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li[!![! iL!!U I $1 at the newsstand WHAT'S INSIDE THIS WEEK? Sculpture trail looking for artists Community calendar Foggy Mountain Tales by Pamela Tinnin Letters to the editor Eagles hoops Page 9 8 * * ' "'''* ORIGIN MIXED ADC 940 IQgC SMALL TOWN PAPERS 00-00-0OO0 927 W R~ILROAD AVE SHELTON WA 98584-3847 IIhNH,l,l l"t hq,llh h,fl I,!!hh,P Visit www.cloverdalereveille.com for daily updates on local news and views Our 140th year, Number 4 Cloverdale, California January 24, 2019 Genealogist at the tail-end of a two-year burial record project By Zo~ Strickland Reveille Editor zoe@sonomawest.com The search for a better understanding of familial burial records kickstarted Kathleen Paini Clemence's journey to embark on an over two-year-long project -- identifying and confirming the people buried in the Cloverdale and Mount Olive cemeteries. "As my maternal family heritage is rooted in Cloverdale, with over 30 direct ancestors buried in the cemetery I have been visiting the cemetery for well over 60 years and thought I knew where all the bodies were buried," wrote Clemence when talking about why she was initially interested in digging deeper into the cemetery burial records. "There were a few gaps in my own family history concerning where some relatives were buried and I felt those individuals were in the cemetery. However, I was not able to find an accurate accounting of interments for the Cloverdale Cemetery." It was then that the genealogist decided to contact the city. She sent an email to Myra Lazio, records manager and deputy city clerk, new year By Zo~ Strickland Reveille Editor zoe@sonomawest.com During Tuesday's city council meeting, the Cloverdale City Council approved a set of subcommittee meeting times for the new year, as well as the official committee appointments. Some meeting times were changed at the suggestion of councilmembers. Suggestions were made in an effort to make meetings easier for the public to attend or to conform to council schedules. Initial meeting time suggestions were made during the Jan. 8 council meeting, and finalized on Jan. 22. The following are the updated meeting times for each subcommittee: Airport: Every four months on the first Tuesday at 10 a.m.; the first meeting is scheduled for Feb. 5. Finance, Administration and Police: Monthly on the fourth Thursday at 4 p.m.; the next meeting is scheduled for Jan. 31 at 10:30 a.m. and will return to being on the fourth Thursday in February. Planning and Development: Bimonthly on the third Tuesday at 4 p.m.; the first meeting is scheduled for Feb. 19. Public Works: Bimonthly on the fourth Tuesday at 4 p.m.; the next saying that if given the chance to look at the burial records, Clemence would attempt to confirm who is buried in the cemetery. "She offered to basically reconcile the cemetery records that the city has with the cemetery, which, to my knowledge, had never been done," Lazio said when discussing her initial contact with Clemence. "The city was happy to have the volunteer." Putting the pieces together Over the course of two days in May 2016, Clemence photographed each page of the cemetery's handwritten burial ledgers, as well as some of the index cards that were used to confirm burials. The result was over 1,400 photographs. From there, she began cross-referencing the burial record photographs with information listed on Interment -- a website that houses an archive of cemetery transcriptions from around the world. In 2003, someone uploaded a list of burials based on headstones found in the cemetery. The list included 1,177 names. During this process, she transferred all of the names into a spreadsheet. After cross-referencing her photographs of the ledgers and cards with the recorded ones from Interment, Clemence continued to work on the spreadsheet-- this time ': .'~ confirming the names of the people ON THE See History Page 10 /, ./ RECORD -- Records manager and deputy through Cloverdale cemetery burial records. Photo Zo6 Strickland city clerk Myra Lazio goes demand slowin 2019 could be year of price adjustments, consumer contrariness By aollie Atkinson Staff Writer As predicted during the record heavy 2018 winegrape harvest last October, Sonoma County growers and many of their winery partners are facing a 2019 with flattening prices, over supply and the end to a two-decade "pretty good ride." That was the summary message delivered last week at the Sonoma County Winegrowers (SWA) 28th annual Dollars & Sense seminar and trade show held at the Luther Burbank Center in Santa Rosa. Shell space in grocery stores and wine shops is in high demand and wine consumers are becoming pickier about prices and overall drinking experience. That is why the winegrowers group is launching a smart phone app that will bring a bottle of wine to life in video and storytelling. The augmented reality app is just one of the local growers association's global and local marketing efforts to keep Sonoma County grapes and wine on the world's center stage. Meanwhile, the local farmers and winery members reported another year of excellent progress to become the world's first 100 percent sustainable farm region, supporting a triple bottom line of environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic viability. SWA president Karissa Kruse last week reported that 89 percent of SWA members' vineyard acreage has been verified as sustainable under a third-party audit. "Our roots are in family farming and we've always shared a special bond that makes Sonoma County such a special place to live and farm," she said. The 20-year good ride referenced by wine broker Glenn Proctor saw the steady rise of the Sonoma County brand, featuring strong fruit prices, strengthened partnerships with wineries and increased market share in both local and global markets. Proctor is a partner with Ciatti Company based in Novato. But consumer demand and spot market prices are both slowing down, said Proctor, due to over supply and, "a new reality. We've been here before but that doesn't mean we don't need to collect a new set of information and stay active," he said. There are almost 1 million gallons of unbought wine now being stored across the North Coast region, Proctor said. He called case good sales "sluggish" and the current spot market activity "extra quiet." Most growers have long-term contracts with wineries and buyers which helped stabilize 2018 prices. But some growers were still left with extra fruit and no buyers. "Now might be a good time to get out those contracts and look them over for next year," Proctor said. Other seminar speakers cautioned the local growers to reexamine their costs of operations and land acquisitions. One speaker suggested 2019 might be a good time to consider re-planting some vineyards for future market trends or climate changes. Sonoma County Winegrowers has about 1,800 members, mostly small to medium size vineyards of less than 80 acres. Sonoma County has 50,000 total acres of vineyards that produced an estimated 230,000 tons at record varietal prices across almost all appellations. The total crop value will approach $600 million. Just 10 years ago (2008), county winegrowers' total crop sales were just $380 million while farming almost the same acreage total as this past year. Besides Proctor and Kruse the growers were addressed by Michael Haney, executive director for Sonoma County Vintners, and Lulie Halsted, chief executive of Wine Intelligence. SWA chairman Joe Dutton offered opening remarks. The annual Nick Frey award for community contributions was given to industry photographer George Rose, who has served the Sonoma County wine industry for 40 years and is now semi-retired living in San Diego. Kruse gave a report on the activities of the Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation which distributed $1.3 million in funds to farmworker wildfire victims, youth scholarships, grower training, a vineyard employee recognition program and teacher externships. Majority support received for transit and downtown area dispensary zoning By Zo~ Strickland Reveille Editor zoe@sonomawest.com The draft cannabis ordinance went back to city council Tuesday night, and while most of the discus- sion centered around points that had been discussed during prior council meetings, the two newest councilmembers were able to weigh in on the issues. The council looked over nine revision categories, some coupled together, and opened the floor to public comment once all items had been looked over. Councilmember Mary Ann Brigham recused herself before the discussion, because she has a cannabis permit in limbo. Cannabis events and festivals were the first item on the table. The current cannabis ordinance doesn't mention cannabis-related events, however language addressing events was added at the direction of city council. The amendment allows the city manager to approve temporary cannabis event permits, with the goal of "mitigating nega- tive impacts, to qualified applicants meeting state and local laws and regulations for events that do not threaten public health, safety or welfare." Mayor Melanie Bagby, Vice Mayor Gus Wolter and Councilmember Jason Turner were in support of adopting the current language. Councilmember Marta Cruz raised a question regarding adding language that states that cannabis related events can't hap- pen during school hours. City Attorney Kate Cook responded, say- ing that language could be included in the event permit application -- but that there are state laws that address similar concerns. "What I don't want to see in the ordinance is duplication of lan- guage or duplication of effort," Bagby said. "We already have state law that cover a lot of these requirements." Bagby suggested sending the event application forms to the Police, Finance and Administration Subcommittee for further review. "I just don't want to see us get to the point where we're micromanag- ing every aspect of our cannabis ordinance," Wolter added. One of the more hotly debated aspects of the ordinance, setbacks, was brought back to the council. This time, the council unanimously supported allowing the current set- back distances -- outdoor commer- cial cultivation, indoor commercial cultivation, dispensaries and micro businesses to be 600 feet from See Cannabis Page 3 meeting is Jan. 29 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting time change will begin to be reflected in the subcommittee's March meeting. Joint City and Cloverdale Fire District: Every four months on the second Monday at 5:30 p.m. Joint City and Cloverdale Unified School District: Bimonthly during the school year on the third Monday at 5 p.m.; the next meeting is March 18. The Cloverdale City Council meetings have also changed to the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 6 p.m. Up until this point, meetings have been on Tuesdays. The change will take effect as of Feb. 1, with the next council meeting being on Feb. 13. The city council meets in the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd. To view the official council subcommittee appointments, visit cloverdalereveille.com Agendas for each subcommittee meeting are released online at cloverdale.net before each meeting. Individual subcommittee meeting locations will be located on the respective meeting agendas. g in support Photos Zo~ Strickland LEADING THE MARCH -- On Jan. 19, people from all around the county gathered in downtown Santa Rosa to take part in Women's March Santa Rosa. The event, which stands independent from Women's March Global, consisted of a march around Fourth Street, people from local organizations tabling and various speakers from around the county. Multiple event speakers spoke out in favor of inclusivity and acceptance of all people, regardless of opposing views. Cloverdale City Council Member Marta Cruz spoke at the women's march. During her speech, Cruz (right) urged the public to carve out their own unique life story and to work together to foster a better world. Former Vice Mayor Carol Russell (left) also attended the march. To see more photos, visit www.cloverdalereveille.com t Ii