City offers Emergency Repair and Rehab Loan programs for quake recovery

On Tuesday, September 16, the City Council approved a method for providing low-interest loans to homeowners whose properties were damaged in the August 24 South Napa Earthquake. The City received state approval to expand CalHome funding to quake-related repairs. About $450,000 is available and will be used for an Emergency Repair Program and a Rehab Loan Program. (Read more)

First recovery grants announced by NV Community Foundation

The Napa Valley Community Foundation today released information on the first round of recovery grants being issued to assist local individuals and families impacted by the South Napa Quake. Follow this link to read the release in its entirety. 

Dealing with quake debris

Broken dishware, serving glass, windows and mirrors are NOT recyclable in your blue carts along with the usual bottles and jars. Please place these types of glass in your gray cart. Also, please DO NOT put bricks, concrete and rocks in your yardwaste bin. These are contaminants to composting at the City’s facility. The earthquake debris drop off site at Third and Burnell will remain open until further notice.  

Local Assistance Center providing help for hundreds with quake issues

The NapaLAC (Local Assistance Center) for recovery from the August 24 South Napa Quake opened Monday, September 8 at 301 First Street in Napa. Through the first 10 days of operation, 1,321 people have visited the LAC, more than 4,000 calls have been handled, including 1,940 inspection requests. More than 150 building permits have been issued.  The LAC is a one-stop location where residents and business owners can access earthquake assistance information and connect with available resources. Services provided at the NapaLAC include city and county building permits and information on financial assistance, food assistance, family resources, mental health and other community resource programs. The NapaLAC is open six days a week and help is available in English and Spanish. Residents or business owners with questions are invited to visit the NapaLAC in person, view information at www.napaquakeinfo.com  or call (707) 258-7829.

Damaged water tank may cause low water pressure in some areas

The City’s “B Tank” on Montana Drive in Browns Valley suffered extensive damage in the South Napa Quake. With this tank off line, water pressure will fluctuate for about 1,800 customers in the Browns Valley and Congress Valley areas. The affected area is generally west of Westview Drive, south of Redwood Road (including Lynn Drive) and north of Old Sonoma Road. During periods of high water use, lower pressures may be most noticeable for those with homes at higher elevations. This is because water pressure is normally created by gravity flow from the hillside tank, but currently is being created by pumped systems that are not designed for this sole purpose. Water Division managers have adjusted pressure in the system to provide a temporary solution to this problem, but the City is looking for residents in this affected area to help with the solution by taking these steps:
Adjust irrigation systems. If irrigation is not necessary, please turn it off. If irrigation is required, modify your watering times this way: if your street address is an odd number, irrigate between 10pm and 1am. If you street address is an even number, irrigate between 1am and 4am.
When possible, reduce water use during high demand hours 5am to 9am and 6pm to 9pm. For example, run laundry and dishwashers outside of peak demand times, and take shorter showers.

Water line breaks that were immediately caused by the quake have been repaired. Any new breaks should be reported by calling 707-257-9521.  For after-hours water emergencies, please call Dispatch at 707-257-9223. 

Latino Heritage Month celebrations planned

 The third annual Napa Valley Latino Heritage Month will be observed September 15 – October 15, 2014 valley-wide with proclamations, public celebrations, art exhibits, children’s activities, storytelling, music, wine tasting, films, and more. These observances coincide with National Hispanic Heritage Month, a long-standing civic and cultural tradition. Featured events this year include the popular, Mexican Independence Celebrations in Calistoga and Napa on September 14th and in St. Helena on September 16th, the Napa County Hispanic Network Annual Scholarship Banquet on September 19th and events revolving around a Latino Heritage Month exhibition at Napa Valley Museum. A complete calendar of Napa Valley Latino Heritage Month events is available at www.napavalleynow.com and at www.napavalleyhoy.com in Spanish.  (Read more)

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