What it means: The first reading of the STR ordinance is nearing its final version and is scheduled for a public hearing as soon as the October 16 Planning Commission meeting. Cogent points in the public testimony were: the proposed one-time inspection fee of $500 is excessive, the outdoor fire policy needs to be more specific, and each septic system design should be evaluated relative to the number of bedrooms and guests allowed in the rental.
Videography and editing by Ethan Paggi.
Excerpts from video coverage of the entire meeting will be posted on the 3RNews site as they become available for upload.
Anne Lang’s Emporium— In case you haven’t noticed, the exterior of the former Anne Lang’s Emporium building has been transformed by turning from gray with white trim to yellow with gray trim. The fresh paint is part of the transformation that Sierra Subs and Salads is doing as they prepare for a move to this new location in early 2020. Joining Sierra Subs will be Sage Roots Organic Produce, making both food enterprises bigger, better, and healthier than ever.
What it means: According to Allison Millner, who owns Sierra Subs with her husband Dane, the color choice was their chance to “really make the building ours.”
Woodlake Brewfest— At their monthly meeting on Wednesday, the Woodlake Lions Club decided to cancel the Woodlake Brewfest scheduled for October 19. The popular brewfest added to the coffers of the local charity but as it grew so did the need for more volunteers.
Mike Navarro, who came up with the idea and was event director since its inception, said most of the club members are over 60 and it just takes too much hard work.
What it means: Volunteers at local service clubs are aging rapidly and without new recruits, revenue will decline. It could impact local nonprofits that depend on Lions donations to operate.