Statewide Emergency Drought Regulations will go into effect in August. Prohibited activities include the over watering of lawns and gardens with potable water which results in excessive flowing runoff; using potable water to wash driveways and sidewalks; washing a vehicle by hose with potable water, unless equipped with a shutoff nozzle, and; using potable water in a fountain or decorative water feature, unless the water is recirculated.Violations may be subject to fines of up to $500. Learn more about water conservation at drought at www.cityofnapa.org/water
National Night Out in Napa set for August 5
The Napa Police Department and the Target Corporation invite Napans to take part in National Night Out, a community event on August 5, 2014 between the hours of 5-8 pm at the Target Parking Lot, 205 Soscol Avenue. National Night Out will promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie. The Napa Police Department, CHP, Fire Department, Cal Fire, the Salvation Army and other city and county agencies will be involved in this free event. Event Activities will include Law Enforcement personnel, vehicles, a police K9 and other assets, a Bike Rodeo, Fire Engines, AMR Ambulance, child identification and fingerprinting, Information booths, a 911 booth, jump house, face painting booth, food and giveaways. (Read more)
New Flood Map for Napa Creek in effect November 12
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for the Napa Creek Area, informing the City of Napa that the Flood Insurance Study Report and Flood Insurance Rate Map have been revised. This remapping is a result of the recently completed Napa Creek Flood Protection Project which has achieved environmental restoration of Napa Creek through much of downtown while also greatly increasing flood protection to businesses and residents in the area. The new map from FEMA which acknowledges the completed work will become effective November 12, 2014. (Read more)
Trash capture project funded by ABAG
The Bay Area-wide Trash Capture Demonstration Project, a recently-concluded four-year effort that included the City of Napa, has been called “an important step towards preserving and protecting our sensitive water bodies” by Public Works Director Jacques LaRochelle.Using federal stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the project installed trash capture equipment in municipalities around the Bay. The City of Napa received $51,446 to obtain and install three large hydrodynamic separators at the City Corporation Yard and Materials Diversion Facility, along with 17 catch basin inserts that capture trash before it enters the storm drain system. (Read more)
Grinding and paving for Downtown side streets
Grinding and paving is scheduled for short street sections in the Downtown area beginning Friday, July 25 and continuing through Tuesday, July 29. Crews will work on College Street between First and Second streets on Friday July 25. On Monday July 28 amd Tuesday July 29, Coombs and Randolph streets will be closed, along with the one-way service alley between the Second Street garage and the County offices and other businesses that front on First Street. Sidewalks will remain open in all areas. Work hours will be 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Oxbow Bypass project moves ahead
Work on the Flood Project Oxbow Bypass continues as installation of sheet pile is now underway. The contractor has largely completed the removal and off-haul of thousands of cubic yards of soil to create the future bypass channel. Drivers are cautioned that the speed limit on McKinstry Street, which passes through the work zone, has been lowered to 25mph as equipment and workers periodically cross McKinstry. In early August, McKinstry Street will be closed to all traffic to allow excavation and reconstruction of the roadway. This closure is planned to last 45 working days. The Bypass is schedule for completion in March 2015.
Nextdoor network popular with Napa residents
Many Napa residents have now signed up and are using Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods. More than 25 neighborhoods have officially launched. Find out how your neighbors are using this free, private social network to get acquainted and communicate. Go to www.nextdoor.com to learn more and get started.
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