TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: August 5, 2022
July 29th – August 5th: City Manager Kristina Miller will be on vacation.
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.
Acting City Manager:
Chief Fears will be acting City Manager during my vacation from July 29th to August 5th.
County Dry Wells:
The City continues to offer water to unincorporated County residents with dry wells as approved by the City Council. I asked the County of Tehama to assist in staffing the hydrant in order to relieve the public works crew member to other City tasks. The County is drafting a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to allow this cooperation. We received word on Thursday, August 4th that we should have the MOU for review later that day. As the City Attorney is on vacation this week, if the MOU is received by Friday, August 5th, in the interest of time, we will be agendizing this item for City Council consideration at the August 9th meeting. We will send it to the City Attorney for review upon receipt so he can provide Council with his recommendation at the August 9th 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 will open on July 18, 2022 and close on August 12, 2022. If any incumbent fails to file during the nomination period, there will be a five-day extension through 5:00 p.m. on August 17, 2022 for anyone other than the incumbent officer. 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. The Mayor is a 2-year term; and the City Council term is 4-years.
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 Park and Clark Park 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.
We have received delivery of our new “Parks” truck that was ordered in March.
New Single-Family Subdivision:
Staff has received a preliminary application for a 31 single family unit subdivision.
Cellular Unit Application:
Staff has received an application for an unmanned cellular unit for Clark Park area.
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.
Mobile Vending Ordinance:
Staff will be introducing the New Mobile Vending Ordinance #699 at the City Council meeting on August 9th.
Letters from Santa:
Corning Recreation will be doing a Letter from Santa this holiday season.
Winter Basketball League:
Recreation staff is working on putting together a youth Basketball league for this upcoming Winter program.
In addition to responding to 138 calls for service, a total of 23 officer reports were taken and there were 101 officer-initiated incidents, including 24 traffic stops. Officers made 7 misdemeanor and 2 felony arrests. Officers issued 20 citations, of which; 8 were misdemeanors, 6 were parking and 6 were infractions during the period of July 28, 2022, through August 3, 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.
“Don’t let the hard days win.”
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 21 calls for service last week, they were: 16 medicals, 1 mutual aid fire, 1 traffic collision, 2 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 17 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 10 medicals, 3 traffic collisions, and 4 public service.