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  March  14, 2014 Issue: Vol 4 Issue 5 
 
 
Bowers artworkArt Reception tonight for George-Ann Bowers
You can see the work of internationally known textile artist George-Ann Bowers all month at the Library and tonight, March 14, you can meet her at a reception and art talk. The reception begins at 6 p.m., with refreshments, and the talk begins at 6:30 p.m. Find out more about George-Ann Bowers and her work.
 
 
Senior learningGet help enrolling in Covered California
Get help enrolling in Covered California at the Napa County Library on Monday, March 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The open enrollment period closes March 31, so don't be late! See the list of paperwork you should bring with you to the workshop or visit the Covered California website. Events also have been added at McPherson School on March 19 and in American Canyon on March 27.
 
 
chippingRequest free chipping starting March 17
Napa Firewise and Napa County Fire will begin taking requests for this season's popular onsite chipping program starting Monday, March 17. Actual chipping will begin March 31. The service is intended to support defensible space preparation, and vegetation management and maintenance of road access to homes and outbuildings for those living in high-risk areas. Find out more at the Napa Firewise website.
 
 
team discussionGet involved in your community!
Do you have an interest in how Measure A money is being spent? How about services for the developmentally disabled, what alcohol and drug programs are available in Napa County or how policies and practices affect our watersheds? Right now there are openings on committees and commissions that advise the Board of Supervisors on these topics. Finally, there is also an opening on the Winegrape Pest and Disease Control District Board, if you are an interested member of that district.
 
 
South CampusWe're leasing space in our new South campus
The County has extra space at the new South Campus on Napa Valley Corporate Drive, which will house our Health and Human Services Agency. The Board has approved leasing three spaces, with mostly warehouse and office space, plus some pharmaceutical manufacturing and R&D space. Reply to the Request for Proposals by March 18.
 
 
Compost binHome and worm composting workshops set
You can attend a free, two-hour composting or worm composting class in 2014, and bring home a reduced-price composting bin or a mail-in rebate for other green equipment! Choose from eleven different sessions, starting in March and ending in September. Partners include Napa County Environmental Health, Upper Valley Waste Management, NRWS/NCRWS, the Master Gardeners, the cities of Napa and American Canyon, and the Town of Yountville. The flier has all the information. 
 
 
TaxPay second installment taxes by April 10
The Treasurer-Tax Collector reminds us all that the second installment of the 2013-2014 Secured Property Taxes became due Feb. 1, 2014, and will become delinquent after April 10, 2014.  Visit the Tax Collector's web pages to get all the information you need about paying your taxes or call (707) 253-4312.
 
 
2013 BoardNext Board meeting is Tuesday, March 18
On the agenda: Report by Barbara Nemko, Superintendent of Schools, on Williams Monitoring visits in Napa County Schools; an appeal to a denial of request for a permanent Certificate of Occupancy for a building at 1701 Wooden Valley Road; recess to a joint meeting of the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and the Solano County Water District Board; fiscal items, including 2013-14 Mid Year Fiscal Review and adjustments; closed sessions for existing litigation and labor negotiations; plus consent items. You can check agendas, research minutes or watch recorded meetings at any time on our website.
 
 
 
 
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