Friday Notes August 20, 2021

Posted on August 19, 2021



DATE:   August 20, 2021



Utility Payment Assistance Grant and Program Administrator:

The City received one response to the Request for Proposals for a Community Development Block Grant CDBG CV 2 and 3 Grant and Program Administrator.  The City will be interviewing SILK Consulting in the next few weeks and hope to have a Grant and Program Administrator Agreement for City Council consideration on September 14th.

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.  The City is experiencing a $156,035 and $210,397 increase in sales tax receipts for the 1st quarter of 2021 as compared to the 1st quarter of 2019 and 1st quarter 2020, respectively.




Conditional Use Permit and Tentative Map:

The Planning Commission approved the Grocery Outlet/Dutch Bros. Project’s Tentative Map and Conditional Use Permit at the Planning Commission meeting held on August 17.  The proposal includes the Grocery Outlet Store and Dutch Bros. drive thru coffee.


Free Swim Day:

The Free Swim Day has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 28th at 11:00am.

September 7th Food Truck Tuesday Event:

The next Food Truck event is planned for Tuesday September 7th in the same location on Solano Street.  We will be having an Olive Pit Spitting Contest if you would like to join in.  The City’s two Chiefs (Fire Chief Tom Tomlinson and Police Chief Jeremiah Fears) will lead the contest with a spit match of their own.  We would like to give a huge shout out to Bell-Carter for donating the olives that will be used for spitting.

October 5th Food Truck Tuesday Event:

The October Food Truck Event will be bringing back the bed races.  If you, or a group that you that you know of would like to participate, Christina Meeds will have paperwork ready to give out in the next week or two.

Squirrel Holes at Lennox Field:

Staff have received reports from Tina Saavedra (Soccer League President) of numerous squirrel holes at Lennox Field.  Staff have contacted a number of exterminator companies that deal with squirrels.  We are currently awaiting a call back from a company that deal with this type of pest.  In the meantime, Staff has had 2 yards of dirt delivered for Mrs. Saavedra to use to fill in the holes prior to any practices or games.



Water Supply and Usage:

The Hwy. 99 Well has been taken offline due to the drop in the water level at that location.  Staff is in the process of working with a Contractor to lower the intake as there is significant depth left in the well below the current intake elevation and water elevation.

Water Main/Service Repairs:

A water service leak at 1501 Toomes Avenue has been located and cleared by USA.  It is anticipated that the repair will be completed this week.

 Vandalism/Temporary Closure of Woodson Park Bathrooms:

Due to significant graffiti and vandalism in the restrooms at Woodson Park, the restrooms will temporarily be closed to the public.  As soon as repairs can be made, they will be reopened.




In addition to responding to 165 calls for service, a total of 24 officer reports were taken and there were 86 officer-initiated incidents, including 18 traffic stops.  Officers made 9 misdemeanor and 1 felony arrests.  Officers issued 11 citations, of which; 9 were misdemeanors, and 2 were parking during the period of August 11, 2021, through August 18, 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.

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”



Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 25 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  18 medicals, 1 traffic collision, 1 mutual aid traffic collision, and 5 public service.

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

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Glenn Codora, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 30 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  16 medicals, 6 fires, 6 traffic collisions, 1 investigation, and 1 gas leak.

August 28th Veterans Hall Flagpole Drive Through Tri-Tip Dinner Fundraiser:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a drive-through Tri-Tip Sandwich dinner on August 28th from 5pm to 8pm.  This dinner is a fundraiser to help purchase a new flagpole for the Corning Veteran’s Hall.  The Department is asking for a $15 donation per meal.

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