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Fire District Newsletter

 

Please click here for the latest edition of the American Canyon Fire District newsletter.

   

 

Countywide Transportation Plan

 

Are you interested in representing American Canyon on the 2015 Countywide Transportation Plan Citizens Advisory Committee? This committee will meet quarterly over the next 12-15 months (time and dates TBD). For more information or to apply please visit NCTPA. 

   

 

The Third Quarter Sales Tax Update is Available Here 

 

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Save the Date! 

 

Mark your calendars for the Annual Community Yard/Garage Sale the weekend of May 30 - June 1. Stay tuned for more info in future updates on how you can register with us FREE. We will help advertise and prepare a citywide map of all sales! 

 

 

ACPD  

 

Police Department News

 

Monthly Stats for Feb.

 

K-9 

 

The Police Department has received a grant that can be used to buy and outfit a second K-9 unit.  In combination with a generous donation last year from the Luu Medical Group for K-9 expenses, this will allow us to have a dog on duty 7 evenings a week.  An existing officer will become the K-9 handler - expect to see them beginning in July 2014. 

 

Case Closed

 

You may remember last winter students were robbed while walking from school. Jericho Davis, 18 years old, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four years in prison, plus two strikes for future crimes.  

 

  

Shine the Light on New Ways to Save Energy

 

LED lights have the "wow" factor. But they're expensive. Compact fluorescents
have mercury in them. Incandescent bulbs are disappearing. And what about halogens?Questions abound about payback, light quality, and product reliability.
A free workshop will be offered on March 20th in Napa to enlighten you!

 

March 14, 2014
  

 

If you are a landscape geek like I am, you will appreciate the magic that happens when the right plants are placed in the right place and a weed patch becomes glorious.  The city is honored this coming week to be partnering with the Bay Friendly Landscape Coalition on a water-wise and bay-friendly landscape demonstration project at the Boys and Girls Club on Benton Way.  Beginning at noon on Wednesday, March 19th students in landscape design and kids from the B&G club will design and implement bay- and drought-friendly plants, mulch, drainage and irrigation.  Students include traditional landscape designers and contractors learning to be more comfortable using water-wise plant choices and techniques.  And, of course, the kids will learn, too.  Stop by now to see the "before," and then on March 19th to watch the magic!

Dana     

 

On the Agenda.... 

   

The next City Council Meeting will be Tuesday, March 18th at 6:30 PM.  The full agenda is available here.  American Canyon Police Chief, Tracey Stuart will be presenting the Napa County Sheriff's Annual Report which includes an overview of trends, successes and goals for the department.

 

Yard Sale Signs

 

With yard sale season approaching, here are some guidelines to remember if you have a yard sale.  Some are intended to help keep our community free from visual blight and safety hazards.  This is especially true regarding signs, and staff reminds you of a few key things to remember when placing your signs. 

  • One sign at the site of the sale and one street directional sign are allowed per residence.
  • Directional signs may be placed in the public right-of-way, but not in a street median.
  • Signs may not be attached to City Street or utility poles of any kind.
  • The City maintains the right to remove any signs from public property for health and safety reasons without prior notice. 

For more information, please refer to our Guide to a Successful Yard Sale.  

 

All about Water!  
 

The latest update the effects of the state-wide drought for American Canyon was presented to the City Council on March 4, 2014, you may read the presentation here or if you prefer you can watch the portion of the Council meeting by clicking here.

 

Rain Means No Need to Water Outdoors for Weeks

 

Californians are urged to shut off sprinklers and resume only when the soil dries. Recent rains across California are not enough to end the drought, but they are enough to eliminate the need to water landscaping for several weeks. Experts urge all residents, business owners, and government agencies to shut off sprinkler and irrigation systems until soils dry again. Click here for the full press release.

  

Compost & Rain Barrels 

 

Using Compost is a great way to reduce your water usage and make your garden happy.  There are eight workshops throughout Napa County offered during the next several months to help you learn how to compost, click here for more info and to register.  You can also purchase compost through Napa Recycling and Waste Services -click here to learn more. 

   
There is also a workshop coming up soon to learn how to convert a 50-gallon, food-grade plastic drum into a rain barrel to take home at this workshop. Cost is $20 and includes barrel, hardware, and tools.  The workshop will take place in Napa on Saturday, March 29th 9 AM - noon. Click here to register now. 
 

What our Staff is doing to Help...

  

City staff has been busy working to address the drought.  In addition to exploring future water supply options and finding ways to save all the water we can, our outside irrigation of parks has been discontinued except for areas hooked into recycled water. Currently included are Kimberly Park, Wetlands Edge Linear Park, Gadwall Park, Kensington Park, Northampton Park, Linwood Park and Veteran's Park. Efforts are being made to connect recycled water to the remaining parks. The only streetscapes currently being irrigated are those using recycled water. Our Wastewater Treatment Plant has made some piping modifications to allow the use of recycled water in the disinfection process. This change alone results in a monthly reduction of more than 10,000 gallons!  Our building maintenance division has conducted inspections of all city facilities fixing leaks and making minor repairs along with switching out some toilets to be more water efficient.  Our maintenance division has stopped washing vehicles weekly, this reduces their consumption by half! 

 

We have free water-conserving goodies at City Hall that you may come by and get anytime! We also have information on rebate programs we offer and other helpful hints on our water conservation page. To help spread the word about saving water, we now have door-hangers available that can be placed on the door of any home that is watering unnecessarily. If you'd like to pick some up, they are also available at City Hall for free! If you have any ideas or see anything we should be aware of please send us an email!
 
Lombard Crossing Industrial Park
 
Ground will soon break for construction of the Lombard Crossing Industrial Park. Located on 25 acres south of the railroad tracks at the end of Lombard Street, the project includes two new warehouses of about 150,000 square feet each. Depending on weather, the buildings should be ready for occupancy by year-end or early next year.

 

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

 

OUR 2014 SPRING/SUMMER SEASON IS UNDERWAY!

 

Registration has begun for Spring/Summer programming.  Get a head start on planning your summer by checking out the 2014 Spring/Summer Activities Guide.  We are now registering for Summer Camp, Spring Swim lessons running from March through May, as well as our great ongoing classes.

 

Recognition Ball  

 

The 15th Annual Community Recognition Ball will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 5:30 - 10 PM in the Community Center Gym at 100 Benton Way.

Tickets are $35 per person and are on sale now at the Parks and Recreation office until Friday, March 21st.

  

Upcoming activities:

 

Camp/Class

Ages/Grades

Register by

Activity Date/Time

Cost

 

Wetlands Walk - 

Sunset Stroll (Wetlands Edge Trailhead)

 

 

All

 

 

N/A

 

 

Fri., March 21st 6:30 PM

 

 

FREE!

 

2nd Annual Career Day

 

Business Owners

 

Fri., 

March 28th

 

Wed., April 9th

 9 AM-2:30 PM

 

$20 Booth Fee

 

Jr. Warriors Youth Summer Basketball League

 

Ages 8-17

 

April 14th

 

Monday, May 12th 

In-person registration only

 

Residents: $65

Non-Residents: $85

 

New!! Youth Tennis Lessons

 

Ages 7-10 & 11-14

 

1 Week prior to start of each session

 

Monthly Sessions starting May - Saturdays 

 4:30 -5:30 PM

 

 

$30/Month



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