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CLOVERDALE REVEILLE, CLOVERDALE, CALIFORNIA WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3,2011 -- Page 3 0 POLICE LOG CONT. 0 CITY COUNCIL MEETING ACTIONS 9:26 a.m. Caller on Allen Ave. re- ports someone flattened his vehicle tires. 10:53 a.m. Caller reports some- one tried to force the gas cap off of her vehicle overnight. 10:54 a.m. Citizen requests to speak to an officer regarding a fam- ily situation. 7:59 p.m. Caller requests an offic- er check the welfare of a subject on Josephine Dr. 8:38 p.m. Report of a child custo- dy issue on Brookside Dr. 9:12 p.m. Caller reports his son was just hit with tBs while playing in the backyard. 10:46 p.m. Officer out on Com- mercial St. for a male subject who is driving on a suspended license. 11:12 p.m. Report of a group of subjects loitering on Clark Ave. Saturday, July 30 12:41 a.m. Caller on Ottoboni Dr. reports drug dealers live in the neighborhood and requests an of- ficer check it out. 1:33 a.m. Bartender from the Dante reports the crowd is getting rowdy and requests an officer's as- sistance. Matter was resolved by police presence. 2:08 a.rrr. Male caller reports he was trying to keep a female subject from hitting him on N. Cloverdale Blvd. 9:36 a.m. Officer out on S. Clover- dale Blvd. for a parking violation. 10:57 a.m. Caller reports some- one tried to burn his "private drive" sign on Tarman Dr. 11:15 a.m. Caller reports juveniles promoting a yard sale are stepping into the street on S. Cloverdale Blvd. 1:00 p.m. Report of loud music on Lake St. Music was turned down upon request. 1:02 p.m. Citizen requests to speak to an officer regarding an un- wanted guest. 3:26 p.m. Report of a male subject selling jewelry door to door. Officer warned and advised subject. 4:39 p.m. Report of a subject in a small, white vehicle speeding down N. Jefferson St. 4:46 p.m. Report of two male sub- jects who went into the back room, where the beer is kept. Subjects are being detained by store personnel on E. First St. 5:07 p.m. Report of juveniles riding motorcycles up and down Garden Cir. 6:14 p.m. Report of a blue jeep and a white pick-up racing side by side on Elbridge Ave. 6:16 p.m. Manager reports a group of juveniles drinking alcohol at the dumpsters on Clark Ave. 8:11 p.m. Two callers report a motorcycle speeding and running stop signs on S. Foothill Blvd. 9:21 p.m. Report of a loud party on S. Cloverdale Blvd. 11:46 p.m. Report of a suspicious vehicle in the cul-de-sac on Porter- field Creek Dr. Caller reports prob- lems with people dumping garbage in the area. FIRE CALLS Monday, July 25 Medical aid on Tarman Dr. for a 70 year old male having difficulty breathing. Tuesday, July 26 Medical aid on Treadway Ct. for a 16 year old female with a diabetic problem. Medical aid on Asti Ridge Rd. for a four year old female fall vic- tim with a possible broken arm. Wednesday, July 27 Public assist for a male fall vic- tim with no injuries. Medical aid on Asti Rd. for a 23 year old male with an unknown medical problem. Thursday, July 28 Medical aid on Healdsburg Ave. for an 89 year old male fall victim. Friday, July 29 Medical aid on S. Cloverdale Blvd. for a 67 year old female fall victim on the sidewalk in front of the Owl Cafe. Saturday, July 30 Medical aid on Plumeria Ct. for a female subject feeling ill. Vegetation fire on River Rd. Fire was contained to less than an acre. Medical aid on Douglas Fir Cir. for a male subject with cardiac problems. Sunday, July 31 Medical aid on Geysers Rd. for a female subject feeling ill. Vehicle fire on Asti Rd. Fire was out prior to arrival. Sunday, July 31 8:18 a.m. Caller on N. Cloverdale Blvd. reports his yard is being flooded by water from the property next door to his. Public Works re- ports the hose was left on to a slip- n-slide. 10:03 a.m. Citizen brought in an ID card belonging to a juvenile male subject. Property was re- turned to its owner. 12:53 p.m. Report of a Pitbull barking aggressively at people who are attending a softball tournament at the City Park. Officer reports the dog is secured in its backyard. 1:50 p.m. Caller reports observ- ing two male subjects exit a vehicle near the First Street Bridge, one subject tried tO conceal a rifle that he took out of the trunk of the vehi- cle. Subjects walked south on the levee. 6:18 p.m. Citizen reports items missing from his storage unit. 8:39 p.m. Caller on S. Cloverdale Blvd. reports male subjects in a Ford Explorer "jumped" a custom- er at the pumps. 10:44 p.m. Officer out with two male juveniles on W. Second St. with possible subjects from a previ- ous incident. LAWSUIT CONT. family. Following his remarks, in a standard proceeding, council acted on a motion to reject and refer the claim to insurer REMIF. The claim filed by Michael Sanchez, the decedent's son, alleg- es the intersection where Mitchell Carlson failed to yield right of way is of negligent design, mainte- nance, construction, supervision, monitoring, inspection, control and management by employees of the city. Additionally it says there was "inappropriate speed zoning at and around the intersection, inade- quate or inappropriate cross-sec- tioning and geometric elements which caused injuries to the claim- ant." The filing further describes the intersection as a "roadway trap" for which it contends the city is responsible to warn pedestrians and vehicles. The claim describes as "a violation of civil rights to the Claimant and his decedent" what it says was a failure of the city to properly investigate the accident, resulting in failure to secure evi-. dence and to properly document the facts in the matter. NOTICE The Aug. 8, 2011 regular meeting of the Cloverdale Fire Protection District Board of Directors has been changed and will be held on Tues- day, Aug. 16, 2011 at 6 p.m. at the Cloverdale Fire Station, 451 S. Clo- verdale Blvd., Cloverdale, Califor- nia. P.C. meeting cancelled The regular monthly meeting of the Cloverdale Planning Commis- sion scheduled for tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 3, has been can- celled. The next planning commission meeting is scheduled for Wednes- day, Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Clo- verdale Performing Arts Cente r, 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd. ', ployee costs are expected. The assessment will remain at $160.62. The Cottages. Last year employee time was decreased due to financial constraints and master plan improvements were postponed. Redwood tree removal was limited to those that posed a liability. Water cost increas- es are expected. The financial shortfall resulted in an ad hoc committee being formed and a noticed community meeting was held. The 35 attend- ees supported a proposed assessment increase. A phased approach was recommended for curing the shortfall and to establish a contingency fund. For 2011/2012 the assessment will raise from $216.50 to $267.32. The Vineyards. Remaining master plan improvements have been re- budgeted to 2011/2012. Decreased employee costs are anticipated. The assessment rate will remain $270.22 for 2011/2012. Ioli Ranch. Master plan improvements are to be postponed until the zone is financially stable. Water costs exceeded 2010/2011 budget. The contingency should be achievable in 2011/2012 with a small assessment increase from $104.54 to $115.00. Brookside Terrace. Some master plan improvements remain to be com- pleted. Water costs in 2010/2011 exceeded budget. In 2011/2012 more plantings are budgeted than originally envisioned and the funding contin- gency should be met. Though it remains 20% below the maximum allow- able assessment fee, Brookside Terrace has the highest assessment at $400 and will not be raised in 2011/2012. Sunrise Hills. Though employee costs are expected to rise in 2011/2012, they should be lower than 2010/2011. In the past year outstanding elec- MEASURE G the target date to break ground on the improvements. The goal of the Measure G fund- ing is to improve and promote safe- ty, technology, aesthetics, student achievement and savings for the district. After surveying the three main district sites, and consulting with the construction manager hired by the district, Mark Van Pelt, it was agreed that of the three sites, Washington School needs the most attention. "Jefferson School and the High School are doing quite well," noted Fransden. "Washington School is a museum," she said. She said that the construction manager said he had seen "nicer schools in inner city Los Angeles." "Washington School may be- come a focus," noted trustee Karen Scalabrini, who said the committee will be looking at "what is the best mix." An energy audit has already been concluded for the district, which hopes to install solar panels as part of the Measure G, but other infra- structure improvements may be completed first before any solar in- stallations begin. Solar installations should save the district $135,000 a year. According to Dianna Mac- Donald, Washington School, Jeffer- son School, JEH Continuation and Cloverdale High School had com- mittees that put together a list of improvements for the sites. This list then went to the main Measure G committee whose members also toured the sites. Van Pelt has also toured the sites and met with su- perintendent Fransden and Ruth Karlsrud, the district's interim fi- nancial officer. "We have always talked about dispersing the funds equally be- tween the sites," noted MacDonald in a later interview. "But that prob- ably can't work when one site is so much worse than the others. Karlsrud also discussed the issue of aging modular classrooms in the district. "We have 19 or 20 modu- lars in the district that are over 50 years old," she explained. She said that the district has two funds, Fund 40 and Fund 25 with $1 mil- lion that can be used for replacing the modulars. The money is from Developer Fees and has been accru- CONT. ing inthe funds for many years. At one point it was believed that the money could only be used for a new school. Turns out, that isn't the case. Even though it must be used for student housing, it does not need to be anew school, KarlstUd explained. It is'believed the district will be able to replace about half of the aging portables using these funds. Trustee MacDonald explained how the district discovered it was able to use the Fund 40 and 25 mon- Dante cases are resolved By Roberta Lyons The last of the defendants in- volved in a near brawl at the Dante Bar in Cloverdale in July 2010, have had their cases resolved. A group of young Cloverdale adults ran afoul of local police after interfering with an officer in an early morning inci- dent at the Dante Bar on Railroad Ave. Brandon Hickman, 27, who was charged with misdemeanor counts of obstructing a police officer, bat- tery, and unlawful assembly was convicted on one count of obstruct- ing a police officer. He received 12 months probation with a 10 day jail sentence but was referred to Work Release. Vanessa Fitzgerald, 24, charged with unlawful assembly and ob- structing a police officer, was re- ferred to Project Intercept and was accepted. After completing the pro- gram, all charges against her will be dropped. Project Intercept is a pre- trial criminal diversion program de- signed for most misdemeanor offenders. Criminal charges are dis- missed upon successful completion of the program. John Jennings, 22, charged with battery against a police officer was sentenced to 30 days in jail, which was stayed until Sept. 2. He was rejected by Work Release. Francisco Valencia, charged with unlawful assembly and obstructing a police officer was also rejected by Work Release based on the offense and his prior record. He was to serve 10 days in jail, and was booked on June 17. Hickman and Jennings were also fined $170 each. All charges against the young adults were misdemeanor charges filed as the result of an early morn- ing incident at the Dante Bar that according to Cloverdale Police al- most turned into a brawl. Hickman became combative with a police- man, CPD contends, and then his friends also became involved. In all, seven individuals were charged and the four other cases have been completed. tricity costs for street lights were paid. Master plan improvements are incomplete and re- budgeted. The assessment rate will remain at $187. Having approved the landscape/lighting district plans and assessments for the coming year, the city will submit the assessment roll to the county in mid-August. Consent Calendar Approved on the Consent Calendar in addition to previous meeting minutes were: A resolution to execute a joint use agreement for Kleiser Park between the city and the school district. Appointment of David Ziegenhagen, Melanie Bagby and Elissa Mor- rash as Regular Planning Commissioners with terms to expire June 2015. A cooperative funding agreement with Sonoma County Transit Author- ity for allocation of Measure M funds. A resolution declaring weeds growing within the city to be a public nuisance and to abate private properties at 104 Roan Court and 7 Or- ange Drive. Other Council Business A certificate of appreciation was read to thank Lucille Sink and family for their annual donations to the Marilyn Sink Memorial Swim Fund. The $5,300 donation will fund water safety at the Veteran's Memorial Building swimming pool. Karen Massey is the new Senior Planner for the city. Her career back- ground gives her perspective from both the public and developer sides of community development. In discussion of the State's Redevelopment Agency Legislation, council agreed the development of the police station is a priority, not only to serve the community, but also to free up downtown space for future redevelop- ment. Council members felt the pay-to-play approach for two years would allow that to happen and preserve funds already set aside. To officially put this into place, an ordinance will need to be approved by the city council in two readings at future meetings. The amount under consider- ation is estimated to be $674,000 in this fiscal year and $164,000 next year. ies. "When you are in negative sta- tus, you look at everything much closer. Michele Plumbtree (the dis- trict's state financial advisor) and Karlsrud dug deep into what those funds could be used for and we dis- BOSWOIITH & SON r:.e.d that purchasing new, por- . ,lt'.would be an appropriate use,,: ',}e'those funds." /Z* :.( i STOP BY AND SEE OUR SELECTION OF: ':Klsrud said that each new'l.-i.i. I i'... Panhandle Slim Clothing for Men and Women table will cost around $120;000, in'-, ,",It/,-. v 4, Straw Hats " Jewelry " Animal Feed g demohtmn, mstalhng !he, ,|t>,L :.:Horse Tack & Grooming Supplies  Vegetable Seeds pacts, and other constructmn costs, |l ' . ' Work Boots "" Moccasins " Garden Supplies including inspections. Right now |l,, ', edistrict is working on identify' :|1" IN DOWNTOWN GEYSEttVILLE e portables to be replaced as . . . !. 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