INTERIM CITY MANAGER:
I took a walk today and met with the owner of the property located on the northeast corner of Houghton and Marin Street. This is one of the locations being noticed for blighted conditions. It was noted that the owner was in the process of loading unwanted material into a trailer for removal.
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. 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.
This week the Public Works Crew removed the playground equipment at Northside Kiddie Park in anticipation of the arrival of the new play equipment.
9-19-2023 Planning Commission Meeting:
At Tuesday’s Planning Commission meeting the Commission voted 4-0 (Commissioner Lamb was absent) to approve Use Permit 2023-314 to allow a mobile food vending truck (business) called Wood-Fired Pizza and Indian Food. The mobile truck will be parked at AAA Truck Wash located at 3525 Highway 99W.
September 21st – 25th Circus:
The Circus Royal Spectacular will be in town from September 21-25 at 1099 Highway 99W. Showtimes are September 21st at 7:30pm, September 22nd at 7:30pm, September 23rd at 5:30 & 7:30pm, September 24th 5:30 & 7:30pm, and September 25th at 7:30pm.
October 3rd Tuesday Night Market:
The next market (last market of the year) is scheduled for October 3rd, at which the bed races will be held. If you want to participate in the races, contact the Corning Chamber of Commerce at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call at 530-824-5550 to obtain and fill out your application.
October 7th Olive Festival:
Corning Recreation will be participating in the Olive Festival and will be doing crafts at our booth so look for us. Our “Olive Pit Spitting Contest” will take place at 1:00pm and will be located adjacent to the band location. If you have ever wondered how far you can “spit a pit” come and participate in this contest.
The North Side Park Kiddie Playground is getting a facelift. Our Public Works Department has been dismantling the playground all week to make way for the new equipment. The installation of the new equipment will start on Monday, September 25th. The new equipment will include 2 ADA swings, an ADA Carousel, a Sensory Board, and a Play Structure called a double tower with slides. The corner where the carousel will be placed will have poured in place rubber for the flooring to make wheelchair access easier and will be the first of its kind in Corning.
In addition to responding to 167 calls for service, there were 123 officer-initiated incidents, including 25 traffic stops, and a total of 20 officer reports taken. Officers made 5 misdemeanor arrests, 1 felony arrest, and issued 17 citations: 5 were infractions, 4 were misdemeanors, and 2 were parking during the period of September 14, 2023, through September 20, 2023.
During the period of September 14, 2023 through September 20, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 274 inbound calls for service. In addition, they responded to 48 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 don’t just sit around and wait for other people. We just make, and we do.” -Arlan Hamilton
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 34 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 17 medicals, 4 fires, and 13 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 13 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 6 medicals, 6 fires, and 1 traffic collision.
Fall is coming, please have your flues, chimneys, and stovepipes cleaned.