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Wine Center See Below Published weekly since 18 79 L verdale, Sonoma County, CA ;earch on new January 15, 1997 l Superintendent Lyons pproaching the of a new superintendent as it has many other - emphasizing commu- 'input and involvment. board of trustees of the Unified School Dis- (CUSD) hopes to have a ,rintendent on line by of 1997. Dr. Donald Sato his impending re- a year ago - with intention of giving the dis- ' of time to find some- take his place. public meetings to a distributed survey, the of the district is for the to be directly in- of 1996, the district a Superintendent Advisory Committee theboard administsrators, .rs, parents, and other employees. boar dd' ati that necessary time and exper- to hire a new super- tuire the ser- of a professional in the Search. ' itwas announced that udy Gatti, Executive Consultant, had been out of a field of four can- He was recommended he search committee and of trustees approved fat a public meeting on Public meeting was held in to discuss qualifica- that would be sought in a Superintendent and Dr. came to town twice in - once to meet with for a pub- Lte inter- members of the commu- district has sent out, and returned, hundreds of sur- for input on what people are looking for new superintendent. ) at the public forum, and to board member Phil several people made appointments to talk Gaddi. even had the sur- translated into Spanish, help of the Cloverdale Translestras Club. search committee was in developing a bro- which has been corn- that will be sent by Dr. )rospective applicants state. Plumley, principal of Elementary School a member of the search corn- believes Cloverdale's ap- to hiring a new superin- is unique. 'Tie don't of this technique being ," she noted. think it's a unique ap- Co-op Meeting ' Cloverdale Pre-School Co- gwili 15, 6-7 pro. The willbeheldfrom will discuss positive disci- at the Washington are free and open public. 1879 Students of the week See Page 8 118 years of serving the community Vol. CXVIII, Issue 3 On December 31, members of the Chamber of Commerce and the (Pictured, front row, from left, Timothy J. Ward, Wine & Vieltors Wine and Visitor's Center Committee celebrated close of escrow on Center Chairman; Chamber Executive Director Linda Brown; Cham- the Cloverdale Coffee Shop building with former owner Phyllis her President Beanor Webster, retired Cloverdale Coffee Shop Schmidt. The building, now called the Wine & Visitor's Center will owner Phyllis Schmidt, Chuck Chodora, Sharon Yepiz, Laurie Serra- house the Chamber, feature a community conference room and an no, Merge Gray. (Back row, from left) Mike Nix(m, James DeMartini, area where surrounding wineries and other growers can showcase Jeff Weiss, Barbara Seamans, Laura Meier, City Planner Joe Heckel, their products. The Chamber has already moved into the building. :. City Councilman Bob Jehn, a  ........ III I I III CUSD seeks public input on Internet By Bill Cox, CUSO The Cloverdale School District is expanding an effort to spread computer technology into class- rooms. We have a good start and a supportive School Board and staff. The District has received a couple proposals in the past six months for the provision of high- speed Internet services to our four schools and the district of- rice. A few discussions tran- spired with technical representatives of three 'service providers,' and consideration of our schools' hooking into the Internet has become a front- burner issue. The topic was dis- cussed at the December School Board meeting and groundwork was laid for additional investi- gation. Several board members requested a special meeting to experience the Net on-line and broaden their understanding of this resource. Within our schools are some teachers and staff who would make immediate use of the Web, e-mail and/or newsgroups. There are some who currently do. The high school has a new Web site on-line right now (http:// www.chs-library.net) that al- ready offers a wealth of informa- tion about CHS policies, staff, officers, sports, art, writing and events - and it's growing (soon the Board page). Most teachers and staff and all students will inevitably use the Net or its evo- lution in the near future. January 15  board meeting (7 pro, CHS faculty room). The board wants feedback from all persons who have comments and/ or thoughts on this subject. There will be a special 'on-line' board meeting devoted totally to this topic soon after the January 15  regular meeting. At that time the school board could reach a decision to commit to this valu- able resource. If you cannot at- tend either meeting but wish to be heard, please convey your message to the school district before this topic comes to a vote. Bill Cox, CUSD 97 School St. Cloverdale, CA 95425 or bcox@redwood.net Internet connectivity brings with it several necessary consid- erations to our district: its value versus its costs; the challenge to incorporate on-line resources into schoolwork; maintaining an 'acceptable use' policy; and man- aging the hardware and sol- ware that will keep us connected. Each of these topics needs clear discussion and understanding for the School Board to see a well-planned introduction ofln- ternet resources to our class- rooms. The Board solicits comments, questions and concerns on this subject from school staff, stu- dents, parents and residents - pro and con. This topic will be discussed early at the regular III I January is Cloverdale School Board recognition month commitment to public service shown by those who serve as trustees for local school systems. In California, there are more than 5,000 locally elected school board members from over 1,000 K-12 school districts and county offices of education. In the Cloverdale Unified School District there are five who serve as our local school board members. The men and women serving the Cloverdale Unified School District and their years of service are: Scott Jackson, president 8 years; Bill Cox, Clerk, two years; Dick Johnson, newly elected; Linda Pardini, six years; Phil Schneiddr, four years. l I I Cloverdale Unified School District in the City of Cloverdale, County of Sonoma will recognize January as school board recogni- tion month. The designated month was adopted by the National School Boards Association in April 1995, and January 1996, marked the first "nationar school board recognition month. The California School Boards Association has endorsed an annual school board recognition month in conjunction with the national observance, and this January will mark the first state observance. School board recognition month was enacted to emphasize the New member sought for Economic Development Commission an Economic Development Strategy" for Cloverdale. As such, the EDC is empowered to establish policies to enhance the business climate of the community, provide guidance to staff(both chamber and city), and proactively assist in promotion of the economic program. Applications for membership on the EDC can be picked up at the City Planning Department, 124 N: Cloverdale Blvd. The deadline for receiving applications is Feb. 5, 1997. Questions on the selection process of the "Public-At-Large  or "Alternate  position, or the Economic Development Strategy can be directed to the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce, 894-4470 or the Cloverdale Planning Department 894-1701. The Cloverdale Economic Development Commission (EDC) would like to announce that a "Public-At-Large" and an "Alternate" position has been opened due to a recent vacancy. The EDC consists of seven members, two appointed from the Council, two from the Chamber, and three at-large members. The terms of the "Public-At-Large  and "Alternate" member is two years in length, and extends to December 31, 1998. The Economic Development Commission is requesting that any inter- ested person who resides within Cloverdale, or its marRet area, apply to be a member of this important commission. As background, the Cloverdale City Council officially formed a seven member "Economic Development Commission (EDC)" on August 24, 1994. The EDC is the body charged with implementing II I I III II - II I I I 35 Cents Directors to meet on Measure D Tonight at 7 p.m. Three or more directors of the Cloverdale Fire Protection Dis- trict will meet tonight (Wednes- day, Jan. 15) in the Sciaini Build- ingmeetingroom, 138 S. Clover- dale Blvd. at 7 p.m. to discuss with interested citizens the for- mation of a campaign committee and educational efforts relative to the passage of Measure D on the March 4 ballot. Measure D seeks the approval of a special tax that will transfer the current amount of assess- ments levied by the district to tax-based revenue in accordance with Prop. 218 that was approved by voters in the November, 1996 election. The tax must be approved by two/thirds of the votes cast and the success of the measure is critical to the continued funding of the district for fire protection, supression and/or emergency services. Jefferson 'Sp00ngs projects before Council January 22 A Precise Development Plan for Phase Ill of the Jefferson Springs Clover Creek Develop- ment, will be on the agenda for the Jan. 22 meeting of the Clo- verdale City Council. The Council convenes in cham- bers at City Hall, 124 N. Clover- dale Blvd., at 6:30 p.m. Applicant/landowner is the Luther Burbank Savings and Loan. The project covers a 6.3 acre area with 31 parcels ranging in size frdm 4900 to 7600 square feet. The project is located in north- west Cloverdale and connects to Venezia Way and Portofino Way. Phase IV of the development will also be on the agenda for an amendment in the Development Plan and tentative map. John Barella of Santa Rosa is the ap- plicant and landowner. The proposal involves subdivi- sion of 17.8 acres into 38 parcels for single family dwellings with parcel sizes ranging from 5000 square feet to 1.7 acres. This project, in northwest Clo- verdale, connects to Portofino Way. Both projects have been given a negative declaration regard- ing environmental impacts with conditions. Child suffers cuts and bruises after running into vehicle Cloverdale resident Stewart Trimble, 52, was driving east bound on School Street Jan. 11 between 15 to 20 miles an hour when an 8-year-old boy ran from behind a car and into Trimble's driver side door. According to Police Chief Dai- Icy, when officers arrived, the little boy was lying in the cross walk being attended byhis moth- er and others. He suffered minor cuts and bruises. Dailey said the boy's mother had just dropped him off and called to him to be careful and watch for oncoming traffic, but it was too late. According to Dai- ley, the mother said the accident was in no way Trimble's fault. -