Daily Independent Journal from San Rafael, California on June 19, 1969 · Page 18
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Daily Independent Journal from San Rafael, California · Page 18

San Rafael, California
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Thursday, June 19, 1969
Page 18
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18 jlmV;TrmVnt-3Jmtnial, Thursday, June 19, 19691 yp ^^j|| ^ Boat Launch Funds Larkspur City Council last night authorized applying for state funds for a boat launching ramp along Corte Madera Creek | under the Greenbrae underpass, but there were some misgivings. Mayor Neil R. Brixon insisted , that the problems of patroling speeding boats and traffic access to the proposed ramp should be solved before any movement was made toward a ramp. City Mgr. Kent Bathurst said applying for the funds wouldn't commit the city to anything and 1 the council would still have the right to refuse an development. Councilman Alfred Malvino | said there would have to be a parking fee charged with the proceeds to go toward maintenance and operation of the pro| posed ramp. Robert C. Bundy, administrative assistant, said charging parking fees probably would lower the priority of the city’s bid for $170.000 from the state Division of Harbors and Watercraft. Brixon told of boats exceeding the 5 mile per hour speed limit, I some going 15 to 18 miles per hour, and a resident of Boardwalk 1 said her docks have been broken and boats swamped. Councilmen authorized B a- thurst to negotiate with a waterfront resident he said was willing to patrol the area at a cost of from $300 to $500 a year. Councilmen also introduced an ordinance to increase garbage collection fees effective Aug. 1, as requested by the Marin Sanitary Service because of increasing costs. The present rate is $2 per month on the level zone for a 30-gallon can. It would be in! creased to $2.25. The 25-cent increase also would apply to the three hill zones as well for one can. For two can collections, the rates would increase from $3.30 to $3.70 in the level area, $3.70 to $4.10 in hill area 1, $4.10 to ; $4.80 in hill area 2, and $4.80 to $5.70 in hill area 3. The present rates have been in effect since December. 1964. Closer Shore Entire $5,000 For Library Piers Urged Building Fund Is Cut Out In Sausalito Sausalito could have greater ¡control over future waterfront development by moving the present bulkhead and pierhead lines closer to shore, consultant William E. Spangle told the Sausalito Planning Commission last night. The bulkhead line is the city set limit to which the bay can be filled and buildings built. Piers on pilings can be built further out to the pierhead line. The commission last night continued discussion of Spangle’s central waterfront plan, with the talk centering on location of the bulkhead and pier­ head lines, City Clerk Miriam Ansell reported. While Spangle advocated moving the lines in, the commission remained uncommitted and no action was taken. Mrs. Ansell said. I Larkspur City Council slashed away last night at a proposed $810,675 budget for 1969-70. When the session ended, May| or Neil R. Brixon asked City ! Mgr. Kent B. Bathurst to calculate the council’s changes and | “see where we stand." The proposed budget is $139,773 below last year’s. Councilmen agreed that policeman and firemen, who now have four paid holidays, should have nine, the same as other city employees. They made heavy cuts in the proposed library budget, cutting out the entire $5,000 earmarked for the library building fund. To the dismay of librarian Richard A. Kilbourne, they cut the account for purchasing books and magazines from $9,. 500 to $7,500. At one point the council appeared ready to cut the book fund to $6.000. but when they knocked out the $5.000 building ; fund, they put some back in the book funds. • Aide Knows Officer Who Fired Shot The Larkspur City Council Also: SUSAN GARRISON Analy High Senior DARLEEN SAWDO College of Marin Student Beauty Pageant Gets Two New Entrants Two more girls have entered ! the Miss Marin and Miss Sonoma Beauty pageant held in connection with the Sonoma-1 Marin Fair. June 26-29, at the Petaluma Fairgrounds. A straight "A” student from College of Marin, Darleen Saw-1 do, 21, of San Rafael, becomes the third Marin entrant. A business student. Miss Sawdo is employed from midnight to 8 a.m. to help finance her education. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Goldstein and joins Suzanne Nattress of San Rafael and Joe Anne Bradv of Novato in the contest. A new Sonoma County candidate is Susan Garrison, 18. a senior at Analy High School. Sebastopol. Editor of her school yearbook. Miss Garrison has been selected as sweetheart of the Future Farmers of America chapter at the school. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Garrison of Sebastopol. The other announced Sonoma County entrant is Charlene Miles of Santa Rosa. The Miss Marin and Miss Sonoma winners will represent their counties at the Maid of California pagaent staged at the State Fair in Sacramento. Petaluma Council Approves Seven Department Budgets The Petaluma City Council yesterday approved budgets for seven departments, holding closely to the recommendations of the city manager. Approved for the 1969-70 police department budget was $281.261, $15.948 more than estimated 1968-69 expenditures. City Mgr. Robert H. Meyer had suggested an allowance og $704 for in-service training, but the council granted the full request of Chief Larry D. Higgins of $817, saying that training for police officers is of prime importance in fighting the rising crime rate. To be decided at a later budg- Navy Officer Among Graduates A Formosan Navy officer, blinded w’hen a bomb exploded on his ship, will be among 11 trainees who will be graduated at 2:30 p.m. Saturday from Guide Dogs for the Blind. Los Ranchitos. The officer. Hse-Sheng Kaun, is a student at Portland State University where he is preparing for a career in teaching Other graduates will be David Blount. Oakland; Angelo Camilleri, Redwood City; Colleen Clausen. Aurora. 111.; Nena Fitzgerald, Knights Ferry, Stanislaus County; Joseph Hewett. Austin. Tex; Mary Jenkins, Oakland; Mardell Kendall, Bremerton, Wash.; Alice Monroe, Geneva, 111.; Hugh Moody, Seattle. Wash.; and Richard Nixon. Portland Ore. Suspect Is Not Woman's Tenant Mrs. R. D. Harden, manager of an apartment house at 1000 Eighth Street. Novato, said yes- tereday that William Harvey Koontz, 23. who was arraigned in Marin Superior Court on a charge of possessing marijuana, does not live at that address as reported in yesterday’s Independent-Journal. Koontz gave that address; when arrested March 18 by the California Highway Patrol. et session is Higgin s request for four additional police officers. The city manager is expected to propose only two more men. Noting that the other two men could be used for narcotics investigations. Meyer said he felt the expenditure would not be worthwhile and said. “When narcotic arrests are made, the court may dismiss the case — so what’s the use?" A fire department budget of $270.525 was approved, an increase of $14.153 over this ; year’s expenditures attributed to a 10 per cent pay increase approved in January. Two additional firemen had also been approved in January to reduce the weekly hours of firemen. A budget of $150.090 was approved for the sanitary sewer | section with an increase of $16,127 attributed to the replacement of old equipment and a 5 per cent salary increase. A budget of $16.672 was approved for the ambulance division of the fire department with income estimated at $41.000 The budget represents an increase of $2.172 over this year. A library budget of $67.070 was approved as the city manager recommended, but w-as $1.687 below the amount requested by Librarian Edna Bovett. Meyer said he had cut the purchase of a photo copier from 1 the expenditures. The allotment is an increase of $2,061. The council was asked to meet privately with the library Board of Trustees July 7 to consider the hiring of a head librar- | ian to replace Miss Bovett. who retires this month. For the parking meter depart-! ment, a budget of $24,760 was approved, a decrease of $6.668 from 1968-69 when a building for repair work was purchased. Meyer said parking revenues were expected to fall this year because of construction that has removed meters. He said he would present a 10-year parking meter plan soon. A weed abatement program of $12.128 was approved, an increase of $1.171 attributed to increased salaries. The council was scheduled to meet again at 4 p.m. today to review the allocations of other departments. ANNEXATION — Passed a resolution of intention to annex about 90 acres between Highway 101 and San Quentin Prison, including Wood Island, and set Aug. 6 at 8 p.m. for a public hearing on the proposed annexation. STTDY ZONE — Introduced an ordinance to zone newly annexed territory as a study zone on a temporary basis until precise zoning is determined for the area. RECREATION COMMISSION — Appointed Dan P. Dougherty 'Seniors Only' Open Area Wins Backing! Larkspur City Council last night agreed to a modified open campus for seniors only at Redwood High School on an experimental basis this fall. The plan, labeled "academic campus expansion" by school authorities, will be tried from September until the Christmas vacation. Larkspur councilmen. Police Chief Howard Clark and some parents objected last year to a n open campus for all, and the matter has been under study since then. The new modified plan, supported by ’the Redwood High School Parent-Teacher Association. would provide off-campus privileges only during free periods, not during the lunch period or mid-morning break. Senior will have the privilege I only if they have permission from their parents and certain areas, not yet specified, will be classified as off limits. Kentfield Board Adopts Budget Kentfield Fire District board members last night adopted a 1969-70 final budget of $223.134, a $9.648 increase ffrom the current budget of $213.486. Kentfield fire chief Kenneth Kamp reported. The tax rate, however, is expected to drop from 90 to 89 cents per $100 assessed valuation due to a greater expected assessed valuation, he said The largest portion of the j budget hike is in salary increases which equal about 7lz per cent and are based on the county average plus a 5 per cent cost-of-living increase, the chief said. Salaries for 1969-70 are $91.308 as compared with $84.336 currently, or a $1,400 increase. Other increases, said the chief, include a hike of $2.400 in gas and electric supply since moving to the new station and ; an increase of $1,400 in the retirement fund. of 70 Via Barranca to the park and recreation commission to l succeed Robert V. Golden who j resigned. ANIMAL ( O N T R O L — Agreed to participate in the planned countywide animal control program basis, at a cost to the city of $1,200 with the ex- j pectation there will be more i enforcement by Humane Societv 1 officers. CONDEMNATION — Approve d condemnation of a 70-foot strip of land, owned by Alice Copeland, along Magnolia Avenue, between Bon Air Road and Doherty Drive, needed for road widening. NEXT MEETING — Adjourned until Monday at 8 p.m. at city hall to continue budget discussions. Councilmen William G. Fleckles and Benton A. Sifford Jr. were absent. The commission also rejected a request by M. Bruce Drever for an extension of hours in which joint parking use is allowed for a Mexican restaurant and daytime uses at the Hurricane Gulch Shopping Center, 300 Valley Street. The commission last year agreed the restaurant could use the same 17 parking spaces because the restaurant would not open until 5 p.m. Goldenaires Set Membership Session The San Rafael Goldenaires general membership meeting will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Community Recreation Center. Second and Brooks Streets. All persons 50 years and older may attend. John Thomson of Mill Valley will speak on "Highlights of Marin County History." Swim Program At Strawberry The Strawberry Recreation District will conduct an instructional swim program for children and adults at the Strawberry Park swimming pool beginning Monday. Residents of the district will be registered first and if classes still are not filled, nonresidents will be allowed to enroll. Registration for the first ses- j sion. June 23-July 3. will be held for residents from 10 a.m. until noon tomorrow at the maintenance building in Strawberry Park. Nonresident registration will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. Registration for the July 7-18 session will be from 10 a.m. to noon July 2 for residents and 11:45 a.m. July 3 for nonresidents: for the July 21-Aug. 1 session, 10 a.m. to noon, July 17, for residents and 11:45 a.m. July 18 for nonresidents; August 4-15, 10 a.m. to noon July 31 for residents and 11:45 a.m. August 1 for nonresidents. In the proposed fire department budget of $196.181, the council agreed not to hire another full-time fireman as recommended, and reduced a proposed lire clerk job from full ! time to half time. Mayor Neil R. Brixon said the city hasn’t been negligent in the fire department, and he didn't : thmk it could have two new full-time positions. Bathurst explained that hiring an additional fireman would permit the department to have three men on duty at headquarters, so two could respond to a call while the third sounded the alarm and then drove the second truck out. In the police department there are no new positions, but a newly createo rank of captain is in the budget. In the public works department budget, Bathurst has recommended that the Warren Misi tron, public works director, be given a pay raise from $1,023 a month to $1,155, a 12.5 per cent boost, to bring him in line with other department heads. On fringe benefits. Brixon said the city couldn't afford the | proposed incentive pay, 2.5 per cent, which would have cost I $2.521. Councilmen indicated they: would favor increase health insurance contributions by the city a>; an additional cost of $453. increasing standby pay for public works employees and pay for volunteer firemen. OAKLAND (AP)-A top aide to Alameda County Sheriff Frank Madigan says he knows which officer fired the shot that fatally wounded a man in the May 15 "people's park" confrontation in Berkeley. But Capt. Tom L. Houchins added yesterday in ari interview that the officer’s name will be withheld until Madigan returns in July from an out-of-state trip. James B. Rector, 25-year-old San Jose man with two burglary convictions, was shot with buckshot while on a rooftop Madigan and Houchins, who is in charge of the sheriff’s criminal division, have said they could produce witnesses who saw Rector throwing objects at officers. More than 130 persons were injured in the fracas, which followed a mass march in protest of construction of a fence around University of California ! land that young people made into a park. Madigan had never said directly that Rector was shot by an officer but said as far as could be determined, no demonstrators used firearms. The San Francisco Chronicle, in a copyrighted story today, said Houchins stated he can account for nearly every shell fired by deputies during the disturbance, and that possibly some innocent bystanders were hit. One victim, Berkeley architect Richard D. Ehrenberger, said he was shot in the leg while getting out of his car and has filed a $20,000 claim aganst the City of Berkeley and Alameda County. The British House of Commons has 630 members. Special offer to I-J readers A FINE-QUALITY FLAG SET Offered to you at cost price hv I -A 4 ì M-i ...................... > ; L ■ ■/ « ? I Oliver Durand To Head College SACRAMENTO (API - Los Rios Junior College board members last night appointed Oliver Durand as president of the new Consumnes Junior College which opens south of Sacramento next year. Durand had been president of Sacramento City College, but was relieved of those duties at his request earlier this school year because of illness. He has been working on the district staff. 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