City Manager’s Update (pdf)
June 10, 2022
Fireworks Show~ July 3rd
- We’re looking for volunteers to help us with the July 3rd Fireworks Show: parking attendants, food truck wranglers, welcome team at the football field gates, and a pick-up crew the next day. More information is here. To register as a volunteer, visit https://bit.ly/fireworkheroes. A big thank you to Taylor Buley for coordinating the volunteers again this year! It’s a great way to spend time with neighbors and friends and contribute to a much-loved community event.
- A related tidbit, Hotel Winters will offer a weekend promotion for the July 3rd fireworks show that will include a rooftop viewing party for the event. Watch their social media and website for more information. Last year we estimated approximately 5,000 people came out to watch the show. The rooftop lounge at Hotel Winters should be the best spot in town for this event, after the football field, of course.
- If you would like to donate to support the fireworks show, please drop a check into the payment box in front of City Hall – or mail it in – marking “fireworks show” on the memo line. We’re hoping to raiseabout $16,000. The total cost of the event is about $20,000, including $18,000 for the actual fireworks show.
Don’t Miss Out!
- Looking for weekend adventures? It’s sunflower time! Sunflower Experience Passes are available through July 15.
- Thursday nights June – August is Music in the Park at the Gazebo, beginning at 6 p.m. Bring your deck chairs and snackies, and let your kids dance like no one is watching. The Winters Friends of the Library sponsor the month of July while the Downtown Business Association and other non-profits help coordinate June and August.
- Calling all businesses! Visit Yolo is offering two free virtual workshops with Miles Partnership to provide hands-on assistance with optimizing business presence on Google, Yelp and Trip Advisor. Online business profiles are the single largest source of organic (non-paid) exposure to customers. Learn more by clicking here or contacting Tiffany Dozier at email@example.com.
- The City has authorized an early start to weekday work for construction in the tracts. When temperatures are forecasted to reach 95 degrees or higher, work may begin at 6 a.m. We’ve asked that back up beepers be turned off to the degree possible in the early morning. We’ve also authorized Saturday work for the next 4 weeks beginning no sooner than 8 a.m. for outside construction. The extra day will help the infrastructure teams complete their work before the rainy season (fingers crossed we have one) and to help catch up for labor shortages and COVID delays.
- Waste Management is releasing the next service schedule for July 2022 – June 2023. Please note the City will be divided in half by Grant Avenue for brush collection and street sweeping so there will be a schedule for the north side of town and a different schedule for south of Grant.
- Also, waste collection and disposal costs will also be going up. Effective July 1, 2022, the annual rate increase for WM services will be approximately 3.5%. Notifications will be included in the next billing cycle.
- For a little good news, the new control panel for the pool heater is scheduled to be installed on Tuesday. Fingers crossed.
Upcoming Council Meeting
The next Council meeting is June 21st, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Via Zoom or in-person in the Council Chambers.
With Deepest Sympathies
The tragic accident yesterday afternoon that claimed the lives of two Winters teen-agers has weighed heavily. The unimaginable grief for those families and friends is heartbreaking. As the community comes together to support them and each other, I would also like to recognize the heroic efforts of the first responders from Winters, Vacaville and the California Highway Patrol. These are extremely difficult calls. Thank you for your service. Our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of these young lives so tragically lost.
WJUSD Message to the Community (pdf)