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Napa City Update April 2015

Curbside Food Composting Program underway

Napa residents can now put food scraps and food-soiled paper in their brown compost cart along with yardwaste. While Napa Recycling & Waste Services customers will begin receiving kitchen compost pails this month, there is no need to wait for the pail; food scraps and food-soiled paper can go in the brown cart right away. All food scraps, including meat and bones, dairy, bread, fruit and vegetables will be accepted. Food-soiled paper, coffee cups, paper towels and napkins, and coffee grounds, filters and tea bags should also be included. Food composting will significantly reduce what we send to the landfill and help us take another step towards achieving waste diversion goals. For more information, visit www.naparecycling.com

City seeks proposals from boat dock operators

The City of Napa is seeking proposals from qualified firms to function as commercial operators at the Main Street Boat Dock. The deadline to submit proposals is Thursday, April 30th at 5:00pm. Details on the scope of the proposals and submission criteria are included in the Boat Dock RFP 2015 Document which can be downloaded at www.cityofnapa.org. A pre-proposal meeting will be held on April 10, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at the Boat Dock. Attendance at the pre-proposal meeting is strongly encouraged and will include a tour of the site. For additional information, contact John Coates, the Director of the City’s Parks and Recreation Department, at 707-257-9529.

Hands Only CPR training offered

Napa City Fire Department and Napa Parks and have teamed up and set a goal to have 5,000 Citizens trained in Hands Only CPR. The next learning opportunity is Saturday, May 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Fire Station 4, 251 Gasser Drive. Hands Only CPR (sometimes called Community CPR or Gorilla CPR) uses no rescue breaths, confusing ratios or numbers. Click on “Hand Only CPR Initiative” in the Quick Links menu at cityofnapa.org for more information and additional training dates and times.

10th annual community cleanup event on Earth Day

Join Napa Spring Clean and the Napa Resource Conservation District to clean up the Napa River, downtown Napa streets, and beyond during the 10th annual Spring Clean Community Cleanup. The event takes place on Earth Day, April 25, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Volunteers are invited to meet at one of the cleanup sites - at the South Wetland Area at the end of South Jefferson Street; alongside Napa Creek near the intersection of Main and Pearl Streets; on Riverside Drive at the end of Elm Street; or at the Kennedy Park boat launch parking lot on Streblow Drive. For more information about the river cleanup, visit www.naparcd.org

McKinstry Street closure underway through mid-May

The closure of a portion of McKinstry Street began Monday, March 30, for work related to the Flood Project's Oxbow Bypass. The section of McKinstry that is closed through mid-May will be lowered by six feet to accommodate flood waters when needed. During this work, all businesses on the north and south sides of the closure will remain open and accessible. There will be some truck traffic for off-hauling excavated material, and some impacts to parking. The Bypass Project is scheduled to be fully completed this summer. 

Home composting workshops ahead

Learn how to turn yardwaste and kitchen scraps into wonderfully rich compost to use as a soil amendment or mulch in your garden. Free Home Composting Workshops are being held through September at locations in the City of Napa, American Canyon, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga. Interested persons see complete details and register now at www.cityofnapa.org/compost.

Get action, stay informed

When you see something that needs attention – a broken sign, a pothole, a tree in need - use our online Service Center to submit a Service Request. The Service Center can be used from any computer, tablet or smart phone (the app is available for the iPhone from the Apple App Store and for the Android from Google Play. A Windows version of the app is in development.) Service Requests can be made in 27 categories, adding a photo if desired. The Service Center also offers a database of Frequently Asked Questions.

To receive short-form information of interest to City of Napa residents, connect with the City on social media. Find the City of Napa on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofnapa or follow City of Napa on Twitter @cityofnapa.  Residents are also encouraged to sign up for NextDoor, the private social network for neighborhoods, at www.nextdoor.com. To register for public safety advisories and alerts via text message and/or email, go to www.nixle.com. To sign up for the weekly City of Napa NewsWeekly by email, contact Barry Martin, Community Outreach Coordinator, at bmartin@cityofnapa.org or call 707-258-7843.

On Jan. 17, Gov. Jerry Brown issued a Drought Declaration and called for Californians to voluntarily reduce water consumption by 20 percent in response to record dry conditions across the state. This request is in line with the city of Napa's ongoing plan to comply with State law SBx7-7, req…

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