Friday Notes for May 5, 2023

Posted on May 5, 2023


May 11th – June 9th: Planner/Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds.

May 17th – May 22nd: Administrative Service Manager/City Clerk Lisa Linnet.


California Air Resources Board Ban on Sale of Medium and Heavy-Duty Trucks Beginning 2036:
In addition to the California Air Resources Board 2035 ban on new sales of gas-powered cars, starting in 2036, no new fossil-fueled medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks may be sold in the State. Large trucking companies also must convert to electric or hydrogen models by 2042. The gradual conversion to zero emission models only applies to fleets that are owned or operated by companies with 50 or more trucks or $50 million or more in annual revenue, and federal agencies, including the U.S. Postal Service. Included are trucks weighing 8,500 lbs. or more and delivery van vehicles. Since the City is very dependent on fuel and truck sales, it should work diligently to diversify and expand its sales tax base.

Proposition 47 Cohort 2 Restore Program Extension:
The City Council at its meeting on May 9th will consider extending the term of the agreements with Empower Tehama, Job Training Center, Tehama County Health Services Agency, and Center for Evaluation and Research through August 31, 2023. The Restore Program consists of case coordination, therapy, substance use treatment, job training, paid work experience, and housing assistance to those individuals ages 18-30 that have been cited. Tehama County Department of Education is the Lead Agency for the third cycle (Cohort 3) of grant funding.

Upcoming Meetings:

May 8th & 11th: Sacramento Valley Division Elected Officials and City Manager’s Meeting.

May 10th: 3CORE is hosting a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Meeting.


Jennings Heights Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project:
Work has continued this week on the Jennings Heights Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project. The Contractor will be completing the concrete work and portions of the roadway have been closed with detours provided. City Staff will be working on the preliminary repair work.

City Pool:
• Second grade swim lessons are scheduled for the week of May 15th followed by school pool parties the week of May 29th. The pool will be open to the public on June 12th.
• Registration for summer swim lessons and other water related classes are open and available through the Corning Recreation website.
• Individual and Family Season Passes for the City Pool are available through the Corning Recreation website.

Fire Season Preparation:
Public Works Staff have continued to mow and place fire breaks on City property to prepare for this upcoming fire season. We anticipate finishing this work next week.

Corning Gateway Sign:
Staff are reviewing available options to repair/replace the existing fire damaged Corning Gateway Sign located adjacent to I-5 at the southern end of the City Limits. Staff will be compiling viable options for presentation to the City Council at an upcoming Council Meeting to obtain their direction.



Tuesday Night Market:
WOW what a Tuesday Night Market, I hope you were able to attend. Corning Recreation and the Chamber of Commerce would like to send a sincere “Thank you” to all of our vendors and the community, what a wonderful time. The #corning500 was a huge hit, we had racers in all three of our age groups (2-4, 5-6, & 7-9). Thank you to all who participated. The individuals/groups below helped made this event such a success and it could not have been done without you. A special thank you goes out to:
• Chief Fears and Officer Ross from the Corning Police Department for flagging and handing out the fun citations;
• Corning Volunteer Fire Department for standing by in case of an emergency;
• PAL Mentoring for all your help with Pit Crewing and everything else you do, you are appreciated,
• Harvest Christian Church for having a hydration and snack booth available for our little racers, and last but not least;
• To our Public Works crew that helped with all of the setup.

The next market is planned for Tuesday June 6th and the theme is “Hometown Hero’s”.

Jr. Giants Registration:
Jr. Giants registration is now open. To register, go to to find out more about this amazing League. It is FREE to register and play, it is co-ed, it starts in June, and there is no pressure, only lots of fun. We are looking for volunteer coaches, if you are interested, please contact Christina Meeds at Registration closes on May 31st.

Flag Football Registration:
Flag Football registration is coming to a close; registered while you still can. Registration closes on Friday May 12th.

Swim Lessons, Adult Lap Swim, and Water Aerobics:
Registration will open on April 30, 2023 for Swim Lessons, Adult Lap Swim, and Water Aerobics.


In addition to responding to 143 calls for service, a total of 25 officer reports were taken and there were 101 officer-initiated incidents, including 41 traffic stops. Officers made 11 misdemeanor arrests and 4 felony arrests. Officers issued 13 citations, 10 of which were misdemeanors, 2 were infractions, and 1 was parking during the period of April 27, 2023, through May 3, 2023.

Officer Garcia began his two-week long SWAT training on May 1st. Chief Fears will be attending an NCCSIF Police Risk Management Committee meeting and training on May 4, 2023 in Rocklin. Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins. Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.

Chief Fears spoke at the Maywood Women’s Club on May 3, 2023.

May 10th Police Officers’ Memorial Ceremony:
The Corning Police Department will be attending and participating in the Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony on May 10, 2023 at High Point Assembly, located at 625 Luther Road in Red Bluff. We invite the public to attend, the ceremony begins at 7 pm.

“Intellectuals solve problems. Geniuses prevent them.” AE


Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 8 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 4 medicals, 2 fires, 1 traffic collision, 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 14 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 7 medicals, 2 fires, 2 traffic collisions, 1 investigation, 1 hazardous condition, and 1 public service.

Chief’s Message:
Weed abatement has begun, please clear your lots before they dry up and become a fire hazard.

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