Town’s Customer Service Survey

September 27, 2016

As you will recall, the Town has conducted a Survey Monkey satisfaction poll of homeowners and their professionals who have gone through an application process from 2014 through the first quarter of 2016. The Town admits that “Overall, the results indicate that there is much room for improvement. Of the 43 respondents that provided an overall rating of the service received for the project, 20 responded that they were very satisfied or somewhat satisfied and 20 responded that they were very dissatisfied or somewhat satisfied.”

Not exactly a glowing report card for the Town’s development process. The lack of participation …

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Money Tree

September 12, 2016

COWS all want Woodside to be wooded but the fines for wrongful tree removal are beyond belief. The most recent notable fine was for $212,500 which the Town received after Council denied the appeal of the fine for non-permitted tree removal on a lot. That’s a lot of moo-la!!

The question now is what is the appropriate use of these funds? At the July 12 Council meeting, Grant Huberty, Planning Commission Vice Chair, suggested using the funds for chipping, Defensible Space matching fund, or SODS (Sudden Oak death) programs. Also discussed were safety oriented issues like bridge projects, or putting …

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Be Ready, Be Safe, Be Prepared

September 6, 2016

National Preparedness Month (NPM) has been observed every September since 2004. September has been the month designated as National Preparedness Month. It is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) within the Department of Homeland Security. NPM’s goal is to encourage everyone to prepare and plan for all kinds of emergencies. The event is a nationwide effort and the theme this year is “Pledge to Prepare – Awareness to Action”.

FEMA is asking the public including individuals, business’s, and organizations, to take specific action steps to prepare by doing at least one of the following:

1. Get an emergency …

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Spend Labor Day at the Fair! The Kings Mountain Art Fair

August 29, 2016

One of our favorite annual events is the Labor Day weekend Kings Mountain Art Fair. This is the 53rd year for the Fair. It is held Saturday, Sunday & Monday September 3, 4 & 5, from 10 am – 5 pm at 13889 Skyline Boulevard. It benefits the Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade and other community activities, including the Kings Mountain Elementary School, and is staffed completely by volunteers.

The Art displayed is first class. There are 135+ juried artists. The Art Fair SourceBook of 2015, named it the Number ONE fine art fair in Northern California.

Kiddie Hollow is …

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