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The South Lake Tahoe City Council agreed Tuesday to send an increase in snow removal fees to the voters in November’s election.

The $40 increase will go toward improving snow removal equipment, some of which is more than 30 years old.

Presentation on shorezone slated

The League to Save Lake Tahoe is sponsoring a public presentation by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency on their new shorezone policy proposal called “Alternative 6” next Tuesday at Lake Tahoe Community College, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Coleen Shade, chief land-use planner at TRPA, will make the presentation and will leave time for questions.

The public is encouraged to visit to review Alternative 6, and to submit comments to TRPA before the Sept. 2 deadline.

“This is a chance for people to come and hear for themselves,” said John Friedrich, program director for the league.

2 file for seats on school board

Two candidates for two open seats on the Lake Tahoe Unified School District Board of Education have filed papers with the county’s election office.

Wendy David, incumbent and board president, filed as well as parent Angela Swanson.

David is seeking her third term and announced her intention to run earlier this month. She is a case manager for Court Appointed Special Advocates.

Swanson has been a regular at board meetings, a parent-teacher association president at Sierra House Elementary and works as an education consultant and lobbyist in Sacramento.

The filing period began July 18 and will run until Aug. 12. If incumbent Madeline Fernald doesn’t file, the period will extend to Aug. 17.

Eight vying for college board

Eight applications to fill the opening left by the death of Pat Amundson on the five-member board at Lake Tahoe Community College were received Thursday, the end of the application time period.

Twenty-minute interviews will be held Monday during a public hearing scheduled for 6 p.m. in the college’s boardroom. A decision will be made by the board at noon Tuesday.

“I thought it was a good number and it was right in the ballpark of what we were expecting,” said college President Guy Lease.

Lease declined to identify the applicants.

Meanwhile, three seats, including Amundson’s, are open for election this November. The filing period began July 18.

One challenger has filed, Malcolm Pribyl, along with incumbents Kerry David and Roberta Mason.

Pribyl, who owns a business in his name selling life and health insurance, has been a Tahoe resident since 1971 and has served on several boards, including Tahoe-Douglas Chamber of Commerce.

Pribyl, 58, is also one of the seven applicants to fill Amundson’s spot on the board.

“I’ve always been interested in all aspects of education,” he said.

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