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CERT Training

Community Emergency Response Training is a nationally recognized course that teaches essential emergency response skills.  This is a great opportunity to be trained to help yourself, your family and your community in a disaster. 

The course is being offered in American Canyon November 7, 8 and 9.  A flyer is attached or call Sandra at 253-4799.

Want to Save Paper?

It is free, easy and safe to stop home delivery of the Yellow Pages.  If you look information up online and that big book of paper sits on a shelf, now is the time to opt-out.

Yellow Pages Opt Out

Street Sweeping Oct-Dec
Your City Needs You!

Want Hwy 29 and the properties alongside to look nicer?  Want pedestrians and bikes to safely move around? Chances are you do! We are currently recruiting for a committee that may be able to help.   

Highway 29 Specific
Plan Stakeholder and Citizen Advisory Committee

This committee will help form the long term vision for how Highway 29 will look and function through town. The group will meet 4 - 6 times per year for approximately 2 years. For more information and an application check our website here.

Additional Parking at
the Library

A new parking lot is planned for the north side of the library.  Staff is working on final plans and construction cost estimates.  Construction is anticipated to begin in late fall, weather permitting.

October 3, 2014



Drum roll please...the bocce courts are OPENING!  On October 24th at 3 PM, come on by Veterans Park and enjoy the ceremonial opening of the Charles O. Johnson Memorial Bocce Courts.  This long awaited project is the result of significant efforts by volunteers, donors and city forces.  There are now four completed bocce courts available for play! The two major donors, Mezzetta and Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, will be providing delicious snacks and wine for the grand event.  And, of course, there will be bocce.  Lots of bocce. Come check out the new addition to our parks repertoire in American Canyon.


Public Safety Open House

Fun for the Whole Family!


Sunday, October 5th 
11 AM - 2 PM

Public Safety Building
911 Donaldson Way East 


Tour of the Public Safety Building

Meet our Local Firefighters and Police Officers

See the Police and Fire Vehicles

Ride an Antique Fire Engine


Fire Safety Information


Grant Funds Available for Earthquake Repairs

A new Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program will provide funds to assist lower income residents pay for earthquake repairs that pose a health and safety risk.  In American Canyon this program will provide up to $5,000 to fund masonry chimney repair or removal and/or with the seismic retro fitting of mobile or manufactured homes including repair of damage caused by the earthquake to mobile home foundations.  If the repairs are more costly, a deferred payment loan is available for up to $20,000 with 0.0% interest and no payback required for 30 years unless the home is sold or transferred.  

Two other programs, CalHome and HOME are also available to help lower income residents with down payment assistance and owner-occupied home rehabilitation.  Attached is a chart describing each program.  Also attached is a chart outlining the income restrictions.  Please contact the Housing Authority at (707) 257-9254 with questions.

On the Agenda...


Our next City Council meeting will be Tuesday, October 7th at 6:30 PM.  The full agenda is available here.  Among the items to be discussed this week is an agreement to lease the property known as Clarke Ranch West (Wetlands Edge Road & Eucalyptus Drive) to a nonprofit organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding and equestrian services to any person with a disability that can benefit.


Also scheduled is a presentation by American Canyon High School students who will recite poems written in class to express how they feel about their city.  They joined us last year and it was evident we have some talented kids in town - very enjoyable poems!


The City Council will also discuss the possibility of an additional dog park along with the adoption of new regulations for leashing dogs. Our current law requires that dogs be leashed in parks and playgrounds. The Police Department is advocating that the requirement be extended to include all public areas such as the wetlands, schools and sidewalks.  


Another Successful Coastal Clean-Up Day

Residents of American Canyon and all over Napa County joined nearly 650,000 volunteers around the world who participated in Coastal Clean-Up Day on Saturday, September 20th.  

In American Canyon nearly 400 pounds of trash, 3 very large totes of recyclables, 65 pounds of sharps, and 75 gallons of pharmaceuticals was collected by approximately 180 volunteers. Also this year we had an Environmental Fair during the clean-up.   Ten exhibits were set up by community groups and City staff to provide useful information encourage stewardship.

Special thanks to Napa County Resource Conservation District for donating work gloves and trash bags, Recology for the bins, Mezzetta for the raffle prizes and food and the Boys & Girls Club for providing a comfort station.  

Great job everyone!

Our Water Our World Association
Public Works Update

  • We recently submitted a draft application for $3.0 million in federal grant funds for a project to widen and reconstruct Green Island Road and the various side streets in the Green Island Road Industrial Area. Conceptual design is underway and the Council is scheduled to consider additional funding to begin design efforts. 
  • Caltrans has completed the Jameson Canyon Project. Both lanes of traffic on Highway 12 are now open.   We hope that this project will reduce regional traffic and congestion on Highway 29 in American Canyon. 
  • Staff is continuing to work with the developer's engineers on intersection improvements required at Highway 29 / Napa Junction Road and Main Street / Eucalyptus Drive. Currently different configurations are being analyzed prior to the initiation of working drawings.  Both projects will result in improvements to traffic flow on and off the highway at these intersections.

Parks & Recreation News

contact us at (707) 648-7275
100 Benton Way       

Program and Event Highlights:


Last Weekend of Open Swim for the Season!


Take advantage of this fabulous warm weather and visit the Phillip West Aquatic Center for our weekend open swim from 1 - 4 PM.  Residents are only $2 for kids 12 and under, and $3 for ages 13 and up (spectators $1).  Saturday, October 4th and Sunday, October 5th are the last open swim dates until next year, so don't miss out!




Stage Now Open


Good news! The Napa Valley Unified School District has repaired the earthquake damage to the Community Center gym stage, and it has been reopened.  We are still working on the repairs to the Recreation Center on Elliott Drive and hope to have that facility reopened soon, looking better than ever.  Thank you for your patience during this process.


We need support and participation to help

 our new programs get off ground!

Please register today! 


Upcoming activities: 





Activity Date/Time







 6th-8th grade

 Begins 10/7

Tue: 3 - 5 PM

Wed: 1 - 3 PM

Thurs: 3 - 5 PM



Community Center Gym
100 Benton Way

Jr. Warriors Youth
Winter Basketball








 now open!



In office reg only


Residents: $65

Non: $85

Center Gym
100 Benton Way


Youth Tennis



 Ages 7-10

 Begins 10/7


Tue: 4:30 - 

5:30 PM




Melvin Tennis
19 Melvin Road






Ages 11-14

Begins 10/2

Thur: 4:30 -

5:30 PM


Melvin Tennis
19 Melvin Road

Ages 8-12

Begins 10/7

Tues: 6:00 -
6:45 PM

Residents: $40

Non: $45

(per month)

Senior Multi-Use
2185 Elliott Dr

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