Monday, May 15, 2017

May 17 Town Council Meeting

The next regular meeting of the Windsor Town Council will be held on Wednesday, May 17 at 6pm in the Town Council Chambers. The packet for the meeting may be accessed here: http://windsor-ca.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=2&event_id=1365

The major item on the agenda is:

Recommendation for Award of Proposed Collection Service Agreement for Exclusive Residential and Commercial Garbage, Recyclable Materials, and Organic Waste Collection Services, with staff recommending that Council adopt a resolution awarding a solid waste franchise to GreenWaste Recovery, Inc., approving a 10-year Collection Service Agreement and authorizing its execution and implementation, and approving maximum service rates; and /or provide direction to staff, if desired.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Join us on May 20 for Connecting Windsor

JOIN US AT THE NEXT CONNECTING WINDSOR WORKSHOP!
"Creating a More Walkable and Bikable Central Windsor"
Saturday, May 20, 2017
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Windsor Town Hall Council Chambers
9291 Old Redwood Highway, Building 400
Note from Linda: You will see some amazing 3-D modeling and other superimposed scenarios of our roadways and connections. You'll have a chance to connect with others on these ideas and ideas of your own. I invite you to attend! 
Please see the website as well:  http://www.connectingwindsor.com/




Friday, May 5, 2017

Art is Energizing the Community

Never has a theme been more true! On Monday May 1, the Public Art Advisory Commission (PAAC) met to discuss the future of art in Windsor and more specifically, art on the two roundabouts on Old Redwood Highway. On December 21, 2016 the Town Council approved the installation of “Slice,” a sculpture by the late Robert Ellison, for the Roundabout at Windsor Road (Roundabout 2) pending a thorough engineering analysis. At the Monday PAAC meeting, the engineering report showed the concrete to be insufficient for “Slice” and the Commission recommended an alternate location will be found for the sculpture. Keiser Park is currently the top location.  Additionally, the artist agreement for “Offering,” the Bruce Johnson sculpture located on the Roundabout at Market Street, is set to expire in June 2017.

Given these circumstances, the Commission revisited the original inspiration and theme for art in those roundabouts, “Art is Energizing the Community”. The call included the following vision for the theme:

”A submission should incorporate some sort of energy production from natural elements. This project will introduce the possibility that art can be positive for the mind as well as the environment and is building from the concept that technology can also be beautiful. It is the display of art through wind, solar, movement and other kinetic opportunities.“


The PAAC is committed to this theme and now has a better understanding of the challenges which come with temporary installations. The next steps will be to identify a budget needed to commission or purchase two sculptures which reflect the original vision the Commission had for the Roundabouts. This will likely exceed the funds allocated within the Town budget and the Commission will be seeking outside donors to sponsor this project. If you or your company is interested in more information, please contact Olivia Lemen, Management Analyst, Parks and Recreation Department, Town of Windsor, at 707-838-5383 or olemen@townofwindsor.com.  

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Parade and Festival this Saturday, May 6!

Please see the flyer - come out and enjoy the parade and celebrate your community!!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

April 19 Town Council meeting

The April 19 Town Council meeting agenda packet is available at this link:
http://windsor-ca.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=2&event_id=1363

The Town Council will be considering the award of a 10-year agreement for solid waste/garbage collection services.

Furthermore, there will be an overview of a study being conducted on  how to better connect East and West Windsor for pedestrian and bicyclist movement throughout Town.

The meeting begins at 6pm and all are encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Where does the Town now stand on "recreational" marijuana (per Proposition 64)?

On March 29, 2017, the Windsor Town Council held a study session at a noticed special meeting to consider what permanent regulations should be adopted for recreational (non-medical) marijuana. 

At the conclusion of its discussion and deliberations, the Town Council directed staff to prepare the necessary ordinances prohibiting all Recreational Marijuana uses and activities that Proposition 64 provides local discretion over.  Town of Windsor staff anticipates the necessary ordinances will be adopted in Summer, 2017.  A summary of the Town’s current and pending regulations pertaining to marijuana is provided in the link below.

Summary of Town of Windsor Marijuana Regulations