Local News Briefs: June 30, 2021

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July 3 Pancake Breakfast On July 3, the Rotary Club of Winters and the Winters Fire Department Volunteers are hosting the July Third Pancake Breakfast at the Winters Community Center from 7 to 10 a.m. The menu features pancakes, eggs, sausage and fresh fruit. Tickets are $10 per child or $15 per an adult. Community members may purchase tickets ahead of time online at MyNorCalTickets.com, at Pacific Ace Hardware and First Northern Bank in Winters or at the door.

Seeking Volunteers The City is still seeking volunteers to help make the July 3 Fireworks Show run smoothly. Community members can sign up to volunteer at https://bit.ly/3vRGuIS. They need up to 100 volunteers total to make the event a success.

Report Illegal Fireworks The Winters Police Department encourages community members to report the use of illegal fireworks to their 24-hour non-emergency dispatch line 530-795-4561. On a social media post, WPD posted that in Winters “safe and sane fireworks” (defined in Health and Safety Code 12529) may be sold and discharged within the City of Winters limits every year beginning at Noon on June 28 and ending at Noon on July 6.

Farmstead Neighborhood Workshop Community members are invited to observe a public workshop for the Farmstead project on July 13 at 6 p.m. The Farmstead Neighborhood Workshop will be held via Zoom as an opportunity to introduce the public to the project before any entitlements are considered and to receive comments and answer questions. The meeting information will be posted to the City’s website.

The 61-acre mixed-use project on Grant Avenue proposes 200 Single-family lots with three different lot types; a 4.2-acre 84-unit multi-family site to allow a mix of income types; 12.4- acres of commercial (144,000 square feet), a 5.3-acre park, and 2.4-acres of open space to accommodate drainage improvements and a bike trail. The subdivision will be located on the north side of East Grant Avenue north of the intersection with East Main Street. A brief description of the proposed project is available on the city’s website under “Major Projects.”

David Dowswell, a contract planner for the city, said in an email that the public will have multiple opportunities to comment on the proposed project as it goes through the entitlement process.

Downtown Main Street City Manager Kathleen Salguero Trepa shared in her weekly update that the Downtown Business Association has a variety of activities planned in the downtown area on the weekends. Visitors and community members are invited to enjoy music under the misters, special menu items from local restaurants and sidewalk sales from local vendors. Main Street will continue to be closed at the Railroad Avenue intersection to the mid-block crossing from Friday around 3 p.m. to early Monday morning.

City Council Meeting Trepa announced updated that the City is still working on integrating Zoom with the Council Chamber AV system and the Granicus agenda software to provide a hybrid opportunity for City Council Meetings. Community member will be able to choose to attend the July 6 City Council meeting in-person or virtually. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the agenda, packets and Zoom link are available on the City’s website.

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