TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: October 14, 2022
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.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM INCOME:
There is an option to utilize remaining Community Development Block Grant Program Income funds for capital improvement projects. Staff are reviewing the best options to utilize the funds within program guidelines to make a recommendation to City Council.
CDBG CV 2 and 3 CORONAVIRUS ROUND 2 AND 3:
A Special meeting will be held on Monday October 17th for the City Council to consider expanding the use of funds for both utility payment and rental assistance. A significant amount of funds will be returned to the State if we do not expand the Program.
COMPENSATION FOR DOWNTOWN CORNING BUSINESSES:
A Special meeting will be held on Monday October 17th for the City Council to consider providing some funding to downtown Corning businesses due to the extended closure of Solano St.
FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACT REIMBURSEMENT:
We received our first reimbursement for COVID-related expenditures in the amount of $11,119.26. We should be receiving a second reimbursement in the amount of $12,658 shortly.
BARGAINING UNIT NEGOTATIONS:
Negotiations with all four bargaining units will begin October 18th.
MEETING WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS:
Mayor Robert Snow and Councilmember Valerio will be meeting with School Board Members and their respective Superintendents for what will be a quarterly meeting on October 18th. The purpose of the meeting is to keep each other apprised and improve interrelationships.
OTHER UPCOMING MEETINGS:
• Monday, October 17th: The Pre-Bid Walk for the demolition of the entire block for the Proposition 68 Recreation Center and City Plaza Project.
• Tuesday, October 18th: A quarterly meeting with 3CORE and a CalRecycle inspection will be conducted. I will also attend a Proposition 47 Restore Meeting.
• Thursday, October 20th: A Northern California Cities Self Insurance Fund meeting; and I will also be meeting with the Soccer League.
• Friday, October 21st: I will be meeting with HdL (Hinderliter de Llamas & Associates) regarding second quarter 2022 sales tax results.
Upcoming Public Works Staff Vacations:
• City Public Works/Engineering Consultant Robin Kampmann will be on vacation Wednesday, October 12th, she will be returning on Monday, October 17th.
Solano Street Improvement Project:
The striping of Solano Street has been completed and the Street was opened late afternoon on Wednesday, October 12th.
The Public Works Crew is stretched pretty thin, in addition to their normally scheduled tasks, they are currently responding to numerous water leaks throughout the City; specifically at the following locations:
• 1964 Elizabeth Ave.
• 1273 West Street;
• Ascolano Court;
• Marguerite at Solano St.; and
• Cassandra Circle.
Public Works Secretary Recruitment:
Interviews will be held October 17th.
Parking Lot Lights at Lennox Fields:
Staff have contacted an electrician and repairs will be made when their schedule allows.
Municipal Services Review:
Staff has received the final draft of the Municipal Services Review (MSR). The Planning Commission will be reviewing the document next week at the meeting on October 18th. It will be presented to the City Council at the October 25th meeting for review. Mark Teague of Place works will be giving a short presentation via zoom at both meetings.
AAA Truck Wash Use Permit 2022-307:
Use Permit 2022-307 will be introduced at next Tuesday’s Planning Commission meeting. If approved, the proposed Use Permit will allow the owners of AAA Truck Wash to establish a vehicle tire and oil change within the existing building.
Fall Recreation Programs:
Fall Recreation is off to a good start, we have a bunch of full classes which is wonderful to see. Our dance/gymnastics instructor is injured, we wish her the best on her recovery. Kinetics is working with us to fill this void.
We are offering a mommy and me Halloween paint party that will be held at the Corning Senior Center on October 28th at 5:30pm.
Youth Basketball registration opens next week. We have a few elementary schools that will be allowing us to drop off flyers for the kids to take home, we appreciate them allowing us to do this as sometimes it is difficult to reach youth and parents if they do not have social media. We are very excited to have the opportunity to bring “Youth Basketball” back to the kids in our community.
In addition to responding to 146 calls for service, a total of 20 officer reports were taken and there were 103 officer-initiated incidents, including 35 traffic stops. Officers made 10 misdemeanor arrests. Officers issued 17 citations, of which; 12 were misdemeanors, 2 were infractions, and 3 were parking during the period of October 6, 2022, through October 12, 2022.
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 28 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 20 medicals, 4 mutual aid fires, 1 traffic collision, 1 mutual aid fire, 1 investigation, 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 10 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 6 medicals, 2 fires, and 2 investigations.
Next week is National Fire Prevention Week. This year’s slogan is “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape.” Please check your smoke alarms and practice 2 safe escapes from your home with the whole family. Also, establish a safe meeting place to come together if you get separated in a fire.