City encourages homeowners to take CEA quake survey
The City of Napa encourages homeowners to respond to a new survey prepared by the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) that is designed to shed light on seismic performance and retrofit techniques. This Napa survey is first-of-its kind in California to study seismic performance of houses. The online survey is available now at www.EQsurvey.org, through March 15. A $25 gift card is available to the first 500 homeowners who complete the survey. (Read more)
Deadline extended for local Disaster Relief Fund
The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund has extended the application deadline to March 31, 2015, and has increased the maximum grant award amount to $25,000. The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund is managed by the Napa Valley Community Foundation and was created with a $10 million lead gift from the Napa Valley Vintners following the 2014 South Napa Earthquake. (Read more)
Get rid of old tires the right way
Napa Recycling & Waste Services has partnered with the City and County of Napa to provide a free waste tire amnesty period throughout March 2015 for NRWS customers. Proper recycling prevents waste tires from becoming breeding grounds for mosquitoes or fire hazards. The coupon received by NRWS customers in their March billing allows for the legal transport of up to 19 tires for free recycling. There is usually a charge of $5 per tire. Users should take their coupon and tires to the Napa Recycling & Composting Facility at 820 Levitin Way in American Canyon between 9am and 3pm daily. The amnesty period continues through March 31. For additional information or extra coupons, contact NRWS/NCRWS at 707-255-5200.
Spring into Action canned food drive planned
Napa Recycling & Waste Services is sponsoring a canned food drive in association with the Napa Food Bank. Please place your donation in a separate bag next to your recycling cart by 6:00 a.m. on your normal service day from March 9th to the 13th, 2015. Your donation of canned goods helps feed less fortunate individuals, seniors and children throughout the year. Suggested items include tuna, peanut butter, rice, beans, soup and other non-perishables. Do not include glass, outdated canned goods, open containers, or homemade items. Look for an insert in your March bill for more information.
Public input sought for Hazard Mitigation Plan
The City of Napa updates its Hazard Mitigation Plan periodically, and the latest update is now underway. Residents are invited to review the draft revised plan and provide input by contacting Steve Brassfield in the Fire Department by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 707-257-9576. The deadline to submit comments is 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 13. Follow this link to view or download the plan.
With Hands Only CPR training you could save a life
The City of Napa Fire Department challenges you to learn Hands Only CPR. The next learning opportunity will take place Saturday, March 7 at Fuller Park, with instruction in English and Spanish. (Read more)