Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 11-4-20

Upcoming Deadlines

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

1,317 Building Permit Applications Received

1,190 Building Permits issued

440  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

Daffodil Adopted as Official Town Flower

At a Special Council Meeting held on November 2nd, Paradise Town Council voted unanimously to adopt the daffodil as the official flower of the Town of Paradise. Daffodils symbolize hope and new beginnings and have been part of the Paradise landscape for years.  In 2008, Jayne Locas and the Beautification Committee of the Paradise Garden Club brought the idea of blanketing the Town with daffodils to Paradise. Over 100,000 bulbs have been planted since then, believing “to plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” to represent hope after fires. The Council agreed that this flower would represent our community well and the efforts taking place to forge ahead. 

Private Program for Hazardous Trees “Cut By” December 4th

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.

Community Information Meeting on Thursday, November 5th at 6PM

The Town is committed to keeping its citizens informed. Attend this meeting in-person or virtually. With proper COVID-19 safety precautions, the first 100 attendees may join the meeting in-person at the Paradise Alliance Church: 6491 Clark Road. Learn more at www.makeitparadise.org.


What’s New:

  • Tractor Supply Grand Opening

    Paradise Tractor Supply opened on October 31st, with a grand opening ceremony. It is located at 6600 Clark Road in the old Kmart building and can provide many options for rebuilding supplies, feed for animals and more.

  •   Veteran’s Day Parade of Flags Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers needed to place flags in Paradise on Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, November 11th.

    Morning crew (Flag Posting Team): meet at the shipping container at the old Elks Lodge locations (110 Elk Lane, off Clark) at 6:00 AM.

    Afternoon crew (Flag Retreat Team): meet at the corner of Neal and Skyway at 4:30 PM. Bring a truck and a friend!

  •   Ridge Wellness Project

    Drive-thru event located at Paradise Community Park on Black Olive Drive on Sunday, November 8th from 10 AM to 4 PM. Drop off a letter or drawing into the Wellness Well and fill it with your recovery stories. Letters and drawings are being compiled to make a book for the Ridge community by Jess Mercer.

  • Meriam Park event for Camp Fire Remembrance: Tickets for the drive-in showing of “Joy Will Find a Way” are free, but you must reserve your space ahead of time. Visit www.meriampark.com, and click on Events to reserve your tickets for the show.

    For more information on all remembrance events, visit www.paradisechamber.com.

     

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Camp Fire Remembrance

    Please join us the weekend of Saturday, November 7th and Sunday, November 8th for remembrance events in Paradise. For more information visit http://www.paradisechamber.com/events/calendar/.

    • November 6th:

      Paradise Revival Festival

    • November 7th:

      Paradise Revival Festival

      Oak and Native Tree Giveaway

    • November 8th:

      A Time to Reflect at 11:08am

      The Hope of Daffodils Art Show

      Ridge Wellness Project

      Joy Will Find a Way Film at Meriam Park

  • 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.