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Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 07-17-2019

EVENTS:

Wed, July 17th 5:30pm                      
Party in the Park
Location: Paradise Community Park 

Sun. July 21st 3pm
“Finding Hope after the Camp Fire” Support Group
Location: Spiritual Care Center, 295 E. Washington Ave. Chico, Ca

Tues. July 23rd 6pm                           
Paradise Town Council Meeting – Budget
Location: 5555 Skyway

Tues. July 23rd 5:30-7:30pm              
Together We Rise Business Forum hosted by The Paradise Chamber
Location: 6161 Clark Road

Fri. July 26th 10am-1pm                     
Paradise SaveMart Grand Re-Opening
Location: 6636 Clark Road, corner Clark and Wagstaff 


CURRENT STATISTICS:

7,332 properties cleared of debris
2,662 properties certified clean by County
93  building permits issued
92  applications in plan check
185   applications received total *
2 homes rebuilt (Certificate of Occupancy issued)    


NEWS THIS WEEK:

• On July 15th, 2019 the Town issued the first Certificate of Occupancy to the Sinclaire Family. This means all inspections and steps to rebuild are final and the family can move into their new home! Congratulations to the Sinclaire Family!

• The Town will start holding Community meetings on the first Tuesday of each month. This meeting will be dedicated to updates from our local agencies like PID, PUSD, and the Chamber of Commerce, and give the community a venue to hear information from each agency directly. The first meeting will be on August 6th at 6pm at Paradise Alliance Church 6491 Clark Rd.

• Paradise Irrigation District held a community meeting on Monday July 15th. You can watch the meeting online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlkIEGDkk-4&fbclid=IwAR2xPU5tWSHx2EXacwxrv7ztCTfC9UDq4RXKZv961LoYpPX2npTKitO9-q4

• The makeitparadise.org is currently under “construction” due to updates coming that will include a go-to guide to the rebuilding process to help residents and contractors. Stay tuned for more information!


Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 07-03-2019

EVENTS:

Wed, July 3rd 5:30pm                             
Party in the Park 
Location:  Paradise Community Park  

Thurs. July 4th 3 – 6pm                      
July 4 in the Park with USAF Band
Location:  Paradise Community Park

Tues. July 9th 6pm                             
Paradise Town Council Meeting
Location:  5555 Skyway

Tues. July 23rd 6pm                           
Paradise Town Council Meeting – Budget
Location:  5555 Skyway


CURRENT STATISTICS:

6,234   properties cleared of debris
1,952   properties certified clean by County
80   building permits issued
103   applications in plan check
183   applications received total   


NEWS THIS WEEK:

• Currently, 151 crews are working on debris removal.  Each crew makes between 10 and 20 trips per day hauling debris.  That equates to between 1,500 and 3,000 trips made in and out of Paradise by debris removal trucks for the state program every day!

• COMMUNITY REMINDER: The lighting of fireworks is illegal in Paradise. You can safely enjoy fireworks at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico and at Lake Oroville on the 4th of July. To view the entire press release -- CLICK HERE

• Reminder:  Any business operating in Paradise is required to obtain a business license.  You can get your business license online here:  https://citizen.townofparadise.com/CitizenAccess/Default.aspx 

• Interested in downloading a copy of The Long-Term Recovery Plan? Head to:
https://issuu.com/makeitparadise/docs/2350rptbook_final190624?e=37113742/70809073 

On June 25th, the Town Council voted unanimously to adopt the Long-Term Community Recovery Plan.

The Town of Paradise owes a debt of gratitude to the Butte Strong Fund and Barry Long for helping us create a vision for the future. 

• The Home Builders Resource Expo Exhibitor was a huge success with an amazing turnout from the public!  There were 90+ vendors including informational booths from the Town of Paradise Building Department, Butte County, Cal OES, Paradise Irrigation District, building materials and techniques, manufactured homes, modular homes, stick built homes, and concrete, and financing. There were also classes and educational sessions available on subjects like how to choose a contractor, avoiding scams, financing help.


Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 06-26-2019

EVENTS:

Thurs. June 25th 6pm                             
Town Council Meeting
Location: Paradise Alliance Church 6491 Clark     

Thurs, June 27th 4 – 8:30 pm            
Drinking water & plumbing after the Camp Fire
Location:  Paradise Alliance Church. Visit ParadiseChamber.com/events for more details               

Sat June 29th - 30th  10am – 4pm                      
Home Builders Resource Expo
Location: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds 2357 Fair Street in Chico
Visit ParadiseChamber.com for info

Thurs. July 4th 3 – 6pm                      
July 4 in the Park with USAF Band
Location:  Paradise Community Park


CURRENT STATISTICS:

5,588   properties cleared of debris
1,662   properties certified clean by County
65   building permits issued
87   applications in plan check
52   applications received total 


NEWS THIS WEEK:

• Currently, 151 crews are working on debris removal.  Each crew makes between 10 and 20 trips per day hauling debris.  That means there are between 1,500 and 3,000 trips made in and out of Paradise by debris removal trucks for the state program every day!

• Clark Road Laundromat is now open! 5837 Clark Rd.

• There are 171 businesses open on the ridge according to the Paradise Chamber of Commerce.

Check out the latest Rebuilding Guide provided by The Chamber: https://issuu.com/paradiseridgebusinessjournal/docs/final_e6b19dbbc20267

• In Case you Missed it: On June 25th, the Town Council voted unanimously to adopt the Long-Term Community Recovery Plan. 

The presentation of community vision included the projects that were previously presented to the public for feedback.  These projects are not all Town-led projects---some projects will be undertaken by other agencies, entities or non-profits (e.g. PID is the lead on repairing the water system.)  The Town Council will have an opportunity to prioritize the town-led projects at its goal setting session in July).  All projects will go before the council at future meetings—some projects will go before the council many times during different phases of the project (e.g. design, engineering, grant approvals, etc.) All projects have different priorities, cost estimates, and proposed funding sources---these are all estimates. 

To watch the presentation, visit the Town of Paradise Facebook page

For access to the presentation go here: https://issuu.com/makeitparadise/docs/2350rptbook_final190624?e=37113742/70809073

The Town of Paradise owes a debt of gratitude to the Butte Strong Fund and Barry Long for helping us create a vision for the future.

• The Home Builders Resource Expo Exhibitor Registration is happening -- this weekend!. It’s free to attend and is a great first step if you’re rebuilding or even if you’re still deciding.  For More information visit: http://www.paradisechamber.com/events/details/home-builders-resource-expo-rebuilding-after-a-wildfire-12198


Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 06-19-2019

EVENTS:

Sat June 19th 6pm                               
Party in the Park
Location:  Paradise Community Park

Thurs. June 25th 6pm                             
Town Council Meeting
Location: Paradise Alliance Church 6491 Clark                    

Sat June 29th - 30th                          
Home Builders Resource Expo
Location: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds 2357 Fair Street in Chico


CURRENT STATISTICS:

5,041 properties cleared of debris
1,242 properties certified clean by County*
55 building permits issued
80 applications in plan check
135 applications received total 


NEWS THIS WEEK:

• *The State of California is bringing in additional resources to close the gap between the number properties that have been cleared of debris, and those that have been certified clean through soil testing.  Final clearance of properties has been slow, and the State will address that through additional teams to speed up the soil testing and clearance process. 

• The Elk’s Lodge’s Grand opening is on June 21st at 1084 Ewald from 5-9pm. Join the festivities: Music, food trucks and everyone welcome!

• Please continue to prepare your house for future power shutdowns going into the summer months. If you will be using a generator, please remember to keep all flammable materials away from the unit.

Learn more about PG&E’s Community Wildfire Safety Program here:https://www.pge.com/en_US/safety/emergency-preparedness/natural-disaster/wildfires/community-wildfire-safety.page?WT.pgeac=Home-pod_Wildfire-June19

Sign up for outage notifications here: https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/outages/alerts/alerts.page

• Long Term Recovery:  What’s Next:  On June 25th, UDA will give their final presentation on the recovery vision, which includes 40 recovery projects identified through the visioning process.  Find out more about the recovery projects and give your input through our online survey at www.makeitparadise.org.  

• ICYMI: On June 18th, the Town of Paradise announced that it and PG&E have accepted a mediator’s proposal of $270 million to resolve the Town’s Camp Fire claims, resulting from the 2018 Camp Fire. The Mediator’s proposal is exclusive of and does not affect the claims of any residents, individuals, or businesses.

The payment is to be incorporated in, and subject to confirmation by the Bankruptcy Court, a plan of reorganization to be filed by PG&E in its pending Chapter 11 case. The settlement is part of a total settlement of $1 billion to be paid to local government entities pursuant to the confirmed plan of reorganization.

“The Town of Paradise will rebuild, and this is an important step towards our recovery,” said Paradise Mayor Jody Jones. “On behalf of the Town, we hope to receive the money as soon as possible so we can put it towards rebuilding our infrastructure and providing those necessary services for community resiliency.”

Read the entire statement here

• The Home Builders Resource Expo Exhibitor Registration is coming up. For More information visit: http://www.paradisechamber.com/events/details/home-builders-resource-expo-rebuilding-after-a-wildfire-12198


Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 06-05-2019

EVENTS:

Thurs. June 11th - 6pm                             
Town Council Meeting
Location:  Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Rd.

Thurs. June 12th - 5:30pm                             
Party in the Park Opening Night
Location:  Paradise Community Park – visit www.paradisechamber.com for details

Sat June 29th - 30th                          
Home Builders Resource Expo
Location: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds 2357 Fair Street in Chico

CURRENT STATISTICS:

3,786 properties cleared of debris
771 properties certified clean by County
40 building permits issued
54 applications in plan check
94 applications received total

NEWS THIS WEEK:

• Currently, 142 crews are working on debris removal.

• Fire Station 82 has re-opened since the Camp Fire. There was an Open House on June 3rd to celebrate and the community was invited to stop by.

• Argus Lending is now open!

• Curves is reopening on Monday June 10th!

• Property owners: Please help reduce the risk of another fire! Weeds and brush are growing quickly after a wet winter and are now drying out fast. Property owners (or a company they hire) can go on their property to remove weeds prior to debris removal, as long as they don’t disturb the ash footprint.

• What to expect on June 11th: Town Council will consider the building code changes at the June 11th Council meeting and will give staff direction on each idea. On June 25th, UDA will give their final presentation on the recovery vision, which will lead to the formal drafting of a recovery plan in the coming year.

• Party in the park is kicking off on Wednesday, June 12th. This community event will continue on for many more years. Come out and enjoy the summer weather and good music.

• The Home Builders Resource Expo Exhibitor Registration is now open. For More information visit: http://www.paradisechamber.com/events/details/home-builders-resource-expo-rebuilding-after-a-wildfire-12198

Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 05-22-2019

EVENTS:

Wed, May 22nd 6pm                          
Town of Paradise Council Meeting – Presentation of Community Recovery Plan
Location: Paradise Alliance Church-6491 Clark Rd

Thurs. May 23rd 11:30am                   
Butte County Business Listening and Info Lunch
Location:Sierra Nevada Big Room 1075 E. 20th St. Chico

Sat June 1st 9am                               
14th Annual  Paradise Chocolate Fest                                   
Location: Gold Country Casino Resort, "On the Green under the Tents!" 4020 Olive Hwy. Oroville

Thurs. June 6th 8pm                             
Paradise High School Graduation Ceremony
Paradise High School 5911 Maxwell Dr.

Sat June 29th - 30th                          
Home Builders Resource Expo
Location: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds 2357 Fair Street in Chico

CURRENT STATISTICS:

3,327 properties cleared of debris
614 properties certified clean by County
22 building permits issued
51 applications in plan check

NEWS THIS WEEK:

• Lotus Guide Center reopened in Paradise this week!  6268 Skyway

• Pillsbury Physical Therapy reopened in Paradise too!  6678 Clark Rd.

• 142 debris removal crews shut down on Wed. May 15th and are on standby this week due to weather.  They should be back to work on debris removal on Tues. May 28th.  Soil testing and site assessment is still ongoing.

• Questions about the debris removal schedule?  Contact the Debris Removal Operations Center at (530) 399-0434 or visit them in person at 900 Fortress St., Suite 200 in Chico.

• On May 22nd, the Town Council will hear a report from our planning consultant UDA regarding the community vision process.  This presentation will include proposed recovery projects based on community input and ideas for updated building standards related to fire safety.  PG&E will also provide an update on future energy plans for the Town.

• The Home Builders Resource Expo Exhibitor Registration is now open. For More information go to: http://www.paradisechamber.com/events/details/home-builders-resource-expo-rebuilding-after-a-wildfire-12198

• Cal Fire would like residents to keep in mind that using equipment the wrong way can unintentionally cause dangerous sparks.Make sure to only use your lawn mower on green grass and never when it’s windy or excessively dry.For more information visit www.readyforwildfire.org/equipment-use.

Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 05-15-2019

EVENTS:

Tues, May 22nd 6pm                          
Town of Paradise Council Meeting – Presentation of Community  Recovery Plan                              
Location:  Paradise Alliance Church-6491 Clark Rd

Sat June 1st 9am                               
14th Annual  Paradise Chocolate Fest                                   
Location: Gold Country Casino Resort, "On the Green under the Tents!" 4020 Olive Hwy. Oroville

Sat June 29th - 30th                          
Home Builders Resource Expo
Location: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds 2357 Fair Street in Chico

CURRENT STATISTICS:

3,138 properties cleared of debris
504 properties certified clean by County
20 building permits issued
56 applications in plan check
11 permits applied for last week
41 Inspections last week

NEWS THIS WEEK:

• Sierra Central Credit Union reopened in Paradise this week! 5175 Skyway

• PID had a community meeting this week, you can watch the video on the Paradise Irrigation District Facebook page.

• Currently, 141 crews are working on debris

• Questions about the debris removal schedule?  Contact the Debris Removal Operations Center at (530) 399-0434 or visit them in person at 900 Fortress St., Suite 200 in Chico.

• On May 22, the Town Council will be hearing recommendations from our planning consultant regarding building code change. The meeting will be held at Paradise Alliance Church. The public is encouraged to attend.

• The Home Builders Resource Expo Exhibitor Registration is now open. For More information go to: http://www.paradisechamber.com/events/details/home-builders-resource-expo-rebuilding-after-a-wildfire-12198

• PGE is still available to answer your questions on restarting service for your new home or business.Visit their mobile help center every Tuesday at Town Hall (5555 Skyway) from 10am-2pm.

Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 05-08-2019

Message from Mayor Jody Jones:

Today, May 8, 2019, it has been 6 months since the Camp Fire ignited and changed our lives forever. Since that day, we have had to face challenges and heartbreak in ways we never thought possible. We have also made great strides as our community has come together to create a new vision for Paradise. We are removing the wreckage from our Town, knowing it is all that remains of once treasured possessions and memories. We are rebuilding, recognizing it will be a long time before things will feel normal again. But through it all, Paradisians have found our community to be the one thing the fire couldn’t touch. We will rebuild, we will move forward and create Paradise to be all the name implies.

EVENTS:

Thurs May 9th 9am
Spring Regional Economic Summit: Impact North State, Location: CARD Community Center 545 Vallombrosa, Chico

Tues May 14th 6pm
Town of Paradise Council Meeting, Location: Paradise Town Hall -5555 Skyway

Tues. May 14th 6pm
Paradise Irrigation District (PID) Community Meeting, Location: Paradise Alliance Church – 6491 Clark Rd

Tues, May 22nd 6pm
Special Town of Paradise Council Meeting – Presentation of The Community Recovery Plan. The public is encouraged to attend Location: Paradise Alliance Church-6491 Clark Rd

Sat June 1st 9am
14th Annual Paradise Chocolate Fest, Location: Gold Country Casino Resort, "On the Green under the Tents!" 4020 Olive Hwy. Oroville


CURRENT STATISTICS:

2,208 properties cleared of debris
297 properties certified clean by County
20 building permits issued
60 building permit applications in plan check

NEWS THIS WEEK:

• Westside Pizza reopened in Paradise this week! 5835 Clark Rd.

• Currently 141 crews working on clearing debris. It will increase to 160 on May 15th.

• On May 22, the Town Council will be hearing recommendations from our planning consultant regarding building code change. The meeting will be held at Paradise Alliance Church. The public is encouraged to attend.

• The Town is working to help residents with costs for tree removal and ignition resistant construction (fire resistant materials). Details will be provided as they become available.

• Have questions for PG&E on restarting service for your new home or business? Visit their mobile help center every Tuesday at Town Hall (5555 Skyway) from 10am-2pm