WE ARE NAPA COUNTY
NEWS FROM NAPA COUNTY
April 22, 2013
Issue: Vol 3 Issue 8
Vigil to honor crime victims on April 24
In honor of
National Crime Victims' Rights Week
District Attorney's office
Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services
Napa Emergency Women's Shelter
ask you to attend a candlelight vigil and resource fair. Wednesday, April 24, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 414 S. Jefferson St in Napa (at Napa Valley Hospice).
Drug Take Back Events on Saturday, April 27
At three locations in Napa County on Saturday, April 27, you can
turn in your unwanted or expired controlled substances or medication
, no questions asked. No needles at these events, please. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can bring your materials to the American Canyon Police Dept at 911 Donaldson Way; the Napa Sheriff's Office at 1535 Airport Blvd; or the Yountville Sheriff's Office at 1950 Mulberry St. Find out how to properly dispose of unwanted drugs or medication year round at the
Napa Recycling and Waste Services
Busy week for Hwy 29 near St. Helena
The PG&E, Napa County and City of St Helena project to install underground conduit along Hwy 29 south of and into St. Helena is moving forward quickly and the end is in sight. This will be a busy week, with several crews out working. Please drive carefully, watch your speed and give yourself a few extra minutes to reach your destination. Follow the project updates on the
Access St. Helena website
Kirkland Ranch Road (Lynch) at Hwy 12 to be closed
As part of the Jameson Canyon (Hwy 12) work, Caltrans will close a short stretch of east Kirkland Ranch Road, also known as Lynch Road, for 4 months, starting April 29. Lynch Road intersects Hwy 12 about 3,000 feet east of the traffic signal at Reata Winery and Chardonnay Golf Course. You can find more information about the entire project at
the Caltrans project website
This week we're proud of: The Jail's recycling award!
The Napa County Dept of Corrections received a 2012 City of Napa Recycling Award this month for its reduction in food waste and entry into the food composting program in the Jail kitchen. They also received certificates of recognition from Congressmen Mike Thompson, Senator Lois Wolk and Assembly Member Mariko Yamada. The honor included a $750 check, which NCDC will use to purchase additional recycling materials to further improve the diversion of waste from landfills.
Congratulations to the Dept of Corrections and the Jail staff!
Visit People Empowering People on April 30
You can see in person how the support of peers helps people who are on the road to recovery and wellness. Join us at the grand opening of the Mental Health Division's new building at 3281 Solano Ave in Napa, which houses the Adult Resource Center program, also known as
PEP (People Empowering People
). The facility provides activities, community and mental health programming.
April 30, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Show you C.A.R.E by adopting a roadway
Individuals or groups can "adopt" sections of roadway in Napa County, providing litter cleanup and/or wildflower plantings. The group gets a prominent sign, the satisfaction of the job well done, the thanks of the community, and a lot of fresh air and exercise!
Find out more about the Napa County Adopt-A-Roadway Effort (Napa CARE) program
Permit Service Center is open!
Dept of Planning, Building & Environmental Services
is doing a collective happy dance today, as the new Permit Service Center on the second floor of the County Administration Building is now open for business! The "one-stop" shop is intended to simplify the process of applying for and obtaining permits of all kinds from the County. Watch for news of an Open House in May!
Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday, April 23
On the agenda: Proclamation declaring April 21 - 27, 2013 as "National Crime Victims' Rights Week”; a resolution electing not to phase in the cost of actuarial assumption changes and to pay the required CalPERS employer pension contribution rate for Fiscal Year 2013/2014 effective with the first pay period in July 2013; amendments to the Napa County Legislative Platform re: Property Tax Postponement Program and CEQA reform;
closed session re: anticipated litigation; plus consent items. You can always read agendas or minutes, and
watch meetings streaming live
, on our website.
April 23 - Mental Health Month proclamation at St. Helena City Council
April 24 - Candlelight vigil and Resource Fair
April 25 - Youth, Parent and Community Forum on Alcohol
April 27 - The Golden Armadillo (bilingual) puppet show
April 29 - Library Computer Boot Camp
April 30 - Deadline to apply for Wildlife grant funds
April 30 - PEP Center Grand Opening
May 1 - Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Library
May 3 - End the Stigma Surrounding Children's Mental Health
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