Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 1-29-2020

Meetings

Tues. Feb. 4th, 6:00-8:00 pm

Community Information Meeting

Paradise Alliance Church

Location: 6491 Clark Rd

Tues. Feb. 11th, 6 pm

Paradise Town Council Meeting

Paradise Town Hall

Location:  5555 Skyway

Wed. Feb. 19th, 6:30-9:00 pm

PID Regular Meeting

PID Boardroom 

Location: 6332 Clark Rd


Events

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

Water Updates

1,163 Water Advisories lifted 947 by testing, and 216 by service lateral replacement. PID expects to complete testing to all standing homes by March 2020


Building Updates

768 Building Permit Applications Received

529 Building Permits issued

40 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)


Weekly Spotlight

The Building Resiliency Center or BRC has officially opened to the public. There is more space to look at building plans, seating areas, and more permit technicians to help speed up the process. It won’t just be the Town’s Building Department housed in the new building, Butte County will also staff a satellite building office in the BRC to assist those rebuilding in the unincorporated areas of the County.

News This Week

  • The next Community Information Meeting is coming up on Tuesday, February 4th at 6 pm at the Paradise Alliance Church. The focus of this meeting will be diving into manufactured housing and what that permit-approval process will entail. Also, we will have some staff from the new BRC breaking down the process of getting rebuilding plans through the approval process as well as an update on tree removal now that some private roads have been included. Don’t miss out on lots of great information regarding rebuilding on the ridge.

  • The Town of Paradise and Butte County have been notified that many private roads in the Camp Fire area are eligible for public assistance funding to remove Hazard Trees through the State Hazard Tree Removal Program. Most of the roads in the Town of Paradise are eligible and about half of the roads in the County area are eligible.  We are working with Cal OES and FEMA to understand which parcels are eligible, and this information on the parcel-level will be available on the Property Tree Removal Map found here by the end of January.  

    Please keep in mind, staff in the Hazard Tree Removal Center will gladly accept Right-of-entry (ROE) forms for the Government Program or Inspection Access Forms for the Private Program; however, staff will not be able to provide information regarding what private roads are eligible. We encourage property owners to continue checking the Private Property Tree Removal Map on ButteRecovers.org which will be updated when we have further information about private roads. 

  • Rebuild Advocates are available at the BRC to residents of the Town of Paradise and Butte County to help navigate the process of rebuilding and be on hand to help guide people through the rebuilding process. They can also help guide residents through the financial resources available to make rebuilding more affordable such as help people apply for loans and connect with contractors. You may call 530-872-6291 ext. 411 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:

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

  • Business’s Opening Soon:

    Please join the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce and community members as we welcome Mid Valley Title & Escrow Co. back to Paradise! This Thursday, January 30 at 5:30 p.m. located at 6848 Skyway, Suite D, in the Holiday Plaza.

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.