TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: July 29, 2022
July 29th – August 5th: City Manager Kristina Miller will be on vacation.
August 2nd: Assistant Public Works Director Steve Lindeman will be off on Tuesday, August 2, 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.
Acting City Manager:
Chief Fears will be acting City Manager during my vacation from July 29th to August 5th.
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 to allow this cooperation. I hope to have the MOU on the August 9th City Council agenda for approval.
I still have not received notice as to whether the City’s application to extend the municipal water system into the unincorporated County is funded. More funding was requested statewide than is available.
The County of Tehama will be submitting an application to the California Department of Water Resources to provide tanks, pumps, and hauled water to residents whose wells have gone dry. Logistics are still being worked out. I hope the application is submitted soon.
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.
Water and Sewer Service Repairs:
Staff is aware of the following water service leaks. Both have been called in for USA and once they are clear staff will be making the repairs.
- Dolla Court
- Center Street at West Street
Staff is preparing an Ordinance that will bring the City into compliance with State Law as a result of the new SB-9 regulations which took effect in January 2022. The proposed Ordinance will be introduced to the Planning Commission in August.
Ordinance 699 – Mobile Vending:
Staff has incorporated the recommended changes by the Planning Commission and is preparing Ordinance 699, the Mobile Vending Ordinance, for introduction to the Corning City Council on August 9th with the Planning Commission’s recommendation.
Summer recreation classes are in full swing and going along great. We are starting another round of adult aerobic classes, and we have a wonderful Paint Party planned for August 11 called Back to School Paint class. We are also accepting registrations for a kid’s sports camp starting in early August.
In addition to responding to 121 calls for service, a total of 28 officer reports were taken and there were 72 officer-initiated incidents, including 18 traffic stops. Officers made 7 misdemeanor and 6 felony arrests. Officers issued 14 citations, of which; 10 were misdemeanors, 3 were parking and 1 was an infraction during the period of July 21 30, 2022, through July 27, 2022.
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 25 calls for service last week, they were: 12 medicals, 3 fires, 4 mutual aid fires with CALFIRE/Tehama County, 4 public service, and 2 investigations.
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: 9 medicals, 3 fires, 3 traffic collisions, and 2 public service.
Fire Chief’s Message:
Just a few simple ways to conserve water:
- Shorten your showers by 1 minute;
- Make sure your dishwasher is completely full before operating; and
- Do full loads of laundry.