Friday Notes for July 28, 2023

Posted on July 27, 2023



I will be out of the office on Thursday and Friday, July 27th & 28th for a pre-planned vacation.  I will have my cell phone with me however I am not certain that I will always have cell reception.  I have designated Administrative Services Manager/City Clerk Lisa Linnet as acting City Manager during my absence.

Structure Fire:

The structure fire at 800 West Street on Tuesday called attention to violations of Chapter 8 of the Corning Municipal Code; accumulation of hazardous materials, refuse, and debris.  A formal abatement notice followed. 



ROADS CLOSED – Kirkwood Road and Columbia Ave. Bridge Replacement:

The Tehama County Public Works Department has awarded a construction contract to Viking Construction Company to replace the Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue bridges over Jewett Creek.

The replacement of the existing bridges is necessary to ensure continued safe access to the travelling public.  The old bridges will be replaced with wider bridges that meet current standards.  The projects will require Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue to be closed to through traffic at the bridge locations for the duration of the construction.  Access will be maintained to all adjacent properties and detoured routes will be provided.

Construction work and road closures are scheduled to begin July 28, 2023 with a target completion date of December 2023

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions Inc has set up temporary fencing at Clark Park for their equipment and materials while they work on the project.  Work has begun 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.

Downtown Awning Installation Project:

Staff have received an update from the Contractor on this project.  The engineered drawing for the first two awnings has been completed and we should anticipate seeing them at the City offices this next week for review.  Once approved by the City the awnings will be made and installation to follow.

Skate Park/Corning Community Park:

City staff have continued the installation of solar lights around the basketball courts at the City’s Skate Park.  Once this work is complete, Staff will then proceed with installing the new fence around the existing basketball courts at NorthSide Park.

Water Line Repairs:

  • City Staff have fixed two water leaks this week, one on Peach Street, and the other in the alley between North and Tehama Streets.


  • Two fire hydrants have been damaged and are currently out of service, they will both be repaired as parts are obtained.


Jeremy and Brett of the Public Works Crew, along with Dan and Sonnie of the Corning Wastewater Treatment Plant Inframark Crew, attended a Sewer Spill Emergency Response Plan (SERP) training this week.  This training is a requirement outlined in the City of Corning’s Sewer Spill Emergency Response Plan.



Jiu Jitsu Classes:

The City has a new recreation class, Jiu Jitsu taught by Clint Lacy.  These classes start on Monday July 31st and  both class age groups are full.  Clint is excited and ready to start training.

Free Swim Day Program:

Our Free Swim Day Program has been very positive, we are seeing increased attendance at the City Pool with each free swim day.  We have 4 more Free Swim Days left this season; those dates are:

  • August 1st sponsored by Corning Rotary;
  • August 3rd sponsored by Tucker Mesker Memorial Foundation; and
  • August 8th and August 11th. both days sponsored by Delores May.

City Staff is very pleased with this pilot program.

Fall Recreation Programs:

Staff are currently working on the Fall Recreation Programs that will be available for registration very soon, tentatively starting the week of September 11th.   Stay tuned and follow us on Facebook.




In addition to responding to 143 calls for service, a total of 14 officer reports were taken and there were 85 officer-initiated incidents, including 26 traffic stops.  Officers made 5 misdemeanor arrests and 1 felony arrest.  Officers issued 7 citations, 1 was a felony, 2 were infractions, and 4 were misdemeanors during the period of July 20, 2023, through July 26, 2023.


Officer Valencia attended a Portable Evidential Breath-Alcohol Testing training in Redding.  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 20, 2023 through July 26, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 254 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 51 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

The wicked flee when no man pursueth:  But the righteous are bold as a lion.

Proverbs 28:1



Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 23 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  10 medicals, 6 fires, 2 public service, and 5 investigations.

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 28 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  12 medicals, 4 traffic collisions, 10 fires, and 2 public service.


Chief’s Message:

Please check your smoke detectors for proper function, they do save lives.

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