December 15, 19th – 22: Planner II/Recreation Coordinator II Chrissy Meeds will be on vacation.
December 25th & 26th: City Hall and the Corporation Yard will be closed for the Christmas Holiday.
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 for the New Year’s Holiday.
Grocery Outlet Ribbon Cutting:
December 7th, Steve and Dawn, owners of the Grocery Outlet held their grand opening which was well attended. Stop in and welcome them to the community.
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 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.
Lighted Christmas Parade:
Thank you to the Corning Chamber of Commerce for organizing the parade. It was a great event with a great turnout of parade entries and spectators.
Annual Holiday Employee Luncheon:
Last Friday during the lunch hour, employees attended the annual Holiday Luncheon where employees reaching milestones of 5, 10, 15, or 20 years of service to the City received service year awards. This year, eleven members of staff were recognized for a combined 115 years of service to the City. Thank you for your continued dedication and service to the City of Corning and its residents.
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: https://www.becnet.org/bec-events/tree-planting-in-corning.
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.
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 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 deadline for Youth Basketball registration is Friday, December 15th.
12 Days of Christmas:
Keep a look out for Corning Recreation’s “12 Days of Christmas”; we will randomly choose a child to receive a voucher for a free recreation class.
The deadline for Santa Letters is this Friday; please sign up as soon as possible so your child doesn’t miss out.
Breakfast with Santa:
We held our 2nd annual “Breakfast with Santa” event on Saturday, December 2nd. We had well over 100 people attend. Breakfast was provided by Corning Rotary and New Life Assembly Church and consisted of pancakes, sausage, and eggs with coffee and orange juice provided by Starbucks. Corning Library provided adorable reindeer crafts. Santa and Mrs. Claus took photos with the kids and read them a Christmas story and mingled amongst the guests. Our Elves were on hand to help the kids color and play games like pin the nose on the reindeer, to assist with filling out letters to Santa, and to serve hot chocolate at our hot chocolate bar. Thank you to everyone that helped make this event possible and such a success.
Cookie Decorating Class:
Saturday, December 9th is the Recreation Department’s Cookie Decorating Class.
New Recreation Classes:
Corning Recreation is coordinating two new classes that will begin the first week of the new year; keep an eye out for them.
In addition to responding to 146 calls for service, there were 69 officer-initiated incidents, including 14 traffic stops, and a total of 16 officer reports taken. Officers made 4 felony arrests, 2 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 10 citations of which 5 were infractions and 5 were misdemeanors during the period of November 30, 2023, through December 6, 2023.
During the period of November 30, 2023 through December 6, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 278 inbound calls for service. In addition, they responded to 36 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.
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”—John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 20 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 16 medicals, 1 fire, 1 mutual aid fire, and 2 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 12 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 7 medicals, 1 fire, 1 vehicle fire, 2 traffic collisions, and 1 public service.
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank all the businesses and residents for their generous donations and attendance at the department spaghetti dinner.