COWmittee Volunteers Needed!

December 5, 2012

The Town of Woodside is looking for volunteers for a number of COWmittees. There are quite a number of openings. Volunteers who serve on these COWmittees play an important role in developing Town policies. We applaud all COWs who give their time and energy in service. We urge all COWs to consider volunteering.

LIVESTOCK AND EQUESTRIAN HERITAGE COMMITTEE? (LEH)
The LEH meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Each member is appointed for a term of two-years.
The COWmittee reviews applications for professional stable permits and forwards recommendations to the Planning Commission. It also reviews applications for exceptions to the private stable regulations and forwards recommendations to the Planning Director. It conducts inspections of stables in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Code. The LEH develops and supports education and information programs, which aid the community in sustaining, protecting, enhancing, and enjoying equestrian activities and facilities. COWmittee also serves as a resource for Town Council, staff, and residents on equestrian matters.

SUSTAINABILITY AND CONSERVATION COMMITTEE (SAC)
SAC meetings are the fourth Monday of the month, starting at 6:00 p.m. with a two-year appointment.
The SAC advises and assists the Town Council, Planning Commission, and staff on implementing the goals and policies of the Sustainability and Conservation Elements of the General Plan, with emphasis on resource conservation and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The COWmittee develops and recommends educational programs, which will create public awareness of environmental issues and conditions, and recommends action programs and regulations which foster sustainability and conservation principles.

RECREATION COMMITTEE?(REC)
The Recreation COWmittee meetings are first Thursday of each month, beginning at7:30 p.m. Each volunteer is appointed for a three-year term. It guides the activities of the community recreation programs.

WOODSIDE HISTORY COMMITTEE?(History)
The History COWmittee meets on the second Thursday of the month. Meetings begin at10:00 a.m.. Those appointed serve a two-year term.
The COWmittee advises the Town Council and staff regarding actions, policies, and plans relating to historic preservation; and plans and recommends means for ensuring the security and public accessibility of the Town’s historic archives. The Committee also gathers and catalogues historic material.

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