TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: November 19, 2021
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER CITY HOLIDAYS:
- November 25th & 26th (Thursday & Friday) Thanksgiving
- December 24th & 27th (Friday and Monday) Christmas
COVID-19 in Tehama County:
Cases of COVID-19 are decreasing in Tehama County and are averaging thirteen (13) per day. Jayme Bottke, Executive Director of the Tehama County Health Services Agency, is cautiously optimistic as other parts of the State are increasing and Tehama County tends to lag behind.
St. Elizabeth Community Hospital is no longer using surge beds.
City Staff applied for reimbursement from FEMA for costs responding to the pandemic. The primary expenses allowed to be reimbursed are PPE, plexiglass, and sanitization costs.
2nd Quarter 2021 Sales Tax Results:
Good news! Sales tax receipts for the 2nd quarter of CY 2021 came in $140,800 higher than anticipated.
State of California Small Community Drought Relief Program:
City Staff submitted a State of California Small Community Drought Relief Program grant application to potentially install new City well(s) and extend the City water system to areas with dry wells. Under the terms of the Grant, $192 million is available statewide on a first-come first-served basis. I received notice that we are in the next layer of review. I will continue to provide updates as they become available.
Community Events/Street Impact:
Corning High Turkey Trot will be on Saturday November 20, 2021. North Street between 1st Street and Marguerite Avenue will be closed beginning at 7am until approximately 11am. They will also be using additional areas surrounding the High School, but additional road closures will not occur.
Leaf Pick Up:
The crew began leaf pick up this week and will continue as time allows. Leaf piles must not have branches, brush or other debris or they will not be removed. Please make sure leaves are not blocking gutters preventing water flow.
Water Main/Service Repairs:
City Staff has fixed two water leaks this week, one in Palm Avenue and one behind Bob’s Tire.
The Conservation Camp Crew Members will continue the annual cleaning of the Cities drainage ditches. They will clear brush and debris from the local streambeds of both Jewett and Burch creeks and the Blackburn Moon Drain.
Planning Commission Meeting:
The Planning Commission approved both Use Permits allowing for beer and wine sales at Yaya’s Tacos and La Hacienda restaurants.
Code Enforcement is starting on the empty store fronts along Solano Street. Letters went out this week for those located on the block between 4th and 5th streets. Staff is preparing letters for the block between 5th and 6th streets to go out next week.
Holiday Dance Classes:
Corning Recreations Holiday Dance classes are completely full, we plan to have recitals on December 22nd; mark your calendars.
In addition to responding to 157 calls for service, a total of 22 officer reports were taken and there were 76 officer-initiated incidents, including 24 traffic stops. Officers made 8 misdemeanor and 1 felony arrests. Officers issued 21 citations, of which; 8 were misdemeanors, 10 were parking, and 3 were infractions during the period of November 10, 2021, through November 17, 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.
“Your success and happiness lie in you.”
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 18 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 14 medicals, 1 mutual aid traffic collision, 2 public service, and 1 gas hazard.
The Orland, Artois, Butte City, and Ord Bend Volunteer Fire Department Call Volumes:
The Orland, Artois, Butte City, and Ord Bend Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 17 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 9 medicals, 2 traffic collisions, 2 fires, 2 public service, 1 hazardous condition, and 1 false alarm.
Chief’s Note: Happy Thanksgiving. Relax and enjoy time with your families.