Fire authority to be back-billed for funds 

Fees suspended in 2005by a former fire chief for the Belmont-San Carlos Fire Agency will be coming to apartment building owners soon. The fire authority, made up of representatives from the two cities, agreed to back-bill the property owners to raise $85,000 for the cash-strapped fire department, which nearly dissolved in 2006 because of budget problems. Last November, voters in the two cities rejected an assessment tax that would have solved the agency’s budget crisis.

BELMONT

University’s student newspaper takes second

Notre Dame de Namur University’s student newspaper, The Argonaut, took second place in a national Best in Show competition at the Associated Collegiate Newspaper Convention in Portland, Ore. on March 11. For the award, the staff submitted the Feb. 22 edition of the student paper, which ultimately garnered them their fourth award in the last five years.

BRISBANE

Survey finds residents satisfied with city services

A survey commissioned by the city found that 37 percent of residents had an "excellent" overall impression of city services and 48 percent had a "good" impression. The numbers match up roughly to surveys from 2002 and 2001. A total of 346 individuals were surveyed this year, nearly 100 more than in previous years.

REDWOOD CITY

Many positions still open on boards, committies

The city announced Thursday that it has extended the application deadline for its advisory boards, commissions and committees to 5 p.m., Friday, April 6. Contact the City Clerk’s Office at 1017 Middlefield Road, or by calling (650) 780-7220.

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