Friday Notes for December 1, 2023

Posted on November 30, 2023


December 25th & 26th:   City Hall and the Corporation Yard will be closed for the Christmas Holiday.


Employee Holiday Luncheon:

The City’s Employee Holiday Potluck Luncheon will be held on Friday, December 1st at the Fire Hall starting at noon and ending at 1:30pm; City Hall will be closed during those hours.

Grocery Outlet Ribbon Cutting:

December 7th at 11:00 a.m.

Holiday Events:

Look for local events scheduled throughout the Holiday Season.  There are many opportunities to be a part of, below are just a few such as:

  • December 2nd: Corning Hometown Christmas Lighted Parade sponsored by the Corning Chamber of Commerce, parade starts at 5:30pm, theme this year, “Holy Jolly Christmas”.
  • December 2nd: The Volunteer Fire Department Spaghetti Dinner will be held at the Fire Hall from 4pm to 8pm before and after the Hometown Christmas Lighted Parade.
  • December 2nd, Breakfast with Santa: Breakfast with Santa at Rodger’s Theater, 9:00am to 10:30am, & 10:30am to 12:00pm.  Participants must register at:
  • December 8th: Lighted Trolley Tour of winning decorated homes and businesses at 6pm and 7pm. (call the Chamber of Commerce for information at 530/824-5550)
  • 12 Days of Christmas Photo Scavenger Hunt: To participate contact the Chamber of Commerce.


City Job Recruitment:

The City is currently advertising/recruiting to fill the following vacant positions:

  1. Police Officer Positions: The Police Department is actively recruiting to fill Police Officer positions.  The City Council approved a $25,000 sign on stiped for two (2) open lateral positions.
  2. Public Works Part-Time Landscape & Maintenance Worker: The City is seeking an applicant with landscape and maintenance experience to work a maximum of 20-hours per    This is a permanent part-time position.

Applications/resumes can be submitted online, and you can access associated job information on the City’s website at:

Tree Planting at City Parks:

On December 13th Butte Environmental Council will be planting trees at Corning Community Park, Lennox Field, and Yost Park.  If you would like to volunteer, please access link at:



Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested in serving on one of these Commissions, please complete an application at and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at  All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.



Community Event/Street Impact:

  • The Corning Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the annual Hometown Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 2nd beginning at the Veterans Hall at 5:30pm.  The procession will go east bound on Solano Street and end at Third Street.  Solano Street closure will begin approximately 5:00pm to prepare for the parade and will re-open once the parade has finished.

Leaf Pick Up:

The Crew will continue leaf pickup as time allows.  Leaf piles must not have branches, brush, or other debris or they will not be removed.  Please make sure leaves are not blocking gutters preventing water flow.

Drainage Ditches:

The Conservation Camp Crew Members are continuing the annual cleaning of the Cities drainage ditches.  They will clear brush and debris from the local streambeds at Jewett & Burch creeks, and also the Blackburn Moon Drain.

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

The projects will require Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue to be closed to through traffic.  Construction work is on schedule and anticipated that the bridges will be completed, and the roads open the first week of December.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.



Corning Crossroads Project :

This week, the Corning Crossroads project began boring behind the 7 Inn Motel for placement of water/sewer utilities to west side of I-5.



Basketball Registration:

We have opened registration for our Youth Basketball Program.  We have also opened a program for a younger group of kids, specifically 1st and 2nd grade.  Register today as registration closes December 15, 2023.

Meeting with COAR Design Group:

Staff recently met with COAR (designers for the City Plaza & Recreation Center).  They are finalizing a few things and feel they will have a completed design to present to the City within the next couple of weeks.

Breakfast with Santa:

Breakfast with Santa is being held this Saturday, December 2nd at 9:00am and 10:30am.  Staff sends a special “Thank You” to Corning Rotary, New Life Assembly, Starbucks, the Corning Library, and of course, Santa, Mrs. Santa, and their elves for jumping aboard this year to help make this such a successful and fun event.

Santa Letters:

The deadline for Santa Letters is right around the corner; please sign up as soon as possible so your child doesn’t miss out.




In addition to responding to 246 calls for service, there were 156 officer-initiated incidents, including 29 traffic stops, and a total of 37 officer reports taken.  Officers made 4 felony arrests, 10 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 11 citations: 3 were infractions, 7 were misdemeanors, and 1 was parking during the period of November 16, 2023, through November 29, 2023.


During the period of November 16, 2023, through November 29, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 540 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 89 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.

“Life is like riding a bicycle.  If you want to stay balanced you’ve got to keep moving forward.” ―Albert Einstein



Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 12 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  8 medicals, 3 investigations, and 1 public service.

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 30 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  17 medicals, 3 fires, 2 traffic collision, 3 investigations, 3 hazardous conditions, and 2 public service.

Chief’s Message:

  • Ticket sales for the Department’s Christmas Basket Program continues; please donate if you are able.



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