Saturday, May 27, 2017

Budget Workshop - May 30 @ 6pm

Following the long Memorial Day weekend, on Tuesday, May 30 at 6pm in the Town Council Chambers, the Council will hold its biennial Budget Workshop to consider the draft Fiscal Years 2017-18 and 2018-19 budgets.

Furthermore, Councilmember Salmon has requested a reconsideration of the Council's award of a Collection Service Agreement, so this item was added to the May 30 agenda.

The agenda packet for this meeting may be accessed here:

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Public Review Draft Local Hazard Mitigation Plan - your input is invited

The Public Review Draft Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (draft LHMP)  is now available for community review and comment.  In order to develop the draft LHMP, the Town conducted community outreach last fall and winter. The outreach included a community survey as well as presentations to business and community groups. The input received helped shape the draft LHMP.  Town Council has reviewed the draft LHMP. The draft LHMP is now in the public review phase and comments received will be used to develop a final draft LHMP. The final draft LHMP will be submitted to the California Office of Emergency Services for review and approval.  The Town is inviting community members to participate in the planning process by reviewing and commenting on the Public Review Draft Local Hazard Mitigation Plan during the 30-day public review period. 
The 2011 Plan was a multi-jurisdictional plan, coordinated by the Association of Bay Area Government (ABAG), which included an Annex for the Town of Windsor. The LHMP is required to be updated every 5 years.  This Plan is the Town’s framework to mitigate risks to natural hazards and plan for a safer, more resilient future. Once complete, the Town will seek FEMA certification of the LHMP to maximize eligibility for future grant funding for hazard mitigation.
Comments may be referred to:

Please provide comments by June 26th at 6:00 p.m.

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:

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

"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:

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  

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!!