Napa City Hall and other City offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All City offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 17. The Napa Police and Fire Departments, along with other critical City services, are unaffected by these closures and will continue to provide service.
Cleanup has begun for many areas of Napa now that the storms have passed. Here is a brief recap of current efforts:
As we all saw, the flood bypass project got a lot of action throughout each storm. The gates remained closed from Sunday until yesterday afternoon. Once water had receded enough for it to be safe, Parks crews began cleanup. McKinstry Street was opened to traffic Thursday afternoon. Oxbow Commons will remain closed until crews can clean the balance on Friday, as the pathways are slippery due to the silt that needs to be removed. Oxbow Preserve was opened up Thursday as well.
The sandbag operation was suspended and cleaned up Thursday morning at Memorial Stadium.
Kennedy Park is still closed as water is still over road near the playground. Parks crews will continue to keep an eye on the park and should reopen by Saturday at the latest.
Trancas Park and the Main Street Boat dock will be closed until we can further evaluate the damage next week. There was a substantial wash out in the northeast section of the park, which took out a section of the loop trail. The park will remain closed until early next week as we assess the damage and determine the best way to restore that section of trail. The debris barrier at the boat dock was damaged during the second storm, and river flows still make it unsafe for crews to begin cleaning and repairs.
The River Trail between Lincoln Avenue and Trancas Street is open as the fallen tree work is completed. On the river side, one small area on the pavement at the culvert railing will remain barricaded and caution taped until it can be assessed further.
Lake Hennessey Boat Launch will open at 7am Saturday morning, as the water continues to recede.
While we did have our share of issues and events, the flooding experienced in past years failed to transpire.
Below are few other interesting articles and photos about the flood project and how it performed:
Want to make a difference in your community? Do you have expertise you could share? The City Clerk is accepting applications from Napa Residents for a total of four openings; one to serve on the Community Development Block Grant Citizens’ Committee (CDBG), one to serve on the Public Art Steering Committee, one to serve on the Napa County Library Commission and one to serve on the Napa Sanitation District Board. Deadline for submission of applications is 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2017.
Annual Hydrant Flushing Program runs from December 8, 2016 through March 2017. Visit the program's web page for current maps of areas being flushed. The water used is not waste. It is part of an essential, planned maintenance activity to improve our water quality. Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
The City of Napa has issued a request for qualification (RFQ) from all artists who have demonstrated experience in designing and producing, and/or overseeing the production of, site-responsive public art. Through this RFQ process, the City will select an artist (or artist team) to design, fabricate, and collaborate with the local community, to install artwork upon the City’s Corporation Yard fence. This project will be unique in that it encourages a professional artist (or artist team) to utilize members of the community (i.e. young people, seniors, or other groups) to help produce the artwork at the project site.
To learn more, you can view the full project description and RFQ here.
Please feel free to share this opportunity to any artist you think might be interested!