March 11, 2016
 
 
I am a Golden State Warriors Fan.  As such, right now, I am feeling invincible.  So when Supervisor Brad Wagenknecht challenged Mayor Leon Garcia to a little friendly basketball game to benefit the Boys and Girls Club, I jumped all over it.  After all, our own Parks and Rec team are all Junior Warriors!  How could this go wrong?  Well, this little friendly game has morphed into a three way competition between the City of Napa, County of Napa and City of American Canyon.  Each agency will bring their talented officials and employees to our community gymnasium on the evening of April 4, at 6 PM, to play some ball.  Regardless of our basketball skills, the winner will be the Boys and Girls Club new clubhouse project right here in American Canyon.  We are asking for a $10 donation to get in and watch city and county officials and employees show off their skills (or look silly, one or the other).  Come on down and join us - it will be loads of fun all to benefit the Boys and Girls Club.  Bring your #30 jersey - we'll need the good vibes.  Lean more HERE.
Fire District News
 
The Fire District publishes an informative newsletter each month, click here for the latest. 

reminder to change the clock

Remember to Turn and Test 
 
Daylight Saving Time occurs at 2 AM on Sunday, March 13th. Don't forget to "Turn And Test" - in other words, turn their clocks ahead one hour and test your smoke alarms.
On the Agenda...

Our next regularly scheduled City Council meeting is Tuesday, March 15th at 6:30 pm.  A complete agenda is available here.  The City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider a new 258,048 square foot wine warehouse on 12.3 acres on the north side of Green Island Road, west of Highway 29.  The proposed warehouse will be a single story, 40 foot tall building with outdoor vehicle parking for trucks and trailers, landscaping and a seasonal wetland area.  The complete staff report and related documents are available here. Additionally, the Council will consider entering into an agreement with Coca Cola to provide water for their facility in the Green Island Industrial area.  Under the terms of this agreement, Coca Cola will fund our project to replace the old, leaky 14" water main as part of their corporate goal to ensure sustainable water supplies in their communities. Finally, the Council will consider joining the Institute for Local Government's Beacon Program, giving us access to resources to enhance our already robust efforts at energy and water conservation.  Learn more about the Beacon Program here.
 
Since our Last Update... 
 
The City Council met last on March 1st.  At the meeting, they discussed how the City will provide water for the proposed Watson Ranch development project.  A recently completed water supply assessment report identifies sources of new water the City will be using to meet the increased demand for water.  Napa County Undersheriff Jean Donaldson also presented the Police Department annual report for 2015 (found HERE).  Finally, the City Council reviewed the City's annual financial audit and discussed budget priorities for the 2016/2017 fiscal year. See the video of the March 1st City Council Meeting here.
50 and Counting!
 
number 50 on flowers pastel background with flowers design for jubilee or birthday
In 50 days we will have our very own Farmers Market in American Canyon. Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association is working hard to launch a market with lots of fresh produce, a nice variety of local artisans and a fun, family oriented atmosphere.  Opening Day will also have some special entertainment and surprises.  Mark your calendar! 

American Canyon Farmer's Market
Sunday, May 1st, 10 AM - 2 PM
Parking Lot at Philip West Aquatics Center
Storm Preparedness

Public Works Crews are Ready
 
Getting through these storms is all about preparation and our Public Works crews have been focusing their attention on storm drain maintenance.  The City's storm drain system consists of several creeks and underground drains that move rain water throughout the City to the wetlands and Napa River.  Some of the rain flows openly into the creeks while some of the rain enters drainage inlets in the streets. 
 
The crews have checked the Rio Del Mar channel near 7-11, the creek aprons under roadways have been inspected and cleared, and the drainages in the eastern subdivisions have been checked.  The storm drain system screens, that prevent unwanted debris from entering the wetlands and river system, have been cleared as well.  We have 2 vactor trucks and their crews on call all weekend for clearing drains if they get clogged.
 
We need you to keep your eyes out for us!  If you see a clogged drainage inlet or blocked storm drain over the weekend please call the answering service at (707) 995-8674.  During the work week please report any flood related problems using See Click Fix or call the office at 647-4550.

If you need sand bags, we have a station set up in the field next to City Hall.  Sand and bags are available, it is self-service and free of charge, but you will need to bring a shovel.
Power Outage?
 
Don't be in the dark! PG&E has a couple of tools to help keep you current on outages.  At the Electric Outage Center customers can report and view a map of electric outage locations and also enter text, phone or email information to receive restoration updates.  Another good tool is My Energy, once you register you will receive outage and restoration reports from PG&E within 15 minutes of an outage.
The Rain is Helping

Lake Oroville, March 6, 2016                                                ABC News 10

Because we talk about the drought and Lake Oroville so often, thought you'd like an update.  During the last five days the lake has risen 27 feet bringing it to 62% of capacity.  This is good news but remember to conserve water.  

In case you missed it, check out our new Source to Tap video, it explains why Lake Oroville is important to our water supply here in American Canyon. 

Spray/Neuter Special

Napa Humane Spay and Neuter Clinic will alter Napa County cats for just a donation during March and April. Normally this service costs up to $55. It's a great opportunity to help eliminate unwanted litters of kitties. Call 707-252-7442 or go to ww.napahumane.org to schedule an appointment.

Napa's Youth Voting Contest

Napa County youth at least 16 years of age and currently enrolled in a Napa County school can participate in a video contest about why it's important to vote. Deadline for videos is April 8, 2016. Click here for contest rules and additional information.


Now is Your Chance! 

Been thinking you'd like to get more involved with our community?  Now is a great opportunity.  We currently have vacancies on four Napa County committees and are looking to find just the right person to represent the city of American Canyon on each one.  See HERE for our press release explaining each vacancy.  Applications will be due no later than April 4th at 5:00 PM and they are available by contacting Sherry Kelly by email or phone at 647-5305.
New Wellness Center at American Canyon Middle School

A new resource is available to students and families at ACMS. A grand opening and ribbon cutting will be held on Tuesday, March 15th at 4 PM. Click here for the flyer. Click here for the flyer.
Senior Scam Stopper
 
Scam Stamp or Chop on Paper Concept in 3d
One in five seniors have been the victims of fraud - don't be next!  Assemblymember Bill Dodd has put together a workshop to help us all learn to protect ourselves and our loved ones.  Seniors, caregivers and their families are invited to attend this FREE seminar.  For more information please call (707) 552-4405. 

Monday, March 21st, 2 - 4 PM
American Canyon City Hall
4381 Broadway St., Suite 201
Napa Logistics Park Update
The Napa Logistics Park is located south of the Napa Airport at the end of Devlin Road.  Construction of the first warehouse building is nearly complete.  The building stretches almost mile long and will be one of the largest structures in the City when it's finished. At this time, the building is a "cold shell" which means the walls, roof, parking lot, and everything will be ready for a tenant to install the inside with offices, heating and cooling equipment, restrooms, and whatever else they will need to conduct business. The Napa Logistics Park developers tell us that they expect to submit building plans in the next few weeks for two larger buildings than this first one.  No word yet on the name of any tenants that will occupy these new buildings.
Parks & Recreation News

Upcoming Events:

Happy Anniversary ACCPF! 
In March 2016, the American Canyon Community & Parks Foundation celebrates its 1 year anniversary of enhancing parks, programs and play in our community! To celebrate, we are hosting in a number of activities including Volunteer Day on March 25th and a month long Photo Contest. To view more information, review our anniversary flyer.


Spring Registration is now open!

View our new guide and get an early start planning your Spring and Summer activities. 
Get ready for Summer with our Spring Swim Lessons, now enrolling for April & May classes. Kids can explore with us at our Canyon Kids Adventures Summer Day Camp and on our new Middle School outings.  Don't worry, we haven't forgotten about our active adults and are now offering new Adult Sports Leagues and other fitness classes!


Saturday, March 26, 2016
9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Community Park II - 20 Benton Way

Have fun at our new and improved Spring celebration!  Kick off the day with Colors of the Wind, fly high at Kite Corner, and take a stroll down Lady Bug Lane.  You won't want to miss Toddler Town, jumpers, performances, and of course the egg hunts with a visit from the Big White Bunny!

Saturday, April 16, 2016
5:30 -10:00 PM
Community Center Gym - 100 Benton Way

Help us celebrate American Canyon volunteers at our Annual Community Recognition Ball. Tickets are $35 (includes dinner) and are on sale now through Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Parks and Recreation office. 

Upcoming Activities:


Class
Ages/Grades
Activity Date/Time
Cost
Location

Jr. Warriors Youth Summer Basketball League

5-17

Resident Registration
 Now Open!

Non-Resident 
opens 3/30/16
Practices Start May 16, 2016
Games Start June 18, 2016

Resident: $65/session
Non-Residents: $85/session

Community Center Gym

Canyon Kids Adventures Camp

Entering Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Weekly: Beginning 6/13/16
8:00 AM -5:00 PM
(before & aftercare available)

Residents: $80/week
Non-Residents: $120/week
*Residents save $120 with all summer signup!

Community Center Gym

Camp Take Charge for Teens

Entering 6th-8th Grade

Weekly Beginning 6/13/16
(before & aftercare available)

Resident: $60/week
Non-Residents: $70/week
*Residents save $90 with all summer signup!

Community Center Gym

For more information contact us at: (707) 648-7275

Top: Firefighters practicing night ladder rescue; Bottom Left: Assemblymember Bill Dodd, Congressman Mike Thompson, Councilmember Belia Ramos and Davis Mayor Dan Wolk enjoy the Kiwanis Crab Feed; Bottom Left: Did you know American Canyon goats climb trees?