TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: BRANT MESKER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2024
January 11th & 12th: Administrative Services Manager Lisa Linnet on Leave.
January 15th: Martinn Luther King Day Holiday, City Hall, Finance Department, and the Corporation Yard will be closed.
January 11th: A Special Joint Session Meeting of the Tehama County Board of Supervisors and Council Members of the Cities of Corning, Red Bluff, Tehama will be held at 2:00 PM in the Board Chambers at the Administration Building located at 777 Oak Street in Red Bluff to discuss the 10-year Plan to End Homelessness.
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 email@example.com. 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 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.
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.
Vandalism occurred at Northside Park this past Holiday weekend, somebody drove across the lawn spinning donuts.
January 10th Recreation Ad Hoc Committee Public Meeting:
We will be holding an Ad Hoc Public Meeting on Wednesday January 10th at 5:30 PM regarding the Recreation Center and color boards along with flooring.
Maywood Women’s Club Presentation:
Recreation Coordinator II Chrissy Meeds was invited to speak at the Maywood Women’s Club Meeting on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 to provide an update on the progress towards construction of the City’s Recreation Center/Plaza as well as the many programs offered through the City’s Recreation Department.
Ms. Meeds stated she had a wonderful time and is appreciative of the Clubs invitation and the opportunity to share information regarding the progress on the Recreation Center/Plaza design and the estimated construction timeline. She also appreciated the forum to elaborate on the wonderful programs and classes offered through the City’s Recreation Department.
January 25th Presentation on Human Trafficking:
Empower Tehama will be sponsoring a presentation by a couple of speakers on Human Trafficking at Rodgers Theater on January 25th at 6:00 PM. Attendance is highly recommended, it free and will be extremely informative.
Dungeons & Dragons and Pokemon Programs:
Corning Recreation is currently working towards the start of two new programs; Dungeons & Dragons and Pokemon. Stay tuned for further details.
2024 Housing Unit Survey:
Planner II Chrissy Meeds will be working on the 2024 Housing Unit Survey for the California Department of Finance that is due at the end of January.
In addition to responding to 278 calls for service, there were 114 officer-initiated incidents, including 14 traffic stops, and a total of 30 officer reports taken. Officers made 3 felony arrests, 8 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 9 citations: 2 were infractions, 4 were misdemeanors, and 3 were parking during the two-week period of December 21, 2023 through January 3, 2024.
During the two-week period of December 21, 2023 through January 3, 2024, our Dispatch Center received 514 inbound calls for service. In addition, they responded to 63 incoming 911 calls. All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.
On January 2, 2024, our current Community Service Officer Sarah Herrera began the 153rd Butte Law Enforcement Academy to further her career in becoming a Corning Police Officer.
The Corning Police Department holiday bike giveaway was a success with bikes gifted to 4 lucky kids!
On December 18, 2023 Community Service Officer Julie Hansel began her career with us. Please welcome Officer Hansel to the department.
“Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 12 medicals for the week.
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 16 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 8 medicals, 1 fire, 4 traffic collisions, and 3 public service.
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 1028 calls for service in 2023. These calls consisted of fires, medicals, traffic collisions, agency assists, gas and carbon monoxide inspections and public service requests. Not included in this total are the many community functions and trainings that our dedicated volunteers attend.