Friday Notes for March 15, 2024

Posted on March 15, 2024


Past Meetings:

      Monday, 3/11/2024:  I attended the Senior Center Monthly Meeting.  There are a lot of activities and opportunities to be involved in at the Senior Center.  Get involved, become active and bring a friend.

      Tuesday, 3/12/2024:  The City Counsil held their regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

Future Meeting:

      Tuesday, 3/19/2024: The Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. for their regularly scheduled meeting.

Ongoing Projects:

-California Department of Water Resources Grant for a new municipal well.

-Recreation Center and City Plaza Project

-Housing Element Update

-Annual Financial Audit and Fiscal Year 2024-2025 budget preparation

Career Opportunities:

      Assistant Finance Director – Closes Friday, March 22, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

Police Officer & Lateral Police Officer ($25,000 Lateral Stipend)



Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested in serving on one of these Commissions, please complete an application at and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at  All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.



Pool Lifeguards Seasonal Positions:

The City is currently looking for Lifeguards for this upcoming pool season.  Applications can be found on the City website if interested.  The closing date for this application is March 22, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Olive View Project is near completion with striping and a final sign-off remaining. The West Street Project is anticipated to be completed by the end of March 2024, depending on the weather.



Tuesday Night Market Vendor Applications:

The 2024 Tuesday Night Market Vendor applications are available on the website at This is a free event for vendors and the public.

April 2nd Tuesday Night Market:

The theme for the first Tuesday Night slated for April 2nd will be Easter.  There will be an Easter Egg Hunt between 3rd and 6th, come on out and listen to the sounds of Irish Cement, have a cold one from the Rotary Beer Garden, try one of the great food vendors, and browse through the various vendors. The Corning Jr. Cardettes dance team will be performing along with the Lights Camera Dance Class. The market opens April 2nd at 5:00 p.m. on Solano Street from 3rd Street to 6th Street.

Free Swim Day Sponsorship Program:

At Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, the City Council unanimously approved the proposed Free Swim Day Sponsorship Program and associated fees.  The fees are:

  • Daily fee of $300 Monday through Friday; pool hours are 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Daily fee of $400 for “Free Swim Saturdays”; pool hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Daily fee of $250 for Tuesday or Thursday Evening Swim; pool hours are 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Sponsor’s will receive the following in gratitude for their sponsorship:

  • “Free Swim” flyer with their name on it hung up at the pool;
  • The same flyer will be posted several times on the City’s Recreation Social Media Platforms; and
  • The Sponsor’s name and sponsorship will be posted on the City’s digital marque on Solano Street.



March 19th Planning Commission Meeting:

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider Tentative Tract Map 24-1001, Shaan Estates to create 14 Single-Family Residential parcels in an R-1 Zoning District on 2.74 acres located on the north side of Blackburn Avenue approximately 140 feet east of Marguerite Avenue.

Ordinances 708 (Mobile Vending) and 709 (Sidewalk Vending):

Ordinances 708 and 709 were presented to the City Council at the Tuesday, March 12th City Council Meeting for introduction.  They will be presented for adoption at the Tuesday, March 26th City Council Meeting and if approved go into effect 30 days later.




In addition to responding to 133 calls for service, there were 67 officer-initiated incidents, including 23 traffic stops, and a total of 25 officer reports taken.  Officers made 1 felony arrest, 5 misdemeanor arrests, issued 3 misdemeanor citations and 3 infractions during the period of March 7, 2024 through March 13, 2024.


During the two-week period of March 7, 2024 through March 13, 2024, our Dispatch Center received 290 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 17 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins.  Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.

“Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.”

Kobe Bryant



Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 22 calls for service last week, they were:  17 medicals,1 fire, 3 hazardous condition, and 1 public service.

Chief’s Messages:

Spring is almost here, and the grass is growing; please start early to keep your property’s grass and weeds under control.

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