News briefs: Council candidate filing period extended, Tuesday city council meeting and more
COUNCIL MEMBER FILING PERIOD EXTENDED FIVE DAYS
The City of South Lake Tahoe, in consolidation with the El Dorado County Elections Department, will be conducting an election on Nov. 8 for two city council members. The filing period opened on July 18 and closes on Aug. 12. One of the eligible incumbents, council member Hal Cole, officially notified the city that he will not be filing for candidacy for the Nov. 8 election. Therefore a five day extension will be added, making the filing closing date Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 5 p.m.
All interested persons must be a registered voter and reside within the City of South Lake Tahoe at the time nomination papers are issued.
Contact City Clerk Susan Alessi at 530-542-6004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment for issuance of nominations papers before the Aug. 17 deadline.
City council members receive a monthly compensation in the amount of $946. Council members and dependents are also eligible for city medical/dental benefits and are enrolled in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).
The City of South Lake Tahoe does not have a filing fee. However, there is a charge for candidates who wish to file and have printed a Candidate Statement in the sample ballot. If a candidate chooses to submit a Candidate Statement for printing in the sample ballot, a fee of $350 for English and/or $446 for Spanish is required by the El Dorado County Elections Department.
Nomination papers can be obtained at the City Clerk’s Office located at 1901 Airport Road, South Lake Tahoe, California. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please contact the city clerk at 530-542-6004 to schedule an appointment for filing.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON AUG. 16
Attend the upcoming South Lake Tahoe City Council meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 9 a.m. in the City Council Chambers, located at 1901 Airport Road.
The city’s agenda items include: Lease agreement with Tahoe Transportation District for the South Lake Tahoe Transit Center office space; liquor license request from Smart and Final; purchase and development agreement for the “Knights Inn Properties;” and various Commercial Floor Area allocations.
CONSTRUCTION OF TWO NEW COMMUNITY PLAYFIELDS
According to the City of South Lake Tahoe, the construction of the two additional Community Playfields adjacent to Lake Tahoe Community College are coming along.
The project includes construction of two new playfields through a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) between the City of South Lake Tahoe and Lake Tahoe Community College. The demand for fields exceeds the current need. This project will enhance the recreation experience for residents and visitors through the addition of two new fields. Revenue that comes into the JPA from events and tournaments will be used for maintenance and operations. The project will be built in two phases. The first phase will include site clearing; grading and storm water BMPs and an ADA path will be built this summer. The second phase is scheduled for spring of 2017 and will include installation of the irrigation system, sod and utility connections. The Project includes a sidewalk connecting the new grass fields with the existing Community Playfields parking lot to meet accessibility requirements. The existing 150-space lighted parking lot near the existing concession/restroom facility was built with the construction of the first field and has the capacity to serve all three playfields.