June 29, 2018
The Fourth of July Festival is a big deal here in American Canyon! You don't want to miss the hometown parade and the patriotic spirit that fills our community on this special holiday. All the details are below and you can find even more information on our website . Please come out and enjoy the day with your families and neighbors – I hope to see you all there!
The National Weather Service has issued another red flag warning for the weekend. Please be sure to take necessary precautions related to fire safety if you are planning trimming weeds or other projects that might present a fire risk. We've provided some information below on this too. 
Have a happy and safe holiday!
Jason B. Holley, City Manager

P.S. – Fireworks ARE NOT allowed anywhere in City limits. Please don’t ruin this fun holiday by setting them off!
On the Agenda...
The City Council will meet on Tuesday, July 3rd 6:30 PM at City Hall. The meeting agenda is available.

Since our last update your City Council met on June 26th, the recording of the meeting is available.
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Construction Updates
The latest update on construction activity around town is provided every Friday on our website. Links to the latest updates from Napa Valley Unified School District in regard to the new middle school and Napa Junction Elementary School relocation on this page.
Fire Safety Message
A Red Flag Warning is issued for weather events which may result in extreme fire behavior that will occur within 24 hours. During these times, extreme caution is urged by all residents because a simple spark can cause a major wildfire.

In preparation for the fireworks next week, many homeowners may need to spend their weekend clearing high weeds from their properties to create defensible fire space. While this is the correct protocol, it is important to do it in the right way. Lawn mowers, weed-eaters, chain saws, grinders, welders, tractors, and trimmers can all spark a fire. Do your part, the right way, to keep your community fire safe. Check out Calfire's tips on safe equipment use and be sure during red flag warnings, like this weekend, to mow or weed-eat early in the morning (before 10 AM) when humidity is higher. Do not mow or weed-eat in the heat of the day or afternoons when humidity is low.
City Offices Closed
All City offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day and will re-open on Thursday, July 5th.

Important numbers:
Police or Fire emergency - 911
Non-emergencies - (707)253-4451
Public Works issue - (707)995-8674
No Personal Fireworks
Reminder to residents that personal fireworks of any kind are banned in the cities of American Canyon, Calistoga, Napa, the town of Yountville and the unincorporated Napa County. Fireworks found in areas where they are banned will be confiscated and anyone possessing the contraband will be cited. The warning applies to residents who purchase legal fireworks elsewhere and bring them into city and county limits. The Fire and Police Departments will be out patrolling the streets to monitor for illegal firework activity. If you observe illegal behavior please call (707) 253-4451.
Chief Ortiz' monthly Neighborhood Watch Newsletter is available. Read the latest about crime prevention in our community, including the news about the arrest of suspects in the case of the more than 30 car windows shot out with a BB gun recently in our community, and upcoming summer events you won't want to miss. Sign up to receive these newsletters in your email directly from the Chief.

Community Calendar
Learn the basics of bicycle skills, safety and maintenance at the Napa County Bicycle Coalition's Free Family Biking Workshop! The workshop will end in a casual, kid-friendly group ride through local streets where participants may apply their newly acquired skills.
Parents and children are encouraged to attend together.

This workshop will take place Saturday, July 21st, 2PM-4PM in Donaldson Way Elementary School's multi-purpose room. You can find this event, and others on the Community Calendar.  Add your event now.
Recreational Opportunities
Make it with Ice Cream Contest (All Ages) - Register by July 6th
Kidz Love Soccer ((Ages 2-10) - Starts July 7th
Youth Tennis (Ages 6-15) - Starts July 10th

Summer Camp
All Sorts of Sports Camp, Summer in the Net Soccer Camp, Summer Air Attack Flag Football CampCanyon Kids Adventures Summer Camp are going on all summer long! Register at the Parks & Recreation office, (100 Benton Way).
Movies in the Park
Saturday, July 14th at Community Park II (20 Benton Way)

Arrive early to reserve your spot. Don't forget to bring folding chairs, jackets, sleeping bags, or blankets to stay cozy! The movie will start at dusk.

All children must be supervised by an adult. Alcoholic beverages and glass bottles are not permitted.
Water Carnival
Enjoy some fun in the sun at the Lance Corporal Phillip West Water Carnival. We'll have Open Swim, games, lunch, and a huge inflatable water slide!
July 21st, 2PM-5PM, Phillip West Aquatic Center.

Resident : 12 and under $3.00
13+ $4.00
Military Personnel w/valid ID: 50% off admissions (4 person max)
Nonresident: 12 and under $5.00
13+ $6.00
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Click on Activity Guide pictured above to view summer activities. Click here to register for activities online.