May 11th – June 11h: Planner/Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds.
May 17th – May 22nd: Administrative Service Manager/City Clerk Lisa Linnet.
FY 2023/2024 Budget
The FY 2023/2024 Budget is being finalized. We are reviewing the level of staffing and infrastructure improvement that can be accommodated within the General Fund as part of the FY 2023/2024 budget cycle and thereafter. There will be a Special Meeting to present the FY 2023/2024 Budget at 5:00 PM on May 30th. It is anticipated the City Council will consider adoption of the Budget on June 13th.
4th Quarter 2022 Sales Tax Receipts:
I met with HdL on May 16th to discuss 4th Quarter 2022 Sales Tax receipts. 4th Quarter 2022 sales tax receipts are down 2.4% or $24,734 as compared to 4th Quarter 2021. This is primarily due to a decline in sales tax from fuel and service stations not being fully offset by an increase in auto sales. In the rest of the state fuel and service station revenue is up 7.5% and auto sales are up 12.5% in 4th quarter 2022 as compared to 4th quarter 2021. HdL estimates sales tax will decrease 2.1% or by $85,000 in FY 2023/2024 as compared to FY 2022/2023. Measure A revenue is projected to decrease 4.0% or by $59,000 in FY 2023/2024 as compared to FY 2022/2023.
2x2x2 Meeting with Local School Districts
Councilmembers Valerio and Hargens met with School Board Trustees from the Corning Elementary and High School Districts on May 16th.
National Public Works Week:
The week of May 21st – 27th 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!!
Contract Public Works Director/City Engineer Office Hours:
The City’s contract Public Works Consultant/City Engineer Robin Kampmann will be in the office on Mondays and Wednesdays between the hours of 1:00pm and 5:00pm. If you need to contact her outside of office hours, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. If it is an urgent matter requiring immediate attention, please call Tiffany McMillan at (530) 824-7029.
Jennings Heights Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project:
Work has continued this week on the Jennings Heights Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project. The Contractor will place slurry this week. We expect the work to be completed early next month.
• Registration for summer swim lessons and other water related classes are open and available through the Corning Recreation website at:
• Individual and Family Season Passes for the City Pool are available through Corning the Recreation website at: https://corningrecreation.recdesk.com/Community/Page?pageId=19160
Water line Repairs:
• City Staff repaired the water service leak on West Street and a water leak in the alley of 1580 Butte Street.
• Dom is in Pleasanton this week for a two-day Water Distribution Certification Review course in preparation of him taking the test for certification.
• Dom and Wayne will be in Chico for a two-day training next week, May 24th & 25th, for a Certified Pool Operator (CPO) course. This is the certification required for proper testing and maintenance of the City pool.
Sprinklers at the Skate Park/Lennox Fields were damaged this week by vandals. Staff had the parts to quickly make the repairs.
RECREATION & PLANNING:
The Planning Commission approved two use permits for mobile vendors at its meeting on May 16th.
2nd Grade Swim Lessons are in full swing. Ironically, this is the first-year lessons have not been hampered by rain. I would like to thank the Corning Elementary and High School Districts for their collaboration and cooperation. It takes a team effort to pull this program off!
In addition to responding to 150 calls for service, a total of 21 officer reports were taken and there were 85 officer-initiated incidents, including 39 traffic stops. Officers made 5 misdemeanor arrests and 4 felony arrests. Officers issued 9 citations, 4 of which were misdemeanors, 3 were infractions, and 2 were unclassified during the period of May 11, 2023, through May 17, 2023.
Officer Garcia completed SWAT Training. Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins. Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.
School Resource Officer Hewitt attended the Tehama County Special Olympics along with many other agencies and businesses. Sergeant White, along with office Corry and K-9 Blaze, have moved on to their new positions with Tehama County Sheriff’s Office. We are accepting applications for Police Officer Trainee positions until May 21, 2023, at 5pm. We have pre-scheduled physical agility testing for current Police Officer Trainee applicants for June 10, 2023. We are also continuously accepting applications for Lateral Police Officers. Applications and job descriptions are available at: https://www.corning.org/job-opportunities/. The City has contracted with NeoGov to ease the application and recruitment process.
“A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.” ~Marcus Annaeus Seneca
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 25 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 14 medicals, 4 fires, 2 traffic collisions, and 5 public service.
The Glenn County Volunteer Fire Departments Call Volumes:
The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to 26 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 14 medicals, 4 fires, 4 traffic collisions, 2 investigations, and 2 public service.
Hot weather is here, stay hydrated. Field mowing has begun and will continue through the first week of June.