Friday Notes for February 2, 2024

Posted on February 1, 2024


January 29th – February 2nd:  Recreation Assistant Jesenia Rodriguez will be out of the office.

February 9th – 16th:  Accounting Manager Mary Brimm will be out of the office.

February 19th:  President’s Day Holiday City Hall, Finance Department, and the Corporation Yard will be closed.



The Mid-Year Budget Review process is well underway. This is an opportunity for departments to review their budgets and make any adjustments based on expenses and revenues in the first half of the year.

The new City of Corning Public Works Director is scheduled to start on Monday, February 5, 2024. We look forward to adding him to our team.  I would like to thank Robin Kampmann for serving in the Public Works Director capacity. The good news is that Robin is going to continue to work with the city as the City Engineer. We are thankful for her continued service and are grateful that we are able to continue working with her.



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.



Pool Manager and Assistant Manager Seasonal Positions:

The City is currently looking for a pool manager and assistant manager for this upcoming pool season. Applications can be found on the City website if interested, the deadline has been extended until the positions are filled. We will be advertising for lifeguards at a later date.

Weed Control Service:

Hunters Services, the City’s new pest control service contracted provider was onsite this week doing weed spraying at the City’s well sites.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues work at the Olive View and West Street School Project locations.  The Contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.  Both projects are anticipated to be completed by mid-February 2024 depending on weather.



Tuesday Night Market:

Coming this SPRING! The 2024 Tuesday Night Market Vendor applications are available on the website

Corning Jr. Cardettes:

Our Corning Jr. Cardettes had their first performance last Friday along with the Corning High School Drill Team during halftime of the Varsity Basketball game. They all did a great job and had a lot of fun. Next performance will be Tuesday night during half time of the varsity boys Basketball game.

Corning Youth Basketball:

Corning Youth Basketball had their first games on Saturday and all feedback has been wonderful, thank you to Les Pitner and Nate Borer for leading this program.

Heels Dance Class:

Corning Recreation’s newest class is a “Heels” dance class.  Our instructor will be holding a free class on February 6th from 6 to 7 PM at Rodgers Theater.  If you would like to see what the class is about, please register for it online at

7th Cyle Housing Element:

Planning held a kickoff meeting with Placeworks to begin work on the 7th Cycle Housing Element.




In addition to responding to 120 calls for service, there were 83 officer-initiated incidents, including 18 traffic stops, and a total of 27 officer reports taken.  Officers made 3 felony arrests, 9 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 20 citations:  4 were infractions, 8 were misdemeanors, 1 was unclassified, and 7 were parking during the period of January 25, 2024 through January 31, 2024.


During the two-week period of January 25, 2024 through January 31, 2024, our Dispatch Center received 308 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 12 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.


  • Officer Ross attended a Field Training Officer course in Sacramento.
  • Officer Hewitt and Dispatch Supervisor Knight attended the Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Training in Shasta Lake.
  • Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins. Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”  Tony Robbins



Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 14 calls for service last week, they were:  10 medicals, 2 fires,  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 23 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  16 medicals, 4 traffic collisions, and 3 public service.

Chiefs Message:

  • Please make sure your smoke alarms are functioning properly, they do save lives.
  • The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 1023 calls for service in 2023, the total man hours spent on calls was 4,041; total training hours were 112.5.
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