Friday Notes for May 24, 2024

Posted on May 23, 2024


There are a lot of great projects happening throughout the City next week.  We are excited to have the mural at the City Pool, weed abatement in the alleyways, and tree trimming.  For more details, read the complete report.

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 of the budget at the June 11th meeting, and approval of the Budget Resolution at the June 25th meeting.

 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.



Crew Work Schedule:

The Public Works Crew will switch to their summer hours (6:00am – 2:30pm) on Tuesday, May 28th, 2024.  The City’s Meter Reader will remain on his regular schedule (8:00am – 4:30pm).

Tree Removal:

PG&E and Public Works have identified eight (8) 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.

Tree Trimming:

Arbor Pro’s LLC. has been awarded a 3-year tree trimming contract with the City.  Their services begin Monday, May 27th.  We have provided them with a list of trees the City has identified as a priority.

West Street School Connectivity Project:

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

City Pool:

Corning High School, the Tehama County Arts Council, and the Job Training Center will be teaming up to begin painting a public mural at the Corning City Pool.  The mural will be installed May 28th-June 2nd.

The pool opens to the public on June 10th.

Cal Fire Work Crew:

The Cal Fire Salt Creek Conservation Crew will be out next week providing weed abatement services throughout the city alleyways.



May 21st Planning Commission Meeting:

The Planning Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday May 21st and all 4 Conditional Use Permits were approved.  They are as follows:

  • Permit 024-326: Shabby Sisterhood & Raging Bull Vineyard to have wine tasting and sales at 1301 Solano St.;
  • Permit 2024-327: Hometown Café to sell beer and wine;
  • Permit 2024-328: Red Door Salon to have a tattoo artist; and
  • Permit 2024-329: Aktiv Fit to have an outdoor workout area.

7th Cycle Housing Element Update:

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



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 up very soon, stay tuned to our Corning Recreation social media accounts.

Corning Jr. Cardettes:

The Corning Jr. Cardettes held a special performance on Wednesday evening for the Corning Rotary Club as a Thank you for their generous donation to purchase the team’s uniforms.

Corning Jiu Jitsu:

Corning Jiu Jitsu took 9th place out of 105 schools at a recent grappling held in Sacramento.  Congratulations!

June 4th Tuesday Night Market:

The next Tuesday Night Market is right around the corner on June 4th.   We will be holding the Corning 500 at this event.  The Corning 500 is a fun and free event for the kids; if interested please register at:




In addition to responding to 151 calls for service, there were 91 officer-initiated incidents, including 18 traffic stops, and a total of 21 officer reports taken.  Officers made 4 misdemeanor arrests, 1 felony arrest, issued 3 misdemeanor citations and 1 infraction during the period of May 16, 2024 through May 22, 2024.


During the period of May 16, 2024 through May 22, 2024, our Dispatch Center received 304 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 39 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.

“Never forget the sacrifices they made.  Before you choose to celebrate your day,

take a moment to remember them.”



Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 27 calls for service last week, they were:  19 medicals, 3 fires, 2 traffic collisions, and 3 public service.

Chief’s Message:

  • Weed abatement is in full swing, please take care of your properties.
  • Please remember the true meaning of Memorial Day.
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