Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 2-2-22

CURRENT STATISTICS

BUILDING UPDATES

Single Family Homes in Development

2,108 Building Permit Applications Received

  • 1,471 Stick Built / 637 Manufactured

1,938 Building Permits issued

1,206 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Homes in Development

483 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received

369 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued

250  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 are highlighting S&S Floor Covering. Dedicated to the rebuild, S&S Floor Covering operated out of a car until relocating to 204 Pearson Road in Paradise. Offering floor covering, carpets, laminates, lvp, vinyl, hardwood window coverings and professional, licensed installation, this family-owned business has an established and excellent reputation for fair prices, high-quality workmanship and dependable service. Contact S&S at (530) 413-9850 or online in ParadiseChamber.com’s business directory.

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.


WHAT’S NEW?

Camp Fire Debris Removal Insurance Recovery

If you participated in the Government Sponsored Debris Removal Program for the 2018 Camp Fire, you may have recently received a letter detailing the full cost of cleanup. If you had insurance at the time of the fire, Butte County’s Camp Fire Insurance Recovery Manager, Tetra Tech, will be working with property owners and insurance companies to help determine how much needs to be paid to the County for the cleanup. 

For property owners who already received insurance proceeds from their insurer related to the debris removal, Tetra Tech will work with you to identify any out-of-pocket costs incurred by property owners and any payments that may need to be made to the County. Property owners will not be responsible for any costs outside the available insurance coverage from their insurance policy.

Find more information here and contact Tetra Tech for additional information by emailing ButteCountyInsurance@tetratech.com or calling (530) 693-3203.

Umpires Needed for Paradise Little League

Do you love baseball? Do you love kids? Do you love Paradise? Then Paradise Little League needs you! Now accepting applications for volunteer and paid umpires for the 2022 season. Opportunities to umpire in neighboring leagues also. Open to ages 14+, training provided. Email paradiselittleleagued47@gmail.com for an application or more information.

Sol Sanctuary Offering Free Healing Events for Fire Survivors

Supported by the North Valley Community Foundation & Butte Strong Fund, Sol Sanctuary is offering a variety of free events every month, including Talk and walk on Paradise Memorial Trail, Barn Angel Program, Mediations, and Habit Discussions. Visit the Sol Sanctuary website for more information.

Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce Business Report

If you are a business on the Ridge, the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce is working for you–whether you are a member or not! Read the digital report here, featuring Chamber highlights from 2021 and successes of businesses on the Ridge.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Paradise Town Council Meeting, February 8

The regular meeting for Paradise Town Council is held the 2nd Tuesday of every month. View the link to the agenda at the Town of Paradise website, and view online or attend in person (limited capacity).

Rotary Club of Paradise Crab Feed 2022, February 12

Support the rebuild of Paradise by joining the community at the Rotary Club Crab Feed fundraiser! The event will be held at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Paradise on Saturday, February 12. Enjoy a live band, an auction, and a full bar from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The dinner will consist of crab, shrimp, and Tri-tip and dessert will be provided. Tickets cost $85. Click here for more information and ticket sales.

Software, IT, and Electronics Job Fair, February 16

Looking to find some eager students to advertise your job or internship opportunities to? Chico State is holding a job fair in the Bell Memorial Union on campus for Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Business Information Systems majors. Meet students face to face from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for more information and registration.

Good Country Dinner and Dance, February 18

Join a night of dinner and dancing while listening to the live performance of the Good Country Band! This event is on February 18 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 5738 Pentz Rd. Come dressed up in the theme of a SOCK HOP. The dinner is free, but a donation is greatly appreciated! For more information, call Teri Day at (530) 877-9923.

Spotlight on Color: Paradise Art Center, Now through February 19

Come check out “Spotlight on Color,” a Wheeler gallery show at the Paradise Art Center. The gallery is available to view on Monday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. beginning on January 8 until February 19. For more information, click here.

Inspire Presents: Grand Hotel, February 25-27

Inspire School of Arts and Sciences presents the Grand Hotel featuring an intriguing musical about a group of eccentric hotel guests and staff during the roaring 20s. This performance will draw you in with singing and dancing numbers, alongside a live orchestra and an intricate stage design. This performance will take place at the Paradise Performing Arts Center and the showtimes are Friday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. Friday night tickets cost $50 for a special opening night fundraiser that includes prizes, an auction, a photobooth, treats, and beverages. Saturday and Sunday ticket prices include $20 for premium reservation, $16 for general reservation, $12 for students and alumni, and $10 for children under 13 and current students. Click here for more information and ticket sales.

Gold Nugget Museum – Butte County Museum Weekend, February 26-27

Check out a sneak peak of the Gold Nugget Museum plans during Butte County Museum Weekend. Enjoy exhibit previews, family activities, membership sales, and refreshments on February 26 & 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. Email collections@gnmuseum.art for more information.


PARTNER UPDATES

Rebuild Paradise Foundation Update

Reflecting on 2021, the Rebuild Paradise Foundation was honored to be able to come alongside and financially support those rebuilding on the Ridge, giving over 1.2 million dollars in both our Missing Middle and Septic grants. Both of those grants are still available until funds run out. Their Master Floor plan library has also been a huge success with 11 unique plans available and the 12th being added early this year. 

The foundation is also excited to welcome new Executive Director, Jen Goodlin, to the team.  Charles Brooks, who founded the organization, has now moved to a board role and continues to support the Foundation, the Ridge community, and is enjoying his newly rebuilt home with his family. Jen, who grew up in Paradise, moved back to Paradise in early 2020 to support the rebuild efforts of the community.  For more information visit www.rebuildparadise.org

 

Paradise Irrigation District Update

Over the next year, PID will complete meter installation for all water users in the Town of Paradise. Once your meter is installed, PID will send you a letter by U.S. mail specific to your property’s billing. The letter will be on blue paper, so you’ll be able to distinguish it from other correspondence. Information will include:

  • The starting date of your first two-month metering period.

  • The month you can expect your first bill.

  • Your estimated increase in your bi-monthly bill, based on actual meter reads. 

 

Current PID statistics:

  • Total Customers: 8,790

  • Active customers: 4,036

  • Properties with cleared water: 3806

 

View the interactive PID water quality assurance sampling map here. Learn more about meters and billing here, or for more information, call (530) 877-4971 or visit PID at 6332 Clark Road, Paradise CA 95969.


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 their website here, or email CHIPgeneral@chiphousing.org.

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 the VCE website 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 here.  

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 the Recover CA website. 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 the Rebuild Paradise website.

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.