TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: November 4, 2022
• City Engineer/Public Works Consultant Robin Kampmann: November 8th – November 15th
• Finance Manager Mary Brimm: November 21st – 25th
The City is finalizing the purchase of the parcel located on the northwest corner of Marin and 4th Streets to be converted into a public parking lot. The City Council will consider approval of the Vacant Land Purchase Agreement on November 10th.
HdL 2nd Quarter 2022 Sales Tax Results:
The 2nd Quarter 2022 sales tax revenue is up for fuels/ service stations, business and industry, and the State and County Pools and down for autos and transportation, restaurant and hotels, food and drugs, and buildings and construction. Overall net 2nd Quarter 2022 sales tax came in 3.4% or $32,166 higher than 2nd Quarter 2021. The City budgeted a 5.0% increase to sales tax in FY 2022/2023. Based on two quarters of sales tax receipts we may fall short in meeting budgeted sales tax budget projections of $3,850,000 by approximately $175,000.
Our two largest sales tax generators are projected to be down in FY 2023/2024. Statewide HdL expects fuel and service station revenue to be down 7.7% in FY 2023/24. Autos/Transportation are also expected to be down 3.0% in FY 2023/2024.
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.
Bell Carter Tour:
Bell Carter gave an informative tour to legislator representatives, 3Core and myself on November 2nd to better understand economic drivers in the Corning area.
November 9th: I will be attending a 3CORE CEDS Strategy Meeting.
November 10th: I will be hosting the Sac Valley Division City Manager’s Meeting.
Community Event/Street Impact:
• Corning High Turkey Trot will be on Saturday November 5, 2022. North Street between 1st Street and Marguerite Avenue will be closed beginning at 7am until approximately 11am. They will also be using additional areas surrounding the High School, but additional road closures will not occur.
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.
Water Main/Service Repairs:
• Staff is aware of the water leak on Marguerite Avenue and has been actively trying to locate the exact location of the leak. Once the source is determined staff will continue with the repair.
• Staff has made repairs to 2 service lines this week in the alley on McKinley and the alley on 4th Street.
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.
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; and
• Participation in making a craft.
In addition to responding to 140 calls for service, a total of 29 officer reports were taken and there were 73 officer-initiated incidents, including 30 traffic stops. Officers made 7 misdemeanor arrests and 2 felony arrests. Officers issued 12 citations, of which; 6 were misdemeanors, 1 was a felony, 1 was an infraction, and 4 were parking during the period of October 27, 2022, through November 2, 2022.
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 30 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 21 medicals, 2 traffic collisions, 2 mutual aid fires, 1 investigation, 2 hazardous conditions, 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 22 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 11 medicals, 4 fires, 2 traffic collisions, 3 investigations, and 2 hazardous conditions.
• The rain is good, but the burn ban is not yet lifted.