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01/14/2022 City Manager’s Update

City Manager’s Update (pdf) 
January 14, 2022

Greetings, all. We are riding the Omicron wave…I hope people are staying relatively well, bouncing back quickly, and being kind and patient to short-staffed businesses and service providers, like us! We’re experiencing staffing shortages at City Hall and out in the field. If someone hasn’t returned an email or phone call, please check our website at www.cityofwinters.org and reach out to the department or division manager or call 530-795-4910. Thank you for understanding the rapid pivots of the week. We hope to be back on our feet in a couple weeks and appreciate your patience.

COVID-19

  • The WJUSD continues to offer COVID testing for the community. This week’s schedule was disrupted due to staffing shortages. Next week’s schedule is below:
  • District Office (909 S. Grant Ave): Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Winters Library (708 Railroad Ave): Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00pm-6:30pm

Given the Omicron surge, schedules are subject to change without notice.

  • Yolo County continues to need volunteers for its COVID-19 vaccine clinics. If you're interested, please complete the brief course offered here. At the end of the course, you can sign up as a volunteer. Questions can be sent to: coordinator@yolocounty.org.
  • As of January 11, Yolo County reports seeing an average of 85 cases per 100,000 residents per day or almost 600 cases per 100,000 residents this last week. Hospital capacity is low; the goal is to be able to maintain care levels which is why individual protections are important. It is primarily the unvaccinated and immune compromised that need hospital care for COVID.
  • In-home vaccinations are still available in Yolo County.  Call to schedule: 530-902-3230.
  • For all vaccination locations including pharmacies and community clinics, visit ca.gov, or call 833-422-4255.
  • The US Government will issue free at home COVID-19 test kits, 4 per household, starting January 19. More information is available at https://www.covidtests.gov/ . The site is available in English and Spanish. Fingers crossed the site doesn’t crash in the first 30 minutes… Please be patient.

Vax’ing, Boosting, Masking and Testing ~ combined are the best strategies

recommended by public health officials for reducing risk, individually and for the community.

 Please Note:

  • City offices will be closed on Monday, January 17, in honor of Martin Luther King Day.
  • The local concrete plant is closed for overnight work; therefore, Caltrans has approved rescheduling the night work for the Grant Avenue median in front of the Chevron Station to daytime. Work will begin next week. Please watch out for construction and slow down in the zone.
  • We are proceeding with speed surveys on W. Main Street and Niemann Street in order to provide some feedback to drivers with heavy feet. Please respect local speed limits and watch for children headed to and from school.

Don’t Miss Out!

  • The Health Education Council has launched a COVID Youth Ambassador Corps, which is a 4-week community health training and PAID community project program for Yolo, Solano and Napa County youth and young adults 17-24 who are interested in promoting vaccination through social media campaigns, art/music, and community / school / homebased events. For any budding journalists, public relations, public health, and / or communications majors, advocates, or peeps out there, this is a great opportunity for you! Please spread the word. Applications close January 18 for the next cohort. More information is available here or by contacting Patricia Guzman at pguzman@healthedcouncil.org.
  • Yolo County jobseekers now have free access to five Grow with Google professional certificate programs to obtain Google Career Certificates. You can participate in IT Support, Data Analytics, Project Management, UX Design or Android Development professional certificate programs without a college degree or prior experience at NO cost. For more information, please go to yoloworks.org / the JobSeeker Tab and Grow with Google. Courses are available in English and Spanish. For more information, please contact Erica Johnson at erica.johnson@yolocounty.org or call/text (530) 631-2289.

 Did You Know?

For all of us newcomers in town, check out this photo Eric Lucero just shared of a prominent corner in town…. What a change!

  • SB 1383 requires organics be removed from the landfill waste stream, meaning please put food scraps in your green waste bins. Food businesses must also separate food waste from their trash containers. To learn more, please visit wm.com.

 

 

 

Upcoming Council Meeting

Our next Council meeting is January 18, 2022 via Zoom. There are a number of consent calendar items related to the Winters Highland development and the construction of Well 8 at the west end of Vasey, and various agreements and purchases. The two discussion items relate to the rural recreation grant application and development of paseo park in downtown and a new State mandated Water Conserving Landscape Ordinance.  The agenda is linked here.

To register to receive an auto-notification that a City Council or Planning Commission packet has been posted, please register through our Granicus platform on the City’s website at http://www.cityofwinters.org/granicus/.


Woot Woot!

On Monday, January 10th the Fire Department responded to a medical emergency for a gentleman who collapsed at home ~ cardiac arrest. Captain Schechla, and Firefighters Kitsia Pelayo, Cameron Simental and Michael Curran along with AMR paramedic crews conducted CPR and provided advanced life support treatment resulting in a field save. Kudos to our team and partners at AMR for saving his life!

Please note that the three firefighters who responded to this incident were volunteers! The Winters Fire Department has only 5 paid full-time staff (including Captain Schechla) and is supported by a cadre of dedicated volunteers and reserves. And we need more help. If you’re interested in learning more about joining the Fire Department and getting involved with a strong, community-centric group of people, please check out information  on the Resident/Reserve Volunteer Interest Form.


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Winters Public Facilities Close Due to COVID-19 + WJUSD Testing Information 01/11/2022

Good afternoon, all.

Unfortunately, due to the surge in COVID infections within the community, and among employees and / or their families, we will close public buildings to walk-in service effective Wednesday, January 12, and follow the same protocols we did last winter. While the doors will be closed, we will pivot to primarily remote service for most activities to help flatten this surge and keep our visitors and employees safer. Please note the following:

Police & Fire: The facility will be closed to walk up service.

  • For emergencies (crime in progress or immediate medical assistance), please call 911.
  • To reach a police officer for non-emergencies, please call dispatch at 530-795-4561
  • To reach an on-duty Fire captain, please call 530-795-4131, press option 6.
  • For Fire Department non-emergencies, please call Fire dispatch at 530-666-8920.
  • For anyone who walks up to the building, there is a call button to speak with staff inside. Press the button and someone will assist you.

Building Division:

  • Please continue to contact building staff by emailing Building.Division@cityofwinters.org or by calling 530-794-6708.
  • Permits can be applied for and issued via email.
  • Inspections are still ongoing.
  • Credit card payments can be made by phone.
  • Curbside appointments for service can be made by calling the building division.
  • To reach Building Official Tom Davis, please email tom.davis@cityofwinters.org or call his cell at 530-864-3377.

Planning Division:

Finance Department:

  • Business license renewals, applications, and payments can be made at https://winters.hdlgov.com/ (a hyperlink with a button at the bottom of the City’s website)
  • Utility payments can be at www.cityofwinters.org and click on either one time or returning customer portal buttons at the bottom of the home page.
  • Payments can be made in a secure payment box in front of city hall, which is checked regularly.

Please visit our website at www.cityofwinters.org for other department and staff contact information.

Can’t find what or who you need from our website, please call the Main Line at 530-795-4910 and follow the prompts or press 0; a staff member will answer.

 If you need to meet with staff, several options are available: Zoom meeting, outside, or by appointment.

 Thank you for understanding the need to limit indoor COVID exposures for the public as well as our employees and their families. As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. We appreciate your patience.

Also, the WJUSD testing provider has had staffing shortages as well, which has affected the schedule. See this week’s WJUSD testing schedule in the box below.  This is for rapid, antigen testing. Thank you, WJUSD, for offering this service!

 Best, Kathleen

Kathleen Salguero Trepa
City Manager
City of Winters
P: (530) 794-6710
Kathleen.trepa@cityofwinters.org

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01/10/2022 Yolo County Offers COVID-19 Home Tests to Residents Who Have Tested Positive in the Previous 5 Days

Post Date: 01/07/2022 4:43 PM

Press Release (PDF)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

John Fout, Public Information Officer
Phone: (530) 666-8042
Email: John.Fout@yolocounty.org

(Woodland, CA) – On Monday, January 10, Yolo County will begin distributing free home antigen test kits to residents and workers seeking to shorten their isolation period to less than 10 days. Yolo County recently revised its COVID-19 guidance to align with the State of California’s reduced isolation and quarantine period.  The revised guidance allows individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 to shorten their isolation to less than 10 days if they have no symptoms or symptoms are improving (including no fever for 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medicines) AND test negative for COVID-19 on day 5 or later. Individuals who end their isolation before day 10 must wear a face mask that fits and filters well over their mouth and nose when around others through day 10.

Either a PCR or antigen test can be used to shorten the isolation period. However, many individuals will continue to test positive by PCR for weeks or even months after their initial COVID-19 infection, even though they are no longer contagious. For this reason, antigen tests are preferred for shortening the isolation period. Due to limited supplies, the antigen test kits being provided by the County are available only for individuals who have tested positive in the previous 7 days. Persons seeking test kits must present documentation of their positive COVID-19 test results at the distribution site. Proof of a positive test can be provided electronically using a smartphone or tablet, or by showing a printout of test results. Home antigen test results are now accepted as proof of a positive test result. Individuals can document their home test result with a photo of the test result, the individual’s name, and the date and time of collection.

Yolo County will host drive-thru home antigen test distribution events in Woodland on Monday January 10th and Friday January 14th from 10am to 3pm at 137 N. Cottonwood St. All individuals are required to be wearing a mask and must show proof of positive test result. If possible, people with COVID-19 seeking a home test should have a family member or acquaintance pick up a test for them while they isolate at home to mitigate the spread of the virus. The drive-thru event will be hosted at this site continuously on Mondays and Fridays until supply is exhausted. The County is also working to make additional drive-thru events available in West Sacramento.

In addition to the upcoming drive-thru distributions, Yolo County is working with community partners to provide tests at other community locations. Healthy Yolo Together testing sites will have home tests available on-site for persons who test positive using rapid tests and for pickup. Persons seeking tests for pickup are required to be wearing a mask and must show proof of positive test result. ORALE will have home test kits available on-site only for persons who test positive using rapid tests. For information on HYT testing sites, please visit, healthydavistogether.org. For information on ORALE COVID-19 testing sites in rural communities, please visit the ORALE COVID-19 website.

Each test kit provided by Yolo County will contain 2 tests. The first test should be used no earlier than day 5 after symptoms began or the initial positive test was collected, whichever came later. The first day of symptoms or the day of the positive test is considered day zero. Persons should wait until their symptoms have improved and they have been without fever for 24 hours before testing. If the first test on day 5 or later is positive, the person should remain in isolation and wait until day 7 or later to test again using the second test. If the second test is positive, the person should continue to isolate for the full 10 days.

Please remember to visit our COVID-19 Testing & Quarantine website for up to date information on these events.  For information on the new guidelines and COVID-19, visit http://www.yolocounty.org/covid. The CDC and the California Department of Public Health also offer additional resources on COVID-19.

 

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01/07/2022 City Manager’s Update

City Manager’s Update (pdf)
January 7, 2022

Happy New Year, everyone. May 2022 to bring us all health, happiness, and sustained economic recovery….Top of mind this week is,

COVID-19

As we know, the Omicron variant is spreading like wildfire. For many it will result in mild symptoms or less serious illness than the previous variants since it seems to stay within the upper respiratory area and less targeted on the lungs. However, particularly for the unvaccinated or immune compromised, it can present as a serious illness and those that are hospitalized are in the majority unvaccinated. Vax’ing, boosting, testing, and masking are still the recommended mitigation measures to combat the spread of COVID.

  • Health orders changed this week related to quarantining and isolating. Info here. The new order requires a negative test to return to work before the 10 day period (an antigen rapid test would be best since the virus can remain in your system even if you aren’t contagious).
  • The County is working on a plan to distribute free test kits to people who test positive. Watch for more information.
  • The City is working with Healthy Yolo Together funded by the County to open a COVID testing center at the Winters Community Center. Thank you, Yolo County. Stay tuned.
  • The School District is offering free community testing in front of the library on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 1 – 6:30 p.m. and at the District Office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.; thank you, WJUSD. This is a new service provider and the need is great so expect lines and delays. Pre-register at https://www.covidclinic.org/winters-joint-unified-school-district/ to speed up the process.
  • Testing is also available at Winters Health Care with an appointment and through pharmacies.
  • CalOSHA has updated its order for workplaces; available here.
  • Yolo County has updated its COVID dashboard to make it easier to find information and resources; click here.
  • Given the recent surge, the State just extended the mandatory indoor mask mandate to February 15.
  • If you have symptoms (nose, throat, cough, fever, aches & pains), please stay home. Get tested. If you can’t get a test, stay home until you are no longer sick.

For many, despite the two years we’ve been in pandemic mode, we expect to receive what we want, how we want it, when we want it, and now we can’t get it. Others, I might add, have never had that privilege. Please be patient and understanding of greater community circumstances. Yes, these are frustrating and for many unsettling and scary times, but they also can remind us of what is really important…My list includes family, friends, good moments, helping others, our community bonds, spending time in nature, and furry companions. Humankind is resilient, adaptive, and adaptable. As individuals and as communities, we are ever evolving and this is another, shockingly rapid pivot into a new normal. We will adapt and overcome.

 Final note: Please wear a tight-fitting two-layer mask when you visit City facilities and have it in place before entering the building. We are trying to keep COVID out of our buildings in order to maintain service levels and protect the health of employees and visitors.

City Hall Tidbits:

  • The City’s new business license portal is now live. Renewal notices have been sent out in the mail but can be completed online by clicking a button at the bottom of the City’s homepage or here. The new portal will allow us to transition to rolling renewals rather than only in January. The system is more efficient for us and hopefully our businesses.
  • Water utility billing is slightly delayed; bills will be issued this week and per our COVID practices, no late fees will be assessed. Please note, payments can be made online through another button on the City’s homepage or by clicking here.
  • We will begin a second recruitment to replace retiring Administrative Services Director Shelly Gunby. We are looking for someone with a strong municipal finance background, good supervisory experience, a commitment to best practices, a team player eager to roll up sleeves and jump in at all levels, and a desire to support a small agency which strives for excellent service. We are not for the faint of heart! We are a small and mighty team that dreams big, imagines more, and has a good time doing it. Spread the word!
  • We’ve opened a recruitment for an Executive Assistant / Deputy City Clerk, which is posted here. If you have strong administrative experience, attention to detail, organizational skills, an analytical mind, and a desire to grow, learn, and support community, please apply. Municipal experience is preferred; however, we are trying to grow our administrative staff to underpin operations and will keep applications on file for future opportunities.
  • Monday is the deadline for Climate Action Commission applicants, and we need applicants! Please click here for more information and submit your application asap.

Upcoming Council Meeting

The next meeting is January 18, 2022, via Zoom.

Woot Woot!

A major Woot! Woot! to Director Shelly Gunby who has overseen the City of Winters’ financial operations for 25 years. Shelly departs on her final vacation next week prior to officially retiring in March. Please join me in thanking her for her steady financial guidance through so many years of community transformation, growth, economic crises, and renewal. She also served a stint as Acting City Manager at the height of the pandemic before my arrival. We wish her well as she heads off into the greener pastures of quilting, traveling, and enjoying unpressured family time. You might find her on a bike in Woodland or the back of a motorcycle traveling the rural roads of Yolo County. Thank you, Shelly, for your service, dedication, and partnership.

As one staffer departs, another onboards! Please help us welcome Sgt Manny Cardoza who joined us this week.  Sgt Cardoza hails from rural roots and has worked for Placerville, West Sacramento, and Marysville. His law enforcement experience includes patrol, field training, motorcycle traffic unit, SWAT, and accident investigations. He also has his real estate license and is co-owner of a brewery in Sacramento. He has a criminal justice degree and is completing his master’s in justice administration this spring. We like well-rounded and diverse experiences here! Please help us welcome Sgt Cardoza!

And finally, an honorable mention to Accountant Mary Lou Mendoza and her able elves who helped decorate City Hall with tractors and the like for this holiday season. The Winters Express shared our grinch who found his tree (once he escaped from the Chief’s car after the tractor parade). It takes a team!


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12/17/2021 City Manager’s Update

City Manager’s Update (pdf)
December 17, 2021

Greetings, all. In this final update for 2021, a hearty Happy Holidays to all of you from all of us at the City of Winters. May your holidays be bright and merry. Happy New Year!

This & That from City Hall:

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  • Yippee! The replacements parts have arrived for the Blue Oaks Park playground equipment. Fingers crossed the equipment will be open for play next week. Contractors have been identified to install the basketball half court and overhead park lighting, once the weather clears and the area dries out a bit. Hopefully, the added lighting will help deter some of the vandalism to the new play equipment…
  • Security fencing has been installed at Three Oaks Park to help let the landscaping settle in without wear and tear. We are thankful for all the rain; however, the boggy conditions do make the area
  • more susceptible to damage. There is more work to do, followed by a maintenance period. Thank you for helping us protect the park during the rainy season.
  • dollar iconFinance is going live with our new online Business License platform, which will allow for automated renewal notifications, and online applications and payments. Renewal forms will be mailed out before the holiday closure. Look for the account and PIN number in the area “Online Renewals Now Available.” Please let us know if you have any questions by calling (530) 795-4910. Manual renewals / applications will still be available at the counter or by dropping off a completed application and payment in the drop box.
  • People can sign up to receive an auto-notification that the Council agenda packet has been posted by signing up through our Granicus platform here. It’s easy peasy and then you’ll receive something that looks like this. You can unsubscribe or change your email at any time. The agenda will include links to all the items in the packet so you can easily click through to items of interest.

Don’t Miss Out!

  • Rumor has it one of our local residents and her brass Downtown Quintet will kick off a roaming performance starting at 5 p.m. tonight, beginning at Railroad & Main next to the holiday tree. Music, some last minute shopping, a relaxing glass next to a heater on Main – sounds like a great way to kick off the evening, especially since we have a break in the weather.

COVID-19

  • The Omicron variant is the cause of a COVID outbreak at a West Sacramento high school. Six people thus far have tested positive. Public health officials are very concerned by the transmissibility of this variant and the combination of cold weather and holiday gatherings, bringing people together indoors. Masks are now required indoors throughout the State until January 15, per a recent state-wide health order. Please vax, mask, boost and / or test – all strategies that help slow the spread and lessen illness. The Winters school district hosts a testing location in the Railroad parking lot at the library on Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Winters Healthcare has walk in service for testing and vaccinations. Stay well.

 Upcoming Council Meeting

Our next meeting is December 21st and we have a lengthy agenda; the consent and discussion sections both have a number of items. The link to the packet is here. Consent items include relocating the PG&E Community Resource Center from the Public Safety Facility to City Hall’s large conference room, creating a new employee classification for Executive Assistant / Deputy City Clerk, appointing the City Manager as City Clerk, awarding a contract for executive recruitment services for the Director of Administrative Services, Annual and Five Year AB 1600 Development Impact Fee reports, repurposing a $100,000 SACOG grant to support the paseo park project, and approving the 2022 Council and City Hall closure schedule. Two ordinances are also on the Consent Calendar for second reading: increasing the Council stipend effective after the next Council election in 2022 and moving Council elections from the primary ballot (alternating March and June) to November’s general election ballot.

Discussion items include the SB 1383 mandated edible food recovery program, introduction of an EV Charging Station Ordinance, Rescindable Notice of Intent to Withdraw from the City’s risk pool, a resolution approving street name lists, and formally establishing the Hispanic Advisory Committee and the transfer of HAC funds to a new community foundation.

Woot Woot!

Each year our public safety team warms our hearts with two programs: Shop with a Cop and Toys for Youth. The Winters Police Department takes children from families in need holiday shopping, not for themselves, but for their parents, helping these children bring joy to the entire family. There is a valuable lesson in there about the gift of giving. The Fire Department staff and volunteers have the children covered. This year they will provide children’s gifts to about 100 families (200 children) in town, unbelievable! Santa helps deliver the gifts Christmas Eve morning. Thank you to everyone who donated, helped wrap, and supported these programs. And thank you, Winters Police and Fire Departments for leading with your hearts.


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12/10/2021 City Manager’s Update

City Manager’s Update (pdf) 
December 10, 2021

Greetings, all. HOLIDAY HOOPLA continues! Saturday, December 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. over 100 vendors will set up on Main Street from Railroad to 2nd. Main Street will be closed through 1st Street.  2nd Street will be open for cross traffic.  The vacant lot off Newt’s Expressway will be open for 15-minute parking only so residents can zip in and out of their favorite restaurants and stores. Please come by and support local crafters, businesses and holiday makers!

COVID-19

  • The Omicron variant has been detected in Yolo County. The first case was detected on Thursday by Healthy Davis Together and the UC Davis Genome Center. Vaxing, boosting and masking are strongly recommended by public health officials to minimize COVID spread and serious illness. To find vaccination locations in Yolo County, visit yolocounty.org/getvaccinated, or contact Winters Healthcare – click here for information.
  • Thanksgiving gatherings are producing the expected uptick in COVID case rates. As we enter Christmas and New Year’s, please considering COVID testing, especially if guests or family members are unvaccinated, as a way to avoid the inadvertent spread of COVID. Rapid tests are available in pharmacies and testing locations are available at multiple locations (Winters Healthcare, pharmacies, county sponsored locations, etc).
  • Yolo County is in urgent need of volunteers to work drive through events. Please click here for more information about assisting with events on December 12 in Woodland and December 17 in West Sacramento. Together, we can make a different in our communities.

Please Note:

  • City Hall has several upcoming closures:
    • Friday, December 17 at noon for an employee holiday party. Public Safety and Public Works will still be available for call out, and lead staff by cell phone.
    • December 24 – January 2, subject to Council approval at the December 21 meeting. Public Safety, Public Works, and limited inspections will be available during the closure.
  • Chevron frontage improvement work continues, and the contractor will soon begin construction of a median to prevent crossing Hwy 128 at that location. Median construction will require overnight work with lane shifts for worker safety, next Wednesday & Thursday, depending on weather conditions. Please drive carefully and watch for traffic control information.
  • Public Works provides free sand and sandbags outside of the gate for the Corporation Yard at the terminus of East Street, next to Yolo Federal Credit Union. Bring your shovel!

Don’t Miss Out!

  • Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance is sponsoring a free holiday meal for adults 60 years or older on December 15 at Blue Mountain Terrace and the Winters Senior Apartments. Meals are $10 for under 60. Donations are always welcomed to help support programming. Please see the flyer at the Update for more information and remember to RSVP please!
  • Monday, January 10 from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Vitalant will host a blood drive at the Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. IDs and masks are required. To schedule an appointment, call Vitalant at 877-258-4825 and mention blood drive code SMFM164 or you can CLICK HERE to make your appointment online. Remember to eat well and drink fluids prior to donating.
  • The tractors and trees decorating contest, sponsored by the Chamber, is well underway and make for a wonderful evening walk to enjoy the lights and displays. There are prizes so for more information on how to vote, please visit the Chamber website here for more information.
  • Please watch for information from Waste Management regarding the 2022 Bulky Waste Pick Up program. Residents can use a voucher to take bulking items to the landfill AND call for one pick up per year curbside. Vouchers will be mailed to each account so check your mail! More information is here.

Did You Know?

  • The City is recruiting for Climate Action Commission members! This new commission will help oversee and participate in the implementation of the City’s Climate Action Commission. More information is available here. Applications will be accepted through January 10, 2022. If you’re passionate about combating climate change, please apply!
  • The Senior Commission on Aging would like to hear from you! Please participate in a brief survey (click here) about what types of activities and programs you would like available. Seniors represent a sizable portion of the community and we want to make sure our seniors thrive. The Spanish survey is here.

Upcoming Council Meeting

The next Council meeting is December 21st. As in years past, Council will consider approving a holiday closure between December 24 – January 2 so staff can enjoy a holiday break with their families during this traditionally quiet time. Emergency services will still be available. All of which means Council will be asked to cancel the January 4th Council meeting for lack of business.

Woot Woot!

Last weekend’s holiday festivities were nothing short of epic, phenomenal, awesome, unexpectedly crowded, surreal and extraordinary. The unofficial estimate was 10,000 people, about double the number of people in 2019. It takes a tremendous effort by many people to organize, implement and work the event so a HUGE thank you to all of those people from the Chamber team, the Downtown Business Association, PG&E, multiple sponsors, the Cowan family, City staff, community volunteers and countless others. THANK YOU!


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12/03/2021 City Manager’s Update

City Manager’s Update
December 3, 2021

Greetings, all. HOLIDAY HOOPLA HAS ARRIVED!!  Woot! Woot! Don’t miss out on any of the holiday festivities this weekend. Winters Wonderland begins Friday at 4 p.m. with activities along Main Street and in Rotary Park, perfect for lots of family fun. Rumor has it Santa will be in town!

Winters Tree Lighting

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Don’t miss out on Saturday, from 1 – 4 p.m., at the Winters Library. The Friends of the Library are hosting a holiday craft and book sale. Take home holiday craft kits will keep the kids busy and get the family into the spirit!

tractor parade

For information about the tractor parade, please visit the Winters Chamber of Commerce holiday event page. And remember, this year you can spread out to watch the parade from Haven to Morgan! Food trucks, music, and more will be spread out along the route.

 Please note road closures may begin before 4 p.m. in the downtown core to fill water barricades at intersections. If you live downtown, please get your cars in or out before 4 p.m. We will try to keep residential alleys open to facilitate downtown circulation.

 Please Note:

  • We had a glitch preparing utility bills and reran the batch. Bills will be mailed tomorrow; we apologize for the delay. No late charges will be assessed.
  • The recruitment for the Climate Action Commission is underway. Passionate about the environment? Interested in helping combat climate change? More information is available here. Applications will be accepted through January 10, 2022.
  • The Senior Commission on Aging has been busy! These volunteers are planning for the new senior center and would like to hear what type of senior programs and activities you would like available. Please complete a brief survey in English here or in Spanish here. Check out the Senior Resource Guide, available in English and Spanish, at http://www.cityofwinters.org/senior-resources/

Don’t Miss Out!

  • This week the City coordinated a scoping session for the Environmental Impact Report for the Farmstead project. The video will be loaded to the project landing page. If you would like to be directly notified via email with project updates on either the Farmstead or Walnut 10 projects, please email Senior Planner Kirk Skierski at skierski@cityofwinters.org.
  • The County has updated their COVID landing page. With the arrival of the Omicron variant, please stay up to date on public health information related to testing, vaccines, and booster shots. Please note, you will need to make an appointment through https://myturn.ca.gov/ for a booster shot at a Yolo County vaccination clinic. Walk ins are welcome for first or second vaccine shots.

Upcoming Council Meeting – December 7, 2021

  • The packet will be posted to the City’s website here. Several items are on the agenda, including contract amendments for the EV car charging and Finance Office build-out projects, the second reading of the updated solid waste ordinance, and final acceptance of the summer street rehabilitation project. Council will also discuss whether to adjust Council compensation and move council elections from March / June to November to consolidate with the general election cycle. This last item is an important discussion since our next scheduled election is June 2022. Link to the packet here.

If you can’t attend a council meeting, please submit written comments to the cityclerk@cityofwinters.org before noon on Tuesday so that we can summarize comments to be read into the record.

 

 


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11/19/2021 City Manager’s Update

City Manager’s Update (pdf) 
November 19, 2021

Greetings, all. I love the seasonal decorations that come with fall here in Winters and the Scarecrow Festival did not disappoint. Thank you to the Chamber and all the participating businesses and households who created wonderful scarecrow displays. And a Woot! Woot! to the Fire Department, which won Spookiest in the Business category, and to the Police Department for their honorable mention as one of the Winters Express Editor picks. Way to go, Team!

Next up ~ let the tractor decorating begin! See below for more information. Tractor Parade planning is in the final stages and we need volunteers! Please contact the Chamber if you want to Learn about volunteer opportunities and sign-up HERE!!

Don’t miss the Holiday Hoopla section at the end for upcoming major events and activities.

COVID-19

  • Vaccinations and booster shots are available for all adults, and vaccines for children, throughout the County. My first visit to Winters Health Care for my booster was outstanding. So simple. No line, pleasant staff, walk in service: The facility, its service and the people who work there are a community gem. Cases are rising again; please consider vaccinating, boosting and masking to flatten this latest curve.
  • Want to volunteer at a vaccination clinic and help boost – no pun intended – our vaccination rates? Please click Press Release (PDF).

Please Note:

  • City Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday next week for Thanksgiving. From all of us to all of you, have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.
  • Speeders! Please be respectful of our residential neighborhoods, especially on W. Main, and respect posted speed limits on your way to work or to drop off kids at school. Please be aware of children, bicyclists, and pedestrian, especially on W. Main in the mornings and afternoons. We are increasing enforcement and will cite for excessive speeds.
  • The Yolo Subbasin Groundwater Agency (YGSA) has issued its draft Groundwater Sustainability Plan, which is available here. To learn more about the important work that has been done to manage our valuable water resources, the YGSA has prepared a video series that provides a brief overview of the YSGA’s purpose, the conditions of the Yolo Subbasin, and the draft sustainable management criteria included in the Yolo Subbasin GSP. Please click here.
  • The October Fire Department newsletter has been posted, here. Check it out! The newsletter includes how to donate toys for the holidays for our local families in need and links to the new wildfire camerasthat have been installed near Winters.
  • County Redistricting Update: At its November 9 meeting, the Board of Supervisors voted to keep Winters in its current District 2. At the November 23rd meeting, County staff will return with additional information related to two remaining district map options.
  • The Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the Farmstead Environment Impact Report (EIR) has been released (linked here) and public comments will be accepted through December 17. The environmental review process is regulated under State law. A “scoping meeting” provides regulatory agencies and the public with an opportunity to provide comments on the scope and content of the EIR. The scoping meeting will be held via Zoom on November 30, 2021, at 2:30 PM. Meeting information is included in the linked NOP. More information about the proposed project in general is available at on the City’s website here. Please note the information provided is based on the developer’s proposal and does not necessarily represent the final subdivision. It is important for the community to provide feedback and help inform project outcomes.
  • Fundraising for the new senior center is moving along. A new website is under development (here) and the City Council just approved naming rights within the center and the grounds to recognize major donors. All donations will be managed by the Yolo Community Foundation and used expressly to support outfitting the new senior center.

Did You Know?

  • On November 16, the City Council approved the formation of a new Climate Action Commission, which will assist with implementing and overseeing the goals of the recently adopted Climate Action Plan, linked here. We’re looking for people with expertise in environmental sciences and / or with a passion for addressing climate change. A recruitment for commissioners will open soon. Staff expects the seat the new commission in February 2022. The commission will meeting one night a month, schedule to be determined.

 

Woot Woot!

Congressman Garamendi recently recognized Carol Scianna and Susie Stocking of Winters for their community contributions at the 8th annual Women of the Year event for the 3rd Congressional District. Congratulations to Carol for her work on behalf of the Winters community and to Susie for her contributions honoring veterans laid to rest at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery. She is the force behind laying 28,000 wreaths on cemetery headstones for the holidays. The Winters Express article is here.

Holiday Hoopla

Tractors & Trees! December 1 – January 2nd

The Chamber is rolling out the Trees & Tractors decorating contest. And to add to last year’s cut outs, get a trailer! More information is on the Chamber’s website here. And if you’re really into tractors, I just spotted tractor string lights in the window of Ace Hardware…

Holiday Tree Lighting – Friday, December 3, 4 – 8 p.m.

New this year, the holiday tree lighting will occur on Friday to provide more space for more family-friendly activities. Downtown will be lit up and so come on down to visit, shop, and get merry.

Tractor Parade!! – Saturday, December 4

The parade begins at 6:30 p.m. from City Park to Elliot Street, although tractors will stage from St. Anthony’s and load up on trailers at Morgan Street. They will be everywhere! The parade can be watched along the complete route so plenty of room to spread out. The tree lighting and the parade have been separated into two nights to create more space and a fun filled weekend.

Main Street will be closed from Railroad to 4th beginning at 4 p.m. and rolling closures will occur as needed to support the tractor staging, line up and then the parade. If you live downtown or are trying to get downtown, plan accordingly and be patient and merry.

Holiday Bazaar & Makers Event, December 11, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Get ready to shop! Our first major makers event will be Saturday, December 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Main Street will be closed from Railroad to 2nd.

The event will include live music, food trucks, raffle items, and over 100 vendors. New toys and non-perishable food will also be collected to support holiday drives.

The empty lot next to Ace off Newt’s Expressway will be available for 15 minute parking to zip in and out for pick up / take out.

 

 

 


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11/05/2021 City Manager’s Update

City Manager’s Update (pdf)
November 5, 2021

Greetings, all, and a hearty, solemn, grateful recognition to all those service members and veterans out there, as well as their families, in honor of Veteran’s Day next Thursday, November 11. Thank you for your service.

COVID-19
❖ The Pfizer vaccine has been authorized for children as young as five years of age. Parents with questions can find answers in the COVID-19 vaccine fact sheet for ages five to 11 and find County clinic locations on myturn.ca.gov or www.yolocounty.org/getvaccinated.
❖ In partnership with the Winters JUSD, Healthy Yolo continues to offer COVID-19 saliva testing in front of the library on Railroad on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:15 a.m. – 6:45 p.m. (closed for lunch from 1:45 – 2:45 p.m.) More information is available here.

Please Note:
❖ City Hall will be closed for Veteran’s Day next Thursday, November 11, as well as our regular closed Friday on the 12th. There will be no Friday Update next week as a result. We appreciate being able to take this little break.
❖ The Valley Clean Energy Board recently voted to adjust rates effective November 1. The rate change will result in about 2% higher bills for residential customers (about $3-4 more per month on average). Small business customers will see about 2% increase, while large business and industrial customers will see about a 2.5% increase on their electric bill. More information is available here (October 21 meeting).

❖ A tree near Rotary Clock at Railroad and Main (not the holiday tree) needs to be removed. Its roots are causing damage to the water and irrigation lines. Public Works expects to remove it next week.

Don’t Miss Out!
❖ The Rotary Club of Winters and Winters Historical Society are working with the Lest We Forget Project to sponsor a lunch at the Opera House in honor of Winters Veterans and to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Space is limited so reservations are required. Donations will be accepted at the door. To reserve your spot, please visit www.wintersmuseum.org/respond.

❖ The first salmon of the season have been spotted at the Putah Diversion Dam!! Head out to the creek to see if you can find them, and remember to tread lightly and pack out what you packed in.
❖ The Winters Museum is pleased to announce that local historian Floyd Shimomura will serve as guest docent at the Museum on Saturday, November 6, from 1:00 to 5:00 PM.

❖ The Yolo County Library system is celebrating Native American Heritage Month with an array of programs, activities, and suggested readings. For more information, please click here.

 

Did You Know?
❖ The Winters JUSD is committed to the well-being of its students, staff, and families to create a safe and healthy learning environment. In support of the District’s ongoing commitment, the WJUSD has partnered with Care Solace to provide an additional layer of care for our community. Care Solace is an online resource with a live 24/7 assistant meant to help individuals find local mental health-related programs and counseling services. Care Solace is now available for use by district families and staff at no cost. More information is available at www.caresolace.com/winters or by calling (888) 515-0595. The pandemic has been difficult for everyone, so thank you to the WJUSD for providing this extra layer of support to the community.
❖ The Arce family shared this photo of the new playground equipment at Blue Oak Park; it’s open for business! Pathway lighting will be installed shortly.
The play equipment at Valley Oak Park is still awaiting a replacement part; unfortunately, the manufacturer sent another defective part hence the delay.

 

Upcoming Council Meeting – November 16, via Zoom
Several items are tentatively scheduled for the agenda:

  • The formation of the Climate Action Commission (we’ll recruit for members so watch for an upcoming announcement);
  • A discussion on recently approved housing bills and the impacts to the Winters community;
  • The introduction of an updated solid waste ordinance as required under SB 1383, including a discussion of the various mandates related to mandatory organics recycling for businesses and residents, the recovery of edible food waste for people in need, and mandatory procurement of compostable material (CalRecycle has determined that the City of Winters must “procure” 300 tons of compost / mulch; how we do that remains to be seen….);
  • Revisiting the Main Street weekend closure for the winter months; and
  • An update on the City’s unfunded CalPERS and OPEB liabilities.

A closed session has been scheduled at 5:30 p.m. to discuss my first year with the City. Both agendas will be posted next week.

Woot Woot!
While the Chief has been getting some much needed fresh air in Big Sky Country, Shelly Gunby and I had the honor of helping to swear in our newest police officer Adrian Ramirez. Officer Ramirez was also a volunteer fire fighter with the Winters Fire Department so is a dedicated public safety professional committed to our community. Please help congratulate him on becoming our newest police officer!


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10/29/2021 City Manager’s Update

City Manager’s Update (pdf)
October 29, 2021

Happy Halloween, All Saints Day, All Souls Day, and Día de los Muertos. The history buffs out there will enjoy the historical mish-mashing of faiths and traditions.

Dia de los Muertos

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite scarecrows! There are some great decorations out there. My favorite was the interactive rain scarecrow at the Winters Express (check out their Instagram post…) To find all the scarecrows and pick up / drop off ballots, please visit one of your favorite businesses or restaurants that display a Chamber Scarecrow Poster.

COVID-19

  • Yolo County is hosting a community town hall on November 1 at 6:30 p.m. regarding COVID-19 vaccines for children five to 11. The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and Facebook Live. As most are likely aware, the FDA is considering emergency authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children five and older. The Yolo County Health Officer will discuss the vaccine roll-out for children and answer questions regarding the safety of pediatric vaccination. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend and ask questions. Spanish translation will be provided via Zoom, and advance registration is requested. More information is here.

Please Note:

  • Holiday special events clarification: The tree lighting will be Friday, December 3rd, and the Tractor Parade will be Saturday, December 4th. Watch for more information!
  • The next county redistricting commission meeting is November 1 from 5-7 p.m. The meeting's agenda and Zoom information will be posted on the County landing page here.
  • The playground equipment at Blue Oak Park is just about ready for playtime! The play structure will open today. The concrete needs to dry for the swings so they will be installed on Monday. Victory at Blue Oak Park! However, the replacement park for Valley Oak Park arrived with the same defect (insert emoji grimace) so that equipment is still off limits until the correct part can be shipped, again…

Don’t Miss Out!

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  • The senior community (55+) is getting its programming on! From armchair yoga at St. Anthony’s to an Amateur Artist Event on November 9th, 2 – 5 p.m.at Pizza Factory, 108 Main Street. The event is free! Led by an experienced artist, participants will receive a canvas, paint, and brushes to create an acrylic painting. There is limited capacity so you must pre-register at the Winters Senior Foundation via phone, (707) 761-1259 or by emailing wintersseniorfoundation@gmail.com. Want more programming? Let them know and help contribute.
  • Check out some of our newest businesses in town along with some other recent favorites, compiled by Winters Express Guest Columnist Richard Kleeberg. Click here. Help them out and our local economy by shopping local.

 Did You Know?

Yolo County Public Defender

  • The Public Defender’s Office is collecting clothing to help indigent community members. The clothing closet allows individuals struggling with homelessness and poverty to obtain clean, weather appropriate clothing, which will help them during their transition from custody to the community. Items can be dropped off through December in the lobby of the Public Defender’s Office, located at 814 North Street in Woodland. More information regarding drop off times and frequently requested items can be found here.
  • The Yolo Habitat Conservancy is seeking landowners interested in establishing a habitat conservation easement on their land to protect species included in the Yolo Habitat / Natural Community Conservation Plan. The priority for acquisition is agricultural lands that are at least 160 acres. More information is available here.Yolo Habitat Conservancy
  • Conversely, if you like off-roading, the County is considering an Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) park concept in the unincorporated area. The County presentation to the Board is available here and more information from the staff report is here.

 Upcoming Council Meeting – November 2nd

  • The packet for the upcoming meeting is available here. Items include continuing with remote meetings for the time being, a resolution recognizing Native American Heritage Month, on-call consulting agreements for mapping services, and award of contract for pathway lighting at Blue Oak Park. The Council will view a video by the Yocha Dehe Tribe regarding Native American Heritage Month and receive a presentation from the Interim Executive Director of Yolo County Housing Authority regarding El Rio Villas and the Authority’s plans to reposition public housing properties. Under discussion will be an item related county, state and federal redistricting maps and the adoption of a Council Code of Conduct.

Woot Woot!

A big shout out to all those fall decorations out there: the pumpkins and scarecrows, ghouls and goblins. The creativity and ambiance are inspiring, comforting, uplifting and placemaking. Have a safe and happy Halloween weekend.


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10/22/2021 City Manager’s Update

City Manager’s Update (pdf)
October 22, 2021

Greetings, all. We’re kicking off this week’s update with an exciting…

Woot Woot!

A huge shout out and thank you to the people who located, donated, and moved our new tractor to its proud new home at the Putah Creek vehicle bridge. Charley Wallace was determined to find another iconic tractor; the Cuberos family graciously donated the tractor; and the City’s Public Work team helped deliver it to its new home. Please thank them when you see them around town.

In Other News:

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  • The City’s municipal pool heater continues to give us trouble and the water temperature is hovering around 72 degrees. The equipment is about 15 years old and has required significant repairs this season. Unfortunately, we’ve decided to cancel lap swim for the rest of the month, rather than October 30, since we cannot maintain a more comfortable water temperature. We apologize for the shortened season and will refund October passes. Thank you for understanding.
  • The new EV charging stations at the Community Center will be programmed with an “occupancy charge” of $2.50 per 30 minutes for people who leave their cars parked more than 30 minutes afterelectric vehicle charging icontheir vehicle is done charging. The new system alerts drivers that their car is done charging. The occupancy charge will begin after a 30 minute grace period following the alert. Staff will bring an updated citation ordinance to Council allowing for citations for people who park in EV spaces when not charging. The goal is to allow as many EV drivers as possible charge up.
  • The City Council approved several upcoming special events! Watch for more information.
    • December 4, Holiday Tree Lighting, Rotary Park. There will be lots of children’s activities.
    • December 5, Tractor Parade! Main Street from City Park to Rotary Park. Feel free to spread out along the route!
    • December 11, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Main Street, Railroad to 2nd, Holiday Bazaar. Mark your calendars! Over 65 vendors will sell their wares, including our local businesses. Just in time for last minute shopping! More info here.
  • The Yolo County Fire Safe County is holding its next meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, October 27 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. They will provide an update on the Community Wildfire Risk Assessment among other projects. ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84001393368?pwd=TlZCWnpOZzR6dWV3Kzg5QnpmbVJxdz09   Meeting ID: 840 0139 3368 Passcode: 579931

Don’t Miss Out!

  • The Chamber of Commerce’s first Community EXPO is next Friday, October 29, at City Park from 1 – 5 p.m. The event will include business, government and non-profit booths, live music, demonstrations, and activities for all ages. Come on out, meet your neighbors and get to know our local businesses. There are so many good ones!
  • Free flu shots will be available at the Winters Community Center on November 2, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., 201 Railroad Avenue. Please call (530) 312-5858 to reserve an appointment. Walk ins are also welcome. A limited number of first dose COVID vaccines will also be available.

Did You Know?

  • Love the outdoors? Want to get involved and help protect our natural resources? The Putah Creek Council hosts a number of different activities from creek clean ups to docent tours. On Saturday, October 23rd, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., volunteers will be at Lake Solano doing tree care and maintenance. For more information related to Saturday’s event, click here. Visit putahcreekcouncil.org to learn how to help support Putah Creek as a treasured community resource.

Please Note…

  • The street-side brush collection service is intended for shrub and tree branches smaller than 6 inches in diameter and less than 5 feet long. Grass clippings are not allowed ~ please use the green waste container instead. Please note that palm fronds are not allowed in either brush collection or green waste because the stems are too hard for the equipment at the landfill to process. Palm fronds should be brought separately to the landfill for disposal or cut into pieces to fit into the garbage can.

On a related note, the amount of brush left out on the street has exceeded what WM can collect on their standard route. They will add a second route for this service at no additional cost at this time. However, it is operationally more efficient if people used their green waste cans for smaller quantities. Please help us manage potential rate increases by using the cans whenever possible and help keep the City streets clean.

Waste Management’s weekly leaf collection program begins November 1 and ends January 30. For small piles, please use your green waste can. Leaf piles must be less than 5 feet long and not contain large branches or stumps.

For more information about Waste Management’s service, please click here.


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10/15/2021 City Manager’s Update

City Manager’s Update (pdf)
October 15, 2021

Greetings, all. The Police Department has gotten into the spirit for the season! Well done to all the City staff who have helped decorate city facilities for the Scarecrow Festival. So good!

Please Note:
❖ The contractor for Three Oaks Park will hydroseed tomorrow (Saturday, 10/16) beginning no sooner than 8:00 a.m. Work had to be rescheduled from earlier in the week due to high winds. And we are eager to help this construction move along. Please note it is important to stay of the grass area so that the turf can get established. Thank you!
❖ The parts for the new playground equipment at both Blue Oak and Valley Oak Parks are on track to arrive next week. We are eager to open the new equipment to all those kids out there! Thank you for your patience.
❖ In response to some concerns regarding the Green River Tap Room on Putah Creek Road across the bridge, the owner has indicated he is working with a sound engineer to research options to redirect music away from the creek. He is also monitoring decibel levels to ensure noise stays within his permit restrictions, which was issued by Solano County. The owner hopes to make some changes to his stage area beginning in November.To share any concerns directly with the owner or monitor event activity, please visit https://greenrivertaproom.net/. Because Green River isn’t in the City of Winters or Yolo County, the best way to follow up on enforcement activities is to contact Solano County staff through their portal here. The following Solano County staff are involved with issuing or enforcing permits: Allan Calder, Planning Manager; Jim Leland, Principal Planner; and Saeed Iravani, Building Official. You could also reach out to either Yolo Supervisor Don Saylor or Solano County Supervisor John Vasquez.
❖ If you missed the Sacramento Archive Crawl presentation on the lost Japanese community of Winters, a video of the presentation by Floyd Shimomura and Emily Masuda is available here. And don’t forget to visit the Winters Museum at 13 Russell open Thursday – Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. to see the exhibit.

 

Don’t Miss Out!
❖ The Yolo County Advisory Redistricting Commission will meet on Monday, October 18th 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. The Commission will review the initial drafts of proposed supervisorial districts and take public comment. The agenda and Zoom link are here. Written comments may be submitted to redistricting@yolocounty.org.
❖ Waggoner Elementary School is going to get some upgrades! The Winters Joint Unified School District has scheduled a community forum for October 27th at 6 p.m. via Zoom at https://wintersjusd-org.zoom.us/j/91887513992. More information about the Measure W bond approved by Winters voters in 2020 is available here. Please plan on attending to learn more and share your thoughts on how these bond dollars should be invested in local schools.
❖ Teen Alert! The Winters Community Library invites all teens in 6th through 12th grade to join the Teen Library Council (TLC). A TLC is a group of teens who give us input and help us put on awesome programs. Let your voice be heard-- help create teen experiences catered to YOUR interests at the library. The council will give its members an opportunity to develop leadership skills, enhance college and job applications, and earn community service hours.
The council will meet once a month on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 3:30 to 4:30 in the Winters Community Library Teaching Garden. The first meeting is on Tuesday, October 19th at 3:30 pm. Get your teen excited about community engagement and encourage them to join the first meeting to learn more.

Did You Know?
chevron logo❖ Yolo County's call-to-order vaccination program is continuing to deliver and administer vaccinations to people in their homes or at their workplaces. Call 530-902-3230 to make an appointment. (Spanish: 530-379-3465; Russian: 530-908-0721). More information about COVID-19 vaccinations in Yolo County can be found here.

❖ Chevron is open! Please swing through to buy some gas and snacks!

Upcoming Council Meeting – October 19, 2021
The agenda packet is linked here. Consent items include agreements and works orders for technical studies related to development projects, an agreement with HdL for an online business license platform, an extension of the Main Street weekend closure program for the outdoor gathering area, a continuation of remote public meetings under AB 361, and an overview of the Conditional Use Permit process. In addition, there will be two public hearings (final reading and adoption of the updated Fire & Building Codes and EV charging rates for the new chargers). The two discussion items relate to upcoming special events and special event policies and city facility fees.
Please note: upcoming special event approvals include the holiday tree lighting on Friday December 4th, tractor parade on December 5th, and a holiday bazaar on Main Street on December 11th. This last event is a new one: coordinated by Holden Events approximately 65 vendors will be set up selling their wares on Main Street from 2nd Street to the mid-block crossing by Ace Hardware. Time for your last minute holiday shopping!

Woot Woot!
Or should I say Hoot! Hoot! On Thursday night, Julie Cotton, the Interim Operations Supervisor at the California Raptor Center, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, released a great horned owl in the Winters Nature Park. The owl had been found with an injured wing and rehabilitated at the Center. We are thrilled to be able to collaborate with the Center to serve as a release point for rehabilitated animals.

 


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PSPS Event for 10/14/2021

Good evening, all. I just received the information below from our PG&E liaison. The PSPS event for tomorrow will be smaller and shorter, beginning at 5:00 a.m. Please make sure to sign up for PSPS alerts at https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/outages/public-safety-power-shuttoff/learn-about-psps.page

Customer projections have been reduced down to 250 customers.  Estimated time of restoration is the same day, 10/14 at 7:00 p.m.

Best, Kathleen


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New PSPS Event for this Thursday, 10/14/2021 in Yolo County

Good evening, all. PG&E has advised us of another PSPS event beginning Thursday. The expectation is for approximately the same accounts impacted as the current one. The estimated shut down is anticipated to begin at 2 a.m. and may last through Friday at 2 p.m.

FYI, Kathleen


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PSPS Event: Monday, October 11, 2021

Good afternoon, everyone.

Tomorrow PG&E expects sustained winds of up to 40 mph, which will trigger a PSPS event in select areas in the county, primarily around Lake Berryessa, western Winters and Capay Valley. The shut down will begin around 6 a.m. Community Resource Centers will be opened at the PG&E training facility off Grant Avenue from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Please see the attached map. Projected accounts in Winters  – approximately 217 customers.  Unincorporated Yolo County customers is projected to be 298. To verify if your address will be included in this PSPS event, please check here.

Best,

Kathleen


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10/08/2021 City Manager’s Update

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.

Please Note:

  • 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 cityclerk@cityofwinters.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.

October 12: Virtual Career Workshops (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

  • 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

October 14: Virtual Career Fair (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

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.


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10/01/2021 City Manager’s Update

City Manager’s Update (pdf)
October 1, 2021

Greetings, all. Tonight will be popping on Main Street with music and dogs of all kinds, edible and canine. Come on down to visit with friends and family, support local businesses, and enjoy the sunset. It doesn’t get any better from a Main Street pergola.

COVID-19
❖ Yolo County has begun administering Pfizer booster shots to eligible residents. Booster shots are available for people 65+, who reside in a long-term care facility, or age 50-64 with an underlying medical condition. Recipients must have completed their first round of vaccination 6 months prior. More information is available in the Press Release.

Please Note:
❖ The pool heater is currently not working, even by turning it on and off manually. We’ve called for service and replacement parts. We will share more information when available, and in the meantime, we  apologize for the colder water. Lifeguards will continue to tarp the pool at the end of every day to help manage water temperatures.
❖ The City has issued a temporary certificate of occupancy for the Chevron Station on Grant since the property owner has received his permits from Caltrans to complete frontage and median improvements. Work is scheduled to begin next week and includes a lane closure on Grant Avenue. The new median will required night work and is set to begin in several weeks. A final certificate of occupancy will be issued when the required improvements are completed. In the meantime, please swing by to pump some gas and buy a snack to help kick start the reopening of the expanded station and mini-mart.
❖ 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. Construction work is allowed in the Code to begin at 7 a.m. and our goal is to get off Railroad as quickly as possible. Traffic will be detoured during work.

Don’t Miss Out!
❖ On Monday, October 4, Yolo County Library will virtually screen the documentary Not if, But When: Wildfire Solutions, from 7 – 8:00 p.m. This 40-minute film delves into the controversial world of wildfire solutions with their pros and cons and their successes and challenges. The film includes expert interviews, drone footage, historical data and maps. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the
Davis Library.Zoom Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71587167061?pwd=TzdZNis5SklJTjFGTGJndjZNU1Yxdz09
Zoom Meeting ID: 717 8716 7061; Zoom Passcode: 8niYbT

City of Winters
❖ Speaking of Friends of the Library keeping the intellectual gears spinning, please see the link below for the newsletter from the Friends of the Yolo County Archives. From one history buff to all the others, Emily Hoppin is particularly inspiring, page 1.
https://www.friendsyca.org/news/newsletter.
❖ On Monday, September 25, the City hosted a community forum on the Yolo County Board of Supervisors redistricting process. Thank you to Redistricting Commissioner Mia Durham for presenting. The redistricting process occurs every ten years following the decennial census and is an important part of our democratic process. Representation is based on geographic boundaries. More information regarding how the county supervisor district boundaries are drawn is available here. The next meeting of the Advisory Redistricting Commission is October 18 at 5 p.m.

Did You Know?
❖ October is the Scarecrow Festival! Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, skeletons and scarecrows are beginning to pop up around town. For more information on how to participate and VOTE for best in
various categories, click here. Bragging rights are important and the bar is set very high in this town. The competition ends November 1. Ballots are available at participating businesses.
❖ Don’t recall if I shared this previously…The Dicennial Census information is dribbling out. For quick facts about the City of Winters, click on https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/winterscitycalifornia. According to the Federal Government, on April 1, 2020, the city had about 7,115 people, which is lower than what the State had estimated (7,315). About 54% of the community identifies as Hispanic. We’ll share more demographic information as it becomes available.

Upcoming Council Meeting – October 5
❖ Our next Council meeting is Tuesday, October 5th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. The agenda is available here. In addition to some consent calendar items, Council will discuss whether to hold meetings in the future in person or via Zoom. Staff needs to make some adjustments to the hybrid configuration before that is an effective option.
In large part, the meeting will be devoted to strategic initiatives as a wrap up to Council goal setting earlier this summer and the close out of the FY 20-21 budget. In the ultimate of ironies, we have closed the books with a $470,000 surplus – revenues over expenditures – in large part due to the accelerated building activity and escalating home prices. Building fees and property taxes account for the majority of the surplus. Staff has made some recommendations on how to utilize the excess revenue as well as a first round of projects for American Rescue Plan funding. Three items on the agenda in the discussion section relate to confirming strategic initiatives, the Economic Development Advisory Committee Report of 2019, and budget related items.
This would be a good meeting to attend if you would like to learn more about the City’s operations and Council’s strategic initiatives.

Woot Woot!
A hearty welcome to our new Senior Planner Kirk Skierski, who begins on Monday, October 4. Kirk is coming to us from Siskiyou County where he was formerly the Planning Division Director. He will oversee all planning, housing and economic development activities. He is a graduate of UC Davis and is looking forward to getting back into the area after spending a good portion of his college days in Winters. Welcome, Kirk!
Sometimes it’s the little things in life that make a big difference, like surprise goodies in the staff kitchen, flowers on doorsteps, and an unexpected kind word received just at the right time to lift the spirits. It takes a team at work, and a village in life. So for all those moments we give to others, thank you for paying it forward.
Thank you, Mary Lou Mendoza, Luis Herrera and Ramiro Becerra for City Hall’s seasonal contribution. We went the skeleton route in front of City Hall. Checkout my favorite planter pot at the front door.


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09/24/2021 City Manager’s Update

City Manager’s Update  (pdf)
September 24, 2021

Greetings, all. Fall is upon us! Which means the town will be decorated to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, fall harvest, and Halloween. And it’s getting cooler! What a great time to stroll around downtown and the various neighborhoods to see how people have decorated. For information about the scarecrow festival, please read below…

COVID-19

  • Yolo County is looking for volunteers to assist with vaccination clinics. Volunteers assist with set up, take down, registration, screening, vaccination, traffic control, translation, medical observation and overall management of the vaccination clinics. Anyone sixteen years of age and older can volunteer and community service certificates can be issued for volunteer hours upon request. Volunteers must complete the “Medical Points of Dispensing (MPOD)” course at http://yolopodclasses.org before applying to volunteer. For more information, please email coordinator@yolocounty.org.

Please Note:

  • People are still falling victim to phone scams; please be careful and do not provide personal information to callers, even if they say they are from Amazon…
  • The new playground equipment that has been installed at both Blue Oak and Valley Oak Parks need replacement pieces so the equipment will be closed for one to two weeks while we wait for the new parts. Please remain off the equipment in the meantime as it has not been certified as ready for playtime. Also, work continues at Three Oaks Park. The landscape will require a three-month establishment period once completely installed before the park opens in order for the plant material to take hold. We’ll keep you posted on that schedule.
  • The new EV chargers at the Community Center have been programmed and are ready for use. Please note users will be charged for use.
  • We’re still looking for a tractor for the Putah Creek entrance into town….If you have an old one rusting in a field someplace, we would be happy to relocate it and provide a tax donation letter or purchase it at a reasonable cost…I’m told the damaged tractor cannot be repaired.
  • The pool heater thermometer needs to be replaced; the part has been ordered. In the meantime, during the week, staff manually heats the pool in the morning and turns it off around noon. Staff is also tarping the water to help maintain a comfortable water temperature. However, the weekend water temperatures will be chillier until the heater can be repaired since no one will be able to manually set the heater…Apologies for the inconvenience.
  • An Information Technology Virtual Career Fair will be held on October 7, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., which will provide job seekers the opportunity to connect with over 30 State of California departments that are actively looking to fill hundreds of information technology openings. Attendees will gain access to live virtual booths where they can ask questions directly to departments. Interested parties can register for the job fair at https://tinyurl.com/36jwkjsror or by visiting the YoloWorks! webpage. The State of California will also offer an hour-long “How to Begin Your Information Technology Career” seminar at 10 a.m. during the virtual career fair.
  • The City of Winters is looking for a shebang Administrative Services Director to replace Shelly Gunby who is retiring in 2022 following a 25-year career at City Hall. More information is here if you know of a municipal finance professional!

Don’t Miss Out!

  • The Chamber is ready to kick off the Scarecrow Festival! There were so many outstanding decorations around town last year. More information and images are available here. I can’t wait to see what people come up with this year…
  • Yolo County Library will host a free virtual screening of the documentary "Not If, But When: Wildfire Solutions" on Monday, October 4, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., which will be followed by a Q&A with the directors. This 40-minute film delves into the controversial world of wildfire solutions with their pros and cons and their successes and challenges. The film includes expert interviews, drone footage, historical data and maps. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Davis Library.

Zoom Link:   https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71587167061?pwd=TzdZNis5SklJTjFGTGJndjZNU1Yxdz09 

Zoom Meeting ID: 717 8716 7061; Zoom Passcode:  8niYbT

Did You Know?

This week’s cultural corner is brought to you by the Yolo County Library System, which is celebrating Banned Books Week, September 26 – October 2.  This annual event celebrates the freedom to read whatever you want. The theme of this year’s event is “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.”  The Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2020 are listed here yolocountylibrary.org/banned—books. Banned Books Week was launched by the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. It celebrates the value of free and open access to information while highlighting current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. Happy reading to all you readers out there! Open minds = open hearts.

  • The Davis League of Women’s Voters is hosting a virtual community forum, “Health Reform & Social Justice: Opportunities for Reducing Inequity and Addressing Health Disparities” on Wednesday, October 6 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. This forum aims to educate voters about our current healthcare model and how it impacts local care access, affordability, quality and equity. Use the QR code or type in the link address for more information.

Upcoming Council Meeting

The next meeting is October 5, via Zoom. Staff is preparing a large discussion item related to Council priorities, the FY 20-21 budget surplus and American Rescue Plan funding, as well as a variety of proposed projects that can be funded with these sources.

Woot Woot!

I love how Winters celebrates the fall, and how the town comes together to decorate and beautify. I like to say it takes a team at work, and a village at home. I love pots (plural), and the planter pot outside of City Hall’s main entrance is fantastic, so a big thank you to the Guerilla Gardeners who maintain pots and planter beds around downtown.

 

And another big thank you to the Hispanic Advisory Committee members who decorated downtown for Hispanic Heritage Month. In their honor, and in honor of all of our Hispanic community members (from whence they came recently or five generations ago), please take the time to sample some carnitas or any of your other favorite dishes from our local restaurants. HAC may have canceled the Festival de la Comunidad, but we can still savor the flavors of Hispanic culture. From my family to yours, !Viva España! And to all the other countries that make up Hispanic cultures.

 

And talk about community collaboration! The Winters booth at the Sacramento Farm to Fork Festival last weekend was nothing short of phenomenal. I understand kudos go to Lynda and Bill Hinds and Emarie and Nick Vangalio. “Stay and savor the charm” is a great tag line. So well done, everyone.


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09/17/2021 City Manager’s Update

City Manager’s Update (pdf)
September 17, 2021
Greetings, all. I’ve noted lots of tidbits below. It looks like a glorious weekend out there. Enjoy it wherever the weekend adventures take you. I’ll take 86 over 106 any day. And yay for rain along the NorCal coast!

COVID-19
The County has continued its call-to-order vaccine for home and businesses. Phone numbers to schedule an appointment in English, Spanish or Russian are in the box. The service is free and available to all Yolo County residents 12 and older. Public health experts indicate that vaccines and indoor masking are the most effective way to minimize the spread of COVID.

Please Note:
❖ The restrooms at Rotary Park are closed for a few days; the water main into the restrooms is leaking and needs to be repaired so the water has been shut off. A sign was posted. Apologies for the inconvenience.
❖ Waste Management has been experiencing staffing challenges and has returned to dividing the City in two sections for brush collection (Grant Ave is the dividing line). Drivers will alternate routes on regularly scheduled days. There is no change to curbside trash, recycling and green waste service. To contact Waste Management, please click here.
❖ The Winters Fire Department August newsletter is available  here.
❖ September is National Literacy Month! The Yolo County Library system is looking for tutors and participants for its Yolo Reads Program. The program helps adults improve reading and writing skills with individual tutoring. More information is here.
❖ The City’s street rehabilitation project is switching gears. The slurry portion of the project is complete (looks great!). Grind and pave along Railroad (Russell to Grant), Russell (Railroad to 2nd), Morgan (Grant to E. Main) and East Street (E. Main to the sewer pump station) is scheduled to begin on October 14. Striping of the newly slurried and paved roads will occur after all pavement work is completed. Please note: the grinding is necessary to lay down new pavement and will be loud…We appreciate everyone’s patience during this important work.
❖ New playground at Valley Oak Park is in process. A defective platform needs to be replaced so the new equipment will be closed until the new part arrives….At least it doesn’t have a microchip…Installation of new equipment at Blue Oak Park continues next week.
❖ Staff is establishing an account with Blink for the new EV chargers at the Community Center. Users will need to pay for using the chargers and extended charging will result in an occupancy fee to encourage drivers to move their vehicles so other cars can be charged. Once the system has been programmed, the chargers will be turned on.

Don’t Miss Out!
❖ Yolo County is going through the redistricting process for its Board of Supervisors. On Monday, September 27, Redistricting Commissioner Mia Durham will host a community forum at the Public Safety Facility, 702 W. Main Street, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be in-person, masks required. To RSVP, please email mia_arc@yochadehe-nsn.gov. More information regarding the redistricting process is available here.

Did You Know?
❖ The first human case of West Nile was recently diagnosed inYolo County. The best way to prevent West Nile virus infection and other mosquito-borne illnesses is to prevent the bite of an infected mosquito. Following the 7 D’s decreases the risk of
mosquito bites. For more information, please visit www.fightthebite.net.
➢ DRAIN any standing water that may produce mosquitoes.
➢ DAWN and DUSK are times to avoid being outside. These are the times when mosquitoes are most active.
➢ DRESS appropriately by wearing long sleeves and pants when outdoors.
➢ DEFEND yourself against mosquitoes by using an effective insect repellent, such as DEET, Picaridin or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus.
➢ DOOR and window screens should be in good working condition. This will prevent mosquitoes from entering your home.
➢ DISTRICT personnel are available to address any mosquito problem you may be experiencing by calling 1-800-429-1022.

Upcoming Council Meeting – Tuesday, September 21 via Zoom
Please click on the link (Open link from this document here)for the 9/21 agenda. Items include: updating the Public Works standard specifications, accepting the Final Map for Three Oaks Park, appointing Ethan Walsh as the City Attorney and amending the retainer amount for BBK, purchasing a vehicle for Public Works, awarding a contract for the new influent screen at the Wastewater Treatment Facility, an update on SB 9 and SB 10, setting the public hearing date for the adoption of the Building and Fire Code for October 19, and a letter of support for First 5’s Welcome Baby program.
On a related note, I would like to thank Iris Yang for her service as City Attorney this last year. We wish her many happy adventures as she heads into a much deserved retirement. As noted above, subject to Council approval, Ethan Walsh has agreed to return to Winters as lead City Attorney. Assistant City Attorney Joanna Gin will continue to be our daily legal resource – thank you, Ethan and Joanna. And congratulations, Iris! Enjoy your time!

Woot Woot!
Last weekend was the 20th anniversary of 9/11, which seemed to make it more impactful than prior years, at least for me. What a terrifying day that was for the thousands of people directly affected by the terrorist attacks, and the millions of people glued to their televisions in dumb-struck horror. We honor those who died that day, who ran into flaming buildings to save thousands, who stormed a cockpit to avert more deaths while facing their own. To the rescuers and everyday heroes who responded, volunteered, fed and cared for others, who pulled together to offer comfort, and to those who answered the call of duty and joined the armed forces. We honor you all, and each other, for representing the best of American ideals and values. For coming together, united.


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No Weekly Update – Sharing COVID testing and vaccination info

Good afternoon, everyone. There will not be a Friday Update this week, but I did want to share COVID testing and vaccination information. Information is below and attached.

Also, the Healthy Yolo testing facility in front of the library is available Tuesdays and Thursdays. More information is linked here<https://healthydavistogether.org/schooltesting/winters/>. No appointment necessary; however, if you register in advance you’ll move through the process more quickly. This is a saliva based test so no drinking or eating within 30 minutes of spitting into the test kit!

Feel free to distribute the attached flyers in your social media or post in your store windows. The Call to Order Vaccine Service has been extended through September. It doesn’t get any easier than having someone come to your home or workplace to get vaccinated.

Have a good week,

Kathleen


On September 13, Yolo County and the Yolo County Office of Education will be hosting a Yolo County School Safety Webinar! Join us for a virtual school safety webinar with Yolo County Public Health Officer Dr. Aimee Sisson and County Superintendent Garth Lewis. Experts from the fields of public health and education join together to share best practices to keep children safe and schools open. Please invite everyone who may be interested in joining (flyer is attached). Watch on Facebook live at https://fb.me/e/2BYTUf2HX.

Last week on Sept. 1 CDPH published updated guidance for K-12 schools. Notably, the new guidance provides recommendations and requirements for school-based extracurricular activities. The new section extends the requirements and recommendations in the Guidance for K-12 Schools to all extracurricular activities that are operated or supervised by schools, and all activities that occur on a school site, whether or not they occur during school hours, including, but not limited to, sports, band, chirus, and clubs. I recommend reading the full guidance for K-12 schools at: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/K-12-Guidance-2021-22-School-Year.aspx.

Additionally, FAQ sections have been added to accompany the decision trees that have been developed for exposures in K-12 settings and exposures in non-k-12/non-medical settings. The FAQs cover how to count the days since exposure to calculate when quarantine can end, the difference between isolation and quarantine, what a modified quarantine is, and more. The two decision trees and the new FAQs are available on our Roadmap to Recovery page: www.yolocounty.org/coronavirus-roadmap

And, as always, our upcoming clinics are:

*   Thursday, 9/9 at HHSA Bauer Building in Woodland from 5 - 7pm. (Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson)
*   Monday, 9/13 at HHSA West Sacramento (500 Jefferson Blvd. Building A. #162 Community Room) from 5 - 7pm. (Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson)
*   Thursday, 9/16 at HHSA Bauer Building in Woodland from 5 - 7pm. (Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson)
*   Friday, 9/17 at River Cats Baseball Game (Sutter Health Park, 400 Ballpark Dr.) Starting at 7. (Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson)
*   The call to order vaccine program continues to deliver vaccine through the month of September


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