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Green Island Water Conservation News! 

 

A very interesting thing happened this week in the world of water conservation.   A six tenant office complex on Hanna Court in our Green Island Industrial Area officially turned on the spigots to the "purple pipes".  You probably know that whenever you see a purple pipe around town it denotes recycled water.  What makes this project unique is that the office suites are using recycled water for internal use, not just landscaping.  Potable water will only be used in drinking fountains, coffee makers, dishwashers and sinks.  This project will save approximately 2 million gallons of potable water annually!

 

 

Hunger in America

 

 
   
October 24th is National Food Day. Food Day is a celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.  The Napa Local Food Advisory Council will be recognizing Food Day with a presentation of a  film titled:
  
A Place at the Table
  
On Tuesday, October 22nd at 7:00 PM, this film will be shown at American Canyon City Hall located at 4381 Broadway.  The film is about hunger in America and our Advisory Council feels that if we all work together we can make a difference in the lives of our fellow American Canyon citizens.    Visit www.Foodday.org for more information. 
 
Admission is FREE! Spread the Word!

 

 

"Moon"

 

A local artist, Gary Stutler, has donated an incredible peice of art to the City of American Canyon.  The painting depicts the area we all refer to as "the ruins" lit only by the moon.  We will be holding an unveiling reception at City Hall on Wednesday, October 30th at 6:30 PM.  You are invited!  For more information please contact Deanna Parness at 647-5305.

 

 

Help the Scholarship Program!

Sponsor a Booth at the Halloween Extravaganza!

 

You can join the fun and help someone in need at the same time!  For $25 you or your group can oversee a fun game and give out prizes at our  Halloween event.  We will provide everything you need, you just need to sigh up and show up!  Please contact Roddrick Sweeney at 647-4566 for more information. 

October 11, 2013
Greetings!   
 

I hear from many people with questions, suggestions and ideas for making our parks and recreation programs as great as they can be.  Are you one of them?  Want to be a part of making it happen?  Here's your chance!  The City needs to fill one position on the Parks and Community Services Commission for a term that runs through December 2014.  Candidates with general knowledge of, and interest in, park improvement, open space management, facility maintenance, recreation programming, and community services should consider this position.  The Commission meets on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM.  Click here to learn a little more about the commission, and who the other members are.   

 

Want to know what the Measure A Flood Control tax money is spent on?  The City is also looking for a representative to serve on the County-wide Measure A Oversight Committee.  This committee is responsible for reviewing and informing the public about expenditures of proceeds from the Measure A Flood Protection Sales Tax proceeds.  Interested applicants need to have a strong understanding of the type and nature of expenditures associated with a public flood control project and be able to review budgetary documents with a particular emphasis on capital expenditures.  This committee meets quarterly in Napa.  Look here for more info about this committee.

 

Interested?  Call Rebekah Barr, City Clerk, at 647-4352 or click here for an application for either position. Government works best when everyone gets involved!

 

Dana

On The Agenda....

Our next City Council Meeting is Tuesday, October 15th at 6:30 PM. Included on the agenda this week will be a workshop to discuss the City's Sign Ordinance.  The City and the Chamber of Commerce often have requests for signage information and regulations.  Recently a new brochure was published to outline, in simple terms, what is allowed based on the Municipal Code.  The reasons for signage regulations, some constraints we face implementing the sign ordinance and how we might proceed to improve our sign enforcement process will be discussed.  If this subject interests you, please come to the meeting and share your views.  The full agenda lists all items that will be considered for action by the City Council at this meeting.

 

 
ACPD

Public Safety News

 

A Message from the Police Chief 

Dogs are great companions and many consider them to be "man's best friend". Though most dogs are friendly, leash laws exist for a reason. Not everyone is comfortable around dogs, and dog owners must anticipate this and be respectful. Only let your dog approach a stranger if that person asks. The same rule applies to strangers walking their own dogs. If you see another dog and owner approaching, ask first ("Can they say hi?") and honor the other's response. Don't shrug off their objection because "he's such a nice dog": if he or she doesn't want your dog to approach, no more explanation is necessary.

 

Please remember - All dogs must be leashed when on land or facilities owned, managed, controlled or operated as a city park, playground, par course or other recreational area and facility, except in designated voice control areas. Dogs must be under "effective voice control" defined as a person's dog responds immediately to single commands in a trained and obedient manner.

 

It is unlawful for any person who owns, harbors or keeps, or who has possession, charge, care, custody or control of any dog over the age of four months in the county to permit the dog to run at large upon any public street, highway or other place, or to permit such dog to run upon the property of another without the consent of the property owner.

 

New Officers!

ACPD has 2 new Officers!!! Officer Adam Lacount is a 9 year veteran whose latest assignment was at the Sheriff's Department Lake Berryessa substation. Officer Chet Schneider returned to us after serving a number of years in the Napa Special Investigations Bureau. They replace Officer Mark Warrington and Officer Jose Tijero who have been assigned to specialty assignments at the Sheriff's Office.


 

 
Adam Lacount
Chet Schneider

 

Fire Protection District Monthly Newsletter

Each month the Fire Chief publishes a newsletter detailing current activities in the department. This month includes information about Blake Lawson, the new Assistant Fire Chief, information about notable calls within the last month, pictures from the 911 ceremony and the Open House and a bunch of statistics. Check it out by clicking HERE!

 

 

 

 Public Works Project Updates... 

 

  • Pavement Rejuvenation Project Begins Next Week

    The pavement rejuvenation project is scheduled to begin October 15 and will take about two weeks. Graham Contractors will be applying an asphalt emulsion seal coat that will rejuvenate and extend the service life of streets that are in good condition and can benefit from preventive maintenance. Notices to residents are going out today, and signs will be posted 72 hours in advance of work on a particular street. Click here to find out when work is scheduled for each street.

     

    No vehicles will be allowed on the street during application of the seal, and drivers are cautioned not to drive on the fresh preservative until streets are re-opened. Please watch for "No Parking" signs and avoid the construction area as much as possible. Crews will be working from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

  • Lena & Stetson Paving Project Starts October 15 Re-paving of Lena Drive and Stetson Drive will kick off with replacement of concrete on Tuesday, October 15, followed by grinding of the existing asphalt on October 21 and an application of new asphalt on the following two days. Crews will work first on Lena and then on Stetson. They will also re-pave the half-block of Danrose Drive between Marla Drive and the American Canyon/Vallejo city limits. Construction hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Residents will receive reminders at their door. If you have questions, call Public Works at 647-4550.

  • Status Update on Capital Improvement Projects Click here to check the status of capital improvement projects we're working on this fiscal year. The total budget for this year's CIP projects is $5.3 million.

 

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

Pool Maintenance Schedule  

The colder weather is right around the corner and we are getting the pool ready for Winter.  The pool dome is scheduled to be installed on Tuesday, October 22nd! (Date subject to change due to weather or unforeseen issues).  The pool is also scheduled to be closed on Wednesday, October 30th for maintenance.  Updates will be posted at the pool, the Rec Office and on our website. 

 

Coming Up! 

 


Sunday, October 13

3:00 - 6:00 PM

Main Street Park

5050 Main Street
Napa Junction
Hwy 29/Eucalyptus

 

Latino Heritage Month Celebration!
Friday, Oct. 18th 
6:00 PM

Parking lot at Wetlands

Edge Trail Head 

The Wetlands Walks:

Sunset/Moonrise Hike

 

Friday, Oct. 25th

7:00 - 10:00 PM

Community Center Gym

Benton Way
 

Teen Dance

Middle School Age

$5 & student ID card required

 

Saturday, Oct. 26th

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Community Center Gym

Benton Way

Halloween Extravaganza!

All Ages - Family Friendly Fun 

FREE! Yes, we said FREE!

 

Registration Dates:

Residents:10/7-11/22

Non-Residents:11/4-22

Practices Begin - Dec 9

Games Begin - Jan 4

Junior Warriors Youth Winter

Basketball League *

Ages 8 - 17 (as of 4/1/2014)




 

 Calling all Coaches*

 

Parents, we need you!  Did you play basketball growing up or still do?  The Junior Warriors Youth Basketball League will not be successful without the help of our parents.  To help your child and other children have a positive experience parents are encouraged to volunteer as coaches.  To sign up, please contact Program Coordinator Alana Behn at 707-647-4572.

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