Friday Notes for August 11, 2023

Posted on August 9, 2023


  • Public Works/City Engineer Consultant, Robin Kampmann, will be on vacation August 16, 2023, through August 22, 2023.



Requests for Pool Season Extension:

 Staff has received positive feedback regarding the Council’s approval to extend the City Pool’s days of operation to August 31st.

I am looking forward to enjoying the Corning Volunteer Fire Department’s Picnic Party at the City Pool.



ROADS CLOSED – Kirkwood Road and Columbia Ave. Bridge Replacement:

 The Tehama County Public Works Department has awarded a construction contract to Viking Construction Company to replace the Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue bridges over Jewett Creek.

The replacement of the existing bridges is necessary to ensure continued safe access to the travelling public. The old bridges will be replaced with wider bridges that meet current standards. The projects will require Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue to be closed to through traffic at the bridge locations for the duration of the construction. Access will be maintained to all adjacent properties and detoured routes will be provided.

Construction work and road closures began in late July with a target completion date of December 2023.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

 Builder Solutions Inc is working on Olive View and the West Street projects in areas that need to be completed prior to school starting in August. Work will continue after school starts but the contractor will try to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.


Planning & Recreation

As we wind down the summer, the City Pool is scheduled to close on Saturday August 12th, which is a Free Swim Day thanks to the Corning Volunteer Fire Department. The City Council discussed extending the pool season for 2023 until August 31st due to having sufficient lifeguards during this time. It was unanimously decided to keep the pool open through August 31st. The new schedule will be as follows:

  • Lap Swim M-F 6:30-7:30 AM
  • Water Aerobics T/TH 5:00-6:00 PM
  • Night Swim T/TH 6:30-9:30 PM
  • Day Swim on Saturdays 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM

The Northside Park kiddie playground was approved by council to install rubberized surfacing in the Northwest corner surrounding the ADA Glider that will be installed with the new play equipment this fall. This will be a big accomplishment as the entrance to the ADA glider will be ADA approved and easy for wheelchair access.

City Council approved a $70,000.00 grant from the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians in support of the Corning Recreation Program until June 30, 2024. Goals and Objectives to the grant are as follows: Establishing and sustaining working relationships with the Elementary School Districts, Corning Union High School District, Rancho Tehama Elementary, Paskenta Elementary, and River Cities Counseling to offer a low or no cost activities to the youth.

Corning Recreation has begun Pickleball lesson sessions at the Pickleball Courts located at Northside Park. Aymen Khalil will be instructing the one-hour lessons. There are several to choose from in both youth and adult age groups.



Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 23 calls for service last week, consisting of: 13 medicals, 4 fires and 6 public service.

Orland, Capay, 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, consisting of: 6 medicals, 6 fires, 7 traffic collisions and 3 public service.

Chief’s Message:

Stay hydrated and always be fire safe.




In addition to responding to 154 calls for service, a total of 19 officer reports were taken and there were 86 officer-initiated incidents, including 24 traffic stops. Officers made 5 misdemeanor arrests and 3 felony arrests. Officers issued 9 citations, 2 were infractions, and 7 were misdemeanors during the period of August 3, 2023, through August 9, 2023.


During the period of August 3, 2023, through August 9, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 279 inbound calls for service. In addition, they responded to 37 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.

“By knowing that you can fail and making the choice to take the risk you will be setting yourself up for success and not failure.” – Jennifer N. Smith

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