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Letters to the Editor: 01/15/2017

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for restaurateurs past and present

Dear Editor

The Schukler Family is grateful to Steve and Colleen Rose for their more than 30 years of success operating the Vineyards Inn Restaurant. They built the Vineyards Inn into one of the top restaurants and we are fortunate to have had a long-standing relationship with the Roses. Our family is looking forward to the next chapter of the restaurant with Suzie and Andrew Pryfogle, and their vision for the business.

The Schuklers

Help protect children from sewage overflows
Dear Editor,

When it rains heavy in Sonoma Valley, the children love to walk through the puddles playing. The problem lies with a risk of disease when removing footwear after this activity. The risk is increased by the sewage overflows from manholes in the street.

During the Dec. 15 rain storm, some of the manholes observed overflowing into the street were ones at Vailetti at Bella Vista, across the street from the charter school in Fetters, in the street at St. Leo’s church, and Highway 12 between a pizza eatery and fast food establishments. The Sonoma County Water Agency, Sonoma Valley district, does not consider these to be hot spots for overflows.

I respectfully request parents and teachers to have the children wash their hands thoroughly after removing footwear. This will help prevent serious disease.

Once again, the property owners’ having downspouts connected to the Sonoma Valley sanitary sewer should redirect the path of rain water to the street [to help prevent sewage overflows into creeks]. This water does not contain raw sewage.

This would help prevent a disease outbreak in the community.

Property owners connected to Sonoma Valley’s sanitation system are requested to do what you can to alleviate this risk. Specifically, property owners in the City of Sonoma, Temelec area, El Verano, Boyes, Fetters, SDC and Glen Ellen need to look at the roof downspout discharge. The proposed sewer lateral ordinance will not resolve this high risk immediately; property owners can help!

Ron Prushko
Glen Ellen

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