Monday, April 26, 2010

Suisun City Public Works Open Bidding for Main Street Rehab Project

SUISUN CITY — The Suisun City Public Works Department has released the bid documents for the Main Street Rehabiliation Project that is expected to take place during the upcoming summer construction season.

The project, which has an estimated bonding value of $600,000, is funded by a grant through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The project entails making major repairs to Main Street from Solano Avenue to near Lotz Way. In areas where the subgrade has settled, pavement, curb, gutters and sidewalks will be replaced. When that work is completed, the entire street will receive a pavement overlay and new street markings.

The Main Street Rehabilitation Project follows the 2009 Sunset Avenue Rehabilitation Project in which the entire length of Sunset Avenue was resurfaced from Highway 12 to Railroad Avenue.

Public Works staff will coordinate construction scheduling carefully to minimize impacts to both Waterfront District businesses and nearby residents. A project page will be added to the Public Works website so everyone interested in the project can follow key developments.

For contractors, follow this link for more information.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

UPDATE: Suisun City Firefighters Raise $11,484.40 to Save School Sports

SUISUN CITY — The Suisun City Firefighters Association collected $11,484.40 during its "Boot Drive" to help restore local school sports programs on Saturday April 24.

About 25 firefighters and their families were joined by more than 70 local school athletes, parents and coaches on Sunset Avenue near the Heritage Park and Sunset shopping centers. The Association had hoped to raise $3,000 to $5,000.

"It was a very successful day," said Fire Capt. Greg Renucci, who helped organize the event for the Firefighters Association.

All proceeds from the Boot Drive will go to the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District “Save Our Athletic Programs” effort to raise community donations to fund Middle and High School sports programs for the 2010/11 school year. The District recently cut all funding for sports programs to reduce its budget while preserving classroom instruction.

"We think sports are an important part of the school experience, so we want to do something to help," Renucci said. "This is just our part to support our local kids."

Residents are encouraged to stop by to visit. The sports programs could be fully restored if every household in Suisun City and Fairfield donated $18.

For more information, contact the Suisun City Fire Department at 707-425-9133.

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The Suisun City Firefighters Association has 43 members all of whom serve as volunteer firefighters in the Suisun City Fire Department. The Suisun City Fire Department is the largest urban fire service in California that is entirely staffed with volunteer firefighters.

In addition to staffing the Fire Department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the Association sponsors a number of popular community events, including the annual Toys for Kids drive, Easter Egg Hunt and the Halloween Parade and Costume Contest that has been an annual favorite for more than 50 years.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Salvation Army to Host Community Meetings for New Suisun City Center

By Ian Thompson | DAILY REPUBLIC

SUISUN CITY - Suisun City residents will soon get their chance to hear more about what the Salvation Army has planned for its new center that opens this summer and talk about what they want to see it offer.

The Salvation Army plans two community meetings, on April 27 and May 6, at the Suisun City Library at 601 Pintail Drive. Both meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. >>map>>

Meetings will start with a short presentation by Salvation Army representatives followed by a question-and-answer period, according to Doug Daut, director of programs for The Corps, Salvation Army, Suisun City.

'The Salvation Army to a lot of people is a thrift store and a kettle, but it's a lot more,' Daut said.

While the driving force of the center is the church, Daut said the center on Wigeon Way will have a wide array of youth programs a well-run health and fitness center.

'We will get more specific at the May meeting for details about the programs and we want to get people's input,' Daut said. 'We want to hear from them.'

Reconstruction of the center is still on schedule and is expected to be done by the end of May. The center's opening is tentatively slated for mid-June, Daut said.

The center's Web site is still under construction. Applications for part-time employment are still available at the trailer next to the center.

For more information, call the Center's temporary number at 707-720-5376.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Caltrans Plans Daytime Hwy 12 Closures Near Rio Vista


SOLANO COUNTY - Caltrans is planning intermittent full highway closures on State Route 12 from Currie Road to Drouin Drive west of Rio Vista starting Tuesday (April 6) and ending Thursday (April 8). >>Click for a quick map of the general work area>>

The entire roadway will be closed for short stints each day between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., weather permitting. Motorists will be permitted to travel through the work zone, but should anticipate a 15 minute delay.

Maintenance crews will replace damages or missing channelizers and perform other necessary maintenance.

Drivers should watch for stopped vehicles on the highway during the full highway closures. Please drive with caution and allow extra distance between vehicles. Plan ahead and allow sufficient time for your trip. Caltrans appreciates your patience during these repairs.

>> For more information, visit the Caltrans Highway 12 project page >>

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Suisun City Fire Department Issues RFP for Hazard Mitigation Plan

SUISUN CITY - The Suisun City Fire Department is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to develop a Multi-Jurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan that meets all California and Federal requirements.

The purpose of the plan is to demonstrate the City's commitment to reducing risks from natural hazards, and to provide guidance to community leaders committing related resources. Local plans also serve as the basis for California to provide technical assistance and to prioritize project funding.

The City of Suisun City and the Suisun Fire Protection District are working together to create a multi-jurisdictional plan to both better coordinate public safety services and to ensure that the City and the District continue to keep residents safe and remain eligible for future hazard mitigation funding.

Responses for this project are due April 21.

Qualified firms seeking more detailed information should follow this link.

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