Paradise Rebuilding and Recovery: Tree removal deadline approaching

Vice Mayor Michael Zuccollilo joined Scott Rates at the Action News Now studio for a weekly update on Paradise Rebuilding and Recovery.

Posted: Dec 18, 2019 12:56 PM
Updated: Dec 18, 2019 4:14 PM

PARADISE, Calif. - Vice Mayor Michael Zuccolillo announced that the deadline for the tree removal program has been extended. Below are this week's updates on how Paradise is rebuilding and recovering.


Statistics Update

  • 1,102 water advisories lifted
  • 604 building permit applications received
  • 24 homes rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)
  • 426 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

New Documentary: Paradise residents interested in seeing the documentary “​All Its Name Implies,​” created by Paradise High School graduate and four-time Emmy winner Ev Durán can do so in Chico. Durán will host a premiere of his newest film at the El Rey Theater on Friday, Dec. 20​. Watch the trailer, CLICK HERE.

Camp Fire Construction Connection: The town said the event was a great success! They had many companies come and meet with potential clients.

File your claim: PG&E has extended its date to file claims to Dec. 31 at 5 p.m. There is no cost to submit a claim, an attorney is not required and there are only 11 questions that need to be answered. The claim process can be accessed at www.officialfireclaims.com or 1-888-908-0100.

Tree removal program: 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 HERE. 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 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 a.m. - 5 p.m.

HOLIDAY HOURS FOR ROE: Christmas Week: Closed Mon-Wed, Open Thurs – Fri. Closed New Year’s Day.

Nutcracker at PPAC: Northern California Ballet is proud to present the Christmas classic, The Nutcracker at PPAC Dec. 20th, 21st and 22nd. Matinee Saturday and Sunday at 2:15 p.m. and evening performances Friday and Saturday, 7:15 p.m. Reserved seating is $20, General is $15, Under 16 is $12. Find tickets available at NCB Paradise, 872-1719, NCB Oroville, 680-5308, Music Connection Chico, 898-0110, and Nic's in Paradise. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Paradise on Ice: The ice rink is now open weather permitting! 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. 

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: Paradise Ridge has many new and returning businesses opening every day. For a list of all open businesses, CLICK HERE.


Upcoming Meetings & Events

  • PID Regular Meeting
    • When: Wed. Dec. 18th, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
    • Where: 6332 Clark Road, PID Board Room
  • Paradise Community Dinner
    • When: Thursdays, from 6 - 8 p.m.
    • Where: Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Road 

  • Paradise Ice Rink Now open
    • When: November through December
    • Where: Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway
  • Northern Ca Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker
    • When: Dec. 20th, 21st, & 22nd 7:15 p.m.
    • Where: Paradise Performing Arts Center, 777 Nunneley Road

Frequently Asked Questions:

Question: What are the biggest goals for the Town of Paradise for 2020?

Answer: In 2020, the Town of Paradise will continue to focus on bringing our residents back home. To do that, we will work on removing obstacles, and on improving the safety of our community. Debris removal is nearly complete, with about 200 properties in the private program that still need to be cleared. The deadline for those properties to be cleared is February 29, 2020. The State Hazard Tree Removal Program has begun and is expected to be completed in 9 months. The Town continues to work with Paradise Irrigation District to support their efforts to lift all no drink advisories in Town. They expect to clear all standing homes by March 2020. Next year the Town will also work on several vital recovery projects, including an early warning system and evacuation route study.
2019 was a year of response and recovery for the Town of Paradise, and 2020 will be a year of continued recovery, rebuilding and revitalization.

Question: How can I find out if my property is on the Mandatory Tree Removal List?

Answer: Hazard Tree removal is required on all private property where Hazard Trees pose a threat of falling on a public right-of-way (road) or other public improved property (such as the Yellowstone Kelly Trailway). Property owners may sign up for:
The Government Hazard Tree Removal Program; or
The Private Hazard Tree Removal program.
Property owners who have already removed Hazard Trees must complete an Inspection Access Form so an inspector can confirm Hazard Tree removal is complete.

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