Friday Notes for July 5, 2024

Posted on July 3, 2024


CITY MANAGER:

HAPPY 4th of JULY!!! BE SAFE AND HAVE FUN!

Cooling Centers:

Corning Library

740 3rd Street Corning, CA 96021 (next to Police Station/ City offices)

(530) 824-7050

Monday – Friday:  10:00am – 1:00pm and 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Saturday:  Closed

Sunday:  Closed

Closed on Holidays

Trax buses are also available to ride for free for anyone needing a ride to a cooling location.

County Libraries locations and the P.A.T.H. Shelter – Red Bluff are available colling locations. Please check days and hours of operation.

HAPPY HEALTHY SUMMER EVENT on Saturday, June 29th was a success.  There was a great turnout and fun had by all.  Thank you to all that was able to make this event happen.

Events:

  • July 4th : City Hall and Public Works Yard will be closed in observance of the Holiday.
  • July 9th at 6:30pm: City Council Meeting
  • July 16th at 5:30pm: City Council/Recreation Center and City Plaza Ad Hoc Meeting: CDBG Informational Meeting

Miscellaneous:

  • July 16th: Joint meeting between the City Council and the Recreation Center and City Plaza Ad Hoc to review final plans and receive information regarding the CSBG Grant.
  • Staff continue to work with Housing Tools on the Housing Element. We anticipate a draft document to begin the administrative review.
  • We continue to work on a new municipal water well to benefit residents. We continue to work with the Corning Healthcare District to discuss the location of the new City well on Healthcare District property by way of an easement.  There was consensus from the Directors.  We greatly appreciate the partnership and willingness to work together for the benefit of the community. This is funded by the Department of Warter Resources via a grant.
  • Staff continue to work on the City Recreation Center and Plaza Project. We are hopeful to have plans approved and bid documents to present at the July 23rd meeting tentatively.
  • Staff is working with Adams Ashby Group to submit a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). This grant funding would be for the Recreation Center and City Plaza. The meeting listed above on July 16th would be open to the public for additional information.

PLAN FOR THE HEAT.  HYDRATE!!! Check on neighbors and elderly friends and family.

 

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested, please complete an application at https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/ and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at llinnet@corning.org.  All three commissions meet quarterly on specified days the first week of the month in January, April, July, and October.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Water Quality Report 2023:

The 2023 Water Quality Report/Consumer Confidence Report has been completed for the City of Corning’s water system.  A copy of the report can be found on the City’s website at: https://www.corning.org/documents/water-quality-report-2023/.

West Street School Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the West Street Connectivity Project.  Their remaining scope includes the crosswalk at the intersection of Solano Street and West Street.

Water:

With the hot weather water leaks continue to pop up.  The Public Works crew has been working diligently to address each one as they occur.

 

PLANNING:

7th Cycle Housing Element Update:

The public draft of the 7th Cycle Housing Element has been posted for review at www.corning.org.  If you have any comments, please email them to City Planner II Christina Meeds at cmeedss@corning.org.

 

RECREATION:

June 29th Healthy Happy Summer BBQ Event:

Corning Recreation set up a table at the Happy Healthy Summer Event.  We would like to publicly thank the hosts for holding this event, it was a wonderful success, and everyone seemed to be having a great time.  The City hosted free swim during the event and had a head count of 219 adults and youth that enjoyed the City Pool; we were pleased to see so many families playing together.

July 20th Fun Run:

Corning Recreation will be holding our first Fun Run titled “Christmas in July” on July 20th at Northside Park starting at 9:30 a.m.  The event will be for youth ages 2-16 and will have water obstacles, a slip n slide, photo opportunity with Santa in his board shorts, along with many prizes.  The cost is $5.00/child to participate.  For further information go to www.corning.org.

MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Event:

Corning Recreation was recently approved to hold an MLB “Pitch, Hit & Run” Event for ages 7-14 to test their skills and be entered to win free tickets to the World Series.  The skills event will be held at Yost Park on July 27th starting at 9:30 a.m.  This is a free event.  You can register your child at https://www.mlb.com/pitch-hit-and-run.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 142 calls for service, there were 56 officer-initiated incidents, including 16 traffic stops, and a total of 16 officer reports taken.  Officers made 2 misdemeanor arrests, issued 1 misdemeanor citation and 3 infractions during the period of June 27, 2024 through July 3, 2024.

Dispatch:

During the period of June 27, 2024 through July 3, 2024, our Dispatch Center received 297 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 38 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

Training:

All Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins.  Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.

Staffing:

We are currently recruiting for one Lateral Police Officer and Police Officers.  Get your applications in now!  Visit www.corning.org/job-opportunities for more information.

CPD Tips:

Don’t drink and drive!

  • Designate a driver. This includes vehicles, recreational vehicles, and boats!
  • If you’re on or in the water, wear a life jacket. Make sure you can swim.

Fireworks are inevitable.

  • Please contain your pets. The ASPCA has previously reported that more pets run away on July 4th, more than any other day of the year.
  • Your pets are your responsibility. Plan ahead for their safety.
  • Do not let children handle fireworks.
  • Keep a hose or water bucket handy if you’re using fireworks.
  • Aerial fireworks are not only illegal, but they are a fire hazard.
  • Please respect your neighbors.

It’s going to be hot outside.

  • Use sunscreen.
  • Hydrate!

Most of all, have fun!

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 20 calls for service last week, they were:  14 medicals, 2 investigations, and 4 public service.

Training:

Training for the CVFD consisted of the use of hand tools and creating fire breaks for wildland incidents.

Chief’s Message:

It is VERY HOT, stay hydrated and avoid any mowing or using gas powered equipment in dry areas.

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