TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: September 30, 2022
Building Official Recruitment:
The City will begin recruitment for a new Building Official with a tentative closing date of December 2nd at 5:00 PM.
North Side Park Pickleball and Indoor Style Soccer:
The pickleball gears on two of the courts are already damaged from being put up and down, so the nightly removal of the nets cannot continue. The City Council provided direction to Staff to look into the costs of installing a new 6’ tall fence around the existing basketball court at Northside Park. The soccer players could then utilize this court, which also has lighting, instead of the tennis/pickleball courts. To accommodate those that utilize the basketball courts in the evening hours under the lights, Staff would recommend installing new solar lights at the basketball courts at Community Park (Skate Park). This will allow for these courts that are not currently used in the evening due to no light to be usable. I spoke with three of the basketball players at Northside Park to make sure they were okay with the option proposed. The teens liked the idea of playing at the newer Park and seemed excited that the City may be willing to install lights on the basketball courts there. They asked that the backboards be changed out to be similar in function to the ones at Northside Park. Apparently, the backboards at the Skate Park are “two bouncy”. I agreed that this is definitely something the City could do to try to mediate between all the park users. I let them know I would be out again on another night so that I could hopefully also talk with the soccer players; they were not there at the time.
When the new Recreation Center is built, time will be designated for indoor soccer and basketball. At that point they will have a beautiful facility for their use.
Prop 68 Park Development and Community Revitalization (Recreation Center and City Plaza Project):
The City Council approved the Bid Specifications to demolish the entire City block between 3rd and 4th Streets, and Solano and Marin Streets.
Public Works Staff Vacations:
- Public Works/City Engineer Consultant, Robin Kampmann, will be at a conference the week of September 25th thru October 1st.
Laurel Ag & Water Initial Study Mitigated Negative Declaration:
The Laurel Ag & Water Initial Study Mitigated Negative Declaration has begun the circulation process. The 30-day process started September 28th and will continue until October 27th. There is a copy on our website and a copy at the front counter of City Hall.
New Benches at Clark Park:
Public Works has installed 3 new 6-foot benches within the fenced in play area at Clark Park.
Corning Recreation will have a booth at the Tuesday Night Market and will be doing a Halloween craft on Tuesday night. At the Olive Festival on Saturday, we will be doing some olive crafts.
Staff and Noah Zoppi have secured the gymnasium at Maywood school for the Youth Basketball Program. Staff will be working with the Corning High School Staff to employ students to referee and possibly coach. We will also be looking for volunteers.
Tuesday Night Market:
The last Tuesday Night Market is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Due to road construction, Staff is preparing to shift the event east towards Third Street. At this event, the historical “Corning does it bedder, Bed Races” will be brought back. The race will take place on Third Street, from Solano Street to Marin Street. This will be a fun event and we hope to see everyone there. The locations of Vendors will be as follows:
- Food Vendors will line up on Solano Street between Third and Fourth Streets;
- Artesian Vendors will be placed on the empty lot that faces Third Street by the old Ford Dealership at the corner of Third and Solano Street;
- A live Band will be set up in the Transportation Center Parking Lot;
- The Beer and Wine Garden will be open at Rodger’s Theater; and
- The big pop-up tent with tables will be placed at the intersection of Fourth and Solano Streets.
In addition to responding to 127 calls for service, a total of 21 officer reports were taken and there were 83 officer-initiated incidents, including 19 traffic stops. Officers made 6 misdemeanor and 7 felony arrests. Officers issued 12 citations, of which; 7 were misdemeanor, 1 felony, and 2 were parking during the period of September 22, 2022, through September 28, 2022.
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 21 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 14 medicals, 3 fires, 1 traffic collision, 1 mutual aid fire, 1 investigation, and 1 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 19 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 11 medicals, 3 traffic collisions, 1 fire, 3 public service, and 1 hazardous condition.
- The Burn Ban is still in effect in the City, hope for rain.
- Please make sure your smoke alarms are working, they do save lives.