Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 6/14/2023

 REBUILDING UPDATES
Single-Family Homes in Development:
2865 Building Permit Applications Received
2637 Building Permits Issued
1954 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Homes in Development:
705 Multi-Family Units Applied*
568 Multi-Family Units Issued
420 Multi-Family Units 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 x122, or email kanderson@townofparadise.com.


Business Spotlight: All Things Trees

Provided by the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce.

All businesses featured in the business spotlights can be found in Paradisechamber.com’s online business directory

All Things Trees: Exceptional tree care services in Paradise and surrounding areas. All Things Trees provides tailored solutions for tree trimming, pruning, removal, and disease diagnosis. With expertise and top-notch equipment, they handle any tree-related challenge. Prioritizing tree health, they use eco-friendly practices and personalized treatment plans. Trust All Things Trees for reliable, professional, and comprehensive tree care. Visit their website or call (530) 872-7272 for more information or a consultation.


RESOURCES & UPDATES 

“Can You Hear Me?” Survey

“Can You Hear Me?” survey for the “Prepared Paradise” Multi- Agency Exercise and Siren Test on June 15, 2023. Please print out the survey and return it to 5555 Skyway, Paradise, CA 95969, or email a copy to jblancett@townofparadise.com, or fill out the survey online, here

CodeRed- Sign Up/Manage/ Modify/ Unsubscribe

CodeRed is a community notification system in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Examples include: evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports.

To sign up, manage an existing account, modify your notification settings and contact information, or to unsubscribe, please visit CodeRed. You may also further customize the types of notifications you receive and add an additional address.

“Prepared Paradise” Emergency Event June 15th, 2023 

The Town of Paradise, in collaboration with Butte County, is pleased to announce the upcoming “Prepared Paradise” Emergency Exercise on June 15, 2023. Taking place from 8:30am-2:00pm, this comprehensive exercise aims to provide a valuable opportunity for local agencies, partner organizations, and the public to engage in emergency response actions and enhance disaster preparedness efforts. 

Residents can anticipate the following timeline of events during the drill day: 

8:30am: Exercise commences- residents will notice uniformed fire responders and vehicles throughout the Town. 

9:00am – 12:00pm: TOP Pop Event at Paradise Community Park 

10:00am: Audible test of available and completed Early Warning Sirens. 

10:00am- 11:00am: Traffic control in effect- motorists will be directed to detour from Skyway to Wagstaff to Clark Road. 

Only completed towers will be tested.  Completed towers have branches installed to make them look like trees.   Here are the sirens that will be active for testing on June 15th:

  1. Town Hall
  2. Police Department
  3. Corner of Pearson and Pentz
  4. Crestmoor
  5. Gregory and Waggoner

“Prepared Paradise” aims to reinforce the resilience of the community in the face of potential emergencies and build confidence in the disaster preparedness measures implemented by the Town of Paradise and Butte County. Collaboration between local agencies, partner organizations, and the public is essential for creating a safer and more secure environment for all residents. 

Tune in: KPAY Radio with Colette Curtis

Town of Paradise Recovery and Economic Development Director Colette Curtis speaks with Scott Michaels about the Early Warning Sirens June 15th “Prepared Paradise” exercise. Click here to listen.

Ridgestart: Lunch + Learn

Mark Sorenson, CEO & founder of Social High Rise will be discussing 5 secret social media moves that will make your customers love your even more on June 15th from 1-2:00pm at the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce. This is a free event but you must register at paradisechamber.com.

Party in the Park 

Come to the opening night of Party in the Park June 14th from 6-8:30pm at Paradise Community Park (5570 Black Olive Drive). This weekly summer festival event will take place every Wednesday from June 14-August 2nd. To find out more about the event, visit bit.ly/42pVMEU.

Elks Car and Craft Show

The Paradise Elks Lodge #2026 is hosting a fundraiser car show from 10:00am-2:00pm on June 17th at 1100 Elk Lane. Come enjoy all different kinds of cars, trucks, and live music!

Elks Dinner/Dance Fundraiser

Starting at 5:30pm on June 17th the Elks Lodge is having a dinner/dance at 1100 Elk Ln. Get your tickets before the event at paradiseelks2026.weebly.com!

Community Blood Drive

Veteran’s Hall is hosting a blood drive from 8:30-11:45am June 20th, appointments are strongly recommended and can be made here.

TOTR Presents White Rabbit, Red Rabbit  

Last weekend to come enjoy an absurdist adventure by Nassim Soleimanpour, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit. This show will be performing at Theatre on the Ridge util June 17th and is a one-of-a-kind experience you won’t want to miss! To see show times and purchase your tickets visit totr.org

CHIP- Single Family Rentals in Paradise

Limited number of 2- & 3-bedroom homes available for rent. CHIP’s Single Family Rental Program will process applications in accordance with funding regulations and requirements. Applications will be labeled with the date & time they are received and thereafter processed on a “first come, first served” basis. Application period is from June 20th– 30th, 2023. For questions call 530-872-6291 x123 or email housing@townofparadise.com.

Early Warning Siren Update 

The Early Warning Siren (EWS) construction is moving along! The required 16-foot holes have already been dug for the first twenty towers, with a rebar cage established within each of the above-mentioned holes. With good weather continuing, the project will be moving forward. 

Residential Ignition Resistant Improvement Program 

The Town of Paradise is excited to announce that after many years of advocacy and planning, we are launching our Residential Ignition Resistant Improvement Program.  This program helps with the cost of eligible improvements that will help make homes that survived the Camp Fire in Paradise more resilient.  Applications will be accepted through July 31, 2023 or until the program is full. The program is limited to $90,000 in improvements per property. The property owner is responsible for 25% of the total cost of improvements. Find out more about the program and how to apply at townofparadise.com. 

Burn Permits   

Effective Saturday April 1st, 2023, the Town of Paradise permitted burn start time changed from 8:45 am to 6:00 am. Residential and Fuel Reduction permits issued prior to April 1st, 2023, will not reflect the change in burn hours but permittees will be allowed to start burning at 6:00 am. Permits issued after April 1st, 2023, will have the updated burn hours on them. Burning needs to be completed and piles need to be completely extinguished by dusk. 

Burn permits are required when burning in the Town of Paradise. Burn permits can be purchased online at www.Townofparadise.com or at the Building Resiliency Center, located at 6295 Skyway. All burning must be in accordance with requirements listed on burn permits. Before burning you are required to confirm burn day status with Butte County Air Quality Management District by calling (530) 332-9407 or Toll Free (855) 332-9407. 

COMMERCIAL SIGN REMOVAL PROGRAM 

The Town of Paradise Commercial Sign Removal Program is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. Grants will be awarded on a first come first serve basis, until all allocated funds have been expended. A total of $100,000 has been allocated for this program. After an application is approved, the Town will work with the business and licensed contractor to have the sign removed and will pay the contractor directly for the service. For more information and an application, visit bit.ly/3IW9aee

Paradise Traffic Control & Road Repave Map 

The Town has created a google map with ongoing traffic control in Paradise and another map for road repaving.  

  • Click here to view the map Paradise Traffic Control Map. 
  • Click here to view the map of the Paradise Road Repave Project. 

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.