Status of Town Crier?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Kentlands : One Thread
It's been about 5 weeks since the Town Crier's editor resigned. Does anyone know what progress there has been in getting a replacement or convincing the previous editor to return?
-- Tom Marchessault (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 11, 2000
This is an issue that has been on my mind as well. At the February KCA meeting, the question was asked, but not answered for a variety of reasons. Still, communication with the community is vital and some sort of resolution should be made immediately - even if it is in the form of a basic memo. To that end, the CIC recently distributed an update on the pool deck project that was very informative. Something along those lines would be quite reasonable until a new editor is found. More compelling is that important community decisions could continue to be made by the Board, without proper community input.
-- Robin Caldwell (email@example.com), March 13, 2000.
I am unsure of the actual numbers, but the most recently distributed community directory had a list of at least one-third of the community's residences that have e-mail addresses.
Isn't it possible to put together an interim newsletter that can at least be electronically distributed to those who are connected via e- mail. Even more could be reached if electonic recipients were urged to pass hard copy along to those they know to be cyber-challenged. Copies of the message could be left in key places throughout the community for pick-up by others, or distributed via the more traditional Kentlands Pony Express.
Such an approach would be cheap, reach at least a third of the community, and would possibly begin the evolution of a model for electronic delivery that will become increasingly viable over time (perhaps another neo-tradition).
-- David Fetzer (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 19, 2000.