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Friday Update on August 17 2018

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Friday Update on August 17 2018


The last few Fridays have been tough, so I apologize for no updates.

City Council Agenda for August 21, 2018

  • Public Hearing for Amended Tentative Map for Creekside Estates Subdivsion
  • Public Hearing for Prop. 218 Water & Sewer Rates– This will include recommendations on the adoption of new rates for residential and commercial customers.
  • Bond Issuance/Refunding– This will essentially refinance the 2007 bonds to a lower rate to reduce the financing costs and the impacts on rates.
  • Sacramento Yolo Mosquito Vector Control District Appointment– The recommendation is that Carol Scianna be appointed as an “Interim” Board Member to replace Greg Lanzaro who has served for the past 8 years.
  • Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) 50/50 Grant– this is a $5,000 grant to replace personal protective equipment including gloves, goggles, wild land gear.
  • WWTF Monitoring Services Agreement w/Luhdorff & Scalminini- This is the monitoring for the City’s wastewater treatment facility and groundwater protection.
  • WWTF South  Spray Field Repairs– This will replace sprinklers and water cannons which spray over the 200+ acres north of the City.
  • Carter Ranch Pump Station – Control Panel Upgrades
  • Amplified Sound Permit for the Festival de la Comunidad
  • Agreement Extensions for the Winters Highlands Phase 1 Subdivision– This includes extensions for projects already in progress including both the sewer and storm water lift stations.
  • Monitoring & Reporting Contract w/Wallace & Kuhl- This is for State required compliance monitoring at the former landfill on Moody Slough Road.

A couple other updates:

  • Things are moving rapidly toward the groundbreaking for the Fairfield Inn/Marriot Hotel next to I505. The developer is finalizing certain details and their engineering and building teams are lining things up.
  • Phase III of the Putah Creek realignment project is scheduled to begin the week of September 3.
  • The City Staff and Council will be working diligently on Animal Services including service levels and the development of a new Animal Shelter.
  • Look for the issuance of building permits for 13 homes in the Heartland (Callahan)subdivision in the next week.
  • Staff is working on a process to expedite one day issuance of building permits for standard construction projects. This will be on the September 4 City Council Meeting.
  • Staff participated in the “after action” re-cap for the County Fire and the Road 88 Fire. Key issued discussed were evacuation protocols and road closures. Overall, a good meeting!
  • Staff held a business owners meeting regarding the Food Truck Ordinance. A really good turnout and lots of input from businesses. Look for this to be before the Planning Commission in September.
  • Homelessness is an enormous issue in Yolo County. A coordination meeting was held in Woodland to begin coordinating efforts on a County-wide basis. In Winters, we have been dealing with folks camping in the creek. We will be coordinating with social services were applicable and doing code enforcement in some areas.

Have a nice weekend.


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