April 15, 2016
I promise this is the last time you will hear about this from me.  Monday evening is the Battle of the Valley basketball tournament pitting elected officials and others from the City of Napa, County of Napa and City of American Canyon against each other to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club project to build a new clubhouse in American Canyon!  There will be shooting contests, food available for purchase, games and, of course, officials playing basketball (or something that looks a little like basketball).  Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Club. Please come join the action!  6:00 PM Monday in the gym on Benton Way.  (Note:  The Warriors don't play until 7:30, so you can come to the tournament and still see the game!).  
On the Agenda...
On Tuesday, April 19th, the City Council will meet to consider several items.  First, the Council will consider changes to the recently approved Canyon Estates subdivision along Newell Drive to eliminate proposed trails because of environmental conflicts.  Second, the Council will consider awarding a contract for the design and engineering of Devlin Road extension from the current end of Devlin at the bridge to Green Island Road.  This is a significant step in completing this critical linkage on the west side of town.  Finally, and importantly, the City Council will update its five-year strategic plan and provide direction to staff regarding project priorities.  The Council adopted the five-year plan in 2014 after considerable public outreach.  The Council will review all the items completed in the last two years and update the plan for the coming five years.  This is an important discussion and I encourage you to attend. Click HERE to view the agenda.

Since our Last Update...
The City Council met on April 5th and took action on many important topics.  For the Fire District, they adopted a new Strategic Plan and authorized the purchase of a new fire engine.  For the City, they awarded a construction contract to complete a segment of the Vine Trail along American Canyon Road between Silver Oak Park and Silver Oak Trail and applied for a grant to construct sidewalks along Donaldson Way west of the highway.  Finally, they heard a presentation about our successful Cash for Grass program and authorized additional funds to keep this program going.  For more info about the program, go HERE. Click HERE to watch the meeting video.

Upcoming City Council meetings you may want to attend... 
May 3rd - The Council will hear an update about water conservation and state mandated drought restrictions.  Depending on actions taken by the Governor, the City may consider changes to our own drought restrictions at this meeting. 
May 10th - The City Council will discuss infrastructure including our updated infrastructure master plans and capital improvement plans for the coming several years. 
May 24th - We will hold a workshop on the Broadway District Specific Plan.  This is an important step toward improving the highway corridor.  Read more about it in this recent article in the Napa Valley Register.
Grant Funds Available

Grant money is currently available to income qualified individuals or families for home repairs and upgrades as well as help purchasing a home.  Click on each item below to learn more.
New Recology Carts

Soon, American Canyon will look a little better on garbage pick-up days.   Recology is working hard to get every customer new cans: gray for garbage, blue for recyclables and green for yard waste.  The gray cans have already been rolled out. During the next several weeks Recology crews will assemble the blue and green carts and then follow the collection trucks on your regular pick up day,  replacing carts as needed.  They expect to be done by the end of June.  Please call  Recology at 552-3110 with questions. Click here for the flyer. 
Community Calendar 

Wondering what to do this weekend?  Our new Community Calendar is the place to look!  Since its launch a few weeks ago, many organizations have added their events.  Are you involved with a group or organization that might want to post on the calendar?  Check out the instructions here.  We also plan to highlight an event or two in each Friday Update. Check out the calendar here.
You Don't Have to Cook on April 23rd! 

Instead of cooking you can swing by the High School and pick up a complete, ready to eat tri-tip dinner to take home. The ACHS Athletic Boosters are sponsoring this fundraiser - check it out.
Over, Under and On Our Streets Updates

Speed Study
The City will be conducting a speed survey at 12 locations throughout town starting on Monday, April 18th. While this survey is underway you may see hoses in the roadways as shown.   This survey helps ensure that speed limits are appropriate and enforcable.  The data and recommendations for changes to speed limits will be available to the City in late May.  The City uses this data to make changes and to help direct future projects.

Street Striping
We recently purchased new striping equipment and started touching up some worn areas in town. The street crew paints all the straight lines first and then comes back to do the STOP at each intersection. This method saves staff time and resources.
Farmers' Market

Only 16 more days until our new Farmers' Market opens!  Sunday, May 1st 
at the Phillip West Aquatics Center, 10 AM to 2 PM.  Free shopping bags (cool ones) to the first 500 customers.  Do you know a local artisan that might want to participate as a vendor?  Have them check here for the requirements and application.  Can't wait to see you all at the market.
"Eyes on the Sky" Film Screening
Friday, April 22nd at 7PM
Copia Theater, 500 First Street,Napa

This engaging, short documentary film, "Eyes on the Sky," explores important questions about water in the West and promotes discussion about a vision for our secure water future. Steve Nicolaides will introduce the film that he researched, wrote, and produced, and will lead a discussion afterwards. A perfect way to celebrate Earth Day! Click here for more information.
Yard Sale Weekend 
June 3, 4 & 5
It's not too early to start planning your yard sale.  The annual Community Wide Yard Sale just gets bigger every year - last year families and organizations held 99 sales in American Canyon and this year there could easily be more!  The instruction and forms are available HERE.  You register for FREE and we do the advertising and produce maps showing locations and descriptions of every sale.  Questions? Please email or call Deanna at 647-5305.
Chamber Golf Tournament

The 2016 American Canyon Golf Tournament is here! This is a chance for you and your foursome to compete for the title of "American Canyon's Best Golf Team" on one of the most beautiful courses in Northern California. The day's festivities include lunch, practice balls for the range, a putting contest, numerous activities and events during the round, and a post-tournament dinner and awards banquet. Click here for the flyer.
Have More Fun! 

Close your eyes and picture yourself having fun outdoors. What are you doing? Hiking? Playing a sport? Listening to your child giggle as she goes down the slide? No matter what your interests are, American Canyon has the park for you! 

Parks & Recreation News

Napa River Bay Trail - Eucalyptus & Wetlands Edge

Join the City of American Canyon and our local partners, Wildlife Resource Center, Napa Audubon Society, American Canyon Community and Parks Foundation, American Canyon Arts Foundation, Recology, American Canyon Arts Foundation, and Napa Countywide Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program for a fun day filled with music, art projects, play opportunities for kids, prizes and eco-friendly information.  The event is FREE and open to all ages. Click here for the flyer. 

Wednesday, May 4th
6:30 - 9 PM
Community Center Gym - 100 Benton Way

Join us you shall?  This night is all about Star Wars! Bring the whole family to a galaxy far far way.  Costumes are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED! Jedi training, food, and many activities there will be. Sponsored by Eagle Vines Realty and American Canyon Orthodontics

Upcoming activities:

Activity Date/Time

Spring Wings Walk


May 7, 2016
10:30 AM-12:30 PM


Newell Open Space

Senior Trip
Oakland A's vs Texas Rangers


Wednesday, May 18, 2016
10 AM-5 PM

(Includes transportation & ticket only)

Senior Multi-Use Center

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