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Zoning changes approved for Markleeville time-share plan

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MARKLEEVILLE – Initial plans for a proposed time-share project here were approved by Alpine County supervisors last week.

In the 4-1 decision, the one dissenter, Board Chairman Don Jardine, said he couldn’t vote in favor because he wants to see an environmental impact report for the proposed Markleeville Village/Mahalee Lodge resort. He cited the Planning Commission’s recommendation for an environmental report for the project in December.

The proposed project includes 49 cabins, a 25-room lodge, 14 commercial buildings, several employee housing units and possible residential buildings – totaling 64 structures in all.

The environmental impact report is the subject of a lawsuit filed against the county by the Friends of Markleeville, a group with 40-50 members. The lawsuit claims an environmental impact report is required according to the California Environmental Quality Act. A less comprehensive environmental study, a mitigated negative declaration, was prepared on the project last summer. County supervisors voted against the environmental impact report in spite of the Planning Commission’s recommendation.

A monitoring plan to oversee the project was also approved by supervisors, but again concerns were raised.

“I don’t know if the county knows enough about the wastewater treatment,” said Supervisor Skip Veatch.

The wastewater treatment will be monitored by the Lahontan Regional Water Control Board.

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