December 12, 2014



Once again American Canyon has been blessed. Aside from a couple of flooded streets, your city largely escaped damage. In the late summer, city crews spent considerable time clearing culverts from years of overgrown grasses and brush. They also worked this week to clear drains and be ready for the big storm. The work paid off: there were no incidents of water rising into homes, no weather related police and fire calls, and all the drainage basins did their jobs.


Thanksgiving has passed, but today I am thankful for the 18 maintenance guys out in the pouring rain and wind who kept my city safe.


Walsh Creek @ Broadway Photo: Noel BrinkerhoffAmerican Canyon Eagle 


American Canyon Creek at Elliott Photo:  Noel BrinkerhoffAmerican Canyon Eagle 
In This Issue

 Storm Fact 

More than 3,000 sandbags with 160,000 pounds of sand were picked up by residents and businesses in preparation for the storm this week. 



Fire District News


Please click here for the latest news from our Fire District.

Hi, I'm Missy!

"I am really soft and friendly. I'm 6 months old and love to play! I'm easy to pick-up & enjoy pets.

Click here to adopt me!"

Big Announcement?


We heard through the grapevine that the Boys & Girls Club and Napa Valley Vintners are planning to make a major announcement early next week.  Stay tuned!


Holiday Closures


December 22Offices open
December 23Offices open
December 24, 25, 26Closed - Christmas
December 29, 30, 31Closed - unpaid furloughs
January 1Closed - New Year's Day
January 2Offices open

While our offices are closed:


For Emergency Calls only dial 911


For non-emergencies call American Canyon Police & Fire Department Dispatch 648-0171


For an urgent Public Works or Parks related matter call the answering service at 995-8674

Deadline to apply for FEMA/SBA earthquake assistance is December 29th 


Monday, December 29th is the deadline for homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the earthquake to register for grants or low interest loans through FEMA or the Small Business Administration (SBA). For more information, click here, call 1-800-621-FEMA or visit the Local Assistance Center at 301 First St., in Napa.

On the Agenda...


The next City Council Meeting is Tuesday, December 16th at 6:30 PM. In addition to conducting City business, the American Canyon High School Choir will perform a mini holiday concert. They are amazing this year, be sure to tune in! The City Council will be asked to provide staff direction regarding the formation of an assessment district in the Green Island Industrial Area to help fund a portion of a major reconstruction project for Green Island Road.  This project is estimated to cost $6 million and in addition to $2.4 million from a recently awarded grant, approximately $3.5 million of additional revenue is needed.  

Vet Connect Location Change   


Vet Connect, the one-stop shop that connects veterans to local resources and services permanently moved on December 11th to the Napa County South Campus (formerly Dey Labs near the DMV) located at 2741 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Building 2. Contact the office at 707-253-6072 or email. For a complete list of organizations that support or assist veterans, click here.

Openings Remain on City Commissions and Committees


The City Clerk has extended the application period for current and upcoming vacancies on City Commissions and Committees. These include, Planning Commission, Parks & Community Services Commission, the City's representative to the Napa County Measure A Oversight  Committee, and Napa County Library Commission.  For additional information, please click here.

Parks & Recreation News

Annual Holiday Decorating Contest


It's time to sign up for the Annual Holiday Decorating Contest. This is a free contest and you could win serious money!  The prizes have been increased thanks to the generosity of Eagle Vines Realty; first place will win $200, second place $150 and third place $75.  You could also win the People's Choice Award of $75. Show your friends and neighbors your holiday spirit!  More information here

Annual Santa Sleigh Visits


The American Canyon Fire Protection District is sponsoring their Annual Santa's Sleigh Visits.  Bring your kids to meet Santa at the Safeway Parking Lot on December 12th & 13th from 6-8:30 PM, or at the Walmart Parking Lot on December 20th & 21st  from 6-8:30 PM. Don't miss this chance to see Santa Claus.  He will be there rain or shine! View the flyer for more information.


We need support and participation to help

 our new programs get off ground!

Please register today!


Upcoming activities:  



Ages/ Grades

Activity Date/Time




Canyon Kids Winter Camp


K - 5


Week 2


(no class 1/1)

Before & after hours care available



Week 2

Res: $65

Non: $105


Community Center Gym

100 Benton Way


Parent's Holiday Night Out





6-9 PM




Community Center Gym

100 Benton Way



Teen Trip - Golden State Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings






5 - 10:30 PM


$35 - includes ticket and transportation


100 Benton Way


Starbound Theatre Presents 

"Alice in Wonderland"




Rehearsals 12/3-2/13

M 4:30 - 7 PM

W, F 

4:30-7:30 PM

F 2/13

 10 AM-5 PM

Performances: 2/20, 2/21, 2/22 



$150 Reg Fee

$175 Materials Fee to be paid to Starbound (payment plans available) 



Community Center Gym Stage/100 Benton Way

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

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