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Friday Notes February 11, 2022

Posted on February 10, 2022


TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   February 11, 2022

 

FEBRUARY CITY HOLIDAYS:

  • Monday, February 21st:  President’s Day.

 

CITY MANAGER:

COVID-19 Updates:

According to Tehama County Public Health on February 7th, the positivity rate had decreased to 22.7% and the case rate was 83.3/100,000.  There have been two deaths in the last seven days, both were unvaccinated.  There are currently 23 individuals hospitalized.

Per Cal OSHA, as of Feb 15th fully vaccinated employees will no longer be required to wear a mask indoors (unless they are on a modified quarantine that allows them to continue to work as long as they wear a mask, test at day 5, and continue to be asymptomatic).  Unvaccinated employees must continue to mask indoors.

 

Annual Financial Statements:

The City’s annual financial statements are being finalized and will be presented at the February 22nd City Council meeting.

 

Mid-Year Budget Review:

I hope to present the Mid-Year Budget Review to the City Council on February 22nd.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Water Main/Service Repairs:

City Staff has started the repair of the 4” main line that feeds the Clark Park sprinklers, water has been restored to the restroom and concession stand but we are currently waiting on parts to complete the repair to the fields. Staff is also aware of leaks within the alley by the Fire Station and on Houghton Avenue.  Once these locations have been cleared by USA the repairs will be scheduled.

 

Vandalism:

Significant vandalism has occurred throughout the City including the following:

  • Yost Park – graffitied with paint on the main building and on the 3rd base line bleachers.
  • Northside Park – a vehicle drove on the grass leaving deep ruts and the outside of the bathrooms were tagged with graffiti.
  • Corning Community Park – seven sprinkler heads were broken around the gazebo area and the two ADA accessible drinking fountains were kicked in and push buttons were broken.

Reports of additional vandalism on private property have been received.  Staff has prioritized the cleaning up of the vandalism and will continue to address as quickly as possible.

 

PLANNING/RECREATION:

PLANNING:

Vacant Storefront Code Enforcement Letters:

Commercial Code Violation letters have been sent to the owners of vacant store fronts located between Third and Sixth Streets in association with violations of Corning Municipal Code Chapter 8.24, Long Term Boarded and Vacant Building.  The required abatement deadline is March 11th.

 

February 15th Planning Commission Meeting:

At the Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday February 15th Staff will be introducing the Electric Car Charging Station Ordinance with an associated checklist.  Also on the Agenda will be a request for an extension on the Corning Crossroads Map, as well as discussion and direction relating to the existing Mobile Vendor Ordinance within the City.

 

RECREATION:

CUHS Girls Softball Tournament:

There will be a Co-Ed Softball Tournament held at Yost Park this weekend to benefit the Corning Union High School Girls Softball team.

 

Co-Ed Flag Football:

Co-Ed Flag Football is coming together we plan to have registration open on March 1st, so flyers will start circulating very soon.

 

PAL Opportunities:

Chrissy met with Dusty Jobe from PAL to discussing the possibility of bringing some summer Recreation opportunities to our youth this summer.

 

Swim Lessons:

Chrissy is starting to work on scheduling the free 2nd grade swim lessons.   The City will have 9 classes this year.

 

Children’s and Clark Park Playground Equipment:

The Children’s Park and Clark Park Playground equipment have all been ordered with lead times of 12 – 14 weeks.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 176 calls for service, a total of 30 officer reports were taken and there were 98 officer-initiated incidents, including 48 traffic stops.  Officers made 8 misdemeanor and 9 felony arrests.  Officers issued 22 citations, of which; 9 were misdemeanors, 4 were infractions, 1 was a felony and 8 were parking during the period of February 2, 2022, through February 9, 2022.

 

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.

 

“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret.  Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.”

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 31 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  24 medicals, 2 fires, 3 public service, and 2 investigations.

 

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

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to a combined total of 28 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  12 medicals, 6 fire, 5 traffic collisions, 2 public service, and 3 investigations.

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