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.
Public Works Director Position:
The Public Works Director position is now open with an increased salary range. Apply by December 1, 2023.
Police Officer Positions Open:
The Police Department is actively recruiting to fill Police Officer positions. The City Council recently approved a $25,000 sign on stiped for open lateral positions.
On October 31st between the hours of 2pm and 5pm please come by City Hall for treats and to participate in our annual “Employee Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Contest” by voting for the best pumpkin. Be sure to visit the other participating businesses throughout town; look for the flyer in the windows. This is a free community event.
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. This is a free community event.
- 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 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:
The Request for Proposals (RFP’s) for the 7th Cycle Housing Element was released on Monday. The submittal closing date is November 9th.
Northside Park Kiddie Playground:
Northside Park Kiddie Playground is now open, please visit and enjoy the new equipment. The Park now has two ADA swings, an inclusive carousel, a new play structure with climbing wall and a sensory board. The new and improved park is beautiful.
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.
Candle Making Class:
Corning Recreation will also be opening registration for our first candle making class; we are very excited about it. Follow us on Facebook for more information and a lineup of all the classes available.
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 met with the Butte Environmental Council regarding the trees they want to donate to Corning. We have found locations within Corning Community Park, Lennox field, and Yost Park for the 15 trees. If their Grant Administrator approves all locations, they will plan to start planting in December. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
City of Corning Business Awning Grant Program:
The demolition and preparation for installation of the first awning has begun. The first awning should be installed in the first part of November. The additional awnings are scheduled to follow in 1-to-2-week intervals.
In addition to responding to 147 calls for service, there were 92 officer-initiated incidents, including 20 traffic stops, and a total of 14 officer reports taken. Officers made 1 felony arrest and issued 5 citations: 1 was an infraction and 4 were parking during the period of October 19, 2023, through October 25, 2023.
During the period of October 19, 2023, through October 25, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 331 inbound calls for service. In addition, they responded to 23 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.
On Saturday, October 28, from 10-2, Corning Police Department will be having a prescription/over the counter drug drop off in front of the Police Department. Please bring in any unwanted medications for disposal. We cannot accept syringes.
We will also be participating in Corning Treat Street on Halloween day from 2-5! Stop by and see us.
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 15 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 11 medicals, 1 fire, 2 traffic collision, 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 15 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 8 medicals, 2 fires, 1 traffic collision, 1 investigation and 1 public service.
Beginning in November, members of the Corning Volunteer fire Department will be coming door to soon to sell tickets to help fund our Christmas Basket Program.