Public works helped avoid disaster |

Public works helped avoid disaster

I am writing this to thank and commend Jim Marino – assistant public works director.

From Feb. 8 through Feb. 11, Mount Tallac Village 3 subdivision (part of Tahoe Keys) flooded. Storm water in Colorado Avenue was so deep the road was impassable during the days of flooding.

Mr. Marino and his fine public works crew worked tirelessly to pump out Colorado Avenue and take measures to drain the subdivision to protect lives and property. Homes and vehicles were damaged during the flood event.

However, thanks to the hard work of Mr. Marino and his crew, more severe property damage and personal injury were averted.

Jim Marino was in constant communication with me and the Tahoe Keys general manager during the flood event. I appreciate the dedication and hard work of Jim Marino and our entire subdivision thanks him for what he did on our behalf.

Jim Marino went well beyond the call of duty to help us.

Thank you,

John Gonzales

Mount Tallac Village 3 Advisor

Editor’s note: This message originated as an email to Mayor Austin Sass.

In response to the email, Jim Marino, assistant director for the city’s public works department, relayed the following message: This should go to Alan, Az, Travis, Bill Kline, Jerry Heath, Kevin Young, Steven Castillo and the fire department. They did all the work in saving property.

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