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From the Fire District...


The Fire District produces a wonderful newsletter each month packed with information about activities, statistics, training and general items of interest.


Check out the June 2013  edition. 


National Night Out August 6th


It'll be here before we know it! Contact Officer Ryan Woolworth to schedule your block party & take a stand against crime! 


(707) 551-0605 or email 


July 12, 2013
You know summer is in full swing once we celebrate Independence Day!  The 4th of July festivities were a huge success this year!  The City sponsored parade included over 50 entries featuring classic cars, floats, decorated vehicles and lots of fun people. Immediately following the parade, the 4th of July Committee sponsored "Showcasing our Community", a festival featuring a touching flag raising ceremony, over 30 vendors, live entertainment, children's activities and more.  The day concluded with the annual fireworks show, bigger and better than ever!  I'd like to thank  the 4th of July Committee for their hard work; Richard Peterson (chair), Sindy Biederman, Morris Curry, Beth Marcus, Jonette McNaughton, Paul Shapiro, Roddrick Sweeney, and Sherry Tennyson.  It is clearly people like you that make American Canyon so special!

On the Agenda...  


Next week, the City Council will meet at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, July 16th. A presentation will be given by the American Canyon Chamber of Commerce to present the results of a series of surveys conducted over the last several months with the business community, residents and consumers.  The surveys were a joint effort between the City and the Chamber and were designed to elicit feedback about local business resource needs as well as current City and Chamber services.


Later on the agenda City Council will consider awarding 

a construction contract for work on Napa Junction Road.  The project will include curb, gutter and sidewalks, striping and storm drain improvements along Napa Junction Road between Theresa Avenue and SR29. Work is expected to begin in August and be completed by the end of the year.

Click here to see the full agenda.


 July is "Water Smart Month" in California


Traditionally the peak outdoor water-use month throughout the state, Governor Brown has deemed July "Water Smart Month". Click here to get information on programs we offer to assist you in saving water and money, including Cash for Grass! 


 Visioning Update


What makes American Canyon unique? What do you 
want American Canyon to become in the next 5-10 years? These are among the questions we are hoping every resident answers by the end of summer! Within the next 4-6 weeks city staff will be out in the community speaking to groups, clubs, churches, etc. explaining the Community Visioning process and getting input. For information please visit or call Deanna Parness at 647-5305.
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Office Location: 100 Benton Way
(707) 648-7275

Philip West Memorial Water Carnival 



12 & under$2.00$3.00
13 & up$3.00$4.00
Join in on the fun and excitement! The Water Carnival is on Saturday, July 20 from 1-4 PM. Test your cannonball skills, race lifeguards, and challenge your water skills.  

Free hot dogs & beverages will be available to participants.  Enjoy an afternoon of games, challenges, prizes, and fun in the sun. 
All ages are welcome! 

Next Level Basketball Camp  


Ages:7-9 & 10-13
Dates:July 15-19 1:30-4:00 PM
Fees:$65 resident

$80 non-resident

Summer is here and once again, the kids were 

out in force working hard on improving their 

game at the "Next Level Basketball Camp".  

Coach Andrew Phillips and staff trained kids 

in the fundamentals of ball-handling, shooting 

and defense, while making it a fun experience 

for everyone.  Session II of is coming up, get registered now!


Canyon & Kinder Kids Camps 


Canyon Kids is a seven-week long summer camp offered to children in grades 1-8 (camp hours are 8 AM - 5 PM). Campers are offered fun age-appropriate games, arts and crafts and other great activities including a weekly field trip and swimming.  Kinder Kids (camp hours are 8 AM to NOON) is also available for children entering kindergarten in the fall, this program offers similar games, arts & crafts and fun! (Location: Community Center Gym - 100 Benton Way) 


Weekly Camp Fees
Canyon Kids $80$120
Kinder Kids $50$55
 Check out the upcoming weekly  camp themes:
 July 15-19 "Under the Sea"

 July 22-26 "Fitness Fun"



Upcoming Teen Bowling Trip

Calling all middle school students (grades 6-8)! Join us for our upcoming teen trip to Pinole Valley Lanes in Pinole on Friday, July 19.  Participants will be picked up at the Community Center Gym at 11 AM and return at 3 PM.  Sign up at the Parks and Recreation office, $15 (includes transportation and bowling). 

 Movies in the Park - Now Playing! 
The Pirates
The Pirates! 
Band of Misfits
July 12
July 19


Come enjoy this great FREE family activity and don't forget to stop by one of the nearby businesses for movie treats, or perhaps dinner before your movie! 


Movies in the Park is offered Friday nights from June 7 - July 26 at Main Street Park (5050 Main Street). Movies begin at dusk. If planning to attend you're encouraged to bring folding chairs, jackets and blankets. 


All children must be supervised by an adult. Glass bottles & alcoholic beverages are not permitted.   


 Public Works Updates


Broadway Lane Closures to Begin July 17


The contractor for the Broadway South Improvement Project, Ghilotti Construction, is scheduled to begin widening the roadway between Ventana Drive and Mini Drive on Wednesday, July 17.  Work will begin at the southern end of Broadway and will require varying lane closures.  Please drive carefully and watch for flaggers during construction hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


When the southern widening work is completed, crews will move north to the area between Ventana Drive and Las Casitas Mobile Home Park, where they will widen the road, remove existing asphalt, and apply a pavement overlay.  They will also be working around the culverts at American Canyon Creek.  The paving operation is expected to continue through August. 


The street will be open to two-way traffic at night, but the roadway surface will be 

rough and reduced speeds are advised.  For information or to report problems, call 

Public Works at 647-4558.


Night Work Scheduled for Green Island Emergency Access Project


The contractor for the Green Island Emergency Access Project has scheduled night work on Tuesday, July 16, to wrap up construction of an asphalt concrete lane in the median between the north and southbound lanes on Highway 29 at Green Island/Paoli Loop Road.  This City project was funded by the American Canyon Fire Protection District to allow quicker response by fire, police and ambulance units in the event of 

an emergency.      

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