The Napa Valley College Board of Trustees won’t be considering a resolution of support for the proposed Napa Pipe development project during its meeting Wednesday night.
The item was set to go before the board, but has been pulled from the agenda, Board Vice President JoAnn Busenbark said.
The board formed an ad hoc committee on Nov. 15 to examine possible collaboration between the development team behind Napa Pipe and the college, which resulted in the resolution, Busenbark said.
Speaking for herself, Busenbark said it’s too early to consider such a resolution, given that the project remains the subject of negotiations between officials for Napa County and the city of Napa. They’re discussing coming to a memorandum of understanding that could pave the way for the city extending services to the project, along with possible annexation.
Until those conclude and elected officials vote on the project, Busenbark said she felt it’s premature for the trustees to take up a resolution of support.
“When it came back this time the resolution was attached and it really shouldn’t have been,” Busenbark said. “That’s from my perspective. The agenda item was pulled. It’s not appropriate for us to be looking at it until all these issues have been settled.”