Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Tahoe Meadows paving

2/08 tahoe mt.news

When the dirt roads of the historic Tahoe Meadows were paved in fall 2006 they didn’t exactly match the easements that were on file. This created some coverage issues and concerns for the homeowners.
“The roads that ended up being paved didn’t match the public right of way easement,” explained Dennis Oliver, TRPA spokesman. “We had to change the maps so everything fits. The focus is really making sure everybody has the base allowable coverage that they started with.”
It took a few hours for the 10 or so people in attendance at the Jan. 31 hearing at the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s Stateline office to settle everything.
The problem was innocent enough. The contractor paved the dirt roads. But through time some of the roads in the 84-year-old, 100-acre gated subdivision went off course, so to speak, so they no longer followed the easements on file.
The whole project was a necessity for the beachfront neighborhood off Highway 50 to conform to TRPA and Lahontan Water Board rules when it comes to best management practices and keeping fine particles from clouding the lake.
A $180,000 federal Clean Water Act grant helped fund the project.

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