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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 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS ANNOUNCES THE START OF CONSTRUCTION ON A ROAD DRAINAGE AND WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ON POWELLTON ROAD

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May 20, 2020

BUTTE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS ANNOUNCES THE START OF CONSTRUCTION ON A ROAD DRAINAGE AND WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ON POWELLTON ROAD

Butte County, Ca—Butte County is planning the start of construction on a Road Drainage and Water Quality Improvement project on Powellton Road, near the community of Lovelock.   Powellton Road is a remote, native surfaced roadway near the headwaters of Little Butte Creek.  Little Butte Creek is an important fish bearing stream, and is tributary to Paradise Lake and Magalia Reservoir, both of which provide drinking water for much of the upper ridge.
This project will improve water quality during inclement weather on a 3.5 mile long section of this native surfaced roadway.  The planned work includes, traffic control, grading, and installation of road drainage structures, road shaping, aggregate resurfacing and erosion control.  The goal is this project is to bring the roadway up to current best practices for native surface roadways, to reduce the amount of sediment transported off site, improving water quality, and reduce the amount of annual maintenance required.
The contract has been awarded to Lamon Construction Company, in the amount of $209,888.65.  This project is partially funded by a Regional Water Quality Control Board grant, to help improve water quality.
Work is scheduled to begin on May 26, 2020, with a planned completion date of August 31, 2020. These dates may change due to inclement weather.  One way traffic control will be in place through the duration of the project motorists are reminded to drive safely.
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 the County’s critical infrastructure projects moving forward. 

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020 /Number of views (341) /Categories: News and Announcements
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BUTTE COUNTY ANNOUNCES GREAT PLATES DELIVERED PROGRAM

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May 11, 2020

BUTTE COUNTY ANNOUNCES GREAT PLATES DELIVERED PROGRAM
Butte County, Calif.— In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Butte County is now accepting applications for the Butte County Great Plates Delivered Program. The Great Plates Delivered Program is a State and federally funded program designed to provide meals to adults age 65 and over, as well as adults age 60-64 who are at high-risk of COVID-19, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control. 
The Great Plates Delivered Program is also designed to support local restaurants and food providers. Participating local restaurants and food providers will be assembling meals, including breakfast, lunch and dinner. The meals will be delivered to program participants on a daily basis, by Butte County employees and Community Emergency Response Team members. 
Butte County anticipates local Great Plates Delivered Program deliveries to begin on May 19, 2020; however, those who meet the program eligibility requirements are encouraged to register for the program now. A list of eligibility requirements is available at www.buttecounty.net/DESS.
To register for the Butte County Great Plates Delivered Program, please visit www.buttecounty.net/DESS , or call 2-1-1.
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Monday, May 11, 2020 /Number of views (555) /Categories: News and Announcements
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UPDATE ON THE CENTERVILLE ROAD REPAIR PROJECT MAY 11, 2020

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May 11, 2020


UPDATE ON THE CENTERVILLE ROAD REPAIR PROJECT

Butte County, Ca – Work started on the Centerville Road Storm Damage Repair Project during the third week of April 13, 2020.  The Contractor has completed construction of the Soldier Pile Wall, excavation into the adjoining hillside, and is now prepared to install underground drainage facilities on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.  To provide for the safety of the traveling public, it will be necessary to restrict access on Centerville Road for one day during the completion of this drainage work.

The Centerville roadway operation schedule for Wednesday, May 13, 2020 is planned as follows:

Midnight to 8am                              Roadway open to all traffic, expect less than 15 minute delays
8am to 10am                                   Roadway closed to all traffic
10am to 10:30 am                            Road open to all traffic, expect less than 15 minute delays
10:30am to 12pm                           Roadway closed to all traffic
12pm to 1pm                                    Roadway open to all traffic, expect less than 15 minute delays
1pm to 2:30pm                               Roadway closed to all traffic
2:30pm to 3pm                                 Roadway open to all traffic, expect less than 15 minute delays
3pm to 4:30pm                               Roadway closed to all traffic
4:30pm to midnight                         Roadway open to all traffic, expect less than 15 minute delays

The Contractor has placed a changeable message board sign near the intersection of Honey Run Road and Centerville Road, and will post updates to this schedule if there are planned changes.  Butte Creek Canyon residents, delivery/solid waste collection services, bicyclists and others with plans to travel into this area are encouraged to plan their schedules around these planned closures, to minimize the congestion, and allow the Contractor the opportunity to get this critical work completed.

Plans have been made to accommodate emergency vehicle traffic such as Fire, EMS and Butte County Sheriff’s Office, and every effort will be made to allow emergency traffic through the work zone with a minimal amount of delay.

All work is being performed in strict conformance with State and Local COVID-19 social distancing rules and hand sanitization guidelines, wi
Monday, May 11, 2020 /Number of views (405) /Categories: News and Announcements
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REACH BUTTE COUNTY LIBRARY FROM YOUR HOME

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May 1, 2020

REACH BUTTE COUNTY LIBRARY FROM YOUR HOME

Butte County, Calif.—Butte County Library locations are currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, online services are still available in addition to many virtual programs.

Butte County residents are encouraged to sign up for a Butte County Library E-Card. The E-Card provides access to online services including EBooks, Hoopla, Zinio Magazines, The New York Times and much more. Butte County residents can sign up for a Butte County Library E-Card for free at www.buttecounty.net/bclibrary/e-resources. Online services help guides are available at https://www.buttecounty.net/bclibrary/ElectronicServicesHelp

Butte County Library is also offering many virtual programs on the Butte County Library Facebook Page, including virtual story time and virtual summer reading. Follow along at https://www.facebook.com/ButteCountyLibrary/ .

For further information on Butte County Library online services and virtual programs, please call 530-552-5652.

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Friday, May 01, 2020 /Number of views (427) /Categories: News and Announcements
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UPDATE ON THE CENTERVILLE ROAD REPAIR PROJECT MAY 1, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 1, 2020

 

 

UPDATE ON THE CENTERVILLE ROAD REPAIR PROJECT

 

Butte County, Ca – Work started on the Centerville Road Storm Damage Repair Project during the week of April 13, 2020.  The Contractor has completed drilling and placing piles to support the Soldier Pile Wall.  During the week of May 4th, the Contractor will be installing the concrete lagging between the piles, to complete the construction of the Soldier Pile Wall.  This wall will ultimately provide the necessary lateral support for the new roadway once it is constructed.


During the three day time period next week (Monday to Wednesday), the amount of heavy equipment necessary to accomplish the work will require restricted access on Centerville Road.  Under the contract terms, the Contractor is allowed no more than 12 total working days during the course of this project that they can close the roadway to all traffic for specific times of the day.

 

The roadway operation schedule for Monday, May 4, Tuesday, May 5 and Wednesday, May 6, 2020 is planned as follows:

 

Midnight to 8am                              Roadway open to all traffic, expect less than 15 minute delays

8am to 10am                                    Roadway closed to all traffic

10am to 10:30 am                           Road open to all traffic, expect less than 15 minute delays

10:30am to 12pm                            Roadway closed to all traffic

12pm to 1pm                                    Roadway open to all traffic, expect less than 15 minute delays

1pm to 2:30pm                                Roadway closed

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