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Holiday Closure
May 21, 2009
On Monday, May 25, most County offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Public Works by the Numbers
May 20, 2009

May 18-22 is National Public Works Week. During the May 19 Board of Supervisors meeting, Public Works Director Doug Gault reported on the busy nature of the various divisions between May 1, 2008 and April 30, 2009:

Road Maintenance
Laid out 9,200 tons of asphalt, 6,400 tons of mixed road base, 355 tons of cold mixed asphalt, and 204 tons of crushed rock; repaired or replaced 1,300 road signs; responded to 113 service requests.

General Services
Processed 942 purchase order requests and 3,124 vehicle and equipment service requests; audited and processed 10,326 fuel transactions; processed 2,200 invoices for fleet operations.

Facilities Maintenance
Responded to 83 emergency calls and 2,565 routine service requests; led the effort on 24 facilities projects.

Public Works Administrative Services
Processed 5,158 invoices for $14.4 million.

Water Resources
Conducted 34 public outreach meetings; responded to 845 calls about flood insurance or flood protection; achieved a 10 percent reduction in flood insurance costs for Sutter County.

Processed 98 mapping and development actions (including 950 reimbursable hours for Sutter Pointe); completed 11 facilities projects; developed and contracted the 7.9 miles of work in the $2.8 million, 2008 Road Maintenance Plan.

Swine Flu (H1N1) Information
May 19, 2009
Dr. Michael Kinnison, Public Health Officer
Updated: Wednesday, May 19, 2009 at 11 a.m.

There is one confirmed case of Swine Flu in a Sutter County resident. That individual had mild symptoms, did not require hospitalization, and is fully recovered.

National Public Works Week
May 18, 2009

Each year the American Public Works Association (APWA) sponsors National Public Works Week. National Public Works Week is a means to recognize the efforts of Public Works and help the public understand the many ways this dedicated staff provides service to the community.

The Sutter County Director of Public Works and Public Works Department, located at 1130 Civic Center Blvd., invites employees and the public to participate in National Public Works Week. A department overview and tour of the Engineering Division are scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, 2009 starting at 2:00 p.m. and again on Friday, May 22, 2009, at 9:00 a.m.

The Engineering Division staff will be on hand to provide information on our Annual Road Plan, Facilities Design Projects and Global Positioning System.

The Department will also have displays and provide information on Road and Facilities Maintenance operations on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and again on Friday, May 22, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

Road Maintenance equipment will be displayed at the County Corporation Yard on 275 Samuel Drive, with personnel on hand to explain the operation and uses of the equipment.

The Facilities Services Division will have a static display at the 146 Garden Highway offices detailing facilities work and projects.

Measure M (Sutter Pointe Specific Plan) Environmental Impact Report
May 16, 2009
On May 16, 2009, Sutter County issued a Notice of Availability  of a final environmental impact report for the Sutter Pointe Specific Plan.

Copies of the Plan, EIR and associated documents can be downloaded here:

Board of Supervisors Visits Local High Schools
May 08, 2009
Board of Supervisors Visits Local High Schools

The Sutter County Board of Supervisors continued its outreach to local schools on May 5 by conducting its fourth meeting at a local high school in 13 months—this time at Sutter Union High School.

The Board of Supervisors previously conducted special meetings at Faith Christian High School, River Valley High School and Yuba City High School. The Board plans on visiting Live Oak and East Nicolaus high schools in the near future.

The Board of Supervisors appreciates the students and school officials who have made each of the meetings at the high schools unique events. School personnel have been tremendous in integrating the official business of the Board of Supervisors into the middle of their school day and arranging for students to participate in the meeting.

The high school site meetings are an opportunity for young men and women to learn about how local government works.