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Holiday Break Day Camps

November 19, 2019 

Folsom Parks & Recreation offers a variety of day camps for kids and teens over the Thanksgiving school break, November 25 through 27.

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To Burn or Not to Burn – Time to Check

November 4, 2019 

It’s the season to Check Before You Burn! From November through the end of February, residents and businesses in Sacramento County, including the City of Folsom, must check the daily burn status before using a wood-burning fireplace or other wood-burning device.

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City to Conduct Sewer Smoke Tests

November 4, 2019 

Folsom residents who see smoke coming from manhole lids and sidewalk cracks should not be concerned. Starting mid-November, the City of Folsom will be testing portions of the sewer lines using a non-toxic artificial smoke substance. Smoke tests are planned in the vicinity of E. Bidwell Street, Riley Street, and Montrose Drive.

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Fire Damages Folsom Home

October 31, 2019 

FOLSOM, CA- Firefighters from the City of Folsom Fire Department and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District responded to a one-alarm structure fire in a mobile home home located in the 200 block of Leafwood Way in Folsom. A total of four engine companies, two truck companies, one paramedic ambulance, and two chief officers were dispatched to the scene.

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Open House on Proposed Utility Rate Increases

October 29, 2019 
Wednesday, November 6, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Folsom Community Center
The City of Folsom is currently considering recommendations in an independent Rate Study to increase rates for water, wastewater, and solid waste services in the years 2020-2024.
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Fall Into a Beautiful Water-Wise Landscape

October 28, 2019 

Fall is the perfect time to redo your yard and add low-water-use plants great for our climate. The soil still holds summer's warmth, which encourages root growth, but new plants don’t require as much water because the days are getting cooler instead of heating up.

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Help Keep Gutters and Storm Drains Free of Fallen Leaves

October 28, 2019 

The City of Folsom Public Works Department has been busy clearing gutters and storm drain inlets of fallen leaves. When leaves accumulate on the street, it is challenging for street sweepers to pick up the leaves, which can clog storm drain inlets resulting in localized flooding.

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Folsom Trails Update

October 21, 2019 

The City of Folsom was recently awarded grant funding from the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) to develop a new Active Transportation Plan (ATP). Folsom’s Parks & Recreation and Public Works departments will work together on the city’s ATP that will guide the planning, development, and maintenance of existing and future pedestrian and bicycle networks.

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Diwali Fireworks Safety

October 14, 2019 

The Indian festival of Diwali or Deepavali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is traditionally celebrated with the use of California State Fire Marshal registered Safe and Sane fireworks. The use of approved fireworks in conjunction with this festival may occur between noon on Saturday, October 26 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, October 27 in the City of Folsom.

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Tree Preservation Ordinance Workshop

October 14, 2019 

Trees are a treasured asset in Folsom and have widespread benefits to the community. The City of Folsom’s tree preservation ordinance provides a framework to preserve and protect Folsom’s trees. A public review draft of the updated ordinance has been released.

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October is National Arts and Humanities Month

October 14, 2019 

Folsom Parks & Recreation invites all residents to join in this month’s celebration of the arts. The fall Rec Guide includes a wide variety of fine arts, dance, and theater classes. Most of these programs take place at the Folsom Art Center, located at 48 Natoma Street.

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Zoning Code Update Workshop

September 30, 2019 

The city’s zoning code regulates existing and new development and specifies appropriate land uses in Folsom. The city is updating its zoning code with the goal of creating clear expectations for quality development and making those expectations easy to understand and follow. The city is conducting a series of community outreach events and work­shops to share information and obtain community feedback.

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Folsom’s New Cycle Tracks

September 23, 2019 

The City of Folsom has installed cycle tracks on Blue Ravine Road and Leidesdorff Street. These two-way bike boulevards are known as “protected pathways” that allow cyclists to share the street safely with motorists.

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Fall Irrigation Tips

September 23, 2019 

Cooler weather and shorter days mean you can adjust your irrigation schedule to use less water. Keep dialing back your sprinkler run times and remember to turn off your sprinklers completely when rain is in the forecast.

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Work Resumes on Green Valley Road Widening Project

September 17, 2019 

Work on the Green Valley Road widening project resumes today following a three-month delay due to the original contractor’s inability to complete the project. A new contractor, Western Engineering Contractors, was awarded a contract by the Folsom City Council at the September 10 City Council meeting.

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Folsom Dam Training Exercise September 18

September 16, 2019 

The Bureau of Reclamation, in cooperation with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department/Folsom Dam Security Bureau, City of Folsom Police and Fire Departments, and California State Parks will conduct a full-scale training exercise at Folsom Dam on September 18.

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Show Your Glow!

September 9, 2019 

Gather your family, friends, and co-workers and register your group for this popular annual event! Folsom Glow is a family-friendly 4K walk Saturday, October 5 starting at 7:45 p.m.

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The New Fall Rec Guide is Here!

August 21, 2019 

The fall edition of the Folsom Parks & Recreation Rec Guide includes a great selection of classes, family-friendly special events, and activities for all ages and interests. The guide is available to read online and was mailed to Folsom residents last week; additional copies are available at city facilities.

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Lake Natoma Crossing Turns 20

August 12, 2019 

The Lake Natoma Crossing first opened to the public in August 1999, providing an important connection across the American River and between the two sides of town, creating a more cohesive community within Folsom.

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Community Input Needed for Folsom Website Redesign

August 5, 2019 

The City of Folsom website is a primary information source about city programs, services, amenities, events, and resources. A new website is planned with a goal to simplify navigation, improve customer service, and be more responsive across all platforms, including desktop and mobile.

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City Joins Residents on NextDoor

August 5, 2019 

The City of Folsom, Folsom Police Department, and Folsom Fire Department have joined Nextdoor, the free private social network designed to bring together neighbors and communities.

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4-way Stop at Clarksville Road and Bundrick Drive

July 29, 2019 

After several years of monitoring the intersection at Clarksville Road and Bundrick Drive and with approval from City Council, the Public Works Department are installing an all-way stop sign control to enhance safety and minimize sight distance constraints.

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New Traffic Signals on Empire Ranch Road

July 15, 2019 

If you’ve driven down Empire Ranch Road recently, you’ve most likely noticed brand new traffic signals in the area.

The City of Folsom engineered and installed a series of new traffic signals to further increase motorist, pedestrian, and cyclist safety on Empire Ranch Road.

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Spare The Air Season is Here

July 15, 2019 

Spare The Air Alerts are issued when ozone pollution is forecast to reach un­healthy levels. Ground-level ozone is formed when exhaust particles from vehicles react with the sun’s ultraviolet rays. High levels occur most often during the summer months, when days are hot and there’s no relief from cooling offshore breezes.

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Treats for Troops Donation Drive

July 8, 2019 

In support of the 6th Annual Community Service Day, the Rolling Hills Blue Star Moms are collecting items for overseas military troops. A one-day donation drive will be held on Friday, July 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Steve Miklos Aquatic Center at 1200 Riley Street in Folsom.

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Summer Stormwater Pollution Solutions

July 1, 2019 

Everyday summer activities such as gardening, home improvements and washing cars can negatively affect local creeks and streams. Help keep our waterways clean by following these tips on dealing with common around-the-house pollutants this summer:

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New Fiscal Year Budget Takes Effect

July 1, 2019 

The Folsom City Council approved a $209 million balanced budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year starting July 1, marking the end of an annual process of evaluating the city’s fiscal health, community priorities, infrastructure needs, and daily operations. The budget represents a $3.3 million increase over last year’s adopted budget.

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Home Repairs for Folsom Seniors

June 20, 2019 

Folsom senior citizens meeting low-income requirements can receive assistance for home repairs through the City of Folsom Seniors Helping Seniors Home Repair Program.

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Cure Summer Boredom with Day Camps!

June 18, 2019 

Folsom Parks & Recreation offers a huge variety of fun and engaging camps for kids and teens to learn a new sport or sharpen existing skills, showcase their talents through the arts, spark their imaginations through creative play, explore and enjoy the outdoors, make new friends, and create lasting memories.

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Folsom City Council Adopts Balanced Budget

June 11, 2019 

Following an annual process of evaluating the city’s fiscal health, community priorities, infrastructure needs, and daily operations, the Folsom City Council unanimously approved a $209 million balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2019-20 that takes effect July 1.

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Intersection Safety Tips from the Folsom Police Department

June 11, 2019 

Intersections can be dangerous areas for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians, especially during peak commute times.

More than 50 percent of the combined total of fatal and injury crashes occur at or near intersections, according to the United States Department of Transportation. Inattentiveness, reckless driving, and speeding can all lead to a serious accident at an intersection.

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June/July 2019 City News

May 30, 2019 

Read the latest edition read about the Folsom Public Library summer reading program, Summer of Music concerts in the park, summer programs at the Steve Miklos Aquatic Center, wildfire preparedness, fireworks safety tips, Folsom’s water quality, and more news.

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Summer Season at the Aquatic Center Begins

May 28, 2019 

The Steve Miklos Aquatic Center is now open for the summer season! Recreation swim takes place daily from 1 to 6 p.m., and with three pools, high and low diving boards, a three-story waterslide, and interactive play structure, there are plenty of ways to have fun and keep cool under the watchful eyes of trained lifeguards

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