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06/25/2021 City Manager’s Update

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06/25/2021 City Manager’s Update

City Manager’s Update (pdf)
June 25, 2021

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Greetings, all. Event planning is in overdrive for the July 3rd fireworks show at the High School football field. Gates open at 5:00; the show will begin around 9:30 p.m. More information will be in Wednesday’s Winters Express so make sure you pick up an edition or check online. A huge thank you to the Winters Express for all their community support!

The City has created a new upcoming events tab on the website www.cityofwinters.org and a landing page for fireworks show information, so please click on the links and check daily as we update the site. Or use the QR code to the right, which we will update as well.

New for this event will be food trucks on Hemenway and popup tents next to the bleachers for food, merchandise, and information. To be a vendor, click here. As we register vendors, we’ll add that information to the QR link. Vendor fees will help cover City costs for the show. 5 popup tents will be reserved for local non-profits at no charge.

Parking:  We have reserved the PG&E parking lot at the training facility at 1 PG&E Way for event parking. People will need to walk, flag a cab, call for ride share or make other arrangements to get to the football field (I sense entrepreneurial opportunities…). Parking will be available at the library and school lots on Railroad Avenue. Please note one lane in the school lot will be reserved for event workers and volunteers – cars must display an event pass. The Mariani Nut lots on Railroad have been reserved for paid parking ($10). Proceeds will go to eand Taylor Buley for coordinating! Please, no personal fireworks at the Mariani Nut parking lots.

Volunteers:  We need help! At parking lots and field gates, for trash & clean up, and likely other duties as assigned. To volunteer, please sign up at here.  We would really appreciate it!

Football Field Rules: A final note about new rules for the show. To protect the community’s significant investment into the new football field, track, and facilities, please note: No alcohol, glass, tobacco, or any wheels on the track (vehicles, bikes, wagons, carts). No personal BBQs or fireworks. The track will be coned off and visitors will be asked to cross onto the field from the bleacher area where the track will be protected. We will have a bag and cooler check at the entry gates. Any alcohol or glass bottles will need to be disposed of to enter. Please throw out trash in garbage cans that will be staged around the field and at the exits. Do not sit in the fireworks fall out zone.  An Event Map is attached at the end of the newsletter.

Please Note:

  • The Farmstead project is moving into the tentative map and Environmental Impact Report phase, which means the developer needs to confirm the project scope. A project page has been added to the City’s website here. The project is approximately 62 acres along Grant and proposes to include 200 single-family homes, a mixed-use multi-family project, commercial space along Grant, a traffic signal at Grant & E. Main, park space and a trail along the project flood control berm on its eastern side. This project is only possible following significant engineering work to address its current location in a flood zone. A public workshop is being planned to present the project to the community, so please watch for more information when the date is confirmed.
  • The new Three Oaks Park that is under construction along Taylor Street is experiencing some material and electrical delays. Trees are being installed with temporary power to support irrigation. The landscaping will require a 90-day maintenance period to ensure plant material is successfully established before the City accepts the park from the developer. As a result, the park is not expected to open until later this fall.

Don’t Miss Out!

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  • Swim lessons have begun and are filling up quickly. Please click here for more information or visit the City’s website at cityofwinters.org and visit the Recreation Section. SASO is hoping to add more lessons given their popularity so check back and watch for updates.
  • Winters Friends of the Library have coordinated a wonderful line up of music in Rotary Park on Thursday evenings. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, grab take out or picnic, and dance like no one is watching. Please donate to support the music series and WFOL’s community programming. wfol.org
  • The Downtown Business Association has a variety of activities planned in the downtown area on the weekends, including music under the misters, special menu items, and sidewalk sales. Main Street is closed from Friday around 3 p.m. to early Monday morning, from Railroad to the mid-block crossing. Come on down!

Did You Know?

Mulch and compost piles self-combust in high heat? . . . A spark from a mower or weed-trimmer with a metal blade can start a fire? . . . Fireworks can start fires if detonated near dry weeds, in palm trees, or anywhere that has flammable material. PLEASE think about the potential for starting a fire as we work, celebrate, and recreate.  It’s extraordinarily dry out there.

Upcoming Council Meeting

The next Council meeting is July 6. We are still working on integrating Zoom with our Chamber AV system and the new Granicus agenda software. Our goal is still to provide an integrated platform for in person and Zoom participation. Stay tuned!

Woot Woot!

The Winters Museum at 13 Russell opened its new exhibit, “The Lost Japanese Community of Winters,” detailing the heart wrenching story of more than 200 Japanese residents who were forced out of Winters into internment camps during WWII. Homes and businesses in the Japanese district were burned following their departure in the area that is now Rotary Park and the Community Center. Many in town at that time participated in the racism and xenophobia that rejected these Japanese residents despite decades of contributions to the community and the local economy. But not all, like the Vasey family who helped store belongings for many Japanese residents, hoping for their return after the war. Only about 20 people did.

The museum is open Thursday – Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m.; the exhibit will be open until October.  This week’s Woot! Woot! goes to the Museum team that developed the exhibit; the many families who donated photos and memorabilia and shared their stories from that time; and to the many conversations about the impact of past injustices on people and communities today, recognizing that we are stronger together than divided.

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3rd of July Vendor Requirements

CHECKLIST:

Complete the Vendor Application
Pay Vendor Fees:
o Food Truck
▪ Local $200
▪ Others $300
o Food Booth
▪ Local $30
▪ Others $50
o Informational/Other Vendor
▪ Local $30
▪ Others $50
o Nonprofit organizations will have the fees waived. Must show CURRENT STATUS of nonprofit.
City of Winters One Day Business License or Annual License
o One Day License $15
o Annual License $90
Proof of insurance; Certificates of insurance and original endorsements of comprehensive general liability insurance must include the following: o The following statement MUST appear on the Certificate and Endorsement: “Additional Insured Endorsement names the City of Winters, it’s officials, officers, directors, employees, agents, and volunteers as additional insured.”
o Comprehensive General Liability shall not be less than $1,000,000 per occurrence for bodily injury, personal injury, and property damage.
o You must provide the City with certificate of insurance and original endorsements affecting the required coverage. The City will NOT accept a Certificate of Insurance alone as a proof of insurance coverage.

For more information or questions, contact Diana Tafolla, diana.tafolla@cityofwinters.org or 530-794-6700.


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Annual Winters Fireworks Show, July 3, 2021

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When: Saturday July 3, 2021
Gates open at 5pm

Where: Winters High School Football Field, 101 Grant Avenue, Winters, CA

There will be food trucks and vendors on Hemenway.

No alcohol, tobacco, or personal BBQs at the High School and track is off limits

Contact Ashley Bussart Ashley.bussart@cityofwinters.org or 530.794.6702

Donations of drinks or snacks (sodas, granola bars etc.. for event volunteers) can be made at City Hall  

 

 


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Vaccine clinics this week and childcare guidance

Here are the clinics happening this week.
Please note that the County has also extended their Call-to-Order vaccine services across the County, rather than focusing on underserved areas. So if you are a business or would prefer being vaccinated in your own home, please contact the County and they will come to you.  Call (530) 666-8665 to schedule an appointment. Open to anyone 12 and older. County staff offer appointments between 9am and 7pm.

  • Thursday, June 24 at the HHSA Bauer Building in Woodland
    • Time: 5pm - 7 pm
    • Address: 137 N. Cottonwood Street Woodland, CA 95695
    • Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson
  • Friday, June 25 at Woodland High School from 12pm-2pm
      • Time: 12pm-2pm
      • Address: 21 N West St. Woodland
      • Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson
  • Friday, June 25 at Clarksburg Community Church
      • Time: 5 pm-7 pm
      • Address: 52910 Netherlands Ave. Clarksburg
      • Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson
  • Sunday, June 27 at the River Cats game
    • Time: Starting at 1
    • Address: Sutter Health Park, inside the stadium, 400 Ballpark Dr. West Sacramento
    • Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson

Call-to-order vaccine:

  • Yolo County is extending the call-to-order vaccine program, offering to deliver and administer vaccine anywhere in Yolo County through July 2. Call (530) 666-8665 to schedule an appointment. Open to anyone 12 and older. County staff offer appointments between 9am and 7pm.

Also, here is some information on childcare guidance:

The CDPH childcare guidance remains in effect and is available at https://files.covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-childcare--en.pdf. Page 9 of the guidance includes the following bullet points:

  • Children should remain in groups as small as possible. Should these guidelines differ from local health ordinances, follow the stricter guidance.
  • It is important to keep the same children and teacher or staff with each group and include children from the same family in the same group, to the greatest extent possible.

These 2 bullets represent recommendations, not requirements.

 


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06/21/2021 Winters Putah Creek Committee Meeting Cancelled

Notice (pdf) is hereby given that the Winters Putah Creek Committee Meeting Monday, June 21, 2021 is hereby canceled.

The meeting is being adjourned to the next regular Meeting which will be held on Monday, July 19, 2021 @ 6:00 PM.


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06/18/2021 City Manager’s Update

City Manager’s Update (pdf)
June 18, 2021

Greetings, all.

Not to state the obvious, but it is HOT out….Please be careful working outside. Drink lots of water, seek shade, and don’t overexert yourself. Heat illness prevention information is below, along with tips on how to help conserve energy during peak times and avoid rolling black out during Flex Alerts.

COVID-19 Are we there yet?”

Woot! Woot! We have lift off! Starting June 15, the following COVID regulations are in place:

  • Capacity limitations: No restrictions!
  • Physical distancing: No restrictions!
  • Masking: Individuals who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear a mask in most settings. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear masks in indoor public settings, including businesses. All residents must continue to wear masks on public transit and in the workplace, medical facilities, K-12 schools, correctional facilities and shelters, regardless of their vaccination status.
  • Travelers: Follow CDC recommendations.
  • Mega Events: Proof of full vaccination or of a recent negative COVID-19 test is required for persons attending indoor mega events (consisting of 5,000 or more attendees) and is recommended for those attending outdoor mega events (consisting of 10,000 or more attendees).
  • Please note that businesses can require additional restrictions. At City Hall, please wear a mask in our public lobbies and at public counters for the health and safety for our employees, not all of whom are able to be vaccinated.

Please Note:

  • Swim team registration is open! The City has partnered with Solano-DART to manage the team. Please click here for more information. Practices begin on Monday, June 21. In person parents meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 23 at 7:00 p.m. on the deck at the Bobbie Greenwood Swim Center. A Zoom introduction is also scheduled for 7:45 p.m.
  • To sign up for adult lap swim (16+), please visit http://www.cityofwinters.org/swim-schedule/
  • Registration for swim lessons will open next week.
  • The Fire Department newsletter is posted here, and includes very helpful information on fireworks safety. Let’s celebrate in a Safe and Sane manner!

Don’t Miss Out!

  • The Garage Sale of the Rich and Famous is tomorrow morning! Get ready for selling and shopping! Traditionally the greatest concentration of sellers is on Main Street and at City Park.
  • The Winters Museum has opened a new exhibit, “The Lost Japanese Community of Winters” about Japanese residents who were interred during World War II, many of whom didn’t return or lost their homes. The Museum is open Thursday – Sunday, 1 – 5 PM at 13 Russell Street. It’s worth a visit and some thoughtful reflection about our collective past. https://www.wintersmuseum.org/home.
  • The Green Valley and Yolo County Fire Safe Councils are offering a free webinar for homeowners who want to harden their homes against wildfire on June 28 from 4 – 5 p.m. Speaker Yana Valachovic from UC Cooperative Extension Forest Advisor is the presenter. To register, click here. For more information about the Yolo County Fire Safe Council, visit https://yolorcd.org/project/yolo-county-fire-safe-council/.
  • The Draft Housing Element is on the City’s website here; public comment is accepted through June 30. The consultant will present the draft document at the next Planning Commission meeting on June 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85726550636?pwd=SVlRNmFzRUlOUHcxOFVnbTd2SGxtZz09. The Agenda also includes consideration of the draft Climate Action Plan and a Planning Commissioner appointment to the City’s Affordable Housing Steering Committee.
  • Rent and utility assistance is available for income eligible individuals and families.

  • BayREN Business provide rebates, financing, and one-stop-shop technical assistance to ensure small and medium businesses can leverage all available energy saving programs. During this unprecedented time, our goal is to support the resilience of your businesses by lowering energy and maintenance costs while improving the look and feel of your facility.  Get to know BayREN Business, a new energy efficiency program available to small and medium businesses in the Bay Area, during a launch webinar on June 30 at 2pm. The program offers an all-in-one solution called AssetCare to help businesses save energy and reduce operating costs. Register today at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8394692528764960012.

Upcoming Council Meeting

Our next Council meeting is July 6, IN PERSON! We are also working on providing Zoom access as well so people can participate from the comfort of their own sofas. Stay tuned!

Did You Know?

Woot Woot!

To all those volunteers out there that help make special events truly special, a big thank you! And to Taylor Buley who is assisting the City with coordinating volunteers for the fireworks show on July 3rd, another big thank you. To help at the high school football field (gate monitoring, donation collection, trash pickup, safety tent) and parking lot management, please register here. We certainly would appreciate it!


 

 


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06/22/2021 Planning Commission Meeting

  • 06/22/2021 Planning Commission Meeting (Agenda / Packet)

Based on guidance from the California Department of Public Health and the California Governor's Office, in order to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we encourage you to observe the live stream of the meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
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-OR- Dial In by Phone 1-669-900-6833

 


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Vaccine Clinics this Week 06/15/2021

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For the County vaccine clinics this week, walk-ins without an appointment are welcome at all these clinics. Anyone 12 years of age or older is welcome at any of the clinics this week as they will all offer Pfizer.

Some info about each clinic:

  • Tuesday 6/17 at the HHSA Bauer Building
    • Time: 5pm - 7 pm
    • Address: 137 N. Cottonwood Street Woodland, CA 95695
    • Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson
  • Saturday, 6/19 at the Woodland Farmer’s Market
    • Time: 5 pm-7 pm
    • Address: 250 1st St, Woodland, CA 95695
    • Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson

Call-to-order vaccine:

Yolo County will do another week of the call-to-order vaccine program. Residents age 12 and older, who live in Esparto, Dunnigan, Guinda, Woodland or West Sacramento and who would like to get vaccinated at their home or business can call (530) 666-8665 to schedule an appointment. Residents can call any time and leave a voicemail if no one is able to answer the call, they will get a call back to schedule the appointment. Yolo County will deliver and administer vaccine anytime between 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. during the days that the program is in their area. Yolo County will be vaccinating residents in the following areas from June 16-22:

  • June 16: Esparto, Dunnigan, Guinda
  • June 17-19: Woodland
  • June 20-22: West Sacramento

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City Manager’s Update, June 11, 2021

City Manager’s Update
June 11, 2021

Greetings, all. I hope you enjoy the weekend before the next sweltering heat wave comes in next week. Temperatures are expected to soar over 100 on Wednesday.  Downtown has pergolas, misters, and your favorite cold beverage. Grab take out and enjoy the shade with family and friends. I saw a group playing dominoes at a table yesterday and love that the community has so many places to gather.

COVID-19

  • To mask or not to mask, that is the question. The State issued new regulations that align with CDC guidance. Effective June 15, fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask in public (except when attending large, crowded events: 5,000 people indoors / 10,000 outside) while unvaccinated people should when 6’ physical distancing cannot be maintained. Everyone is required to wear a mask on public transportation, in healthcare settings, in schools and childcare settings, and in shelters. Businesses can also require masks if they would like. More information is available here.

However, CalOSHA, which determines workplace safety rules, has struggled with determining the appropriate level of risk mitigation in the face of significant public pressure. The previous ruling that required masks unless all meeting participants have been verified as being vaccinated has been rescinded, leaving the November 2020 emergency order in place, which essentially requires everyone to wear a mask, except in a private office.  The OSHA board is meeting next week. The earliest new OSHA regulations can become effective is around June 28. Moral of the story: please be patient and respectful with businesses as they try to comply, and please be kind to one another.

At City Hall, please continue to wear a mask in common areas after June 15 and please wear a mask at public counters. Our workplace includes individuals who are immune compromised or who cannot be vaccinated; it is our obligation to ensure they have a safe work environment. Thank you for understanding.

Please Note:

  • Owners & Contractors: The building division team is getting out and about and have discovered unpermitted work, either recently finished or in progress. Please contact the building department at Division@cityofwinters.org or (530) 794-6708 for information before starting any construction work. Counter hours are available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. although appointments are strongly encouraged to ensure adequate time is available to discuss projects. Building Official Mark Woods and inspector Dan Cahill are happy to provide information regarding code requirements and the inspection process. More information is available here. An ADA checklist is being developed to help people understand accessibility requirements and will be posted to the Building Division landing page soon.
  • Dog walkers: please be respectful of the community and clean up after your dog on sidewalks, in front yards, or along the trail. Scooping is also required at the City’s dog park. Thank you!

Don’t Miss Out!

PG&E will present the latest Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) information at the July 6, 2021, City Council meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. PG&E has been working to harden lines, redo circuit breaks and enhance safety inspections in our area following the LNU fire last year. They’ve also implemented a new technology platform with analytics, which will help them target higher risk areas. Please note that the FIRE RISK HAZARD MAPS HAVE NOT CHANGED, and Winters is not in a Tier 1 PSPS zone so we don’t expect the town to experience PSPS shut offs during high risk days. More information is available here.

  • The draft Housing Element is online here and at City Hall and the Winters Library for review. Public comments will be accepted through June 30. The City’s consultant DeNovo will present the draft document at the Planning Commission as part of a public workshop on June 22. The meeting will be conducted via Zoom beginning at 6:30 p.m. Please plan to attend to learn more about this important General Plan document that will guide City housing decisions for the next eight years. For more information, please contact Maguire@cityofwinters.org.
  • Swim team registration is open! Fees are $85 per swimmer, which includes a cap. More information is available here, including link to register, the schedule, and more. Team practices begin June 21.
  • Lap swim schedule is also online. More information including the link to reserve a time slot is available here. The cost is $5 for a daily pass, $50 for a monthly pass, and $40 for a 10 visit punch card. Debit / credit card payments are available at the pool or at City Hall. No cash will be accepted at the pool.
  • Preparations are underway for the Winters’ Fourth of July celebration on Saturday, July 3rd! The day will kick off with a Rotary breakfast at the Community Center, hosted by the City of Winters with support by Winters Fire Department. Stay tuned for more information. Proceeds will support the Rotary Foundation’s scholarship fund and the Winters Fire Department’s holiday program for needy families. A fireworks show will be held at the high school after 9 p.m. Gates to the field will open after 5 p.m. We expect several thousand people to come into town that evening so recommend that people watch the show from their yards and local parks. Stay tuned for more information.
  • A word about illegal fireworks – please don’t use them. As celebrations begin to kick off, please do not use illegal fireworks. Conditions are extremely dry and it doesn’t take much to ignite an area, especially in windy conditions. Please be respectful of the community. Use only Safe & Sane fireworks which are permitted and follow all safety directions. Don’t use them in open fields and have a bucket of water nearby. More information about the safe use of legal fireworks is available here.

Did You Know?

  • Waste Management has variable can rates so you can determine how much waste you produce and what size can (32, 64 or 96 gallon) works best for your household. More information about Waste Management’s services is available here. To discuss household can size and rates, please call customer service at (866) 844-1508.

Upcoming Council Meeting

  • There is a Council meeting this Tuesday, June 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. The packet is available here. The consent calendar includes appointing four new members to the Planning Commission (11 people submitted applications by the deadline; thank you all for your interest.);  the first amendment to the agreement with Bureau Veritas for Building Division services; and work orders for technical studies to support the preparation of the Environmental Impact Report for the Skreden / Farmstead project on the north side of Grant across from E. Main Street (costs borne by the developer). There will also be a final public hearing related to the annual levy for the City-wide Maintenance Assessment District for landscaping and lighting.

There are two discussion items. The first relates to a pool facility and services agreement with SASO to manage the Winters Swim Team and provide swim lessons for the community. The staff report also includes an update on this season’s pool programming. Staff is also recommending that the City Council approve an Exclusive Negotiation Agreement with NeighborWorks for the development of affordable homeownership housing in northwest Winters adjacent to Three Oaks Park.

Woot Woot!

Congratulations to all those high school seniors that graduated this week! This has been an extraordinary fifteen months for students and their families. Kudos to everyone that supported the community’s youth and their parents during these mind-boggling and unprecedented times. Our youth are our future. From the City of Winters, we wish each and every one of this year’s graduates the very best as they spread their wings, explore the world, and lead us into tomorrow. Congratulations!


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06/15/2021 City Council Meeting

06/15/2021 City Council Meeting (PDF): Agenda / Packet / Granicus

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION INSTRUCTIONS

Based on guidance from the California Department of Public Health and the California Governor’s Office, in order to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, please do the following:

  • 1. You are strongly encouraged to observe the live stream of the City Council meeting
  • 2. Please see below for Zoom Meeting credentials.
  • 3. If you are joining the meeting via Zoom and wish to make a comment on an item, press the “raise a hand” button.  If you are joining the meeting by phone, press *9 to indicate a desire to make a comment.  The chair will call you by name or phone number when it is your turn to comment.  Speakers will be limited to 3:00 minutes.
  • 4. If you choose not to observe the City Council meeting but wish to make a comment on a specific agenda item, please submit your comment via email by 5:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to the City Council meeting.  Please submit your comment to the City Clerk at ashley.bussart@cityofwinters.org.  All public comments submitted to the City Clerk will be summarized and read into record but will not be read verbatim due to time limitations.
  • 5. If you are watching/listening to the live stream of the City Council meeting and wish to make either a general public comment or to comment on a specific item as it is being heard, you may also submit your comment, limited to 250 words or less, to the City Clerk at ashley.bussart@cityofwinters.org.  All public comments submitted to the City Clerk will be summarized and read into record but will not be read verbatim due to time limitations.

Zoom Meeting:
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Meeting ID: 874 9440 9398
Passcode: 289389

Or to Dial in by Phone:  1-669-900-6833

Meeting Location - Council Chambers, 318 First Street, Winters, 6:30pm

 


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Swim Team Registration is Open!

Hello, swimmers and swim team parents! We are pleased to announce we are putting the final touches on this summer’s swim team. DART-Solano, a non-profit organization that runs USA Swimming and municipal recreational swim teams in the Solano, Sacramento and Yolo region will run this year’s program. We are super pleased that they will provide swim team and swim lessons for the Winters community. They offer a turn key operation with online registration, team practices and seasonal meets. A Coaches meet and greet for swim team athletes and/or their parents is scheduled for June 17 and 18, and practices begin June 21. Swimmer fees are $85 per swimmer. More information is available here.

Information regarding swim lessons and then open recreation swim will follow. We are still certifying lifeguard staff and will phase in additional programming as more staff are certified. While this season is certainly a transitional one given all the changes at City Hall and due to the pandemic, we are excited by our new aquatic partners.

Thank you for your patience; we hope to see you in the pool soon!

Best, Kathleen


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COVID-19 Vaccine Delivered to Residents in Select Areas June 9-15, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                             Contact: Frank Schneegas
June 4, 2021                                                                                                        Email: frank.schneegas@yolocounty.org

COVID-19 Vaccine Delivered to Residents in Select Areas June 9-15

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 (Woodland, CA) – To improve vaccination rates, Yolo County is launching a free, call-to-order program to deliver and administer COVID-19 vaccine to local residents at their homes or businesses in select parts of the county June 9-15.

Residents age 12 and older, who live in Esparto, Dunnigan, Guinda, Woodland or West Sacramento and who would like to get vaccinated at their home or business can call (530) 666-8665 to schedule an appointment between 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. during the days that the program is in their area. These areas were selected because they lag behind the countywide average of residents who have been vaccinated. During times of high call volume, residents can leave a message and receive a call back to schedule their appointment. County staff will then come to their home or business to administer the vaccine.  Yolo County will be vaccinating residents in the following areas from June 9-15:

  • June 9: Esparto, Dunnigan, Guinda
  • June 10-12: Woodland
  • June 13-15: West Sacramento

“I am very excited to offer this opportunity for Yolo County residents to get vaccinated wherever is most convenient to them,” said Dr. Aimee Sisson, Yolo County’s Public Health Officer. “Residents may face barriers to getting vaccinated at existing clinic locations, and this program eliminates many of those barriers. For example, if you are a single mom with kids at home all day, we will bring the vaccine to you at home. If you can’t take time off of work to get vaccinated, we will bring the vaccine to you at work. Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 has never been easier.”

In addition to this call-to-order program, Yolo County continues to host public vaccine clinics.  Next week, Yolo County has scheduled three public vaccine clinics at the following locations:

  • Tuesday, June 8 at Harper Junior High School in Davis from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 9 at the HHSA Bauer Building in Woodland from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 13 at Holy Rosary Church in Woodland from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

It is recommended that all who are eligible (those age 12 and up) get vaccinated as soon as possible.  Data show that the vaccines protect residents from currently circulating strains of COVID-19, significantly reducing the chance of becoming severely ill or dying from COVID-19.  All vaccines have been shown to be safe and effective and are free.  The more people who are vaccinated, the harder it is for COVID-19 to spread.

For more information about Yolo County’s COVID-19 vaccine program and opportunities to get vaccinated, visit www.yolocounty.org/coronavirus-vaccine.  Residents can also call 2-1-1 for related information and resources.  For additional updates, follow Yolo County on Facebook (www.facebook.com/YoloCounty) or Twitter (www.twitter.com @YoloCountyCA).

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06/09/2021 Winters Senior Commission on Aging Meeting

06/09/2021 Agenda (pdf)

Teleconference Meeting
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:30 p.m.

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06/04/2021 City Manager’s Update

City Manager’s Update  (pdf)
June 4, 2021

Greetings, all.

COVID-19

  • Yesterday, CalOSHA adopted revised workplace COVID-19 regulations, factoring in the rate of vaccinations. Those regulations are available here, and are under administrative law review. If approved, they will go into effect no later than June 15. Stay tuned for more information as we all figure out what this means….

JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!

  • The City’s risk pool YCPARMIA is seeking a Fiscal Officer to responsible for full-cycle financial accounting and reporting functions for the agency. Compensation includes a competitive benefits package including CalPERS pension; the current salary of $69,654 - $84,665 is under review. The recruitment closes July 1. Please see more information here, and don’t be confused by the West Sacramento header; they are helping with the recruitment as Yolo County public agencies are members of YCPARMIA, and we all help each other in the Yolo Way.
  • Yolo Works is hosting a virtual job fair on June 30 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more information, please call (530) 666-2641 or visit yoloworks.com.
  • Tell your students, Winters restaurants and businesses are hiring. Some are offering signing bonuses, flexible schedules and more. Have them reach out to their favorite stores and restaurants. They can help expand businesses while earning money and building resumes!

Don’t Miss Out!

  • The Garage Sale of the Rich and Famous is Saturday, June 19, which brings lots of people to town for great deals and hidden treasures. What a great time to clean out the garage and the closet. Let Bruce Guelden know at (530) 795-4919 if you plan on participating.
  • Mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 29. The developer for the Farmstead project on the North side of Grant across from E. Main will hold an evening Zoom workshop to present their concept for housing, park, and commercial space. Stay tuned for more information.

 Did You Know?

  • The pool opened for evening lap swim this week. More information is available at http://www.cityofwinters.org/swim-schedule/. Lane capacity has doubled. You must reserve a space and then can pay at the gate or use one of the new passes. Passes are also available at City Hall.

We are finalizing plans for the Winters Swim Team and swim lessons, which we hope to announce early next week through an eBlast. Once those programs are folded into the schedule and lifeguard certifications are completed, we’ll add in open recreation swim. Please note there will be changes to the open swim so that children 12 and under are accompanied by a sibling 16+ or an adult for safety reasons.

 

Upcoming Council Meeting

The City Council adopted the FY 21-22 budget Tuesday night, which should be posted to our website next week. The budget is now formatted in a new platform (OpenGov) for easy navigation and drill down. We are no longer producing a budget “book” as all the same information will be available and more accessible in this new electronic format.

The next Council meeting is June 15.

Woot Woot!

This week’s staff Woot! Woot! goes to Diana Tafolla for working so hard to organize our pool offerings this year, along with several new aquatic professional partners, Joedy Michael and Ricky Silva, and our new and returning pool staff. Together the team is pulling together new programs with best practices and swimmer safety in mind. While this year has been a transitional one in so many ways, we are very excited to begin to bring recreational programs and special events back.

And another Woot! Woot! goes out to the Winters community, and all the donors who generously donated to support so many hard working local nonprofits that support our community members. 98 Yolo nonprofits raised $1.5 million!!! A 15% increase from 2020 and a 75% increase from 2019. This last year was devastating to so many, and the generosity that sprang forth to help was tremendous. So hats off to you all.


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COVID-19: FREE Vaccinations – week of 06/01/2021

FREE COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics June 1-6, 2021 - No appointments necessary (pdf)

Youth Vaccine Forum, Thurs., June 3, 2021 - 6pm (pdf)

HHSA Bauer Building, Woodland Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic, Thurs., 06/03/2021, 5-7pm (pdf)

Clarksburg Community Church FREE COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic - No appointment needed - Fri., 06/04/2021, 5-7pm (pdf)

June 3, 2021 | 5 - 7 PM
HHSA Bauer Building
137 N. Cottonwood Street
Woodland, CA 95695
- Drive thru
- Pfizer & Johnson & Johnson

June 4, 2021 | 12 - 6 PM
Woodland High School
21 N West Street
Woodland, CA 95695
- Only for Woodland Joint
Unified students and family
- Pfizer only

June 4, 2021 | 5 PM - 7 PM
Clarksburg Community Church
52910 Netherlands AvenueClarksburg, CA 95612
- Pfizer & Johnson & Johnson

June 5, 2021 | 10 AM - 12PM
Esparto Elementary
17120 Omega Street
Esparto CA 95627
- Johnson & Johnson

NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY AT ANY OF THESE PLACES!
For more vaccine options, visit:
myturn.ca.gov
or call toll-free: 1-833-422-4255 for assistance.
Visit Yolo County's vaccine website at:
www.yolocounty.org/coronavirus-vaccine


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2021 Swim Season

photo cred: Bobbie Greenwood Community Swim Center Facebook page

City of Winters Lap Swim

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP (external site)

Lap Swim Protocol:

  1. Swimmers MUST pre-register for their 1-hour slot to swim each day. Swimmers will be able to register for sessions as early as 2 days in advance. An online waiver will be required in order to participate in lap swim. Payment will be required at the pool during check-in. NO CASH OR CHECKS will be accepted, payment must be made with a DEBIT or CREDIT card. All swim times are available by the hour. YOU MUST BE 16 YEARS OR OLDER TO PARTICIPATE IN LAP SWIM**
    1. No un-registered swimmers will be permitted inside the pool area.
    2. Participants will be limited to one lap swim session per day.
    3. Two people are permitted to swim per lane.
    4. Participants must bring their own equipment.
    5. Restrooms will not be accessible for use as a changing room, and swimmers must come dressed and ready to swim.
    6. Swimming sessions will end 5 minutes before the end of the reserved hour in order to clear the pool area and allow for staff to clean. All swimmers must exit through the exit gate door by the bleachers.

Please review the available slots and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

**The schedule and protocol is subject to change after June 15th**

2021 Lap Swim Season: June 1st-October 31st

Monthly Pass: $50             Daily Pass: $5         10 Visit Punch Card: $40

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP (external site)

 


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Vax for the Win!

VAX FOR THE WIN
California’s $116.5M Vaccine Incentive Program – the Biggest in the Nation – to Boost Vaccinations and Help Safely Reopen the Economy on June 15

● $15M grand cash prize split between 10 vaccinated Californians
● $50,000 Fridays cash prizes for 30 vaccinated Californians
● $100M in $50 cards for the next 2M new fully vaccinated Californians

Governor Newsom’s historic $116.5 million vaccine incentive program – the biggest in the entire country – is a multi-faceted initiative to reinforce the value of vaccination for all Californians, especially those in communities hardest hit by the pandemic, as California prepares to safely reopen the economy on June 15th. Californians who have received the vaccine are already entered for cash prizes, and those who haven’t yet should get vaccinated ASAP to receive a $50 card and a chance to win cash prizes.

$16.5M IN CASH PRIZES FOR ALL VACCINATED CALIFORNIANS
● $15 MILLION GRAND CASH PRIZES FOR 10 WINNERS: Ten winners will be selected on June 15 to win cash prizes of $1.5 million each, totaling $15 million in cash prizes. Californians with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine who are 12 years of age and older will be eligible to win. If someone under 18 wins, the cash will be put in a savings account for them until they turn 18.
● $50,000 FRIDAYS FOR 30 WINNERS: Thirty winners will be selected to win a $50,000 cash prize each, with fifteen winners selected on Friday, June 4 and fifteen winners selected on Friday, June 11 – totaling $1.5 million in cash prizes. Californians with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine who are 12 years of age and older will be eligible to win. If someone under 18 wins, the cash will be put in a savings account for them until they turn 18.

$100M INCENTIVE CARDS FOR NEWLY VACCINATED CALIFORNIANS
● $50 INCENTIVE CARDS FOR THE NEXT 2 MILLION VACCINATED CALIFORNIANS: Beginning May 27, the next two million people who begin and then complete their COVID-19 vaccination will automatically be eligible for a $50 Virtual Prepaid Card (which can be spent online, in-store where major debit cards are accepted, or added to a mobile wallet), or a $50 grocery gift card for Kroger (Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Foods Co.) or Albertsons (Safeway, Vons, Albertsons, Pavilions, Andronico’s), while supplies last.

Exclusions apply, for more information please covid19.ca.gov/vax-for-the-win


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