TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: TIM POTANOVIC, INTERIM CITY MANAGER
DATE: JUNE 23, 2023
Interim City Manager Report:
It has been almost two weeks on the job, and I appreciate the kind welcome! I was able to shadow Kristina Miller for several days and visited the Fire Hall, Police Department and attended a City Council meeting.
Public Works Director Recruitment:
Interviews for the 2 Public Works Director candidates will be held on Monday afternoon, June 26th. Kudos to Kristina for a job well done!
Water System SCADA Upgrade:
Kevin Tupes and Patterson Electric have started the Citywide water system SCADA upgrade this week. The new system will allow for more control of the water system and an upgraded alarm/notification system when a water emergency occurs.
Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:
Bids were received for both the Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Projects. Staff, along with REY Engineers, will be reviewing the proposals that were received and will be making a recommendation for award to the City Council at this next Council meeting.
Public works installed a new water service to a duplex on Link St.
Three (3) sprinklers at the Skate Park were broken and have since been fixed by City staff.
City staff has worked on patching potholes on Almond Street this week.
• The pool is open to the public! The pool schedule can be found at https://www.corning.org/city-pool.
• 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 ADA braille bathroom signs have been installed.
In addition to responding to 178 calls for service, a total of 17 officer reports were taken and there were 63 officer-initiated incidents, including 27 traffic stops. Officers made 6 misdemeanor arrests and 3 felony arrests. Officers issued 7 citations, 5 of which were misdemeanor, 1 was unclassified and 1 was an infraction during the period of June 15, 2023, through June 21, 2023.
Dispatch Supervisor Ashley Knight and Administrative Secretary Jennifer Smith attended a two-day long Advanced Social Media workshop in Sacramento. 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 15, 2023, through June 21, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 321 inbound calls for service. In addition, they responded to 31 incoming 911 calls. All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.
Chief Fears participated in the 1st Annual Tehama County Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Northern California on June 21, 2023. Agency participants and Special Olympics athletes ran from the CHP Red Bluff Headquarters to the Tehama County courthouse on Washington Street.
“Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours.” —Wallace Bruce
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 16 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 10 medicals, 1 mutual aid fire, 1 public service, 2 investigations, and 2 hazardous conditions.
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 21 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 9 medicals, 2 traffic collisions, 6 fires, 2 public service, and 2 investigations.
This Sunday, the 25th in the last day to burn in the City limits, a burn ban in the County is also in effect except for agricultural burning.