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Yacht club can still use boat slips — for now

Susan Wood, Tahoe Daily Tribune

Boat access to the Lakeside Marina remains as is Monday.

El Dorado County Judge William H. Bradley ruled a stay on the unlawful detainer filed by the Lakeside Park Association against the Lakeside Yacht & Harbor Club, a group of boat owners using the marina slips.

“That’s what we asked for,” yacht club attorney Ken Rollston said.

The issue on the yacht club’s access to its slips at the end of Park Avenue that it leases from the California State Lands Commission hangs in the balance pending the outcome of the trial on a related complaint filed by the LPA. Judge Suzanne Kingsbury is due to hear the matter Aug. 27.

The LPA, home owners and motel owners who own the property next to the slips and the offices, seek total control of the property and punitive damages amounting to $500,000, the complaint states.

Ironically, this amount represents the approximate investment the yacht club says it has invested in the property that includes the slip structures.

Access to the boat ramp and bathroom facilities is up in the air.

The yacht club’s 20-year lease agreement on access to the 91-slip marina expired in June.

The suit claiming the yacht club defaced and slandered the property was filed last August. Negotiations recently have broken down, prompting both parties to believe the matter may only be settled in court.

LPA representatives have declined to comment on the case, except to share its intention to expand the marina to boost its revenue.

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