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Peter's F age Cheerleaders win in San Jose aylights Savings Time .... + Set clocks ahead one hour, April 6 /////////////////J/ e2 Sere Pag00e 3 t IIV V Dh,_ ,.-, " ll, l ,-. E   118 years ofserng the co Published week s Sonoma County, CA April 2, 1997 VoL CXVIII, Issue 14 35 Cents grant dead, t avers Bob Perrault out hope that the Community Develop- Social Advocates programs in Clover- be forthcoming. endorsed by Council, was denied by Development advisors to the Board but Perrault has I that the project a good chance of be- when the Board of hears the proposal still has a strong ding despite the recommendation," of Sueprvisors has projects r the committee ; directly benefit the Clo- ,area, and the fact that ity endorsement Seem to be taken into On March 27, Cloverdale High School students part:Iclpsted in the second annual "Community Urdty Day". Started by student government last year, the highly successful Community Unity Day Involves the entire high school in vadous projects around the city. High school students peppered the landscape st the Cloverdale cemetery, clearJng headstones, statues, weeding, and reking leaves. (Above, from left) Margaret Roden, 17 and Karl McBride, 16 wash an angel that wstches over a grave. Del Webb concept approved by City After a second public hearing on the Del Webb age restricted project for Clover springs, the City Council, March 26, ap- proved the new concept. From 50 to 60 local citizens were on hand for this public hear- ing which was held to consider the merits of the new concept of a project limited to adults 55 years of age or older. No one objected to the new concept among those in attendance. Clover Springs had been orig- inally slated for a mixed project with single family homes and duplexes, a park and a school site. The adult concept will pre- clude the need for a new school at this time. Del Webb expects to develop from 350 to 400 homes on the property owned by the Clover Springs Partnership. The Council also decided tlat, in order to expidite the planning process regarding the new de- sign of the project, a joint meet- ing will be held with the Plan- ning Commission to consider a number of issues. The City must now amend all, or a majority of the discretion- ary approvals already granted for Clover Springs to reflect the new project. According to Planning Direc- tor Joe Heckel, the level of re- view required by the City will depend upon the extent of chang- es proposed by Del Webb Corpo- ration from what was approved by the Council in 1994. Del Webb has requested that the review and amendments be completed as soon as possible in order to have some building time this year. Heckel expects reviews of traf- fic patterns and circulation, fis- cal impacts and public utilities and services will be among the items that will need attention. The issue of parkland will have to be resolved as well. Cloverdale's pesi- for Youth a mry system of youth erdale and would resources already y focused on set- .risk youth. k feels strongly sprogram and has oposal as the top funding in Clover- district contract Forestry Fire District Califi ia Department dergoing talks a possible contract with CDF to pro- emergency services of the locally station, headed by Buzzini, will meet district em- them more about 10. This meet. b attended by rep- Please tum to page 2 ,30ast Guard purchases local man's WWll art (From left) Cloverdale High students Chds Plehl, Bonnie McDonald, and Brian Zapalsld are busy peintlng a bench st Jefferson School. Other activities at Jefferson Included pelnting other objects, weeding, planting flowers and btamping books. Fire district will file petition Concerned about the statute of limitations which may be roached by mid-April, the Clo- verdale Fire Protection District has notified the City of Clover- dale that it intends to file its petition for a Writ of Mandate and complaint for declaratory and other relief with the Supe- rior Court. In a letter to the City's legal counsel, Clay Clement, the Dis- trict's counsel, Larry McLaugh- lin, states that the writ is to be filed at the end of this weeiL However, the District intends to hold off service after filing for a brief period pending further negotiations with the City over the dispute regarding transfer of property taxes from the City to the District. The City has continued to pay $67,500 each year for threeyears and has offered the District a proposal to continue this for a total of ten years. The District, in a letter to Clem- ent March 14, countered with another demand that the City increase the period from ten to 15 years as of July, 1997, which would make an over-all total of 18 years. In his letter regarding the fil- ing, McLaughlin said the "Dis- trict Board of Directors was look- ing forward to hearing from the City regarding its latest propos- al. Mayor Tom Sink initially was the only council member to favor fulfilling the City's original com- mitment made during formation of the District which was to trans- fer property taxes for seven years in the amount of $67,000 annu- ally. Sink then persuaded the Coun- please turn to page 2 By Robin Kramer The curator of the US Coast Guard National Art Collection, headquartered in Washington DC, visited artist Jim Fisher, a resident at Manzanita Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, last Thursday. The Coast Guard purchased 130 pictures that Fisher drew or painted during his tour of duty on a Coast Guard patrol frigate during World War II. Curator Gaff Fuller wished to meet with Fisher to document the draw- ings and find out what she could about the museum's recent ac- quisition. Fisher's good friend, Dennis Purcell was instrumental in get- ting the Coast Guard to pur- chase the collection for display at their museum in Maryland. "rhe drawings are of scenes of life aboard ship during wr time. They are beth casual--like men washing dishes in the galley or sunning themselves on the deck or playing dice. But there are also rescue scenes. There are drawings of ships actually going down after being hit by subma- rine attack and rescue opera- tions," Purcell said. According to Purcell, what makes the pictures special is that they were created from the view- point of an enlisted man. "Normally when you see mili- tary art someone has been com- missioned to do a grand painting of a ship or a captain, where this is the real thing. This art is from the real serviceman," he ex- plainecL Purcell met Fisher in 1982 in Santa Rosa when he became in- trigued by wood signs the artist had been carving and the pair struck up a great friendship. In 1989 Purcell began his campaign to get the drawings national at- tention. Most of the museum curators Purcell talked to said the works should be in the National Art Collection. The work was shown in a World War II exhibit at the Sonoma County Museum about prom mm to p, !o Gall Fuller, curator of the US Coast Ouerd National Art COflKton he, dqulrtml In Washington DC, visited artist Jim Rsher, a resident at Manzanlta Hundng & Rehabilitation Center, last Thursday..The Com Girard purchaead 130 plctuteathst Flslm drew or pelntedludng Ns tour of duty on a Coset Ouard urof ,  wor wer .. s,vera other F*na. vtmed m ma z.urem st a i rem .kin., Including family members, Mends, museum curetore, and many of those  In genlng ma plcttmm the recogNIJon they deserve. (Above, back row, from left: Pat Everette; Chrle Couser, retired Coest Guard Captain and hts wife Jsckle; Oliver Everstts, USN Navy Commander, retired; Fleher'a daughter Molly and his good friend Dennis Purcell. (Front row, from left) Artist Jim FIMmr, Curator Gall Fuller, Rsher's former wife and close friend Maggie Fisher, and their son James Fisher.