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July 14, 2014
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Property purchase, plastic bag ban delay on council agenda

The purchase of an $800,000 vacant lot and reconsideration of a partially-implemented plastic bag ban top the South Lake Tahoe City Council’s agenda for Tuesday, July 15.

The city is proposing to buy two commercial parcels totaling 1.51 acres at the southwest corner of Ski Run Boulevard and U.S. 50. The property was appraised for $800,000 by the Johnson-Perskins Real Estate Appraisal and Consulting Firm.

The land is owned by the South Tahoe Redevelopment Successor Agency, which is required to dispose of its assets by California law according to a long range property management plan.

In a staff memo to the City Council, City Manager Nancy Kerry writes that the parcels are in a prime location with the potential for uses of significant benefit to the community.

The purchase would be funded from the city’s $9.49 million in general fund reserves. The city has about $1.8 million in reserves available in addition to its 25 percent general fund reserves target.

Proceeds from the sale would be used to pay enforceable obligations of the former redevelopment agency, which was dissolved in February 2012.


At a work session in July, several City Council members supported delaying implementation of the city’s ban on single-use carryout plastic bags. The ban took effect for grocers in January and is scheduled to take effect for other retailers in the city in mid-October. A proposed ordinance amendment would delay the ban from taking effect for retailers until October 15, 2015.

Other items on Tuesday’s agenda include:

• A $344,696 animal control services agreement with El Dorado County;

• a resolution imposing liens on properties that are delinquent on their refuse collection fees;

• a public hearing on the formation of a community facilities district to pay for ongoing operation and maintenance of the Bijou Area Regional Water Quality Treatment System;

• and discussion about a draft memorandum of understanding for South Lake Tahoe to assume additional permitting responsibilities from the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.

Tuesday’s meeting starts at 9 a.m. in City Council Chambers at 1901 Airport Road. It is open to the public.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jul 14, 2014 01:56PM Published Jul 14, 2014 01:56PM Copyright 2014 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.