Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 9-8-21

CURRENT STATISTICS

BUILDING UPDATES

Single Family Homes in Development

1,882 Building Permit Applications Received

  • 1,288 Stick Built / 594 Manufactured

1,742 Building Permits issued

1,010 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Homes in Development

355 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received

335 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued

182  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


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 highlighting Sierra Central Credit Union. With 20 branches throughout Northern California, banking just got easier with Sierra Central Credit Union. SCCU is committed to making banking easier for their customers. They offer low and no-cost checking accounts that include online, mobile banking, and mobile deposit. Located at 5175 Skyway, SCCU qualified bankers are ready to help you with vehicle loans, personal loans, and home loans today. Call (530) 872-7749 or visit www.sierracentral.com to get started.

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 Susan Hartman at (530) 872-6291 x417 or email her at shartman@townofparadise.com to schedule an appointment.


WHAT’S NEW

Welcome Fire Engine 381!

A new Type 3 Wildland Urban Interface engine has been inducted into service for the Town of Paradise. The most versatile engine in California is perfect for the community. Funds for this engine were donated by TriCounties & USDA. Watch the induction ceremony here.

Celebrating 1,000 Certificates of Occupancy for Single-Family Residences! 

As the Town continues to rebuild, we are excited to announce 1001 single-family homes have received their certifications of occupancy! 182 multi-family homes have received their certificates of occupancy as well. This is a significant milestone in the rebuilding of Paradise.

Peddler’s Fair at Now Accepting Applications for Booths & Food Trucks, October 16th.

The 6th semi-annual Peddler’s Fair at Deja Vu-Gardens Galore Nursery of Paradise will be from 8am-4pm. Visitors can look forward to a day of family fun with local vendors showcasing their goods, art, and delicious food. Now taking applications for booths and food trucks. Visit https://dejavunursery.com/the-peddlers-fair/ to learn more or sign up.

PRPD Youth Cross Country Races for K-8th 

Running Thursdays, September 16 through October 21 at Bille Park in Paradise, there will be four different race distances to accommodate a range of ages. The races start at 3:45 pm. Register at the Recreation District Office or at www.paradiseprpd.com.

Free Guided Meditation via Zoom Wednesdays with Sol Sanctuary

Coach Jenifer Fitting will be guiding a free meditation every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. as a way to connect and recharge. Thanks to North Valley Community Foundation and the Butte Strong Fund for supporting this offering. Join the Zoom video here.

Dixie Fire Update

There are still no evacuation orders or evacuation warnings for the Town of Paradise. The Town continues to monitor the Dixie Fire closely with Cal Fire and Butte County. However, it is important to be prepared and have a plan for your family, animals, and home. If you feel unsafe at any time, you should leave. Visit the CalFire/Butte County Facebook page and Butte County Sheriff Facebook page for current updates.

Free Residential Green Waste Disposal, September 11 & 22, October 9 & 13

Green Waste Disposal Days are free for Butte County residents living in the Wildland Urban Interface, including Paradise. Bring proof of ID and residence in the Wildland Urban Interface area of Butte County. For more information, visit buttecounty.net/publicworks. Wildland Urban Interface map: buttecounty.opennrm.org/maps/11349.


EVENTS

The Wild Women of Winedale, August 26-September 11

Theatre on the Ridge presents a new comedy as the second in its 2021 season. running Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, August 26 through September 11. The Wild Women of Winedale is a “joyful and exuberant comedy from the authors of The Dixie Swim Club that focuses on three women at crossroads in their lives.” Tickets are available at totr.org.

 

Jordan St. Cyr at Paradise Performing Arts Center, September 11

A free show beginning at 7 p.m. at the Paradise Performing Arts Center at 777 Nunneley Road. Paradise, CA 95969. For more information, visit Paradise Performing Arts Center Facebook page.

 

Big Mo and The Full Moon Band at Paradise Performing Arts Center, September 25

PPAC invites the community to gather and celebrate new beginnings in Paradise. This free event is open to the community, so mark your calendars for September 25, 2021, from 6-10 p.m. For more information, visit Paradise Performing Arts Center Facebook page.

 

Paradise Chocolate Fest Postponed

After careful deliberation, given increasing public health concerns and serious recent surges in reported infections of the highly contagious Delta Variant of COVID 19 in our region, Paradise Chocolate Fest organizers have postponed the event to Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Terry Ashe Park. Dates for additional Fest fundraising events include “Chocolate, Wine & Brew,” “Chocolate Chase” and “Chocolate Thunder Motorcycle Run” will be announced soon. A Grant Award will still be distributed to each of this year’s beneficiary organizations in pursuit of the mission of “Sweetening Kids’ Lives”. 

Johnny Appleseed Days October 2nd and 3rd

Mark your calendars for California’s oldest harvest festival, a beloved tradition since 1888! Held on Saturday & Sunday, October 2 & 3, at the Terry Ashe Park, the event will host vendors, artisans, entertainment, and more. More information visit the Chamber website.


RESOURCES

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. 

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 plans, 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!


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.