Before it ever carries floodwaters, Downtown Napa’s Oxbow Commons will get a chance to fulfill its other important role - recreation area! The new park will hosts its first large public event on Saturday, April 23rd as Napa’s annual Earth Day Celebration returns, bigger and better than ever. Presented by the Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County (EECNC), this year’s festival runs from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and features dozens of exhibitor booths displaying environmental products, services, games, and giveaways. Earth Day 2016 is a fun, educational event for the entire family, offering information on a host of important topics - alternative energy, local agriculture, watershed health, pollution prevention, recycling, and more. Expanded children’s activities and a special electric vehicle exhibit are just a few of the enhancements afforded by the new festival site.
A Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the “Napa Oaks II” development project was released last week for public review. Napa Oaks II proposes to subdivide an 80.63 acre hillside property off Old Sonoma Road into 53 single-family lots and four open space lots. The number of lots proposed in the Napa Oaks II project has been reduced from a previous version of the project that was rejected by the City in 2002 containing 63 homes. The DEIR evaluates the potential environmental impacts of the project, including: aesthetics, agricultural resources, biological resources, geology, hydrology and water quality, public services and traffic. The public will have 45 days to review and comment on the DEIR. Following the 45-day public review period, a Final EIR will be prepared with responses to all comments received during the public review period. A copy of DEIR can be viewed/downloaded from the Planning Division's website.
The City of Napa’s latest Drinking Water Quality Report has been posted in the Water Quality section of its City of Napa website, www.cityofnapa.org/water. A message printed on April and May water bills will alert customers of the report’s availability and the direct web address for electronic access of the document, www.cityofnapa.org/images/AQR.pdf. This report demonstrates that in calendar year 2015 the City met the stringent State and Federal contaminant limits for finished drinking water, except for trihalomethanes (THMs) in limited areas of our distribution network. Additional report sections describe our source waters, the importance of protecting those sources, and specific water quality concerns some customers may have.
The Napa Police Department and Napa Fire Department will be conducting training exercises from March 14 through March 18 at 426 First Street from 8:00am until 5:00pm.
The trainings will take place at the old JV Warehouse and Furniture Store located at Juarez/First St and Silverado Trail.
On Monday, March 14 from about 9:00am until 5:00pm, you may see several rescue vehicles and associated equipment. During the training, different training tools may be utilized, which could result in several noticeable loud noises "similar to fireworks" and people shouting.
Friday March 18, 2016
The City of Napa Fire Department has issues its Annual Report for 2015, which includes information on the 8,969 calls responded to, major accomplishments for the year, and goals for 2016. Follow this link to download the Fire Department Annual Report.