Friday Notes for April 12, 2024

Posted on April 11, 2024


Wednesday, April 10, 2024: The Public Works Director and I met with PG&E to discuss upcoming projects and programs that impact and benefit the City of Corning and residents.

Thursday, April 11, 2024: I attended the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians solar and microgrid groundbreaking.

Friday, April 12, 2024:  I was asked to speak at Maywood DaVinci Middle School about my career and the potential career opportunities in local government/City of Corning.

Past Meetings:

  • The Library Commission met regarding the future remodel project. Direction was provided to staff on the priorities of the Library and Commissioners.

Future Meetings:

  • Joint meeting with the City Council and Planning Commission on April 16th at 6:30 p.m. regarding housing needs.

 Ongoing Projects:

-California Department of Water Resources Grant for a new municipal well.

-Recreation Center and City Plaza Project

-Housing Element Update

-Annual Financial Audit is close to being wrapped up.

-Fiscal Year 2024-2025 budget preparation, meetings with department heads will commence next week

Career Opportunities:

Police Officer & Lateral Police Officer ($25,000 Lateral Stipend)



Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested, please complete an application at and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at  All three commissions meet quarterly on specified days the first week of the month in January, April, July, and October.



City Pool:

Public Works Staff have started cleaning and preparing the pools for the upcoming pool season.  Minor maintenance at the pools will be completed in the upcoming weeks.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Olive View Project is near completion with final sign-off remaining. The West Street Project is anticipated to be completed by mid April, depending on the weather.



Corning Jr. Cardettes:

Our Jr. Cardettes team will be performing at the Drill Team Dance Show at Corning Union High School on April 23rd at 7:00 p.m.

Registration Open:

Corning Jr. Giants is open for registration and so is our CO-ED Flag Football, you can register at

“Free Swim Day” Sponsorship:

Would you or your business like to sponsor a Free Swim Day for the 2024 Pool Season?  If so, you can sign up here:



April 16th City Council/Planning Commission Meeting:

We will be having a joint meeting with the City Council and Planning Commission on April 16th at 6:30 p.m.  It is open to the public and the discussion will be housing needs in Corning.

Shaan Estates:

The Shaan Estates Tract Map was approved at the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, April 9th. The map proposes to build 14 new homes on the empty lot that is west of North Alex Lane.




In addition to responding to 124 calls for service, there were 52 officer-initiated incidents, including 18 traffic stops, and a total of 19 officer reports taken.  Officers made 1 felony arrest, 7 misdemeanor arrests, issued 6 misdemeanor citations, and 2 infractions during the period of April 4, 2024, through April 10, 2024.


During the period of April 4, 2024, through April 10, 2024, our Dispatch Center received 305 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 33 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.


Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins.  Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.


We are currently recruiting for one Lateral Police Officer and Police Officers.  Get your applications in now!  Visit for more information.

“Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision” – Unknown



Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 24 calls for service last week, they were:  19 medicals, 1 fire, 2 traffic collisions, and 2 public service.

Chief’s Message:

Clear your weeds before they dry out to avoid fire hazards. Please check or install smoke alarms, they do save lives!!!!!

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