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Friday September 16, 2022

Posted on September 16, 2022


TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   September 16, 2022

 

CITY MANAGER:

Awning Grant Program:

The Awning Grant Program application will be live on the City website today.  Applications will begin to be accepted on October 1st.  The application will be available in Spanish and English.

Fee Study:

City Staff are finalizing the Fee Study with Revenue Cost Specialists to present to the City Council.  Revenue Cost Specialists analyzed the current City cost to provide services that impose a specific benefit granted to the payor that is not provided to those not charged.  For example, Building Permits.  Fees can also be assessed for the reasonable regulatory costs to a local government for licenses and permits, etc.  The fee cannot be more than necessary to cover the reasonable cost of the service.  Many of our fees have not been increased in more than fifteen years.  The cost of inflation alone would warrant their increase.  It is important to recognize that if funding is not covered 100% by the fees, it is then subsidized by the General Fund preventing those funds from being used to fund other City services (i.e., Police, Fire, Roads, Recreation, etc.) that are important to residents.  The City Council will have the opportunity to adjust the fees proposed where they see fit.

Upcoming Meetings:

September 22, 2022:  There will be a Northern California Cities’ Self Insurance Fund Executive and Claims Committee meeting.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Solano Street Improvement Project:

The Solano Street Improvement Project has started again at the 5th Street and 6th Street intersections.  Solano Street will be closed to thru traffic between 3rd Street and West Street until September 23rd.  Local business on Solano Street and the adjacent cross streets are open for business.  Please be considerate of the limited parking spaces in the area and leave those spaces for the downtown business customers if possible.

Water Leaks:

City Staff is continuing to repair multiple water leaks throughout the City as they are discovered.

Vandalism of City Properties:

  • The restrooms at the Skate Park were vandalized this week. Staff has completed the cleaning off/removal of the graffiti.

 

PLANNING:

September 20th Planning Commission:

Staff will be presenting three items which are:

  • An Ordinance associated with SB 9, a new State Law to increase housing;
  • Staff has been working on amending the CH-CDBZ (CH = Highway Service Commercial District), (CBDZ = Corning Business Development Zone) Zoning District and removing the CH completely to allow for added commercial type property to develop along the HWY 99W corridor; and
  • A Use Permit for Adriana Valdovinos to open a Food Truck in the Liquor Warehouse parking lot.

 

RECREATION:

Fall Class Registration:

Corning Recreation Fall Class Registration is open, classes start the week of October 10th.  All of the dance classes will end with a Holiday Dance Recital on December 7th.

Youth Basketball Program Update:

Staff has taken another step towards completing a youth Basketball program, A facilities Use Form has been sent in along with insurance and we are eagerly awaiting a reply.

Public Art Program:

The Public Art Program that has been recently approved was sent out to the Corning Union High School Art Department and will be live on the website on Friday.

Scholastic Literacy Partnership Program:

Corning Recreation was recently approved with the Scholastic Literacy Partnership Program and can now order books for our “Little Readers Program” at a reduced rate.

Corning Recreation’s Holiday Line-Up:

Corning Recreation’s holiday line up is looking very exciting.  The Line-up currently includes the following:

  • We are hoping to have a surprise for everyone at Trick or Treat Street this year;
  • Three (3) “Mommy and Me” holiday paint nights in the works;
  • We are planning a “Letters from Santa” Program;
  • We are working on a Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus Program;
  • A Christmas Craft Class; and
  • The Holiday Dance recital is scheduled for December 7th.

Stay tuned for all the details.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 127 calls for service, a total of 26 officer reports were taken and there were 102 officer-initiated incidents, including 28 traffic stops.  Officers made 6 misdemeanor and 5 felony arrests.  Officers issued 19 citations, of which; 8 were misdemeanors, 5 were infractions, 1 felony, and 5 were parking during the period of September 8, 2022, through September 14, 2022.

Training:

Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins.  Other POST on-line training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 32 calls for service last week, they were: 24 medicals, 1 fire, 1 mutual aid fire, 1 mutual aid traffic collision, 2 investigations, and 3 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: 10 medicals, 2 traffic collisions, 3 fires, 1 investigation, and 1 public service.

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