Planning Board result and the Survey Sez…

                                                                         

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HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

From

NorthCoast Community Woodshop

 

Well hello, wood workers!  We hope you all had a wonderful and safe 4th of July. It’s been a while since our last update so we have a lot to tell you.

First, the most important news. On July 2nd, we went before the Planning Board and were approved for our request for “conditional use” zoning for our facility. Now we advance to the City Council meeting on July 8th for final approval. This is a huge step for us. Once approved by the City Council, we plan to apply for our electrical, ramp and sign permits.

With all this progress, our anticipated opening time frame is mid-August. WOW!

Meanwhile the board has finalized the survey with the following results:

THE SURVEY SEZ… updated 7/3/2013
question

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

yes

50

31

51

18

31

18

14

no

5

12

4

29

23

27

35

maybe

0

12

0

8

1

10

6

discounted emails*

31

total

86

total donation actual $ commitments

$365

total “maybe” donors not counted in actual commitments

9

Question

1

Still want to see the woodshop open in AL

2

Will you become a member

3

Do you want to continue to receive emails

4

Can you volunteer to help on a committee

5

Can you help with cleaning and painting

6

Can you volunteer to help with the daily staffing

7

Can you donate money

8

Are you going to attend this Saturday’s meeting
*discounted because there is no phone to verify and they did not respond to our email.

 

We are quite pleased with this survey result (except for question #7). If we achieve 100% of the matching donations for a total of $12,000, this puts us at about the break-even point over the next 3 year period. However, that is without any growth, and we do expect to grow — people are going to like what they see, like the experience of doing for themselves and for others, and they are going to tell other people. We do, however, need to hit our fundraising goal of $6000.

We were also pleased with the result of question 4. “Can you help on a committee?” We had 17 affirmatives and a whopping 29 maybes. That’s fantastic. We will be contacting these committee volunteers within the next few days.

Also, just as pleasing was the response to “can you volunteer to help with daily staffing”. This is a critical need if we expect to be open more than a few hours a week. As everyone can presume, we cannot afford (at least not yet) to pay for staff, even at minimum wage. Someone will be contacting these folks as well.

We thank everyone who is committing to join, volunteer for a committee, volunteer to staff and make financial commitments.  Those who are still considering, we thank you!

Just a word about the general meeting held on June 22. In a word it was GREAT! The turnout was 18 people. The main focus was updating everyone on progress and our vision. There was a great deal of discussion and a lot of great ideas brought forth. Thanks to all for turning out. The next meeting date is TBA. Our main focus is going to be on committees and getting things ready to open, including a Grand Opening Celebration. Can you feel how close we are???

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 How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

LOL (ask SIRI and see what she says…)

2 thoughts on “Planning Board result and the Survey Sez…

  1. Ken Tatter

    I do have a good bit o spalled maple which has been air drying for over 10 years. 8-12′ lengths in 1×4 2×4 2×6 and 2×8 I would be willing to donate.
    As I wind down towards retirement, I would like to possibly become more active in your group. I think this is a great opportunity for empty nesters and down-sizers.
    Ken

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Hey Ken, thanks for the offer for this wood. We would be glad and greatful to have it. We are having 3 meetings in the next few days. Perhaps you would like to come over and check us out and hopefully volunteer for one of our teams. The meetings are Sat. & Sun. 8/17 , 18 @ 9:30am and on Wed. 8/21 at 7pm. at the shop. 33501-A Lake Rd. Avon lake. Hope to see you there.

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