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06/02/2020 City Council Meeting

06/02/2020 City Council Meeting (PDF): Agenda / Packet

City Council Meetings: Agendas and Packets

Meeting Instructions 06/02/2020

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION INSTRUCTIONS

Based on guidance from the California Department of Public Health and the California Governor’s Office, in order to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, please do the following:

  1. You are strongly encouraged to observe the live stream of the City Council meeting.  Council Chambers will be open to the public, but again, you are strongly encouraged to observe the live stream of the meeting.
  2. Please see below for Zoom Meeting credentials.
  3. If you are joining the meeting via Zoom and wish to make a comment on an item, press the “raise a hand” button.  If you are joining the meeting by phone, press *9 to indicate a desire to make a comment.  The chair will call you by name or phone number when it is your turn to comment.  Speakers will be limited to 3:00 minutes.
  4. If you choose not to observe the City Council meeting but wish to make a comment on a specific agenda item, please submit your comment via email by 5:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to the City Council meeting.  Please submit your comment to the City Clerk at tracy.jensen@cityofwinters.org.  All public comments submitted to the City Clerk will be summarized and read into record but will not be read verbatim due to time limitations.
  5. If you are watching/listening to the live stream of the City Council meeting and wish to make either a general public comment or to comment on a specific item as it is being heard, you may also submit your comment, limited to 250 words or less, to the City Clerk at tracy.jensen@cityofwinters.org.  All public comments submitted to the City Clerk will be summarized and read into record but will not be read verbatim due to time limitations.

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Meeting Location - Public Safety Facility Fire Bay - 700 Main Street.


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05/26/2020 Special Meeting of the Winters City Council

Meeting Instructions 05/26/2020

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION INSTRUCTIONS

Based on guidance from the California Department of Public Health and the California Governor’s Office, in order to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, please do the following:

  1. You are strongly encouraged to observe the live stream of the City Council meeting.  Council Chambers will be open to the public, but again, you are strongly encouraged to observe the live stream of the meeting.
  2. Please see below for Zoom Meeting credentials.
  3. If you are joining the meeting via Zoom and wish to make a comment on an item, press the “raise a hand” button.  If you are joining the meeting by phone, press *9 to indicate a desire to make a comment.  The chair will call you by name or phone number when it is your turn to comment.  Speakers will be limited to 3:00 minutes.
  4. If you choose not to observe the City Council meeting but wish to make a comment on a specific agenda item, please submit your comment via email by 5:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to the City Council meeting.  Please submit your comment to the City Clerk at tracy.jensen@cityofwinters.org.  All public comments submitted to the City Clerk will be summarized and read into record but will not be read verbatim due to time limitations.
  5. If you are watching/listening to the live stream of the City Council meeting and wish to make either a general public comment or to comment on a specific item as it is being heard, you may also submit your comment, limited to 250 words or less, to the City Clerk at tracy.jensen@cityofwinters.org.  All public comments submitted to the City Clerk will be summarized and read into record but will not be read verbatim due to time limitations.

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  • 05/26/2020 Special Meeting of the Winters City Council (PDF):  Agenda

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Planning Commission Meeting 05/26/2020

Meeting Instructions - May 26, 2020

Based on guidance from the California Department of Public Health and the California Governor's Office, in order to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we encourage you to observe the live stream of the meeting.

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Meeting Agendas and Packets (pdf)

  • 05/26/2020 Planning Commission Meeting (Agenda / Packet)

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Friday Update on May 20, 2020

All,

Just a few items moving into the Memorial Day Weekend:

June 2 City Council Meeting:

  • City Budget
  • Growth Referendum
  • Downtown ABC Permit

A couple other items:

  • Yolo County submitted an “attestation document” to the State regarding Covid 19 which allows it to move into the second part of “Phase II” which allows reopening of “non-essential” businesses and dine in service for restaurants. The Yolo County Board of Supervisors has held off on reopening businesses in the County pending additional information and the development of protocols. They will consider options at their May 26 meeting.
  • Two new members of the Planning Commission will be seated this week. Nancy Northrop and Chris Rose will join the commission! Welcome!
  • The Walnut 10 Subdivision will be on the May 26 Planning Commission Meeting which will be done via a zoom meeting.
  • The City will be switching our legal advertising from the Winters Express to the Woodland Daily Democrat newspaper.
  • Staff participated in a meeting with PG&E and local emergency planners regarding Public Safety Power Shutdowns. Overall a good meeting with the City in a good position to avoid shutoffs. The County areas will be in the same boat as last year!

Finally, as we honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice this weekend, one can never forget the families affected and the potential lost by those who have served and given their lives for all which we hold dear. With the Covid pandemic, the traditional Memorial Day Services will not be held which is a shame. Our veterans and the Cemetery District always do a wonderful job of honoring those from Winters who have given for us all.

If you are out, I encourage you to drop by the cemetery and walk through to pay your respects to the fallen. A few years ago, our Mayor Wade Cowen shared the following about visiting the graves of our deceased military.

“While visiting some cemeteries you may notice that headstones marking certain graves have coins on them, left by previous visitors to the grave. These coins have distinct meanings when left on the headstones of those who gave their life while serving in America's military, and these meanings vary depending on the denomination of coin. A coin left on a headstone or at the grave site is meant as a message to the deceased soldier's family that someone else has visited the grave to pay respect. Leaving a penny at the grave means simply that you visited. A nickel indicates that you and the deceased trained at boot camp together, while a dime means you served with them in some capacity. By leaving a quarter at the grave, you are telling the family that you were with the soldier when they were killed.”

“According to tradition, the money left at graves in national cemeteries and state veterans cemeteries is eventually collected, and the funds are put toward maintaining the cemetery or paying burial costs for indigent veterans. In the US, this practice became common during the Vietnam war, due to the political divide in the country over the war; leaving a coin was seen as a more practical way to communicate that you had visited the grave than contacting the soldier's family, which could devolve into an uncomfortable argument over politics relating to the war. Some Vietnam veterans would leave coins as a "down payment" to buy their fallen comrades a beer or play a hand of cards when they would finally be reunited. The tradition of leaving coins on the headstones of military men and women can be traced to as far back as the Roman Empire.”

To all of our countries “Gold Star Families”, may you know the gratitude of all of us who live in the peace and freedoms from your families sacrifice.

Thanks,

John


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Public Hearing Notice 05/26/2020 (Walnut 10 Project)

NOTICE OF INTENT AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE
PLANNING COMMISSION (pdf)
Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Notice of
Public Hearing to consider an application by James Corbett (Developer) for the
property, commonly known as the Walnut 10 Project. The Developer is seeking
the following approvals:
1. Adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration.
2. Tentative Map to subdivide a ten (10) acre parcel into fifty-four (54) lots;
fifty-two (52) single-family lots and two (2) duplex lots.
3. Rezoning the parcel to add a Planned Development (PD) Overlay zone
and approve a PD Permit to allow the average lot size to be less than
7,000 square feet and lot widths less than 70 feet for corner lots and 60
feet for interior lots.
The development consists of a ten (10) acre parcel, Yolo County APN 038-050-
019, and is located at the north end of Walnut Lane on the east side of the street.
The property has an abandoned almond orchard.
The above entitlements, which were scheduled to be reviewed by the Planning
Commission on at their regularly scheduled meeting of April 28, 2020, have been
rescheduled for the May 26, 2020 meeting. The meeting will be held in the City
Council Chambers, at 318 First Street, on or after the hour of 6:30 p.m.
Comments and recommendations from the Planning Commission on the above
entitlements will be presented to the Winters City Council at a later meeting to be
separately noticed.
The purpose of the public hearing will be to provide citizens an opportunity to
make their comments on the proposed project. If you are unable to attend the
public hearing, you may direct written comments to the City of Winters,
Community Development Department, 318 First Street, Winters, CA 95694 to
davedowswell@cityofwinters.org. In addition, the staff report will be available on
the City’s website on May 21, 2020.
If you wish to challenge the decision of this project in court, pursuant to
Government Code section 65009, you may be limited to raising only those issues
you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in
written correspondence delivered to the City of Winters at or prior to the public
hearing.
If you plan on attending the public hearing and need a special accommodation
because of a sensory or mobility impairment/disability, please contact Tracy
Jensen, City Clerk, (530) 795-4910, extension 102 to arrange for those
accommodations to be made.


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Notice of Public Hearing, June 23, 2020 (Turkovich Wines)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (pdf)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Winters will conduct
a Public Hearing by the Planning Commission on Tuesday, June 23,
2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the City Council Chambers located on the first
floor of City Hall at 318 First Street, Winters, California to consider
an application for Conditional Use Permit to allow Turkovich Wines,
13A Main Street, to expand into the lower floor of the Opera
House/Palms Playhouse (640 square feet) located at 13 Main Street
to create a full kitchen and to expand the existing patio. The
Planning Commission will take final action on the project unless
appealed to City Council.
The purpose of the public hearing will be to provide citizens an
opportunity to make their comments on the project known. If you
are unable to attend the public hearing, you may direct written
comments to the City of Winters, Community Development
Department, 318 First Street, Winters, CA 95694 or to
dave.dowswell@cityofwinters.org. The staff report will be available
on the City’s website on 05/21/20.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a
disabled person and you need a disability-related modification or
accommodation to participate in these hearings, please contact City
Clerk Tracy Jensen at (530) 795-4910, ext. 102. Please make your
request as early as possible and at least one-full business day before
the start of the hearing.
The City does not transcribe its hearings. If you wish to obtain a
verbatim record of the proceedings, you must arrange for
attendance by a court reporter or for some other means of
recordation. Such arrangements will be at your sole expense.
If you wish to challenge the action taken on this matter in court, the
challenge may be limited to raising only those issues raised at the
public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence
delivered to the Planning Commission prior to the public hearing.
Availability of Documents: Copies of the Staff Report will be
available on the City’s website www.cityofwinters.org
For more information regarding this project, please contact David
Dowswell, Contract Planner, at (530) 794-6714.


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Public Hearing Notice 06/02/2020 (Landscape and Maintenance)

Public Hearing Notice (pdf)

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Winters will hold
a public hearing at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, on Tuesday,
June 2, 2020, to consider an annual levy of assessment for the City-Wide
Maintenance Assessment District.
The revenues provide for maintenance of parks and electricity for street
lighting.
The intention is to not increase the existing assessments adopted for fiscal
year 2020-2021. The Winters electorate approved assessments for a City-Wide
Maintenance Assessment District on June 3, 1997. The maximum annual
assessment rate is $82.50 per dwelling unit and $26.25 for improved nonresidential
lots.
All interested persons are invited to and be heard at the time of hearing.
Those unable to attend may submit written comments to the City Clerk, 318 First
Street, Winters, CA 95694. Written comments will be received at or prior to the
public hearing.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a
disabled person and you need a disability-related modification or accommodation
to participate in these hearings, please contact the City Clerk at (530) 795-4910,
ext. 102. Please make your request as early as possible and at least one-full
business day before the start of the hearing.
Information regarding this matter may be obtained at the City Clerk’s office
at the above address between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays
or by calling the City of Winters at (530) 795-4910 ext. 102.
PUBLISH: May 23, 2020, Daily Democrat


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05/19/2020 City City Council Meeting

Meeting Instructions 05/19/2020

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION INSTRUCTIONS

Based on guidance from the California Department of Public Health and the California Governor’s Office, in order to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, please do the following:

  1. You are strongly encouraged to observe the live stream of the City Council meeting.  Council Chambers will be open to the public, but again, you are strongly encouraged to observe the live stream of the meeting.
  2. Please see below for Zoom Meeting credentials.
  3. If you are joining the meeting via Zoom and wish to make a comment on an item, press the “raise a hand” button.  If you are joining the meeting by phone, press *9 to indicate a desire to make a comment.  The chair will call you by name or phone number when it is your turn to comment.  Speakers will be limited to 3:00 minutes.
  4. If you choose not to observe the City Council meeting but wish to make a comment on a specific agenda item, please submit your comment via email by 5:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to the City Council meeting.  Please submit your comment to the City Clerk at tracy.jensen@cityofwinters.org.  All public comments submitted to the City Clerk will be summarized and read into record but will not be read verbatim due to time limitations.
  5. If you are watching/listening to the live stream of the City Council meeting and wish to make either a general public comment or to comment on a specific item as it is being heard, you may also submit your comment, limited to 250 words or less, to the City Clerk at tracy.jensen@cityofwinters.org.  All public comments submitted to the City Clerk will be summarized and read into record but will not be read verbatim due to time limitations.

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05/18/2020 Winters Putah Creek Committee Meeting

Agenda (pdf):    05/18/2020

Meeting Instructions - 05/18/2020: 
Based on guidance from the California Department of Public Health and the California Governor's Office, in order to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we encourage you to observe the live stream of the meeting. Please contact Carol - 530-794-6715 / Carol.Scianna@cityofwinters.org   OR  Kristine - 530-794-6708 / Kristine.DeGuerre@cityofwinters.org  FOR ADDITIONAL MEETING INSTRUCTIONS.

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Friday Update on May 9 2020

All,

This week two emails with some explanation and an admittance of just being wrong.

As many who subscribe to the Friday Update know, I try to bring some insight into my job as City Manager, both the good and the frustrating to give some perspective on the joys and challenges of being the City Manager in Winters. My rant on my frustration with Covid 19 yesterday was void of balance and almost inexcusable. Yesterday was a day when the emotion and frustration came out,  I was wrong to not bring balance and just crossed a line I work to not cross.

Here is the balance which has been included in my past updates but cannot be understated:

  • The Covid 19 pandemic is a once in a lifetime plague which brings a never anticipated challenge to our entire world. The virus is dynamic and the response needs to be dynamic. It's frustrating and my sense is that the most pressure is on the people who I criticized. Just a dumbass thing on my part.
  • Yolo County is, without question, the best County in California. The leadership and collaboration among the elected and appointed leaders is without comparison. The success on low rates on Covid 19, quality education and outreach is reflected in the low infection rates. From the Board of Supervisors, the County Manager, the Public Health Officer to all in the Covid 19 response team, every day is a day of unquestionable confidence that they are working to do the right thing. It has been the highlight of my over 35 years in city management to work Yolo County where we genuinely make things happen within a team format. Except for one outlier, Yolo leads in dealing with this outbreak on all levels including health, testing and sheltering the at risk homeless population. Simply the best!
  • Without question, the Governor is in an untenable situation. He is an impressive leader in so many ways and has been beneficial to rural cities and counties. As I disagree with some of his approach, I would guess he would have the same with our approach. The success on Covid 19 needs collaboration and I am certain that we will get there. He is our Governor and I root for the success of our State every day.
  • As we work with the business community on all of this, the advice and direction is empirically clear; follow the rules, adhere to the guidance and do not go against the directives from the State. They are the law and to be followed.
  • The economic impacts on the City and our finances is devastating. 2021 will bring an almost 25% reduction in our staff. Just crazy.

I will share that the impacts on the small businesses and individuals from all of this has become overwhelming. At Winters City Hall, we are on the front line with our business community. As the economic impacts are hitting them, we are experiencing them first hand and almost constantly. To regularly meet and talk with folks who are literally losing everything from the ramifications of Covid 19 has become emotional and obviously fueled much of my rant (which was a mistake on my part).

I talk with the business people in Winters every day. When it comes to Covid 19 and reopening their businesses the first thing from their mouths is the safety of their employees and customers. Not a single business wants to “go rogue" they just want to go to work.

The success of Winters has become a physical part of many of us. The businesses who have arisen (and are now being impacted) are family. As we learn and know of what this pandemic is doing to their livelihood and their personal lives it becomes equally personal. These are all self made people who don’t want anything from anybody except the chance for them to do their business and support their families. They risk everything and are now possibly losing everything. They are the best part of our nation and what makes Winters such an incredible community. This all has become an absolutely crushing experience because there is so little we can do. We will continue to do what we can and do our best!

The goal of my Friday Update is to be insightful and informative, mildly provocative but never dumbass or divisive. Yesterday was just the latter and I apologize for the deviation.

Have a nice weekend.

John


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Friday Update on May 8 2020

All,

Super busy week.  Here are some updates:

May 19, 2020- City Council Meeting

  • Weed Abatement Public Hearing
  • Resolution Initiating Proceedings for the Annual Levy and Collection of Assessments for the City-Wide Maintenance Assessment District, Fiscal Year 2020/2021
  • Resolution Preliminarily Approving the Engineer’s Annual Levy Report and Declaring its Intention to Levy and Collect Annual Assessments and Providing Notice of Hearings Thereof for the City of Winters City-Wide Maintenance Assessment District, Fiscal Year 2020/2021
  • Resolution for OPEB (Other Post-Employment Benefits) Trust Set-Up
  • Authorization to Purchase New Radar Trailer for the Winters Police Department
  • Winters Highlands Ph. 2 Public Utility Easement

Other items and happenings:

  • Hotel Winters is expected to reopen on May 22. Book your nights at www.hotelwinters.com .
  • Look for the Walnut 10 Subdivision to go on the May 26, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting. Staff met with the applicant this week and it looks like it is ready for the scheduled public hearing.
  • The Regional Water Quality Control Board is asking for a review of our work plan for the evaluation of the former landfill property, testing and groundwater. This is a big deal if we are required to put an additional “cap” on the existing property.
  • Staff has been working with Napa County, the Bureau of Reclamation, two Congressional Offices and both of our State legislators to try and get Lake Berryessa opened back up. Everyone seems supportive but it seems like it is mired inside a faceless bureaucracy which does not seem to care they have put hundreds of people out of work and devastating local businesses.
  • Road and slurry work is commencing throughout the City. So far, no major issues. Look for stripping in a couple weeks which should look really nice.
  • On-line bill pay for utilities and permits is in the works. An evaluation is under way and staff will meet on it next week.
  • The Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC) Planning Group for the Covid 19 protocols has essentially been dissolved. The State of California will be determining protocols for business operations. I will share that many of us put a considerable amount of time working on this committee and its abrupt conclusion was kind of a shock. Looks like purview will be 100% with the State and the Board of Supervisors.

Finally, the Covid 19 pandemic has evolved into a seven (7) day work week. Working to somehow represent our business community within an almost faceless State bureaucracy and edicts which have shut down our economy is an amazing experience. If someone would have told me that the Governor could shut down the entire economy, determine “essential” and “non-essential” jobs, prevent small businesses from operating while allowing large corporate stores to freely operate I would have told them they were crazy!

This week I sat in a meeting where the Yolo County representative essentially described the need to watch the Governors “noon briefing” then follow him on twitter for the next hour in order to determine what State Policy was just seemed surreal. When “emergency powers” for the Governor were conceived I don’t think anyone imagined the ability to put millions of people out of work and essentially wipe out small businesses (the backbone of our nation) and essentially bankrupt most cities throughout the State. The idea that you cannot go to the dentist or get a haircut because the Governor says so is just unconceivable.

The original purpose of the “shelter in place” was to prevent a “massive surge on our healthcare system” and “prevent community transmission”. Now, hospitals sit mostly empty and are laying off employees including doctors and nurses because there is no work. They are hemorrhaging money with the end to regular healthcare. On Thursday the “new” reason for not allowing a resumption of the economy is the need for “herd immunity”, testing and a vaccine. The Governor set an almost unattainable standard by requiring 14 consecutive days without a Covid 19 death before a County can move to the “enhanced phase II”. In Yolo County, there have been 20 deaths with 16 attributable to a single convalescent home, 3 from travel and 1 from “community” transmission. I guess we all need to watch the Governors noon briefings and follow him on twitter to see if he changes his mind.

As a city manager, my biggest concerns are the unchecked powers the Governor seems to feel he now wields. Yesterday the State announced a swing from a $21 billion reserve to a $54B deficit for the upcoming State budget. Does this mean that the Governor can simply enact his own edicts without any checks on his decisions.

To help you decipher the news and statements going around, here are a few important phrases. If you hear the phrase “executive order” it means the Governor has singularly made the entire decision with no checks or balances. If you hear “alignment with the policies of the BAY AREA” it means strict governmental controls on business and behavior. If you hear “going Sutter or Yuba” it means lesser governmental control and a return to more normalcy. In almost 20 years of primary and higher education, the text books never said its supposed to work this way in a representative democracy.

We are going into week 10 of no dental work, haircuts, swimming pools, prohibitions on public gatherings, prohibitions on travel outside the County except for “essential” activities, small businesses, dining out or going to or watching a baseball game. And, we need to cover our faces everywhere!

Thanks,

John


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Friday Update on May 1 2020

All,

Working through another active week. Some key items:

City Council Agenda for May 5:

  • Housing Element Consultant
  • Budget Workshop
  • City Council Liaison Assignments
  • Weed Abatement
  • RADAR/ALPR Trailer
  • Weed Abatement
  • Proclamations for Older Americans and Big Day of Giving

The inside on some items:

  • A big push this week to get Lake Berryessa and Markley Cove back open. We are literally working all angles with our State Representatives, Congressional Reps, the Bureau of Reclamation and Napa County. We should hear something next week.
  • Staff will be recommending a deviation from our practice of two year budgets. The unpredictability of the pandemic and the anticipated recession means stepping back and literaly living week to week. This means putting together a one year budget for Fiscal year 20-21 and moving in concert with actions from the State of California.
  • Over the last week, Staff has taken an ax to the City Budget and Finances, cutting a projected $1.2 milliion deficit from the previous $5 million General Fund spending plan with draconian service cuts. The City will eliminate 4 full time positions (including a Police Sergeant), will institute across the board pay reductions for all City personnel and recommend closure of the  Community Swimming Pool and programs, Community Center, elimination of City library funding and a consolidation of many service functions.
  • The Budget Workshop will give an opportunity for City Staff and the City Council to review the ramifications of the reductions. This week has been one of the most challenging of my professional career from a fiscal problem solving standpoint. The Covid 19 pandemic and a few other issues has the City literally on the verge of bankruptcy.

Finally, the extension of the Yolo Health Directive for an additional 30 days is a significant hit to the Winters Economy. The directives come from the State and the Governor which makes it difficult from when you consider the lack of local control on all of this. I will share that working within the Yolo County framework is a blessing to both navigate and solve many of the issues which are arising. There is real collaboration amongst the County and Cities which is not seen everywhere. There is a level of pragmatism which is not always appreciated but I can tell you that from where I sit, it’s a pretty good feeling knowing that you can trust that even on those issues which we disagree, we will work together to persevere on the next.

Wishing everyone a wonderful, safe and healthy weekend.

John


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05/05/2020 City Council Meeting

05/05/2020 City Council Meeting (PDF): Agenda / Packet


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Friday Update on April 23 2020

All,

A couple items:

  • Look for the Yolo Health Officer to release revised Covid 19 Guidelines by Tuesday of next week. The current restrictions will end on May 1, so expect some modifications in regards to things like face masks, outdoor spaces and business operations. As soon as they are released, we will post them to the City’s website and social media.
  • I would describe the Business Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday as very productive. The reality is that as some Covid 19 restrictions are lifted, we will experience the return of visitors who will need to follow the appropriate social distancing. The City is moving 10 picnic tables into the Downtown, adding signage and working with the business community on messaging as we move forward.
  • The fiscal realities of the Covid 19 pandemic are beginning to emerge for the City of Winters. Our revenue shortfall projections in the current fiscal year is climbing toward $500,000. As we put together our next two year fiscal budget, we will be faced with significant shortfalls and some additional expenses from potential future litigation. Expect that there will be major cuts in community areas.
  • Look for budget workshops with the City Council at the upcoming meetings.

Have a nice weekend.

John


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Winters After School Program Sign Up Info

Fill in and electronically submit your Winters After School Program Packet INFO

  • Fill in and electronically submit your Winters After School Program Packet Click HERE

    • Para acceder a este formulario / sitio web en español, por favor seleccione su idioma en el menú de traducción a su mano derecha.
    • You can fill and submit from online - payments must be dropped off at City Hall into the drop box before your child's spot will be held.
      • You may also make an online payment through the utilities payment portal at : https://www.govpaynow.com/gps/user/plc/4403
        INCLUDE: WASP TUITION, CHILDS FULL NAME, GRADE, if you do not include these, your payment will not be applied.
    • Puede completar y enviar en línea, pero los pagos deben dejarse en el Ayuntamiento en el buzón antes de que se aparte el lugar de su hijo(a).
      • También puede realizar un pago en línea a través del portal de pago de servicios públicos en: https://www.govpaynow.com/gps/user/plc/4403
        INCLUYA: MATRÍCULA WASP, NOMBRE COMPLETO DEL LOS NIÑOS, GRADO, si no incluye esto, su pago no se aplicará.

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