Thursday, August 2, 2012

The City Clerk is accepting applications for seats on the Bicycle and Trails Advisory Commission, the Community Development Block Grant Committee, Disability Access Board of Appeals, the Housing Authority Board of the City of Napa, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission, the Senior Advisory Commission, and the Tree Advisory Commission.

 

The Bicycle and Trails Advisory Commission has six members and makes written recommendations to the Public Works Director and City Council regarding transportation and bicycle and recreational issues. Each member should demonstrate dedication as a bicyclist and/or training in the field of transportation, recreational trail planning, or engineering. The Commission meets on the second Thursday of even-numbered months. Meetings begin at 4:00 p.m. and are held in the Committee Room at City Hall, 955 School St., Napa. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 7, 2012.

The Disability Access Board of Appeals consists of five members and is the local appeals board for the City of Napa regarding issues related to access to "public accommodations or facilities". Three of the five members are co-appointed by the City Council to be a member of the Building and Fire Board of Appeals. Two of the five members shall be " physically handicapped persons". Disability Access Board of Appeals meets on an as-needed basis. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 14, 2012.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Citizens’ Committee is appointed by Council and consists of seven members. The CDBG Citizens’ Committee meets on the last Monday of the month, on an as needed basis, with supplemental meetings during the Community Development Block Grant application process during the spring of each year. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2012.

The Housing Authority Board of the City of Napa consists of seven members, including five members of the City Council and two tenants appointed by the City Council. One tenant commissioner must be over 62 years of age if the Authority has tenants over that age. The Housing Autority Board of the City of Napa meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 3:30 p.m. Meeting begin at 3:30 p.m. and are held in the Council Chambers. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 31, 2012.

The seven member Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission advises City Council on the acquisition, development and maintenance of parks within the City, as well as matters of public recreation and cultural activities in the City. One of seven commissioners must have a background in planning, implementation, and maintenance of landscape in park facilities; one member must be a non-voting high school student member from the City of Napa. The Commission meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every other month. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 7, 2012.

The Senior Advisory Commission makes recommendations to the City Council on matters regarding services, facility use, and recreational activities at the Napa Senior Center, as well as, establishes short and long term goals for senior programs. Five members must be representatives from the senior community, and the remaining two members must be representatives from area senior service agencies providing services within the city. The five seniors serving in an at-large capacity shall serve for an initial term of two years; those seniors appointed as representatives of area senior service agencies shall serve for an initial term of two years. Members must be full-time residents and registered voters of the City of Napa.  The Senior Advisory Commission meets on the first Wednesday of every other month.  Meetings begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Senior Center, 1500 Jefferson Street, Napa, California. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2012.

The Tree Advisory Commission advises the Council on all issues involving trees, including City street trees and "Significant Trees" in the community. The Commission may also serve as an appeals board. Each member should demonstrate training or experience in the fields of arboriculture, or horticulture, and urban planning. Members may serve for a maximum of six years unless otherwise determined by Council. At least three of the members of Tree Advisory Commission shall be residents and registered voters of the city. Two members of the Commission may be residents residing within Napa County. When a vacancy occurs of the Tree Advisory Commission, preference on any appointment shall be given to a resident of the City of Napa over a non-city resident. Only when a vacancy cannot be filled by a city resident, the Council may appoint a nonresident, but not to exceed two members. The Tree Advisory Commission approves a schedule to meet for five regular Wednesday meetings a year.  Meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Committee Room at City Hall, 955 School Street, Napa, California. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2012.

Applications are available at the City Clerk office at City Hall or online here.
For more information contact Dorothy Roberts, City Clerk, at (707) 257-9503.