TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: January 21, 2022
City Hall is currently closed due to a number of staff out as a result of quarantine or isolation orders. We remain eager to serve the public. You may still reach a staff person by calling 530-824-7029. You can pay all invoices online at www.corning.org or through the mail slot in front of Finance. I plan to reopen City Hall and Finance as soon as possible.
Third Quarter 2021 Sales Tax Results
Third quarter 2021 sales tax as compared to the third quarter of 2020 look good. Decreases in auto sales were offset by increases in fuel sales tax. The mid-year budget review will be presented at a February City Council meeting. Overall, the City budget and General Fund finances look good.
Proposition 47 Cohort 2 Restore Program Quarterly Meeting
A quarterly meeting was held on January 19th. We are still experiencing issues with a lack of participation in the adult portion of the Restore program due to COVID-19. On a positive note, the Tehama County Department of Education has agreed to be the lead agency for the application for the next cycle (Cohort 3).
Meeting with Waste Management
I will be finalizing the 2022 Corning Diversion, Public Education and Outreach Plan with Waste Management on January 21st.
Water Main/Service Repairs:
City Staff is aware of water leaks that have been located through the City. Due to limited staff, leaks have been marked for USA and when the crew returns repairs will be made.
Leaf Pick Up:
Leaf pickup will continue as time allows. Leaf piles must not have branches, brush or other debris or they will not be removed. Please make sure leaves are not blocking gutters preventing water flow.
Patrol: In addition to responding to 147 calls for service, a total of 16 officer reports were taken and there were 46 officer-initiated incidents, including 7 traffic stops. Officers made 2 misdemeanor and 2 felony arrests. Officers issued 4 citations, of which; 1 was a misdemeanor, 1 was an and infraction, and 2 were parking during the period of January 12, 2022, through January 19, 2022.
Training: Officers continue to participate in POST Portal training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins. Other POST on-line training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.
“Focused, hard work is the real key to success.”
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 27 calls for service last week, they were: 22 medicals, 1 false alarm fire and 4 public service.
The Orland, Artois, Bayliss and Ord Bend Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to 19 calls for service last week, they were: 8 medicals, 3 fires, 5 traffic collisions, 1 public service and 2 investigations.
Please teach your children fire escape routes from your residence.