Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 12-1-21

CURRENT STATISTICS

BUILDING UPDATES

Single Family Homes in Development

2,022 Building Permit Applications Received

  • 1,399 Stick Built / 623 Manufactured

1,862 Building Permits issued

1,137 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Homes in Development

394 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received

367 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued

230  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.

This week, we’re highlighting Les Schwab Tire Center. For friendly, knowledgeable service from the northwest’s largest independent tire dealer, visit Les Schwab at 6308 Skyway in Paradise. Les Schwab specializes in tires, wheels, batteries, brakes, shocks, and alignment all delivered with professional service from your hometown tire store.

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 Colette Curtis at (530) 872-6291 x112 or email her at ccurtis@townofparadise.com to schedule an appointment.


HOLIDAY EVENTS

Paradise Alliance Church Presents Christmas Movie Special, December 3 & 17

Grab a lawn chair and blanket and come enjoy the Christmas Movie Special at the Paradise Alliance Church. On December 3 there will be a showing of Elf and on December 17 there will be a showing of Frosty the Snowman, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Santa Claus Is Coming to Town. The movies will take place in the Paradise Alliance Church gym beginning at 6:30 p.m. Call (530) 877-7069 for more information.

Paradise Holiday Preview, December 4

Take a walk through town on Saturday, December 4 and check out all of the local businesses decorated and ready for the holiday season. The participating businesses include: Attic Treasures, Bakers Birkenstock, Bobbi’s Boutique, Déjà Vu Gardens Galore, Fins, Fur & Feathers, Jeannie’s, Joy Lyn’s, Nic’s Restaurant, Paradise Art Center, Paradise Bikes, Paradise Garden Supply, Skyway Antique Mall, Treasures from Paradise, and Woodworth’s Jewelers. Call for store hours and be sure to shop local!

Countdown to Christmas, December 4

Join the community for a festive day with the family at the Terry Ashe Recreation Center! Begin the day with Santa’s Workshop Holiday Craft Faire going from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Move on over to the build-an-ornament crafting from noon to 3 p.m. Enjoy the Tiny Tots Christmas Carols beginning at 4 p.m. Don’t forget to get your picture with Santa after he arrives at 4:30 p.m. End the evening with the Christmas Tree Lighting at 6:00 p.m. followed by the Lighted Truck Parade at 6:30 p.m. For more information on this FREE event, visit www.paradisechamber.com

Truck Parade of Lights and Canned Food Drive, December 4

Come out for a truck parade of lights on Saturday, December 4 starting at 6:30 p.m. All vehicles and trucks are welcome to enter into the parade. The entry fee for the event is non-perishable canned foods. The drop-off points for the canned foods are Ace Hardware in Paradise, Smokers Paradise in Magalia, Nic’s on Skyway, or the check-in table near the front of Ace on the day of the parade. The decorated vehicles will meet in the Ace Hardware parking lot at 4:30 p.m. before they begin the route. For more information, contact Eric Hegenbart at (530) 877-8261. 

6th Annual Christmas Party for Kids on the Ridge, December 18

Bring your kids ages 2 to 12 to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Veterans Memorial Hall on December 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event will provide lunch and many fun activities for the kids including a bounce house and games. For more information, contact Lawrence St. Germain at (530) 693-5891. 

Paradise on Ice OPEN Now Through January 17

Paradise on Ice is now back through January 17! Come out for a fun day of ice skating with your family and friends. Paradise on Ice offers public skate, adult skate, lessons, private rentals, and party rooms! The ice rink will be open daily (weather permitting) and the hours are: Mon-Thurs 2:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., Friday 12 p.m.- 8 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.- 10 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m.- 8 p.m.

The ice rink is located at the Terry Ashe Recreation Center in Paradise. For more information, visit www.paradiseprpd.com/ice-rink-hours-fees


HOLIDAY PERFORMANCES

Uptown Dance Winter Showcase, December 3 & 4

Enjoy the Winter Showcase put on by Uptown Dance on Friday, December 3 at 6 p.m. or Saturday, December 4 at 2 p.m. This event will take place at the Paradise Performing Arts Center located at 777 Nunnelly Road, Paradise. For more information, contact the Uptown Dance Arts at (530) 399-0436.

Holiday in Paradise Concert, December 5

Get in the holiday spirit with a concert featuring the Paradise Community Chorus directed by Sam Gronseth and the Paradise Symphony Orchestra, directed by Dr. Lloyd Roby. This event is on Sunday, December 5 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Paradise Performing Arts Center at 777 Nunneley Road. Along with the musical numbers, enjoy ballet and other visual performances by the Ridge and nearby organizations. Admission is $15 for adults and children 12 and under are free. For more information, visit www.paradisechorus.org/

Beauty and the Beast Jr., December 10-12

Bring your family out to see The Stagecoach Youth Theater production of Beauty and the Beast JR, directed by Amber Miller. This event will take place at the Theater on the Ridge and the showtimes are December 10 & 11 at 7:30 p.m. and December 12 at 2 p.m. Purchase tickets online for $8 general admission or $10 reserved seating, or at the door for $10. Visit www.centerstageticketing.com for tickets sales and more information.

The Yule Logs Winter Wonderland Performance, December 11

Enjoy a FREE concert while you skate at the Terry Ashe Recreation Center on December 11. The Yule Logs Winter Wonderland Performance will begin at 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. This concert is free to the public, but donations are gladly accepted to keep the music and ice in Paradise. For more information, visit www.paradisechamber.com.

Northern California Ballet Presents The Nutcracker, December 17-19

From the captivating dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy to the iconic snow scene, this classical ballet set to the beloved music of Tchaikovsky continues to enthrall audiences of all ages. The ballet takes place Friday, December 17 at 7:15 p.m., Saturday, December. 18 at 2:15 p.m. & 7:15 p.m., and Sunday, December. 19, at 2:15 p.m at the Paradise Performing Arts Center. Reserved seating is $20.00. General seating is $15 for adults and $12 for 16 & under. Call (530) 990-1677 for more information.


RESOURCES

Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) Expanding Mutual Self-Help Housing Program in Paradise

If you are a lot owner in Paradise looking to rebuild OR you are interested in helping build a new home for your family in Town, you may be eligible to be a part of the new self-help housing program from CHIP. Eligible families meeting low income requirements and other criteria will appreciate affordable monthly payments, the ability to help build your own home, no down payment, and a low fixed interest rate. No construction experience necessary! To find out if you are eligible or to request an application, call (530) 891-6931 or 1-888-912-4663, visit www.chiphousing.org, or email CHIPgeneral@chiphousing.org.

Paradise Irrigation District Update

As meters are being installed throughout the district, customers will begin to be charged once again for consumption. PID will notify customers ahead of time with an example bill to show them what to expect. Customers can also download a mobile app (dropcountr) to help them monitor water usage and alert them to unexpected water use or a leak.

  • Total Customers: 8,791

  • Active customers: 3,982

  • Properties with cleared water: 3,612

  • Metered billing resumes in January of 2022

View the interactive PID water quality assurance sampling map. https://pidwater.com/water-quality

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. 

  3. Missing Middle Grant – Up to $5,000 to qualifying middle-class or lower middle-class households

    Rebuild Paradise Foundation is offering grant funding that is awarded as reimbursement for the following pre-construction costs: up to $2,000(max) for survey costs, up to $2,000(max) for architecture/engineering fees and up to $1,000(max) for water related expenses. For more information on eligibility and to apply, visit www.rebuildparadise.org.

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.