County delays resolution to Meyers wooden bears |

County delays resolution to Meyers wooden bears

Gregory Crofton, Tahoe Daily Tribune

Plans to adopt an ordinance regarding wooden bears or other merchandise displayed in front of businesses in Meyers is on hold until El Dorado County hires a lead planner.

With work to create an ordinance that regulates the display of outdoor merchandise in limbo, the Meyers Community Roundtable, a group which typically meets monthly to discuss planning issues, will not meet in September because there is nothing specific to discuss. County Planning Director Conrad Montgomery, who oversaw planning issues for the Meyers community, resigned in July.

El Dorado County Supervisor Dave Solaro has informed the roundtable that work on the outdoor display issue is suspended until a county planner is hired.

The issue surfaced in summer 2001 when residents complained about the increasing number of wooden bears on display in front of The Bear’s Den, at 3202 Highway 50.

Novasel said a lot of work has been done regarding the outdoor display issue, including a survey to determine the community’s wishes.

“We’re reviewing the community plan to see how to make it a little more specific,” said Sue Novasel, roundtable secretary. “We all agreed it needs to be rewritten.”

Jody Fiston, treasurer of the roundtable, said she expects the October meeting will also be canceled unless an issue surfaces.

Anyone who wants to contact the roundtable should call Fiston at (530) 577-1637.

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