City Manager’s Update (pdf)October 8, 2021
Greetings, all. I am so excited by what the Fire Department created for the Scarecrow Festival, I am moving the first Woot! Woot! up to the beginning. Take a walk or drive by the Public Safety Facility; the creativity is nothing short of awesome. To vote for your favorite seasonal décor as part of the Chamber’s month-long festival, pick up a map and a ballot at one of your favorite businesses.
- The pool heater is fixed!! Woot! Woot! Thank you, Public Works, for expediting that repair in time for the high school swim meet.
- Vintage Paving will grind and pave beginning October 13, beginning on Railroad, then Russell, East Street and Morgan. The streets will be striped following the completion of work. Please note grinding will be louder than the slurry operation. Although construction work is allowed in the Code to begin at 7 a.m., the contract will try to begin closer to 8 a.m. The goal is to get off Railroad as quickly as possible. Traffic will be detoured during work.
Did You Know?
- Rumor has it, a friend of the iconic community tractor that was taken out by a distracted driver may have located another tractor to welcome visitors coming over Putah Creek. Fingers crossed, for those of you who have been wondering….
- There are so many excellent non-profit groups in town that provide support to the community and coordinate community-based programming. If you’re new in town, recently retired and looking to contribute in meaningful ways, or just want to get more involved, we’ve decided to create a landing page for non-profits that offer community-based volunteer and engagement opportunities. The page will include a brief description and link to your website so that people can follow up directly if they would like. If you are a non-profit with a website you would like us to share, please email our new assistant Ellena Branson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Council Meeting
- The next meeting is October 19, which is shaping up to be very busy again with a number of items related to special event policies, updates on upcoming events, and use of City facilities. Council also requested an update on the Conditional Use Permit application for the old church at 201 Main Street. And Yolo County Housing will present an update on El Rio Villa and the Housing Authority’s plans to create reinvestment opportunities for public housing communities throughout the County.
Don’t Miss Out!
Reading books out loud to young children is so important to develop language skills and imagination. Yolo County Library has developed a new program for people to access recordings of children’s books read aloud in English and Spanish. The Dial-a-Story program can be accessed at https://yolocountylibrary.org/dial-a-story. New stories are available every month.
The Winters Chamber of Commerce is coordinating a series of business and community activities in October. Please click here for more information.
- 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Exploring Employment Options Workshop
- 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Successful Interviewing Workshop
- 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Networking with Employers Workshop
October 13: Virtual Resume Workshop and Resume Review (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
- 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Resume Seminar
- 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Resume Review
The Chamber is coordinating a community Expo for Friday, October 29th, at City Park from 1 – 5 p.m. There will be a variety of information booths, demonstrations, and activities, so come on down to City Park on the 29th to meet your local businesses and neighbors.
- The Hispanic Advisory Committee is partnering with Winters Healthcare and the School District to support a vaccination event at Shirley Rominger Middle School on October 12 from 4 – 7 p.m. If you haven’t been vaccinated, or need that important second shot, please swing by the middle school at 502 Niemann Street.
More Woot Woot!
Fire Chief Lopez promoted and recognized Resident Volunteer Firefighter Justin Rominger for successfully completing the requirements to be a Driver Operator/Pump Operator and becoming a certified driver, which is quite an accomplishment and requires a tremendous amount of time and training to complete. Congratulations and thank you to Justin Rominger for his dedication to the department and community. Volunteers are not compensated and do not receive any pay, so his commitment to community and the fire service deserve to be commended; please thank Justin when you see him around town.