TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: July 1, 2022
Rodgers Theatre Marquee
For safety reasons the Corning Community Foundation can no longer change out the messages on the marquee. The Public Works crew will be responsible for changing out the messages until improvements can be made to the marquee. Staff is drafting a Rodgers Theatre Marquee Usage Policy for City Council consideration. It takes two employees 45 minutes to change a message on the marquee.
Ice Cream Social
Council members are invited to attend the City-wide Ice Cream Social at the Fire Department on July 29th from 12:30-1:30 PM. I serve employees and council members an ice cream sundae or rootbeer float during the event to thank them for their public service.
I led a Sacramento Valley City Managers Division meeting as President on July 14th. I attended a Northern California Cities’ Self Insurance Fund meeting on July 14th.
Chief Fears and I will be meeting with Computer Logistics regarding Police Department IT needs with the departure of long-time employee Tom Watson on July 15th.
I will be meeting with Housing Tools on July 19th regarding grant management services for the City as approved with the FY 2022-2023 budget.
There will be a Restore Proposition 47 Quarterly Advisory Meeting on July 20th.
I will be taking Friday July 22nd off. I will also be taking off July 29th- August 5th for a family summer vacation.
Solano Street Improvement Project:
The Solano Street Improvement Project will continue this upcoming week at the 4th Street intersection. Solano Street at this intersection will remaining closed to thru traffic, please expect 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 is anticipated to be re-opened to thru traffic this Friday July 15th.
Public Works Staffing:
Our part-time public works employee Wayne Spencer has accepted the full-time position that was approved by City Council as part of the FY2022/2023 budget. We are excited to have Wayne on as a full-time employee.
Yost Park Field Lighting:
Public Works staff was able to locate and fix the problem that was causing the entire bank of field lighting to be out at the Yost Park field.
Mobile Vending Ordinance:
The mobile vending Ordinance is complete and will be introduced to the Planning Commission on July 19th.
Heritage RV Park
An extension and minor amendments to Conditional Use Permit 2020-293 Heritage RV Park will also be considered on July 19th.
This week our first ever Field Hockey Recreation class has begun. It is proving to be a good class.
This Saturday July 16th will be our last Flag Football game. The coaches are going to have a scrimmage against each other after the kids are done, I’m sure it will be something to see. Games are held at the High School soccer fields at 9:00 & 10:00 AM. The coaches’ game should begin at 11:00 AM, if you want to watch. I want to send a big shout out to Levi Ross for taking on the task of running this program along with some fine young high schoolers playing the role as coaches and referees – Thank you.
Summer recreation classes have begun. The Robotics class has some cool new Robots and Drones they will be using. Dance, Gymnastics, Hip Hop, Tumble, Cheer etc. all will start next week at Rodger’s Theatre. They also have a few new pieces of equipment to use in those classes as well.
We plan to run another adult aerobics class in August, our instructor is on vacation right now.
Patrol: In addition to responding to 139 calls for service, a total of 17 officer reports were taken and there were 72 officer-initiated incidents, including 22 traffic stops. Officers made 1 misdemeanor and 5 felony arrests. Officers issued 5 citations, of which; 3 were misdemeanors, and 2 were infractions during the period of July 8, 2022, through July 14, 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.
“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot”
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 27 calls for service last week, they were: 20 medicals, 1 fire, 3 traffic collisions, 1 public service and 2 investigations.
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 15 calls for service last week, they were: 11 medicals, 1 fire, 1 traffic collision and 2 public service.
Fire Chief’s Message:
Stay cool and hydrated!!