Great Ideas for Tahoe |

Great Ideas for Tahoe

Susan Wood

The city of South Lake Tahoe tonight will hear from those with Great Ideas for Tahoe.

The nonprofit group plans to update the City Council on its progress at the panel’s regularly scheduled meeting that starts at 6 p.m.

Great Ideas for Tahoe, Inc., met once last month, selecting officers and forming bylaws with the idea of augmenting existing city services.

It officially formed last March to promote and support the community’s economic livelihood, parks, recreation, safety, neighborhood improvement and cultural arts programs by securing grant funds for the betterment of the community, according to group officer Judy Crawford.

Crawford, the city’s recreation superintendent, said there are many items on the community’s wish list that Great Ideas hopes to tackle through its own means of finding the funding.

She mentioned landscaping for Bijou Community Park and equipment upgrades for the city’s planned ice rink.

Great Ideas, which operates on a separate bank account from the city, may even secure tax-exempt funds from private donors.

The City Council may decide to make its own donation of $2,500 to aid New York City. During the Sept. 18 council meeting, Councilman Bill Crawford requested that the city look into the public agency expenditure through the Contract Agencies Fund.

The city may also decide to award the bid to develop the perimeter glass walls for its planned ice rink to Cascadia Sport Systems Inc. for $76,313. The walls are called a dasherboard system.

Cascadia presented the lowest bid out of the five bidders.

South Lake Tahoe City Council meeting

City Council chambers, 1900 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

6 p.m. today

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