September 23, 2019

Parking & Paving Ordinance Hearing Before the Planning Commission

The Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed ordinance addressing parking and paving standard , as part of an update to Title 18 “Zoning”. This is a public meeting; all parties are invited to join in the discussion.

When: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7 p.m.
Where: City Hall, City Council Chambers – 701 Civic Center Blvd. Suisun City CA

The Planning Commission agendas is linked below:

If you have any questions, please contact Senior Planner John Kearns, 707.421.7337 or email jkearns@suisun.com

 

Post expires at 12:01 am on October 3, 2019

Request for Proposal – Parks, Facilities, & Recreation Master Plan

The City of Suisun City Recreation, Parks and Marina Department (City) is requesting statements of interest, qualifications and proposal from qualified planning and design firms that are capable of providing services to development a Master Plan for the City of Suisun City’s parks, facilities, and program operation located in Suisun City, California.

SEALED PROPOSALS DUE NO LATER THAN 3:00PM, OCTOBER 3, 2019

All questions or requests for additional information must reference the above proposal name and must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on September 12, 2019 to: klofthus@suisun.com. Questions and answers will be issued to all interested and placed on the City of Suisun website by 5:00pm on September 13, 2019 at www.suisun.com.

Water Meter Replacement Project Update – September 12

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Progress:

  • Contractor has installed 6854 – 3/4” meters, 203 – 1” meters, 14 – 1 ½” meters and 15 – 2” meters
  • 83.13% of the meters have been replaced
  • Curt Richardson from MOM Billing and Suisun City Finance have been completing periodic syncs of data into Badgers system (Beacon) 5,457 accounts have been synced
    • 768 leaks have been detected (customer leaks, toilets, faucets…)
    • 182 with no recent flows
    • 48 with backflows
    • 80 with no recent endpoint communication
  • A leak is considered a meter that has a flow of one gallon or more every hour in a 24-hr period
  • We continue to receive calls from customers regarding leaks, or pressure losses, all calls are forwarded to the contractor and M&I supervisor
    • SID is replacing leaking corp stops weekly as many 3-4/day
  • Discrepancies have been found with meter quantities and quantity of each size. This discrepancy will likely require a change order; however, the specific dollar amount and quantity may not be known until after the project is completed. At the moment, approximately 161 additional meters may be required.
  • Progress Payment 4 has been received and will be routed for approval.

Upcoming:

  • Continue installing meters
  • Make repairs to meter locations provided by PMI
  • Address leaks, backflows, and endpoint communication issues
  • Work with contractor on addressing broken or damaged meter lids

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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.

Suisun City Strategic Plan Survey

Suisun City, CA – August 30th, 2019
Suisun City is moving forward with our first ever city-wide Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan will be the guiding document that will identify community and Council identified priorities, as well as creating goals and objectives for achieving those priorities. On August 27th a Strategic Planning Public Workshop was held and was attended by approximately 30 residents who provided valuable information. In an effort to solicit as much public comment as possible, an online survey has been created to capture the priorities of the community to help inform Council direction on the Strategic Plan.


City Manager Greg Folsom stated, “The strategic planning process will be one of the most important projects we undertake this year as it will set out our plan and our goals for the next several years. Our budgets, our projects, and our programs will all be a product of the priorities identified in our Strategic Plan and the resources that we have available. Getting community input via this survey will help Council and staff to get a better feeling for the priorities of the citizens of Suisun City as we work to set priorities and goals for the coming years.”
Suisun City residents are invited to participate in the online survey thru September 30th by clicking on the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SuisunCity2019

Contact: Greg Folsom, City Manager 707-421-7301

Post expires at 11:00 pm on October 1, 2019

Suisun City LED Streetlight Retro-fitting

The next phase in the renewable energy program partnership between ENGIE Services and Suisun City will be retrofitting City streetlights with new LED fixtures. Work will begin the week of August 26th and run through the end of September. Installation crews will be working on City streets with cones, and traffic control as needed.

Suisun City Strategic Planning Workshop

You are invited to attend a Strategic Planning Workshop on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Suisun City Hall, 701 Civic Center Blvd, Suisun City (following the normal City Council Meeting at 6:30pm).   Please join us to help plan for our City’s Future! 

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.

Celebrate Suisun City Festival

Save the Date! Sunday, October 6, 2019 we will be celebrating Suisun City and the multi-cultural heritage that makes Suisun City one of the most diverse cities in America. This festival will be featuring multi-cultural food, music, retail and craft items. As well as multicultural entertainment starting at 11:00a.m. on Harbor Plaza Stage. And at 5:00p.m. a Parade of Cultures down the promenade.

VENDORS NEEDED!

The Suisun City Recreation, Parks, and Marina Department is accepting multicultural vendors for the Celebrate Suisun City event. Interested vendors can get a vendor application below:

Suisun City Implements Nixle and Citizen RIMS

In response to growing concerns from citizens about being alerted about emergency situations, such as fires, floods, etc., Suisun City is now using Nixle to build on its Community Notification System so residents can be alerted in real-time for localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories. To receive emergency alerts from the city, please text 94585 or “SUISUN” to 888-777 to be enrolled in SMS messaging alerts. You can also go to www.Nixle.com to sign up for email alerts and create a free resident account.

Press Release Nixle.CitizenRIMS 8.1.19