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CLOVERDALE REVEILLE, CLOVERDALE, CALIFORNIA ~ WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2011 -- Page 3 O POLICE LOG CONT. O FIRST DAY CONT. Friday, Aug. 19 10:50 a.m. Caller reports suspi- cious phone calls are being made to her mother by an unknown caller. 11:38 a.m. Officer out with a sub- ject for driving without a license on Cherry Creek Rd. 3:20 p.m. Caller reports a subject on a motorized scooter crashed into a parked car on N. Washington St. 4:58 p.m Report of a parking problem on N. Jefferson St. 6:24 p.m. Request for a civil standby on W. Brookside Dr. for a child exchange. 6:41 p.m. Request for an officer to check the welfare of a subject on Garden Cir. 7:21 p.m. Caller reports her daughter's ex-boyfriend keeps call- ing and harassing her daughter. 8:44 p.m. Report of subjects sell- ing items out of the back of a vehi- cle parked on N. Cloverdale Blvd. Saturday, Aug. 20 1:09 a.m. Report of a loud party on St. John P1. 1:38 a.m. Caller reports their car alarm is going off and their car door is open on Hillview Dr. 2:35 a.m. Report of a loud party at a house on School St. 4:03 a.m. Report of a male subject trying to get into the dumpsters at Starbucks. 10:35 a.m. Citizen reports vandal- ism to his vehicle. 10:53 a.m. Quik Stop manager re- ports someone just broke the win- dow on her vehicle. 6:51 p.m. Officer out with two ju- veniles at Ace Hardware. 7:17 p.m. Officer out on S. Clover- dale Blvd. for a family disturbance. 7:32 p.m. Citizen reports that she and her boyfriend are being ha- rassed by their neighbors. Advice given. 8:30 p.m. Caller on N. Jefferson St. reports eight or nine gun shots in the area. 10:02 p.m. Request for an officer on S. Cloverdale Blvd. for an inci- dent at a local motel. 11:24 p.m. Report of a loud party on N. Washington St. Sunday, Aug. 21 12:25 a.m. Report of loud music coming from the apartments on Clark Ave. 9:37 a.m. Caller requests an offic- er remove an unwanted guest from a residence in Briarwood Mobile Home Park. 10:05 a.m. Report of vandalism at Pick's Drive-in. 11:44 a.m. 911 caller reports she went into a business with a clearly FIRE CALLS Monday, Aug. 15 Medical aid for a 79 year old fe- male with a rapid heart rate. Medical aid for an 84 year old female who passed out in the bath- room. Report of a structure fire on Mer- lot Dr. Fire was contained to a small section of grass. Homeowner start- ed the fire accidentally while burn- ing paper in the back yard. Medical aid on McCray Rd. for a female fall victim. Medical aid on William Cir. for a 18 month old male having seizures. Tuesday, Aug. 16 Medical aid on Healdsburg Ave. for a 62 year old female having an allergic reaction. Medical aid on River Rd. for an 86 year old female with a partially obstructed airway. Wednesday, Aug. 17 Medical aid on Wisteria Cir. for a male subject not feeling well. Medical aid on S. Foothill Blvd. for a female subject with back pain. Report of a small fire in a planter box on Broad St. from a cigarette. Friday, Aug. 19 Hazard situation on Commercial St. for one gallon of motor oil that leaked in a public parking lot. Traffic assist on Hwy. 128 for a vehicle rollover in Yorkville. Saturday, Aug. 20 Medical aid on Blair St. for a 33 year old male with abdominal pain. Medical aid on Allen Ave. for a 93 year old male in a altered level of consciousness. Medical aid on Hot Springs Rd. for two 32 year old subjects having a reaction to THC they took. Sunday, Aug. 21 Vehicle fire on Asti Rd. for a saw machine that caught fire. Medical aid on Dina St. for a 22 year old female fall victim. marked service animal and was very rudely ordered to leave. 12:25 p.m. Request for an officer on Treadway Ct. for a family dis- turbance. 5:50 p.m. Citizen requests to speak with an officer regarding a teenager in their home who is drinking and smoking. 9:04 p.m. Caller on Vista View reports a male subject is naked in front of his window performing lewd acts on himself. BENEFIT CONT. was very sad to not be able to greet the busses on the first day of school. "This is the first year in 40 years that there were no busses. It is sad, we have to grieve it, but the board is trying to keep the distinct afloat, they know how important it is but it's impossible to do it [bussing] now, but getting to school is your responsibility. I'm not going to pre- tend it is ok. It is not ok, but we can get through this." Trustee Gene Lile explained that the choice came down to getting rid of bussing or laying off teachers. "We need teachers in the class- rooms," he stressed. The discussion ended with the board acknowledging the unhappi- ness of parents, but sticking to their decision. "We are sorry, we under- stand your concerns, but we have no money," trustee MacDonald concluded. now grades 5 through 8 has 25 new students, reported Principal Julie Brandt, who also reported every- thing went smoothly. Julie Hermosillo, new principal at Jefferson School, grades K-4, had a similar goOd report. "It was great, there was so much support from staff, parents, and Cloverdale po- lice. It think it went really well." There had been concern about how the first day would be because of the elimination of student bus- sing, but it was reported that every- thing went smoothly. "I think everyone really enjoyed the first day of school. People are really trying. It is also not a big shock to parents that class sizes are so high. I want to thank everyone for making it a success," noted Su- perintendent Claudia Frandsen. Because of budget cutbacks the district has had to drop class size limits, so many classrooms could have as many as 32 students. The elimination of home to school transportatic~n is also a concern for many, but the district has been working with Cloverdale Police and parents to streamline the drop off and pick-up of students. The Boys and Girls Club also provides after school bussing to its Clover- dale site for an after school pro- gram. In other business the trustees ap- proved the public disclosure docu- ment relating to the teachers' contract. Interim Chief Business Of- ficial (CBO), Ruth Karlsrud, ex- plained that the public disclosure Council business report By Paula Wrenn The following additional items went before and were discussed at the August 10 Cloverdale City Council meeting: Ad Valorem Tax Rate. City Staff Diana Edwards explained the agen- da item requesting annual adoption of a resolution to approve the Ad Valorem 2011/2012 tax rate for in- clusion on property tax bills. The tax funds PERS retirement expens- es for city workers. The rate is set each year and would be $0.12 per $100 of assessed value. It is thought by staff the estimate is conservative as the 2011 county tax roll was used to set this year's rate and the 2011/ 2012 numbers are lower. Edwards said the Ad Valorem tax is expected to generate about $944,000in PERS retirement ostsv The, a~tor,a~tdefl benefits were calculated separately and will be paid for through appfo'- priate funds. Councilmember Carol Russell ex- pressed discomfort and concern that many county taxpayers have probably applied for adjustments. Edwards explained the county has to reassess every year and that they provided the numbers based on the previous assessment. Mayor Wolter expressed appreciation for the foresight of council members in 1974 that put the Ad Valorem in place. He believes Cloverdale is the only City in the county that has it. The resolution was adopted by unanimous approval. LCC Voting Delegates. Vice Mayor Bob Cox will serve on the general resolutions committee at the annual League of California Cit- ies Conference in September. He will be the voting delegate and Councilmember Joe Palla will be the alternate. Council report highlights Mayor Wolter will attend the As- sociation of Bay Area Governments and deal with voting on two appointments. Tiffany Renee of Petaluma is the only candidate for that group's regional planning committee, and he supports her. Carol Russell hopes to serve on a steering committee for North Coast Regional Food Service Network, a five-county program related to food delivery and how organic food chains can have an impact on cities such as Cloverdale. She has been working with Health Action along similar themes. Joe Palla attended the League of California Cities meeting this month to participate in discussions about area issues. Bob Cox attended a Russian Riv- er Watershed Committee meeting, concerned with storm water rout- ing. He saw potential tie-ins with CAFE at the regional food service network meeting. He had lunch with Mike McGuire and other city leaders at the County Fair. Cox la- mented the loss of Cloverdale Li- brarian Cathy Nixon who will be leaving for a job in Santa Rosa. Subcommittee reports Councilmember Palla who serves on the Finance and Administration Subcommittee indicated that prop- erty tax assessments continue to de- cline. City Manager Regor said property tax income will be dis- cussed at Council after closing the books on 2010/2011 City accounts. Auditors are scheduled to come to full council with a report. Councilmember Michael Maacks is liaison to the Rancheria. He met with them July 28 to discuss the ca- sino project and get an update.~LIe -w~as given ,advance drafts of the ~qonfider~ ial EI~ a~d gity staff ~r(?- quested an extensmn of the review period to Aug. 26. The Rancheria maintains its commitment to their casino project, but says the project is taking longer due to economy and other issues being dealt with internally. Rancheria representa- tives restated their commitment to working with city and asked for ad- vance notice of any city council agenda items related to casino. City Manager Regor reports she is in communication with Cotati re- garding police station blueprints. She asked council about the time line to do the police station and Thyme Square projects and for dates from council members to do a study session on those projects. To date, Regor reports nothing has come forward from the Citrus Fair regarding the cell tower. Future agenda items ... An enforcement action is be- ing sent regarding 1116 S. Clover- dale Blvd. Councilmember Palla would like an update as it appears nothing has been done and the op- tions need to be discussed. .... Councilmember Russell had several agenda requests. She wants to have a report from ABAG as she is interested in land use issues. She would also like for something to be done about the dust that blows off the formerly fenced lot next to the plaza. Mayor Wolter referred the dust issue to the Planning/CDA committee and the appreciations to Finance and Administration Sub- committee. ... Quarterly reviews of the City Manager and City Counsel have been delayed. Council members will coordinate schedules with Re- gor. The next regularly scheduled meet- ing of Cloverdale City Council is set for Wednesday, August 24 at 6:30 pm in the Cloverdale Performing Arts Cen- ter. The public is welcome. document is a legal requirement, even though the Cloverdale Teach- ers Assoc. (CTA) is not asking for a change in their contract. Then, the board approved the ex- tension of the teachers' contract for one more year, with no added cost to the district. The contract includes the four furlough days teachers agreed to last year. The contract will be extended through June 2012. SMART CONT. important issues," according to the Repeal SMART website. While the board heard from numerous opponents, they also heard from even more people who spoke in support of their efforts and asked that the board proceed in their plans to bring passenger rail service to Marin and Sonoma counties which according to Mans0urian will generate the need for 900 jobs for this first segment. Addressing the board with their comments were representatives from Eriends of SMART, Marin Cohnty.Bicycle Coalition, Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition, resi- dents and business people, including Carla Howell, executive director of the Cloverdale Cham- ber of Commerce and LaReva Myles from Cloverdale who sang the jazz classic, "Choo Choo Ch' Boogie. In response to the partici- pation "from Cloverdale at their meeting, SMART board member Carol Russell commented "the positive presence of Cloverdale is one of the supports that helps me to keep our city at the forefront of board, staff, press and public thinking. We always come over so well-