Folsom City Councilmember Kerri Howell and incoming City Councilmembers Sarah Aquino and Mike Kozlowski will take the oath of office at a special City Council meeting on Monday, December 10 at 5:30 p.m. A reception will follow the special meeting.
Get into the holiday spirit with friends, neighbors, and Folsom police and fire personnel! Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit neighborhoods throughout Folsom December 9–13. Santa’s elves will collect non-perishable canned goods to help stock the Twin Lakes Food Bank for the holidays. Follow Santa’s route at www.facebook.com/FolsomPOA.
PG&E has been working to relocate underground gas lines to make way for Folsom's new trail undercrossing. Nighttime closures of East Natoma Street between Fargo Way and Prison Road are currently in effect from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. PG&E moves into an accelerated construction schedule, with work taking place in the overnight hours Sunday through Friday through December 14, 2018 (weather permitting).
The closures will affect both eastbound and westbound traffic on East Natoma Street. Marked detours will be in place to route motorists around the overnight road closure.
A magical winter wonderland awaits guests at the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary’s ninth annual Wild Nights and Holiday Lights event. Thousands of bright and colorful lights, sparkling ornaments and trees, lighted animal figures, and seasonal displays transform the Zoo Sanctuary with holiday spirit. The very talented technical theater students in the Folsom High School drama department created a Sierra snowscape that’s on display at the canid deck.
Here are a few simple holiday fire safety tips to keep you and your loved ones safe this holiday season.
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. Here’s how residents can help:
Per the Sacramento County Public Health Officer it is advised to not use masks, such as the N95, due to wildfire smoke in the area as the health risks of the mask outweigh the benefits.
The Folsom Fire Department is recommending people stay indoors as much as possible and to keep doors and windows closed. This precautionary advisory is effective through November 16th due to smoke from the Camp Fire that is impacting our local air quality.
The Sacramento area, including Folsom, will be under a Red Flag Warning from 10 p.m. tonight until 7 a.m. Monday morning. The City of Folsom Fire Department urges its residents and business owners to remain extra vigilant during this time and to report fires to 9-1-1 immediately.
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.
The City of Folsom has long benefited from the active involvement of residents in many civic activities and one of the many ways that our residents can be involved is by serving on one of the City’s commissions and committees. There are a variety of opportunities available and residents are encouraged to take part in helping develop city programs. For more information on the available opportunities and applications visit the City of Folsom Website.
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.
When spring rolls around, your fall plantings will have established root systems and be ready to start their growth spurt and be better prepared for the heat of summer.
The California Voter’s Choice Act became law in 2016, making voting more convenient and accessible. Ballots are now mailed to all voters, and you may choose to vote via mail, drop-box or the new Vote Centers. Vote Centers open October 27 through Election Day, November 6, and any voter may visit any Vote Center.
If you need to contact 9-1-1 for emergency services, you can now do it by text anywhere in Sacramento County, including Folsom.
Sacramento County 9-1-1 Centers representing all law enforcement and fire agencies in the region announced Text-to-9-1-1 service is now available countywide. This means all 9-1-1 public safety dispatch centers are now equipped to receive and respond to mobile phone Text-to-9-1-1 messages from citizens.