South Lake Tahoe to consider settlement with SnowGlobe to repair fields
February 4, 2018
South Lake Tahoe City Council will consider a settlement agreement to repair the community playfields damaged during SnowGlobe 2017.
The agreement, as outlined in the agenda packet for council's meeting Tuesday, Feb. 6, SnowGlobe would pay the city $250,000 cash. In exchange the city will assess damage to the playfields.
Any money left over would be returned to SnowGlobe, per city documents. Additionally, the city will agree not to hold SnowGlobe liable following execution of the agreement.
The city pegged the initial cost for soil preparation and turf installation when the fields were constructed at approximately $270,000.
Approximately 20 to 30 percent of the turf was damaged by the annual three-day festival, which is a recurring point of contention for some local residents.
While the damage to the new fields was another point of outrage for some, the city pointed to the fact that the agreement with SnowGlobe was conditioned on SnowGlobe repairing any damage to the field.