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Friday Notes August 13, 2021

Posted on August 13, 2021


TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   August 13, 2021

 

CITY MANAGER:

Development Impact Fee Study:

Lisa Linnet and I met with the City’s Development Impact Fee Consultants Greg Brown and Scott Thorpe from Revenue & Cost Specialists (RCS).  In the next few weeks, both Mr. Brown and Mr. Thorpe will be working with Department Heads to obtain necessary data.

 

Payoff of City’s Pension Side Fund Loan:

At the August 10, 2021 City Council meeting the City Council approved to pay off the City’s Pension Side Fund debt early, which would save the City approximately $16,164 in interest.

In the next few months, the City Council will hear presentations on other opportunities to reduce the City’s pension debt.

 

First Quarter 2021 Sales Tax Results:

I will be meeting with representatives from HdL Companies, the City’s sales tax experts, about the 1st quarter 2021 sales tax results on August 19th.

 

PLANNING/RECREATION:

Planning:

Conditional Use Permit:

Staff is preparing a Conditional Use Permit to present for Public Hearing at the August 17th Planning Commission Meeting.  The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 794 Third Street, Corning.

 

Recreation:

Free Swim Day:

Unfortunately, we had to cancel our scheduled free swim day due to air quality being in the hazardous range from all the fires.  I hope to create some sort of online (Facebook) poll, still working on that.

Summer Recreation:

Corning Recreation just wrapped up our summer session.  We will take a four-week break and then start our Fall session.  We are still looking for a new dance instructor; if you know of anyone please ask them to contact Christina Meeds at City Hall or by phone at 530/824-7036.

 

September 7th Food Truck Tuesday Event:

The next Food Truck event is Tuesday September 7th in the same location on Solano Street.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Water Supply and Usage:

City Staff has been monitoring the water level in the City wells and at this time the water level is holding steady.

In the month of July, the City provided water for 7 residents outside of the City Limits whose wells were dry for a total of 11,295 gallons.  In the first 10 days in August, we have provided 6,090 gallons of water to County residents that have dry wells.  At this time the City has 21 County residents located within 5 miles of City Hall that are approved to purchase City Water.  Of these 21 County residents, 12 have purchased water to date.

 

Water Main/Service Repairs:

There were three water service leaks discovered this week; one on Colusa Street at Marguerite, one at Loves, and one at Jack in the Box.  Staff will be working towards fixing those leaks pending coordination with the property owners and planning water shutoffs to the businesses.

 

Vandalism:

The Edith Well house was tagged with graffiti.  Staff has cleaned up the graffiti and will plan on painting the well house soon.

 

Loader:

The new loader that was budgeted as a Capital purchase in FY 21/22 was delivered to the City this week.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 163 calls for service, a total of 33 officer reports were taken and there were 126 officer-initiated incidents, including 52 traffic stops.  Officers made 16 misdemeanor and 5 felony arrests.  Officers issued 23 citations, of which; 16 were misdemeanors, 2 were a felony, 2 were infractions, 2 were parking and 1 was unclassified during the period of August 4, 2021 through August 11, 2021.

 

Training:

Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins.  Other POST on-line training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.

 

“When you focus on the good, the good gets better.”

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

 

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 16 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  11 medicals, 2 fires, 2 public service, and 1 investigation.

 

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Department Call Volumes:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 15 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  5 medicals, 5 fires, 2 traffic collisions, 1 public service, and 2 investigations.

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