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Butte County is a place of natural beauty with countless opportunities for recreation in both rural and urban environments. Many Butte County residents live in one of the five incorporated towns or cities: Biggs, Chico, Gridley, Oroville or Paradise. Butte County government provides services to residents through 23 diverse departments. Services include elections, road maintenance, public safety, solid waste disposal, and health and human services to name a few.

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BUTTE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPROVE $6.1 MILLION FOR LOCAL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE FROM FEDERAL CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUNDING

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August 11, 2020

BUTTE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPROVE $6.1 MILLION FOR LOCAL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE FROM FEDERAL CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUNDING
Oroville, Ca—At the August 11, 2020 Board of Supervisor’s meeting,  the Butte County Board of Supervisors approved $6.1 million in local business assistance from Federal Coronavirus Relief Funding.
As part of the State's Adopted Budget, $1.3 billion of the $9.5 billion in Coronavirus Relief Funds received by the State was allocated to California counties, including $21.4 million to Butte County to reduce the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  From this allocation, the Board of Supervisors voted to approve $5 million for the Butte Business Stabilization Program to award direct assistance grants to small local businesses, and $1.1 million for assistance to community-based organizations financially impacted by COVID-19. The balance of the County’s allocation ($15.3 million) will be used to pay the extraordinary cost of responding to the public health emergency and improve teleworking capabilities across the County to support a remote workforce.
“So many local businesses in our community have been financially impacted by COVID-19 due to interruptions, closures, and changing requirements from the State. These grants are intended to assist those businesses through these difficult times and reduce the financial impacts experienced through loss of business and expenses incurred to comply with State public health orders,” said Steve Lambert, District 4 Supervisor and Chairman of the Board. Chair Lambert stated that the grant awards will benefit as many as 250 local businesses. 
 
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"Mysterious and Unsolicited Seed" Shipments from China

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July 28, 2020

 

“MYSTERIOUS AND UNSOLICITED SEED” SHIPMENTS FROM CHINA

Butte County, Ca-- Recently, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has become aware of a number of reports regarding “mysterious and unsolicited seeds from China and other parts of Asia”.  The seed packages, often labeled as jewelry, toys, etc., are being shipped to homeowners throughout the U.S., including Butte County.  The CDFA is communicating with the United States Department of Agriculture to determine any necessary actions for shipments received in California.  

In the meantime, the Butte County Department of Agriculture (BCDA) is instructing residents not to open, plant, or dispose of any unsolicited seed packets received, but to contact our office. “Invasive species can devastate the environment, displace or destroy native plants and insects, severely damage crops, and poison livestock. Taking steps to prevent their introduction is the most effective method of reducing both the risk of invasive species infestations and the cost to control and mitigate those infestations and protect our $632 million agricultural industry,” stated Louie Mendoza, Butte County Agricultural Commissioner.

We encourage recipients of these seeds to contact our office at 530-552-4100 for arrangements to collect, isolate and properly store the seed. If you have planted the seeds, please contact our department for additional direction.  

Butte County Department of Agriculture
316 Nelson Avenue, Oroville, CA  95965
530-552-4100
Butteag@buttecounty.net.

Chico District Office Gridley District Office
196 Memorial Way, Chico, CA 95926 239 Sycamore St., Gridley, CA 95948
530-552-4085 530-552-4090

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 /Number of views (375) /Categories: News and Announcements
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Franklin Construction to Start Work on the Kelly Ridge Road ER Rehabilitation Project on August 3, 2020

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July 27, 2020

Franklin Construction to Start Work on the Kelly Ridge Road ER Rehabilitation Project on August 3, 2020

Oroville, CA.--The Kelly Ridge Road ER Rehabilitation Project will provide for removal and replacement of damaged pavement sections with asphalt dig-outs along with placement of a single layer chip seal, painted traffic striping, markings and reflective pavement markers. Total project length is 2.15 miles, and extends from State Highway 162 northerly to 720 feet past Royal Oaks Drive. This repair work will remedy damage caused from the emergency response for the 2017 Oroville Dam Spillway Incident.

Traffic control will be in place during construction operations starting August 3, 2020, through August 28, 2020.  Work hours for traffic control will be 7am to 5pm daily.  Motorists should expect up to 15 minute delays during construction, and are urged to use caution while passing through the work zones and to use alternate routes if possible.  

All work is being performed in strict conformance with State and Local COVID-19 social distancing rules and hand sanitization guidelines, with the goal of keeping our critical infrastructure repairs moving forward. 
The Butte County Public Works Department has been serving its residents since 1850, providing cost effective roadway maintenance services.  The Department maintains approximately 1,300 miles of roadways, over 500 bridges and drainage structures and more than 18,000 road signs.  
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Butte County Library Announcement

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July 24, 2020

BUTTE COUNTY LIBRARY ANNOUNCEMENT
Butte County, Calif.— To comply with COVID-19 guidelines, and for the safety of library staff and patrons, as of Saturday, July 25, Butte County Library will revert back to offering curbside services at all library branch locations.  Butte County residents will be able to reserve items by phone at 530.552.5652, by e-mail, or online through their library card. Patrons will be contacted to pick-up their reserved items using a curbside holds pickup service. All library branch locations are accepting returns. 
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person library services are suspended until further notice; however, Butte County Library e-resources are available 24/7. Register for a library e-card to access the online library. Butte County Library staff members are available by phone at 530.552.5652, Tuesday through Saturday from 10AM-5PM. 

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BUTTE COUNTY ANNOUNCES JULY 21, 2020 BUDGET HEARING

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July 10, 2020
BUTTE COUNTY ANNOUNCES JULY 21, 2020 BUDGET HEARING
Oroville, Calif.-- The Butte County Board of Supervisors will hold a Budget Hearing on July 21, 2020 at 10:30am. The Recommended Budget, as well as the staff report with recommended adjustments to the Budget, can be found at www.buttecounty.net/countybudget. The recommended adjustments to the Budget include revenue reductions related to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as adjustments related to the State budget. The recommended adjustments also include updated information on grants, purchases, and other items.  
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and consistent with the State’s orders and guidance, Board of Supervisors Meetings are closed to the public; however, the public is encouraged to participate remotely by livestreaming the meeting at www.buttecounty.net/clerkoftheboard/boardmeetings. 
Upon publication of the agenda, the public can submit comments prior to the meeting (through 4:00 pm on Monday, July 20, 2020) through the County’s eComment feature (buttecounty.granicusideas.com/meetings); via email to ClerkoftheBoard@ButteCounty.net, via voicemail at (530) 552.3303, or via U.S. Mail to 25 County Center Drive, Suite 200, ATTN: Clerk of the Board, Oroville, California 95965.  
The public can submit comments during the meeting via email to ClerkoftheBoard@ButteCounty.net. There will be a recess of 30 minutes after the staff presentation to provide time for the public to comment electronically. When submitting a comment, please indicate the item your comment relates to in the subject line.  
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