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i; 3 ' Clover'dale vellle 6,iShe d ,0 ' lie, Sonoma County, California Volume 49 No. 103 894-3339 Wednesday - December ]7, 1980 Cloverdale Clty Council: 20 cents, Developer gets extension on townhouses ; : !ii arrived la Cinverdale last Smtday to meet all his at the Children's Christmas party sponsored by American Leglon Post 293. He was met by the 00rus Fair ival tickets w available ticket books for the 1981 Citrus Fair are now for sale at Washington School Citrus Fairgrounds. Pair Manager Tom Montoya WEATHER Hi Low 8 62 25 9 64 31 I0 62 29 11 68 12 60 13 68 14 69 Utal to date last year Rain 31 29 34 35 u 1479 INDEX I.ife otice% Ne 17-19 g 17 II 14, IS 7, 8 I i j it*+ Cioverdale Fire Department andtiriven in a fire truck to the Veterans Memorial building where the party was held. Photo by Janiee Corey. Reminders for Christmas mall suggests the books of carnival tickets make good stocking stuffers for holiday gift exchanges, plus serve as a fund raiser for the 8th grade class at Washington School. The carnival ticket books are priced at $5 and for each book sold the 8th grade receives a percentage. Each ticket book contains 17 carnival ride tickets which will he good any of the four days of the't981 Citrus Fair. This is about a 50 percent savings over the carnival ticket prices during the fair, says Montoya. The fair will open on Friday, February 13, and continued through Monday the 16th, Washington's Bir- thday holiday. The Ucket books will not he.available for sale after February 10. Postmaster Ray Garloff reminded customers that for the best service this Christmas season they should use ZIP codes, place their return address in the upper left corner of the envelope and use proper postage. "By following these suggestions," Postmaster Garloff said,"You will be assured good mail service this holiday season." It is important, the Cloverdale postmaster said that families double check envelopes and cards to be certain that proper postage is affixed. En- velopes without postage will be returned to senders, if possible, or delayed by postage-due procedures. "When the return address is placed on envelopes bearing holiday greetings it also helps remind friends of one's current address," the postmaster said. And, if the the family to whom a holiday message is sent moved more than a year ago, it cannot he forwarded With a return address, Postmaster Garloff said, such letters are returned to the sender with a notation that the forwarding has expired. Cloverdale Merchants Association Christmas drawing set for Saturday The drawing for the more than $2,000 in prizes being given by members of the Cloverdale Merchants Association is scl[iduled this Saturday. The drawing will be held at the city Christmas tree, beginning at noon. You do not need to be present to win. . Each participating merchant will have a drawing from conpmm reee/ved at their stores. Convons appear on page 3 of this issue. Santa will he present at the drawing and will have free candy canes for children donated by the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce. First National Bank is also participating in the promotion by providing posters and buttons which encourage residents to locally. A me year tenlative map exiension f ,|, proposed 43 unit Cloverdale (reek Townhouse development has been approved by the Cloverdale City Omncil. Dan Gil!ice, an Aptos developer, told ae council the extension is needed because construction of the homes has teen delayed by unusually heavy rains last year and record home mortgages interest rates. Extension of the tentative map, originally granted 18 months ago, has atready been approved by the Planning C,mmission. Gillice said work o'l, the townhouse project is expected to begin his spring. The development will be located on about seven acres on the east side of Second Street. The wood-sided, contemporary style ['muses will be in duplex and triplex units. They will be about 1,000 square feet with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Esffmated selling price will be $79,000 Gilhce said, -" CARJ-A-VAN A letter from the Sonoma County Paratransit Coordinating Council in- formed Cloverdale council members thal the county is studying various alternatives in taking over the Cloverdale Care-A-Van. The Cloverdale Hospital District Board has decided it can operate the transportation service only until June 30. The van is used by senigr citizens for medical appointments and to connect to buses in Healdsburg and Santa Rosa. "The county has indicated a com- mittment to support and provide a replacement," according to a memo wrilten this month by Dave Knight, county transportation planner. "The next step is to prepare a specific course of action and develop a replacement system," he said. DENIAL The council denied a request by Piomho Corp. to move a fence at Cldverdale Airport back 10 feet to allow the company more room to store the gavel it removes from the Russian River. Piomho has a contract with the city for gravel extraction. Airport Com- mittee member Jerry Moore recom- mended denial of Piombo's request. He said the land in question is needed by the airport for parking. Ths is especially important on days when the airport sponsors special events. Moore said. "It is first an airport," he said. GRAND JURY MEETING Mayor Jack Domenichelli reported to the council that he had just spoken with the Sonoma County Grand Jury during its scheduled meeting in Cloverdale. The outcome of his talk with the Grand Jury is that "The City of Cloverdale wishes to cooperate with the Grand Jury and vice versa." The Cloverdale meeting ot the Grand Jury was the first of a series of meetings in various Sonoma County cities. The pu of the meetings is to allow citizens easy access to th Grand Jury to talk about any concerns they might have. PARADE ROUTE An annual request to CalTrans for a Continued on page 19 S. R. bank may purchase First National E. D "Gus" Bonta, President of Bank f Son,:,ma Counly, announced toctay ma r,e Bank of Jnoma Cog0ty Is contemplat the purchase of. the Cloverdale Office of The First National Bank of Mendocino County. toth banks are wholly owned subsidiaries of In- dependent Bankshares Corporation, headquartered in San Rafael. "We are considering this move." Bonta said, "because the Cloverdale office is located in Sonoma County and' its trading area is oriented to Santa Rosa rather than Mendocino County." The i Donald H. Ruppert Mayor Jack Domenlehelit, riot, and Tom Gurles, Public Works consultant, are shown in front e/the new Cloverdale Tts..naJt 8ysn bus. Service is to start between January 2 and January IS, 1981. The bus is a 16 passenger wide-aisle model, wait a wheelehalr station/and ramp for m of First National Bank recently moved their administrative headquarters h oai ;iuvelle io :.;tai The purchase depends on  the resolution of seveal' financial matters together with government regulatory approvals. The transfer would bring the number of offices of Bank of Sonoma County to eight with ap- proximate resources of $125 million. The First National Bank of Mendocino County would have three offices with approximate resources of $16.5 million. Donald H. Ruppert, currently Chairman of the Board of the First National Bank of Mendocino County and longtime Cloverdale banker, would remain in Cloverdale and become Senior Vice President and Manager of the Cloverdale Office of Bank of Sonoma County and a member of that bank's board of directors. It is anticipated that the purchase would take place m July, I1, if all matters relating to the transaction are successfully consummated. Thc hoards of directors of the respective banks and the holding company have given preliminary approval of the transfer, subject to the aforementioned regulatory requirements. Other affiliate members of In- dependent Bankshares Corporation include Bank of Marin, Bank oi Lake County, Gold County Bank, In- dependent Bankers Trust Company and Independent Banker's Mortgage Corporation. handicapped cithums. Round trtp aduB tickets are SO eents and seniors and students, 25 cents round trip. a presale of tickets at a 10 percent dlseauaL Janiee Carey.