Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pintail Drive Rehabilitation Paving Work Set for Thursday through Saturday

SUISUN CITY, Calif. - Road surface grinding and paving on Pintail Drive from Sunset Avenue to Blackspur Drive is scheduled for Thursday Oct. 20 through Saturday Oct. 22 from about 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

After conducting informal traffic surveys, Ghilotti Construction set the schedule to include a Saturday to minimize impacts on Suisun Elementary School, users of other nearby public facilities and residents. 

Residents can expect traffic delays and temporary detours during the construction period. Drivers are urged to be alert for construction zone signage and road workers. If possible, plan to avoid the area during construction hours.

For more information regarding this project, please go to www.Suisun.com/Pintail.html.

Friday, October 7, 2011

2011 Wreath Project Remembers Fallen Veterans at the Holidays

SUISUN CITY, Calif - Every December since 2006, holiday wreaths are placed on grave sites at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon.  The wreaths are purchased and placed by The Wreath Project.

The community group has been able to place wreaths on every grave site, one of the few veterans cemeteries in the nation to achieve that goal.  To continue the tradition, the group will need to purchase 9,000 wreaths.

Wreaths will be placed during a ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, December 10, 2011.   The cemetery is located at 5810 Midway Road in Dixon.  >> Map

To donate or get more information about the project, go to www.wreathproject.org, call 707-761-3343 or e-mail wreathproject@yahoo.com

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Hearing on New Water Rates Set for Nov. 22, 2011

The Suisun-Solano Water Authority (SSWA) will consider adopting a new rate structure for all Suisun City users to provide more funding for current and future operations, repairs and replacements at 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2011, at City Hall.

Based on the Financial Plan and Water Rate Update Study, the proposed rates redistribute the cost of service between residential and non-residential customers to improve proportionality.

Increases in the past have ensured the water service is in good financial shape. Recognizing the tough economic conditions, a general rate increase was delayed for two and a half years. The SSWA Board spent considerable time and effort to keep the rates as low as possible, including budget reductions and use of one-time reserves.

In accordance with the Financial Plan, SSWA is considering two rate adjustments:
  • 4% effective January 2012
  • 4% effective January 2013
The proposed rate structure includes a new emergency rate schedule to be imposed in the event of a declared water shortage or drought. Rate surcharges, intended to address the financial impacts of a water shortage, would only apply as long as a water shortage or drought condition exists.

The proposed emergency surcharges, which are based on water usage, are
  • 8% during a Stage II drought
  • 20% during a Stage III drought
  • 40% during a Stage IV drought 
 >> For more information, including the meeting notice, rate study and proposed rate structure