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,- i ''=v l:;3- p, ,,., & Chamber of Commerce: leneck gone on long enough" Labor Day and Monday cold and not too soared. "Bottleneck" homeward bound the way back north) while 101. Chamber of Com- aware of the bad when such things get a lot of mail and lack of the long so this year they t way to get a message was, "We don't like your inconvenience any more than you do," and they shared it with signs and personal contact Monday af- ternoon. There was no attempt to purposely stop traffic. It was already stopped. The Chamber of Commerce simply took advantage of an audience numbering in the thousands to get the message across...and about 99 percent of the travelers got it. "Right on! .... Thumbs up!" and "We're for you!" made up the majority of comments when several citizens including four members of the city council banded out post cards ad- dressed to the Governor. The post card read: "To Governor Brown-We join with the City of Cloverdale in urging you to reconsider the priorities in the construction of the Cloverdale bypass. This 'Bottleneck' has gone on long enough]" Over one thousand post cards were handed out and one director said 5,000 more could have been used. Channel 7 News, the San Francisco Examiner, the Press Democrat, the Cloverdale Reveille and various radio stations were present to interview the Mayor, Jack Domenichelli, and Chamber President, Pat Rose. While this writer "labored" in the stopped traffic near Squaw Rock in- terviewing passengers, director Chris Wirtz roller skated up to the cars, slopped at the high school, and now famous turtle, Jim Cotter, handed out Continued on page 12 Jim Cotter, representing Cloverdale, the "Turtle Capitol of the World," handed out literature to the lined-up motorists. Photo by Janice. Clovef da.l,e 00vet.lie blithe d c, County, California Volume 102 No. 36 894-3339 Wednesday, Sepetmber 3, 1980 16 Pages 20 cents i , 4 , , o Vivian Menicucci honored at State Capitol right, and Assemblyman Doug Besco, Menicucci at the State Capitol in tbeAugust 2S, 10. presenting her with a Legislature highly commending her work on behalf of the "Miracle of Vienna" project and the Gover- nor's recognition of CIoverdale as a "Community of Volun- teers." Photo by Janice. .School Board approved for new school rooms and facilities School Board for new classrooms and Geyserville Primary Windsor, sub- Seven other firms to start next a multi-use The wood-sided reloeatable. Construction is expected to take four months and the new facilities should be ready by Christmas vacation. The extra space will be used by the school district for a grade reorganization move. Fourth and fifth graders will now attend the primary school on Geyserville Avenue. FINAL BUDGET No comment was received during a scheduled public hearing on the final to get new e equipment announced it is new equipment in switching office the 0eed for an in on the line during to verify telephone. become operational. Automatic Number equipment will and record the of persons placing Manager Dan conversion to ANI represents than $1.5 million upgrade phone  smaller com- munities throughout the Redwood Empire by the end of this year. Also scheduled for ANI in September are the communities of Forestville, and Valley Ford, followed by Bodega Bay, Guerneville and Healdsimrg in October and Annapolis, Monte Rio, Occidental, Tomales and Windsor in November. Geyserville's ANI equipment went into service in June of this year. Once ANI is in service, all one- and two-party customers will enjoy in- creased speed in both the handling and completion of long distance calls, as well as more accurate billing. Only four-party customers will continue to have an operator come in on the line during their long distance calls to verify telephone numbers. budget which was then adopted by the school board. ' Income and expenditures are both balanced in the budget at $1,204,313. FALL SCHEDULES School will begin on September 8 for all district students. Starting time will be 8:25 a.m. Kindergarten students will finish at 11:45 a.m., grades one to eight at 2:15 p.m., and grades seven to 12 at 3:23. New teaching assignments include Ray Williams teaching second grade and Terry Born teaching kindergarten. The two teachers decided to switch assignments for the 1980-81 school year. Marian Fleming will resume teaching third grade after a leave of absence last year. MIGRANT EDUCATION A contract with the federal govern- menl for continuation of the district's migrant education program was ap- proved by the board. A teaching aide and a Sonoma County resource worker are provided for the program through the contract. There is no cost to the district. EMPLqYMENT Nancy Kyllingstad was hired by trustees as a temporary Spanish and English teacher. Mrs. Kyllingstad will replace Helaine Foppiano who is on a ,ear's leave of absence. CONFLICT POLICY During an executive session, Camtinued on page 12 Cloverdale City Council Cloverd le by-pass po in limbo ibly Cloverdale city Council members were told last week that the proposed 18 million Cloverdale bypass may be dropped from a priority list of highway project. City Engineer Dick Carlile reported the 4.4 mile expressway planned for east of Cloverdale may be eliminated or lowered on the list called the state transportation improvement plan. He said he learned of that possibility while conferring with CalTrans officials in San Francisco. However, Michael Evanhoe, executive director of the California Transportation Commission said Thursday at a commission meeting in Los Gatos, "the projects which were 3riginally inserted in the plan last year will remain in the revised plan adop- ted." Evanhoe stated that unless the California legislature acts next year to create a new revenue source for high- way construction North Coast projects "already scheduled could face delays. "What it means for Cloverdale, and for any project on the 101, is that unleu new revenues are found, projects could begin to drop." "If you can't get the money, you can't pour the concrete. It's that simple," n said. Musalacon principal dies in auto crash Johanna Echols-Hansen, 37, of Ukiah, and principal of Musalacon High School in Cloverdale, died Thursday in a two-I car collision on Highway 101 two miles north of the Sonoma County line. She was pronounced dead on arrival at Ukiah General Hospital after her 1970 Volkswagen automobile was struck head-on near Commiskey ;Station Road at about 3 p.m. According to the California State Highway Patrol, Claude Allen Ward, age 85, of San Fernando, California, who was southbound, crossed into the oncoming lane and hit Hansen's nor- thbound car head-on. Ward, who was driving a 1975 Lin- coln, suffered minor injuries. A Johanna Echels Hanaen Memorial Scholarship Fund has bnen set up at the Bank of America. The State Transportation Im- provement Plan (STIP), mapping capital projects over the next six years, currently proposes to spend $10 millior on the so called HOV (High Occupanc) lanes ) in Marin County, and $16 million for planning and right-of-way acquisition at Cloverdale. "A 17 percent inflation rate in con- struction costs is the prime culprit iv the $700 million over-run," Evanhoe said. "Evidence is available where the two-lane Cloverdale bypass was originally set at $18 million. "Now the cost of completion ts estimated at $25 million," Evanhoe said, "and will likely exceed $30 million before the project can be built." He also said reports about money being taken from the Cloverdale project, and assigned to Highway 65- Roseville bypass, near Sacramento, are erroneous. Money for the Roseville project comes from "interstate" funds; money for Cloverdale's bypass from "primary" funds, he said In addition to inflationary cost rises, other factors threatening Northern Continued on page 12 Cloverdale School Board Salary increase for all district teachers and employees Trustees of the Cloverdale School Board have approved a 14.5 percent salary increase for all district teachers and employees. School principals and administrators were granted a 14 percent pay boost. All of the raises are retroactive Jly 1. Along with the salary increases, board members okayed 1980-81 con- tracts with the Cloverdale Teachers' Association and the California School Employees Association, Chapter 170. Trustees approved the contracts by a 3-1 vote with Don Goodman dissenting and Diane Doble absent. BUDGET HEARING A special meeting was scheduled for tonight (September 3) at 7:30 for a public hearing on the 1980-81 final budget. The complete budget was published in the August 27 edition of The Reveille. Income is listed at $3,035,855 with expenditures balanced at that same amount. SCHOOL CALENDAR The 1980-81 school calendar was approved with an opening date of September 2 and a closing date of June 5. There Will be 176 school days. EMPLOYMENT Trustees hired new teachers to fill a number of vacancies created mainly by permanent teachers taking leaves of absence at Washington and Jefferson Schools. New Jefferson teachers are Bruce Luchessa, first grade; Alice Romain, second grade ; and Frances Domenichelli, Kindergarten. New Washington teachers are Polly Frenaye-Hutcheson, math and reading; Anthony Fontana, physical education; Marc Mager, math, reading and counseling; Karen Lepere, sixth grade; John Travinsky, language arts, and Candy Paulsen, school im- provement program consultant. LEAVE OF ABSENCE A one year leave of absence for 19$0- 81 was approved for Karen Humes. NEW COACHES Greg Lands and Mike Woldarzek were hired as junior varsity football team coaches. Varsity team coaches hired were Gary Freitas and John Gasfineau. Continued on. page 12 Area WEATHER DATE HI LOW RAIN August 25 85 51 August 26 85 51 August 27 87 47 August 28 82 49 August 29 87 51 August 30 89 49 August 31 91 50 ,i