Friday Notes for June 16, 2023

Posted on June 16, 2023



DATE:   JUNE 16, 2023



May 11th – June 26hPlanner/Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds.


FY 2023/2024 Budget:

The City Council adopted the FY 2023/2024 budget on June 13th.  The FY 2023/2024 Total Projected City-wide Revenues (excluding transfers) is $17,076,854.  FY 2023/2024 Total Expenditures (excluding transfers) is $18,976,890.

Interim City Manager Services:

The City Council approved an employment agreement with Tim Potanovic as Interim City Manager.

 Public Works Director Recruitment:

Staff will be interviewing two candidates for the position on Monday, June 26th.

City Awarded $2 Million Grant for a New Water Well:

The City was awarded a $2 million grant for the construction of a new municipal well and other system improvements.  This project has been identified within the Capital Improvement Plan without an identified funding source and comes as a great benefit to the City ratepayers.



Jennings Heights Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project:

Work has been completed on the project.  The Contractor will be completing the final/punch list items this week.

City Pool:

  • The pool is open to the public! The pool schedule can be found at:
  • Registration for summer swim lessons and other water related classes are open and available through the Corning Recreation website.
  • Individual and Family Season Passes for the City Pool are available through the Corning Recreation website.
  • The pool it fully booked for private party reservations.


  • Skate Park: 7 sprinklers have been damaged and will be repaired by City staff.
  • Clark Park: The cell tower pole located at the park was graffitied, City staff has cleaned the graffiti.




In addition to responding to 136 calls for service, a total of 17 officer reports were taken and there were 66 officer-initiated incidents, including 15 traffic stops. Officers made 9 misdemeanor arrests and 1 felony arrest.  Officers issued 10 citations, 7 of which were misdemeanor, 1 was parking and 2 were infractions during the period of June 8, 2023, through June 14, 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 June 8, 2023, through June 14, 2023 our Dispatch Center received 305 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 29 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.


On June 9  2023 Reynaldo “Rey” Valencia graduated from Butte Law Enforcement Academy, and on June 14, 2023 he was sworn in as a City of Corning Police Officer.  Please join us in welcoming him to the Corning Police Department.

“Diplomacy is listening to what the other guy needs.  Preserving your own position but listening to the other guy.  You have to develop relationships with other people so when the tough times come, you can work together.” ~ Colin Powell



Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 19 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 11 medicals, 1 fire, 2 traffic collisions, 4 investigations, and 1 hazardous material.

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 24 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  10 medicals, 4 traffic collisions, 9 fires, and 1 public service.

Chief’s Message:

It is heating up, remember to stay hydrated.  Please take care of your pets during the hot weather; plenty of water and shade and remember how hot the pavement can get on their paws.

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