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Cloverdale, Sonoma County,-CA " " i Iill I | I ] []1 Illil II Vol. CXII,' Issue 11 March 13, 1991 • 35 cents I / I I _! III ii I _ I I I II ._ I1+ _ + I I III who will lose their job are from Cloverdale. L-P plantfalls m to the poor economy Pacific last Friday an- to close its Clover- Plant within aext 60 days and move the surfacing work to their facility. which closed Mon- re-open in three two shifts. of the 70 people who their jobs at L-P reside in Gary Van Patten hard for the company decisions because i.t's are being offered a package based on their L-P has also a hiring freeze at its thereby giving chance at Openings. Shep Tucker says found that most people want to move, though, the risk involved and the uncertainty of the market. In addition, the personnel depart- ment is working with the State of California Employment Develop merit Department to help employees in their efforts to find a new job. L-P Chairman and President Harry Merlo, in his annual letter to stockholders and employees, said, "After enjoying three record setting years in a row, the streak ended in 1990. The economic downturn and word events com- bined to drain consumer confi- dence and forestall home pur- chases. At the same time, tbe diffi- culties in the banking industry made it more difficult fox builders to get financing for new projects. "As a result, sales for the year were down about 10% and profits were off more than 50% from 1989's " Louisiana Pacific was formed in 1973 as a spin-off from Georgia Pacific. Their headquarters is in Portland, Oregon. County is preparing to terminate all rural fire contracts Yet another problem has surfaced for the City in connection with Son- oma County's budget woes. The County Fire Services Depart- ment. in a report prepared by Chief Tim ExilinL that the Cotmty caa no longer fund Fire Service contracts. In the past, Sonoma County has contracted with the Cloverdale Fire. Department in the amount of $138,900, to provide ftre protection to outlying unincorporated areas. This amount of money comprises about 40% of the department's total budget. The ent services a wide area from the Geysers on the East, to the County fine on the North, Stewarfs Point to the Westand South to the vicinity of Seghesio Winery. City Manager Bob Perrault has State's budget problems will directly impact CUSD "This is the real thing, not scare tactics." These were the words of Super- intendent Don Sam as he outlined the budget committee's proposed recommendations for expenditure reductions amounting to $500,000 for the 1991/92 school year. +When you look at the state budget and realize that $2 billion is being taken away from schools to support other state programs, it's easy to see it limits our options', he added. Among the programs facing cuts are driver edmi, athletics, mu- sic, libra services, adminisuation and maintenance, Restricted programs, such as the a question mark. If the Trustees accept the bud- get committee's recommendation, all 5brary personnel will be elimi- nated with the exception of one full time assistant librarian to serve all three schools. A number of cost-cutting meas- ures were proposed in the area of administration, as well, with the possible elimination of one full time secretary at the dLqt office. Other positions in jeopardy include a 1/2 time counselor at the high school and a 1/2 time vice principal at Washington School. Dr. Sato is also recommending the elimination of 1/2 time dean at CHS. One of the two music positions Resom-ce Specialist. Primary Inter- may have to be eliminated, with the vention Program, will remain remaining toc teaching at long as they are serf-funded, both CHS & Washington. It's also When state funding was elimi- n,4ted, many schools cancelled their driver education classes immedi- ately. CHS may have to follow their lead next year. The committee recommends re- mining athletics at the high school, but charging full cost for mileage to away games ($2.82 per mile), with the dislrict paying for league miles only. Middle School sports remains being recommended that music students pay a rental fee for their use of the insmanents. It was suggested that $100.000 could be saved by increasing energy conservation measures at all school sites and reducing the custodial staff to one per school. All of the recommendations have been given to the Governing Board for their review and comments. ncil orders implementation of term growth management measures limitations will re- ultimate development in Gen- under- to deime what these be done. interim the City needs to do to make sure these limita- being considered as current ones enter the plan- fee will be presented to the Council April 10. In a report prepared by Planning Director Joe Heckel for the study sessions, public service impacts that would resuR from the addition of 1197 residenc were outlined. The number of units was based upon the projects now being wocessed in the Planning Department, projec4s that either have been approved or are pending. Among them are the Perber Phase m, Cberry Oee00 Meadows, Oover Springs (Rosen), Tall Trees, Westview Subdivision, William Victoria and Missamoore. Impacts on the water system will require the addition to the water treatment plant for the well field, two water supply reservoirs, develop ment of a domestic water source production wellin the western panof the City and emsion of a number of main umnsmission lines by main additional treatmont area my ned to be purdmsed. Also a number of main transmission lines must be ex- pande˘ Reconmnou and upgrading of major drainage dmnnels through the City will be needed. Traffic control measures will in- volve construction of Foothill Blvd. Treadway Blvd. and the Highway I01 Bypass. Signals will be needed at several intersections with Clover- dale Blvd at Treadway, Elbridge, Cont'd. to 1"8.4 issac E. Shaw Building gains national historical status Albert and Naney Walker, owners of the Cloverdale Coffee & Ice Cream CO., located in the old lssac E. Shaw Building on N. Cloverdale Blvd., received notification last week that the building has been added to the National Register of Historic Places as of Jan. 23, 1991. The National Register of Historic Places Program is adminslered in California by the Stale Office of Historic Preservation. Placement on the National Regis- ter affords this property the honor of inclusion in the nation's official list of cultural resources worth of preservation. It also provides a degree of wotection from adverse effects redting from federally funded or lkenses projects. Regismuim provides a number of incentives for preservation of historic properties, including special building codes to facilitate the restw ration of hisurk smamm and certain tax advantes. There are no restrictions placed upon a private pmpmy owner with regard to normal use, mainte- nanee or sale of the property, however, proposals to demmlish registered properties may require a standard review in compliance with local ordinances or the Califor- nia Environmental Quality Act. Prior to opening the Cioverdale Coffee & Ice Cream Co. last year, the Walkers did extensive ed[ to make the building structurally sound, while not €ompromiaing the integrity of the original design. The building, located at 219 N. Cioverdale Blvd. was the original home of the Cioverdale Reveille. CUSD and TAC begin 1991-92 contract negotiations Contract negotiatiotut are under- ulesforthe 1991-92 school year; way between the Cloverdale Uni- fied School District and the Teach- en  of Clovetd The Disuict last week presemed its  Wolx to the teachers. In fight of the State budget and reduced funding for education, dy recommend keeping salaries and beaefits at their cuneat w, hed- Additionally, the District is pro- posing that the work year be increased from 182 to lg3 dayl. alal, that Tend00 be eliminated due to lack of state funding. The current collective bargaing ent between TAC and the District expires June 30, 1991. and secondary surage reservoin.. Impacts on me sewer system will way City Manager Bob • outlined for the City Coun- main concerns regarding management issues in Clo- COuncil met with staff in Feb. 27 and March 6 discussion the Court- Fee" to apply to all and to prepare and interim which would defer all appScafions that are with Genend Pn nd revisions.Both the ordi- require expandon and - the interim development tion of the treatment plaat ami an & Wooly Dinner Auction benefit Washington School evening, March School Parent will hold their 4th which begins serving feature Mr. Pearl's with all Tickets will be sold at tnd cost $I0 for adults and under 12. will follow dinner a wide variety of won- to bid on including a wild pig Jelly Bellys and unit of 2x4 douglas fh', 49'er tickets, jewelry, Manor, and 1 month of dance Imsons, just to name a few. Babysitting will be available at $1 or 1 Safeway receipt per child. There will be a baked goods sale during the event with a selection of sumptuous home baked items avail- able to purchase and either take home or enjoy during the auctim. All proceeds will directly benefit the clfildren at Wash/nBmn School by fundmg spec00 Wojec00 f+m trips, etc., throughout the school year. If it's Irne that "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb', this should really be quite a "Wild and Wooly" event.* prepared a memo to the City Council which will be on tonight's (Wednes- day's) agenda. The Council will consider the County's report which proposes four alternatives to the present services contract. One alternative would be a County Service Area encompassing the Cio- verdale School District. (]Vh'. Per- rault noted that the present contract covers a broader area than just the School District boundaries.) This would require approval of rural resi- dents. Manager Perrault told the Reveille that another plan is to form • a county-wide service area in which ' Cloverdale's unincorporated lands would be identified as a zone. A second alternative would be formation of a city/rural Fire District encompassing the area within the School District boundaries, includ- ing the City. This would require voter approval in both the City and rural areas. A third alternative would he "Amador" coverage from the CIo- verdale station This is a contract with the Department of Forestry and is essentially a one-person fire sta- tion year around. In the summer the Amador person is supplemented by seasonal firefighters. The fourth alternative would be formation of a new volunteer fire company. According to Chief Exil- ini, this would be very simple to do; noting, however, that the County would have to recruit volunteers, purchase equipment, provide basic training and educate volunteers on how to obtain fire engines. "The community would have to support some kind of fund raiser to achieve start-up costs," Chief Exilini writes. Mr. Perrault will advise the Coun- cil that he would support either a County Service Areaor Fire Dislzict alternatives. The Amador concept or a new volunteer department do not appear to be reanble solutions, in his view. In addition, Manager Perrault has pointed out that the County is allow- ing only six more months under the present contract arrangement. "This is not feasible," Mr. Perrault said. The County should allow at least 18 months before cancelling its fire service contracts. Formation of a service area or fire district will re- quire at least that length of time. Mr. Perrault also wonders how the County is going to convince its con- stiments in unincorporated areas to vote themselves into taxing entities to pay for fire services that the County has been providing for years. This won't he an easy thing to do, Manager Petrault believes. "n Water pressure ! Cherry Creek area becomes issue A mitigated Negative Declaration was approved by the Cloverdale Planning Commission March 6 for the Cherty Creek Meadows Subdivi- sion. The project is located adjacent to the intersection of Cherry Creek Road and Foothill Blvd on 14.3 acres. The 49 lots will range in size from 6000 to 47,700 square feet and will accommodate single family homes. In approving the Negative Decla- ration the Commission indicated that it would require further study of the provisions to ensure adequate water pressure in the project area during the 30 day review period. This action was based on the ques- tion of water pressure raised by Paul White a resident on Vine Dr. in the Cherry Creek neighborhood. He said he was very concerned that the subdivision would result in lower water pressure for him and his neighbors noting that the pressure was already inadequate. Planning Director Joe Heckel explained to the Commission that the approval of a Negative Declaration was not tantamount to approval of the project as presented. "You are merely determining the typeofenvironmentaidocument that is needed in this case," he said. He indicated that he had discussed the various issues involved with Don Doherty, property owner and devel- oper. He recommended the miti- gated negative Declaration stating that it identifies several issues and impacts that can he addressed in this type of documenL He explained further that before the project could be finalized for construction that rite Foothill Blvd. extension mustbebuilL Mr. Dobeny would be responsible for this if his is the first final map to be approved in the Cherry Creek area. As other projects come along he would be reimbursed a proportionate share of the total cost which includes acquisi- tion of right-of-way as well as con- suuction. The developer will need to build a lemporary storm water retention pond until the City is able to inere, ase the size of the present storm drain- age system. Also a slide area has been identified in the area of Man- zan Manor and no construction will take place there. A Public Safety Facility Assess- ment will be levied to help pay f a consultant who will assess these needs in respect to projected growth within the City. This study is to be integrated into the General Plan update document, the Director said. Families prepare to roll out red carpet for returning troops For Jackie Wineland, the wait is almost over. Her son, Matt Wineland has ar- rived back in the states and is cur- renfly at the Twenty-Nine Palms military base here in California. He Matt Wineland should be home in Cloverdale for a short visit by the weekend{ Parents and family members of other Cloverdale servicemen and women in the Gulf are still waiting to hear when they will be home. Ron and Priscilla Marincic haven't heard a word from their son, Ron, since the war ended. "We're coming anglued waiting for the phone to ring"! Last weeL Cathy and Gary Farris finally heard from their son, Bobby, who's with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, The letter was dated Feb. 21 - just hours before the ground war started. Describing his mission he wrote, "When the ground war order is given, we get in our tanks and drive as far as humanly possible into Iraq and there we are gunranteed a steak and potato dipn," erV He called home weekend to say he would be ssed out soon, but couldn't e an exact date. His mailing add.qs is on Pg. 7 of today's Reveille.