Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 10-23-2019

Events: 

Thursdays  6 – 8:00 pm       

Paradise Community Dinner

Paradise Alliance Church

Location: 6491 Clark Rd

Fri. Oct. 25th & Sat. Oct. 26th

Love Paradise Make a Difference Day

Location:  Paradise Community Park

Tues. Nov. 5th, 6 – 8 pm

Paradise Community Information Meeting

Paradise Alliance Church

Location: 6491 Clark Rd

Fri. Nov. 8th, 10:30-11:30 am

Phoenix Key Project Tribute Reveal

Location: 6295 Skyway Paradise, Ca

Fri. Nov. 8th, 11:05-11:10 am

86 Seconds of United Silence

Fri. Nov. 8th, 12:00 pm

Ground Breaking of Hope Plaza

Location: 6491 Skyway

Fri. Nov. 8th, 2:30 pm

World Kitchen will host a free community meal at Paradise Alliance Church

6491 Clark Rd.

Fri. Nov. 8th, 6 pm

Paradise Camp Fire Commemoration Ceremony  

Paradise Alliance Church

6491 Clark Rd. 

Fri. Nov. 9th, 11:30 am – 4 pm

Adventist Health Feather River Camp Fire Remembrance Event

 Location: Hospital Campus

Sun. Nov. 10th, 3 – 8 pm

Camp Fire Art Display

Paradise Performing Arts Center

Location: 777 Nunneley Road

Tues. Nov. 12th, 6 – 10 pm

Paradise Town Council Meeting

Town Hall

Location: 5555 Skyway Paradise, Ca

CURRENT STATISTICS:

646 Water Advisories lifted

429   Building Permit Applications Received:  

286 issued / 143 in plan review

180 Businesses Open on the Ridge

9 Homes rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

NEWS THIS WEEK:

  • The Butte Strong Fund’s nine-person grant selection committee on Friday approved $346,953 to help the town of Paradise open a Building Resiliency Center. With the latest grants, the North Valley Community Foundation has granted more than $24 million for community recovery via the Butte Strong Fund, Camp Fire Relief Fund, and donor-designated funds. The Building  Resiliency Center will be a one-stop-shop for residents and building professionals.  But it will mean a lot when we can finally open the doors to the BRC and welcome Camp Fire survivors.   They will finally have a place to get all their questions answered and receive personal attention. Paradise residents have been through so much this past year. It’s exciting and heartwarming to see so many pioneers begin their rebuilding journey. This could not have happened without the generous support of the NVFC and the Butte Strong Fund. We owe a debt of gratitude to everyone who has donated, rooted for us, held us in their thoughts and prayers, and who continue to support our recovery efforts.

  • It has been nearly one year since the Camp Fire, and many events are being planned for the week of November 8th.  The Town will hold several events on Friday, November 8th:

    • 10:30 am: Building Resiliency Center Ribbon Cutting – 6295 Skyway

    • 11:08 am:  85 seconds of silence for the 85 lives lost

    • 11:15 am: Unveiling of the “Key Phoenix” at Building Resiliency Center – 6295 Skyway

    • World Kitchen will host a free community meal beginning at 2:30 pm – – Paradise Alliance Church 6491 Clark Rd. 

    • 6:30 pm: Paradise Commemoration Ceremony – Paradise Alliance Church 6491 Clark Rd.  

    • While the event is free, we do ask for you to RSVP so we may plan accordingly here: http://bit.ly/2oJpcB9

  • For an entire list of Camp Fire one-year events please visit ParadiseChamber.com’s homepage and events calendar are now populated with Camp Fire Remembrance Events.

  • Ridge Lives on Remembrance and Celebration Faire

  • Make a Difference Day is this Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26th: For the last three years, the Love Paradise group has organized volunteers for days of service and beautification in the Paradise community. This year, in the aftermath of the Camp Fire, Love Paradise is back and ready to host another day of volunteering – this time to clean up our streets as we prepare to welcome our neighbors back to observe the one-year anniversary of the Camp Fire on November 8th.  

    This Friday, October 25th and Saturday, October 26th,

    Love Paradise will be holding a “Make a Difference Day” cleanup day throughout Paradise. Volunteers will be picking up trash, metal or other objects on sidewalks and along paths, clearing weeds and planting flowers. The Paradise Adventist Church, the Town of Paradise, the Paradise Garden Club, California Hope Center, the Paradise Church of Latter-Day Saints, Chico State, and Butte College, are all coming together to volunteer along with community volunteers. Join us at 8:30 am on Friday the 25th or Saturday the 26th at Paradise Community Park! For more information, or to sign up, visit loveparadise.net

  • Voting for the new “Paradise” sign has started. As a community, we were pleased to have received a number of inspiring submissions for the future Gateway to Paradise Sign. The thought, care, and passion shown by the designers is a testament to the creativity and strength of our community. Once the votes are tallied, we will make a formal announcement of the winner and progress towards plans permitting and construction. The sign committee is doing their absolute best to make sure that past and present residents of Paradise have the ability to observe the 7 designs and vote. Voting can be done through online voting here https://bit.ly/2nfSMNV. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing our sign greeting guests and residents once again. Voting ends November 1st, 2019.

  • Reminder: Tree RemovalButte County Fire Safe Council Dead and Dying Tree Removal Program: Our Tree Removal Project is focused on removing merchantable dead and dying trees over 12” in diameter that could inhibit new construction. Due to limited funding, we can only help certain landowners who meet specific qualifications within the footprint.

  • To Qualify, Landowners Must –

      • Have pulled a building permit on the property where tree removal will be conducted. 

      • The property must be within the Camp Fire footprint.

      • 70% of the dead and dying trees to be removed from the property must be conifers. Harvestable trees (Cedar, Pine, Fir) are necessary to offset the high costs of tree removal.

      • Have at least 20 harvestable trees between the property with a building permit and those directly adjacent. 

      • Be paying for reconstruction themselves. 

      • Own property directly adjacent to properties with building permits pulled.

        • Assistance from landowners receiving this announcement by contacting landowners directly adjacent to tree removal is appreciated. 

      • *This program will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to limited funding, we cannot guarantee we will be able to help all qualified landowners in need of tree removal.*

  • .Ribbon Cuttings coming:

    • Paradise Lutheran Church, 780 Luther Dr. Paradise, CA  – Oct. 24th, 2019 5-6:30 pm 

    • Aurora Ridge Homes, 5910 Clark Road, Ste G Paradise CA – Oct. 30th, 2019 5-7:00 pm

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.