Friday Notes October 22, 2021

Posted on October 22, 2021


TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   October 22, 2021

CITY MANAGER:

Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF):

I submitted all required financial reporting to the California Department of Finance for CRF Funds received from the State.  The funds were used as follows:

 

COVID-19 Business Assistance Grants $ 83,715.00
Supplies to aid restaurants in their transition to outdoor dining $   7,949.33
Four months of Online payment fees. In order to encourage compliance with the stay-at-home order and encourage business to continue, the City allowed online payments of water, sewer, and building permits. $   2,880.54
Total: $ 94,544.87

 

Federal Emergency Management Act (FEMA) Requests for Reimbursements:

City Staff began to submit reports for FEMA reimbursements for costs responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The majority of eligible expenses are for personal protective equipment, cleaning/disinfection supplies and costs, and Plexi-glass barriers.

 

COVID-19 in Tehama County:

LHI (https://lhi.care/covidtesting) is offering COVID-19 testing Monday through Friday at the Red Bluff Community Center due to high demand.  Tehama County ranks as the third lowest County vaccinated.  Vaccinations can be scheduled at:  https://myturn.ca.gov/.  More information about vaccinations and vaccine safety can be found at:  https://covid19.ca.gov/vaccines/.

 

Senate Bill 1383 Organics:

Red Bluff City Manager Rick Crabtree, Tehama City Clerk Carolyn Steffan, and I met with Tehama County Solid Waste Management Agency Manager Rachel Ross to review SB 1383 ordinances and policies.  The City will be responsible for enforcement of the Ordinance and the issuance of fines for non-compliance.  The first reading of the Ordinance will be considered at the November 9, 2021 City Council Meeting.

 

Corning Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan (Corning GSP) Meeting:

Robin Kampmann and I met with Staff and provided verbal comments and concerns regarding the proposed Corning GSP.  We will be formulating our comments in writing, which primarily concern proposed projects and funding responsibilities.

 

PLANNING/RECREATION:

PLANNING:

Queen Galleria Project:

ECorp is in the process of doing the 3rd party peer review on the ISMND (Initial Study Mitigated Negative Declaration) for the Queen Galleria Project located on the southwest side of I-5 at South Avenue.

 

RECREATION:

Recreation Classes:

Most of our Fall Recreation classes will be finishing up this next week.  We have put together some Holiday classes to run through the months of November and December and will be having a dance recital evening on December 2nd; more on that to come later.

 

Prop 68 Per Capita Grant:

Staff is starting preparation for submitting the Prop 68 Per Capita Grant ($177,952); this is a non-competitive grant.  Applications are due by the end of 2021.

Funds from this Grant will be utilized, along with the Council allocated Capital Improvement Funding from Measure A in the amount of $59,548 for the following:

  • Woodson Park bathroom renovation ($75,000);
  • Playground replacement equipment at Edith Avenue Park ($42,500); and
  • Reconstruction/replacement of Tennis Courts with addition of Pickle Ball Court at Northside and/or Clark Parks ($120,000).

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Community Event/Street Impact:

  • Treat Street will be on Friday October 29, 2021 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Solano Street will be closed form 1:30pm to approximately 5:30pm for the event between 3rd Street and 6th Street for the safety of the participants.

 

Public Works Staffing:

  • We would like to welcome Favian Castrejon to the Public Works Team! Favian has accepted the Part-time Landscaping and Maintenance position and will be maintaining City properties and the Landscape and Lighting Districts.
  • At this time staff will be holding off on hiring for the two Temporary Public Works Positions approved by Council until next spring when staff can utilize the assistance.

 

Vandalism of City Properties:

  • Miscellaneous locations throughout the Soccer Park have been tagged with Graffiti. Staff has removed the graffiti.
  • The Senior Center was also tagged with Graffiti. Staff is working on matching the building paint color and will be painting over the graffiti in the upcoming days.

 

Water Main/Service Repairs:

A water main leak on Fig Lane adjacent to Clark Park was repaired by City Staff.

 

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 134 calls for service, a total of 12 officer reports were taken and there were 59 officer-initiated incidents, including 14 traffic stops.  Officers made 3 misdemeanor and 2 felony arrests.  Officers issued 5 citations, of which; 2 were misdemeanors, 2 were parking, and 1 was a felony during the period of October 13, 2021, through October 20, 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.

 

“Every day is a second chance.”

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 26 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  23 medicals, 1 fire, and 2 public service.

 

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Department Call Volumes:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 27 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  10 medicals, 13 fires, 3 traffic collisions, and 1 public service.

 

Chief’s Note:

The City burn ban will lift when CALFIRE lifts theirs in the County.  No burning leaves on City streets.

 

Smoke Alarms save lives!!!

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