Friday Notes for March 22, 2024

Posted on March 21, 2024


Past Meetings:

  • Met with Eva Shepard from ChicoStart regarding entrepreneur empowerment and economic development.
  • Met with staff, consultants, and PG&E at the future Recreation Center and City Plaza site regarding power/electricity and natural gas for the new facility.
  • Attended the Tehama County Mass Casualty Incident/Disaster Council meeting regarding current plans and operations as well as preparing for future incidents and disasters.
  • Met with County Administrative Officer, City Managers and Tehama County Superintendent of Schools for open discussion and collaboration.
  • Met with Corning Elementary School Staff to discuss current and future projects they have planned.

Future Meeting:

Tuesday, 3/26/2024: The City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. for their regularly scheduled meeting.  On the Agenda will be the Public Hearing for the garbage rate increase.

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 DirectorCloses 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.



Community Event/Street Impact:

  • Rise Up Easter Event and Egg Hunt will take place next Saturday, March 30, 2024 at New Life Assembly of God from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Peach Street north of Solano Street will be closed during this event.
  • The Corning Community Egg Hunt will take place next Saturday, March 30, 2024 at Clark Park from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be no road closures for this event but due to the anticipated attendance be aware of traffic congestion and pedestrians not only on Fig Lane but the surrounding streets as well.
  • The first of five scheduled Corning Tuesday Night Markets will be occurring on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 starting at 5:00 p.m. and going until 8:00 p.m. Solano Street will be closed between 3rd and 6th Streets for the event.  Solano Street closure will begin at approximately 4:00 p.m. to prepare for the event and will re-open once the event has finished.

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 some 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.



New Chemical Tanks at Wastewater Treatment Plant:

Construction has started at the Waste Water Treatment Plant for the installation of the new chemical tanks.  This project will allow the City to start using liquid chemicals in place of the existing gas products which are more readily available and safer to use.



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 Market slated for April 2nd will be Easter.  There will be an Easter Egg Hunt between 3rd and 6th Streets.  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.



March 19th Planning Commission Meeting:

The Planning Commission met on Tuesday, March 19th, and recommended approval of the Shann Estates Tentative Tract Map for 14 new homes off Blackburn Avenue and west of N. Alex Lane.  The Tentative Tract Map will be presented to the City Council on April 9th.

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

Ordinances 708 and 709 will go before the City Council for final adoption at the Tuesday, March 26th City Council Meeting, once approved they will go into effect 30 days later.

Housing & Community Development Annual Reports:

The Planning Department has completed the Annual Progress Reports for Housing and Community Development (HCD) and The Office of Planning and Research (OPR).




In addition to responding to 138 calls for service, there were 74 officer-initiated incidents, including 26 traffic stops, and a total of 22 officer reports taken.  Officers made 3 felony arrests, 8 misdemeanor arrests, issued 7 misdemeanor citations, 1 felony citation, 3 infractions, and 1 parking citation during the period of March 14, 2024 through March 20, 2024.


During the two-week period of March 14, 2024 through March 20, 2024, our Dispatch Center received 272 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 40 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.


“Think of the day alive with sunshine, not the dismal days of rain.”

Robert E. Farley



Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 14 calls for service last week, they were:  10 medicals,2 fire, and 2 public service.


Training last Wednesday consisted of 19 members for 2 hours doing vehicle stabilization and extrication.  Also, on Saturday, 9 members trained on Ladder Truck No. 3 for 2 hours.

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