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Coyote deterrent presentation to go before City Council

Susan Wood

One way to live in harmony with coyotes will lead off today’s South Lake Tahoe City Council meeting at 9 a.m.

Tom and Cheryl Millham of Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care will provide an up-close-and-personal view of a product called the “roll guard,” an aluminum log that horizontally tops a 5- to 6-foot fence. The equipment was invented by Bob Owens of Santee, Calif., and comes with 11 brackets and sells for $28 in 4-foot sections.

The idea is to protect homeowners’ pets without harming the coyotes, something the Millhams and other wildlife advocates are passionate about. They want to use the presentation to educate the public on various ways to accomplish their goals. Cheryl Millham said the roller moves so fast, “even a bird can’t sit there.”

Coyotes have become more prevalent recently as mothers are seeking food for their young. Unfortunately, that harsh reality of animal life has been to the detriment of household pets – usually cats or dogs.

“Killing them isn’t the answer,” Cheryl Millham said Monday.

Keeping Leadership Lake Tahoe on track

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After the wildlife care center’s presentation, the Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce will present its appeal for applicants in the Leadership Lake Tahoe program.

The program formed in 2003 identifies and cultivates potential leaders in the community through accelerated workshops in the areas of environment, education, media, economic development, social services, tourism, public safety and government. Each class has worked on an end-of-session project and gained long-term relationships through the program.

Applications are accepted with a $100 deposit by June 15 at P.O. Box 7139, Stateline, NV 89449. Tuition runs $500 for chamber members and $750 for non-members.

In other business, the City Council may:

— Approve the refinancing of redevelopment debt.

— Uphold the city Planning Commission’s decision to declare High Sierra Adventure Sports as a nuisance for allegedly violating city codes on its outdoor amusement business.

— Enter an agreement with the Tahoe Heritage Foundation for a retail partnership at the Explore Tahoe Visitor Center.

If you go

What: South Lake Tahoe City Council

When: 9 a.m. today

Where: Council Chambers, Lake Tahoe Airport, 1901 Airport Road

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