Friday Notes For February 9, 2024

Posted on February 8, 2024


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.



Thank you to Public Works staff for their storm preparation and efforts.  The City managed to escape any major storm damage.  Storm damage was minimal.  We had Public Works crew members called in to address minor issues.  They did a great job in preparation for the storm.  We had some minor flooding in areas where drainage systems were unable to handle the volume of water.  There were no known powerlines down, power outages, or major damage.

Met with Corning Healthcare District, District Manager, Tina Hale.  We look forward to ongoing collaboration and ongoing partnerships in the future.

Met with Red Bluff City Manager, Tom Westbrook as an ongoing collaboration and information sharing effort.



Tuesday, February 13th at 6:30pm the City Council will hold their regularly scheduled meeting.

Wednesday, February 14th at 2:00pm the Library Commission will hold a special meeting.



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.



Public Works Staffing:

We would like to welcome Elijah Stanley to the City of Corning team as our full-time Public Works Director! We look forward to working with him and the skillset he brings to the City of Corning.

Water Main Repair:

The crew repaired a water main leak at Love’s this week.  A portion of the sidewalk had to be removed in order to repair the leak, the sidewalk will be replaced when weather conditions allow.

Street Striping:

Monday morning Apply-A-Line will be re-striping the road in a few areas so traffic may be slower in the following areas:

  • Edith Avenue between Colusa Street to Blackburn Avenue
  • Solano Street at 3rd Street
  • South Avenue interchange at Highway 99W

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 at if interested; the deadline has been extended until the positions are filled.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received.  We will be advertising for lifeguards at a later date.

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 their impact on those who are dropping off and picking up students.  The Olive View project and West Street Projects are anticipated to be completed by mid-February 2024, depending on the weather.



Tuesday Night Market Vendor Applications:

The 2024 Tuesday Night Market Vendor applications are available on the website

2024 Corning Magazine:

The 2024 Corning Magazine has been published by the Red Bluff Daily News.  Corning Recreation and Rodgers Theater both have advertisements listed within the magazine.  The City should be receiving some copies for the offices next week.  Stop by and pick up a copy.

Jr. Giants Commissioners Camp:

Jesenia will be heading to San Francisco on Tuesday, February 13th to attend the Jr. Giants Commissioners Camp being held at the Giants Stadium in preparation for the 2024 season of the Corning Jr. Giants.

New Recreation Instructors:

Corning Recreation is in the process of bringing on 3 new instructors to run some more recreation programs.  All 3 are local High School students.

2nd Grade Swim Lesson Program:

Recreation has started the process of working with the Elementary School District for this year’s 2nd Grade Swim Lesson program.



7th Cycle Housing Element:

The Planning Department is working with Placeworks on the 7th Cycle Housing Element. Staff participated in the second meeting. There is currently a lot of information gathering that is taking place.

Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Annual Report:

Planning is also working on the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Annual Report and the Office of Planning Report both are due April 1st.

Corning Crossroads Development Map Extension:

At the February 20th Planning Commission meeting Planner II Chrissy Meeds will be presenting an extension request for the Corning Crossroads Development Map.  If approved, this will be their last 2-year extension cycle.

Mobile Vending Ordinance:

Staff plans to hold one more study session at the February 27th City Council Meeting on the Mobile vender information prior to introducing the final Ordinance for the first meeting to Council at the March 12th meeting.

Shaan Estates:

Planning is currently working on an addendum to a CEQA document that was approved along with a parcel map in September of 2007, for a housing project of 14 homes off of Blackburn in between Marguerite and North Alex Lane called Shaan Estates.




In addition to responding to 124 calls for service, there were 82 officer-initiated incidents, including 29 traffic stops, and a total of 20 officer reports taken.  Officers made 3 felony arrests, 6 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 9 citations:  2 were infractions and 7 were misdemeanors during the period of February 1, 2024 through February 7, 2024.


During the two-week period of February 1, 2024 through February 7, 2024 our Dispatch Center received 302 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 28 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.

“It’s your outlook on life that counts.  If you take yourself lightly and don’t take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find the humor in our everyday lives.  And sometimes it can be a lifesaver.” – Betty White



Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 16 calls for service last week, they were:  14 medicals, 1 hazardous condition, 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 22 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  11 medicals, 1 fire, 5 hazardous conditions, 3 traffic collisions, and 2 public service.

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