Sunday, December 30, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
The Historical Register will consider a location historic if:
The quality of significance in simmish history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture is present in districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that possess integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association, and:
A. That are associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of simmish history; or
B. That are associated with the lives of persons significant in simmish past; or
C. That embody the distinctive characteristics of a type, period, or method of construction, or that represent the work of a master, or that possess high artistic values, or that represent a significant and distinguishable entity whose components may lack individual distinction; or
D. That have yielded, or may be likely to yield, information important in prehistory or history.
As a result, some families are interested in rebuilding thier ancestoral homes from TS1. I think that instead families and the hood should focus on maintaining the historical locales here already, such as Celebration Park.
Monday, December 24, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
The pharmacy is in need of expansion. Right now the gift shop is selling plenty of items and bringing in most of the profits. We're going to expand the product selection soon, however, the phamarcy needs to be expanded as well with more medicines and over-the-counter drugs.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Should we create a compehensive plan? The Comprehensive Plan would be the blueprint for growth and development of the community. It would describe the long-term direction and vision for the hood. The Comprehensive Plan would contain the long-term goals for the hood, such as providing a safe and healthy environment for residents, supporting businesses to help create jobs, and preserving the high quality of life the residents of Apple Valley have come to expect.
I will present it to the hood council members.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
We had a need to establish a set holiday calendar-especially with the season's deal in place making keeping time much easier. We will have these holidays according to the time passed in the hood-international events-such as the Food Expo would be held concurrently with other hoods.
We go by season cycles and days, ie, Summer 1, Simday 3. These are the holidays the hood will observe:
Spring: Simday 3: Founder's Day
Celebrate the founding of Apple Valley by honoring the past founders of Apple Valley, Greymount. A day to celebrate the past by holding historical lectures, festivals and more.
Summer: Simday 3: Rememberance Day
Honor the residents of Apple Valley that lost thier lives in past crashes. The day will be marked with mourning and honoring the dead and those who have lost their lives to make ours better.
Fall: Simday 3: Blessed Harvest Day
Celebrate the harvest and family. Day will be marked with feasts and festivals.
Winter: Simday 4: Christmas
Celebrate the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ. Day will be marked with service projects, family gatherings and festivals.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Should Apple Valley create a local stock market? That was the question posed to me. It would help business owners with limited funds, but there is a loan program for them-which reminds me, should we manage business loans the same way as mortgages (using Monique's bill payer system). That would help in terms of new deals which have a tendency to wipe out old accounts and loans.
I'll did a survey amoung small business owners and found out the following:
-there are 5 community businesses owned by residents
--The Toy Shoppe
--Herendez Art Gallery
--The Farmer's Market
-there are 2 municipal businesses owned by the hood
--The Medical Centre
-there is 1 homebased businesses
--Apple Valley Historical Church Gift Shop
The municipal and home-based businesses had no desire for shareholders. Of the community lot businesses, there was little desire for shareholders. Mostly the businesses operate with business loans.
--The Toy Shoppe-$0 loan
--Herendez Art Gallery-$0 loan
--The Farmer's Market-$3000 loan
--Fresh Flora-$12,000 loan
Total: $25,000 in business loans
At this time do not recommend a stock market, instead a simple listing of businesses and thier customer service scores and rank would suffice. This is done with the Yellow Pages service from Simmerville.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
I wanna be just like her! Not an actress-but popular...maybe. I looked into that tour guide stuff and it seems really cool. I told Tobi that we could go out this next simday-I didn't know that he liked me. Ginger is upset-she thinks Tobi is cute, but she's dating that Grex farmy boy! Why is she so mad?