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Friday October 28, 2022

Posted on October 27, 2022


TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: October 28, 2022
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CITY MANAGER:
FEE Study:
Revenue Cost Specialists (RCS) will present the fee study at the November 22nd City Council meeting. RCS will present the cost of providing services that do not benefit the general public. Current fees have not been increased in many years and there has been no annual adjustment due to inflation. I anticipate some of the proposed fees will be adjusted downward from what is proposed. That being said, if the fees are not adjusted whatsoever, they will continue to be subsidized by the General Fund. This means there will be less funding for general city purposes, such as to support street maintenance, additional staffing, equipment replacement, strategic planning goals etc.

COMPENSATION FOR SOLANO STREET BUSINESSES:
Staff will be contacting Solano Street Businesses impacted by the road closure in the areas of Solano Street from 3rd to 6th streets and on side streets to the alleyways this week. Businesses that are open at least twenty hours per week are eligible for $3,000 in compensation.

PUBLIC WORKS:
Community Event/Street Impact:
• Treat Street will be on Monday October 31, 2022 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Solano Street will be closed form 1:30pm to approximately 5:30pm for the event between 3rd Street and 6th Street for the safety of the participants

Pickleball Courts:
The damaged pickleball net cranks have been replaced. Please use caution and don’t overtighten the nets.

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, we need to keep the gutters and storm drains clear if we do receive any rain.

PLANNING:
Lodi Ag & Water:
The comment period for Lodi Ag and Water’s Environmental Document ends on Thursday October 27th.

RECREATION:
Public Art Program:
The City Council has chosen the artists for the Public Art Program, the winners are as follows:
• Phillip Moller is painting “California Poppies” on the box at Hwy. 99W & South Avenue.
• Abdiel Campillo is painting “Low rider cars” on the box at Hwy. 99W & Solano Street.
• Whitney Manning is painting “Mental Health Awareness” on the box at Solano Street & Toomes Avenue.
• Ruth Myhre is “Old Maywood Hotel” painting on the box at Solano & 6th Streets.
• Caidee Johnson is painting “Olive trees with a Cardinal” on the box at Solano Street & Marguerite Avenue.
Congratulations to all.

Youth Basketball:
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.

City Hall Favorite Pumpkin Contest:
Don’t forget to stop by City Hall on Monday, October 31st and vote for your favorite decorated pumpkin during Treat Street.

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

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:
In addition to responding to 157 calls for service, a total of 23 officer reports were taken and there were 90 officer-initiated incidents, including 24 traffic stops. Officers made 5 misdemeanor arrests and 6 felony arrests. Officers issued 21 citations, of which; 10 were misdemeanors, 4 were infractions, 6 were parking, and 1 animal during the period of October 20, 2022, through October 26, 2022.

FIRE DEPARTMENT:
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 19 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 15 medicals, 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 28 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 9 medicals, 7 fires, 1 vehicle fire, 8 traffic collisions, 2 investigations, and 1 hazardous condition.

Chiefs Messages:
• Have a safe and fun Halloween!
• Other than permitted agricultural burns, the burn ban is still in effect in Corning and the County.

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