TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: JANUARY 27, 2023
Annual Debt Transparency Report:
California Government Code Section 8855(k) requires State and local issuers to submit an Annual Debt Transparency Report for any issue of debt for which they have submitted a Report of Final Sale on or after January 21, 2017. The Annual Debt Transparency Report for the water and sewer refinancing was completed and submitted on January 24, 2022.
The City of Corning ratified the Memorandum of Understanding with the Management and Miscellaneous Bargaining Units for the period of January 1, 2023-December 31, 2025. Labor negotiations with the Public Safety unit were held on January 23rd and 25th.
Waste Management Rate Increase:
The Proposition 218 noticing for the Waste Management rate increase is being sent out in February. Pursuant to the Agreement between Waste Management and the City, there will be a 10.89% increase this year. For the average 96-gallon cart customer, rates will increase $2.79 per month. Those that do not utilize even close to their 96-gallon capacity may consider switching to a 64-gallon cart. Doing so will save customers $2.25 per month.
Proposition 47 Cohort 2:
I will be submitting the Proposition 47 Cohort 2 quarterly report to the Board of State and Community Corrections. I participated in a project director call on January 24th. I will also be meeting with our grant implementation team to discuss a budget modification for the Cohort 2 extension. The grant will be extended through December 31, 2023.
City and School Districts Collaboration Meeting:
Two Council members and I will be meeting with two board members each from the Corning Elementary School District Board and Corning Union High School District Board on February 2nd.
Building Demolition – City Plaza & Recreation Center:
Unfortunately, with the recent storm activity, PG&E has rescheduled the disconnect of the existing gas services on the project site to February 25th – February 27th. CVE Contracting Group, Inc. will be onsite on Monday, January 30th to complete the abatement work but will postpone the actual demolition of the building until after PG&E has completed the disconnection work.
Electronic Monument Sign:
The Contractor will tentatively be onsite to remove the existing sign and start the installation of the new electronic monument sign on February 15th.
Youth Basketball League:
Corning Recreation had our first meeting for Youth Basketball last Saturday and we had a great turnout, it should be a really fun season.
Jr. Giants League:
Jesenia has been attending many Zoom Meetings for the Jr. Giants League that Corning Recreation will be sponsoring this summer. These meetings are to teach her about the Program and how it operates.
Seeking Dance Instructor:
Corning Recreation is in search of a Dance Instructor for Tuesday and Thursday classes; please spread the word. The deadline to apply is January 31st.
Art Utility Boxes:
One of the utility Art Boxes have been completed. It is the low rider cars at the intersection of Solano and Highway 99W. Thank you to Abdiel Campillo for completing this project.
Queen Olive Galleria:
Staff has almost completed all comments on the Queen Olive Galleria and will be sending those back to the Applicant to address before moving forward.
Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA):
Christina Meeds and I met with representatives from the State Department of Housing and Community Development and Tehama County City Planners to discuss the 7th Cycle of Regional Housing Needs Allocation prepared by the State for us. The City of Corning’s allocated numbers have increased to: Very Low Income: 54; Low Income: 26; Moderate Income: 32; and Above Moderate Income: 94, for a combined total of 206. The State’s RHNA report has determined that the City of Corning, during the 7th Cycle, should have housing construction growth at a minimum, to accommodate these need and must zone for such.
A meeting with Tehama County Planners will be held on Monday to discuss a possible appeal of these numbers, as the State is redistributing 40% of the County’s regional housing needs to the Cities of Red Bluff, Corning, and Tehama.
AAA Truck Wash:
AAA Truck Wash has applied for a Use Permit to install one more bay for the wash station.
In addition to responding to 123 calls for service, a total of 22 officer reports were taken and there were 73 officer-initiated incidents, including 42 traffic stops. Officers made 9 misdemeanor arrests and 1 felony arrest. Officers issued 11 citations, of which; 6 were misdemeanors, 3 were infractions, and 1 was parking during the period of January 19, 2023, through January 25, 2023.
Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins. Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.
“I’m a true believer in the strength of teamwork, in the power of dreams, and the absolute necessity of a support structure.” J.P.
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 15 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 12 medicals, 1 fire, 1 investigation, 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 24 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 13 medicals, 6 fires, and 5 traffic collisions.