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Holiday Closure
August 31, 2009
On Monday, September 7th, most County offices will be closed for Labor Day.
Awards For Sutter County Flood And Boat Ramp Projects
August 13, 2009

A flurry of construction activity at the Tisdale Weir, an important flood control structure in western Sutter County, has generated two awards from the American Public Works Association (APWA).

Both the construction of a new boat ramp along the Sacramento River and the replacement of two bridges, including the one that spans the weir, have won Project of the Year awards from the Sacramento Chapter of APWA.

Sutter County officials will accept the two awards at an APWA luncheon in Sacramento on Friday, August 14.

“These awards reflect the creativity and competency of Sutter County Public Works staff and our partners in the construction of the bridges and the boat ramp,” said Sutter County Board Chairman Jim Whiteaker. “The boat ramp is heavily utilized and is the only free-to-the-public boat ramp on the Sacramento River between Sacramento and Colusa. The new flood control bridge, which was completed way ahead of schedule, takes pressure off the Sacramento River levee system.”

The one-lane, old Tisdale Weir Bridge sitting directly atop the weir was replaced because its deck and superstructure were deteriorating, and because cottonwood trees and other river debris became trapped in the bridge piers and limited the ability of the weir to divert excess river flows. This clogging of the weir caused additional strain on the Sacramento River levee system during high water episodes, increasing the risk of a levee failure and inundation of the Meridian and Robbins basins.

The project to replace the Tisdale Weir Bridge and the nearby Garmire Road Bridge won APWA’s 2009 Environmental Project of the Year Award for its flood control features. The project was completed a year early. MCM Construction Inc. of North Highlands was the primary contractor, and Sutter County hired Vali Cooper & Associates of Sacramento to manage the construction work.

The Tisdale Boat Ramp facility won APWA’s Parks and Trails Project of the Year Award. The Tisdale Boat Ramp replaces a ramp located upstream from Tisdale Weir that silted in and required expensive annual maintenance. PBM Construction of Roseville constructed the 30-foot wide, 160-foot long ramp and the 1.5 acre, 43-vehicle parking lot.

Website Ranked in Top 10 for 7th Consecutive Year
August 03, 2009

Sutter County was awarded tenth place in the 2009 Digital Counties Surveys for governments with less than 150,000 population. The award recognizes counties across the U.S. that are using information technology (IT) to deliver high quality service to its customers and citizens, typically in the form of superior website development and the conversion of government processes into electronically enabled formats. Sutter County has ranked in the top ten consistently for the past seven years.

The annual study recognizes hard work and innovation by measuring over 100 data points about online service delivery, infrastructure, architecture, and governance models.

This award reflects the important collaboration between County Departments and Information Technology in providing Internet services to County Citizens.