Friday Notes for November 10, 2023

Posted on November 8, 2023


November 8th – 13thRobin Kampmann, Public Works/City Engineer Consultant will be on vacation.

November 10, 2023 – Veterans Day Holiday:  Corning City Hall, Finance Department, and Corporation Yard will be closed on this date in observance of Veteran’s Day.

November 20th – 26th:  Planner II/Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds will be on vacation and accounting Manager Mary Brimm will be on vacation.



City Job Recruitment:

The City is currently advertising/recruiting to fill the following vacant positions:

  1. Public Works Director Position: The Public Works Director position is now open with an increased salary range.  Closing date to apply: December 1, 2023.
  2. Police Officer Positions: The Police Department is actively recruiting to fill Police Officer positions.  The City Council recently approved a $25,000 sign on stiped for two (2) open lateral positions.
  3. Public Works Maintenance Worker: The City is seeking an applicant with construction/electrical experience as well as other maintenance experience.  Closing date to apply: December 1, 2023.

Applications/resumes can be submitted online, and you can access associated job information on the City’s website at:




Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested in volunteering to serve on one of these Commissions, please complete an application and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet email at  The application is available at:  All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.




Community Event/Street Impact:

  • The annual Veterans Day Parade will be on Saturday, November 11th  beginning at Corning City Hall at 11:00am.  The procession will go west bound on Solano Street to Houghton Avenue.  Solano Street closure will begin approximately 10:00am to prepare for the parade and will re-open once the parade has finished.


Leaf Pick Up:

The Crew will begin leaf pickup as time allows.  Leaf piles must not have branches, brush, or other debris or they will not be removed.  Please make sure leaves are not blocking gutters preventing water flow.


ROADS CLOSED – Kirkwood Road and Columbia Ave. Bridge Replacement:

The projects will require Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue to be closed to through traffic at the bridge locations for the duration of the construction.  Access will be maintained to all adjacent properties and detoured routes will be provided.

Construction work is on schedule and anticipated that the bridges will be completed, and the roads open the first week of December.


Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.




Corning Crossroads Project :

You may notice some activity behind the 7 Inn Motel.  The Corning Crossroads project will begin boring for placement of water/sewer utilities to west side of I-5 after the Thanksgiving holiday.





Corning Recreation held its first paint and sip on Friday, November 3rd at Yaya’s Tacos and we filled up our registration with 20 attending.  It was a fun and relaxing evening.


Basketball Program:

We have opened registration for our youth Basketball Program being led by Les Pitner; thank you Les for working with Corning Recreation.  We are planning to offer a program soon for a younger group, specifically kids’ 1st and 2nd grade.


Candle Making Class:

Our candle making class is scheduled for Thursday, November 16th, register today.


Cardio Drumming:

We began our Cardio Drumming class for over 50 and have had a good turnout.  It is so fun and upbeat, so check out the videos on our social media platforms.


Corning City Plaza and Recreation Center:

The latest design for the Corning City Plaza and Recreation Center will be presented at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.




City of Corning Business Awning Grant Program:

The demolition is complete at the first site and the new awning should be installed within the next two weeks.  The additional awnings are scheduled to follow in 1-to-2-week intervals.





In addition to responding to 132 calls for service, there were 112 officer-initiated incidents, including 15 traffic stops, and a total of 20 officer reports taken.  Officers made 6 felony arrests, 4 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 8 citations:  3 were infractions, 4 were misdemeanors, and 1 was unclassified during the period of November 2, 2023, through November 8, 2023.



During the period of November 2, 2023, through November 8, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 250 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 26 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.


“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.  We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream.  It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” – Ronald Reagan




Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 23 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  17 medicals, 1 mutual aid fire, 2 investigations, and 3 public service.


The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 20 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  10 medicals, 2 fires, 3 traffic collision, 2 agency assists, and 3 public service.


Chief’s Message:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department will be coming door to door this month selling tickets for their annual Christmas Program, your donations are appreciated!

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