TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: TIM POTANOVIC, INTERIM CITY MANAGER
DATE: JULY 14, 2023
INTERIM CITY MANAGER:
Prop. 47 Cohort-2 Efficacy Observation Report:
I will be reviewing and completing the second quarter Proposition 47 Cohort Efficacy Observation Report and preparing for the Program Closeout as Tehama County Department of Education will assume the Grant Program oversight.
Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:
Builder Solutions, Inc has been awarded the bid for both the Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Projects. Staff has conducted a pre-construction meeting with the Contractor and work is anticipated to start next week at Olive View in areas that need to be completed prior to school starting in August. Once the critical areas of Olive View are complete the Contractor anticipates moving to West Street School to also complete specific areas prior to school starting in August.
Skate Park/Corning Community Park:
City staff have begun the installation of solar lights around the basketball courts at the Skate Park. Once this work is complete staff will then proceed with installing the new fence around the existing basketball courts at NorthSide Park.
Tree Removal at Skate Park:
PG&E will be removing four (4) large Valley Oaks that are dead or dying along Toomes Avenue just north of the Skate Park. PG&E had declared these trees to be a hazard towards the 12lV lines. It is anticipated that work to remove these trees will start on Monday July 24th. Toomes Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Blossom Avenue and Fig Lane during the removal of the trees.
RECREATION & PLANNING:
Princess Tea Party:
The first ever Princess Tea Party is scheduled for July 29th. Staff did a poll on social media and the community voted on the 2 princesses they wanted to visit, it was narrowed down to Princess Anna and Princess Elsa and the princesses will visit for an hour. They will do a sing along, face painting crafts, a snowball fight, and photos with the attendees and we will serve water, apple juice, and treats. Staff opened registration for 30 and currently we have 19 enrolled.
Free Swim Days:
Our first Free swim day was held on Tuesday and was sponsored by the Tucker Mesker Memorial Foundation. We saw a huge increase in attendance at the pool on that date. The next free swim day is scheduled for July 18th and is sponsored by Ronda Haywood at H & R Block. We currently have 5 more sponsorships, which is amazing. The City would like to thank all of the sponsors for their generosity. The dates and sponsorships are as follows:
- July 18th sponsored by H&R Block
- July 25th sponsored by Marco’s Pizza;
- August 1st sponsored by Corning Rotary;
- August 3rd sponsored by Tucker Mesker Memorial Foundation; and
- August 8th and August 11th sponsored by Delores May.
Northside Park Playground Equipment:
The new playground equipment for the kiddie park at Northside Park has been ordered this week. Staff have been informed that there is a lead time of 11 to 13 weeks, so we are looking at the installation taking place sometime this fall.
Conditional Use Permit:
Staff will taking a Conditional Use Permit to the July 18th Planning Commission meeting for a Food Truck to be located at 3525 Highway 99W in front of Triple A Truck Wash. The food truck business is named “2 Guys and a Grill” and will be serving Mediterranean fusion food.
In addition to responding to 166 calls for service, a total of 14 officer reports were taken and there were 70 officer-initiated incidents, including 33 traffic stops. Officers made 6 misdemeanor arrests and 1 felony arrest. Officers issued 8 citations, 5 of which were misdemeanors and 3 were infractions during the period of July 6, 2023, through July 12, 2023.
Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins. Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.
During the period of July 6, 2023, through July 12, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 300 inbound calls for service. In addition, they responded to 31 incoming 911 calls. All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.
“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Abraham Lincoln
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 18 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 14 medicals, 1 fire, 1 traffic collision, 1 public service, and 1 investigation.
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 20 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 10 medicals, 2 traffic collisions, 3 fires, 2 public service, 2 investigations, and 1 hazardous condition.
It will be extremely hot this weekend; please hydrate and be very fire safe.