January 29th – 30th: City Planner/Rec. Coordinator Chrissy Meeds will be out of the office.
January 29th – February 2nd: Recreation Assistant Jesenia Rodriguez will be out of the office.
February 9th – 16th: Accounting Manager Mary Brimm will be out of the office.
February 19th: President’s Day Holiday City Hall, Finance Department, and the Corporation Yard will be closed.
January 19th: I met with Bill Bergmann from the California Water Board. They will have survey crews in the area off and on the next few weeks collecting samples and data.
January 22nd: Mayor Snow and I attended the 2X2X2 meeting with representatives of the Corning High School and Elementary School Districts to promote intergovernmental communication on items of mutual interest. There was discussion regarding various items and projects ongoing in order to facilitate potential impacts to the City, schools, students, and citizens. Considered opportunities to partner and work together for the benefit of all.
January 25th: I met with Inframark at the Sewer Treatment Facility. I reviewed minor treatment adjustments being made due to the cost and availability of required treatment chemicals.
January 26th: I will be meeting with County Board of Supervisors John Leach and Matt Hansen, both of whom represent districts within the Corning City Limits. Topics of discussion will include County priorities, City priorities, housing development, commercial development, and economic development.
January 25th: Empower Tehama is sponsoring a Help Stop Human Trafficking presentation in Corning at the Rodgers Theater at 6:00pm, doors will open at 5:00pm. There will be a couple of speakers providing information on identifying the various forms of Human Trafficking, and where to seek assistance. This is expected to be highly informative. Admission is free and I urge you to attend.
The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position. If interested in serving on one of these Commissions, please complete an application at https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/ and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at firstname.lastname@example.org. All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.
Pool Manager and Assistant Manager Seasonal Positions:
The City is currently looking for a pool manager and assistant manager for this upcoming pool season. Applications are due by February 2, 2024 and can be found on the City website if interested. We will be advertising for lifeguards at a later date.
Public Works Staffing:
We would like to welcome Carlos Alvarez and Robert Moskal to the Public Works Team! Carlos is learning to read meters, and Robert is learning the intricacy of the City’s parks system and will be assisting in the landscape maintenance.
Leaf Pick Up:
Leaf pickup is complete for the year. Thank you, Public Works Staff, for keeping the leaves picked up and the drains clean!
Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:
Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects. The Contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students. The Olive View project and West Street Projects are anticipated to be completed by mid-February 2024 depending on weather.
Tuesday Night Market Dates:
The 2024 Tuesday Night Market Dates have been set for April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, September 3rd, and October 1st. They will again be held on Solano Street between 3rd and 6th Streets. Vendor applications are available on the website at www.corning.org.
Corning Jr. Cardettes:
The Corning Jr. Cardettes will have their first performance this Friday evening along with the Corning High School Drill Team during halftime of the Varsity Basketball game. Come out and cheer them on, they have been working hard.
Corning Youth Basketball:
Corning Youth Basketball begins this Saturday, January 27th. The participants in 1st and 2nd grade will be playing at the Corning High School south gym, and those in 3rd through 9th grade will be playing at Maywood Middle School.
Heels Dance Class:
Corning Recreation’s newest class is a “Heels” dance class. Our Instructor will be holding a free class on February 6th from 6 to 7 PM at Rodgers Theater. If you would like to see what the class is about, please register for it online at www.corning.org.
7th Cyle Housing Element:
Planning is in the beginning stages of working with Placeworks on the 7th cycle housing element.
Joint City Council/Planning Commission Meeting:
A joint meeting between the Planning Commission and the City Council was held on January 16th to work together on an update to the City’s Mobile Vending Ordinance to bring it into compliance with current State Law. Staff will be presenting the Ordinance for consideration of adoption at the February 13th City Council meeting.
In addition to responding to 110 calls for service, there were 70 officer-initiated incidents, including 14 traffic stops, and a total of 13 officer reports taken. Officers made 2 felony arrests, 3 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 7 citations: 1 was an infraction, 3 were misdemeanors, and 3 were parking during the period of January 18, 2024, through January 24, 2024.
Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins. Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”– Thomas A. Edison
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 15 calls for service last week, they were: 12 medicals, 1 fire, and 2 public service.
The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:
The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 22 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 16 medicals, 2 fires, 1 traffic collision, 1 investigation, 1 hazardous condition, and 1 public service.
Your carbon monoxide detectors have an approximate 7-year life span. If it goes off, open your doors, call 911, and the fire department will come to check the house and the date of the device. Stay safe!