TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: JANUARY 13, 2023
Mid-Year Budget Review:
I will be meeting with all Department Heads the week of January 16th as part of the mid-year budget review process. I will be meeting with HdL regarding 3rd quarter 2022 sales tax receipts on January 26th.
Proposition47 Project Restore Transition Meeting
I will be meeting with Tehama County Department of Education as we transition for them to lead the third cycle of the grant on January 18th.
Bargaining Unit Negotiations:
Bargaining Unit negotiations will resume with the Public Safety and Management Bargaining Units on January 13th.
Sacramento Valley Division City Manager’s Meeting:
I will be attending the Sac Valley Division City Manager’s Meeting in Roseville on January 12th.
Building Demolition – City Plaza & Recreation Center:
PG&E has been issued an encroachment permit to disconnect the gas services on the project site starting January 23rd continuing through January 27th. Once the disconnection is complete CVE Contracting Group, Inc. will start their demolition, tentative start date of January 30th.
Upcoming Wet Weather:
With the continuing wet weather sandbags are available at the Corning Volunteer Fire Department located at 814 Fifth St. Get your bags at the Fire Department and the sand is across the street to fill the bags with. Please drive with caution as we do have areas within the City that experience isolated flooding.
Christmas Tree Disposal:
A wood waste bin will be available in front of the City Corporation Yard located at 1106 Butte Street for free disposal of live Christmas Trees only. Please remove all decorations. This service will be available through mid-January.
Pickleball/Tennis Court Surfacing:
City Staff has contacted the contractor regarding the bubbles in the new court surface. The bubbles are a result of a new coating being placed on old concrete where there is no vapor barrier. This is typical with new coatings because the surface is sealed entirely now. Due to the wet weather there is nothing that can be done right now but we can revisit this in the spring.
PARKS AND RECREATION:
Corning Recreation, contracted with a new instructor, her name is Stephanie Zagal. She will be running our new exercise program, which is open and ready for registrations.
We have found our Jr. Giants coordinator, Jesenia Rodriguez, who will be moving back to Corning this month and running that program alongside Christina Meeds. We are very excited to bring this program to our Corning families.
Promise Neighborhood Grant:
With the Promise Neighborhood grant coming to a close as of December 31, 2022, staff are working on the end of the year and the end of the grant reporting. From here on, all recreation program costs will be supported by the General Fund. I would like to thank the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians for securing and managing these federal funds over the last five years.
Our public art program has come to a temporary halt due to inclement weather. All of the artists have contacted the City to let us know they will finish them up when there’s a break in the weather.
Planning Commission Meeting Canceled:
There will not be a Planning Commission meeting on January 17th due to a lack of agenda.
Queen Olive Galleria Project:
Staff are in the process of reviewing the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Queen Olive Galleria project and have also sent it to E-Corp for the third-party review.
In addition to responding to 118 calls for service, a total of 16 officer reports were taken and there were 71 officer-initiated incidents, including 30 traffic stops. Officers made 11 misdemeanor arrests and 8 felony arrests. Officers issued 10 citations, of which; 7 were misdemeanors, 1 was an infraction, and 2 were parking during the period of January 5, 2023, through January 11, 2023
Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins. Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.
“Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”” -m.a.r
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 17 calls for service last week, they were: 12 medicals, 2 fires, 1 traffic collision, 1 investigation and 1 hazardous condition
The Glenn County Volunteer Fire Departments Call Volumes:
The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Ord Bend, Glenn Codora and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to 16 calls for service last week, they were: 10 medicals, 2 fires, 1 traffic collision and 3 hazardous condition.
• The CVFD officers for 2023 are 1st Assistant Chief Daymon Schlereth, 2nd Assistant Chief Jeff Nelson and Captains Jared Smith, Billy Wooten and Parker Johnson.
• Sandbags and sand are available at the City Fire Department.