23 June 1970 Ukiah Daily Journal /John Warren Nute
Planners report to council Zoning near for Fort Bragg ? By staff Correspondent FORT BRAGG — City zoning for Fort Bragg may be a reality by January i971 according to a report given at last night 's council meeting. Ted Hilton of the county planning commission, and Jim Campbell, Fort Bragg city planner, are preparing a land use map. and upon its completion work will begin on zoning, according to City Engineer Dale O. Woods. A report received from Warren Nute, construction engineer, indicates that sewer plans are ready for state and federal approval. He asked for, and^ received, council action permitting their submission. On July 9, Ed Wells, financial consultant to Fort Bragg municipal improvement district will meet with the council and discuss bonding and financing of the sewer project. . The tentative schedule for progress was given as follows: July 13~call for bids; Aug. 17, open bids; Sept. 22~bond sale and contract awards; and Sept. 30, 1971, construction to be completed. Bob Rice, pollution control commit Iceman, asked the council's opinion on the length of time agriculture should be permitted to phase out pollution burning. Agriculturists have asked for a three-year period, agreeing to cease tire burning as a Irost preventive immediately, and all pollution type burning within three years. The council supported this plan and Rice will lake its recommendations to the board of supervisors. A long-delayed taxi ' ordinance was passed by the council. A license fee of $50 lor the first cab and $10 thereafter was set, .and 120 days grace given before meters arc required. The council voted to put a $l--no except ion-charge on fingerprinting services, the ice in the past ranging from nothing to $2. II was noted that Fort Bragg high school apparently was "borrowing" water from a city fire hydrant to irrigate the footballj field! Four or five sprinklers have been in operation and Woods was asked to approach Supt. Dan Mulvihill regarding reimbursement for the water. The contract regarding city-county (lump operation to be turned over to an individual has been sent to Tini Stoen, assistant district attorney. He promised to report at a coming supervisors meeting. The request by the Fort Bragg- Mondocino Coast Chamber of Commerce for an increase of $6,000 salary and $2,000 expenses to hire a full-lime chamber inanagcr waii turned down by the Council.