Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 12-16-20

Current Statistics:

Single Family Homes

1,401 Building Permit Applications Received

1,239 Building Permits issued

532  Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Units

289 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received

234 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued

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


Upcoming Deadlines

December 31, 2020: Government Program Enrollment deadline. The Government Program has started removing trees as of Nov. 17, 2020.

Feb. 1, 2021 : Private Program “Cut by” Deadline for property owners who have contracted with a tree contractor.

Holiday Events

Fri. and Sat. nights              Holiday Drive-In Nights

In December                       Location:  St. Thomas Moore Parking lot, 767 Elliott Rd.


BUSINESS UPDATE

Over the last year, Paradise has been fortunate to welcome new and returning businesses to our community.   Recently, Déjà vu Nursery, Tractor Supply Co. and Joy Lynn’s Candies are a few of the more recent additions to Paradise.  The Town has seen interest increase from businesses looking to open in Paradise to serve our community as we recover, and the Town is doing everything we can to support them in their efforts.  In order to support our business owners through the process, Town Staff meets with prospective businesses to walk them through the permitting and opening process to ensure a smooth experience.  If you are thinking about opening a business in Paradise, please reach out to our business liaison Colette Curtis at (530) 872-6291 x112 or ccurtis@townofparadise.com to schedule a business development meeting. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Update on a Few Long-Term Recovery Plan Projects

Our recovery after the Camp Fire continues with our community rising above challenges and celebrating successes. Below provides an update on the Early warning System implementation and the Reseeding Program Plan coming soon. 

  •   Early Warning System: With the advanced assistance plan completed and approved, the Town is submitting a grant application through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) by the end of the year. Pending approval, construction is estimated to move forward in 2021.

  •   Reseeding Program Plan: After an Advanced Assistance HMGP grant approval, the Town will be welcoming proposals in early 2021 from contractors to evaluate and establish next steps for reseeding after tree removal and educating the community on vegetation opportunities. Once a contractor has been established, we anticipate community input and education opportunities throughout 2021. Upon completion of the plan, the Town will seek funding to implement in 2022/2024.

  • Broadband Services: We anticipate our Broadband Feasibility Study to be completed and presented in early 2021. This will answer questions about the possibilities we have for a broadband community and what implementation would look like. In the coming years, we will have a focus on establishing implementation opportunities.


What’s New:

Shop Local for the Holidays

Visit the Paradise Chamber of Commerce website or social media pages to see a full list of local businesses. View their holiday shopping list that highlights great opportunities to support our community while celebrating the holidays. Learn more at www.paradisechamber.com. Help rebuild our community by keeping your shopping dollars local.

Home Builders Resource Virtual Connection

An opportunity to connect rebuilders with the trades and resources needed to build in the Paradise community is once again taking place, with a virtual change. Companies will become accessible through a 2-minute video shared with community members who attend. A formal launch will be coming soon. 

Grant Funds and Low Interest Loans Available for Rebuilding

From the Town of Paradise

From Rebuild Paradise

  • Use their mapping tools to coordinate your surveys with neighbors to save money.

  • Apply for the Missing Middle Grant – save up to $5,000!

  • Apply for the Septic Infrastructure Grant – save up to $7,500!

  • Build a home from the Residential Floor Plan Library – save months of time in planning and save money on design costs + fees in permitting.

  • For more information visit https://www.rebuildparadise.org/

Holiday Drive-in Movies with Paradise Recreation and Parks District (PRPD)

Paradise Recreation and Park District (PRPD) is bringing holiday cheer to Paradise! Celebrate the season at the PRPD Holiday Drive-In Theater. Visit https://www.paradiseprpd.com/holiday-drive-in-movies for more information.

Government Hazard Tree Removal Program Deadline December 31st.

The Government Hazard Tree Removal Program has begun removing trees, marking the next phase of recovery for Paradise after the Camp Fire. The Government Program is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and administered by the State of California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and CalRecycle and is the first of its kind where trees on private property can be removed through a FEMA funded program. The Government Program has set a deadline to enroll of December 31, 2020.

Property owners in the Camp Fire footprint must remove hazardous trees on their property. To sign up for the Government Program, contact the Tree ROE Center or the Paradise Tree Advocates.

Tree ROE Center:

Telephone: 530.552.3030

Email: treeroe@buttecounty.net

Mail: Butte County, Attn: Hazard Tree Removal, PO Box 3390, Chico, CA, 95927-3390

 

The Town of Paradise Tree Advocates can provide personal assistance through this process, if you are enrolled in the Private Program, the Government Program, or don’t know where to start. Tree Advocates can be reached at trees@townofparadise.com or by calling 530.872.6291 x 162 or 163.

 

 Town Hall and the Building Resiliency Center Open by Appointment.

Due to the change to the purple Tier in Butte County, Town Hall and the BRC are open by appointment only. 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

 

Are you a new property owner in Paradise?

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

    

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.