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Paradise Rebuilding and Recovery: Town exceeds rebuild application goal

As of December 31st, 2019, the Town of Paradise received 700 rebuild applications.

Posted: Jan 8, 2020 12:51 PM

PARADISE, Calif. - The 2019 numbers are in. As of December 31st, 2019, the Town of Paradise received 700 rebuild applications.

After the fire, the Town did some research and projected they would receive around 200 applications in the first year after the fire. As you can see, the town has far exceeded that number.


Statistics Update

  • 1,102 water advisories lifted
  • 710 building permit applications received
  • 31 homes rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)
  • 471 building permits issued
  • There are about 450 standing homes left to test, PID said they expect to complete testing to all standing homes by March 2020.

Other Updates

January Community Information Meeting: The Meeting was focused on the Homeowner’s Rebuild Checklist. In this workshop, Susan Hartman, Community Development Director for the Town of Paradise covered the Homeowners Rebuilding Checklist in detail. Attendees also heard from a representative from the Contractors State Licensing Board on best practices to find the best contractor for your needs. After the meeting, attendees got the opportunity to meet and greet over 2 dozen contractors in the gymnasium. If you were unable to attend, the meeting is available via the Town of Paradise Facebook page. The video will be uploaded to the website as well.

Rebuild Advocates: Available to residents of the town of Paradise and Butte County to help navigate the process of rebuilding. The advocates can help people apply for loans and connect with contractors. You may call 530-872-6291 ext. 130 to schedule an appointment.

Work Renew survey: Work Renew will be conducting a survey with survivors in the Camp Fire burn scar area between 1/13/2020 and 1/24/2020. Their survey will ask questions to ascertain their current unmet needs. The results of the survey will be given to the LTRG. The LTRG plans on using this data to compile data to support future asks for unmet needs from both government and non-profit organizations.

Medspire to offer Free Clinic Day: The clinic will offer free urgent care, primary care, case management, and mental health services. There is no I.D. required and the event is free and available to all. For more information, Medspire can be contacted at 833-633-7747. The event will take place on January 11th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Magalia Pines Baptist Church, 14098 Skyway.

New services: The Butte County departments of Behavioral Health and Employment and Social Services have jointly brought back supportive services to the Paradise ridge located at 7200 Skyway. A one-time grant of $100,000 by the North Valley Community Foundation will assist in funding the operations throughout 2020, and the Butte County Community Services Center opened on Monday, Jan. 6. The county’s departments of Behavioral Health, Employment and Social Services, and Public Health will all share the space; along with community partners such as North Valley Catholic Social Service and Catalyst Domestic Violence Services.

Roadmap to Recovery: Solving Reconstruction Pricing Disputes Special Event is coming to Chico Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10:30 am-2 pm at St. John the Evangelist, 2341 Floral Ave, Chico. This hands-on workshop will help you overcome roadblocks to rebuilding. We'll contact you once you're registered to let you know what documents you'll need to bring. Who should attend? Homeowners whose insured homes were damaged or destroyed in the Camp Fire. This Roadmap to Recovery workshop is presented by United Policyholders, a non-profit consumer organization helping disaster survivors for over 27 years. For more information and updates, visit our online help library, CLICK HERE. RSVP required for this event. Please send an email to info@uphelp.org if you’d like to attend.

Tree Removal: 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. 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, CLICK HERE.

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

Construction reminder: There is a lot of construction happening in the roads, by PID, PG&E, the Town, and private contractors. Remember, any resident who wants or needs to do construction in a public right of way needs to check in with the Town of Paradise on requirements for doing so. 

Paradise on Ice: 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. The ice rink will be open through Jan. 20.

Regular Hours:

Sunday - Thursday: Noon to 8 p.m.

Friday - Noon to 8 p.m. with teen skate night at 9 - 11 p.m. (additional charge)

Saturday - Noon to 10 p.m. with skate lessons from 11 a.m. to noon. (additional charge)

New business's opening: Travel Connection and Woodworth's Jewelry will have a ribbon-cutting and open house on Jan. 147, 4 to 7 p.m., at 6265 Skyway.

For a list of all open businesses, CLICK HERE.


Upcoming Meetings & Events

  • PRPD 71st Year Anniversary Celebration
    • When: Sat. Jan. 11th 7 to 9 p.m.
    • Where: 6626 Skyway Paradise
  • Medspire Free Clinic Day
    • When: Sat. Jan. 11th 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Where: Magalia Pines Baptist Church, 14098 Skyway

  • “Roadmap to Recovery” Special Event
    • When: Sat. Jan. 25th 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Where: St. John the Evangelist Church, 2341 Floral Ave, Chico
  • “Fridays for Lunch” Free Lunch
    • When: Fridays 12 to 1:30 p.m.
    • Where: Paradise Lutheran Church, 780 Luther Dr. Paradise
  • Paradise Community Dinner
    • When: Thursdays 6 to 8 p.m.
    • Where: Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Road

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 125738

Reported Deaths: 4529
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles610682569
Riverside8777355
San Diego7940288
Orange7064174
San Bernardino5930217
Alameda3725101
Santa Clara2892144
San Francisco269843
Imperial256833
Kern253445
San Mateo229988
Tulare211692
Fresno201440
Santa Barbara173714
Contra Costa157738
Sacramento151959
Kings14526
Ventura121635
San Joaquin105036
Stanislaus81631
Monterey64010
Sonoma6104
Solano56522
Marin53017
Merced3207
San Luis Obispo2911
Placer2659
Santa Cruz2212
Yolo21624
Madera1413
Napa1293
Humboldt1044
San Benito1022
El Dorado1020
Butte651
Sutter512
Nevada491
Del Norte470
Shasta424
Mono371
Mendocino330
Yuba311
Lake300
Inyo201
Calaveras190
Glenn170
Mariposa161
Amador100
Siskiyou90
Tehama71
Colusa70
Lassen60
Tuolumne50
Plumas40
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
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