TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: APRIL 28, 2023
I-5 Feasibility Study:
Mayor Robert Snow, Vice-Mayor Demo, Planning Commissioner Diana Robertson, and I met with the consulting team conducting the Interstate 5 Feasibility Study on April 24th. I look forward to receiving the results of the study. The study is being produced utilizing grant funding and will assist the City in future economic development grants.
Proposition 47 Cohort 2 Restore Program:
The City received an extension of the Prop 47 Program to allow it to expend remaining funds. Contract amendments for the Tehama County Health Services Agency, Job Training Center, and Empower Tehama will be considered by the City Council on May 9th. We expect the grant to be fully expended by August 31st. The Tehama County Department of Education (TCDE) will continue the Restore Program utilizing Proposition 47 Cohort 3 funding. I am grateful TCDE is willing to assume this important work.
Public Safety Unit Negotiations:
The City Council will consider ratifying the Memorandum of Understanding with the Public Safety Unit at its May 9th City Council meeting. The proposed Agreement provides for a 10% salary increase in Year 1, and a 3-5% salary increase in Years 2 and 3 each based on a consumer price index.
Jennings Heights Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project:
Work has started this week on the Jennings Heights Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project. The Contractor will be completing the concrete work, potentially closing portions of the roadway, and providing detours while City Staff will be working on the preliminary repair work.
Water Line Repairs:
- City Staff have located a water leak in the alley of Walnut and Chestnut Streets between East and 1st USA has been called and staff has scheduled the repairs for this week.
- On Thursday of this week a water leak was located in the Rio Mesa Court area; it was repaired within a few hours of detection.
- Another leak was located at Houghton and Butte Street which will be repaired as schedule allows.
- The pool has passed the County inspection and is ready for use. Second grade swim lessons are scheduled for the week of May 15th followed by school pool parties the week of May 29th. The pool will be open to the public on June 12th.
- New and returning lifeguards have started their American Red Cross Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor trainings.
- Registration for summer swim lessons and other water related classes opens on 4/30/23.
- Individual and Family season passes for the City Pool are available starting 4/30/23 through Corning Recreation website.
Community Event/Street Impact:
Corning Tuesday Night Market:
- The second Corning Tuesday Night market will be occurring on Tuesday May 2, 2023 starting at 5:00pm and going until 8:00pm. Solano Street will be closed between 3rd Street and 6th Street for the event. Solano Street closure will begin approximately 4:00pm to prepare for the event and will re-open once the event has finished.
Fire Season Preparation:
Public Works Staff have started to mow and place fire breaks on City property to prepare for this upcoming fire season. This work will take a couple of weeks to complete.
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. We are looking for volunteer coaches, if you are interested, please contact Christina Meeds at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swim Lessons, Adult Lap Swim, and Water Aerobics:
Registration will open on April 30, 2023 for Swim Lessons, Adult Lap Swim, and Water Aerobics.
In addition to responding to 139 calls for service, a total of 19 officer reports were taken and there were 105 officer-initiated incidents, including 25 traffic stops. Officers made 5 misdemeanor arrests and 2 felony arrests. Officers issued 4 citations, all of which were misdemeanors during the period of April 20, 2023, through April 26, 2023.
Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins. Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.
With the impending loss of Officers to other agencies, Corning Police Department is now accepting applications for Sponsored Trainees to attend the January 2024 Butte Police Academy. We are also accepting applications for Lateral Police Officers.
“Three Simple Rules In Life: 1. If you don’t GO after what you want, you’ll never have it. 2. If you don’t ASK, the answer will always be NO. 3. If you don’t step forward, you’ll always be in the same place.”
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 27 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 17 medicals, 2 fires, 1 traffic collision, 5 public service, and 2 investigations.
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 17 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 8 medicals, 2 fires, 3 traffic collisions, 1 investigation, and 3 public service.
Please be a good neighbor and citizen and keep your yard area clear of weeds and debris.