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Paradise Rebuilding and Recovery: Ordinance passes requiring removal of hazardous trees

With the anniversary of the Camp Fire in less than ten days, events are being held throughout the town and county to remember those lives lost and the day of Nov. 8. Additionally, a community information meeting will update those on the progress made in the past year.

Posted: Oct 30, 2019 4:09 PM

PARADISE, Calif. - With the anniversary of the Camp Fire in less than ten days, events coming up are being held throughout the town and county to remember those lives lost and the day of Nov. 8. Additionally, a community information meeting will update those on the progress made in the past year.

The Paradise Town Council and Butte County Board of Supervisors passed ordinances requiring the removal of hazardous trees damaged by the Camp Fire from private property that may fall into public roadways.

Voting on the new Paradise sign ends on Friday, Nov. 1. If you've not yet voted, CLICK HERE.


Debris Removal Update

  • 646 water advisories lifted
  • 457 building permits issued
  • 11 homes have been rebuilt
  • 303 building permits issued

Other Updates

Paradise Ice Rink Returns: The ice rink is opening on November 7th! The Paradise Ice Rink is an outdoor seasonal ice rink that will be open daily (weather permitting). Public Skate, Adult Skate, Lessons, Private Rentals, and Party rooms are all offered.
Hours:
Sunday- Thursday: 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Friday - 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. with teen skate night at 9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (additional charge)
Saturday - 12:00 -10:00 p.m. with skate lessons from 11:00 am to 12:00 p.m. (additional charge)

Tree Removal Program: Property owners may enter the Government Tree Program to have the trees removed by the State at no out-of-pocket cost. Enrollment in the Government Tree Program requires a Right-of Entry form. Property owners may also identify and remove hazard trees themselves but must submit an inspection form so an inspector may verify the removal of the hazard trees from the property.

Property owners may also call the Tree ROE Center directly at (530) 552-3030 or submit Tree ROEs by email at TreeROE@buttecounty.net. The Tree ROE is available for download online at www.ButteCountyRecovers.org/treeremoval. ROE forms may also be picked up at the Tree ROE Centers when they open. Community meetings will be held at various locations throughout the county in an effort to provide information about tree removal programs. Meeting dates and times will be announced in the near future.

Three Tree ROE Centers open Monday, October 28th at the following locations:

  • Community Employment Center: 78 Table Mountain Boulevard, Oroville Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8 am - 5 pm
  • Butte County Library, Paradise Branch Community Room: 5922 Clark Road, Paradise Hours: Mon.- Fri. 9am - 5pm
  • Butte County Library, Chico Branch: 1108 Sherman Avenue, Chico Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 10 am- 6 pm, Friday-Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

Butte County Fire Safe Council Dead and Dying Tree Removal Program: Additionally, The Town's Tree Removal Project is focused on removing merchantable dead and dying trees over 12” in diameter that could inhibit new construction. Due to limited funding, they can only help certain landowners who meet specific qualifications within the footprint.

To Qualify, Landowners Must:

  • Have pulled a building permit on the property where tree removal will be conducted.
  • The property must be within the Camp Fire footprint.
  • 70% of the dead and dying trees to be removed from the property must be conifers. Harvestable trees (Cedar, Pine, Fir) are necessary to offset the high costs of tree removal.
  • Have at least 20 harvestable trees between the property with a building permit and those directly adjacent.
  • Be paying for reconstruction themselves.
  • Own property directly adjacent to properties with building permits pulled.
  • Assistance from landowners receiving this announcement by contacting landowners directly adjacent to tree removal is appreciated.

*This program will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to limited funding, we cannot guarantee we will be able to help all qualified landowners in need of tree removal.*


Upcoming Meetings & Events

Meetings:

  • Tues. Nov. 5th, 6 - 8 pm Paradise Community Information Meeting - Paradise Alliance Church (6491 Clark Road)
  • Tues. Nov. 12th, 6 - 10 pm Paradise Town Council Meeting - Town Hall (5555 Skyway, Paradise)

Events:

  • Thurs. Nov. 7th, 12-8 pm Paradise Ice Rink Opens - Terry Ashe Recreation Center (6626 Skyway, Paradise)
  • Fri. Nov. 8th, 10:30 am Building Resiliency Center Sneak Peek (6295 Skyway, Paradise)
  • Fri. Nov. 8th, 11:08 am 85 Seconds of United Silence (Individuals can participate from wherever they are)
  • Fri. Nov. 8th, 11:15 am Unveiling Phoenix Key Project (6295 Skyway, Paradise)
  • Fri. Nov.8th, 12 pm Groundbreaking at Hope Plaza, a Camp Fire Memorial (6148 Skyway)
  • Fri. Nov. 8th, 2:30-5:30 pm World Kitchen Community Meal - Paradise Alliance Church (6491 Clark Road)
  • Fri. Nov. 8th, 6:30 pm - 8 pm Camp Fire Commemoration Ceremony - Paradise Alliance Church (6491 Clark Road)
  • Sat Nov. 9th, 11:30 am - 4 pm Adventist Health Feather River Camp Fire Remembrance Event at the Hospital Campus
  • Sun. Nov. 10th, 3 - 8pm Camp Fire Art Display - Paradise Performing Arts Center (777 Nunneley Road)
  • Thursdays 6 - 8:00 pm Paradise Community Dinner - Paradise Alliance Church (6491 Clark Road)

Ribbon Cuttings:

  • Paradise Lutheran Church, 780 Luther Dr. Paradise, CA - Oct. 24th, 2019 5-6:30 pm
  • Aurora Ridge Homes, 5910 Clark Road, Ste G Paradise CA - Oct. 30th 2019 5-7:00 pm. Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served.
  • US Bank Grand Reopening, 6017 Skyway Paradise - Oct. 30th 1-3pm. Catered by Meehos, Music by Big Mo, Jeff Rosso, and Don Bowman.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Question: I heard there was a new program to address trees, how does it work?
Answer: The Paradise Town Council and the Butte County Board of Supervisors passed ordinances requiring the removal of hazard trees damaged by the Camp Fire from private property that may fall into public roadways. Property owners may enter the Government Tree Program to have the trees removed by the State at no out-of-pocket cost. Enrollment in the Government Tree Program requires a Right-of Entry form. Property owners may also identify and remove hazard trees themselves but must submit an inspection form so an inspector may verify the removal of the hazard trees from the property. Property owners may also call the Tree ROE Center directly at (530) 552-3030 or submit Tree ROEs by email at TreeROE@buttecounty.net. The Tree ROE is available for download online at www.ButteCountyRecovers.org/treeremoval. ROE forms may also be picked up at the Tree ROE Centers when they open.
Three Tree ROE Centers open Monday, October 28th at the following locations:
Community Employment Center: 78 Table Mountain Boulevard, Oroville Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8 am - 5 pm
Butte County Library, Paradise Branch Community Room: 5922 Clark Road, Paradise Hours: Mon.- Fri. 9am - 5pm
Butte County Library, Chico Branch: 1108 Sherman Avenue, Chico Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 10 am- 6 pm, Friday-Saturday 10 am - 5 pm


Question: Can you give more insight as to why the money being given out from the Butte Strong fund is going to the BRC, and funding a housing manager position and not directly to people in need?
Answer: Funds donated to the Butte Strong Fund through the North Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) are granted to groups and agencies that apply for specific Camp Fire recovery activities that help survivors recover. The Town of Paradise applied for funding to get the Building Resiliency Center (BRC) up and running. The BRC will help many Camp Fire survivors recovery as it will be a one stop shop for rebuilding and housing information. For more information on how the Butte Strong Fund allocates its resources, visit https://buttestrongfund.org/.


Question: How can someone attend all the November 8th of events?
Answer: All the events are free and open to the public. We do ask that you RSVP to the evening event at Paradise Alliance Church. This does not reserve a space for an individual as this event is a first come first served event, but we expect a large turn out so we encourage you to arrive early.

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