Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 3-25-2020

Meetings

No Meetings this week


Events

No Scheduled Events at this time


Current Statistics:

Building Updates

883 Building Permit Applications Received  

694 Building Permits issued

81 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)


Weekly Spotlight

Frequently Asked Question:  Is the Building Resiliency Center Open?

Answer:  Yes. The Building Resiliency Center (BRC) remains open to the public by appointment onlyPermits are being issued and inspections are being done.  Our rebuilding effort has not stalled, though we are maintaining strict social distancing to keep us all safe.  

To make an appointment or for questions call (530) 872-6291 x 411 or email rebuildquestions@townofparadise.com.  

Covid-19 Information

Butte County Public Health has established a call-in center to answer questions regarding COVID-19.  The call center is staffed 8 AM-5 PM, 7 days a week.  Members of the public with questions are encouraged to call 530.552.3050

For general information on COVID-19, please visit Buttecounty.net

Town Hall

Paradise Town Hall is currently closed to the public. Services will continue to be available by phone or email. 

General 530-872-6291 ext. 102

Building Resiliency Center 530-872-6291 ext. 411

Finance 530-872-6291 ext. 121

Code Enforcement 530-872-6291 ext. 124

Housing Loans 530-872-6291 ext. 122

Building Resiliency Center

The Building Resiliency Center is currently open by appointment only. We ask that you only bring necessary individuals with you during your appointment. Please practice social distancing with guests and building staff.  Thank you.

The Tree ROE Center located at the Building Resiliency Center is suspending operations due to COVID-19.  Tree ROEs and Inspection Access Forms can be turned in via email at TreeROE@buttecounty.net  or by mail addressed to 205 Mira Loma Dr., Ste 50, Oroville, CA 95965.  


News This Week

  • Postponed Events:

    • Gold Nugget Days – postponed indefinitely

    • Paradise Chocolate Festival – rescheduled for Saturday, September 12th

  • Adventist Health opens an immediate care clinic in Paradise on Saturday. The clinic expands medical services on the Ridge, which has been without a hospital or emergency room since the Camp Fire and comes at a time when strains on the system are mounting because of the outbreak of COVID-19. It will be located at the Feather River Health Center at 5125 Skyway and is open seven days a week. Public health officials have recommended calling in advance. The clinic is not an emergency room and is not designed to handle major trauma, but rather to expand services at the Feather River Health Center

  • Local Emergency Declared: On Monday, March 23rd Paradise Town Council declared a local emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This action makes the Town of Paradise eligible to apply for funding needed to respond to this event.

  • The April Community Information Meeting will be postponed until further notice. We want to keep our community as healthy and safe as possible. 

  • Paradise Unified School District has informed parents that all on-campus classes are canceled until April 20th.  Superintendent Tom Taylor said that following Gov. Newsom’s press conference and after much deliberation with all Butte County Superintendents, the recommendation has been made by the Butte County Office of Education to have no student contact days through April 20, 2020.

  • The Town of Paradise is hiring! Positions we are looking to fill include Building/Onsite Permit Technician I/II and Administrative Assistant. If you are interested in applying, or for more information, please visit the Towns website at https://www.townofparadise.com/index.php/jobs

  •  Many private roads in the Camp Fire area are eligible for public assistance funding to remove Hazardous Trees through the State Hazard Tree Removal Program. The Paradise Town Council and the Butte County Board of Supervisors passed ordinances requiring the removal of hazard trees damaged by the Camp Fire from private property that may fall into public roadways. 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.   Tree ROEs and Inspection Access Forms can be turned in via email at TreeROE@buttecounty.net  or by mail addressed to 205 Mira Loma Dr., Ste 50, Oroville, CA 95965

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.