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/ Cloverdale, Sonoma County, CA Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010 ~: Volume CXXXI, Issue No. 44 50 Cents ~URNING LEAVES in the vineyards are part of the annual wine grape harvest around Cloverdale. City disposes of litigation involving treatment pond . By Paula Wrenn verdale Rancheria. The public session of the Oct. 27 During the term of the sale con- city council meeting was held prior tract the city constructed the treat- ~, to closed session, which was ex- ment pond and has since used it as ~>~--:peete.d to last hatO the evening. Re- pakt of its waste water trea'frnent e~ porting later out of closed session, facilities. The lack of a city recorded City Manager Nina Regor forward- title to the property came to light ed the outcome of the action regard- during Silverado Premium Proper- ing Cloverdale v. Sirrah, LLC, ties' record ownership. The city be- SCV-246686. Council unanimously gan but was unable to conclude authorized execution of an agree- settlement discussions with that ment disposing of litigation which owner. involved the city perfecting title to Often referred to as a "friendly approximately 5.8 acres of land condemnation," the settlement purchased in 1978 for construction agreement authorized last week be- of waste treatment facilities, known tween the city and Sirrah, LLC, will as Treatment Pond No.7. The land result in the city holding clear title was purchased on installment from to the property, and to the city ob- then-owner Prudential Insurance taining a recorded easement for a Company. small portion of the Sirrah property The city paid the final installment crossed by the city's Santana Trunk in 1983 on the $51,700 purchase. Line sewer. Additionally, Sirrah Before the City's ownership was re- will have a recorded easement over corded, Prudential had sold the a private access road connecting the ~ roperty to Sonoma-Lodi Joint Sirrah property to Asti Road. enture, and entered the property The City will pay Sirrah $1 for ihto a Land Conservation Contract legal consideration under the set- ~vith the County of Sonoma. The tlement. Subject to city approval, ~ roperty was again sold in 1998 to Sirrah is permitted to construct im- ilverado Premium Properties. In provements widening to 24 feet the 2008, Silverado Premium Proper- existing access to Asti Road. Use of ties sold the property to Sirrah, the access road is restricted to exist- LLC, the current owner and an enti- ing and historic uses of the Sirrah ty of Sealaska, the Alaskan Native property. A stipulation for entry of corporation involved with the Clo- >PLEASE TURN TO PAGE 8 .Grape harvest is late but " expected to be gteat By Roberta Lyons >-i The story for this season's winegrape harvest in the >Alexander Valley and Pine Mountain area is the harvest is late, the sugars are low, but the wine should ,~e great. ii Vineyard manager, Tim Ward, with BobDog Wines hnd Skypine Vineyards on Pine Mountain, said the '.2010 harvest "will go down as an historical PLEASE TURN TO PAGE 8 Jim de Priest shows the theater to a visitor from Boston. of these first graders were having a blast at the There were lots of super heroes, fairies, witches, Showing loyalty to the San Francisco Giants, this This giggly kitty (Noelle Daunch)and blushing bride itefferson School Costume Parade. Kids paraded cheerleaders, policemen and firemen at the Jeffer- first grader dressed as their biggest fan. Super He- (Madison Langevin) wait in line for their treat given ~ound the cafeteria and then through the office, son School Costume Parade. oone~ Rebottaro photos roes were also popular at Jefferson School. out by Superintendent Claudia Frandsen. Join the Pla' Club and