There's a lot going on in and around Belmont this week, so Patch is here to help keep you organized and give you an overview of some of the things you won't want to miss, starting with Tuesday night's Belmont City Council meeting.
In addition to the installation of the city's new mayor and vice mayor, the December 11 Belmont City Council meeting will also announce the winners of the sixth annual Beautiful Belmont Awards Program.
The recognition program is designed to acknowledge individuals, businesses, and community groups who have enhanced the city's community by making significant exterior improvements to their Belmont properties.
Belmont Fire Chief Doug Fry will not be retiring after serving nearly 37 years as a firefighter as was reported earlier. The chief, who officially retired in June of 2011, but stayed on as acting chief following the dissolution of the Belmont-San Carlos Fire Department last fall, will be on the job for at least another month.
Fry and Nitro, the K9 police partner of Belmont officer Mike Chicas, will be officially retiring at the council's first meeting in 2013, on Jan. 8.
Following the meeting, there will be an installation ceremony and a reception to honor outgoing Mayor Dave Warden, and to welcome the new mayor and vice mayor. The public is invited to attend the reception.
The Belmont City Council meeting will be held Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers of Belmont City Hall, One Twin Pines Lane. For more information, or for a copy of Tuesday's meeting agenda, click here.