TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: August 12, 2022
August 9th – August 21st: Public Works/City Engineer Consultant Robin Kampmann will be on vacation August 9th through August 21, 2022.
August 24th – September 5th: Administrative Assistant/City Clerk Lisa Linnet will be on vacation.
Queen Olive Galleria:
City Attorney, Collin Bogener, and I meet with the proponents of the Queen Olive Galleria. They have hired a new environmental consultant, revised the project description, and are working to provide a revised Initial Study to the City. Meetings are being scheduled with the County of Tehama and CalTrans to assess whether boring under Interstate 5 will be required and the realignment of Barham Road.
1st Quarter 2022 Sales Tax Results:
I met with HdL in regard to 1st Quarter 2022 sales tax receipts. 1st Quarter 2022 sales tax receipts are down $33,882 from the 1st quarter of 2021 due to decreases in autos and transportation not being offset by increases in fuels and service stations. Autos and transportation are down $108,985 or 25.6% as compared to the 1st quarter of 2021. If this trend continues the City can expect to receive about $226,000 less sales tax than is budgeted for FY 2022/2023.
Fixed Based Operator for the Airport:
The City Council will consider a fixed based operator and facility lease agreement with Cutterbilt Aero Services at the August 23rd City Council meeting.
Dates for City Nominations for Mayor and City Council for the November 8th Elections:
The regular biennial election of City of Corning Mayor and Council Members (2) will take place on November 8, 2022. Filing dates for these offices closes today at 5:00 p.m. with no extension as all incumbents have filed. As stated, the City Mayor (currently Robert Snow), and two members of the City Council (Dave Demo and Karen Burnett) are up for election this year. Currently there is one Candidate for Mayor (Incumbent Robert Snow). The Candidates as of this posting for City Council are as follows: David Demo (Incumbent); Karen Burnett (Incumbent); Jessica Brooke, Timothy Moran, Lisa Lomeli, and Brooke Smith. There is one individual that still has papers out and has until 5:00 p.m. today to get them in.
Solano Street Improvement Project:
The Solano Street Improvement Project will continue at the 5th Street and 6th Street intersections within the next couple of weeks. Staff is currently working with the Contractor on a change in construction type/method due to the inconsistent soil type encountered during the 4th Street construction. As soon as a plan and cost are approved, the construction will resume.
Yost and Clark Parks Field Lighting:
A Contractor will be replacing the field lights and ballasts that are currently not working at both the Yost Park and Clark Park fields starting this upcoming week.
City Pool Closes Today for the Season:
The Corning City Pool officially closes for the season today.
August 16th Planning Commission Meeting:
Staff plans to introduce the Tentative Map for the lot split at Chestnut and First Street at the Planning Commission meeting on August 16.
September 6th Tuesday Night Market Cancelled:
The September Tuesday Night Market is being cancelled due to the construction on Solano Street. Currently we are planning a fun October Tuesday Night Market.
New League Agreements:
Staff will be meeting with League presidents from Corning Little League, Corning Football, Corning Manta Rays and Corning Soccer next week to introduce and discuss new League Agreements.
In addition to responding to 117 calls for service, a total of 24 officer reports were taken and there were 97 officer-initiated incidents, including 31 traffic stops. Officers made 10 misdemeanor and 3 felony arrests. Officers issued 15 citations, of which; 11 were misdemeanors, and 4 were infractions during the period of August 4, 2022, through August 10, 2022.
Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins. Other POST on-line training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.
“Trust that everything happens for a reason, even when you’re not wise enough to see it.”
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 24 calls for service last week, they were: 16 medicals, 4 fires, 3 public service, and 1 investigation.
The Glenn County Volunteer Fire Departments Call Volumes:
The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to 11 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 7 medicals, 3 traffic collisions, and 1 fire.