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nRtUlIIIMmt lillllBmni lllll lalILllmmBILN]UllliUIIUlJJ Ill lltllll Jill IIilll.l[L]i. JILLIIUI JlllB / CLOVERDALE REVEILLE, CLOVERDALE, CALIFORNIA l WEDNESDAY, JULY 1,2009 -- Page 3 707 894-1734 TIP OF THE WEEK: A recent surge in reports of internet and mail fraud schemes is cause for alarm. Many citizens are being contacted through their email accounts or newspaper classifieds. Most of these scams amount to an overpayment where the victim deposits a check or money order and returns cash to the suspect via Western Union. A good source of information regard ng these types of scares can be found at Fakechecks.org. . Remember nothing is free and if it's too good to be true it probably is! EMERGENCIES OR CRIMES IN PROGRESS DIAL 911 REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IN YOUR AREA. YOU CAN ALWAYS REMAIN AHO HYMOUS NO LAYOFFS YET CONT. are going to continue spending money. Instead of waiting we should cinch our belts now, like I have to do with my own business. How are we going to get together and trim this budget?" she asked. She was concerned that if the "bud- get assumptions," being made, in- cluding receiving the law enforcement grant, don't material- ize, then the city will be in more trouble if it waits. City Manager Regor said it would be helpful if the council could make some policy decisions regarding where it would like to see cuts made. Councilman Gus Wolter was concerned about the tax of some sort. "We should give people the opportunity to vote on the revenue issue," he said. After further discussion it was agreed that a special budget work- shop should be held and a tentative date was set for Saturday, July 11 at 10 a.m. The idea is to look at the budget carefully and try to identify more reductions. This will be a pub- lic workshop and,will probably take several hours. Right now the five year budget forecast for Cloverdale shows an ending balance of $32,184 in 09/10; and a negative ending balance starting in 2011 reaching as high as $2 million by 2013. The city's $6.2 city going backward. "The city million General Fund budget does O POLICE LOG CONT. 0 needs tokeepmovingforward. We not includetheCommunityDevel- need to complete the projects we opment Agency which currently is have started or it is going to cost over $10.5 million but is projected McGowan's Brewpub requests an officer move along an unwanted fe- male subject. 9:22 p.m. Officer on with a vehicle accident on S. Cloverdale Blvd. Re- port taken. 9:57 p.m. Caller reports subjects are smoking marijuana at an aban- doned property on S. Cloverdale Blvd. and would like them moved along. Thursday, June 25 9:22 a.m. Officer out with a suspi- cious subject on Asti Rd. 10:13 a.m. Caller reports his dog was attacked by two Boxers at Furb- er Park. Caller took his dog to Dr. Biery. Report taken. 11:58 a.m. Report of a suspicious male subject in the area of the Plaza. 12:35 p.m. Male subject self-sur- rendered on a local warrant. 2:15 p.m. Caller reports a motor- home is blocking traffic on Citrus Fair Dr. Officer reports driver is waiting for a tow. 10:59 p.m. Officer cited a subject for driving without a license on S. Cloverdale Bb)d. 11:46 p.m. Officer out with a sus- picious male subject in the area of Suarez Market. Subject was moved along. Friday, June 26 12:05 a.m. Report of a suspicious person in the area of Suarez Market. 1:31 a.m. Officer is out at the Dante. All checked OK. 1:40 a.m. Officer moved along a male subject from the area of Suarez Market. 1:54 a.m. Report of a male adult arguing with a clerk at Quik Stop. Officer reports subject has been ad- vised to not return to the store for the night. 2:05 a.m. Caller on Ranch House Dr. is requesting an officer for a sub- ject banging on the door. Caller states he is not expecting anyone at this hour. 12:05 p.m. Caller on Grape Gables Way requests to speak to an officer regarding found property that may be from petty thefts that had oc- curred in the Del Webb area. 2:44 p.m. Citizen requests to speak with an officer regarding skateboarders and bicyclists in the downtown area. Advice given. 3:24 p.m. Caller requests.to speak to an officer regarding notices that keep getting left on his vehicle on Sherwood Cir. 3:47 p.m. Caller from Taqueria Paraiso reports they took in a $10 counterfeit bill yesterday. 8:10 p.m. Caller reports that a window is open and the fan is on inside the snack shack at the City Park. 11:28 p.m. Report of loud music on Ioli Ranch Cir. 11:46 p.m. Report of a dog bark- ing on Clark Ave. Officer reports dog will be brought in for the night. 11:47 p.m Caller reports dogs have been barking on Chablis Way for several hours. Officer reports dog owners are not home. Saturday, June 27 12:05 a.m. Officer out with two subjects at the cemetery. 1:51 a.m. Report of a domestic in- cident on Chablis Way. Officer re- ports was a loud party and occu- pants shut it down as officers ap- proached 2:28 a.m. Caller reports a large party on Chardonnay Ct. Caller states subjects are running around with flashlights and had a bonfire going. Officer reports ,were occu- pants of the Chablis Way party and they will be moving inside for the evening. 4:51 a.m Report of a possible drunk driver in the area of the Shell Gas Station. 7:44 a.m. Citizen requests to speak to an officer regarding a notice she received about water usage. Advice given. 1:32 p.m. Caller on Ottoboni Dr. reports his neighbor has left the sprinklers on for the last three hours. 6:25 p.m. Report of a parking vio- lation on Elm St. 6:40 p.m. Caller requests an offic- er check the welfare of a subject on S. Cloverdale Blvd. 7:35 p.m. Caller reports a female subject sleeping on the table at the Post Office. Officer moved subject along. 8:36 p.m. Officer out with two sus- picious subjects on Commerce Ln. 11:36 p.m. Caller on W. Third St. requests an officer check the welfare of a male subject who has been pac- ing back and forth in front of his house for the last half hour. , 11:52 p.m. Report of a physical disturbance in the area of Quik Stop. Sunday, June 28 12:01 a.m. Officer is out with a suspicious person in the area of Clo- verdale High School. 2:58 a.m. Officer is out on Merlot Dr. for a vehicle with the door open. Officer also reports mailboxes have been opened in the area. Report tak- en. 10:05 a.m. Officer reports a porta- potty is turned over at Vintage Meadows Park. Officer states the roof appears to be caved in. 10:54 a.m. Caller on Chelsea Cir. reports her husband failed to return their son as per court ordered visita- tion. 1:50 p.m. Caller on Chelsea Cir. requests an officer be present when her son is brought home. Report tak- en. 4:48 p.m. Female requests an of- ricer on Commercial St. for a subject who lost his temper. 5:43 p.m. Caller requests to speak to an officer regarding things that are going on the Cloverdale Health- care Center. 9:42 p.m. Caller reports a large group of adults in the Vintage Meadows Park. Caller states there may be illegal activity going on. Of- ricer moved group along. 10:49 p.m. Caller reports subjects are moving items at a storage unit on Industrial Dr. and are making too much noise. Officer reports sub- jects are finished and will be leaving shortly. 11:39 p.m. Caller reports six male subjects in Vintage Meadows Park and a portable toilet has been knocked over. Officer moved sub- jects along. Portable toilet was knocked over night prior. O Cloverdale Fire Log O Monday, June 22 Public assist on Marguerite Ln. for a subject who needed assistance back to bed. Vegetation fire 300 ft. by 300 ft. along Levee Rd. Single vehicle accident on Hwy. 128. Tuesday, June 23 Medical aid on Haehl St. for a fe- male with a dislocated shoulder. Agency assist for a missing per- son in the area of Cherry Creek. Missing person was found. Debris fire on S. Cloverdale Blvd. Medical aid for a male subject having seizures on S. Cloverdale Blvd. Vegetation fire between the free- way and the northbound Asti on- ramp. Wednesday, June 24 Medical aid on Mulberry St. for a subject who had facial injuries. Vehicle accident on Hwy 128. Fire responded to find an aban- doned vehicle from a previous acci- dent. Agency assist for a vegetation fire in the area of Squaw Rock. Fire was contained to under one acre. Friday, June 26 Medical aid on S. River Rd. for a 56 year old male with a diabetic problem. Medical aid for a 55 year old male feeling ill and dizzy. Medical aid on S. Cloverdale Blvd. for a 52 year old female with an anxiety problem. Saturday, June 27 Agency assist for an auto acci- dent on Hwy. 101, near Squaw Rock. Units were cancelled enroute. Vegetation fire on S. Cloverdale Blvd. for 50 ft. by 100 ft. area. Fire was started by a blown tire. Medical aid near Comminsky Station Rd. for a subject who fell from a rope swing. Medical aid on S. Cloverdale Blvd. for a 73 year old male fall vic- tim. Sunday, June 28 Vegetation fire on northbound Hwy. 101 at the S. Cloverdale Blvd. exit. Was smoldering bark from a previous vegetation fire. Medical aid on River Rd. for a vehicle into a garage. One subject had minor injuries and one subject had moderate injuries. Medical aid on southbound Hwy. 101 near the Mendocino Co. line for a female subject with heat exhaus- tion. more in the long run." Mavor Joe Palla agreed, saying that some important things are in progress and they should look care- fully at how much money would really be saved by cutting back on these projects. He also brought up the need for "revenue enhance- ments," and the possibility of bringing this idea to the citizens of Cloverdale. He wasn't specific about what form this would take but revenue enhancement means a to have an ending 2010 balance of $5.7 million and a negative ending balance of $600,000 by 2013. As with every municipality and the State of California, Cloverdale's financial stress is being caused by a dropin revenue including a possi- ble drop of 20 percent m property taxes and 10 percent in sales tax revenues. Add in the state's threat t0.take away even more money and the Challenge facing the city council city officials is evident. CLERK RESIGNS co,,. a ceremonial position, with no abil- ity to perform all requirements as outlined within city municipal code, government codes, civil codes and other codes. As a professional serving the city for over 18 years, I feel that this position requires a full time professional to service the citi- zens, and as the council has deter- mined this last year, this position is no longer needed within the city government, bypassing the citi- zen's election process," Winterbot- tom stated at the meeting. She also said that she could not fulfill her duties to the city, with limited time and limited informa- tion that is given to her. "I surely hope that the city can find someone who has experience in the profes- sion and understands the require- ments needed to perform all the statutory and incidental duties of city clerk," she noted. Winterbottom informed the council that numerous records, in- cluding minutes of many closed session meetings were not finalized and should be. She listed the min- utes that were approved, but not finalized and also expressed con- cern that ordinances had not been properly included in the city's mu- nicipal code. In a letter to the coun- cil, she stated her concems about ordinances that had not had second readings or were properly dated. She also said that Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) fil- ings had not been forwarded to that agency. "I had to work with the FPPC to ensure that those that filed their forms but were not forwarded to the FPPC were not fined," she commented. The retiring city clerk listed her many duties, including: creating agenda packets, keeping the min- Utes/ finalizing resolutions for sig- n a.tures, filing staff reports, ensuring the publication of ordi- lqances, and more. The city clerk is b@,cally the record keeper. i)Someday, maybe the council wilt. realize that this is not a one prs0n job, and extra help is always eded to keep up with the growth at:Cloverdale has had in the past 1:0 years," Winterbottom said. "With elections coming up next .ar; R ls imperative that you have ti'ducated professional that 6flld be able to provide the servic- equired to complete the nomi- iiition and election process for the tdy; as well as all the other required duties as outlined by law. There- f6rG .... regretfully, I am forced to re- aign from the elected position of ity clerk as of July 7, 2009." FNL CONT. It's time to Buy or Refinanq 30 yr. fixed conv. 4.5 1.5 4.625 $417,000 /'o'' 30 yr. fixed mini jumbo 4.75 1.5 4.99 $418,000+ Real Estate 5a es & F nancing in One Convenient Location! Needs a Home! Healdsburs Anima Shelter Lyle is an affectionate kitty with an amazing personality. 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Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic is sponsored by Ray's Food Place and Blackstone Winery. Ma- jor sponsors for the 2009 series are Furber Development and Redwood Credit Union. Out-of-town visitors cart receive a lodging discount by calling Historic Inns of Cloverdale at 800-894-1737 and mentioning Friday Night Live. For more infor- mation or questions, please go to www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org or call 707-894-4410. -Mark Tharrmgon First Street Gallery artist Kimberly Howland is invited to Florence to outstanding artists or projects. A iii!iii!i! few of the past award recipients are i ..... Christo and Jeanne-Claude for their  outdoor public projects, the Resto- iiiii ration Laboratories of the Vatican iiiiii Museums for their unique and con- ii:: s tant restoration work, David i!ii Hockney for his exhibition on "Op- tical Instruments of Renaissance iiii Artists," and Marina Abramovic for i!ii her performance art. On Sunday, July 19, 3 to 6 p.m., a .... iii:i!i fundraiser will be held at historic i Cellar No. 8 Winery in Asti. Funds raised will help send Kim to the ::::.:: Biennale to present the U.S., Sono- !iiii ma County and Cloverdale. Tickets may be purchased at the First Street Gallery, Chamber of iii Commerce and at Friday Night Live. General admission tickets are iiiii $30. Supporter tickets $250 and pa- iJiii tron tickets $500, which includes iiiiiiiii two event tickets plus added value iii!! items. For additional information iiiiiiiiii; visit www.mtplaces.com/kimber- liii lyhowland/ or call the Cloverdale iiiiiii Arts Alliance at 894-4410.-Joyce iiiiiiil ! Mann i Kimberly Howland, First Street Gallery artist, received an invita- tion to exhibit at The Biennale Internazionale dell'Arte Contem- poranea of Florence, the most com- prehensive exhibit of contemporary artists. The philosophy of the Bien- nale is not to limit the artistic ex- pression of individuals; there are no prejudices in terms of style, current techniques or artistic trends. Visi- tors to the exhibition are art lovers and non-art lovers, who want to discover and enjoy themselves with a variety of artistic expression of cultures, societies and countries. The seventh edition of the Flo- rence Biennale will be held from December 5 to 13 in the historic Fortezza da Basso which is a replica of a medieval city, now used to host exhibitions in Florence. 816 artists from 73 countries will exhibit and take part in an encounter between different cultures, styles and lan- guages. Each year at the Biennale an in- ternational award, "Lorenzo il Magnifico," is given to pay homage VIP Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinics Every Saturday from 4.:30 to 5:30 pm Now Carrying Premium Pet Foods Everyday In Cloverdale At... 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