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Paqe 4 Cloverdale Reveille June 19, 1991 Publisher's Notes City & County differ on fire service funding While the City and County fight it out to see whether a special district or a Community Service Area is formed to provide fire services for outlying areas around Cloverdale, it appears that the property owners and residents most affected by this change don't really know what is going on. At the most recent City Council meeting, several community leaders were in attendance primarily to learn more about the changes that are afoot concerning the fire services contract that Sonoma County has negotiated with the City of Cloverdale over a period of years. The contract this year paid Clo- verdale $140,000 for these services, which lie largely in the realm of medical responses. The County has determined that its Fire Services Department can no longer finance this contract through ordinary tax revenues. Thus a spe- cific entity, such as a Community Service Area or special district must be formed as a means of levy- ing on the property owners for the needed revenue. The County promises to contact all property owners impacted by this new arrangement during the summer through a series of work- shops. They, in tin-n, will have to decide what level of service they want to pay for. Meanwhile, the City is investigat- ing the possibility of forming a spe- cial district for this same purpose. Who is going to get on first in this new game remains to be seen. It is easy to see why the City wants to form its own district that will be governed by a local board inde- pendent of the County. But what do the people who are going to pay the bill want? If the County is being criticized for not contacting the property owners up to this time, the City is just as obligated to do so if it intends to pursue the idea of forming a special district. It will behoove those living in the oudying areas of Cloverdale who depend upon importt fire and medical response servis now provided by the County through the Cloverdale contract, to get in- formed abonijust what is going on. They have a vested interest in the proceedings now under- way. BJH Council grants hefty rate hike for disposal service A 15.67 % rate increase was ap- proved for the Cloverdale Disposal Company following a public hearing before the City Council June 12. The rate increase was based on an increase in tipping fees charged by the County and the cost of the Household Hazardous Waste Dis- posal Program. The Company had originally esti- mated the waste disposal cost at $6500 but later determined that the actual cost will be $13,000. The increase granted by the Coun- cil will spread this extra $6500 over a three year period; The first household hazardous waste pick-up is scheduled for July 20 in Cloverdale. The disposal company will pro- vide further information prior to that date. Richard Johnson, representing Cloverdale Disposal, said that the County is looking at a County-wide, ,centralized disposal program that could be in place by 1994 or '95. He acknowledged, also, that the cost of this program will continue to go up year after year. Councilman Jim Teague question ed the value of the Cloverdale pro- gram considering the low rate of participation in other cities. Mr. Johnson said that in Robnert Park the program attracted only 250 cars with 60 or 70 from Cotati included in that number. This was a one per- cent turnout. Mayor Pell, however, supported the rate increase to fund the pro- gram pointing out that the State mandated refuse source reduction requires iL Had the Council decided to elimi- nate this program, the rate increase would have been a mere 1.79%. The old rate for one can per week was $5.]0. This rate will now in- crease to $5.80; two cans, from $6.90 to$7.85; three cans from $11.90 to $13.50; four cans from $17.10 to $19.40. The rate for I 1/2 yard bins, once a week will increase from $40 to $45.40; twice a week from $70.20 to $79.70; 3 times a week from $99.75 to $113.25; 4 times a week from $129.30 to $146.8; twice a month from $25.70 to $29.2. Rates are also increased for three to six cubic yard bins. Sonoma County Lodging in the Hear of Premium Wine Country DRY CREEK INN@ 24 Hour Family Restaurant Spa Heated'Swimming 'ool Gift Bottle of Wine Complimentary Continental Breakfast Meeting Room Free, Satellite Color TV Wine Tasting Can Trips Lake Sonoma/Russian River Area 198 Dry Creek Road at U.S. 101, Hea!dsburg, CA 95448 (707)433-0300 in CA (800)222-KRUG Clover Springs EIR hearing due June 24 A Public Hearing is scheduled be- be responded by the Commission. fore the Cloverdale Planning Com- mission on Monday, June 24, at 7 p.m. to consider the draft Environ- mental Impact Report (EIR) for Clo- ver Springs, the M.P. Rosen Corpo- ration project located on the former Moulton Ranch. The project involves 375 acres with 175 within the City limits. A total of 554 residential units is planned with densities ranging from 1.6 to 6.4 dwelling units per acre. Most of the housing will be single family detached homes with hillside clusters of townhouses and duplexes. The Master Plan also proposes to integrate Porterfield Creek into a lin- ear creek park with an additonal 12 acres to create a park site. The property is located in the southwest area of Cloverdale bor- dered to the east by Cloverdale Blvd, and to the south by Hot Springs Road. Oral testimony will be heard and all comments, written and oral, will The public review period for this EIR is now in effect and extends to June 30. Project details and any written comments are available to the public for review at the City Planning De- partment, City Hall, 124 Cloverdale Blvd. Issues raised in the EIR will be discussed. They will cover hillside areas sub- ject to landslide; disturbance or re- moval of wetlands, and sensitive wildlife habitat; archaeological or cultural resources preservation, vis- ual quality, traffic, and public serv- ices. The latter discusses the City's abil- ity to provide adequate public serv- ices in the form of sewer, water, fire, police, emergency medical, storm drainage and administration. Another issue to be discussed is the financial impact on City public service levels as well as on the public school system. South Street off-ramp study to cost $2600 It will cost Cloverdale $2600 to mercial or residential uses in the analyze the South Street Interchange City, particularly in the immediate proposal, area of the intersection by its inabil- The City Council approved the expenditure June 4 authorizing a contract with TJKM, Inc. of Pleasan- ton. This fh'm is currently under con- tract to the City for a variety of tasks associated with the preparation of the CircUlation Element for the General Plan update. This work involves conducting a City-wide Traffic Mitigation Pro- gram as well as assisting the City on circulation issues connected with the 101 Bypass. TJM has been critical of the Rail- road Avenue offramp currently in the Bypass plan. According to the traffic engineers, this intersection is awkward and traf- fic would be constrained by the many turning movements it would require. This configuration would also impact future development of corn- ity to handle the traffic flow. Another criticism is the fact that this intersection would create an offset with the Citrus Fair Road and street parking for Railroad Avenue properties would be removed. Based on these concerns, the con- sultant has recommended that the City consider an alternative by util- izing South Street as the mid-town connection to the interchange. This would allow through traffic to Foot- hill Blvd., provide a pure 90 degree alignment, and serve the circulation patterns for the entire City much more effectively, the engineers maintain. A change to this alignment would require an environmental assess- ment and acquisition of properties along South Street. CalTrans has indicated it is will- ing to work with the City on this City Council rules hangar base at Cloverdale Airport must be removed David Black not only will not be able to complete the construction of a personal hangar at Cloverdale Airport but he must remove the foundation now in place. This was the decision of the City Council June 12 when considering Mr. Black's request for permission to complete his hangar project. He had initially constructed the foundation at the airport on City property in 1987. Mr. Black told the Council that the Airport Man- ager at that time had told him he would not need a Building Permit. A day of their own After being chided by the Teach- ers Association of Cloverdale at last month's Board Meeting for fail- ing to recognize the Day of the Teacher, the School Board last week passed a Resolution declaring the second Wednesday in May each year as "Day of the Teacher" in Cloverdale. COMMUNITY CALENDAR Toddler Storytime, Lil0nu'y .................... 10:00-10:30 a.m. Fanergc'y Food Pantry, United Church ....................................... 1:00-3:00 p.m. Bingo, Fellowship Hall ...................................... 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22 Swap Meet, Citrus Fair .............................. 7:00-4:00 p.m. Thrift Sale, United Church ....................... 10:00-1:00 p.m. Sunday, June 23 Swap Meet, Cilrus Fairgrounds ................. 7.-4:00 p.m. Farm Market, Vets Bldg ...................... 10:00-1:00 p.m. Monday, June 24 Hometown Workout, Vets Bldg ......... . ............... 6:00 p.m. Overeaters Anon. (How) Copper Towers .......... 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 Century Lions, Qloverdale Coffee Shop ............ 7:00 Lm. Senior Center, Grange Hall ....................... 9:30-4:00 p.m. Preoaptor Mu Theta, TBA ................................ 7:30 p.m. Theta Zeta, TBA ................................................ 8:00 p.m. Xi Delta Epsilon, TBA ........................................... TBA FRED YOUNG & COMPANY Mortuaries Wednesday, June 19 Senior Center, Grange Hall ........................ 9:30-4:00 p.m. Soroptimists, Above Sciaini's .......................... 12:00 p.m. Green Thumb Gsrden Club, Vets Bldg ............... I:00 p.m. Cloverdale Grange, Grange Hall ........................ 7:00 p.m. Planning Commission, City Hall ........................ 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20 Thrift Sale, United Church ....................... 10:00-3:00 p.m. Rotary, Vets Bldg ....................................... ,... 12:15 p.m. Surplus Food Distribution, Citrus Fr ....... 1:00-4:00 p.m. Hometown Workout, Vcts Bldg ....................... 6:00 p.m. Overeaters Anon.(How), Fellowship Hall .......... 6:00 p.m. Duplicate Bridge, Vets Bldg ............................. 7:00 p.m. School Board Study Session (1991-92 Budget) CHS Library ......................................... 7:00-9:00 p.m. Cloverdale Lions. Vets Bidg ............................. 7:30 p.m. Italian Catholic Federation, SL Peters ................ 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 21 Senior Day Center, Grange Hall ................. 9:30-2:00 p.m. II I III .... THE OLD FEED STORE Hay - Grain - Feed 28301 Redwood Hwy So. 8-5:30 Sat 9-4 894-5297 i I i 428 N. Cloverdale Blvd. 894-2540 The City issued a cease construc- tion order and the project has been held in abeyance ever since. An attempt to resolve the issue between City staff and Mr. Black was ot successful, according to Administra- tive Services Officer Carol Giovan- noti. The Airport Ad Hoc Committee considered Mr. Black's request May 20 and recommended to the Council that it be denied. The Committee's decision was based on the fact that the hangar's location is not in conformance with the Airport Master Plan. Mr. Black said that the hangar has cost him a lot of money to date. The Council did not specify when the foundation had to be re- moved. City Manager Bob Perrault said that it does not pose a safety hazard at this time. I i 1 "YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER" Slnee 1879 Off'e Hours Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CLOVERDALE REVEILLE Publisher Bonny J. Hancbett Editor Mary Jo Winter Sports Brian Sumpter AdvertisingCirculation Bonnie Goodman Composing Carmen Gieason i The CIoverdale Reveille (119-020 USPS) is published 52 times per year by Hanchett Publishing, Inc., on Wednesdays at 207 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale, 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. Postmaster: Send address changes to the Cloverdule Reveille, P.O. Box 157, Clover- dale, CA 95425. A reminder from Century Lions Editor: This is to inform you, and God forbid you should ever need them, that the Century Lions have acquired the Hospital Loan equip- ment from the American Legion Auxiliary. Included in these are crutches, walkers, wheelchairs, commodes, etc. At this time, also, we would like to thank the people who have borrowed articles and returned them with a donation. The monies recently were used to purchase another wheelchair. We also wish to thank those who have donated equipment. If you find you have articles at home that are no longer needed - or if you should need any hospital equipment, please call 894-4391 or 894-3321 or contact any Century Lion member. Bobbie Lyons Century Lions Club Reveille is always there! Editor: This note is sending you apprecia- tion for giving your all in putting together the news articles and photos in each week's issue of the Cloverdale Reveille. You spend countless - and some- times thankless - hours making sure everything is just as right as can be. All the school news is covered, and the sports and all the important events in our children's lives are always included and highlighted. You always check up to make sure no one is left out. You have made sure to always be there to get the photo and story for every group. All tim clubs and organizations and businesses are always on your agenda to attend. And you are always there to help out in between paste up! How do you do it? You gave excellent coverage on our service people during Desert Storm. That was a tough time for a small town to have so many there. And you make sure all other news in Cloverdale is in your paper. Last year and this year, your cov- erage and promotion for the gradu, ates from high school and Project Graduation really helped this new venture along. You have also managed to put a Grad Tab together with the seniors' comments and baby pies as keep- sakes for their albums. I see this list is as endless as your energy! So, on behalf of myself and Cloverdale...thank you, thank you, thank you! Cathy Farris Project Grad was FANTASTIC! Editor: Open letter to the Active Parents Promoting Project Graduation: I am a student who participated in the festivities of Project Graduation last Friday night, and would like to say "thank you" to all the parents who worked and chaperoned this evening. I watched some of the parents who worked at the booths, the food areas and the casino, and I was over- whelmed with how hard they were working for us. I was very happy the whole evening, and they let us enjoy ran-selves to all extremes. I feel that the whole night was fantastic, and the kids all had a great time. When I f'wst walked in and all the decorations, l much time and effort putting together Project for us. I am writing just to let took the time and effort in Grad Night one we'll that I greatly appreciate did for us, and thank you It was the Editor: We want to thank our all the community for work, dedication and love Senior 1991 Class. A preparation and planning "our" party at Project We didn't really know expect. It was the best! One of the best thin pened were the bonds that were made that night. memories we will We loved being with our for a last time together - ion! The food, games, and magical feelings special, we loved it! The tions were awesome! Thank you Mary Leupp -  you, too! Thank you all for JasOn: CHS Class What a night! Editor: The organizers of Night would like to who helped make this fund big success! It takes a lot of work and pull off an event tude, and it could not have done without your support those who helped clean up, to those businesses who donated wonderful prizes. This community, helped champion through supporting the Police' Officers Boys And, thanks to all of bought tickets to the nines, to support us. Thanks again, Cloverdale Keith King (President Lisa Fox, Shawn Campbell, Jackson and Susie Director Boys & Fireworks car00 be deadly Editor: In a few weeks it will be IJ 4th weekend and firework for sale in Cioverdale. the fifth year of a drought and the hills with dead grass and dead Fireworks are illegal Mendocino County, and most of: about time Cloverdale's organizations found a safer raising money over this dangerous holiday? We have been two years. 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