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Friday Notes October 29, 2021

Posted on October 29, 2021


TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   October 29, 2021

 

CITY MANAGER:

COVID-19 in Tehama County:

According to Tehama County Public Health, St. Elizabeth Community Hospital is still full, but the number of COVID-19 patients is decreasing.  The ICU is still full, and they are still transferring patients to the med surge facility in Shasta County.  Of the 110 verified deaths from COVID-19, 87% were unvaccinated, 3% were partially vaccinated, 6% fully vaccinated, 4% were unknown. COVID-19 infections seem to be plateauing, but not dipping.

Booster doses are available for more and more types of people and for all vaccine types.  Please visit https://myturn.ca.gov/ to schedule an appointment for your first, second, or third dose.  There are same day appointments available.  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/.

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

 

Feral Cat Program:

Staff will be meeting on November 3rd to discuss potential options for the feral cat program. Background research is being conducted in advance of the meeting.

 

Prop 47 Restore Program:

Restore Program stakeholders will be meeting to improve the referral process on November 4th.

 

Meetings:

Northern California Cities’ Self Insurance Fund Meeting:

I attended a long-term planning meeting for NCCSIF on Wednesday October 27th in Rocklin.

 

Tehama County Groundwater Commission Meeting:

I also attended the Tehama County Groundwater Commission Meeting on October 27th. The Groundwater Sustainability Plans are scheduled to be considered for approval in December. More information about the Corning Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan can be found at: https://www.corningsubbasingsp.org/.

 

PLANNING/RECREATION:

PLANNING:

Queen Galleria Project:

ECorp has completed the process of the 3rd party peer review on the ISMND (Initial Study Mitigated Negative Declaration) for the Queen Galleria project and we have scheduled a meeting to go over the comments for November 9th.

 

RECREATION:

Holiday Classes:

We kicked off our Holiday classes on Wednesday evening with a Halloween Mommy and Me Paint night, see attached photo.  We have 3 different holiday dance classes scheduled and all 3 will have recitals on the evening of December 22nd, so mark your calendars.  We will also be offering another mommy and me Christmas paint night, and a Santa’s workshop Christmas Craft class.

 

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 from 1:30pm to approximately 5:30pm for the event between 3rd Street and 6th Street for the safety of the participants.

 

Drainage Ditches:

The Conservation Camp Crew Members have started the annual cleaning of the city’s drainage ditches.  They will clear brush and debris from the local streambeds of both Jewett and Burch creeks and the Blackburn Moon Drain.

 

Vandalism of City Properties:

The Soccer Park sign was tagged again with Graffiti.

 

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 163 calls for service, a total of 18 officer reports were taken and there were 66 officer-initiated incidents, including 16 traffic stops.  Officers made 3 misdemeanor and 2 felony arrests.  Officers issued 16 citations, of which; 3 were misdemeanors, 6 were parking, 6 were infractions and 1 was animal during the period of October 20, 2021, through October 27, 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.

 

“Be epic this week.”

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 20 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  15 medicals, 2 fires, 1 mutual aid fire, and 2 public service.

 

The Orland, Butte City and Bayliss Volunteer Fire Department Call Volumes:

The Orland, Butte City, and  Bayliss Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 25 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  16 medicals, 1 fire, 6 traffic collisions, 1 hazardous condition, and 1 public service.

 

Chief’s Note:

The City burn ban has lifted.  You can get a burn permit at the Fire Hall between 8am and 5pm.

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