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Pape 4 Cloverdale Reveille January 30. 1991 Cross connection law in effect February 22nd Second reading of an ordinance establishing a cross connection program for Cloverdale was given by the City Council Jan. 23. Effec- tive date of the Ordinance is Feb. 22 and on that date the current emergency measure now in force will be terminated. The Council extended the ur- gency ordinance to Feb. 22 in an- other action Wednesday nighL The cross connection program is required under state law. Clover- dale had been cited by the State for failure to proceed with this pro- gram in a timely manner and this necessitated passage of the ur- gency measure. The program is designed to pro- tect the public water supply system from contamination and pollution. The State has been notified that Cloverdale will conduct a survey to determine the current number of existing premises receiving water from the City system that have an actual cross connection or a potential need for one. The survey is to be completed by March 15. Customers, where an approved backflow pre- vention device is required, will be notified by the Public Works Depart- ment and a deadline of July 1 has been set for the device to be installed. Once the backflow device is in place it will become the property of the customer and the responsibility to provide annual testing, serving and any upgrading will be his or hers. Should a customer fail to install the device or air gap as required by the ordinance, or who bypasses, al- ters or refuses to maintain a back flow prevention device or air gap will be in violation and subject to a misdemeanor punishable by impris- onment in the county jail not exceed- ing six months or by a fine not ex- ceeding $1000 or both. The ordinance also provides that every day any violation continues shall constitute a separate offense. Public improvements law introduced by City A Public Improvements Construc- tion Ordinance was introduced for first reading by the City Council Jan. 23. Purpose of the ordinance, accord- ing to Public Works Director Fred Browne, is to establish a formal pro- cedure to regulate required public improvements as individual, private developments occur. The new law will provide Director Browne, who also serves as the City Engineer and Building Official, a means of requiring property owners or contractors to upgrade street frontage along their parcel at the time of any new development and at their sole expense. However, the ordinance only comes into effect with a permit evaluation of $20,000 or more. This figure will be increased in line with the Consumer Price Index for San Francsico and Oakland be- ginning in 1992. The limit is designed to prevent undue hardship for people doing mi- nor repairs on a building, Mr. Browne explained.The ordinance covers such improvements as curb, gutter, sidewalk and storm drains, as well as parking lots. It contains a provision that enables the City to install the required im- provements at the owner's cosL This would occur only if the owner had not performed the neces- sary work within 90 days after com- pletion or occupancy of the building. If this occurs all permits'previously issued to the owner for the work shall become null and void. City budget goes up; SB 2557 under attack Cloverdale's operating budget was amended and increased $39,504 by the City Council Jan. 23 reflecting higher costs created by recent salary negotiation siwth employees. The increase will raise the budget from $3,094,413 to $3,133,917. In other business the Council: Heard an update on the effort to repeal Senate Bill 2557 that was ap- proved by the State Legislature in the 1990-91 fiscal year. This law permits the county to charge cities for the allocation of property tax and for booking prison- era at the county jail. The measure, if retained, will cost Cloverdale from $15,000 to $18,000 this fiscal year, City Manager Bob Perrault said. The League of California Cities is working closely with various legisla- tors on a solution to this problem which would repeal 2557. The pro- osal is to adjust the current depre- ciation schedule in the vehicle li- ceuse fee law =nuteke the rate now paid ia:thefwst amlseeond years to also be paid in the lhil year. This maneuver would generate approximately $345 million in 1990- 91 alone and would grow substan- tially the following fiscal year. The adjustment would not affect current revenues from vehicle licnese fees accruing to the cities. The additional revenue would be earmarked to offset county expenses now being covered by the provisions of 2557. Manager Perrault noted that Gov- ernor Wilson was fond of the idea but he wanted the State to keep the addi- tional revenues generated by the adjustment in vehicle license fees while retaining SB 2557, as well. Mayor Erlene Pell said she had been in touch with local state legisla- tors who refused tosay what their po- sition would be on this proposal. I INCOME TAX SERVICE "Professionally PrePared Tax Returns * In-Home Conltations "Daytime & EveningAppointments Available * &curate, Courteous & Prompt Service ERICA LANE BOOKKEEPING & INCOME TAX SERVICE 894-5477 5th year serving Cloverdale! We need to stick together Editor: " I am writing in response tO-.,1 few letters and comments I have read, seen and heard in our town'and on our TV Last Saturday (1/19), I was working and some demonstrators came in. You could spot them a mile away - tie died shirts, John Lennon glasses, long hair - the whole nine yards. I didn't even plan on saying a word to them. They walked into the establishment where I work and com- mented about how they were going to the City (San Francisco) to burn a few flags. I didn't say a word. Then they showed the litde flags the Vets sell on Veterans Day - not in respect, but in disrespect. I couldn't keep my mouth shut any longer! All I said to them was "Why?" You claim to support troops and freedom. That is exactly what that flag represents to me, the troops, and so many more people. Again I asked "Why?" Boy, the stuff hit the fan then! They called me a war monger and a few other choice names. Then they said they should give me a demonstration of what flag burning was all about. I really can't tell you my response, but I can tell you I persuaded them to get in their "hippy jeep" and get the heck out of Cloverdale! Yes, it's true we did sell weapons to Iraq and Iran. It wasn't just for money. We were hoping they would become valuable allies. A lot of people must really think that Congressmen and Presi- dents aren't human. We are all human, and no matter how big or little our decisions are, we will make mistakes. Think about how many important issues a President must consider each day. We all deal with things in everyday life that we consider important, but have still found ourselves wishing we could or should have done something different - or even just have the chance to make up for our mistake. We have the chance now, so we went over there to do some- thing about the mistake. There comes a time when sanctions, debating and demonstrating just aren't enough, and in this case, just plain aren't working. We gave Saddam Hussein 5-1/2 months, but he wasn't going to do a thing unless it was all going HIS WAY. You can't deal peacefully with a CRAZY MAD MAN! If we had waited much longer, who knows what he could have done - or what kind of weapons would have been waiting for us. My husband and I were both in the military. What do some of the American people think the military is for? We all trained everyday for wartime situations. It's our job! We hope military action isn't needed, but sometimes you have no other choice My husband is on alert now. The last thing he wants to see or hear is "No Blood For Oil". I am sure he speaks for a lot of soldiers. Oil is only one small part of the issue now. If the protestors want to support our troops, I would challenge them instead to do something HELPFUL. Help the family members who were left behind. Talk to them, comfort them, see what they need. Just be there for them. Now that would be a step in the right direction. All the protesting in the world isn't going to bring those soldiers hack until the job is finished. WAKE UP PEOPLE! What's done is done! And please stop burning the flag. That's just plain stupid. You are doing more harm than good to the soldiers' morale. The flag stands for so much more than war, and burning it shows just how little some people really have between their ears. If you must bum something, bum pictures of Saddam Hussein - he is the one who got us all into this mess - not the soldiers over there now just doing what they feel is right and what is their job. Let's get together on this issue! Let's show everyone what a really great country America is, so everyone can say, "When the going gets tough, the USA sticks together!" Don't show others that we are not onlLw  wj,Saddam, but with each other, too. ..... , Regina F. Cloverdale City to contribute to rent guarantee plan Cloverdale will contribute $5000 to the Sonoma County Community Development Commission's rental guarantee program. The program creates a "Default Fund" which is used to guarantee payment to the landlord of rents ordinarily paid by a tenant This usually covers the first and last pays the guaranteed amount to the landlord over a certain period of time, Administrative Services Offi- cer Carol Giovannato explained to the City Council when the matter came before them at the Jan. 23 meeting. Cloverdale is required to set aside $5000 for five rental guarantees to be issued to lower income households renting units with kthe City limits, months rent plus security deposit, ment Block Grant funds for admini- The tenant, by agreement, then stration of the program. she said. I I COMMUNITY CALENDAR Wednesday, January 30 Senior Center, Grange Hall ....................... 9:30-4:00 p.m. Soroptimists, Above Seialni's .......................... 12:00 p.m. Toddler Storytime, Library ........................ 1:00-1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 31 Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce Citrus Fair Tea Room .................................... 7:00 a.m Thrift Sale, United Church ....................... 10:00-3:00 p.m. Rotary, Vets Bldg ........................................... 12:15 p.m. Candlelight Vigil, Broad St. & Cloverdale Blvd ................ 5.'00-6:00 p.m. Hometown Workout, Vets Bldg ........................ 6:00 p.m Overeaters Anon.(How) Fellowship Hall ........... 6"00 p.m. Duplicate Bridge, Vets Bldg ............................ 7:00 p.m. Cloverdale Lions, Vets Bldg ............................. 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 1 Senior Day Center, Grange Hall.., ........... .9:30-2:00p.m. 'i:l II;: 01,1) .I,'l,,, 1,11) S'I'() I,', @- .2 " H ay-G ra i n, Feed - 228 S. East St. 8 am - 5:30 pm 9-4 Sat 894-5297 I I II Emergency Food Pantry, United Church .1:00-3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2 Swap Meet, Citrus Fair .............................. 7:00-4:00 p.m Little League Work Party, Daly Field ................ 8:00 a.m. Sunday, February 3 Swap Meet, Citrus Fair .............................. 7:00-4:00 p.m. Monday, February 4 Orange Blossom Garden Club, TBA ................ 1:30 p.m Hometown Workout, Vets Bldg .......................... 6:00p.m Overeaters An. (How) Baptist Church ........... 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 5 Century Lions, Cloverdale Coffee Shop ............ 7:00 a.m. Senior Center, Grange Hall ........................ 9:30-4:00 p.m Little League Sign-Ups, Room 9, Washington School ................. 7:00-8:30 pan VFW, Vets Bldg ............................................... 8:00 p.m. Ladies Circle of Druids, Druids Hall ................. 8:00 p.m. The fund will be drawn on only in the even of a default of payment by a tenant. The program will be administered by the Sonoma County People for Economic Opportunity. The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors has approved the use of $50,000 in Community Develop- Fred Young Com00pany Mortuaries 4:8 N. Cloverdale B,vd. 894-2540 II "YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER" Since 1879 Office Hours Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CLOVERDALE REVEILLE Publisher Bonny J. Hanchett Editor Mary Jo Winter Reporter Roberta Lyons AdvertisingCirculation Bonnie Goodman Composing Bonnie Pearson The Cioverdale Reveille (119-020 USPS) is published 52 times per year by Hanchett Pub- fishing, Inc. on Wextnesdays at 207 N.CloverdaleBlvd., Clover- dale, CA 95425 (707) 894-3339 Subscriptions: $15 per year, $18 per year out of Sonoma County Single copy 35. Second Class Postage Paid at Cloverdale, CA 95425. Posmaaster:.: Send address changes to the Cloverdale Reveille, P.O. Box 157, Clo- verdale. CA 95425 i i il , Proud of our young military personnel Editor: I am proud of the fact that two of our young military personnel, Gin- ger Butler and Steve Wineland, once attended our Seventh-day Adventist church school and are loyal to our country. I am proud of all of our military personnel, and I greatly appreeaite your writing to support them. H.O. Collier Eli Cloverdale A few points to ponder... Editor: Now is the time for all good people to come to the aid of their country!" Great words, but what do they mean today? The people of this country are beginning to lift stri- dent voices against one another. Here are some questions for those who say: "I am against this war, but now that we're in it, we need to support our boys (men? women?)" 1. Which is'the nobler support: support the possible death of our young people with a war that is not in our interest, or support the pre- cious quality of their lives by BRINGING THEM HOME and let sanctions continue to work (Is Sam Nunn - Senator Nunn - a peacenik?)? 2. Can we afford it? (Bank fail- ures, Homelessness, Depression) 3. Is the Arab world Umaing toward us in gratitude? Will it improve our relations with that part of the world? 4. Will it contribute to a world in which we feel safer, more serene? 5. Could we survive without this oil supply? Are the countries that couldn't, fighting shoulder-to-shoul- der with us? 6. Do we need to destroy every dictator? Since there are so many, are we willing to enter national bank- rnptcy to achieve this? 7. How many ground troops are there from Kuwait and Saudi Ara- bill? 8. Are the lives of the Iraqi people less valuable than our own? 9. Is this war bringing us together as a nation? 10. Are we beginning to isolate our Arab citzens and jusify vio- lence, either with words oi" actions, against them? 11. Are we beginning to question the patriotism and loyalty of those who continue to think that sanctions are not cowardly but an intelligent solution? 12. What do the majority of people in the world think about our action? Please don't line up and take sides - continue open dialogue with one another. Search your con- science and your intelligence in answering these questions. Lorraine Campben Cloverdale Playing into Hussein's hands Editor: Was anyone surprised to learn that the two largest Peace De.retry strations in the world were in San Francisco and Tripoli, Libya? Saddam Hussein believes that these demonstrations represent op- position to U.S. and U.N. policy and to the Gulf War effort. He believes them to be his best ultimate weapon against the free world. He is correct. The only possible end result of such public demonstrations - whether called vigils, protests or whatever - is to undermine the world-wide coalition to contain Sad- dam's aggression. A new mutation of the so-called peace movement claims to "support our troops" while they against U.S. policy and They are trying to that is much too high This is a time for partisan support of our government' the United Coalition and its policies; public. There are ample means vey our disagreements, and insight on how to issue. Phone calls and individuals can have more and be more effective if to make a statemonL That avoids sending the wrong to Saddam Hussein. Let's leave the street and mob action to those agenda has nothing to peace. No need to out in Editor: Frightened young men the country are once again S about what to do if the is resumed. Them is, however, a ternative to the draft than Canada. imprisonment off one's trigger-finger. to merely tell the draft you are gay. Whether or i really are gay, sla'aight' or 1 the U.S. military, in its old-fashioned won't accept gays. So draft resister is home free! The stigma against vastly less, of course, than years ago during the but the military hasn't kept l the times. I can foresee defiant young men to they're gay, and a ness in people who will either for alu'uistic small fee - that yes, o1' Johnny here has been for a couple of years, and brunch on Castro other Sunday. Eventually, of course, military recruiters are millions of young men all claiming to be gay, lhey to join the 20th century accept them as human anyone else. Meanwhile, it's certainly easier than Toronto! Ann Marie ( Thanks for your su This is an Open Letter the supporters of Annual Fireman's Ball: On Department, I would like our appreciation for the the citizens of the uson the Ball. your support and donations wouldn't have I wmlld also like to Ooveie00 0000xhants douatiom dch enabled us our raffle at the dance. All oftbe proceeds froml will go into our Equipment purchase vital pieces to make our job safer, more effective in comnainity. We are already starting on this year's upcoming we hope  will be as the last. Once again, thanks for port . -- Rkk Fireman's Ball ---- THEY REPREsENT YOU FEDERAL , President George Bush - The White Hom Washington, 20510, Phone: (202) 456-1111 Fax. 202-456-2461 Senate - Alan Cranston, 45 Polk St., San Francisco, CA and John Seymour, US Senate, Washington, DC 20510 (2O2) 224-3841 Congress - 1st District, Frank Riggs, 777 Souoma Ave., St Santa Rosa 95404 (707) 578-9550 or (202) 225-3311 STATE Assembly - 8th District' Bev Hansen, 50 Santa Rosa Ave., Rosa, CA 95404 Phone: (707) 546-4500 Senate - Barry Kenne, 631 Tennessee SL, Vallejo, CA Phone: (707) 648-4080 COUNTY Supervisor - 4th District, Nick Eslti, 575 Administration Santa Rosa, CA 95401 Phone: (707) 527-2241 CITY City Council - Mayor Erlene Pell, Councilmen John Tom Sink, Jim Teague and Councilwoman Carol Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale, CA 95425 Phone: q