Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 10-20-21

WHAT’S NEW

Furniture Program for Camp Fire Survivors

In partnership with Love Delivers, World Vision, North Valley Community Foundation, the Butte Strong, and Magalia Community Church, new household furniture and other items are available to Camp Fire survivors. If you are interested, fill out an application at magaliacommunitychurch-mcc.org. Once your application is sent in and approved, you will receive a call to schedule a time and day to pick up the items you need!

Measure V Citizen Oversight Committee Applications, October 21

If you are interested in serving your community, applications for the Measure V Citizen Oversight Committee are available! One regular and three alternate seats are available to Paradise residents. The committee meets quarterly to oversee the implementation of the Measure V sales tax revenue. If this is of interest to you, visit www.townofparadise.com to apply! Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 21 and interviews will be conducted on October 26 and 27.

Love Paradise Make a Difference Day, October 23

Join community volunteers on October 23 in cleaning up the Ridge on National Make a Difference Day! This Love Paradise event begins at 8 a.m. and ends with a free lunch at noon, taking place at the Pine Ridge School, 13878 Compton Drive, in Magalia. Don’t forget to bring a mask, a water bottle, and some yard tools!

Paradise Trail Run, October 23

Join in on the Paradise Trail Run on Saturday, October 23 along the beautiful Paradise Lake in Magalia. This event offers a free 1-mile run beginning at 8:00 a.m., and a 4-mile and 9-mile run beginning at 8:30 a.m. A discount is offered for students 17 & under upon checkout. Come out and enjoy a serene fall morning along a mostly flat trail. Best of all, everyone will receive a medal at the finish line! To sign up, visit runsignup.com.

Walking and Bicycling Network Survey
Do you have ideas for improving the walking and bicycling network in the Town of Paradise?
You are invited to provide your input by taking the following 6-question survey:
https://tinyurl.com/ParadiseATP2. Your feedback will help us to finalize our Active Transportation
Plan (ATP), which will position the Town to pursue grant funding to improve our community. The
ATP identifies opportunities to increase walking and bicycling within the Town and explores
ways to provide dual function during a disaster evacuation, to increase emergency responder
access to the Town.

Paradise Symphony Orchestra, October 24

Come out and enjoy the first concert of the season! The Paradise Symphony Orchestra is putting on a Fall concert on Sunday, October 24 from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. This event will take place at the Paradise Performing Arts Center, featuring the Young Artists Contest winners. Tickets are only available at the door or online if you visit paradise symphony.org.

Ribbon Cutting: Paradise Grocery Outlet, October 28

The grand opening of the Paradise Grocery Outlet is taking place on Thursday, October 28! Come out and celebrate the ribbon cutting with the community beginning at 9:30 a.m. By going to www.groceryoutlet.com/win-groceries-paradise you can enter to win up to $1,000 in grocery money! You have from October 21 through November 25 to enter. The new location is located at 6800 Skyway Rd.

Veterans Day Celebration, November 11

Bring the whole family out for the Veteran’s Day celebration on November 11, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Enjoy the Patriotic music by the Paradise Pheromonic Orchestra’s Brass Quintet and Paradise’s own Mountain Ridge Singers, followed by a speech by Mayor Crowder and Butte County Supervisor Teeter. There will be a dedication of a Veterans Monument for those who have fallen before us and a 3-volley rifle salute. The day will end with a family picnic where a hotdog or hamburger meal will be served!

CURRENT STATISTICS

BUILDING UPDATES

Single Family Homes in Development

1,945 Building Permit Applications Received

  • 1,339 Stick Built / 606 Manufactured

1,788 Building Permits issued

1,060 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Homes in Development

372 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received

349 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued

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

*Each “unit” represents a home for a family in Paradise.

If you are a multi-family housing developer and wish to meet with the Town, please call Kate Anderson, Housing Program Supervisor, at 530.872.6291 x 122, or email kanderson@townofparadise.com


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! All businesses featured in the business spotlights can be found in Paradisechamber.com’s online business directory.

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 highlighting Pee Wee Preschool. Pee Wee Preschool is a family-owned preschool and after-school care facility with a 40+ year legacy of excellent childcare on the Ridge. Pee Wee offers preschool for ages 2 through 5 years as well as after school and holiday care for children 6 to 12 years. The custom-built facility at 7196 Skyway is staffed with professionals attuned to the special needs of all children, including our disaster-affected wee ones. Look for Pee Wee in ParadiseChamber.com’s online business directory for full contact information.

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 Susan Hartman at (530) 872-6291 x417 or email her at shartman@townofparadise.com to schedule an appointment.



Reminders
 

U-Pick Fruit Opportunities

⦁ Apples at Noble Farm: Sunday-through Friday 8-4 p.m. www.facebook.com/NobleOrchards (registration required)

Annapurna at Theatre on the Ridge, October 7 – October 24

Theatre on the Ridge will be performing its next show of the season, Annapurna, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from October 7-24. “After twenty years apart, Emma tracks Ulysses to a trailer park in the middle of nowhere for a final reckoning. What unfolds is a visceral and profound meditation on love and loss with the simplest of theatrical elements: two people in one room. A breathtaking story about the longevity of love.” For more information and tickets, visit totr.org.

Free Residential Green Waste Disposal, October 13

Green Waste Disposal Days are free for Butte County residents living in the Wildland Urban Interface, including Paradise. Bring proof of ID and residence in the Wildland Urban Interface area of Butte County. For more information, visit buttecounty.net/publicworks. Wildland Urban Interface map: buttecounty.opennrm.org/maps/11349.

Moneyball: Community Baseball Movie Series, October 14 at 6:30 p.m.

The Paradise Recreation and Park District is celebrating baseball with the Outdoor Movie Series viewing of MONEYBALL. Rated PG-13. Held at the Terry Ashe Center starting at 6:30 pm. All movies are free and begin between sunset and dusk. Hot dogs, soda, popcorn, candy, and pizza will be available to purchase through the snack bar. No outside food or drink is permitted. Please bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets. For more information, visit the Paradise Recreation and Park District Facebook page or go to www.ParadisePRPD.com.

Peddler’s Fair at Deja-Vu Gardens Galore Nursery, October 16

The 6th Semi-Annual Peddlers Fair is October 16 at Deja-Vu Gardens Galore Nursery from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Deja-Vu invites you to enjoy a day of the by-gone era, some good old-time family fun with homemade, locally sourced novelty items and goods made by the craftspeople of our community. Past fairs have included petting zoos, woodcarvers, soap makers, jewelry crafters, knitters, bonsai enthusiasts, Scentsy products, holistic herbs and salves, delicious homemade treats, food trucks, coffee, and more! Visit dejavunursery.com/the-peddlers-fair for more information.

Paradise Community Village Rebuild Completed

Established in Paradise in 2018, the Paradise Community Village was an affordable housing community completely destroyed in the Camp Fire. The Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) took on the rebuild in 2020 and has completed the construction of 36 total units on the original location of the community. This large family development is comprised of one, two and three-bedroom units, along with a new playground and community center. Original residents and Camp Fire survivors will begin moving into the units in late September. 

Town of Paradise Welcomes Members of the New Community Relations Committee

The Town of Paradise has created the Community Relations Committee, a volunteer citizens group formed to provide feedback from Paradise residents on a variety of issues that face our community during our recovery from the 2018 Camp Fire. Committee members are:

Jenna Murray-Johnson, Cynthia Harvey, Vicki Taylor, Jackie Fullerton, Joule Charney, Kathleen Mclane, Heidi Eilick, Dorothy Chinnock (Dottie), Phyllis Parent, Jim Clarkson, Robert Jensen, Ann Martin, Pete Samuel, Donna Buzzard. The group meets monthly at Town Hall. Welcome!


RESOURCES

Home Builders Resource Connection Online Plan Room

The Rebuild Paradise Foundation (RPF) and Valley Contractors Exchange (VCE) have partnered to launch Home Builders Resource Connection Online Plan Room! This FREE tool is intended to connect the dots between those looking to rebuild after the devastating fires Butte County has experienced in 2018 and 2020 and contractors that can perform this work. To learn more about the Online Plan Room, please visit https://vceonline.com/HBRC/ or contact VCE at (530) 343-1981.

 

Shop Local Online! Paradise Ridge Marketplace Available

The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce has provided the Paradise Ridge Marketplace to keep your shopping local. Purchase some of your favorite Ridge items, such as Ridge Rising apparel and other fun member products. New items are added frequently. Learn more at www.ShopParadiseRidge.com.  

Funding Options for Those Rebuilding after the Camp Fire

  1. NEW – Grants Up to $200,000 Available for those Rebuilding after the Camp Fire

    The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) recently announced the Disaster Housing Assistance Survey for survivors of the 2018 wildfire disasters is now open. Homes damaged or destroyed by the Camp Fire may be eligible for up to $200,000; and low- to moderate-income households will receive priority.

    If you are a disaster survivor and wish to see if you qualify for the ReCoverCA Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program (OOR Program), start by taking the 2018 Disaster Housing Assistance survey available at https://recover.hcd.ca.gov/.  If you need assistance with the survey, contact Butte County OOR Case Managers Brittney Murray or Glen Johnson at (916) 202-1764.

  2. Up to $150,000 in low-interest, deferred Loans for homeowners (can be used even if insurance funds and/or FEMA funds have been spent)

    The Town of Paradise offers deferred, low-interest loans to low and moderate income households rebuilding after the Camp Fire. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, click here or call the Town’s Housing Department at (530) 872-6291 x122. We are happy to answer any questions you might have. 

Town Hall and the Building Resiliency Center Open to the Public 

Town Hall and the Building Resiliency Center (BRC), both on Skyway are open to the public. Town Hall and Town Meetings are open to the public with limited seating and social distancing procedures in place. The BRC is accepting walk-ins and individuals are requested to ring the bell located by the front doors to enter. This will ensure social distancing requirements can be met.

The Town is also available by phone. 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     

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 plans, 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.