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Friday November 18, 2022

Posted on November 16, 2022


TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: November 18, 2022
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HOLIDAYS:

• 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 21st – November 25th: Planner II/Recreation Coordinator Christina Meeds
• November 23rd – November 25th: City Engineer/Public Works Consultant Robin Kampmann.

CITY MANAGER:

Bargaining Unit Negotiations:
City Negotiator Greg Einhorn, Administrative Services Manager Lisa Linnet, and I met with all four bargaining units on November 14th. We are scheduled to meet again Monday, November 28th.

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 am attending the California Public Employers Labor Relations Association Conference.

PUBLIC WORKS:

Leaf Pick Up:
The Crew will begin leaf pickup as time allows. Leaf piles must not have branches, brush, or other debris or they will not be removed. Please make sure leaves are not blocking gutters preventing water flow.

Water Main/Service Repairs:
City Staff has located and fixed the water service leak on Marguerite Avenue.

Drainage Ditches:
The Conservation Camp Crew Members have started the annual cleaning of the Cities drainage ditches. The will clear brush and debris from the local streambeds of both Jewett and Burch Creeks and the Blackburn Moon Drain.

RECREATION:

Breakfast with Santa Program:
The registration for the “Breakfast with Santa Program” has ended. There are over 50 kids that will be having breakfast with Santa. We are so excited to have this Program and plan to continue to grow it in the future.

Jr. Giants Baseball/Softball Program:
Corning Recreation is looking for an Instructor to run a new summer 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:

November 15th Planning Commission Meeting:
At the November 15 Planning Commission meeting the Commission approved Use Permit 2022-309 submitted by Kartar Singh. This Permit allows the establishment of a commercial kitchen to prepare Indian food for a “To-Go Orders Only” business located within his established business, the Liquor Warehouse, located at 3070 Highway 99W.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:
In addition to responding to 140 calls for service, a total of 23 officer reports were taken and there were 80 officer-initiated incidents, including 26 traffic stops. Officers made 8 misdemeanor arrests and 3 felony arrests. Officers issued 10 citations, of which; 8 were misdemeanors, 1 was an infraction during the period of November 10, 2022, through November 16, 2022.

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 22 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 14 medicals, 3 fires, 1 traffic collision, and 4 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 17 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 4 medicals, 11 fires, 1 traffic collision, and 1 public service.

Chiefs Messages:
• Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving, be careful if you are deep frying your Turkey.

• Things are beginning to dry out again, hope for rain.

• Keep an eye on your permitted fires.

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