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Treasurer-Tax Collector C.L. Raffety is inviting vacation rental owners, property managers and interested members of the community to discuss the effect of changes to the vacation home rentals portion of the El Dorado County Transient Occupancy Tax Ordinance. A public meeting is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 30 at the South Lake Tahoe Branch Library conference room, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd.

The new code sections approved by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors set permit requirements for vacation rental homes located within the unincorporated areas of the Lake Tahoe Basin. The new sections of the code address issues such as safety, noise, parking and trash. The primary purpose of the ordinance is to preserve the community benefit provided by vacation rentals while minimizing the impact on residential neighborhoods.

Sign-ups for Miss Lake Tahoe

The Miss Lake Tahoe Scholarship Foundation is accepting contestants for the titles of Miss Lake Tahoe Nevada and Miss Lake Tahoe California 2005. This pageant, which will take place at 2 p.m. Nov. 14 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South Shore Room, is an official preliminary to Miss America. Local titleholders will continue competition at their respective state pageants for Miss Nevada and Miss California.

Over the past six years the Miss Lake Tahoe Scholarship Pageant has awarded more than $68,000 to local contestants for their higher education. The competition consists of four phases including interview, talent, physical fitness and evening gown. Young women ages 17 to 24, graduating seniors and college attendees are encouraged to compete. The Miss Lake Tahoe Scholarship Pageant Foundation will conduct eight weeks of preparation workshops for the pageant. Experience is not necessary. There is no entry fee and all contestants will receive scholarships for their participation.

Community members are needed to volunteer for the pageant and contestant preparations. Contact the Miss Lake Tahoe Scholarship Foundation at (530) 577-1327 for a contestant entry form or to volunteer.

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Garden club sponsors lecture

“Gardening to Attract Birds, Bees and Butterflies” is the subject of a talk to given from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 11 at Kahle Community Center, 236 Kingsbury Grade.

Sponsored by the South Tahoe Garden Club, the speaker will be Master Gardener Glenn Davis, with the El Dorado County master gardeners. This is a second visit for Davis, who lectured in June 2001 on “Extending the Growing Season.” That session was well attended and enjoyed by a packed house. No reservations are needed and there is no charge to attend.

– Provided to the Tribune