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Old 06-20-2009, 09:16 PM
 
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Isn't this the Mayor that was busted for DUI?
And that's got to do with her plans for Waxhaw.... how?
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Old 06-20-2009, 09:50 PM
 
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Maybe it doesn't, but it says something about her ability to make good decisions.
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Old 06-26-2009, 04:27 PM
 
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The Waxhaw Gazette: Front Page
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:12 PM
 
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Plenty of businesspeople make poor personal decisions. This is a business plan, and it sounds like it has some merit.
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:56 AM
 
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Not to get into a whole "thing" about it, but most businesspeople aren't elected officials that have a moral responsibility to the people that elect them, and their children to do the right thing and be role models.
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Old 06-27-2009, 08:39 AM
 
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Great mayor, great plan.........get off of your high horse!
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:32 AM
 
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Dear Friends,

You may have been seeing Waxhaw in the news a bit lately but in case you haven’t, the Town of Waxhaw has begun exploring an exciting new idea. The Waxhaw Area Research Park is the working name for a concept that would potentially bring significant levels of quality employment and economic development to our town.

At the May Town Meeting, the Waxhaw Board of Commissioners passed a Resolution expressing interest in the idea of siting a research park, similar to Research Triangle Park, in Waxhaw which work to promote the environment.

But what is a research park?

The International Association of Science Parks defines a science (research) park as “an organization managed by specialized professional, whose main aim is to increase the wealth of its community by promoting the culture of innovation and the competitiveness of its associated businesses and associated knowledge-based institutions. To enable these goals to be met, a Science Park stimulates and manages the flow of knowledge and technology amongst universities, R&D institutions, companies and markets; it facilitates the creation and growth of innovation-based companies through incubation and spin-off processes; and provides other value-added services together with high quality space and facilities.”

The proposed area of focus for this project is energy technology and resource use. The Charlotte region has been waking up to the fact that there are a number of energy-related businesses, both large and small, already in the region after Governor Perdue recently made some remarks referring to Charlotte’s potential to be a regional energy hub. Governor Perdue has also referred to “Green is Gold”, meaning that the next era of innovation and economic opportunity will be focused on better using our natural and man-made resources in a way that is environmentally-sensitive and whole life-cycle analysis. She has also stated that the state that gets “green” right will emerge as an economic and technological leader in the ensuing era. Waxhaw hopes that the Waxhaw Area Research Park will become the nucleus of the “Green Revolution” in North Carolina and beyond.

I am currently engaged in talking with potential stakeholders including our neighboring local governing bodies (towns and counties) as well as the economic development community, energy and resource sector businesses and the academic community. I anticipate bringing to the Waxhaw Board of Commissioners letters of interest from a number of these stakeholders in the next month or two. Letters of support from Waxhaw area residents would be welcome also.

If you are interested in learning more about or assisting with this exciting project, please contact me at mayor@waxhaw.com.

Best,
Daune Gardner
Mayor of Waxhaw
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:45 AM
 
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Waxhaw mayor may face censure for DWI charge and alcohol purchases | CharlotteObserver.com


Sounds like someone has an alcohol problem......
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:02 AM
 
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I believe she has been BUSTED.

Too bad, but no excuses.

If she has a problem with alcohol, I hope she will get treatment for it.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:25 PM
 
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She clearly needs help. Anybody who knows her knows she needs to grow up and take some responsibility for her behaviors. Its amazing she won the first time, even more puzzling that she won re-election. Sadly it says the people who voted for her think a party animal who is stuck in her teenage glory days is capable of governing. This is real world of grown ups here and she could be in the same boat the fella is that killed someone on Hwy 601 last week driving drunk...facing a murder charge. Fortunately she didn't cross the yellow line and hit someone...this time.

The council can't remove her but they need to censure her and see if there are any options that they can take to force her to get rehab. Meanwhile, as with many part-time small town mayors, her salary should be much smaller. $50 a month should do it....perhaps get her back up to the $800+ a month that she currently makes once she gets clean.
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