Utility Assistance Program available! - Application here!

Friday Notes February 18, 2022

Posted on February 17, 2022


TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   February 18, 2022

 

FEBRUARY CITY HOLIDAYS:

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

 

CITY MANAGER:

Utility Payment Assistance Grant Program:

The Community Development Block Grant CV 2-3 Utility Payment Assistance Grant Program is now accepting applications.  If you were financially impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic and owe late payments for water, sewer, internet, or PG&E please visit www.corning.org to check if you qualify and to access the application.  You must live within Corning City Limits to apply.

 

Olive Grove Apartments:

The apartments at the corner of Fig Lane and 99W (known as The Olive Grove Apartments) are currently accepting applications for 16 General Low-Income units and 15 “No Place like Home” units.

The 15 “No Place like Home” units are the Permanent Supportive Housing units.  To qualify for those units, call 211 to schedule an assessment through Tehama County’s Coordinated Entry System.  I would like as many as possible of the “No Place like Home” units to be rented to Corning homeless to get them housed.  Otherwise, the units could end up housing residents from outside Corning.  Please help assist in getting the word out.

The 16 units remaining are for the general public.  Please complete every box in the application.  If there is a box missed, then that application is placed at the bottom of the pile.  The application is available at City Hall.  You will soon be able to access the application by visiting http://www.rchdc.org/.

 

COVID-19 Updates:

According to Tehama County Public Health, as of February 14th, the positivity rate had decreased to 16% and the case rate was 63.3/100,000.  There have been three deaths in the last seven days.  All three were unvaccinated.  Currently 19 individuals are hospitalized.  You can schedule a vaccination by accessing MyTurn:  https://myturn.ca.gov/.  If you do not have access to the internet, you may call 1(833) 422-4255.

 

Annual Financial Statements;

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

 

Mid-Year Budget Review;

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

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Water Usage Outside City Limits:

In January, we have provided 9,236 gallons of water to County residents that have dry wells.  This amount has been slowly decreasing since November.  Currently the City has 33 County residents that are located within 5 miles of City Hall approved to purchase City Water.  We have not had any new residents sign up since October.  Of these 33 County residents only 7 purchased water in January, again fewer than in December.  The average customer is purchasing 1,319 gallons of water per month.

 

PLANNING/RECREATION:

PLANNING:

Corning Crossroads Map Extension:

The Corning Crossroads map extension was approved by the Planning Commission with no changes on February 15, 2022.

 

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Ordinance 697:

The proposed Ordinance (Ordinance No. 697) relating to Electric Vehicle Charging Stations presented to the City’s Planning Commission on February 15, 2022 was approved for recommendation of approval by the City Council.  The Ordinance will be introduced for first reading and consideration by the City Council at the March 8th City Council meeting.

 

Mobile Vending/Food Trucks:

The Planning Commission at the February 15th Planning Commission Meeting directed City Staff to review associated Mobile Vending/Food Truck Codes of other cities of similar size for possible improvements and enforcement aids that could possibly be incorporated into our existing Code.

 

Vacant Store Front Code Enforcement:

Staff is receiving positive feedback on the vacant storefront letters that were sent out.

 

RECREATION:

Food Truck Tuesday Events:

Staff is gathering information for the upcoming Food Truck Events.  The first event will be scheduled for April 5th, 2022.  Staff is working with the Chamber of Commerce to combine the Farmer’s Market along with the Food Truck Events this year.  Stay tuned.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 185 calls for service, a total of 38 officer reports were taken and there were 111 officer-initiated incidents, including 46 traffic stops.  Officers made 15 misdemeanor and 3 felony arrests.  Officers issued 23 citations, of which; 13 were misdemeanors, 3 were infractions, 2 were unclassified and 5 were parking during the period of February 9, 2022, through February 16, 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.

 

“Forget the mistakes, remember the lesson.”

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 23 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  19 medicals, 1 mutual aid fire, 2 mutual aid, and 1 City traffic collision.

 

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

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 20 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  8 medicals, 3 fires, 5 mutual aid fires, 2 traffic collisions, 1 public service, and 1 hazardous condition.

 

Chief’s Messages:

  • Please conserve your water and keep your property clear of brush and debris.
  • Please keep your weeds mowed before it dries out too much and HOPE FOR RAIN!
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