January  31, 2014 Issue: Vol 4 Issue 2 
Jail FEIR coverThe Final EIR for the Jail is available
Planning staff has completed the Final Environmental Impact Report for the planned new County Jail, near Napa State Hospital. Minor changes from the Draft EIR include a decision on the preferred parcel of land, demolition of some existing buildings, a site for the staff-secure facility and design refinements for a pedestrian/bike trail. Next step: Staff will ask the Board to certify the EIR at an upcoming meeting. See all the Planning info on the Jail EIR project.
CANVThis week, we're proud of our generous staff!
Staff at the County's Administration Building (1195 Third Street) and the Flood Control District (804 First Street) donated 1,199 pounds of food to the Napa Valley Food Bank, run by Community Action Napa Valley, over the holidays. Remember, the need doesn't end after the holidays are over!
ArtistGrant funds available for arts and culture
The Board's Arts and Culture Advisory Committee has grant funds available for Napa County 501(c)3 arts and culture organizations. Interested? Attend one of the Committee's grant workshops in February and apply by March 25. Find more information on the Committee page
Election BallotFiling deadlines for June 3 election
Want to run for an office that will appear on the June 3, 2014, Primary election ballot? The filing period starts Feb. 10 and closes on March 7, unless an incumbent does not file by March 7, in which case filing is extended (for non-incumbent candidates only) to March 12. Offices on the June 3 ballot include Governor, State Assembly, County Supervisor Districts 1 and 3, and other state and local offices. Find more information on becoming a candidate for public office on the Election Division pages.
TaxPay second installment taxes by April 10
The Treasurer-Tax Collector reminds us all that the second installment of the 2013-2014 Secured Property Taxes becomes due Feb. 1, 2014, and will become delinquent after April 10, 2014.  Visit the Tax Collector's web pages to get all the information you need about paying your taxes or call (707) 253-4312.
Closed signMost County offices closed Feb. 12 and Feb. 17
Most County offices will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in observance of Lincoln's Birthday and on Monday, Feb. 17, in observance of Presidents' Day. Some 24-hour facilities, such as the Jail and Juvenile Justice Center, will be open. Please call ahead before visiting those facilities to ensure the services you need will be available.
2013 BoardNext Board meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 4
On the agenda: Introduction of new County employees; public hearing regarding financing from Association of Bay Area Governments to United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay, Inc. and a Board resolution approving the financing; actions related to Water Conservation Rebate Program in unincorporated County, including an MOU with the City of Napa for funding, authorizing staff to join the California Urban Water Conservation Council and approval for a water conservation rebate program for the unincorporated Putah Creek Watershed; actions regarding tax-defaulted properties; plus closed session and consent items. You can check agendas, research minutes or watch recorded meetings at any time on our website.
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