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Friday September 2, 2022

Posted on September 1, 2022


TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: September 2, 2022

HOLIDAYS:
September 5th: Labor Day Holiday, City Hall and Corporation Yard will be closed.

CITY MANAGER:

Tehama County COVID-19 Micro Business Assistance Grant:
CalOSBA has allocated $82,382 to assist qualified microbusinesses in Tehama County that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with grants in the amount of $2,500 to each eligible microbusinesses that is selected. To find out more information and to apply please visit: www.tehamabusinessresourcehub.org.

Public Works Secretary Recruitment:
The City is recruiting for a Public Works Secretary. Applications are due by September 23rd at 5:00 PM. Applications can be found at: https://www.corning.org/job-opportunities/.

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:

The City is aware of multiple water leaks throughout the city and staff is working as quickly as possible to make the repairs. The increase in leaks is associated with the water system being over pressurized this last weekend causing older lines to fail.

City Well Update:

We currently have one of our smaller producing City wells offline due to lack of water. The pump is set at a level that is significantly higher than the ultimate depth of the well casing and the measured water level. Lowering the pump is achievable. A contractor has been contacted and work is scheduled the 3rd week of September. City Staff is regularly monitoring the water level at all City wells. Even though the levels are lower than normal there are no significant concerns at this time.

Water Usage Outside City Limits:

In August, we have provided 26,179 gallons of water to County residents that have dry wells. This amount has increased by approximately 12,000 gallons from June. Currently the City has 41 County residents that are located within 5 miles of City Hall that are approved to purchase City Water. This is an increase of 8 new residents signing up since June. Of these 41 County residents, 10 purchased water in August, an increase from previous months with most coming at least three days per week to collect water. The average customer is purchasing 2,618 gallons of water per month.

RECREATION:

Corning Tuesday Night Market:
The September Tuesday Night Market is being cancelled due to the construction on Solano Street, currently we are planning a fun October 4th Tuesday Night Market.

Parks:

Red Cinder Sand was laid at the Volleyball Court at Northside Park on Wednesday. Public Works will be installing a volleyball net next. Thank you to the crew for all their hard work.
The Proposition 68, Per Capita signs have been installed at all three parks (Children’s Park, Northside Park- Pickleball Courts, and Clark Park Playground). Staff will be meeting with a representative of the grant program on Friday to complete the final inspections on the parks. This is required for reimbursement of the Per Capita Grant Funds.

Fall Classes:
Fall classes will begin in October and run through the week before Thanksgiving. We have some fun specialty classes planned for the month of December.

PLANNING:

Magnolia Meadows:
C.H.I.P. is planning to start marketing the Magnolia Meadows Subdivision, we do not expect any building to take place before the beginning of the year.

Laurel Irrigation:

Staff received a draft Initial Study Mitigated Negative Declaration on the Laurel Irrigation Expansion project. Staff internally provided comments to Diaz and Associates.
Red Cinder Sand was laid at the Volleyball Court at Northside Park on Wednesday, Public Works will be installing a volleyball net next. Thank you to the crew for all their hard work.

The Prop 68, Per Capita signs have been installed at all three parks (Children’s Park, Northside Park- Pickleball Courts, and Clark Park Playground) and staff will be meeting with Lydia from the State of California on Friday to do the final inspections on the parks for reimbursement of the Per Capita Grant Funds.

Queen Olive Galleria:

Staff met with CalTrans and the Queen Olive Galleria environmental consultants. It is clear that CalTrans will require the wet utilities to be bored and jacked.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol: In addition to responding to 191 calls for service, a total of 38 officer reports were taken and there were 110 officer-initiated incidents, including 38 traffic stops. Officers made 10 misdemeanor and 5 felony arrests. Officers issued 15 citations, of which; 9 were misdemeanors, 4 were infractions and 2 were parking during the period of August 23, 2022, through August 30, 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.
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 21 calls for service last week, they were: 16 medicals, 1 fire, 1 mutual aid fire and 3 public service.
The Glenn County Volunteer Fire Departments Call Volumes:
The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Ord Bend, Glenn Codora and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments responded to 15 calls for service last week, they were: 6 medicals, 3 fires, 1 traffic collision, 2 public service and 3 investigations.

Chief’s Message:

A heat wave is back, be careful with physical activity and stay hydrated!!

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