Friday Notes for August 25, 2023

Posted on August 24, 2023


  • Labor Day Holiday:  City Hall and the Public Works Corporation Yard will be closed on Monday, September 4th for the Labor Day Holiday.



City Pool Warranty Inspection:

Adams Pool Specialties completed the warranty inspection of the blistering at the shallow end of the larger City Pool at Northside Park.  Problems were noted however the warranty status is still to be determined.



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 has continued to work on Olive View and West Street projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.


  • City Staff performed special water testing on all City Wells for the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Water leaks were identified and repaired on Fig Lane and Link Street.


  • City Staff repaired bathroom doors at Northside Park that were damaged due to vandalism.
  • City Staff sand blasted and painted over the graffiti at 4 parks, including Northside Park that were tagged/vandalized.

 Maintenance done by City Staff:

  • Repaired leaking Fire Hydrant on North Street
  • Repaired a Fire Hydrant on Edith Ave.
  • Replaced and repaired the concrete in front of a Fire Hydrant on North Street
  • Performed building maintenance on the Fire Departments building coolers.
  • Collected Palm fronds from various areas around town.
  • Maintained Fire safety hazards along the runway and taxiway at the Airport.
  • Repaired a sprinkler system on Solano Street



City Pool:

Just a reminder the Corning City pool is open through the 31st of August.  Days/Hours are:

  • 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 Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Meeting for the Corning City Plaza & Recreation Center:

Staff will be holding a public meeting on Tuesday, August 29th at 6:00pm in the Corning City Council Chambers located at 794 Third Street, Corning to reveal the draft design for the Corning City Plaza and Recreation Center.

City Art Projects:

Tehama Creatives of Red Bluff came to Corning and finished their art projects painting trash cans throughout Corning Community Park, Lennox Fields, and painting the utility box at the intersection of Highway 99W and South Avenue.  The work turned out beautiful; take a look when you get a chance.

Tuesday Night Market:

Staff is busily working with the Chamber of Commerce to hold our next Tuesday Night Market on Tuesday September 5th on Solano St. from 3rd to 6th Streets.  We will be having a waterslide so bring your suit and a towel, it will be lots of fun.  The Food Vendor line up is looking great and will consist of:  Capay’s Harvest, Corning Sweets, Holy Crepe, K & P Kettle Corn, East Coast Foods, GTO Antojitos, Kassalong Thai Cuisine, Yaya’s Tacos, Guzzettis, Churro’s Daisy, Candelario Produce Fruta, Chocolates by Megan.

Fall Classes/Programs:

Fall recreation are open for registration, for information go to:

Promise Neighborhood Grant:

Recreation Staff recently met with Dawna Holiday, Nomlaki Tribe Grant Administrator for the $70,000 Promise Neighborhood Grant.  Staff will be scheduling meetings for mid to late September with the School Districts and Counseling Firms to brainstorm ideas on youth recreation programming.




In addition to responding to 183 calls for service, a total of 29 officer reports were taken and there were 102 officer-initiated incidents, including 32 traffic stops.  Officers made 7 misdemeanor arrests and 3 felony arrests.  Officers issued 13 citations, 2 were infractions, and 8 were misdemeanors, and 3 were parking during the period of August 15, 2023, through August 23, 2023.


During the period of August 15, 2023, through August 23, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 328 inbound calls for service. In addition, they responded to 46 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.

“Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON.”— Albert Schweitzer

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