TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: December 10, 2021
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER CITY HOLIDAYS:
• December 10th: Employee Christmas Luncheon 12pm to 1:30pm.
• December 24th & 27th (Friday and Monday) Christmas
City Recreation Center, City Plaza, Amphitheater, and Splash Pad Awarded for Funding
The City is excited to announce it was awarded $8.5 million in funding from the California Department of Parks and Recreation Proposition 68 Round 4 Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program to construct a recreation center, splash pad, and City Plaza on 1.79 acres across from Corning City Hall on the southside of Solano Street between 3rd and 4th streets.
The Recreation Center and City Plaza will act as a catalyst to revitalize downtown, create a sense of place for community events and activities, and provide recreational opportunities for residents. The project will also incorporate a visual element to educate the community about the history of Corning and its Indigenous people. In addition, the Project allow the City to expand its current recreation program offerings, which the City currently cannot offer due to a lack of facilities.The Recreation Center and City Plaza will be constructed to LEED standards, comply with CalGreen requirements, and contain drought tolerant and native landscaping.
I am extremely grateful to the City Council and community residents that provided their valuable input during nine community meetings and for staff in their ability to put those ideas to paper.
A total of 468 grant applications were submitted with 112 projects being funded. More information can be found at: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=29939.
Groundwater Commission Meeting
I attended the Groundwater Commission meeting on December 8th, whereby the Commission recommended the Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSP) for the Corning, Red Bluff, Bowman, Los Molinos, and Antelope Subbasins for approval. The Flood Control and Water Conservation District will consider approval of all of the GSPs on December 20th at 11:00 AM at the Tehama County Board of Supervisors Chambers 727 Oak St. Red Bluff, CA 96080.
COVID-19 Childhood Vaccine Clinic
Tehama County Public Health will be hosting a special vaccination clinic at the Red Bluff Community Center, 1500 S. Jackson St. Red Bluff, CA for children with a holiday theme, including the presence of Santa on December 17th. Kids will get a chance to take pictures with Santa, participate in Christmas crafts, eat healthy snacks and get a toothbrush kit after being vaccinated. Vaccinations are available 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Santa will be present 1-5 PM.
Pfizer vaccines are available for children ages 5-11. The pediatric Pfizer vaccine is one-third the dose of the adult Pfizer vaccine. Public Health said the Food and Drug Administration has determined that the pediatric Pfizer vaccine is safe and effective for children 5-11 and has authorized its use under an emergency use agreement.
I will be attending a Comprehensive Economic Development CEDS implementation meeting on December 10th.
I will be attending an Opportunity Zone meeting with 3Core on December 9th.
As Chair, I will be attending a California Product Stewardship Council Board meeting on December 10th.
City Surplus Equipment
The 1996 444G John Deere Wheel Loader that Council approved to surplus and sell will be up for auction on December 11th at www.BidCal.com
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.
Woodson Park Tree Removal
Staff has started the removal of the trees required for the security camera project within the park.
In addition to responding to 153 calls for service, a total of 31 officer reports were taken and there were 74 officer-initiated incidents, including 19 traffic stops. Officers made 7 misdemeanor and 4 felony arrests. Officers issued 10 citations, of which; 7 were misdemeanors, and 3 were parking during the period of December 1, 2021, through December 8, 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.
“I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.”
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 14 calls for service last week, they were: 10 medicals, 1 traffic collision, 1 mutual aid fire, 1 public service and 1 investigation.
The Orland and Artois Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to 9 calls for service last week, they were: 6 medicals, 2 traffic collisions and 1 fire.
Chief’s Note: Safely enjoy the Holiday Season, be fire safe and check your smoke alarms.