TPRID delays asking county for help |

TPRID delays asking county for help

Griffin Rogers

Board members on the Tahoe Paradise Resort Improvement District in Meyers delayed a decision on whether to ask El Dorado County for help with district administrative matters.

The decision came after a dysfunctional three-hour board meeting Thursday, where some of the board members argued openly with each other and couldn’t seem to get on the same page — if they even had the right one to begin with.

A draft one-year agreement with the county to provide administrative assistance to the district at no cost was passed out at the meeting. But for some board members, it was the first time seeing it.

Confusion circled around the number of draft agreements that had been written prior to the meeting and whether all of the board members had seen the most recent copy.

But some of the audience also expressed confusion over the agenda item because they had heard word of a county takeover — a reportedly unfounded rumor.

“The last thing the county wants to do is incur more expenses,” said Sue Novasel, a new board member for the district and recently elected El Dorado County supervisor, adding. “I want to make sure (the park) stays local. It’s incredibly important to me too.”

By the end of the discussion, a portion of the board decided to try and approve a resolution that would essentially just ask the county if it would be willing to enter into an official agreement once the details are hashed out further.

However, that also turned out to be unsuccessful, after a member of the audience pointed out a flaw in the resolution.

The board then decided to revisit the topic at a Feb. 5 meeting. It’s members, in response to public comments made earlier that evening, also agreed to better notify residents of the meeting beforehand.

Very little else was achieved in the way of business Thursday, except Novasel being selected by her peers as the new chairwoman. Victor Babbitt, Peter Nelligan and Novasel voted in favor of the move. Lorraine Anderson and former interim chairwoman Judy Clot voted against it.

Babbitt was also voted as vice chair in similar fashion, and Nelligan was unanimously appointed the secretary-treasurer.

TPRID encompasses about 10 square miles in the Meyers area, including about 4,400 parcels and 2,200 residences.

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