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* South Lake Tahoe

Meyers landfill meeting slated

The U.S. Forest Service will host a public evening meeting on the Meyers landfill Sept. 14, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m at the agency’s offices at 35 College Drive.

The meeting will provide an update about recent investigations and future plans at the landfill.

The Forest Service is also looking for public opinions on remedies for one portion of the landfill site and on the long-term future use of the landfill area.

The Forest Service’s design and implementation will take into account public preference for the long-term use of the site, according to spokesman Rex Norman.

The City of South Lake Tahoe and El Dorado County have been exploring opening a wildlife park on the site.

* Glenbrook

New staff for Fire Safe Council

The Nevada Fire Safe Council has hired Andrew List to be its new executive director and Jason Arnold be its new Tahoe regional coordinator.

List has served as a board member for the Council for the past four years. List’s background includes six years at the Nevada Association of Counties and two years of private law practice. He intends to use this background to help the Fire Safe Council address environmental concerns that may arise in relation to hazardous fuel reduction projects.

Arnold was the Facility Director for Galilee Episcopal Camp & Conference Center, Inc. located in Glenbrook.

At Galilee he was responsible for oversight of the annual operating budget, programming and the supervision of conference personnel.

From 1997 to 1999, Jason worked for Lake Valley Fire Protection District. His responsibilities included reducing fire threats and hazards in the district through the recognition of lot abatement, defensible space, public awareness and Fire Fest. He is currently a part time paid firefighter for the district.

The Nevada Fire Safe Council is a coalition of citizens, businesses and representatives from local, state and federal government agencies, which share a common interest in preventing the loss of life and minimizing the loss of property from wildland fires.

– Staff reports

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