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NEWS FROM NAPA COUNTY
March 28, 2014
Issue: Vol 4 Issue 6
Review the Housing Element
We've submitted our updated Draft Housing Element to the State and will hold public hearings before the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors before we finalize it. You can
review the draft Housing Needs Assessment
draft Housing Policy document
. We'll announce the public hearing dates soon.
Grants available for Visitor Management projects
The annual grant application process has begun for the Napa County Special Projects Funds that are set aside for visitor management and tourism marketing. If you are seeking funding for a project that builds overnight tourism in Napa County, please apply by May 1!
The instructions and applications materials are available here
Do you speak Chinese or Tagalog?
The Elections division is looking for poll workers who are able to converse in Chinese or Tagalog, to help voters in some American Canyon precincts on Election Days in June and November. Poll workers receive training and payment.
Find out more
Roads closed this weekend and next ...
Tomorrow, March 29, Henry Road will be closed until 10 a.m. for the Carneros Vineyard Run, which benefits the Carneros Volunteer Fire Department.
Race day registration is still available
, if you're feeling energetic! On Sunday, April 6, Silverado Trail will be closed from Lake Street in Calistoga to Crystal Springs Road near St. Helena, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., for the Napa Valley Silverado Half Marathon. Plan your weekend mornings around these events!
"Health Starts Here" on April 9!
Zumba! Yoga! Rapid HIV testing! Free Tdap vaccine! Raffle prizes! Food demos! Car and booster seat installation! Join us at Health and Human Services campus from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Get more info in English
Lea abajo para información en español
Pay second installment taxes by April 10
Two more weeks to pay your property taxes! 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.
Drug Takeback Events on April 26
On Saturday, April 26, you can rid your home of dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. No questions asked. Four locations around the County and controlled substances ARE accepted. No syringes. Sponsored by the Napa Sheriff's office and the Drug Enforcement Agency.
Find out more about the April 26 event
Find out more about year-round medical waste recycling
Recycle your Ag chemical containers on April 29
You can safely recycle your plastic agricultural chemical containers at an event in Yountville on April 29, sponsored by the Ag Commissioner's office and Interstate Ag Plastics. Find out more, including how to prepare your containers before the event, by
downloading the event flier
Request free chipping from Napa Firewise
Napa Firewise and Napa County Fire are taking requests for this season's popular onsite chipping program. The service is intended to support defensible space preparation, and vegetation management and maintenance of road access to homes and outbuildings for those living in high-risk areas.
Find out more at the Napa Firewise website
Home and worm composting workshops set
You can attend a free, two-hour composting or worm composting class in 2014, and bring home a reduced-price 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.
Next Board meeting is Tuesday, April 1
On the agenda: Proclamation declaring April 2014 as Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month in Napa County; introduction of new County employees; a resolution supporting U.S. House of Representatives Resolution 4166 to transfer management of Lake Berryessa from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management; an appeal to a decision by the Napa County Chief Building Official to deny a request to extend Whetstone Wine Cellars' Temporary Certificate of Occupancy past the 180 day time limit; a letter of support for SB 848 (Wolk), a $6.825 billion water bond; actions related to the use of County Unincorporated Area Measure "A" funds;
a comment letter to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division of the California State Parks Department regarding grant applications submitted by BLM for the Knoxville Recreation Area; closed sessions for anticipated and existing litigation, and labor negotiations; plus consent items. You can check agendas, research minutes or watch recorded meetings
at any time on our website
March 31 - Library Computer Boot Camp
April 1 - Needlecrafts@ Your Library
April 1 - Board of Supervisors meeting
April 2 - E-Mail basics
April 5 - Tomatoes workshop in Napa
April 8 - Board of Supervisors meeting
April 9 - "Health Starts Here!" - Public Health Week Wellness Fair
April 9 - Poetry submission blitz at the Library
April 9 - Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Library
April 9 - "A New State of Mind" documentary in American Canyon
April 10 - Coffee with a Cop in Calistoga
April 10 - "A New State of Mind" documentary in St. Helena
April 11 - Art in the Library reception
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