Friday Notes for September 29, 2023

Posted on September 27, 2023


Message from Interim City Manager:

I am grateful to the Honorable Mayor and City Council for considering me for the interim position.  I am very impressed with their caring attitude and professionalism in working for the good of the City.  I am also indebted to the City Staff that have allowed me into their lives most graciously.  Their dedication and commitment show well for their departments and the citizens of Corning.  Thank you, Tim Potanovic



Community Event/Street Impact:

  • Corning Tuesday Night Market:

The final Corning Tuesday Night market for 2023 will be occurring on Tuesday October 3, 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.

  • Corning Olive Festival:

The Corning Olive Festival and Car Show will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at Corning Community Park, and Lennox Fields from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  There will be no road closures for this event but due to the anticipated attendance be aware of traffic congestion and pedestrians not only on Toomes and Houghton Avenues, but the surrounding side streets as well.


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.



Tuesday Markt, October 3rd:

Our last market of the year is scheduled for Tuesday, October 3rd.  The Bed Races will be at this Market, they will start at 6:30 on Third Street between Solano & Marin Street.  We will have live music by Irish Cement, and a West Coast Monster Truck will be on display along with a Monster Truck bounce house.  There will be lots of Venders and good times will be had.  We hope to see you there.


Olive Festival:

Corning Recreation will be participating in the Olive Festival and will be doing crafts at our booth so look for us.  We will also be holding an Olive Pit Spitting Contest at 1:00 by the band so if you have ever wondered how far you can “spit a pit” come and join us and participate in the contest.


Northside Park Kiddie Playground:

The Kiddie Playground at Northside Park is getting a facelift.  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.  Installation has begun and should be completed by the end of next week.


Corning Recreations Holiday Programs:

Corning Recreation has a full lineup of Holiday Happenings.  Make sure you are following us on Facebook and Instagram to ensure that you don’t miss out on any of the fun.



City of Corning Business Awning Grant Program:

The manufacturing Engineer is working directly with the City’s Plan Check Engineer, and we should have approved plans by the end of the week.  The manufacturing of the actual awning should be a quick turn-around following plan approval with installation soon after.  Hopefully we will have a more definitive installation date by mid-October.




In addition to responding to 153 calls for service, there were 143 officer-initiated incidents, including 205 traffic stops, and a total of 13 officer reports taken.  Officers made 2 felony arrests, and issued 5 citations: 4 were infractions, and 1 was parking during the period of September 21, 2023, through September 27, 2023.



During the period of September 14, 2023 through September 20, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 281 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 24 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.


“The morning had dawned clear and cold, with a crispness that hinted at the end of summer.” — George R.R. Martin



Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 19 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  13 medicals, 2 traffic collisions, 1 investigation, 1 hazardous condition, and 2 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 19 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  12 medicals, 1 fire, 1 investigation, 1 hazardous condition, 2 public service, and 2 traffic collisions.


Chief’s Message:

With the cooler weather comes more heaters getting turned on.  Please check your carbon monoxide detectors for proper function and the manufacture date.  They usually last 7 to 8 years and need to be replaced.

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