Welcome to Butte County

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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CRACK SEALING OF ROADS IN PREPARATION OF 2020 CHIP SEAL

For Immediate Release
February 10, 2020

CRACK SEALING OF ROADS IN PREPARATION OF 2020 CHIP SEAL

Cohasset, Calif.-- Butte County Public Works will be performing crack sealing of County Roads in preparation of the upcoming 2020 Chip Seal Project. Work will be performed on Sycamore Valley Road and Rock Creek Road in the Cohasset area, February 10, 2020 through February 12, 2020.
Motorists that travel these roadways should expect delays of up to 15 minutes. Work schedules will vary based on crew availability, but will generally start at 7:00 a.m. with work completed and roads opened back up to traffic by 3:00 p.m.
During work hours, all roads will be restricted to a single lane of traffic, with flaggers stopping and directing traffic through the work zone.
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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Monday, February 10, 2020 /Number of views (86) /Categories: News and Announcements
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CRACK SEALING OF ROADS IN PREPARATION FOR ASPHALT MAINTENANCE

For Immediate Release
February 10, 2020

CRACK SEALING OF ROADS IN PREPARATION FOR ASPHALT MAINTENANCE

Durham, Calif.-- Butte County Public Works will be taking advantage of the dry weather to perform crack sealing and other pavement maintenance work in the Durham area.  Workers will be placing a hot-melt rubberized crack sealant into the cracks in the asphalt, in preparation for asphalt sealing work to be performed later this summer.  The goal with these treatments is to keep the water out of the roadway envelope, which will help prevent the deterioration of the roadway surface and the formation of potholes.
Work will begin in the Peterson Ranch Subdivision.  Roads to be treated include Peterson Estates Drive, La Rose Court, Bremner Court., Tracy Ranch Road, Sarah Ann Court and Metzger Court.  Weather permitting, work will be performed from February 13, 2020 to February 28, 2020.
Residents that live near and travel on these roads should expect minor delays.  Work schedules will vary based on crew availability, but will generally start at 7:00 a.m. with work completed and roads opened back up to traffic by 3:00 p.m.
During work hours, all roads will be restricted to a single lane of traffic, with flaggers stopping and directing traffic through the work zone.
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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Monday, February 10, 2020 /Number of views (88) /Categories: News and Announcements
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Vegetation Removal and Fire Fuel Management on Cohasset Road

For Immediate Release

January 28, 2020

 

Vegetation Removal and Fire Fuel Management on Cohasset Road

 

Chico, Calif.--Butte County Public Works is performing fuel management along Cohasset Road, from Keefer Road in north Chico up to the intersection of Cohasset Road and Jack Rabbit Flats Road.  Work will be performed in the County right of way, and consists of the removal of brush and over-populated small trees, along with raising the canopy of the older established trees to achieve a shaded fuel break.

Motorists that travel these roadways should expect delays of up to 15 minutes. Work schedules will vary based on crew availability, but will generally start at 7:00 a.m. with work completed and roads opened back up to traffic by 3:00 p.m.

Work will continue as crews are available through March 28, 2020. During work hours, Cohasset Road will be restricted to a single lane of traffic, with flaggers stopping and directing traffic through the work zone.

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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County to Accept Tree Removal Right-of-Entry Forms and Inspection Access Forms Through February 21, 2020

County to Accept Tree Removal Right-of-Entry Forms and Inspection Access Forms Through February 21, 2020

 

OROVILLE, Calif. –Butte County and the Town of Paradise require property owners to remove Hazard Trees burned by the Camp Fire. A Hazard Tree is any tree burned by the Camp Fire that poses a threat to fall on the public road or public property within five years.

 

Property owners have two options for removing Hazard Trees. Option One is Government Hazard Tree Removal, which requires property owners to submit a Right-of-Entry (ROE) form to allow State contractors to identify and remove Hazard Trees from the property. Option Two is Private Hazard Tree Removal, which requires property owners to submit an Inspection Access Form to allow Town or County contractors to confirm Hazard Trees were removed from the property by means of a privately hired contractor.

 

In some cases, property owners may have already removed some or all Hazard Trees on their property. Property owners must still enroll in one of the programs so removal of the trees may be confirmed by the Town or County. Property owners are encouraged to view the Private Property Tree Removal Map for further information and status updates.

 

Butte County will accept late submissions of the ROE Form and Inspection Access Form until February 21, 2020.

 

ROE Forms and Inspection Access Forms can be submitted in person at the Tree ROE Center:

  • Butte County Library, Paradise Branch

    Community Room, 5922 Clark Road, Paradise

    Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

    Please note: The Chico and Oroville Tree ROE Collection centers are closed as of January 17, 2020.

     

    ROE Forms and Inspection Access forms can also be submitted by mail or email:

  • Mail to: Tree Removal ROE Processing Center

                 205 Mira Loma Drive, Suite 50

                  Oroville, CA. 95965

  • Email to: TreeROE@buttecounty.net
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 /Number of views (252) /Categories: News and Announcements
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Butte County Public Works to Begin Annual Herbicide Application on Public Roads

Butte County Public Works to Begin Annual Herbicide Application on Public Roads

 

Oroville, Calif.--The Butte County Department of Public Works will begin the annual roadside herbicide application starting January 8, 2020 through June 2020.  Performing this work helps keep the road edges and ditches free of noxious weeds, and reduces the fire danger for the upcoming summer while keeping drainage ditches clear to prevent future flooding.

 

If residents would prefer not to have roadway edge sprayed adjacent to their property, please contact the Public Works’ office at (530) 538-7681 to arrange for a “no-spray” agreement.  This agreement can also be found online at http://www.buttecounty.net/publicworks/Downloads.aspx.  The County maintains a list of properties requesting this “no-spray”.  We request a contact name, address and phone number of the property owner for our files, and that the owner manually keep the weeds and invasive species cleared.  Owners on the “no-spray” list will be provided with signs to mark areas not to be sprayed.

 

Trained and licensed operators will do all spraying in strict compliance with the Butte County Agricultural Commissioner requirements and the manufacturer’s recommendations.  Most treated areas will have a six to eight foot wide band of herbicide applied (from the edge of pavement outward).  This treatment reduces the amount of weeds and vegetation alongside the roadway edges and will greatly reduce the chance of carelessly thrown cigarettes or a dragging chain causing a wildland fire later this summer. In addition, control of noxious weeds during this stage of development will improve the roadside drainage and minimize additional maintenance by County staff.  The spraying will consist of critical road shoulders and drainage ditches.  A listing of roads to be treated is located on the webpage http://www.buttecounty.net/Portals/22/downloads/Permits/Roadside%20Spray%20List.pdf

 

We do not anticipate any traffic delays as a result of these operations.  Spraying activities will be performed with a marked County of Butte truck.  If motorists encounter the spraying operations, please stay back a reasonable distance.  The operators will pull off the roadway and allow the motorists to pass at the first convenient location.

 

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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