Friday Notes March 4, 2022

Posted on March 4, 2022



DATE:   March 4, 2022


Strategic Planning:

A proposal for a strategic planning process is being developed.  I hope to present a proposed agreement with Winter Consulting to lead the strategic planning process on March 22nd.  The purpose of the strategic planning process is to identify the vision of the City and overall goals that can be used by the City Council to drive policy and budgetary decisions.  The strategic planning process will not be completed in time to incorporate into the FY 2022/2023 budget.  Budgetary adjustments in line with the adopted Strategic Plan can be looked at thereafter as part of the mid-year budget review.

Utility Payment Assistance Grant Program:

If you were impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic and owe late payments for water, sewer, internet, or PG&E, please visit to check if you qualify and to access the application.  You must live within Corning City Limits to apply.  First come first-served.  Apply now!

COVID-19 Updates:

You can schedule a vaccination by accessing MyTurn:  If you do not have access to the internet, you may call 1(833) 422-4255.

California Department of Public Health has stated that masking is no longer required in public settings, but strongly recommended.



Water Main/Service Repairs:

  • The 4” water line that feeds the Clark Park irrigation system has been repaired.
  • A water leak in the 2” service line located in the alley between the 1500 block of Solano Street and Yolo Street.


Staff has been busy cleaning up graffiti at multiple parks this week.

Theater Repairs:

Staff has completed the tile repairs on the exterior of the theater building.

Lennox Field Maintenance:

Field maintenance including aeration and fertilizing of the field has been started by City staff.

Part-Time Public Works Landscape and Maintenance Worker:

The City is currently looking for a part-time Landscape and Maintenance Worker.  This employee would be responsible for performing all landscape maintenance at City buildings and within the Landscape and Lighting Districts.  Applications can be found on the City website.




City Mobile Vending Policy:

Staff is working on the City’s Mobile Vending Policy as directed by the Planning Commission and gathering information to present at the March 15, 2022 Planning Commission meeting.

Residential Use Permit Application:

Staff has received a Use Permit Application to establish a residence in a light industrial zone which will be presented at the March 15, 2022 Planning Commission Meeting.


April 4, 2022 Corning Market:

City Staff is working with the Corning Chamber of Commerce to obtain Vendors for the first Corning Tuesday Night Market to be held on April 4, 2022.

Co-Ed Youth Flag Football League Registration:

Corning Recreation is sponsoring Corning’s first ever Co-Ed Youth Flag Football League.   Registration is now open and can be accessed at  Must be a City resident and the fee is $40.  Please help spread the word.

St. Patrick’s Paint Party:

Corning Recreation will be hosting a Mommy and Me St. Patrick’s Paint Party on March 16th at 5:30 p.m. at the Corning Senior Center.  You can register for the class online at, fee is $30; $15 for an extra child.




In addition to responding to 183 calls for service, a total of 38 officer reports were taken and there were 95 officer-initiated incidents, including 41 traffic stops.  Officers made 8 misdemeanor and 7 felony arrests.  Officers issued 17 citations, of which; 11 were misdemeanors, 3 were infractions, and 3 were parking during the period of February 23, 2022, through March 2, 2022.


Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins.  Other POST on-line training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.

“Focus on being productive instead of busy.”



Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 10 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  6 medicals, 1 mutual aid fire, 1 public service, and 2 investigations.

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora Volunteer Fire Department Call Volumes:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 17 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  9 medicals, 5 fires, 1 traffic collision, 1 public service, and 1 investigation.

Chief’s Message:

Please be water wise.

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