Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 7-27-22

RECOVERY STORY

The Unsung Heroes of Paradise: Why the Post Office is Crucial to Paradise’s Recovery

Long lines out the door. 18-hour work days. Residences that no longer existed—and at least 17,000 new forwarding addresses.

These are all challenges the Paradise Post Office faced during the aftermath of the Camp Fire. After reopening on December 17, 2018—a little over a month after the Camp Fire—postal workers from around the nation rushed to help. Some employees even volunteered their time to help out during one of the busiest times of the year…

Read more about the unsung heroes of Paradise on the blog:


UPDATES

From the Desk of Town Manager, Kevin Phillips 

Dear Paradise Residents, 

Over the past week, several fires have been started in Paradise due to people in the community mowing their lawns after 10:00 a.m. As you may be aware, we are in the season of extreme fire danger

During this time, CAL Fire/Paradise Fire advises NOT mowing your lawns after 10:00 a.m. during these very dry months. On hot, windy days, sparks from equipment and combustible vegetation can cause fires. If you need to use power equipment to maintain your yard, please do so in the cool morning hours.

Thank you for helping protect our Town.

Thank you,

Kevin Phillips, Town Manager

New! Paradise Tree Removal Program 

Applications are now open for Paradise property owners to enroll for assistance removing dead trees on private property. Applications are available on the Town’s website or in person at Paradise Town Hall at 5555 Skyway or the Building Resiliency Center at 6295 Skyway.

Regenerating Paradise Community Feedback Survey 

Regenerating Paradise is seeking your feedback on affordable housing in Paradise. Visit the Regenerating Paradise website to learn more about the project and take the community survey.

Paradise Sewer Project Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR)

Have comments on this long-term solution for wastewater collection, transport, and treatment? The Public Comment period ends at 5pm PDT on August 29.

Draft PEIR Public Meetings:

  • Monday August 8 – 6pm Chico
  • Wednesday August 10 – 12:30pm and 6pm Paradise

For more information, and to read the Draft EIR and provide comments visit www.paradisesewer.com.

Skyway 2022 Paving to Begin July 25

As part of the town-wide public road repaving project, work will begin on Skyway starting Monday, July 25th between Crossroads and just north of Holiday Market. Work will be done during the hours of 7am to 7pm with major work being done from 7pm to 7am.  Motorists should expect lane closures and lane shifts during working hours.  Evacuation readiness is our top priority during construction.

Watch our Community Grow: PID customer count

  • Total Customers: 8,823
  • Active customers: 4,212
  • Properties with cleared water: 4595

Since September 2020, we have taken 1512 water samples and performed close to 80,000 additional tests within our distribution system to ensure water meets or exceeds state water guidelines. Because we continue to find nothing but clean water, we’re excited to announce we will be tapering down our additional testing efforts and resuming standardized state testing. See the mapped results of our last two years of testing here: https://pidwater.com/water-quality

Free Residential Green Waste Disposal, July 27 & August 1,7, 20, 26, & 31

Butte County residents living in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) may dispose of green waste for free on the above designated days. From 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., bring your green waste to the Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility at 1023 Neal Road in Paradise.  For more information, visit buttecounty.net/publicworks, call 530.552.5689, or email eschroth@buttecounty.net.

Paradise Farmer’s Market, Mondays June 6-October 10

Grab your local farm-fresh fruits and veggies every Monday from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm, June 6- October 10, in the Holiday Market Shopping Center. Stop by to show your support! Learn more here.

Last Party in the Park Music & Marketplace 2022, July 27 

Join the fun at the Paradise Community Park on Wednesday, July 27 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. for the LAST Party in the Park of the season.  Enjoy upbeat music by Soul Posse as well as food, produce, craft, commercial, and non-profit vendors booths. Learn more here.

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.