Friday Notes September 10, 2021

Posted on September 10, 2021



DATE:   September 10, 2021



COVID-19 in Tehama County:

Enloe Hospital Chief Medical Officer, Marcia Nelson M.D., provided an update on current hospital conditions at Enloe.  The video can be watched at

LHI ( will once again be offering COVID testing Monday through Friday at the Red Bluff Community Center due to high demand.  Vaccinations can be scheduled at

Proposition 47 Cohort 2 Restore Program:

The Board of State and Community Corrections stated in a report that our program is performing exemplary.  I am very proud of all project partners.

There will be a meeting in October to discuss which governmental agency within the County is appropriate to be the lead agency for Cohort 3.

Food Truck Tuesday:

Food Truck Tuesday was a success despite the heat.  Hats off to Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds, Public Works, Police and Fire Departments for their efforts in producing another successful event.


September 20th – 24thI will be out of the office on September 20th -24th attending a California Product Stewardship Council Board Meetings and meeting with Legislators.



Food Truck Tuesday:

Food Truck Tuesday went well.  We had 8 Food Trucks, & numerous other vendors.  The Pit Spitting Contest between our two Chief’s was won by Fire Chief Tom Tomlinson, however he was challenged by an attendee who was able to spit further than him.  The Corning Union High School (CUHS) Cheerleaders performed 3 routines.

Thank you to everyone for their support in these events, especially our Public Works Crew they never receive enough recognition, we appreciate you guys.

Recreation Classes:

Fall recreation registration is open.  Kinetics Dance Academy will be teaching 6 different classes here in Corning for the Fall season.  Our Photography Instructor has decided he would like to do an extension of his class and teach a little editing, so we extended his class by half an hour to allow for that.

Status Update on Prop. 68 Grant Application (Parks):

Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds checked the status of the Prop 68 Round 4 Grant and was told there have not been any awards announced yet, most likely the awards will be selected announced later in the Fall.



Community Events:

The Tehama County Health Services Agency is hosting a World Suicide Prevention Day WALK on September 10th, 2021, starting at 6:00pm in front of the Corning City Hall.  All participants will stay on the sidewalks as they walk 0.6 miles in support of suicide prevention in Tehama County.

Stage I – Voluntary Water Conservation Program:

A reminder that the City of Corning is in a Stage I – Volunteer Conservation Program – 15% reduction in normal water usage.  Easy ways to reduce your water usage are:

  • Adjusting your irrigation times to evening and early mornings.
  • Avoid emptying and refilling swimming pools.
  • Fix any leaks in your irrigation systems or private water lines.
  • Wash full loads of clothes.
  • Fix running toilets and install low-flow shower heads.
  • Use shut off valves on hoses when using them and avoid running water.

 West Street School and Olive View Elementary School – Sidewalk Projects:

REY Engineers will be onsite September 10th and 11th completing the topographic survey for both projects.  All residents in that area are being asked to not park in the roadway on the night of September 10th and during the day on September 11th to allow for the survey to be completed more accurately.  All affected residents will receive a notice of the parking restrictions and signs will be posted.

 City Pool:

We wanted to thank the public works staff and pool staff for providing us the opportunity to have our pool open this season.  We were able to provide 2nd grade swim lesson, pool parties, public swim lessons, adult lap swim, water aerobics and open swim this season.  Public works staff is working on winterizing the pool and general upkeep to make sure the pool is ready for next season.




In addition to responding to 157 calls for service, a total of 36 officer reports were taken and there were 35 officer-initiated incidents, including 17 traffic stops.  Officers made 16 misdemeanor and 2 felony arrests.  Officers issued 14 citations, of which; 13 were misdemeanors, and 1 was an infraction during the period of September 1, 2021, through September 8, 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.

“Stay positive work hard, make it happen.”



Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 38 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  28 medicals, 4 fires, 3 public service, 2 traffic collisions, and 1 investigation.

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 22 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  10 medicals, 10 fires, and 2 traffic collisions.

Chief’s Message:

Conserve water and check your smoke alarms.

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