INTERIM CITY MANAGER:
Patrol With Police Chief :
I was invited on routine patrol to ride with Chief Fears on Wednesday afternoon. I observed several homeless encampments that were discussed at prior City Council Meetings. Thank you, Chief Fears!
City Manager Recruitment Update:
City Hall was visited by a representative of Peckham and McKenney, the firm managing the City Manager recruitment. I was encouraged to find out that the recruitment advertisement opened on Monday, June 26th and closes on July 28, 2023 and to date they have received an estimated 15 applications.
Public Works Director Recruitment:
Staff will be moving forward soon with the external advertisement and recruitment for this position.
Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:
On June 27th, the City Council awarded the Bids for both grant funded projects (Olive View & West Street Schools) to Builder Solutions, Inc., low bidder on both projects. These projects will include removing/replacing portions of surrounding road, drainage inlets, installing new signage/traffic striping, improving pavement markings, and other incidental work.
RECREATION & PLANNING: (Chrissy Meeds is back!!! Yippee… )
New Park Project Update:
Staff have been in conversations with COAR Staff (Project Design Group) and are starting to get things moving on the Project. Next week soil sampling will be taking place and Staff will start the process of a Map Merger and General Plan Amendment for the property.
Northside Park Playground Equipment:
Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds has been speaking with Kompan Inc. regarding the order for new playground equipment for the Northside Park Kiddie Playground. She was informed that the current shipping lead time is approximately 13 weeks.
New Recreation Classes and Instructors:
Recreation has a couple new classes that are being offered this summer, as well as a new Instructor.
· The City would like to welcome aboard a local by the name of Bentley Mendoza who is going to be instructing a couple of different dance classes to the youth in the community;
· Kinetics Dance in Chico has offered to run a Cheer Camp Class this summer; and
· Chrissy is planning a Princess Party Day this summer so that children can meet their favorite princess in person and have a small tea party.
More details are to come as Chrissy finalizes the details.
Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds is trying to find a Taekwondo Instructor to allow continuing the class previously taught by Bryan Gabbard. She will be meeting with someone soon.
Hunters Safety Class:
Corning Recreation held its first Hunters Safety class in the City Council Chamber on Wednesday, June 28th with a total of 10 individuals registered.
Jr. Giants & Flag Football:
Jr. Giants and Flag Football are in full swing. Staff would like to thank Jesenia Rodriguez and Osvaldo Ochoa for getting these two Programs off the ground and running while Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds was out. Chrissy has stated that she honestly would have been sunk without them.
State Income Limits for 2023:
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has released the official State Income Limits for 2023, which became effective June 6, 2023. Tehama County Median Income is now $83,800.
Planning Consultant Scott Friend from E-Corp Planning Consultants will be in the office on Tuesdays through the end of July to help City Planner Chrissy Meeds with Planning applications while she focuses on Recreation and the Recreation Center/Plaza.
In addition to responding to 140 calls for service, a total of 16 officer reports were taken and there were 68 officer-initiated incidents, including 21 traffic stops. Officers made 6 misdemeanor arrests and 3 felony arrests. Officers issued 7 citations, all of which were misdemeanors during the period of June 22, 2023, through June 28, 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 22, 2023, through June 28, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 250 inbound calls for service. In addition, they responded to 30 incoming 911 calls. All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.
Corning Police Department held interviews for Police Officer Trainees on June 24th for sponsorship to the Butte Law Enforcement Academy. The next Academy Program begins in January 2024.
“We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage.” —Theodore Roosevelt
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 19 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 16 medicals, 1 fire, and 2 public service.
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: 13 medicals, 1 traffic collision, 3 fires, 2 public service, 1 hazardous condition, and 1 investigation.
Have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July. Please be aware of fire danger. Remember to hydrate yourself and keep plenty of water for your pets. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!!