Local News Briefs: Dec. 30, 2021

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Park Updates
City Manager Kathleen Salguero Trepa notified residents in a Friday, Dec. 17 update that contractors have been identified to begin installation of a half-court basketball area and overhead lighting at Blue Oak Park, to be installed once the area had dried out more following the stormy weather system.

Trepa also noted that security fencing had been placed around Three Oaks Park to allow for the landscaped area to settle. The wet weather conditions make the area more susceptible to damage. More work on the park landscaping and a maintenance period are expected to resume once weather conditions allow.

City closures
City Hall will remain closed to public services through Jan. 2. However, emergency services will still be available. The City Council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 4 has been cancelled. City Council will reconvene on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

New at City Hall
The City Finance Department launched a new online business license platform. Online services through the new platform allow for automated renewal notifications, and for online application and payments. Manual renewals and applications are still available at the counter inside City Hall. Payments can still be left in the payment drop box.

The City mailed out renewal forms before their holiday closure. Account details and a PIN are included on the mailing in the “Online Renewals Now Available” section. Questions can be called in to 530-795-4910.

Residents can sign up to receive an auto-notification for upcoming City Council agendas and packets online at http://www.cityofwinters.org/granicus/.

Senior program survey
The Winters Senior Commission on Aging is currently accepting feedback from the community to identify interest for senior programs for the new Winters Senior Center. This questionnaire is available online in both English at https://bit.ly/3erKARN and in Spanish at https://bit.ly/3z6tzG9.

Climate Action Commission
The City is still recruiting members for the City’s Climate Action Commission. The commission is expected to assist with implementing and overseeing the goals of the recently adopted Climate Action Plan. Applications are available on the City of Winters website and are being accepted until Jan. 10. Questions can be director to the City Clerk’s Office at cityclerk@cityofwinters.org or by calling 530-794-6702.

Community blood drive
Vitalant in partnership with the Winters Lions Club will host a Community Blood Drive on Monday, Jan. 10 from 1–6 p.m at the Winters Community Center (201 Railroad Ave.). To make an appointment, contact Vitalant at 877-258-4825 and mention blood drive code “SMFM164” or visit bit.ly/3z2juKq to schedule online.

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