Workshop on development application review process

Tuesday April 1, 2008 

On Tuesday, April 15, 2008, the City of Napa will host a training workshop focused on the City’s review process for development applications. This workshop will allow persons who submit development applications to the City to better understand the redesigned review process.

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Napa Fire Marshal chosen “Fire Official of the Year”

Thursday March 27, 2008

Darren Drake, City of Napa Fire Marshal, was named California Building Officials’ (CALBO) “Fire Official of the Year” at the annual CALBO conference in San Diego. Drake was recognized as a leader who has worked tirelessly to bring fire and building officials together. 

“We are very fortunate to have someone of Darren’s caliber as our Fire Marshal. He takes a lot of pride as our leader in Fire Prevention, ensuring that his bureau provides timely and high quality service to our community,” said Fire Chief Tim Borman.

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Foreclosure prevention forum planned

Thursday March 27, 2008

The City of Napa Housing Division is collaborating with other local government agencies and non-profits to present a Foreclosure Prevention Forum. The event will be held Sunday, April 13, 2008 from 1:30pm to 5pm at St. John the Baptist Family Hall, 924 Napa Street.

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Contractor fined for pollution

Wednesday March 26, 2008

A painting contractor recently paid a $1,000 fine for violating the City of Napa’s Stormwater Runoff Pollution Control Ordinance. The contractor’s workers cleaned their brushes and rollers directly over a storm drain inlet in a parking lot. Storm drains in the City of Napa feed directly to creeks or the Napa River without treatment. Latex paint and other construction/household wastes are extremely toxic to fish and other aquatic life.

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Chemical spill near pump station contained on site

Friday March 21, 2008

A chemical spill that occured around 3:30pm today near the City of Napa's pump station at Lake Hennessey has been contained on site.

The spill resulted in around 2,600 gallons of water containing potassium permanganate flowing into Conn Creek below Conn Dam. Crews took action to contain the spill within a short stretch of Conn Creek. The spill did not travel into Lake Hennessey or into the City's drinking water supply - there is no threat to public safety and water supplies remain safe. Fish and Game and other appropriate agencies were immediately notified of the spill, and the City assigned a cleanup contrator.

Potassium permanganate is used in water treatment to remove unwanted odors.