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Friday Notes February 25, 2022

Posted on February 24, 2022


TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   February 25, 2022

 

CITY MANAGER:

Annual Financial Statements:

The City’s annual Financial Statements were reviewed and accepted by the City Council at the February 22nd City Council meeting.  During the meeting, I reported the General Fund balance (including Measure A) on June 30, 2021 as $4,723,051.

 

Mid-Year Budget Review:

I presented the Mid-Year Budget Review to the City Council on February 22nd.  General Fund Revenue was approved to be increased by $583,500 primarily due to increases in Sales Tax and Transient Occupancy Tax receipts.  General Fund budgeted expenditures were approved to be increased by $586,847, which is primarily due to General Fund and Grant-funded improvements to City parks, including the parking lot at Clark Park.

 

Utility Payment Assistance Grant Program:

If you were 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 access the application.  You must live within Corning City Limits to apply.

 

COVID-19 Updates:

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.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Water Main/Service Repairs:

City Staff is still waiting on the parts to finish the 4” water line repair that feeds the Clark Park irrigation system.

 

Part-Time Public Works Landscape and Maintenance Worker:

The City is currently looking for a part-time landscape and maintenance worker.  This employee would be responsible for performing all landscape maintenance at City buildings and within the landscape and lighting districts.  Applications can be found on the City website.

 

PLANNING/RECREATION:

PLANNING:

Mobile Vending/Food Trucks:

At the direction of the Planning Commission, Staff has been gathering/comparing Mobile Vending Policy information currently used in other jurisdictions for discussion and possible inclusion in the City’s Policy.  The information gathered is to be presented to the Commission at the March 15th Planning Commission meeting.

 

Use Permit Application:

Staff has received a Use Permit Application to establish a residence in a Light Industrial Zone on Second Street near Fig Lane.  This application will be presented at the March 15, 2022 Planning Commission meeting.

 

RECREATION:

Corning Tuesday Night Market:

The Food Truck Tuesday Events has been combined with the Corning Chamber of Commerce Farmer’s Market and will now be called Corning Tuesday Night Market.  The scheduled dates for the Events are April 5th; May 3rd; September 6th; and October 4th.  The event planning has begun.  The new look and name for the Food Truck Events has been published to social media.

 

Recreation Classes:

Corning Winter Recreation is wrapping up.  Instructors will be taking the month of March off with classes resuming in the Spring (mid-April).

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 129 calls for service, a total of 28 officer reports were taken and there were 110 officer-initiated incidents, including 40 traffic stops.  Officers made 8 misdemeanor and 8 felony arrests.  Officers issued 15 citations, of which; 6 were misdemeanors, 4 were infractions, 1 was unclassified and 4 were parking during the period of February 16, 2022, through February 23, 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.

 

“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.”

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 14 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  6 medicals, 2 mutual aid fire, 1 traffic collision, 2 public service, and 3 investigations.

 

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 27 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  14 medicals, 7 fires, 3 traffic collisions, 1 public service, and 2 investigations.

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