Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 2-19-2020

Meetings

Wed. Feb. 19th, 6:30-9:00 pm

PID Regular Meeting

PID Boardroom 

Location: 6332 Clark Rd

Fri. Feb. 28th, 3:00-6:00 pm

Home Builders Resource Connection

Paradise Alliance Church Gym

Location: 6491 Clark Rd

Tues. Mar. 3rd, 6:00-8:00 pm

Community Information Meeting

Paradise Alliance Church

Location: 6491 Clark Rd


Events

Fri. Feb. 21st, 6:00-11:00 pm

Valley Contractors Exchange 23rd Annual Crab Feed

Chico Elks Lodge

Location: 1705 Manzanita Ave

Sat. Feb. 29th and Sun. Mar. 1st 10 am – 4 pm

Butte County Museum Weekend

Locations throughout Butte County

Various Locations

Fridays  12 – 1:30 pm           

“Fridays for Lunch” Free Lunch 

Paradise Lutheran Church

Location: 780 Luther Dr. Paradise, Ca

Thursdays  6 – 8:00 pm              

Paradise Community Dinner

Paradise Alliance Church

Location: 6491 Clark Rd 


Current Statistics

Water Updates

PID expects to complete testing to all standing homes by March 2020.


Building Updates

810  Building Permit Applications Received  

610 Building Permits issued

47 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Weekly Spotlight

New Grant Available! 

The Rebuild Paradise Foundation is offering the “Missing Middle Grants”, a grant to make rebuilding more affordable for those who may not qualify for other help based on income.  The Missing Middle Grant offers up to $4,000 to help qualified middle class and lower-middle-class residents with some pre-construction costs: up to $1,000 for survey costs, up to $2,000 for architecture/engineering fees and up to $1,000 for water-related expenses.  Find out more information and apply on the Rebuild Paradise Foundation website www.Rebuildparadise.org


News This Week

  • TREES

    • Almost every property in the Town of Paradise is required to remove hazard trees.  Property owners may enter the Government Tree Program to have the trees removed by the State at no out-of-pocket cost.  99.7% of properties are eligible for the State Program.  Enrollment in the Government Tree Program requires a Right-of Entry form. Property owners may also identify and remove hazard trees themselves but must submit an inspection form so an inspector may verify the removal of the hazard trees from the property. Property owners may also call the Tree ROE Center directly at (530) 552-3030 or submit Tree ROEs by email at TreeROE@buttecounty.net. The Tree ROE is available for download online at www.ButteCountyRecovers.org/treeremoval. ROE forms may also be picked up at the Tree ROE Center when open. The Tree ROE Center is located at:

        • Butte County Library, Paradise Branch Community Room: 5922 Clark Road, Paradise Hours: Mon.- Fri. 9 am – 5 pm

     

      • The Tree ROE Center is moving to the Building Resiliency Center(BRC)  Monday, February 24th. This will allow for ease of completion and turning in of ROE forms. No appointment is necessary to complete ROE forms, just show up and get it done! The deadline to submit Hazard Tree Removal Right-of-Entry Forms and Inspection Access Forms is this Friday, February 21st, 2020. 

  • The first annual Butte County Museum Weekend is set for Feb. 29th & Mar. 1st. The event was created to promote and celebrate history, art, and culture through Butte County’s museums and cultural centers. All participating locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, on both Saturday and Sunday, for free, so visitors can have full access to the wide range of Butte County’s cultural offerings. There will be a complimentary shuttle looping between museums in both Chico and Oroville. For more information go to www.explorebuttecounty.com/museum-weekend 

  • The Police Officer Association was granted $10,000 by Farmers Insurance to go towards new trail cameras in Paradise. These cameras will be helpful in deterring crime on properties that may be uninhabited and help provide police with the ability to be in more places at once. They hope to have the project moving ahead in March. 

  • Friday, February 21, 2020, launches the 23rd Annual Valley Contractors Exchange Crab Feed, at their new location – Manzanita Place at the Chico Elks Lodge.  A bigger space for a bigger party!! Your favorites will still be there:  All-You-Can-Eat Crab, Shelly’s Famous Clam Chowder, Snapshots Photo Booth and Cigars on the House!  Back again this year is Dog House for your musical enjoyment. Come enjoy a wonderful night! For more information, check out https://vceonline.com/events/

  • Thinking about rebuilding? Rebuild Paradise, Paradise Chamber of Commerce, Butte College, Paradise Realtors Association, Chico Builders Association, and Valley Contractors Exchange invite you to join them Friday, February 28th from 3-6 pm at the Paradise Alliance Church for the Home Builders Resource Connection. This is a special opportunity to connect with local agencies, realtors, architects, general contractors, lenders, insurance agents and more. This event is free to the public, so please come join! The address of the event is 6491 Clark Rd Paradise, Ca. 

  • Rebuild Advocates are available at the BRC to residents of the Town of Paradise and Butte County to help navigate the process of rebuilding and be on hand to help guide people through the rebuilding process. They can also help guide residents through the financial resources available to make rebuilding more affordable such as help people apply for loans and connect with contractors. You may call 530-872-6291 ext. 411 to schedule an appointment. Please reach out, they are here for you.

  • Business’s Opening Soon:

    • Foothill Lumber has reopened on the Ridge!

      • Located at 1698 Wagstaff open Mon.-Fri. 8 am – 5pm. 

    • Proframe Construction, Inc. Ribbon Cutting: Thurs. Feb. 27th, 5:30-6:30 pm

      • Location:TBA

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.