Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 4-14-21

CURRENT STATISTICS

BUILDING UPDATES

Single Family Homes in Development

1,605 Building Permit Applications Received

1,462 Building Permits issued

737  Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Homes in Development

307 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received

Breakdown*:

  • 47 Duplexes

  • 1 Triplex

  • 14 Developments with 4-10 units

  • 4 Developments with 10-30 units

  • 3 Developments with 30+ units

    *Each “unit” represents a home for a family in Paradise

299 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued

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

If you are a multi-family housing developer and wish to meet with the Town, please call Katie Simmons, Disaster Recovery Director, at 530.872.6291 x 153, or email ksimmons@townofpardise.com

GOVERNMENT HAZARD TREE REMOVAL UPDATE (As of April 5, 2021)

Paradise

38,151 Hazardous Trees Marked*

24,059 Trees Felled

63% Complete

Butte County

53,907 Hazardous Trees Marked*

26,562 Trees Felled

49% 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 to discuss your options before the Town begins court-ordered hazardous tree removal proceedings. Please note, hazardous tree court-ordered removal will be expensive and time-consuming for property owners and may place a lien on properties. Please call the Town today for your eligible hazardous tree removal options.


BUSINESS UPDATE

The Town has been working with a business interested in operating in the old CVS building on Skyway (6800 Skyway).  While we can’t share their name quite yet, we are excited to have a great business occupy this prominent location in Town. Look for an announcement with more information later this week!

 

California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

The CA Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program provides grants from $5,000 to $25,000 to eligible small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19 and the related health and safety restrictions. Lendistry has been designated by the state to act as the intermediary for the Program.

 Applications will be accepted for the 6th round of funding starting April 28, 2021 until May 4th 2021.  For more information visit https://www.grants.ca.gov/grants/california-small-business-covid-19-relief-grant-program/


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 A Cut Above Paradise. Dying for a change of appearance? Want to try something new but unsure of who to call? A Cut Above Paradise has experienced professionals ready to help you with your beauty needs. Haircuts, coloring, perms, extensions, facials, and waxing, they do it all!

While new clients are welcome, make sure you call (530) 877-7365 to reserve an appointment. This family salon is located at 6848 Skyway, Suite C, Paradise, and is open Monday-Saturday.

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

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 https://recover.hcd.ca.gov/.  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.

 

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 www.ShopParadiseRidge.com.  

 

New Web Page on Transportation Infrastructure Recovery Efforts

The Town of Paradise continues to post additional information, news, and updates on its re-designed website, which was unveiled in March. Most recently, a new page dedicated to the transportation infrastructure recovery efforts has been added to the Recovery & Rebuilding section. The page features detailed information about the development of the Town’s Transportation Master Plan (TMP), which is currently underway, as well as a form to provide feedback on the TMP or other transportation-related projects. Information on future public workshops, and how to register to attend, will be posted on the page as events are scheduled. Additional project updates and materials will also be posted as they become available. Click here to visit the page: https://www.townofparadise.com/pwe/page/transportation-recovery-efforts       

 

Temporary Closure of Dogtown Road for Hazard Tree Removal Operations

Dogtown Road will have a full road closure between Cedar Lake Drive and Skyway with no thru traffic from Wednesday, April 14th until Monday, April 26th from 7am until 5pm Monday through Saturday. The closure is necessary to perform Hazard Tree Removal Operations.

 

Paradise Recreation and Park District Announces Temporary Closure of Bille Park for Hazard Tree Removal

Work to remove remaining hazardous trees at Bille Park is underway, and the Paradise Recreation and Park District anticipates that park will be closed until mid-April, weather permitting. The project is part of the government tree removal program administered by the California Office of Emergency Services and Cal Recycle. The park will remain closed to the public for all public uses until April 15, 2021, with the possibility of earlier opening if the work is completed.

 

Septic System Evaluator Training April 15, 2021/Testing April 29, 2021

Septic system evaluators and pumpers require a special business license from the Town of Paradise which includes classroom training and testing. Those who successfully complete both are eligible to apply for a septic evaluator business license. If you are interested in becoming a licensed septic evaluator or pumper in the Town of Paradise please contact our Onsite Wastewater Division staff by calling (530) 872-6291 ext. 411 to get more information on the training and testing. Virtual Classes (Required) will be available on April 15, 2021 from 1-4pm and In-Person Testing (1-hr appointments) will be April 29, 2021 from 8am-4pm.

 

Paradise Recreation and Park District Celebrates Earth Day with Art Pop-Up Event

The Paradise Recreation and Park District is celebrating Earth Day with an Art Pop-Up Event held at Terry Ashe Recreation Center. The April 22, 2021 event will run from 3:00pm to 5:00pm and in keeping with COVID restrictions, the outdoor event will have a drop-in approach. Participants will be able to contribute art with “upcycling” of re-usable materials on their own schedule. Learn more at www.paradiseprpd.com.


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!

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.

 


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.