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Norco Pony Express (Newspaper) - August 5, 1976, Norco, California MAN AGER TOM M AUK Now official new city became an official resident weekend after two on that Tom 32, appears to have earned his place in the heart of city hall his jovial winsome manner and football lineman on his brief encounter with the city which takes pride in warning outsiders that it is Mauk has come to find that it's not as different as Citizens may wish to when he came to Norco he was would be entering a small rural community where the people were unique and the problems he underestimate may have the same problems as other but they are of far more magnitude when to the suburban cities he's said until two months ago Mauk was serving as assistant city ministrator in said that Norco isn't that small town anymore and its problems are kind that make a he said that he has never had to deal with the problems of water sewer capacity and department expansion in and are the issues of vital importance now to the Norco said he found the atmosphere at city hall when he arrived to be so he spent a lot of trying to loosen up the He said he feels in that Way he has been shifted a lot of the responsibility out of the office of city manager where he found they had been concentrated imder former city manager Si basic style of moving cautiously appears at times to be in direct contrast with the faster pace of of Norco's lifestyle where everything is wanted he of the decisions he is faced with now is selecting a new assistant city but he insists on to get the best possible far as the present city council is Mauk said that he has been very impressed with the He finds them to be more involved than elsewhere and as a result seem to know more of what's going on in the said in the long run that works to the the problems he faces now are admittedly from the previous He figures it will be a couple more months before he faced with original problem which he did not have to face this year was the annual rite of negotiating employe wages and employes of the dty of Norco signed a two year contract with the city which will not run next that his family has settled in a Norco neighborhood after moving from Mauk said he expects big change in their There is new new kids and different lifestyle to get He was anxious to have it done quickly as said earlier that his would soon be jumping community apart from hall His children ' 7, 4, and can look forward to making friends and even having a 14, 30 5,1976 734-0210 Hamner of T in hands of have been invited to a meeting Monday to determine the extent to which they are to support the Family ' The dinner by invitation will combine members of community clubs and organizations from Norco and Corona at Corona National Golf The YMCA faced a operating deficit at the end of which the new general director of the outlined the financial situation to the board of the YMCA several weeks He said he is willing to subsidize until it is but that he can only last the end of board is moving ahead with plans for fund raising to supplement the pledges during the membership Stands said that the Y needs for operations to carry it through Dec. 31. That is m addition to the pledges and support from the United this point Stands has only received a partial salary when he arrived early in July but there was no money to pay his salary at the end of last month nor his moving 25-member board had previously committed itself to paying the expenses for Stands and his wife to move from far 37 members of the over 70 clubs invited have indicated they will be present at the In the meantime board members are others to secure markings at ELAINE headon crash on Hamner which killed one girl and left another in critical condition has raised questions the absence of THE at Ingalls Park hopes to have his part of the job finished racing against a deadline imposed by the Norco Valley Fair in order to get two new exhibit buildings completed in time for the annual Labor Day Building contractor John Plumbers and electricians will in and put the finishing City manager Tom earlier this week that all work should be complete by Aug. 16. This is pairs up with Manuel Salazar the sponsored by the Norco in the roof fpr of will be located at H exhibit Domanic said today he Ingalls where the two car accident resident Dortha Damron said following the accident that she had barely escaped a headon collision near the same spot earlier several hours before the tragic blamed the on dividing the four lanes on Hamner between Parkridge aM The reflectorized tape was left a temporary measure by the Department of Transportation a resurfacing project which was completed July 15. to Lance public information officer at the was scheduled for completion explained that the lengthy delay between the completion of the street resurfacing and this was ironically in an attempt at making that particular stretch the time that the resurfacing was being carried Stalker said that a number of phone calls from local citizens requesting a left turn lane Hamner east into the Amberlite Mobile Home eases If the Family YMCA were to close its doors would you feel any Do you use the If not why we We just never have the JANET but I think the community I don't use it because I don't need it but people who ' FRANCES If it I think it would be a 1 don't use it because don't need it. But I inight need it later race horse I think it would be a big I don't use it but I like it I think so. I like the gymnastics program they I use it KATHl Yes I'd feel a I think that kids need the It helps them grow tind develop their businessmen will be taking some of the tax burden off local residents this cost of business licenses in Norco which jumped 90 per cent this year will save the city's residents from a six cent tax according to Dick city license explained that the cost of a business license went from last year to about this said that the increase is the first one since the city was incorporated in ' 1964. It is still far below a lot of other cities in the he The city council voted recently on recommendation to raise the business license decision ultimately saved local property owners from a six cent property tax year there were 1,200 licenses issued in Monteiro expects the figure to drop to 1,000 this as the increased fees may drive out the smaller remarked that the life expectancy of I businesses in among the smaller is said that unfortunately there are a lot of people with good ideas but they lack either the capital or the sense which are necessary to make a business predicts that only one of ten small business which get a start in the city ever get past the home occupation 38, left his city office after two years on the going to work as a service advisor for a car dealer m a field in which he worked before joining the city yet no replacement has been said that the delay was the result of a study by officials into the possibility of Hamner in a couple of places to make the left turn lane result is a temporary left pocket about of long between Parkridge and View on explained that if the string had been put in before the study it have ' the amount of money approved Ipr the He said it would haye driven the cost out of reach and made it impossible to handle with 1;he^egular estimates the cost of the left turn lane now at about said that the maintenance crew was working earlier this week on widening a couple of areas along Hamner and have been completed added that the reflectorized yellow tape which was placed in the road way temporarily is ' standard Saturday night collision proved fatal to Suzanne a passenger in a car by Sandy 15, of Baker was listed condition at Loma Linda University to the Riverside Sheriffs Shaker was headed between First Street and when it veered into the lane and collided with a car Robert 48, of Los and his Dorothy were in satisfactory condition yesterday morning at Kaiser Hospital in The other in the - driven by Miss Baker 16, of East who was treated and released from Corona Community and 17, of who was listed in serious at General of fraud and ' have been added to charges filed against Norco City Councilman Taylor by former councilman Louis claimed new evidence in the case as an amended complaint was fUed last week in Riverside Superior filed last charged that occured whai Taylor purchased a trailer which the city allegedly was to and froiA the suit said Taylor took paft in a council discussion on July 15, 1974, regarding the of a without a for or with the trailer for from Tony Smith of Lake suit states that influenced the city council in its bid for the equipment and voted in favor of making the offer to has said that he recalls declining discuss the proposed purchase at the he does not remember how he to the on the morning following the meeting Taylor purchased the trailer Smith for DeBottari claims that the trailer had value of on July 15,' 1^4. he allies Aat Taylor benefitted financially from the Taylor and Norco Councilman Art McCollum have said that tape recording of council and subsequent minutes of have been tampered said listened to the tapes about a when similar charges were being against He said that since then the portion of the tape the motion and vote on the is now suit tor removal of from public attorney's fees and damage .at three Umes the benifit allegedly realized by or
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