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Business fees left unpaid

Susan Wood

South Lake Tahoe businesses that have failed to update business license fees may want to do so in the coming week.

Failure to comply may result as a last resort in fines amounting to $1,000 and jail time up to six months.

As part of the city’s crackdown on collections in the last few years, the local government’s finance office has identified 252 delinquencies from last August. The names will be printed on in the next few days.

The city’s finance department is going into the 2004-05 session in June, when another round of renewal notices for business license fees go out.

Finance Director Christine Vuletich said reminder letters have been sent and phone calls have been made. The final recourse will end up as a misdemeanor with the city police department. From there, charges could be filed.

Vuletich said she’s surprised by the number of businesses still on the list, further speculating that perhaps some entrepreneurs working out of their homes may not even know they need one. Some businesses are operating without a license.

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“It’s hard to say (why). There are all types of people who go into business. Some are experienced and others not so much,” she said.

The finance department will continue to work at coming to some common ground with the business owners, who are expected to have their versions of the listing. The list of names reads like an A to Z list of small and large companies operating in Tahoe.

Police Chief Don Muren said his department is “more than happy” to accommodate the city finance office. And collections mean more money in the general fund, the city’s core account.

Muren believes some get lazy about paying.

“If they didn’t think we’d enforce it, they wouldn’t pay it,” he said.

In the last round of collection efforts, one light-duty city officer made calls for one week. All but one didn’t pay.

“Twenty percent of them are probably not in business. That’s what we found last year,” he said.

As a maximum penalty, the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office reports a violator could face a maximum sentence of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Editor’s note: Since this story was first published on Wednesday, 20 businesses have renewed their license fees.

The following is a list of 225 businesses for which the city of South Lake Tahoe has no record of business license payment as of April 28, 2005:

A & P Landscape & Maintenance

A & S Lamp Service

AAA Timeshare Resales

ABC Maintenance

Acosta, Cesar – Cmt

Advanced Billing Concepts

Advanced Exterior Systems Inc.

Affordable Limousine

Air Tight Plumbing & Heating

Al Tahoe Market

Alias Printing & Design

All Day Tree Service

All New Horizons

Allcraft Design and Fabricatin

Alpine Living

Alpine Market

Alpine Wood Works

Amundson Snow Removal

Amundson, Jim General Engineer

Arcadia Management Group Inc.

Ascend Travel

Asplundh Tree Expert Co.

B & N Remodel & Repair

Baby Steps Daycare

Baby’s Away

Balderdash Tour Co

Beecroft, Breanna – Massage

Berg & Associates

Best Maintenance & Repair

Best Silver, The

Big Daddy’s Burgers

Black Bear General Cleaning Se

Blue Jay Lodge

Boczek, Mark & Associates

Bonanza Apartments

Borek Construction

Bottom Line Tax Service, The

Brigantino, Ralph – Comm’l Ren

Cal-Neva Judgment Recovery Agc

Carters Upholstery & Draperies

Cathy Reading, Law Offices Of

Cedar Tahoe Resorts

Chang Rentals

Chapel Of The Bells

Chavez Mobile Maintenance

Clark Chiropractor



Coordinated Transit Systems

Coverup, The

Creative Fabrications

D & D Communications

Darvas Art

Dennys Restaurant Nr 830

Detarr Construction

Dillard Apartments

Dobson Rentals

Door Ways

Du Puy Construction

Dub Tile

Dykes, H. R. – Optometrist

Eben Hood Construction

Ed’s Snow Removal

El Dorado Beach Snack Shop

Elephants Music & Gifts

Elizabeth Lodge

Elliott, Greg – Lmt

Erlich, Robert

Fall General Engineering

Fall Line Heating & Air Cond.

Four Reel Sportfishing

Garratt Corporation

Genesis Cleaning General

George’s Hunting & Fishing Tri

Geotechnical Support Services

Get Your Locks Off

Gifts & Decorations For All Oc

Golightly Plumbing, Inc.

Great Basin Trading Co.


Hair By Vicki

Haircutting Studio

Hale & Sons Paving

Hannan Landscaping

Hardy, Glenn -Floors

Harvey, Simon – Attny At Law

Heartpath Ministry

Heavenly Valley Apts

Heavenly Valley Residence


High Altitude Roofing

High Sierra Designs

Holmes Duplex

Hope Valley Outdoors

Hosting Tahoe

House Doctor, The

House Of Carpets

Hunt’s Excavating

Hussmann Corporation

Ippolito Duplex Rental

Izzy’s Burger Spa

Jack Construction Co.

Jackson, Larry – Construction

Jay’s Auto Detailing

Je Swartz Designs

Jordan, James – Duplex Rental

Justin Time Spas

Ken’s Mobil Marine Service

Keynote Records And Books

Koala Cleaning Service

Kona Connection

Krumbles Handyman Service

Kustom Koating Inc

Lake Tahoe Builders

Lake Tahoe Cruises Inc

Lake Tahoe Horse & Carriage

Lake Tahoe Savvy

Lakeview Plaza

Laugheed, James Painting

Los Osos Trading Co.

Lumley, Chris – Consultant

M&M’s Vacation Rentals

Marriott Vac Club Resort-

Martial Arts Center & Supplies

Mclelland Roofing, Inc.

Mike Brown Electric Co.

Miller’s Custom Cabinet

Miller, Scott A – Company

Moffett & Giovanetti Duplex Re

Moinet Art

Moorefield Construction Inc

Morrill And Machabee, Inc.

Mother Love Gardening Supply

Mountain Dogs

Mountain Motoworx

Network Tahoe Vacation Rentals

Next Step, The

Nixon’s Heating & Air Conditio

O. C. Communications

Organization Advocates

Palmira Rental

Paradise Roofing Repair


Passion Team Jesus, The

Patterson, Kirk Drafting & Des

Patty’s Housecleaning

Pauls Rentals

Peace Of Mind

Peacock Const. Inc.

Pepsi Cola Bottling Group

Perrinos Maintenance/Painting

Pioneer Pines

Precision Electronics

Premium Usa

Prism Construction

Pro-Tech Roofing Systems

Produce Vazquez

Psalm 127 Enterprises

Pueblo Produce

Punla Apartments

RB’s Welding Service

Regan Beach Snack Shop

Rich’s Small Engine Service

Richmond, Farah

Rockwood, Inc.

Rocky Point Property I

Ruben Maintenance

Runningbear, Deanna – Massage

S Lake Tahoe Realtors Prop Mgm

Sampson Concrete Pumping

Scusa On Ski Run

Selke, Alia Educational Svcs

Seppa Construction

Sher’s Showstoppers

Sierra Cycle Works

Sierra Garage Door

Sierra Nev Realty Inc Comml Re

Sierra Pines Landscape

Sierra Weddings

Simply Elegant

Sky Lake Lodge

Smith, Amy – Massage Therapy

South Shore Bike Shop

South Shore Spas

Stateline Office Supply

Steel Crazey

Steimer, James – Gen’l Contrac

Stoll Dentist

Stonecutters Glasswerx

Strong Comm Rental

Sullberg, Lisa – Services

Sunshine Taxi Co

Tah-Wye Pines Mobile Home Park

Tahoe Airmotive

Tahoe Bike Shop

Tahoe Favorites

Tahoe Hair Company

Tahoe Masonry

Tahoe Production

Tahoe Quik Tans

Tahoe Ride Connection

Tahoe Soccer Academy

Tahoe Technical Services

Tahoe Training Institute

Tahoe Valley Dental Lab

Tahoe’s All Around Services

Tarantino Fam Tr – Comm’l Rent

Theraputic Massage By Danielle

Top To Bottom Cleaning Service

Town And Country Laundromat

Tryon, Letitia Ann – Massage

V & W Drilling Inc.

Val Cleaning Services

Valhallaa Medical Billing Serv

Vision Development

W & W Steel Company

Webb Builders

Western Sealing & Striping Co

Whitcomb Chiropractic

Wrap House, The

Wulstein Financial Services

Xkalaber Productions

Yellow Cab Co/Sunshine Enterpr.

Young, Sharalee – Cmt