Friday Notes for November 17, 2023

Posted on November 16, 2023


November 20th – 26th:  Planner II/Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds will be on vacation.

Accounting Manager Mary Brimm will be on vacation.



Holiday Events:

Look for local events scheduled throughout the Holiday Season.  There are many opportunities to be a part of, below are just a few such as:

  • December 2nd: Corning Hometown Christmas Lighted Parade sponsored by the Corning Chamber of Commerce, parade starts at 5:30pm, theme this year, “Holy Jolly Christmas”.
  • December 8th: Lighted Trolley Tour of winning decorated homes and businesses at 6pm and 7pm. (call the Chamber of Commerce for information at 530/824-5550)
  • 12 Days of Christmas Photo Scavenger Hunt: To participate contact the Chamber of Commerce.
  • December 2nd, Breakfast with Santa: Breakfast with Santa at Rodger’s Theater, 9:00am to 10:30am, and 10:30am to 12:00pm.  Participants must register at:

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.
  4.  Administrative Secretary Position: 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 Corning Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the annual Hometown Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 2nd beginning at the Veterans Hall at 5:30pm.  The procession will go east bound on Solano Street and end at Third Street.  Solano Street closure will begin approximately 5:00pm to prepare for the parade and will re-open once the parade has finished.

Christmas Banners:

The Public Works Crew has begun putting up Christmas banners and lights on Solano Street.  Thank you to the crew for their decorating!

Leaf Pick Up:

The Crew will continue 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.

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.



November 21st Planning Commission Meeting:

At the Tuesday, November 21st Planning Commission Meeting which starts at 6:30pm the following items will be presented for discussion and action:

  • Use Permit for the Taco El Dorado food truck to be placed at the 7 Inn Motel;
  • Tentative map for Margaret Oliveria for property along HWY 99W and I-5 to be split; and
  • A Lot Merger, Re-zone, General Plan Amendment, and Use Permit for the Corning City Recreation Center and Plaza across from Corning City Hall.

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.



Basketball Registration:

We have opened registration for our youth Basketball program being led by Les Pitner.  Thank you, Les, for working with Corning Recreation.  We have also opened a program for a younger group of kids’, specifically 1st and 2nd grade that will be led by Nate Borer.  Register today as registration closes December 15, 2023.

Corning City Plaza and Recreation Center Design:

The latest design for the Corning City Plaza and Recreation Center was approved by the City Council on Tuesday November 14th.  Staff will continue moving forward with COAR.




In addition to responding to 111 calls for service, there were 123 officer-initiated incidents, including 26 traffic stops, and a total of 11 officer reports taken.  Officers made 2 felony arrests, and 1 misdemeanor arrest during the period of November 9, 2023 through November 15, 2023.


During the period of November 9, 2023 through November 15, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 213 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 19 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.

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” – Lauren DeStefano



Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 22 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  14 medicals, 3 fires, 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 14 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  6 medicals, 3 fires, 2 traffic collision, 1 investigation, and 2 public service.

Chief’s Message:

Ticket sales for the Department’s Christmas Basket Program continues; please donate if you are able.


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