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Planning Commissioner Vacancy


The resignation of Planning Commissioner Katharine Bourassa has left a vacancy on the Commission.  The term will run from September 2013 to December 31, 2014.  To serve on the Planning Commission, applicants should have some knowledge of land use planning, zoning, economic development and community issues in the City of American Canyon.  The Commission meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM.


Interested?  Please call City Clerk, Rebekah Barr at 707-647-4352 or click HERE to download the application.



Pavement Rejuvenating Project Update


The City's plans to apply a rejuvenating seal of most city streets has hit a small snag with the low bidder withdrew his offer.  We are talking with another bidder now, and expect this project to be back on track shortly.  



Loan Program Approved for Replacement of Private Sewer Laterals


On August 20th the City Council approved a Sewer Lateral Rehab Assistance Program to encourage property owners to repair or replace privately-owned sewer pipelines (building laterals). Click HERE for all the details.



Health Care Reform in Napa County


The County of Napa Health & Human Services Agency will be coordinating workshops about the new Affordable Health Care Act and how it will affect us.  


A workshop in American Canyon will be held on September 10th, 4 -6 PM, at the American Canyon Library. For more information please click HERE.


August 30, 2013


Sue Casey

I am happy to welcome a couple new members to our team here at City Hall.  In August our new Administrative Services Director, Sue Casey, joined us.  Sue comes to the City of American Canyon with considerable financial and administrative experience in both the public and private sectors.  Sue is responsible for our finance, human resources, and information technology functions, and will focus on improving both customer service and operational efficiency. 


Pankte Pankti Clerk is our new Economic Development Manager.  The Economic Development (ED) Manager position was recently created by the Council to reflect their priorities for economic development and attracting and retaining businesses.  She will be working on a wide array of economic development efforts and activities, including development of the City's first ED Strategic Plan.  Pankti brings more than 15 years of professional experience in both the public and private sector and I am very happy to have her on board.


Please stop by City Hall and welcome Sue and Pankti!



On The Agenda....


The September 3rd City Council Meeting is a little unique.  Our regular meeting will start at 6 instead of 6:30 PM.  After the business of the City Council is done the meeting will adjourn to the Public Safety Building at 911 Donaldson Way for a badge pinning ceremony to celebrate the promotion of Blake Lawson to Assistant Fire Chief.  The ceremony will take place between 7 and 7:30 PM.  Captain Lawson has been with the District since 1999 and will be a valuable addition to the management team. 


At the regular Council Meeting the City Council will consider helping to fund a renovation project of the Boys and Girls Club.  Their site is currently an older model portable building and it has become insufficient in size and condition to handle the increased use of the programs and services offered.  For more information about this request and the rest of September 3rd's meeting, please click HERE.


Community Visioning - Still time to voice your opinions!


Please spend a few minutes to complete this SURVEY!  It is a very important piece of our ongoing Community Visioning Process - I promise it will take less than 5 minutes!  Once all the input from all the community outreach accomplished in July and August is tallied, the City Council will hold a public workshop to begin crafting the Community Vision Statement.  This meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 8th at 6:30 PM and everyone is encouraged to attend. Know anyone that would prefer to complete a paper survey? please call Deanna Parness at 647-5305.


Update on "No Parking" Signs at American Canyon Road and Highway 29


To address the problem of big-rigs parking overnight at the northeast corner of American Canyon Road and State Route 29, we have submitted an encroachment permit application to Caltrans for installation of "No Parking" signs.  We have asked Caltrans to fast-track the application, but the entire process normally takes several weeks.  We appreciate your patience.    

Broadway Improvement Project in Final Stages


Paving on Broadway from American Canyon Road south to the city limits wrapped up this week, and this section of historic US Highway 40 is looking much better!  We appreciate everyone's patience and cooperation during construction, and we hope you're as pleased as we are that this important project is nearing completion.  Ghilotti Construction expects to finish up with striping and final touches to the landscape and irrigation system by the end of September.  

Parks & Recreation News
contact us at (707) 648-7275

The Wetlands Walks 

What Chemicals are in the Water?  Pam Konoval, Environmental Specialist, for the City of American Canyon, will teach us how water is sampled and what the risks are (or aren't).


Where:First pond on the Napa River Bay Trail
(Parking: Wetlands Edge Trail Head)
Saturday, September 14th
Time:9:30 - 11:00 AM


Art and Cooking

Are your middle school students looking for something to do between school and homework? Two of our new and popular summer classes are continuing this fall!   How about an "Introduction to Art Class"? This class begins on Sept. 3rd but it's not too late to sign up. The very popular "Cooking for Teens" class is kicking off the fall session on September 12th.


When Will the Middle School Dances Begin?

The first one will be held on Friday, September 13th with a "Welcome Back to School" theme. Forms can be picked up in our office and need to be completed and turned in before the first dance. 


Calling all High School Students! 

The Teens in Leadership Program will kick off on September 3rd at ACHS, Room A221.  Our own Kasama Lee will provide teens with lifelong tools and hands-on experience they can use to impact their community.  This free program will help your high school student develop their leadership "wings" as they enter adulthood.



Group swim lessons are filling up fast; but we still have plenty of room for private lessons.  We also have the new Advanced Swim Class - Orcas and the popular Kids in Motion to help your kids get their exercise. Don't forget to join us on Monday, September 2nd, Labor Day, for Open Swim between 1 and 4 PM, enjoy the warm water and soak up the sun!



The Community Services Projects Team will be starting up again! The first meeting will be Wednesday, September 11th from 1:00-2:00 PM at the Parks and Recreation Office. The group will hold elections on the first meeting and discuss fundraising opportunities, volunteer events, teen program planning, teen events, and much more. Please send your teens to this fun event and have them make a difference in American Canyon!


Next Level Basketball 

We will be having an after-school basketball clinic starting this Fall.  This opportunity is for your middle school boys and girls to enhance their basketball skills with our very own ACHS basketball coaches. They will be teaching the children the fundamentals and skills needed to succeed in basketball.  Sign up today for Next Level Basketball.

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