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HOAG &amp; SOb'S LJJ:= :.Z, ..... :',= SPRINGPO.T :iCHI3A' -i<% raised for trip Cloverdale to the sea Clovef dale ff00qve00'lle |lifornia Volume 102 No. 17 Wednesday, April 23, 1980 I Section 16 Pages 20 cents1 00tage 00rnp ease 00osed L from 3 to 5 cents fling a first classletter Ille 1, was proposed and m Postal Board of I said Ihis week. l" Postmaster General, ce details of the lI.,he'board postage rate limit=, erer out during an all 1 Sunday. ktekl el trends continue, the Y need to raise first V t me Current 15 cents to I @ s to avoid a financial leHUld mark the first I, if POstal rates since -,,e new rate is approved IL "='=ndenl Postal Rate Ile Commission, which PUblic in issuing ad- IL pOStal rate matters, I oposal for new rate llltieg an increase in the Stamps Bolger is Iqto'=;.ng to overhaul parcel llmd. ve the Postal Service a I" mUVe edge against private  .laid that even if the price is raised to 19 cents 1L'ldfa,, anuary, the Postal r e a projected $200,000 Sonoma County affords many intriguing and beautiful places to climb and explore. Pretty little Celia and Austa Falconer have found just such a place to climb and look over the lovely countryside. Photo by Janice. Grand Jury r outrag officia Is A Sonoma County Grand Jury in- terim report released last week says there is evidence backing allegations of conflict of interest by "one or more" city employees in Cloverdale. City officials told the Reveille they are outraged by the report which d. lines to give further information because the city does not have a conflict of interest code. The brief, four paragraph report claims legal prosecution of the alleged conflict of interest is not possible because the city lacks a code. City Administrator Bud Groom said this claim by the Grand Jury is a "copoul". Groom said he believes state statutes would allow the prosecution of a municipal employee who has used his power for personal gain. Groom said he is also irked because he first heard about the grand jury Clovordale khool Board ity report from another city manager and said that at least one city received the report before Cioverdale did, "At least one city received it as early as April 10", he said. Groom said he did not receive it "until April 14 or 15". Cloverdale Mayor Jack Domenichelli said "If the Grand Jury feels there is an employee or ot ployees doing something wrong, i wish they'd let us know who they are," "It was a complete surprise to me," said Domenichelli of the report. "It looks bad for every city employee...it's so general it makes everyone look bad." Domenichelli said the report urges all Sonoma County cities to adopt a conflict of interest code which is required by law by June 30. He said four of the eight cities in the county - CIoverdale, Healdsburg, port Petaluma and Sonoma - have not adopted the codes and that all of them except Petaluma are repremmted I>3" John Klein as their individual city attorney. l)nm,dchelli said Klein has been working on the comprehensive nt" codes. The conflict of iterest co/e required by the 1974 Polltleal  Acl sponsored by the state's F/fit Political Practices Commission. Appointed city officials and rt- ment chiefs who allocate or oth, spend public monies are required trader he act to report assests they hold and any conflicls of interest they might have. Mayor Domenichelli said the council will discuss the Grand Jury report at this week's meeting School fund raising efforts now tax deductible 00ille School Board 00/)eclal meeting scheduled for April 28 District Management Assistance Team. The SDMAT made a total of recommendations in the areas of curriculum, business management and board policy. Zunino and Schuman said the district has carried out a number of the business improvements. District teachers, parents and community members can voice their opinions on proposed curriculum and board policy changes at the April 28 meeting. Donations made to the Cloverdale High School Vienna band trip fund and to all future school fund raising efforts are now legally tax deductible because of a new non-profit corporation. The Cloverdale School Board has approved the formation of the cor- poration which is named the Cloverdale Bmsters Association Inc. School Board trustees, Supt. James D. McAuley and Washington School Principal Ciaud Williams will serve as new consortium of small school districts in the area to take advantage of lower costs for updating board policies. The California Schooi Boards' Association will charge each member of the four district consortium $750 for updating policies so they conform to new regulations. Another fee of $220 will be charged for copies of the policy books. CSBA charges a much higher fee to update policies for an individual school district. RESOURCE CENTER A resolution supporting a proposed four county resource center for teachers was passed by the board. Funds for the center are being sought from the National Teachers' Center. MAINTENANCE FUND Trustees approved a new $5,000 deferred maintenance fund that will allow the district to receive matching funds available through recent state legislation. The district plans to establish a five- year plan for necessary maintenance. the school board that curriculum im- provements and school board policy revisions should be made priority items. The two areas of improvement were suggested in a report on the Geyserville School District prepared by the School NEGOTIATOR A $5,600 one year contract was ap- proved for district contract negotiator Mike Millerick. He has represented the district during the past two years of contract bargaining with district employee groups. olh e meeting of a k." I di ard committee on for ,_ triet policy has been t,lt ! 28at7 p.m. at the 'uenbers Kathy Zunino "n recently reported to CONSORTIUM Trustees approved a plan to join a C, over dale men assaulted DISCIPLINE Trustees learned the district is now starting a new assertive discipline program that is designed to let students know what school regulations exist and what the penalties are for not following them. Trustees also learned that recent discline problems in district school buses have improved since letters were sent to parents describing the situation. .fficers of the non-profit cor..wation. RI.:SI(;NATIt)NS The retirement notice o Lois B. Morse, Jefferson School first grade teacher, and the resignation otice of Karen Morrow. Jefferson School kin- dergarten teacher now on leave of absence, were accepted by the board. Trustees also accepted the resignation ,)f Ken liames, custodian of Jefferson School. CITY EASEMENTS School board members approved a city proposal for an exchange agreement for school district property needed for a planned extension of Franklin Street to Healdsburg Avenue. The City of CIoverdale will receive two small parcels of property at the Washington School playground. In exchange, the school district will receive the deeds to a 50 foot right-of- way and a 16 foot right-of-way. Both parcels are located at the northern boundary of the school property. The city will pay the cost of: moving an existing school cyclone fence to allow the road extension; relocating the baseball backstop, and moving the fence at the school's northern boundary about fifty feet. TEACIIER CENTER A resolution was approved by trustees supporting a teachers' resource center that would serve schools in four counties. Napa, Lake, Mend0cino and Sonoma County teachers would share the center if financing is approved by the National Teachers' Center. DISABILITY INSURANCE A disability insurance program for classified district employees was ap- proved by the board. The insurance covers accidents thai occur during non- working hours. Classified employees will pay one percent of their salaries for Ihe coverage which will start July 1. k -- 39, of Cloverdale l,,,--rhursday ni ht in of felony :N i ;,, resisting arrest, ::oo- lbO report by the lllt i. Department they .e. at The Wheel Cafe, i.  Ave. Cloverdale at ll:s,O a m where a fight - ': f Clo 'ch Jerry Leroy I: erdale, allegedly q, a plate glass u'eated and released by his doctor for leg lacerations. White, who was arrested at the Cafe, reportedly resisted arrest by Clover- dale police and assaulted three officers. He was treated and released at Community- Hospital of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, for minor injuries received during the incident. Cloverdale Police Sgt. Art Cerini received minor head, leg and hand injuries during the melee. He was not hospitalized. White has been released from custody on his own recognizance. St" M M ER SCllOOL A plan was approved for studentswl are eligible to attend summer scheoL  participate in a Healdsburg SchOol, l)islricl summer school progrm,.: ('h,vm'dale will nol offer a sumnt' school lhis yea='. wem h through twelfth graderwho didn '1 pass proficiency lesls are eligible to altend summer school if they wtml to. Alto eligible are twelfth gradm-s who can graduate from high school by Sept. ! if they altend summer elan. State law requires the school district io provide an available summer sehonl program for these students. PItOFICIENCY TEST Truslees approved a request by Washinglon School Principal ClaUd Williams to administer fourtl' grade proficiency tests this year. TREE REMOVAL Permission to remove a ter03i(e damaged oak tree near the diMrict office was approved by trustees. JEFFERSON STREET Trustees also granted approval/or section of Jefferson Street, n0rm:,o Champlain. lo be oiled. The dirt road creates dust problems for nearl:q;, residents. Weathe00 OATE HI LOW R.I April 14 66 44 April 15 8,3 44 April 16 84 47 April 17 79 44 April 18 8:1 ,13 April 19 82 49 April 2(1 57 45 .42