Friday Notes for May 31, 2024

Posted on May 31, 2024


There are a lot of great projects and activities happening throughout the City as we closeout the fiscal year.  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.


  • June 4th at 5:00pm: Tuesday Night Market and Corning 500.
  • June 6th at 6:00pm: Corning Chamber of Commerce “Know Your Resources” at Rodgers Theatre for entrepreneurs and business owners.
  • June 15th at 6:00pm: Corning Around the World on Solano Street.  Get your tickets/passports.

Fiscal Year Budget:

Staff worked to finalize the budget and narratives for presentation to the City Council for approval of the budget at the June 11th meeting, and approval of the Budget Resolution at the June 25th meeting.


  • Met with staff and developers regarding interest in projects withing the City of Corning. We are hopeful some of these will come to fruition in the near future.
  • We continue to work on a new municipal water well to benefit residents. This is funded by a Department of Warter Resources via a grant.
  • Work with staff to finalize contracts to complete projects funded within this current fiscal year.
  • Continue to work with staff on the City Recreation Center and Plaza Project.
  • I will participate in a local leadership convening, “be the Catalyst for Positive Change”, hosted next week on June 4th and 5th.

 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.


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:

The pool opens to the public on June 10th.



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.

June 4th Tuesday Night Market:

Tuesday, June 4th is our last Tuesday Night Market before summer break; the next Market will be in September.  The event starts at 5:00pm and will feature the Corning 500.  If you haven’t created your cardboard car yet, you still have this weekend to build one.  We will have a handful of new vendors lined up at the market, plus all your favorites!  Come and listen to the sounds of Irish Cement under the big tent while the kids play on two different types of bouncers.  It’s going to be hot so be sure to get a cool beverage from the Rotary Beer Garden. If alcohol isn’t your thing, then grab a snow cone from Corning Sweets.  It’s sure to be an enjoyable evening.

Solano Street will be closed between 3rd & 6th Streets for the event starting at 4:00pm for setup and will reopen once the event is over.  The event will run from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.




In addition to responding to 146 calls for service, there were 73 officer-initiated incidents, including 16 traffic stops, and a total of 21 officer reports taken.  Officers made 7 misdemeanor arrests, 1 felony arrest, issued 5 misdemeanor citations and 4 infractions during the period of May 23, 2024 through May 29, 2024.


During the period of May 23, 2024 through May 29, 2024 our Dispatch Center received 309 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 27 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.


Community Service Officer Hansel attended a PC 832 Arrest course.  All 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.

Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done. –Bo Bennett



Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 23 calls for service last week, they were:  19 medicals, 1 investigation, and 3 public service.

Chief’s Message:

Thank you to all who keep their properties neat and clean.  Help keep Corning looking nice.

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