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Friday Update

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Friday Update


Lot’s going on, so here goes:

City Council Agendas:


June 6, 2017

  • Initiation of Weed Abatement Proceedings
  • Amend Landfill Monitoring Services with Wallace Kuhl
  • Amplified Sound Permit Application for St. Anthony’s Fiesta on 6/17/17
  • Project Acceptance:  Walnut Park Phase 2 Improvements
  • Contract with Hdl for Sales Tax Services
  • Consultant Contract with Hansford Economic Consulting
  • Proclamation for Retired Mail Carrier Richard Pitts
  • Approval of City-Wide Maintenance Assessment District FY 17/18
  • TEFRA Public Hearing & Approval of Conduit Financing for the Blue Mountain Terrace Sr. Apts. Affordable Housing Project
  • Intergovernmental Agreement w/Yolo County for Senior Services Funded from CDBG Grant
  • Large Lot Parcel Map for Callahan Estates Subdivision to Divide Existing Parcel into 2 New Lots
  • Cost Allocation Plan
  • Voting Delegate & Alternates for the League of California Cities Annual Conference


June 20, 2017

  • Planning Commission Appointments
  • Contract Amendment with Wood Rodgers re: North Area Flood Hazard
  • Update on Well 6
  • Draft Storm Water Management Plan
  • Callahan Phase 1 Final Map & Public Improvement Agreement
  • On Call Contract with Geo-Tech
  • Waste Management Rates Public Hearing and Contract
  • Walnut Lane Roundabout Award

July 18, 2017

  • Affordable Housing Plan for Olive Grove
  • Olive Grove Subdivision Map
  • Creekside Estates Development Agreement
  • Building Fees


Other Items of Interest:

·         Staff met regarding issues involving annexation and general plan issues last week. We are working to develop an overall process for looking at the annexation of land within the existing general plan area as well as updates to key master plans and an economic analysis for the City on a long range basis. Plans DO NOT include looking at annexation outside of the current general plan area.

·         A key issue in the City are some locations which generate multiple Police calls. The City Attorney is working on an update to the municipal code to make addresses subject to repeated Police calls subject to code enforcement and nuisance citations.

  • Fire Department will start live burn and wildland refresher training this Saturday and go through the end of the month in the north area of the City.  They will burn during the day on the weekends and at night on the weekdays.
  • Officer Jose Hermosillo was among over 200 officers from across Northern California honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for their efforts in identifying, enforcing and deterring intoxicated driving.  Officer Hermosillo led the WPD in DUI arrests in 2016, arresting a total of 10 intoxicated drivers in the City of Winters and marks the second MADD award Officer Hermosillo has received.

·         The start of construction for Main/Grant signal will commence on Monday, June 12. This is a four month project, mostly due to new requirements from Caltrans. They required a new type of traffic pole which has a 16 week order window. This means that most of the work on the signal will be completed by August, then the project will sit for the next 3 months until the pole arrives. Government requirements at its best!

·         I had a chance to take a walk through the PG&E Gas Operations Technical Training Facility. It really is the most advanced vocational training facility in the world and I will tell you that it is better than advertised. The commitment to excellence is on display inside the building which I would describe as amazing! They expect most of the construction will be completed by August. A truly amazing facility which will be a benchmark for utilities around the world. The partnership between PG&E and the City in making this facility a reality in Winters is a real feat! Well done.

  • Waiting for re-submittal of plans for the Downtown Hotel for the 3rd plan check.  The building site can be re-graded anytime without a permit, which needs to be taken down 6” and compacted again.
  • The final comments for Starbucks are expected today and will in turn be submitted electronically to Bureau Veritas.  If received today, permits can be issued by the end of next week.  As per architect, they plan to open before the end of August.
  • Chevron gas & car wash are in plan check.  Applicant said the marketing package and financing package are being wrapped up and they are updating plans for Title 24.  Hope to receive the submittal package by August.

·         Staff and Councilmember Bill Biasi met with the Chamber and local business folks to work on Economic Development Strategy. Key topics include the re-establishment of an Economic Advisory Committee and Chamber/City Collaboration. Overall a good meeting which will hopefully bring recommendations to the City Council in July.

·         Fireworks will be on the Monday, July 3. Why?? Mostly to avoid the need to bid for licensed folks to come and shoot the show. We save a tremendous amount by doing the show on the third because there are a lot more pyro technicians available than on the fourth. In the past, the City was blessed with Fire Chiefs Scott Dozier and Dave Kidder who had their pyro licenses and shot the show for free. We are now in a position to hire outside “shooters” and it is really expensive. The costs we save from doing it on the third go into a longer and better show. Plus, folks have an opportunity to go to other shows on the fourth and we get more people coming into Winters to see our show on the third.

Finally, if you know CPR and want to expand your ability to save a life, download the Pulsepoint mobile app on your smart phone. Click HERE to go to their website. With the app, you will be notified if your CPR skills are needed within 300 feet from you in an emergency. The app has an automatic locator of AED (Defibrillators) and you can even get fire calls on your phone for any and all fire agencies you want to follow.

Pulsepoint is connected with Yolo Emergency Communications and you are literally notified of cardiac events at the same time as first responders. Its an incredible resource and I recommend you get it.

Have a nice weekend.


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