Weekly Camp Fire Recovery Update from Butte County

November 04, 2019
Hazard Tree Removal on Private Property
The Town of Paradise and Butte County now require property owners to remove hazard trees on private property that are so fire damaged by the Camp Fire they pose a danger of falling onto a public right-of-way or other public facility. 

Property owners must enroll in either the the Government Tree Program or the Private Tree Program for hazard tree removal.

Visit the Tree Removal Website, and check back for updates. 
Option 1: Government Tree Program
The Government Tree Program is available at no out-of-pocket cost to property owners who complete and sign a Tree Right-of-Entry (ROE) form to allow access to private property for tree removal. 

By submitting the Tree ROE form, property owners are granting permission for contractors hired by the State to safely and efficiently remove hazard trees to clear the way for rebuilding. To avoid duplication of benefits, residents may be required to remit a portion of insurance claim payments specifically reserved for tree removal. There are no out-of-pocket expenses regardless of the actual cost of the tree removal.

Option 2: Private Tree Program
Property owners who choose not to participate in the Government Tree Program for hazard trees must remove their own hazard trees in order to comply with Town and County ordinances. 

An inspection will be conducted to confirm all hazard trees that pose a threat to fall onto the public right-of-way are removed. 

Property owners should complete the Private Tree Program Inspection Access Form if they plan to remove hazard trees themselves or if hazard trees are already removed. 

How to Submit ROE or Inspection Access Forms
Return via Mail
ATTN: Tree Removal Processing Center
205 Mira Loma Drive, Ste 50
Oroville CA 95965

Return in Person
Community Employment Center
78 Table Mountain Blvd, Oroville
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Butte County Library, Paradise-Community Room
5922 Clark Road, Paradise
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Butte County Library, Chico
1108 Sherman Ave, Chico
Tuesday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

E-mail to: TreeROE@buttecounty.net 

Information Line: 530.552.3030
Alternative Program (County)
data as of October 31, 2019

Alternative Work Plans Received: 1,694

Alternative Work Plan in Review: 31

Alternative Work Plans Approved: 1,663

Final Reports Submitted: 1,312

Final Reports in Review: 32

Final Reports Approved: 1,280

Applications Awaiting Work Plans: 20
Government Program (State)
data as of October 31, 2019

Parcels with ROE Eligible: 10,900

Parcels with Debris Removal
Completed: 10,896
Parcels with Soil Sample
Approved: 10,705

Parcels with Erosion Control
Completed: 10,144

Parcels Completed and
Final Sign Off Sent to County: 9,889

Parcels with Final Sign Off processed by the County (return to owner): 9,792

Noncompliant Parcels

Town of Paradise: 26
Butte County: 17
Debris Removal Operations Center
Property owners who have questions about Phase II debris removal with the Government Program can stop by or call the Debris Removal Operations Center and speak directly with representatives from CalOES and CalRecycle.

Debris Removal Operations Center
900 Fortress Street, Suite 200 in Chico
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, 8:00 am to Noon
Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility Fire Debris Disposal
Butte County Building Permits
Inside Burn Area*
Applications Received: 171
Permits Issued: 88
Final: 7 (home may be occupied)

Outside Burn Area*
Applications Received: 18
Permits Issued: 13
Final: 3 (home may be occupied)
*Inside Burn Area – residential permits on parcels where the Camp Fire destroyed a residence.

*Outside Burn Area – residential permit for a Camp Fire survivor on a parcel outside the burn area or a parcel within the burn area where no structures greater than 120 sq. ft. burned.
Butte County Rebuild Incentive Grant Information
The rebuild incentive grant can be applied for when property owners submit a building permit with Butte County. The grant is on a first-applied, first-granted basis.
North Valley Community Foundation
The grant is a reimbursement for 50% of eligible building permit fees up to $3,500.
56 Applicants being served
$99,903 being applied to building permits.

Golden State Finance Authority
The grant is a reimbursement of 100% of eligible building permit fees for Veterans.
19 Applicants being served
$56,915 being applied to building permits.
Town of Paradise Building Permits
Building Permit Applications Received: 457
Homes Rebuilt: 11
Data as of October 30, 2019

View weekly recovery updates from the Town of Paradise. Posted here .
Butte County Surveyor Status
Record of Survey
Submitted: 172
Recorded: 73
Record of Survey – a document prepared and signed by a Professional Land Surveyor that documents a boundary survey. Required when: a property corner is set; property lines are established that have not been mapped previously; or there is a material discrepancy between what has been recorded versus what exists on the ground.
Corner Record
Submitted: 107
Filed: 98
Corner Record – a document prepared and signed by a Professional Land Surveyor that documents a boundary survey. Required when: a property corner is set; property lines are re- established that have been mapped previously; and there is no material discrepancy between what has been recorded versus what exists on the ground.
Hazard trees in the County right-of-way are assessed by a contract arborist and removed by a tree contractor if they pose a threat to the public right-of-way. The Department of Public Works manages the contract arborist and the tree removal contractors.

Trees Evaluated, Removal Planned: 6,649
Trees Removed: 461
Road Miles Evaluated: 155 out of 155
Lime Saddle Campground
Total Spaces: 44
Vacancy: 34
Remaining households are expected to transition to a Private RV Park in the coming weeks.

DeSabla Campground
Location Closed as of November 1, 2019.
Del Oro Water Update (as of 11/04/19)
Locations Tested: 324
Locations Cleared: 323
Paradise Irrigation District Update (as of 11/04/19)
*Note- PID Offices will be closed Friday, November 8, in remembrance of the Camp Fire.
Total Advisories Lifted: 649
569 Advisories Lifted based on water test results
80 Advisories Lifted based on service lateral replacement
The following community meetings and events related to recovery. The list is not intended to be a comprehensive list of community events.
Visit ButteCountyRecovers.org/events or Makeitparadise.org/meeting-schedul e for a list of events hosted by, or held in coordination with, Butte County or the Town of Paradise. For Paradise Community Events, visit http://www.paradisechamber.com/events/calendar

Camp Fire Construction Connection
Calling all Contractors: The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Valley Contractors' Exchange and Butte College, invites you to a networking session and forum to connect trades and GCs.
 This will be an environment where industry can connect, scale up, share resources and build new models in order to get 10,000 houses built in 5 years.
 It takes 22 trades to build a house and with the shortage of workforce and the amount of houses to build, both local and out of town companies will be needed to Rebuild the Ridge!
 Our construction industry companies and workers are our most valuable resources right now. Please note: This event has been cancelled due to the Public Safety Power Shutoff, it will be rescheduled in the near future.

Paradise Community Information Meeting
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
6:00 p.m.-8:00 pm
Paradise Alliance Church
6491 Clark Road in Paradise

Tree Removal Community Meeting
Wednesday, November 6, 6:30-8:30 pm
Spring Valley School, 2771 Pentz Road, in Oroville

It has been nearly one year since the Camp Fire, and many events are being planned for the week of November 8, 2019. The Town of Paradise will hold several events on Friday, November 8, including the following:
  • 10:30 am: Building Resiliency Center Sneak Peak -- 6295 Skyway
  • 11:08 am: 85 seconds of silence for the 85 lives lost
  • 11:15 am: The unveiling of the "Key Phoenix"- Building Resiliency Center-6295 Skyway
  • 12:00 pm: Ground Breaking of Hope Plaza-6148 Skyway
  • 2:30-5:30 pm: World Kitchen hosted free community meal at Paradise Alliance Church- 6491 Clark Road
  • 6:30 pm: Paradise Commemoration Ceremony-Paradise Alliance Church- 6491 Clark Road
For an entire list of Camp Fire one-year events please visit ParadiseChamber.com's homepage and events calendar .

This event will include a free medical clinic from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with nurses and doctors provided by Medspire Health. Children's activities, music, games and food vendors will also be included.
Saturday, November 9, 2019
10:00 a.m.-4:00 pm
13835 West Park Drive, Magalia

Adventist Health Feather River Camp Fire Remembrance Event
Friday, November 9, 2019
11:30 a.m.-4:00 pm
Hospital Campus

Tree Removal Community Meeting
Tuesday, November 12, 6:30-8:30 pm
Southside Community Center, 2959 Lower Wyandotte Avenue, in Oroville

Tree Removal Community Meeting
Thursday, November 14, 6:30-8:30 pm
Manzanita Place, 1705 Manzanita Avenue, in Chico

Tree Removal Resource Fair
Saturday, November 16, 9 am-Noon
Terry Ashe Park, 626 Skyway, in Paradise

PID Community Meeting
Monday, November 18 6:00 pm
Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Road, in Paradise

Tree Removal Community Meeting
Tuesday, November 19, 6:30-8:30 pm
CMA Church 6491 Clark Road, in Paradise

United Policyholders Roadmap to Recovery Workshop
Healing and Dealing at the 1-year Anniversary
December 3, 2019
6:00 pm
St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church
2341 Floral Avenue, Chico