News

CITY MANAGER:

New Assistant Finance Director:

I would like to welcome Khrystie Shoemaker as the new Assistant Finance Director for the City of Corning.  Khrystie started on Sunday, April 14, 2024 with her first work day being Monday, April 15th.

Recreation Center and City Plaza Design:

We are expecting the Recreation Center and City Plaza Design to be completed with plans to be submitted to the Building Department by the end of the week.

Meetings:

  • Monday, April 15th:  Fiscal year 2024/25 budget meetings with department heads were held.  We will continue to work through the budget process.
  • Tuesday, April 16th:  A Joint meeting of the City Council and Planning Commission was held for a public hearing to discuss and accept comments on the Housing Element and housing needs in Corning.
  • Thursday, April 18th:  I am attending the Northern California Cities Self Insurance Fund (NCCSIF) Board of Directors and Risk Management Committee meetings in Rocklin.
  • Friday, April 19th:  I will meet with the Tehama County Grand Jury to answer any questions they may have regarding City Operations.

Events:

  • Friday, April 26th at 10:00am:  Children’s Flag Raising Memorial Ceremony will take place outside of City Hall.

 

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested, please complete an application at https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/ and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at llinnet@corning.org.  All three commissions meet quarterly on specified days the first week of the month in January, April, July, and October.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

City Pool:

  • City Staff has cleaned and prepared the pools for the upcoming swim season with continuing general maintenance until the Environmental Health Inspection on April 23rd is completed.
  • Lifeguards have been chosen for the 2024 swim season and they are scheduled to attend training in the upcoming weekends.

Training:

  • Crew member James Pendergraft will be attending a Certified Pool Operator course in May. This course is needed to safely maintain the City Pool.
  • Crew member Domingo Rios is training to acquire a Grade 2 Water Distribution Certificate, this is required by the State to provide clean drinking water to City residents.
  • Crew members Brett White and Jeremy Mosher will be attending training in the upcoming months to maintain their Grade 2 Water Distribution Certificates.

Streets:

City Staff has removed dead trees and stumps from in front of the Immaculate Conception Church on Solano St, others will be stump ground.

Parks

  • The crew has been fixing numerous sprinklers that were destroyed by vandalism.
  • Staff have also been trimming tree branches for safety.

Water:

The crew have been cleaning out meter boxes in preparation to install new electronic touch read meters in the upcoming year.

Sewer:

City staff have repaired a collapsed sewer line located on Fig Lane.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit their impact on those who are dropping off and picking up students.  The Notice of Completion for the Olive View Project will be presented to the City Council on April 23rd.  The West Street Project is anticipated to be completed by early May, depending on the weather.

 

RECREATION:

May 7th Tuesday Night Market:

The next Tuesday Night Market will be held on Tuesday, May 7th from 5pm to 8pm.  Entry forms are available at www.corning.com.

Jr. Cardette Performance:

The Jr. Cardette team will be performing at the Drill Team Dance Show at Corning Union High School on April 23rd at 7:00 PM

Corning Jr. Giants:

Corning Jr. Giants is open for registration and so is our CO-ED Flag Football, you can register at:  https://corningrecreation.recdesk.com/Community/program.

“Free Swim” Day Sponsorship:

Would you or your business like to sponsor a Free swim day for the 2024 Pool Season?  Sign up here:  https://www.corning.org/pool-sponsorship/.

 

PLANNING:

April 16th City Council/Planning Commission Meeting:

The Planning Commission approved 4 Use Permits at the Tuesday night meeting held on April 16, 2024, they were:

  • Use Permit 2024-322 – A use permit to allow for beer and wine to be served at Johnny Boys Taqueria;
  • Use Permit 2024-323 – A use permit to allow T-Mobile to build an unmanned telecommunications facility at Clark Park;
  • Use Permit 2024-324- A use permit to establish a Massage Parlor and Spa within the Heritage Square Center; and
  • Use Permit 2024-325- A use permit to allow L & T Towing to install a 10-foot-high electrified fence.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 141 calls for service, there were 76 officer-initiated incidents, including 16 traffic stops, and a total of 17 officer reports taken.  Officers made 3 felony arrests, 2 misdemeanor arrests, issued 2 misdemeanor citations, and 2 infractions during the period of April 11, 2024 through April 17, 2024.

Dispatch:

During the period of April 11, 2024 through April 17, 2024, our Dispatch Center received 247 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 36 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

Training:

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

Staffing:

We are currently recruiting for one Lateral Police Officer and Police Officers.  Get your applications in now!  Visit www.corning.org/job-opportunities for more information.

Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself.  Be proud of every step you take toward reaching that goal.— Unknown

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 22 calls for service last week, they were:  19 medicals, 1 hazardous condition, and 2 public service.

Chiefs Message:

Please help keep Corning nice, be a good neighbor and keep your properties clean and weed free!!!

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF CORNING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council for the City of Corning will conduct a public hearing on April 23, 2024, at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter, as the matter will be heard, in the City Council Chambers, located at 794 Third Street, Corning, California.  Members of the public are encouraged to participate in the hearing, to solicit public input on the achievements and financial report of the following item:

Closeout of the 20-CDBG-CV2-3-0091-City of Corning COVID-19 Subsistence Payment Relief Program

The City of Corning submitted an application to the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), in response to the 2020 Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) – Coronavirus, Aid Relief, Economic Security Act (CDBG-CV2-3) funding year, to request a funding allocation in the amount of $200,000.00.

Utilizing $174,000 of the funding allocation, the City was able to provide rent/mortgage and/or utility assistance to seventy-eight households which benefitted 149 residents and kept them safely and stably housed.  Beneficiaries of the Subsistence Payment Relief Program were very low (30% LMI) and (50% LMI) low-income and moderate income (80% LMI) households in the City of Corning.  Grant management costs were $26,000.00.

The City has expended $200,000 of the CDBG funding allocation to complete the Subsistence Payment Relief Program.  The City will not disencumber any funds as the program expended the entire funding allocation.

The purpose of this public hearing is to give community members an opportunity to evaluate the performance of this program.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, written comments on any aspect of the above referenced program are invited and should be addressed to:  Suzi Kochems, Consultant, 105 Shasta Street, Orland, CA 95963, or to the following email address suzi@silkconsultinggroup.com.  After the public meeting, the City will proceed with the submission of the Closeout documents.

A public information file, including the Close Out and other relevant documents, is available for review between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, in the City of Corning’s administration office located at 794 Third Street, Corning, CA.

The City of Corning promotes fair housing and employment opportunities and makes all its programs available to low- and moderate- income persons regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.  The location of the public hearing is fully accessible to mobility-impaired individuals.  If you require special accommodation to participate in the public hearing, please contact Lisa Linnet at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting by calling (530) 824-7033.

Posted:  April 12, 2024

CITY MANAGER:

Wednesday, April 10, 2024: The Public Works Director and I met with PG&E to discuss upcoming projects and programs that impact and benefit the City of Corning and residents.

Thursday, April 11, 2024: I attended the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians solar and microgrid groundbreaking.

Friday, April 12, 2024:  I was asked to speak at Maywood DaVinci Middle School about my career and the potential career opportunities in local government/City of Corning.

Past Meetings:

  • The Library Commission met regarding the future remodel project. Direction was provided to staff on the priorities of the Library and Commissioners.

Future Meetings:

  • Joint meeting with the City Council and Planning Commission on April 16th at 6:30 p.m. regarding housing needs.

 Ongoing Projects:

-California Department of Water Resources Grant for a new municipal well.

-Recreation Center and City Plaza Project

-Housing Element Update

-Annual Financial Audit is close to being wrapped up.

-Fiscal Year 2024-2025 budget preparation, meetings with department heads will commence next week

Career Opportunities:

Police Officer & Lateral Police Officer ($25,000 Lateral Stipend)

 

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested, please complete an application at https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/ and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at llinnet@corning.org.  All three commissions meet quarterly on specified days the first week of the month in January, April, July, and October.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

City Pool:

Public Works Staff have started cleaning and preparing the pools for the upcoming pool season.  Minor maintenance at the pools will be completed in the upcoming weeks.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Olive View Project is near completion with final sign-off remaining. The West Street Project is anticipated to be completed by mid April, depending on the weather.

 

RECREATION:

Corning Jr. Cardettes:

Our Jr. Cardettes team will be performing at the Drill Team Dance Show at Corning Union High School on April 23rd at 7:00 p.m.

Registration Open:

Corning Jr. Giants is open for registration and so is our CO-ED Flag Football, you can register at https://corningrecreation.recdesk.com/Community/program

“Free Swim Day” Sponsorship:

Would you or your business like to sponsor a Free Swim Day for the 2024 Pool Season?  If so, you can sign up here:  https://www.corning.org/pool-sponsorship/.

 

PLANNING:

April 16th City Council/Planning Commission Meeting:

We will be having a joint meeting with the City Council and Planning Commission on April 16th at 6:30 p.m.  It is open to the public and the discussion will be housing needs in Corning.

Shaan Estates:

The Shaan Estates Tract Map was approved at the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, April 9th. The map proposes to build 14 new homes on the empty lot that is west of North Alex Lane.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 124 calls for service, there were 52 officer-initiated incidents, including 18 traffic stops, and a total of 19 officer reports taken.  Officers made 1 felony arrest, 7 misdemeanor arrests, issued 6 misdemeanor citations, and 2 infractions during the period of April 4, 2024, through April 10, 2024.

Dispatch:

During the period of April 4, 2024, through April 10, 2024, our Dispatch Center received 305 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 33 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

Training:

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

Staffing:

We are currently recruiting for one Lateral Police Officer and Police Officers.  Get your applications in now!  Visit www.corning.org/job-opportunities for more information.

“Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision” – Unknown

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 24 calls for service last week, they were:  19 medicals, 1 fire, 2 traffic collisions, and 2 public service.

Chief’s Message:

Clear your weeds before they dry out to avoid fire hazards. Please check or install smoke alarms, they do save lives!!!!!

T-MOBILE

The City of Corning must inform you of a project proposed for the property described below.

 

WHAT IS BEING PLANNED:

The applicant is proposing to establish an approximately 400 square foot area at Estil Clark Park for an unmanned telecommunications facility that will be placed in a CMU enclosed area adjacent to the existing Verizon equipment storage area.  The unmanned facility will be located adjacent to the south end of the existing playground area and north of the existing equipment in the parking lot. The park site is zoned PQ, Public/Quasi Public.  APN: 73-260-30        Address: 103 E. Fig Lane

 

WHY THIS NOTICE:

The City wants you to be aware that information on this project is available for your review at City Hall, 794 Third Street in Corning.  You are invited to attend a Public Hearing to be conducted by the Planning Commission in the City Council Chambers in City Hall at 794 Third Street at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16th, 2024.  Please note if this project is challenged in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues that were raised at the Public Hearing or in writing delivered to the Planning Commission at or prior to the Public Hearing.

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO:

Please call or stop by City Hall if you have any questions or want to review the project information.  You are welcome to attend the Public Hearing to ask questions or to comment.  Your written comments may be given to the Planning Commission at the Hearing.  If mailed, comments must be received by the City Clerk prior to the meeting.  We are sorry but City staff cannot forward your verbal comments or questions to the City Planning Commission.  Verbal comments or questions must come from you during the Public Hearing.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THIS PROJECT PLEASE CONTACT:

Christina Meeds, Planner II

794 Third Street

Corning, CA  96021

(530) 824-7036

JOHNNY BOYS TAQUERIA

The City of Corning must inform you of a project proposed for the property described below.

WHAT IS BEING PLANNED:

Rosa Gonzalez is seeking an on-sale license with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to sell beer and wine within an existing building located at 1944 Solano St. Section 17.54.020 (1) of the City of Corning Zoning Code requires that a conditional use permit must be obtained prior to the onsite serving or consumption of alcohol within a bar or restaurant. As required by code, the operator Rosa Gonzalez has applied for a Use Permit that must be granted by the Planning Commission prior to ABC issuing the on-sale license. The existing building is located along the north side of Solano St. at the intersection of the Toomes Avenue / Solano St. intersection.  APN: 071-080-007, Address: 1944 Solano St.

WHY THIS NOTICE:

The City wants you to be aware that information on this project is available for your review at City Hall, 794 Third Street in Corning.  You are invited to attend a Public Hearing to be conducted by the Planning Commission in the City Council Chambers in City Hall at 794 Third Street at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2024.  Please note if this project is challenged in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues that were raised at the Public Hearing or in writing delivered to the Planning Commission at or prior to the Public Hearing.

WHAT CAN YOU DO:

Please call or stop by City Hall if you have any questions or want to review the project information.  You are welcome to attend the Public Hearing to ask questions or to comment.  Your written comments may be given to the Planning Commission at the Hearing.  If mailed, comments must be received by the City Clerk prior to the meeting.  We are sorry but City staff cannot forward your verbal comments or questions to the City Planning Commission.  Verbal comments or questions must come from you during the Public Hearing.

FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THIS PROJECT PLEASE CONTACT:

Chrissy Meeds, Planner II

794 Third Street

Corning, CA  96021

(530) 824-7036

CITY MANAGER:

I will be out of the office Friday, April 5, 2024.

I would like to wish Accounting Manager Mary Brimm the best as she pursues new interests and adventures.  Mary has been an integral part of the Management and Finance Department team for several years.  Thank you for your faithful and dedicated service to the City and the Corning community.

Friday, April 12, 2024:  I have been asked to speak at Maywood DaVinci Middle School about my career and the potential career opportunities in local government/City of Corning.

Past Meetings:

  • Met with Red Bluff City Manager to discuss common topics and collaborate.
  • On April 1, 2024 the Airport Commission met for their quarterly meeting.  The main topics were projects and grant funding.

Future Meetings:

  • The City Council will meet on April 9th at 6:30 p.m.
  • Library Commission will meet for their quarterly meeting April 10th at 3:00 p.m.
  • The City Council and Planning Commission will hold a joint meeting April 16th at 6:30 p.m.

Ongoing Projects:

-California Department of Water Resources Grant for a new municipal well.

-Recreation Center and City Plaza Project

-Housing Element Update

-Annual Financial Audit

-Fiscal Year 2024-2025 budget preparation

Career Opportunities:

Police Officer & Lateral Police Officer ($25,000 Lateral Stipend)

 

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested, please complete an application at https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/ and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at llinnet@corning.org.  All three commissions meet quarterly on specified days the first week of the month in January, April, July, and October.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

City Pool:

City Staff have started cleaning and preparing the pools for the upcoming pool season.  Minor maintenance at the pools will be completed in the upcoming weeks.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects. The Olive View Project is near completion with final sign-off remaining.  The West Street Project is anticipated to be completed by the beginning of April depending on the weather.

Clark Park Parking Lot:

The Clark Park Parking Lot Phase 1 project began April 1st.  Phase 1 consists of pulverizing, grading, and compacting the parking lot.  The parking lot with be closed until construction is complete.  The project is anticipated to be completed by April 5th.

Water infrastructure:

The Public Works Crew has been working on getting the Butte Well back online by the end of the week.  Water line repairs continue at various locations throughout the City.

Alleyways:

Tehama County Probation Crew Members will be working on cleaning the overgrown vegetation in alleyways throughout the City in the upcoming weeks.

 

RECREATION:

April 2 Tuesday Night Market:

Thank you to all involved in the opening day of our Tuesday Night Market, it was a wonderful evening.  See you at the next one on May 7th at which will have the Corning Union High School Art Show being held at Rodgers Theater.

Pool Lifeguard Recruitment & Interviews:

We are in the process of lifeguard interviews and should have our whole crew hired by the end of the week.  We had an overwhelming number of applicants from some very talented individuals.

“Free Swim Day” Sponsorship:

Would you or your business like to sponsor a Free swim day for the 2024 Pool Season?  If so, you can sign up here:  https://www.corning.org/pool-sponsorship/.

 

PLANNING:

April 16th City Council/Planning Commission Meeting:

We will be having a joint meeting with the City Council and Planning Commission on April 16th at 6:30 p.m.  It is open to the public and the discussion will be housing needs in Corning.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 135 calls for service, there were 60 officer-initiated incidents, including 17 traffic stops, and a total of 20 officer reports taken.  Officers made 3 felony arrests, 5 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 3 misdemeanor citations during the period of March 28, 2024 through April 3, 2024.

Dispatch:

During the two-week period of March 28, 2024 through April 3, 2024, our Dispatch Center received 275 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 29 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

Training:

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

Staffing:

We are currently recruiting for one Lateral Police Officer and Police Officers.  Get your applications in now!  Visit www.corning.org/job-opportunities for more information.

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit.  Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” —Muhammad Ali

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 24 calls for service last week, they were:  18 medicals, 1 traffic collision, and 5 public service.

Training:

Training last week consisted of proper placement and use of ground ladders.  We also “sounded” the roof and climbed ladder in full turnouts and SCBAs.

AMEND USE PERMIT NO. 2024-325 L & T TOWING

 

The City of Corning must inform you of a project proposed for the property described below.

WHAT IS BEING PLANNED:

REVOKE USE PERMIT 2008-249 AND REPLACE IT WITH 2024-325

On April 18, 2017, the Corning Planning Commission approved Use Permit 2008-249 permitting the establishment of a towing business in place of a Landscaping and Rock establishment in an M-1-CDDZ Zoning District. L & T Towing has applied to install a 10-foot-tall security fence behind their existing fence. In compliance with CCC 835. The site is located along the east side of Hwy 99W approximately 1,300 feet north of the Hwy 99W / South Ave. intersection.   APN: 87-050-05.  Address: 2791 Hwy 99W. In an effort to continually clean up the City’s Use Permit file staff are requesting the revocation of the old permit (2008-249) and replacing it with this new permit (2024-325) All previous conditions will remain.

WHY THIS NOTICE:

The City wants you to be aware that information on these projects is available for your review at City Hall, 794 Third Street in Corning.  You are invited to attend a Public Hearing to be conducted by the Planning Commission in the City Council Chambers in City Hall at 794 Third Street at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2024.  Please note if this project is challenged in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues that were raised at the Public Hearing or in writing delivered to the Planning Commission at or prior to the Public Hearing.

WHAT CAN YOU DO:

Please call or stop by City Hall if you have any questions or want to review the project information.  You are welcome to attend the Public Hearing to ask questions or to comment.  Your written comments may be given to the Planning Commission at the Hearing.  If mailed, comments must be received by the City Clerk prior to the meeting.  We are sorry but City staff cannot forward your verbal comments or questions to the City Planning Commission.  Verbal comments or questions must come from you during the Public Hearing.

FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THIS PROJECT PLEASE CONTACT:

Christina Meeds, Planner II

794 Third Street

Corning, CA  96021

(530) 824-7036

FLOWER MASSAGE AND SPA

 

The City of Corning must inform you of a project proposed for the property described below.

WHAT IS BEING PLANNED:

Anthony Kelley has applied for a Use Permit to establish a massage therapy business within an existing building in the Heritage Square. The Business will be known as “Flower massage and Spa”. Pursuant to Section 17.54.020 (A) of the Corning Municipal Code (CMC) a massage parlor shall only be permitted upon the issuance of a Use Permit. The site is located along the east side of Highway 99W.   APN: 71-140-027 Address: 965 Highway 99W Suite 123.

WHY THIS NOTICE:

The City wants you to be aware that information on this project is available for your review at City Hall, 794 Third Street in Corning.  You are invited to attend a Public Hearing to be conducted by the Planning Commission in the City Council Chambers in City Hall at 794 Third Street at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2024.  Please note if this project is challenged in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues that were raised at the Public Hearing or in writing delivered to the Planning Commission at or prior to the Public Hearing.

WHAT CAN YOU DO:

Please call or stop by City Hall if you have any questions or want to review the project information.  You are welcome to attend the Public Hearing to ask questions or to comment.  Your written comments may be given to the Planning Commission at the Hearing.  If mailed, comments must be received by the City Clerk prior to the meeting.  We are sorry but City staff cannot forward your verbal comments or questions to the City Planning Commission.  Verbal comments or questions must come from you during the Public Hearing.

FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THIS PROJECT PLEASE CONTACT:

Christina Meeds, Planner II

794 Third Street

Corning, CA  96021

(530) 824-7036

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council for the City of Corning will conduct a public hearing on April 9, 2024, at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter, as the matter will be heard, in the City Council Chambers, located at 794 Third Street, Corning, California. Members of the public are encouraged to participate in the hearing, to solicit public input on the achievements and financial report of the following item:

Closeout of the 20-CDBG-CV2-3-0091-City of Corning COVID-19 Subsistence Payment Relief Program

The City of Corning submitted an application to the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), in response to the 2020 Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) – Coronavirus, Aid Relief, Economic Security Act (CDBG-CV2-3) funding year, to request a funding allocation in the amount of $200,000.00.

Utilizing $174,000 of the funding allocation, the city was able to provide rent/mortgage and/or utility assistance to seventy-eight households which benefitted 149 residents and kept them safely and stably housed. Beneficiaries of the Subsistence Payment Relief Program were very low (30% LMI) and (50% LMI) low-income and moderate income (80% LMI) households in the City of Corning. Grant management costs were $26,000.00.

The County has expended $200,000 of the CDBG funding allocation to complete the Subsistence Payment Relief Program. The County will not disencumber any funds as the program expended the entire funding allocation.

The purpose of this public hearing is to give community members an opportunity to evaluate the performance of this program. If you are unable to attend the meeting, written comments on any aspect of the above referenced program are invited and should be addressed to: Suzi Kochems, Consultant, 105 Shasta Street, Orland, CA 95963, or to the following email address suzi@silkconsultinggroup.com . After the public meeting, the city will proceed with the submission of the Closeout documents.

A public information file, including the Close Out and other relevant documents, is available for review between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, in the City of Corning’s administration office located at 794 Third Street, Corning, CA.

The City of Corning promotes fair housing and employment opportunities and makes all its programs available to low- and moderate- income persons regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability. The location of the public hearing is fully accessible to mobility-impaired individuals. If you require special accommodation to participate in the public hearing, please contact Lisa Linnett at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting by calling (530) 824-7062.

 

Posted:  3-29-2024 City of Corning Website; and City Hall Notice Board

CITY MANAGER:

I would like to wish Fire Dispatcher, Troy Mura, a happy and healthy retirement.  Troy’s last day was Thursday, March 28, 2024.  Thank you for your faithful and dedicated service to the Corning community.

Past Meetings:

  • On Tuesday, 3/26/2024 the City Council approved the Garbage Rate Increase that will go into effect April 1st.  The new rates will be:  96- gal. cart $28.39/mo.; 64-gal. cart $26.97/mo.; and 32-gal. senior cart $14.40/mo.

Future Meeting:

  • Airport Commission will meet for their quarterly meeting on Monday, April 1, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Library Commission will meet for their quarterly meeting on Wednesday, April 3, 2024.

Ongoing Projects:

-California Department of Water Resources Grant for a new municipal well.

-Recreation Center and City Plaza Project

-Housing Element Update

-Annual Financial Audit

-Fiscal Year 2024-2025 budget preparation

Career Opportunities:

Police Officer & Lateral Police Officer ($25,000 Lateral Stipend)

 

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested in serving on one of these Commissions, please complete an application at https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/ and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at llinnet@corning.org.  All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Community Event/Street Impact:

  • Rise Up Easter Event and Egg Hunt will take place this Saturday, March 30, 2024 at New Life Assembly of God from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Peach Street North of Solano Street will be closed during this event.
  • The Corning Community Egg Hunt will take place this Saturday, March 30, 2024 at Clark Park from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be no road closures for this event but, due to the anticipated attendance, be aware of traffic congestion and pedestrians not only on Fig Lane but the surrounding streets as well.
  • The first of 5 Corning Tuesday Night Markets will be occurring this Tuesday, April 2, 2024 starting at 5:00 p.m. and going until 8:00 p.m. Solano Street will be closed between 3rd and 6th Streets for the event.  Solano Street closure will begin at approximately 4:00 p.m. to prepare for the event and will re-open once the event has finished.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Olive View Project is near completion with final sign-off remaining.  The West Street Project is anticipated to be completed by the beginning of April, depending on the weather.

Clark Park Parking Lot

The Clark Park Parking Lot Phase 1 Project will begin April 1st.  Phase 1 consists of pulverizing, grading, and compacting the parking lot.  Because of this, the parking lot with be closed until construction is complete.  The project is anticipated to be completed by April 5th.

 

CITY ENGINEER:

New Chemical Tanks at Wastewater Treatment Plant:

Construction has started at the Wastewater Treatment Plant for the installation of the new chemical tanks.  This project will allow the City to start using liquid chemicals in place of the existing gas products which are more readily available and safer to use.  The estimated completion date is September 30th.

 

RECREATION:

Tuesday Night Market Vendor Applications:

The 2024 Tuesday Night Market Vendor applications are available on the website at www.corning.org.  This is a free event for vendors and the public.

Tuesday Night Market:

The theme for the first Tuesday Night slated for April 2nd will be Easter.  The market opens April 2nd at 5:00 p.m. on Third through 6th Streets.  There will be an Easter Egg Hunt between 3rd and 6th Streets.  Come on out and listen to the sounds of Irish Cement, have a cold one from the Rotary Beer Garden, try one of the great food vendors, and browse through the various vendors.  The Corning Jr. Cardettes dance team will be performing and so will the Lights Camera Dance class.

Spring Recreation Classes:

Spring Recreation Classes will begin in a week, make sure you have saved your spot in a class.  View the class options at www.corning.org.

Free Swim Day:

Would you or your business like to sponsor a “Free Swim Day” for the 2024 Pool Season? Sign up here:  https://www.corning.org/pool-sponsorship/.

 

PLANNING:

Ordinances 708 (Mobile Vending) and 709 (Sidewalk Vending):

Ordinances 708 and 709 went before the City Council for final adoption at the Tuesday, March 26th City Council Meeting, the ordinances will go into effect 30 in days.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 134 calls for service, there were 58 officer-initiated incidents, including 17 traffic stops, and a total of 11 officer reports taken.  Officers made 1 felony arrest, 4 misdemeanor arrests, issued 4 misdemeanor citations, and 2 infractions during the period of March 21, 2024 through March 27, 2024.

Dispatch:

During the two-week period of March 21, 2024 through March 27, 2024, our Dispatch Center received 289 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 31 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

Training:

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

“The only limits in life are the ones you make.” – Unknown

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 21 calls for service last week, they were:  15 medicals, 1 mutual medical, 1 fire, 1 mutual aid fire, 1 traffic collision, and 2 public service.

Training:

Grass and weeds are growing fast, please be a good and responsible neighbor and keep your properties mowed and clear of debris.

CITY MANAGER:

Past Meetings:

  • Met with Eva Shepard from ChicoStart regarding entrepreneur empowerment and economic development.
  • Met with staff, consultants, and PG&E at the future Recreation Center and City Plaza site regarding power/electricity and natural gas for the new facility.
  • Attended the Tehama County Mass Casualty Incident/Disaster Council meeting regarding current plans and operations as well as preparing for future incidents and disasters.
  • Met with County Administrative Officer, City Managers and Tehama County Superintendent of Schools for open discussion and collaboration.
  • Met with Corning Elementary School Staff to discuss current and future projects they have planned.

Future Meeting:

Tuesday, 3/26/2024: The City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. for their regularly scheduled meeting.  On the Agenda will be the Public Hearing for the garbage rate increase.

Ongoing Projects:

-California Department of Water Resources Grant for a new municipal well.

-Recreation Center and City Plaza Project

-Housing Element Update

-Annual Financial Audit and Fiscal Year 2024-2025 budget preparation

Career Opportunities:

      Assistant Finance DirectorCloses Friday, March 22, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

Police Officer & Lateral Police Officer ($25,000 Lateral Stipend)

 

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested in serving on one of these Commissions, please complete an application at https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/ and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at llinnet@corning.org.  All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Community Event/Street Impact:

  • Rise Up Easter Event and Egg Hunt will take place next Saturday, March 30, 2024 at New Life Assembly of God from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Peach Street north of Solano Street will be closed during this event.
  • The Corning Community Egg Hunt will take place next Saturday, March 30, 2024 at Clark Park from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be no road closures for this event but due to the anticipated attendance be aware of traffic congestion and pedestrians not only on Fig Lane but the surrounding streets as well.
  • The first of five scheduled Corning Tuesday Night Markets will be occurring on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 starting at 5:00 p.m. and going until 8:00 p.m. Solano Street will be closed between 3rd and 6th Streets for the event.  Solano Street closure will begin at approximately 4:00 p.m. to prepare for the event and will re-open once the event has finished.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Olive View Project is near completion with some striping and a final sign-off remaining.  The West Street Project is anticipated to be completed by the end of March 2024, depending on the weather.

 

CITY ENGINEER:

New Chemical Tanks at Wastewater Treatment Plant:

Construction has started at the Waste Water Treatment Plant for the installation of the new chemical tanks.  This project will allow the City to start using liquid chemicals in place of the existing gas products which are more readily available and safer to use.

 

RECREATION:

Tuesday Night Market Vendor Applications:

The 2024 Tuesday Night Market Vendor applications are available on the website at www.corning.org.  This is a free event for vendors and the public.

April 2nd Tuesday Night Market:

The theme for the first Tuesday Night Market slated for April 2nd will be Easter.  There will be an Easter Egg Hunt between 3rd and 6th Streets.  Come on out and listen to the sounds of Irish Cement, have a cold one from the Rotary Beer Garden, try one of the great food vendors, and browse through the various vendors.  The Corning Jr. Cardettes dance team will be performing along with the Lights Camera Dance Class.  The market opens April 2nd at 5:00 p.m. on Solano Street from 3rd Street to 6th Street.

 

PLANNING:

March 19th Planning Commission Meeting:

The Planning Commission met on Tuesday, March 19th, and recommended approval of the Shann Estates Tentative Tract Map for 14 new homes off Blackburn Avenue and west of N. Alex Lane.  The Tentative Tract Map will be presented to the City Council on April 9th.

Ordinances 708 (Mobile Vending) and 709 (Sidewalk Vending):

Ordinances 708 and 709 will go before the City Council for final adoption at the Tuesday, March 26th City Council Meeting, once approved they will go into effect 30 days later.

Housing & Community Development Annual Reports:

The Planning Department has completed the Annual Progress Reports for Housing and Community Development (HCD) and The Office of Planning and Research (OPR).

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 138 calls for service, there were 74 officer-initiated incidents, including 26 traffic stops, and a total of 22 officer reports taken.  Officers made 3 felony arrests, 8 misdemeanor arrests, issued 7 misdemeanor citations, 1 felony citation, 3 infractions, and 1 parking citation during the period of March 14, 2024 through March 20, 2024.

Dispatch:

During the two-week period of March 14, 2024 through March 20, 2024, our Dispatch Center received 272 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 40 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

Training:

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

 

“Think of the day alive with sunshine, not the dismal days of rain.”

Robert E. Farley

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 14 calls for service last week, they were:  10 medicals,2 fire, and 2 public service.

Training:

Training last Wednesday consisted of 19 members for 2 hours doing vehicle stabilization and extrication.  Also, on Saturday, 9 members trained on Ladder Truck No. 3 for 2 hours.

CITY MANAGER:

Past Meetings:

      Monday, 3/11/2024:  I attended the Senior Center Monthly Meeting.  There are a lot of activities and opportunities to be involved in at the Senior Center.  Get involved, become active and bring a friend.

      Tuesday, 3/12/2024:  The City Counsil held their regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

Future Meeting:

      Tuesday, 3/19/2024: The Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. for their regularly scheduled meeting.

Ongoing Projects:

-California Department of Water Resources Grant for a new municipal well.

-Recreation Center and City Plaza Project

-Housing Element Update

-Annual Financial Audit and Fiscal Year 2024-2025 budget preparation

Career Opportunities:

      Assistant Finance Director – Closes Friday, March 22, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

Police Officer & Lateral Police Officer ($25,000 Lateral Stipend)

 

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested in serving on one of these Commissions, please complete an application at https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/ and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at llinnet@corning.org.  All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Pool Lifeguards Seasonal Positions:

The City is currently looking for Lifeguards for this upcoming pool season.  Applications can be found on the City website if interested.  The closing date for this application is March 22, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Olive View Project is near completion with striping and a final sign-off remaining. The West Street Project is anticipated to be completed by the end of March 2024, depending on the weather.

 

RECREATION:

Tuesday Night Market Vendor Applications:

The 2024 Tuesday Night Market Vendor applications are available on the website at www.corning.org. This is a free event for vendors and the public.

April 2nd Tuesday Night Market:

The theme for the first Tuesday Night slated for April 2nd will be Easter.  There will be an Easter Egg Hunt between 3rd and 6th, come on out and listen to the sounds of Irish Cement, have a cold one from the Rotary Beer Garden, try one of the great food vendors, and browse through the various vendors. The Corning Jr. Cardettes dance team will be performing along with the Lights Camera Dance Class. The market opens April 2nd at 5:00 p.m. on Solano Street from 3rd Street to 6th Street.

Free Swim Day Sponsorship Program:

At Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, the City Council unanimously approved the proposed Free Swim Day Sponsorship Program and associated fees.  The fees are:

  • Daily fee of $300 Monday through Friday; pool hours are 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Daily fee of $400 for “Free Swim Saturdays”; pool hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Daily fee of $250 for Tuesday or Thursday Evening Swim; pool hours are 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Sponsor’s will receive the following in gratitude for their sponsorship:

  • “Free Swim” flyer with their name on it hung up at the pool;
  • The same flyer will be posted several times on the City’s Recreation Social Media Platforms; and
  • The Sponsor’s name and sponsorship will be posted on the City’s digital marque on Solano Street.

 

PLANNING:

March 19th Planning Commission Meeting:

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider Tentative Tract Map 24-1001, Shaan Estates to create 14 Single-Family Residential parcels in an R-1 Zoning District on 2.74 acres located on the north side of Blackburn Avenue approximately 140 feet east of Marguerite Avenue.

Ordinances 708 (Mobile Vending) and 709 (Sidewalk Vending):

Ordinances 708 and 709 were presented to the City Council at the Tuesday, March 12th City Council Meeting for introduction.  They will be presented for adoption at the Tuesday, March 26th City Council Meeting and if approved go into effect 30 days later.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 133 calls for service, there were 67 officer-initiated incidents, including 23 traffic stops, and a total of 25 officer reports taken.  Officers made 1 felony arrest, 5 misdemeanor arrests, issued 3 misdemeanor citations and 3 infractions during the period of March 7, 2024 through March 13, 2024.

Dispatch:

During the two-week period of March 7, 2024 through March 13, 2024, our Dispatch Center received 290 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 17 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

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

“Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.”

Kobe Bryant

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 22 calls for service last week, they were:  17 medicals,1 fire, 3 hazardous condition, and 1 public service.

Chief’s Messages:

Spring is almost here, and the grass is growing; please start early to keep your property’s grass and weeds under control.

CITY MANAGER:

Past Meetings:

Met with 3CORE staff regarding economic development and services available to the local businesses.

Thursday, 3/7/24:  I attended the Tehama Chamber of Commerce Business Summit.  It was well attended with knowledgeable presenters on several topics, including leadership.

Thursday, 3/7/24:  I attended the Corning Chamber of Commerce inaugural quarterly meeting, as a speaker.  This open forum was open to anyone interested.

Upcoming Meetings:

Monday, 3/11/2024:  I plan to attend the Senior Center Monthly Meeting.

Tuesday, 3/12/2024:  The City Counsil will hold their regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

Graffiti Removal:

The City Council and City Staff would like to thank the community members involved with the cleanup and removal of graffiti within the City.  Your contributions, efforts, and pride in our community are deeply appreciated.

 

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested in serving on one of these Commissions, please complete an application at https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/ and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at llinnet@corning.org.  All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Vandalism:

Staff have been busy cleaning up graffiti at multiple sites this week including Clark Park and Blackburn Well.

Pool Lifeguards Seasonal Positions:

The City is currently looking for Lifeguards for this upcoming pool season.  Applications can be found on the City website if interested.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Olive View Project is anticipated to be completed by early March 2024, depending on the weather.  The West Street Project is anticipated to be completed by the end of March 2024, also depending on the weather.

 

RECREATION:

Tuesday Night Market Vendor Applications:

The 2024 Tuesday Night Market Vendor applications are available on the website at www.corning.org. This is a free event for vendors and the public.

April 2nd Tuesday Night Market:

The theme for the first Tuesday Night slated for April 2nd will be Easter.  There will be an Easter Egg Hunt between 3rd and 6th, come on out and listen to the sounds of Irish Cement, have a cold one from the Rotary Beer Garden, try one of the great food vendors, and browse through the various vendors. The Corning Jr. Cardettes dance team will be performing along with the Lights Camera Dance Class. The market opens April 2nd at 5:00 PM on Solano Street from 3rd Street to 6th Street.

Corning Rotary Donation:

Corning Recreation would like to give a big “Thank You” to Corning Rotary for their generous donation.  Because of their donation we are able to buy the Jr. Cardettes their performance uniforms.  Thank you very much!

Jiu Jitsu Program:

Corning Recreations Jiu Jitsu Program is growing, as a result we are having to move once again up to the Corning High School Mat Shack.  Thank you to Corning High School for allowing us the use of their facility, we appreciate it.

Free Swim Day Sponsorship Program:

Staff will be taking the “Free Swim Day Sponsorship” Fee Program to the City Council on Tuesday evening for approval.

 

PLANNING:

Pop Up Vendors:

We are seeing a lot of pop-up food vendors where people are selling from their homes and at unapproved locations.  This act is not only against the City Code, but also against the State and County Health and Safety Code. If you have questions regarding mobile vending and food sales, please stop by the City Hall at 794 3rd Street.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 133 calls for service, there were 69 officer-initiated incidents, including 19 traffic stops, and a total of 22 officer reports taken.  Officers made 3 felony arrests, 4 misdemeanor arrests, issued 5 misdemeanor citations, 6 infractions, and 1 parking citation during the period of February 29, 2024 through March 6, 2024.

Dispatch:

During the two-week period of February 29, 2024 through March 6, 2024, our Dispatch Center received 265 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 29 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

Training:

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

Staffing:

We have filled one of our two available lateral officer positions.  Buck Squier has filled our vacant Sergeant position.  Buck comes from the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office and brings with him many years of experience.  Please welcome him to the Corning Police Department team!

Do one thing every day that scares you. -Eleanor Roosevelt

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 16 calls for service last week, they were:  12 medicals,1 fire, 1 traffic collision, 1 hazardous condition, and 1 public service.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department is no longer dispatching for the Glenn County Fire Departments, the Glenn County Sherrif’s Department will be taking over these duties.

Chief’s Messages:

Please make sure that your address numbers are very visible from the street so emergency vehicles can read them.

PUBLIC NOTICE TO RE-ADOPT AN EXPIRED TENTATIVE TRACT MAP AND ADDENDUM TO AN ADOPTED CEQA – MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLERATION

 

The City of Corning must inform you of a development project for the property shown on the map below.

WHAT IS BEING PLANNED:
Hirday Singh has re-submitted a Previously approved Tentative Tract Map that proposes to create 14 parcels in an R-1: Single Family Residential Zoning District. The subject property is located on the North side of Blackburn Ave. and about 140 feet east of Marguerite Avenue. Assessor’s Parcel No. 75-310-42; approximately 2.74 acres.

WHY THIS NOTICE:
The City of Corning adopted a mitigated negative declaration and approved Tentative Tract Map in September of 2007. Due to the map expiring over the last 17 years and the State of California changing CEQA requirements, the Lead Agency, City of Corning is required to do a CEQA addendum to address the possible environmental potentials created by the project.

The City wants you to be aware that the project is available for review at City Hall, 794 Third Street in Corning. You are invited to attend a Public Hearing to be conducted by the Planning Commission in the City Council Chambers in City Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2024. Please note if this project is challenged in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues that were raised at the Public hearing or in writing delivered to the Planning Commission at or prior to the Public Hearing.

WHAT CAN YOU DO:
Please call or come into City Hall if you have any questions or want to review the project information. You are welcome to attend the Public Hearing to ask questions or to make a public comment. Your written comments may be given to the Planning Commission at the Hearing. If mailed, comments must be received by the City Clerk prior to the meeting. We are sorry, but City staff cannot forward your verbal comments or questions to the City Planning Commission. Verbal comments or questions must come from your attendance during the Public Hearing.

FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THIS PROJECT PLEASE CONTACT:
Christina Meeds, Planner II
794 Third Street
Corning, CA 96021
530-824-7036

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Corning will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at their regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 PM in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 794 Third Street, Corning, CA 96021.

Description/Project: The Corning City Council will consider an amendment to the Corning Municipal Code amending Chapter 5.50 to be retitled as ‘MOBILE VEHICLE VENDING” which will regulate mobile vehicles, also known as food trucks, within the City limits. This will include regulation of the permit process for the vehicles as well as health and safety concerns for their operation. The City Council will also consider adding Chapter 12.20 “SIDEWALK VENDING” to the Corning Municipal Code regulating non-vehicle vendors operating on the public sidewalks within the City to ensure compliance with Senate Bill 946.

Location: The entire City of Corning jurisdictional area.
Environmental Determination: the proposed amendment to the Corning Municipal Code is generally exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act ( CEQA) in accordance with Section 15061( b)( 3) of the CEQA Guidelines as the proposed amendment can be seen with certainty that the project will have no direct impact to the environment.
Persons interested in commenting on this issue should appear before the City Council at the above place and time to provide comment. If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you may submit written comments to the City of Corning City Clerk, 794 Third Street, Corning, CA 96021. Written comments must be received by 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday March 12, 2024. You may obtain additional information regarding this item hearing by visiting City Hall at the above address or by calling (530) 824-7029. The office is open between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday.

CITY MANAGER:

Mid-Year Budget:

The mid-year budget process is complete, and adjustments were approved by the City Council.  Staff will begin working on the upcoming fiscal year budget.

Past Meetings:

On Tuesday, February 27, 20024, staff and I attended the Tehama County Hazard Mitigation Planning meeting in Red Bluff.  Potential natural hazards for the City of Corning were discussed and it was an opportunity to collaborate with neighboring local jurisdictions and first responders.

TAKE A PUBLIC HAZARD SURVEY: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdHMYCPokc4Nez2yvPOtjgz3GOdYwNTGM9m2ofdMA0vysABOg/viewform?pli=1

On Wednesday, 2/28/24, the City Council held a special meeting to review and discuss a Cost of Services Study.  A future item regarding this matter will be presented at a future regularly scheduled City Council Meeting.

Upcoming Meetings:

  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!  March 7th at 6:00 p.m. at Rodgers Theatre, the Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business /forum.  This is open to the public, Chamber members, business owners, prospective business owners, and entrepreneurs.

 

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested in serving on one of these Commissions, please complete an application at https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/ and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at llinnet@corning.org.  All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Pool Lifeguards Seasonal Positions:

The City is currently looking for Lifeguards for this upcoming pool season.  Applications can be found on the City website if interested.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit their impact on those who are dropping off and picking up students.  The Olive View Project is anticipated to be completed by early March 2024, depending on the weather. The West Street Project is anticipated to be completed by the end of March 2024, also depending on the weather.

 

RECREATION:

Tuesday Night Market Vendor Applications:

The 2024 Tuesday Night Market Vendor applications are available on the website at www.corning.org.

 

PLANNING:

7th Cycle Housing Element:

The Planning Department is working with Placeworks on the 7th Cycle Housing Element. There is currently a lot of information gathering that is taking place.

Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Annual Report:

Planning is also working on the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Annual Report and the Office of Planning Report both of which are due April 1st.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 148 calls for service, there were 119 officer-initiated incidents, including 38 traffic stops, and a total of 20 officer reports taken.  Officers made 3 felony arrests, 6 misdemeanor arrests, issued 3 misdemeanor citations, and 3 infraction citations during the period of February 22, 2024 through February 29, 2024.

Dispatch:

During the two-week period of February 22, 2024 through February 29, 2024, our Dispatch Center received 353 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 35 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

Training:

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

News:

We are excited to have been approved for transforming our former file/storage room into a new patrol office for our patrol officers!  This will be funded by our Cal Cops grant overage and is a much-needed upgrade.  This also means that our Community Service Officers will have a larger space to work as they’ll be taking over the current Patrol office.

Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise.” –Anonymous

 

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, 2 traffic collisions, 2 investigations, and 1 agency assist with Corning Police Department.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 11 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  8 medicals, 1 traffic collisions, 1 fire, and 1 water rescue.

Fire Dispatch:

As of Monday, March 4th, the Corning Fire Department Dispatch Center will no longer be dispatching for Glenn County Fire Departments; the Glenn County Sherrif’s Department will be taking over these duties.

Chief’s Messages:

Grass and weeds are growing fast, please keep your properties clean and mowed.

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  BRANT MESKER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2024

CITY MANAGER:

Mid-Year Budget:

The mid-year budget process is complete and will be presented to the City Council at the February 27th City Council Meeting.

Tehama County Probation Department & Work Crew, Thank you:

On Thursday, February 22nd the Work Crew from the Tehama County Probation Department painted red curbs near Starbucks and Mechanic Bank.  They will paint the red curbs near Loves and Denny’s on Friday, February 23rd/  Please do not park in the red zone!

Past Meetings:

  • Met with Pete Carr, City Manager for the City of Orland to share information and collaborate regarding similar and shared topics.
  • Met with Jared Caylor, Superintendent at Corning High School to discuss upcoming projects, initiatives, and collaborate on topics of mutual interests to benefit the community.
  • Met with Waste Management to review the annual report and discuss ongoing operation and services within the City of Corning.
  • On Tuesday, February 20th I met with the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors to discuss economic development and the upcoming Business Forum.
  • Planning Commission Meeting, Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at 6:30pm.

Future Meetings:

  • Friday, February 23rd I will meet with the County Staff regarding the Tehama County Animal Shelter.
  • Tuesday, February 27th I will meet with local First Responders regarding the Tehama a County Hazard Mitigation Plan and review the proposed Plan.

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Tuesday, February 27thCity Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m. with a Special Study Session Meeting at 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 28th:  City Council Special Meeting at 3:30 p.m. regarding the proposed New City Fee Study.
  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!  March 7th at 6:00 p.m. at Rodgers Theatre, the Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business /forum.  This is open to the public, Chamber members, business owners, prospective business owners, and entrepreneurs.

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested in serving on one of these Commissions, please complete an application at https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/ and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at llinnet@corning.org.  All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

PUBLIC WORKS:

Tree Removal:

PG&E and Public Works have worked on identifying (8) eight City trees that cause safety concerns.  Wright Trees has been contracted by PG&E to begin removing the trees of concern on February 26, 2024.

Pool Lifeguards Seasonal Positions:

The City is currently looking for Lifeguards for this upcoming pool season.  Applications can be found on the City website if interested.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit their impact on those who are dropping off and picking up students.  The Olive View and West Street Projects are anticipated to be completed by the end of February, 2024 depending on the weather.

RECREATION:

Tuesday Night Market Vendor Applications:

The 2024 Tuesday Night Market Vendor applications are available on the website at www.corning.org.

Corning Recreation Spring Session Programs:

As Corning Recreation is wrapping up the Winter Session, they are looking to add new programming to the spring session that will begin in April, with more dance and sports classes for the younger kids in the community.

PLANNING:

7th Cycle Housing Element:

The Planning Department is working with Placeworks on the 7th Cycle Housing Element. There is currently a lot of information gathering that is taking place.

Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Annual Report:

Planning is also working on the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Annual Report and the Office of Planning Report both of which are due April 1st.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 104 calls for service, there were 37 officer-initiated incidents, including 15 traffic stops, and a total of 11 officer reports taken.  Officers made 2 felony arrests, 4 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 4 misdemeanor citations during the period of February 15, 2024 through February 21, 2024.

Dispatch:

During the two-week period of February 15, 2024 through February 21, 2024, our Dispatch Center received 249 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 28 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

Training:

Community Officers Hansel and Estes attended a PEBT training in Redding.  Sergeant Portillo attended the POST Northern Symposium in Sacramento.  Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins.  Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.

Staffing:

Officer Garcia has accepted a position with another agency and will be leaving Corning Police Department in March.  We currently have one new Lateral Officer in the hiring process!  We are excited to bring this Officer aboard as he has years of law enforcement experience and will bring a wealth of knowledge to our team.

“It’s never the differences between people that surprise us.  It’s the things that, against all odds, we have in common.” ― Jodi Picoult

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 15 calls for service last week, they were:  14 medicals and 1 hazardous condition.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 12 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  4 medicals, 1 fire, 4 traffic collisions, 2 hazardous conditions, and 1 public service

VACATIONS/HOLIDAYS:

February 19th:  President’s Day Holiday City Hall, Finance Department, and the Corporation Yard will be closed.

 

CITY MANAGER:

Mid-Year Budget:

Staff and I are working to wrap up the mid-year budget process with an agenda item coming before the City Council.

Meetings:

·Tuesday, February 13th at 6:30pm the City Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting.

·Wednesday, February 14th the Library Commission met to discuss future improvements to the library building.

·Met with Paskenta Tribal Administration on Thursday, February 15th.  We look forward to ongoing collaboration and ongoing partnerships in the future.

·I am scheduled to meet with the Chamber of Commerce Board of Director on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

·Planning Commission Meeting, Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at 6:30pm.

 

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested in serving on one of these Commissions, please complete an application at https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/ and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at llinnet@corning.org.  All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Tree Removal:

PG&E and Public Works have worked on identifying eight (8) City trees that are safety concerns.  Wright Trees has been contracted by PG&E to begin removing the trees of concern on February 26, 2024.

Pool Manager and Assistant Manager Seasonal Positions:

The City is currently looking for a pool manager and assistant manager for this upcoming pool season.  Applications can be found on the City website if interested, the deadline has been extended until the positions are filled.  We will be advertising for lifeguards at a later date.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit their impact on those who are dropping off and picking up students.  The Olive View and West Street Projects are anticipated to be completed by the end of February 2024 depending on the weather.

 

RECREATION:

Tuesday Night Market Vendor Applications:

The 2024 Tuesday Night Market Vendor applications are available on the website at www.corning.org.

Corning Plaza & Recreation Center:

The City has given COAR all requested information to move forward into the engineering plan phase for the Corning Plaza and Recreation Center.

 

PLANNING:

7th Cycle Housing Element:

The Planning Department is working with Placeworks on the 7th Cycle Housing Element. There is currently a lot of information gathering that is taking place.

Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Annual Report:

Planning is also working on the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Annual Report and the Office of Planning Report both of which are due April 1st.

Code Enforcement:

It’s been a busy week in Code Enforcement trying to keep on top of the vendors that have set up on the street corners to sell flowers, etc.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 126 calls for service, there were 69 officer-initiated incidents, including 14 traffic stops, and a total of 19 officer reports taken.  Officers made 4 felony arrests, 6 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 6 misdemeanor citations during the period of February 8, 2024 through February 14, 2024.

Dispatch:

During the two-week period of February 8, 2024 through February 14, 2024 our Dispatch Center received 304 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 19 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

Training:

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

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. – Dolly Parton

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 20 calls for service last week, they were:  16 medicals, 1 fire, and 3 public service.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 12 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  9 medicals, 1 fire, 1 traffic collision, and 1 public service.

Chief’s Report:

At the Corning Volunteer Fire Department’s awards night, Volunteer Billy Wooten was named our Firefighter of the Year.

VACATIONS/HOLIDAYS:

February 9th – 16th:  Accounting Manager Mary Brimm will be out of the office.

February 19th:  President’s Day Holiday City Hall, Finance Department, and the Corporation Yard will be closed.

 

CITY MANAGER:

Thank you to Public Works staff for their storm preparation and efforts.  The City managed to escape any major storm damage.  Storm damage was minimal.  We had Public Works crew members called in to address minor issues.  They did a great job in preparation for the storm.  We had some minor flooding in areas where drainage systems were unable to handle the volume of water.  There were no known powerlines down, power outages, or major damage.

Met with Corning Healthcare District, District Manager, Tina Hale.  We look forward to ongoing collaboration and ongoing partnerships in the future.

Met with Red Bluff City Manager, Tom Westbrook as an ongoing collaboration and information sharing effort.

 

Meetings:

Tuesday, February 13th at 6:30pm the City Council will hold their regularly scheduled meeting.

Wednesday, February 14th at 2:00pm the Library Commission will hold a special meeting.

 

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested in serving on one of these Commissions, please complete an application at https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/ and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at llinnet@corning.org.  All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Public Works Staffing:

We would like to welcome Elijah Stanley to the City of Corning team as our full-time Public Works Director! We look forward to working with him and the skillset he brings to the City of Corning.

Water Main Repair:

The crew repaired a water main leak at Love’s this week.  A portion of the sidewalk had to be removed in order to repair the leak, the sidewalk will be replaced when weather conditions allow.

Street Striping:

Monday morning Apply-A-Line will be re-striping the road in a few areas so traffic may be slower in the following areas:

  • Edith Avenue between Colusa Street to Blackburn Avenue
  • Solano Street at 3rd Street
  • South Avenue interchange at Highway 99W

Pool Manager and Assistant Manager Seasonal Positions:

The City is currently looking for a Pool Manager and Assistant Manager for this upcoming pool season.  Applications can be found on the City website at www.corning.org if interested; the deadline has been extended until the positions are filled.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received.  We will be advertising for lifeguards at a later date.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit their impact on those who are dropping off and picking up students.  The Olive View project and West Street Projects are anticipated to be completed by mid-February 2024, depending on the weather.

 

RECREATION:

Tuesday Night Market Vendor Applications:

The 2024 Tuesday Night Market Vendor applications are available on the website www.corning.org.

2024 Corning Magazine:

The 2024 Corning Magazine has been published by the Red Bluff Daily News.  Corning Recreation and Rodgers Theater both have advertisements listed within the magazine.  The City should be receiving some copies for the offices next week.  Stop by and pick up a copy.

Jr. Giants Commissioners Camp:

Jesenia will be heading to San Francisco on Tuesday, February 13th to attend the Jr. Giants Commissioners Camp being held at the Giants Stadium in preparation for the 2024 season of the Corning Jr. Giants.

New Recreation Instructors:

Corning Recreation is in the process of bringing on 3 new instructors to run some more recreation programs.  All 3 are local High School students.

2nd Grade Swim Lesson Program:

Recreation has started the process of working with the Elementary School District for this year’s 2nd Grade Swim Lesson program.

 

PLANNING:

7th Cycle Housing Element:

The Planning Department is working with Placeworks on the 7th Cycle Housing Element. Staff participated in the second meeting. There is currently a lot of information gathering that is taking place.

Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Annual Report:

Planning is also working on the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Annual Report and the Office of Planning Report both are due April 1st.

Corning Crossroads Development Map Extension:

At the February 20th Planning Commission meeting Planner II Chrissy Meeds will be presenting an extension request for the Corning Crossroads Development Map.  If approved, this will be their last 2-year extension cycle.

Mobile Vending Ordinance:

Staff plans to hold one more study session at the February 27th City Council Meeting on the Mobile vender information prior to introducing the final Ordinance for the first meeting to Council at the March 12th meeting.

Shaan Estates:

Planning is currently working on an addendum to a CEQA document that was approved along with a parcel map in September of 2007, for a housing project of 14 homes off of Blackburn in between Marguerite and North Alex Lane called Shaan Estates.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 124 calls for service, there were 82 officer-initiated incidents, including 29 traffic stops, and a total of 20 officer reports taken.  Officers made 3 felony arrests, 6 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 9 citations:  2 were infractions and 7 were misdemeanors during the period of February 1, 2024 through February 7, 2024.

Dispatch:

During the two-week period of February 1, 2024 through February 7, 2024 our Dispatch Center received 302 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 28 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

Training:

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

“It’s your outlook on life that counts.  If you take yourself lightly and don’t take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find the humor in our everyday lives.  And sometimes it can be a lifesaver.” – Betty White

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 16 calls for service last week, they were:  14 medicals, 1 hazardous condition, and 1 public service.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 22 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  11 medicals, 1 fire, 5 hazardous conditions, 3 traffic collisions, and 2 public service.

VACATIONS/HOLIDAYS:

January 29th – February 2nd:  Recreation Assistant Jesenia Rodriguez will be out of the office.

February 9th – 16th:  Accounting Manager Mary Brimm will be out of the office.

February 19th:  President’s Day Holiday City Hall, Finance Department, and the Corporation Yard will be closed.

 

CITY MANAGER:

The Mid-Year Budget Review process is well underway. This is an opportunity for departments to review their budgets and make any adjustments based on expenses and revenues in the first half of the year.

The new City of Corning Public Works Director is scheduled to start on Monday, February 5, 2024. We look forward to adding him to our team.  I would like to thank Robin Kampmann for serving in the Public Works Director capacity. The good news is that Robin is going to continue to work with the city as the City Engineer. We are thankful for her continued service and are grateful that we are able to continue working with her.

 

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested in serving on one of these Commissions, please complete an application at https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/ and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at llinnet@corning.org.  All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Pool Manager and Assistant Manager Seasonal Positions:

The City is currently looking for a pool manager and assistant manager for this upcoming pool season. Applications can be found on the City website if interested, the deadline has been extended until the positions are filled. We will be advertising for lifeguards at a later date.

Weed Control Service:

Hunters Services, the City’s new pest control service contracted provider was onsite this week doing weed spraying at the City’s well sites.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues work at the Olive View and West Street School Project locations.  The Contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.  Both projects are anticipated to be completed by mid-February 2024 depending on weather.

 

RECREATION:

Tuesday Night Market:

Coming this SPRING! The 2024 Tuesday Night Market Vendor applications are available on the website www.corning.org.

Corning Jr. Cardettes:

Our Corning Jr. Cardettes had their first performance last Friday along with the Corning High School Drill Team during halftime of the Varsity Basketball game. They all did a great job and had a lot of fun. Next performance will be Tuesday night during half time of the varsity boys Basketball game.

Corning Youth Basketball:

Corning Youth Basketball had their first games on Saturday and all feedback has been wonderful, thank you to Les Pitner and Nate Borer for leading this program.

Heels Dance Class:

Corning Recreation’s newest class is a “Heels” dance class.  Our instructor will be holding a free class on February 6th from 6 to 7 PM at Rodgers Theater.  If you would like to see what the class is about, please register for it online at www.corning.org.

7th Cyle Housing Element:

Planning held a kickoff meeting with Placeworks to begin work on the 7th Cycle Housing Element.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 120 calls for service, there were 83 officer-initiated incidents, including 18 traffic stops, and a total of 27 officer reports taken.  Officers made 3 felony arrests, 9 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 20 citations:  4 were infractions, 8 were misdemeanors, 1 was unclassified, and 7 were parking during the period of January 25, 2024 through January 31, 2024.

Dispatch:

During the two-week period of January 25, 2024 through January 31, 2024, our Dispatch Center received 308 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 12 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

Training:

  • Officer Ross attended a Field Training Officer course in Sacramento.
  • Officer Hewitt and Dispatch Supervisor Knight attended the Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Training in Shasta Lake.
  • Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins. Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”  Tony Robbins

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 14 calls for service last week, they were:  10 medicals, 2 fires,  1 traffic collision, and 1 public service.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 23 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  16 medicals, 4 traffic collisions, and 3 public service.

Chiefs Message:

  • Please make sure your smoke alarms are functioning properly, they do save lives.
  • The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 1023 calls for service in 2023, the total man hours spent on calls was 4,041; total training hours were 112.5.

VACATIONS/HOLIDAYS:

January 29th – 30th:  City Planner/Rec. Coordinator Chrissy Meeds will be out of the office.

January 29th – February 2nd:  Recreation Assistant Jesenia Rodriguez will be out of the office.

February 9th – 16th:  Accounting Manager Mary Brimm will be out of the office.

February 19th:  President’s Day Holiday City Hall, Finance Department, and the Corporation Yard will be closed.

 

CITY MANAGER:

Meetings:

January 19th:  I met with Bill Bergmann from the California Water Board.  They will have survey crews in the area off and on the next few weeks collecting samples and data.

January 22nd:  Mayor Snow and I attended the 2X2X2 meeting with representatives of the Corning High School and Elementary School Districts to promote intergovernmental communication on items of mutual interest.  There was discussion regarding various items and projects ongoing in order to facilitate potential impacts to the City, schools, students, and citizens.  Considered opportunities to partner and work together for the benefit of all.

January 25th:  I met with Inframark at the Sewer Treatment Facility.  I reviewed minor treatment adjustments being made due to the cost and availability of required treatment chemicals.

January 26th:  I will be meeting with County Board of Supervisors John Leach and Matt Hansen, both of whom represent districts within the Corning City Limits.  Topics of discussion will include County priorities, City priorities, housing development, commercial development, and economic development.

Events:

January 25th: Empower Tehama is sponsoring a Help Stop Human Trafficking presentation in Corning at the Rodgers Theater at 6:00pm, doors will open at 5:00pm.  There will be a couple of speakers providing information on identifying the various forms of Human Trafficking, and where to seek assistance. This is expected to be highly informative.  Admission is free and I urge you to attend.

 

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested in serving on one of these Commissions, please complete an application at https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/ and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at llinnet@corning.org.  All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Pool Manager and Assistant Manager Seasonal Positions:

The City is currently looking for a pool manager and assistant manager for this upcoming pool season.  Applications are due by February 2, 2024 and can be found on the City website if interested.  We will be advertising for lifeguards at a later date.

Public Works Staffing:

We would like to welcome Carlos Alvarez and Robert Moskal to the Public Works Team!  Carlos is learning to read meters, and Robert is learning the intricacy of the City’s parks system and will be assisting in the landscape maintenance.

Leaf Pick Up:

Leaf pickup is complete for the year.  Thank you, Public Works Staff, for keeping the leaves picked up and the drains clean!

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.  The Olive View project and West Street Projects are anticipated to be completed by mid-February 2024 depending on weather.

 

RECREATION:

Tuesday Night Market Dates:

The 2024 Tuesday Night Market Dates have been set for April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, September 3rd, and October 1st.  They will again be held on Solano Street between 3rd and 6th Streets.  Vendor applications are available on the website at www.corning.org.

Corning Jr. Cardettes:

The Corning Jr. Cardettes will have their first performance this Friday evening along with the Corning High School Drill Team during halftime of the Varsity Basketball game.  Come out and cheer them on, they have been working hard.

Corning Youth Basketball:

Corning Youth Basketball begins this Saturday, January 27th.  The participants in 1st and 2nd grade will be playing at the Corning High School south gym, and those in 3rd through 9th grade will be playing at Maywood Middle School.

Heels Dance Class:

Corning Recreation’s newest class is a “Heels” dance class.  Our Instructor will be holding a free class on February 6th from 6 to 7 PM at Rodgers Theater.  If you would like to see what the class is about, please register for it online at www.corning.org.

7th Cyle Housing Element:

Planning is in the beginning stages of working with Placeworks on the 7th cycle housing element.

Joint City Council/Planning Commission Meeting:

A joint meeting between the Planning Commission and the City Council was held on January 16th to work together on an update to the City’s Mobile Vending Ordinance to bring it into compliance with current State Law.  Staff will be presenting the Ordinance for consideration of adoption at the February 13th City Council meeting.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 110 calls for service, there were 70 officer-initiated incidents, including 14 traffic stops, and a total of 13 officer reports taken.  Officers made 2 felony arrests, 3 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 7 citations:  1 was an infraction, 3 were misdemeanors, and 3 were parking during the period of January 18, 2024, through January 24, 2024.

Training:

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

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”– Thomas A. Edison

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 15 calls for service last week, they were:  12 medicals, 1 fire, and 2 public service.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 22 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  16 medicals, 2 fires, 1 traffic collision, 1 investigation, 1 hazardous condition, and 1 public service.

Chiefs Message:

Your carbon monoxide detectors have an approximate 7-year life span.  If it goes off, open your doors, call 911, and the fire department will come to check the house and the date of the device.  Stay safe!

CITY MANAGER:

On Tuesday this week, the Tehama County Probation Department Work Crew cleaned up the homeless encampment near what used to be the Linnet’s Tire Shop. Over 7,000 pounds of trash was hauled away. A special THANKS to the Probation Department, work crew, and the neighboring property owners.

Meetings:

January 16thA Joint Meeting of the City Council and the Planning Commission was held to discuss the Mobile Food Vendor Ordinance.

January 23rd: The regularly scheduled City Council Meeting will be held in the Council Chambers. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm.

Abandoned Vehicles:

Need to get rid of that old car or truck?  You were going to fix it but never got around to it or can’t afford it?  The Tehama County Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program can remove it from your property FREE of charge.  Call 530-527-8020 for information and details.  The program is funded by a $1 surcharge on vehicle registration or renewal in every vehicle.  Do your part to improve our neighborhood.

Events:

January 25th: Empower Tehama is sponsoring a Help Stop Human Trafficking presentation in Corning at the Rodgers Theater at 6:00pm, doors will open at 5:00pm.  There will be a couple of speakers providing information on identifying the various forms of Human Trafficking, and where to seek assistance. This is expected to be very informative. Admission is free and I urge you to attend.

Conference:

January 18th: City Manager attended the 24th Annual Economic Forecast Conference. The conference was well attended with attendees across multiple jurisdictions and associations. The highlight of the conference was the presentation from Dr. Robert Eyler, President, Economic Forensic and Analytics.

 

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested in serving on one of these Commissions, please complete an application at https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/ and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at llinnet@corning.org.  All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Pool Manager and Assistant Manager Seasonal Positions:

The City is currently looking for a pool manager and assistant manager for this upcoming pool season.  Applications can be found on the City website. We will be advertising for lifeguards at a later date.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.  The Olive View project and West Street Projects are anticipated to be completed by mid-January 2024 depending on weather.

 

RECREATION:

Tuesday Night Market:

The Recreation Department along with the Corning Chamber will be setting the Tuesday Night Market dates.

Corning Recreation Basketball season starts this weekend!

 

PLANNING:

Through our Code Enforcement process, we were able to get the homeless encampment cleaned up behind the old Linnets Tire shop with the cooperation of the property owner, Corning Police Department, and the Tehama County Probation Department, they were able to haul off over 7,000 pounds of trash.

The Planning Department received an updated parcel map and title report for an empty lot on Blackburn to build 14 new homes, the Planning Department will be working on that.

The Planning Department received an updated demographic report from the State of California Department of Finance and as of January 1, 2023, the Corning population declined by 1.1% during the period of January 1, 2022, to January 1, 2023, 46 of the 58 Counties in California had declining population. Corning population as of January 1, 2023, is 7,993.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 108 calls for service, there were 74 officer-initiated incidents, including 20 traffic stops, and a total of 14 officer reports taken.  Officers made 8 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 11 citations: 4 were infractions, 4 were misdemeanors, and 3 were parking during the period of January 12, 2024, through January 17, 2024.

Training:

Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins.  Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel. Community Service officers Lisa Estes and Julie Hansel are currently going through additional training with Sergeant Portillo.

Staffing:

Corning Police Department will be adding a new member to the department within the next two weeks. Officer Royce Elena has successfully completed all the stages of the hiring process. We are excited to have Officer Elena on board and part of the CPD family.

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”

-Robin Williams

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 15 calls for service last week, they were:  13 medicals and 2 public service.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 18 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  13 medicals, 1 investigation, and 4 public service.

TO:  MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  BRANT MESKER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:  FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2024

 

VACATIONS/HOLIDAYS:

January 11th & 12th:  Administrative Services Manager Lisa Linnet is on Leave.

January 15th: Martin Luther King Day Holiday, City Hall, Finance Department, and the Corporation Yard will be closed.

 

CITY MANAGER:

Meetings:

January 11thA Special Joint Session Meeting of the Tehama County Board of Supervisors and Council Members of the Cities of Corning, Red Bluff, Tehama will be held at 2:00pm in the Board Chambers at the Administration Building located at 777 Oak Street in Red Bluff to discuss the 10-year Plan to End Homelessness.

January 10th:  The Recreation Center and City Plaza meeting was held to provide final design information and colors and finishes.

Appointment:

The contract to appoint Craig Basset as Police Chief was ratified by the City Council at the January 9th meeting. Mr. Bassett is a veteran of the Corning Police Department with 27 years of service. I commend Chief Bassett for his continued service and dedication to the community and its citizens.

Abandoned Vehicles:

Need to get rid of that old car or truck?  You were going to fix it but never got around to it or can’t afford it?  The Tehama County Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program can remove it from your property absolutely FREE of charge.  Call 530-527-8020 for information and details.  The program is funded by a $1 surcharge on vehicle registration or renewal in every vehicle.  Do your part to improve our neighborhood.

Events:

Empower Tehama is sponsoring a Help Stop Human Trafficking presentation in Corning at the Rodgers Theater on January 25th starting at 6pm, doors will open at 5:00pm.  There will be a couple of speakers providing information on identifying the various forms of Human Trafficking, and where to seek assistance.  Admission is free and I urge you to attend.

 

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested in serving on one of these Commissions, please complete an application at https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/ and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at llinnet@corning.org.  All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Pool Manager and Assistant Manager Seasonal Positions:

The City is currently looking for a pool manager and assistant manager for this upcoming pool season.  Applications can be found on the City website. We will be advertising for lifeguards at a later date.

Christmas Tree Disposal:

A wood waste bin will be available in front of the City Corporation Yard located at 1106 Butte Street for free disposal of live Christmas Trees only.  Please remove all decorations.  This service will be available through mid-January.

Leaf Pick Up:

The Crew will continue leaf pickup as time allows.  Leaf piles must not have branches, brush, or other debris or they will not be removed.  Please make sure leaves are not blocking gutters preventing water flow.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.  The Olive View project and West Street Projects are anticipated to be completed by mid-January 2024.

 

RECREATION:

Corning Jr. Cardettes Class:

The popular Corning Jr. Cardettes class started this week with a whopping 46 participants enrolled.  They will have their first performance on January 27th at the Corning Union High School home basketball game.

Corning Youth Basketball:

Corning Youth Basketball will have a team meeting at Maywood Jr. High School on Saturday at 10:00am.  At that time parents will receive the game schedules; find out what teams their children are on; the kids will receive their T-shirts; and they will have a skills and drills session.  We would like to extend the City’s appreciation to Les Pitner and Nate Borer for assuming the responsibility of running the program this year; we couldn’t offer this program without them.  Youth Basketball games will begin on the morning of January 27th.

Cooking Classes:

Our cooking classes have been a big hit.  Make sure you register for the next one that will be held on January 21st.  You can learn how to make soft pretzels and cheese sauce.

Corning Recreation Winter Session:

Corning Recreation’s Winter session will begin next week; there are some great classes lined up.  For information, go to https://corningrecreation.recdesk.com/Community/program to see what’s available.

 

PLANNING:

January 16th Planning Commission-City Council Joint Meeting:

The City of Corning Planning Commission and City Council will hold a “Joint Study Session” on Tuesday, January 16th at 6:30pm in the City Council Chambers to discuss options for an updated Mobile Vending Ordinance.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 119 calls for service, there were 79 officer-initiated incidents, including 13 traffic stops, and a total of 15 officer reports taken.  Officers made 1 felony arrest, 1 misdemeanor arrest, and issued 19 citations: 6 were infractions, 2 were misdemeanors, and 11 were parking during the period of January 4, 2024, through January 10, 2024.

Training:

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

Staffing:

On January 8, 2024, Community Service Officer, Lisa Estes, began her career with us.  Please welcome Officer Estes to the Department!  Sgt. Craig Bassett was sworn in as Corning’s new Police Chief on January 10, 2024.

“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” —Dwayne Johnson

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 18 calls for service last week, they were:  15 medicals, 2 traffic collisions, and 1 public service.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 19 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  11 medicals, 3 fire, 2 traffic collisions, 1 investigation, and 2 public service.

Chief’s Message:

The 2024 Corning Volunteer Fire Department officers are:  1st Assistant Chief – Daymon Schlereth; 2nd Assistant Chief – Jeff Nelson; Captains – Jared Smith; Billy Wooten; and Parker Johnson.

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  BRANT MESKER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2024

 

VACATIONS/HOLIDAYS:

January 11th & 12th:  Administrative Services Manager Lisa Linnet on Leave.

January 15th:   Martinn Luther King Day Holiday, City Hall, Finance Department, and the Corporation Yard will be closed.

 

CITY MANAGER:

Meetings:

January 11thA Special Joint Session Meeting of the Tehama County Board of Supervisors and Council Members of the Cities of Corning, Red Bluff, Tehama will be held at 2:00 PM in the Board Chambers at the Administration Building located at 777 Oak Street in Red Bluff to discuss the 10-year Plan to End Homelessness.

Abandoned Vehicles:

Need to get rid of that old car or truck?  You were going to fix it but never got around to it or can’t afford it?  The Tehama County Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program can remove it from your property absolutely FREE of charge.  Call 530-527-8020 for information and details.  The program is funded by a $1 surcharge on vehicle registration or renewal in every vehicle.  Do your part to improve our neighborhood.

 

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested in serving on one of these Commissions, please complete an application at https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/ and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at llinnet@corning.org.  All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Christmas Tree Disposal:

A wood waste bin will be available in front of the City Corporation Yard located at 1106 Butte Street for free disposal of live Christmas Trees only.  Please remove all decorations.  This service will be available through mid-January.

Leaf Pick Up:

The Crew will continue leaf pickup as time allows.  Leaf piles must not have branches, brush, or other debris or they will not be removed.  Please make sure leaves are not blocking gutters preventing water flow.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.  The Olive View project and West Street Projects are anticipated to be completed by early January 2024.

Vandalism:

Vandalism occurred at Northside Park this past Holiday weekend, somebody drove across the lawn spinning donuts.

 

RECREATION:

January 10th Recreation Ad Hoc Committee Public Meeting:

We will be holding an Ad Hoc Public Meeting on Wednesday January 10th at 5:30 PM regarding the Recreation Center and color boards along with flooring.

Maywood Women’s Club Presentation:

Recreation Coordinator II Chrissy Meeds was invited to speak at the Maywood Women’s Club Meeting on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 to provide an update on the progress towards construction of the City’s Recreation Center/Plaza as well as the many programs offered through the City’s Recreation Department.

Ms. Meeds stated she had a wonderful time and is appreciative of the Clubs invitation and the opportunity to share information regarding the progress on the Recreation Center/Plaza design and the estimated construction timeline.  She also appreciated the forum to elaborate on the wonderful programs and classes offered through the City’s Recreation Department.

January 25th Presentation on Human Trafficking:

Empower Tehama will be sponsoring a presentation by a couple of speakers on Human Trafficking at Rodgers Theater on January 25th at 6:00 PM.  Attendance is highly recommended, it free and will be extremely informative.

Dungeons & Dragons and Pokemon Programs:

Corning Recreation is currently working towards the start of two new programs; Dungeons & Dragons and Pokemon.  Stay tuned for further details.

 

PLANNING:

2024 Housing Unit Survey:

Planner II Chrissy Meeds will be working on the 2024 Housing Unit Survey for the California Department of Finance that is due at the end of January.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 278 calls for service, there were 114 officer-initiated incidents, including 14 traffic stops, and a total of 30 officer reports taken.  Officers made 3 felony arrests, 8 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 9 citations:  2 were infractions, 4 were misdemeanors, and 3 were parking during the two-week period of December 21, 2023 through January 3, 2024.

Dispatch:

During the two-week period of December 21, 2023 through January 3, 2024, our Dispatch Center received 514 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 63 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

Training:

On January 2, 2024, our current Community Service Officer Sarah Herrera began the 153rd Butte Law Enforcement Academy to further her career in becoming a Corning Police Officer.

News:

The Corning Police Department holiday bike giveaway was a success with bikes gifted to 4 lucky kids!

Staffing:

On December 18, 2023 Community Service Officer Julie Hansel began her career with us. Please welcome Officer Hansel to the department.

“Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 12 medicals for the week.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 16 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  8 medicals, 1 fire, 4 traffic collisions, and 3 public service.

Chief’s Message:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 1028 calls for service in 2023.  These calls consisted of fires, medicals, traffic collisions, agency assists, gas and carbon monoxide inspections and public service requests.  Not included in this total are the many community functions and trainings that our dedicated volunteers attend.

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  BRANT MESKER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2023

 

VACATIONS/HOLIDAYS:

December 29th:  Assistant Public Works Director Steve Lindeman will be on vacation.

January 1st:   City Hall, Finance Department, and the Corporation Yard will be closed.

 

CITY MANAGER:

Cheers to a New Year of Opportunities and Successes:

As we wrap up the year, I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year filled with endeavors and success.  I am excited about what the future holds for the City of Corning.

“Together we have the power to turn aspirations into achievements and challenges into victories.” – Unknown

Abandoned Vehicles:

Need to get rid of that old car or truck?  You were going to fix it but never got around to it or can’t afford it?  The Tehama County Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program can remove it from your property absolutely FREE of charge.  Call 530-527-8020 for information and details.  The program is funded by a $1 surcharge on vehicle registration or renewal in every vehicle.  Do your part to improve our neighborhood.

 

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested in serving on one of these Commissions, please complete an application at https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/ and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at llinnet@corning.org.  All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Christmas Tree Disposal:

A wood waste bin will be available in front of the City Corporation Yard located at 1106 Butte Street for free disposal of live Christmas Trees only.  Please remove all decorations.  This service will be available starting next week and will continue through mid-January.

Leaf Pick Up:

The Crew will continue leaf pickup as time allows.  Leaf piles must not have branches, brush, or other debris or they will not be removed.  Please make sure leaves are not blocking gutters preventing water flow.

Drainage Ditches:

The Conservation Camp Crew Members have completed the annual cleaning of the Cities drainage ditches.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to wrap up work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Olive View and West Street Projects were anticipated to be completed by early January 2024, however continued inclement weather may push this date towards the end of January.

Happy Holidays from the Public Works Department!

 

RECREATION:

Winter Session Classes:

Our Winter Session is open for registration and will begin the week of January 15th.  Our new Corning Jr. Cardettes will begin on January 10th,and it is completely full.

January 10th Recreation Ad Hoc Committee Public Meeting:

We will be holding a Recreation Ad Hoc Committee Public Meeting on January 10th at 5:30pm regarding the Recreation Center and color boards along with flooring.  We are in the process of scheduling a meeting with the Nomlaki Tribe to start on the design of the logo and the mural for the Splash Pad.

 

PLANNING:

Mobile Vendor & Pushcart Ordinances:

Staff are currently working on separating the Mobile Vendor and Pushcart Ordinance into two separate Ordinances.  I attended a round table meeting regarding mobile vendors and received wonderful feedback on what other cities are doing.

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 137 calls for service, there were 59 officer-initiated incidents, including 7 traffic stops, and a total of 14 officer reports taken.  Officers made 2 felony arrests, 5 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 6 citations:  2 were infractions and 4 were misdemeanors, during the period of December 20, 2023 through December 27, 2023.

Training:

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

Police Department Bike Giveaway:

The Corning Police Department gave away 5 bicycles over the month of December.  Congratulations to all of the winners!

The Corning Police Department is looking forward to 2024 and we wish our community a Happy New Year!

Chief’s Message:

I wish everyone a happy New Year; may it be filled with new adventures and good fortunes.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 14 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  13 medicals and 1 public service.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 18 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  10 medicals, 3 fires, 1 traffic collision, 2 investigations, and 2 public service.

Chief’s Message:

Please be sure your address numbers are in full view and legible.  The new year is a good time to check your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors for proper function.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  BRANT MESKER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2023

 

VACATIONS/HOLIDAYS:

19th – 22:  Planner/Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds will be on vacation.

December 25th & 26th:   City Hall and the Corporation Yard will be closed.

December 29th:  Assistant Public Works Director Steve Lindeman will be on vacation.

January 1st:   City Hall, Finance Department, and the Corporation Yard will be closed.

 

CITY MANAGER:

December 26, 2023 Council Meeting Canceled:

Due to the holidays, the regularly scheduled December 26, 2023 City Council Meeting has been canceled.  The next City Council meeting will be held on January 9, 2024.

December 16, 2023 Ribbon Cutting for Chata’s Brunchies:

The ribbon cutting for Chata’s Brunchies on Saturday was very well attended.

Abandoned Vehicles:

Need to get rid of that old car or truck?  You were going to fix it but never got around to it or can’t afford it?  The Tehama County Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program can remove it from your property absolutely FREE of charge.  Call 530-527-8020 for information and details.  The program is funded by a $1 surcharge on vehicle registration or renewal in every vehicle.  Do your part to improve our neighborhood.

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas!

 

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested in serving on one of these Commissions, please complete an application at https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/ and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at llinnet@corning.org.  All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Christmas Tree Disposal:

A wood waste bin will be available in front of the City Corporation Yard located at 1106 Butte Street for free disposal of live Christmas Trees only.  Please remove all decorations.  This service will be available starting next week and will continue through mid-January.

Leaf Pick Up:

The Crew will continue leaf pickup as time allows.  Leaf piles must not have branches, brush, or other debris or they will not be removed.  Please make sure leaves are not blocking gutters preventing water flow.

Drainage Ditches:

The Conservation Camp Crew Members are continuing the annual cleaning of the Cities drainage ditches.  They will clear brush and debris from the local streambeds of both Jewett and Burch creeks and the Blackburn Moon Drain.

ROADS OPEN – Kirkwood Road and Columbia Ave. Bridge Replacement:

The bridge replacements have been completed and Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue have both been reopened to through traffic.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.  The Olive View project and West Street Projects are anticipated to be completed by early January 2024.

Happy Holidays from the Public Works Department!

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 138 calls for service, there were 73 officer-initiated incidents, including 20 traffic stops, and a total of 21 officer reports taken.  Officers made 4 felony arrests, 5 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 8 citations:  2 were infractions and 5 were misdemeanors, during the period of December 13, 2023 through December 20, 2023.

Dispatch:

During the period of December 13, 2023 through December 20, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 296 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 30 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

Training:

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

Police Department Bike Giveaway:

The Corning Police Department is holding a holiday bike giveaway and were able to present the second bike to one lucky winner!  Congratulations, Sandra!  We will be drawing for another winner on Friday, December 22, 2023.  Stay tuned!

From all of us at the Corning Police Department, we’d like to wish our community a safe and Merry Christmas.  Thank you for your support!

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 16 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  14 medicals, 1 traffic collision, and 1 public service.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 13 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  8 medicals, 1 fire, 2 traffic collisions, and 2 public service.

Chief’s Message:

Merry Christmas to all!!

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  BRANT MESKER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2023

 

VACATIONS/HOLIDAYS:

December 15, 19th – 22:  Planner/Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds will be on vacation.

December 25th & 26th:   City Hall and the Corporation Yard will be closed.

December 29th:  Assistant Public Works Director Steve Lindeman will be on vacation.

January 1st:   City Hall, Finance Department, and the Corporation Yard will be closed.

 

CITY MANAGER:

Holiday Events:

  • Corning Volunteer Fire Department Christmas Basket Deliveries: Saturday, December 16th the Corning Fire Department will begin delivery of their holiday Christmas Food Baskets and Gifts.

Tree Planting at City Parks:

On December 13th Butte Environmental Council and volunteers planted 14 new trees at  Corning Community Park, Lennox Field, and Yost Park.  A big thank you is sent to Butte Environmental Council for the donation of the trees, to the volunteers and Tehama County Probation for planting the trees, and to the City’s Public Works Crew and Planner/Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds for making this project happen.

Ribbon Cuttings:

  • West Street School: Ribbon Cutting was Wednesday, December 13th.  This is a great project for the Community of Corning!
  • Chata’s Brunchies: Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting, Saturday, December 16th at 11:00a.m.

Meetings:

Monday, December 11th:  I attended a meeting with Bell Carter Executive Staff.  Bell Carter is making a significant investment in their business locations and processing equipment to bring their facilities and operations up to date.  They look forward to continuing to support our community.

Wednesday, December 13th:  I attended a meeting with the Director of the California Office of Small Business Advocates hosted by ChicoStart.  We look forward to the opportunities to benefit our local businesses.

Thursday, December 14th:  I attended the NCCSIF (Northern California Cities Self Insurance Fund) Strategic Planning and Board of Directors Meeting in Rocklin.

Awnings:

The awnings continue to be installed at our local downtown businesses and they are looking great.

 

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested in serving on one of these Commissions, please complete an application at https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/ and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at llinnet@corning.org.  All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Leaf Pick Up:

The Crew will continue leaf pickup as time allows.  Leaf piles must not have branches, brush, or other debris or they will not be removed.  Please make sure leaves are not blocking gutters preventing water flow.

Drainage Ditches:

The Conservation Camp Crew Members are continuing the annual cleaning of the Cities drainage ditches.  They will clear brush and debris from the local streambeds at both Jewett & Burch creeks, and the Blackburn Moon Drain.

ROADS CLOSED – Kirkwood Road and Columbia Ave. Bridge Replacement:

The projects will require Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue to be closed to through traffic.  Construction work has been delayed due to winter weather.  It is currently anticipated that the bridges will be completed, and the roads opened no later than December 20th.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.  The Olive View Project is anticipated to be completed by the end of December and the West Street School Project by the first week of January.

 

RECREATION:

12 Days of Christmas:

We are in the middle of our 12 Days of Christmas Program whereby we are offering 12 local youth the opportunity to win a free winter session recreation class.  To enter, go the Corning Recreation Facebook page and “like” the “12 Days of Christmas” post, share the post, and you will automatically be entered.  Good Luck.

Cooking Class:

We have started advertising our two newest programs which are:

  • A cooking class held at the Corning Senior Center and instructed by Amanda Metzger, owner of Capay’s Harvest. She is starting off with a “How to make Pop Tarts” class. and a “How to make Lasagna and breadsticks” class whereby the attendees will get to take home a dinner that feeds a family of 8.
  • We also advertised our first ever monthly “Membership Program”. Corning Union High School’s Drill Team Instructor Alisha Savage and Corning Recreation have created a class called “Jr. Cardettes” This class will create a youth drill team for children K – 8th grade and provide an opportunity to perform at local events and march in hometown parades.  This class has filled up fast.

New Recreation Classes:

We are hoping to still offer a couple more new programs in early 2024 so check the Corning Recreation Facebook page for new postings.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 123 calls for service, there were 85 officer-initiated incidents, including 39 traffic stops, and a total of 18 officer reports taken.  Officers made 3 felony arrests, 1 misdemeanor arrest, and issued 7 citations of which 5 were infractions, and 2 were misdemeanors during the period of December 7, 2023, through December 13, 2023.

Dispatch:

During the period of December 7, 2023 through December 13, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 270 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 39 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

Training:

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

Police Department Bike Giveaway:

The Corning Police Department is holding a holiday bike giveaway and were able to present the first bike to one lucky winner!  Congratulations Sage.  We will be drawing for another winner on Friday, December 15, 2023.  Stay tuned!

“We make a living by what we get.  We make a life by what we give.”— Winston Churchill

 

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:  16 medicals, 1 fire, 1 investigation, and 1 public service.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 17 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  9 medicals, 4 fires, 2 traffic collisions, 1 investigation, and 1 public service.

Chief’s Message:

Happy Holiday, have a Merry Christmas and keep your families safe during the holiday season.  Thank you for the amazing generosity provided by residents and businesses in Corning.

VACATIONS/HOLIDAYS:

December 15, 19th – 22: Planner II/Recreation Coordinator II Chrissy Meeds will be on vacation.

December 25th & 26th: City Hall and the Corporation Yard will be closed for the Christmas Holiday.

December 29th: Assistant Public Works Director Steve Lindeman will be on vacation.

January 1st: City Hall, Finance Department, and the Corporation Yard will be closed for the New Year’s Holiday.

 

CITY MANAGER:

Grocery Outlet Ribbon Cutting:
December 7th, Steve and Dawn, owners of the Grocery Outlet held their grand opening which was well attended. Stop in and welcome them to the community.

Holiday Events:
Look for local events scheduled throughout the Holiday Season. There are many opportunities to be a part of, below are just a few such as:
• December 8th: Lighted Trolley Tour of winning decorated homes and businesses at 6pm and 7pm. (call the Chamber of Commerce for information at 530/824-5550)
• 12 Days of Christmas Photo Scavenger Hunt: To participate contact the Chamber of Commerce.

Lighted Christmas Parade:
Thank you to the Corning Chamber of Commerce for organizing the parade. It was a great event with a great turnout of parade entries and spectators.

Annual Holiday Employee Luncheon:
Last Friday during the lunch hour, employees attended the annual Holiday Luncheon where employees reaching milestones of 5, 10, 15, or 20 years of service to the City received service year awards. This year, eleven members of staff were recognized for a combined 115 years of service to the City. Thank you for your continued dedication and service to the City of Corning and its residents.

Tree Planting at City Parks:
On December 13th Butte Environmental Council will be planting trees at Corning Community Park, Lennox Field, and Yost Park. If you would like to volunteer, please access link at: https://www.becnet.org/bec-events/tree-planting-in-corning.

 

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:
The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position. If interested in serving on one of these Commissions, please complete an application at https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/ and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at llinnet@corning.org. All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Leaf Pick Up:
The Crew will continue leaf pickup as time allows. Leaf piles must not have branches, brush, or other debris or they will not be removed. Please make sure leaves are not blocking gutters preventing water flow.

Drainage Ditches:
The Conservation Camp Crew Members are continuing the annual cleaning of the Cities drainage ditches. They will clear brush and debris from the local streambeds at both Jewett & Burch creeks, and the Blackburn Moon Drain.

ROADS CLOSED – Kirkwood Road and Columbia Ave. Bridge Replacement:
The projects will require Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue to be closed to through traffic. Construction work has been delayed due to winter weather. It is currently anticipated that the bridges will be completed, and the roads opened no later than December 20th.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:
Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects. The Contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.

 

RECREATION:

Basketball Registration:
The deadline for Youth Basketball registration is Friday, December 15th.

12 Days of Christmas:
Keep a look out for Corning Recreation’s “12 Days of Christmas”; we will randomly choose a child to receive a voucher for a free recreation class.

Santa Letters:
The deadline for Santa Letters is this Friday; please sign up as soon as possible so your child doesn’t miss out.

Breakfast with Santa:
We held our 2nd annual “Breakfast with Santa” event on Saturday, December 2nd. We had well over 100 people attend. Breakfast was provided by Corning Rotary and New Life Assembly Church and consisted of pancakes, sausage, and eggs with coffee and orange juice provided by Starbucks. Corning Library provided adorable reindeer crafts. Santa and Mrs. Claus took photos with the kids and read them a Christmas story and mingled amongst the guests. Our Elves were on hand to help the kids color and play games like pin the nose on the reindeer, to assist with filling out letters to Santa, and to serve hot chocolate at our hot chocolate bar. Thank you to everyone that helped make this event possible and such a success.

Cookie Decorating Class:
Saturday, December 9th is the Recreation Department’s Cookie Decorating Class.

New Recreation Classes:
Corning Recreation is coordinating two new classes that will begin the first week of the new year; keep an eye out for them.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:
In addition to responding to 146 calls for service, there were 69 officer-initiated incidents, including 14 traffic stops, and a total of 16 officer reports taken. Officers made 4 felony arrests, 2 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 10 citations of which 5 were infractions and 5 were misdemeanors during the period of November 30, 2023, through December 6, 2023.

Dispatch:
During the period of November 30, 2023 through December 6, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 278 inbound calls for service. In addition, they responded to 36 incoming 911 calls. All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

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

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”—John Fitzgerald Kennedy

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 20 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 16 medicals, 1 fire, 1 mutual aid fire, and 2 public service.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:
The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 12 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 7 medicals, 1 fire, 1 vehicle fire, 2 traffic collisions, and 1 public service.

Chief’s Message:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank all the businesses and residents for their generous donations and attendance at the department spaghetti dinner.

VACATIONS/HOLIDAYS:

December 25th & 26th:   City Hall and the Corporation Yard will be closed for the Christmas Holiday.

CITY MANAGER:

Employee Holiday Luncheon:

The City’s Employee Holiday Potluck Luncheon will be held on Friday, December 1st at the Fire Hall starting at noon and ending at 1:30pm; City Hall will be closed during those hours.

Grocery Outlet Ribbon Cutting:

December 7th at 11:00 a.m.

Holiday Events:

Look for local events scheduled throughout the Holiday Season.  There are many opportunities to be a part of, below are just a few such as:

  • December 2nd: Corning Hometown Christmas Lighted Parade sponsored by the Corning Chamber of Commerce, parade starts at 5:30pm, theme this year, “Holy Jolly Christmas”.
  • December 2nd: The Volunteer Fire Department Spaghetti Dinner will be held at the Fire Hall from 4pm to 8pm before and after the Hometown Christmas Lighted Parade.
  • December 2nd, Breakfast with Santa: Breakfast with Santa at Rodger’s Theater, 9:00am to 10:30am, & 10:30am to 12:00pm.  Participants must register at: https://corningrecreation.recdesk.com/Community/program.
  • December 8th: Lighted Trolley Tour of winning decorated homes and businesses at 6pm and 7pm. (call the Chamber of Commerce for information at 530/824-5550)
  • 12 Days of Christmas Photo Scavenger Hunt: To participate contact the Chamber of Commerce.

 

City Job Recruitment:

The City is currently advertising/recruiting to fill the following vacant positions:

  1. Police Officer Positions: The Police Department is actively recruiting to fill Police Officer positions.  The City Council approved a $25,000 sign on stiped for two (2) open lateral positions.
  2. Public Works Part-Time Landscape & Maintenance Worker: The City is seeking an applicant with landscape and maintenance experience to work a maximum of 20-hours per    This is a permanent part-time position.

Applications/resumes can be submitted online, and you can access associated job information on the City’s website at: www.corning.org/job-opportunities

Tree Planting at City Parks:

On December 13th Butte Environmental Council will be planting trees at Corning Community Park, Lennox Field, and Yost Park.  If you would like to volunteer, please access link at:  https://www.becnet.org/bec-events/tree-planting-in-corning.

 

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested in serving on one of these Commissions, please complete an application at https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/ and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at llinnet@corning.org.  All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

PUBLIC WORKS:

 

Community Event/Street Impact:

  • The Corning Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the annual Hometown Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 2nd beginning at the Veterans Hall at 5:30pm.  The procession will go east bound on Solano Street and end at Third Street.  Solano Street closure will begin approximately 5:00pm to prepare for the parade and will re-open once the parade has finished.

Leaf Pick Up:

The Crew will continue leaf pickup as time allows.  Leaf piles must not have branches, brush, or other debris or they will not be removed.  Please make sure leaves are not blocking gutters preventing water flow.

Drainage Ditches:

The Conservation Camp Crew Members are continuing the annual cleaning of the Cities drainage ditches.  They will clear brush and debris from the local streambeds at Jewett & Burch creeks, and also the Blackburn Moon Drain.

ROADS CLOSED – Kirkwood Road and Columbia Ave. Bridge Replacement:

The projects will require Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue to be closed to through traffic.  Construction work is on schedule and anticipated that the bridges will be completed, and the roads open the first week of December.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.

 

PLANNING:

Corning Crossroads Project :

This week, the Corning Crossroads project began boring behind the 7 Inn Motel for placement of water/sewer utilities to west side of I-5.

 

RECREATION:

Basketball Registration:

We have opened registration for our Youth Basketball Program.  We have also opened a program for a younger group of kids, specifically 1st and 2nd grade.  Register today as registration closes December 15, 2023.

Meeting with COAR Design Group:

Staff recently met with COAR (designers for the City Plaza & Recreation Center).  They are finalizing a few things and feel they will have a completed design to present to the City within the next couple of weeks.

Breakfast with Santa:

Breakfast with Santa is being held this Saturday, December 2nd at 9:00am and 10:30am.  Staff sends a special “Thank You” to Corning Rotary, New Life Assembly, Starbucks, the Corning Library, and of course, Santa, Mrs. Santa, and their elves for jumping aboard this year to help make this such a successful and fun event.

Santa Letters:

The deadline for Santa Letters is right around the corner; please sign up as soon as possible so your child doesn’t miss out.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 246 calls for service, there were 156 officer-initiated incidents, including 29 traffic stops, and a total of 37 officer reports taken.  Officers made 4 felony arrests, 10 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 11 citations: 3 were infractions, 7 were misdemeanors, and 1 was parking during the period of November 16, 2023, through November 29, 2023.

Dispatch:

During the period of November 16, 2023, through November 29, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 540 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 89 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

 

Training:

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

“Life is like riding a bicycle.  If you want to stay balanced you’ve got to keep moving forward.” ―Albert Einstein

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 12 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  8 medicals, 3 investigations, and 1 public service.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 30 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  17 medicals, 3 fires, 2 traffic collision, 3 investigations, 3 hazardous conditions, and 2 public service.

Chief’s Message:

  • Ticket sales for the Department’s Christmas Basket Program continues; please donate if you are able.

 

 

VACATIONS/HOLIDAYS:

November 23rd & 24th:   City Hall and the Corporation Yard will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

December 25th & 26th:   City Hall and the Corporation Yard will be closed for the Christmas Holiday.

November 20th – 26th:  Planner II/Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds will be on vacation. Accounting Manager Mary Brimm will be on vacation.

 

CITY MANAGER:

Employee Holiday Luncheon:

The City’s Employee Holiday Potluck Luncheon & Service Year Presentation will be held on Friday, December 1st at the Fire Hall starting at noon and ending at 1:30pm.  City Hall will be closed during those hours.

Holiday Events:

Look for local events scheduled throughout the Holiday Season.  There are many opportunities to be a part of, below are just a few such as:

  • November 25th: Small Business Saturday:  Shop local small businesses to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for our community.
  • December 2nd: Corning Hometown Christmas Lighted Parade sponsored by the Corning Chamber of Commerce, parade starts at 5:30pm, theme this year, “Holy Jolly Christmas”.
  • December 2nd: The Volunteer Fire Department Spaghetti Dinner will be held at the Fire Hall from 4pm to 8pm before and after the Hometown Christmas Lighted Parade.
  • December 8th: Lighted Trolley Tour of winning decorated homes and businesses at 6pm and 7pm. (call the Chamber of Commerce for information at 530/824-5550)
  • 12 Days of Christmas Photo Scavenger Hunt: To participate contact the Chamber of Commerce.
  • December 2nd, Breakfast with Santa: Breakfast with Santa at Rodger’s Theater, 9:00am to 10:30am, & 10:30am to 12:00pm.  Participants must register at: https://corningrecreation.recdesk.com/Community/program.

City Job Recruitment:

The City is currently advertising/recruiting to fill the following vacant positions:

  1. Public Works Director Position: The Public Works Director position is now open with an increased salary range.  Closing date to apply: December 1, 2023.
  2. Police Officer Positions: The Police Department is actively recruiting to fill Police Officer positions.  The City Council approved a $25,000 sign on stiped for two (2) open lateral positions.
  3. Public Works Maintenance Worker: The City is seeking an applicant with construction/electrical experience.  Closing date to apply: December 1, 2023.
  4. Public Works Part-Time Landscape & Maintenance Worker: The City is seeking an applicant with landscape and maintenance experience to work a maximum of 20-hours per    This is a permanent part-time position.

Applications/resumes can be submitted online, and you can access associated job information on the City’s website at: www.corning.org/job-opportunities

Corning Disposal/Waste Management Schedules:  For your convenience the City’s Large/Bulky Items Drop Off & Pickup Schedules as well as the 2024 Garbage Collection Schedule are posted on our website  Bulky Item Flyer 2024 Waste Management Calendar

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested in serving on one of these Commissions, please complete an application at https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/ and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at llinnet@corning.org.  All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Community Event/Street Impact:

  • The Corning Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the annual Hometown Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 2nd beginning at the Veterans Hall at 5:30pm.  The procession will go east bound on Solano Street and end at Third Street.  Solano Street closure will begin approximately 5:00pm to prepare for the parade and will re-open once the parade has finished.

Leaf Pick Up:

The Crew will continue leaf pickup as time allows.  Leaf piles must not have branches, brush, or other debris or they will not be removed.  Please make sure leaves are not blocking gutters preventing water flow.

Vandalism:

A net at the pickleball courts appears to have been cut. The net has been removed for repair/replacement.

ROADS CLOSED – Kirkwood Road and Columbia Ave. Bridge Replacement:

The projects will require Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue to be closed to through traffic.

Construction work is on schedule and anticipated that the bridges will be completed, and the roads open the first week of December.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.

 

PLANNING:

November 21st Planning Commission Meeting:

At the Tuesday, November 21st Planning Commission Meeting the following items actions were taken:

  • Denial was recommended on Use Permit for the Taco El Dorado food truck to be placed at the 7 Inn Motel;
  • Recommendation of approval to City Council on Tentative map for Margaret Oliveria for property along HWY 99W and I-5 to be split; and
  • Recommendation of approval to City Council on A Lot Merger, Re-zone, General Plan Amendment, and Use Permit for the Corning City Recreation Center and Plaza across from Corning City Hall.

Corning Crossroads Project :

The Corning Crossroads project will begin boring behind the 7 Inn Motel for placement of water/sewer utilities to west side of I-5 after the Thanksgiving holiday.

RECREATION:

Basketball Registration:

We have opened registration for our Youth Basketball Program.  We have also opened a program for a younger group of kids’, specifically 1st and 2nd grade.  Register today as registration closes December 15, 2023.

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Chief’s Message:

  • Ticket sales for the Department’s Christmas Basket Program continues; please donate if you are able.

 

VACATIONS/HOLIDAYS:

November 20th – 26th:  Planner II/Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds will be on vacation.

Accounting Manager Mary Brimm will be on vacation.

 

CITY MANAGER:

Holiday Events:

Look for local events scheduled throughout the Holiday Season.  There are many opportunities to be a part of, below are just a few such as:

  • December 2nd: Corning Hometown Christmas Lighted Parade sponsored by the Corning Chamber of Commerce, parade starts at 5:30pm, theme this year, “Holy Jolly Christmas”.
  • December 8th: Lighted Trolley Tour of winning decorated homes and businesses at 6pm and 7pm. (call the Chamber of Commerce for information at 530/824-5550)
  • 12 Days of Christmas Photo Scavenger Hunt: To participate contact the Chamber of Commerce.
  • December 2nd, Breakfast with Santa: Breakfast with Santa at Rodger’s Theater, 9:00am to 10:30am, and 10:30am to 12:00pm.  Participants must register at: https://corningrecreation.recdesk.com/Community/program.

City Job Recruitment:

The City is currently advertising/recruiting to fill the following vacant positions:

 

  1. Public Works Director Position: The Public Works Director position is now open with an increased salary range.  Closing date to apply: December 1, 2023.
  2. Police Officer Positions: The Police Department is actively recruiting to fill Police Officer positions.  The City Council recently approved a $25,000 sign on stiped for two (2) open lateral positions.
  3. Public Works Maintenance Worker: The City is seeking an applicant with construction/electrical experience as well as other maintenance experience.  Closing date to apply: December 1, 2023.
  4.  Administrative Secretary Position: Closing date to apply: December 1, 2023.

Applications/resumes can be submitted online, and you can access associated job information on the City’s website at: www.corning.org/job-opportunities

 

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested in volunteering to serve on one of these Commissions, please complete an application and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet email at llinnet@corning.org.  The application is available at: https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/.  All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Community Event/Street Impact:

  • The Corning Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the annual Hometown Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 2nd beginning at the Veterans Hall at 5:30pm.  The procession will go east bound on Solano Street and end at Third Street.  Solano Street closure will begin approximately 5:00pm to prepare for the parade and will re-open once the parade has finished.

Christmas Banners:

The Public Works Crew has begun putting up Christmas banners and lights on Solano Street.  Thank you to the crew for their decorating!

Leaf Pick Up:

The Crew will continue leaf pickup as time allows.  Leaf piles must not have branches, brush, or other debris or they will not be removed.  Please make sure leaves are not blocking gutters preventing water flow.

ROADS CLOSED – Kirkwood Road and Columbia Ave. Bridge Replacement:

The projects will require Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue to be closed to through traffic.

Construction work is on schedule and anticipated that the bridges will be completed, and the roads open the first week of December.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.

 

PLANNING:

November 21st Planning Commission Meeting:

At the Tuesday, November 21st Planning Commission Meeting which starts at 6:30pm the following items will be presented for discussion and action:

  • Use Permit for the Taco El Dorado food truck to be placed at the 7 Inn Motel;
  • Tentative map for Margaret Oliveria for property along HWY 99W and I-5 to be split; and
  • A Lot Merger, Re-zone, General Plan Amendment, and Use Permit for the Corning City Recreation Center and Plaza across from Corning City Hall.

Corning Crossroads Project :

You may notice some activity behind the 7 Inn Motel.  The Corning Crossroads project will begin boring for placement of water/sewer utilities to west side of I-5 after the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

RECREATION:

Basketball Registration:

We have opened registration for our youth Basketball program being led by Les Pitner.  Thank you, Les, for working with Corning Recreation.  We have also opened a program for a younger group of kids’, specifically 1st and 2nd grade that will be led by Nate Borer.  Register today as registration closes December 15, 2023.

Corning City Plaza and Recreation Center Design:

The latest design for the Corning City Plaza and Recreation Center was approved by the City Council on Tuesday November 14th.  Staff will continue moving forward with COAR.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 111 calls for service, there were 123 officer-initiated incidents, including 26 traffic stops, and a total of 11 officer reports taken.  Officers made 2 felony arrests, and 1 misdemeanor arrest during the period of November 9, 2023 through November 15, 2023.

Dispatch:

During the period of November 9, 2023 through November 15, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 213 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 19 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

Training:

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

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” – Lauren DeStefano

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 22 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  14 medicals, 3 fires, 2 investigations, and 3 public service.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 14 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  6 medicals, 3 fires, 2 traffic collision, 1 investigation, and 2 public service.

Chief’s Message:

Ticket sales for the Department’s Christmas Basket Program continues; please donate if you are able.

 

VACATIONS/HOLIDAYS:

November 8th – 13thRobin Kampmann, Public Works/City Engineer Consultant will be on vacation.

November 10, 2023 – Veterans Day Holiday:  Corning City Hall, Finance Department, and Corporation Yard will be closed on this date in observance of Veteran’s Day.

November 20th – 26th:  Planner II/Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds will be on vacation and accounting Manager Mary Brimm will be on vacation.

 

CITY MANAGER:

City Job Recruitment:

The City is currently advertising/recruiting to fill the following vacant positions:

  1. Public Works Director Position: The Public Works Director position is now open with an increased salary range.  Closing date to apply: December 1, 2023.
  2. Police Officer Positions: The Police Department is actively recruiting to fill Police Officer positions.  The City Council recently approved a $25,000 sign on stiped for two (2) open lateral positions.
  3. Public Works Maintenance Worker: The City is seeking an applicant with construction/electrical experience as well as other maintenance experience.  Closing date to apply: December 1, 2023.

Applications/resumes can be submitted online, and you can access associated job information on the City’s website at: www.corning.org/job-opportunities

 

 

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested in volunteering to serve on one of these Commissions, please complete an application and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet email at llinnet@corning.org.  The application is available at: https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/.  All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

 

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Community Event/Street Impact:

  • The annual Veterans Day Parade will be on Saturday, November 11th  beginning at Corning City Hall at 11:00am.  The procession will go west bound on Solano Street to Houghton Avenue.  Solano Street closure will begin approximately 10:00am to prepare for the parade and will re-open once the parade has finished.

 

Leaf Pick Up:

The Crew will begin leaf pickup as time allows.  Leaf piles must not have branches, brush, or other debris or they will not be removed.  Please make sure leaves are not blocking gutters preventing water flow.

 

ROADS CLOSED – Kirkwood Road and Columbia Ave. Bridge Replacement:

The projects will require Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue to be closed to through traffic at the bridge locations for the duration of the construction.  Access will be maintained to all adjacent properties and detoured routes will be provided.

Construction work is on schedule and anticipated that the bridges will be completed, and the roads open the first week of December.

 

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.

 

 

PLANNING:

Corning Crossroads Project :

You may notice some activity behind the 7 Inn Motel.  The Corning Crossroads project will begin boring for placement of water/sewer utilities to west side of I-5 after the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

 

RECREATION:

Paint-n-Sip:

Corning Recreation held its first paint and sip on Friday, November 3rd at Yaya’s Tacos and we filled up our registration with 20 attending.  It was a fun and relaxing evening.

 

Basketball Program:

We have opened registration for our youth Basketball Program being led by Les Pitner; thank you Les for working with Corning Recreation.  We are planning to offer a program soon for a younger group, specifically kids’ 1st and 2nd grade.

 

Candle Making Class:

Our candle making class is scheduled for Thursday, November 16th, register today.

 

Cardio Drumming:

We began our Cardio Drumming class for over 50 and have had a good turnout.  It is so fun and upbeat, so check out the videos on our social media platforms.

 

Corning City Plaza and Recreation Center:

The latest design for the Corning City Plaza and Recreation Center will be presented at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.

 

 

BUILDING OFFICIAL:

City of Corning Business Awning Grant Program:

The demolition is complete at the first site and the new awning should be installed within the next two weeks.  The additional awnings are scheduled to follow in 1-to-2-week intervals.

 

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 132 calls for service, there were 112 officer-initiated incidents, including 15 traffic stops, and a total of 20 officer reports taken.  Officers made 6 felony arrests, 4 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 8 citations:  3 were infractions, 4 were misdemeanors, and 1 was unclassified during the period of November 2, 2023, through November 8, 2023.

 

Dispatch:

During the period of November 2, 2023, through November 8, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 250 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 26 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

 

Training:

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

 

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.  We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream.  It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” – Ronald Reagan

 

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 23 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  17 medicals, 1 mutual aid fire, 2 investigations, and 3 public service.

 

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 20 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  10 medicals, 2 fires, 3 traffic collision, 2 agency assists, and 3 public service.

 

Chief’s Message:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department will be coming door to door this month selling tickets for their annual Christmas Program, your donations are appreciated!

VACATIONS/HOLIDAYS:

November 8th – 13thRobin Kampmann, Public Works/City Engineer Consultant will be on vacation.

November 10, 2023 – Veterans Day Holiday:  Corning City Hall, Finance Department, and Corporation Yard will be closed on this date in observance of Veteran’s Day.

November 20th – 26th:  Chrissy Meeds, Planner II/Recreation Coordinator will be on vacation.

 

CITY MANAGER:

Expect More Tehama Summit:

Planner II/Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds and I will be attending the Expect More Tehama Summit on Thursday November 2, 2023.

 

City Job Recruitment:

The City is currently advertising/recruiting to fill the following vacant positions:

  1. Public Works Director Position: The Public Works Director position is now open with an increased salary range.  Closing date to apply: December 1, 2023.
  2. Police Officer Positions: The Police Department is actively recruiting to fill Police Officer positions.  The City Council recently approved a $25,000 sign on stiped for two (2) open lateral positions.
  3. Public Works Maintenance Worker: The City is seeking an applicant with construction/electrical experience as well as other maintenance experience.  Closing date to apply: December 1, 2023.

Applications/resumes can be submitted online, and you can access associated job information on the City’s website at: www.corning.org/job-opportunities

 

Treat Street:

Treat Street was a huge success.  City Hall had over 1,006 individuals participate by voting in our pumpkin judging contest.  This year’s winner was the Corning Police Department.

 

 

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested in volunteering to serve on one of these Commissions, please complete an application and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet email at llinnet@corning.org.  The application is available at: https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/.  All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

 

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Community Event/Street Impact:

  • Corning High Turkey Trot will be on Saturday November 4, 2023.  North Street between 1st Street and Marguerite Avenue will be closed beginning at 7am until approximately 11am. They will also be using additional areas surrounding the High School, but additional road closures will not occur.
  • The annual Veterans Day Parade will be on Saturday, November 11th  beginning at Corning City Hall at 11:00am.  The procession will go west bound on Solano Street to Houghton Avenue.  Solano Street closure will begin approximately 10:00am to prepare for the parade and will re-open once the parade has finished.

 

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 as we are anticipating rain and need to keep the gutters and storm drains clear.

 

ROADS CLOSED – Kirkwood Road and Columbia Ave. Bridge Replacement:

The projects will require Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue to be closed to through traffic at the bridge locations for the duration of the construction.  Access will be maintained to all adjacent properties and detoured routes will be provided.

Construction work is on schedule and anticipated that the bridges will be completed, and the roads open the first week of December.

 

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.

 

 

PLANNING:

Chamber Mixer:

I and Planner II/Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds plan to attend the Chamber business mixer next Thursday, November 9th.

 

RECREATION:

Paint-n-Sip:

Corning Recreation will be holding its first Paint n Sip evening at Yaya’s Tacos on November 3rd; we currently have 19 registered with 1 opening left.

 

Trees for our Parks:

The Butte County Environmental Council has approved 15 trees to be planted in Corning under their ReLeaf grant program.  Public Works staff have chosen locations within the Corning Community Park, Lennox Field, and Yost park to plant the new trees.  The date is scheduled for December 13th from 10:00 to 2:00pm and they will be looking for volunteers to help.

 

 

BUILDING OFFICIAL:

City of Corning Business Awning Grant Program:

The demolition is complete at the first site and the new awning should be installed within the next two weeks.  The additional awnings are scheduled to follow in 1-to-2-week intervals.

 

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 152 calls for service, there were 79 officer-initiated incidents, including 17 traffic stops, and a total of 24 officer reports taken.  Officers made 3 felony arrests, 2 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 10 citations:  7 were infractions and 3 were misdemeanors during the period of October 26, 2023, through November 1, 2023.

 

Dispatch:

During the period of October 26, 2023, through November 1, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 298 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 44 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

 

Training:

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

 

Events:

Thank you for stopping by our table at Treat Street on Halloween!  We had a great time.  Corning Police Department also won first place in the City’s annual employee pumpkin decorating contest!  Thank you to all who voted for us.

 

“Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome.”—Amelia Barr

 

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 17 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  10 medicals, 1 mutual aid fire, 1 traffic collision, 3 investigations, 1 hazardous condition, and 1 public service.

 

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 24 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  9 medicals, 6 fires, 4 traffic collision, 4 investigation and 1 public service.

 

Chief’s Message:

All burning within the city limits must be permitted and only tree and yard clippings are allowed, nor fence or processed lumber.

VACATIONS/HOLIDAYS:

November 8th – 13thRobin Kampmann, Public Works/City Engineer Consultant will be on vacation.

November 10, 2023 – Veterans Day Holiday:  Corning City Hall, Finance Department, and Corporation Yard will be closed on this date in observance of Veteran’s Day.

 

CITY MANAGER:

Public Works Director Position:

The Public Works Director position is now open with an increased salary range.  Apply by December 1, 2023.

 

Police Officer Positions Open:

The Police Department is actively recruiting to fill Police Officer positions.  The City Council recently approved a $25,000 sign on stiped for open lateral positions.

 

Treat Street:

On October 31st between the hours of 2pm and 5pm please come by City Hall for treats and to participate in our annual “Employee Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Contest” by voting for the best pumpkin.  Be sure to visit the other participating businesses throughout town; look for the flyer in the windows.  This is a free community event.

 

 

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested in volunteering to serve on one of these Commissions, please contact City Clerk Lisa Linnet by phone at 530/824-7033 or via email at llinnet@corning.org for additional information.  All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.  The commission application form can be accessed by using this link:  https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/, once completed, submit via email to City Clerk Lisa Linnet, or at City Hall, 794 Third Street, Corning.

 

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Community Event/Street Impact:

  • Trunk or Treat will take place Saturday October 28, 2023 at the Northside Park, 1414 Colusa Street from 4:00pm – 8:00pm.  This is a free community event.
  • Cal Fire’s Fill the Boot Drive will take place Saturday October 28, 2023 at the intersection of Solano Street and Edith Avenue from 8:00am – 4:00pm, there will be no street closure.
  • Treat Street will be on Tuesday October 31, 2023 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.  Solano Street will be closed from 1:30pm to approximately 5:30pm for the event between 3rd Street and 6th Street for the safety of the participants.

 

ROADS CLOSED – Kirkwood Road and Columbia Ave. Bridge Replacement:

The projects will require Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue to be closed to through traffic at the bridge locations for the duration of the construction.  Access will be maintained to all adjacent properties and detoured routes will be provided.

Construction work is on schedule and anticipated that the bridges will be completed, and the roads open the first week of December.

 

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.

 

 

PLANNING:

2024 Housing Element:

The Request for Proposals (RFP’s) for the 7th Cycle Housing Element was released on Monday.  The submittal closing date is November 9th.

 

 

RECREATION:

Northside Park Kiddie Playground:

Northside Park Kiddie Playground is now open, please visit and enjoy the new equipment.  The Park now has two ADA swings, an inclusive carousel, a new play structure with climbing wall and a sensory board.  The new and improved park is beautiful.

 

Paint-n-Sip:

Corning Recreation will be holding its first Paint n Sip evening at Yaya’s Tacos on November 3rd.  We currently have 19 registered with 1 opening left.

 

Candle Making Class:

Corning Recreation will also be opening registration for our first candle making class; we are very excited about it.  Follow us on Facebook for more information and a lineup of all the classes available.

 

Holiday Recreation Events:

Corning Recreation has a full lineup of Holiday Happenings, so make sure you are following us on Facebook and Instagram so that you don’t miss out on any of the fun.

 

Trees for our Parks:

Staff met with the Butte Environmental Council regarding the trees they want to donate to Corning.  We have found locations within Corning Community Park, Lennox field, and Yost Park for the 15 trees.  If their Grant Administrator approves all locations, they will plan to start planting in December.  Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

 

 

BUILDING OFFICIAL:

City of Corning Business Awning Grant Program:

The demolition and preparation for installation of the first awning has begun.  The first awning should be installed in the first part of November.  The additional awnings are scheduled to follow in 1-to-2-week intervals.

 

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 147 calls for service, there were 92 officer-initiated incidents, including 20 traffic stops, and a total of 14 officer reports taken.  Officers made 1 felony arrest and issued 5 citations:  1 was an infraction and 4 were parking during the period of October 19, 2023, through October 25, 2023.

 

Dispatch:

During the period of October 19, 2023, through October 25, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 331 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 23 incoming 911 calls. All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

 

Training:

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

 

Events:

On Saturday, October 28, from 10-2, Corning Police Department will be having a prescription/over the counter drug drop off in front of the Police Department.  Please bring in any unwanted medications for disposal.  We cannot accept syringes.

 

We will also be participating in Corning Treat Street on Halloween day from 2-5!  Stop by and see us.

 

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 15 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  11 medicals, 1 fire, 2 traffic collision, and 1 public service.

 

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 15 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  8 medicals, 2 fires, 1 traffic collision, 1 investigation and 1 public service.

 

Chief’s Message:

Beginning in November, members of the Corning Volunteer fire Department will be coming door to soon to sell tickets to help fund our Christmas Basket Program.

VACATIONS/HOLIDAYS:

October 19 – October 23, 2023: Assistant Public Works Director Stephen Lindeman will be on vacation.

November 10, 2023 – Veterans Day Holiday: Corning City Hall, Finance Department, and Corporation Yard will be closed on this date in observance of Veteran’s Day.

CITY MANAGER:

Chamber of Commerce Meeting:
I attended the Corning Chamber of Commerce Meeting last Tuesday. I encourage the business community to join in and get involved with our local Chamber of Commerce.

Treat Street:
Please come by City Hall for treats and to participate in our annual “Employee Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Contest” by voting for the best pumpkin.

New Police Department Vehicle:
Corning Police Department received their trade vehicle in exchange for the City’s K-9 vehicle from the Tehama County Sheriff’s Department.

 

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested in volunteering to serve on one of these Commissions, please contact City Clerk Lisa Linnet by phone at 530/824-7033 or via email at llinnet@corning.org for additional information.  All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.  The commission application form can be accessed by using this link:  https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/, once completed, submit via email to City Clerk Lisa Linnet, or at City Hall, 794 Third Street, Corning.

PUBLIC WORKS:

Community Event/Street Impact:

  • Trunk or Treat will take place Saturday October 28, 2023 at the Northside Park, 1414 Colusa Street from 4:00pm – 8:00pm.
  • Cal Fire’s Fill the Boot Drive will take place Saturday October 28, 2023 at the intersection of Solano Street and Edith Avenue from 8:00am – 4:00pm, there will be no street closure.
  • Treat Street will be on Tuesday October 31, 2023 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.  Solano Street will be closed from 1:30pm to approximately 5:30pm for the event between 3rd Street and 6th Street for the safety of the participants.

ROADS CLOSED – Kirkwood Road and Columbia Ave. Bridge Replacement:

The Tehama County Public Works Department has awarded a construction contract to Viking Construction Company to replace the Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue bridges over Jewett Creek.

The replacement of the existing bridges is necessary to ensure continued safe access to the travelling public.  The old bridges will be replaced with wider bridges that meet current standards.  The projects will require Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue to be closed to through traffic at the bridge locations for the duration of the construction.  Access will be maintained to all adjacent properties and detoured routes will be provided.

Construction work is on schedule and anticipated that the bridges will be completed, and the roads open the first week of December.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.  

 

PLANNING:

2024 Housing Element:

Staff will be releasing a “Request for Proposals” (RFP) for the preparation of the 2024 Housing Element on Monday, October 23, 2023.

October 17th Planning Commission Meeting:

At the Tuesday, October 17th meeting, the Planning Commission voted 3-0 to approve Conditional Use Permit 2023-318 allowing the sale of beer and wine in a new business located at 1223 Solano Street.  The Commission also choose to approve Conditional Use Permit 2023-317 by a 3-1 vote allowing a food truck to park at the back of The Liquor Warehouse parking lot located at 3040 Highway 99W.

 

RECREATION:

Northside Park Kiddie Playground:

We will be holding a Ribbon Cutting for the new kiddie playground with ADA accessible features at Northside Park on Monday at 9:30am, the park will be open to the public following the Ribbon Cutting.

Youth Basketball:

Corning Recreation will be opening up Youth Basketball registration very soon, we are currently looking for volunteer coaches.

Holiday Recreation Events:

Corning Recreation has a full lineup of Holiday Happenings, so make sure you are following us on Facebook and Instagram so that you don’t miss out on any of the fun.

Trees for our Parks:

Staff was contacted by the Butte Environmental Council regarding trees that they are looking to rehome.  During the 2022 storms, the City lost a number of trees at various locations and is planning to replace them.  Staff are conversing with the Butte Environmental Council to discuss utilizing some of their trees as replacements.  We should have more information on tree types selected and the locations of where they will be planted next week.

 

BUILDING OFFICIAL:

City of Corning Business Awning Grant Program:

Revised plans were received late last week from the manufacture’s engineer.  The review process is now complete, and the project is now going into the production phase.  The first set of awnings should begin installation in the first part of November, with the additional awnings to follow in 1–2 week intervals.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 146 calls for service, there were 113 officer-initiated incidents, including 22 traffic stops, and a total of 16 officer reports taken.  Officers made 1 felony arrest, 5 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 10 citations: 5 were infractions, 4 were misdemeanors, and 1 was parking during the period of October 12, 2023, through October 18, 2023.

Dispatch:

During the period of October 12, 2023, through October 18, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 301 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 21 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

Training:

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

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”Archbishop Desmond Tutu

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 14 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  10 medicals, 1 fire, 1 traffic collision, 1 investigation, and 1 public service.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 11 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  6 medicals, 1 fire, 1 hazardous condition, 1 traffic collision, and 2 public service.

Chief’s Message:

The burn ban has been lifted, get your city burn permits at the Fire Hall located at 814 5th Street.

VACATIONS/HOLIDAYS:

October 13th – October 16th:  City Manager Brant Mesker

October 19th – October 23rd:  Assistant Public Works Director Stephen Lindeman

 

CITY MANAGER:

Corning City Plaza & Recreation Center Update:

At the Tuesday, October 10, 2023 City Council Meeting, the City Council, by a 4-1 vote provided staff direction by choosing design option 2 of the four presented for the Corning City Plaza and Recreation Center. This option is projected to cost $11,721,103 and will provides the following required grant deliverable features:

  • A City Plaza with a splash pad, chess tables, climbing wall, mural, amphitheater, ADA friendly musical playground equipment, and shade structures;
  • A full-size gymnasium; and
  • One classroom

Staff will be coordinating with the COAR design group to immediately start on a schematic drawing and engineered plans to be brought back to City Council at a future meeting for final approval.

 

Prop 68 (Recreation Center/City Plaza) Advisory Ad Hoc Committee – VACANCY:

The City has one vacancy on the “Prop 68 (Recreation Center/City Plaza) Advisory Ad Hoc Committee”.  Letters of Interest for this vacancy must be received no later than October 17, 2023, at 5:00pm.  If interested in applying for this vacancy, please submit your “Letter of Interest” in person at the City Hall (794 Third Street, Corning, CA 96021) or by email to llinnet@corning.org.

 

CITY CLERK:

Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Planning, Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  Anyone interested in volunteering to serve on one of these Commissions is encouraged to contact City Clerk Lisa Linnet either by phone at 530/824-7033 or via email at llinnet@corning.org for additional information.  The Planning Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month; the other three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.  Attached is a link to the commission application form:  https://www.corning.org/documents/commission-application/, once completed, submit via email to City Clerk Lisa Linnet, or at City Hall, 794 Third Street, Corning.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Community Event/Street Impact:

  • Corning High School Homecoming Parade:

The Homecoming Parade will be Friday October 13, 2023.  The parade will commence at the corner of Third and Solano Streets and end at Toomes and Solano Streets.  Solano Street will be closed from 2:30pm to 4:30pm.  The floats will line up along Marin Street prior to the parade and the parade will begin at 3:00pm.  Go Cards!!!

 

ROADS CLOSED – Kirkwood Road and Columbia Ave. Bridge Replacement:

The Tehama County Public Works Department awarded a construction contract to Viking Construction Company to replace the Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue bridges over Jewett Creek.

The replacement of the existing bridges is necessary to ensure continued safe access to the travelling public.  Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue will remain closed to through traffic at the bridge locations for the duration of the construction, with a target completion date of December 2023.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.  

 

PLANNING:

October 17th Planning Commission Meeting:

The Planning Commission will be held on October 17th.  Staff have two Use Permit Applications for presentation at public hearings at the meeting.  One application is for a beer and wine license for a new business being purposed at 1223 Solano Street; the second is a Use Permit for a taco truck to be located in the parking lot at 3070 Highway 99W.

 

RECREATION:

Northside Park Kiddie Playground:

The Northside Park Kiddie Playground is coming along nicely.  When the equipment shipped a couple parts were mistakenly not included.  These parts are being rushed to us and upon receipt, the equipment installers will return to complete the project.  The woodchips are being delivered on Friday.  Once installation of the playground equipment is complete the woodchips will be placed so the park can reopen, we anticipate this being next week.

 

Ice Fantasy Skate Rink:

On October 10th, the City Council approved the 5 day use for the synthetic ice rink.  The Ice Fantasy Skate Rink will be open to the public from October 12th through October 16th located on the empty lot across from City Hall at the northwest corner of 3rd and Marin Streets. They offer a synthetic ice rink for families to enjoy, below is the link for the ticket prices, skate rental, etc.:

https://icefantasyskatingrink2.tscheckout.com/?fbclid=IwAR30FqlSKdpvI1lULiYJWQJFbTknr0BKK_OFD26VKREmTnQ3emquz7iLdSQ/

 

Holiday Recreation Events:

Corning Recreation has a full lineup of Holiday Happenings, so make sure you are following us on Facebook and Instagram so that you don’t miss out on any of the fun.

 

BUILDING OFFICIAL:

City of Corning Business Awning Grant Program:

Revised plans were received late last week from the manufacture’s engineer.  The review process is now complete, and the project is now going into the production phase.  The first set of awnings should begin installation in the first part of November, with the additional awnings to follow in 1–2 week intervals.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 154 calls for service, there were 115 officer-initiated incidents, including 11 traffic stops, and a total of 18 officer reports taken.  Officers made 4 felony arrests, 4 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 7 citations:  1 was an infraction, 5 were misdemeanor, and 1 was unclassified during the period of October 5, 2023, through October 11, 2023.

 

Dispatch:

During the period of October 5, 2023, through October 11, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 321 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 24 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

 

Training:

Community Service Officer Herrera attended a 3-day long training course in Evidence and Property Function Management in Sacramento.  Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins.  Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.

 

Did you know?  President Franklin D. Roosevelt would not travel on the 13th day of any month and would never host 13 guests at a meal.  Napoleon and President Herbert Hoover were also triskaidekaphobic, with an abnormal fear of the number 13. – Unknown

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 18 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  14 medicals, 1 mutual aid fire, and 3 public service.

 

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 24 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  13 medicals, 3 fires, 4 hazardous conditions, and 4 traffic collisions.

 

Chief’s Message:

Please be sure your address numbers are visible in case of an emergency.

VACATIONS/HOLIDAYS:

October 6th (afternoon) – October 9th:  City Manager Brant Mesker

October 11th:  City Engineer/Public Works Consultant Robin Kampmann

October 12th – October 13th:  Accounting Manager Mary Brimm

October 19th – October 23rd:  Assistant Public Works Director Stephen Lindeman

 

CITY MANAGER:

Message from the City Manager:

This week marks an exciting new beginning as I join you as the City Manager of Corning.  I am honored and thrilled to be part of this community and to work alongside such dedicated and talented individuals.  Living in this community, I have had the opportunity to personally witness the contributions the citizens make to this community.  First and foremost, I want to express my gratitude for the warm welcome I have received.  My commitment is unwavering.  Together, we will build upon the strengths of our City and address the challenges that lie ahead.  I am excited about the journey ahead and the positive impact we will make on the City of Corning.  Let us work together with dedication and enthusiasm to make our city an even better place to live, work, and thrive.

 

Prop 68 (Recreation Center/City Plaza) Advisory Ad Hoc Committee – VACANCY:

The City has one vacancy on the “Prop 68 (Recreation Center/City Plaza) Advisory Ad Hoc Committee”.  Letters of Interest for this vacancy must be received no later than October 17, 2023, at 5:00pm.  If interested in applying for this vacancy, please submit your “Letter of Interest” in person at the City Hall (794 Third Street, Corning, CA 96021) or by email to llinnet@corning.org.

 

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Community Event/Street Impact:

  • Corning Olive Festival:

The Corning Olive Festival and Car Show will take place this Saturday, October 7, 2023 at Corning Community Park, and Lennox Fields from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  There will be no road closures for this event but due to the anticipated attendance be aware of traffic congestion and pedestrians not only on Toomes and Houghton Avenues, but the surrounding side streets as well.

  • Corning High School Homecoming Parade:

The Homecoming Parade will be Friday October 13, 2023.  The Parade will commence at the corner of Third and Solano Streets and end at Toomes and Solano Streets.  Solano Street will be closed from 2:30pm to 4:30pm.  The floats will line up along Marin Street prior to the Parade and the Parade will begin at 3:00pm.

 

ROADS CLOSED – Kirkwood Road and Columbia Ave. Bridge Replacement:

The Tehama County Public Works Department awarded a construction contract to Viking Construction Company to replace the Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue bridges over Jewett Creek.

The replacement of the existing bridges is necessary to ensure continued safe access to the travelling public. Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue will remain closed to through traffic at the bridge locations for the duration of the construction, with a target completion date of December 2023.

 

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.  

 

 

RECREATION:

Tuesday Night Market:

Staff would like to send a big “Thank You” to the community, all of the vendors, the Chamber of Commerce, the Corning Police and Fire Departments, and the City Public Works Department for helping make the 2023 Tuesday Night Market Season a success.  We ended on a great note with Bed Races (always a fun event), and we look forward to seeing you all next year.  Thank you again to all who participated.

 

Olive Festival:

Corning Recreation is participating in the Olive Festival, we will be doing crafts at our booth so look for us.  We will also be holding an Olive Pit Spitting Contest at 1:00pm by the band so if you have ever wondered how far you can “spit a pit” come see us.

 

Kiddie Playground at Northside Park:

The Northside Park Playground is coming along nicely.  We are planning for woodchip delivery in the middle of next week and then we will be able to re-open the area.

 

Ice Fantasy Skate Rink:

Ice Fantasy Skate Rink will be coming to Corning on October 12th through October 16th located on the empty City lot across from City Hall at the corner of Third and Marin Streets.  They will offer a synthetic ice rink for families to enjoy.

 

New Recreation Programs:

Corning Recreation just opened registration for a few new programs recently.  These programs are:

 

  • “Paint and Sip” to be held at Yaya’s Tacos;     ”Little Athletes”;
  • “Holiday Dance Classes”;     “Pickleball Clinic”:
  • “Cardio Drumming”.

 

The Jui Jitsu class has moved over to the PAL’s building at the Transportation Center making it much easier for the instructor and the kids.  It also allows us to open a second youth class.  City Staff are also currently working with the management staff at the Rolling Hills Links to offer a youth golf clinic.  Stay tuned for any updates or changes.

 

Upcoming Holiday Events:

Corning Recreation has a full lineup of Holiday Happenings, so make sure you are following us on Facebook and Instagram so that you don’t miss out on any of the fun.

 

City Plaza and Recreation Center:

The City Plaza and Recreation Center design will be presented to the City Council next Tuesday, October 10th for Council’s consideration and direction to enable staff to move forward in getting the project underway.

 

 

BUILDING OFFICIAL:

City of Corning Business Awning Grant Program:

Revised plans were received late last week from the manufacture’s engineer.  The review process is now complete, and the project is now going into the production phase.  The first set of awnings should begin installation in the first part of November, with the additional awnings to follow in 1-2 week intervals.

 

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 144 calls for service, there were 108 officer-initiated incidents, including 13 traffic stops, and a total of 15 officer reports taken.  Officers made 4 felony arrests, and issued 10 citations: 7 were infractions, 2 were misdemeanor, and 1 was parking during the period of September 28, 2023, through October 4, 2023.

Dispatch:

During the period of September 28, 2023, through October 4, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 330 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 22 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

Training:

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

“If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it.”

 

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 16 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  8 medicals, 1 traffic collision, 4 fires, and 3 public service.

 

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 26 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  16 medicals, 6 fires, 1 investigation, 1 public service, and 2 traffic collisions.

 

Chief’s Message:

  • The Department is still not issuing Burn Permits, waiting for significant rain before issuing.
  • Saturday, October 7th is the Pancake Breakfast at the City Fire Hall at 814 5th Street from 7:00am to 10:00am. Serving pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice, and coffee ($8 donation).

INTERIM CITY MANAGER:

Message from Interim City Manager:

I am grateful to the Honorable Mayor and City Council for considering me for the interim position.  I am very impressed with their caring attitude and professionalism in working for the good of the City.  I am also indebted to the City Staff that have allowed me into their lives most graciously.  Their dedication and commitment show well for their departments and the citizens of Corning.  Thank you, Tim Potanovic

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Community Event/Street Impact:

  • Corning Tuesday Night Market:

The final Corning Tuesday Night market for 2023 will be occurring on Tuesday October 3, 2023 starting at 5:00pm and going until 8:00pm.  Solano Street will be closed between 3rd Street and 6th Street for the event.  Solano Street closure will begin approximately 4:00pm to prepare for the event and will re-open once the event has finished.

  • Corning Olive Festival:

The Corning Olive Festival and Car Show will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at Corning Community Park, and Lennox Fields from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  There will be no road closures for this event but due to the anticipated attendance be aware of traffic congestion and pedestrians not only on Toomes and Houghton Avenues, but the surrounding side streets as well.

 

ROADS CLOSED – Kirkwood Road and Columbia Ave. Bridge Replacement:

The Tehama County Public Works Department has awarded a construction contract to Viking Construction Company to replace the Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue bridges over Jewett Creek.

 

The replacement of the existing bridges is necessary to ensure continued safe access to the travelling public.  The old bridges will be replaced with wider bridges that meet current standards.  The projects will require Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue to be closed to through traffic at the bridge locations for the duration of the construction.  Access will be maintained to all adjacent properties and detoured routes will be provided.

 

Construction work and road closures began in late July with a target completion date of December 2023.

 

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.

 

RECREATION:

Tuesday Markt, October 3rd:

Our last market of the year is scheduled for Tuesday, October 3rd.  The Bed Races will be at this Market, they will start at 6:30 on Third Street between Solano & Marin Street.  We will have live music by Irish Cement, and a West Coast Monster Truck will be on display along with a Monster Truck bounce house.  There will be lots of Venders and good times will be had.  We hope to see you there.

 

Olive Festival:

Corning Recreation will be participating in the Olive Festival and will be doing crafts at our booth so look for us.  We will also be holding an Olive Pit Spitting Contest at 1:00 by the band so if you have ever wondered how far you can “spit a pit” come and join us and participate in the contest.

 

Northside Park Kiddie Playground:

The Kiddie Playground at Northside Park is getting a facelift.  The new equipment will include 2 ADA swings, an ADA Carousel, a Sensory Board, and a Play Structure called a double tower with slides.  The corner where the carousel will be placed will have poured in place rubber for the flooring to make wheelchair access easier and will be the first of its kind in Corning.  Installation has begun and should be completed by the end of next week.

 

Corning Recreations Holiday Programs:

Corning Recreation has a full lineup of Holiday Happenings.  Make sure you are following us on Facebook and Instagram to ensure that you don’t miss out on any of the fun.

 

BUILDING OFFICIAL:

City of Corning Business Awning Grant Program:

The manufacturing Engineer is working directly with the City’s Plan Check Engineer, and we should have approved plans by the end of the week.  The manufacturing of the actual awning should be a quick turn-around following plan approval with installation soon after.  Hopefully we will have a more definitive installation date by mid-October.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 153 calls for service, there were 143 officer-initiated incidents, including 205 traffic stops, and a total of 13 officer reports taken.  Officers made 2 felony arrests, and issued 5 citations: 4 were infractions, and 1 was parking during the period of September 21, 2023, through September 27, 2023.

 

Dispatch:

During the period of September 14, 2023 through September 20, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 281 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 24 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

 

Training:

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

 

“The morning had dawned clear and cold, with a crispness that hinted at the end of summer.” — George R.R. Martin

 

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:  13 medicals, 2 traffic collisions, 1 investigation, 1 hazardous condition, and 2 public service.

 

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 19 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  12 medicals, 1 fire, 1 investigation, 1 hazardous condition, 2 public service, and 2 traffic collisions.

 

Chief’s Message:

With the cooler weather comes more heaters getting turned on.  Please check your carbon monoxide detectors for proper function and the manufacture date.  They usually last 7 to 8 years and need to be replaced.

INTERIM CITY MANAGER:

Code Enforcement:
I took a walk today and met with the owner of the property located on the northeast corner of Houghton and Marin Street. This is one of the locations being noticed for blighted conditions. It was noted that the owner was in the process of loading unwanted material into a trailer for removal.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

ROADS CLOSED – Kirkwood Road and Columbia Ave. Bridge Replacement:
The Tehama County Public Works Department has awarded a construction contract to Viking Construction Company to replace the Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue bridges over Jewett Creek.

The replacement of the existing bridges is necessary to ensure continued safe access to the travelling public. The old bridges will be replaced with wider bridges that meet current standards. The projects will require Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue to be closed to through traffic at the bridge locations for the duration of the construction. Access will be maintained to all adjacent properties and detoured routes will be provided.

Construction work and road closures began in late July with a target completion date of December 2023.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:
Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects. The Contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.

Parks:
This week the Public Works Crew removed the playground equipment at Northside Kiddie Park in anticipation of the arrival of the new play equipment.

 

PLANNING:

9-19-2023 Planning Commission Meeting:
At Tuesday’s Planning Commission meeting the Commission voted 4-0 (Commissioner Lamb was absent) to approve Use Permit 2023-314 to allow a mobile food vending truck (business) called Wood-Fired Pizza and Indian Food. The mobile truck will be parked at AAA Truck Wash located at 3525 Highway 99W.

 

RECREATION:

September 21st – 25th Circus:
The Circus Royal Spectacular will be in town from September 21-25 at 1099 Highway 99W. Showtimes are September 21st at 7:30pm, September 22nd at 7:30pm, September 23rd at 5:30 & 7:30pm, September 24th 5:30 & 7:30pm, and September 25th at 7:30pm.

October 3rd Tuesday Night Market:
The next market (last market of the year) is scheduled for October 3rd, at which the bed races will be held. If you want to participate in the races, contact the Corning Chamber of Commerce at info@corningcachamber.org, or call at 530-824-5550 to obtain and fill out your application.

October 7th Olive Festival:
Corning Recreation will be participating in the Olive Festival and will be doing crafts at our booth so look for us. Our “Olive Pit Spitting Contest” will take place at 1:00pm and will be located adjacent to the band location. If you have ever wondered how far you can “spit a pit” come and participate in this contest.

Northside Park:
The North Side Park Kiddie Playground is getting a facelift. Our Public Works Department has been dismantling the playground all week to make way for the new equipment. The installation of the new equipment will start on Monday, September 25th. The new equipment will include 2 ADA swings, an ADA Carousel, a Sensory Board, and a Play Structure called a double tower with slides. The corner where the carousel will be placed will have poured in place rubber for the flooring to make wheelchair access easier and will be the first of its kind in Corning.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:
In addition to responding to 167 calls for service, there were 123 officer-initiated incidents, including 25 traffic stops, and a total of 20 officer reports taken. Officers made 5 misdemeanor arrests, 1 felony arrest, and issued 17 citations: 5 were infractions, 4 were misdemeanors, and 2 were parking during the period of September 14, 2023, through September 20, 2023.

Dispatch:
During the period of September 14, 2023 through September 20, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 274 inbound calls for service. In addition, they responded to 48 incoming 911 calls. All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

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

“We don’t just sit around and wait for other people. We just make, and we do.” -Arlan Hamilton

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 34 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 17 medicals, 4 fires, and 13 public service.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:
The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 13 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 6 medicals, 6 fires, and 1 traffic collision.

Chief’s Message:
Fall is coming, please have your flues, chimneys, and stovepipes cleaned.

INTERIM CITY MANAGER:

Code Enforcement at 800 West Street:

Enforced cleanup of blighted property at 800 West Street is now complete.  The property has returned to compliance due to the owner’s efforts.

Unfortunately, while attending to the code enforcement at 800 West Street our attention was called to the parcel at 1618 Marin Street where a substantial blight violation, junk, refuge, abandoned vehicles, etc. was observed.  Voluntary compliance will be noticed and sought, followed by formal enforcement if necessary.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Crew Work Schedule:

The Public Works Crew has returned to their winter hours of operation (7:00am-3:30pm).  The City’s Meter Reader will remain on his regular schedule (8am-4:30pm).

ROADS CLOSED – Kirkwood Road and Columbia Ave. Bridge Replacement:

The Tehama County Public Works Department has awarded a construction contract to Viking Construction Company to replace the Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue bridges over Jewett Creek.

The replacement of the existing bridges is necessary to ensure continued safe access to the travelling public.  The old bridges will be replaced with wider bridges that meet current standards.  The projects will require Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue to be closed to through traffic at the bridge locations for the duration of the construction.  Access will be maintained to all adjacent properties and detoured routes will be provided.

Construction work and road closures began in late July with a target completion date of December 2023.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.  

Water Leaks:

City staff fixed a couple water leaks in town; one on El Paso Avenue and one in alley at Hoag Street.

Staff is aware of leaks on Donnovan Avenue and Fig Lane.  The leak on Donnovan Avenue is currently being fixed, once that leak is fixed staff will work on Fig Lane.

 

PLANNING:

Grocery Outlet & Dutch Bros:

The City Council approved the lot split for Grocery Outlet and Dutch Bros., so Staff is processing the final Map for recordation.

 

RECREATION:

September 21st – 25th Circus:

The Circus Royal Spectacular will be in town from September 21-25 at 1099 Highway 99W.  Showtimes are September 21st at 7:30pm, September 22nd at 7:30pm, September 23rd at 5:30 & 7:30pm, September 24th 5:30 & 7:30pm, and September 25th at 7:30pm.

October 3rd Tuesday Night Market:

The next market (last market of the year) is scheduled for October 3rd, at which the bed races will be held.  If you want to participate in the races, contact the Corning Chamber of Commerce at info@corningcachamber.org, or call at 530-824-5550 to obtain and fill out your application.

October 7th Olive Festival:

Corning Recreation will be participating in the Olive Festival and will be doing crafts at our booth so look for us.  Our “Olive Pit Spitting Contest” will take place at 1:00pm and will be located adjacent to the band location.  If you have ever wondered how far you can “spit a pit” come, take part in this contest.

Fall Recreation Classes:

Fall classes are in full swing, and we just opened another round of dance and tumbling.  We are consistently looking for instructors to teach classes so if you or you know someone that likes to teach youth, please send them our way.

Paint Parties:

We have some fun Paint Parties planned so keep an eye on our Facebook page for registration to open for those.

Rodgers Theater Rental:

If you are interested in renting Rodgers Theater for an event taking place after January 1, 2024, you can contact the City at cmeeds@corning.org for details.  Events taking place prior to January 1, 2024 must be scheduled through the Corning Community Foundation.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 139calls for service, there were 110 officer-initiated incidents, including 39 traffic stops, and a total of 16 officer reports taken.  Officers made 5 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 17 citations: 9 were infractions, 4 were misdemeanors, and 4 were parking during the period of September 7, 2023 through September 13, 2023.

Dispatch:

During the period of September 7, 2023 through September 13, 2023 our Dispatch Center received 263 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 34 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

Training:

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

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career.  I’ve lost almost 300 games.  Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to make the game-winning shot and missed.  I’ve failed over and over again in my life.  And that is why I succeed.” —Michael Jordan

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 17 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  11 medicals, 1 fire, 1 mutual aid fire, 3 public service, and 1 investigation.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 12 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  9 medicals, and 3 fires.

Chief’s Message:

  • Please be sure your address or apartment number is highly visible in case of an emergency.
  • The burn ban is still in effect, wait until there is a substantial rain event and check with the Fire Department before burning.

 

VACATIONS:

  • Accounting Manager:  Will be on leave Friday & Monday, September 9th – September 11, 2023.

 

INTERIM CITY MANAGER:

Code Enforcement:

Progress has been noted at 800 West Street.  Noticed clean up, and Owner has agreed to finish tasks no later than September 15th.  In addition, a new property at 185 Solano Street has been found to be in violation of City Code ‘blight conditions’ and will receive a cleanup and nuisance abatement notification.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Crew Work Schedule:

As of Tuesday, September 5th the Public Works Crew has returned to their winter hours of operation (7:00am-3:30pm).  The Meter Reader will remain on his regular schedule (8am-4:30pm).

 ROADS CLOSED – Kirkwood Road and Columbia Ave. Bridge Replacement:

The Tehama County Public Works Department has awarded a construction contract to Viking Construction Company to replace the Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue bridges over Jewett Creek.

The replacement of the existing bridges is necessary to ensure continued safe access to the travelling public.  The old bridges will be replaced with wider bridges that meet current standards.  The projects will require Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue to be closed to through traffic at the bridge locations for the duration of the construction.  Access will be maintained to all adjacent properties and detoured routes will be provided.

Construction work and road closures began in late July with a target completion date of December 2023.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions Inc has continued to work on the Olive View and West Street projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit the impacts to those who are dropping off/picking up students.

 

RECREATION:

Circus Royal Spectacular:

The Circus Royal Spectacular will be in town from September 21st through September 25th at 1099 Highway 99W.  Showtimes are September 21st at 7:30 PM, September 22nd at 7:30 PM, September 23rd at 5:30 & 7:30 PM, September 24th 5:30 & 7:30 PM, and September 25th at 7:30 PM.

September Tuesday Night Market:

The September Market was held on Tuesday September 5th.  It was a nice evening; thank you to all that helped and a big shout out to the Corning Volunteer Fire Department for the bucket brigade, the kids enjoyed the event.

October Tuesday Night Market:

The next Tuesday Night Market, and last of the year, is scheduled for October 3rd, which is when the bed races will be held.  If you want to participate in the races, contact the Corning Chamber of Commerce at info@corningcachamber.org, or call at 530-824-5550 and fill out your application.

2x2x2 Meeting:

The next 2x2x2 meeting between the City, the Elementary School District, and the Corning Union High School District is scheduled for Monday September 11th at the High School Library.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 116 calls for service, there were 117 officer-initiated incidents, including 30 traffic stops, and a total of 17 officer reports taken.  Officers made 3 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 5 citations: 1 was an infraction, 3 were misdemeanors, and 1 was parking during the period of August 31, 2023 through September 6, 2023.

Dispatch:

During the period of August 31, 2023 through September 6, 2023 our Dispatch Center received 246 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 23 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

Training:

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

“A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye.”-Unknown

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 13 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  10 medicals, 1 fire, and 2 public service.

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 27 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  19 medicals, 1 traffic collision, 3 fires, 1 investigation, 1 hazardous condition, and 2 public service.

Chief’s Message:

The burn ban in the City is still in effect.  Please keep your properties neat and clear of debris.

VACATIONS/HOLIDAYS:

  • Labor Day Holiday:  City Hall and the Public Works Corporation Yard will be closed on Monday, September 4th for the Labor Day Holiday.

INTERIM CITY MANAGER:

Interim City Manager wrote a letter of commendation to three CPD Officers, Fears, Bassett, and McIntyre for their actions in preventing a suicide on the morning of August 29th.

PUBLIC WORKS:

Community Event/Street Impact:

Corning Tuesday Night Market:

  • The fourth Corning Tuesday Night market will be occurring on Tuesday September 5, 2023 starting at 5:00pm and going until 8:00pm. Solano Street will be closed between 3rd Street and 6th Street for the event.  Solano Street closure will begin approximately 4:00pm to prepare for the event and will re-open once the event has finished.

ROADS CLOSED – Kirkwood Road and Columbia Ave. Bridge Replacement:

The Tehama County Public Works Department has awarded a Construction Contract to Viking Construction Company to replace the Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue bridges over Jewett Creek.

The replacement of the existing bridges is necessary to ensure continued safe access to the travelling public.  The old bridges will be replaced with wider bridges that meet current standards.  The projects will require Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue to be closed to through traffic at the bridge locations for the duration of the construction.  Access will be maintained to all adjacent properties and detoured routes will be provided.

Construction work and road closures began in late July with a target completion date of December 2023.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions Inc has continued to work on Olive View and West Street projects. The contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.

 Pickleball Practice Wall

City staff started constructing the pickleball practice wall to be installed at the North Side Park Tennis Courts.

       Thank you to the Pickleball club for providing the material and money to build the wall.

Water:

  • Repaired a leak on Fig Lane and in the alley between Marin and South Streets.
  • The City has approved fire hydrant access to USDA Forest Service to help fight Slide 1 Fire.

 

RECREATION:

Public Meeting for the Corning City Plaza & Recreation Center:

City staff held an ad hoc/public meeting on Tuesday August 29th to reveal the site plan for the new Corning City Plaza/Recreation Center, the site plan will be taken to City Council on September 12th for adoption so that COAR, the design team can start the engineering process and get plans submitted to the building official.

Tuesday Night Market:

Just a reminder the September Tuesday Night Market will be held on Tuesday September 5th from 5-8 PM between 3rd and 6th streets.  There is a full line up of Food Trucks, Vendors, Entertainment, and kid’s zone. We look forward to seeing you there.

Planning Commission:

At last week’s Planning Commission meeting, the Planning Commission recommended to the City Council approval of the tentative parcel map for the Grocery Outlet/Dutch Bros lot split. The project will be brought before the City Council at their meeting on September 12th.

New Subdivision:     

The Planning department received a new map for a 14 residential home subdivision off of Blackburn in between North Alex Lane and Marguerite, that is currently being reviewed by the Technical Advisory Committee.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 148 calls for service, a total of 16 officer reports were taken and there were 95 officer-initiated incidents, including 28 traffic stops.  Officers made 4 misdemeanor arrests and 3 felony arrests.  Officers issued 8 citations: 2 were infractions, 1 was a felony, 4 were misdemeanors, and 1 was parking during the period of August 24, 2023, through August 30, 2023.

Dispatch:

During the period of August 24, 2023, through August 30, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 287 inbound calls for service. In addition, they responded to 28 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

Training:

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

“We go through our careers and things happen to us. Those experiences made me what I am.”— Thomas Keller

 

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:  12 medicals, 1 traffic collision, 1 fire, 1 mutual aid, and 4 public service.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 15 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  8 medicals, 4 traffic collisions, 1 fire, and 2 public service.

Chief’s Message:

The new floors in Pryatel Annex at the fire hall are nearing completion, thank you City Council!

VACATIONS/HOLIDAYS:

  • Labor Day Holiday:  City Hall and the Public Works Corporation Yard will be closed on Monday, September 4th for the Labor Day Holiday.

 

INTERIM CITY MANAGER:

City Pool Warranty Inspection:

Adams Pool Specialties completed the warranty inspection of the blistering at the shallow end of the larger City Pool at Northside Park.  Problems were noted however the warranty status is still to be determined.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

ROADS CLOSED – Kirkwood Road and Columbia Ave. Bridge Replacement:

The Tehama County Public Works Department has awarded a Construction Contract to Viking Construction Company to replace the Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue bridges over Jewett Creek.

The replacement of the existing bridges is necessary to ensure continued safe access to the travelling public.  The old bridges will be replaced with wider bridges that meet current standards.  The projects will require Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue to be closed to through traffic at the bridge locations for the duration of the construction.  Access will be maintained to all adjacent properties and detoured routes will be provided.

Construction work and road closures began in late July with a target completion date of December 2023.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions Inc has continued to work on Olive View and West Street projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.

 Water:

  • City Staff performed special water testing on all City Wells for the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Water leaks were identified and repaired on Fig Lane and Link Street.

Vandalism:

  • City Staff repaired bathroom doors at Northside Park that were damaged due to vandalism.
  • City Staff sand blasted and painted over the graffiti at 4 parks, including Northside Park that were tagged/vandalized.

 Maintenance done by City Staff:

  • Repaired leaking Fire Hydrant on North Street
  • Repaired a Fire Hydrant on Edith Ave.
  • Replaced and repaired the concrete in front of a Fire Hydrant on North Street
  • Performed building maintenance on the Fire Departments building coolers.
  • Collected Palm fronds from various areas around town.
  • Maintained Fire safety hazards along the runway and taxiway at the Airport.
  • Repaired a sprinkler system on Solano Street

 

RECREATION:

City Pool:

Just a reminder the Corning City pool is open through the 31st of August.  Days/Hours are:

  • Lap Swim M-F 6:30-7:30 AM
  • Water Aerobics T/Th 5:00-6:00 PM
  • Night Swim T/Th 6:30-9:30 PM
  • Day Swim Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Meeting for the Corning City Plaza & Recreation Center:

Staff will be holding a public meeting on Tuesday, August 29th at 6:00pm in the Corning City Council Chambers located at 794 Third Street, Corning to reveal the draft design for the Corning City Plaza and Recreation Center.

City Art Projects:

Tehama Creatives of Red Bluff came to Corning and finished their art projects painting trash cans throughout Corning Community Park, Lennox Fields, and painting the utility box at the intersection of Highway 99W and South Avenue.  The work turned out beautiful; take a look when you get a chance.

Tuesday Night Market:

Staff is busily working with the Chamber of Commerce to hold our next Tuesday Night Market on Tuesday September 5th on Solano St. from 3rd to 6th Streets.  We will be having a waterslide so bring your suit and a towel, it will be lots of fun.  The Food Vendor line up is looking great and will consist of:  Capay’s Harvest, Corning Sweets, Holy Crepe, K & P Kettle Corn, East Coast Foods, GTO Antojitos, Kassalong Thai Cuisine, Yaya’s Tacos, Guzzettis, Churro’s Daisy, Candelario Produce Fruta, Chocolates by Megan.

Fall Classes/Programs:

Fall recreation are open for registration, for information go to:

Promise Neighborhood Grant:

Recreation Staff recently met with Dawna Holiday, Nomlaki Tribe Grant Administrator for the $70,000 Promise Neighborhood Grant.  Staff will be scheduling meetings for mid to late September with the School Districts and Counseling Firms to brainstorm ideas on youth recreation programming.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 183 calls for service, a total of 29 officer reports were taken and there were 102 officer-initiated incidents, including 32 traffic stops.  Officers made 7 misdemeanor arrests and 3 felony arrests.  Officers issued 13 citations, 2 were infractions, and 8 were misdemeanors, and 3 were parking during the period of August 15, 2023, through August 23, 2023.

Dispatch:

During the period of August 15, 2023, through August 23, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 328 inbound calls for service. In addition, they responded to 46 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

Training:

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

“Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON.”— Albert Schweitzer

VACATIONS/HOLIDAYS:

  • Robin Kampmann, Public Works/City Engineer Consultant will be on vacation August 16th – August 22nd.

PUBLIC WORKS:

ROADS CLOSED – Kirkwood Road and Columbia Ave. Bridge Replacement:

The Tehama County Public Works Department has awarded a construction contract to Viking Construction Company to replace the Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue bridges over Jewett Creek.

The replacement of the existing bridges is necessary to ensure continued safe access to the travelling public.  The old bridges will be replaced with wider bridges that meet current standards.  The projects will require Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue to be closed to through traffic at the bridge locations for the duration of the construction.  Access will be maintained to all adjacent properties and detoured routes will be provided.

Construction work and road closures are scheduled to begin July 28, 2023 with a target completion date of December 2023

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions Inc has started working on Olive View in areas that need to be completed prior to school starting in August, specifically starting on Fig Street at Fig Lane, and working north towards Almond Street.

Mobilization and preliminary striping removal for the West Street project has begun and will pick up as the work at Olive View progresses.

 

PLANNING:

Rescheduling of Planning Commission Meeting:

The Planning Commission meeting for August has been moved to August 24th.  At that time Staff will be presenting for consideration of approval a Tentative Parcel Map for Grocery Outlet and Dutch Bros to split the parcel in half.  We will also be presenting for consideration approval a Conditional Use Permit application for the Liquor Cabinet 1 to allow the use of a deli within their current building.

 

RECREATION:

Recreation Department Assistance:

One of Corning Recreation’s long-time contracted Recreation Instructors, Jesenia Rodriguez, will be assuming additional duties over the next 10 months.  She will be working in and out of the office to assist the Recreation Department fulfill the goals and objectives associated with the new $70,000 Nomlaki Promise Neighborhood Grant.  If you need to contact her, you can reach her at jrodriguez@corning.org.  Thank you, Jesenia.

Prop 68 Grant Ad-Hoc Committee Meeting:

Staff has completed the initial concept design phase for the Corning Downtown Plaza and Recreation Center.  Staff held the first Prop. 68 Grant Corning City Plaza and Recreation Center Ad-Hoc meeting. A Public Meeting will be held on August 29th at 6:00PM in the City Council Chambers to discuss the project and we encourage the community to join us.

Lights, Camera, Dance Class:

We just wrapped up our first “Lights Camera Dance” class instructed by Bentley Mendoza.  She ended her class with a showcase on Tuesday evening so the youth enrolled could show off their dance on stage for their parents.  The evening also had a special appearance by Corning Union High School’s Drill Team performing to Boot Scootin Boogy.  Staff would like to thank Bentley for bringing this class to Corning, it was well attended, and the kids really enjoyed it.  We hope she will be able to instruct more classes in the future.

Fall Classes/Programs:

Fall recreation will be opening for registration today, Friday the August 18th.  We will have a lot of different classes available.

Corning Downtown Plaza & Recreation Center:

We have completed our initial concept design phase for the Corning Downtown Plaza and Recreation Center.  There will be a public meeting on August 29th for the public to preview the design.  Following that we plan to take the final design to the City Council for approval on September 12th.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 145 calls for service, a total of 26 officer reports were taken and there were 107 officer-initiated incidents, including 37 traffic stops.  Officers made 7 misdemeanor arrests and 1 felony arrest.  Officers issued 8 citations, 2 were infractions, and 5 were misdemeanors, and 1 was parking during the period of August 10, 2023 through August 16, 2023.

Dispatch:

During the period of August 10, 2023 through August 16, 2023 our Dispatch Center received 251 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 37 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

Training:

Officer Hewitt attended Taser Instructor Training.  Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins.  Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.

“Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” Publilius Syrus

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 18 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  17 medicals, and 1 mutual aid fire.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 13 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  6 medicals, 3 traffic collisions, 1 fire, 2 public service, and 1 investigation.

Chief’s Message:

The curb, street, or front yards are not where discarded furniture belongs, please dispose of it properly.  There is NO yard or field burning within the City LimitsFire season is in full swing, please be fire safe.

VACATIONS/LEAVE:

  • Public Works/City Engineer Consultant, Robin Kampmann, will be on vacation August 16, 2023, through August 22, 2023.

 

INTERIM CITY MANAGER

Requests for Pool Season Extension:

 Staff has received positive feedback regarding the Council’s approval to extend the City Pool’s days of operation to August 31st.

I am looking forward to enjoying the Corning Volunteer Fire Department’s Picnic Party at the City Pool.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

ROADS CLOSED – Kirkwood Road and Columbia Ave. Bridge Replacement:

 The Tehama County Public Works Department has awarded a construction contract to Viking Construction Company to replace the Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue bridges over Jewett Creek.

The replacement of the existing bridges is necessary to ensure continued safe access to the travelling public. The old bridges will be replaced with wider bridges that meet current standards. The projects will require Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue to be closed to through traffic at the bridge locations for the duration of the construction. Access will be maintained to all adjacent properties and detoured routes will be provided.

Construction work and road closures began in late July with a target completion date of December 2023.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

 Builder Solutions Inc is working on Olive View and the West Street projects in areas that need to be completed prior to school starting in August. Work will continue after school starts but the contractor will try to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.

 

Planning & Recreation

As we wind down the summer, the City Pool is scheduled to close on Saturday August 12th, which is a Free Swim Day thanks to the Corning Volunteer Fire Department. The City Council discussed extending the pool season for 2023 until August 31st due to having sufficient lifeguards during this time. It was unanimously decided to keep the pool open through August 31st. The new schedule will be as follows:

  • Lap Swim M-F 6:30-7:30 AM
  • Water Aerobics T/TH 5:00-6:00 PM
  • Night Swim T/TH 6:30-9:30 PM
  • Day Swim on Saturdays 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM

The Northside Park kiddie playground was approved by council to install rubberized surfacing in the Northwest corner surrounding the ADA Glider that will be installed with the new play equipment this fall. This will be a big accomplishment as the entrance to the ADA glider will be ADA approved and easy for wheelchair access.

City Council approved a $70,000.00 grant from the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians in support of the Corning Recreation Program until June 30, 2024. Goals and Objectives to the grant are as follows: Establishing and sustaining working relationships with the Elementary School Districts, Corning Union High School District, Rancho Tehama Elementary, Paskenta Elementary, and River Cities Counseling to offer a low or no cost activities to the youth.

Corning Recreation has begun Pickleball lesson sessions at the Pickleball Courts located at Northside Park. Aymen Khalil will be instructing the one-hour lessons. There are several to choose from in both youth and adult age groups.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 23 calls for service last week, consisting of: 13 medicals, 4 fires and 6 public service.

Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 22 calls for service last week, consisting of: 6 medicals, 6 fires, 7 traffic collisions and 3 public service.

Chief’s Message:

Stay hydrated and always be fire safe.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 154 calls for service, a total of 19 officer reports were taken and there were 86 officer-initiated incidents, including 24 traffic stops. Officers made 5 misdemeanor arrests and 3 felony arrests. Officers issued 9 citations, 2 were infractions, and 7 were misdemeanors during the period of August 3, 2023, through August 9, 2023.

Dispatch:

During the period of August 3, 2023, through August 9, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 279 inbound calls for service. In addition, they responded to 37 incoming 911 calls. All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

Training:

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

“By knowing that you can fail and making the choice to take the risk you will be setting yourself up for success and not failure.” – Jennifer N. Smith

VACATIONS/LEAVE:

  • Robin Kampmann, Public Works/City Engineer Consultant will be on vacation August 16th – August 22nd.

 

  • Steve Lindeman, Public Works Assistant Director will be on vacation August 9th – August 14th.

 

  • Lisa Linnet, Administrative Services Manager/City Clerk will be out of the office August 7th – August 11th.

 

INTERIM CITY MANAGER:

Requests for Pool Season Extension:

Staff has received multiple requests to allow the City Pool to remain open for specialized swimming access past the routine Summer schedule.  After discussion concerning lifeguard availability and predictable hours of operation, Staff will request direction from City Council at next Tuesday’s City Council Meeting regarding extending the pool season use to August 31st.

Warranty Inspection of City Pool:

Due to the expanding underwater ‘blister’ located in the shallow end of the large pool, the Contractor responsible for resurfacing the entire pool in 2018 was contacted and has scheduled a warranty inspection for August 23rd.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Community Events:

City Staff has been preparing Yost Park for the 14th Annual Tucker Mesker Memorial Softball Tournament that is taking place August 4th – 6th.

 ROADS CLOSED – Kirkwood Road and Columbia Ave. Bridge Replacement:

The Tehama County Public Works Department has awarded a construction contract to Viking Construction Company to replace the Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue bridges over Jewett Creek.

The replacement of the existing bridges is necessary to ensure continued safe access to the travelling public.  The old bridges will be replaced with wider bridges that meet current standards.  The projects will require Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue to be closed to through traffic at the bridge locations for the duration of the construction.  Access will be maintained to all adjacent properties and detoured routes will be provided.

Construction work and road closures are scheduled to begin July 28, 2023 with a target completion date of December 2023

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions Inc has started working on Olive View in areas that need to be completed prior to school starting in August, specifically starting on Fig Street at Fig Lane, and working north towards Almond Street.

Mobilization and preliminary striping removal for the West Street project has begun and will pick up as the work at Olive View progresses.

Skate Park/Corning Community Park:

City Staff have continued the installation of solar lights around the basketball courts at the City’s Skate Park.  Once this work is complete, Staff will then proceed with installing the new fence around the existing basketball courts at NorthSide Park.

 

RECREATION:

Free Swim Days:

We have two more Free Swim days left in the season; they are scheduled for August 8th and August 11th, and both are sponsored by Delores May.  Thank you, Delores.

Corning Downtown Plaza & Recreation Center:

We have completed our initial concept design phase for the Corning Downtown Plaza and Recreation Center.  We will be holding an Ad Hoc meeting on August 10th to discuss the design with the Ad Hoc Committee.  We will then proceed to hold a public meeting on August 29th for the public to preview the design.  Following that we plan to take the final design to the City Council for approval on September 12th.

Tuesday Night Market:

Staff are working with the Chamber of Commerce to prepare for our last two Tuesday Night Markets of the year.  On September 5th it is planned to have a water slide for the community to enjoy as well as a band.  The band planned for that night is Victoria Dorazi who has played at Chamber Events in the past.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 159 calls for service, a total of 21 officer reports were taken and there were 79 officer-initiated incidents, including 21 traffic stops.  Officers made 9 misdemeanor arrests and 1 felony arrest.  Officers issued 6 citations, 1 was an infraction, and 5 were misdemeanors during the period of July 27, 2023 through August 2, 2023.

Training:

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

Dispatch:

During the period of July 27, 2023, through August 2, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 285 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 41 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

 

“In every single thing you do, you are choosing a direction.  Your life is a product of choices.”

–Dr. Kathleen Hall

INTERIM CITY MANAGER:

Vacation:

I will be out of the office on Thursday and Friday, July 27th & 28th for a pre-planned vacation.  I will have my cell phone with me however I am not certain that I will always have cell reception.  I have designated Administrative Services Manager/City Clerk Lisa Linnet as acting City Manager during my absence.

Structure Fire:

The structure fire at 800 West Street on Tuesday called attention to violations of Chapter 8 of the Corning Municipal Code; accumulation of hazardous materials, refuse, and debris.  A formal abatement notice followed. 

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

ROADS CLOSED – Kirkwood Road and Columbia Ave. Bridge Replacement:

The Tehama County Public Works Department has awarded a construction contract to Viking Construction Company to replace the Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue bridges over Jewett Creek.

The replacement of the existing bridges is necessary to ensure continued safe access to the travelling public.  The old bridges will be replaced with wider bridges that meet current standards.  The projects will require Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue to be closed to through traffic at the bridge locations for the duration of the construction.  Access will be maintained to all adjacent properties and detoured routes will be provided.

Construction work and road closures are scheduled to begin July 28, 2023 with a target completion date of December 2023

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions Inc has set up temporary fencing at Clark Park for their equipment and materials while they work on the project.  Work has begun at Olive View in areas that need to be completed prior to school starting in August.  Once the critical areas of Olive View are complete, the Contractor anticipates moving to West Street School to also complete specific areas prior to school starting in August.

Downtown Awning Installation Project:

Staff have received an update from the Contractor on this project.  The engineered drawing for the first two awnings has been completed and we should anticipate seeing them at the City offices this next week for review.  Once approved by the City the awnings will be made and installation to follow.

Skate Park/Corning Community Park:

City staff have continued the installation of solar lights around the basketball courts at the City’s Skate Park.  Once this work is complete, Staff will then proceed with installing the new fence around the existing basketball courts at NorthSide Park.

Water Line Repairs:

  • City Staff have fixed two water leaks this week, one on Peach Street, and the other in the alley between North and Tehama Streets.

 

  • Two fire hydrants have been damaged and are currently out of service, they will both be repaired as parts are obtained.

Trainings:

Jeremy and Brett of the Public Works Crew, along with Dan and Sonnie of the Corning Wastewater Treatment Plant Inframark Crew, attended a Sewer Spill Emergency Response Plan (SERP) training this week.  This training is a requirement outlined in the City of Corning’s Sewer Spill Emergency Response Plan.

 

RECREATION:

Jiu Jitsu Classes:

The City has a new recreation class, Jiu Jitsu taught by Clint Lacy.  These classes start on Monday July 31st and  both class age groups are full.  Clint is excited and ready to start training.

Free Swim Day Program:

Our Free Swim Day Program has been very positive, we are seeing increased attendance at the City Pool with each free swim day.  We have 4 more Free Swim Days left this season; those dates are:

  • August 1st sponsored by Corning Rotary;
  • August 3rd sponsored by Tucker Mesker Memorial Foundation; and
  • August 8th and August 11th. both days sponsored by Delores May.

City Staff is very pleased with this pilot program.

Fall Recreation Programs:

Staff are currently working on the Fall Recreation Programs that will be available for registration very soon, tentatively starting the week of September 11th.   Stay tuned and follow us on Facebook.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 143 calls for service, a total of 14 officer reports were taken and there were 85 officer-initiated incidents, including 26 traffic stops.  Officers made 5 misdemeanor arrests and 1 felony arrest.  Officers issued 7 citations, 1 was a felony, 2 were infractions, and 4 were misdemeanors during the period of July 20, 2023, through July 26, 2023.

Training:

Officer Valencia attended a Portable Evidential Breath-Alcohol Testing training in Redding.  Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins.  Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.

Dispatch:

During the period of July 20, 2023 through July 26, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 254 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 51 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

The wicked flee when no man pursueth:  But the righteous are bold as a lion.

Proverbs 28:1

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 23 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  10 medicals, 6 fires, 2 public service, and 5 investigations.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 28 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  12 medicals, 4 traffic collisions, 10 fires, and 2 public service.

 

Chief’s Message:

Please check your smoke detectors for proper function, they do save lives.

INTERIM CITY MANAGER:

Corning Rotary Meeting Attendance:

I attended the Corning Rotary Club weekly lunch meeting at Rolling Hills Casino.  Unwittingly I became the guest speaker and discussed the following:

  • Recreation Center Project;
  • The extension of City Water and Sewer Services to the west side of Interstate 5 at Corning Road via a Developer Reimbursement Agreement; and
  • Illegal Food Vendors in the City Limits.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions Inc. have set up temporary fencing at Clark Park to house their equipment and materials while they work on the two school Connectivity Projects.  Work is expected to begin on Monday the July 24th at Olive View School in areas that need to be completed prior to school starting in August.  Once the critical areas of Olive View are completed, the Contractor anticipates moving to West Street School to also complete specific areas prior to school starting in August.

Skate Park/Corning Community Park:

City staff have continued the installation of solar lights around the basketball courts at the Skate Park.  Once this work is complete Staff will then proceed with installing the new fence around the existing basketball courts at NorthSide Park.

Tree Removal at Skate Park:

PG&E will be removing four (4) large Valley Oaks that are dead or dying along Toomes Avenue just north of the Skate Park.  PG&E had declared these trees to be a hazard towards the 12lV lines.  It is anticipated that work to remove these trees will start on Monday July 24th.  Toomes Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Blossom Avenue and Fig Lane during the removal of the trees.

Miscellaneous Maintenance Completed by City Public Works Staff:

  • Raised and replaced a fire hydrant at Olive View School;
  • Repaired outside lights at the Fire Department Building;
  • Continual irrigation system repairs in the City Parks and at the Transportation Center.

Water Line Repairs:

City Staff have repaired a water leak on a deteriorating service line located on Fig Lane.

 Streets:

City Staff have patched potholes on Toomes Avenue just south of South Avenue, thank you to the members of the City’s Public Works Crew.

Red Door Salon:

Shout out to Mykayla and Johnny Hernandez at Red Door Salon! They have made the north corner of Solano and 4th Streets look nice; the flowers are beautiful.

 

RECREATION & PLANNING:

 

RECREATION:

Free Swim Days:

Our second Free Swim Day sponsored by Ronda Haywood at H & R Block was held on Tuesday, July 18th. It was another big hit; we had over 200 people enter the pool throughout the day, which is amazing.  Thank you again to Ronda.  A big thank you to Lisa Lomeli with Chatas Churros who came out and braved the heat to offer free snow cones throughout the afternoon, it was a big success and very much appreciated.

The next Free Swim Day is scheduled for July 25th and will be sponsored by Marco’s Pizza.  We currently have 4 more sponsorships which is amazing, dates and sponsorships are as follows:

 

  • August 1st sponsored by Corning Rotary;
  • August 3rd sponsored by Tucker Mesker Memorial Foundation; and
  • August 8th and August 11th sponsored by Delores May.

 

Thank you again to all of our sponsors.

Donation of 30 Life Jackets:

Century 21 Real Estate donated 30 brand new Life Jackets to the City Pool.  The City extends their gratitude to Century 21 Real Estate for this very generous donation.

Kiddie Park Playground Equipment at Northside Park:

The new playground equipment for the Kiddie Park at Northside Park was ordered this week.  We were informed that there is a lead time of 11 to 13 weeks therefore we are looking at installation sometime in the fall.

Recreation Programs:

Jiu Jitsu Class:

Staff secured a new local Instructor, Clint Lacy, to begin teaching a Jiu Jitsu class to children and adults starting August 31st.  Currently the kids’ class is full, and the adult class has only 2 openings remaining.

 Flag Football and Jr. Giants Baseball & Softball:

We are winding down two of our summer recreation programs, Flag Football and Jr. Giants Baseball & Softball.  Both Programs have been a great success and we want to thank everyone that has participated in making them such a success.

Fall Programs:

Staff are currently working on our Fall Programs.  They should be available for registration very soon, tentatively starting the week of September 11th.  Stay tuned and follow us on Facebook.

 

PLANNING:

Food Truck “2 Guys and a Grill” Use Permit 2023-316:

The City’s Planning Commission choose to approve Conditional Use Permit 2023-316 to allow for a Food Truck, “2 Guys and a Grill” to use the AAA Truck Wash Parking Lot located at 3525 Highway 99W to park and serve food.  2 Guys and a Grill currently has the same operation in Redding.  They will be serving Mediterranean style food starting July 28th and you can look them up at www.twoguysfoodtruck.com.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 133 calls for service, a total of 16 officer reports were taken and there were 67 officer-initiated incidents, including 19 traffic stops.  Officers made 2 misdemeanor arrests and 4 felony arrests.  Officers issued 12 citations, 2 of which were felonies, 8 were infractions, and 2 were parking during the period of July 13, 2023, through July 19, 2023.

Training:

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

Dispatch:

During the period of July 13, 2023 through July 19, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 295 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 36 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this:  you haven’t.”

– Thomas A. Edison

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 17 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  14 medicals, 1 mutual aid fire, and 2 traffic collisions.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to 27 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  8 medicals, 2 traffic collisions, 7 fires, 2 public service, and 3 investigations.

Chief’s Message:

It’s hot, keep hydrated and make sure your pets have shade and plenty of water!!!

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  TIM POTANOVIC, INTERIM CITY MANAGER

DATE:   JULY 14, 2023

 

 

INTERIM CITY MANAGER:

Prop. 47 Cohort-2 Efficacy Observation Report:

I will be reviewing and completing the second quarter Proposition 47 Cohort Efficacy Observation Report and preparing for the Program Closeout as Tehama County Department of Education will assume the Grant Program oversight.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc has been awarded the bid for both the Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Projects.  Staff has conducted a pre-construction meeting with the Contractor and work is anticipated to start next week at Olive View in areas that need to be completed prior to school starting in August.  Once the critical areas of Olive View are complete the Contractor anticipates moving to West Street School to also complete specific areas prior to school starting in August.

 

Skate Park/Corning Community Park:

City staff have begun the installation of solar lights around the basketball courts at the Skate Park.  Once this work is complete staff will then proceed with installing the new fence around the existing basketball courts at NorthSide Park.

 

Tree Removal at Skate Park:

PG&E will be removing four (4) large Valley Oaks that are dead or dying along Toomes Avenue just north of the Skate Park.  PG&E had declared these trees to be a hazard towards the 12lV lines.  It is anticipated that work to remove these trees will start on Monday July 24th.  Toomes Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Blossom Avenue and Fig Lane during the removal of the trees.

 

RECREATION & PLANNING:

 

RECREATION:

Princess Tea Party:

The first ever Princess Tea Party is scheduled for July 29th.  Staff did a poll on social media and the community voted on the 2 princesses they wanted to visit, it was narrowed down to Princess Anna and Princess Elsa and the princesses will visit for an hour.  They will do a sing along, face painting crafts, a snowball fight, and photos with the attendees and we will serve water, apple juice, and treats.  Staff opened registration for 30 and currently we have 19 enrolled.

Free Swim Days:

Our first Free swim day was held on Tuesday and was sponsored by the Tucker Mesker Memorial Foundation.  We saw a huge increase in attendance at the pool on that date.  The next free swim day is scheduled for July 18th and is sponsored by Ronda Haywood at H & R Block.  We currently have 5 more sponsorships, which is amazing.  The City would like to thank all of the sponsors for their generosity.  The dates and sponsorships are as follows:

  • July 18th sponsored by H&R Block
  • July 25th sponsored by Marco’s Pizza;
  • August 1st sponsored by Corning Rotary;
  • August 3rd sponsored by Tucker Mesker Memorial Foundation; and
  • August 8th and August 11th sponsored by Delores May.

Northside Park Playground Equipment:

The new playground equipment for the kiddie park at Northside Park has been ordered this week.  Staff have been informed that there is a lead time of 11 to 13 weeks, so we are looking at the installation taking place sometime this fall.

 

PLANNING:

Conditional Use Permit:

Staff will taking a Conditional Use Permit to the July 18th Planning Commission meeting for a Food Truck to be located at 3525 Highway 99W in front of Triple A Truck Wash.  The food truck business is named “2 Guys and a Grill” and will be serving Mediterranean fusion food.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 166 calls for service, a total of 14 officer reports were taken and there were 70 officer-initiated incidents, including 33 traffic stops.  Officers made 6 misdemeanor arrests and 1 felony arrest.  Officers issued 8 citations, 5 of which were misdemeanors and 3 were infractions during the period of July 6, 2023, through July 12, 2023.

Training:

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

Dispatch:

During the period of July 6, 2023, through July 12, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 300 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 31 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.”  Abraham Lincoln

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 18 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  14 medicals, 1 fire, 1 traffic collision, 1 public service, and 1 investigation.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to 20 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  10 medicals, 2 traffic collisions, 3 fires, 2 public service, 2 investigations, and 1 hazardous condition.

Chief’s Message:

It will be extremely hot this weekend; please hydrate and be very fire safe.

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  TIM POTANOVIC, INTERIM CITY MANAGER

DATE:   JULY 7, 2023

 

INTERIM CITY MANAGER:

Code Enforcement Hearing  :

There will be a Code Enforcement Hearing on Tuesday, July 11th at 3:00pm both for public nuisance abatement (weeds, brush) associated with two properties within the City, one at 1013 Toomes Avenue, and the other at 712 Fifth Street.

Community Introductions:

On my lunch breaks I have enjoyed dining at various Solano Street eateries while making introductions and facilitating questions and comments concerning recruitment and hiring of a permanent City Manager.

Public Works Director Recruitment:

The external advertisement and recruitment for this Public Works Director position has been posted on NEOGOV with the Closing date of August 18, 2023 at 5:00pm.  The Job Flyer and application instructions can be found on the City’s website at www.corning.org/jobopportunities.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc has been awarded the bid for both the Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Projects.

Streets:

City Staff are continuing to work on paving streets around town.

 

RECREATION & PLANNING:

RECREATION:

Princess Meet & Greet:

Plans have been made and Chico Princess Parties and Corning Recreation have agreed on a date of July 29th to hold a Princess meet and greet.  Staff did a poll on social media to choose the 2 favorite princesses and it was decided that Anna & Elsa were the favorites.  This will be a fun meet and greet that the little ones in the community will remember for a LONG time.

Lights Camera Dance Program:

The new class, “Lights Camera Dance” started this week.  We are offering 2 days and both classes are full.

Jr. Giants Program:

Currently Corning Recreation has 90 youth enrolled in our Corning Jr. Giants Program.  We have 10 adult volunteer coaches and 16 volunteer helpers.  Staff would like to thank the community for stepping up and participating in this Program.  The Jr. Giants Foundation provides an excellent opportunity for our local youth, and we are very proud to be a part of it.

Recreation Program Report:

Staff are working on a report for presentation to the City Council at either the meeting on July 25th or August 8th.  This report will be a review of the first 6 months of the 2023 Recreation Program.

PLANNING:

Grocery Outlet/Dutch Bros. Tentative Map for Lot Split:

The Planning Department received an application for a Tentative Parcel Map to split the Grocery Outlet lot to accommodate the construction of the Dutch Bros.  Staff will be working on this, and it will be brought to the Planning Commission in August.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 184 calls for service, a total of 20 officer reports were taken and there were 121 officer-initiated incidents, including 34 traffic stops.  Officers made 6 misdemeanor arrests. Officers issued 12 citations, 4 of which were misdemeanors and 8 were infractions during the period of June 29, 2023, through July 5, 2023.

Training:

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

Dispatch:

During the period of June 29, 2023, through July 5, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 368 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 31 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

“Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.” Alexander the Great

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 29 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 22 medicals, 5 fires, 1 public service, and 1 hazardous condition.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to 26 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  9 medicals, 4 traffic collisions, 11 fires, and 2 investigations.

Chief’s Message:

It was a safe 4th with no fires or injuries from fireworks in the City; thank you!!! Fire danger is rising daily, be careful.

 

INTERIM CITY MANAGER:

Patrol With Police Chief :

I was invited on routine patrol to ride with Chief Fears on Wednesday afternoon. I observed several homeless encampments that were discussed at prior City Council Meetings. Thank you, Chief Fears!

City Manager Recruitment Update:

City Hall was visited by a representative of Peckham and McKenney, the firm managing the City Manager recruitment. I was encouraged to find out that the recruitment advertisement opened on Monday, June 26th and closes on July 28, 2023 and to date they have received an estimated 15 applications.

Public Works Director Recruitment:

Staff will be moving forward soon with the external advertisement and recruitment for this position.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

On June 27th, the City Council awarded the Bids for both grant funded projects (Olive View & West Street Schools) to Builder Solutions, Inc., low bidder on both projects. These projects will include removing/replacing portions of surrounding road, drainage inlets, installing new signage/traffic striping, improving pavement markings, and other incidental work.

 

RECREATION & PLANNING: (Chrissy Meeds is back!!! Yippee… )

 

RECREATION:

New Park Project Update:

Staff have been in conversations with COAR Staff (Project Design Group) and are starting to get things moving on the Project. Next week soil sampling will be taking place and Staff will start the process of a Map Merger and General Plan Amendment for the property.

Northside Park Playground Equipment:

Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds has been speaking with Kompan Inc. regarding the order for new playground equipment for the Northside Park Kiddie Playground. She was informed that the current shipping lead time is approximately 13 weeks.

New Recreation Classes and Instructors:

Recreation has a couple new classes that are being offered this summer, as well as a new Instructor.

· The City would like to welcome aboard a local by the name of Bentley Mendoza who is going to be instructing a couple of different dance classes to the youth in the community;

· Kinetics Dance in Chico has offered to run a Cheer Camp Class this summer; and

· Chrissy is planning a Princess Party Day this summer so that children can meet their favorite princess in person and have a small tea party.

More details are to come as Chrissy finalizes the details.

Taekwondo:

Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds is trying to find a Taekwondo Instructor to allow continuing the class previously taught by Bryan Gabbard. She will be meeting with someone soon.

Hunters Safety Class:

Corning Recreation held its first Hunters Safety class in the City Council Chamber on Wednesday, June 28th with a total of 10 individuals registered.

Jr. Giants & Flag Football:

Jr. Giants and Flag Football are in full swing. Staff would like to thank Jesenia Rodriguez and Osvaldo Ochoa for getting these two Programs off the ground and running while Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds was out. Chrissy has stated that she honestly would have been sunk without them.

 

PLANNING:

State Income Limits for 2023:

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has released the official State Income Limits for 2023, which became effective June 6, 2023. Tehama County Median Income is now $83,800.

Staffing Assistance:

Planning Consultant Scott Friend from E-Corp Planning Consultants will be in the office on Tuesdays through the end of July to help City Planner Chrissy Meeds with Planning applications while she focuses on Recreation and the Recreation Center/Plaza.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 140 calls for service, a total of 16 officer reports were taken and there were 68 officer-initiated incidents, including 21 traffic stops. Officers made 6 misdemeanor arrests and 3 felony arrests. Officers issued 7 citations, all of which were misdemeanors during the period of June 22, 2023, through June 28, 2023.

Training:

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

Dispatch:

During the period of June 22, 2023, through June 28, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 250 inbound calls for service. In addition, they responded to 30 incoming 911 calls. All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

News:

Corning Police Department held interviews for Police Officer Trainees on June 24th for sponsorship to the Butte Law Enforcement Academy. The next Academy Program begins in January 2024.

 

“We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage.” —Theodore Roosevelt

 

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: 16 medicals, 1 fire, and 2 public service.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to 21 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 13 medicals, 1 traffic collision, 3 fires, 2 public service, 1 hazardous condition, and 1 investigation.

Chief’s Message:

Have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July. Please be aware of fire danger. Remember to hydrate yourself and keep plenty of water for your pets. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!!

TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM: TIM POTANOVIC, INTERIM CITY MANAGER

DATE: JUNE 23, 2023

________________________________________

CITY MANAGER:

Interim City Manager Report:
It has been almost two weeks on the job, and I appreciate the kind welcome! I was able to shadow Kristina Miller for several days and visited the Fire Hall, Police Department and attended a City Council meeting.

Public Works Director Recruitment:
Interviews for the 2 Public Works Director candidates will be held on Monday afternoon, June 26th. Kudos to Kristina for a job well done!

PUBLIC WORKS:

Water System SCADA Upgrade:
Kevin Tupes and Patterson Electric have started the Citywide water system SCADA upgrade this week. The new system will allow for more control of the water system and an upgraded alarm/notification system when a water emergency occurs.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:
Bids were received for both the Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Projects. Staff, along with REY Engineers, will be reviewing the proposals that were received and will be making a recommendation for award to the City Council at this next Council meeting.

Water Repairs:
Public works installed a new water service to a duplex on Link St.
Vandalism:
Three (3) sprinklers at the Skate Park were broken and have since been fixed by City staff.

Streets:
City staff has worked on patching potholes on Almond Street this week.

City Pool:
• The pool is open to the public! The pool schedule can be found at https://www.corning.org/city-pool.
• Registration for summer swim lessons and other water related classes are open and available through the Corning Recreation website.
• Individual and Family season passes for the City Pool are available through the Corning Recreation website.
• The ADA braille bathroom signs have been installed.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:
Patrol:
In addition to responding to 178 calls for service, a total of 17 officer reports were taken and there were 63 officer-initiated incidents, including 27 traffic stops. Officers made 6 misdemeanor arrests and 3 felony arrests. Officers issued 7 citations, 5 of which were misdemeanor, 1 was unclassified and 1 was an infraction during the period of June 15, 2023, through June 21, 2023.

Training:
Dispatch Supervisor Ashley Knight and Administrative Secretary Jennifer Smith attended a two-day long Advanced Social Media workshop in Sacramento. Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins. Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.

Dispatch:
During the period of June 15, 2023, through June 21, 2023, our Dispatch Center received 321 inbound calls for service. In addition, they responded to 31 incoming 911 calls. All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

News:
Chief Fears participated in the 1st Annual Tehama County Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Northern California on June 21, 2023. Agency participants and Special Olympics athletes ran from the CHP Red Bluff Headquarters to the Tehama County courthouse on Washington Street.

“Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours.” —Wallace Bruce

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 16 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 10 medicals, 1 mutual aid fire, 1 public service, 2 investigations, and 2 hazardous conditions.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:
The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to 21 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 9 medicals, 2 traffic collisions, 6 fires, 2 public service, and 2 investigations.

Chief’s Message:
This Sunday, the 25th in the last day to burn in the City limits, a burn ban in the County is also in effect except for agricultural burning.

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  TIM POTANOVIC, INTERIM CITY MANAGER

DATE:   JUNE 16, 2023

 

VACATIONS/LEAVE:

May 11th – June 26hPlanner/Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds.

CITY MANAGER:

FY 2023/2024 Budget:

The City Council adopted the FY 2023/2024 budget on June 13th.  The FY 2023/2024 Total Projected City-wide Revenues (excluding transfers) is $17,076,854.  FY 2023/2024 Total Expenditures (excluding transfers) is $18,976,890.

Interim City Manager Services:

The City Council approved an employment agreement with Tim Potanovic as Interim City Manager.

 Public Works Director Recruitment:

Staff will be interviewing two candidates for the position on Monday, June 26th.

City Awarded $2 Million Grant for a New Water Well:

The City was awarded a $2 million grant for the construction of a new municipal well and other system improvements.  This project has been identified within the Capital Improvement Plan without an identified funding source and comes as a great benefit to the City ratepayers.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Jennings Heights Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project:

Work has been completed on the project.  The Contractor will be completing the final/punch list items this week.

City Pool:

  • The pool is open to the public! The pool schedule can be found at: https://www.corning.org/city-pool.
  • Registration for summer swim lessons and other water related classes are open and available through the Corning Recreation website.
  • Individual and Family Season Passes for the City Pool are available through the Corning Recreation website.
  • The pool it fully booked for private party reservations.

 Vandalism:

  • Skate Park: 7 sprinklers have been damaged and will be repaired by City staff.
  • Clark Park: The cell tower pole located at the park was graffitied, City staff has cleaned the graffiti.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 136 calls for service, a total of 17 officer reports were taken and there were 66 officer-initiated incidents, including 15 traffic stops. Officers made 9 misdemeanor arrests and 1 felony arrest.  Officers issued 10 citations, 7 of which were misdemeanor, 1 was parking and 2 were infractions during the period of June 8, 2023, through June 14, 2023.

Training:

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

Dispatch:

During the period of June 8, 2023, through June 14, 2023 our Dispatch Center received 305 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 29 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.

News:

On June 9  2023 Reynaldo “Rey” Valencia graduated from Butte Law Enforcement Academy, and on June 14, 2023 he was sworn in as a City of Corning Police Officer.  Please join us in welcoming him to the Corning Police Department.

“Diplomacy is listening to what the other guy needs.  Preserving your own position but listening to the other guy.  You have to develop relationships with other people so when the tough times come, you can work together.” ~ Colin Powell

 

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: 11 medicals, 1 fire, 2 traffic collisions, 4 investigations, and 1 hazardous material.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to 24 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  10 medicals, 4 traffic collisions, 9 fires, and 1 public service.

Chief’s Message:

It is heating up, remember to stay hydrated.  Please take care of your pets during the hot weather; plenty of water and shade and remember how hot the pavement can get on their paws.

VACATIONS/LEAVE:

May 11th – June 11h: Planner/Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds.

CITY MANAGER:

FY 2023/2024 Budget:
Staff is finalizing the proposed budget for FY 2023/2024, which will be presented for adoption on June 13th.

City Manager Recruitment
The City Council will consider an agreement with Peckham and McKenney for City Manager recruitment services on June 8th.

Public Works Director Recruitment:
We will be testing two internal candidates for the Public Works Director position.

Final Friday Notes:
As I sit and reflect on the last 7 1/2 years, I am grateful for all that we have accomplished and for the opportunity to lead the City of Corning. The employees and the community have been wonderful to work with. We collectively accomplished a lot. Below are a few of the highlights:
• Successfully led the passage of a ½ cent sales tax measure (Measure A).
• Increased General Fund reserves by approximately $4.8 million.
• Received an $8.5 million Proposition 68 Grant to redevelop an entire City block by constructing a recreation center, City Plaza, splash pad, and amphitheater.
• Received two Active Transportation Program Grants totaling $2.4 million.
• Received two Proposition 47 Board of State and Community Corrections Grants totaling $4.5 million that reduced recidivism by 95% amongst program graduates.
• Utilized American Rescue Plan Act funds to increase economic development by issuing a development reimbursement agreement for a utility extension across Interstate 5.
• Utilized American Rescue Plan Act funds to fund the replacement of thirteen awnings at downtown Corning businesses totaling $250,000.
• Led downtown beautification and pedestrian safety efforts to include decorative streetlights, street signs, landscaping, stamped concrete intersections, and bulb outs.
• Founded Food Truck Tuesday (now Corning Tuesday Market).
• Created a Recreation Program utilizing over $400,000 in Promise Neighborhood Grant funds.

My last day with the City will be June 15th.

PUBLIC WORKS:

Contract Public Works Director/City Engineer Office Hours:
Our Public Works Director/City Engineer will be in the office on Mondays and Wednesdays between the hours of 1:00pm and 5:00pm. If you need to contact her outside of office hours, please email Robin at rkampmann@corning.org, or if it is an urgent matter, please call Public Works Administrative Secretary Tiffany McMillan at (530) 824-7029.

Jennings Heights Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project:
All surfacing work has been completed. The Contractor will return in approximately 2 weeks to complete the striping of the stop bars once the surfacing has had time to set.

Downtown Awning Installation Project:
Staff met with North State Painting and has issued the Notice to Proceed for the Downtown Awning Installation Project. Due to the turnaround time for the engineered drawings and the manufacturing of the awnings we should anticipate seeing the first awnings going up in August. The Contractor will continue to install the awnings as they are being manufactured at a rate of 1-2 a month.

Pest and Weed Control Services:
Bids have been received and opened for both the pest and weed control services this week. Staff will be reviewing the proposals and will be making a recommendation for award for both 3-year contracts at the June 27th council meeting.

City Pool:
• The pool will open to the public on Monday June 12th. The Pool schedule can be found at https://www.corning.org/city-pool.
• Registration for summer swim lessons and other water related classes are open and available through Corning Recreation website.
• Session 1 of swim lesson starts on June 12th; some space is still available in the Parent/Child and Advanced classes. Signups for session one close on June 12th.
• Individual and Family Season Passes for the City Pool are available through the Corning Recreation website.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:
Patrol:
In addition to responding to 143 calls for service, a total of 22 officer reports were taken and there were 96 officer-initiated incidents, including 31 traffic stops. Officers made 5 misdemeanor arrests and 3 felony arrests. Officers issued 13 citations, 7 of which were misdemeanor, 1 was parking and 5 were infractions during the period of June 1, 2023, through June 7, 2023.

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

Corning Tuesday Night Market’s “Hometown Heroes” Event:
Corning Police Department attended the Corning Tuesday Night Market’s “Hometown Heroes” event. Several K9 teams attended, including Sergeant Chris Benson and K9 Rogue from Tehama County Sheriff’s Office, Supervising Probation Officer Rob Duarte and K9 Riggs from Tehama County Probation, Warden Ryan Stephenson and K9 Hondo from the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Dirk Lambert and K9 Karma from the California Highway Patrol.

Officer David F. Mobilio PAL Scholarship Presentation:
Chief Fears presented the Officer David F. Mobilio PAL Scholarship at Corning Union High School’s Awards Night.

“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” —Aristotle

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: 16 medicals and 3 mutual aid fires with CalFire.

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 15 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 5 medicals, 4 traffic collisions, 3 fires, 2 public service, and 1 agency assist.

Chief’s Message:
Please be a responsible property owner and maintain your land.

TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: MAY 26, 2023

VACATIONS/LEAVE:

May 11th – June 11hPlanner/Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds.

 

CITY MANAGER:

FY 2023/2024 Budget

The FY 2023/2024 Budget is being finalized. We are reviewing the level of staffing and infrastructure improvement that can be accommodated within the General Fund as part of the FY 2023/2024 budget cycle and thereafter. There will be a Special Meeting to present the FY 2023/2024 Budget at 5:00 PM on May 30th. It is anticipated the City Council will consider adoption of the Budget on June 13th.

 Interim City Manager

I have accepted another position. My last day will be June 15th. The City is in the process of entering into a contract for interim City Manager services. The interim City Manager will provide services until a permanent City Manager is appointed by the City Council.

 City Manager Recruitment

The City is in the process of engaging with a recruiting firm for the City Manager position.

  

PUBLIC WORKS:

Crew Work Schedule:

The crew will switch to summer hours (6am-2:30pm) Tuesday, May 30, 2023. The meter reader will remain on his regular schedule (8am-4:30pm).

 Contract Public Works Director/City Engineer Office Hours:

Our Public Works Director/City Engineer will be in the office on Mondays and Wednesdays between the hours of 1:00pm and 5:00pm. If you need to contact her outside of office hours, please email Robin at rkampmann@corning.org or if it is an urgent matter please call Tiffany at (530) 824-7029.

 Jennings Heights Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project:

Work has continued this week on the Jennings Heights Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project. The Contractor has placed the first layer of slurry and rubberized chip this week. The final coat of slurry will be placed next week, after Memorial Weekend. We expect the work to be completed by June 6th.

 Street Repairs:

City Staff will be repairing the asphalt on 6th Ave. between South St. and Marin St.

 City Pool:

School Pool Parties start next week on the 30th and end June 8th; The pool will open to the public on June 12th.

Registration for summer swim lessons and other water related classes open and available through Corning Recreation website. https://corningrecreation.recdesk.com/Community/Page?pageId=19160

Individual and Family season passes for the City Pool are available through Corning Recreation website. https://corningrecreation.recdesk.com/Community/Page?pageId=19160

Thank You!

We want to thank the volunteers that spent their weekend at the Senior Center painting the exterior of the building and deep cleaning the interior of the building.  We really appreciate the hard work and your time spent making much needed improvements to our Senior Center.

 

RECREATION & PLANNING:

Planning:

Planning Consultant, Scott Friend of E-Corp, will be providing direct planning services while Christina Meeds is on leave. He will be present in the office on Tuesdays and will be available remotely as needed.

Recreation:

2nd Grade Swim Lessons were a success! I am grateful we are able to teach approximately 200 students each year how to swim.

Registration for summer session begins June 1st. Please register at: https://corningrecreation.recdesk.com/Community/program

The City of Corning is offering its first Hunter Safety Course on June 28th from 5-9 PM. Register online on www.wildlife.ca.gov. Students must be at least 8 years of age to participate.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 136 calls for service, a total of 18 officer reports were taken and there were 81 officer-initiated incidents, including 35 traffic stops. Officers made 3 misdemeanor arrests and 2 felony arrests. Officers issued 3 citations, 2 of which were misdemeanors, and 1 was an infraction during the period of May 18, 2023, through May 24, 2023.

Training:

Officer Garcia completed his Field Training Officer course. Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins. Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.

Staffing:

Officer Eduardo “Ed” Curiel has been promoted to Sergeant. We received several applications for Police Officer Trainees and applicants were invited to participate in the department’s physical agility course in June.

News:

      Chief Fears, Officer Hewitt, and Officer Corry competed in a trap shoot fundraiser with other Law Enforcement agencies against the Nor Cal Jr. Clay Busters. Chief Fears was the guest speaker at the Tehama County Gun Owners monthly meeting. They are a local chapter of the California Rifle and Pistol Association.

Please be safe this Memorial Day weekend. If you choose to drink, please designate a driver.

“Let their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.” —Daniel Webster

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 23 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 16 medicals, 2 fires, 2 mutual aid fires, 2 investigations, 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 25 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  15 medicals, 1 fire, 6 traffic collisions, 1 mutual aid fire, and 2 public service.

Chief’s Message:

The sidewalk or streets are not for discarded furniture, please use the dump!!!

VACATIONS/LEAVE:
May 11th – June 11h: Planner/Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds.
May 17th – May 22nd: Administrative Service Manager/City Clerk Lisa Linnet.

CITY MANAGER:
FY 2023/2024 Budget
The FY 2023/2024 Budget is being finalized. We are reviewing the level of staffing and infrastructure improvement that can be accommodated within the General Fund as part of the FY 2023/2024 budget cycle and thereafter. There will be a Special Meeting to present the FY 2023/2024 Budget at 5:00 PM on May 30th. It is anticipated the City Council will consider adoption of the Budget on June 13th.
4th Quarter 2022 Sales Tax Receipts:
I met with HdL on May 16th to discuss 4th Quarter 2022 Sales Tax receipts. 4th Quarter 2022 sales tax receipts are down 2.4% or $24,734 as compared to 4th Quarter 2021. This is primarily due to a decline in sales tax from fuel and service stations not being fully offset by an increase in auto sales. In the rest of the state fuel and service station revenue is up 7.5% and auto sales are up 12.5% in 4th quarter 2022 as compared to 4th quarter 2021. HdL estimates sales tax will decrease 2.1% or by $85,000 in FY 2023/2024 as compared to FY 2022/2023. Measure A revenue is projected to decrease 4.0% or by $59,000 in FY 2023/2024 as compared to FY 2022/2023.
2x2x2 Meeting with Local School Districts
Councilmembers Valerio and Hargens met with School Board Trustees from the Corning Elementary and High School Districts on May 16th.

PUBLIC WORKS:
National Public Works Week:
The week of May 21st – 27th is National Public Works Week! We would like to thank our Public Works Staff for all their hard work on maintaining our streets, water system, sewer system, City buildings and parks. Their hard work and dedication to the City of Corning is invaluable and allows our community to function daily. Thank You!!
Contract Public Works Director/City Engineer Office Hours:
The City’s contract Public Works Consultant/City Engineer Robin Kampmann will be in the office on Mondays and Wednesdays between the hours of 1:00pm and 5:00pm. If you need to contact her outside of office hours, please email her at rkampmann@corning.org. If it is an urgent matter requiring immediate attention, please call Tiffany McMillan at (530) 824-7029.
Jennings Heights Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project:
Work has continued this week on the Jennings Heights Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project. The Contractor will place slurry this week. We expect the work to be completed early next month.

City Pool:
• Registration for summer swim lessons and other water related classes are open and available through the Corning Recreation website at:
https://corningrecreation.recdesk.com/Community/Page?pageId=19160
• Individual and Family Season Passes for the City Pool are available through Corning the Recreation website at: https://corningrecreation.recdesk.com/Community/Page?pageId=19160
Water line Repairs:
• City Staff repaired the water service leak on West Street and a water leak in the alley of 1580 Butte Street.

Training:
• Dom is in Pleasanton this week for a two-day Water Distribution Certification Review course in preparation of him taking the test for certification.
• Dom and Wayne will be in Chico for a two-day training next week, May 24th & 25th, for a Certified Pool Operator (CPO) course. This is the certification required for proper testing and maintenance of the City pool.
Vandalism:
Sprinklers at the Skate Park/Lennox Fields were damaged this week by vandals. Staff had the parts to quickly make the repairs.

RECREATION & PLANNING:

Planning:
The Planning Commission approved two use permits for mobile vendors at its meeting on May 16th.
Recreation
2nd Grade Swim Lessons are in full swing. Ironically, this is the first-year lessons have not been hampered by rain. I would like to thank the Corning Elementary and High School Districts for their collaboration and cooperation. It takes a team effort to pull this program off!

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:
In addition to responding to 150 calls for service, a total of 21 officer reports were taken and there were 85 officer-initiated incidents, including 39 traffic stops. Officers made 5 misdemeanor arrests and 4 felony arrests. Officers issued 9 citations, 4 of which were misdemeanors, 3 were infractions, and 2 were unclassified during the period of May 11, 2023, through May 17, 2023.
Training:
Officer Garcia completed SWAT Training. Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins. Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.
News:
School Resource Officer Hewitt attended the Tehama County Special Olympics along with many other agencies and businesses. Sergeant White, along with office Corry and K-9 Blaze, have moved on to their new positions with Tehama County Sheriff’s Office. We are accepting applications for Police Officer Trainee positions until May 21, 2023, at 5pm. We have pre-scheduled physical agility testing for current Police Officer Trainee applicants for June 10, 2023. We are also continuously accepting applications for Lateral Police Officers. Applications and job descriptions are available at: https://www.corning.org/job-opportunities/. The City has contracted with NeoGov to ease the application and recruitment process.
“A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.” ~Marcus Annaeus Seneca

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 25 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 14 medicals, 4 fires, 2 traffic collisions, and 5 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 26 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 14 medicals, 4 fires, 4 traffic collisions, 2 investigations, and 2 public service.
Chief’s Message:
Hot weather is here, stay hydrated. Field mowing has begun and will continue through the first week of June.

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   MAY 12, 2023

VACATIONS/LEAVE:

May 11th – June 11th: Planner/Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds.

May 12th – May 15th: Fire Chief Tom Tomlinson.

May 17th – May 22nd: Administrative Service Manager/City Clerk Lisa Linnet.

CITY MANAGER:

Capital Improvement Plan and Measure A Priorities
The City Council approved the Capital Improvement Plan and Measure A priorities on May 9th.

FY 2023/2024 Budget
The FY 2023/2024 Budget is being finalized. We are reviewing the level of staffing and infrastructure improvement that can be accommodated within the General Fund as part of the FY 2023/2024 budget cycle and thereafter. I anticipate presenting the budget to the City Council on June 13th.

Prop 47 Restore Program Reporting
The quarterly report is being finalized and will be submitted to the Board of State and Community Corrections.

Upcoming Meetings:

May 16th:
• HdL will provide an update of the 4th Quarter 2022 Sales Tax receipts.
• There will be a meeting between the City and the School District .
• There will be a Planning Commission meeting at 6:30pm.

May 17th: I will be attending the Cal Cities Executive Committee meeting.

PUBLIC WORKS:

Contract Public Works Director/City Engineer Office Hours:
Starting on May 15th, the City’s contract Public Works Consultant/City Engineer Robin Kampmann will be in the office on Mondays and Wednesdays between the hours of 1:00pm and 5:00pm. If you need to contact her outside of office hours, please email her at rkampmann@corning.org. If it is an urgent matter requiring immediate attention, please call Tiffany McMillan at (530) 824-7029.

Jennings Heights Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project:
Work has continued this week on the Jennings Heights Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project. City Staff will be working on the preliminary repair work prior to the Contractor completing the concrete work. Portions of the roadway are currently closed with detours provided. We expect the work to be completed early next month.

City Pool:
• Second grade swim lessons begin next week on May 15th followed by school pool parties the week of May 29th. The pool will be open to the public on June 12th.
• Registration for summer swim lessons and other water related classes are open and available through the Corning Recreation website at:
https://corningrecreation.recdesk.com/Community/Page?pageId=19160
• Individual and Family Season Passes for the City Pool are available through Corning the Recreation website at: https://corningrecreation.recdesk.com/Community/Page?pageId=19160

Water line Repairs:
• City Staff were notified of a water service leak on Marguerite Avenue and the leak has been repaired.
• City Staff were notified of a water service leak on West Street, USA has been called and repairs are scheduled for this week.

RECREATION & PLANNING:

Planning:
The Planning Commission will meet on May 16th. There are two Public Hearings being held for two Use Permits in the Highway Specific Zone. Use Permit 202-312 is for an Indian Food Truck located in the parking lot of Royal Truck Wash. Use Permit 2023-313 is for El Taco Asado to vend from the parking lot located at 1515 Highway 99W.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:
In addition to responding to 142 calls for service, a total of 14 officer reports were taken and there were 70 officer-initiated incidents, including 35 traffic stops. Officers made 3 misdemeanor arrests and 3 felony arrests. Officers issued 5 citations, 4 of which were misdemeanors and 1 was an infraction during the period of May 4, 2023, through May 10, 2023.

Training:
• Chief Fears participated in Corning Union High School’s Senior class exit interviews on May 10th.
• Dispatcher Duncan attended the CLETS: Train the Trainer course May 9-10th.
• Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins. Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.

¡No puedes tapar el sol con un dedo!
“You cannot block the sun with one finger”

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 24 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 19 medicals, 2 traffic collisions, 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 15 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 11 medicals, 2 traffic collisions, 1 investigation, and 1 public service.

Chief’s Message:
The weather is turning fast, please mow those weeds before they get too dry.

VACATIONS/LEAVE:

May 11th – June 9th: Planner/Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds.

May 17th – May 22nd: Administrative Service Manager/City Clerk Lisa Linnet.

CITY MANAGER:

California Air Resources Board Ban on Sale of Medium and Heavy-Duty Trucks Beginning 2036:
In addition to the California Air Resources Board 2035 ban on new sales of gas-powered cars, starting in 2036, no new fossil-fueled medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks may be sold in the State. Large trucking companies also must convert to electric or hydrogen models by 2042. The gradual conversion to zero emission models only applies to fleets that are owned or operated by companies with 50 or more trucks or $50 million or more in annual revenue, and federal agencies, including the U.S. Postal Service. Included are trucks weighing 8,500 lbs. or more and delivery van vehicles. Since the City is very dependent on fuel and truck sales, it should work diligently to diversify and expand its sales tax base.

Proposition 47 Cohort 2 Restore Program Extension:
The City Council at its meeting on May 9th will consider extending the term of the agreements with Empower Tehama, Job Training Center, Tehama County Health Services Agency, and Center for Evaluation and Research through August 31, 2023. The Restore Program consists of case coordination, therapy, substance use treatment, job training, paid work experience, and housing assistance to those individuals ages 18-30 that have been cited. Tehama County Department of Education is the Lead Agency for the third cycle (Cohort 3) of grant funding.

Upcoming Meetings:

May 8th & 11th: Sacramento Valley Division Elected Officials and City Manager’s Meeting.

May 10th: 3CORE is hosting a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Meeting.

PUBLIC WORKS:

Jennings Heights Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project:
Work has continued this week on the Jennings Heights Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project. The Contractor will be completing the concrete work and portions of the roadway have been closed with detours provided. City Staff will be working on the preliminary repair work.

City Pool:
• Second grade swim lessons are scheduled for the week of May 15th followed by school pool parties the week of May 29th. The pool will be open to the public on June 12th.
• Registration for summer swim lessons and other water related classes are open and available through the Corning Recreation website.
• Individual and Family Season Passes for the City Pool are available through the Corning Recreation website.

Fire Season Preparation:
Public Works Staff have continued to mow and place fire breaks on City property to prepare for this upcoming fire season. We anticipate finishing this work next week.

Corning Gateway Sign:
Staff are reviewing available options to repair/replace the existing fire damaged Corning Gateway Sign located adjacent to I-5 at the southern end of the City Limits. Staff will be compiling viable options for presentation to the City Council at an upcoming Council Meeting to obtain their direction.

RECREATION & PLANNING:

RECREATION:

Tuesday Night Market:
WOW what a Tuesday Night Market, I hope you were able to attend. Corning Recreation and the Chamber of Commerce would like to send a sincere “Thank you” to all of our vendors and the community, what a wonderful time. The #corning500 was a huge hit, we had racers in all three of our age groups (2-4, 5-6, & 7-9). Thank you to all who participated. The individuals/groups below helped made this event such a success and it could not have been done without you. A special thank you goes out to:
• Chief Fears and Officer Ross from the Corning Police Department for flagging and handing out the fun citations;
• Corning Volunteer Fire Department for standing by in case of an emergency;
• PAL Mentoring for all your help with Pit Crewing and everything else you do, you are appreciated,
• Harvest Christian Church for having a hydration and snack booth available for our little racers, and last but not least;
• To our Public Works crew that helped with all of the setup.

The next market is planned for Tuesday June 6th and the theme is “Hometown Hero’s”.

Jr. Giants Registration:
Jr. Giants registration is now open. To register, go to gojrgiants.org to find out more about this amazing League. It is FREE to register and play, it is co-ed, it starts in June, and there is no pressure, only lots of fun. We are looking for volunteer coaches, if you are interested, please contact Christina Meeds at cmeeds@corning.org. Registration closes on May 31st.

Flag Football Registration:
Flag Football registration is coming to a close; registered while you still can. Registration closes on Friday May 12th.

Swim Lessons, Adult Lap Swim, and Water Aerobics:
Registration will open on April 30, 2023 for Swim Lessons, Adult Lap Swim, and Water Aerobics.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:
In addition to responding to 143 calls for service, a total of 25 officer reports were taken and there were 101 officer-initiated incidents, including 41 traffic stops. Officers made 11 misdemeanor arrests and 4 felony arrests. Officers issued 13 citations, 10 of which were misdemeanors, 2 were infractions, and 1 was parking during the period of April 27, 2023, through May 3, 2023.

Training:
Officer Garcia began his two-week long SWAT training on May 1st. Chief Fears will be attending an NCCSIF Police Risk Management Committee meeting and training on May 4, 2023 in Rocklin. Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins. Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.

Presentations:
Chief Fears spoke at the Maywood Women’s Club on May 3, 2023.

May 10th Police Officers’ Memorial Ceremony:
The Corning Police Department will be attending and participating in the Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony on May 10, 2023 at High Point Assembly, located at 625 Luther Road in Red Bluff. We invite the public to attend, the ceremony begins at 7 pm.

“Intellectuals solve problems. Geniuses prevent them.” AE

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 8 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 4 medicals, 2 fires, 1 traffic collision, 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 14 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 7 medicals, 2 fires, 2 traffic collisions, 1 investigation, 1 hazardous condition, and 1 public service.

Chief’s Message:
Weed abatement has begun, please clear your lots before they dry up and become a fire hazard.

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   APRIL 28, 2023

CITY MANAGER:

I-5 Feasibility Study:

Mayor Robert Snow, Vice-Mayor Demo, Planning Commissioner Diana Robertson, and I met with the consulting team conducting the Interstate 5 Feasibility Study on April 24th.  I look forward to receiving the results of the study.  The study is being produced utilizing grant funding and will assist the City in future economic development grants.

Proposition 47 Cohort 2 Restore Program:

The City received an extension of the Prop 47 Program to allow it to expend remaining funds.  Contract amendments for the Tehama County Health Services Agency, Job Training Center, and Empower Tehama will be considered by the City Council on May 9th.  We expect the grant to be fully expended by August 31st.  The Tehama County Department of Education (TCDE) will continue the Restore Program utilizing Proposition 47 Cohort 3 funding.  I am grateful TCDE is willing to assume this important work.

Public Safety Unit Negotiations:

The City Council will consider ratifying the Memorandum of Understanding with the Public Safety Unit at its May 9th City Council meeting.  The proposed Agreement provides for a 10% salary increase in Year 1, and a 3-5% salary increase in Years 2 and 3 each based on a consumer price index.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Jennings Heights Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project:

Work has started this week on the Jennings Heights Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project.  The Contractor will be completing the concrete work, potentially closing portions of the roadway, and providing detours while City Staff will be working on the preliminary repair work.

Water Line Repairs:

  • City Staff have located a water leak in the alley of Walnut and Chestnut Streets between East and 1st USA has been called and staff has scheduled the repairs for this week.
  • On Thursday of this week a water leak was located in the Rio Mesa Court area; it was repaired within a few hours of detection.
  • Another leak was located at Houghton and Butte Street which will be repaired as schedule allows.

City Pool:

  • The pool has passed the County inspection and is ready for use. Second grade swim lessons are scheduled for the week of May 15th followed by school pool parties the week of May 29th. The pool will be open to the public on June 12th.
  • New and returning lifeguards have started their American Red Cross Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor trainings.
  • Registration for summer swim lessons and other water related classes opens on 4/30/23.
  • Individual and Family season passes for the City Pool are available starting 4/30/23 through Corning Recreation website.

Community Event/Street Impact:

Corning Tuesday Night Market:

  • The second Corning Tuesday Night market will be occurring on Tuesday May 2, 2023 starting at 5:00pm and going until 8:00pm.  Solano Street will be closed between 3rd Street and 6th Street for the event.  Solano Street closure will begin approximately 4:00pm to prepare for the event and will re-open once the event has finished.

Fire Season Preparation:

Public Works Staff have started to mow and place fire breaks on City property to prepare for this upcoming fire season.  This work will take a couple of weeks to complete.

 

RECREATION & PLANNING:

RECREATION:

Tuesday Night Market:

The next Corning Tuesday Night Market is scheduled for Tuesday May 2nd; we will be celebrating Mother’s Day and Cinco De Mayo.  Planned activities for the event are:

  • Local DJ, C-Los Entertainment will play a mix of music including Spanish music.
  • Corning High School Ballet Folklorico Dancers will be performing at 6:00pm and Corning Ballet Folklorico will be performing at 7:00pm.
  • “#corning500”: A carboard box foot race, with 3 separate age groups (2-4, 5-6, and 7-9) participating.  The local elementary kindergarten classes will be involved, and the Corning Police Department will be flagging the event and giving out kid citations.  The Police Activities League (PAL) will be the PIT crews for the racers, and Harvest Christian Center will be running a hydration and snack booth.  Come out and cheer on your favorite racers.
  • There will be a pretty photo opportunity set up at the Chamber of Commerce office for a photo with your mom; and
  • Mother’s Day crafts at the Corning Recreation table.

Jr. Giants Registration:

Jr. Giants registration is now open.  To register, go to gojrgiants.org to find out more about this amazing League.  It is FREE to register and play, it is co-ed, it starts in June, and there is no pressure, only lots of fun.  We are looking for volunteer coaches, if you are interested, please contact Christina Meeds at cmeeds@corning.org.

Swim Lessons, Adult Lap Swim, and Water Aerobics:

Registration will open on April 30, 2023 for Swim Lessons, Adult Lap Swim, and Water Aerobics.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 139 calls for service, a total of 19 officer reports were taken and there were 105 officer-initiated incidents, including 25 traffic stops.  Officers made 5 misdemeanor arrests and 2 felony arrests.  Officers issued 4 citations, all of which were misdemeanors during the period of April 20, 2023, through April 26, 2023.

Training:

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

Staffing:

With the impending loss of Officers to other agencies, Corning Police Department is now accepting applications for Sponsored Trainees to attend the January 2024 Butte Police Academy.  We are also accepting applications for Lateral Police Officers.

“Three Simple Rules In Life:  1. If you don’t GO after what you want, you’ll never have it.  2. If you don’t ASK, the answer will always be NO.  3. If you don’t step forward, you’ll always be in the same place.”

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 27 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  17 medicals, 2 fires, 1 traffic collision, 5 public service, and 2 investigations.

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:  8 medicals, 2 fires, 3 traffic collisions, 1 investigation, and 3 public service.

Chief’s Message:

Please be a good neighbor and citizen and keep your yard area clear of weeds and debris.

CITY MANAGER:

Fiscal Year 2023/20024 Budget and Capital Improvement Plans:
The budget process is underway. I have been meeting with Department Heads this past week to discuss their budget proposals.

Proposition 47 Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) Restore Program Extension:
The BSCC approved an extension to allow jurisdictions to fully spend their grant funds. As such, staff are amending contracts with the Job Training Center, Empower Tehama, the Tehama County Health Services Agency, and the Center for Evaluation and Research to extend the Program until funds are fully expended or through December 31, 2023.

Meetings:
• April 20, 2023: I attended the Northern California Cities’ Self Insurance Fund Board Meeting.
• April 24, 2023: I-5 Feasibility Study Meeting and tour.
• April 25, 2023: Prop 47 Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting.
• April 26, 2023: Groundwater Commission Meeting.

PUBLIC WORKS:

Jennings Heights Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project:
• This week signs have been posted and residents in the area have been notified that work will start next week.

Water Line Repairs:
• City Staff have located two (2) water service line leaks; one on Herbert Avenue, and one on Houghton Avenue at Butte Street. USA has been called and Staff have scheduled the repairs for this week.

• The water leak on Fig Street has been repaired.

City Pool:
• Reservations for private pool parties are open. Reservations are available for every Saturday (6pm – 9pm only) & Sunday (12pm -3pm; 3pm – 6pm; and 6pm to 9pm) starting June 17th through August 6th.

• City Staff have started cleaning and preparing the pools for the upcoming pool season. Minor pool maintenance will be completed in the upcoming weeks.

RECREATION & PLANNING:

RECREATION:

Tuesday Night Market:
The next Corning Tuesday Night Market is scheduled for Tuesday May 2nd; we will be celebrating Mother’s Day and Cinco De Mayo. Planned activities for the event are:

• Local DJ, C-Los Entertainment will play a mix of music including Spanish music.

• Corning High School Ballet Folklorico Dancers will be performing at 6:00pm and Corning Ballet Folklorico will be performing at 7:00pm.

• “#corning500”: A carboard box foot race, with 3 separate age groups (2-4, 5-6, and 7-9) participating. The local elementary kindergarten classes will be involved, and the Corning Police Department will be flagging the event and giving out kid citations. The Police Activities League (PAL) will be the PIT crews for the racers, and Harvest Christian Center will be running a hydration and snack booth. Come out and cheer on your favorite racers.

• There will be a pretty photo opportunity set up at the Chamber of Commerce office for a photo with your mom; and

• Mother’s Day crafts at the Corning Recreation table.

Jr. Giants Registration:
Jr. Giants registration is now open. To register, go to gojrgiants.org to find out more about this amazing League. It is FREE to register and play, it is co-ed, it starts in June, and there is no pressure, only lots of fun.

Swim Lessons, Adult Lap Swim, and Water Aerobics:
Registration will open on April 30, 2023 for Swim Lessons, Adult Lap Swim, and Water Aerobics.

Career Faire at Maywood Middle School:
Corning Recreation, as well as the Police and Fire Chiefs participated in the Career Faire on Thursday, April 20th at Maywood Middle School.

PLANNING:

April 18th Planning Commission Meeting:
The Planning Commission approved adoption of the four (4) Factual Subfindings & Legal Findings and revoked Use Permit 2022-301. This Use Permit allowed Permittee to establish a residence and two businesses in an Industrial Zone located at 1577 Second St.

The Commission’s decision to revoke this Use Permit was based upon the Permittee’s non-compliance with the Permit’s 18 Conditions of Approval, all of which were to be completed within 12 months of Permit issuance. As a result of the permit revocation, the Commission provided the Permittee 30-days in which to vacate the now non-compliant residential and business uses of building. He was informed that he could apply for a Use Permit for the Towing business at that location as it is an allowable use within the Industrial Zone. The Permittee has been informed of his right to appeal this action and of the process.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:
In addition to responding to 129 calls for service, a total of 20 officer reports were taken and there were 104 officer-initiated incidents, including 40 traffic stops. Officers made 5 misdemeanor arrests and 3 felony arrests. Officers issued 10 citations, of which; 5 were misdemeanors and 5 were infractions during the period of April 13, 2023, through April 19, 2023.

Training:
Officer Ross attended Portable Evidential Breath Test (PEBT) training with the Department of Justice in Redding. Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins. Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.

Staffing:
Officer Dannette Ross and Dispatcher Gabriella Gutierrez have completed their Field Training Program and are operating in a solo status.

With the impending loss of Officers to other agencies, Corning Police Department will be accepting applications for Sponsored Trainees to attend the January 2024 Butte Police Academy.

“With the courage to begin and the discipline to endure, victory becomes a matter of time.” WM

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 16 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 135 medicals, 1 fire, 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 19 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 13 medicals, 3 fires, 1 traffic collision, 1 hazardous material, and 1 public service.

Chief’s Message:
Please mow and keep your properties clear of weeds before they dry out and become a fire hazard.

CITY MANAGER:

Fiscal Year 2023/20024 Budget and Capital Improvement Plans:
The budget process is underway. I will be meeting with Department Heads beginning the week of April 17th to discuss their budget proposals.

Upcoming Meetings:
April 20, 2023: I will be attending the Northern California Cities’ Self Insurance Fund Board Meeting.

PUBLIC WORKS:

New Public Works Mechanics Truck:
Public Works received their new Mechanics Truck which had been back ordered from Corning Ford.

RECREATION & PLANNING:

RECREATION:

Tuesday Night Market:
The next Corning Tuesday Night Market is scheduled for Tuesday May 2nd; we will be celebrating Mother’s Day and Cinco De mayo. Planned activities for the event are:

• We have secured local DJ C-Los Entertainment who plans to play a mix of music including Spanish music.

• The Corning High School Ballet Folklorico Dancers will be performing at 6:00pm and the Corning Ballet Folklorico will be performing at 7:00pm.

• The “#corning500” event is planned for this Tuesday Night Market; this event consists of a carboard box race, with 3 separate age groups (2-4, 5-6, and 7-9) participating. The local elementary kindergarten classes will be involved, and the Corning Police Department will be flagging the event and giving out kid citations. The Police Activities League (PAL) will be the PIT crews for the racers, and Harvest Christian Center will be running a hydration and snack booth. Come out and cheer on your favorite racers.

• There will be a pretty photo opportunity set up at the Chamber of Commerce office for a photo with your mom; and

• Mother’s Day crafts at the Corning Recreation table.

Spring Recreation Classes:
Spring recreation classes started this week providing community children all sorts of fun opportunities. We are off and running with great enrollment totals.

Jr. Giants Registration:
Jr. Giants registration is now open, to register, go to gojrgiants.org to find out more about this amazing League. It is FREE to register and play, it is co-ed, it starts in June, and there is no pressure, only lots of fun.

Hunter Safety Classes:
I have been working with Ben Mhyre, Lee Morgan, and Liz Gregory from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to offer Hunter Safety classes through the Recreation Program. We have decided on the date of June 28th; stay tuned for more details. It will be the first in person class offered in our area in 3 years due to COVID.

PLANNING:

April 18th Planning Commission Meeting:
The Planning Commission will meet next Tuesday regarding the proposed revocation of Use Permit 2022-301 due to non-compliance with the associated Conditions of Approval. The Use Permit allowed the establishment of a residence in an M-1 Industrial Zone subject to 18 Conditions of Approval. The applicants have not been able to meet their Conditions within the allotted one-year timeframe.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:
In addition to responding to 136 calls for service, a total of 19 officer reports were taken and there were 79 officer-initiated incidents, including 25 traffic stops. Officers made 3 misdemeanor arrests and 2 felony arrests. Officers issued 4 citations, of which; 2 were misdemeanors, 1 was an infraction, and 1 was parking during the period of April 6, 2023, through April 12, 2023.

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

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” M.T.

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 18 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 15 medicals, 1 fire, 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 20 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 7 medicals, 3 fires, 6 traffic collisions, 1 investigation, and 3 public service.

Chief’s Message:
Grass and weeds are growing fast, please keep yours under control.

VACATIONS:

• April 7th 10th: Public Works Consultant/City Engineer will be on vacation.

CITY MANAGER:

Fiscal Year 2023/20024 Budget and Capital Improvement Plans:
The budget process is underway. I will be meeting with Department Heads beginning the week of April 17th to discuss their budget proposals.

Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Round 1 Program (CDBG CV-1):
The City coordinated its CDBG CV-1 funds with the County of Tehama to, amongst other things, develop a Microbusiness Grant Program. I am pleased to report that 13 of the 27 grants funded were from Corning totaling $32,500.

Upcoming Meetings:
April 11, 2023: I will be meeting with Waste Management to receive further information about a request for a letter of support for a grant to construct a compost facility in Anderson.

April 12, 2023: Administrative Services Manager Lisa Linnet and I will be meeting with Housing Tools regarding Community Development Block Grant Strategic Planning.

PUBLIC WORKS:

Community Event:
The Corning Community Egg Hunt will take place this Saturday, April 8, 2023 at Clark Park from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. There will be no road closures for this event but due to the anticipated attendance, be aware of traffic congestion and pedestrians, not only on Fig Lane but the surrounding streets as well.

Jennings Heights Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project:
Due to the wet weather, the start date for the Jennings Heights Maintenance & Rehab Project has been pushed back a couple of weeks. A pre-construction meeting with the Contractor is scheduled for April 17th. After the pre-construction meeting Staff will have a confirmed start date and construction schedule.

Water Line Repairs:
City Staff has located two (2) water service line leaks, one on Herbert Avenue and one on Fig Street. USA has been called and Staff has scheduled the repairs for this week.

RECREATION & PLANNING:

RECREATION:

Corning Tuesday Night Market:
The first Corning Tuesday Night Market was held on Tuesday April 4th and was well attended by Vendors, Food Trucks, and Community members. It was the biggest Tuesday Night Market to date! Hats off to all of the City Departments that contributed to the event and a big “thank you” to our event co-chairs, Corning Chamber of Commerce and Marie Brayman for their help with these events. Corning Recreation’s CDK (Corning Dance Kids) performed for the first time and did a great job.

The next Market will be on Tuesday May 2nd and will be celebrating Mother’s Day and Cinco De Mayo.

Spring Recreation Classes:
Spring Recreation classes begin next week. This Spring the Recreation Program will be offering the most classes it has ever offered. If you have not registered for a class yet, log on to www.corning.org to see what classes are still available before it’s too late.

Jr. Giants Baseball & Softball Program:
The City has teamed up with the San Francisco Giants to offer a Jr. Giants Baseball and Softball Program that is FREE to all kids. This Program’s Season will begin in June so get those registrations in soon.

PLANNING:

Annual Housing Reports:
Planner II Chrissy Meads has completed and sent the Annual housing reports to OPR (Office of Planning and Research) and HCD (Housing and Community Development). The reports will be on the next Council agenda for adoption.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:
In addition to responding to 126 calls for service, a total of 20 officer reports were taken and there were 92 officer-initiated incidents, including 17 traffic stops. Officers made 3 misdemeanor arrests and 1 felony arrest. Officers issued 4 citations, of which; 2 were misdemeanors, 1 was an infraction, and 1 was parking during the period of March 30, 2023, through April 5, 2023.

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

“Trust me my friend. I see you. You’re doing what others are afraid to do. Don’t quit. I believe in you.”

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 17 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 11 medicals, 1 investigation, 1 hazardous condition, and 4 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: 18 medicals and1 investigation.

Chief’s Message:
Thank you to all the residents who keep their properties clean and void of debris. Keep Corning clean!!!

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   MARCH 31, 2023

 

VACATIONS:

  • April 7th 10thPublic Works Consultant/City Engineer will be on vacation.

 

CITY MANAGER:

Downtown Corning Awning Grant Program:

The City Council awarded the contract to North State Painting in the amount of $223,500 to install awnings at 13 locations in downtown Corning.  3CORE is in the process of receiving signed Grant Agreements from the grantees.  The Awning Grant Program is being funded with American Rescue Plan Act funds.

Waste Management Rate Increase Request:

The City Council approved a 10.89% rate increase request, which for residential customers with a 96-gallon cart amounts to $2.79 per month.  Should residents have excess capacity, they may choose to downsize their current 96-gallon cart to a 64-gallon cart at $26.14 per month for a monthly savings of $2.25.  Senior Rates will increase by $1.39 to $14.19 per month.

Public Safety Unit Labor Negotiations:

Mediation is scheduled for April 6th.

Upcoming Meetings:

  • March 30th: As President of the Sacramento Division of City Managers, I will be attending the statewide City Managers Division Executive Committee.
  • March 31st: I will be attending the Sacramento Division Membership Meeting.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Community Event/Street Impact:

Corning Tuesday Night Market:

  • The first of 5 Corning Tuesday Night markets will be occurring on Tuesday April 4, 2023 starting at 5:00pm and going until 8:00pm. Solano Street will be closed between 3rd Street and 6th Street for the event.  Solano Street closure will begin approximately 4:00pm to prepare for the event and will re-open once the event has finished.

RECREATION & PLANNING:

RECREATION:

Corning Tuesday Night Market Dates:

The Corning Tuesday Night Market dates have been set and are as follows:

  • April 4, May 2, June 6, September 5, and October 2nd from 5:00pm to 8pm.

Events will take place on Solano Street between 4th street and 6th street and  will feature, Food Trucks, Live Music, a Beer and Wine Garden, Vendors, a Kids Zone and more.

April 4th Corning Tuesday Night Market:

We have a couple fun exciting things planned, for the upcoming Tuesday Night Market on April 4th.  We have a special appearance by the one and only Easter Bunny; a 4-H petting zoo; Ace Hardware will be participating in our event and have vegetable starts and flowers onsite from their store located on South Avenue; and Corning Recreations newest Dance Krew, CDK will be performing their newest routine, plus much, much more.  We hope that the weather will be conducive.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 117 calls for service, a total of 25 officer reports were taken and there were 78 officer-initiated incidents, including 23 traffic stops.  Officers made 6 misdemeanor arrests and 6 felony arrests.  Officers issued 13 citations, of which; 5 were misdemeanors, 3 were infractions, and 5 were parking during the period of March 23, 2023, through March 29, 2023.

Training:

Sergeant Portillo attended a Sexual Assault Investigation training.  Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins.  Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.

“Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.”  John D. Rockefeller

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 14 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  12 medicals, 1 fire, 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 12 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  8 medicals, 1 traffic collision, 1 fire, 1 investigation, and 1 agency assist.

VACATIONS:

• March 24th 31st: Planner II/Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds will be on vacation.

CITY MANAGER:

Downtown Corning Awning Request for Proposals:
Bids were due Friday, March 17th; one Bid was received from North State Painting. Staff is seeking City Council award at the March 28th City Council Meeting.

Waste Management Rate Increase Request:
The City Council will consider a rate increase request for garbage, recycling, and yard waste services at the during the Public Hearing at the March 28th City Council meeting. Public Notices have been mailed out to all property owners as required by law. If approved, the new rates will go into effect April 1st.

Groundwater Commission Meeting:
At the March 22nd Groundwater Commission Meeting, the Commission, following a lengthy public comment period and subsequent discussion, directed Staff to look at existing data and groundwater recovery from this past winter to create management areas that would be subject to a well moratorium. These areas are anticipated to be west and south of Corning. Other areas where there are not issues with wells going dry would not be subject to the moratorium. Ultimately the decision of a well moratorium would be decided by the Tehama County Flood Control and Water Conservation Board. The Groundwater Commission is an advisory recommending body in this matter. The meeting agenda and audio can be found at: http://tehamacountyca.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx

Northern California Cities’ Self Insurance Fund (NCCSIF) Claims Committee:
Sidewalk liability concerns remain a significant issue. NCCSIF will provide training to member cities to minimize this liability.

Upcoming Meetings:
• March 30th: As President of the Sacramento Division of City Managers, I will be attending the statewide City Managers Division Executive Committee.
• March 31st: I will be attending the Sacramento Division Membership Meeting.

PUBLIC WORKS:

Olive View and West Street School ATP Safe Routes to School Projects:
Public Works Staff in conjunction with our consultant R.E.Y. Engineers have submitted the request for allocation of construction funding applications to Caltrans for allocation at the May 2023 CTC meeting. The goal of these projects is to obtain funding in late May/early June and complete construction through the summer months.

Jennings Heights Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project:
The Notice of Award has been issued to the Contractor for this project. Depending on the weather and in anticipation of warmer weather in the near future, the Contractor has tentatively scheduled the project to start the week of April 17th. Staff will work with the Contractor to verify the start date the closer we get to that date.

Corporation Yard Vandalism/Theft:
Over the weekend the Corporation Yard was broken into, and many items were stolen including, but not limited to, the catalytic converters off 2 trucks, a variety of small hand tools/equipment and landscaping equipment.

Water System SCADA Upgrade:
As budgeted in the FY22/23 budget, Staff have started the process of upgrading our water system Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) equipment for our well sites. The work will include new software, new SCADA equipment, a new SCADA server/computer, and a new backup generator that operates our SCADA system when the power goes out.

RECREATION & PLANNING:

RECREATION:

Corning Tuesday Night Market Dates:
The Corning Tuesday Night Market dates have been set and are as follows:
• April 4, May 2, June 6, September 5, and October 2nd from 5:00pm to 8pm.

Events will take place on Solano Street between 4th street and 6th street and will feature, Food Trucks, Live Music, a Beer and Wine Garden, Vendors, a Kids Zone and more.

April 4th Corning Tuesday Night Market:
We have a couple fun exciting things planned, for the upcoming Tuesday Night Market on April 4th. We have a special appearance by the one and only Easter Bunny; a 4-H petting zoo; Ace Hardware will be participating in our event and have vegetable starts and flowers onsite from their store located on South Avenue; and Corning Recreations newest Dance Krew, CDK will be performing their newest routine, plus much, much more.

Recreation Parent Code of Conduct Policy:
The new “Recreation Parent Code of Conduct” has been added to our registering software. When parents sign their children up for a class that form will now need to be signed.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:
In addition to responding to 140 calls for service, a total of 35 officer reports were taken and there were 93 officer-initiated incidents, including 23 traffic stops. Officers made 6 misdemeanor arrests and 8 felony arrests. Officers issued 9 citations, of which; 7 were misdemeanors, 1 infraction, and 1 was parking during the period of March 16, 2023, through March 22, 2023.

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

“Do not be afraid.”

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 14 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 11 medicals, 1 fire, 1 traffic collision, 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 6 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 2 medicals, 1 traffic collision, 2 investigations, and 1 public service.

Chief’s Message:
Spring is coming and the weeds are growing fast!!! Please be a good resident and neighbor and keep your properties neat and clean.

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   MARCH 17, 2023

Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

VACATIONS:

  • March 16th – 17thCity Manager Kristina Miller will be taking time off to spend with her family.
  • March 24th 31stPlanner II/Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds will be on vacation.

 

CITY MANAGER:

Labor Negotiations:

Mediation was held on March 15th between the City representatives and the Public Safety unit; both parties will meet for another mediation session on April 6th.

 Annual Financial Statements:

The City’s annual financial statements were presented at the March 14th City Council meeting.

 Mid-Year Budget Review:

The Mid-Year Budget Review was presented at the March 14th City Council meeting.

 Downtown Corning Awning Requests for Proposals:

Bids are due Friday March 17th. Bid award is tentatively scheduled for the March 28th City Council meeting.

 Waste Management Rate Increase Request:

The City Council will consider a rate increase request for garbage, recycling, and yard waste services.  Public notices have been sent out to all property owners, as required by law.  If approved, the new rates will go into effect April 1st.

 Sacramento Valley Division Elected Officials Meeting:

I attended Sacramento Valley Division Elected Officials meeting as the City Manager member on March 13th.

Upcoming Meetings:

  • March 22nd: I will be attending a Groundwater Commission meeting.
  • March 23rd: I will be attending a Northern California Cities’ Self Insurance Fund Claims Committee and Executive Committee meeting.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Storm Cleanup:

Public Works Staff is working as quickly as possible addressing storm cleanup.  First priority has been given to areas where public safety is a concern, followed by areas that restrict drainage that could potentially result in flooding if additional rain is received.  Please be patient as our crews work through these items and ultimately get to the smaller cleanup work.

New LED Message Board Application:

The application for adding qualifying community events to the new LED Message Board has been added to the City website for community use.

Sewer Reminder:

It is important to remind residents that the only thing that should be flushed down the toilet is toilet paper.  Flushable wipes, paper towels and baby wipes are not flushable and should be thrown in the trash.  When these items are flushed down our toilets that can very easily create blockages in the City sewer lines and also make the treatment of waste at our Wastewater Treatment Facility much more difficult and costly.

 

RECREATION & PLANNING:

RECREATION:

Corning Tuesday Night Market Dates:

The Corning Tuesday Night Market dates have been set and are as follows:

  • April 4, May 2, June 6, September 5, and October 2nd from 5:00pm to 8pm.

Events will take place on Solano Street between 4th street and 6th street and  will feature, Food Trucks, Live Music, a Beer and Wine Garden, Vendors, a Kids Zone and more.

April 4th Corning Tuesday Night Market:

We have a couple fun exciting things planned, for the upcoming Tuesday Night Market on April 4th.  We have a special appearance by the one and only Easter Bunny; a 4-H petting zoo; Ace Hardware will be participating in our event and have vegetable starts and flowers onsite from their store located on South Avenue; and Corning Recreations newest Dance Krew, CDK will be performing their newest routine, plus much, much more.

Recreation Parent Code of Conduct Policy:

Thank you to the Corning City Council for approving the Recreation Department’s “Parent Code of Conduct”.  Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds will begin working with our recreation software company to get the form loaded onto the platform so parents will sign it when they register their children for a recreation class.

Recreation Programs:

Spring Recreation opened last week, and we have a strong start which is great.  We are offering a few New Classes such as:  Wayne Webster is teaching an Internet Safety Class; Jesenia will be running a Little Athletes class to introduce kids ages 3-6 to sports; and we are also offering 3 new Art Programs.

Below are some of the many classes now open for registration:

  • Flag Football
  • Jr. Giants:  Registration will open on April 3rd.

 

PLANNING:

Reports:

Planner II Chrissy Meeds has completed work on the yearly reports for the Housing & Urban Development Department and the Office of Planning Research that are due April 1st.  Ms. Meeds will present these reports to the City Council at the first meeting in April.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 148 calls for service, a total of 22 officer reports were taken and there were 103 officer-initiated incidents, including 13 traffic stops.  Officers made 4 misdemeanor arrests and 2 felony arrests.  Officers issued 6 citations, of which; 4 were misdemeanors, 1 infraction, and 1 was parking during the period of March 9, 2023, through March 15, 2023.

Training:

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

“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” Abraham Lincoln

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 20 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  15 medicals, 1 fire, 2 traffic collisions, 1 public service, and 1 investigation.

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 16 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  8 medicals, 4 traffic collisions, 2 fires, 1 agency assist, and 1 water rescue.

Chief’s Message:

Spring is coming, lets keep our lawns and properties nice and clear of debris.

VACATIONS:

• March 16th – 17th: City Manager Kristina Miller will be taking time off to spend with her family.
• March 24th 31st: Planner II/Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds will be on vacation.

CITY MANAGER:

Request for Proposals for a Development Reimbursement Agreement to Extend Water & Sewer to the west side of Interstate 5:
At next Tuesday’s City Council meeting, the City Council will consider issuance of the Request for Proposals (RFP’s) for a Development Reimbursement Agreement to extend water and sewer infrastructure to the west side of Interstate 5

Public Safety Unit Negotiations:
Mediation with the Public Safety Unit is scheduled for Wednesday, March 15th.

Upcoming Meetings:
• March 13: I will be attending the Sacramento Valley Division Board Meeting.

PUBLIC WORKS:

Water Meter Replacement:
Staff has purchased 97 new water meters with capital improvement funds budgeted this fiscal year for water meter replacement. The new meters will be installed on Route #305 including the following areas: Meadowbrook Lane; 4th Avenue; and Chicago Avenue between Fig Lane and South Streets; the south side of Hickory Street between 2nd Street and Pear Street; and the entire block between Hickory Street, Fig Lane, Peach Street and Pear Street.

Lifeguard and Pool Manager Seasonal Positions:
The City is currently looking for lifeguards and a pool manager for this upcoming pool season. Applications can be found on the City’s website at www.corning.org if interested. Closing date/time for applications is March 17th at 5pm.

Water Main Repairs:
Staff was able to make the repair to the water main on Solano Street adjacent to the Blackburn Moon Drainage.

RECREATION & PLANNING:

RECREATION:

Corning Tuesday Night Market Dates:
The Corning Tuesday Night Market dates have been set and are as follows:
• April 4, May 2, June 6, September 5, and October 2nd from 5:00pm to 8pm.

Events will take place on Solano Street between 4th street and 6th street and will feature, Food Trucks, Live Music, a Beer and Wine Garden, Vendors, a Kids Zone and more.

Recreation Parent Code of Conduct Policy:
Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds has completed a proposed Parent Code of Conduct Policy that will be presented to the City Council for review and adoption at next Tuesday’s City Council Meeting.

Recreation Programs:
Staff is currently working on the opening of Spring class registrations. Below are some of the many classes now open for registration:
• CO-ED Flag Football
• Jr. Giants: The City have received their fliers, posters, and banners. Registration will open on April 3rd.

PLANNING:

Reports:
Planner II Chrissy Meeds continues work on the yearly reports for the Housing & Urban Development Department and the Office of Planning Research that are due April 1st, they are close to being completed.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:
In addition to responding to 103 calls for service, a total of 19 officer reports were taken and there were 73 officer-initiated incidents, including 18 traffic stops. Officers made 3 misdemeanor arrests and 1 felony arrest. Officers issued 9 citations, of which; 3 were misdemeanors, 1 unclassified, and 5 were parking during the period of March 2, 2023, through March 8, 2023.

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

News:
Over the last week, several Officers, the Chief, and our Dispatchers participated in two school events. First, they celebrated Read Across America by reading their favorite children’s books to local school children and then participated in serving breakfast for National School Breakfast Week.

“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” -MS

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 24 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 12 medicals, 2 fires, 1 traffic collision, and 9 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 12 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 5 medicals, 1 traffic collision, 5 fires, and 1 public service.

Chief’s Message:
More rain is on the way; sand and sand bags are available at the City Fire Hall located at 814 5th Street.

CITY MANAGER:

Annual Financial Statements:
The City’s Annual Financial Statements will be presented at the March 14th City Council meeting. Don Reynolds who conducts the annual audit was not available to attend the February 28th City Council meeting.

Mid-Year Budget Review:
The Mid-Year Budget Review will be presented at the March 14th City Council meeting.
Unfunded Accrued Pension Liability (UAL):
CalPERS returned -7.5% in investment earnings for FY 2021/22, dropping its funding levels from 82% to 71%. This came on the heels of a 21.3% earnings year in FY 2020/21, effectively giving back the progress made by CalPERS in FY 2020/21. While the benefit (UAL reduction) of the 21.3% return year slightly outweighs the impact (UAL increase) of the negative 7.5% returns, the recent reduction of the discount rate from 7.0% to 6.8% largely offsets any remaining benefit from FY 2020/21. As a result, our annual UAL payments are expected to increase from $600,000 to $1,000,000 in 2029. If fiscal year 2022/23 returns continue to be less than the discount rate our UAL annual payment will increase even further.
I am working with NHA Advisors to prepare a presentation to the City Council.

Awning Requests for Proposals
A mandatory pre-bid walk was held on March 1st.

Upcoming Meetings:
• March 8th: I will be attending a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Committee Meeting; and
• March 9th: I will be attending the Sacramento Valley Division City Managers Meeting.

PUBLIC WORKS:

Demolition of Buildings on New Park Site:
Demolition has begun on all of the existing buildings located on the new park site across south of City Hall (block between Solano Street and Marin and Third and Fourth Streets. We anticipated completion of this demolition by the end of next week.

Lifeguard and Pool Manager Seasonal Positions:
The City is currently looking for lifeguards and a Pool Manager for this upcoming pool season. Applications can be found on the City website if interested.

Water Main Repairs:
Staff is working on making service line repairs at two locations, Rio Vista Court and the corner of 1st Street and Marin.

RECREATION & PLANNING:

RECREATION:

Corning Tuesday Night Market Dates:
The Corning Tuesday Night Market dates have been set and are as follows:
• April 4, May 2, June 6, September 5, and October 2nd from 5:00pm to 8pm.
Events will take place on Solano Street between 4th street and 6th street and will feature, Food Trucks, Live Music, a Beer and Wine Garden, Vendors, a Kids Zone and more.

Recreation Programs:
Corning Recreation has started an extra round of Tiny Tumblers and Gymnastics classes with a strong enrollment, along with the CDK class, CDK=Corning Dance Kids, they will be performing at our first Tuesday night market on April 4th.
• CO-ED Flag Football registration is opened and is seeing a good enrollment.
• Get ready for Drill Team Class also has a good enrollment.
• Basketball is still going strong and has only have a few weeks of games left. Spring registration should be opening up within the next week.
• Internet Safety Class provided by STEM Instructor Wayne Webster will be offered.
• Art classes are planned for this spring; and
• Little Athletes is another new class starting this spring as an introductory sports class for kids ages 3-6.
• Jr. Giants: Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds is still working with the Jr. Giants Foundation to get everything ready to open registration the beginning of April.

PLANNING:

Mobile Vendors:
Every Mobile Vendor contacted have complied with the requirements of the new Ordinance. City Planner II Chrissy Meeds will be completing their Permits .

Reports:
Planner II Chrissy Meeds is continually working on the yearly reports for the Housing & Urban Development Department and the Office of Planning Research; these reports are due on April 1st.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:
In addition to responding to 131 calls for service, a total of 23 officer reports were taken and there were 73 officer-initiated incidents, including 28 traffic stops. Officers made 3 misdemeanor arrests and no felony arrests. Officers issued 6 citations, of which; 1 was a misdemeanor, 3 were infractions, and 1 was parking during the period of February 23, 2023, through March 1, 2023.

Training: Chief Fears and Sergeant White attended a Stress Management: Police Under Pressure Training, and Officer McIntyre is currently attending a Gang Investigations Course. Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins. Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.

News: The Corning Police Department was the recipient of a $15,000 Officer Wellness & Mental Health Grant from the Board of State and Community Corrections. With this Grant, gym equipment and books will be purchased to benefit both physical fitness and mental wellbeing. In addition, the Department will be purchasing a 3-year subscription to CordicoShield, which is a wellness app that will be offered to all Corning Police Department personnel. The app supports both physical and mental wellness, along with immediate access to Crisis Alert 24/7. This app can also be tailored specifically for the Corning Police Department’s needs and to the needs of its individual employees. We look forward to utilizing all services available to better assist the citizens of Corning, including the possibility of Chaplain services.

“There is no growth in the comfort zone.”- JW

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: 13 medicals, 1 traffic collision, 1 hazardous condition, and 4 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, 4 traffic collisions, 1 fire, and 1 hazardous condition.

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   FEBRUARY 24, 2023

 

CITY MANAGER:

New City Building Official:

I happy to welcome our City’s new full time Building Official Kale Graham to our Staff.  Kale fills the position previously held by Dan Redding who retired in September.  Kale has worked for the City previously on a part-time basis serving as a part-time Building Inspector when former Building Official Dan Redding was out for a time.  Welcome aboard Kale.

Groundbreaking Ceremony:

A Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Proposition 68 Recreation Center and City Plaza Project will be held at 3PM on February 27th.  Demolition of the entire City block will begin on February 28th.  This is exciting!

Annual Financial Statements:

The City’s Annual Financial Statements will be presented at the March 14th City Council meeting.  Don Reynolds who conducts the annual audit is not available to attend the February 28th City Council meeting.

Public Safety Unit Negotiations:

Currently the City is in active negotiations with the Public Safety Unit and are at impasse.  Mediation is scheduled for mid-March.  I am concerned inaccurate information is being communicated to the public.  Traditionally the City has provided higher total pay and better benefits than Tehama and Glenn County.  The City’s most recent offer continues to do so.  Further, the City approved the hiring of an additional police officer and the promotion of a fourth sergeant as part of the fiscal year 2022/2023 budget cycle.  The Sergeant position has already been filled.  We also have one recruit in the Police Academy for the new police officer position.  There are no other vacancies for sworn personnel.

Community Development Block Grant Funds CV 2 and 3

I will be meeting with the State on February 27th regarding the CDBG CV 2 and 3 Subsistence Assistance Program.  The State is requesting 80% of the funds be expended by June 2023.   There is a possibility we will need to disencumber a portion of the funds.

Awning Requests for Proposals:

A mandatory Pre-Bid Walk will be held on March 1st.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Building Demolition – City Plaza & Recreation Center:

CVE Contracting Group, Inc. will be onsite on Tuesday, February 28th to start the building demolition for the City Plaza and Recreation Center.  A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Monday, February 27th at 3pm.

Vandalism of City Properties:

The restroom doors at the Skate Park and Woodson Park were both damaged this week.  Staff has repaired the doors at both locations.

Water Main Repairs:

Staff is aware of the water main leak on Solano Street.  USA has been notified and as soon as the incoming storm passes staff will be making the repair.

 

RECREATION & PLANNING:

RECREATION:

Corning Tuesday Night Market Dates:

The Corning Tuesday Night Market dates have been set and are as follows:

  • April 4, May 2, June 6, September 5, and October 2nd from 5:00pm to 8pm.

Events will take place on Solano Street between 4th street and 6th street and  will feature, Food Trucks, Live Music, a Beer and Wine Garden, Vendors, a Kids Zone and more.

PLANNING:

Mobile Vendors:

Mobile Vendors that have not complied with the requirements of the amended Municipal Code have received warning letters informing them that they have until Friday, February 24th to comply or they risk being shut down.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 127 calls for service, a total of 17 officer reports were taken and there were 86 officer-initiated incidents, including 37 traffic stops.  Officers made 6 misdemeanor arrests and 6 felony arrests.  Officers issued 12 citations, of which; 6 were misdemeanors, 4 were infractions, and 2 were parking during the period of February 16, 2023, through February 22, 2023.

Training:

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

Law Enforcement and Fire Recognition Dinner:

Staff from the Corning Police Department will be attending the Corning Exchange Club dinner and First Responders Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at the Corning Veterans Memorial Hall.  The Officer of the Year award will be presented to Sergeant Kylee Stroing.

“When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.” Ronald Reagan

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 15 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  8 medicals, 1 mutual aid (aircraft down), 2 mutual aid fires, 1 fire, 2 investigations, 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 15 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  9 medicals, 4 fires, 1 traffic collision, and 1 investigation.

Chief’s Message:

Please be a responsible neighbor and keep your yards mowed and clear of debris and discarded furniture.

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   FEBRUARY 17, 2023

 

CITY MANAGER:

Request for Proposals for Water and Sewer:

The City Council will be asked to consider issuing the Water and Sewer Extension Development Reimbursement Agreement Requests for Proposals at the February 28th City Council meeting.

Annual Financial Statements:

The City’s Annual Financial Statements are being finalized and will be presented at an upcoming City Council meeting.

Mid-Year Budget Review

I hope to present the Mid-Year Budget Review to the City Council on February 28th.

Meetings:

February 13th:  I attended the Sacramento Valley Division Cal Cities’ meeting.

February 16thI attended a Northern California Cities’ Self Insurance Fund (NCCSIF) Claims Committee and California Product Stewardship Council Board Meeting.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Jennings Heights Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project:

We received 4 bids for the Jennings Heights Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project.  Staff will be making a recommendation to award the contract at the next City Council meeting on February 28, 2023.

 

RECREATION & PLANNING:

RECREATION:

Corning Tuesday Night Market Dates:

The Corning Tuesday Night Market dates have been set and are as follows:

  • April 4, May 2, June 6, September 5, and October 2nd from 5:00 -8:00pm.

Events will take place on Solano Street between 4th street and 6th street and  will feature, Food Trucks, Live Music, Beer and Wine Garden, Vendors, Kids Zone and more.

Dance and Gymnastic Classes:

Kinetics (City’s contract Dance and Gymnastic Instructor) and Recreation Coordinator Chrissy Meeds are working on a schedule to possibly offer on-going dance and gymnastic classes. Those classes are by far the most requested classes.

PLANNING:

February Planning Commission Meeting:

There will be two staff items presented at the February 21, 2023 Planning Commission Meeting.  The first is a Lot Line Adjustment, and the second is an underground fiber optic telecommunications line installation on Marin Street at Hoag Street for the Corning Elementary School Communication Tower.

Mobile Vendors:

Mobile Vendors that have not complied with the requirements of the amended Code will all be receiving letters this week.

Planning Department Reports:

The Planning Department is working on the required yearly reports that are to be submitted to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and the Office of Planning and Research (OPR).  These reports are due on April 1st.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 137 calls for service, a total of 24 officer reports were taken and there were 81 officer-initiated incidents, including 55 traffic stops.  Officers made 6 misdemeanor arrests and 3 felony arrests.  Officers issued 11 citations, of which; 7 were misdemeanors, 3 were infractions, and 1 was parking during the period of February 9, 2023, through February 15, 2023.

Training:

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

“Try and fail, but never fail to try.”

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 15 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  10 medicals, 1 mutual aid fire, 1 investigation, 1 hazardous material, 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 17 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  4 medicals, 2 fires, 4 traffic collisions, 1 hazardous material, and 6 public service.

Chief’s Message:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department Fire Fighter of the year for 2022 is Doug Lima.

 

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   FEBRUARY 10, 2023

 

CITY MANAGER:

Request for Proposals for Water and Sewer:

The City Council will be asked to consider issuing the Water and Sewer Extension Development Reimbursement Agreement Requests for Proposals at the February 28th City Council meeting.

Request for Proposals for Awning Grant Program:

The City Council will be asked to consider issuing a Requests for Proposals for awnings to be replaced at downtown Corning businesses at the February 14th City Council meeting.

Annual Financial Statements:

The City’s annual financial statements are being finalized and will be presented at an upcoming City Council meeting.

Mid-Year Budget Review:

I hope to present the Mid-Year Budget Review to the City Council on February 28th.

Proposition 47 Restore Program Grant Extension:

The City received a one-year extension of its Cohort 2 Proposition 47 Grant that funds case coordination, therapy, substance use treatment, housing assistance, workforce development, and paid work experience for clients ages 12-30 who meet the grant guidelines.  A contract amendment is being drafted that allows a budget modification for each Contractor.

Corning Union High School District Strategic Planning Session:

I attended a Strategic Planning session on February 9th.

Upcoming Meetings:

I will be attending the Sacramento Valley Division Cal Cities’ meeting on February 13th.

I will also be attending a Northern California Cities’ Self Insurance Fund Claims Committee and California Product Stewardship Council Board meeting on February 16th.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Electronic Monument Sign:

The Contractor is scheduled be onsite to remove the existing sign and start the installation of the new electronic monument sign on Tuesday February 14th.

Jennings Heights Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project:

Staff will be opening bids for the Jennings Heights Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project on Monday February 13th.

 

RECREATION:

Art Boxes:

Another Art Box has been completed, specifically the cardinal at the intersection of Solano Street and Marguerite Avenue.  Thank you to Caidee Johnson for completing this project, she will be working on one of the trash cans at the soccer field next.

Jr. Giants Program:

Jesenia has been attending many zoom meetings for the Jr. Giants League that Corning Recreation will be running this summer.  These meetings are to teach her about the Program and how it runs.  We are very excited to bring this Program to the youth of our community.

Corning Tuesday Night Market:

The first planning meeting was held to discuss the Corning Tuesday Night Markets.  We have set the dates; the first Market will be on April 4th.  We will be announcing the details on social media soon.

Youth Basketball:

We have ended our Youth Basketball registration with 110 youth participating in the Program, which is amazing, they play every Saturday and seem to be having so much fun.  Big “Thank You’ s” go out to so many people that help make this Program run….all of the coaches, the referee’s, the parents and so many more, we couldn’t do it without you.

Woodson Bridge Estates Recreation Programs:

Recreation Coordinator Christina Meeds is working with the Manager of Woodson Bridge Estates to possibly offer some classes in their meeting room for the residents of the Park.

 

PLANNING:

Mobile Vendor Letters:

Planning will be working on Mobile Vendor letters as we had about half of our mobile vendors comply with their deadline.

Annual Planning Reports:

Planning is also working on the yearly reports that need to be submitted to California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and Office of Planning and Research (OPR) that are due on April 1st.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 118 calls for service, a total of 14 officer reports were taken and there were 81 officer-initiated incidents, including 42 traffic stops.  Officers made 5 misdemeanor arrests and 2 felony arrests.  Officers issued 18 citations, of which; 6 were misdemeanors, 10 were infractions, and 2 were parking during the period of February 2, 2023, through February 8, 2023.

Training:

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

“Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.” H.S.G.

 

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 17 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  11 medicals, 2 fires, 1 traffic collision, 1 hazardous condition, 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 14 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  8 medicals, 1 fire, and 5 traffic collisions.

Chief’s Message:

Grass is growing, please keep your properties clean and mowed down.

CITY MANAGER:

Corning Veterans Memorial Hall Receives $2,000,000 in Federal Funding:

According to a January 30, 2023 press release, Congressman Doug LaMalfa announced that he obtained $2,000,000 in federal funding for the Corning Veterans Memorial Hall Rehabilitation.  This project will rehabilitate the Corning Veterans Memorial Hall which was constructed in 1931 to ensure that the area’s local veterans continue to have a meeting place and the general public has access to a common meeting point, providing full benefit to the entire town.  Due to age, the facility has a number of structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and other defects which limits the use of the facility and threatens its continued operation.  The work will also include restoration of walls, windows, and floors to their previous condition, as well as renovation to the building’s kitchen and restrooms.

Thank you to Congressman LaMalfa and all others involved in helping to obtain this much needed federal funding.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Building Demolition – City Plaza & Recreation Center:

PG&E was able to recover from the recent storms quicker than anticipated and has completed the disconnection of existing gas services on the project site.  CVE Contracting Group, Inc. will be onsite on Thursday February 2nd to complete the abatement work with a date for demolition to follow shortly.

Electronic Monument Sign:

The Contractor will tentatively be onsite to remove the existing sign and start the installation of the new electronic monument sign on February 15th.

Storm Damage Assessment:

On Wednesday, Staff met with Cal OES, FEMA, and Tehama County Staff to visit and assess the damages from the recent storms.  Staff will be working with the Team to prepare preliminary damage assessments for this damage.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 130 calls for service, a total of 23 officer reports were taken and there were 66 officer-initiated incidents, including 44 traffic stops.  Officers made 6 misdemeanor arrests and 2 felony arrests.  Officers issued 9 citations, of which; 7 were misdemeanors, and 2 were infractions during the period of January 26, 2023, through February 1, 2023.

Training:

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

“Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid.” -RR-

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

 

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 18 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  13 medicals, 2 fires, 1 mutual aid fire, 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 17 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  10 medicals, 3 fires, 1 traffic collision, and 3 public service.

Training:

Training for the CVFD consisted of 23 members recertifying their CPR.

Chief’s Message:

With colder temperatures and more heater use, make sure your carbon monoxide detector is working properly.  Carbon monoxide is an odorless killer.

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   JANUARY 27, 2023

 

CITY MANAGER:

Annual Debt Transparency Report:

California Government Code Section 8855(k) requires State and local issuers to submit an Annual Debt Transparency Report for any issue of debt for which they have submitted a Report of Final Sale on or after January 21, 2017.  The Annual Debt Transparency Report for the water and sewer refinancing was completed and submitted on January 24, 2022.

Labor Negotiations:

The City of Corning ratified the Memorandum of Understanding with the Management and Miscellaneous Bargaining Units for the period of January 1, 2023-December 31, 2025.  Labor negotiations with the Public Safety unit were held on January 23rd and 25th.

Waste Management Rate Increase:

The Proposition 218 noticing for the Waste Management rate increase is being sent out in February.  Pursuant to the Agreement between Waste Management and the City, there will be a 10.89% increase this year.  For the average 96-gallon cart customer, rates will increase $2.79 per month.  Those that do not utilize even close to their 96-gallon capacity may consider switching to a 64-gallon cart.  Doing so will save customers $2.25 per month.

Proposition 47 Cohort 2:

I will be submitting the Proposition 47 Cohort 2 quarterly report to the Board of State and Community Corrections.  I participated in a project director call on January 24th.  I will also be meeting with our grant implementation team to discuss a budget modification for the Cohort 2 extension.  The grant will be extended through December 31, 2023.

City and School Districts Collaboration Meeting:

Two Council members and I will be meeting with two board members each from the Corning Elementary School District Board and Corning Union High School District Board on February 2nd.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Building Demolition – City Plaza & Recreation Center:

Unfortunately, with the recent storm activity, PG&E has rescheduled the disconnect of the existing gas services on the project site to February 25th – February 27th.  CVE Contracting Group, Inc. will be onsite on Monday, January 30th to complete the abatement work but will postpone the actual demolition of the building until after PG&E has completed the disconnection work.

Electronic Monument Sign:

The Contractor will tentatively be onsite to remove the existing sign and start the installation of the new electronic monument sign on February 15th.

 

RECREATION:

Youth Basketball League:

Corning Recreation had our first meeting for Youth Basketball last Saturday and we had a great turnout, it should be a really fun season.

Jr. Giants League:

Jesenia has been attending many Zoom Meetings for the Jr. Giants League that Corning Recreation will be sponsoring this summer.  These meetings are to teach her about the Program and how it operates.

Seeking Dance Instructor:

Corning Recreation is in search of a Dance Instructor for Tuesday and Thursday classes; please spread the word.  The deadline to apply is January 31st.

Art Utility Boxes:

One of the utility Art Boxes have been completed.  It is the low rider cars at the intersection of Solano and Highway 99W.  Thank you to Abdiel Campillo for completing this project.

 

PLANNING:

Queen Olive Galleria:

Staff has almost completed all comments on the Queen Olive Galleria and will be sending those back to the Applicant to address before moving forward.

Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA):

Christina Meeds and I met with representatives from the State Department of Housing and Community Development and Tehama County City Planners to discuss the 7th Cycle of Regional Housing Needs Allocation prepared by the State for us.  The City of Corning’s allocated numbers have increased to:  Very Low Income:  54; Low Income:  26; Moderate Income:  32; and Above Moderate Income:  94, for a combined total of 206.  The State’s RHNA report has determined that the City of Corning, during the 7th Cycle, should have housing construction growth at a minimum, to accommodate these need and must zone for such.

A meeting with Tehama County Planners will be held on Monday to discuss a possible appeal of these numbers, as the State is redistributing 40% of the County’s regional housing needs to the Cities of Red Bluff, Corning, and Tehama.

AAA Truck Wash:

AAA Truck Wash has applied for a Use Permit to install one more bay for the wash station.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 123 calls for service, a total of 22 officer reports were taken and there were 73 officer-initiated incidents, including 42 traffic stops.  Officers made 9 misdemeanor arrests and 1 felony arrest.  Officers issued 11 citations, of which; 6 were misdemeanors, 3 were infractions, and 1 was parking during the period of January 19, 2023, through January 25, 2023.

Training:

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

“I’m a true believer in the strength of teamwork, in the power of dreams, and the absolute necessity of a support structure.” J.P.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 15 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  12 medicals, 1 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 24 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  13 medicals, 6 fires, and 5 traffic collisions.

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   JANUARY 20, 2023

 

CITY MANAGER:

Mid-Year Budget Review:

I hope to present the mid-year budget review at the February 14th City Council meeting.

Bargaining Unit Negotiations:

Bargaining Unit negotiations will resume with the Public Safety Bargaining Unit on January 23rd.  The City Council will consider ratification of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Dispatch and Miscellaneous Bargaining Units at the January 24th City Council meeting.

Meetings with Waste Management

I met with Waste Management to discuss the 2023 Public Education and Outreach Plan focusing on outreach that will increase recycling in the community.  I will also be meeting with Waste Management to verify revenue for the annual rate adjustment on January 20th.

Fee Study Discussion:

The discussion of increasing fees will be delayed.  Due to emergency events, I have not had adequate time to compile all of the information into revised recommendations for the Council to consider.

Building Official Job Offer:

A Candidate has been selected and job offer extended.  We hope to have a full-time Building Official onboard by the mid February.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Storm Damage:

Significant damage as a result of the last storm that moved through our area on Saturday, January 14th is being addressed by City Staff as quickly as possible.  First priority has been given to areas where public safety is a concern followed by areas that restrict drainage that could result in flooding if additional rain is received.  Please be patient as our crews work through these items and ultimately get to the smaller cleanup work.

Building Demolition – City Plaza & Recreation Center:

We are still on track for PG&E to disconnect the gas services on the project site starting January 23rd continuing through January 27th.  Once the disconnection is complete CVE Contracting Group, Inc. will start their demolition, tentative start date is January 30th.

 

RECREATION:

Youth Basketball League:

Corning Recreation will begin the new Youth Basketball League this Saturday.  We are really looking forward to it.

Corning Little League:

Corning Little League has turned in their field reservation for Yost and Clark Parks to begin their season on February 1st.

Seeking Dance Instructor:

Corning Recreation is in search of a Dance Instructor for Tuesday and Thursday classes; please spread the word.

 

PLANNING:

New Mobile Vending Ordinance:

The new Mobile Vending Ordinance is in effect; Vendors had until January 13th to turn in application packets; to date we have received about half.  Staff will be discussing the next move for those that have not turned in their packets.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 115 calls for service, a total of 21 officer reports were taken and there were 81 officer-initiated incidents, including 57 traffic stops.  Officers made 12 misdemeanor arrests and no felony arrests.  Officers issued 16 citations, of which; 11 were misdemeanors, 3 were infractions, and 2 were parking during the period of January 12, 2023, through January 18, 2023

Training:

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

“It is really easy for someone to sit on the sidelines and criticize you, when they are not even in the game.”

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 9 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  6 medicals, 1 fire, 1 multiple hazardous condition, 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, 2 mutual aid medicals, 2 traffic collisions, 1 mutual aid fire, and 3 hazardous conditions.

Chief’s Messages:

  • Great job Public Works and Fire Volunteer Staff for all that you did during the stormy weekend.

TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: JANUARY 13, 2023

CITY MANAGER:
Mid-Year Budget Review:
I will be meeting with all Department Heads the week of January 16th as part of the mid-year budget review process. I will be meeting with HdL regarding 3rd quarter 2022 sales tax receipts on January 26th.
Proposition47 Project Restore Transition Meeting
I will be meeting with Tehama County Department of Education as we transition for them to lead the third cycle of the grant on January 18th.
Bargaining Unit Negotiations:
Bargaining Unit negotiations will resume with the Public Safety and Management Bargaining Units on January 13th.
Sacramento Valley Division City Manager’s Meeting:
I will be attending the Sac Valley Division City Manager’s Meeting in Roseville on January 12th.

PUBLIC WORKS:
Building Demolition – City Plaza & Recreation Center:
PG&E has been issued an encroachment permit to disconnect the gas services on the project site starting January 23rd continuing through January 27th. Once the disconnection is complete CVE Contracting Group, Inc. will start their demolition, tentative start date of January 30th.
Upcoming Wet Weather:
With the continuing wet weather sandbags are available at the Corning Volunteer Fire Department located at 814 Fifth St. Get your bags at the Fire Department and the sand is across the street to fill the bags with. Please drive with caution as we do have areas within the City that experience isolated flooding.
Christmas Tree Disposal:
A wood waste bin will be available in front of the City Corporation Yard located at 1106 Butte Street for free disposal of live Christmas Trees only. Please remove all decorations. This service will be available through mid-January.
Pickleball/Tennis Court Surfacing:
City Staff has contacted the contractor regarding the bubbles in the new court surface. The bubbles are a result of a new coating being placed on old concrete where there is no vapor barrier. This is typical with new coatings because the surface is sealed entirely now. Due to the wet weather there is nothing that can be done right now but we can revisit this in the spring.

PARKS AND RECREATION:
Recreation Instructors:
Corning Recreation, contracted with a new instructor, her name is Stephanie Zagal. She will be running our new exercise program, which is open and ready for registrations.

We have found our Jr. Giants coordinator, Jesenia Rodriguez, who will be moving back to Corning this month and running that program alongside Christina Meeds. We are very excited to bring this program to our Corning families.

Promise Neighborhood Grant:
With the Promise Neighborhood grant coming to a close as of December 31, 2022, staff are working on the end of the year and the end of the grant reporting. From here on, all recreation program costs will be supported by the General Fund. I would like to thank the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians for securing and managing these federal funds over the last five years.
Public Art:
Our public art program has come to a temporary halt due to inclement weather. All of the artists have contacted the City to let us know they will finish them up when there’s a break in the weather.

PLANNING:
Planning Commission Meeting Canceled:
There will not be a Planning Commission meeting on January 17th due to a lack of agenda.
Queen Olive Galleria Project:
Staff are in the process of reviewing the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Queen Olive Galleria project and have also sent it to E-Corp for the third-party review.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:
Patrol:
In addition to responding to 118 calls for service, a total of 16 officer reports were taken and there were 71 officer-initiated incidents, including 30 traffic stops. Officers made 11 misdemeanor arrests and 8 felony arrests. Officers issued 10 citations, of which; 7 were misdemeanors, 1 was an infraction, and 2 were parking during the period of January 5, 2023, through January 11, 2023
Training:
Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins. Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.
“Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”” -m.a.r

FIRE DEPARTMENT:
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 17 calls for service last week, they were: 12 medicals, 2 fires, 1 traffic collision, 1 investigation and 1 hazardous condition
The Glenn County Volunteer Fire Departments Call Volumes:
The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Ord Bend, Glenn Codora and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to 16 calls for service last week, they were: 10 medicals, 2 fires, 1 traffic collision and 3 hazardous condition.
Chief’s Messages:
• The CVFD officers for 2023 are 1st Assistant Chief Daymon Schlereth, 2nd Assistant Chief Jeff Nelson and Captains Jared Smith, Billy Wooten and Parker Johnson.
• Sandbags and sand are available at the City Fire Department.

VACATIONS/LEAVE:
• January 5th- 9th Administrative Services Manager/City Clerk Lisa Linnet.

CITY MANAGER:

Mid-Year Budget Review:
I am in the process of completing the mid-year budget review and hope to present the findings at the first City Council Meeting in February.

Proposition 68 Recreation Center and City Plaza:
Staff interviewed the two applicants for architectural design services. Construction costs have increased significantly since the time of grant submittal. Staff will be discussing options with the selected Consultant and the State to minimize costs while still meeting the goals of the Grant.

Bargaining Unit Negotiations:
Bargaining Unit negotiations will resume with the Public Safety and Management Bargaining Units on January 13th

Sacramento Valley Division City Manager’s Meeting:
I will be attending the Sac Valley Division City Manager’s Meeting in Roseville on January 12th. As President of the City Manager’s Division, I will also attend the Sacramento Valley Division City Council Members meeting on January 9th.

PUBLIC WORKS:

Loss in Water Pressure/Boil Water Notice:
The City SCADA system went down temporarily on Wednesday morning causing a portion of the City to lose water pressure. A boil water notice was put into effect for those residents affected by the loss in pressure. All effected residents were notified of the order via a notice posted to their front doors. The boil water notice is a precaution and will be in effect until we received lab results confirming our water is safe to drink.

Upcoming Wet Weather:
With the upcoming wet weather sandbags are available at the Corning Volunteer Fire Department located at 814 Fifth St. Get your bags at the Fire Department and the sand is across the street to fill the bags with. Please drive with caution as we do have areas within the City that experience isolated flooding.

Christmas Tree Disposal:
A wood waste bin will be available in front of the City Corporation Yard located at 1106 Butte Street for free disposal of live Christmas Trees only. Please remove all decorations. This service will be available through mid-January.

Building Demolition – City Plaza & Recreation Center:
City Staff met with CVE Contracting Group, Inc. We are currently waiting for PG&E to complete the electric and gas service disconnections, but it is anticipated that the building demolition will start mid to late January with a 2-week construction time.

RECREATION:

Corning Youth Basketball:
Corning Youth Basketball will begin January 21st, we are all very excited and looking forward to the season.

Recreation Winter Session:
Corning Recreation Winter Session begins on Monday, you still have time to register if you haven’t yet.

PLANNING:

Queen Olive Galleria Project:
Staff received the Administrative Draft Review CEQA document of the Queen Olive Galleria Project and will be reviewing that document.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:
In addition to responding to 115 calls for service, a total of 16 officer reports were taken and there were 64 officer-initiated incidents, including 14 traffic stops. Officers made 8 misdemeanor arrests and 2 felony arrests. Officers issued 14 citations, of which; 10 were misdemeanors, 2 were infractions, and 2 were parking during the period of December 29, 2022, through January 04, 2023.

Training:
Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins. OtherPOST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel. Police Trainee, Rey Valencia started Butte College Police Academy on January 3, 2023.

“Stop dreaming about your bucket list and start living it.”-AW

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 17 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 12 medicals, 1 traffic collision, 2 investigations, 1 hazardous condition, 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: 14 medicals, 1 fire, 2 traffic collisions, 1 investigation, and 1 hazardous condition.

Chief’s Messages:
• Happy New Year! This is a good time to check your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide
detectors for proper function.
• Sandbags, sand, and shovels are available at the City Fire Department.

Friday Notes

 

HOLIDAYS:

  • Monday, January 3, 2023:  City Hall, City’s Finance Department, and the City’s Public Works Corporation Yard will be closed for the New Year’s Holiday.

 

VACATIONS:

  • December 22nd – January 3rdCity Engineer/Public Works Consultant Robin Kampmann.
  • December 22nd – January 3rdPlanner II/Recreation Coordinator Christina Meeds.

 

CITY MANAGER:

Remote Meetings -Assembly Bill 2449 (AB 2449):

Due to AB 2449, the City will no longer be offering the option to remote into City Council meeting because if we do so and there is an internet connectivity issue no decisions can be made until the connection is restored.  Council members can use “just cause” for remoting in two times per year for childcare or caregiving, a contagious illness, a need related to a physical or mental disability, or travel while on official City business.  Council members should let me know as soon as they are aware of the need to remote in, as there are specific requirements the City must follow.

Rodger’s Property Escrow Closure:

Escrow closed on December 27, 2022 for the purchase of the Rodger’s property on the northwest corner of 4th and Marin Street.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Leaf Pick Up:

Leaf pickup will continue as time allows.  Leaf piles must not have branches, brush or other debris or they will not be removed.  Please make sure leaves are not blocking gutters preventing water flow.

Christmas Tree Disposal:

A wood waste bin will be available in front of the City Corporation Yard located at 1106 Butte Street for free disposal of live Christmas Trees only.  Please remove all decorations.  This service will be available starting this week and will continue through mid-January.

Building Demolition – City Plaza & Recreation Center:

City Staff met with CVE Contracting Group, Inc.  We are currently waiting for PG&E to complete the electric and gas service disconnections, but it is anticipated that the building demolition on the block located on the south side of Solano St. directly across from City Hall will start mid to late January with a 2-week construction time.

 

Happy New Year from the Public Works Department!

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 106 calls for service, a total of 11 officer reports were taken and there were 81 officer-initiated incidents, including 25 traffic stops.  Officers made 5 misdemeanor arrests and 2 felony arrests.  Officers issued 6 citations, of which; 4 were misdemeanors, 1 was an infraction, and 1 was parking during the period of December 22, 2022, through December 28, 2022.

Training:

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

Staffing:

With the recent departure of Ron Robbins, Corning Police Department will be recruiting for a new full-time Community Service Officer.  The City’s Police Department is also sponsoring Police Trainee Rey Valencia to the 151st Butte College Law Enforcement Academy beginning on January 3, 2023.

 

“Fear is normal.  Every person feels fear at some point.  Step aggressively towards your fear – that is the step into bravery.” –JW

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 20 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  15 medicals, 1 hazardous condition, and 4 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 15 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  7 medicals, 6 fires, and 2 traffic conditions.

 

Chief’s Message:

Burn Permits are required to burn in the City Limits and the Permit is limited to burning yard trimmings only.

Have a safe and happy 2023!

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   DECEMBER 23, 2022

 

 

HOLIDAYS:

  • Friday, December 23rd, and Monday December 26thCity Hall, City’s Finance Department, and the City’s Public Works Corporation Yard will be closed for the Christmas Holiday.

 

VACATIONS:

  • December 22nd – January 3rdCity Engineer/Public Works Consultant Robin Kampmann.
  • December 22nd – January 3rdPlanner II/Recreation Coordinator Christina Meeds.
  • December 27th December 30thCity Manager Kristina Miller.

 

CITY MANAGER:

Remote Meetings -Assembly Bill 2449 (AB 2449):

Due to AB 2449, the City will no longer be offering the option to remote into City Council meeting because if we do so and there is an internet connectivity issue no decisions can be made until the connection is restored.  Council members can use “just cause” for remoting in two times per year for childcare or caregiving, a contagious illness, a need related to a physical or mental disability, or travel while on official City business.  Council members should let me know as soon as they are aware of the need to remote in, as there are specific requirements the City must follow.

Building Official Interviews:

Interviews for the Building Official position were held on Monday December 19th.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Leaf Pick Up:

Leaf pickup will continue as time allows.  Leaf piles must not have branches, brush or other debris or they will not be removed.  Please make sure leaves are not blocking gutters preventing water flow.

Christmas Tree Disposal:

A wood waste bin will be available in front of the City Corporation Yard located at 1106 Butte Street for free disposal of live Christmas Trees only.  Please remove all decorations.  This service will be available starting this week and will continue through mid-January.

Building Demolition – City Plaza & Recreation Center:

City Staff met with CVE Contracting Group, Inc.  We are currently waiting for PG&E to complete the electric and gas service disconnections, but it is anticipated that the building demolition on the block located on the south side of Solano St. directly across from City Hall will start mid to late January with a 2-week construction time.

Happy Holidays from the Public Works Department!

 

RECREATION:

Winter Recreation Classes:

Winter recreation classes are open for registration with classes starting the week of January 9th.  We will be offering a new program this winter called Internet safety.

Jr. Giants:

The City of Corning Recreation Department has been approved to become a Jr. Giants team.  Staff is currently looking for a Program Manager.

 

PLANNING:

Planning Commission Meeting:

At the Tuesday, December 20th Planning Commission meeting, the Commission denied the Variance for the carport, approved the Use Permit for California Inn, and approved the Use Permit and Variance for Laurel Water and Ag.

The Planning Department wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 109 calls for service, a total of 23 officer reports were taken and there were 81 officer-initiated incidents, including 24 traffic stops.  Officers made 8 misdemeanor arrests and 4 felony arrests.  Officers issued 12 citations, of which; 7 were misdemeanors, 1 felony, and 4 were parking during the period of December 15, 2022, through December 21, 2022.

Training:

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

Community Service Officer:

December 22, 2022 was Community Service Officer Ron Robbins last day with Corning Police Department.  He will be missed, but we wish him the best in his new career.

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” – Buddy the Elf

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 22 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  17 medicals, 1 fire, 2 investigations, 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 17 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  14 medicals, 1 investigation, 1 fire, and 1 public service.

Christmas Food Baskets & Toy Baskets:

Last week the Corning Volunteer Fire Department delivered 79 food and toy baskets to less fortunate families in Corning.

 

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department would like to wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas.

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   DECEMBER 16, 2022

HOLIDAYS:

  • Friday, December 23rd, and Monday December 26thCity Hall, City’s Finance Department, and the City’s Public Works Corporation Yard will be closed for the Christmas Holiday.

 

CITY MANAGER:

Awning Grant Program:

At the December 13th City Council meeting the City Council approved extending the Awning Grant Program to West Street.  Previously the Grant Program was limited to being on Solano Street between 3rd and 6th Streets and to the alleyways on each side.

Proposition 47 Cohort 2 Restore Program:

As you may be aware, the Tehama County Department of Education was awarded $6 million as the lead agency for Cohort 3.  The City of Corning was the lead agency for the past two funding cycles.  This cycle of funding expands the Restore Program further, which provides case coordination, substance use treatment, therapy, housing assistance, workforce training and paid work experience to those ages 12-35 that have committed an offense.  On December 14th I met with the Tehama County Department of Education to coordinate the transition as lead agencies and discuss the Cohort 2 extension through December 2023.

User Fee Study:

There was a study session to review City User Fees on December 13th.  Some of the fees have not been raised in over 17 years.  The City Council directed Staff to compare user fees with other nearby cities.  The City Council will provide feedback for consideration at the January 24th City Council meeting.

Bargaining Unit Negotiations:

On December 20th we will meet for bargaining unit negotiations.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Leaf Pick Up:

Leaf pickup will continue as time allows.  Leaf piles must not have branches, brush or other debris or they will not be removed.  Please make sure leaves are not blocking gutters preventing water flow.

Building Demolition – City Plaza & Recreation Center:

City Staff has obtained all required contract documents and has scheduled a preconstruction meeting with CVE Contracting Group, Inc. for next Wednesday December 21st.  During this meeting a project start date and schedule will be reviewed.

 

RECREATION:

Winter Recreation Classes:

Winter recreation classes are open for registration with classes starting the week of January 9th.  We will be offering a new program this winter called Internet safety.

Basketball Registration:

Basketball registration has closed with a total number of 97 youth enrolling to play.  This far exceeded the goal Chrissy had set.  To say we are excited for the upcoming season would be an understatement.

Christmas Dance Recital & Breakfast with Santa:

The Christmas Dance Recital and Breakfast with Santa were both very successful and we all had a wonderful time.  Thank you again to Corning Rotary and New Life Assembly for all their help and support.  We were already looking forward to, planning next year’s event.

PLANNING:

December 20th Planning Commission Meeting:

At the Tuesday, December 20th Planning Commission Meeting, the Commission will review the application and make a recommendation on a Use Permit sought by Jesse Lopez of Laurel Ag and Water to use a field to their north as a storage yard.  At the same time, Mr. Lopez is seeking a Variance to allow installation of chain link fencing with slats rather than the fencing options that are listed within the City Code.

On the Agenda also for review and recommendation are a Use Permit application from Sonny Singh to re-open the California Inn, and a Variance application to encroach into a side-yard setback to install a covered carport.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 131 calls for service, a total of 19 officer reports were taken and there were 48 officer-initiated incidents, including 5 traffic stops.  Officers made 2 misdemeanor arrests and 2 felony arrests.  Officers issued 4 citations, of which; 2 were misdemeanors, 1 was an infraction, and 1 was parking during the period of December 08, 2022 through December 14, 2022.

Training:

Corning Police Department Dispatcher Dannette Ross, graduated from the 150th Butte Law Enforcement Academy on December 9, 2022.  She was sworn in and began her Field Training on Monday, December 12, 2022, as a Police Officer with the Department.  We are proud to welcome Dannette in her new role.

“Life without passion is just going through the motions.”

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 23 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  18 medicals and 5 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 22 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  15 medicals, 3 investigations, 1 traffic collision, 1 fire, 1 hazardous condition, and 1 public service.

Chiefs Messages:

The Corning volunteer Fire Department would like to thank the residents, businesses, Corning Schools, and the Nomlaki Tribe for all of their extremely generous donations for our Christmas Basket Program.

 

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   DECEMBER 9, 2022

 

 

HOLIDAYS:

  • Friday, December 23rd, and Monday December 26thCity Hall, City’s Finance Department, and the City’s Public Works Corporation Yard will be closed for the Christmas Holiday.

 

CITY MANAGER:

New Council Member, Lisa Lomeli:

Please join me in welcoming Lisa Lomeli to the City Council.  City Attorney Collin Bogener and I reviewed the Brown Act with Mrs. Lomeli.  I will also be meeting with her on December 12th to bring her up to speed on current projects and issues.

 

Awning Grant Program:

At the December 13th City Council meeting the City Council will consider extending the Awning Grant Program to West Street.  Previously the Grant Program was limited to being on Solano Street between 3rd and 6th Streets and to the alleyways on each side.

 

Bargaining Unit Negotiations:

City Labor Negotiator Greg Einhorn, Administrative Services Manager Lisa Linnet, and I met with all four Employee Bargaining Units on December 6th.  We have another meeting scheduled for December 20th.

 

Sacramento Valley Division City Managers Group:

As President, I hosted the monthly meeting whereby nineteen City Manager’s attended to hear about how the Proposition 47 Grant Program can be used to address recidivism and homelessness in communities.  The next meeting will be held in-person in Roseville on January 12th.

 

City’s Employee Holiday Luncheon:

The City’s Employee Holiday Luncheon will be Friday, December 9th at noon.  All City Council Members and employees are welcome to attend.  The luncheon will be at the Fire Hall.  A white elephant gift exchange will be held (participation is voluntary), there is a $20 gift limit.

 

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Development Reimbursement Agreement to Extend Water and Sewer Infrastructure to the Westside of Interstate 5:

I am working on the RFQ whereby developers will compete to receive a Development Reimbursement Agreement to extend water and sewer services to the westside of Interstate 5.  The goal is to have the RFQ ready for the January 10th City Council meeting.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Leaf Pick Up:

Leaf pickup will continue as time allows.  Leaf piles must not have branches, brush, or other debris or they will not be removed.  Please make sure leaves are not blocking gutters preventing water flow.

 

Pickleball/Tennis Court Surfacing:

City Staff is aware of the bubbles in the new court surface and has contacted the Contractor that completed the resurfacing.  An update will be given once a response is received.

 

Drainage Ditches:

Crew Members from Salt Creek Conservation Camp are continuing the annual cleaning of the Cities drainage ditches.  They will clear brush and debris from the local streambeds of both Jewett and Burch creeks and the Blackburn Moon Drain.

 

Jennings Heights Roadway Resurfacing:

Staff has been advised to wait until after the new year to advertise for construction bids on this project due to the fluctuation of the resurfacing materials.  Plans and Specifications will be presented at the January 10th City Council Meeting and advertisement will immediately follow.

 

West Street School and Olive View School ATP Projects:

Plans and specifications are currently at 95% and utility companies have been notified for utility certification.  Once the Consultant received utility certifications back the right of way certification can be completed and an application for construction funding can be submitted.  We anticipate construction this upcoming spring.

 

RECREATION:

Breakfast with Santa Program:

Breakfast with Santa is this weekend, and we couldn’t be happier.  A huge “Thank You” goes out to Maywood Middle School Teacher Kelly Hallman for helping Chrissy Meeds gather 4 students to help us out in return for Community Service Certificates.

 

Letters to Santa Program:

Letters from Santa will begin going out next week.  We currently have over 40 letters to write with more to come in this weekend.

 

Winter Recreation Classes:

Winter Recreation Classes are open for registration with classes starting the week of January 9th.  We will be offering a new program this winter called Internet safety.

 

QR Code for Recreation Class Registration:

Corning Recreation has made it easier to register for classes by scanning the QR code.

 

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 130 calls for service, a total of 23 officer reports were taken and there were 61 officer-initiated incidents, including 20 traffic stops.  Officers made 9 misdemeanor arrests and 2 felony arrests.  Officers issued 13 citations, of which 9 were misdemeanors, 1 infraction, and 3 were parking during the period of December 01, 2022, through December 07, 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.

 

“Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by a lack of meaning and purpose.” — VF

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 25 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  17 medicals, 1 fire, 2 traffic collision, 1 vehicle fire, and 4 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:  11 medicals, 4 traffic collisions, and 2 public service.

 

Chiefs Messages:

  • Corning Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank the community for their great turnout at the spaghetti dinner.

 

  • Next Thursday, December 15th is the annual gift-wrapping party beginning at 5:30pm.

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

HOLIDAYS:
• Friday, December 23rd, and Monday December 26th: City Hall, City’s Finance Department, and the City’s Public Works Corporation Yard will be closed for Christmas.

CITY MANAGER:

Dry Well Water Distribution Services:
The Tehama County Chief Administrator and I agreed to extend water distribution services three days per week (Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays) through December 31st. The County is supplying the staff to provide the water and the City of Corning is performing all scheduling and billing services.

The Tehama County Board of Supervisors approved an Agreement with North Valley Community Foundation to initiate a water delivery program to those with dry wells. The Program will include, installing storage tanks and pumps, hauling water, and providing bottled water for drinking. I am hopeful the Program will be up and running around the first of the year. At that point, the City will stop its Program. I am grateful to the County for moving forward with this grant.

Public Information Officer Training
Vice Mayor Demo and I attended a Public Information in an All-Hazards Event Training on November 29th and 30th. The training taught us best public information response methods in the event of a major disaster.

CITY CLERK:

Election Results:
The City Clerk received the “Final Official Report” on the recent City Elections yesterday afternoon. The following is declared to be the Official Count of the Precinct votes cast:

Total number of votes cast: 2,181

Robert E. Snow., Mayor 1,530
Unresolved Write-in Votes, Mayor 0

David L. Demo, City Council Member 616
Karen S. Burnett, City Council Member 258
Timothy D. Moran, City Council Member 124
Jessica A. Brooke, City Council Member 243
Lisa “Chata” Lomeli, City Council Member 504
Brooke C. Smith, City Council Member 436
Unresolved Write-in Votes, City Council Member 0

A special City Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 6:30pm at which time the City Council will be presented a Resolution accepting the Canvass of Votes and Results of the Municipal Election held on November 8th, and the Mayor and new City Council Members will take their Oath of Office.

PUBLIC WORKS:

Community Events/Street Impact:
• The Corning Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the annual Hometown Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 3rd beginning at Corning City Hall at 5:30pm. The procession will go west bound on Solano Street to Houghton Avenue. Solano Street closure will begin at approximately 5:00pm to prepare for the parade and will re-open once the parade has finished.
• The Corning Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Shop Solano & Hometown Craft Fair on Solano Street on Saturday, December 3rd from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The event will take place on the sidewalk adjacent to the downtown businesses. Traffic will not be interrupted for this event.

Leaf Pick Up:
Leaf pickup will continue as time allows. Leaf piles must not have branches, brush or other debris or they will not be removed. Please make sure leaves are not blocking gutters preventing water flow.

Water Main/Service Repairs:
City Staff has located and fixed the water service leaks on Toomes Avenue and Fig Lane.

Drainage Ditches:
The Salt Creek Conservation Camp Crew Members are continuing the annual cleaning of the Cities drainage ditches. They will clear brush and debris from the local streambeds of both Jewett and Burch Creeks and the Blackburn Moon Drain.

Public Works Crew:
Christmas banners and lights have been hung up along Solano Street. The tree lights have been hung in anticipation of the tree lighting after the parade. Thank you to the crew for their decorating and the Fire Department for the use of the ladder truck to assist with the tree lights.

Electronic Monument Sign:
We have received notification that our new LED monument sign to replace the existing sign at the Transportation Center is anticipated to ship on December 5th. The installing Contractor has been issued the Building Permit and as soon as the sign is delivered installation will occur.

RECREATION:

Utility Box Painting:
The artists have begun painting their projects. Most of the utility boxes have been primed; they will possibly be delayed due to the incoming storm. We are very excited to see the outcome.

Breakfast with Santa Program:
Staff is preparing for our first ever Breakfast with Santa Program. A huge “Thank You” goes out to Maywood Middle School Teacher Kelly Hallman for helping Chrissy Meeds gather 4 students to help us out in return for Community Service Certificates.

Letters to Santa Program:
The City’s “Letter to Santa” Program has been a big success; we are receiving a steady stream of letters. Replies from Santa will be sent out the week of December 12th.

Jr. Giants Baseball/Softball Program:
Corning Recreation is looking for an Instructor to run a new summer Jr. Giants Baseball/Softball Program. The City is looking forward to bringing this League back to our City. The Program provides boys and girls within the Community an opportunity to participate, regardless of whether they have played a sport in the past, feel they are not good enough to play, or have family financial limitations. This Program is free for all youth and all equipment and uniforms are given to the kids with no obligation. This League will not interfere with any other Corning sport leagues as the season falls in the middle of all other League activities and runs from June to August.

PLANNING:

Laurel Ad and Water Expansion Project:
Staff received an updated comment letter from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife regarding the Laurel Ag and Water Expansion Project. Therefore, we can now move forward; the Public Hearing for the Project will be presented at the December 20th Planning Commission Meeting.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:
In addition to responding to 111 calls for service, a total of 20 officer reports were taken and there were 65 officer-initiated incidents, including 20 traffic stops. Officers made 3 misdemeanor arrests and 1 felony arrest. Officers issued 8 citations, of which; 1 was a felony, 3 were misdemeanors, 3 were infractions, and 1 was parking during the period of November 24, 2022, through November 30, 2022.

New Dispatcher:
New Police Department dispatcher, Gabriella Gutierrez started on Sunday, November 27th and has begun training.

Hometown Christmas:
The Corning Police Department looks forward to seeing everyone at the Hometown Christmas on Saturday December 3rd.

“You don’t need anyone’s permission to chase your dreams.”

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 25 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 19 medicals, 1 fire, 2 traffic collision, 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 20 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 8 medicals, 5 fires, 4 traffic collisions, 1 investigation, and 2 public service.

Chiefs Messages:
• Corning Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a spaghetti dinner the evening of Hometown Christmas (December 3rd) from 4pm to 8pm; cost is $10/per person.

• Firefighters are now selling raffle tickets for the annual Christmas Basket Program. Tickets are $5 each.

THE CITY OF CORNING IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER
THE CORNING FRIDAY NOTES
TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: November 25, 2022

HOLIDAYS:
• Thursday and Friday, November 24th and 25th: City Hall, City’s Finance Department, and the City’s Public Works Corporation Yard will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

THERE WILL BE NO DEPARTMENT REPORTS THIS WEEK DUE TO THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY.

FROM ALL OF US AT CITY HALL, WE HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: November 18, 2022
________________________________________

HOLIDAYS:

• Thursday and Friday, November 24th and 25th: City Hall, City’s Finance Department, and the City’s Public Works Corporation Yard will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

VACTIONS:
• November 21st – November 25th: Planner II/Recreation Coordinator Christina Meeds
• November 23rd – November 25th: City Engineer/Public Works Consultant Robin Kampmann.

CITY MANAGER:

Bargaining Unit Negotiations:
City Negotiator Greg Einhorn, Administrative Services Manager Lisa Linnet, and I met with all four bargaining units on November 14th. We are scheduled to meet again Monday, November 28th.

Compensation to Solano Street Businesses for Extended Road Closure:
Sixteen businesses qualified for $3,000 in assistance as a result of the extended road closure. A Notice was sent to the businesses along with an Agreement to return to the City by December 16th. Finance staff need to issue the checks by the end of the calendar year.

Upcoming Meetings:

November 15th – 18th : I am attending the California Public Employers Labor Relations Association Conference.

PUBLIC WORKS:

Leaf Pick Up:
The Crew will begin leaf pickup as time allows. Leaf piles must not have branches, brush, or other debris or they will not be removed. Please make sure leaves are not blocking gutters preventing water flow.

Water Main/Service Repairs:
City Staff has located and fixed the water service leak on Marguerite Avenue.

Drainage Ditches:
The Conservation Camp Crew Members have started the annual cleaning of the Cities drainage ditches. The will clear brush and debris from the local streambeds of both Jewett and Burch Creeks and the Blackburn Moon Drain.

RECREATION:

Breakfast with Santa Program:
The registration for the “Breakfast with Santa Program” has ended. There are over 50 kids that will be having breakfast with Santa. We are so excited to have this Program and plan to continue to grow it in the future.

Jr. Giants Baseball/Softball Program:
Corning Recreation is looking for an Instructor to run a new summer Jr. Giants Baseball/Softball Program. The City is looking forward to bringing this League back to our City. The Program provides boys and girls within the Community an opportunity to participate, regardless of whether they have played a sport in the past, feel they are not good enough to play, or family financial limitations. This Program is free for all youth and all equipment and uniforms are given to the kids with no obligation. This League will not interfere with any other Corning sport leagues as the season falls in the middle of all other League activities and runs from June to August.

PLANNING:

November 15th Planning Commission Meeting:
At the November 15 Planning Commission meeting the Commission approved Use Permit 2022-309 submitted by Kartar Singh. This Permit allows the establishment of a commercial kitchen to prepare Indian food for a “To-Go Orders Only” business located within his established business, the Liquor Warehouse, located at 3070 Highway 99W.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:
In addition to responding to 140 calls for service, a total of 23 officer reports were taken and there were 80 officer-initiated incidents, including 26 traffic stops. Officers made 8 misdemeanor arrests and 3 felony arrests. Officers issued 10 citations, of which; 8 were misdemeanors, 1 was an infraction during the period of November 10, 2022, through November 16, 2022.

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 22 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 14 medicals, 3 fires, 1 traffic collision, and 4 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: 4 medicals, 11 fires, 1 traffic collision, and 1 public service.

Chiefs Messages:
• Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving, be careful if you are deep frying your Turkey.

• Things are beginning to dry out again, hope for rain.

• Keep an eye on your permitted fires.

TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: November 11, 2022
________________________________________

HOLIDAYS:
• Friday, November 11th: City Hall, City’s Finance Department, and the City’s Public Works Corporation Yard will be closed for the Veterans Day Holiday.

• Thursday and Friday, November 24th and 25th: City Hall, City’s Finance Department, and the City’s Public Works Corporation Yard will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

VACTIONS:
• November 8th – 15th: City Engineer/Public Works Consultant Robin Kampmann:
• November 21st – 25th: Planner II/Recreation Coordinator Christina Meeds:

CITY MANAGER:

Bargaining Unit Negotiations:
City Negotiator Greg Einhorn, Administrative Services Manager Lisa Linnet, and I met with all four bargaining units on November 1st. We are scheduled to meet again November 14th.

Compensation to Solano Street Businesses for Extended Road Closure:
Sixteen businesses qualified for $3,000 in assistance as a result of the extended road closure. A Notice was sent to the businesses along with an Agreement to return to the City by December 16th. Finance staff need to issue the checks by the end of the calendar year.

Upcoming Meetings:

November 15th – 18th : I will be attending the California Public Employers Labor Relations Association Conference.

PUBLIC WORKS:

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 as we are anticipating rain and need to keep the gutters and storm drains clear.

RECREATION:

Basketball Registration:
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.

Public Art Program:
The City has received three (3) of signed Public Artist Agreements back along with approved paint. These Artists have been given the go ahead to start their projects.

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

Jr. Giants Baseball/Softball Program:
Corning Recreation is looking for an Instructor to run a new summer program, the Jr. Giants Baseball/Softball Program. The City is looking forward to bringing this League back to our City. The Program provides boys and girls within the Community an opportunity to participate, regardless of whether they have played a sport in the past, feel they are not good enough to play, or family financial limitations. This Program is free for all youth and all equipment and uniforms are given to the kids with no obligation. This League will not interfere with any other Corning sport leagues as the season falls in the middle of all other League activities and runs from June to August.
PLANNING:

Laurel Irrigation Project:
The Laurel Irrigation Project has hit a snag with California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). There is a meeting scheduled with CDFW on Monday, November14th at the site to try to find a solution; stay tuned.

November 15th Planning Commission Meeting:
Use Permit 2022-309 from Mr. Katar Singh will be presented at next week’s Planning Commission Meeting. Mr. Singh proposes to establish a commercial kitchen serving “ To-go Orders” only within his established business, the Liquor Warehouse, located at 3070 HWY 99W.

Happy Veterans Day, thank you to all who have served and continue to serve.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:
In addition to responding to 142 calls for service, a total of 22 officer reports were taken and there were 67 officer-initiated incidents, including 9 traffic stops. Officers made 4 misdemeanor arrests and 4 felony arrests. Officers issued 14 citations, of which; 6 were misdemeanors, 1 was a felony, 2 were infractions, and 5 were parking during the period of November 3, 2022, through November 9, 2022.

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 15 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 13 medicals 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 20 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 8 medicals, 2 fires, 6 traffic collisions, 2 investigations, and 2 hazardous situations.

Chiefs Messages:
• Ticket sales for the Volunteers Christmas Basket Program has begun, we will be coming door to door in the evenings asking for donations.

• Celebrate Veteran’s Day by thanking a Vet for their service.

TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: November 4, 2022
________________________________________

VACTIONS:
• City Engineer/Public Works Consultant Robin Kampmann: November 8th – November 15th
• Finance Manager Mary Brimm: November 21st – 25th

Property Purchase:
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. The City Council will consider approval of the Vacant Land Purchase Agreement on November 10th.

HdL 2nd Quarter 2022 Sales Tax Results:
The 2nd Quarter 2022 sales tax revenue is up for fuels/ service stations, business and industry, and the State and County Pools and down for autos and transportation, restaurant and hotels, food and drugs, and buildings and construction. Overall net 2nd Quarter 2022 sales tax came in 3.4% or $32,166 higher than 2nd Quarter 2021. The City budgeted a 5.0% increase to sales tax in FY 2022/2023. Based on two quarters of sales tax receipts we may fall short in meeting budgeted sales tax budget projections of $3,850,000 by approximately $175,000.

Our two largest sales tax generators are projected to be down in FY 2023/2024. Statewide HdL expects fuel and service station revenue to be down 7.7% in FY 2023/24. Autos/Transportation are also expected to be down 3.0% in FY 2023/2024.

Bargaining Unit Negotiations:
City Negotiator Greg Einhorn, Administrative Services Manager Lisa Linnet, and I met with all four bargaining units on November 1st. We are scheduled to meet again November 14th.

Bell Carter Tour:
Bell Carter gave an informative tour to legislator representatives, 3Core and myself on November 2nd to better understand economic drivers in the Corning area.

Upcoming Meetings:
November 9th: I will be attending a 3CORE CEDS Strategy Meeting.

November 10th: I will be hosting the Sac Valley Division City Manager’s Meeting.

PUBLIC WORKS:

Community Event/Street Impact:
• Corning High Turkey Trot will be on Saturday November 5, 2022. North Street between 1st Street and Marguerite Avenue will be closed beginning at 7am until approximately 11am. They will also be using additional areas surrounding the High School, but additional road closures will not occur.

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 as we are anticipating rain and need to keep the gutters and storm drains clear.

Water Main/Service Repairs:
• Staff is aware of the water leak on Marguerite Avenue and has been actively trying to locate the exact location of the leak. Once the source is determined staff will continue with the repair.
• Staff has made repairs to 2 service lines this week in the alley on McKinley and the alley on 4th Street.

RECREATION:

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.

Breakfast with Santa Program:
Please spread the word about the “Breakfast with Santa Program”. The Program takes place on December 10th with limited registration available, costs $10 per person and you receive 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 140 calls for service, a total of 29 officer reports were taken and there were 73 officer-initiated incidents, including 30 traffic stops. Officers made 7 misdemeanor arrests and 2 felony arrests. Officers issued 12 citations, of which; 6 were misdemeanors, 1 was a felony, 1 was an infraction, and 4 were parking during the period of October 27, 2022, through November 2, 2022.

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 30 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 21 medicals, 2 traffic collisions, 2 mutual aid fires, 1 investigation, 2 hazardous conditions, 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 22 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 11 medicals, 4 fires, 2 traffic collisions, 3 investigations, and 2 hazardous conditions.

Chiefs Messages:
• The rain is good, but the burn ban is not yet lifted.

TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: October 28, 2022
________________________________________

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.

TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: October 21, 2022
________________________________________

CITY MANAGER:

PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC PUBLIC SAFETY POWER SHUT-OFF (PSPS) EVENT:
Portions of Corning may be shut off due to a PSPS Event beginning Saturday at 9:00am and ending on Sunday around 5:00pm.

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES:
The City Council will consider issuance of a Request for Qualifications for Architectural Services to design the Recreation Center, City Plaza, and Amphitheater.

BARGAINING UNIT NEGOTATIONS:
Bargaining Unit Negotiations were held with all four Units on October 18th. We will meet again on November 1st.

2nd QUARTER 2022 SALES TAX RESULTS:
I will be meeting with HdL on Friday, October 21st to discuss the second quarter 2022 Sales Tax results.

PUBLIC WORKS:

Community Event/Street Impact:
• A Movie in the Park will take place this Saturday, October 22, 2022 at Northside Park, 1414 Colusa Street. The movie will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m. (dusk).
• 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.

Water Main/Service Repairs:
• Multiple water service lines have been repaired this week by staff.
• Staff is aware of the water leak on Marguerite Avenue and has been actively trying to locate the exact location of the leak. Once the source is determined staff will continue with the repair.

PLANNING:

October 18, 2022 Planning Commission Meeting:
At the Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Planning Commission Meeting, the Commission heard a presentation by Mark Teague of Place works on the draft updated Municipal Services Review. The same presentation will be presented at the October 25, 2022 City Council Meeting for Council action.

Also on the Planning Commission Agenda was Conditional Use Permit 2022-307 for AAA Truck Wash to establish a new use within their existing building. The use would be for a passenger vehicle tire and oil change shop. The Planning Commission approved the use.

RECREATION:

Public Art Program:
The Public Art Program deadline was on Monday October 17th. Staff received 5 applications, The applications will be presented to the City Council at the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.

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.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:
In addition to responding to 17246 calls for service, a total of 280 officer reports were taken and there were 92 officer-initiated incidents, including 17 traffic stops. Officers made 10 misdemeanor arrests and 3 felony arrests. Officers issued 14 citations, of which; 9 were misdemeanors, 12 was a felony, 1 was an infraction, and 3 were parking during the period of October 136, 2022, through October 19, 2022.

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 17 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 12 medicals, 3 fires, 1 traffic collision, 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 21 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 9 medicals, 3 fires, 5 traffic collisions, 1 hazardous condition, 2 investigations, and 1 public service.

Chiefs Messages:
Burn ban is still in effect, hope for rain.

TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER
DATE: October 14, 2022
________________________________________

CITY MANAGER:
PROPERTY PURCHASE:
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.

PUBLIC WORKS:
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.

Water Leaks:
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.

PLANNING:
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.

RECREATION:
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:
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.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:
Patrol:
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.

FIRE DEPARTMENT:
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.

Chiefs Messages:
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.

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   October 7, 2022

 

CITY MANAGER:

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.  Applications are submitted online.  The job flyer can be found at:  https://www.corning.org/documents/building-official-job-flyer/

Public Works Secretary Recruitment:

Interviews will be held October 17th.

Proposition 47 Cohort 2 Comprehensive Monitoring Visit (Mini-Audit):

Accounting Manager Mary Brimm and I are preparing for a Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) Proposition 47 Cohort 2 mini-audit for the Tehama County Restore Program administered by the City.  The City passed the last audit in 2021.  At the time the BSCC was impressed with our record keeping.

Sacramento Valley Division City Manager’s Meeting:

The Sacramento Valley Division City Manager’s meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 13th.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Upcoming Public Works Staff Vacations:

  • Public Works/City Engineer Consultant, Robin Kampmann, will be off on Wednesday, October 12th.

Solano Street Improvement Project:

The Solano Street Improvement Project is anticipated to be complete this upcoming week.  The remaining items to complete include the following:  Pedestrian lighting, striping, and the completion of the installation of the traffic signal detection loops at 6th and Solano Street.

Community Event/Street Impact:

  • Corning High School Homecoming: The Homecoming Parade will be Friday, October 7, 2022.  The parade will commence at the corner of Third and Solano and end at Toomes and Solano.  Solano Street will be closed from 3:00pm to 4:30pm.  The floats will line up along Marin Street prior to the Parade and the Parade will begin at 3:00pm.
  • Corning Olive Festival & Car Show: The Corning Olive Festival and Car Show will take place this Saturday, October 8, 2022 at Corning Community Park, and Lennox Fields from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  There will be no road closures for this event but due to anticipated attendance be aware of traffic congestion and pedestrians not only on Toomes and Houghton Avenues, but the surrounding side streets as well.

Parking Lot Lights at Lennox Fields:

Staff is aware that the parking lot lights at Lennox Fields are not working properly.  A Technician has been contacted and they will be performing an assessment for repair.

Vandalism of City Properties:

  • The buildings at the pool were vandalized this week with graffiti. Staff was quickly able to clean it up.

Public Works Hydrovac Excavator Trailer:

Staff received training this week on the operation of the new Hydrovac Excavator Trailer.  This piece of equipment will allow Public Works Staff to safely excavate around the existing utilities while making water line repairs.

 

RECREATION:

Tuesday Night Market:

Phewwww; what a Tuesday Night Market.  We feel we went out with a bang for the 2022 season.  We learned a lot, had a lot of fun, met a bunch of new people, and will be back better next year.  Thank you to our wonderful community.

Olive Festival:

Corning Recreation will have a booth at the Olive Festival on Saturday where we will be doing Halloween and Olive themed crafts.  Robotics Instructor Wayne Webster  plans to be at the booth from 11:00am to 1:00pm booth to give robot/drone demonstrations.

Breakfast with Santa:

In conjunction with Corning Rotary, New Life Assembly and Corning Library, Corning Recreation will be holding a “Breakfast with Santa” event on December 10.  Families can sign up through Rec-Desk at $10.00 per person.  The Program consists of a delicious breakfast in the council chambers consisting of pancakes, scrambled Eggs, sausage, and juice with Santa Claus, photos with Santa, followed by a story at the Library read by Mrs. Claus.  While at the Library they will participate in Holiday crafts and write a letter to Santa.  All proceeds made will go towards 2023 Recreation class scholarships.  A huge Thank you to Corning Library, Corning Rotary and New Life Assembly, your contributions and support are appreciated beyond words.

Santa Program:

Corning Recreation will also be sponsoring a Letter from Santa Program.  The Program consists of a form to be completed by the parents and either e-mailed or dropped into our “North Pole” mailbox located at City Hall.  Upon receipt, the children will receive then a letter from Santa in December.

HAPPY HOMECOMING, GO CARDS!!!

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 132 calls for service, a total of 18 officer reports were taken and there were 55 officer-initiated incidents, including 8 traffic stops.  Officers made 6 misdemeanor arrests.  Officers issued 4 citations, of which; 3 were misdemeanor, and 1 was parking during the period of September 29, 2022, through October 5, 2022.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 23 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  17 medicals, 1 fire, 2 traffic collisions, 1 mutual aid fire, 2 hazardous conditions 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 13 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  4 medicals, 7 traffic collisions, 1 fire, and 1 public service.

Chiefs Messages:

  • Enjoy the Olive Festival and Homecoming.

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   September 30, 2022

 

CITY MANAGER:

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:

Public Works Staff Vacations:

  • Public Works/City Engineer Consultant, Robin Kampmann, will be at a conference the week of September 25th thru October 1st.

 

PLANNING:

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.

 

RECREATION:

New Benches at Clark Park:

Public Works has installed 3 new 6-foot benches within the fenced in play area at Clark Park.

Craft Events:

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.

Youth Basketball:

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.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

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.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

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.

Chiefs Messages:

  • 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.

TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM: KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE: September 23, 2022
________________________________________

CITY MANAGER:
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/.

Building Official Recruitment:
The Building Official, Dan Redding, has provided notice of his intention to retire October 14, 2022.

Awning Grant Program:
The Awning Grant Program application is live on the City website. Applications will begin to be accepted on October 1st. The application is available in Spanish and English. We have received numerous calls from interested businesses.

Northern California Cities’ Self Insurance Fund Executive and Claims Committee:
I attended the meeting whereby the Executive Committee made a recommendation to continue with the issuance of a Requests for Proposals (RFP) for Workers’ Compensation and Liability Third Party Administration Services.

PUBLIC WORKS:
Upcoming Public Works Staff Vacations:
• Public Works/City Engineer Consultant, Robin Kampmann, will be at a conference the week of September 25th thru October 1st.

Solano Street Improvement Project:
The Solano Street Improvement Project has started again at the 5th Street and 6th Street intersections. The Project has been slightly delayed due to the rain. Solano Street will remain closed to thru traffic between 3rd Street and West Street until October 7th. 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.

Solano Street Decorative Street Lights:
Staff has looked into the feasibility of getting irrigation water to the proposed decorative street light locations for the potential of future hanging planters. Since the proposed lights are surface mounted and do not required excavation at this time staff has determined that the irrigation can be tied into the existing irrigation at the tree wells and extended without causing damage to the existing concrete.

Pickleball Courts:
The nets, including the poles at the Pickleball courts are being removed by citizens that are wanting to use the court area for “indoor” type soccer in the evenings under the lights. Unfortunately, the gears to tighten the nets have been broken in the process resulting in Staff not being able to fully tighten the nets and obtain legal net heights. Please be patient as Staff tries to located replacement parts to make the repairs.

Water Leaks:
• City Staff is continuing to repair multiple water leaks throughout the City as they are discovered.
• A water main break was discovered late at night at the intersection of Marguerite Avenue/Fig Lane on Thursday September 15th. City Staff responded immediately and worked through the night to make the repair to the cracked main line.

Vandalism of City Properties:
• The Concession Stand at Clark Park was vandalized this week with graffiti. Staff will need to sandblast the walls to remove the graffiti.

Public Works Hydrovac Excavator Trailer:
Staff was able to locate a new Hydrovac Excavator Trailer as approved in the FY22/23 Budget under a Sourcewell Contract. The new Hydrovac Excavator was delivered this week and will be put to good use by our Public Works Staff to safely excavate around the existing utilities while making water line repairs.

PLANNING:
September 20th Planning Commission Meeting:
At the September 20th Planning Commission meeting the Commission approved the following:

• A Conditional Use Permit for Adriana Valdovinos to open Pinchi’s Taco’s Food Truck to be located in the Liquor Warehouse Parking Lot;

• A recommendation to the City Council to adopt Ordinance 702 associated with a new State Law which allows for Urban Lot Splits and Two -Unit Development;

• A recommendation to City Council to adopt Ordinance 703 which will allow for broader commercial uses within the Highway 99W Specific Plan area.

Ordinances 702 and 703 will be presented to the City Council at the October 11th meeting.

Municipal Services Review:
Staff will be meeting with Mark Teague of Placeworks to go over the final details on the MSR. Staff will be researching the possibility of residential design guidelines.

RECREATION:
Youth Basketball:
Staff is meeting with Noah Zoppi on Friday to tour the Woodson School Gymnasium for our upcoming Youth Basketball League.

October 4th Tuesday Night Market:
Staff is working on our last Tuesday Night Market scheduled for Tuesday October 4th. Due to road construction, Staff is preparing to shift the Event towards Third Street. This Event will be bringing back a historical event, the “Corning does it bedder, Bed Races”. The race will take place along Third Street from Solano Street to Marin Street. Staff will have all details in next week’s Friday Notes.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:
Patrol:
In addition to responding to 121 calls for service, a total of 17 officer reports were taken and there were 55officer-initiated incidents, including 18 traffic stops. Officers made 2 misdemeanor and 2 felony arrests. Officers issued 6 citations, of which; 3 infractions during the period of September 15, 2022, through September 21, 2022.

FIRE DEPARTMENT:
Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 18 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 14 medicals, 2 fires, 1 traffic collision, 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 16 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 3 medicals, 3 traffic collisions, 5 fires, and 5 hazardous conditions.

Chiefs Messages:
• The Burn Ban is still in effect in the City.
• Please clean your chimneys and flues now before you need them.

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.

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   September 9, 2022

 

 

CITY MANAGER:

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/.

Sacramento Valley Division City Manager’s Meeting:

I will be hosting the meeting where Gaeta Phillips will provide City Manager’s advice on recruitment and retention.

Solano Streetscape:

The AB 109 Woodshop Program will be rehabilitating the benches and trash receptacles along Solano Street in the streetscape area.  The Public Works Crew will refresh existing landscaped areas within the streetscape area.

Upcoming Meetings:

September 12th:  There will be an awning grant kick-off meeting with 3Core.

September 14th:  I will be attending a 3Core Community Economic Development Strategy meeting.

September 15th:  There will be a City Manager’s/County Administrator’s meeting.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Public Works Crewmembers:

Public Works Crewmembers will return to their winter hours of operation on Monday September 12th.  Their workday will begin at 7:00 am and end at 3:30 pm.  The Meter Reader/Maintenance Worker will continue his working hours of 8:00 am until 4:30 pm.

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 a 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.

 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 is scheduled for September 15th to start the work on this well.  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.

 

PLANNING:

Magnolia Meadows Subdivision:

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

Magana Tentative Map/Public Art Program:

The Magana Tentative final map will be discussed at the Sept. 13th City Council meeting along with a proposed new Public Art Program.

 

RECREATION:

Magnolia Meadows Subdivision:

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

Magana Tentative Map/Public Art Program:

The Magana Tentative final map will be discussed at the Sept. 13th City Council meeting along with a proposed new Public Art Program.

Fall Recreation Class Registration:

Corning Recreation Fall Class Registration opens this Friday with classes starting the week of October 10th.  All of the dance classes will end with a Holiday Dance Recital on December 7th.

Pickleball:

Corning’s Pickleball courts have been added to the app, Gametime Scheduler, which is an app strictly for Pickleball so travelers can look up where the closest courts are.

Recreations Mid-Year Report:

Staff is currently working on the recreation’s midyear report, I will share it, if you’d like when I have it completed.

October Circus:

Staff has been contacted by Circus Royal Spectacular; they plan to hold their circus in Corning at the end of October in the empty lot off Highway 99W at Corona Ave.  I will pass along more details as they come in.

Youth Basketball Program:

Staff has been in the early stages of creating a Youth Basketball Program, stay tuned for more details.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 32 calls for service last week, they were: 23 medicals, 1 fire, 1 investigation, and 7 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 24 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 9 medicals, 2 traffic collisions, 9 fires, 3 investigation, and 1 hazardous material.

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!!

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   August 26, 2022

STAFF VACATIONS:
August 24th – September 5th: Administrative Assistant/City Clerk Lisa Linnet will be on vacation.
HOLIDAYS:
September 5th: Labor Day Holiday, City Hall and Corporation Yard will be closed.

CITY MANAGER:

Awning Grant Program:
The City Council approved the Awning Grant Program Guidelines and an Agreement with 3CORE to implement the Grant Program at its meeting on August 23rd.

Groundwater Commission Meeting:
I participated in the Tehama County Groundwater Commission meeting on August 24th. The Commission approved the 2023 meeting schedule with meetings continuing during the working day. I suggested meetings be held in the evenings to allow a Corning City Council member to sit on the Commission and allow the working public the option to attend the meetings. Should the Groundwater Sustainability Agency regulations governing new and replacement wells not prove to work as we hope, it would take two years of data for action to begin within the Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP). The goal of the GSP is to provide water sustainability over the long-term.

Small Community Drought Relief Grant Program:
I spoke with a representative from the Department of Water Resources about our application to extend the City waterline to areas in the unincorporated County of Tehama where residential dry wells are present. She indicated our application is still in the cue, but since we are requesting a significant amount of funding other smaller projects in other communities have been funded.

California Air Resources Board (CARB) New Proposed Rules:
New proposed rules proposed by CARB if approved will require 45% of all new passenger vehicles that auto companies offer for sale starting in 2026 to be zero-emission -basically electric, plug-in hybrid or fuel cell. The proposed rules will ramp up to 68% by 2030 and 100% by 2035. It is critical the City diversify its economic tax base as the City will likely lose significant fuel sales tax in the coming years.

CalPERS Pension Returns:
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) recently announced a preliminary -6.1% net return on investments for the 12-month period ending on June 30, 2022. This is CalPERS’ first loss since the global financial crisis of 2009, which was also driven by tumultuous global markets.
The negative return, combined with CalPERS’ 6.8% discount rate, led to a roughly 9% drop in the pension fund’s estimated overall funded status. As a result, employer contributions are expected to increase in the coming years beginning in 2024-2025. Rates will initially go down after last year’s strong return of 21% before going back up to current rates or higher in the fiscal year that follows. Statewide cities’ can expect employer rates for their miscellaneous plans to increase about 2-4% in fiscal year 2024-25. Safety plan employer rates may increase between 4 and 6%. I will be reviewing how the statewide returns affect our Plans locally and provide a report to the City Council.

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 a leave those spaces for the downtown business customers if possible.

Yost Park and Clark Park Field Lighting:
The Contractor started replacing the field lights and ballasts that are currently not working at Yost Park this week and will continue to the Clark Park fields once they have completed Yost Park.

Electronic Monument Sign:
We have received notification that our new LED monument sign to replace the existing sign at the transportation center has been put into production. The installing contractor has been issued the building permit and as soon as the sign is delivered, installation will occur.

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.

Recreation Contest:
Corning Recreation is currently holding an online, social media contest where a child can win a free Fall class by sending in a photo of their favorite recreational activity. Deadline is September 1 with the winner being announced by random drawing on September 2nd.

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.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol: In addition to responding to 136 calls for service, a total of 31 officer reports were taken and there were 103 officer-initiated incidents, including 57 traffic stops. Officers made 9 misdemeanor and 5 felony arrests. Officers issued 14 citations, of which; 9 were misdemeanors, 3 were infractions and 2 were parking during the period of August 18, 2022, through August 24, 2022.
Training: Officers continue to participate in POST Portal training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins. Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.

“You always pass failure on the way to success.”

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume: The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 18 calls for service last week, they were: 12 medicals, 3 fires, 2 public service and 1 investigation.
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 were: 12 medicals, 8 fires, 4 traffic collisions, 3 public service and 1 hazardous condition.
Chief’s Message:
Please check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, they do save lives!!

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   August 19, 2022

 

STAFF VACATIONS:

August 9th – August 21st:  Public Works/City Engineer Consultant Robin Kampmann will be on vacation August 9th through August 21, 2022.

August 24th – September 5th:  Administrative Assistant/City Clerk Lisa Linnet will be on vacation.

HOLIDAYS:

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

 

CITY MANAGER:

Awning Grant Program:

The City Council will consider the Awning Grant Program Guidelines and an Agreement with 3CORE to implement the Grant Program.

League Agreements:

Recreation Coordinator Christina Meeds, and I met with the leagues this week to negotiate an Agreement for use of City facilities and parks.

Fixed Based Operator for the Airport:

The City Council will consider a Fixed Based Operator and Facility Lease Agreement with Cutterbilt Aero Services at the August 23rd City Council Meeting.

Memorandum of Understanding for the County to staff Water Distribution for Unincorporated County Residents whose Wells are Dry:

The Tehama County Board of Supervisors approved an MOU revised by City Attorney Collin Bogener, to provide mutual indemnification on August 16th.  The County Employee will be trained next week and will provide up to 2 hours of service per day.

Lead and Asbestos Testing:

Lead and Asbestos testing were completed this week by Alliance Environmental for the buildings the City purchased as part of the Proposition 68 Park Development and Community Revitalization Grant.  The testing and removal procedures is necessary before the City can issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for demolition of the buildings.  I expect to receive the results within two weeks and the report approximately a week thereafter.  In the meantime, staff is drafting the RFP.

 

CITY CLERK:

Official City Candidates for Mayor and City Council for the November 8th Elections:

Mayor:  Robert Snow (Incumbent)                      City Council:  Dave Demo (Incumbent)

Karen Burnett (Incumbent)

Jessica Brooke

Timothy Moran

Lisa Lomeli

Brooke Smith

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Solano Street Improvement Project:

Contract Change Order #2 for the Solano Street Improvement Project was approved at an Emergency City Council Meeting held on Thursday, August 18th.  Staff expects work to begin on the 5th and 6th Street intersections next week.

 

PLANNING:

August 16th Planning Commission Meeting:

Planning Commission approved a recommendation on the Tentative Map for the lot split at First and Chestnut.  Staff will prepare all paperwork for presentation to the City Council at the September 13th City Council Meeting.

 

RECREATION:

September 6th Tuesday Night Market Cancelled:

The September Tuesday Night Market is being cancelled due to the construction on Solano Street.  Currently we are planning a fun October Tuesday Night Market.

Recreation Department Storage Unit:

Due to the possibility of a new Airport Fixed Base Operator taking over at the Airport in September, Staff has rented a storage unit for the Recreation supplies previously stored there.  The Public Works Crew will be moving all of the Recreation items to the new storage unit.

New Shade Cloth at Northside Park Tennis/Pickleball Courts:

Public Works have installed the new shade cloths on the fencing surrounding the Tennis/Pickleball Courts at Northside Park.  A big “Thank you” to the City’s Public Works Department.

Corning Recreation’s Free Fall Class Contest:

Corning Recreation is currently holding an online, social media contest whereas a child can win a free “Fall Class” by sending in a photo of their favorite recreational activity.  Deadline is September 1st with the winner being announced on September 2nd.

Fall Recreation Classes:

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

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 132 calls for service, a total of 23 officer reports were taken and there were 82 officer-initiated incidents, including 29 traffic stops.  Officers made 10 misdemeanor and 2 felony arrests.  Officers issued 13 citations, of which; 12 were misdemeanors, and 1 was parking during the period of August 11, 2022, through August 17, 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.

Do it now.  Sometimes “LATER” becomes “NEVER”

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 27 calls for service last week, they were: 23 medicals, 2 mutual aid fires, 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 19 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 5 medicals, 3 traffic collisions, 9 fires, 1 investigation, and 1 public service.

Chief’s Message:

Please be water safe, don’t wash sidewalks or driveways.  Also, School is starting, drive carefully and watch for children walking on, or crossing streets.

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   August 12, 2022

 

STAFF VACATIONS:

August 9th – August 21st:  Public Works/City Engineer Consultant Robin Kampmann will be on vacation August 9th through August 21, 2022.

August 24th – September 5th:  Administrative Assistant/City Clerk Lisa Linnet will be on vacation.

 

CITY MANAGER:

Queen Olive Galleria:

City Attorney, Collin Bogener, and I meet with the proponents of the Queen Olive Galleria.  They have hired a new environmental consultant, revised the project description, and are working to provide a revised Initial Study to the City.  Meetings are being scheduled with the County of Tehama and CalTrans to assess whether boring under Interstate 5 will be required and the realignment of Barham Road.

1st Quarter 2022 Sales Tax Results:

I met with HdL in regard to 1st Quarter 2022 sales tax receipts.  1st Quarter 2022 sales tax receipts are down $33,882 from the 1st quarter of 2021 due to decreases in autos and transportation not being offset by increases in fuels and service stations.  Autos and transportation are down $108,985 or 25.6% as compared to the 1st quarter of 2021.  If this trend continues the City can expect to receive about $226,000 less sales tax than is budgeted for FY 2022/2023.

Fixed Based Operator for the Airport:

The City Council will consider a fixed based operator and facility lease agreement with Cutterbilt Aero Services at the August 23rd City Council meeting.

 

CITY CLERK:

Dates for City Nominations for Mayor and City Council for the November 8th Elections:

The regular biennial election of City of Corning Mayor and Council Members (2) will take place on November 8, 2022.  Filing dates for these offices closes today at 5:00 p.m. with no extension as all incumbents have filed.  As stated, the City Mayor (currently Robert Snow), and two members of the City Council (Dave Demo and Karen Burnett) are up for election this year.  Currently there is one Candidate for Mayor (Incumbent Robert Snow).  The Candidates as of this posting for City Council are as follows:  David Demo (Incumbent); Karen Burnett (Incumbent); Jessica Brooke, Timothy Moran, Lisa Lomeli, and Brooke Smith.  There is one individual that still has papers out and has until 5:00 p.m. today to get them in.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Solano Street Improvement Project:

The Solano Street Improvement Project will continue at the 5th Street and 6th Street intersections within the next couple of weeks.  Staff is currently working with the Contractor on a change in construction type/method due to the inconsistent soil type encountered during the 4th Street construction.  As soon as a plan and cost are approved, the construction will resume.

Yost and Clark Parks Field Lighting:

A Contractor will be replacing the field lights and ballasts that are currently not working at both the Yost Park and Clark Park fields starting this upcoming week.

City Pool Closes Today for the Season:

The Corning City Pool officially closes for the season today.

 

PLANNING:

August 16th Planning Commission Meeting:

Staff plans to introduce the Tentative Map for the lot split at Chestnut and First Street at the Planning Commission meeting on August 16.

 

RECREATION:

September 6th Tuesday Night Market Cancelled:

The September Tuesday Night Market is being cancelled due to the construction on Solano Street.  Currently we are planning a fun October Tuesday Night Market.

New League Agreements:

Staff will be meeting with League presidents from Corning Little League, Corning Football, Corning Manta Rays and Corning Soccer next week to introduce and discuss new League Agreements.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 117 calls for service, a total of 24 officer reports were taken and there were 97 officer-initiated incidents, including 31 traffic stops.  Officers made 10 misdemeanor and 3 felony arrests.  Officers issued 15 citations, of which; 11 were misdemeanors, and 4 were infractions during the period of August 4, 2022, through August 10, 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.

“Trust that everything happens for a reason, even when you’re not wise enough to see it.”

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 24 calls for service last week, they were: 16 medicals, 4 fires, 3 public service, and 1 investigation.

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 11 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 7 medicals, 3 traffic collisions, and 1 fire.

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   August 5, 2022

STAFF VACATIONS:

 

July 29th – August 5thCity Manager Kristina Miller will be on vacation.

August 9th – August 21st:  Public Works/City Engineer Consultant Robin Kampmann will be on vacation August 9th through August 21, 2022.

August 24th – September 5th:  Administrative Assistant/City Clerk Lisa Linnet will be on vacation.

 

CITY MANAGER:

Acting City Manager:

Chief Fears will be acting City Manager during my vacation from July 29th to August 5th.

County Dry Wells:

The City continues to offer water to unincorporated County residents with dry wells as approved by the City Council.  I asked the County of Tehama to assist in staffing the hydrant in order to relieve the public works crew member to other City tasks.  The County is drafting a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to allow this cooperation.  We received word on Thursday, August 4th that we should have the MOU for review later that day.  As the City Attorney is on vacation this week, if the MOU is received by Friday, August 5th, in the interest of time, we will be agendizing this item for City Council consideration at the August 9th meeting.  We will send it to the City Attorney for review upon receipt so he can provide Council with his recommendation at the August 9th City Council Meeting.

 

CITY CLERK:

Dates for City Nominations for Mayor and City Council for the November 8th Elections:

The regular biennial election of City of Corning Mayor and Council Members (2) will take place on November 8, 2022.  Filing dates for these offices will open on July 18, 2022 and close on August 12, 2022.  If any incumbent fails to file during the nomination period, there will be a five-day extension through 5:00 p.m. on August 17, 2022 for anyone other than the incumbent officer.  As stated, the City Mayor (currently Robert Snow), and two members of the City Council (Dave Demo and Karen Burnett) are up for election this year.  The Mayor is a 2-year term; and the City Council term is 4-years.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Solano Street Improvement Project:

The Solano Street Improvement Project will continue at the 5th Street and 6th Street intersections within the next couple of weeks.  Staff is currently working with the Contractor on a change in construction type/method due to the inconsistent soil type encountered during the 4th Street construction.  As soon as a plan and cost are approved, the construction will resume.

Yost Park and Clark Park Field Lighting:

A Contractor will be replacing the field lights and ballasts that are currently not working at both the Yost Park and Clark Park fields starting this upcoming week.

 Parks Truck:

We have received delivery of our new “Parks” truck that was ordered in March.

 

PLANNING:

New Single-Family Subdivision:

Staff has received a preliminary application for a 31 single family unit subdivision.

Cellular Unit Application:

Staff has received an application for an unmanned cellular unit for Clark Park area.

August 16th Planning Commission Meeting:

Staff plans to introduce the tentative map for the lot split at Chestnut and First Street at the Planning Commission meeting on August 16.

Mobile Vending Ordinance:

Staff will be introducing the New Mobile Vending Ordinance #699 at the City Council meeting on August 9th.

 

RECREATION:

Letters from Santa:

Corning Recreation will be doing a Letter from Santa this holiday season.

Winter Basketball League:

Recreation staff is working on putting together a youth Basketball league for this upcoming Winter program.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 138 calls for service, a total of 23 officer reports were taken and there were 101 officer-initiated incidents, including 24 traffic stops.  Officers made 7 misdemeanor and 2 felony arrests.  Officers issued 20 citations, of which; 8 were misdemeanors, 6 were parking and 6 were infractions during the period of July 28, 2022, through August 3, 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.

“Don’t let the hard days win.”

 

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 mutual aid fire, 1 traffic collision, 2 public service, and 1 investigation.

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, 3 traffic collisions, and 4 public service.

 

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   July 29, 2022

 

STAFF VACATIONS:

July 29th – August 5thCity Manager Kristina Miller will be on vacation.

August 2nd:  Assistant Public Works Director Steve Lindeman will be off on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

August 9th – August 21st:  Public Works/City Engineer Consultant Robin Kampmann will be on vacation August 9th through August 21, 2022.

August 24th – September 5th:  Administrative Assistant/City Clerk Lisa Linnet will be on vacation.

 

CITY MANAGER:

Acting City Manager:

Chief Fears will be acting City Manager during my vacation from July 29th to August 5th.

Dry wells:

The City continues to offer water to unincorporated County residents with dry wells as approved by the City Council.  I asked the County of Tehama to assist in staffing the hydrant in order to relieve the public works crew member to other City tasks.  The County is drafting a Memorandum of Understanding to allow this cooperation.  I hope to have the MOU on the August 9th City Council agenda for approval.

I still have not received notice as to whether the City’s application to extend the municipal water system into the unincorporated County is funded.  More funding was requested statewide than is available.

The County of Tehama will be submitting an application to the California Department of Water Resources to provide tanks, pumps, and hauled water to residents whose wells have gone dry.  Logistics are still being worked out.  I hope the application is submitted soon.

 

CITY CLERK:

Dates for City Nominations for Mayor and City Council for the November 8th Elections:

The regular biennial election of City of Corning Mayor and Council Members (2) will take place on November 8, 2022.  Filing dates for these offices will open on July 18, 2022 and close on August 12, 2022.  If any incumbent fails to file during the nomination period, there will be a five-day extension through 5:00 p.m. on August 17, 2022 for anyone other than the incumbent officer.  As stated, the City Mayor (currently Robert Snow), and two members of the City Council (Dave Demo and Karen Burnett) are up for election this year.  The Mayor is a 2-year term; and the City Council term is 4-years.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Solano Street Improvement Project:

The Solano Street Improvement Project will continue at the 5th Street and 6th Street intersections within the next couple of weeks.  Staff is currently working with the Contractor on a change in construction type/method due to the inconsistent soil type encountered during the 4th Street construction.  As soon as a plan and cost are approved, the construction will resume.

Water and Sewer Service Repairs:

Staff is aware of the following water service leaks.  Both have been called in for USA and once they are clear staff will be making the repairs.

  • Dolla Court
  • Center Street at West Street

 

PLANNING:

SB-9 Ordinance:

Staff is preparing an Ordinance that will bring the City into compliance with State Law as a result of the new SB-9 regulations which took effect in January 2022.  The proposed Ordinance will be introduced to the Planning Commission in August.

Ordinance 699 – Mobile Vending:

Staff has incorporated the recommended changes by the Planning Commission and is preparing Ordinance 699, the Mobile Vending Ordinance, for introduction to the Corning City Council on August 9th with the Planning Commission’s recommendation.

RECREATION:

Summer Programs:

Summer recreation classes are in full swing and going along great.  We are starting another round of adult aerobic classes, and we have a wonderful Paint Party planned for August 11 called Back to School Paint class.  We are also accepting registrations for a kid’s sports camp starting in early August.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 121 calls for service, a total of 28 officer reports were taken and there were 72 officer-initiated incidents, including 18 traffic stops.  Officers made 7 misdemeanor and 6 felony arrests.  Officers issued 14 citations, of which; 10 were misdemeanors, 3 were parking and 1 was an infraction during the period of July 21 30, 2022, through July 27, 2022.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 25 calls for service last week, they were: 12 medicals, 3 fires, 4 mutual aid fires with CALFIRE/Tehama County, 4 public service, and 2 investigations.

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: 9 medicals, 3 fires, 3 traffic collisions, and 2 public service.

Fire Chief’s Message:

Just a few simple ways to conserve water:

  • Shorten your showers by 1 minute;
  • Make sure your dishwasher is completely full before operating; and
  • Do full loads of laundry.

TO:        MAYOR AND COUNCIL

FROM:  KRISTINA MILLER, CITY MANAGER

DATE:   July 22, 2022

 

STAFF VACATIONS:

July 21st – July 22nd:  City Manager Kristina Miller will be on vacation.

July 29th – August 5thCity Manager Kristina Miller will be on vacation.

August 9th – August 21st:  Public Works/City Engineer Consultant Robin Kampmann will be on vacation August 9th through August 21, 2022.

July 26th and August 2nd:  Assistant Public Works Director Steve Lindeman will be off on Tuesday July 26, 2022 and Tuesday August 2, 2022.

August 24th – September 5th:  Administrative Assistant/City Clerk Lisa Linnet will be on vacation.

 

CITY MANAGER:

Police Department IT Services:

Chief Fears and I met with Computer Logistics regarding Police Department IT needs with the departure of long-time employee Tom Watson.  Computer Logistics is drafting a proposal for work previously performed by Tom Watson that is not covered within our existing Agreement.  Chief Fears and I are exploring various staffing configurations that will meet the needs of the Police Department and City Hall.

Grant Management Services:

Housing Tools, the City’s Grant Administration Consultant, is interested in a one-year extension of the existing Agreement.  A scope of work is being drafted for Housing Tools to provide grant administration services for the Proposition 68 Park Development and Community Revitalization Grant. Staff budgeted $30,000 in this fiscal year’s budget to support the grant administration services.

Proposition 68 Park Development and Community Revitalization Grant (Recreation Center and City Plaza Grant):

The City Council will be asked to consider a professional services agreement with Alliance Environmental Services for lead and asbestos testing of all buildings to be demolished at the July 26th City Council meeting.

Proposition 47 Cohort 2 (Restore Program):

The City administers a $3.5 M Board of State and Community Corrections  Proposition 47 Cohort 2 Grant that provides case coordination, therapy, substance use treatment, housing assistance, and an advocate for those that are 12-26 in age that reside in Tehama County.  The Agreement will be extended for a one-year period through December 31, 2023.

The Tehama County Department of Education is proposed to be awarded a $6M Grant to implement the third cycle of the Proposition 47 Restore Program.  The City will no longer be the lead agency for Cohort 3.   A big congrats goes to the Cohort 3 Team!

A Restore Proposition 47 Quarterly Advisory Meeting was held on July 20th.

3 CORE Receives United States Department of Agriculture Grant:

      3Core was awarded a $60,000 USDA Grant for an Interstate 5 Feasibility Study for Corning and Orland.  This Grant will be helpful in identifying economic development opportunities and other sources of revenue to the City as the State transitions to electric vehicles.  The City currently receives about $1M each year in fuel sales tax.  As the State transitions to electric vehicles, there is significant potential the City will lose a significant revenue source.  3Core will administer the Grant on behalf of the City.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Community Event:  A Movie in the Park will take place this Saturday, July 23, 2022 at the Northside Park, 1414 Colusa Street.  The movie will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m. (dusk).

 

PLANNING:

June 19th Planning Commission Meeting:

The new Mobile Vending Ordinance 699 was introduced to the Planning Commissioners.  A number of affected Vendors were present in the audience as well other members of the Community. By a 4-0 vote, the Commission approved a recommendation of approval to the Corning City Council for Ordinance 699 with a specified change allowing existing Mobile Vendors with a City Business License to be “Grandfathered” in and excused from the required 200-foot distance from a permanent facility.  However, should the existing business ownership change in any way they would become subject to the terms of the new Ordinance.  Staff is currently updating the proposed Ordinance 699 with the changes requested by the Commission.  The updated draft Mobile Vending Ordinance 699 will then be published to meet the 10-day noticing period required by law prior to presentation and introduction to the City Council hopefully at the first meeting in August (August 9th).

Heritage RV Park:

Also at the July 19th Meeting, the Planning Commission approved the amendments to the Heritage RV Park’s Conditional  Use Permit No. 2020-293 and extended the Use Permit for another year.

Upcoming Planning Projects:

  • Lot Split Tentative Map at the southwest corner of 820 Chestnut St. will be presented for review and possible action by the Planning Commission at the August Meeting;
  • Legal Counsel has prepared a new Ordinance to comply with the latest SB-9 State legislation that will possibly to be introduced at the August Planning Commission Meeting.

Municipal Services Review (MSR):

Staff continues their work with Mark Teague on the current MSR and hopes to have it completed and ready to present soon.

RECREATION:

Summer Programs:

Corning Recreation is in full swing with our summer program.  All is going well, and classes have great attendance.  We have just released registration for another round of Adult Aerobics Classes.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Patrol:

In addition to responding to 156 calls for service, a total of 22 officer reports were taken and there were 57 officer-initiated incidents, including 21 traffic stops.  Officers made 5 misdemeanor and 2 felony arrests.  Officers issued 11 citations, of which; 10 were misdemeanors, and 1 was an infraction during the period of July 14, 2022, through July 20, 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.

“Celebrate endings-for they precede new beginnings”

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 26 calls for service last week, they were: 20 medicals, 1 fire, 1 mutual aid fire, 1 traffic collision, 1 mutual aid traffic collision, 1 public service, and 1 investigation.

The Glenn County Volunteer Fire Department Call Volumes:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to 23 calls for service last week, they consisted of: 15 medicals, 3 fires, 3 traffic collisions, 1 public service, and 1 hazardous condition.

Fire Chief’s Message:

It’s hot, take care of your pets and please don’t walk them on hot pavement.  Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

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