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Kingsbury to hire engineering firm for erosion control project

Michael Schneider

The Kingsbury General Improvement District’s board of trustees will consider a design services proposal for the Tahoe Bond Act-funded Kingsbury Estates/Tahoe Village Erosion Control Project tonight.

JWA Consulting Engineers, of Stateline, will complete design services for the project should the board approve the agenda item. Candi Rohr, district general manager, said JWA has worked on several projects for Kingsbury, including a former erosion control project in the late 1980s.

Douglas County Commissioners approved a 25 percent county match for the bond act state funds. The erosion project, the first of three KGID hopes to complete, will outfit about a third of the district with new curbs and gutters.

The state contribution came from a previous bond act, prior to the 1996 Tahoe Bond Act, of which $1 million remains, according to Bob Nunes, county director of community development.

Under the provisions of the bonds, Douglas was required to put up a 25 percent match for the state funds.

The first, and most expensive, of the projects is expected to cost about $2 million.

Rohr said the district doesn’t have funds to contribute to the county match, but will contribute many GID staff hours toward planning the project.

She said this project should be complete by October.

— After trailing the agenda item from last month’s Kingsbury General Improvement District meeting, the board of trustees will again consider hosting a meeting of lake GIDs to discuss common issues.

At last month’s meeting, Rohr said there was no interest expressed by the KGID board regarding the proposed meeting.

She said the board has so many upcoming items on their plate that they will not likely want to pursue incorporation.

“But it wouldn’t hurt just to have a meeting and see how we might cooperate,” Rohr said.

The Kingsbury GID Board of Trustees meeting tonight begins at 6 p.m.

at the KGID Office, 160 Pineridge Drive, Stateline

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