Tree-cutting permits topic of meeting today |

Tree-cutting permits topic of meeting today

Gregory Crofton

A proposal to allow a fire department in the Lake Tahoe Basin to issue residential tree-cutting permits will be discussed today at a public meeting at Stateline.

The agreement is meant to help reduce fire danger and would affect land within 30 feet of a house or structure protected by Incline Village’s North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District.

Rules in place only allow a state forester or a forester from the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, a bistate land management agency, to issue the permits.

If approved the agreement will hopefully become a model for agreements between the TRPA and the other fire protection districts and departments in the basin, said Julie Regan, TRPA communications director.

The Advisory Planning Commission of the TRPA meets today at 9:30 a.m. at 128 Market St., Stateline, to review and conduct a public hearing on the matter.

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