SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The South Lake Tahoe Fire Department with assistance from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and Lake Valley Fire Protection District are conducting prescribed burns around the Lake Tahoe Airport starting on Wednesday, December 6 through Tuesday, December 12.
The prescribed burns will take place over 22 acres with an estimated 230 identified piles to burn. Since the Caldor Fire, South Shore Agencies staff have been working to coordinate and plan fuels reduction work. Land managers identified these piles over the last 3-6 years as fuels reduction work was completed around the Lake Tahoe Airport. This is also a part of an overall Fuels Reduction project on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe within the South Shore Division of the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team.
All prescribed fires follow a specialized prescribed fire burn plan, which considers temperature, humidity, wind, moisture of the vegetation, and conditions for the dispersal of smoke which is then used to decide when and where to burn. The intent of pile burning is to remove excess fuels (branches, limbs, and stumps) that can feed unwanted wildfires. Smoke from the prescribed burns is normal and may continue for several days after ignition. If you are sensitive to smoke, please limit your time outdoors near these areas.
Burning is dependent on weather and resource availability to safely conduct the prescription, so the schedule is subject to change. We ask residents to stay out of prescribed burn areas for your safety and to not interfere with ongoing operations.
LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev.– The Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team is scheduled to continue widespread prescribed fire operations this week at Lake Tahoe, conditions and weather permitting. Smoke from these operations may be present throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin and surrounding areas. View smoke management tips and current air quality index at AirNow and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/USDA Forest Service Fire and Smoke Map.
To be added to the prescribed fire notification list, send TFFT an email. View the prescribed fire map with project details and locations at Tahoe Living With Fire. Please keep in mind the following units are on hold or complete and in patrol status, which means firefighters are patrolling and mopping up to reduce smoke impacts to communities: Sherlock, Diamond Peak, Lily Lake 1001, Fallen Leaf Units 172/116 and Toads 34.
Learn more about living in fire-adapted ecosystems at Tahoe Living With Fire and get prepared, get informed, and get involved.
3. Tentative Map Extension for 3708 Highway 50 Town Homes Tentative Map, File #23-131. Requested Action / Suggested Motions: Pass a Resolution recommending the City Council adopt a resolution granting a 24-month extension for the 3708 Highway 50 Town Homes Tentative Map pursuant to California Government Code Section § 66452.6(e), and making all other findings listed in the resolution.
11. Supervisor Laine recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign a letter to Eldorado National Forest District Ranger, Dionne Uzes in support of their efforts to sustain and replenish the existence of Recreation Residence Tracts on National Forest Service lands.
8c. Discussion and Possible Action on Preparation of a Facilitated Strategic Board Work Session for Short and Mid-Term Priorities to Complete Transit Multi-Modal Connectivity within the Greater Tahoe-Truckee Region from the I-80 to the US 50 Corridors.
For possible action. Discussion to approve the Package Retail Liquor License, On-Site Unrestricted License, Caterer’s Liquor License, Entertainment Endorsement and a Non- Restricted Gaming License for Neva One, LLC, dba Golden Nugget Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino represented by Brian Muravez and Yale Rowe. Brian Muravez and Yale Rowe have signed a Waiver of Notice of Hearing. Golden Nugget Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino is located at 50 Highway 50, Stateline, Nevada 89449. (Captain Michitarian)
Board of Commissioners
2. For possible action. Discussion to approve the 2023 Douglas County Comprehensive Trails
Plan. (Brook Adie)
3. For possible action. Discussion on the adoption of Resolution 2023R-095, increasing the South Tahoe Refuse Company’s rates by 8.15% for the 2024 calendar year, as allowed under the terms of the franchise agreement. Douglas County receives a 3% franchise fee on the revenue collected from Douglas County citizens who voluntarily choose to be served by South Tahoe Refuse. (Philip Ritger)
4. For possible action. Discussion to approve a Franchise Agreement between Douglas County and South Tahoe Refuse Company for recycling, organics and solid waste collection and processing services in the Tahoe Township area of Douglas County. The amount of the franchise fee Douglas County receives is equal to three percent (3%) of gross receipts for all services performed by South Tahoe Refuse under this Agreement. (Philip Ritger)
The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Advisory Planning Commission is meeting at Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, at 9:30 a.m., on Zoom and at the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, 128 Market Street, Stateline, Nev.
Planning Matters – Presentation on 2020 U.S. Census demographics for the Tahoe Region and Other Available Data
Public Hearings – Economic sustainability and housing amendments to Placer County’s Tahoe Basin Area Plan
The South Tahoe Public Utility District is meeting Thursday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. at 1275 Meadow Crest Drive, South Lake Tahoe.
Municipal Information Systems Association of California Award of Excellence in Information Technology Practices
Mann, Urrutia, Nelson CPA’s & Associates, LLP – 2023 Fiscal Year Financial Statement Audit
Items for board action
Secondary Clarifier No. 1 Rehabilitation Project 1) Find minor irregularities in the bid from T&S Construction Co., Inc. to be immaterial and waive immaterial regularities; and 2) Award the Project to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder, T&S Construction Co., Inc., in the amount of $1,810,750.
Director of Operations Position – Approve the addition of a new management position titled Director of Operations with a monthly salary range of $14,557 – $18,579 and approve the wage and associated benefits expenditure to be added to the fiscal year 2023/2024 budget.
Election of Board Officers – Elect a Board President for 2024 Calendar Year
Election of Board Officers – Elect a Board Vice President for 2024 Calendar Year