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Fire District News

 

Click here for the latest updates from the American Canyon Fire District.

 

   

New State Law Requires Plumbing Upgrades 

 

Recent legislation (SB407) requires that older plumbing fixtures be replaced with water-conserving fixtures when a property is undergoing additions, alterations or improvements, even in some cases when the improvement isn't related to the older fixtures.  The law only applies to properties built before January 1, 1994.  See all requirements HERE

 

County Health Official Flu Warning

 

Napa County is seeing a rapid increase in flu, including several cases requiring admission to the hospital. It is not too late to get a vaccine which is readily available this year.

 

Check the Public Health website for more information and locations of vaccination clinics.  Make sure you and your family W.H.A.C.K. the flu:

 

Wash your hands often

 

Home is where you stay when sick

 

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

 

Cover your coughs and sneezes

 

Keep your distance from people who are coughing and sneezing

 

January 17, 2014
  

Most of you will know by now that the City hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for our recent improvements to South Broadway, just south of Veterans Park.  The street was widened, new sidewalks and curbs installed, and a bridge over the creek was built.  Most notably, the project includes half a mile of new bike trail.  During the visioning process this year, we heard loud and clear that outdoor trails and parks - just like this project at Veterans Park - are important to you and in 2014 we have plans for even more.  The two bocce courts will open this spring, the Newell Open Space preserve will be accessible by June, and the Parks and Recreation department is gearing up for more wetlands related programming this year - starting with bird walks on February 15th and 16th!  So buy yourself a new pair of walking shoes...2014 will be the year to enjoy the outdoors.

Dana  

 

Watson Ranch/Town Center Development Proposed

 

Developer and property owner American Canyon 1, LLC recently provided the City with a preliminary draft of the Watson Ranch Specific Plan for the northeastern area of town also known as the Town Center.  The Draft Specific Plan covers approximately 304 acres and is situated east of the Southern Pacific Rail line, north of the Vintage Ranch neighborhoods, and west of the future extension of Newell Drive. 

 

The Draft Specific Plan proposes a mix of housing types (from single-family homes to townhomes and apartments), an elementary school, public parks, commercial uses, and a hotel. The Napa Valley Ruins and Gardens area (former Portland Cement Company ruins) is envisioned as a gathering place for residents and visitors and may include a farmer's market, winery, restaurants, and a venue for outdoor entertainment. Additionally, a 200-room hotel is proposed for the ruins area.  The complete initial draft of the proposal and other Watson Ranch information is available HERE.  The full press release is available HERE.  

 

Approval of the project will require an Environmental Impact Report, with studies of traffic, water and wastewater systems.  There will be numerous public meetings and substantial outreach in the community.  To insure you stay informed, add your email address to the mailing list by contacting Taresa Murphy.  Much more to follow in the coming months.

 

On the Agenda.... 

 

The next City Council Meeting is Tuesday, January 21st at 6:30 PM.  The agenda for this meeting is very full, and several of the items are quite interesting!  The complete meeting agenda is available HERE.  The City Council will hear a presentation about public art programs and honor the Chamber of Commerce for 20 years of service to the community.  Additionally, and very importantly, the Council will hear a presentation from staff regarding our water needs and supply for the coming year and what conservation efforts may be necessary.   

 

Finally, as we wrap up the community-wide visioning process, the City Council will be asked to weigh in on the draft Vision Statement.  Preliminary adoption of the statement will allow City staff to move ahead with the related Strategic Plan.  What do you think? 

 

AMERICAN CANYON VISION STATEMENT

HOME to an engaged, diverse community

DESTINATION for outdoor recreation and natural beauty

HUB of opportunity and economic vitality

 

 

Napa Junction Pedestrian Improvement Project Underway

 

Hess Construction began work today on the Napa Junction Pedestrian Improvement Project by removing existing storm drains, sidewalk, and curb and gutter to make way for new improvements on the south side of Napa Junction Road between Theresa Avenue and Highway 29.  Crews will be working from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays.  There will be no lane closures while work is in progress, but two-way traffic controls will occasionally be required.  The City is working with Napa Junction School to minimize traffic impacts during morning drop off and afternoon pick up.  The project should be completed by March. 

 

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

 

Program and Event Highlights

 

Keep yourself and the kids socially engaged and active while having fun!  Register now and try something new.

 

We have some great afterschool opportunities for middle school kids.  We are bringing back Introduction to Painting, which was well attended in the summer and offered by our own Valerie Guerrero.  Even though the Superbowl will have just ended, middle schoolers can keep up their football fix by enrolling in our After School Teen Boys Flag Football.

 

It is not too late to get ready for the AHI Summer Recreation Swim Team.  We are offering two great pre-season swim classes to get swimmers ready for the swim season.  Sharks is a swim team preparation program teaching stroke development, conditioning and basics necessary to swim on a recreational swim team. Orcas is designed for kids who have already been through a season of swim team and are in need of getting back in "swim shape" and looking to improve their strokes.  

  

 

Activity

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Activity Date/Time

Cost

 

Great Backyard Bird Count Event hosted by the Napa 

Solano Audubon Society 

(Wetlands Edge 

Viewing Area)

 

 

All

 

N/A

 

Sat., Feb.15 & Sun., Feb. 16

 

FREE!

Mini Youth Sports - T-Ball 

 4-7

Jan. 27

Sundays, 

Feb. 2-23

12:30-1:20 PM

$35/res

$40/non-resident

 

 Spring Slow Pitch Co-Ed Softball League

  

 

 18 +

 

Feb. 17 

 

Sundays

12 -1:15 PM

2:30-3:45 PM 

 

$400 per team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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