TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: July 30, 2021
AUGUST 4TH – 9th: Public Works/Engineering Consultant Robin Kampmann will be out of the office.
Groundwater Commission and Drought Task Force Meetings:
On July 28th I attended both the Groundwater Commission and Drought Task Force meeting. There will be a Corning Subbasin Meeting on August 4th at 1:30 PM. The meeting will be held virtually. Meeting information can be found at corningsubbasingsp.org. The Groundwater Sustainability Plan will need to be completed by this Fall. During the meeting on July 28th the Commission was provided an update on the GSP progress update with a majority of the conversation surrounding the cost of plan implementation and who/how much each should be responsible for paying.
At the Drought Task Force meeting the County announced those with dry wells should first contact Tehama County Environmental Health at 530-527-8020. If your well has gone dry, you can access water for free at Mill Creek Park and Ridgeway Park. You must provide your own container. More information can be found at www.tehamacountywater.org/drought-resources/. The County requested the City continue to provide water for those in the unincorporated County for the time being.
City Pool Operations were approved by the City Council to be extended through August 29th at the following days/times:
- Lap Swim M-F 6:30-7:30 AM
- Water Aerobics T/Th 5:00-6:00 PM
- Night Swim T/Th 6:30-9:30 PM
- Day Swim Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Private Pool Parties Sundays
Proposition 47 Cohort 1 and Cohort 2 RESTORE Program:
Proposition 47 Cohort 1 activities will end in mid-August with all final project reporting due on November 15, 2021. Due to ~$100,000 in funds remaining at the end of April, the City was able to offer the Restore Program to qualifying Centennial students. The students achieved their goals through cross-fit. The participating students received services from a Case Coordinator, Mentor, and were offered mental health counseling and substance use treatment if needed. The Promise Neighborhood Grant may extend the Restore Cross-Fit Program through the end of December.
Cohort 2 activities are continuing. Empower Tehama who is responsible for implementing case coordination, mental health counseling, and housing assistance to the 18-26 year old population of the program is not servicing as many clients as originally anticipated within the grant. This is largely due to not as many offenders being cited due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Job Training Center is also experiencing challenges implementing the workforce development aspect of the grant. This is due to fewer clients being enrolled in the program, some of which already have jobs, some not to the point in their treatment they can hold down a job, and other issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grantees statewide are experiencing the same issues.
Numerous State and local Cohort 2 meetings were held this week or will be held next week. The Request for Proposals for Cohort 3 is not expected to be released until Spring 2022. I will be scheduling a meeting with Tehama County Department of Education and Probation to discuss a pertinent lead agency for Cohort 3.
Christina Meeds is continuing her UC Davis Planning courses.
Conditional Use Permit:
Staff is preparing a Conditional Use Permit to present at the August 17th Planning Commission Meeting. Staff have received a request to develop a 16,000 sq ft Grocery Outlet and a 950 sq ft. drive-thru Coffee Shop with outdoor seating on a parcel located on the east side of Edith Avenue and north of the Solano St. / Edith Ave. HWY 99W intersection.
Recreation Coordinator Christina Meeds and I attended and provided a presentation at the Corning Rotary luncheon on Wednesday, July 28th. We discussed the Food Truck Tuesday Events and the Corning Recreation Program. We would like to thank Rotary for the invitation.
August 3rd Food Truck Tuesday Evenue:
Food Truck Tuesday is Tuesday August 3rd from 5-8 PM between 4th and 5th street. Public Works will be closing Solano St at 3rd St. and 6th St. at 4:15 PM. Please come down and enjoy some dinner, Corning Rotary will have a beer and wine garden in Rodgers Theatre. There will be a kid’s zone with games and a bounce house. Corning Recreation Jr. Hip Hop class will perform in front of the Theatre at 6:30 PM. DJ Cootdog will be keeping us in the groove for the event.
Free Swim Day at City Pool:
A Free Swim Day will be held on Saturday, August 7th at the Corning City Pool. City Staff will be present to provide a quick presentation regarding the Rural Recreation and Tourism Grant and obtain suggestions from members of the community present on their top 3 choices for a new recreation feature. Free swim and presentation begin at 11:00 AM at the City Pool.
Seeking New Dance/Gymnastics Instructor:
Corning Recreation is looking for a dance/gymnastics instructor. If you know of anyone that would be interested, please have them contact City Recreation Coordinator Christina Meeds at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part-Time Public Works Landscape and Maintenance Worker:
The Application submittal deadline has been extended until filled for the part-time landscape and maintenance worker position. Applications can be found on the City website.
The Public Works/Engineering Consultant, Robin Kampmann, will be on vacation August 4th thru August 9th. Please contact the Assistant Public Works Director Steve Lindeman or City Hall in her absence.
Water Main/Service Repairs:
- The service line leaks on Donnovan Avenue, North Street and Houghton Avenue have been repaired.
- The service line leak on Toomes Avenue will be repaired next week.
In addition to responding to 167 calls for service, a total of 23 officer reports were taken and there were 115 officer-initiated incidents, including 22 traffic stops. Officers made 13 misdemeanor and 1 felony arrests. Officers issued 26 citations, of which; 12 were misdemeanors, 2 were infractions, 11 were parking and I was unclassified during the period of July 21,2021 through July 28, 2021.
Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins. Other POST on-line training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.
“You must do the things you think you cannot do.”
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 22 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 18 medicals, 1 fire, and 3 public service.
The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Department Call Volumes:
The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 22 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 8 medicals, 8 fires, 2 traffic collisions, and 4 public service.