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Music at CHS e2. Olympic Torch on loan Page 6. U A Z 00eniors Enjoy Thanksgiving Page 7. 112 years of serving the community i + .... ! : : i:i:, ::.:i :i, : :i i iiiii!i!ii::ii:,iiTii: Published weekly since 1879 Sonoma County, CA Vol. CXII, Issue 49 Dec. 4, 1991 35 cent s t .,,,2ii the dedication and expertise of Gabby Newhart, the community Thanksgiving Dinner ,unique to the City of would never take place. Gabby is a caterer by and, as the hundreds who enjoyed the feast last will attest, she is a great cook' This is the lady who started it all. Sydney Sciaini came up with the idea for a community Thanksgiving Dinner four years ago, and the event has been growing ever since. She enlisted the wholehearted support of her sister Soroptimists and the rest of the community responded with equal enthusiasm. The result was seen Thanksgiving Day when more than 350 people were served a delicious holiday dinner under Sydney's capable direction. See Sydney's letter in this week's issue for more details. Planning Commissioner Elizabeth Smith and her husband Michael Lambertt were busy chopping turkey giblets for the tasty gravy Peter Koss has prepared for the past four community Thanksgiving dinners from his Grandmother's recipe. r system plan outlined bythe regarding improve- to the sewer and water in Cloverdale will de- much growth will driven and what build-out will be . City. drai report prepared by Race, Engineers, for sewer and water plan submitted to the City considered by the at a special study ses- future improve- R and expansion were based of 17,725. The population was esti- at 4875. sewer master plan out- tickets sale Dicken's Ball at Ye Olde Memorial on Fri- Dec. 13, from 8 p.m to by the Clover- Chamber of Commerce, tickets are now on Cloverdale Nurs- and Hallmark, Webbs and the Grand for $3 with tickets at era prizes will be for the best Dick- costumes (1812- guests will be treated and unusual music this Friday evening. California Folk- musicians Deborah and Fischbach will be by the versatile David who recently moved from New OrTmaus. Minstrels" will Christmas Car- California dances, Italian and Greek more-- violin, gui- tamborine, and snare Brown is a gradu- from the Uni- City Council will determine ultimate build-out of City of Cloverdale lines the improvements needed now in order to meet state water quality requirements regarding discharge into the Russian River as well as new trunk lines needed to replace aging and undersized lines. Cost of the immediate work will be around $300,000. Total cost of trunk sewer projects will be an estimated $2.2 million. The $300,000 must be paid by the City's sewer enterprise as a capital improvement, according to City Manager Bob Perrault. Major additions to the system will be paid for through devel- opers fees. The local costs will largely be met by increased connection fees. The $22 million figure includes $240,000 from the state to help pay for relocation of sewer lines for the Cloverdale Bypass. Existing trunk sewers appear to meet the needs of the existing population except for a reach located in Cloverdale Blvd. be- tween North and Lake Streets., according to the draft report. One project regarded of par- ticular importance would involve construction of a trunk sewer ranging in size from 12 to 21 J. Come join us in song, dance, and celebrate the holidays with the "California Minstrels" and your Cloverdale neighbors/ Call 894-4470 for more information. versity of New Orleans and has played music professionally for twenty years. He recently moved to Mendocino with his wife, Barbara Solomon, to explore new musical avenues with the wealth of talent here in northern Call- fornia. Since his arrival in July 1991, he has taught music at the Mendocino Woodlands Celebra- tion of Music and Dance, an eight day camp with workshops in world music and dance. David also played at the fall Renais- sance Pleasure Faire in Novato with Ernest Fischbach, and at the North Coast Brewery with Fred Raulston's Latin Jazz Band. Ernest and Deborah Fischbach have been playing music to- gether since 1966. They have been in several folkloric and experimental world music bands. They also perform world music for Mendocino County Elementary Schools. Ernest studied classical North In- dian music at the All Adbar College of Music in Marin. He then joined the "Golden Toad" (a folkloric music and dance band) where he and. Deborah learned and per- formed folk music of Italy, France, England, Bulgaria, Hungary, Turkey, and Af- ghanistan. inches in diameter from North Street to Caldwell Ave. via C]overdale Blvd, Fourth, Sec- ond, and East Streets and Rail- road Ave. In addition to relieving the ex- isting sewers inCloverdale Blvd., Main and East Streets, this trunk would replace existing facilities which will be displaced by the freeway bypass. Existing parallel facilities would be abandoned whenever possible to reduce maintenance costs and minimize infiltration and inflow problems. The segment of trunk sewer located downstream of Lake Street and related mains in Lake and Mulberry Streets are sched- uled to be constructed in 1993 as part of the bypass project. During the discussion it was made clear that the City need not select a population of 17,825 to 20,000 as the ultimate growth potential for Cloverdale although the 20,000 figures is included in the General Plan update. "The question is, How much do we want this town to grow and how much sewer capacity will be needed," Manager Per- rault declared. Please turn to back page B & G club still "undecided" on arbitration issue Cindy Bogner, president of the Board of Directors for the Clover- dale Boys and Girls Club reports that the board is still "undecided" as to whether or not to bring in an arbitrator to help negotiate the situation between the club's executive director, Susie Leach, and the board. The board has refused to ac- cept the retraction of a letter of resignation written by Leach in October. Leach has requested that the board bring in an out- side negotiator to help bring the two sides closer together. "It's hard to get everyone to- gether," noted Bogner when asked if the board had reached a decision on the arbitration is- sue. It was rumored that the board was going to make a deci- sion on the matter at it's board meeting on Monday, Nov. 25. Meanwhile, the board is still working on its United Way certi- fication and other matters of importance to the club, Bogner assured. Mayor Erlene Pell was doing her share at the annual community Thanksgiving Dinner by placing cups of cranberry sauce on the attractive tables, among other tasks she willingly performed. CHS contaminated ground water to be cleaned up .By Robin Kram Cloverdale High School must undergo a costly remediation process to clean up gas and die- sel contamination of ground water caused by underground tanks used to refuel school buses. Cloverdale's Superintendent of Schools Dr. Don Sato says the cost of the project is expected to reach into the hundreds of thou- sands of dollars. He said the money will have to come out of the district's general fund and added, 'Tie're looking into all possible avenues. Our board members will have to wrestle with this." Dr. Sato indicated that the district is looking into the pos- siblity of using Deferred Main- tenance Funds. These funds were originated by the state. School districts set up a Deferred main- tenance Fund that will co-exist with the state's Deferred Main- tenance Fund. If the fund is available for the present problem, the district would put in so much money and the state would put in so much money, lessening the bite on the general fund. 'We're looking into every possible way to get money to remediate the contamination problem," Dr. Sato said. The fuel tanks were removed in 1986 but residual contamina- tions still exists. Three monitoring wells were dug to find the degree of con- tamination but only one well showed contamination. Senior Environmental Health Specialist Mark. J. Sullivan from the County of Sonoma Public Health department said, "A monitoring well is a specially constructed well, probably less than 20 to 25 feet deep, used to obtain samples of soil, monitor- ing water and depth of water and direction of flow." Mr. Sullivan said the area has to be cleaned up because the State Regional Water Quality Control Board has a "non-degre- dation policy" saying basically, no contamination may be allowed to impact groundwater. "It started out pristine, it needs to stay pristine. If you leave a contaminent in place there is a potential it can migrate around. It may end up in people's wells or in the Russian River," said Mr. Sullivan. According to Mr. Sullivan there are two ways to remove contami- nation-remove all of the earth and clean up the ground water or create a system to cleanse the earth and water. Consultants on the project for the school, Herzog Associates, have been working on cost esti- mates for the clean-up. The company is an engineering con- sulting firm that does site char- acterization studies, remedial design, and remedial implemen- tation+ At this time it is not known for sure if Herzog will be the company Cloverdale School Dis- trict will use, but according Dr. Sato, Herzog will probably be the one solicited. Please turn to bad( page