Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 1-15-2020

Meetings

Wed. Jan. 15th 6:30-9:00 pm

PID Regular Meeting 

PID Board Room

Location: 6332 Clark Road


Events

Tues. Jan 21st, 6-8:00 pm

PID Community Meeting: Water Recovery Status

Paradise Alliance Church

Location: 6491 Clark Road

Sat. Jan. 25th 10:30 am-2 pm       

“Roadmap to Recovery” Special Event

 St. John the Evangelist Church

 Location: 2341 Floral Ave, Chico

Fridays  12- 1:30 pm           

“Fridays for Lunch” Free Lunch 

Paradise Lutheran Church

Location: 780 Luther Dr. Paradise, Ca

Thursdays  6 – 8:00 pm              

Paradise Community Dinner

Paradise Alliance Church

Location: 6491 Clark Rd 


Current Statistics

1,073 Water Advisories lifted

There are about 300 standing homes left to test, PID expects to complete testing to all standing homes by March 2020.


Building Updates

730 Building Permit Applications Received

499 Building Permits issued

32 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)


Weekly Spotlight

Are you looking for money to rebuild?  The Town of Paradise has funding available to help with the reconstruction or even the repair of homes in Paradise. Currently, we have $2.3 million in local, state and federal funds available for deferred loans for households that were under-insured or not insured at all.  

For more information, contact the Town of Paradise at (530) 872-6291 x122 to set up an appointment.  You can also stop by Paradise Town Hall located at 5555 Skyway, Monday through Thursday between 8 am and 5 pm.

News This Week

  • Important Tree Information:  The deadline to enroll in the Government Tree Program or the Private Tree program is Friday, January 17th.  Property owners must enroll in one or the other to remove hazard trees from their property that could fall in a public right of way.  For more information on the program and eligibility, click here.  

  • The Government Hazard Tree Removal Program has not started yet, however,  there are tree removal operations happening in Town.  PG&E, as well as private contractors, are currently removing trees.  PG&E Tree Removal subcontractors will have white temporary PG&E badges for identification and will mark trees 10 days prior to removal.  They will also leave a white tag with a phone number to call as well as the information for the arborist who identified the tree(s) for removal.  For more information, contact PG&E at rebuild@pge.com.  

  • “Roadmap to Recovery” Solving Reconstruction Pricing Disputes Special Event is coming to Chico Saturday, January 25th, 2020, 10:30 am-2 pm at St. John the Evangelist, 2341 Floral Ave, Chico.  This hands-on workshop will help you overcome roadblocks to rebuilding. We’ll contact you once you’re registered to let you know what documents you’ll need to bring. Who should attend? Homeowners whose insured homes were damaged or destroyed in the Camp Fire. This Roadmap to Recovery workshop is presented by United Policyholders, a non-profit consumer organization helping disaster survivors for over 27 years. For more information and updates, visit our online help library at uphelp.org/campfire. RSVP required for this event! Please send an email to info@uphelp.org if you’d like to attend.

  • The monthly Paradise Town Council Meeting was last night.  Council voted to hire an engineering firm to complete the preliminary engineering and environmental for the sewer project and to allow RV storage on residential property with a temporary use permit (the permit will be issued at no charge).  You can watch the meeting online here.

  • Rebuild Advocates available to residents of the town of Paradise and Butte County to help navigate the process of rebuilding. The advocates can help people apply for loans and connect with contractors. You may call 530-872-6291 ext. 130 to schedule an appointment. Please reach out, they are here for you.

  • The Paradise Town Council and the Butte County Board of Supervisors passed ordinances requiring the removal of hazard trees damaged by the Camp Fire from private property that may fall into public roadways. Property owners may enter the Government Tree Program to have the trees removed by the State at no out-of-pocket cost. Enrollment in the Government Tree Program requires a Right-of Entry form. Property owners may also identify and remove hazard trees themselves but must submit an inspection form so an inspector may verify the removal of the hazard trees from the property. Property owners may also call the Tree ROE Center directly at (530) 552-3030 or submit Tree ROEs by email at TreeROE@buttecounty.net. The Tree ROE is available for download online at www.ButteCountyRecovers.org/treeremoval. ROE forms may also be picked up at the Tree ROE Centers when they open. Three Tree ROE Centers open at the following locations:

    • Community Employment Center: 78 Table Mountain Boulevard, Oroville Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8 am – 5 pm

    • Butte County Library, Paradise Branch Community Room: 5922 Clark Road, Paradise Hours: Mon.- Fri. 9 am – 5 pm

    • Butte County Library, Chico Branch: 1108 Sherman Avenue, Chico Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 10 am- 6 pm, Friday-Saturday 10 am – 5 pm 

  • Paradise on Ice: We are entering into the last week of Paradise on Ice! The ice rink is open through January 20th, weather permitting. The Paradise Ice Rink is an outdoor seasonal ice rink that will be open daily (weather permitting). Public Skate, Adult Skate, Lessons, Private Rentals, and Party rooms are all offered.  

    • Regular Hours: 

    • Sunday- Thursday: 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

    • Friday  – 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. with teen skate night at 9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (additional charge)

    • Saturday – 12:00 -10:00 p.m. with skate lessons from 11:00 am to 12:00 p.m. (additional charge)

  • Business’s Opening coming up:

    • Travel Connection and Woodworth’s Jewelry: Ribbon Cutting & Open House

      • January 17th, 4-7:00 pm 

      • 6265 Skyway, Ca

Make it Paradise Newsletter

This newsletter is designed to keep you informed of the ongoing recovery efforts as we rebuild Paradise.  Each week you will receive a newsletter with events, current numbers (building permits, etc.), current topics and a weekly Q&A.

Occasionally, we may send out an extra newsletter pertaining to an upcoming event or important information.