Friday Notes for June 21, 2024

Posted on June 20, 2024


CITY MANAGER:

HAPPY HEALTHY SUMMER EVENT – Saturday, June 29th from 10am to 1:00pm at the City Pool and Northside Park.  FREE EVENT for the family.  Free food, free swim, music, booths, resources, life jacket exchanges, and summer activity prizes.

Events:

  • June 25th at 6:30pm: Corning City Council Meeting
  • June 29th at 10:00am: Healthy Happy Summer Event at the Corning City Pool.

Corning Healthcare District Partnership:

I attended the Corning Healthcare District monthly Board meeting 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.

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:

  • New carpet is being installed in the City Council Chambers and new laminate flooring in the break/kitchen area. It is scheduled to be completed by midday on Tuesday, June 25th.
  • 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.

Be a responsible citizen and good neighbor!  Maintain your yard and take care of all trash and debris.  Your neighborhood appreciates it!

 

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 online at the following site:  https://www.corning.org/documents/water-quality-report-2023/

Community Event/Street Impact:

The Happy Healthy Summer event will take place next Saturday, June 29, 2024, at Northside Park, and City Pool from 10:00am to 1:00pm.  There will be no road closures for this event but be aware of traffic congestion and pedestrians on Colusa, West, Tehama, and 6th Streets.

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.

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.  Construction of the crosswalks is anticipated to be completed by the end of June.

 

PLANNING:

7th Cycle Housing Element Update:

Staff received the administrative draft for the 7th Cycle Housing Element.  It has been reviewed, updated, and sent back to Placeworks.

June 18th Planning Commission Meeting:

The Planning Commission met on Tuesday evening and approved a Conditional Use Permit for an ABC License for a new business called The Vault & Co. located at 1124 Solano Street.

 

RECREATION:

June 29th Healthy Happy Summer BBQ Event:

Corning Recreation will be participating/co-hosting the Healthy Happy Summer BBQ event happening on June 29th from 10:00am to 1:00pm located at the Corning City Pool.  We are sponsoring free swimming during the event.

Free Swim Events:

The first two Free Swim Events were this past week, the first was on Friday June 14th and sponsored by New Life; we had over 90 people attend.  Our second one, sponsored by Carniceria Dos Amigos, was held on Tuesday evening for a night swim session; we had close to 200 people attend.  These Free Swim Days are such a positive way to get families out of the house and doing something recreationally together.  Thank you to our sponsors.  If you would like to sponsor a Free Swim Day, go to https://www.corning.org/pool-sponsorship/ or contact Corning City Hall at 530-824-7029.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 126 calls for service, there were 66 officer-initiated incidents, including 17 traffic stops, and a total of 22 officer reports taken.  Officers made 3 felony arrests, 1 misdemeanor arrest, issued 2 misdemeanor citations and 1 parking citation during the period of June 13, 2024 through June 19, 2024.

Dispatch:

During the period of June 13, 2024 through June 19, 2024, our Dispatch Center received 321 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 35 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

Training:

Officer Hewitt attended a 2-week Firearms and Tactical Rifle Instructor course in Sacramento.  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.

Crime Prevention & Safety Tips for Homeowners:

  • Keep doors in your home closed and locked including your garage doors.  An open door is an invitation.
  • Be a good neighbor and alert Police to any unusual activity in your neighborhood.
  • Plan for vacation by having your mail and newspapers stopped or having a neighbor pick them up.  Leave inside lights on timers to create the impression that your house is occupied.  Be sure to set your alarm system.  Have a lawn service or neighbor mow your lawn.
  • Avoid home improvement scams and deception burglaries by taking a proactive approach.  Be particularly alert to anyone in your neighborhood looking to perform home repair and asking to enter your home.  Ask to see identification and let them know you are going to call and get verification from their company before allowing them inside.  If they are legitimate, they won’t mind the wait.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 27 calls for service last week, they were:  6 fire, 12 medicals, 1 traffic collision, 2 investigations, and 6 public service.

Burn Permits/Burning:

All burning and burn permits in the City and County are suspended until further notice.

Chief’s Message:

Please be fire safe, mow early and check the weather.

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