City Manager’s Update (pdf)
December 2, 2022
Greetings, all. It’s that time of year again! The holiday festivities begin downtown Friday at 2 p.m. and continue through Saturday evening. For more information about the holiday tree lighting and tractor parade, please see the linked information below:
There will be road closures on Main Street during the day and the Railroad & Main intersection will be closed both Friday and Saturday night. Please avoid driving through downtown unless you live there or plan on attending events.
Don’t Miss Out!
- The Fairfield Inn is OPEN FOR BUSINESS! Wow, what a long road that has been. Please help support this new business by referring family and friends who come into town.
- The Winters FFA is hosting a holiday tree sale at 401 Niemann Street, Friday until 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Local delivery is available. Help our future farmers and buy a tree!
- 2023 registration has opened for Little League, Tee Ball and Girls Softball. Registration is $135 through December 31, and then $145 from January 1 – 15. All skills and abilities welcome, born between September 2018 and August 31, 2009. Register online here.
- Please join the community for a holiday sing along with brass accompaniment on Friday, December 15, at 5 p.m. in Rotary Park at the Gazebo.
- The Winters Senior Foundation is hosting a holiday party Friday, December 15 at the Community Center beginning at 4:30 p.m. Catered dinner, live music, and no host wine bar and soft drinks. Reservations required by contacting Joe Tramontana at firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 592-2721. The cost is $35 and an unwrapped child’s gift to support the Volunteer Fire Department Gifts for Kids program.
- As you may have heard, the Police Department has begun to enforce timed parking limits downtown. Please watch for those signs and don’t overstay your welcome in a timed parking spot. There are no time limits in public parking lots adjacent to Railroad and First Street.
- Thank you to all who attended the Wednesday evening community meeting regarding the Winters 183 project north of Moody Slough / east of Road 89. About 70 people attended to hear presentations from staff and the property owners’ representatives, ask questions and share comments. Thank you for your thoughtful, respectful participation. To sign up for updates on this project, please email email@example.com and ask to be put on the Winters 183 list.
- The trifecta of influenza, COVID and RSV are rearing their ugly heads. Free COVID tests are in the vending machine at the side of City Hall. Winters Healthcare offers flu and COVID vaccination services. If you’re sick, please stay home to avoid spreading those germs.
Upcoming Council Meeting
Tuesday, December 7, will be the last business meeting of the current City Council and for the 2022 year. The packet has been posted here. Please join us on December 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m. to thank Harold Anderson, Wade Cowan, and Pierre Neu for their years of service to the community. We will also welcome onboarding councilmembers Al Vallecillo, Carol Scianna, and Richard Casavecchia.
This year’s holiday weekend activities would not have been possible without the support of Steven Restivo of Bay Area Pop Up Events and the community volunteers who continue to work hard to bring this special event to fruition. A big shout out to Emarie Van Galio and Carla Wroten for coordinating Friday evening activities, to the Winters Friends of the Library for the Holiday Family Festival on Saturday, and to all the volunteers who signed up to help, especially the PG&E employees who come every year to assist along the parade route. Yes, there have been some changes as the event has grown through the years, and yes, we will still celebrate in the rain. Yes, there will be a ton of traffic in town, especially on Saturday. And yes, we hope lots of people enjoy what is the most phenomenal parade I’ve ever seen and all the activities and shopping the group has coordinated. May you all enjoy the lights, the festivities, the food, and the fun.