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Pa TM e5 Published weekly since 1879 New restaurant coming See Pa e 6 1879 Circuit Riders here See Below ///_////////////////////////,.,.,,. ............... 118 years of serving the community Sonoma County, CA ncil given figures ' ' budgets included for '97'-98 & '98-'99 budget figures to the City Coun- 14 covering fiscal years 1998-99 showing a year and a of some $119,000 the beth budget years annual contribution Cloverdale Fire , an item that for several solution of this has yet to be and negotiations be- ;wo sides levels for 1997- $1,649,356 with a shortfall of $5,075. for the following total $1,771,335 with of $119 932. Bob Perrault by the Council in the will carry over into the thus accounting for \\; include full funding includ- and of two police cars and one additional dis- and a rise in animal Costs from $2650 to in order to increase pa- Programs added for '98-'99 in- clude: addition of a 1/3 utility worker; an increase in public works personnel assigned to parks, and financing for two more police cars. Perrault points out that when the improvements are complet- ed at Furber Park maintenance costs will be about $15,821 a year. The Council decided to set this funding aside to be provided when funds are available. Per- rault was asked to review user fees at the city parks as a possi- ble means of raising revenue. Fiscal year '98-'99 also includ- ed retirement of one senior offic- er at $15,000; anticipated addi- tional engineering costs associ- ated with development of $13,750, and cost of additional personnel and pre-approved sal- ary adjustments of $65,528. Projections on income antici- pate construction of 100 homes in either year, which Perrault said was very conservative. Sales tax increases depend upon what the Furber Shopping Center stores generate and any possible adverse impacts on other busi- nesses in town. Perrault was asked to refine the figures before the final bud- get hearings scheduled Aug. 13. funds projects thru design funds in of $20,000 for the Center on Main I a $21,000 loan to the Center & Visi- t and Chamber of Cem- be included in the Community develop- budget. of the City's agree- the Clover Springs and Del Webb the Senior Center 25,000 to be building foundation lot. of the project. to contribute their ; process for center. is chairman of of Direc- members are Grange and Helen CaFF a stir- agency vey notice that will help the com- mittee in formulating design plans for the Center. Those in- terested are asked to fill it out and mail it to the address shown. While steps are being taken to move this project forward fund- ing for the actual construction of a Senior Center has yet to be identified. The $21,000 loan to remodel the facade of the Chamber build- ing (former Cloverdale Coffee Shop) at the corner of First Street and Cloverdale Blvd. will carry a 7% interest rate and will be repaid over time. A contract has been let to Craig Rose to overse the project that will cost a total of $28,000. According to Chamber CEO Linda Brown, the two entities will be included in the loan agree ment with the Agency. She told the City Council at the July 14 meeting that every effort will be made to retire the loan as quick- ly as possible. COordinator chosen as new director River Visitors Bureau River Region Visitors Bureau has elected a new Economic Development Coordinator Susie serve a two year term. Leach will also chair the RRRVB Committee. Leach works with the Economic Development L to promote the city, attract new businesses, and create to use that experience in her new position at the Region sitors Bureau Transportation Com- explore methods of delivering visitors from excursion ., lodging, restaurants and other points of in 1989 to become director of the new Club. She has worked with the Economic Develop- for nearly three years. River Region Visitors Bureau has visitor informa- in the historic train station at Korbel Champagne and on Highway I in Bedega Bay. For more call (800)253-8800. July 23, 1997 VoL CXVHL Issue 30 35 Cents Circuit Rider Production's Summer Youth Conservation Corps spent four days last week at Wallace House, Cloverdale's emergency shelter, making Improvements to the building and grounds. They palmed, weeded the area, pruned, and removed debris. The kids who worked on the project were from Cloverdale, Healdsburg, and Windsor. Back row, from left, Bryan Fowler, crew supervisor Usa Kelly, Tracy Roddguez, Mike Gonzalez, Junior Guerrero, and Blvaldo Rodrlguez. (Center, from left) Llnda Cantllo, Daniel Martinez, Juana Gonzalez, Moimm BaraJas, Tony Ramlrez. (Bottom, from left) Crew supervisor Karen Frakes, Blanca Sanchez, SMgio Reyes, and Jesse Bevan. Circuit Riders receives funding from the Private Industry Coundl enabling It to employ youth in the summertime. RussianSRiver action plan Agency defines environmental problems By Roberta Lyons The Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) has released its Russian River Action Plan, the agency's attempt to define problems facing the river and identify activities and projects needed to solve these problems. The report points out that the Russian River ranks as the 15th most threatened river in North America, according to Ameri- can Rivers, Inc., a national river conservation organization. The purpose of the report, ac- cording to the summary is: "to identify regional resource needs within the Russian River wa- tershed, and to describe resto- ration opportunities to improve conditions for fisheries in the river and its tributaries, with the goal ofobtainingfederaland/ or state funding for restoration and enhancement activities." One of the issues drivingthe formulation of the new action plan is the decline in the Rus- sian River fishery - most nota- bly the Russian River salmon (coho) and steelhead trout. The National Marine Fisher- ies Service has listed the coho salmon as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act and steelhead are proposed to be listed as endangered with a final ruling being announced this August. The implications of these list- ings within the Russian River watershed are enormous. For example, many of the largest industries within the basin (i.e., gravel extraction, agriculture and recreation) are directly linked to in-river activities which may be prohibited as a result of these rulings. Further, Endangered Species Act regulations have the poten- tial to impact even the most basic municipal functions such as providing drinking water and qanitation services, the plart states. The new action plan suggests several projects and activities that would preserve, restore and enhance habitat for the threat- ened and endangered fish spe- cies with the goal of reversing population declines. Coming up with ideas about what needs to be done for the River doesn't seem to be a prob- lem; it's finding the money to carry out these projects that could be daunting. "It's uncertain as to where the funding will come from," said SCWA director Randy Poole, %Ve definitely need assistance from the federal and state gov- ernments." Millions of dollars would be needed to fulfill the recommendations listed in the plan. Suggested projects include ri- parian habitat protection, res- toration and enhancement; invasive plant control, upland erosion control, construction of fish ladders, such as the one proposed for the HealdsburgMe- morial Beach Dam, installation offish screens on water intakes, and upgrading wastewater treatment plants. The action plan points out that historically, the Russian River watershed supported four spe- cies of anadromous salmonids including pink salmon, Chinook pm tom Io bk pI Celebrity WineTrain 11-year-old drowns at Lake Sonoma An ll-year-old girl from the Soviet Union drowned at Lake Sonoma July 15. Svetlana Shenko, receiving medical attention in the United States and escapingnuclear fall- out from Chernobyl, was swim- ming at the lake when she was noticed missing. The accident occurred near "Buck's Pasture" on the Warm Springs arm of the lake. The Sonoma County Sher- iff's Department was notified of the accident at 2:26 pm and had a rescue copter on scene at 2:40 pro. The girl had disappeared approximately 30 minutes prior to their arrival. Paramedic Lance Novello of the helicopter crew, Geyserville firefighter Timothy Nordvedt, and a bystander free dove and located the girl in approximate- ly 30 feet of water at about 3 pro. Novello immediately began advanced life suppo treatment as the girl was taken by Henry One to Sutter/Community Hos- pital. She was pronounced dead at 4: pm at the hospital. will roll As of Monday, the Celebrity Wine Train '97's scheduled event on July 25 appeared to be ready togo. Repairs on the Northwestern Railroad track from Asti to Healdsburg were completed Fri- day and inspections were due to take place Monday and Tues. day, according to the event's or- ganizer Robert Jehn. The train will be made up at Healdsburg and will depart Asti at 4 p.m.. making its way to Hopland and back while passen- gers enjoy fine wines and Hors d'oeuvres while visiting with celebrity guests. The train will return to Asti at 6:30 where a gourmet dinner will be served on the lawn in front of the Villa at the Asti Winery. The dinner will include tasty appetizers, and entrees of Cor- nish hen with apricot glaze or grilled tri-tip roast with sauteed mushrooms. The main course will be accompanied by Sonoma greens with raspberry cham- pagne vinqmtt SaummC4m- ty tri-cheese tortellini with val- ley tomatoes and fresh basil and seasoned vegetables in butter lemon sauce. Wine Valley desert fruit adorned with Cabernet chocolate fondue and assorted pastry delights will conclude the dinner. Tickets are still available for the event by calling the Clover- dale Chamber office at 894-4470 or 1-800-805-0045. I I II Laundromat and coffee bar to go in next to Ray's market The newest tenants to sign on with the Furber Ranch Shopping Center are Gary Trippeer and Nancy Brier, Santa Rosa residents, who plan to open a laundromat and coffee bar next to Ray's Food Place. According to Trippeer and Brier, the laundromat won't be just any laundromat, but will be state of the art featuring large capacity and regular capacity washers and dryers, tv's for adults and tv's and videos for children, a play area for kids, seating inside and outside, lots of windows--and it will be connected to the coffee shop. A year ago, the partners bought an unattended laundromat in Senoma that they turned into a successful social gathering place. "People love meeting each other there--it's kind of what we want to create here, a meeting place for friends," Brier said. The pair hope to create a very strong community feeling at the laundromat-taking the drudgery out of doing laundry, turning it PkMmo mm Io bk p# I ! I II III