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Structure Fire

August 1, 2017 

FOLSOM, CA- On July 29, 2017, Firefighters from the City of Folsom Fire Department and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Protection District responded to a structure fire located at 104 Wembley Court. A total of four engine companies, two truck companies, one medic unit, and two chief officers were dispatched to the scene.


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Grass Fire

August 1, 2017 

FOLSOM, CA- On July 28, 2017, Firefighters from the City of Folsom Fire Department responded to a grass fire located at 1000 E. Natoma Street near the picnic area of Folsom Point. A total of four engine companies, one chief officer, one El Dorado County Sheriff Marine Unit, and two State Parks Police officers were dispatched to the scene.

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Folsom Plan Area Update: Construction Improvements Underway

August 21, 2017 

The 18-month schedule of infrastructure, road and safety improvements that started south of Highway 50 in May is proceeding at a smooth and steady pace. Nearly three miles of sewer line is being installed, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District has started construction on a substation to provide the area with power, the first section of Alder Creek Parkway – a significant east/west thoroughfare – has opened, and the roads and pads for the first new neighborhoods are becoming visible in the area near White Rock Road and the soon-to-be-renamed Scott Road.

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Construction Project Begins Tuesday at the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary

August 21, 2017 

Construction begins August 22 on the replacement of a very old sewer line that runs underground through sections of the Zoo Sanctuary. Over the course of the project, some of the animals will be off-exhibit as they’re relocated to temporary quarters to protect them from the noise and dust from construction.

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Water Line Replacement Project on Greenback Lane

August 14, 2017 

Work will begin Friday, August 18 on a water line replacement project, requiring a nighttime closure of one westbound lane on Greenback Lane between Folsom-Auburn Road and American River Canyon Drive. The closure will allow crews to replace an existing water line that is beyond its serviceable life and install approximately 1,000 linear feet of 12-inch water main.

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Track Water Use and Avoid Leaks

July 31, 2017 

The City of Folsom provides all residents with a free water usage and leak alert portal, Dropcountr, available today on Web, Android or Apple iOS. With Dropcountr, you and your family can track usage, make sense of price tiers, sign up for alerts, set goals and receive support, anytime, anywhere.

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Community Service Day Volunteer Opportunities Open

July 31, 2017 

Join your friends and neighbors for Folsom’s largest day of volunteerism Saturday, September 16. The fourth annual Community Service Day will mobilize thousands of volunteers of all ages and interests to complete projects throughout Folsom that make a positive, lasting impact in the community. Beginning today, volunteers can sign up for community projects.

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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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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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