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CLOVERDALE REVEILLE, CLOVERDALE, CALIFORNIA WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4, 2009 --- Page 7 JV Chargers players of the week against I.aytonville, Everett Conway, back row left, Kevin Scalabrini, Jacob Perlenfein, front row left, and Jace Hansen. Varsity players of the week for the game against Laytonville were Isiah Warren,back row left, Juan Chanure and Manual Sanchez, front row. PUBLIC NOTICES PUBLIC NOTICES Vanessa Valera and Blake Bascherini. Valera and Bascherini Mr. & Mrs John and D. Mitzi Val- era of Cloverdale, announce the engagement of their daughter Van- essa Mercedes Valera to Blake Bascherini. Callen KurpinskyandAndreKunzwere Blake is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Pearson and Tamara Azcar- married on July 3, 2009 in an outdoor ate, of Cloverdale and Mr. and Mrs. cerem0nyand reception in Calist0ga. Rodney and Caren Bascherini of Oroville. The wedding is planned The location was Hans Fahden Winery for June of 2010. and the presiding officiant was Tom Vanessa is a graduate of Clover- Kurpinsky, the bride's father. It was a dale High School and Sonoma State University. She is currently com- beautiful day and it was celebrated pleting her Masters of Science in with love by close friends and family. Educational Counseling with Na- Callen and Andre then traveled to tional University. Blake is a graduate of Cardinal Kauai for a three week honeymoon. Newman High School and Missis- Theyw0rkand residein San Francisco. sippi Valley State University. Northern Carpet Care Ask about our Expert Tile Cleaning Specials! Additional Services: Carpet & fabric protection Pet odors removed Water damage Car interiors Area rug cleaning Commercial rates available I o ..... 8o 1 , s3 oo sI ......... oo s130ooI PerRoom-2roommin., I Any 5 Rooms Cleaned & I 5"ebbS: i up to 250:~: ft. I :~p0nt Tefl6hProtected I SOFA - $75" LOVEsEAT- s65" CHAIR s50 Call 707 857-3237 For A Free Estimate Alexander Valley Regional Med- ical Center will soon launch a ser- vice program designed to benefit older adults; an option that will help many of them remain safer while living in their homes longer. "Senior adults are a significant and important segment of our commu- nity. In addition to supporting chil- dren and families, our programs and services must also effectively address late-life health issues," says Deborah Howell, CEO. Howell recently signed an agree- ment on behalf of AVRMC with a developer of a next generation se- nior-centric technology that will be available through the health cen- ter's Community Wellness Project. Th.e business of establishing the ser- vice and developing procedures is currently underway. A full an- nouncement is expected soon, when the program will begin a soft roll-out and testing of marketing methods during November and December. A full launch of the pro- gram is planned for early 2010. Howell explains that improving overall health throughout the com- munity is fundamental to the mis- sion of AVRMC and that much more is required than visits to the doctor. She, along with the medical staff and board of directors of AVRMC, is considering new ways to approach health and wellness, including educating patients and others in the community about pre- ventive health and encouraging them to make lifestyle changes. For example, the first phase of Steps to Better Health, Cloverdale's iWALK campaign, signed up more than 300 participants and launched many on a path to better health through reg- ular walking. Recognizing that healthy lifestyle habits require constant reinforce- ment and encouragement, Howell says A Steps to Better Health, Phase 2 is in the planning stages. It will allow participants to track steps walked, weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), and blood pressure as their health improves from walking. With increased support tools and incentives, AVRMC expects to re- cruit many new participants for what will ultimately be an on-go- ing, year-round program. To assist her in identifying health needs and creating programs de- signed just for Cloverdale and resi- dents of Northern Sonoma County, Howell oversees local independent consultants who form the work force of the Community Wellness Project (CWP). CWP focuses on lo- cating funding for preventive health and wellness activities, de- fining programs that integrate health care awareness and lifestyle, as well as assuring access to health care for all members of the commu- nity. Mary Jo Winter provides re- search support to CWP. Amber Wasniak specializes in IT support, data management and program fa- cilitation. Paula Wrenn writes grants and designs programs. "The new program is a first for Cloverdale. It's been some time since we've seen an advance like this in options for senior adults," says Wrenn. "It is cost-effective and therefore accessible to most fami- lies, so it is very important." Adds Howell: "We look forward to sharing details and to talking di- rectly to the community about this service very soon. We will keep Reveille readers posted as we can divulge more." =e By Mary Jo Winter When the city received a grant from the Metropolitan Transporta- tion Agency earlier this year to pre- pare a Station Area Plan, they hired the design firm of Freedman, Tung, and Sasaki (FTS) to prepare the plan. The city also participated in, an Urban Land Institute (ULI) Tran- sit Oriented Development Neigh- borhood project, where ULI also made station area recommenda- tions. Should the current design of the Cloverdale Boulevard and Citrus Fair Drive intersection be retained or should it be realigned to allow traffic coming from the highway to flow directly onto Cloverdale Bou- levard? Should the size of the cur- rent downtown core be reduced in an effort to move more businesses south toward Citrus Fair? How much housing density in the area near the train station is "too" much? These are just some of the ques- tions being discussed as the city seeks ways to unite the downtown business district with the SMART train station located outside of town on the east side of the free- way. One plan calls for narrowing the four lanes on Citrus Fair Drive to two lanes and creating a tree-lined bicycle/pedestrian path into town, making the central entrance more visually attractive and welcoming. Another segment of the develop- ment area is the five acre Thyme Square property next to the Citrus Fair which the city recently pur- chased. A mixture of affordable LakeSonoma and Mendocino to waive fees onVeterans Day The U.S. Army Corps of Engi- neers, San Francisco District, will waive its Lake Sonoma and Lake Mendocino day-use fee for boat launches for veterans, active and reserve service members, and their families on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Camping and picnic-shelter res- ervation fees are still in effect. The lakes do not charge beach fees. "I encourage all the veterans to come on by and enjoy Lake Sono- ma. It's a beautiful lake and park, and I know they'll have a good time. As a veteran myself, I'd enjoy the lake on Veterans Day, except I'll be working that day," said Merle Griffin, Lake Sonoma park manag- er. This fee waiver is in honor the men and women who have served, and who are serving now, in our nation's armed forces. The San Francisco District's Veterans Day waiver is part of a nationwide Corps policy for more than 2,400 Corps-operated recreation sites. The Corps is the nation's largest federal provider of outdoor and water-based recreation, hosting more than 350 million visitors per year at more than 400 lakes and riv- ers. -Joe Barison housing, civic and commercial uses is envisioned for the site. The start of passenger rail service to Cloverdale in 2014 is expected to provide new economic opportuni- ties, and the city is starting now to develop various ways to take full advantage of this unique situation. On Saturday, Oct. 24, members of the Cloverdale Cub Scouts, Pack 60, and Cloverdale Boy Scouts, Troop 60, traveled to Sacramento to participate in the California Capital March. They marched to the state capital with over 6,000 other scouts and family members from all over Califomia to celebrate the 100t" anniversary of scouting. After the march, the boys enjoyed lunch and various scouting activities at Raley Field. Pictured are Cubmaster, Harley Segale, back row left, and Den Leader Tammie Pisors, Jeremy Elwell, front row left, Nathan Waldron, Nolan Pisors and Charlie Segale. CHS Drama class to present"Fall Funnies" Fall Funnies are coming to Clo- Crum, Dustin Moore, Devin verdale. At 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. McLennan, Logan Carter, and An- 6, the Cloverdale High School Dra- gelica Valdez will be demonstrat- ma class will present an evening of ing their acting skills in scripted comic entertainment. With help scenes from several comedic plays. from San Jose-based professional Mikayala Crum plays a psychiatrist theater company ComedySportz, in a scene from Let it Rain. She says the high school's first ever Improv of her character, "I am kind of high- Team will be competing with each strung, so when this random per- other in a fast-paced, laugh-filled son walks into my office all dressed event of spontaneous action. Im- up in this little outfit, I'm shocked prov is non-scripted, unplanned and awed and confused." To find theatrical storytelling; actors have out why, come see the Fall Funnies only their brains and each other to at 6 p.m. on Nov. 6. The show will play off of. "Improv is fun because be held in the Cloverdale High it works on our drama skills and School east gym; general admission allows us to think on the spot," says is $5 while students are $3. All pro- student Paige Sarlandt. ceeds will benefit the Drama class. - In addition, Advanced Drama ChristiCalson students Mariah Treankle, Mikayla CITY OF CLOVERDALE CITY COUNCIL ORDINANCE NO. 669-2009 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CLOVERDALE ADDING CHAPTER 8.38 ENTITLED "GRAFFITI ABATEMENT" TO THE CLOVERDALE MUNICIPAL CODE PERTAINING TO THE ABATEMENT OF GRAFFITI WITHIN THE CITY SUMMARY: Current State laws addressing graffiti abatement gener- ally focus on abatement of graffiti by the perpetrator. But the process of finding and convicting the perpetrator can take months, if the perpetrator is even found. Graffiti is associated with criminal activity and juvenile delinquency and creates blight within the city, resulting in the deteri- oration of property values, lost business opportunities and loss of general enjoyment of life for adjacent and surrounding property owners. Unless graffiti is removed quickly, surrounding properties become additional graffiti targets. State law permits cities to enact local legislation to address graffiti abatement and create graffiti abatement programs. The Graffiti Abatement Ordinance declares the existence of graffiti on public and private property to be a nuisance and requires property owners whose property has been inscribed with graffiti in public view to remove it within seven days of a Notice to Abate being served by the City. Several volunteer residents have offered to assist with graffiti removal, and the ordinance directs the City Manager or her desginee to develop a graffiti removal program to assist property owners and permits the City to use City funds pursuant to Govern- ment Code section 53069.3 to remove graffiti through the graffiti removal program. The ordinance allows the City to recover its costs of graffiti removal from a property owner whenever the City has removed graffiti from the same property more than four times in a calendar year or if the area where the graffiti must be abated exceeds 600 square feet. The ordinance also allows the City to recover its costs of graffiti removal and abatement if: (1) the property owner has received a Notice of Abatement but fails to either remove the graffiti or permit the City to remove the graffiti under the graffiti removal program; (2) the owner permitted, allowed or encouraged the graffiti; or (3) the City is unable to obtain the owner's consent to remove the graffiti after serving the Notice and the City subsequently removes the graffiti. State law now requires judges to order a defendant convicted of defacing property with graffiti to clean, repair or replace the damaged property or do comparable community service. The ordinance sets out the require- ments for a convicted perpetrator to fulfill these commu- nity service obligations. State law also allows a court to suspend or delay a perpetrator's driving privileges, and the ordinance authorizes the City to request a court to impose a license suspension or delay as part of the sentence. The ordinance also allows the City Council to authorize a reward for information leading to the appre- hension and conviction of a person who inscribes graffiti on public or private property. Ordinance No. 669-2009 was duly introduced October 14, 2009 and legally adopted by the City Council of the City of Cloverdale at its regular meeting held on the day of October 28, 2009 by the following roll call vote: (5- ayes, 0-noes) AYES in favor of: Councilmembers Welter, Raymond, Brigham, Vice Mayor Russell and Mayor Palla NOES: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None #619 November 4, 2009 CITY OF CLOVERDALE CITY COUNCIL ORDINANCE NO. 673-2009 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CLOVERDALE REPEALING CLOVERDALE MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 15.14 AND ADDING A NEW CHAPTER 15,14 TO MODIFY LOCAL AMENDMENTS TO THE CALIFORNIA BUILDING STANDARDS CODE, TITLE 24, PART 9, 2007 CALIFORNIA FIRE CODE, REGARDING REGULATION OF FIREWORKS SALES AND DISCHARGE IN THE CITY SUMMARY: On December 10, 2008, the City Council directed staff to draft an ordinance regulating the sale and dis- charge of fireworks within the City, restricting the hours of sale, time of use and penalties for violations regarding safe and sane fireworks and to present the draft ordinance to the Police Subcommittee for re- view. On June 10, 2009, the City Council adopted ordinance number 670-2009, which was an urgency ordinance amending section 15.14.310, "Fireworks," of the Cloverdale Municipal Code. The urgency ordi- nance restricted the sale of safe and sane fireworks to July 1 through July 4 and restricted the use of such fireworks to July 4~ between 11:00 a.m. and midnight. The ordinance was enacted to address extreme drought conditions that existed within the City and the fire danger associated with such drought conditions. The ordinance contained a sunset provision that provided the ordinance would remain in effect until repealed or suspended by a duly-adopted resolution or until other- wise amended, repealed or superseded by a duly- adopted ordinance. Pursuant to Council direction staff has drafted the fireworks ordinance, which the Police Subcommittee has reviewed and is recommending for approval. The Police Subcommittee considered input from industry representatives, local citizens and representatives from local non-profit organizations that sell fireworks in Cloverdale to raise funds. The proposed amend- ments limit the sale of safe and sane fireworks within the City to the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on July 1 through July 4, sets forth the permit application process, limits the number of permits that can be granted in a given year to one permit for each 4,000 residence or fraction thereof, sets forth the insurance requirements for sellers, outlines structural and other requirements for fireworks sales booths, requires fire- works sellers to obtain a temporary tax sales permit from the California Board of Equalization, limits places where safe and sane fireworks may be discharged and the hours of discharge to the hours of 11:00 a.m. to midnight on July 4th, requires applicants to submit annual reports on their gross receipts from the sale of fireworks, sets forth the procedures for revocation of permits and the appeal process, modifies the viola- tions and penalties section to conform with the City's Code Enforcement Ordinance, and provides the City with the option to enforce violations of the ordinance by administrative citation pursuant to California Health and Safety Code section 12557. Because the fireworks ordinance is part of the Fire Code previously adopted by reference and amended to reflect local climatic, geologic and topographic conditions, the City must repeal and re-adopt the entire Fire Code as previously amended, along with the new fireworks ordinance. #618 November 4, 2009