Friday Notes for May 17, 2024

Posted on May 17, 2024


Teddy Pohlers (City Pool) Mural:

Corning High School, the Tehama County Arts Council, the City of Corning, and the Job Training Center teamed up on an innovative project to install a public mural in the City of Corning. The mural was co-designed by Corning Highschool art students, their teacher Sara Trammell, a Tehama County local professional muralist, Toni Gaylord and general guidance from Executive Director of the grant, Carrie Ferchaud. The mural will be installed May 28 – June 2 with the help of Corning High Art Students. This project will be funded entirely by grant dollars that were competitively awarded to Job Training Center from Upstate California Creative Corps. This grant’s goal is to use art to promote public health and strengthen the artistic workforce in Tehama County.

Grant administration for grant funded programs or projects Request for Proposals:

The deadline for proposals was Tuesday, May 14th at 5:00 p.m.  Two proposals were received. Staff will review and evaluate the proposals. We look forward to the opportunities this may bring to the City for Community Development Block Grants and other grants.

Fiscal Year Budget:

Capital Improvement Projects were reviewed and approved at the City Council Meeting on May 14th. Staff will continue to work to finalize budgets and narratives to present to the Council for approval at the June meeting.


  • Monday, May 13th:  Met with stakeholders for the Family and Community Partnership Meeting to discuss the Healthy Happy Summer Event.
  • Tuesday, May 14th:  Staff continues to meet with the design contractor for the City Recreation Center and Plaza Project.  This week was working to finalize the splash pad and plaza area.
  • Tuesday, May 14th:  The City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting.
  • Thursday, May 16th:  Met with Tehama County City and County representatives to collaborate and information share.
  • Tuesday, May 21st : The Planning Commission will hold their meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Please be a responsible citizen and a good neighbor.  Keep vegetation under control, debris disposed of properly and broken down/abandoned vehicles off the streets.  Take pride in your community and neighborhoods.



Commission Vacancies:

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



National Public Works Week:

The week of May 19th – 25th is National Public Works Week!  We would like to thank our Public Works Staff for all their hard work on maintaining our streets, water system, sewer system, city buildings and parks.  Their hard work and dedication to the City of Corning is invaluable and allows our community to function daily.  Thank You!!

Tree Removal:

PG&E and Public Works have identified (8) eight City trees that cause safety concerns as a part of PG&E’s Vegetation Management Program.  Wright Trees has been contracted by PG&E and will begin tree removal on May 14th and carry through to the end of June.

Fire Mowing:

The Public Works Crew continues to fire mow around town to prep for the upcoming fire season.

West Street School Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the West Street School Project.  Their remaining scope of work includes the crosswalk at the intersection of Solano and West Streets.  Construction of the crosswalks is anticipated to be completed by early June.


The Pool opens to the public on June 10th.



May 21st Planning Commission Meeting:

The Planning Department has four Conditional Use Permits that will be presented at the meeting in May to be held next Tuesday, May 21st at 6:30 PM.

7th Cycle Housing Element Update:

Staff continues to work with Placeworks on the 7th Cycle Housing Element and are planning to have an administrative draft ready for review in June.

New Population and Medium Income Levels for Corning:

The new population numbers have recently come out and as of January 2024, the City’s new population is 8,076; and the new medium income level is $87,900.



Swim Season Registration:

We opened registration for the 2024 Swim Season at the pool on the first of May.  You can now register for Lap Swim, Swim Lessons, Water Aerobics and Pool Parties.  To register go to

Summer Recreation Classes:

Summer recreation classes will be opening very soon, stay tuned to our Corning Recreation social media accounts and register online.




In addition to responding to 142 calls for service, there were 55 officer-initiated incidents, including 15 traffic stops, and a total of 16 officer reports taken.  Officers issued 1 parking citation and 1 infraction during the period of May 9, 2024 through May 15, 2024


During the period of May 9, 2024 through May 15, 2024, our Dispatch Center received 254 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 32 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.


We are currently recruiting for one Lateral Police Officer and Police Officers.  Get your applications in now!  Visit for more information.

Travel makes one modest.  You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.

-Gustave Flaubert



Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 32 calls for service last week, they were:  23 medicals, 4 fires, and 5 public service.


Training for the Corning Volunteer Fire Department consisted of pump evolutions, entering a structure, and getting water supply to the engine.  We will be moving into wildland fire suppression training.  This will include training burns throughout the City, usually on Wednesday evenings.

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