Phone calls will alert residents in case of emergency

Thursday December 11, 2008

Public agencies in Napa County now have the capability to issue emergency alerts over telephone lines to notify residents of emergency situations. This alert system will be used during the fall and winter months if serious flood threats develop, and for other types of emergencies as needed.

“These types of emergency call systems can save lives,” said Kerry Whitney, Napa County’s Emergency Services Manager.

In an emergency, officials can use the Wide Area Rapid Notification, or WARN, system to call land-line telephone numbers in Napa County with a recorded emergency message. Napa County has contracted for the service and has made it available to emergency responders from the cities of Napa, American Canyon, St. Helena and Calistoga; the town of Yountville; and the County Office of Education.

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Council to hold Special Meeting on Napa Pipe proposal

Tuesday December 9, 2008 

The Napa City Council will hold a special meeting on Thursday December 11, 2008, at 6pm, focused on the proposed development at the former site of Napa Pipe. The meeting in Council Chambers at City Hall is intended to provide public information and additional perspective on the proposed high-density development. 

“To this point, the community has only heard the developer’s side of this proposal,” said City Manager Mike Parness. “We are sensitive to the County’s needs to meet the housing allocations from State government, but it’s time for us to begin talking frankly about the deep, wide-ranging impacts that would result if this project is built.”

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Public Meeting on South Coombs drainage issues

Thursday December 4, 2008

The City of Napa Public Works Department will hold an informational public meeting for persons interested in drainage issues in the South Coombs Street area. The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Thursday December 11 in the multi-purpose room at Shearer Elementary SChool, 1590 Elm Street. 

The primary purpose of the meeting is to let residents and property owners in the area know that there will continue to be some problems with flooding even after the Napa River Flood Protection Project is completed.

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Water main break closes Pueblo Avenue

Monday December 1, 2008

City of Napa Water Department repair crews are responding to a water main break on Pueblo Avenue this morning. Repairs to the main will require the closure of Pueblo between Soscol Avenue and Coolidge Drive for most of the day today.  Repairs are estimated to take up to six hours. Eastbound and westbound traffic will be detoured to adjacent streets.

PD on the lookout for DUIs Saturday night

Tuesday November 25, 2008

During the evening of  Saturday 11/29/08 the Napa Police Department will be conducting DUI Saturation Patrols in the city limits of Napa.  The saturation patrols will be in an area where the City of Napa has experienced a high number of collisions because the driver was driving under the influence and in areas where a high number of DUI arrests have been made.

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