Friday Notes for August 18, 2023

Posted on August 17, 2023


  • Robin Kampmann, Public Works/City Engineer Consultant will be on vacation August 16th – August 22nd.


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 are scheduled to begin July 28, 2023 with a target completion date of December 2023

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions Inc has started working on Olive View in areas that need to be completed prior to school starting in August, specifically starting on Fig Street at Fig Lane, and working north towards Almond Street.

Mobilization and preliminary striping removal for the West Street project has begun and will pick up as the work at Olive View progresses.



Rescheduling of Planning Commission Meeting:

The Planning Commission meeting for August has been moved to August 24th.  At that time Staff will be presenting for consideration of approval a Tentative Parcel Map for Grocery Outlet and Dutch Bros to split the parcel in half.  We will also be presenting for consideration approval a Conditional Use Permit application for the Liquor Cabinet 1 to allow the use of a deli within their current building.



Recreation Department Assistance:

One of Corning Recreation’s long-time contracted Recreation Instructors, Jesenia Rodriguez, will be assuming additional duties over the next 10 months.  She will be working in and out of the office to assist the Recreation Department fulfill the goals and objectives associated with the new $70,000 Nomlaki Promise Neighborhood Grant.  If you need to contact her, you can reach her at  Thank you, Jesenia.

Prop 68 Grant Ad-Hoc Committee Meeting:

Staff has completed the initial concept design phase for the Corning Downtown Plaza and Recreation Center.  Staff held the first Prop. 68 Grant Corning City Plaza and Recreation Center Ad-Hoc meeting. A Public Meeting will be held on August 29th at 6:00PM in the City Council Chambers to discuss the project and we encourage the community to join us.

Lights, Camera, Dance Class:

We just wrapped up our first “Lights Camera Dance” class instructed by Bentley Mendoza.  She ended her class with a showcase on Tuesday evening so the youth enrolled could show off their dance on stage for their parents.  The evening also had a special appearance by Corning Union High School’s Drill Team performing to Boot Scootin Boogy.  Staff would like to thank Bentley for bringing this class to Corning, it was well attended, and the kids really enjoyed it.  We hope she will be able to instruct more classes in the future.

Fall Classes/Programs:

Fall recreation will be opening for registration today, Friday the August 18th.  We will have a lot of different classes available.

Corning Downtown Plaza & Recreation Center:

We have completed our initial concept design phase for the Corning Downtown Plaza and Recreation Center.  There will be a public meeting on August 29th for the public to preview the design.  Following that we plan to take the final design to the City Council for approval on September 12th.




In addition to responding to 145 calls for service, a total of 26 officer reports were taken and there were 107 officer-initiated incidents, including 37 traffic stops.  Officers made 7 misdemeanor arrests and 1 felony arrest.  Officers issued 8 citations, 2 were infractions, and 5 were misdemeanors, and 1 was parking during the period of August 10, 2023 through August 16, 2023.


During the period of August 10, 2023 through August 16, 2023 our Dispatch Center received 251 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 37 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.


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

“Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” Publilius Syrus



Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 18 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  17 medicals, and 1 mutual aid fire.

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 13 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  6 medicals, 3 traffic collisions, 1 fire, 2 public service, and 1 investigation.

Chief’s Message:

The curb, street, or front yards are not where discarded furniture belongs, please dispose of it properly.  There is NO yard or field burning within the City LimitsFire season is in full swing, please be fire safe.

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