Happy Fall, y'all!

The seasons are changing!

And remember, leaf season will soon be here - street sweeping frequency between October and January will increase to twice a month, starting October 1. The second sweep of each month will occur two weeks before or after the normally scheduled day. Not sure where you land on the schedule? Check out our handy interactive map. All you have to do is type in your address!

For customer service concerns or questions related to routes and scheduling, please call Contract Sweeping Services at (707) 257-9650.

Events Around Town This Week

Saturday, September 23: Heroes of the Valley at Kennedy Park

Saturday, September 23: Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS (start and finish at Yountville Veteran's Home, route throughout Napa County)

Sunday, September 24: Napa Half Marathon starting at Skyline Park (see website for course map)

Election Administration Plan - Public Notice

From John Tuteur, Napa County Registrar of Voters:

Notice is hereby given that on October 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., in the Napa County Administration Building, 1195 Third Street, Suite 305, Napa, California the Napa County Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk ex-officio Registrar of Voters will conduct a public hearing to consider and receive public comments on the Draft Election Administration Plan published on September 17, 2017. Any member of the public may attend the hearing and be heard regarding the Draft Election Administration Plan orally or in writing. Read the full Public Notice in English and Spanish. You may also view the draft Election Administration Plan here.

Napa family benefits from housing assistance through the City

Interested in learning more about housing assistance programs that the City of Napa offers? Join us at our next First Time Homebuyer Assistance Workshop on October 18th at 6:30 pm at the City of Napa's Housing Authority, located at 1115 Seminary Street. Seating is limited so please contact Andrea Clark today to reserve your spot: 707-257-9254 or at aclark@cityofnapa.org.

Amber, her partner Luis, and their five children were all living in a two bedroom apartment before we were able to assist them in purchasing one of the City's Below Market Rate/Affordable Housing units (BMR). Amber reached out to us in March of this year when neighbors of her parents were selling their BMR. Amber and Luis very much wanted to purchase a home for their family of 7 and what better opportunity than to buy the home next door to your parents? The City's assistance came in the form of the below market pricing of the home. These homes carry a 30 year restricted on the future re-sale price of the home and have to be sold to low-income first time homebuyers. Says Amber, "It's because of opportunities like these that help families like ours have the opportunity of becoming homeowners in Napa. We are so happy we got our own home and will cherish it for years to come."

Fire and Life Safety Day Open House

Come join us at our 21st Annual Fire and Life Safety Day Open House! Come learn about fire safety and meet your firefighters! There will also be games, activities, bouncy house, refreshments, and more.

* Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10am - 2pm *

* Fire Station #1 at the corner of Seminary and Second Street *

Los invitimos a nuestro evento anual del Dia de la Seguridad de Incendios y de Vida. Venga a informarse sobre la seguridad contra incendios y tambien a reunirse con sus bomberos. Habra juegos, un brincolin, actividades, refrescos y mucho mas.

* Sabado, 21 de Octubre 2017, 10:00am a 2:00pm *

* Estacion de Bomberos #1, 930 Seminary Street (en la esquina de Seminary y Second Street) *

View the flyer with all the details in English and en Espanol!

Oxboo Festival returns to Napa October 28!

The OxBOO Festival celebrates Halloween fun and raises money for community youth programs. We invite you to participate in the Family Bike Ride, Napa Police Officers Association 5K Zombie Run or Downtown Association Coffin Races. Learn to do the "Thriller" dance and perform it at the festival. Live music all day by Notorious, festival food, and pumpkin races. Guess the weight of the ginormous pumpkin. The closest guess wins the pumpkin.

Saturday October 28, 2017

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM at Oxbow Commons on McKinstry Street

See all the fun details here!

Napa Sanitation conducting smoke testing next Tuesday

Holy smokes! Next Tuesday, 9/26, Napa Sanitation will be conducting smoke testing on Third Street between California Blvd and Patchett Street. All residents in the area have been made aware of the testing, but we just wanted to give folks a little heads up as they might see white smoke coming from roof vents, building foundations or manhole covers. The test involves blowing smoke into a sewer manhole to find places where storm water may be entering the system, as well as to assist in locating breaks and defects that may exist in the sewer lines.The smoke is not harmful to people, pets or furnishings. It is non-toxic, non-staining, non-corrosive, odorless and leaves no residue. Read more in the attached notice that was sent to the neighborhood.

Napa Fire's Recruit Class 2017 Pinning Ceremony

City of Napa Fire Department celebrated the graduation of Recruit Class 2017 last Friday. 7 recruits were sworn in - congratulations, Hattie Borg, Joe Russo, Kyle Franzoia, Mike Nikol, Gabriel Angel, Jeremie Hannon, and Vince Pappas!

And 4 promotions were celebrated as well: Jason Berens to Battalion Chief, and Christopher Gilbert, Albert Burgess and Aaron Baracco to the position of Fire Captain!

It was a good day for the City of Napa and the community! See the photos here.

Napa County's California Coastal Cleanup a success!

From the Napa County Resource Conservation District:

Thank you everyone who volunteered for Coastal Cleanup Day throughout Napa County and beyond!

Over 470 volunteers traveled 32+ miles over both land and water to remove:

~ 2,783 lbs trash

~ 1,024 lbs recycling

~ 686 lbs compost

Your time and efforts are much appreciated and really do make a big difference!

Know what's happening - get urgent alerts

Image result for nixleThe City of Napa and a number of other public agencies offer an urgent notification service called Nixle. This information service allows agencies to send information about real-time public safety emergencies, crime watch, weather impacts, and safety tips to your cell phone or e-mail. This is a free service. Register with Nixle at www.nixle.comor text your zip code to 888-777 and stay up-to-date when it matters most!

City of Napa
955 School Street :: PO Box 660 :: Napa :: CA :: 94559-0660 :: 707-257-9500