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Friday Notes November 5, 2021

Posted on November 8, 2021


TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   November 5, 2021

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER CITY HOLIDAYS:

  • November 12th (Friday) Veterans Day Holiday for City Employees
  • November 25th & 26th (Thursday & Friday) Thanksgiving
  • December 24th & 27th (Friday and Monday) Christmas

 

VACATIONS: 

  • November 9th – 16th:  Robin Kampmann, City Engineer/Public Works Consultant

 

CITY MANAGER:

COVID-19 in Tehama County:

Booster doses are available for more and more types of people and for all vaccine types.  All City employees are eligible for a booster dose.  Please visit https://myturn.ca.gov/ to schedule an appointment for your first, second, or booster dose.  There are same day appointments available in Corning.  Tehama County ranks as the third lowest county vaccinated.  More information about vaccinations and vaccine safety can be found at: https://covid19.ca.gov/vaccines/.

Vaccines are now approved under emergency use for youth ages 5-11.  You should soon be able to schedule a vaccination at https://myturn.ca.gov/.

LHI (https://lhi.care/covidtesting) is offering COVID-19 testing Monday through Friday at the Red Bluff Community Center due to high demand.

 

Northern California Cities’ Self Insurance Fund (NCCSIF) Meeting:

I attended a long-term planning and Board meeting for NCCSIF on Wednesday October 27th in Rocklin.  During the meeting the Board decided on long-term strategies to improve the liability, property, and workers compensation insurance pools.  The number of cyber claims is increasing industry-wide and it is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain cyber coverage.  There will be a NCCSIF Claims Committee meeting on November 9th.

 

Feral Cat Program:

Staff met to discuss options for the Feral Cat Program.  Further research and a survey to residents will be conducted prior to being presented to City Council.

 

Prop 47 Restore Program:

Restore Program stakeholders, including the District Attorney’s office, will be meeting to improve the referral process on November 4th.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Community Event/Street Impact:

Veteran’s Day Parade:

  • David Blanchard VFW Post 4218 will be hosting the annual Veterans Day Parade on Thursday, November 11th beginning at Corning City Hall at 11:00am. The procession will end at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall at the corner of Solano Street and Houghton Avenue. Solano Street closure will begin approximately 10:30am to prepare for the parade and will re-open once the parade has finished.

 

Drainage Ditches:

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.

 

Leaf Pick Up:

Public Works Staff anticipates starting the leaf pick up program mid-November.  Until then please do not pile your leaves in the roadway as we are anticipating rain and need to keep the gutters and storm drains clear.

 

Voluntary Water Conservation Program:

Although the weather is cooling off and fall is feeling more apparent, we still have not received measurable amounts of rain.  Please continue to do your part in conserving water.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 154 calls for service, a total of 29 officer reports were taken and there were 97 officer-initiated incidents, including 43 traffic stops.  Officers made 12 misdemeanor and 1 felony arrests.  Officers issued 29 citations, of which; 12 were misdemeanors, 5 were parking, and 12 were infractions during the period of October 27, 2021, through November 3, 2021.

 

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.

 

“You are the greatest project you will ever work on.”

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 25 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  21 medicals, 2 fires, 1 traffic collision, and 1 public service.

 

The Orland, Capay, and Bayliss Volunteer Fire Department Call Volumes:

The Orland, Capay, and  Bayliss Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 20 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  13 medicals and 7 traffic collisions.

 

Chief’s Note:

  • The Department will be beginning their Christmas Basket Program ticket sales soon.
  • Please have working smoke detectors in your residence – they save lives!!!
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