September 24, 2020

Public Works Crews Managing Windy Aftermath

Public Works staff discussing yesterday’s events and prioritizing the clean up work for today. City crews will be out today removing trees and cleaning up debris. Please drive safely, watch for maintenance workers and slow for the cone zone. You can report any concerns to pwm@suisun.com or call 707-421-7340.

North Basin Waterfront Parking Lot Gets New Storm Drains

In case you were wondering what was happening down in the north basin waterfront parking lot. The city’s Streets Crew has been installing new storm drains to alleviate the puddling areas in the parking lot during the rainy season.

STEAM Program Energizes Suisun City Youth

Suisun City, CA – August 14th, 2019
Suisun City and ENGIE have partnered together to give local youth hands-on exposure to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) principles and job skills that will fuel future careers in the clean energy economy.

First to sixth graders in Suisun City Recreation, Parks, and Marina Department’s Summer Day Camp program recently learned to make “Marker Robots.” The kids experimented with wiring a motor to batteries, attaching legs (colored ink markers) to the plastic-cup bodies, and adding counter-weights so the devices spun around to make designs on paper.

The education partnership between Suisun City and ENGIE will continue beyond the summer camp program and include the after school program in the coming school year.

ENGIE is augmenting the summer and after-school programs as part of the comprehensive energy-saving program ENGIE is currently building for the City, including replacing streetlights city-wide to new energy-saving LEDs, replacing indoor and outdoor lighting with LEDs at all city facilities, installing solar PV parking shade canopies at three sites, upgrading the sports field lighting at Heritage Park and Lambrecht Sports Complex. ENGIE trained all Summer Camp facilitators on five different STEAM activities that fit into the weekly themes of the Summer Camp. For instance, the week of the field trip to the Lawrence Hall of Science, campers learned about and explored with solar panels. Campers powered different loads like lights and motors, wired the panels in different ways, and measured their electrical output. The week of the visit to the Sacramento Zoo, campers will create small creatures from UV reactive beads, then design and build habitats that will provide their creatures (which represent cold blooded animals) with what they need to live – including areas to absorb the sun’s energy, areas to cool off in the shade, etc. In addition to these examples, other STEAM activities include designing and building roller coasters, and making Rube Goldberg machines.

Suisun City Recreation, Parks, and Marina Department’s Summer Day Camp program is an all-day camp for incoming first graders to incoming sixth graders. Camp staff facilitate numerous group games, outdoor activities, and STEM projects throughout each day, topped off with a weekly field trip to regional science and other fun landmarks such as the Lawrence Hall of Science, Rockin’ Jump, Oakland Athletics baseball games, and the Sacramento Zoo.

Mayor Lori Wilson stated, “The kids were able to learn while having fun with our summer camp program. We hope this will pique their interest in STEAM careers and, for some, it may just be the spark needed to motivate them to choose it as a career.” “We are pleased to have the collaboration with ENGIE, our clean energy industry partner, in providing the hands-on activities for our STEAM campers,” added City Manager Greg Folsom.

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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Report Pothole or Street Concern

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Help alert us to safety issues on our City streets.

The Building & Public Works Department is committed to keeping the City's streets in good working order.

Potholes often appear during rainy weather. While minor repairs can be accomplished relatively quickly, major repairs or reconstructions may have to be scheduled.

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Update: Marina Dredging

Work on the Marina Dredging project continues to move forward in two segments: Pierce Island Levee Rehabilitation and Dredging Project. Following is an update on the timeline for this work based on the latest information received by the City.

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Wise Water Use Conservation Measures

Water-dropAs water supply reliability is a concern for all Californians, wise water use is strongly encouraged of all Suisun-Solano Water Authority customers though the recent drought emergency has ended. [Read more…]

Fat, Oil & Grease Don’t Belong Down the Drain

Stop the FOGHoliday cooking can generate lots of tasty food, and left over fats, oils and grease, particularly if you are brave enough to fry a turkey. Fats, oils and grease (or F.O.G.) poured down a drain into the sewer system can significantly reduce the capacity of your sewer laterals and form into large plugs in public sewer mains that cause real problems.

Place your cooled F.O.G. items into sealed containers this holiday and put them into the residual trash container collected by Republic Services. If you have a large quantity, like from the turkey fryer, contact Republic Services directly for information on how to recycle it.

For more information on F.O.G. and how to safeguard your sewer system this holiday, please go to our Sewer F.O.G. resource page.

Report Abandoned Shopping Carts

Abandoned-Shopping-CartAbandoned shopping carts contribute to blight within our community.

Help us keep our community clean by reporting abandoned shopping carts.

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Used Oil Filter Pick-up Service Info

oil filtersProperly bagged used oil filters will now be collected at curbside free of charge to residents thanks to the state used oil grant funds the City receives.

Free filter bags are available at local auto parts stores or by calling Solano Garbage at 707-437-8900.

Used motor oil also will be collected at curbside if a container issued by Solano Garbage is used.

For more information on recycling and waste disposal programs, go to the Public Works Recycling & Solid Waste page.

 

 

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