Friday Notes for May 26, 2023

Posted on May 25, 2023

DATE: MAY 26, 2023


May 11th – June 11hPlanner/Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds.



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.

 Interim City Manager

I have accepted another position. My last day will be June 15th. The City is in the process of entering into a contract for interim City Manager services. The interim City Manager will provide services until a permanent City Manager is appointed by the City Council.

 City Manager Recruitment

The City is in the process of engaging with a recruiting firm for the City Manager position.



Crew Work Schedule:

The crew will switch to summer hours (6am-2:30pm) Tuesday, May 30, 2023. The meter reader will remain on his regular schedule (8am-4:30pm).

 Contract Public Works Director/City Engineer Office Hours:

Our Public Works Director/City Engineer 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 Robin at or if it is an urgent matter please call Tiffany 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 has placed the first layer of slurry and rubberized chip this week. The final coat of slurry will be placed next week, after Memorial Weekend. We expect the work to be completed by June 6th.

 Street Repairs:

City Staff will be repairing the asphalt on 6th Ave. between South St. and Marin St.

 City Pool:

School Pool Parties start next week on the 30th and end June 8th; The pool will open to the public on June 12th.

Registration for summer swim lessons and other water related classes open and available through Corning Recreation website.

Individual and Family season passes for the City Pool are available through Corning Recreation website.

Thank You!

We want to thank the volunteers that spent their weekend at the Senior Center painting the exterior of the building and deep cleaning the interior of the building.  We really appreciate the hard work and your time spent making much needed improvements to our Senior Center.




Planning Consultant, Scott Friend of E-Corp, will be providing direct planning services while Christina Meeds is on leave. He will be present in the office on Tuesdays and will be available remotely as needed.


2nd Grade Swim Lessons were a success! I am grateful we are able to teach approximately 200 students each year how to swim.

Registration for summer session begins June 1st. Please register at:

The City of Corning is offering its first Hunter Safety Course on June 28th from 5-9 PM. Register online on Students must be at least 8 years of age to participate.




In addition to responding to 136 calls for service, a total of 18 officer reports were taken and there were 81 officer-initiated incidents, including 35 traffic stops. Officers made 3 misdemeanor arrests and 2 felony arrests. Officers issued 3 citations, 2 of which were misdemeanors, and 1 was an infraction during the period of May 18, 2023, through May 24, 2023.


Officer Garcia completed his Field Training Officer course. Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins. Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.


Officer Eduardo “Ed” Curiel has been promoted to Sergeant. We received several applications for Police Officer Trainees and applicants were invited to participate in the department’s physical agility course in June.


      Chief Fears, Officer Hewitt, and Officer Corry competed in a trap shoot fundraiser with other Law Enforcement agencies against the Nor Cal Jr. Clay Busters. Chief Fears was the guest speaker at the Tehama County Gun Owners monthly meeting. They are a local chapter of the California Rifle and Pistol Association.

Please be safe this Memorial Day weekend. If you choose to drink, please designate a driver.

“Let their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.” —Daniel Webster



Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 23 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 16 medicals, 2 fires, 2 mutual aid fires, 2 investigations, and 1 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 25 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  15 medicals, 1 fire, 6 traffic collisions, 1 mutual aid fire, and 2 public service.

Chief’s Message:

The sidewalk or streets are not for discarded furniture, please use the dump!!!

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