Winter Storm Warning Yolo County / State of CALocal Weather Alerts

Winter Storm Warning
...significant Mountain Snow Today Into The Weekend... .a Significant Early Season Storm Is Forecast To Bring Snow And Wind To The Mountains Of Interior Northern California Through Saturday Evening. A Couple Of Feet Of Snow Are Possible Above 6000 Feet By Saturday Night Over The Higher Elevations. Motorists Planning Travel Into The Mountains During This Time Frame Should ...Read More.
Effective: November 3, 2017 at 2:53pmExpires: November 4, 2017 at 11:00pmTarget Area: West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada; Western Plumas County, Lassen Park

Winter Storm Warning
...winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect Until 11 Pm Pdt Saturday... * What...heavy Snow Expected. Plan On Difficult Travel Conditions Especially Over The Passes. Total Snow Accumulations: Above 7000 Feet 1 To 2 Feet With Localized Higher Amounts. Between 6500 And 7000 Feet 5 To 10 Inches With ...Read More.
Effective: November 3, 2017 at 2:47pmExpires: November 4, 2017 at 11:00pmTarget Area: Greater Lake Tahoe Area

Winter Storm Warning
...winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect From 5 Am Pdt Saturday To 4 Pm Pst Sunday Above 7000 Feet... * What...heavy Snow Expected. Plan On Difficult Travel Conditions. Total Snow Accumulations Of 3 To 5 Inches, With Localized Amounts Up To 10 Inches, Are Still Expected. * Where...sierra Nevada Mountains From Yosemite To Kings Canyon ...Read More.
Effective: November 4, 2017 at 5:00amExpires: November 5, 2017 at 5:00pmTarget Area: Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon

Reclamation, Lake Solano County Parks and Putah Creek Council to Host an Every Kid in a Park Feature Event – 03/26/16

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Reclamation, Lake Solano County Parks and Putah Creek Council to Host an Every Kid in a Park Feature Event – 03/26/16

For Release On: March 14, 2016 (PRESS RELEASE – pdf)  —
Reclamation, Lake Solano County Parks and Putah Creek Council to Host an Every Kid in a Park Feature Event
WINTERS, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation, Lake Solano County Parks and the Putah Creek Council will host an Every Kid in a Park (EKIP) Feature Event on Saturday, March 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lake Solano County Park’s Nature Center. The park is just west of Winters at 8685 Pleasants Valley Road. For directions, please visit http://www.co.solano.ca.us/depts/rm/countypark/dd/default.asp.
Parking at Lake Solano County Park is $6 for the day. Participation in this event is otherwise free of charge, and no registration is required.
The day’s events will begin with a guided tour at 11 a.m., continue with a scavenger hunt at noon, and conclude with children’s activities from 1 to 3 p.m., rain or shine. The guided tour is limited to 15 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, please contact Lake Berryessa Park Ranger Jennifer Onufer at jonufer@usbr.gov or 707-966-2111, ext. 112 (TTY 800-877-8339).
The Department of the Interior’s EKIP initiative aims to introduce every fourth grader in the country to their national public lands in 2016, the year of the National Park Service Centennial.
As part of this event, local fourth-grade students will be able to earn their free “America the Beautiful EKIP Pass” which offers the students and their families free access to federal public lands managed by Reclamation, the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, National Forest Service, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Until Aug. 31, 2016, these agencies will waive admission to public lands, including Yellowstone, Yosemite and Grand Canyon National Parks.
More information on EKIP may be found at https://www.everykidinapark.gov/.
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Reclamation is the largest wholesale water supplier and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the United States, with operations and facilities in the 17 Western States. Its facilities also provide substantial flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife benefits. Visit our website at http://www.usbr.gov.


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Friday Update on March 11 2016

All,

This week’s update is a focus on some of the real leadership we see happening within the City’s organization. It is absolutely amazing.

  • Interim Police Chief Joseph Kreins made acting promotional appointments to four staff members (to form a leadership/supervisory group) and has made significant delegation of assignments throughout the Police organization to help build a transition strategy for the hire of a new Police Chief this summer. Chief Kreins has taken an extremely proactive approach to mentorship of our staff which is already producing important changes and modifications to make our Department more effective. Here are some of the highlights:
  • Acting Sergeant Jeremy Warren is leading efforts in a review of policies and procedures regarding our highest technology areas including our In-Car Camera systems, Mobile Data Terminals and AVL systems. He has also taken the lead on a review of policies and procedures regarding fleet maintenance for our police vehicles. Each of these is exceptionally important to how we operate and are key supporting our staff.
  • Acting Sergeant Albert Ramos is coordinating the review and recommendations regarding Field Training. In recent years and as we move forward, the enhancement of how we train new and current staff is critical to the safety of the public and our officers. Albert is one of our most tenured officers and serves as an important resource in the training and development of staff.
  • Acting Corporal Gordon Brown, working with our Community Services Officer Gail Jimenez are coordinating two community outreach programs. The Citizens Academy is an opportunity for residents to learn more about public safety and have an opportunity to do a ride along to observe how we operate on a first hand basis. They are also leading a Volunteer Program which is recruiting residents to become a part of the Winters Police Department Team in providing services to the community. Gordon is our School Resources Officer and is working on Bike Rodeo’s for the schools to teach both bike and pedestrian safety skills to the youth of the community.
  • Community Services Officer Gail Jimenez is a critical support element to our officers and has been a key part of the investigations of the most serious crimes committed in Winters. She was recognized last year by the District Attorney’s Officer for her role in the investigation and conviction related to the Leslie Pinkston Murder! Gail helps coordinate our community outreach efforts through our social media (Facebook), our Winters Police website and community programs like the recent Job Faire at Winters High School! Gail recently held a workshop for our Seniors on public safety!
  • Acting Corporal and 2015 Officer of the Year Jose Hermosillo has been working on research for several potential grant opportunities related to safety equipment, and training.  He has also developed a draft program that could potentially restore a Police K-9 Program for the Winters Police Department.  The K-9 proposal includes canine acquisition, training, equipment and vehicle costs, K-9 handler role and responsibilities, etc.
  • Our After School Program is operating at both Waggoner and Shirley Rominger Intermediate Schools. The program provides a combination of tutoring and enrichment activities for kids and it is making a real difference in the academic success of the participants. I have attached a copy of their newsletter for March. Really good stuff from a Staff that makes a difference every day!  –  ASP March Newsletter (pdf)

The Winters Public Works Department are the unsung heroes of our City organization. They are the ones who work behind the scenes making little things like the water and wastewater systems happen and keep certain areas of town from flooding! A couple highlights on recent accomplishments.

  • Robert Anderson is a Maintenance Worker II in our Wastewater Division. In the past 12 months, Bob has acquired 5 different water or wastewater certifications and is a Grade II Operator for our utility plants.
  • Ramiro Becerra is a Maintenance Worker II in our Water Division. Working with Maintenance Worker IV- Tony Luna, they are the ones who coordinate the delivery of water to everyone’s home and business. Both Ramiro and Tony have received their advanced water certifications to operate our facilities at the highest levels possible. They have really increased the sophistication of our Water Operations, insuring the safe and efficient delivery of water every day.
  • Jim Keating is the Manager and Operator of our Wastewater Systems. He has also recently received his Grade III Certification in Water Treatment. Jim is currently leading the research on water treatment to remove Chrome 6 from water and he will be an integral part of how we deal with this issue.

In Winters, the main emphasis I give to our Staff is that we need to be a reflection of what is clearly one of the best communities, anywhere. Winters is great, because the culture of people living here is made up of people who really care and are deeply invested in the outcomes.

This update does not include all of the projects we have in the works, but there are MANY. As City Manager, I am amazed at all of the things which are happening in Winters. The key ingredients for our organization are TEAMWORK and mostly HARD WORK. We really are blessed with people throughout the organization who really work hard to make things happen.

I can tell you that I feel I have the coolest job in the world being able to see quality people who step up and make things happen!

Finally, a couple reminders.

  • Calendar Girls continues this weekend at the Community Center Theatre.
  • Next Friday is the first Fourth Friday.
  • I heard Berryessa Brewing may be open on some or most Thursdays NOW!!! If I am wrong, you can buy me a beer there the next time I see you and let me know about it!

Have a nice, rainy weekend.

John


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03/15/16 City Council Meeting

03/15/16 City Council Meeting Agenda / Packet (pdf)


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Friday Update on March 4 2016

All,

 A lot going on and a super busy week:

 ·         A reminder that the Winters Friends of the Library WFoL will be holding their annual fruit tree sale this Saturday, March 5 on Railroad Ave across from the post office. Members get in at 8:30 and non-members get in at 9. The bare root trees are of extremely high quality and are a bargain at $10. I have 10 in my yard and relish the return on my investment almost every day with fruit smoothies and jams!

·         Congratulations to Officer Jose Hermosillo who was named the 2016 Officer of the Year for the Winters Police Department. Jose has done an outstanding job representing the Department in the community and was recently given an acting promotion to Corporal within the Winters PD.

·         The City Council approved moving forward on some potential Cap and Trade Grant Funds for Senior Transit Services, so stay tuned on seeing if we cannot get funding for a dial a ride system in town.

·         5 more building permits were issued for the Winters Ranch Subdivision and we expect more next week. Those houses are selling really well!

·         Winters Fire Personnel just returned from haz mat and terrorism training in Alabama. It is amazing how times are evolving to where even small town departments are getting training is these types of issues. Expect a presentation before the City Council on what was learned.

·         The Bureau of Reclamation has rejected bids from companies who bid on the recently released prospectus to manage sites up at the lake. This is a major setback to almost 4 years of recent planning and the almost 12 years since BOR shut down most of the resorts at Lake Berryessa. A very sad and solemn meeting was held on Wednesday at the Spanish Flat Senior Center. Go to Save Lake Berryessa 2016 on Facebook to follow efforts to revitalize the Lake or try the Bureau of Reclamation website by clicking HERE

·         The drill rig in the north part of the City is probing for Water Well #8 in support of the Winters Highlands Subdivision.

·         Look for the final design items on the Downtown Hotel to be on the Planning Commission in April.

·         The Police Department has two programs they are advertising. The first is a Citizen’s Academy (Click HERE) and the other is a advertisement for police volunteers (click HERE). This is an exciting time for the Winters Police Department, so spread the word on both of these.

·         The Adult Lap Swim has opened a month early at the Bobbie Greenwood Swimming Pool from 6:30-8:00 Monday through Friday and 9-10:30 on Saturday and Sunday. Time to stretch into that swimsuit and get into summer shape early.

·         Congrats to the Winters High School Varsity Girls Soccer on their third consecutive Northern Section Championship by defeating Pierce High School in Arbuckle last weekend. We are really proud of our athletes for their hard work and determination in getting that third section title!

 Have a nice weekend.

John


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Friday Update on February 26 2016

All,

 A couple items:

 ·   We have gotten a number of inquiries on issues regarding Highway 128 design elements and what types of planning has occurred for the area. Since 2010, a lot of work has gone into what is going on along the Grant Avenue Corridor. The roadway is governed by a comprehensive planning document called the “Complete Streets Plan” click HERE for a link. The entire area is governed by the Grant Avenue Design Guidelines click HERE to check those out.

·  To get information on all of the major projects happening in Winters, click HERE to go to our major projects page on our website. It is really impressive!!!

·  City Council Agenda for Tuesday has a bunch of items including Marijuana, Blue Mountain Terrace Apartment Funding, a Water Fountain for Downtown, Engineering Services RFQ, Waste Management Contract, a Senior Tranisit Grant Proposal, a Public Improvement Agreement for the Yolo Federal Credit Union Project, the Swearing in of a new Police Officer and Recognition of Nanci Mills for 30 years of service.

·  The Waste Management Proposal includes a recommended change to our green waste program, The plan calls for containerized green waste two weeks out of the month and street pick-up once a month. Residents can get 2- 96 gallon containers at the price for one at the beginning rate.

·  A big congratulations to Yolo Credit Union on their groundbreaking. A nice ceremony for an important project which has been in the works for years!

·  The Winters High School Girls Varsity Soccer will go for their third consecutive Northern Setion Soccer Championship this Saturday at Pierce High School in Arbuckle starting at 12:00. An easy drive to root on our Lady Warriors to victory!

 Finally,

The City Council will be recognizing Director of Administrative Services and City Clerk Nanci Mills at the meeting this Tuesday for 30 years of service to the City of Winters. This will be a very well deserved recognition for someone who has been  a very important part of the City for all these years.

I often describe Nanci as the “cornerstone” of our organization. She has coordinated everything from our personnel and risk management operations to recreation, After School Programs and is a key part of the overall management team. She has worked for 4 different City Managers and 30 years of City Councilmembers, Treasurers, Planning Commissioners and others. Her role in the planning and stability of the City is second to none. She serves as “Acting City Manager” when I am away and is someone who can be counted on for watching after the best interest of the City always.

 Nanci and Dave Mills have raised their kids here in Winters, Dave has his real estate business here,  and both were active in all facets of the town from AYSO Soccer to the Chamber, Rotary, our ag economy and many other activities. Dave and Nanci were the organizers for the Rotary Wine and Food Jubilee for years and helped generate the funds which created the Winters Rotary Foundation. Their generosity and contributions are un-paralleld.

 Most of all, Nanci is without question an incredible representative for Winters throughout the region and within the City. She represents us on many boards and committees and is the consummate professional. At City Hall, she has been the core at bringing outstanding customer service to our residents and a genuinely kind heart when people come looking for assistance.

 A big congratulations to Nanci for 30 years. The City is blessed to have her service and hope she will stick around for another 30 more!! J

 Have a nice weekend.

 John

 Finally,

John W. Donlevy, Jr., City Manager
City of Winters
318 First Street
Winters, CA 95694
(530) 794-6710 (direct line)
(530) 795-4935 Fax


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03/01/16 City Council Meeting

03/01/16 City Council Meeting (PDF): Agenda/Packet


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Friday Update on February 19 2016

All,

Lot’s going on this week.

  • The Fish Fry is tonight at the Fire Station starting at 5:00. My best recommendation is to get there early (5) or after 6:30. This event is a Winters institution and something not to be missed!
  • The Winters Joint Unified School District is doing an important survey for the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), an extensive survey process to all stakeholders on how the WJUSD is meeting the needs of students and community.  Online surveys are be available to all community members at wintersjusd.org beginning Tuesday, February 16, 2016 and ending Monday, February 22, 2016. Take 5 minutes and do the survey!
  • City staff is kicking in efforts on addressing the new State mandates on Chromium 6. The City Council approved a $128,000 contract for consulting services (about $60 per customer) and meetings will begin next week.
  • The City is looking at other water options, including finding surface water and even the possibility of building reservoirs in the area for storage and use. The insanity of the State of California on this issue is monumental and expensive!
  • On Thursday, a group including the Chamber, Solano Water, Bureau of Reclamation representing Lake Berryessa, Putah Creek Council and Solano RCD convened a meeting on creating a Winters Salmon Festival. The tentative dates will be November 1-5. Stay tuned!!
  • City Staff is working with the WJUSD on replacing sidewalks near Wolfskill/Clayton School on third street.
  • The City Staff is beginning draft departmental budgets for the coming 2 fiscal years.
  • The City currently has four websites we maintain including the City website, Winters Police, Winters Fire and Discover Winters. We also have Facebook pages for City, Police and Fire as well as Twitter for the City. We are working on coordinating strategies for additional outreach and continuity for our internet and social media programs to enhance information and transparency. This is a work in progress with many issues to deal with.
  • Staff will be meeting with Urban Community Partners regarding the Downtown Railroad Property and potential development.
  • A new Police Officer will be sworn in at the March 1 City Council Meeting. The persons name is AJ Whipple who has local family and roots.
  • Winters Fire and regional response agencies held a series of training drills at the Monticello Dam. From confined space to rappelling exercises and helicopter rescues, the agencies trained with a wide variety of resources and issues. It is nice to see our department taking the lead in these types of activities.
  • Fourth Friday events in Downtown will start on March 25. City Staff will be working with the Chamber on the expansion of lighting across Main Street and better coordination on electrical use and trash. These events have become a real signature for our community and a win for all who participate.

Finally, a couple more reminders:

  • Winters Friends of the Library Quiz Show is Friday, February 26. If you are interested in entering a team, contact Citizen of the Year Rebecca Fridae at 795-4600 to enter a team.
  • The WFoL Fruit Tree sale is on March 5 starting at 9:00 on Railroad Ave. The trees go fast so get there early!!

Have a nice weekend.

John


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Friday Update on President’s Day February 15 2016

All,

I have been in Mexico for the past two weeks but have some dates to try to get out to everyone as reminders.

  • Winters Music Boosters are sponsoring Harmony from the Heart, an a cappella performance with appetizers, drinks, desserts and a silent auction. The event will be this Saturday, February 20th from 7010 at the Community Center. Tickets are $25 pre sale (available at Ace) or $35 at the door.
  • Winters Fire is holding the Fish Fry this Friday, February 19. Tickets available at the PSF Police Department reception window.  The Fish Fry is Friday, February 19th, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Tickets are $15/Adult and $6/Child (under 6 years free).  If you plan to attend, buy your tickets before the event!  Adult prices will be $20 at the door.
  • This year’s Quiz Show, the Winters Friends of the Library trivia-contest fundraiser, is set for Friday evening, February 26th at 7:00 pm at the Community Center. Teams compete in answering questions from a variety of categories ranging from science and nature to geography, to Winters trivia. The winning team earns a $200 prize and the team members’ names included on the Quiz Show trophy. Contact Rebecca at 795-4600 to reserve a team space.

Thanks,

John


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Munchkin Summer Camp (MSC)

Mission Statement: We strive to provide a fun, safe and successful program for students to learn and grow during the summer. We will provide each student with the opportunity to improve academically, socially and physically while minimizing summer learning loss.

2016 summer registration begins: Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

Packets will be available at City Hall, Waggoner Elementary School front office, Shirley Rominger Intermediate School front office and ALL Winters After School Program classrooms.

Serving: students going into 1st grade – students going into 6th grade (for the 2016-17 school year) no exceptions.

Hours of Operation: 9am-5pm, with breakfast served at 8:30am, gates open at 8:15am.

Days of Operation: Monday-Friday and closed for July 4, 2016.

1st Session: Monday, June 6-Friday, July 1, 2016. 2nd Session: Tuesday, July 5-Friday, July 29, 2016.
Breakfast, Lunch and PM Snack is included.

Tuition: $200 per child per session or $100 per child per session for those qualifying and turning in a Free/Reduced Lunch Letter from the district; no multiple child discount; payment plans available.

Daily attendance is not required; parent must notify staff of child’s attendance schedule ahead of time.

MSC does take students to and from swim team daily.

Daily Schedule includes: Academics, Reading, Enrichment, Recreation, Free Play and Nutritious Meals/Snack.

Weekly Schedule includes: Field Trips – Town Pool, City Park, Town Library, Music and Drama Lessons.

Summer Schedule includes: Four out of town field trips and end of the year Carnival.

Volunteers: High School or College volunteers are welcome and needed. One volunteer per class is needed through the whole day; we do split schedules for volunteers.

This program is funded and operated through community contributions as well as minimal tuition. Donations are greatly appreciated. Please make donations payable to: City of Winters- Munchkin Summer Camp. Please send donations to: City of Winters-MSC, 318 First Street, Winters, CA 95694.


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