CLOVERDALE

City Council meetings will soon be on YouTube

In their continuing efforts to improve public outreach and community engagement, the City Council has approved an expenditure in the 2017-2018 budget to begin video recording regular City Council meetings and posting the video to YouTube within 48 hours. The first council meeting to be video-recorded is targeted to be July 25.

Family research leads cousins to North Coast

Three cousins, Tina Scott of Crescent, Oklahoma, LuAnn Wilcox of Guthrie, Oklahoma, and Jan Wilson of Vancouver, Washington, are traveling the country this summer in a quest to discover their ancestral roots.

On June 24, they stopped by City Hall to ask for help in locating the final resting place of their great-great-great-grandfather, William Plag, who died in 1887.

Thanks to some old cemetery records, a cemetery map, and a little assistance from City Manager Paul Caylor, it wasn’t long before a 30-year search came to a successful conclusion at Cloverdale’s Riverside Cemetery.

The trio soon found his unmarked grave at the top of a hill overlooking the Russian River and Anderson Valley. After a few tears and a few photographs, the cousins were back on the road in search of more ancestors.

In the meantime, they will be working with Caylor to ensure their ancestor has a proper grave marker installed.

Third fittest over-40 firefighter in California

Cloverdale Volunteer Battalion Chief Justin McNulty placed third overall in the over-40 Masters Division at last month’s California Firefighters Olympics in San Diego.

In 2010, the 41-year-old McNulty competed in the Open Male Division where he says he finished “middle of the pack,” but last month was his first time competing in the Masters Division.

His portion of the CrossFit competition consisted of five total workouts in one day. Although McNulty has been doing CrossFit since 2008, he admits his legs were a little sore the following day.

McNulty has been a volunteer with the Cloverdale Fire Protection District for 19 years and a paid lieutenant for the Piedmont Fire Department for the past 15 years.

GEYSERVILLE

Business group working on town motto, website

The Geyserville Business Development Group is currently working on a town motto, a town website and a Geyserville Chamber of Commerce business portal.

Businesses can be added to the email list and notified of upcoming meetings by contacting Dallas Saunders at geyservillebiz@yahoo.com.

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