TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: BRANT MESKER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2023
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.
Cheers to a New Year of Opportunities and Successes:
As we wrap up the year, I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year filled with endeavors and success. I am excited about what the future holds for the City of Corning.
“Together we have the power to turn aspirations into achievements and challenges into victories.” – Unknown
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.
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 https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/ and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
The Conservation Camp Crew Members have completed the annual cleaning of the Cities drainage ditches.
Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:
Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to wrap up work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects. The Olive View and West Street Projects were anticipated to be completed by early January 2024, however continued inclement weather may push this date towards the end of January.
Happy Holidays from the Public Works Department!
Winter Session Classes:
Our Winter Session is open for registration and will begin the week of January 15th. Our new Corning Jr. Cardettes will begin on January 10th,and it is completely full.
January 10th Recreation Ad Hoc Committee Public Meeting:
We will be holding a Recreation Ad Hoc Committee Public Meeting on January 10th at 5:30pm regarding the Recreation Center and color boards along with flooring. We are in the process of scheduling a meeting with the Nomlaki Tribe to start on the design of the logo and the mural for the Splash Pad.
Mobile Vendor & Pushcart Ordinances:
Staff are currently working on separating the Mobile Vendor and Pushcart Ordinance into two separate Ordinances. I attended a round table meeting regarding mobile vendors and received wonderful feedback on what other cities are doing.
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year
In addition to responding to 137 calls for service, there were 59 officer-initiated incidents, including 7 traffic stops, and a total of 14 officer reports taken. Officers made 2 felony arrests, 5 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 6 citations: 2 were infractions and 4 were misdemeanors, during the period of December 20, 2023 through December 27, 2023.
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 gave away 5 bicycles over the month of December. Congratulations to all of the winners!
The Corning Police Department is looking forward to 2024 and we wish our community a Happy New Year!
I wish everyone a happy New Year; may it be filled with new adventures and good fortunes.
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 14 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 13 medicals 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 18 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 10 medicals, 3 fires, 1 traffic collision, 2 investigations, and 2 public service.
Please be sure your address numbers are in full view and legible. The new year is a good time to check your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors for proper function. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!