Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 10-21-20

Upcoming Deadlines

October 30, 2020    Deadline to enroll in Private Hazard Tree Removal Program

December 4, 2020  Private Program “Cut by” Deadline.  By this date, property owners must cut their hazardous trees and remove them from their property. In the Town, properties must also be certified clear of trees by this date

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Meetings

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 6pm      

Community Information Meeting

Focus: Long Term Recovery Plan Progress

Attend: Virtually or in-person at 6491 Clark Road


Current Statistics:

Single Family Homes

1,297 Building Permit Applications Received

1,158 Building Permits issued

416  Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Units

265 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received

216 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued

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


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Enrollment in the Private Hazard Tree Removal Program ends on October 30th

Deadlines are approaching for hazardous tree removal! If you haven’t enrolled in any program and you wish to remove your hazardous trees yourself, please contact certified arborists to ensure they can remove your trees before December 4th – the deadline for assessing, marking, cutting, and removing trees from your property. Properties in the Town of Paradise also need to be certified clear of hazardous trees through a compliance inspection or signed Inspection Access Form by this date in the Private Program. If you are able to contract with an arborist in time, please enroll in the Private Program by October 30th by calling the Tree ROE Center at 530.552.3030. Or, enrollment in the Government Hazard Tree Removal is still open. Visit buttecountyrecovers.org for more information.

Potential PSPS Event to Start Thursday, October 22nd

The Town of Paradise has been notified of a potential Public Safety Power Shutdown (PSPS) expected to start on Thursday, October 22nd. The Town will be deploying 16 generators to keep traffic signals operating at intersections. Residents are advised to remain cautious when driving through areas affected by the PSPS. Any signal without power is to be treated as a 4-way stop.

Early Warning System Survey Results and Contract Established

Progress on the Early Warning System for the Town of Paradise continues this week after Paradise Town Council contracted with Genasys Inc. for system design and scoping. Aspects of a proposed system being considered include a siren with multiple tones and voice capability, cell phone alert compatibility and re-establishing a connection to the Town’s AM Radio Station.

Earlier this month, the Town of Paradise offered a survey for residents to express their priorities for an Early Warning System. 89% of those surveyed said an Early Warning System would make them feel safer living in Paradise, and 80% of respondents indicated they would prefer a siren which also included a voice message with emergency information. Nearly all those surveyed preferred a system which would alert them via cell phone in addition to a siren.


What’s New:

  • Assessments are Underway in the Government Hazard Tree Removal Program. Step 1 in the Government Hazard Tree Removal Program has begun. Arcadis and their subcontractors MGE and Davey – the certified arborists contracted for assessments in the Government Program – are on private property with ROEs in place assessing and marking trees for removal. As trees are assessed and marked, they are entered into a database to be tracked through the removal process. Tree removal will begin when tree-felling contracts are finalized under the Government Hazard Tree Removal Program. If you have questions about markings on your trees, please call the Tree Advocates at the Town of Paradise and we can share some common markings from the various tree removal programs now underway. Tree Advocates can be reached at 530.872.6291 x 162 or 163 or trees@townofparadise.com.

  • Two Paradise Volunteers Honored for Helping Vietnam Veterans

    Trina Teibel and Corena Dixon were presented the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America(AVVA) National Cathy Keister Award “for selfless dedication in assisting Paradise Camp Fire survivors.” Many hours helping were put in by both. An acknowledgment was held at the Building Resiliency Center in Paradise.

  • Paradise Recreation and Park District Dream Park Design Planning

    Join Paradise Recreation and Park District (PRPD) in planning for the Noble Park on Thursday, October 22nd at 4pm on the corner of Pentz and Merrill Road. PRPD is seeking public input on the design of the new park and suggestions for how to make improvements to the initial design

  • Camp Fire Remembrance. Please join us the weekend of Saturday, November 7th and Sunday, November 8th for a variation of remembrance events in Paradise. More details to follow. 

  • Déjà Vu Garden’s 4th Annual Peddler’s/Artisan Faire

    Déjà vu – Gardens Galore Nursery is holding their 4th Annual Peddler’s/Artisan Fair this Saturday, October 24th. Local artisans with handmade gift items will be available from 9am to 5pm at their location, 5424 Foster Road, Paradise. Learn more on the Déjà Vu Nursery Facebook page.

  • Progress is being made on Hope Plaza with construction drawings anticipated to

    be complete by the end of the year. Fundraising for this project continues. For more information please visit www.hopeplazaparadise.com.

  • “Tree Window” to Assist Resident Now Open at Town Hall

    The Town has opened a “tree window” at Town Hall to assist the public with hazard tree removal questions. Haven’t enrolled in a program yet and have questions? Stop by! It’s staffed by the Town’s Tree Advocates and is open M-Th from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and closed for lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

  • Government Hazard Tree Removal Update: The Government Hazard Tree Removal Program is currently in the field assessing properties for hazardous trees (see attached flyer for details). The tree felling has not yet begun as CalRecycle works through the contracting process. The Town of Paradise will update property owners on the status of tree felling under Government Program as information becomes available from the State.

    Download your ROE or inspection Access form here.  You can mail the form to PO Box 3390   Chico, CA 95927-3390 or email to TreeROE@buttecounty.net.  For questions, call the Tree ROE Information line at (530) 552-3030.

    Tree Questions? Do you own property in Paradise and haven’t yet enrolled in one of the Hazard Tree Removal Programs? Call or email our Town of Paradise Tree Advocates: 530.872.6291 x162 and x163 or email trees@townofparadise.com

  • Are you a new property owner in Paradise?

    Congratulations on purchasing property in the Town of Paradise! If you are rebuilding, 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.

  •   The Building Resiliency Center (BRC) Continues to Be Open.  The BRC continues to maintain operations during the COVID-19 pandemic to assist those seeking to rebuild.  The Center is open by appointment only and masks are required. Appointments for permitting, building questions, inspections, planning and septic are available same day or next day.  The Rebuild Advocates are available to answer any questions you may have. Please call 530.872.6291 x411 to make an in-person (depending on COVID status) or phone appointment today!

  • 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.