Meyers improvement district asks for county’s help |

Meyers improvement district asks for county’s help

Griffin Rogers

MEYERS, CA — The district in charge of a park in Meyers is officially asking El Dorado County for help with administrative matters.

And according to its own board members, the Tahoe Paradise Resort Improvement District, which encompasses about 10 square miles of the South Shore community, could use a little help when it comes to successfully running a park.

“There is almost no organizational — to use a buzzword — infrastructure of the park in terms of written policies and procedures and the way things are done and so forth,” TPRID board member Peter Nelligan said at the meeting. “And I think it is time to mature.”

But before the district can receive guidance from the county, an official agreement between the two entities is needed. That’s what TPRID board members voted on Thursday.

If county supervisors accept the agreement, county staff will be able to give the district free advice on things like rental operations, legal matters, payment processing and more.

Essentially the partnership could help the board do something it has yearned for in recent weeks, which is move away from a period of dysfunction and quibbling and toward being self-sufficient and improving the community’s treasured park, according to proponents.

However, not everyone at Thursday’s meeting was in favor of the district’s proposed agreement. Some members of the public vocally opposed the notion of increased involvement from the county, citing concerns over local government assuming control of the park altogether.

District board members repeatedly assured those residents that the arrangement with the county is only necessary to receive advice in an official manner. And they said that’s all the district is looking for: advice.

The arrangement is for one year, but either party could back away from it before then with a 60-day notice, according to related documents.

District board members approved the agreement on a 4-1 vote and will now send it to El Dorado County supervisors for consideration. The lone dissenting vote came from Judy Clot, who said she still had some concerns with the proposal.

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