TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: September 24, 2021
Mary Brimm: September 23rd – 30th.
COVID-19 in Tehama County:
Tehama County Health Services Agency Executive Director Jayme Bottke reported there are 31 COVID positive patients in the hospital, and the ICU is full due to a lack of beds. Patients are being cared for in the ER awaiting admission and transfer. There are no beds currently available in our region, all elective surgeries have been cancelled. Emergency and urgent cases are being performed on a case-by-case basis. As stated on the Tehama County Health Services Agency webpage on September 23rd, there have been fourteen (14) deaths due to COVID-19 in the last fourteen (14) days in Tehama County and 812 actual cases. There is a total of 336 active and in isolation, and 30 currently hospitalized. The State of California and Tehama County Public Health recommend all person’s mask indoors despite vaccination status right now due to the high case rates and hospitalizations.
LHI (https://lhi.care/covidtesting) is offering COVID-19 testing Monday through Friday at the Red Bluff Community Center due to high demand. Vaccinations can be scheduled at https://myturn.ca.gov at any time.
Corning Promise Grant Term Extension:
On September 23rd, City Staff received the below notification from Dawna Holiday-Shchedrov, Ph.D., Director, Corning Promise (Everett Freeman PN) regarding the Recreation and Enrichment Programming:
The Tribe has contracted with the City of Corning to enhance children’s well-being and success by supporting the implementation of a range of diversified recreation, enrichment, and educational programs. The wide array of essential opportunities outside of school are helping improve the community’s childrens’ mental, physical well-being, and learning outcomes and is playing a fundamental role in building a sense of community. These activities support several GPRA indicators, complement the schools’ goals, and are an opportunity for the community’s children to engage in alternative activities when school is not in session. Due to the critical need to maintain community health as a way to improve student outcomes, the Tribe requested and received approval to fund the Recreation & Enrichment Program through June 2022.
Independent Contract Agreement Addendum with Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians:
An Addendum has been approved to amend the “Scope of Work” of the Independent Contract Agreement entered into on January 1, 2021 to expand recreation offerings provided to include a physical fitness component (“Crossfit Program”) of the RESTORE Program. The Contractor has agreed to provide the Crossfit Program as additional services without an increase to the Grant Funds; up to $30,000 of the existing Grant Funds will be applied to support the Program Coordinator’s time and participants facility charges. The Contractor will assume all liabilities and other costs associated with the full Crossfit RESTORE Program implementation.
The Crossfit Program will allow the City’s Recreation Program to engage additional youth in the Crossfit Program supplementary to participation the Tehama County RESTORE Program 18-week intervention model.
Development Impact and User Fee Study:
Revenue Cost Specialists met with Department Heads to review user fees the week of September 13th and will be following up with them on October 5th and 6th.
October 5th Food Truck Tuesday:
The next Food Truck Tuesday is October 5 and we have advertised that we will be holding the Bed Races. Corning Rotary has been generous enough to step up and agree to help with the start and finish lines, but we need racers. As of today, we do not have any teams signed up. ☹
Municipal Services Review (MSR):
Christina Meeds is working with Mark Teague (City’s SB-2 Consultant). Mr. Teague will be at City Hall on September 29th to get started on the City’s MSR. The MSR is the final item to be completed under the SB-2 Grant and is required for any future annexations.
Rural Communities Housing Development Corporation (RCHCD) Project:
Building Official Dan Redding and Planner 1 Chrissy Meeds visited the development site at the corner of Highway 99W and Fig Lane. The Project’s Foreman stated that they are a couple of weeks ahead of schedule and everything is going well. Photographs were taken and have been posted on the Corning Recreation Facebook page.
Recreation Program Continuation:
Christina Meeds has been preparing documentation relating to the continuation of the City’s Recreation Program after the current grant term expires on December 31, 2021.
- Water main leaks discovered in the following areas have been repaired:
- 2100 block of Donnovan Avenue;
- Fripp Avenue; and
- Solano St. in front of Papa Murphy’s; this will require additional work but is operational at this time.
- Sewer blockages reported and unclogged by Public Works were:
- Yolo Street;
- Toomes Avenue; and
- North Street
The restrooms have been painted inside and out and will be open for use this weekend.
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.
In addition to responding to 164 calls for service, a total of 32 officer reports were taken and there were 118 officer-initiated incidents, including 49 traffic stops. Officers made 16 misdemeanor and 2 felony arrests. Officers issued 24 citations, of which; 15 were misdemeanors, 1 was parking, and 8 were an infraction during the period of September 15, 2021 through September 22, 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.
“Success is not final; failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.”
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 24 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 20 medicals, 1 fire, 1 traffic collision, and 2 investigations.
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 26 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 19 medicals, 2 fires, 3 traffic collisions, 1 public service, and 1 investigation.
Take pride in your properties, keep them neat and clean.