July 27, 2018
Hello!
 
There is quite a bit of activity going on in the City. Mountain Mike's Pizza opened recently across from City Hall and they have a great lunch special. Construction of a new retail building is also in process nearby. It will include a Verizon store and Redwood Credit Union.

The clubhouse is taking shape at the townhome rental apartments, Village at Vintage Ranch, located at the northwest corner of Silver Oak Trail and American Canyon Road. The traffic signal adjacent to this project on Silver Oak Trail was moved this week to accommodate a future right hand turn lane.

The City is also recruiting for a Deputy Public Works Director. The Deputy Director is responsible for the long term planning and oversight of the City’s municipal utilities functions, including the Water, Wastewater, and Environmental Services Divisions. These Divisions are responsible for water treatment, long term water supply, wastewater treatment, water quality control, and recycled water treatment and environmental compliance. This is a key role in our organization and we are excited to find the right person. If you, or anyone you know is interested, please check it out.

On Tuesday evening, the Acting Police Chief will provide an update to the City Council in regard to a recent article outlining seemingly elevated call volume for police services at American Canyon High School.
Jason B. Holley, City Manager
On the Agenda...
The City Council will meet on Tuesday, July 31st 6:30 PM at City Hall. The meeting agenda is available.

Since our last update your City Council met on July 3rd, the recording of the meeting is available.

The Open Space Advisory Committee will meet on Wednesday, August 1st. The Parks and Community Services Commission will meet on August 9th. A Special Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 13th. Agendas are available a few days before the meetings.
When the Power Goes Out
For the latest information on when power will be restored, you can call PG&E’s outage information line at (800) 743-5002. Updates are also available through a live online Electric Outage Map

PG&E highly recommends ALL customers go to their account NOW to ensure they have the correct contact information in the event of a public safety power shutoff situation.

Customers can log-in to their account and sign up to receive proactive outage alerts through email, text or phone.
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Construction Updates
The latest update on construction activity around town is provided every Friday on our website.
Fire District News
The latest American Canyon Fire District newsletter is available.
Community Calendar
Learn to live your healthiest life at the American Canyon Health Expo! The Expo includes blood pressure screenings, body fat analysis, lung capacity tests, physical endurance tests, healthy living presentations, and more!

Sunday, August 5th
12-5 PM
American Canyon High School Cafeteria (3000 Newell Drive)

You can find this event, and others on the Community Calendar.  Add your event now.
National Night Out
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August each year.

Here in American Canyon the City, Police, and Fire celebrate as well by visiting the various block parties held throughout our community between 5-8 PM with some presents for the participants.

There are 14 block parties scheduled in American Canyon. The parties are hosted by residents of the community and take place in neighborhood common areas, parks, on street blocks, courts, and a church. For privacy reasons, not all block parties are published by the City. Residents should check Nextdoor.com in addition to www.cityofamericancanyon.org/acnno to find the party nearest to them.
ACPD
Identity Theft & Credit Card Fraud
Identity theft and credit card fraud continue to be a commonly reported crime. Recently, we received 3-5 reports of identity theft/credit card fraud related to access cards (debit and credit) that were ordered by the victims but never received. None of the victims had prior reported mail thefts, which means the theft either went undetected or occurred while the mail was in transit. 

Mail theft doesn’t always occur at the destination, it can occur at the source or at any other point along the route. As a customer you may not be aware that your personal information has been compromised or how it was compromised. We caution people to monitor their financial accounts regularly to ensure that only authorized transactions are occurring. In the event an unauthorized charge is made to an account we advise the victim to contact your local law enforcement agency and make a report (707) 253-4451. In many cases, if the loss is detected quickly enough the financial institutions can interrupt the transaction and stop the loss or reimburse the customer for any fraudulent charges made against their credit.

Have you signed up for Neighborhood Watch yet? We invite everyone in the city to  be a part of our “Join our Pack” campaign for Neighborhood Watch. Follow us on Facebook for updates.
The Playbook
Keep an eye out for "The Playbook", our new Fall Activity Guide, arriving in your mailbox soon. Registration for most programs opens August 8th!

Recreational Opportunities
All Sorts of Sports Camp Summer in the Net Soccer Camp Summer Air Attack Flag Football Camp Canyon Kids Adventures Summer Camp  are going on all summer long! Register at the Parks & Recreation office, ( 100 Benton Way).
S'mores & Meteors
Enjoy the Wetlands Edge trail after dark with a fun night of astronomy activities, led by volunteer astronomer Steve Green, and NASA ambassador Cliff DeLacy.

We'll also have glow in the dark games, yummy s'mores, and stargazing. Please supervise children and pets as it will be dark. Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on.
Saturday, August 11th
8 PM-1 AM
Wetlands Edge Park - 2 Eucalyptus Drive
Movies in the Park
Saturday, July 28th at Community Park II (20 Benton Way) The movie will start at dusk.

Arrive early to reserve your spot. Don't forget to bring folding chairs, jackets, sleeping bags, or blankets to stay cozy!

All children must be supervised by an adult. Alcoholic beverages and glass bottles are not permitted.
Orienteering Course at Newell Open Space
Calling all lovers of the outdoors! American Canyon’s very own permanent orienteering course is officially open to the public at the Newell Open Space Preserve. Orienteering is a fun sport where the competitors use their navigational skills with a map and compass, to locate a series of waypoints shown on a specialized topographic map. Special thanks to Aditya Sriram for his hard work and dedication in creating this orienteering course to earn his Eagle Scout badge!

Brochures are available at the Newell Open Space trail head and can be electronically downloaded on the City’s website. So come on out, practice your navigation skills, and explore a new way of hiking right here in American Canyon!
Harmful Algal Blooms
Some species of algae found in our area can produce toxins that can cause serious illness or death in pets, livestock, wildlife and humans. Napa County has provided guidance for people who recreate in water bodies:

  • Take care that pets and livestock do not drink the water, swim through algae scums or mats, or lick their fur after going in the water. Rinse pets in clean water to remove algae from fur.

  • Avoid wading, swimming, jet or water skiing in water containing algae blooms, scums, or mats.

  • Do not drink, cook, or wash dishes with untreated surface water from these areas under any circumstances.

  • People should not eat shellfish or fish from these areas. If fish are consumed, remove the guts and liver, and rinse filets in clean drinking water.

  • Get medical treatment if you think that you, your children, your pet, or livestock might have been poisoned by blue-green algae toxins.

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Click on Activity Guide pictured above to view summer activities. Click here to register for activities online.