Paradise Recovery and Rebuilding: Peddler's Fair accepting booth, food truck applications

Paradise Recovery and Rebuilding: Peddler's Fair accepting booth, food truck applications.

Posted: Sep 9, 2021 10:45 AM

PARADISE, Calif. - Action News Now continues to provide the latest updates on recovery and rebuilding in the Town of Paradise. 


Upcoming Meetings & Events

Town Council Meeting 

  • When: Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, at 6 p.m.
  • Where: 5555 Skyway and online

Statistics Update

  • 1,882 Building Permit Applications Received
  • 1,742 Building Permits issued
  • 1,010 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)
  • 355 Multi-Family Permit Applications Received
  • 335 Multi-Family Permits Issued
  • 182 Multi-Family Permits Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Other Updates

  • Paradise Business Spotlight: Every week we will spotlight a business in Paradise to encourage shopping locally and supporting economic recovery in Paradise–and maybe uncover a business you haven’t heard of before. This week, they focus on Sierra Central Credit Union. SSCU has 20 branches throughout Northern California and is committed to making banking easier for their customers. They offer low and no-cost checking accounts that include online, mobile banking and mobile deposit. Located at 5175 Skyway, SCCU qualified bankers are ready to help you with vehicle loans, personal loans, and home loans today.

  • Welcome Fire Engine 381 A new Type 3 Wildland Urban Interface engine has been inducted into service for the Town of
    Paradise. The most versatile engine in California is perfect for the community. Funds for this engine were donated by TriCounties Bank & USDA. To watch the ceremony, click here
  • Celebrating 1,000 Certificates of Occupancy for Single-Family Residences As the Town continues to rebuild, 1001 single-family homes have received their certifications of occupancy. 182 multi-family homes have received their certificates of occupancy as well. This is a significant milestone in the rebuilding of Paradise.

  • Peddler’s Fair Now Accepting Applications for Booths & Food Trucks, Oct. 16. The sixth semi-annual Peddler’s Fair at Deja Vu-Gardens Galore Nursery of Paradise will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can look forward to a day of family fun with local vendors showcasing their goods, art and delicious food. Now taking applications for booths and food trucks. Click here to sign up.

  • PRPD Youth Cross Country Races for K-8th Running Thursdays, Sept. 16 through Oct. 21 at Bille Park in Paradise, there will be four different race distances to accommodate a range of ages. Races start at 3:45 p.m. Register at the Recreation District Office or by clicking here.

  • Free Guided Meditation via Zoom Wednesdays with Sol Sanctuary Coach Jenifer Fitting will be guiding a free meditation every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. as a way to connect and recharge. Thanks to North Valley Community Foundation and the Butte Strong Fund for supporting this offering. Join by clicking here

  • Hazard Tree Removal Program Update As the Hazard Tree Removal Program winds down to a close, the Town of Paradise, CalOES, and FEMA are working together to create the next tree program that may help residents with remaining hazardous trees on their properties. To be notified when more information about this program is available.

  • Free Residential Green Waste Disposal, Sept. 11 and 22 How it works: Butte County residents living in the wildland-urban interface may dispose of green waste for free on the above-designated days. Haul and unload your green waste (no more than 3-yards per trip), to the Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility. Bring proof of ID and residence in the Wildland Urban
    Interface area of Butte County.
  • The Wild Women of Winedale, Aug. 26 to Sept. 11 Theatre on the Ridge presents a new comedy as the second in its 2021 season running Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, Aug. 26 through Sept. 11. The Wild Women of Winedale is a “joyful and exuberant comedy from the authors of The Dixie Swim Club that focuses on three women at crossroads in their lives.”

  • Jordan St. Cyr at Paradise Performing Arts Center, Sept. 11 A free show beginning at 7 p.m. at the Paradise Performing Arts Center at 777 Nunneley Rd. Paradise, CA 95969. Click here for more information. 

  • Big Mo and The Full Moon Band at Paradise Performing Arts Center, Sept. 25
    PPAC invites the community to gather and celebrate new beginnings in Paradise. This free event is open to the community, so mark your calendars for Sept. 25, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, visit Paradise Performing Arts Center Facebook page.

  • Paradise Chocolate Fest Postponed After careful deliberation, given increasing public health concerns and recent surges in reported infections of the highly contagious delta variant of COVID-19, Paradise Chocolate Fest organizers have postponed the event to May 7, 2022, in Terry Ashe Park. Dates for additional Fest fundraising events include “Chocolate, Wine & Brew,” “Chocolate Chase” and “Chocolate Thunder Motorcycle Run” will be announced soon. A Grant Award will still be distributed to each of this year’s beneficiary organizations in pursuit of the mission of "Sweetening Kids’ Lives." 

  • Johnny Appleseed Days Oct. 2 and 3 Mark your calendars for California’s oldest harvest festival, a beloved tradition since 1888! The event will be at Terry Ashe Park, the event will host vendors, artisans, entertainment, and more.

  • Funding Options for those Rebuilding after the Camp Fire
    • Grants Up to $200,000 Available for those Rebuilding after the Camp Fire The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) recently announced the Disaster Housing Assistance Survey for survivors of the 2018 wildfire disasters is now open. Homes damaged or destroyed by the Camp Fire may be eligible for up to $200,000; and low- to moderate-income households will receive priority. If you are a disaster survivor and wish to see if you qualify for the ReCoverCA OwnerOccupied Housing Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program (OOR Program), start by taking the 2018 Disaster Housing Assistance survey available at https://recover.hcd.ca.gov/. If you need assistance with the survey, contact Butte County OOR Case Managers Brittney Murray or Glen Johnson at (916) 202-1764.
    • Up to $150,000 in low-interest, deferred Loans for homeowners (can be used even if insurance funds and/or FEMA funds have been spent) The Town of Paradise offers deferred, low-interest loans to low and moderate-income households rebuilding after the Camp Fire. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, click here or call the Town’s Housing Department at (530) 872-6291 x122. 

RESOURCES

  • Home Builders Resource Connection Online Plan Room The Rebuild Paradise Foundation (RPF) and Valley Contractors Exchange (VCE) have partnered to launch Home Builders Resource Connection Online Plan Room. It is a free tool intended to connect the dots between those looking to rebuild after the devastating fires Butte County has experienced in 2018 and 2020 and contractors that can perform this work. To learn more about the Online Plan Room, click here or contact VCE at (530) 343-1981.
  • 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
  • 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.

  • Shop Local Online Paradise Ridge Marketplace Available: The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce has provided the Paradise Ridge Marketplace to keep your shopping local. Purchase some of your favorite Ridge items, such as Ridge Rising apparel and other fun member products. New items are added frequently. Learn more here.

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