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  February  28, 2014 Issue: Vol 4 Issue 4 
 
 
10K runnersSilverado Trail closures Sunday for Marathon!
Parts of Silverado Trail will be completely or partially closed for a time on Sunday, March 2, for the Napa Valley Marathon. You can see the Nixle message from Napa County Public Works for more information. Drive carefully or avoid the area until the race is over. Good luck to all the runners!
 
 
Magnolia ParkDraft 2014 Housing Element Update at Planning Commission March 5
We're working to update the Housing Element to the County's General Plan, and have released some draft documents. On March 5, we'll present the drafts to the County Planning Commission at 9 a.m., and will collect public comments. View the Draft Housing Element Needs Assessment. View the Draft Housing Needs Policy Document. Visit our Housing Element Update page.
 
 
pumping gasMarch 1-7 is Weights and Measures Week - in Napa County and the U.S.
The Board has proclaimed March 1 - 7 to be "Weights and Measures Week," in Napa County, joining the rest of the country in commemorating when President John Adams signed the first applicable law on March 2, 1799. The Sealer of Weights and Measures protects consumers by testing many different types of devices, such as retail and commercial scales, gas pumps, price scanners, propane meters, taxi meters and many more. Last year, County staff inspected more than 3,400 devices and conducted 9,000 quantity control inspections. Find our more on our Weights and Measures page.
 
 
South CampusWe're leasing space in our new South campus
The County has extra space at the new South Campus on Napa Valley Corporate Drive, which will house our Health and Human Services Agency. The Board has approved leasing three spaces, with mostly warehouse and office space, plus some pharmaceutical manufacturing and R&D space. Reply to the Request for Proposals by March 18.
 
 
JunkyardGet rid of old tires at no cost
Napa County and Napa County Recycling & Waste Services are providing free waste tire recycling for NCRWS customers in south unincorporated County. The coupon, which NCRWS customers will find in their March bills, is good during 2014 and entitles customers to recycle up to 19 waste tires. There is usually a charge of $5 per tire. Proper recycling prevents waste tires from becoming breeding grounds for mosquitoes or fire hazards. Learn more at www.naparecycling.com(Coupons not available to American Canyon and Upper Valley customers)
 
 
Compost binHome and worm composting workshops set
You can attend a free, two-hour composting or worm composting class in 2014, and bring home a free composting bin or a mail-in rebate for other green equipment! Choose from eleven different sessions, starting in March and ending in September. Partners include Napa County Environmental Health, Upper Valley Waste Management, NRWS/NCRWS, the Master Gardeners, the cities of Napa and American Canyon, and the Town of Yountville. The flier has all the information. 
 
 
CUPA awardThis week, we're proud of our Environmental Health folks!
Congratulations to our Environmental Health division, which was named 2014 Outstanding Certified Uniform Program Agency (CUPA) by the State CUPA Forum Board! CUPA works to keep Napa County safer and cleaner by coordinating the adminstrative requirements, permits, inspections and enforcement activities regarding Hazardous Materials Business Plans, hazardous waste, aboveground petroleum storage and underground storage tanks, and risk management plans. CUPA team includes enviromental health specialists Darell Choate, Jennea Monasterio and Stephen Kim, and supervisor Doug Calhoun. They accepted their award from Mike Vizzier, Chief of the Hazardous Materials Division of the San Diego County Dept. of Environmental Health.
 
 
Partrick culvert before repairQuick Partrick Road repair ensures access
When a culvert collapsed on Partrick Road this month, Public Works had to move quickly to fix it. The integrity of the roadway was in jeopardy and residents who lived west of the collapse would be stranded if the one-way-in, one-way-out road failed. Spoiler alert: Culvert replaced, roadway supported AND crews were able to maintain traffic flow during the fix. See before and after photos.
 
 
Election BallotMany County offices on June 3 ballot
Want to run for an office that will appear on the June 3, 2014, Primary election ballot? The filing period closes March 7. Local offices on the June 3 ballot include Napa County Supervisor Districts 1 and 3, Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk, District Attorney, Sheriff-Coroner,  Auditor-Controller, Treasurer-Tax Collector and Superintendent of Schools. 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 became 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.
 
 
2013 BoardNext Board meeting is Tuesday, March 11
The final agenda will be available on our website the week of March 3. You can check agendas, research minutes or watch recorded meetings at any time on our website.
 
 
 
 
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