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CLOVERDALE REVEILLE, CLOVERDALE, CALIFORNIA WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2011 -- Page 3 O POLICE LOG CONT. O RIVER PARK DEDICATION residence on Oakbrook Ln. 2:10 p.m. Report of a family dis- turbance on Allen Ave. Caller states he was assaulted by his adult son. 2:32 p.m. Caller on N. Jefferson St. reports he has paperwork where is signature is forged. 5:12 p.m. Caller on Oakbrook Ln. reports his adult brother has taken his father's and mother's vehicle and parked them somewhere in Cloverdale. 5:48 p.m. Officer out on Oak- brook Ln. and arrested one subject for an outstanding warrant. 10:20 p.m. Officer out on Healds- burg Ave. for a parking violation. Sunday, Sept. 24 12:26 a.m. Report of a subject throwing M-80s in the roadway on Josephine Dr. 12:51 a.m. Caller on Healdsburg Ave. reports his neighbor has been making noise on and off through- out the night. 3:22 a.m. Caller on Elbridge Ave. reports neighbors are in front of his residence talking very loudly. 12:24 p.m. Caller on Oakbrook Ln. requests assistance with her adult sons. 2:27 p.m. Caller requests an offic- er for a man down with beer cans all around him, in the area of Shell FIRE CALLS NOW OPEN EVERY DAY Monday, Sept. 19 Vehicle accident on S. Cloverdale Blvd. Two car accident with a sin- gle subject transported to Kaiser. Medical aid for a 42 year old fe- male patient wth difficulty breath- ing. Medical aid on Muscat Dr. for a 71 year old male with difficulty breathing. Tuesday, Sept. 20 Medical aid on Marguerite Ln. for a 56 year old subject with a lacera- tion to his arm. Medical aid on Venezia Way for a 55 year old male with high blood pressure. Wednesday, Sept. 21 Medical aid on Sandholm for a 78 year old male who was run over by a big.rig. Medical aid on Rolling Hills Ct. for a 76 year old male feeling ill. Medical aid on Clark Ave. for a 68 year old female complaining of leg pain. Medical aid on Rolling Hill Ct. for a 76 year old male fall victim. Thursday, Sept. 22 Medical aid on Blair St. for a male !subject complaining of abdominal Gas Station. 2:41 p.m. Caller reports an un- known dog relieved itself on his lawn and then took off up the hill behind his property. 5:30 p.m. Report of an ongoing problem with barking dogs on Cot- tage Ct. 6:06 p.m. Report of the theft of a propane tank from the backyar.d of a residence on E. Third St. 6:38 p.m. Report of a possible drunk driver in the area of Com- minsky Station Rd. heading toward Cloverdale. 8:20 p.m. Caller requests to speak with an officer regarding an un- known subject calling friends and pretending to be her family mem- ber. Advice given. GRAPES CONT. which are in Petite Sirah and seven in Cabemet Sauvignon which he will start picking the first week of October he said. Pesonen said that he thinks Cabemet Sauvignon is going for about $2200 a ton and confirmed that demand for grapes is definitely up. Tim Ward, owner of Sky Pine Vineyards and Bob Dog Wines high on Pine Mountain said he won't start harvesting for another three weeks. "We'll probably be pulling our Cab first. We usually do the Merlot and Cabernet Franc first, but I think that's an indicator of what a strange year this is," he said. Ward said that wineries are call- ing for grapes, especially Cabernet Sauvignon, echoing what others have said about an increased de- mand for grapes. "Wineries are calling for the first time in three years," he said. "Demand has kept up and essentially taken over the supply." Ward said he sells grapes and juice, as well as crushing for his own wine. He sells to wineries who want special blends and produce a boutique product. He also agreed that weather over the last couple of years has impacted crops. "There haven't been any bumper crops, in- eluding this year. It's probably down an average of 10 percent; our Merlot is down 30 percent because it was highly impacted by the late rains." bridge family was the first to open a business renting canoes for people to float down the Russian River. Caryl Hart, Director of the Sono- ma County Regional Parks as well as Mike McGuire, 4th District Su- pervisor, were also on hand to laud the official opening of the facility and thank the many agencies and individuals involved with its devel- opment. Included in the program were Polly Escovedo, Manager, Bonds and Grants for the Califor- nia Natural Resources Agency; Bill Keene, General Manager of the Sonoma County Agricultural Pres- ervation and Open Space District, and Carol Russell, Cloverdale City Council member. The recent improvement, knbwn as Phase Three,.was a combination of flood damage repair and restora- tion of the river bank in the north- ern area of the park. This included removal and grading of a failing levee to create a more natural ter- raced river bank profile and the planting of over 450 native plants and shrubs to establish riparian and oak woodland habitat. This work also included the cre- ation of the boat ramp, improved parking, family picnic sites, and more pathways. The project was funded by Park Mitigation Fees, the Federal Emer- gency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Office of Emergen- CUSD MEETING com. a little over $8 million. There is al- most $9 million in bonds left to sell. The original plan called for selling Series B bonds in 2013 for $3.7 mil- lion and Series C bonds in 2015 for $3.5 million. Jon Isom of Isom Advisors, the district's consultant and the com- pany in charge of developing Mea- sure G and selling the bonds, presented several scenarios that the district could pursue to increase the amount of money available in a shorter time frame. Option One involves assuming 3.25 percent long-term Assessed Valuation (AV) growth and target- ing a $38 tax rate for all bonds. The district could raise up to $3.4 mil- lion in a bond sale in 2012. So, the district could achieve more project funds by increasing AV growth as- sumptions, however, if assump- tions are not met, the tax rate will go up. If actual growth exceeds pro- jections, then the tax rate will go down. Isom explained that the tax rate on Measure G is legally allowed to go as high as $60 per $100,000 as- sessed valuation per parcel, but that he didn't expect the tax rate to go that high under any circumstance. The district's AV has grown an average of 4.05 percent annually since 2003. In 2009/10 it grew 1.3 percent; in 2010/11 it grew 14.2 percent; but in 2011/12, AV de- creased by 11.2 percent. The series A bond sale of $8 million was based off of 2009/10 AV numbers, Isom 204 n c- ov0rcla o b vcl 894 2520 Flu Shot Clinic at the Senior Center Sutter VNA will provide a Flu Shot Clinic for the public on Wednesday, Oct. 5, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.tat the Cloverdale Senior Center, 311 N. CELEBRATING 100 YEARS! pain. .. , , o ...... ,, ,.MiS.' . .  :7" ............ . ......... Medical aidoh Chfei Ceelt'Rd:  '-TheriL is{j( pjazed sign-up, isince 'the qllnic works on a first'come, :for an urespsive female. first-served'has|s7 Rgister at the front desk when you come in for y0ur Friday, Sept. 23 shot. Regular Medicare patients are free. Bring your ID with you. The cost for all others is just $25. Those who belong to an HMO must get their shots at their provider's facility or pay the $25 fee. This inoculation does not cover Whooping Cough. Ask your doctor's advice about that inoculation. -C. S. C. Planning meetino00 cancelled The regular monthly meeting the City of Cloverdale Planning Corn- Fire involving three plastic trash cans and 10 feet of fence on Chelsea Cir. Saturday, Sept. 24 Medical aid on Venezia Way for a 55yea r old male with diabetic prob- lems. Sunday, Sept. 25 Medical aid on Elbridge Ave. for mission scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 5 has been cancelled. a 59 year old female not breathing. The next regularly scheduled meeting is set for Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Mlical aid-on Venezia Way fo r 6:30 p.m. at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N. Cloverdale an;year old femalewith hip pam. Blvd. \\;- it; . . , explained. The second option would be to extend the bond term. This was al- most immediately ruled out by Isom and board members, because there would be a significant in- crease in interest cost associated with longer bond terms. A third option, which prompted a negative response from the dis- trict's financial overseer, Michele Plumbtree, was a bridge loan, or a Bond Anticipation Note to raise ad- ditional funds in 2012 or 2013. In other words, the district could bor- row money for immediate use based on the projection that Gener- al Obligation bonds will be sold at a later date to cover the loan. Plumb- tree said she doubted if the Sonoma County Office of Education district office would approve this plan, since the district is already in finan- cial trouble. Board members were very sensi- tive to maintaining the tax rate esti- mated to voters. Two board members really did not like the idea of the tax rate being raised from $38, even if it is legal and allowed by the bond language. "What do we tell the community?.&sked board member Joamte :Aryres, "Sorry! We snookered you[ Dian- na MacDOnald expressed the same sentiment. "We told the communi- ty it was going to be $38. It's not fair to the community and that'gnot how we passed this bond." Ma-, Donald said the issue needs to be reviewed by the Measure G com- mittee and brought back to the board for more discussion. Mac- Donald wondered why the original budget and plan couldn't be main- tained. "We just tell the architects, you have $8 million to spend right now, what can we get?" Both Isom and architect Van Pelt said they are fine with sticking to the original plan. Van Pelt said he just wanted to show that the district has some options. Isom started his presentation by saying that the dis- trict could opt to not do anything, but he wanted to present options just for their information. CITY OF CLOVER.DALE CITY OFCLOVERDALE Meeting of the City Council and joint meeting of the Community Development Agency Board of Directors REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 CLOSED SESSION: 5:30 P.M. CLOSED SESSION LOCATION: CITY HALL CONFERENCE ROOM, 124 N. CLOVERDALE BLVD., CLOVERDALE, CA 95425 PUBLIC BUSINESS SESSION: 6:30 P.M. LOCATION: CLOVERDALE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER , 209 N CLOVERDALE BLVD. CLOVERDALE, CA 95425 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. ACTION ITEM SUMMARY CLOSED SESSION, 5:30 p.m. -- CONVENE PUBLIC BUSINESS SESSION, 6:30 p,m. .Q 1. Proclamation in Recognition of Mr. Prigmore , , : ,, 2. Minutes of Previous Meeting - September 14, 2011 ,, 3. Consideration of Resolution No. 059-2011 Approving the Acceptance, Use, and Approptia 0f i,: Citizen Options for Public Safety (COPS) Grant for 2011/2012   4. Resolution No. 057-2011 Awarding a Construction Contract for the 2010/2011 ADA Sidewalk Project (CDBG) 5. Resolution No. 056-2011 Deleting the Pavement Marking and Traffic Control Signage Standards from the City's Design and Construction Standards 6. Consideration of the General Plan Year Ends Report 7. Presentation of Proposed FY 2011/12 Budget 8. Follow-up of 6/11 Special Council Meeting and Draft Update of Economic Development Plan 9. Resolution No. 058-2011, A Non-Binding Resolution of Intent to Participate in the Voluntary Alternative Redevelopment Program and to Enter Into A Remittance Agreement By and Between the City of Cloverdale and the Community Development Agency of the City of Cloverdale Billboard Update Artists/Artisans Co-Op Incubator Project . ' Resolution No. 055-2011 Approving a Professional Services Agreement with Carla Howell for Ariists/ Artisans Incubator project management services Proposed Revision of the Draft Cloverdale Governance Manual Police Station Status (verbal report) City Manager/City Attorney Report (verbal report) CONTo cy Services, and a River Parkways project not only repaired damage grant from the California Natural and restored the river bank, but the Resources Agency which was fund- creation of a more natural terraced ed by Proposition 50. river bank will facilitate flood con- The concept of creating a linear trol, it was pointed out. river park to provide access to the The park is over 70 acres and pro- Russian River near Cloverdale was vides the largest amount of public originally the dream of former city access to the river in all of Sonoma council members Bob Jehn and County. Mary Ann Brigham. The two start- Certificates of appreciation were ed working on the project in the presented to the numerous funders, mid 1990s and were able to create partners, consultants and contrac- the southern portion of the river tore and the group also enjoyed so- park which is near the First Street cializing and refreshments. Bridge and owned by the city. Among those thanked were: After much effort the remainder funders and partners, the Califor- of the park property was purchased nia Natural Resources Agency, the and the two properties are now Federal Emergency Management joined - creating a continual park Agency, the Sonoma County Agri- from McCray Road all the way cultural Preservation and Open down to the bridge. A pedestrian Space District and Sonoma County trail was constructed to run the Regional Parks; consultants, Green length of the park and a ground- Valley Consulting Engineers, Ques- breaking was held in 2004. 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