Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 3-24-21

Current Statistics:

BUILDING UPDATES

Single Family Homes

1,575 Building Permit Applications Received

1,424 Building Permits issued

702  Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Units

301 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received

291 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued

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

GOVERNMENT HAZARD TREE REMOVAL UPDATE (AS OF March 23, 2021)

Paradise

37,617 Hazardous Trees Marked*

17,442 Trees Felled

46% Complete

Butte County

51,434 Hazardous Trees Marked*

20,564 Trees Felled

40% Complete

*Enrolled properties are still being assessed.

If you are enrolled in the Government Hazard Tree Program and have questions about your property, please call 530.767.7011 or 530.767.7012

If you are enrolled in the Private Program and your property has not been cleared, or you have not enrolled in any program, call the Tree Advocates at 530.872.6291 x162 or 163.


PARADISE 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! This week we’re focusing on Paradise Airport. Paradise Airport is your personal gateway to the skies. This special use airport is home to the Birds of Paradise flying club, offers rental space for meetings or events, and aircraft sales. Additionally, you too can become a pilot through their lessons, or rent a vintage aircraft!

This 3017’ runway is located at 4405 Airport Road, Paradise 95969. For information, contact (530) 421-2289 or visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/ParadiseAirport.

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

Broadband Feasibility Study

Paradise’s Broadband Feasibility Study was presented to Town Council by the Geographical Information Center (GIC) at Chico State Enterprises. The Study examines the demand and viability of installing high-speed broadband infrastructure within the Town. The Council accepted and authorized staff to move forward on a Request for Information (RFI) to gage private sector interest in the project. This study was funded in part by the Butte Strong Fund. Read the Paradise Broadband Feasibility Study here.

 

Take the Disaster Housing Assistance Survey for Eligible Homeowners

ReCoverCA wants to help eligible homeowners repair or rebuild their homes affected by the Camp Fire. The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is pleased to announce the availability of the 2018 Disaster Housing Assistance Survey for victims of the 2018 wildfire disasters. If you or someone you know is interested in rebuilding a single-family home or replacing a manufactured home as a result of a 2017 or 2018 qualifying disaster, ReCoverCA may be able to help.

To see if you qualify to participate in the ReCoverCA Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program, please take the 2018 Disaster Housing Assistance survey.

 

Paradise Sign Rebuild Permit Approved

The Skyway “Welcome to Paradise” sign is one step closer to coming back, with a permit approved to rebuild. The RFP is now out and available for those who are interested in working on the project and can learn more at the “Welcome to Paradise Signs” Facebook page.

 

Butte County Fire Safe Council Brings Grazing to the Ridge for Fire Safety

Goats began grazing for fuels reduction on March 3rd, 2021 along the West Branch in Paradise to improve forest health and wildfire safety for homeowners and landowners. The work is being conducted through the Butte County Fire Safe Council (BCFSC), a local non-profit organization.

The grazing being conducted in Paradise is actively being managed by the BCFSC as a fuels reduction and restoration project post Camp Fire. The grazing is being implemented using a local herder that utilizes goats and sheep to reduce hazardous regrowing vegetation that poses a threat in future fires and prepares the project area for replanting of trees in the Spring of 2021.

The herds will be used to remove hazardous fuels on the East side of the Town of Paradise along Mountain View Dr and adjacent to Shay Lane stretching 1.15 miles, 100ft wide.

As community members in Paradise rebuild and recover from the Camp Fire, grazing operations such as these will help protect them from the threat of future fires. These efforts utilizing grazing coincide with various restoration and fuels reduction projects the Butte County Fire Safe Council is conducting throughout Magalia, and the Camp Fire footprint. Funding for these projects provided by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as part of the California Climate Investments Program, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, and My Sierra Woods.

For more information, contact the Butte County Fire Safe Council.

 

Launch of the 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.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 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!

Sewer Regionalization Project Advisory Committee Meeting in April

Please join us at the April 12th meeting at 1pm. This will be a virtual meeting with more information to come.

 

PG&E Assistance at the Building Resiliency Center: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

PG&E representatives will be on site to answer questions and provide assistance to residents at the Building Resiliency Center (BRC) on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please watch paradisesewer.com for more information.

Daffodils Across the Ridge

From Bille Park to the library, Terry Ashe Recreation Center to Aquatic Park, and many homes in between, daffodils are once again rising from their winter sleep to spread hope and happiness across the Ridge. So where did they all come from? Read more about the lady behind the bulbs: Jayne Engel, and her vision for a town covered in hope and daffodils on the Make It Paradise Community Blog.


COMMUNITY EVENTS

Easter Event Hosted by Paradise Recreation and Park District

Paradise Recreation and Park District (PRPD) invites the community to join them on Saturday, March 27th from 9am to 11am for a scavenger hunt and bunny meet-and-greet at Terry Ashe Recreation Center. Face mask and social distancing will be required. Join in the Easter fun and learn more on PRPD’s website and Facebook.

Gold Nugget Days Last Weekend in April 2021

Save the date for traditional activities celebrating the Gold Nugget Days in the Town of Paradise, currently scheduled for the end of April 2021. Stay tuned for more details from the Gold Nugget Museum.  


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.