Town of Paradise

Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update - May 22, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                Date: May 22, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT: 530-872-6291 ext. 112

Events:

Wed., May 22nd 6pm                         Town of Paradise Council Meeting – Presentation of Community Recovery Plan Location: Paradise Alliance Church-6491 Clark Rd

Thurs. May 23rd 11:30am                    Butte County Business Listening and Info Lunch - Location: Sierra Nevada Big Room 1075 E. 20th St. Chico

Sat June 1st 9am                                14th Annual Paradise Chocolate Fest - Location: Gold Country Casino Resort, "On the Green  under the Tents!" 4020 Olive Hwy. Oroville

Thurs. June 6 8pm                              Paradise High School Graduation Ceremony - Paradise High School 5911 Maxwell Dr.

Sat June 29th - 30th                           Home Builders Resource Expo - Location: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds 2357 Fair St, Chico

 Current Statistics

3,327 properties cleared of debris

614 properties certified clean by County

22 building permits issued

51 applications in plan check

What’s new:

  • Lotus Guide Center reopened in Paradise this week! 6268 Skyway
  • Pillsbury Physical Therapy reopened in Paradise too! 6678 Clark Rd.
  • 142 debris removal crews shut down on Wed. May 15th and are on standby this week due to weather. They should be back to work on debris removal on Tues. May 28th. Soil testing and site assessment is still ongoing.
  • Questions about the debris removal schedule? Contact the Debris Removal Operations Center at (530) 399-0434 or visit them in person at 900 Fortress St., Suite 200 in Chico.
  • On May 22nd, the Town Council will hear a report from our planning consultant UDA regarding the community vision process. This presentation will include proposed recovery projects based on community input and ideas for updated building standards related to fire safety. PG&E will also provide an update on future energy plans for the Town.
  • The Home Builders Resource Expo Exhibitor Registration is now open. For More information go to: http://www.paradisechamber.com/events/details/home-builders-resource-expo-rebuilding-after-a-wildfire-12198
  • Cal Fire would like residents to keep in mind that using equipment the wrong way can unintentionally cause dangerous sparks. Make sure to only use your lawn mower on green grass and never when it’s windy or excessively dry. For more information visit www.readyforwildfire.org/equipment-use/.

Weekly Q&A

Q: What can I do to be on the lookout for contractor scams?

A: According to the California License Contract Board, there are many tips to making sure your contractor measures up and is working legally. For more information: http://www.cslb.ca.gov/Resources/GuidesAndPublications/TenTips.pdf 

  1. Hire only state-licensed contractors
  2. Check a contractor’s license number online at www.cslb.ca.gov or by calling 800.321.2752
  3. Get at least three bids
  4. Get three references from each bidder and review past work in person
  5. Make sure all project expectations are in writing and only sign the contract if you understand the terms.
  6. Confirm that the contractor has workers compensation insurance for employees.
  7. Avoid paying more than 10% down or $1,000 whichever is less. Avoid paying cash.
  8. Avoid letting payments get ahead of the work.
  9. Keep a job file of all papers relating to your project, including payments.
  10. Avoid making the final payment until you are satisfied with the job.

Q: Can building permits be issued without potable water?

A: Yes, building permits can be issued as long as there is water, it does not have to be potable water. However, before a certificate of occupancy can be issued (the document needed to finalize the rebuild and move in), potable water must be available to the structure. This could be water that has tested clean from Paradise Irrigation District, a water tank, or other solution.

Q: I heard a rumor that you can’t build on a lot that is less than one half acre, is that true?

A: No, that is not true. Any lot that has septic approval is buildable.

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