Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 6-23-21

CURRENT STATISTICS

BUILDING UPDATES

Single Family Homes in Development

1,756 Building Permit Applications Received

  • 1,186 Stick Built / 570 Manufactured

1,570 Building Permits issued

859 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

317 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 21, 2021)

Paradise

39,123 Hazardous Trees Marked*

37,927 Trees Felled

97% Complete

Butte County

62,411 Hazardous Trees Marked*

43,727 Trees Felled

70% 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 Noble Orchards. Noble Orchards has cultivated fruit on the Ridge since 1921. They grow peaches, pears, flowers, tree seedlings, and more, including the apples used for Johnny Appleseed Days! Stop by “The Nursery” at Noble Orchards for plants and starts for vegetable gardens, redwood, cedar and olive trees and hundreds of succulents. Jim and Laurie Noble update their Facebook page with flash sales, in-season specials, and more. For information call (530) 877-4784 or visit 7050 Pentz Road, Paradise.

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

In Case You Missed It: Evacuation Route Planning Public Workshop and Survey

On Tuesday night, the Town held a public workshop to talk about Evacuation Route planning, including alternatives to address our current evacuation routes – Skyway, Clark, Pentz, and Neal Roads.

Input from our residents is very important as we work to prioritize projects to improve evacuation routes. Please take our online survey to let us know your priorities and input: https://arcg.is/KuTyv0

You can watch the workshop online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIc81ztCb3A

For more information, click here.

 

Reseeding Our Community: Be a Part of the Reseeding Plan for the Town

Your input is requested! The next step after removing hazardous trees is replanting and reseeding to control erosion, mitigate noxious weeds, and beautify the Town. The Town is creating a Reseeding Plan that will guide replanting and reseeding on public property, and provide useful information to property owners for replanting on private property to maintain defensible space.

Share your thoughts on replanting as a critical part of recovery by participating in the survey: https://forms.gle/DWc1fY5QzTx6ZFWD7

 

Urgency Interim Housing Ordinance: Temporary RVs

On 5/11/2021, the Town of Paradise Town Council voted to extend the Urgency Interim Housing Ordinance. This vote extends the timeframe of the urgency ordinance and temporary occupancy permits as follows:

 Time Limit:

 A permit for temporary dwelling was extended until September 30, 2021. At this time, an extension may be approved provided evidence that one of the following conditions are met:

  • A residential rebuild permit issued or applied for.

  • Contract with a Designer/ Contractor/ Manufactured Home Dealer

  • Working with the Town / State regarding a Housing Program

 Approved extension is good until December 21, 2021. Learn more at www.townofparadise.com.

 

Free Residential Green Waste Disposal Program

The Butte County Landfill will be providing up to 10 free days for green waste drop off for residents living in the Wildland Urban Interface (Town of Paradise is included). The first 3 dates are June 30th, July 7th, and July 22nd from 7am to 4pm. This is a pilot program that will be running through November 2021 with additional dates to be announced in the future. Residents will need to show identification and proof of residency.

 A map of the WUI area can be found at buttecounty.opennrm.org/maps/11349.

 For information on this program, please visit buttecounty.net/publicworks or contact us at (530)345-4917 (select #5) or email eschroth@buttecounty.net.

 

Community Development Survey: Your Input is Important to Us

The Town of Paradise will receive $122,276 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), which will help to address affordable housing and community development needs.  Program activities must meet at least one of three national objectives outlined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Activities must benefit low-to-moderate income persons/households; prevent or eliminate slums or blight and/or an emergency need that poses a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community.
 
The survey should only take 5-10 minutes of your time and your input is important to us.  Your responses are completely anonymous.

 Community Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Paradise-CDBG2020 

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.

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.  

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.