The Job Fair! Coming Oct. 29. West Sacramento City Hall

If you’re looking for a job, this is where you need to be–The Job Fair, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m.-2p.m. in the West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Ave., West Sacramento 95691. Brought to you by the Yolo County Dept. of  Employment & Social Services, the City of West Sacramento, the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce, and the Yolo County Workforce Investment Board.

Plus, more than 35 employers and apprenticeship programs will be on hand. They’re looking to hire full-time and part-time employees–and network with you. Also available: free resume review! Learn the best practices of resume writing and connect with professional employment counselors to:

(1) Enhance and/or create your resume;
(2) Practice your personal “elevator pitch”, and
(3) Network with community and business leaders.

Please bring your resume to the Job Fair and dress for success!

Job Fair contact: Steve.roberts @ yolocounty.org

Posted in Employment, General Information, Things To Do

WSPD Community Meeting in Old West Sacramento Neighborhood, Oct. 28

Police DepartmentRepresentatives from the West Sacramento Police Department will attend “The Old West Sacramento Neighborhood” community Meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m., at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1500 Park Blvd.

Focus of the discussion will be on the issues related to those who live in Beat 2, in and around the State Streets neighborhoods. Personnel from various units within the West Sacramento Police Department will be on hand to answer questions that residents may have regarding crime issues.  Community beat meetings are designed to strengthen the partnership between the police department and the community it serves.  For more information, please contact Lt. Tod Sockman at (916) 617-4951.

WHAT: Community  Meeting (Beat 2, in and around the State Streets neighborhoods.)
WHO: All  interested residents
WHERE: Trinity  Presbyterian Church, 1500  Park Blvd, West  Sacramento, CA
WHEN: Tuesday,  October 28, 2014 at 7:00 PM
SPECIAL
NOTE:
Come  early for a $5.00 Taco Tuesday dinner at 6:30 p.m. hosted by The Old West  Sacramento Neighborhood Group.  Please RSVP for the dinner to  (916)203-3345.
Posted in General Information, Police Department

Fall Fun Fest at Bridgeway Lakes Boathouse, Oct. 26

The Fall Fun Fest is a Bridgeway Lakes Community fundraising event, Sunday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m.

The Fall Fun Fest will help build “The Bridgeway Boathouse Play Structure.” Please bring the family for games, food, a raffle, music, trick-or-treating, a costume parade, temporary tattoos, and a bounce house. The Bridgeway Lakes Boathouse is located at 3650 Southport Parkway in West Sacramento.

Download the FALL FUN FEST pdf.

Contact info:
• www.bridgewayplay.com
• wsboathousepark@gmail.com

Posted in General Information

City Commission Applications Now Being Accepted

Applications are now being accepted for service on various City commissions.  These commissions work directly with City staff in developing goals and advising the City Council on many issues.  These Mayor-appointed positions are a great way to get involved in your community.

 

      • Agriculture & Natural Resources Commission:
        Members of this commission provide recommendations in the areas of tree and habitat conservation, open space, and energy policies.
      • Arts, Culture & Historic Preservation Commission:
        This commission evaluates and identifies needs in the area of cultural enrichment, the designation and inventory of historic resources, and placement and use of art throughout the City.
      • Board of Appeals: These members review the workings and finances of the Fire Department hazardous materials program as well as provide interpretation pertaining to uniform codes and City ordinances.  Membership preference is granted to those with backgrounds in architecture, civil engineering, building trades, or fire protection.
      • Commission on Aging:  These individuals examine and evaluate programs and services targeted to the elderly and identify specific areas of need.
      • Disaster Council:  The Disaster Council meets at least once each year to review the emergency preparedness status of the City and reports their findings to the City Council
      • Economic Development Advisory Commission:
        Commission members review and comment on economic studies, marketing strategies, business retention and recruitment, and work with the Chamber of Commerce on programs of mutual interest.
      • Housing Advisory Commission:
        Members of this commission review and make recommendations regarding housing policies, affordable housing, and identify sources of housing funds.
      • Library Advisory Board:  The Board acts in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors and the County Librarian and includes the review of library operations and services, budget policies, and programs and priorities for the Yolo County Library. The Board is comprised of a representative from each Yolo County district, as well as one member from the Board of Supervisors.
      • Parks & Community Services Commission:  These
        individuals act in an advisory capacity to the Council in matters affecting the well-being, enhancement, and enrichment of the citizens and in matters pertaining to use, maintenance, improvement and development of City parks.
      • Planning Commission:  This commission is a decision making body as designated by state law. Members are heavily involved in planning and zoning law, and land use policy.

Applications are due by November 28, 2014.  Applications and more detailed information about each commission are available on the City’s website www.cityofwestsacramento.org or by contacting Kryss Rankin, City Clerk at 617-4500.

Posted in General Information

RAIN BARRELS – THE ULTIMATE WATER-SAVERS!

Did you know? With every 1 inch of rain on 1,000 square feet of roof,  you can collect around 600 gallons! That’s a lot of water. And it’s a really good way to provide clean, fresh water for your landscape. And here’s a little secret. Plants LOVE rainwater. It’s soft and gently acidic, and helps plants grow stronger and faster. After all, doesn’t Mother Nature water her plants with rainwater?

See this video for the general idea. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jg0iwbkYq3Q

The barrels are provided by Nor Cal Beverage at no charge, however, the rain barrel diverter kit, which is available on-line from hardware stores such as Home Depot and Lowe’s, must be purchased separately prior to the workshop.

All workshop participants will receive a rain barrel at the workshop, where they will learn the installation process and use of the rain barrel. There is a one-per-household limit.

The next workshop is scheduled for Saturday, October 25th at the Arthur F. Turner Library, 2:00pm-3:00pm.  Space is limited to 30 people.

Register for the workshop here.

 

Posted in General Information

Candidates Forum Repeated on Channel 20

The Oct. 6 Candidates Forum is being replayed on Channel 20 daily at 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., prior to the Nov. 4 election. The forum invited candidates for Mayor, the City Council and the Washington Unified School Board to participate. The forum was presented by the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at (916) 371-7042.

Posted in Elections, General Information

Mike McGowan Bridge Concrete Placement, Oct. 10

Construction of the new Mike McGowan Bridge, linking South River Road, continues Oct. 10 with the pouring of the bridge deck concrete. The operation occurs Friday, Oct. 10, between 2 a.m. and approximately 6 p.m. The activity involves the placement of an estimated 3,600 cubic yards of concrete. In the interest of public safety, the public will not be admitted into the construction area on both the north and south portions of the Mike McGowan Bridge.

To complete the concrete placement, a series of trucks will be in continuous operation during the 16 hour project. The concrete pour will be conducted in three phases:

  • During the first phase, concrete trucks will enter the southern abutment area of the bridge, exiting US 50 at Jefferson Boulevard, travelling south on Jefferson to South River Road, turning left and entering the levee access road to the project site. Trucks will then return to the freeway using the same route.
  • In phase two, concrete deliveries will be split equally between the south and north abutments of the bridge. South abutment trucks will use the same route described above. Trucks headed for the north abutment will also exit off Jefferson Boulevard, but will turn left at 15th Street, then turn right at South River Road to the project area. Afterwards, these trucks will exit by using the eastbound freeway on-ramp from South River Road.
  • During the final phase of the project, concrete drop-offs will be directed to the north abutment only. Trucks driving to the north abutment will exit the freeway using the Jefferson Boulevard / 5th Street off-ramp, turning right onto South River Road and continuing directly to the project. Empty trucks will again leave the project site by using the eastbound freeway on-ramp from South River Road.

To repeat, motorists are advised of heavy truck activity Oct. 10 on Jefferson Boulevard and South River Road. Using a traffic alternative would be helpful in avoiding the unusual volume of concrete trucks.

C. C. Myers, Inc., the bridge construction contractor, is managing the concrete pouring project. Completion of the Mike McGowan Bridge, linking the north and south ends of South River Road, is expected by late 2014.

Posted in General Information

Rain Barrels – The Ultimate Water Savers!

Did you know? With every 1 inch of rain on 1,000 square feet of roof,  you can collect around 600 gallons! That’s a lot of water. And it’s a really good way to provide clean, fresh water for your landscape. Here’s a little secret.  Plants LOVE rainwater. It’s soft and gently acidic, and helps plants grow stronger and faster. After all, doesn’t Mother Nature water her plants with rainwater?

Purchase your kit now and pick it up at the workshop on October 25th! $30 includes barrel and all hardware needed to turn your downspout into a water saver!

Sponsored by Nor-Cal Beverage and The West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce.

All workshop participants will receive a rain barrel at the workshop, where they will learn the installation process and use of the rain barrel. There is a one-per-household limit.

The next workshop is scheduled for Saturday, October 25th at the Arthur F. Turner Library, 2:00pm-4:00pm.  Space is limited to 30 people.

Register for the workshop here.

See this video for the general idea.

Posted in Chamber of Commerce, Community Groups, Community Meetings

Waste Management Announces New District Manager of West Sacramento Site

Waste ManagementWaste Management is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Goudreau as the district manager of Waste Management of West Sacramento. This site provides waste and recycling services for the cities of West Sacramento, Winters, Woodland and Yolo County. In this role, Goudreau will manage the day-to-day operations.

“I’m excited to work with the tal­ented West Sacramento team,” said Mike Goudreau, district manager. “I look forward to fostering new relationships within the community.”

His 22 years in the business has made him an expert in managing successful sites, districts and providing excellent customer service. Goudreau has held many different positions while at Waste Management. He has worked in Wisconsin, Colorado, Puerto Rico, Houston, New York, Sacramento and now Yolo County. He started his career in the waste industry as a packer, then became a dispatcher, followed as a driver and quickly was promoted to site manager. In 1999, he moved to Sacramento and was named the district manager at the Sacramento Valley site. Prior to Waste Management, Goudreau played minor league baseball for three years with the White Sox organization.

Mike Goudreau, District Manager of Waste Management of West Sacramento

“I started at an entry level job and I have worked hard to become the district manager,” said Goudreau. “I appreciate Waste Management for recognizing their internal talent and promoting their hard working employees. My experiences and passion for the great work we do, helps me provide guidance to our incredibly talented team.”

“We are excited to have Mike manage these sites,” said Waste Management Market Area General Manager, Alex Oseguera. “His knowledge, experience in the environmental solutions industry and providing outstanding customer service align perfectly with Waste Management’s mission.”

To learn more about Waste Management visit http://www.wm.com/.

Posted in General Information

Annual Safe Trick or Treat Event, Oct. 25th

Come out to the West Sacramento Halloween event located at the West Sacramento Recreation Center on October 25th from 4-6pm. There will be tons of activities and games for all children 14 and under.  Bring a can of food per child to donate when you enter the Safe Trick or Treat event.

Door prizes, jump houses, candy booths activities and more!

Event Flyer

 

Posted in Community Groups, Events, General Information, Holiday, Recreation Center, Things To Do