- Robin Kampmann, Public Works/City Engineer Consultant will be on vacation August 16th – August 22nd.
- Steve Lindeman, Public Works Assistant Director will be on vacation August 9th – August 14th.
- Lisa Linnet, Administrative Services Manager/City Clerk will be out of the office August 7th – August 11th.
INTERIM CITY MANAGER:
Requests for Pool Season Extension:
Staff has received multiple requests to allow the City Pool to remain open for specialized swimming access past the routine Summer schedule. After discussion concerning lifeguard availability and predictable hours of operation, Staff will request direction from City Council at next Tuesday’s City Council Meeting regarding extending the pool season use to August 31st.
Warranty Inspection of City Pool:
Due to the expanding underwater ‘blister’ located in the shallow end of the large pool, the Contractor responsible for resurfacing the entire pool in 2018 was contacted and has scheduled a warranty inspection for August 23rd.
City Staff has been preparing Yost Park for the 14th Annual Tucker Mesker Memorial Softball Tournament that is taking place August 4th – 6th.
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.
Skate Park/Corning Community Park:
City Staff have continued the installation of solar lights around the basketball courts at the City’s Skate Park. Once this work is complete, Staff will then proceed with installing the new fence around the existing basketball courts at NorthSide Park.
Free Swim Days:
We have two more Free Swim days left in the season; they are scheduled for August 8th and August 11th, and both are sponsored by Delores May. Thank you, Delores.
Corning Downtown Plaza & Recreation Center:
We have completed our initial concept design phase for the Corning Downtown Plaza and Recreation Center. We will be holding an Ad Hoc meeting on August 10th to discuss the design with the Ad Hoc Committee. We will then proceed to hold 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.
Tuesday Night Market:
Staff are working with the Chamber of Commerce to prepare for our last two Tuesday Night Markets of the year. On September 5th it is planned to have a water slide for the community to enjoy as well as a band. The band planned for that night is Victoria Dorazi who has played at Chamber Events in the past.
In addition to responding to 159 calls for service, a total of 21 officer reports were taken and there were 79 officer-initiated incidents, including 21 traffic stops. Officers made 9 misdemeanor arrests and 1 felony arrest. Officers issued 6 citations, 1 was an infraction, and 5 were misdemeanors during the period of July 27, 2023 through August 2, 2023.
Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins. Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.
During the period of July 27, 2023, through August 2, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 285 inbound calls for service. In addition, they responded to 41 incoming 911 calls. All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.
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–Dr. Kathleen Hall