Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 09-25-2019

Events: 

Thursdays  6 - 8:00pm       

Paradise Community Dinner

Paradise Alliance Church

Location: 6491 Clark Rd

Wed. Sept. 25th, 12-4:00 pm

Butte County Job Fair

Location: 1705 Manzanita Place Chico, Ca

Tues. Oct. 1st, 6 pm`

Paradise Community Information Meeting

Paradise Alliance Church

Location: 6491 Clark Rd

Sat. Oct. 5th, 1-9 pm

Paradise Blues & Brews

Paradise Community Park

Location: 5592 Black Olive Drive

Sat. Oct. 5th and Sun. Oct. 6th, 10 am

Johnny Appleseed Days

Terry Ashe Park

Location: 6626 Skyway

Tues. Oct. 8th, 6-10 pm

Town Council Meeting

Town of Paradise - Town Hall

Location: 5555 Skyway


CURRENT STATISTICS:

10,731 Properties cleared of debris

7,598 Properties certified clean by County

356 Applications received total  

5 Homes rebuilt (Certificate of Occupancy issued)

NEWS THIS WEEK:

  • The Butte County Job Fair presented by Alliance for Workforce Development is the area's largest employment event. It will be held on Wed. Sept. 25th, between 12 - 4:00 pm hosted at 1705 Manzanita Place Chico, Ca. Over 40 employers will be recruiting all under one roof. This is every job seekers dream-employers from all sectors, looking for every experience level from entry to executive! Don't Miss Out! 

  • The next Community Information Meeting is coming up on Tuesday, October 1st at 6 pm. This meeting will be focused on insurance in the burn scar area. Tony Cignarale, Deputy Commissioner with the California Department of Insurance office, will provide information on issues the Department is seeing related to homeowners’ insurance claims from the Camp Fire. He will provide some tips on getting claims delays and disputes resolved.  Tony will also provide information on the current homeowners’ insurance market relating to the availability and affordability of homeowners’ insurance in certain parts of the State. You will hear tips on what you can do to find homeowners’ insurance if your insurance company non-renews you.  

    There will also be a presentation from the US Census Bureau and insurance companies who are currently writing policies on the ridge will be available to speak with after the meeting. 

    We expect a large turnout, please join us early. If you can’t be there physically, the meeting will be streamed live on Facebook. 

  • The North Valley Community Foundation’s Butte Strong Fund announced on Wednesday that it has committed an another $1 million in cash assistance to Camp Fire survivors, $500,000 to keep tree removals on track, a grant to help restore ambulance service to Paradise, and money to fund two recovery centers in Magalia.

  • In order to better serve our residents, the Town will open the Building Resiliency Center (BRC) at 6295 Skyway (old Bank of America Building) in the coming months.  This will be a one-stop-shop for building permits, information and housing resources.  The Town is working hard to open the BRC by Nov.8th, and we are looking for funding to get the building ready after sitting vacant for several years.  

  • It has been nearly one year since the Camp Fire, and many events are being planned for the week of November 8th.  The Town will hold several events on Friday, November 8th:

    • 11:08 am:  86 seconds of silence for the 86 lives lost, and the unveiling of the “Key Phoenix” – Building Resiliency Center - 6295 Skyway

    • 6:30 pm: Camp Fire Remembrance Ceremony – Paradise Alliance Church 6491 Clark Rd.

  • New Businesses Opened this month:

    • Nic’s Restaurant, 6258 Skyway - Sandwiches, salads, soup, beer, and wine.  Monday – Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm.

    • Taco Bell, 5859 Clark Rd – Open Daily 7 am to 12 am.

    • Pee Wee Preschool, 7196 Skyway, Monday – Friday 6:30 am to 6 pm

Lindsay Cox