City Manager’s Update (pdf)
November 4, 2022
Greetings, all. Last weekend’s Harvest Festival was outstanding by all accounts! Thank you, downtown Winters, the track boosters, and everyone involved in a phenomenal weekend. Don’t forget the Salmon Festival tomorrow beginning at 11 a.m. in Rotary Park. And if you were lucky enough to get tickets, the shrimp feed at the Fire Department is tomorrow evening.
Speaking of salmon, catching salmon during spawning is not allowed under State regulations. Let’s let them procreate in the creek and admire them without harm. Want to learn more about our salmon, click here.
Don’t Miss Out!
- DON’T FORGET TO VOTE! Tuesday, November 8 is election day. You may vote in person at the Public Safety Facility EOC training room from Saturday, November 5th through the 7th: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Tuesday, November 8th: 7:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. Polls close at 8 p.m. You may drop off your ballot at the Public Safety Facility or at Lorenzo’s Market from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. through the 7th or until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. More information is here.
- Yolo County has 30 days to certify the election, which includes counting electronic, mail in or drop off ballots. To monitor local election results, please visit https://www.yoloelections.org/election-returns/returns#winters. There is also a tab for each agency from local to federal.
- The City Council will certify the local election results on the same evening as the Council reorganization, which is tentatively scheduled for December 13 at a special meeting, subject to Council approval.
- This is the final weekend to visit the Winters History Museum’s Remembering Monticello exhibit. It’s an excellent one so if you haven’t seen it already, please swing by the museum at 13 Russell Street, Thursday – Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m. Love history? They need more docents…The next exhibit will highlight sports. If you have any historic memorabilia or a good story to share, please reach out to Gloria Lopez or Tom Crisp.
- Yolo County is hosting a free tire recycling event at the Clarksburg Corporation Yard at 51230 Clarksburg Road. Residents may bring in up to 9 tires free of charge. More info is here.
- The City Council introduced a new ordinance to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, in the City. Final adoption is scheduled for the December 6.
- Saturday work has been approved for the Walnut 10 contractor to finish work before next week’s rains.
- Did you know about the Big Blue Barn thrift store at the Yolo central landfill? The barn is open the third weekend of every month, 50% off on Saturdays. 44090 County Road 28H, Woodland. Where my mom is from, it’s called the Dumptique. Complete a survey about County recycling services and your information will be entered into a drawing for $30 in free disposal.
- On November 1st, Chief Miller introduced our two trauma and grief support volunteers (TAGS). This important program provides next of kin notification and emergency psychological response services.They provide critical support to families who have experienced an unexpected loss. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Police Department at (530) 795-2261. And thank you to our volunteers.
- Holiday drives are getting into full swing to support families in need and seniors this Thanksgiving and holiday season. There are multiple ways to contribute with time, goods, and donations. Before donating funds, please make sure you check for non-profit status through the CA Department of Justice here and the IRS here. To promote your charitable drive, please email email@example.com.
- The Special Education Department of Winters Joint Unified School District will be hosting Parent Training Nights on a variety of Special Education topics. During each of these sessions, dinner and childcarewill be provided for children three years of age and older to facilitate your ability to participate. These training sessions will be held at Shirley Rominger Intermediate School. These sessions will be presented in both English and Spanish and materials will be in both languages. Click here to find a list of the training dates along with the topics to be presented at each of these sessions.
Upcoming Council Meeting
The next meeting is November 15. Tentatively scheduled items include a recreation contract for a youth basketball league, street closures related to Tractor Parade weekend (12/2 & 3), and the extension of the NeighborWorks self-help housing tentative subdivision map. We will also request that the Council schedule a special meeting on December 13 to seat the new City Council and cancel the regularly scheduled meeting for December 20.
Congratulations to our WHS Ag Sales Team who competed at the National FFA convention. As a team they placed Silver in their competition, which put them in the middle of the pack of 37 teams. One team member, Allison Aguiar, placed first in the country in the individual competition! Amazing job by all these students. Way to represent Winters and California!