TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: DECEMBER 16, 2022
- Friday, December 23rd, and Monday December 26th: City Hall, City’s Finance Department, and the City’s Public Works Corporation Yard will be closed for the Christmas Holiday.
Awning Grant Program:
At the December 13th City Council meeting the City Council approved extending the Awning Grant Program to West Street. Previously the Grant Program was limited to being on Solano Street between 3rd and 6th Streets and to the alleyways on each side.
Proposition 47 Cohort 2 Restore Program:
As you may be aware, the Tehama County Department of Education was awarded $6 million as the lead agency for Cohort 3. The City of Corning was the lead agency for the past two funding cycles. This cycle of funding expands the Restore Program further, which provides case coordination, substance use treatment, therapy, housing assistance, workforce training and paid work experience to those ages 12-35 that have committed an offense. On December 14th I met with the Tehama County Department of Education to coordinate the transition as lead agencies and discuss the Cohort 2 extension through December 2023.
User Fee Study:
There was a study session to review City User Fees on December 13th. Some of the fees have not been raised in over 17 years. The City Council directed Staff to compare user fees with other nearby cities. The City Council will provide feedback for consideration at the January 24th City Council meeting.
Bargaining Unit Negotiations:
On December 20th we will meet for bargaining unit negotiations.
Leaf Pick Up:
Leaf pickup will continue as time allows. Leaf piles must not have branches, brush or other debris or they will not be removed. Please make sure leaves are not blocking gutters preventing water flow.
Building Demolition – City Plaza & Recreation Center:
City Staff has obtained all required contract documents and has scheduled a preconstruction meeting with CVE Contracting Group, Inc. for next Wednesday December 21st. During this meeting a project start date and schedule will be reviewed.
Winter Recreation Classes:
Winter recreation classes are open for registration with classes starting the week of January 9th. We will be offering a new program this winter called Internet safety.
Basketball registration has closed with a total number of 97 youth enrolling to play. This far exceeded the goal Chrissy had set. To say we are excited for the upcoming season would be an understatement.
Christmas Dance Recital & Breakfast with Santa:
The Christmas Dance Recital and Breakfast with Santa were both very successful and we all had a wonderful time. Thank you again to Corning Rotary and New Life Assembly for all their help and support. We were already looking forward to, planning next year’s event.
December 20th Planning Commission Meeting:
At the Tuesday, December 20th Planning Commission Meeting, the Commission will review the application and make a recommendation on a Use Permit sought by Jesse Lopez of Laurel Ag and Water to use a field to their north as a storage yard. At the same time, Mr. Lopez is seeking a Variance to allow installation of chain link fencing with slats rather than the fencing options that are listed within the City Code.
On the Agenda also for review and recommendation are a Use Permit application from Sonny Singh to re-open the California Inn, and a Variance application to encroach into a side-yard setback to install a covered carport.
In addition to responding to 131 calls for service, a total of 19 officer reports were taken and there were 48 officer-initiated incidents, including 5 traffic stops. Officers made 2 misdemeanor arrests and 2 felony arrests. Officers issued 4 citations, of which; 2 were misdemeanors, 1 was an infraction, and 1 was parking during the period of December 08, 2022 through December 14, 2022.
Corning Police Department Dispatcher Dannette Ross, graduated from the 150th Butte Law Enforcement Academy on December 9, 2022. She was sworn in and began her Field Training on Monday, December 12, 2022, as a Police Officer with the Department. We are proud to welcome Dannette in her new role.
“Life without passion is just going through the motions.”
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 23 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 18 medicals and 5 public service.
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 22 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 15 medicals, 3 investigations, 1 traffic collision, 1 fire, 1 hazardous condition, and 1 public service.
The Corning volunteer Fire Department would like to thank the residents, businesses, Corning Schools, and the Nomlaki Tribe for all of their extremely generous donations for our Christmas Basket Program.