October 20, 2019

Power Shutoff Update: 10:40 a.m. Oct. 9

PG&E has initiated its Public Safety Power Shutoff protocol, which has impacted the Cement Hill Water Treatment Plant that supplies Suisun City. The plant is fully operational on backup generator power. Because the duration of the power outage is uncertain, residents are encouraged to conserve water to ensure consistent adequate supplies for an extended period.

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Traffic Safety During Power Outages

During power outages, it is very typical that traffic signals will become inoperable. When a driver approaches an intersection with traffic light blackout, State law requires the driver to treat the intersection the same as a four-way stop.

Suisun City Police Chief Aaron Roth reminds all drivers that “if all traffic signal lights are not working because of an electrical power failure, you must stop at the intersection and then proceed when you know other turning and approaching vehicles, bicycles, or pedestrians have stopped. A blacked-out traffic signal works the same as a four-way stop intersection.”

Please plan ahead for possible power outages, and take extra care while driving to reach your destination safely, taking extra care to watch for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Water Meter Replacement Project Update – September 26

The route map of future work, basic project information and FAQs have all been updated below.

Professional Meters, Inc. (PMI) is the contractor performing the work. The installer will have identification that shows he/she is a representative of PMI, the City, or SSWA. You are not required to be present during the upgrade if your meter is outside and accessible.

The work will require a brief water service interruption while the meter is being upgraded, which should be no longer than 30 minutes.


Day of Installation

  • On the day of installation, the installer will visit your meter box and exchange your current water meter for a new AMI meter. The installation takes about 30 minutes to complete, during which the water will be shut off for about 15 minutes. When the work is complete, the installer will leave a door hanger which explains the procedure that took place, communicates any further action(s) needed by the customer if the meter was unable to be exchanged and provides instructions for flushing the water line prior to use.
  • Pre and post installation photographs will be taken.
  • Installers will arrive in a vehicle that has the PMI logo on it.
  • Installers will be wearing a bright yellow t-shirt that has the PMI logo on it.
  • Installers will be wearing a PMI Identification Badge with photo.

Resources

If you have specific questions about the installation project, call PMI at 1-866-965-0657.

If you have concerns or complaints about why the work is being done, call SSWA at 707-455-4045.


Project Background

The City’s Water Meter Upgrade Project is a step toward a more modernized water metering system that will help our community better manage our water resources. The upgrades will include exchanging the current water meters for new meters with Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). AMI uses a low-powered communication device that’s added to your new water meter to transmit hourly water usage information over a secure network approximately four times per day.

Once the work begins, SSWA will provide notification 24-48 hours in advance of the contractor performing the work in your neighborhood. A door hanger will be placed at the front door to let you know specific information regarding the state date and time of the water service interruption.


Benefits

This new technology will help SSWA identify high water usage and potential leaks. These new meters will also allow SSWA to implement an automated meter reading process that will provide better customer service, greater data accuracy, and reduced operational costs. Every water customer will receive a new meter at no cost.

Celebrate Suisun City Festival – Canceled

The Celebrate Suisun City Festival planned for the Waterfront District on Sunday, October 6th has been cancelled. 

“It is important that every dollar the City receives is utilized in the most efficient and effective way and is prioritized based on the needs of the City,” said Mayor Lori Wilson. “In light of the recent discussion concerning our fiscal position, we felt it necessary to cancel the ‘Celebrate Suisun City!’ event.

“I am disheartened because it was an opportunity to highlight the wonderful diversity in our community and celebrate everything that is great about us,” she said.  “However, at the same time my priorities are to ensure we have fiscal stability and sustainability and to ensure we are providing adequate services to our residents above all else.”

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City Manager’s September Update

City Manager Greg Folsom

Suisun City Manager Greg Folsom has released his latest monthly update to help keep the community informed of what’s happening in Suisun City.

This month, learn about:

  • Strategic Plan for the City
  • Long-Range Fiscal Plan
  • Fire Department Needs Assessment
  • Measure S Oversity Committee
  • Public Safety Updates
    • Capt Greg Renucci Promoted to Division Chief
  • National Night Out
  • Summer Park and Rec Events
  • Solano EDC
  • Marina Dredging Project Update
  • City Hall Maintenance
  • SSWA Water Meter Replacement

A library of monthly updates will be available through the City Manager’s webpage.

Holiday Inn Express Ground Breaking

Approximately 80 people attended the ground breaking ceremony held Monday (July 1) to celebrate the beginning of construction on the newest hotel in downtown Suisun City. The new Holiday Inn Express, located at 355 Civic Center Blvd., is expected to take around 14 months to finish construction, and should be completed by the end of next summer.

City Manager, Greg Folsom, Mayor Lori Wilson, Supervisor Jim Spering, and the project developer, Camran Nojoomi, each discussed the impact and importance of this project to the future of Suisun City as a part of the ceremony.

“The new Holiday Inn Express will be a 57,00 square foot, four-story building, with 83 rooms, an indoor pool, a fitness center, two meeting rooms and many other amenities,” said City Manager Greg Folsom. “This project is a catalyst project that will help to drive future development downtown.”

“This is the first of many projects that we hope to have in downtown Suisun City,” said Mayor Lori Wilson. “I hope to have four or five gold shovels on the wall by the end of my first term as Mayor.”

Commercial Recycling Laws

California has established requirements that commercial operations recycle their organic and other recyclable solid waste.

The fact sheets and links below provide information regarding these legal requirements.


Fact Sheets


Links to CalRecycle

The following links provide complete information on these requirements from CalRecycle:

Summer/Fall Playbook is Here!

The Summer/Fall Playbook is now available with all the info you need to get involved in adult sports, enroll your child in dance, soccer, preschool or Spring Break Camp, or learn something new yourself. This is the Recreation, Parks & Marina Department one-stop resource!

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2019 Community Drop-Off Day Schedule

Community Drop-off Day-120The 2019 schedule of Community Drop-Off Days has been finalized.

  • Event Dates:
    • April 13th
    • June 8th
    • August 10th
    • October 12th
  • Event Hours: 8am to Noon
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New Small Cell Site Rules & Information

On April 2, 2019, the Suisun City Council adopted an urgency ordinance and Council policy to create local regulations over Small Wireless Facilities (SWFs or Small Cell Sites) used to deploy 5G wireless technology that the Federal government has deemed appropriate for existing public infrastructure, such as light poles and other vertical elements.

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