Friday Notes for September 1, 2023

Posted on August 30, 2023


  • Labor Day Holiday:  City Hall and the Public Works Corporation Yard will be closed on Monday, September 4th for the Labor Day Holiday.


Interim City Manager wrote a letter of commendation to three CPD Officers, Fears, Bassett, and McIntyre for their actions in preventing a suicide on the morning of August 29th.


Community Event/Street Impact:

Corning Tuesday Night Market:

  • The fourth Corning Tuesday Night market will be occurring on Tuesday September 5, 2023 starting at 5:00pm and going until 8:00pm. Solano Street will be closed between 3rd Street and 6th Street for the event.  Solano Street closure will begin approximately 4:00pm to prepare for the event and will re-open once the event has finished.

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 and road closures began in late July with a target completion date of December 2023.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions Inc has continued to work on Olive View and West Street projects. The contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.

 Pickleball Practice Wall

City staff started constructing the pickleball practice wall to be installed at the North Side Park Tennis Courts.

       Thank you to the Pickleball club for providing the material and money to build the wall.


  • Repaired a leak on Fig Lane and in the alley between Marin and South Streets.
  • The City has approved fire hydrant access to USDA Forest Service to help fight Slide 1 Fire.



Public Meeting for the Corning City Plaza & Recreation Center:

City staff held an ad hoc/public meeting on Tuesday August 29th to reveal the site plan for the new Corning City Plaza/Recreation Center, the site plan will be taken to City Council on September 12th for adoption so that COAR, the design team can start the engineering process and get plans submitted to the building official.

Tuesday Night Market:

Just a reminder the September Tuesday Night Market will be held on Tuesday September 5th from 5-8 PM between 3rd and 6th streets.  There is a full line up of Food Trucks, Vendors, Entertainment, and kid’s zone. We look forward to seeing you there.

Planning Commission:

At last week’s Planning Commission meeting, the Planning Commission recommended to the City Council approval of the tentative parcel map for the Grocery Outlet/Dutch Bros lot split. The project will be brought before the City Council at their meeting on September 12th.

New Subdivision:     

The Planning department received a new map for a 14 residential home subdivision off of Blackburn in between North Alex Lane and Marguerite, that is currently being reviewed by the Technical Advisory Committee.




In addition to responding to 148 calls for service, a total of 16 officer reports were taken and there were 95 officer-initiated incidents, including 28 traffic stops.  Officers made 4 misdemeanor arrests and 3 felony arrests.  Officers issued 8 citations: 2 were infractions, 1 was a felony, 4 were misdemeanors, and 1 was parking during the period of August 24, 2023, through August 30, 2023.


During the period of August 24, 2023, through August 30, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 287 inbound calls for service. In addition, they responded to 28 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.

“We go through our careers and things happen to us. Those experiences made me what I am.”— Thomas Keller



Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 19 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  12 medicals, 1 traffic collision, 1 fire, 1 mutual aid, and 4 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, 4 traffic collisions, 1 fire, and 2 public service.

Chief’s Message:

The new floors in Pryatel Annex at the fire hall are nearing completion, thank you City Council!

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