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Menlo Park Updates

Dec 03

Eagle Scout completes service project at Civic Center campus

Posted on December 3, 2018 at 4:42 pm by Peter Ibrahim

Local Troop 5 Boy Scout Andy Wang recently completed his Eagle Scout service project. Working with the City’s Public Works Department, Andy wanted to have a broad and lasting impact on the community. 

With the help of family, friends and scouts from Troop 5, Andy restored two wood information kiosks and 24 benches at the City’s civic center campus. His hard work included cleaning and sanding the benches and kiosks as well as removing more than 15 years’ worth of staples from the kiosks. Once the preparation work was completed, a new coat of stain was carefully applied. Over the course of two weekends, Andy and his team invested 190 hours into the project. 

Thanks to Andy Wang and Troop 5 for making a positive impact in our community!  

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Dec 03

Library launches space needs survey for new Belle Haven library

Posted on December 3, 2018 at 4:38 pm by Peter Ibrahim

We want to hear from you! The City is taking an important next step toward a new branch library in Belle Haven. We’re focusing in on the specific space needs for a planned new branch library. Learn about what 21st century libraries look like and offer. What's the most important thing for us to think about as we plan for a new branch library?

Join us for a community meeting Thursday, December 13 at 7 p.m. at the Menlo Park Senior Center, 110 Terminal Avenue. 

Can't make the meeting? You can give us input by completing our online survey.

You can sign up for updates, read background materials and learn about upcoming meetings at the Library system improvements webpage. Your input is welcomed and encouraged.

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Dec 03

Caltrain to host community meeting on electrification project

Posted on December 3, 2018 at 4:37 pm by Peter Ibrahim

Please join Caltrain staff for community meeting on Caltrain electrification. Caltrain staff will provide an update about the construction activities that will be occurring in Menlo Park. In March 2018, crews began working on tree pruning/removal, utility relocation and foundation installation. Over the next few months, crews will continue foundation installation and begin the installation of poles along the rail corridor in Menlo Park. 

The meeting will provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about the project, including the scope and schedule of upcoming construction activities. 
Caltrain electrification is a key component of the Caltrain Modernization Program (CalMod) that will electrify the Caltrain Corridor from San Francisco’s 4th and King Station to approximately the Tamien Station in San Jose and replace diesel-hauled trains with Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) trains. Caltrain electrification will improve Caltrain system performance, enable more frequent and/or faster train service, and reduce long-term environmental impacts by reducing noise, improving regional air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

Caltrain electrification is scheduled to be operational by 2022. For more information about the Caltrain electrification project or to sign-up for weekly construction updates, visit the CalMod webpage.

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