Fiscal Year 2023/20024 Budget and Capital Improvement Plans:
The budget process is underway. I have been meeting with Department Heads this past week to discuss their budget proposals.
Proposition 47 Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) Restore Program Extension:
The BSCC approved an extension to allow jurisdictions to fully spend their grant funds. As such, staff are amending contracts with the Job Training Center, Empower Tehama, the Tehama County Health Services Agency, and the Center for Evaluation and Research to extend the Program until funds are fully expended or through December 31, 2023.
• April 20, 2023: I attended the Northern California Cities’ Self Insurance Fund Board Meeting.
• April 24, 2023: I-5 Feasibility Study Meeting and tour.
• April 25, 2023: Prop 47 Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting.
• April 26, 2023: Groundwater Commission Meeting.
Jennings Heights Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project:
• This week signs have been posted and residents in the area have been notified that work will start next week.
Water Line Repairs:
• City Staff have located two (2) water service line leaks; one on Herbert Avenue, and one on Houghton Avenue at Butte Street. USA has been called and Staff have scheduled the repairs for this week.
• The water leak on Fig Street has been repaired.
• Reservations for private pool parties are open. Reservations are available for every Saturday (6pm – 9pm only) & Sunday (12pm -3pm; 3pm – 6pm; and 6pm to 9pm) starting June 17th through August 6th.
• City Staff have started cleaning and preparing the pools for the upcoming pool season. Minor pool maintenance will be completed in the upcoming weeks.
RECREATION & PLANNING:
Tuesday Night Market:
The next Corning Tuesday Night Market is scheduled for Tuesday May 2nd; we will be celebrating Mother’s Day and Cinco De Mayo. Planned activities for the event are:
• Local DJ, C-Los Entertainment will play a mix of music including Spanish music.
• Corning High School Ballet Folklorico Dancers will be performing at 6:00pm and Corning Ballet Folklorico will be performing at 7:00pm.
• “#corning500”: A carboard box foot race, with 3 separate age groups (2-4, 5-6, and 7-9) participating. The local elementary kindergarten classes will be involved, and the Corning Police Department will be flagging the event and giving out kid citations. The Police Activities League (PAL) will be the PIT crews for the racers, and Harvest Christian Center will be running a hydration and snack booth. Come out and cheer on your favorite racers.
• There will be a pretty photo opportunity set up at the Chamber of Commerce office for a photo with your mom; and
• Mother’s Day crafts at the Corning Recreation table.
Jr. Giants Registration:
Jr. Giants registration is now open. To register, go to gojrgiants.org to find out more about this amazing League. It is FREE to register and play, it is co-ed, it starts in June, and there is no pressure, only lots of fun.
Swim Lessons, Adult Lap Swim, and Water Aerobics:
Registration will open on April 30, 2023 for Swim Lessons, Adult Lap Swim, and Water Aerobics.
Career Faire at Maywood Middle School:
Corning Recreation, as well as the Police and Fire Chiefs participated in the Career Faire on Thursday, April 20th at Maywood Middle School.
April 18th Planning Commission Meeting:
The Planning Commission approved adoption of the four (4) Factual Subfindings & Legal Findings and revoked Use Permit 2022-301. This Use Permit allowed Permittee to establish a residence and two businesses in an Industrial Zone located at 1577 Second St.
The Commission’s decision to revoke this Use Permit was based upon the Permittee’s non-compliance with the Permit’s 18 Conditions of Approval, all of which were to be completed within 12 months of Permit issuance. As a result of the permit revocation, the Commission provided the Permittee 30-days in which to vacate the now non-compliant residential and business uses of building. He was informed that he could apply for a Use Permit for the Towing business at that location as it is an allowable use within the Industrial Zone. The Permittee has been informed of his right to appeal this action and of the process.
In addition to responding to 129 calls for service, a total of 20 officer reports were taken and there were 104 officer-initiated incidents, including 40 traffic stops. Officers made 5 misdemeanor arrests and 3 felony arrests. Officers issued 10 citations, of which; 5 were misdemeanors and 5 were infractions during the period of April 13, 2023, through April 19, 2023.
Officer Ross attended Portable Evidential Breath Test (PEBT) training with the Department of Justice in Redding. Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins. Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.
Officer Dannette Ross and Dispatcher Gabriella Gutierrez have completed their Field Training Program and are operating in a solo status.
With the impending loss of Officers to other agencies, Corning Police Department will be accepting applications for Sponsored Trainees to attend the January 2024 Butte Police Academy.
“With the courage to begin and the discipline to endure, victory becomes a matter of time.” WM
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 16 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 135 medicals, 1 fire, and 2 public service.
The Glenn County Volunteer Fire Departments Call Volumes:
The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to 19 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 13 medicals, 3 fires, 1 traffic collision, 1 hazardous material, and 1 public service.
Please mow and keep your properties clear of weeds before they dry out and become a fire hazard.