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e 3 Drawing winners See Page 6 Dance recital See Page 7 Published weekly since 1879 Sonoma County, CA g June 25, 1997 1879 118 years of serving the community VoL CXVIII, Issue 26 35 Cents ty Wine train ned because I repair delays Wine Train '97, place June 27, 25 in completing nec- repairs, according chairman of the spearheaded the that the delay in the required track the rescheduling running a along the route now trains until I on the line. were begun be- and Hopland was shut down from the North Authority lwaswith- basis that funding this source was to track south not The was to have been for the Celeb- 1ain; however, it be- that completion time for the June to be very un- certain, according to Jehn and it was decided to postpone the event until July 25 in order to be sure that the roadbed was in good repair and posed no danger to the participants. 'T/e do not want to compromise safety or the unique character of the event,"Jehn said All ticket hold- ers will be notified and will be given the option of a full refund if the new date does not work for them," Jehn reports. Tickets are still available for the July 25 date by calling 1-800-805-0045 or on line at http:// www.cloverdale.net/train/ The Celebrity Wine Train '97 is a nostalgic train journey from the site of the original Italian Swiss Colony Winery at Asti through northern Alexander Valley and the Russian River Canyon to Hopland, rturning to a gourmet dinner and live music at the historic Sbarboro Villa in Asti. Duringthe train ride guests will enjoy local premium wines and hors d'oeuvres by such chefs as Todd Muir from Madrona Manor while visiting with nu- merous celebrities such as Bill Walsh of the San Francisco For- ty-Niners or KSRO's Jim Grady. hearings due 2 at Veteran's hall public hearings will by the Planning and City Council evening, July 2 in Room of the Veter- Building, 205 W. to consider revi- Development Plan map for the 175 property as Webb Ca]- Commission from 5to Council hearing 7:30 p.m. will serve in 'capacityto the Coun- project and is offer comments in The Del Webb project will con- tain 400 residential units at com- plete build-out divided into three phases of 174, 168 and 50 lots ranging in size from 5000 to 9000 sq. f. The project is presented as an age-restricted adult housing de- velopment for individuals 55 years or older. The plan provides for a 1.9 acre recreation center, preser- vation of the Moulton Winery and creation of a linear creek- side park along Porterfield Creek. The property is located in southwestern Cloverdale front. ing Cloverdale Blvd. south of Foothill Blvd. across from Briar- wood Mobile Home Park. Cloverdale RreflgMer AI Delsld stands wlth Rre plocwa Chrls Plehl, Paul Dogall and Katle McNulty after the June 22 blaze that destroyed a moblle home In Brlarwood. The Rre Explorers are responslble for settlng up the rehabllltaUon statlon for flroflgMers. They also change the flreflghters' alr bottles and help clean-up after fires. Cloverdale Fire Chief Jack Rosevesr believes the fire started from a discarded cigarette left on a bed. Open Space District awards $50,000 grant to River Park The Open Space District re- cently approved $50,000 to go towards the acquisition of rough- ly .69 acres for the Cloverdale River Park, a joint effort by the City of Cloverdale and Sonoma County Regional Parks to create public access and recreation op portunities along a one-mile stretch of the Russian River. According to Project Manager Mark Cleveland a portion of that money will also be used to re- store banks and replant levee areas that have failed. Cleveland said that originally the Open Space District grant had included funding to pur- chase the Richardson Parcel that would allow vehicle access through the middle section of the park. However, Cleveland says, negotiations are still con- Plemm rum to beck page " Report on Wine Center Several topics were on the agenda.for the Cloverdale Eco- nomic Development Commission at the June meeting. Tim Ward, chairman of the Wine and Visiter Center, report ed that bids for exterior work on the building (formerly the Clo- verdale Coffee Shop) were due and work should begin soon on a new facade hopefully to be aided by the Community Development Agency's facade program. Final plans are under way for the interior design of the Center. Ward's committee is working with John Statzer in a communi- ty out.reach effort to attract lo- cal wineries and agriculture and to show them plans for the Cen- ter. JeffWeiss reported he has 30 members to date for the new Gourmet Club that was spawned Pleue turn to I: page Mobile home in Briarwood destroyed in morning fire At 9:07 am on Sunday, June 22, a mobile home caught on fire at 25 Chelsea Circle. The first fire truck arrived at the scene at 9:09 am. The fire was quickly knocked down and declared un- der control at 9:34 am. According to Cloverdale Fire Chief Jack Rosevear, the fire apparently started in the bed- room of the mobile home. "The 'most likely cause is a discarded cigarette accidently leil on the bed. Resident lgnacio Diaz leR the residence approximately 30 Ptemm turn to back page were recog- annuaI Salute te Devel- and the Kay Kneisler, who Retention b for the Commission, learned the Sor- Vitality from PG&E's Ran- who is north i director for the effort began with the support ' Supervisors and Economic The comprehen- that will recognizes City's businesses focus the work of the various chambers, EDC's, businesses and industries and give them some direction. The study began with infor- mation gathering which has now been completed. The next step is to develope a strategic plan and the final step is to implement that plan, DeCaminada ex- plained. The plan will be a collabora- tive effort between business, lo- cal governments, EDC's and Chambers. Economic develop- ment will be encouraged while maintaining the quality of life in Sonoma County. "Sonoma County can become part of the global economy," he noted. The plan will address four clus- ters, technology, agriculture, manufacturing and tourism. Representatives from each clus- ter have been meeting for sever- al months and the completed plan is due in October. It will outline a course of action that will strengthen each cluster. DeCaminada referred to a sim- ilar effort in Santa Barbara that resulted in local businesses cre- ating curriculum at the local high schools and junior colleges that guaranteed a job to any student who completed the required course work. Sonoma County's, economic sector faces the same problem in finding skilled work- ers, he concluded. Industries recognized includ- ed Reuser, Inc. MGM Brakes, Precision Manufacturing, Red- wood Empire Lumber, Clover- dale Trading Post, New World Manufacturing, and, Exchange Bank. Mayor Tom Sink and Cham- ber President Will Jopson ad- dressed the gathering. The Mayor expressed his ap- preciation for local businesses and industries and gave a brief review of the state of the City. 'The patient is stable and im- proving," he said. Finances are improving and the City has re- cently completed its new water and sewer plan expansion projects. Plans are underway for airport improvements and the City has developed a growth management plan that will pro- tect the quality of life in Clover- dale. Jopsen noted that business in the '90's is not the same. 'WVe Please turn to pege 8 Gust Zagtites (I) presented Cloverdale City Manager Bob Perrault with a donation of $4,700 from the Sink Memodal Fund to go towards the rmxdng of the City Pool. Marilyn Sink Memorial Swim Fund gives $4,700 for City Pool The Marilyn Sink Memorial Swim Fund has made its 1997 donation to the City of Cloverdale in support of its swim program. The amount this year is $4,700. This nonprofit charitable foundation was established in 1964 in memory'of Marilyn Sink. She was a certified Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer who died of cancer in 1963 at age 31. Since 1984, the Marilyn Sink Memorial Swim Fund has contril uted over $28,000 for the educati6n and training of the residents of Cloverdale and its environs in water safety and fro: recreational and competitive swimming programs. Trustees are Lucille Sink, fund manager, EJ Groom and Gust Zagorites. Donations to this foundation are deductible and accept-, ed at any time.