Wed. Mar. 18th 6:30-9:00pm
PID Regular Meeting
PID Board Room
Location: 6332 Clark Road
Tues, Mar. 10th 6:00 pm
Town Council Meeting
Location: 5555 Skyway
Sat. Mar. 14th 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Solving Reconstruction Pricing Disputes
St. John’s the Evangelist Episcopal Church
Location: 2341 Floral Ave Chico, Ca
Mon. Mar. 16th 7:30 am-9:30 pm
Business Preparedness Workshop
Paradise Chamber of Commerce
Location: 6161 Clark Road #1 Paradise
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
834 Building Permit Applications Received
645 Building Permits issued
68 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)
Do you have hazard trees that need to be removed? Do you have insurance, but it doesn’t cover the number of trees you need to be removed? You may be able to leverage your insurance to take out trees with the State Hazard Tree Removal Program. Nearly all roads in the Town of Paradise are eligible for the program. For more information visit www.makeitparadise.org or www.buttecountyrecovers.org.
United Policyholders answered questions about insurance and tree removal at our Community Meeting on Tuesday, March 3rd. You can watch the meeting online https://www.facebook.com/townofparadise/videos/651848522247446/
News This Week
Paradise Irrigation District has completed testing service lines to all standing structures in the town for possible water contamination and is expecting to finish repairs by the end of spring. The completion of the testing marks a milestone in our recovery after the Camp Fire.
On Friday, Achieve Charter School celebrated its recognition as a 2020 California Distinguished School. The award recognizes schools that close the “achievement gap” between its high-income students and its low-income students. Congrats Achieve Charter School, we are proud of you!
Hazard trees that, at twice their height, could fall on a public or private road are required to be removed. Property owners may enter the Government Tree Program to have the trees removed by the State at no out-of-pocket cost. 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 the Building Resiliency Center at 6295 Skyway in Paradise.
The Butte Strong Fund announced it is accepting inquiries from organizations seeking funding for community development projects in the Camp Fire burn area. Two funding cycles are planned in 2020. The first deadline to make a grant inquiry is March 15. The second and final grant inquiry deadline is Aug. 15. Only applications made via buttestrongfund.org will be considered. Examples of potential projects could include museums, community centers, historic landmarks, gathering spaces and projects that inspire hope or are central to recovery. For information on eligibility and selection criteria, and how to apply, please go to http://buttestrongfund.org/apply-for-funding.
Insurance Info: If you were unable to join the January Solving Reconstruction Pricing Disputes clinic, we invite you to RSVP and join us for a repeat of this event. During this hands-on clinic you will:
Correct your insurance company’s estimate to accurately reflect what you lost
Learn how to obtain a dwelling estimate that is helpful in resolving your claim
Reconcile your insurance company estimate with your contractor’s estimate
Have your reconstruction questions answered and find needed resources.
Please note: This is a hands-on event. Once you’ve registered, we’ll let you know what documents you’ll need to bring. UP staff and credentialed volunteers will be on hand to guide you through the paperwork and answer questions.RSVP at email@example.com
The Butte Strong Fund committee announced that it has approved several grants in the past month, including tree removal. A $50,000 grant will help Paradise Alliance Church with a new service that will help residents who don’t qualify for the government program to remove trees and provide defensible space on their property. The program will partner with the Fuels Reduction Assistance Program.
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.
Housing Urgency Ordinance: After the fire, Paradise Town Council passed an urgency ordinance which allowed displaced residents to temporarily live on their property in an RV. This urgency ordinance expires on December 31, 2020. That means starting January 1, 2021, you must have an active building permit to live on your property in an RV.
Business’s Opening Soon:
Elements of Health Ribbon Cutting: Thursday, Mar. 5th, 5:30-7:00 pm
Location: 6407 Skyway Paradise, Ca 95969
MTB Construction Ribbon Cutting: Thursday, Mar. 12th, 5:30-7:00 pm
Location: 5610 Skyway Paradise, Ca