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Paradise Rebuilding and Recovery: More than 8,000 properties cleared of debris

Paradise Town Councilman Mike Zucholillo provided an update on debris removal and upcoming meetings after the Camp Fire.

Posted: Jul 24, 2019 4:35 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Paradise Town Councilman Mike Zucholillo provided an update on debris removal and upcoming meetings after the Camp Fire.

Debris Removal Update

  • As of July 24, 2019, there have been 8,040 properties cleared of debris.
  • The county has certified 3,421 properties as "clean of debris.
  • There have been 115 building permits issued

Other Updates

The Chico Clinic will be held on Aug. 3 and Aug. 4 at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. Anyone in need will be offered free dental, medical and vision care. 

The is now live after being "under construction in recent weeks.

The town will start holding Camp Fire community meetings on the first Tuesday of each month. 

The Paradise Library is re-opening Tuesday, Aug. 1. The library will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 - 6 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Upcoming Meetings & Events

There are multiple events and meetings coming up that the public can attend.

Party in the Park

  • When: Wednesday, July 24, at 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Paradise Community Park

Paradise SaveMart Grand Re-Opening

  • When: Friday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Where: 6636 Clark Road, corner of Clark and Wagstaff

Paradise Library Re-Opens

  • When: Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 1 – 6 p.m.
  • Where: 5922 Clark Rd.

Camp Fire Community Meeting – Agency Updates

  • When: Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 6 -8 p.m.
  • Where: Paradise Alliance Church

Ribbon Cutting: Paradise Unified School District

  • When: Thursday, Aug. 8, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Paradise Unified School District

Paradise Town Council Meeting

  • When: Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m.
  • Where: Paradise Town Hall 

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Is there an update on tree removal?

Answer: The town is still waiting to hear back from Cal OES and FEMA regarding our letter proposing a tree removal program for trees on private property. When the town gets more details on whether our proposed plan was accepted, it will announce that information publicly.

Question: What does the Re-treeing process look like? Is there a timeline for that yet?

Answer: Right now, the town is focused on debris removal, tree removal and repairing infrastructure to allow residents to return home as quickly as possible. Re-treeing, or planting new trees on public property, will happen as roads are repaired and the property is cleared. Trees on private property can be planted at any time.

Question: How can I contact Paradise Councilmembers?

Answer: Councilmembers can be contacted directly. Contact information is available on the town website by CLICKING HERE.  People can also address the council at their monthly council meetings which take place on the second Tuesday of each month at Town Hall. Council cannot take any action on items though, uncles they are on the agenda per the Brown Act.

Question: Have the requirements for septic changed regarding the number of bedrooms you can have?

Answer: There has not been any change to the septic requirements for homes that are re-built. There are limits to the number of bedrooms that can be built according to what the leach lines can accommodate. Those calculations are part of the building permit process and must be submitted along with the building plans to show that the existing leach lines can support the number of bedrooms proposed in the new home.  

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