Price of wedding fees will be pondered |

Price of wedding fees will be pondered

by Sally J. Taylor

Discussions will continue Wednesday on a proposal to increase the wedding license fees in the Tahoe Basin during the May meeting of the Lake Tahoe Wedding & Honeymoon Association.

The meeting begins at 4 p.m. at The Chart House at 392 Kingsbury Grade.

Also on the agenda is a discussion on the upcoming board elections, which will take place in July.

The association has proposed to increase wedding license fees in order to raise additional funds to promote weddings, honeymoons and anniversaries at Lake Tahoe. Currently, members are working to place the fee increase on the Nov. 2 ballot in El Dorado County.

Currently, Attorney Dennis Crabb under contract with the association, is preparing to present the proposal to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors for their approval during a May 18 meeting at Lake Tahoe.

According to Crabb, Supervisors Dave Solaro and Ray Nutting have expressed support for the measure.

The association is also waiting for the county’s legal counsel to formally say the measure meets legal requirements.

Ballot wording and arguments are due in August.

Previously, the association’s board of directors approved funds to reimburse county expenses for the measure. If other items are on the ballot, the county election department expects costs of about $12,000 to the association or $20,000 if it is the only special measure. Should the measure pass, those costs would be paid from funds raised in the license increase.

For more information on the association, contact Linda Paul at (530) 544-9990.

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