Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 6-2-21

CURRENT STATISTICS

BUILDING UPDATES

Single Family Homes in Development

1,712 Building Permit Applications Received

  • 1,152 Stick Built / 560 Manufactured

1,542 Building Permits issued

837 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Homes in Development

327 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received

Breakdown*:

  • 55 Duplexes

  • 1 Triplex

  • 15 Developments with 4-10 units

  • 4 Developments with 10-30 units

  • 3 Developments with 30+ units

305 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued

149  Multi-Family Unit Permits 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 x 122, or email kanderson@townofparadise.com

GOVERNMENT HAZARD TREE REMOVAL UPDATE (As of June 1, 2021)

Paradise

39,861 Hazardous Trees Marked*

34,986 Trees Felled

88% Complete

Butte County

60,925 Hazardous Trees Marked*

38,904 Trees Felled

64% 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 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 Hair Body & Soul. Hair Body & Soul is a full-service salon ready to get you looking your best, no matter the occasion. Located at 6607 Skyway, Paradise across from the Terry Ashe Recreation Center, the salon styles both men and women. While you’re in for a cut, make sure to check out the essential oils selection! Call (530) 818-6262 for information and to make an appointment.

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

 

Fire Season Is Here – Prepare Yourself and Your Property

The Town held a Community Information Meeting on Tuesday, June 1st, led by Paradise Fire Chief Sjolund all about fire safety, defensible space, and emergency preparedness. You can watch the meeting here.

 

Paradise Sewer Project Public Scoping– Submit Comments by June 3rd

The Town of Paradise hosted the second of two virtual public meetings on Tuesday, May 25th, for the Paradise Sewer Project. If you’re interested in participating, visit www.paradisesewer.com to submit comments during the project’s 30-day scoping period, which will end at 5 p.m. PDT on June 3.

 

Transportation Master Plan: Roadmap to Infrastructure Recovery Meetings

The Town is seeking participation and feedback on the development of a comprehensive Transportation Master Plan (TMP). You are invited to provide input and ask questions at a series of interactive webinars/meetings this summer. Meetings will be hosted virtually and recorded for posting on the Town website. The first meeting will be held on June 3rd at 6:00pm.  Learn more by visiting www.townofparadise.com/recovery.

 

Join the Town Community Relations Committee (CRC)

The Town is forming a Community Relationship Committee (CRC) to gain insight and feedback from members of our community on various issues during the recovery process and day to day operations of the Town. Information and thoughts solicited from the Committee may be presented to the Paradise Town Council as part of policy recommendations or initiatives.

The CRC will consist of Paradise residents who will be appointed to the committee for a one-year term. All meetings of the CRC will be open to the public. Meetings will be held on the weekday mornings, on an as-needed basis.

How to Serve:

Submit your name, address, and contact information to Colette Curtis, Paradise Public Information Officer, by June 4th, 2021 at 5:400pm. Colette can be reached in the following ways:

Phone:            (530) 872-6291 x 112

Email:              ccurtis@townofparadise.com

In-person:        5555 Skyway, Mon-Thurs 8:30 am to 5 pm (or via after-hours dropbox)

 

Pentz Rd Safe Routes to School Project Update

This important project, which will bring safety measures to kids walking and biking to the new Paradise Ridge Elementary School on Pentz Rd., is now underway. The contractor has mobilized and has started work on demolition, clearing and grubbing, utility locations, and initial storm drain installation near the school site. On schedule to be completed in time for classes to begin in August, this project will also improve the roadway and ease school pick up and drop off.  For more information on the great things happening at the new site for Paradise Ridge Elementary School, visit https://www.facebook.com/ParadiseRidgeEagles.

 

Downtown Paradise Is Growing!

Working towards the Tier 1 Recovery Project of a walkable downtown, the Downtown Project is making progress this week on the installation of underground storm drains along Almond Street. When complete, Almond, Fir, Birch, and Black Olive will all see infrastructure and roadway improvements for our community. For more information on this exciting project, visit https://makeitparadise.org/community-rebuild-blog.

 

Gold Nugget Craft Faire on June 12th

This annual event will be held at the Terry Ashe Recreation Center, featuring a variety of crafts created by artisans from all over Northern California, Oregon, and Nevada. An assortment of food vendors will also be available.

 

Party in the Park Returns June 16-August 4

The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the return of this well-loved summer event. Party in the Park Music & Marketplace is a seasonal tradition of local pride and community vitality in the historic heart of Paradise. With its Farmers’ Market, Kids’ Zone, talented bands and performers, arts, crafts, local organizations and eclectic products, Party in the Park is a celebration of all that makes us Paradise. Booth applications and full information available by clicking “Register Now” on this page. Event information on the Chamber website. For sponsorship information, contact Monica@ParadiseChamber.com.


RESOURCES

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!

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.

 

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.      

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. 


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.