Divided Fallen Leaf Lake residents to discuss operations change at store and marina | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Divided Fallen Leaf Lake residents to discuss operations change at store and marina

Adam Jensen

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – A controversial change of operators at Fallen Leaf Lake’s store and marina could be approved this weekend.

Members of the Fallen Leaf Lake Community Service District Board believe the district can save money by operating the store and marina directly, but have faced opposition from Fallen Leaf Lake residents who support continued operation of the store and marina by Lakeside Landing, Inc.

The owners of Lakeside Landing, Inc., John and Ruth Rich have operated the small community’s store and marina for the past 14 years.

At a meeting of the Community Services District on Saturday, the district’s board will discuss various proposals for operation of the lake’s community areas.

Included among those proposals is possible approval of a contract agreed to by Fallen Leaf Landing or awarding a contract to Rick Firkins of All Star Catering for the operation of the Fallen Leaf store.

The possible change in operators at the store has been under discussion for nearly a year and has divided Fallen Leaf Lake residents.

Lawyers representing residents in support of Lakeside Landing’s continued operation of the store and marina have lodged threats of litigation against the community services district board because of the possible change.

The community service district board will begin the open session portion of this weekends meeting at 11 a.m. on Saturday in City Council Chambers at the Lake Tahoe Airport. The airport is located at 1901 Airport Road in South Lake Tahoe.

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