Redevelopment plans top agenda for council meeting |

Redevelopment plans top agenda for council meeting

Susan Wood

The city will tackle critical issues while facing the future of South Lake Tahoe during its council meeting slated for Tuesday at 9 a.m.

In the meeting scheduled in the council chambers at the Lake Tahoe Airport, the South Tahoe Redevelopment panel will take up a relocation plan for businesses and tenants of hotels in the 12-acre project site near Stateline where a convention center and two condominium hotels are due to be built beginning next May.

The relocation plan – which may cost up to $1.6 million – has circulated for a month with no comments received, the city staff report reads.

The city also wants to review the reorganization of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, which is due to receive $225,000 in marketing subsidies in the city’s 2006-07 budget. The review was called in an organizational shift that affects the LTVA, city and Douglas County when the two states’ chambers under the South Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Douglas names merge as proposed next month.

In other action, the council may award a contractor bid for $195,810 of which most is grant-funded to pay for security enhancements at the Lake Tahoe Airport. The airport is due for cameras, monitors and gates.

Through an agreement with Caltrans, it may also award a $304,203 bid to a contractor to install a pedestrian-activated signal over Highway 50 between Heavenly Village and the convention center project site at Friday Avenue near Stateline. A Heavenly Mountain Resort employee was hit there by a vehicle and was severely injured.

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