Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 10-7-20

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


Current Statistics:

Single Family Homes

1,265 Building Permit Applications Received

1,120 Building Permits issued

390   Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Units

261 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received

216 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued

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


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Paradise Announces $77 Million in Roadway Rehabilitation Funding Utilizing a $24,500 grant from the North Valley Community Foundation’s Butte Strong Fund immediately following the Camp Fire, the Town announced on Tuesday that they have secured $77.3 million in federal roadway rehabilitation funding from both FHWA and FEMA. This funding will be used for road restoration projects on all of the Town’s roadway network. To learn more about the project details please watch the Youtube video here

LAST FEW DAYS TO PARTICIPATE! Early Warning System Survey

The Town of Paradise is asking for resident input on an early warning system through a survey released this week. An early warning system was identified as a Tier 1 priority in the Long Term Recovery Plan developed after the Camp Fire. FEMA (in partnership with Cal OES) awarded a Hazard Mitigation Grant to the Town for the initial planning and design of an early warning system. Your input is requested to find out how past, current and future residents envision an early alert/warning system, what they expect from a system, and where they generally receive information. The survey takes approximately 3 minutes to complete. Please take the survey Makeitparadise.org.


What’s New:

  • Applications Now Accepted For the Septic Infrastructure Grant Program. The Rebuild Paradise Foundation has opened up the application period as of October 1st. This grant is designed to help reduce pre-construction cost for low income to middle income households who want to rebuild in the Camp Fire footprint. The targeted grant will be awarded as payment upon qualification for septic-related repairs or replacement. Please visit RebuildParadise.org for details and an application.

  • “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

  • Resources for Those Affected by North Complex Fire

    If you or a loved one are currently impacted by the North Complex Fire, resources are available. In Butte/Glenn Counties, please call 2-1-1.  Outside Butte/Glenn Counties call toll free: 1-866-916-3566 or text zip code to 898-211

  •   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.