Town of Paradise


Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 
September 11, 2019

Events:  

Fri. Sept. 20th, 3-4:30 pm                    Town of Paradise Contractors Discussion - Paradise Town Hall - Location: 5555 Skyway

Tues. Oct. 1st, 6 pm`                          Paradise Community Information Meeting - Paradise Alliance Church - Location: 6491 Clark

Sat. Oct. 5th and Sun. Oct. 6th          Johnny Apple Seed Days - Terry Ashe Park - Location: 6626 Skyway

Tues. Oct. 8th, 6-10:00 pm                Paradise Town Council Meeting - Paradise Town Hall - Location:  5555 Skyway

Thursdays  6 - 8:00pm                       Paradise Community Dinner - Paradise Alliance Church - Location: 6491 Clark Rd

 
317                  Building Permit Applications Received

10,557             Properties cleared of debris
6,738               Properties certified clean by County

What’s new: 

  • The Town is on track to receive 500 building applications by the end of the year! Initially the Town expected to receive about 200 applications by December 31st, but stronger than expected interest in rebuilding has surpassed our projections.
  • It has been nearly one year since the Camp Fire, and many events are being planned for the week of November 8th. The Town will hold several events on Friday November 8th:
    • 11:08 am: 86 seconds of silence for the 86 lives lost, and unveiling of the “Key Phoenix” – Building Resiliency Center - 6295 Skyway
    • 12:00 pm: Groundbreaking at Camp Fire Memorial – Skyway/Foster Triangle
    • 6:30pm: Camp Fire Remembrance Ceremony – Paradise Alliance Church 6491 Clark Rd.
  • NEW PROGRAM: State Controller’s Office has announced applications being accepted for the Property Tax Postponement (PTP) Program. Benefit: Defer current-year payment of property taxes on their principal residence.-Homeowners who are seniors, blind, or have a disability.
  • -Must have 40% equity in their home AND an annual household income of $35,500 or less to qualify. To learn more visit https://www.sco.ca.gov/ardtax_prop_tax_postponement.html
  • Eligibility:
  • Governor Newsom signed legislation that will temporarily waive the requirement that all new homes be built with solar panels for homes rebuilt after the Camp Fire. Homes must be rebuilt prior to January 1, 2023 to be eligible for the exemption.  
  • Paradise Recreation and Park District (PRPD) will bring the Ice Rink back to Paradise starting November 7, 2019! They are currently looking for sponsors and for seasonal employees to work at the rink. For more information, contact PRPD at (530) 872-6393. Deadline to apply is Sept. 23rd.
  • Council Recap - Town Council met on Tuesday the 10th and took action on several items:
    • Council approved the zoning ordinances to prohibit railroad tie structures or retaining walls, set the minimum size for a primary dwelling at 750 sqft, and approved a 2-year period in which property owners with dwellings less than 750 sqft prior to the fire could submit plans to rebuild a similar sized structure. They also approved the requirement that manufactured homes be no more than 10 years old from date of manufacture.
    • Council approved a zoning ordinance amendment allowing properties with legal non-conforming use 2 years to reconstruct their dwelling without having to go through the usual application and hearing required. This exemption from the hearing process does not apply to properties in the Central Business Zone (Downtown area).
    • Council gave direction to staff to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the environmental study for the sewer project.
    • Council approved the defensible space ordinance presented by the Fire Chief which would prohibit any combustible material immediately adjacent to structures and allow only low-growing vegetation within 5 feet of any structure or building.
    • November 8th was officially designed “Camp Fire Remembrance Day”, and there will be 86 seconds of silence observed for the 86 lives lost at 11:08 am.
  • Ribbon Cuttings this month:
    • Pee Wee Pre School: Sept. 17th at 7196 Skyway 6-7pm
    • Bunch Electric: Sept. 20th at 164 Pearson Rd 3:30-4: 30 pm
    • DH Construction: Sept. 26th at 3851 Morrow Lane Ste 14 Chico, Ca 5:30-7pm
    • Grand Reopening of the Horse Festival Sept. 29th at PHA Horse Arena 6706 Moore Rd 10am-3pm
    • Weekly Q&A:

      Q: Is there a plan for a pet memorial?

      A:         Right now the Town does not have plans for a pet memorial, however the Town is working with the Rotary Club of Paradise on a Camp Fire memorial proposed to be constructed at Skyway and Foster Rd. A pet memorial sounds like a nice idea, and the Town will look into having the Animal Shelter take the lead on the initiative.

      Q: Is there financial help for people that were underinsured but not low-income?

      A:         PG&E has designated $100 million for Camp Fire Survivors to be distributed through the Wildfire Assistance Program. The Wildfire Assistance Program has funding available for Camp Fire survivors regardless of income or insurance. To apply for the program, visit https://www.norcalwildfireassistanceprogram.com/. The deadline to apply is November 15th, 2019.

      Q: Can you tell me more information about the PG&E Soil Delivery Program:

      A:       Northstate Aggregate is assisting PG&E by removing excess dirt from PG&E work areas. Residents may contact Northstate Aggregate at (530) 877-5357 for free soil delivery. This limited service is a first come, first serve, non-guaranteed free service and at this time is expected to continue to the life of the rebuild project. The resident is responsible for working with Northstate Aggregate to acquire the dirt and is responsible for the placement of the material.

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