Friday Notes for December 15, 2023

Posted on December 15, 2023






December 15, 19th – 22:  Planner/Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds will be on vacation.

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

December 29th:  Assistant Public Works Director Steve Lindeman will be on vacation.

January 1st:   City Hall, Finance Department, and the Corporation Yard will be closed.



Holiday Events:

  • Corning Volunteer Fire Department Christmas Basket Deliveries: Saturday, December 16th the Corning Fire Department will begin delivery of their holiday Christmas Food Baskets and Gifts.

Tree Planting at City Parks:

On December 13th Butte Environmental Council and volunteers planted 14 new trees at  Corning Community Park, Lennox Field, and Yost Park.  A big thank you is sent to Butte Environmental Council for the donation of the trees, to the volunteers and Tehama County Probation for planting the trees, and to the City’s Public Works Crew and Planner/Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds for making this project happen.

Ribbon Cuttings:

  • West Street School: Ribbon Cutting was Wednesday, December 13th.  This is a great project for the Community of Corning!
  • Chata’s Brunchies: Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting, Saturday, December 16th at 11:00a.m.


Monday, December 11th:  I attended a meeting with Bell Carter Executive Staff.  Bell Carter is making a significant investment in their business locations and processing equipment to bring their facilities and operations up to date.  They look forward to continuing to support our community.

Wednesday, December 13th:  I attended a meeting with the Director of the California Office of Small Business Advocates hosted by ChicoStart.  We look forward to the opportunities to benefit our local businesses.

Thursday, December 14th:  I attended the NCCSIF (Northern California Cities Self Insurance Fund) Strategic Planning and Board of Directors Meeting in Rocklin.


The awnings continue to be installed at our local downtown businesses and they are looking great.



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.



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 both Jewett & Burch creeks, and 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 has been delayed due to winter weather.  It is currently anticipated that the bridges will be completed, and the roads opened no later than December 20th.

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.  The Olive View Project is anticipated to be completed by the end of December and the West Street School Project by the first week of January.



12 Days of Christmas:

We are in the middle of our 12 Days of Christmas Program whereby we are offering 12 local youth the opportunity to win a free winter session recreation class.  To enter, go the Corning Recreation Facebook page and “like” the “12 Days of Christmas” post, share the post, and you will automatically be entered.  Good Luck.

Cooking Class:

We have started advertising our two newest programs which are:

  • A cooking class held at the Corning Senior Center and instructed by Amanda Metzger, owner of Capay’s Harvest. She is starting off with a “How to make Pop Tarts” class. and a “How to make Lasagna and breadsticks” class whereby the attendees will get to take home a dinner that feeds a family of 8.
  • We also advertised our first ever monthly “Membership Program”. Corning Union High School’s Drill Team Instructor Alisha Savage and Corning Recreation have created a class called “Jr. Cardettes” This class will create a youth drill team for children K – 8th grade and provide an opportunity to perform at local events and march in hometown parades.  This class has filled up fast.

New Recreation Classes:

We are hoping to still offer a couple more new programs in early 2024 so check the Corning Recreation Facebook page for new postings.




In addition to responding to 123 calls for service, there were 85 officer-initiated incidents, including 39 traffic stops, and a total of 18 officer reports taken.  Officers made 3 felony arrests, 1 misdemeanor arrest, and issued 7 citations of which 5 were infractions, and 2 were misdemeanors during the period of December 7, 2023, through December 13, 2023.


During the period of December 7, 2023 through December 13, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 270 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 39 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.

Police Department Bike Giveaway:

The Corning Police Department is holding a holiday bike giveaway and were able to present the first bike to one lucky winner!  Congratulations Sage.  We will be drawing for another winner on Friday, December 15, 2023.  Stay tuned!

“We make a living by what we get.  We make a life by what we give.”— Winston Churchill



Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 19 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  16 medicals, 1 fire, 1 investigation, 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 17 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  9 medicals, 4 fires, 2 traffic collisions, 1 investigation, and 1 public service.

Chief’s Message:

Happy Holiday, have a Merry Christmas and keep your families safe during the holiday season.  Thank you for the amazing generosity provided by residents and businesses in Corning.

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