Town of Paradise


PRESS RELEASE
Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 
November 18, 2020
 

UPCOMING DEADLINES:

 

 

December 4, 2020               Private Program “Cut by” Deadline.  By this date, property owners must cut their hazardous trees and remove them from their property. In the Town, properties must also be certified clear of trees by this date.  This deadline may be extended to February 1, 2021 for property owners who have contracted with a tree contractor by December 4 2020, even if the trees have not been removed by Dec. 4.

 

December 31, 2020             Government Program Enrollment deadline.  The Government Program has started removing trees as of Nov. 17, 2020.

 

 

UPDATES AND STATISTICS:

 

Building Updates

 

1,335  Building Permit Applications Received  

1,207  Building Permits issued

466      Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

 

273     Multi-Family Units Applied

222     Multi-Family Units Issued

70        Multi-Family Units Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Government Hazard Tree Removal Program Begins, Sets Deadline for Enrollment

The first tree has been cut in the Government Hazard Tree Removal Program, marking the next phase of recovery for Paradise after the Camp Fire.  The Government Program is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and administered by the State of California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and CalRecycle and is the first of its kind where trees on private property can be removed through a FEMA funded program. The Government Program has set a deadline to enroll of December 31, 2020.

The removal of hazardous trees was identified as a tier 1 priority in the Long-Term Community Recovery Plan adopted by Paradise Town Council in June 2019.  Over 4,700 properties in the Town of Paradise are already enrolled in the Government Program, and nearly 20,000 trees have already been assessed by arborists.  The State estimates that ultimately 70,000 trees will be removed by the Government Hazard Tree Removal Program in the Camp Fire burn scar.  To be eligible for the program, a tree must be so damaged by the Camp Fire that a certified arborist or forester determines it could fall on an eligible public or private road or public right of way within the next five years. 

Property owners in the Camp Fire footprint must remove hazardous trees on their property.  To sign up for the Government Program, contact the Tree ROE Center or the Paradise Tree Advocates.

 

Tree ROE Center:

Telephone: 530.520.3030

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mail: Butte County, Attn: Hazard Tree Removal, PO Box 3390, Chico, CA, 95927-3390

 

The Town of Paradise Tree Advocates can provide personal assistance through this process, if you are enrolled in the Private Program, the Government Program, or don’t know where to start. Tree Advocates can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 530.872.6291 x 162 or 163.

Private Program for Hazardous Trees “Cut By” December 4th

Private Program “Cut by” Deadline.  By this date, property owners must cut their hazardous trees and remove them from their property. In the Town, properties must also be certified clear of trees by this date. This deadline may be extended to February 1, 2021 for property owners who have contracted with a tree contractor by December 4 2020, even if the trees have not been removed by Dec. 4.

 

Daffodils and Wellness

Paradise residents and community members are welcome to participate in opportunities that represent recovery and remembrance. The daffodil has been adopted as the official Town flower and Déjà Vu Gardens Galore Nursery received a shipment of daffodil bulbs to purchase and plant wherever community members call home. In addition, local Artist Jess Mercer’s Ridge Wellness Project is bringing many together while they submit letters of hope and well wishes after the Camp Fire. You can email your letter or well wishes to participate in the Ridge Wellness Project by sending it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and find out more on Jess Mercer’s Facebook page.

 

WHAT’S NEW:

 

  • Déjà Vu Gardens Galore Nursery of Paradise has received a shipment of daffodil bulbs ready for planting! The bulbs arrived November 17 and will be ready for pickup November 19.  Find out more on Déjà Vu’s Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/DejaVuGardensGaloreNursery. 
  • Town Hall and the Building Resiliency Center Open by Appointment. Due to the change to the purple Tier in Butte County, Town Hall and the BRC are open by appointment only.  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

  • “Tree Window” to Assist Residents Now Open at Town Hall by appointment only. The Town has opened a “tree window” at Town Hall to assist the public with hazard tree removal questions. Haven’t enrolled in a program yet and have questions? Call for an appointment! It’s staffed by the Town’s Tree Advocates and is open M-Th from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and closed for lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. 

 

  • Are you a new property owner in Paradise?

Congratulations on purchasing property in the Town of Paradise! If you are rebuilding, we want to make sure you are informed on lot upkeep during the process. Please contact the Town of Paradise if you have any questions regarding weed or tree removal on your property. If you wish to have your hazardous trees removed in the Government Hazard Tree Removal Program, please call the Tree ROE Center at 530.552.3030 and enroll by December 31, 2020.

 

  • The Building Resiliency Center (BRC) Remains 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. Appointments for permitting, building questions, inspections, planning and septic are available same day or next day.  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!

 

  • 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 x429 x430 to make an in-person (depending on COVID status) or phone appointment today!
 
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