TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: November 12, 2021
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER CITY HOLIDAYS:
- November 12th (Friday) Veterans Day Holiday for City Employees
- November 25th & 26th (Thursday & Friday) Thanksgiving
- December 24th & 27th (Friday and Monday) Christmas
- November 9th – 16th: Robin Kampmann, City Engineer/Public Works Consultant.
COVID-19 in Tehama County:
In Tehama County, 87% of deaths due to COVID-19 are unvaccinated, 3% partially vaccinated, 6% fully vaccinated, and 4% the vaccination status was unknown. Tehama County ranks as the third lowest County vaccinated. More information about vaccinations and vaccine safety can be found at: https://covid19.ca.gov/vaccines/.
Booster doses are available for more and more types of people and for all vaccine types. All City employees are eligible for a booster dose. Please visit https://myturn.ca.gov/ to schedule an appointment for your first, second, or booster dose. There are same day appointments available in Corning.
Vaccines are now approved under emergency use for youth ages 5-11. You can now schedule a vaccination at https://myturn.ca.gov/.
LHI (https://lhi.care/covidtesting) is offering COVID-19 testing Monday through Friday at the Red Bluff Community Center due to high demand.
Corning Subbasin Advisory Board Meeting:
The Corning Subbasin Advisory Board met on November 10th and made a recommendation the Groundwater Sustainability Agency Boards adopt the Corning Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP). While the final amended document was not yet available, I was told changes requested by the City were made.
The Tehama Groundwater Commission will meet on December 8th to consider making a recommendation of adoption to the Tehama Groundwater Sustainability Agency which meets December 20th. The Corning Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Agency meets December 8th and could adopt the GSP at that meeting.
Once adopted a series of meetings will be held to determine long-term funding to implement the GSP. The first annual report is due to the California Department of Water Resources on April 1, 2022.
Thank you to all Veterans, both past and present, for your service and sacrifices.
Community Event/Street Impact:
Veteran’s Day Parade:
- David Blanchard VFW Post 4218 will be hosting the annual Veterans Day Parade on Thursday, November 11th beginning at Corning City Hall at 11:00am. The procession will end at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall at the corner of Solano Street and Houghton Avenue. Solano Street closure will begin approximately 10:30am to prepare for the parade and will re-open once the parade has finished.
Water Discharge on Hwy. 99W:
Public Works will be discharging water on Highway 99W north of Loleta Avenue as part of the required maintenance process. This will continue for roughly two weeks as required to flush system.
The Conservation Camp Crew Members will continue the annual cleaning of the Cities drainage ditches. They will clear brush and debris from the local streambeds of both Jewett and Burch creeks and the Blackburn Moon Drain.
Leaf Pick Up:
The City’s Leaf Pick-up Program begins Monday, November 15th; Public Works Staff will pick leaves up as their work schedules allow. Raked leaves should be placed into a narrow width pile on the street side of the gutters, please do not rake leaves into the gutters as doing so will obstruct drainage and clog the storm drains. Bagged leaves will not be picked up. Please do not pile your leaves in the roadway prior to November 15th as we are anticipating rain and need to keep the gutters and storm drains clear.
Voluntary Water Conservation Program:
Although the weather is cooling off and fall is feeling more apparent, we still have not received measurable amounts of rain. Please continue to do your part in conserving water.
Planning Commission Meeting:
Staff will be presenting two applications for ABC (Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control) Licenses
Code Enforcement is starting on the empty store fronts along Solano, specifically the block between 4th and 5th streets. Letters went out this week to the affected property owners.
Holiday Dance classes started this week and plan on having recitals on December 22nd; mark your calendars.
New Playground Equipment:
Staff has been working with Park Planet to prepare a site plan for the new playground equipment that will be installed at the Children’s Park Playground on Edith Avenue. The site plan and proposed equipment will be presented to the City Council at the November 23rd City Council Meeting.
In addition to responding to 145 calls for service, a total of 23 officer reports were taken and there were 97 officer-initiated incidents, including 43 traffic stops. Officers made 10 misdemeanor and 2 felony arrests. Officers issued 25 citations, of which; 8 were misdemeanors, 9 were parking, and 8 were infractions during the period of November 3, 2021, through November 10, 2021.
Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins. Other POST on-line training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.
“One day or day one. You decide.”
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 12 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 10 medicals, 1 traffic collision, and 1 public service.
The Orland, Artois, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Department Call Volumes:
The Orland, Artois, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 8 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 3 medicals, 4 traffic collisions, and 1 standby.
The burn ban is over. With a Permit you can burn leaves and brush only, but NOT on City Streets. Burn Permits are available at the Corning Volunteer Fire Station located at 814 5th Street between the hours of 7:30am and 5:30pm daily.