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Page 3 Published weekly since 1879 Theta Beta sells ice cream See Page 5 Celebrity Wine Train See Below 118 years of serving the conmmnity Sonoma County, CA July 30, 1997 VoL CXVH, Issue 31 35 Cents Clover Supermarket scheduled to close celebrity wine train Wine Traio didn'tgxactly roll last Friday, but everybodyhad a time anyway, according to event organizer Robert Jehn. About 130 including celebrities and local and visiting personalities enjoy and hors d'oeuvres aboard stationary rail cars. The train was prevented because of maintenance problems with the track and failure of to give a final ok. After enjoying wine and eats the crowd for a delicious dinner at the Asti Winery Villa. Pictured enjoying the on board one of the rail cars are from left: Peter Glen, author and speaker; Paul Erdman, internationally known economist; Kevin Del Webb; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Davidson; Pierrette Robertson, Miss County and second runner up for Miss California; Mr. and Mrs. Nick Del Webb; Mr. and Mrs. John Slaughter; and local author Bruno Rotary Club to purchase for plaza The Cloverdale City Council accepted the Cloverdale Rotary Club's offer to purchase a Pown Clock  for the plaza at their June 23 meeting. The clock will feature time and temperature dials. It will stand approximately 13 feet in height. The oval dial containing the time/ temperature readings is almost 3' in width and supported by a single post. It has a decorative foundation supporting the post as well as a crown piece mounted to the top of the oval dial featuring the wording, =Cloverdale, Califor- nia . All of the metal finish corn- when Ray's opens Longs plans to stay open By Robin Kmmer United Grocers, the wholesale grocery distributor that is con- structing the 42,000 square foot store for Ray's Food Place in the Furber Ranch shopping center has purchased the Clover Su- permarket business from owner Jack Hafner, according to Ray's President and CEO Doug Nidi- fer. According to Nidifer, Hafner will retain ownership of the building, but the contract states that Clover will be shut down around October 1st. The minute Clovers doors close, Ray's Food Place will open. Nidifer said the contract states that Hafner cannot sell or lease his building to another grocery store for a period of ten year Nidifer explained that Lmsdd on surveys United Gcocers conduct- ed on the number of cars travel- ingthrough the city, the number of mailboxes, water meters, util- ity hookups, number of people in the marketing area, income, etc., the corporation felt the city could not support two large gro- cery stores. Ray's Food Place will need an estimated 120 employees. "Clo- ver employees, hopefully, will be offered the first interview opportunity with us. We don't want to displace anyone with jobs now--we'd like to give ev- erybody jobs. Hopefully the peo- ple in town will see the same familiar faces they've always seen,  Nidifer said. Clover Market owner Jack Hafner was on vacation at the time of this writing and could not be reached for comment. According to Longs Pharmacy Manager Bruce Fahey, their lease agreement says that if there is not another store on the pre- mises they can give 90 days no- tice and terminate their lease. Fahey said that aRer Clover clos- es, he has two quarters or five months to show he is making enough profit to stay open. How- ever, Fahey says Longs is going to be around. When Clover Supermarket is vacant, Longs expanding nto the grocery store is a possilliY. Ac- cording to Fahey, Longs officials held a meeting with Jack Hafner on that subject on July 25. Fahey said that competition against Payless does not worry him. "Longs has always had the right attitude. We are very local- ly oriented. We can make our own decisions here on what we carry. We can carry a lot of things Payless can't carry," he said. He also said the store may extend its hours and open at 7 am and close at 11 pro. "There's lots of differ- ent things we can do. We are going to be around," he said. i prising the clock will be painted Webb Precise Development theClrin "Hunter Green"' the specialtYdowntown.selected as the theme for Wine and Visitors Center and approved by Council fixedA Rotaryto the clockemblemandwillit shall be af-be Chamber rece,ves funding placed in the lawn area located The C]overdale Community Development Agency approved a between the entry trellis and Facade Improvement Program grant of $7,000, and assented to City Hall. It will face Cloverdale enter into a loan agreement of $21,000 with the Cloverdale Wine 23 meeting, the v Council adopted m support of the Plan for Clover Springs Project, an adult built by the Land Partners on the former 3. Cloverdale Development Plan before construe- such as Clover that the pre- Preliminary Plan is being fol- an opportu- the details of the design. to Cloverdale May- "Phe single most hange from prior this project is the being a Del Webb Such status ener- SUpport and invigo- 'management add to partner produce a plan all of us." ;commission held the and for- for city council. The configuration of and design ,landscap- Center and Improvements pro- 48 acre area. Par- cel sizes range from 4,500 to 12,300 square feet with the ma- jority of lots sized at 6,000 square feet. A minor modification was made--added oak tree protection was provided on the north side of the property line of the project. A condition regarding the set- back and allowance for accesso- ry structures was deferred to the August 13 meeting where the Council will address it. The subdivision pattern for Phase I showthat of the 1/3 lots, 32% fall within the 5,000-5,999 square foot range; 28% fall with- in the 6,000-6,999 square foot range; and 30% are'sized above 7,000 square feet. The density of Phase I is 3.6 units per acre. All parcels will be graded to accom- modate a pad and slab founda- tion. All of the units will be single family detached units based on three sets of residential models- -each having as many as three plans. The three models have a range of sizes from 1,090 to 2,325 sq. ft. All units are single story with 2-3 car garages. All units contain two bedrooms, except the "Estate  model which has three. The three architectural schemes include Sonoma Cot- tage , "Colonial Ranch  and Coastal Farmhouse". Given the number of structural elevations and exterior treatments pro- posed for each model, the buyer has the ability to select from nine different variation s for each of the three models. The models utilize a "Califor- nia bungalow" style with a mix- ture of stucco, wood fascia, decorative shutters, French doors, brick and stone wainscot, composition shingles and wood columns. A Del Webb spokespersen said the company is committed to preserve the natural beauty of the location which includes Por- teffield Creek and theremains of the rustic Moulton Winery. John Murray, Del Webb Vice President commented, "A great part ofDel Webb's success is the concordance we share with our buyers regarding a healthy, ac- tive life-style that is harmonious with the natural environment and the existing community. From the moment we visited Cloverdale, we knew this is where we wanted to be." The Clover Springs project will be Del Webb's second non-desert active adult community in North- ern California, following the highly successful Sun City Roseville. Since 1960, Del Webb has been recognized as the pre- mier developer of active adult communities--widely known as Sun Cities-which are located in Arizona, Nevada, Texas, South Carolina and California. For further information on Clover Springs call 1-888-6DEL- WEBB. Boulevard. The Rotary Club has commit- ted to the purchase of the clock at a cost of approximately $7,000. The City will fund certain com- ponents of the project including its shipping and installation. Costs for crating and freighting will come to $i,100 and a recent bid for installation from a local contractor amounted to $950. Funding for delivery and in- stallation will be obtained from the Facade Improvement Pro- gram, an account which has not been maximized for this fiscal year. - and Visitor Center and Chamber of Commerce for the completion of a substantial upgrade to the exterior facade of their building at 105 N. Cloverdale Blvd. The City Council made an exception to their rule of not allowing the allocation of facade grants prior to the completion of work and approved release of a $7,000 grant to the group after the com- mencement of work, and if the center obtains complbte funding for the project. The $21,000 loan was granted on the conditions it be paid back in five years. For the first two years, payments will be of interest nly, and the interest rate will be set at 7%--a rate slightly above the City's rate of return on its investments. Release of the loan will be made in the following installments: $12,000 or 57% of the loan at time of issuance of building permit; and $9,000 or 43% of the loan on completion of work. The loan will be secured by a deed of trust and promissory note on the property. Local contractor Craig Rose has been selected for the work. Cloverdale police officer Art Cerini retires after 20 years By Rotdn Kmmw Cloverdale Police Officer Art Cerini retired from the depart- mentJune 30,1997 aRer 20years of dedicated service to the City of Cloverdale. He was honored by the City Council at their July 23 meeting with a special procla- mation recognizing his "years of dedicated and courageous ser- vice with the departmenf'. -Cloverdale Chief of Police Rob Dailey said the loss of Cerini will be felt. =He's probably one of the best street cops that we've had in many years. He is well known and well respected on the street by the good guys and the bad guys. He's done a good job," Dal- let said. Cerini joined the force full- time in 1976. =I was a reserve with the city three years prior to that. I was living here at the time I grpdtmted from the acad- emy. I was offered a job at Santa Rosa, but I liked the community and the people I was working with in Cloverdale;" he said. According to Cerini, the town has changed a lot over the past 20 years. =In the old days when I started there were nine bars in town. Every shift you could count on going to bar fights. Now the plmo rum to bak pe