Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 7-22-2020

Meetings

August 4, 2020, 6 pm: Community Information Meeting

Attend Virtually: Facebook and Youtube

or in-person: 6491 Clark Road, Paradise

August 11th, 2020 6 pm: Town Council Meeting
Attend In-person (depending on COVID status) : at Town Hall – 5555 Skyway
Online at: https://livestream.com/townofparadise


Current Statistics:

Building Updates

1,101 Building Permit Applications Received

937 Building Permits Issued

262 Homes Rebuild (Certificate of Occupancy)

4,614 Tree ROE’s Received (Government Program)

4,047 Tree ROE’s Received (Private Program)


Community News:

The Photo Fishing Derby Voting is Extended Until July 31st!

Paradise Recreation and Parks District is holding a Photo Fishing Derby contest for catches on Paradise Lake and your vote is requested! Vote for your pick for biggest fish and marvelous minnow. Other categories include most exciting strike, most hilarious blooper, most adorable fisherperson and photo Finnish (best scenic photo). Visit the leaderboard to vote before July 31st


What’s new:

  • Hazardous Tree Assessment is Progressing Nicely. Within two weeks, the program has assessed 25% of properties (nearly 2,000 parcels) that include both the enrolled and unenrolled properties. Over 50% are shown to have no hazardous trees. Tetra Tech arborists continue to be out in the field assessing trees in Paradise. They are wearing blue vests with yellow safety stripe and a TT logo. Vehicles contain the Tetra Tech TT logo

  •  Your Input is Requested! The UC Cooperative Extension in Northeastern California is interested in how residents are preparing for wildfire. The survey is 15-20 minutes and helps to tailor programs to best serve local residents. You can take the survey here.

  •  No Cost PPE distribution for Butte County Small Business. Friday, July 24, 2020, from 9am – 12pm small businesses can visit the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce (6161 Clark Rd #1) to receive free disposable surgical masks and hand sanitizer provided by the State. These supplies are made available at no cost via the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) in collaboration with the Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA).

  • The Building Resiliency Center (BRC) Continues to Be Open. The BRC continues to maintain operations during the COVID-19 pandemic to assist those seeking to rebuild. The Center is open by appointment only and masks are required. The Rebuild Advocates are available to answer any questions you may have. Please call 530.872.6291 x411 to make an in-person (depending on COVID status) or phone appointment today!

  • As of January 1, 2021, the rules about living in RVs on private lots in town will change back to pre-fire rules. You will be required to be actively rebuilding a permanent home on your property (different than a temporary RV permit) to continue living on your property in an RV. For information on the building process and to connect with financial resources for rebuilding, contact our Rebuild Advocates at (530) 872-6291 x429 and x430.

  •  Have You Completed Your Tree ROE? There are nearly 3,000 properties in The Town of Paradise that have not completed their TROE form. In order to remove all dead and dying trees there is an urgent need for all residents who have not completed this form to do make it a priority. Ask your neighbors, family and friends both in town and those who have been relocated out of state but still own property –Have you completed your TROE? Download your ROE or inspection Access form here. You can mail the form to PO Box 3390 Chico, CA 95927-3390 or email to TreeROE@buttecounty.net. For questions, call the Tree ROE Information line at (530) 552-3030.

  • Rebuilding & Looking for Homeowner’s Insurance? Choose LOCAL! The Rebuild Paradise Foundation has informative flyers listing local offices and which cover site/stick build and manufactured homes. Download the flyer.

  • 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 x411 to make an in-person (depending on COVID status) or phone appointment today!

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.