Friday Notes January 20, 2023

Posted on January 20, 2023



DATE:   JANUARY 20, 2023



Mid-Year Budget Review:

I hope to present the mid-year budget review at the February 14th City Council meeting.

Bargaining Unit Negotiations:

Bargaining Unit negotiations will resume with the Public Safety Bargaining Unit on January 23rd.  The City Council will consider ratification of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Dispatch and Miscellaneous Bargaining Units at the January 24th City Council meeting.

Meetings with Waste Management

I met with Waste Management to discuss the 2023 Public Education and Outreach Plan focusing on outreach that will increase recycling in the community.  I will also be meeting with Waste Management to verify revenue for the annual rate adjustment on January 20th.

Fee Study Discussion:

The discussion of increasing fees will be delayed.  Due to emergency events, I have not had adequate time to compile all of the information into revised recommendations for the Council to consider.

Building Official Job Offer:

A Candidate has been selected and job offer extended.  We hope to have a full-time Building Official onboard by the mid February.



Storm Damage:

Significant damage as a result of the last storm that moved through our area on Saturday, January 14th is being addressed by City Staff as quickly as possible.  First priority has been given to areas where public safety is a concern followed by areas that restrict drainage that could result in flooding if additional rain is received.  Please be patient as our crews work through these items and ultimately get to the smaller cleanup work.

Building Demolition – City Plaza & Recreation Center:

We are still on track for PG&E 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 is January 30th.



Youth Basketball League:

Corning Recreation will begin the new Youth Basketball League this Saturday.  We are really looking forward to it.

Corning Little League:

Corning Little League has turned in their field reservation for Yost and Clark Parks to begin their season on February 1st.

Seeking Dance Instructor:

Corning Recreation is in search of a Dance Instructor for Tuesday and Thursday classes; please spread the word.



New Mobile Vending Ordinance:

The new Mobile Vending Ordinance is in effect; Vendors had until January 13th to turn in application packets; to date we have received about half.  Staff will be discussing the next move for those that have not turned in their packets.




In addition to responding to 115 calls for service, a total of 21 officer reports were taken and there were 81 officer-initiated incidents, including 57 traffic stops.  Officers made 12 misdemeanor arrests and no felony arrests.  Officers issued 16 citations, of which; 11 were misdemeanors, 3 were infractions, and 2 were parking during the period of January 12, 2023, through January 18, 2023


Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins.  Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.

“It is really easy for someone to sit on the sidelines and criticize you, when they are not even in the game.”



Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 9 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  6 medicals, 1 fire, 1 multiple hazardous condition, and 1 public service.

The Glenn County Volunteer Fire Departments Call Volumes:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to 19 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  11 medicals, 2 mutual aid medicals, 2 traffic collisions, 1 mutual aid fire, and 3 hazardous conditions.

Chief’s Messages:

  • Great job Public Works and Fire Volunteer Staff for all that you did during the stormy weekend.
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