Council to weigh hike
in waste hauling rates
The Town Council has scheduled a hearing on a rate hike request from Marin Sanitary Service.
The company wants a 5.89% increase for 2023, according to a staff report by David Donery, the town manager. Prior rate increases included 2.88% for this year and 3.95% for last year.
The council will review the request at its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15. The staff report and teleconference access instructions are online at bit.ly/3O4mKwq.
Town panel to vet
The town Advisory Design Review Group has set hearings on four residential project applications.
The proposals include plans to demolish a carport, build a garage and expand the second floor at 78 Shady Lane; build a 788-square-foot accessory dwelling unit at 118 Winding Way; demolish the home at 196 Lagunitas Road and build a 6,901-square-foot, two-story home with a pool; a build a two-car garage at 8 North Road.
The committee is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15. Project details and teleconference access instructions are online at bit.ly/3Af9BuZ.
Suspect booked after
standoff in Terra Linda
Police arrested an assault suspect after a four-hour standoff at the McDonald’s restaurant in Terra Linda.
The incident happened at about 1:45 p.m. Sunday, said police Sgt. Justin Graham. The suspect allegedly threatened customers and an employee and “assaulted victims with an unknown aerosol spray, used hand strikes and also attempted to stab them with a knife,” Graham said.
The suspect became “increasingly agitated” and refused to drop the knife during negotiations for his surrender, Graham said. A police dog bit the suspect, who then put the animal in a chokehold. Police subdued the suspect with a Taser stun gun.
Robert Michael Chernoff, 35, of Novato was booked into the Marin County Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, threats, battery, resisting, obstruction and injuring a police dog, Graham said. Chernoff remained in custody Monday in lieu of $50,000 bail.
The dog suffered only a “small scuff” to its nose, Graham said. No one else was injured.
Board plans hearing
on 25-home project
The city Planning Commission has set a special meeting this week on a proposed 25-home development at 575 E. Blithedale Ave.
The “Richardson Terrace” proposal calls for 11 two-bedroom apartments and a one-bedroom apartment above 2,240 square feet of office space. It would also include four two-bedroom townhomes and nine three-bedroom townhomes.
The commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mill Valley Community Center at 180 Camino Alto. Project details are online at bit.ly/3TD3Myf.