Friday Notes for December 22, 2023

Posted on December 21, 2023






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.



December 26, 2023 Council Meeting Canceled:

Due to the holidays, the regularly scheduled December 26, 2023 City Council Meeting has been canceled.  The next City Council meeting will be held on January 9, 2024.

December 16, 2023 Ribbon Cutting for Chata’s Brunchies:

The ribbon cutting for Chata’s Brunchies on Saturday was very well attended.

Abandoned Vehicles:

Need to get rid of that old car or truck?  You were going to fix it but never got around to it or can’t afford it?  The Tehama County Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program can remove it from your property absolutely FREE of charge.  Call 530-527-8020 for information and details.  The program is funded by a $1 surcharge on vehicle registration or renewal in every vehicle.  Do your part to improve our neighborhood.

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas!



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.



Christmas Tree Disposal:

A wood waste bin will be available in front of the City Corporation Yard located at 1106 Butte Street for free disposal of live Christmas Trees only.  Please remove all decorations.  This service will be available starting next week and will continue through mid-January.

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 of both Jewett and Burch creeks and the Blackburn Moon Drain.

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

The bridge replacements have been completed and Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue have both been reopened to through traffic.

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 and West Street Projects are anticipated to be completed by early January 2024.

Happy Holidays from the Public Works Department!




In addition to responding to 138 calls for service, there were 73 officer-initiated incidents, including 20 traffic stops, and a total of 21 officer reports taken.  Officers made 4 felony arrests, 5 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 8 citations:  2 were infractions and 5 were misdemeanors, during the period of December 13, 2023 through December 20, 2023.


During the period of December 13, 2023 through December 20, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 296 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 30 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 second bike to one lucky winner!  Congratulations, Sandra!  We will be drawing for another winner on Friday, December 22, 2023.  Stay tuned!

From all of us at the Corning Police Department, we’d like to wish our community a safe and Merry Christmas.  Thank you for your support!



Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 16 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  14 medicals, 1 traffic collision, 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 13 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  8 medicals, 1 fire, 2 traffic collisions, and 2 public service.

Chief’s Message:

Merry Christmas to all!!

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