INTERIM CITY MANAGER:
Corning Rotary Meeting Attendance:
I attended the Corning Rotary Club weekly lunch meeting at Rolling Hills Casino. Unwittingly I became the guest speaker and discussed the following:
- Recreation Center Project;
- The extension of City Water and Sewer Services to the west side of Interstate 5 at Corning Road via a Developer Reimbursement Agreement; and
- Illegal Food Vendors in the City Limits.
Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:
Builder Solutions Inc. have set up temporary fencing at Clark Park to house their equipment and materials while they work on the two school Connectivity Projects. Work is expected to begin on Monday the July 24th at Olive View School in areas that need to be completed prior to school starting in August. Once the critical areas of Olive View are completed, 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 continued 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.
Miscellaneous Maintenance Completed by City Public Works Staff:
- Raised and replaced a fire hydrant at Olive View School;
- Repaired outside lights at the Fire Department Building;
- Continual irrigation system repairs in the City Parks and at the Transportation Center.
Water Line Repairs:
City Staff have repaired a water leak on a deteriorating service line located on Fig Lane.
City Staff have patched potholes on Toomes Avenue just south of South Avenue, thank you to the members of the City’s Public Works Crew.
Red Door Salon:
Shout out to Mykayla and Johnny Hernandez at Red Door Salon! They have made the north corner of Solano and 4th Streets look nice; the flowers are beautiful.
RECREATION & PLANNING:
Free Swim Days:
Our second Free Swim Day sponsored by Ronda Haywood at H & R Block was held on Tuesday, July 18th. It was another big hit; we had over 200 people enter the pool throughout the day, which is amazing. Thank you again to Ronda. A big thank you to Lisa Lomeli with Chatas Churros who came out and braved the heat to offer free snow cones throughout the afternoon, it was a big success and very much appreciated.
The next Free Swim Day is scheduled for July 25th and will be sponsored by Marco’s Pizza. We currently have 4 more sponsorships which is amazing, dates and sponsorships are as follows:
- August 1st sponsored by Corning Rotary;
- August 3rd sponsored by Tucker Mesker Memorial Foundation; and
- August 8th and August 11th sponsored by Delores May.
Thank you again to all of our sponsors.
Donation of 30 Life Jackets:
Century 21 Real Estate donated 30 brand new Life Jackets to the City Pool. The City extends their gratitude to Century 21 Real Estate for this very generous donation.
Kiddie Park Playground Equipment at Northside Park:
The new playground equipment for the Kiddie Park at Northside Park was ordered this week. We were informed that there is a lead time of 11 to 13 weeks therefore we are looking at installation sometime in the fall.
Jiu Jitsu Class:
Staff secured a new local Instructor, Clint Lacy, to begin teaching a Jiu Jitsu class to children and adults starting August 31st. Currently the kids’ class is full, and the adult class has only 2 openings remaining.
Flag Football and Jr. Giants Baseball & Softball:
We are winding down two of our summer recreation programs, Flag Football and Jr. Giants Baseball & Softball. Both Programs have been a great success and we want to thank everyone that has participated in making them such a success.
Staff are currently working on our Fall Programs. They should be available for registration very soon, tentatively starting the week of September 11th. Stay tuned and follow us on Facebook.
Food Truck “2 Guys and a Grill” Use Permit 2023-316:
The City’s Planning Commission choose to approve Conditional Use Permit 2023-316 to allow for a Food Truck, “2 Guys and a Grill” to use the AAA Truck Wash Parking Lot located at 3525 Highway 99W to park and serve food. 2 Guys and a Grill currently has the same operation in Redding. They will be serving Mediterranean style food starting July 28th and you can look them up at www.twoguysfoodtruck.com.
In addition to responding to 133 calls for service, a total of 16 officer reports were taken and there were 67 officer-initiated incidents, including 19 traffic stops. Officers made 2 misdemeanor arrests and 4 felony arrests. Officers issued 12 citations, 2 of which were felonies, 8 were infractions, and 2 were parking during the period of July 13, 2023, through July 19, 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 13, 2023 through July 19, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 295 inbound calls for service. In addition, they responded to 36 incoming 911 calls. All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.
“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.”
– Thomas A. Edison
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 17 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 14 medicals, 1 mutual aid fire, and 2 traffic collisions.
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 27 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 8 medicals, 2 traffic collisions, 7 fires, 2 public service, and 3 investigations.
It’s hot, keep hydrated and make sure your pets have shade and plenty of water!!!