Arbor Day celebrated with tree planting October 18

Monday September 22, 2014

The 25th annual Arbor Day celebration in the City of Napa will take place Saturday October 18 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Planting will occur simultaneously in three different parks; Kiwanis Park at Randolph and Elm; Esther Deaver Park in the 1500 block of East Avenue; and Klamath Park at Trower and Klamath Way. Volunteers are encouraged to meet at any of these locations at 9:00 a.m. and team up under the leadership of City Staff and members of the Tree Advisory Commission. For more information or questions, call the Parks and Recreation Services Department at 707-257-9529 or visit naparec.com

First recovery grants announced by NV Community Foundation

Friday September 19, 2014

(Reprinted here is today's news release from the Napa Valley Community Foundation)
Napa Valley Community Foundation approved $1.2 million in grants that will fund trusted community-based nonprofit agencies to support families and individuals impacted by the earthquake who are in immediate need of assistance.

The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund (the Fund) is managed by Napa Valley Community Foundation and was created with a $10 million lead gift from Napa Valley Vintners following the 2014 Napa Earthquake. In the past three weeks, 305 additional individual and corporate donors have joined in to support the Fund with gifts of more than $250,000.

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Emergency Rehab Loan programs available for quake recovery

UPDATED Thursday October 30, 2014

On Tuesday, September 16, the City Council approved a method for providing low-interest loans to homeowners whose properties were damaged in the August 24 South Napa Earthquake. The City received state approval to expand CalHome funding to quake-related repairs. About $450,000 was available at the time to be used for an Emergency Repair Program and a Rehab Loan Program. 

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Senior Center Feasibility Study to include workshops

Friday September 5, 2014

The City of Napa is working with PROS Consulting to complete a city-wide feasibility study that will identify senior programs, services and facilities currently available in the community and the needs of future seniors. Two public workshops will be held to to determine what services the senior community desires and what services are already being provided.

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Precautionary notices for City water system lifted

Friday September 12, 2014

The August 24th earthquake caused over 150 water main breaks in the City of Napa water system. Following the earthquake, the City had advised precautionary measures for drinking or cooking water for customers who had an interruption of service to repair a water main break. All repairs have now been completed and over 300 water samples have been tested. Sample locations throughout the system have shown the water is clean and safe for all uses. We are now glad to report that all precautionary measures are lifted. This message is provided by the City of Napa (System No. 281003) in collaboration with the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water.