October 19 – October 23, 2023: Assistant Public Works Director Stephen Lindeman 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.
Chamber of Commerce Meeting:
I attended the Corning Chamber of Commerce Meeting last Tuesday. I encourage the business community to join in and get involved with our local Chamber of Commerce.
Please come by City Hall for treats and to participate in our annual “Employee Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Contest” by voting for the best pumpkin.
New Police Department Vehicle:
Corning Police Department received their trade vehicle in exchange for the City’s K-9 vehicle from the Tehama County Sheriff’s 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 contact City Clerk Lisa Linnet by phone at 530/824-7033 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October. The commission application form can be accessed by using this link: https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/, once completed, submit via email to City Clerk Lisa Linnet, or at City Hall, 794 Third Street, Corning.
Community Event/Street Impact:
- Trunk or Treat will take place Saturday October 28, 2023 at the Northside Park, 1414 Colusa Street from 4:00pm – 8:00pm.
- Cal Fire’s Fill the Boot Drive will take place Saturday October 28, 2023 at the intersection of Solano Street and Edith Avenue from 8:00am – 4:00pm, there will be no street closure.
- Treat Street will be on Tuesday October 31, 2023 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Solano Street will be closed from 1:30pm to approximately 5:30pm for the event between 3rd Street and 6th Street for the safety of the participants.
ROADS CLOSED – Kirkwood Road and Columbia Ave. Bridge Replacement:
The Tehama County Public Works Department has awarded a construction contract to Viking Construction Company to replace the Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue bridges over Jewett Creek.
The replacement of the existing bridges is necessary to ensure continued safe access to the travelling public. The old bridges will be replaced with wider bridges that meet current standards. 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.
2024 Housing Element:
Staff will be releasing a “Request for Proposals” (RFP) for the preparation of the 2024 Housing Element on Monday, October 23, 2023.
October 17th Planning Commission Meeting:
At the Tuesday, October 17th meeting, the Planning Commission voted 3-0 to approve Conditional Use Permit 2023-318 allowing the sale of beer and wine in a new business located at 1223 Solano Street. The Commission also choose to approve Conditional Use Permit 2023-317 by a 3-1 vote allowing a food truck to park at the back of The Liquor Warehouse parking lot located at 3040 Highway 99W.
Northside Park Kiddie Playground:
We will be holding a Ribbon Cutting for the new kiddie playground with ADA accessible features at Northside Park on Monday at 9:30am, the park will be open to the public following the Ribbon Cutting.
Corning Recreation will be opening up Youth Basketball registration very soon, we are currently looking for volunteer coaches.
Holiday Recreation Events:
Corning Recreation has a full lineup of Holiday Happenings, so make sure you are following us on Facebook and Instagram so that you don’t miss out on any of the fun.
Trees for our Parks:
Staff was contacted by the Butte Environmental Council regarding trees that they are looking to rehome. During the 2022 storms, the City lost a number of trees at various locations and is planning to replace them. Staff are conversing with the Butte Environmental Council to discuss utilizing some of their trees as replacements. We should have more information on tree types selected and the locations of where they will be planted next week.
City of Corning Business Awning Grant Program:
Revised plans were received late last week from the manufacture’s engineer. The review process is now complete, and the project is now going into the production phase. The first set of awnings should begin installation in the first part of November, with the additional awnings to follow in 1–2 week intervals.
In addition to responding to 146 calls for service, there were 113 officer-initiated incidents, including 22 traffic stops, and a total of 16 officer reports taken. Officers made 1 felony arrest, 5 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 10 citations: 5 were infractions, 4 were misdemeanors, and 1 was parking during the period of October 12, 2023, through October 18, 2023.
During the period of October 12, 2023, through October 18, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 301 inbound calls for service. In addition, they responded to 21 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.
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”― Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 14 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 10 medicals, 1 fire, 1 traffic collision, 1 investigation, 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 11 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 6 medicals, 1 fire, 1 hazardous condition, 1 traffic collision, and 2 public service.
The burn ban has been lifted, get your city burn permits at the Fire Hall located at 814 5th Street.