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Friday Notes July 1, 2022

Posted on July 1, 2022


TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   July 1, 2022

 

CITY MANAGER:

Unincorporated County Residents with Dry Wells:

The City will continue to provide water to unincorporated County residents with dry wells that live within five miles of the City of Corning.  The usage and administration fees will continue to be assessed.  Those with dry wells must sign up at City Hall and then schedule an appointment to pick up water.

Those with dry wells may also access water at Ridgeway or Mill Creek Parks free of charge.  There is no pre-registration.  A sign-in sheet is at the location.  Gates to the parks close at 9:00 PM.

RCAC Household Water Well Loan can be found at:  https://www.rcac.org/lending/household-water-well-septic-loans/  It is a low interest loan to construct, refurbish or replace individual water well.  You must own and occupy the home.  There are income limits.

The County will be applying for a Department of Water Resources Grant in collaboration with North Valley Community Foundation to provide tanks and hauled water to those with dry wells.

 

CITY CLERK:

Dates for City Nominations for Offices in the November 8th Elections:

The regular biennial election of City of Corning Mayor and Council Members (2) will take place on November 8, 2022.  Filing dates for these offices will open on July 18, 2022 and close on August 12, 2022.  If any incumbent fails to file during the nomination period, there will be a five-day extension through 5:00 p.m. on August 17, 2022 for anyone other than the incumbent officer.  As stated, the City Mayor (currently Robert Snow), and two members of the City Council (Dave Demo and Karen Burnett) positions are up for election this year.  The Mayor is a 2-year term; and the City Council term is 4-years.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Solano Street Improvement Project:

The Solano Street Improvement Project will start construction on July 5th at the 4th Street intersection.  Please expect intermittent delays in traffic and localized detours within the work area.  Access to all businesses within the work area will be maintained.

Caltrans Project – Champlin Slough:

SR 99 south of Los Molinos at the Champlin Slough Bridge continues to be fully closed to through traffic.  The detour for this project will be South Avenue but increased traffic has been noticed on other routes.  Please anticipate an increase of traffic in this area and plan accordingly if you travel in the Los Molinos area.

 Water Quality Report 2021:

The 2021 Water Quality Report/Consumer Confidence Report has been completed for the City of Corning water system.  A copy of the report can be found here:

https://www.corning.org/documents/water-quality-report-2021/.

 

PLANNING/RECREATION:

PLANNING:

Mobile Vending Ordinance:

The mobile vending ordinance is complete and will be introduced to the Planning Commission on July 19th.

RECREATION:

Clark Park Holistic Playground:

Staff has made the decision to have the AB109 Program  Workers help to finish up the painting at Clark Park, they will begin on Wednesday morning.  Sorry, this is a left over from last week, we had to reschedule for this next week.

Children’s Park:

The Children’s Park Playground equipment has been installed and a big “Thank you” to the Public Works Crew and Tehama County Probation for getting the wood chips spread throughout the Park so that we could re- open to the public.

Pickleball:

The Pickleball Courts were completed this week and we had a wonderful ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, June 29th where we had about 10 local and distant pickleball players show up to break in the new courts.

Corning Recreation will be offering lessons to learn how to play in the very near future.

Field Hockey Class:

Corning Recreation is also offering a new class this summer, Field Hockey.  Class will begin on July 11th, please spread the word.

Pool Parties:

The pool has officially booked all available openings for Pool parties.

Planner II/Recreation Coordinator Message:  Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 113 calls for service, a total of 18 officer reports were taken and there were 99 officer-initiated incidents, including 31 traffic stops.  Officers made 13 misdemeanor and 7 felony arrests.  Officers issued 18 citations, of which; 8 were misdemeanors, 3 were parking and 7 were infractions during the period of June 23, 2022, through June 29, 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.

Chief’s Message:

Due to the temporary closure of Hwy 99E the city is experiencing a large influx of traffic on South Avenue as well as Solano Street.  The Police Department askes that you allow yourself more time in your travels, obey all traffic laws and be courteous to others on the roadway.

“Appreciation is the currency of success.”

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 23 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  12 medicals, 7 fires, 3 public service, and 1 investigation.

The Glenn County Volunteer Fire Department Call Volumes:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 30 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  14 medicals, 4 traffic collisions, 11 fires, and 1 public service.

Fire Chief’s Message:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!!  Enjoy the 4th of July and please be fire safe.

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