STPUD may acquire land |

STPUD may acquire land

Michael Schneider

El Dorado County may soon annex a portion of county land to the South Tahoe Public Utilities District.

The annexation, which began in 1993, would transfer about 3,000 acres of county land at Heavenly Ski Resort to the district.

The reason for the change, according to Roseanne Chamberlain of the county Local Agency Formation Commission, is STPUD has district facilities at the ski resort and the current situation with county ownership hasn’t worked well.

Although much of the land that will go to the district includes ski runs, Chamberlain said it must also be annexed because it is a parcel containing district water tanks and other facilities. She said this will help with plumbing needs at the resort in areas such the bathrooms.

Dawn Forsythe, district information officer with STPUD, said LAFCO will let the district know within a week if the proposed annexation will move to a public hearing.

Margo Osti, city council member, was reappointed to serve as the council’s representative to the county’s LAFCO at Tuesday’s council meeting.

At the meeting, Osti said the annexation was close to approval.

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