visit the website above.

-- Linda Davis

League holding July 4 voter registration

The League of Women Voters of Piedmont will hold voter registration at 11 a.m. July 4 at Piedmont Park, foot of Highland Avenue.

The League will also provide information about their organization, activities and membership.

The public is invited to learn more about the League and sign up to register to vote. Piedmont will be holding a City Council and possible school board election in February.

-- Linda Davis

Harvest Festival panel seeks new members

The Piedmont Harvest Festival committee is accepting applications for new members to help with the popular event on Sept. 29.

Each year the citywide event features booths, homegrown fruits, vegetables, preserves and other goodies from home kitchens and gardens. Prizes are awarded in several categories during the fun day.

Anyone interested in helping with the Harvest Festival is asked to contact Kim Kellogg at kimkellogg01@gmail.com.

-- Linda Davis

PBF announces matching Shapiro fund challenge

The Piedmont Beautification Foundation spring newsletter announces a matching fund challenge.

Donate now and your contribution toward the Shapiro Endowment Fund will automatically be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000 before Dec. 31, 2014.

This generous donation by PBF adviser Hort. Shapiro and his daughters, Katie Harmon and Emily Johnson, was established in memory of Betty Shapiro, wife and mother and grandmother.

Betty Shapiro's outstanding contributions and commitment to PBF and the city of Piedmont inspired this matching fund challenge. Your donation will help to generate and grow sufficient funds to support the ongoing partnership of PBF and the city of Piedmont.

Tax deductible checks may be made payable to PBF and mailed or hand delivered to Piedmont Beautification Foundation, Piedmont City Hall, 120 Vista Ave., Piedmont, CA 94611.

Donors names will be published in the Piedmonter and Piedmont Post.

-- Piedmont Beautification Foundation

Homeowners can apply for parcel tax exemption

Homeowners who reside in Piedmont and qualify for Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI) are eligible to apply for an exemption to the recently passed Measure A school parcel tax.

You must apply in person or by mail to the Office of the Superintendent, Piedmont Unified School District, 760 Magnolia Ave., Piedmont, CA 94611.

Homeowners must submit proof of their SSI in the form of their annual notification of eligibility sent by the Social Security Administration.

Deadline to apply for application for the 2013-14 fiscal year is 4 p.m. on July 1. For any questions, contact assistant to school superintendent at 510-594-2614.

-- Linda Davis

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