Friday Notes May 6, 2022

Posted on May 5, 2022



DATE:   May 6, 2022



Capital Improvement Plan:

The FY 2022/2023 Capital Improvement Plan will be presented to the City Council at the May 10th City Council meeting.

FY 2022/2023 Budget Preparation:

The FY 2022/2023 Budget is being prepared along with a 3-5 year budget projection.

Fee Study:

Staff will be meeting with Revenue Cost Specialists to review and finalize items in the fee study to present to the City Council in the July timeframe.

Dry Wells Discussion:

I will be meeting with the County Administrator and Red Bluff City Manager to prepare for how residents with dry wells access water this summer.


Airport Use:

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is currently conducting aerial surveys of ground water basins with a large loop-antennae tethered below a helicopter in the north state.  They are utilizing the Corning Airport for landing and fueling operations off and on this week.  The survey will be flown in grid patterns as low as 100’ above the ground to the tethered antennae.

More information of the study and an associated video is provided in the link below:

Airborne Electromagnetic (AEM) Surveys (


Water Usage Outside City Limits:

In April, we have provided 9,795 gallons of water to County residents that have dry wells.  This amount has been stayed consistent since January.  Currently the City has 33 County residents that are located within 5 miles of City Hall that are approved to purchase City Water.  We have not had any new residents sign up since October.  Of these 33 County residents, 7 purchased water in April, consistent with previous months.  The average customer is purchasing 1,399 gallons of water per month.




Flag Football Signups:

Corning Flag Football signups have closed.  The first session will have 56 boys and girls from our community participating.

May 3rd Corning Tuesday Evening Market:

The second Tuesday Market was held on Tuesday May 3rd.  There were over 50 vendors with a steady stream of patrons visiting the market throughout the evening.  We had great attendance from Orland Raceway Track with 11 Race cars, Safety Crew, Track officials and race car drivers allowing the kids to sit in and on the cars, etc.  We had lots of gardeners in attendance with an abundance amount flowers, fruits and vegetables.  It was a very nice and relaxing evening.  Now we are on a short break until the next Market which will take place on September 6th.   We are in hopes of having a chili cook off at this event.

June 11th Weekend Holistic Playground Paint Party at Clark Park:

The Holistic Playground Paint Party at Clark Park is scheduled for the weekend of June 11th, more details to come soon.

Children’s Park Equipment Installation:

Public Works Assistant Director Steve Lindeman and Recreation Coordinator Christina Meeds held a Pre-Construction Meeting with Kompan Commercial Playground Equipment.  They discussed on the timeline for receiving and installing the playground equipment at Children’s Park.  Everything is prepped and ready for the new play structure; we have been informed we should expect delivery in approximately 2 weeks.




In addition to responding to 126 calls for service, a total of 20 officer reports were taken and there were 92 officer-initiated incidents, including 53 traffic stops.  Officers made 9 misdemeanor and 3 felony arrests.  Officers issued 17 citations, of which; 8 were misdemeanors, 6 were infractions and 3 were parking during the period of April 28, 2022, through May 4, 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.

“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.”



Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 17 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  15 medicals, and 2 fires.

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Butte City, Bayless, Glenn Codora  Volunteer Fire Department Call Volumes:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayless, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 28 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  15 medicals, 6 fires, 4 traffic collisions, 1 public service, and 2 investigations.

Chief’s Message:

Fire season is already upon us, please mow dry grass early and be careful.  Be water wise.

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