Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 12, 1978 · Page 3
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Thursday, January 12, 1978 Ukfah Daily Journal, Uklah,, Calif.—3 Oak/Manor area Planners deadlock on church steeple variance , A church steeple became the point of contention in a Ukiah, Planning Commission discussion of a height variance for the Evangelical Free Church at the Wed" nesday night meeting. After an hour long discussion, commissioners deadlocked on a recommendation to allow the 95 foot height variance, sending it to the city council on a 3-3 vote. The church building has been proposed between Perkins and Yosemite Drive, with a 35 foot sanctuary ceiling and steeple topped with a cross that extends the height of the building to 95 feet. The city height limit in that area is 30 feet, according to the planning department. Commissioners had considered the church request for a variance of that limit at a previous meeting, but according to Planning Director Mike Harris, "past drawings did nbt indicate height and exact location" of the building. Neighbors in the Oak Manor area complained that the height of the building would.be a "sore thumb on the landscape" ahd presented a petition with 53 signatures asking the variance not be allowed; ' / Gary Akerstrom, who presented drawings and a scale model for corisiderati'on by the commission, argued for more than 30 minutes that the church would be an attractive building and an asset to the community. He said churches traditionally have high roofs and that the plan would not be "overpowering" or "adverse" to the surrounding area. He compared the steeple to other churches in the city saying the Methodist Church steeple is the highest in town and it is right on the sidewalk. The Evangelical Free Church will be set on a large parcel of land nfear,the freeway. Bob Kingsley, one of the neighbors objecting to the height of the church, said that permitting that heiglit in the area would, "open the door to others to be out of conformance." He added, "The cross is a sign, advertising the business conducted within." Commissioner Dan Hamburg said, "It is hardio speak against a church," but the height goes way beyond the commissions goals. Commissioner Lee Saiidelin said the city has gone to a great deal of trouble to get the tools for planning and could not ignore them "with such a gross variance." Commissioner Martha Harmon closed the discussion by recommending, approval of the height variance request. She said that breaking with the tradition of a high steeple would be a hardship on the church and require submission of cornpletely new design plans. Commissioners Hamburg, Sandelin and Chairman Clyde Oakes voted against approval, deadlocking the commission neither granting nor denying the request. Commissioners Pete Onori, Sister Jane Kelly and Harmon favored the variance. ft will now be appealed to the city council. Hickey feels local growth main problem Local growth will be the Hickey, who disclosed in his develop geothermal power as main problem confronting, official filing papers th^t he a source of electricity. Ukiah in the next few years, owrts a small amount of stock in a geothermal company says he supports the city's plan to according to Hays Hickey a candidate for Ukiah city council. Hickey, 60, is a reftired captain in the Highway Patrol who has been selling real estate the past three years with the firm of Jack Cox and Associates in Ukiah. One of the reasons for his candidacy, he says, is "as a private citizen I am concerned with the future of the city. I feel my experience and background will contribute to growth." Hickey says he belieyes orderly growth in Ukiah is important and he can help deal with that and "the attendant pro,blems mainly around utilities, electricity, water and sewer. "Traffic is another problem," he said HAYS HICKEY Local growth concerns Harmon resigns from city PC City council members will soon have two vacancies on the planning commission to fill. Commissioner Martha Harmon told cominission members at Wednesday's meeting she would submit her resignation to the city today. Harmon said her reasons for resigning were personal and added after the meeting that other obligations outside thie. commission preveilted her from continuing. Another member of' the commission, Pete Wagner, has said he would submit a letter of resignation soop to the city. He said business obligations would prevent him from serving further. Harmon said she hopes to retain her position as a member of the general plan steering committee but would make her resignation from the Indian Health Board to meet Friday The Mendocino County Indian Health Board (MIHB) will hold a public meeting _ Friday at 7 p.m. at the old Ukiah General Hospital building on Dora and Jones Streets to discuss possible; idans. for a clinic or new hospital at the site. Hugh Henchcliff, executive director of MIH9, said representatives of the Arthur D, Little Co. vfrhich is conducting a study of the Indian comihuhity's health needs, will be present. The MIHB board of directors (members of five tribes in the county) will,also be present. . ef- the planning commission fective immediately. Other members of commission expressed regret at hearing Harmon's plans to resign. The seven member board is appointed by th? city council as an advisory group on "Ukiah should retain the electrical department. The taxpayers are benefiting to the tune of $200,000 a year to the city. "It is necessary to develop alternative power sources and geothermal power is one," he said. Hickey resides in Ukiah with his wife, Irene. They have three grown children; two sons and a daughter. Hickey was a member of the California Highway Patrol for 33 years and served the last 18 years as area commander here in Ukiah. He lists membership in a number of community organizations including Rotary, Ukiah Men's Golf Club and various Masonic orders. He is a director of the State Employee Credit Union and has twice been a president of that group. Hickey was past district chairman of Boy Scouts and past president of the Cancer Society. Although not a graduate of University of Southern California Hickey says he studied public administration there. NOW YOU KNOW By United Press International The word "shrapnel" is derived from the name of a Col. Shrapnel who invented a new secret weapon called planning matters confronting "spherical case shot" in the the city. early 1800s. JANUARY CLEARANCE SALE CONTINUES... THE KLOTHES KLOSEf Northern California's Home of Large and Tall Size Fashions 680 Orchard Street UKIAH ... With more Marfcdowns up to 60% Dresses Uniforms Coats Maternity Sportswear Hairpieces Sweaters, Jewelry Blouses Denim & Polyester Missey-% Sizes-Queen-Tails Op«nDail|rlOMIIIto6PM CB HAPPENINGS LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR SCHOOLS — Public School Administrators have in recent years had an increasing dependence on professional legal advice as education has grown in its complexity- Hans-Peter Klein, center, is the new county counsel who will. devote much of his time to thci legal needs of county schools. At left is Mendocino County Supt. of Schools Louis G. Dels61. Walt Hill, assistant supt. of schools, right, has been doing much of the legal advising and research previously, and helps fill in Klein oq his liew post. — Photo by Dan Nicholas. Breaker! Breaker! You got a copy on the Wallaby? W^'regoing to start-ri^toff this week with Happy Birthday wishes for SUPER STREAKER, MUSTANG.and BLUE GOOSE who are celebrating this month. Best wishes to ^1 of you and any of those we might miss. We got word last rtight that POLYNESIAN GAL fell and broke sorhe bones in her foot. As a result she's going to be laid up for a while, and later limited to hobbling with the aid of crutches. We're sorry to hear of the injury and hope you're up and about real soon. Coming up Feb. 10 and H (which is sooner than you think) is the Mendocino Modulators Jamboree at the Ukiah Fairgrounds. Main prize is $1,000, with lots of other good secondary prizes. There will be lots of display booths and fun for the whole 4amllyT—-— \ As many of you may know,there is a movie being Hlmed m-ound the Ukiah area. Many people have been running around town trying to catch a glimpse of som? of the stars.. Perhaps if they could get the. use of a CB radio and talk to some of the local people, thai there.might riot be too much invasion of the stars privacy. I know personally it would be quite a thrill to have the diance of talking to Paul Newman and Ann Margret! I really don't blame anyone for being excited; after all, how often do we get stars of their caliber up in this area. Well, that's aU for this week. Tliree's and eight's to all of you, this is the Wallaby clear. c WEATHER Egypt, Israelfall to reach agreem<snt CAIRO, Egypt (UPI) Egypt and Israel failed to reach agreement today on the future of Jewish settlements in Sinai but said both sides were determined to reach a solution. "Obviously there is a gap," said Israeli Defense Minister Ezer Weizman, "but we hope to bridge it. We are still talking and this in itself is progress." Gamassy, who said Wednesday the settlements should be abandoned because they violated Egyptian sovereignty, declared: ''The question was discussed yesterday and today and we shall continue to discuss it until w^ find the means that would achieve the ainis of the two sides. ''With determination,persistence and constructive debate, we shall reach results," Gamassy said. The question of about 20 Jewish settlements along the Mediterranean coast in the Sinai has posed the most difficult problem at the meetings of a joint E^ptian-Israeli military committee; which began Wednesday. Another round of talks was scheduled for this evening. Weizman and Gamassy were briefing the press a,fter a morning session at the two- storey Tahra Palace. Then, in the only indication of possible Israeli flexibility, Weizman added: "But the peace issue between Egypt and Israel is far greater than this question." SAN FftANaSCO (UPI) — Calffoi'nia extended foreicasts for Saturday through Monday: Northern California — Periods of rain likely Saturday and Sunday, with snow in mountains. Partly cloudy Monday with snow showers in mountains and chance of rain showers at lower elevations. Continued mild temperatures. Highs in the mid 50s to low 60s and lows in the 40s to low 50s at lovt' altitudes. Central California — Periods of rain likely Saturday arid Sunday with snow in mountains. Partly cloudy Monday with snow showers in mountains and chance of rain showers at lower elevations. Continued mild temperatures. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s and lows in the mid 40s to mid 50s at low altitudes. Southern California desert areas — Variable cloudiness with periods of showers. High temperatures in northern deserts 52 to 60 with overnight lows 38 to 48. Highs in southern deserts 58 to 64. Overnight lows 42 to 50. Southern California coastal and mountain areas — Consid- erablie cloudiness vwth rain at times through the period. Continued cool with highs in coastal sections 56 to 63. Overnight lOws 46 to 52. Mountain resort, highs 28 to 36. Overnight lows 20 to 24. Sno\y in mountains above 5000 feet. 1 A weakening Pacific front moved inland Wednesday and brought some scattered light showers to California. Shelter Cove measured .66 inches of rain and San Diego .21 inches but amounts elsewhere were generally liess than a t^nth of an inch. Afternoon high temperatures were in the mid 50s and 60s at lower elevations. Som^ fog was reported. Get their mCDcimum without their minimum. Most savings and loans currently offer 90-day Bonus Accounts* paying 5.75% interest with 5.92% annual, yield—the nhax- imunn the law allows.^ The e even savings institutions that are part of Financial Federation also offer 90-day 5.75% Bonus Accounts. With one difference: Most of our competitors require a minimum balance of $500. Or even $1000! Well, $300 is just fine with us. Also, unlike a lot of our competitors, the Financial Federation savings associations still pay interest from the first of the month , on funds received by the tenth. There are fiffy-flve savings and loan offices ^among the Eleven institutions jthat are part of Financial Federation. And when it comes to 90-day, 5.75% Bonus Accounts, they all go the big maximum. Without the big minimum. FINANCIAL SAVINGS of No. California 700 South State Strefet, Ukiah There are eleven sovings arxl loon a&sociatiprw throughout CallfOfnia that are subsidiaries of Finarxjlal Federation, Inc.; a $2 billion corporation listed on the New York Stock Exchange FINANCIAL FEDERATION INc|g|. •Dgnng the qualifying penod.the first 90 days, aH interest is forfeited on,anYarnount wiltidrowFi

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