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Water Safety Tips and Free Life Jacket Loaners

June 19, 2017 

As temperatures rise, Folsom’s lakes, river, and pools are popular destinations for outdoor fun. If you’re heading to the water this summer, keep these boating and water safety tips in mind. In addition, the Folsom Fire Department’s Life Jacket Loaner Program provides Folsom residents with free daily and weekend rental of life jackets for all ages of children and adults.

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Tree Care Tips

June 14, 2017 

Many residents have planted new trees to replace those lost in the drought. City of Folsom Arborist Ken Menzer offers the following tree care and staking tips to help your new trees thrive.

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Pavement Repair Project Begins

June 12, 2017 

Beginning Tuesday, June 13, crews will fill and repair cracks on more than 25 miles of Folsom's roads to prevent the formation of potholes and other pavement distress.

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Orangevale Avenue Bridge Now Open

June 5, 2017 

A century-old bridge that connects Folsom and Orangevale has officially reopened to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians after a year-long rehabili­tation and historical preservation project.

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Scott Road Closure June 2 for Folsom Plan Area Improvements

May 22, 2017 

Placerville Road from Highway 50 to White Rock Road, which has been closed for infrastructure improvements in the Folsom Plan Area, is scheduled to open the first week of June. Simultaneously, Scott Road between the eastbound Highway 50 off-ramp and White Rock Road will be closed as construction activity moves to that section of the project. The newly opened Placerville Road, as well as Prairie City Road and Latrobe Road, will be available as alternate routes.

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Summer Reading Program Launch Party Saturday

May 22, 2017 

Get ready to read! The Folsom Public Library is launching the summer reading program on Saturday, May 27 with a fun-filled event for the whole family from 10 a.m. to noon. Activities include carnival games, an obstacle course, art activities and a storytime. The summer reading program is simple: Read books and earn prizes! Program registration begins May 27 and continues through July 31.

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Folsom City Council Adopts Balanced Budget

May 15, 2017 

The Folsom City Council unanimously approved a $201 million balanced budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year, which takes effect July 1.The FY 2017-18 budget preserves the unique Folsom experience, bolsters the City’s fiscal sustainability, improves core services, addresses deferred maintenance and equipment needs and invests in the future.

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Registration is Open for Summer Day Camps

April 24, 2017 

Summer camps provide opportunities to learn a new sport or sharpen existing skills, showcase talents through the arts, make new friends, and create lasting memories. Browse through the summer camps brochure to learn more and register today for the best selection!

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Felipe Rodriguez Appointed Folsom Fire Chief

March 31, 2017 

The City of Folsom announced today the appointment of new Folsom Fire Department Chief Felipe Rodriguez, effective June 1. Folsom City Manager Evert Palmer appointed Rodriguez following an extensive national executive search.

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Start Your Spring Cleaning with a Bulky Waste Pickup

March 29, 2017 

Has your outdoor furniture or barbecue seen better days? Is your yard in need of an overhaul? The City of Folsom can help! The City of Folsom offers Bulky Waste Pickup, a free service available three times per year to Folsom single family residential customers. It offers an easy way for residents to dispose of bulky items that do not fit in their standard garbage cans.

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Infrastructure and Road Improvements Begin South of Highway 50

March 27, 2017 

An 18-month schedule of infrastructure and road improvements is starting south of Highway 50 for the new Folsom Ranch plan area—3,513 acres annexed into the City of Folsom in 2012. This spring and summer, construction activities will include infrastructure and safety improvements such as water, sewer, streets and utilities, plus temporary closures and detours of Placer­ville Road and Scott Road.

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Johnny Cash Trail Phase II Construction Begins

March 27, 2017 

Work will begin this week on the second phase of the Johnny Cash Trail, located at East Natoma Street and Folsom Prison Road. This phase of the project includes 1.25 miles of Class I paved trail, an undercrossing tunneling beneath Prison Road to allow trail users to safely bypass vehicular traffic, and a beautiful 190-foot wooden arched bridge that will provide views of the American River Canyon, Lake Natoma, and beyond.

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'Names about Town' Website Honors Folsom's History

March 2, 2017 

The Folsom community would not be where it is today without the vision, leadership and commitment of past leaders, activists and public servants. Their names can be found around town-- on park signs, street signs and schools. Learn more about these influential community members on the City of Folsom's "Names about Town" website.

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Folsom Public Library Offers ‘Book Club in a Bag’

February 21, 2017 

Did you know that Benjamin Franklin’s reading and discussion group was the seed for opening the first public library in America? The Folsom Public Library is keeping up the tradition of public reading and discussion groups by hosting a regular book discussion at the Library and also providing “Book Club in a Bag” kits for you to host your own book club.

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Volunteers Help Construct New Bike/Pedestrian Bridge

February 13, 2017 

A group of 20 dedicated community volunteers held a work party to build the Natomas Ditch Bridge along Folsom's recreational trail system. Volunteers ranging in age from 10 to 70 years worked together to construct the 35-foot-long wooden bridge in just three hours.

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Sandbags Available for Folsom Residents, Businesses

January 5, 2017 

If your property has a history of flooding, it’s important to get prepared in advance of a storm. Sand and sandbags are available for Folsom residents and business owners at no charge. The City’s two self-serve sandbag stations are next to Fire Station 36 at 9700 Oak Ave­nue Parkway and behind City Hall at 50 Natoma Street.

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Help Keep Leaves out of Storm Drains

December 12, 2016 

Keep storm drains clear and prevent localized flooding by managing the leaves on your property. Rake the leaves in your yard, gutters and sidewalks and place the leaves in your green waste container.

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Check Before You Burn Season Underway

December 7, 2016 

From November through February, the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District's law, Check Before You Burn, restricts or prohibits burning when fine particle pollution (PM2.5) is forecast to be high. The Check Before You Burn law applies to residents and businesses in Sacramento County and the cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Isleton, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento.

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Preserving Folsom’s Open Space, Historical Resources

November 30, 2016 

Nearly three acres of land at High­way 50 and Folsom Boulevard has been preserved forever as public open space. The site maintains the natural beauty of an important gateway to the City, and preserves natural vegetation, heritage oaks and historical resources.

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Ron Phillips Retires as Folsom Fire Chief

November 20, 2016 

Folsom Fire Chief Ron Phillips announced his plans to retire on December 30, after 35 years of California fire service and 14 years with the City of Folsom. During his tenure, Phillips worked to maintain and improve emergency services in the community during difficult economic times. He has also been instrumental in regional emergency management and fire and rescue services.

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Fall Water Conservation Tips

October 10, 2016 

As the season changes, so do the needs of your landscape irrigation. Shorter days, cooler temperatures and moisture from fog and rain mean your landscape needs much less water in fall and winter.

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October is Arts and Humanities Month

October 6, 2016 

October is the month to commemorate the arts in a big way. National Arts and Humanities Month encourages all Americans to begin a lifelong habit of active participation in cultural arts. A great place to join the celebration is with Folsom Parks & Recreation!

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Bike Show and Cash Mob

October 5, 2016 

Join the fun on Sunday, October 16 in Folsom’s Historic District at this event presented by the 50 Corridor Transportation Management Association and sponsored by the City of Folsom.

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Join the Conversation at the Library Forum

October 3, 2016 

What aspirations do you have for your community and library? The Folsom Public Library is seeking your input, and is hosting a Library Forum on Thursday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Folsom Community Center, located at 52 Natoma Street in Folsom.

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Call for Nominations: Arts Achievement Recognition Program

October 3, 2016 

Help a deserving individual or group that has made a difference in Folsom’s art scene receive recognition for their efforts! Nominees for the Arts Achievement Award can be an individual or non-profit organization that is clearly related to visual or performing arts, arts education, or historic arts.

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Tree Pruning for Safety and Clearance

September 28, 2016 

Overgrown trees and shrubs are a traffic safety danger when they block the view of traffic signs. Trimming trees and vegetation is critical to protect motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians and City street sweepers in your neighborhood. Especially during autumn and winter when dead leaves fall, the street sweeper service helps minimize flooding risks by keeping storm drains clear of leaves, litter and other debris.

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Volunteer Opportunities Open for Community Service Day

September 7, 2016 

Join us for the third annual Community Service Day on Saturday, September 17, Folsom’s largest day of volunteerism. This major citywide event mobilizes hundreds of volunteers of all ages and interests to complete projects throughout Folsom that make a positive, lasting impact in the community. Volunteers can now sign up for community projects.

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PG&E Tree Removals for Community Pipeline Safety Initiative

September 6, 2016 

Over the next several weeks Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), as part of their Community Pipeline Safety Initiative, will be removing trees and brush on both private and public properties, that have been identified as a risk to pipeline safety. The work ensures first responders have immediate access to natural gas transmission pipelines in case of an emergency.

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City Services on Labor Day

September 2, 2016 

The City of Folsom administrative offices and Folsom City Hall will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 5. For urgent City issues, call 916-355-7231. Call 9-1-1 for life threatening emergencies.

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Folsom Goes for the Gold

September 1, 2016 

Cyclists and trail enthusiasts are invited to join the city’s quest to achieve the ranking of Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community, awarded by the League of American Bicyclists.

The League of American Bicyclists is seeking input from community members to assist in determining Folsom’s ranking. The online survey considers factors like how frequently bicyclists ride, accessibility of bike paths and bike safety measures.

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