City Council meets this morning |

City Council meets this morning

Susan Wood

The South Lake Tahoe City Council will review a natural hazard mitigation plan to be brought forth by the Fire Department at 9 a.m. today. The proposal ranks natural disasters ranging from an avalanche or drought to an earthquake or flood.

The council may also decide to spend $3,627 for an informational mailing on Measure R, which serves to raise the annual $20 snow removal parcel fee to $40 – with inflation adjustment not to exceed 3 percent. The aim of the measure, which will show up on the Nov. 8 ballot, is to pay for snow removal equipment.

City staff also recommends the council reject the bid submitted for a best management practices project at Runnel’s Automotive at highways 89 and 50. The right-of-way improvements resulting from a January 1997 agreement were deemed too costly by contractor Pfister Excavating Inc., in the amount of $341,190.

The engineer’s original estimate was $116,190.

The City Council meeting is scheduled in chambers at 1900 Lake Tahoe Blvd.