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

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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


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May 2- City Council Meeting and Economic Development Workshop

All,

The City Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 2 will have two parts:

  • 5:00- A follow up workshop between the City Staff and City Council on some ideas to wrap into an overall economic development program. This will be held prior to the start of the regular City Council Meeting.
  • 6:30- This will be the regular City Council Meeting.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Sorry for any confusion.

Thanks,

John


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RFQ – On-Call Materials Sampling/Testing and Geotechnical Engineering Services

The City of Winters is soliciting Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) from qualified firms that may lead to the award of a contract for On-Call Materials Sampling/Testing and Geotechnical Engineering Services associated with City Capital Projects and Private Development Projects, at various locations within the City of Winters in Yolo County, CA. In submitting your Statement of Qualification (SOQ), you shall comply with the instructions found herein.
The Request for Qualification (RFQ) packet can be obtained at no cost on the City’s website, at www.cityofwinters.org, under the “Public Works” section under “RFQs” and HERE. It is the respondent’s responsibility to print the documents.


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Friday Update on April 21 2017

All,

We are moving the ball on a number of fronts and this week was absolutely crazy on a variety of projects. Here is an update of things coming before the City Council in the coming meetings:

May 2:

·         Waste Management Franchise Agreement which includes modifications to green waste pickup and an expansion of the organics waste program.

·         Winters Highlands Public/Subdivision Improvement Agreement.

·         Sustainable Groundwater Management Agency– participation of the City in the new Agency.

·         City-wide Assessment District.

May 16:

·         Public Hearing on the Sustainable Groundwater Management Agency.

·         Hotel- Transient Business Improvement District (TBID)- Participation by City hotels in a Yolo County Tourism assessment.

Other items……………

·         The new conference room in the former Police Department is mostly completed, with the last areas of concrete being poured and things going up on the walls. This was an incredible project by our Public Works Staff. A great team effort.

·         Next weekend is Youth Day. The day will kick off at 6:30 with the Rotary Pancake Breakfast, followed by the parade at 10:00, the events at City Park beginning at noon, then an evening concert in Downtown with the Terry Sheets Band. The full schedule will be included in the Winters Express this week.

·         The Parking Committee will be holding a community forum on the Downtown Parking Master Plan on May 3, 2017 beginning at 6:30 at the Winters Fire Department 700 Main Street. More information and the agenda next week.

·         The Big Day of Giving (Big DOG) will be on Thursday, May 4. Local organizations participating this year will be the Winters Friends of the Library, Putah Creek Council, Winters Healthcare Foundation, Winters Theatre Company, Winters Education Foundation and the Center for Land Based Learning. Each of these organizations provide immeasurable services and benefits to our town. Click here to get to the WFoL donation page and into the main system for donations to the other organizations. Give early and often.

·         The three “rock stars” for the Big DOG are Winters residents and WFoL members Sally Brown, Lisa Nalbone and Linda Springer. By my estimation, they will easily clear the cumulative $100,000 mark for Big DOG for the past few years in this fundraising drive. The local programs over the years at the library have included expanded hours, literacy, the neighborhood library boxes, incredible speakers programs and outreach to children. They certainly have made a difference in our community and I know that this year they are planning to help the Project Playground by helping sponsor a new stage for the WFoL Shakespeare Workshop Program held each summer. I know they work really hard at what they do and our community is much better for their efforts in this area. Good job, ladies!!

Finally, the City Council on Tuesday adopted a Proclamation outlining some of the key attributes which make our community what it is during this time of a lot of discord in the public debate. I have attached a copy (pdf – HERE).

 The comments from the 25+ people who attended the meeting were very well put and sincere in helping define some basic tenants on how people should be treated and what defines our community. Winters is a great place to be because much of what is ruining other communities is simply not accepted within the parameters of how we interact in our community. The culture of Winters is simply more kind and deeper than those places where people are more faces and less names.

 Mayor Wade Cowan and the City Council really handled things pretty well on a very sensitive topic. The #1 attribute which makes our City Council Meetings effective is the collegiality in how things are addressed. The discussions are honest and frank, hard on the issues and soft on the people; but mostly, they represent a climate where people feel free to express their views in a manner where disagreement is accepted, input is acknowledged and collaboration is essential.

 Many who spoke at the meeting asked for inclusion of a couple key points not in the published version. They were articulate and passionate in their comments with the final version including additional words which made the statement even more effective. In the end, the collaboration made the Proclamation better and hopefully more meaningful. At the end, Mayor Wade had Councilwoman Jesse Loren read the final version and it was an incredible way to cap the evening.

 Truly what Winters is really about.

 Have a nice weekend.

 John


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Friday Update on Good Friday 2017

All,

 A little more detail this week:

 ·         The April 18 City Council has a lot of business items this week. On the Agenda, we have the Walnut/Grant Roundabout Bid, the purchase of a vehicle for Public Works, permit for the June 23-24 Guitarfest Festival, Caltrans Agreement for the Roundabout, a lease with Martinez Orchards for the use of WWTF land, sale of property for the Downtown Hotel, Youth Day Parade Permit and money for the Senior Foundation use of the Community Center, swearing in of a new reserve Police Officer and consideration of a proclamation of Community Values and Affirmations of the type of place Winters is. See the entire packet by clicking HERE.

·         Staff has made inroads with PG&E regarding the undergrounding of the poles in the “Newt’s Expressway” alley behind the north side of Main Street. We have found a funding source and are working on a strategy to get the utlility lines undergrounded. It will take a little time, but we have advanced the project a bit.

·         The bid for the Roundabout Project at Grant/Walnut will go to bid on Wednesday. Light a candle in church this weekend for the project to come in near budget!

·         The Notice to Proceed has been issued for the Grant/Main Traffic Signal and we will hopefully see things start moving on the project in May.

·         All the civil plans are in for the projects at the freeway which will include the remodel and expansion of the Chevron, Fairfield Inn and Suites and Starbucks. The plan check for the Starbucks has been completed and we are told that they want to be open by the end of the summer.

·         Look for construction activity to get really busy in front of the PG&E Gas Training Facility. There is some pretty intensive work which will need to occur in the roadway and expect some delays at times.

·         The Winters Ranch Subdivision has really turned out to be an incredible addition to Winters. The first occupancy of the two story (smaller models) should be soon. Overall, the project really looks GREAT!

·         Mariani Nut has a significant expansion of their Buckeye Processing Facility. Approximately 250,000 sf of storage, office, shop and processing is at the County. Yolo County is the easiest place to do business anywhere. According to their planning folks, the Mariani Expansion only requires a ministerial permit (over the counter).

·         Congratulations to the Hispanic Advisory Committee on their Immigration Forum. To see the entire forum, go to the City’s Facebook. A HUGE success for the Committee with some really good information.

·         The Parking Committee will be holding a community meeting on Wednesday, May 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Public Safety Facility at 700 Main Street. Lots of information and a chance for input.

·         Good news from the State Legislature which the passage of Highway and Road Funding to fix streets and highways. The City will see the doubling of our road funds to a little over $400k per year which will provide money to do some maintenance on our streets. Big kudos to both Assemblywoman Extraordinaire Cecilia Curry and Senator Bill Dodd (who was an original author of the legislation). Anyone who has driven our highways and then gone to another state can attest that there is a huge difference between driving the wonderful highways and then coming back into California where our roads are completely trashed. Good for California!

·         The Winters PTA will hold their  Third Annual “Spring into Action” Fitness Festival and Fundraiser on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Dr Sellers Field at Winters High from 6-8!  Dance, walk, run, hop or skip to beats of DJ Marcus as we raise money for PTA.  It’s super easy to participate – and attendance is FREE!  PTA is challenging Waggoner and Rominger students to get family, communities and friends to sponsor them.  $15 in pledges will earn them a super cool “Spring into Action” T-shirt; adults shirts are $20. All of the money we raise goes toward our annual efforts to enrich our young people through educational activities, experience and community.  In addition, Project Playground will be selling Buckhorn tri-tip sandwiches to benefit their efforts.  To get more details about the fitness fundraiser and how you can support Winters Combined PTA, please visit us at our website, www.winterspta.org, Facebook at winters Combined PTA, or feel free to contact Winters PTA at winterspta@gmail.com.  Dust off your sneakers and we look forward to seeing you moving your body for the students of Winters.

 Finally, for those of a religious persuasion, this weekend is one to celebrate either resurrection or liberation. A very happy Easter and Passover to all.

 Thanks,

 John


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04/18/17 City Council Meeting

04/18/17 City Council Meeting (pdf) Agenda / Packet


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Friday Update on April 7 2017

All,

Really short this week:

· The City of Winters Hispanic Advisory Committee will host a workshop to address questions, rumors and concerns about immigration issues, community policing and the impacts of recent Federal orders regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The workshop will include representatives from the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation who will provide resources and information on legal assistance for those who may have immigration status issues. Representatives from the Mexican Consulate will also be in attendance.

The goal of the meeting is to provide information to Winters residents who may have questions and concerns with much of the rhetoric being spread through many sources about immigration. Representatives from the Winters Police, Winters JUSD, CRLAF and the City will be there to make brief presentations on some of the most popular issues and to help answer individual questions people may have. The workshop will include small groups and individual meetings where people can ask questions.

The workshop is open to all Winters residents, and will take place on Friday, April 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at St. Anthony Parish Hall.

To watch the meeting at home or on your mobile device, watch it live on the City of Winters Facebook Page.

Have a nice weekend.

John


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