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06/18/2021 City Manager’s Update

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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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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.

To join this meeting via Zoom:
Join Zoom Meeting
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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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Youth Vaccine Forum June 3, 2021!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Thursday June 3 at 6pm the Yolo County Office of Education and Public Health are co-hosting an online webinar/forum for youth vaccines! The event is targeting students 12+ as well as their families countywide. Dr. Sisson will present on a review of Yolo County’s progress so far vaccinating residents, especially those 12+, how the Pfizer vaccine works, benefits of being vaccinated, side effects, and address some common myths. There will be a Q&A session following the presentation.

The event is entirely online and will be in English and Spanish. The flyers are attached! To join, go to the Yolo County Office of Education Facebook at: facebook.com/YoloCOE or on zoom at: http://bit.ly/YCOEYouthWebinar. The zoom has limited spots available, so it would be best for people to join on Facebook.

We are also excited to share that yesterday the State of California announced Vax for the Win (pdf), an incentive reward program. People vaccinated at Yolo County clinics will be eligible for the program.


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05/28/2021 City Manager’s Update

City Manager’s Update (pdf) 
May 28, 2021

Greetings, all. On this eve of Memorial Day weekend, I would like to recognize all the people who serve, and have served, our country and our communities. Our deepest respect to the families and friends of those who made the ultimate sacrifice so we may enjoy the freedoms and liberties they helped protect. May they live forever in our hearts. Semper Fi.

COVID-19

We remain in the Orange Tier because one of our metrics trended upwards last week, so the earliest we can leave Orange is June 6, remembering that the Governor has announced the tiers will be gone as of June 15.….

    The County’s vaccination clinics are regularly posted on the County’s website here. Or visit https://myturn.ca.gov/ , a national pharmacy chain location, or your medical provider network. Fully vaccinated people won’t need to wear masks in public after June 15. If that isn’t an incentive, according to the news, you might win a million dollars or some other prize!

Please Note:

   LAP SWIM WILL OPEN TUESDAY, JUNE 1!! Woot! Woot!  We are so excited to be able to take this initial step. To manage occupancy, all lap swimmers must reserve their time slot online, link here. Payment will be taken at the pool entrance (credit / debit cards only or a pass). We have doubled the number of people per lane. While school is in session (until June 10) lap swim will be in the evenings. All information is on the page linked above.

   We are onboarding lifeguards and a new pool manager, many of whom need to renew or obtain lifeguard certifications. Once that work is done, we will be able to phase in the swim team (June 21), swim lessons and open recreational swim time. We appreciate everyone’s patience during this process and look forward to seeing you on the deck. We’ll have more updates each week.

 In the whoops category, please note that there will be no water feature in the new park under construction in the Winters Highland subdivision. It was removed from the design because of cost.

   The City’s draft Housing Element has been released. Documents are available at the library and at the Community Development Counter at City Hall. It is also available electronically on the City’s website here. The draft will be open for public comment until June 30th. Any questions or comments can be submitted in writing via email to maguire@cityofwinters.org or contact Dan at (530) 794-6718.

Don’t Miss Out!

This week’s section includes inspirational programming that will feed the heart, soul and mind…

   2021’s annual Juneteenth Celebration, themed “Still WE Rise,” goes virtual on Sunday, June 6 from 1:15-3:30 p.m. at: https://tinyurl.com/yolojuneteenth2021. This family friendly event will be recorded in Davis on DCTV and will feature a variety of entertainment and educational presentations by people from around the region. This year’s theme was selected by Juneteenth organizers to inspire community members to think critically about the world they live in and that they can make a difference. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, does not coincide with the implementation of the Emancipation Proclamation in January 1863, but instead the day when the Proclamation was finally enforced in Texas, June 19, 1865, finally freeing the population of enslaved African Americans in that state.

   Join Yolo County Library’s virtual Summer Reading Program (SRP), themed Reading Colors Your World, from June 1 - August 14. Children, teens and adults can join by logging reading hours, earning prizes, and participating in special virtual programs and activities that will get everyone looking at the bright-colored world with new eyes.

All participants who register for the SRP at: https://yolocountylibrary.org/summer/ will receive a free book and themed activity bag and everyone who completes their summer reading challenge by earning 1,000 points will receive a free book and prize, plus an entry into a final drawing for additional prizes. In addition, adults who complete the SRP challenge can choose to have up to $10.00 in late fees that accrued before April 1, 2021 removed from their account in place of their finisher prize.

   The spirit of community collaboration and mutual aid thrives in Winters, as it does throughout the County. Taking care of each other, and understanding our interconnectedness makes Yolo County a special place to live and work. Please see the Palladium Group article here about the County, community-based groups, farmers and volunteers who came together to vaccinate the ag worker population.

Upcoming Council Meeting

We have a Council meeting on Tuesday, June 1, beginning at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. The agenda packet is linked here. There are a number of items on the consent calendar.  Under discussion staff will provide an update on potential funding for pedestrian and bicycle improvements to the I-505 overcrossing and Council will consider adopting next fiscal year’s operating budgets.

Woot Woot!

Friday, May 29, is Chaplain Robert Duvall and K9 Kepi’s last day as a volunteers with the Winters Police Department. Robert served nine years as a Chaplain and six years with K9 Kepi as the Winters Public Safety Crisis Intervention Team, the first such team sponsored by a law enforcement agency in the United States. Kepi’s special skill is to detect PTSD and people in extreme distress. Robert brought his passion for community service and the welfare of first responders across the State as an emergency responder at disaster sites and major fires. He was much appreciated by the Winters Police Department, Winters Fire Department, and our neighboring agencies, not to mention the 100’s of firefighters he met on the fire lines. Robert and Kepi will be recognized by the City Council at the July 20 Council meeting. Thank you, Robert and Kepi, for your service.

   Congratulations to all the graduates of the Solano Community College Fire Academy as they graduate Friday evening! We were happy to host the academy at the Public Safety Facility. Please join us in wishing all the graduates the very best as they launch their careers in public service. And a special congratulations to Aaron Mendoza, a current volunteer and son of Winters Fire Captain Art Mendoza and his wife Mary Lou who works as an accountant for the City of Winters. Public service runs strong in the Mendoza family!


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06/01/2021 City Council Meeting

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:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87015853224?pwd=a203eHloY2gwYXZHSUJDTlkrM2w0UT09

Meeting ID: 870 1585 3224
Passcode: 824850

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

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


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Public Review Draft Housing Element

Public Review Draft Housing Element (pdf)

A copy of the Public Review Draft Housing Element is also available for review at: Winters City Hall, Community Development Department, 318 First Street, Winters and is also available at Winters Branch of the Yolo County Library, 708 Railroad Avenue, Winters.

Any questions or comments can be submitted in writing to the City at 318 First Street, Winters CA 95694, Attention Dan Maguire – Housing Manager; or via email to daniel.maguire@cityofwinters.org.  Dan Maguire can also be contacted via telephone at (530) 794-6718.

Housing Element Update webpage (link)


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NOTICE INVITING SEALED BIDS – 20-21 STREET REHABILITATION PROJECT NO. 21-21

 


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County-Run Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics The Week of 05/24/21

See below for flyers for the County-run clinics happening this week. This info is also available on the County’s vaccine page at: https://www.yolocounty.org/coronavirus-vaccine.

Some info about each clinic:

 

 

 


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