During a routine audit by the County Auditor’s Office it was discovered that an additional year of the Stormwater System Tax Assessment – established by Ordinance No. 096-005 - was collected in error. This assessment was set to end on June 20, 2016, but was inadvertently added to the tax roll for Fiscal Year 2016/17. Steps are being taken to issue a refund to all City of Napa residents and businesses in the coming months. The full amount collected in error amounted to $409,783.37, which results in an average refund of $12 per parcel or single family property. Over the next few months, refunds will be mailed to those owed a refund.
There is no impact to the City’s General Fund; however, 2018 drainage improvement projects near Minahen Street and related paving will be delayed, perhaps by a few years. These projects may still be covered by other funds identified by the City, and this delay allows for time to make additional design changes or enhancements that may not have been possible before.
This is an unfortunate error and we are taking the necessary steps to keep it from happening again. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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 fifteen openings. For descriptions of the duties of the various commissions, committees and boards, and to apply online, click HERE.
Recruitment is open now, through 5:00 p.m. Friday August 25, 2017, for the following openings: two to serve on the Bicycle and Trails Advisory Commission, two to serve on the Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals, three to serve on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Citizens’ Committee, two to serve on the Disability Access Board of Appeals, three to serve on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission, two to serve on the Senior Advisory Commission and one to serve on the Napa Valley Transportation Authority’s (NVTA) Active Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC).
Our 2016 Drinking Water Quality Report is now available. View the report online to learn about your drinking water and the the stringent State and Federal health standards it must meet. Paper copies of the report will be mailed only upon request by calling 707-257-9521. Copies are also available to pick up at the Water Division, 1340 Clay Street, and at Public Works, 1600 First Street.