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Friday Update

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Friday Update

All,

 A short version since most are getting ready for the three day holiday!

 Here are the items on the City Council Agenda’s for the next few weeks:

 City Council Agendas:

June 6, 2017

  • Initiation of Weed Abatement Proceedings
  • Appropriation Limit for FY 2017-2018
  • Infrastructure Transition Plan
  • 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
  • Roundabout Award for Construction Contract with  B & M Construction
  • Callahan Large Lot Parcel Map
  • Futsal Court

June 20, 2017

  • Consultant Contract with Hansford Consulting
  • Contract Amendment with Wood Rodgers re: North Area Flood Hazard
  • Update on Well 6
  • Callahan Phase 1 Final Map & Public Improvement Agreement
  • On Call Contract with Geo-Tech

         ·            Waste Management Contract

 A couple notes on projects:

          ·            Water and Storm Drain work is occurring in the Newt’s Expressway Alley. So far, so good!

         ·            Starbucks has their permits for the freeway project.

         ·            Chevron has submitted plans for a mostly new station. These are now being plan checked.

         ·            Downtown Hotel has submitted to do some foundation work. Hopefully they will get the balance of their plans in soon.

 Finally, a Memorial Day salute to those who have given their lives in the service to our nation. From the foundation of our country in the revolutionary war to those working to bring peace throughout the world, enough cannot be said in recognition for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice so people can be free. A memorial day service will be held at the Winters Cemetery at 10:00.

 Thanks,

 John


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Friday Update on May 19, 2017

All,

 Just back from a short trip with some really good news and some project updates:

 ·         Our sordid nightmare regarding Chromium 6 may be over!! The judge in oversight of the Chromium 6 regulation issued an order rejecting the attempts of the State Department of Drinking Water to impose new maximum contaminant levels 90% lower than the Federal standard and essentially eliminating the need for the City to implement a massive water treatment program which would have cost the City upwards of $47 million. For Winters customers, we were looking at increases of up to $200 per month in water rates. Literally our prayers are answered! A big thanks to Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar Curry and Senator Bill Dodd for their support on this issue. We have been dealing with this for almost 4 years and it has been refreshing to have elected officials with common sense working to defend the very real interests of ordinary people!

·         Kudo’s to our Winters team lead by Carol Scianna for their work on the CR6 mess. I cannot say enough about their stewardship of our water funds, dealing with State Regulators and a very common sense approach to things. We all played a role in this issue and we know we had an influence on the judge.

·         The Downtown Alley Improvements along Newt’s Expressway and behind the North side of Main Street begin next week. The improvements will include the replacement of water and storm drain lines. This is a much needed project and will be huge benefit to the entire downtown.

·         Look for the West Main/Grant Traffic Signal Project to start coming online within the next few weeks. For those living in West Winters, it will add some much needed traffic control.

·         We opened bids for the Grant Ave/Walnult Lane Roundabout yesterday and the bid came in within the budget. This item will go to the City Council on June 6.

·         The Roundabout will be a significant project for Grant Ave and will result in daytime closure for a significant portion of the project. The plan includes daytime work hours (8-4) with the roadway closed and detours on Baker Street and Morgan. The roadway will reopen for peak traffic periods from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily. Some items are subject to change, so look for more information as the project gets ready to begin.

·         Soccer Registration for Winters AYSO is this Saturday, May 20 from 10-2 at City Hall or online at www.Wintersayso.org

 This weekend get to attend the graduation of my son from Chico State University! I am thrilled not only for Sam, but for many of his Winters classmates who will also be graduating this weekend. It is amazing how fast they grow and mature.

 Have a nice weekend.

 John W. Donlevy, Jr., City Manager


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05/23/17 Special Planning Commission Meeting

  • 05/23/17 Special Planning Commission Meeting (Agenda / Packet)

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CITY OF WINTERS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS PART 1 – BID FOR WALNUT LANE ROUNDABOUT ON STATE ROUTE 128 (GRANT AVENUE) IMPROVEMENTS

CITY OF WINTERS
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
CONTRACT NO. xxx-17
FEDERAL AID PROJECT No. CML-5110(030)
Sealed bids for the work shown on the plans entitled:
CITY OF WINTERS
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
CONSTRUCTION PLANS
WALNUT LANE ROUNDABOUT ON STATE ROUTE 128 (GRANT AVENUE) IMPROVEMENTS
CITY PROJECT NO. 12-04, FEDERAL AID PROJECT NO. CML-5110(030)
IN
Winters, CA
Bids will be received at the Office of the City Clerk of the City of Winters, in City Hall, 318 First
Street, Winters, CA 95694 until 2:00 p.m. on May 18, 2017 at which time they will be publicly opened
and read.

Open HERE (pdf)


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2017 Adult Co-Ed Softball Roster, Agreement, Waiver & Release

2017 Adult Co-Ed Softball Roster, Agreement, Waiver & Release

CITY OF WINTERS – 2017 SEASON Activity: Recreational Co-Ed Adult Slow Pitch Softball
AGREEMENT, WAIVER, AND RELEASE – Adult (21 and Over) ATHLETIC LEAGUE
Cost per Team: $350 *No changes to the roster will be allowed after the 2nd game of the season!
Click HERE to download (pdf)


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05/16/17 City Council Agenda/Packet


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Resolution No. 16-103

Yolo County
Board of Supervisors
Resolution No. 16-103
Proclaiming April 6, 2017 through November 11, 2018 a Period to Recognize
and Honor Yolo County’s Service in World War I
WHEREAS, a hundred years ago the United States of America entered the catastrophic
event known as the Great War, which was to place Yolo County on a war footing and was to
impact and change the lives of all 14,000 residents of the County; and
WHEREAS, it is important to remember the very significant role that Yolo County played in
the agricultural efforts and developments that were needed to ensure the Army and the
starving of Europe were fed; and
WHEREAS, we should also acknowledge all the citizens of the county who dedicated
themselves tirelessly to providing support for the war effort and succor to the troops; and
WHEREAS, we must never forget the 200 men from Yolo who volunteered and joined the
armed services on their own volition, including the members of Yolo County’s Company F of
the National Guard; and
WHEREAS, it is right and proper that we also recognize the nearly 700 young men who
were selected by Yolo County to serve in the National Army and to “carry on their shoulders
the cause of humanity and democracy”; and
WHEREAS, we must never forget the over thirty young men who made the supreme
sacrifice and gave their lives for county and country; and
WHEREAS, by honoring those who fought and gave their lives a hundred years ago we
honor all those from Yolo County who have ever served their country and let them know
that we will never forget; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Yolo County Board of Supervisors declare
April 6, 2017 to November 11, 2018 as a period to commemorate the Great War; and to call
on veteran’s groups, churches, schools, clubs and organizations, newspapers, media
outlets, and residents of the county to set aside time during this period to recognize and
honor all those who served, and in particular to gather at 11:00 am, Saturday, November
11, 2018 on the steps of the Yolo County Court House to commemorate all those that made
the ultimate sacrifice.
PASSED AND ADOPTED this 8th day of November, 2016 by the following votes:
AYES: Chamberlain, Villegas, Saylor, Rexroad, Provenza.

(Click HERE to open document)


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“LEST WE FORGET” The Story of World War I And Yolo County Yolo County

WINTERS:
“NOW WE ARE AT WAR”
May 11, 2017, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Winters Community Library
708 Railroad Avenue – Winters, CA 95694
On April 6, 1917, America declared war on Germany and each resident of Yolo county, male and female, adult and child, were now expected to be fully
engaged in the support of the war. How did the community of Winters respond to this call to “defend democracy”?
Come learn the story of, and
commemorate, all those from the
Winters area that served, both at home and abroad, in the ‘War to End All Wars.’
This is Part 1 of a FOUR part series.

For more information about this program contact Mel Russell: yolocountyWW1@gmail.com or (530) 304 – 6154.

Click on photo to open (pdf) flier.


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Friday Update on Cinco de Mayo 2017

All,

A couple items;

  • Yesterday, Royal Guest held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Downtown Hotel Winters. A nice turnout with a number of the key investors in the project coming to town. In talking with their team, actual construction will most likely begin at the start of June.
  • Look for the Main/Grant Traffic Signal Project to begin moving in over the next few weeks. Timing is perfect for the project and hopefully it will be completed by the time school begins in August.
  • The Newt’s Expressway Alley behind Main Street received authorization at the City Council Meeting. This will include the replacement of the water and storm drain lines. The plan will not include a re-paving of the alley until after the construction of the hotel. A rough road for a while.
  • Kudo’s to Winters Police and Fire for their work on a horrific crash on Saturday night at Railroad and Grant. The scene was absolutely ugly and the response to save the life of the most critical victim was amazing! Our public safety personnel see people on their worst days, and this was certainly that for the individuals in that crash.
  • The earthwork for the Stone’s Throw (formerly Winters Highlands) Project will begin the week of May 15.
  • The City is accepting applications for the Planning Commission. Click HERE for more information.

Community Items:

  • Congratulations to Project Playground on a successful “Party in the Park”. An absolutely wonderful event for an incredible community project!
  • Soccer Registration is online this year. Go to Wintersayso.org to register players, coaches and volunteers.
  • The Winters Garage Sale in on May 13 from 7-Noon along Main Street and streets within the core area of town. This year’s themes are “the best stuff ever” and “Let’s Make Garage Sales Great Again”. A wonderful opportunity to get great bargains, purchase stuff you really don’t need and see your friends selling those cherished possessions only they really appreciate.

Have a great week,

John


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Applicants Sought for Winters Planning Commission Vacancy

Applicants Sought for Winters Planning Commission Vacancy

The City of Winters is accepting applications through May 9th to serve on the Winters Planning Commission.  Prospective applicants must be at least 18 years of age and reside within the Winters city limits.

Applications of Interest in Appointed Positions can be downloaded from the City of Winters website, http://www.cityofwinters.org/administrative-services-forms/.  A resume may be attached to the application form.

The term of service is four years, or until term end.  A two-person subcommittee of the Winters City Council will review the submitted applications and select a limited number of applicants to be interviewed.  Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted and scheduled for their interviews.

Please email them to nanci.mills@cityofwinters.org.  You may also drop completed applications off or mail to City of Winters, Attn: Nanci Mills, City Clerk, 318 First Street, Winters, CA  95694.

For more information, call 530-794-6701.


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Waste and Electronic Waste Drop-Off Event

Waste and Electronic Waste Drop-Off Event
SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017
9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
City of Winters Corporation Yard
19 East Baker Street
Please note that certain Hazardous Waste will not be accepted at this event such as oil-based paint (latex only), chemicals, solvents, explosives and agricultural or medical waste.
For additional information on this collection event please contact Waste Management at (530) 795-1201 or City of Winters Public Works at (530) 794-6715.
THIS IS A FREE EVENT FOR CITY OF WINTERS RESIDENTS

Click Below for PDF


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Big Day of Giving for Winters

All,

May 4 is the “ Big Day of Giving” and an opportunity to make donations that make big difference to the Winters Community. The following are the Winters organizations in this year’s Big DOG and a little information about what they do.

Winters Education Foundation (WEF):

WEF is an organization dedicated to supporting public education and the Winters Joint Unified School District. Click HERE to go to the website and Click HERE to donate.

Winters Education Foundation sponsors a small grant program each year which encourages all teachers to apply for money to advance pet projects. WEF has sponsored speakers from outside the District, has subsidized student transportation to arts and lectures, and has purchased musical instruments, reading material, mathematics tools, etc.

WEF has incredible leadership who have facilitated partnerships with amazing results. They were a key part of the technology project at Winters Middle School which brought computers to the entire 6th grade. They have maximized resources for students and provide support to advancing the quality of education in Winters.

Center for Land Based Learning:

The Center for Land Based Learning is a nationally recognized farm education organization which has literally put Winters on the map for excellence in educating folks about where their food comes from. Click HERE to go to their website and click HERE to donate.

From bringing farms to the urban environment to watershed education, the Center for Land Based Learning helps educate students about farming, leadership and the environment. The Student and Landowner Education and Watershed Stewardship (SLEWS) Program engages California high school students and teachers in meaningful environmental stewardship that allows students to practice scientific skills, learn from natural resource professionals, and expand on classroom concepts, while accomplishing real habitat restoration projects on farms, ranches and open spaces. They also are bringing farms into the urban core, with the promotion of neighborhood gardens through the region.

They absolutely represent the excellence which is Winters!

Winters Theatre Company:

They entertain us in so many ways and bring home into the “hometown” which is Winters. Annually, the Winters Theatre Company brings many an opportunity to act and sing but the many plays and functions which bring our community together. May 4-6, they will have their dinner theatre production “Murder and Café Noir”. Click HERE to go to their website and click HERE to donate.

Winters Friends of the Library:

WFoL is really as star in the Winters Community, bringing literacy, speakers programs and additional hours to the Winters Community Library. Few organizations contribute as much to the town as WFoL. This year, all donations from the Big DOG will go toward Project Playground and the rehabilitation of the Shakespeare Stage at City Park.

Go to https://www.bigdayofgiving.org/wfol to donate. Check WFoL’s website for a schedule of fun activities throughout the day where you can find volunteers to take your donation and to celebrate.

Winters Farm to School Program:

Western Yolo County produces some of the finest food in the world, yet we still have hunger and nutrition issues happening right in our towns. The Winters Farm to School Program raises funds to improve and address that.  Their mission has three interrelated emphases:

– To raise funds to provide fresh, local produce, fruits and nuts for our children’s school food program
– To educate children about the positive, long-term health benefits of healthy eating habits
– To reconnect children to the rich, deeply rooted agricultural heritage in the community

To donate to the Winters Farm to School, click HERE.

Putah Creek Council:

In the past 30 years, few organizations have made a more profound positive impact on the ecological restoration and riparian education as the Putah Creek Council. This organization has literally brought salmon back to Winters and facilitated the enhancement of habitat in ways people could only dream about. They provide education, experience and restoration projects along Putah Creek which have caught the attention of some of the most renowned biologists who are amazed at what has occurred.

Click HERE to visit their webpage and see for yourself why donating to the PCC is important.

Donations to these organizations is an investment in our future. Time to get your credit card out and help these groups do great things!

Happy Giving!

John


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Downtown Winters Hotel Groundbreaking- Royal Guest

All,

Royal Guest and their investment partners are planning a groundbreaking ceremony for site of the Winters Hotel beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4. They have asked that we pass the word to folks and that all are invited.

For more information, contact the Project Manager, Mike Olivas at mikeolivas@aol.com for details.

Very exciting and see you there!

John


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05/02/17 City Council Meeting