Vintage Ranch (Zone 2)

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Update 10/25/16 

In our last update we told you about the many accomplishments made by our maintenance staff last year in Vintage Ranch – all irrigation in Shenandoah, Tower & Silver Oak Parks was converted to recycled water. The turf in the street medians on Newell and American Canyon Road East (not in your neighborhood, but pretty close by!) was removed by New Image, the zone’s maintenance contractor, and replaced with drought tolerant native plants. These projects not only reduced potable water consumption by 41 acre feet per year (13,359,891 gallons), but also exhibit the City’s dedication towards using the right water in the right place on the right plants. New Image also refreshed the plants along Donaldson Way and removed the un-used fountain from the corner of Newell Drive & American Canyon Road. 

There are two projects, not paid from LLAD funds that will provide benefit to the Vintage Ranch neighborhood and American Canyon residents generally. A couple months ago, G.D. Nielson Construction started the installation of a new segment of the Napa Valley Vine Trail along American Canyon Creek from the southwestern edge of Silver Oak Park to connect to the intersection of American Canyon Road and Silver Oak Trail. The project is nearly completed and we’d love for you to join us for a the Dedication Ceremony on Tuesday, November 1 at 4 PM at the new pedestrian bridge on the trail. Next month construction of a covered picnic shelter will begin at Silver Oak Park. It will be completed just in time for the winter rain (hopeful for that rain!) so your family can enjoy picnics and stay dry all winter! Another thing to look forward to this winter is the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Event moving to Shenandoah Park. In fact, the Christmas Tree arrived in town today from Washington State and is being planted as I type! 

In the spring we plan to refresh the plantings along the western side of Newell Drive and complete the final recycled water conversion for the irrigation of the landscaping located near the old fountain (corner of Newell Drive and American Canyon Road). This project will make Vintage Ranch’s landscape 100% on recycled water. 

Vintage Ranch - Update 5/26/16

The City hosted a Landscaping and Lighting Assessment District (LLAD) public meeting last night for all district members in Vintage Ranch and La Vigne.  I would like to provide an update for those of you who weren’t able to attend.

In the last year many accomplishments have been made by our maintenance staff in Vintage Ranch – all irrigation in Shenandoah, Tower & Silver Oak Parks was converted to recycled water. The turf in the street medians on Newell and American Canyon Road East (not in your neighborhood, but pretty close by!) was removed by New Image, the zone’s maintenance contractor, and replaced with drought tolerant native plants. These projects not only reduced potable water consumption by 41 acre feet per year (13,359,891 gallons), but also exhibit the City’s dedication towards using the right water in the right place on the right plants. New Image also refreshed the plants along Donaldson Way and removed the un-used fountain from the corner of Newell Drive & American Canyon Road.

Included in the LLAD budget for the upcoming year, we plan to continue to improve the maintenance services and refresh the plantings along the western side of Newell Drive.  There are two other projects in the works, not paid from LLAD funds that will provide benefit to the Vintage Ranch neighborhood and American Canyon residents generally.  Starting this summer, a new segment of the Napa Valley Vine Trail is being installed by G.D. Nielson Construction along American Canyon Creek from the southwestern edge of Silver Oak Park to connect to the intersection of American Canyon Road and Silver Oak Trail. Later in the fall, Silver Oak Park will have a new covered picnic shelter installed in it.        

We encourage you to let us know of anything you see in need of attention (landscape related, street lights, illegal dumping, etc.) through SeeClickFix  or by downloading the app from the Android Marketplace or Apple App Store on your mobile device. You can also call our Public Works Department at (707) 647-4550 to report issues.

The proposed assessment for the upcoming fiscal year for Vintage Ranch property owners is $302.42 per year, the same as last year.  The City Council will meet on June 7th to review the draft Engineer’s Report, hear input from the public, and declare the intention to levy and collect assessments. A  Public Hearing will be held on June 21st for the City Council to approve the budget within the Annual Engineer’s Report and to authorize the levying of assessments. The draft Annual Engineer’s Report is available here. If you have questions or comments about the report please contact Greg Baer at gbaer@cityofamericancanyon.org