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Friday November 11, 2022

Posted on November 10, 2022


TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: November 11, 2022
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HOLIDAYS:
• Friday, November 11th: City Hall, City’s Finance Department, and the City’s Public Works Corporation Yard will be closed for the Veterans Day Holiday.

• Thursday and Friday, November 24th and 25th: City Hall, City’s Finance Department, and the City’s Public Works Corporation Yard will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

VACTIONS:
• November 8th – 15th: City Engineer/Public Works Consultant Robin Kampmann:
• November 21st – 25th: Planner II/Recreation Coordinator Christina Meeds:

CITY MANAGER:

Bargaining Unit Negotiations:
City Negotiator Greg Einhorn, Administrative Services Manager Lisa Linnet, and I met with all four bargaining units on November 1st. We are scheduled to meet again November 14th.

Compensation to Solano Street Businesses for Extended Road Closure:
Sixteen businesses qualified for $3,000 in assistance as a result of the extended road closure. A Notice was sent to the businesses along with an Agreement to return to the City by December 16th. Finance staff need to issue the checks by the end of the calendar year.

Upcoming Meetings:

November 15th – 18th : I will be attending the California Public Employers Labor Relations Association Conference.

PUBLIC WORKS:

Leaf Pick Up:
Public Works Staff anticipates starting the leaf pick up program mid-November. Until then please do not pile your leaves in the roadway as we are anticipating rain and need to keep the gutters and storm drains clear.

RECREATION:

Basketball Registration:
Youth Basketball registration is open Please help us spread the word. We are very excited to have the opportunity to bring Youth Basketball back to the kids in our community.

Public Art Program:
The City has received three (3) of signed Public Artist Agreements back along with approved paint. These Artists have been given the go ahead to start their projects.

Breakfast with Santa Program:
Please spread the word about the “Breakfast with Santa Program”. The Program takes place on December 10th with limited registration available, costs $10 per person and you receive the following:
Breakfast with Santa; A story read by Mrs. Claus;
One free book per person; Participation in making a craft.

Jr. Giants Baseball/Softball Program:
Corning Recreation is looking for an Instructor to run a new summer program, the Jr. Giants Baseball/Softball Program. The City is looking forward to bringing this League back to our City. The Program provides boys and girls within the Community an opportunity to participate, regardless of whether they have played a sport in the past, feel they are not good enough to play, or family financial limitations. This Program is free for all youth and all equipment and uniforms are given to the kids with no obligation. This League will not interfere with any other Corning sport leagues as the season falls in the middle of all other League activities and runs from June to August.
PLANNING:

Laurel Irrigation Project:
The Laurel Irrigation Project has hit a snag with California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). There is a meeting scheduled with CDFW on Monday, November14th at the site to try to find a solution; stay tuned.

November 15th Planning Commission Meeting:
Use Permit 2022-309 from Mr. Katar Singh will be presented at next week’s Planning Commission Meeting. Mr. Singh proposes to establish a commercial kitchen serving “ To-go Orders” only within his established business, the Liquor Warehouse, located at 3070 HWY 99W.

Happy Veterans Day, thank you to all who have served and continue to serve.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:
In addition to responding to 142 calls for service, a total of 22 officer reports were taken and there were 67 officer-initiated incidents, including 9 traffic stops. Officers made 4 misdemeanor arrests and 4 felony arrests. Officers issued 14 citations, of which; 6 were misdemeanors, 1 was a felony, 2 were infractions, and 5 were parking during the period of November 3, 2022, through November 9, 2022.

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 15 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 13 medicals and 2 public service.

The Glenn County Volunteer Fire Departments Call Volumes:
The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to 20 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 8 medicals, 2 fires, 6 traffic collisions, 2 investigations, and 2 hazardous situations.

Chiefs Messages:
• Ticket sales for the Volunteers Christmas Basket Program has begun, we will be coming door to door in the evenings asking for donations.

• Celebrate Veteran’s Day by thanking a Vet for their service.

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