November 8th – 13th: Robin 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: Chrissy Meeds, Planner II/Recreation Coordinator will be on vacation.
Expect More Tehama Summit:
Planner II/Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds and I will be attending the Expect More Tehama Summit on Thursday November 2, 2023.
City Job Recruitment:
The City is currently advertising/recruiting to fill the following vacant positions:
- Public Works Director Position: The Public Works Director position is now open with an increased salary range. Closing date to apply: December 1, 2023.
- 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.
- 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: www.corning.org/job-opportunities
Treat Street was a huge success. City Hall had over 1,006 individuals participate by voting in our pumpkin judging contest. This year’s winner was the Corning Police Department.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The application is available at: https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/. All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.
Community Event/Street Impact:
- Corning High Turkey Trot will be on Saturday November 4, 2023. North Street between 1st Street and Marguerite Avenue will be closed beginning at 7am until approximately 11am. They will also be using additional areas surrounding the High School, but additional road closures will not occur.
- 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:
Public Works Staff anticipates starting the leaf pick up program mid-November. Until then please do not pile your leaves in the roadway as we are anticipating rain and need to keep the gutters and storm drains clear.
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.
I and Planner II/Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds plan to attend the Chamber business mixer next Thursday, November 9th.
Corning Recreation will be holding its first Paint n Sip evening at Yaya’s Tacos on November 3rd; we currently have 19 registered with 1 opening left.
Trees for our Parks:
The Butte County Environmental Council has approved 15 trees to be planted in Corning under their ReLeaf grant program. Public Works staff have chosen locations within the Corning Community Park, Lennox Field, and Yost park to plant the new trees. The date is scheduled for December 13th from 10:00 to 2:00pm and they will be looking for volunteers to help.
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 152 calls for service, there were 79 officer-initiated incidents, including 17 traffic stops, and a total of 24 officer reports taken. Officers made 3 felony arrests, 2 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 10 citations: 7 were infractions and 3 were misdemeanors during the period of October 26, 2023, through November 1, 2023.
During the period of October 26, 2023, through November 1, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 298 inbound calls for service. In addition, they responded to 44 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.
Thank you for stopping by our table at Treat Street on Halloween! We had a great time. Corning Police Department also won first place in the City’s annual employee pumpkin decorating contest! Thank you to all who voted for us.
“Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome.”—Amelia Barr
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 17 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 10 medicals, 1 mutual aid fire, 1 traffic collision, 3 investigations, 1 hazardous condition, and 1 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 24 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 9 medicals, 6 fires, 4 traffic collision, 4 investigation and 1 public service.
All burning within the city limits must be permitted and only tree and yard clippings are allowed, nor fence or processed lumber.