Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 1-27-21

Current Statistics:

Single Family Homes

1,464 Building Permit Applications Received

1,308 Building Permits issued

607   Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Units

291 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received

279 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued

80  Multi-Family Unit Permits Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)


DEADLINES

February 1st, 2021: Private Program “Cut By” Deadline


PARADISE BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Provided by the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce: Every week, we will spotlight a business in Paradise to encourage shopping locally and supporting economic recovery in Paradise – and maybe uncover a business you haven’t heard of before! This week we’re focusing on Paradise Bikes. Paradise Bikes has a bike for any needs. From BMX, mountain, road, hybrid, or apparel, they have you covered. Casual or adventurous, you can easily be connected to the outdoors. Easily browse on their website, shop.paradisebikes.com or visit in person at 6282 Skyway, Paradise, Tuesday & Sunday, 11AM-2PM. (530) 877-3992.

Thinking of opening a business in Paradise? The Town of Paradise offers Business Development meetings for prospective business owners to go over the process of opening a business in Paradise.  Call Colette Curtis at (530) 872-6291 x112 or email her at ccurtis@townofparadise.com to schedule an appointment.


ANNOUCEMENTS

Winter Storm Brings 4” of Snow overnight in Paradise, Turning to Rain Wed. Jan. 27

The Town of Paradise continues to monitor the winter weather event which brought about 4” of snow to Paradise and up to 9” in the most northern parts of the Town of Paradise. Our Paradise community is in the midst of rebuilding, and there are many hazards remaining as we recover. High winds and inclement weather heighten safety concerns in Town. During this time, stay aware of your surroundings. If you feel unsafe, please take action to ensure your safety.

Weather

Current weather forecasts predict continued precipitation for the next 24 to 48 hours, with snow levels near 3,000 ft. The strong winds which initially accompanied this weather system have calmed and the high wind warning is expected to expire by Wednesday afternoon Jan. 27.

Trees

Keeping roads open is the top priority for Paradise Public Works. Trees that fall in the roadway will be cleared off as an immediate first step. Once all roads are cleared throughout town, crews will return to clean up fallen trees and slash from the storm. Please report trees that fall in the roadway to the Paradise Police Department: 911 (emergency) or (530) 872-6241 (nonemergency).

Due to the weather, the Government Hazard Tree Removal Program will temporarily stand down tree felling operations in the Town of Paradise Wednesday Jan. 27 through Saturday Jan. 30. Planning operations will continue during this time and tree felling operations will resume as soon as weather permits. In the County, the Government Program will reduce felling operations starting Tuesday Jan. 26 and will assess conditions for the rest of the week to determine if operations can continue.

If you are aware of trees that pose an immediate threat to life safety on private property, please stay back and warn others in the area. Please note trees marked in the Government Hazard Tree Removal Program (blue dot, barcode) that have been reported to threaten life safety will not be felled during the temporary stand down but will be a priority when felling resumes. For that reason, extra precautions should be taken.

Please call the following with questions:

Tree Advocates (Trees in Paradise) (530) 872-6291 x162 or 163

Tree Removal Operations Center (Trees in the County) (530) 767-7011 or (530) 767-7012

Roads

The Town’s Public Works Department worked through the night as snow accumulated on Paradise roads. This morning, most roadways have been cleared and are in fair winter driving condition. Several trees came down overnight, but roadways have been cleared for travel. Updates on road conditions will be provided via the Town’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/townofparadise.

The public is encouraged to avoid non-essential travel during any snow event and to be cautious driving in snowy conditions.

Water/Pipes

With temperatures expected to drop below freezing, exposed pipes may be impacted. Please call Paradise Irrigation District at (530) 877-4971 for emergencies relate to burst pipes.

For more information:

Online: https://www.facebook.com/townofparadise

Radio: AM 1500

Upper Ridge Community Plan Workshop

The Butte County Upper Ridge Community Plan Project Team has implemented a Workshop on Wednesday, January 27th from 6:00-7:30PM via Zoom. Learn more about the project and the brainstorm session at http://www.buttecounty.net/dds/urcp.

Home Builders Resource Virtual Connection

An opportunity to connect rebuilders with the trades and resources needed to build in the Paradise community is once again taking place, with a virtual change. Companies will become accessible through a 2-minute video shared with community members who attend. This is a great way to learn about your local resources.

 Visit rebuildcampfire.com/hbrc to view the growing video gallery!

If you are interested in having your company represented in the video gallery, please contact Valley Contractors Exchange at info@vceonline.com

Applications available for the Measure V Citizen Oversight Committee

Are you interested in serving your community? 3 Seats are currently open on the Measure V Citizen Oversight Committee. The Committee consists of 9 Paradise residents and meets quarterly with Town Staff to oversee the implementation of Measure V sales tax revenue. To be part of the Committee, you must be a full time resident or obtain a permit to rebuild a primary residence within one year of appointment to the Committee. Applications are due by 5 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Interviews will be conducted on Feb. 22, 2021.

For more information and to apply, visit www.townofparadise.com

Town Hall and the Building Resiliency Center Open by Appointment.

Due to the change to the purple Tier in Butte County, Town Hall and the BRC are open by appointment only. Please call (530) 872-6291 for existing appointments or to schedule a new appointment. Below are the extensions for assistance:

Business and Housing x126 or x130

Code Enforcement x110

Finance Department x121

Tree Advocates x162 or x163

Building Resiliency Center x411

General Information x101

Are you a new property owner in Paradise?

Congratulations on purchasing property in the Town of Paradise! If you are building, we want to make sure you are informed on lot upkeep during the process. Please contact the Town of Paradise if you have any questions regarding weed or tree removal on your property. If you wish to have your hazardous trees removed in the Government Hazard Tree Removal Program, please call the Tree ROE Center at 530.552.3030. 

Have questions regarding your rebuild? Rebuild Advocates are here to help! 

If you need help navigating the rebuild process, the Town of Paradise has Rebuild Advocates available to assist. They can help with the following:  Navigating insurance, FEMA or SBA, understanding additional financing options, selecting a contractor, submitting plants, or any part of the rebuild process. They are available at the Building Resiliency Center by appointment only. Please call 530.872.6291 x429 x430 to make an in-person (depending on COVID status) or phone appointment today!


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.