Friday Notes September 15, 2023

Posted on September 13, 2023


Code Enforcement at 800 West Street:

Enforced cleanup of blighted property at 800 West Street is now complete.  The property has returned to compliance due to the owner’s efforts.

Unfortunately, while attending to the code enforcement at 800 West Street our attention was called to the parcel at 1618 Marin Street where a substantial blight violation, junk, refuge, abandoned vehicles, etc. was observed.  Voluntary compliance will be noticed and sought, followed by formal enforcement if necessary.



Crew Work Schedule:

The Public Works Crew has returned to their winter hours of operation (7:00am-3:30pm).  The City’s Meter Reader will remain on his regular schedule (8am-4:30pm).

ROADS CLOSED – Kirkwood Road and Columbia Ave. Bridge Replacement:

The Tehama County Public Works Department has awarded a construction contract to Viking Construction Company to replace the Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue bridges over Jewett Creek.

The replacement of the existing bridges is necessary to ensure continued safe access to the travelling public.  The old bridges will be replaced with wider bridges that meet current standards.  The projects will require Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue to be closed to through traffic at the bridge locations for the duration of the construction.  Access will be maintained to all adjacent properties and detoured routes will be provided.

Construction work and road closures began in late July with a target completion date of December 2023.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.  

Water Leaks:

City staff fixed a couple water leaks in town; one on El Paso Avenue and one in alley at Hoag Street.

Staff is aware of leaks on Donnovan Avenue and Fig Lane.  The leak on Donnovan Avenue is currently being fixed, once that leak is fixed staff will work on Fig Lane.



Grocery Outlet & Dutch Bros:

The City Council approved the lot split for Grocery Outlet and Dutch Bros., so Staff is processing the final Map for recordation.



September 21st – 25th Circus:

The Circus Royal Spectacular will be in town from September 21-25 at 1099 Highway 99W.  Showtimes are September 21st at 7:30pm, September 22nd at 7:30pm, September 23rd at 5:30 & 7:30pm, September 24th 5:30 & 7:30pm, and September 25th at 7:30pm.

October 3rd Tuesday Night Market:

The next market (last market of the year) is scheduled for October 3rd, at which the bed races will be held.  If you want to participate in the races, contact the Corning Chamber of Commerce at, or call at 530-824-5550 to obtain and fill out your application.

October 7th Olive Festival:

Corning Recreation will be participating in the Olive Festival and will be doing crafts at our booth so look for us.  Our “Olive Pit Spitting Contest” will take place at 1:00pm and will be located adjacent to the band location.  If you have ever wondered how far you can “spit a pit” come, take part in this contest.

Fall Recreation Classes:

Fall classes are in full swing, and we just opened another round of dance and tumbling.  We are consistently looking for instructors to teach classes so if you or you know someone that likes to teach youth, please send them our way.

Paint Parties:

We have some fun Paint Parties planned so keep an eye on our Facebook page for registration to open for those.

Rodgers Theater Rental:

If you are interested in renting Rodgers Theater for an event taking place after January 1, 2024, you can contact the City at for details.  Events taking place prior to January 1, 2024 must be scheduled through the Corning Community Foundation.




In addition to responding to 139calls for service, there were 110 officer-initiated incidents, including 39 traffic stops, and a total of 16 officer reports taken.  Officers made 5 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 17 citations: 9 were infractions, 4 were misdemeanors, and 4 were parking during the period of September 7, 2023 through September 13, 2023.


During the period of September 7, 2023 through September 13, 2023 our Dispatch Center received 263 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 34 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.


Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins.  Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career.  I’ve lost almost 300 games.  Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to make the game-winning shot and missed.  I’ve failed over and over again in my life.  And that is why I succeed.” —Michael Jordan



Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 17 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  11 medicals, 1 fire, 1 mutual aid fire, 3 public service, and 1 investigation.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 12 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  9 medicals, and 3 fires.

Chief’s Message:

  • Please be sure your address or apartment number is highly visible in case of an emergency.
  • The burn ban is still in effect, wait until there is a substantial rain event and check with the Fire Department before burning.
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