Friday Notes for June 14, 2024

Posted on June 13, 2024


CITY MANAGER:

Staff has been working hard to complete projects throughout the City.  We are excited to have the following projects completed:  Mural at the City Pool, weed abatement in the alleyways, tree trimming, new bark in the parks around the play structures at Woodson Park and Flournoy Memorial Park.

I would like to thank the Cal Fire Salt Creek Conservation Camp Work Crew for the work they have assisted with in the last couple weeks.  They have participated in the alley weed abatement and bark in the park projects.  They have done excellent work.

Events:

  • June 15th at 6:00pm: Corning Around the World on Solano Street.  Get your tickets/passports.
  • June 18th at 6:30pm: Planning Commission Meeting
  • June 29th at 10:00am: Healthy Happy Summer Event at the Corning City Pool.

Fiscal Year Budget:

The City Council approved the budget for Fiscal Year 2024-2025 as presented by staff at the June 11th City Council Meeting.  Approval of the Fiscal Year 2024-2025 Budget Resolution will be presented at the June 25th meeting.

Miscellaneous:

  • On Friday, June 14th I participated in a local CA Jobs First workshop with a focus on Tehama County, economic development and workforce/workforce development.
  • Staff continue to work with developers regarding interest in projects within the City of Corning. We are hopeful some of these will come to fruition in the near future.
  • We continue to work on a new municipal water well to benefit residents. 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.

 

Summer is here and it’s heating up!  Stay hydrated, check on family, friends, and neighbors.

 

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:

Community Event/Street Impact:

Corning Around the World will take place this Saturday, June 15th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.  Solano Street will be closed between 3rd Street and 6th Street along with 4th Street up to the Yolo Street alleyway (next to Yaya’s Taco Shop).  The closure will begin at approximately 4:00pm to prepare for the event and will reopen once the event has finished.

Parks:

The Public Works Department has been working with the Cal Fire Salt Creek Conservation Camp Work Crew to replace the rubber fall surfacing at two of the parks with bark.

Tree Removal:

PG&E and Public Works have worked on identifying (8) eight City trees that cause safety concerns as a part of PG&E’s Vegetation Management Program.  Wright Trees have been contracted by PG&E and began tree removal on May 14, the work will continue through to the end of June.

Tree Trimming:

Arbor Pro’s LLC. completed its scope of work for this fiscal year, trimming 250 of the City palm and street trees.  They will be back at the beginning of the fiscal year 2024/2025 to continue trimming city trees throughout the City.

West Street School Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the West Street Connectivity Project.  Their remaining scope of work includes the crosswalk at the intersection of Solano Street and West Street.  Construction of the crosswalks is anticipated to be completed by the end of June.

 

PLANNING:

7th Cycle Housing Element Update:

We continue to work with Placeworks on the 7th Cycle Housing Element and are planning to have an administrative draft ready for review within the next couple of weeks.

June 18th Planning Commission Meeting:

A Conditional Use Permit to allow serving of alcohol at 1124 Solano Street in a new business called “The Vault” will be on the agenda for consideration of approval at the Tuesday, June 18th Planning Commission Meeting.

 

RECREATION:

Flag Football:

Corning Flag Football will be starting their practices and games in the next week.

Corning Recreation List of Programs:

Corning Recreation put out the list of all summer recreation programs and we have a few new programs listed.  You can check them out at www.corning.org Recreation Sign Ups.

City Pool:

The City pool is open for the season.  There are only two openings left to reserve the pool for summer parties, those dates are:  August 3rd and 4th.

June 29th Healthy Happy Summer BBQ Event:

Corning Recreation will be participating/co-hosting the Healthy Happy Summer BBQ event happening on June 29, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Corning City Pool.  We are sponsoring Free swim during this event.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 138 calls for service, there were 62 officer-initiated incidents, including 15 traffic stops, and a total of 9 officer reports taken.  Officers issued 1 infraction during the period of June 6, 2024 through June 12, 2024.

Dispatch:

During the period of June 6, 2024 through June 12, 2024, our Dispatch Center received 312 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 43 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

Training:

  • Officer Sarah Herrera graduated from the Butte Law Enforcement Academy.
  • Officer Royce Ellena has completed his Field Training and is now operating as a solo Officer.
  • 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.

“The most important thing you can do to achieve your goals is to make sure that as soon as you set them you immediately begin to create momentum.” — Tony Robbins

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 30 calls for service last week, they were:  1 fire, 24 medicals, 2 traffic collisions, 2 investigations, and 1 public service.

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Training:

  • CVFD Training consisted of wildland/grass burning, always stressing safety and hydration for all firefighters.
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