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News - July 2, 2014

Woodside cuts fine in half for trees felled without permit

by Dave Boyce

It has become a familiar pattern. A Woodside resident comes to the Town Council to appeal a five-figure fine for having felled mature trees without first obtaining a permit. The council deliberates over the unforgiving character of the fines in the eight-year-old ordinance and whether it should be revisited. And after more discussion, usually on by how much to reduce the fine, a majority on the council votes to reduce it.

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