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DOWNHILL SKI RESORT SUBCOMMITTEE UPDATE 10 BEST OF TAHOE DONNER

HOLIDAYS

DECEMBER 2019

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INSIDE THE REPORT:

THE BUZZ:

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ASSOCIATION UPDATES

EVENTS, DINING + UPDATES

Message from the Board President

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Giving Fund Annual Appeal Donation Cutout

Quick Calendar

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Amenity Updates, Programs + Events

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Club Updates

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Battening Down the Hatches: Winter Storm Prep Tips

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Choose your own adventure at Tahoe Donner’s winter amenities

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WINTER FUN GUIDE

FEATURES

Briefs

Dining Hours + Specials

Best of Tahoe Donner: Holidays

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Where in the World Is TD News?

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ANNUAL BUDGET REPORT

Budget and financial information for 2020

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DOWNHILL SKI RESORT SUBCOMMITTEE UPDATE

Completed, ongoing and proposed capital improvement projects at the Downhill Ski Resort

ON THE COVER: Tahoe Donner member Christopher Rochefort’s entry in the 2019 Photo Contest captured the Milky Way right above Eagle Rock Chairlift at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort.

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VOLUME 20 | NO. 12

DECEMBER 2019 EDITORIAL AND PRODUCTION TEAM Lindsay Hogan Tiffany Connolly Amber Barrett

Drew Deurlington Derek Moore

SENIOR MANAGEMENT Robb Etnyre | General Manager retnyre@tahoedonner.com Michael Salmon | Director of Finance msalmon@tahoedonner.com Miguel Sloane | Director of Operations msloane@tahoedonner.com Annie Rosenfeld | Director of Risk + Real Property arosenfeld@tahoedonner.com Jon Mitchell | Director of Capital Projects jmitchell@tahoedonner.com Lindsay Hogan | Director of Marketing + Member Relations lhogan@tahoedonner.com Miah Cottrell | Director of Information Technology mcottrell@tahoedonner.com Tom Knill | Director of Human Resources tknill@tahoedonner.com

BOARD OF DIRECTORS President | Charles C. Wu cwu@tahoedonner.com Vice President | Don Koenes dkoenes@tahoedonner.com Treasurer | Jeff Connors jconnors@tahoedonner.com Secretary | Jim Roth jroth@tahoedonner.com Director | Jennifer Jennings jjennings@tahoedonner.com

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Truckee, California and additional mailing offices. Send address changes to Tahoe Donner News, 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee, CA 96161; (530) 587-9400, Fax (530) 579-3224

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MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD PRESIDENT The holiday season is upon us! I hope that everyone is spending time with friends, family and those they love most. Tahoe Donner staff has been busy hosting and preparing plenty of celebrations for the membership, including breakfast and skiing with Santa at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort and the New Years’ Eve Light Parade and Fireworks Show, also at the downhill ski resort. You can learn more about these and other holiday events at tahoedonner.com/events.

TAHOE DONNER GM TRANSITION Robb Etnyre, Tahoe Donner Association General Manager, will be leaving Tahoe Donner effective December 6, 2019. In the short term, the board has formed the Senior Transition Team made up of Michael Salmon, Annie Rosenfeld and Miguel Sloane, with a combined 50+ years of experience at Tahoe Donner. A transition FAQs page can be found at tahoedonner.com/ general-manager-transition-faq. We thank Robb for his 10 years of service to Tahoe Donner and wish him all the best in his next endeavor.

ESTABLISHED MANAGEMENT OBJECTIVES We are continually dedicated to having a members first focus in all of our efforts on

the board. Our commitment to understanding exactly who our membership is and how you live and play in Tahoe Donner is a key initiative (more below) and will be used to make decisions about amenity access and other important issues in our community. The Tahoe Donner Board of Directors and senior management have been busy, working together to execute established core areas of focus for Tahoe Donner. With the driving factor of member focus, the objectives are broken up into quarterly goals that are developed and met through key deliverables, collaboration, analysis and planning. I am excited to share what everyone has been working on.

FIRE SAFETY Establish a proactive approach to maintaining the health of Tahoe Donner natural resources for fire safety through effective and industry-leading means, such as: • The Forest Management Plan • The Homeowner Defensible Space Inspection Plan • Homeowner insurance education as part of the membership education series plan and developing additional toolkit pieces for emergency preparedness and homeowner fire safety understanding (Continued on p. 4)

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DOWNHILL CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY

Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort appreciates loyal customers who continue to ski with us year after year, so all day long everyone may ski for just $15. Bring the whole family for a day packed full of fun. DATE: Sunday, Dec. 15 TIME: 8AM-4PM WHERE: Downhill Ski Resort

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DECEMBER

EVENTS + MEETINGS DEC. 12

Covenants Committee Meeting

DEC. 12

Finance Committee Meeting

DEC. 13

Downhill Ski Resort Opening Day

DEC. 13

Snowplay Opening Day

DEC. 13

Friday Night Snow Tubing

DEC. 13

New Menu at The Lodge Restaurant & Pub

DEC. 14

December Board Meeting

DEC. 14

XC Customer Appreciation Party + Ski Swap

DEC. 15

Downhill Ski Resort Customer Appreciation Day

DEC. 18

Architectural Standards Committee Meeting

DEC. 20

Dinner Service Begins at Alder Creek Cafe

DEC. 25

Christmas Day Breakfast + Ski With Santa

DEC. 28

Hands-On Wax Clinic

DEC. 31

New Year’s Eve Light Parade and Fireworks Show

DEC. 31

New Year’s Eve Snowshoe Tour

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New Year’s Eve Dinner at The Lodge Restaurant & Pub

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• Short- and long-term programs to create early warning systems and enhance power-supply systems • Work in tandem with neighboring properties to create fire-safe buffer zones Objectives include 1) establishing and formalizing relationships with UC Berkley Fire Sciences department to use Tahoe Donner as case study and/or a paid review/ consultation for Tahoe Donner forest management, and 2) organizing a roundtable meeting with Town of Truckee Emergency Services officials, Truckee Fire Protection District, Cal Fire, US Forestry, utility officials and TD staff to discuss emergency egress needs and alternatives for Tahoe Donner. These initiatives are key investments into the safety of our community.

COVENANTS AND ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS The board, management and staff are working toward the common goal of maintaining Tahoe Donner covenant and architectural standards through: • Revising the long-term architectural standards homeowner inspection program • Including a cohesive program to address high impact and/or deficient properties • Completing the association’s governing documents update and rules updates to align with current legislation, the California Corporation’s Code and current Davis Stirling Act • Enforcing and tracking violations in an efficient and timely manner Objectives include implementing improvement based on your member survey feedback and re-energizing the C&R update project, communicating baseline information to the board on compliance enforcement for architectural standards through the creation of quarterly report, and review architectural standards and covenants quarterly enforcement report with board. These initiatives work towards offering a better member experience and keeping property values high.

UNDERSTANDING THE MEMBER Management regularly engages in careful analysis of member feedback, strategic planning and decision making that aligns with members’ needs by: • Developing metrics to understand changing member demographics, family groups, and amenity and property utilization patterns

• Developing a system to routinely interact with members to better understand their feelings toward existing programs and services Objectives include implementation of quick surveys and expanding Likemoji to have HOA customer service categories (including ASO, Member Services and Forestry), working with a stakeholder team to create a 2020 member survey, and personas of the membership for use in how future decisions impact different segments of the membership.

PRIVATE AMENITY ACCESS POLICY AND PRICING You’ve asked, we listened. Tahoe Donner staff are digging into member utilization of the amenities. As such, review of the existing private amenity access policy informs decisions to update pricing to reflect the mutual benefit nature of the association. Objectives include completing a historical analysis to learn how amenity access was managed in the past, garner member feedback to identify the challenges and opportunities within the existing private amenity access policy and pricing structure to improve the member experience at each private amenity. Look for a story on this in the January Tahoe Donner News.

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MEMBER SERVICES Northwoods Clubhouse Open Daily 8AM-5PM 587-9400 | info@tahoedonner.com | Live chat on website

AMENITIES Beach Club Marina 587-9460 Bikeworks 582-9694 Cross Country Ski 587-9484 Downhill Ski Resort 587-9444 Equestrian Center 587-9470 Forestry 587-9432 Golf Course 587-9443 The Lodge 587-9455 Pizza on the Hill 582-9669 Recreation Hut 587-9413 Campground 587-9462 Tennis Center 587-9474 Trails 582-9672 Trout Creek 582-9603

marina@tahoedonner.com bikeworks@tahoedonner.com xc@tahoedonner.com ski@tahoedonner.com equestrian@tahoedonner.com forestry@tahoedonner.com golf@tahoedonner.com lodge@tahoedonner.com pizza@tahoedonner.com recreation@tahoedonner.com campground@tahoedonner.com tennis@tahoedonner.com trails@tahoedonner.com troutcreek@tahoedonner.com

ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE CHAIRS Architectural Standards Rod Whitten aso@tahoedonner.com Covenants Al Noyes + Len Leclerc covenantscommittee@ tahoedonner.com Elections Bette Rohrback electionscommittee@ tahoedonner.com

Finance Corey Leibow financecommittee@ tahoedonner.com General Plan Michael Sullivan iceman40@mac.com Giving Fund Suzanne Sullivan tdgf@tahoedonner.com

ASSOCIATION CHARTERED CLUB PRESIDENTS

WORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

9-Holers Women's Golf Judi Roberts judi@greenroberts.com

Quilt Marilyn Dundas md11792@outlook.com

As part of a larger community, Tahoe Donner works to partner with the Town of Truckee, Special Districts and community organizations to promote the best interest of Tahoe Donner members while valuing our resort-community economics of programs and services.

Bridge Lynn Cordner lynn.cordner@gmail.com

Rowing Dot Mace dotmace@me.com

Equestrian Susan Terrell terrellsf@earthlink.net

Senior Alpine Ski John Makin jmakin@sbcglobal.net

Friends of TD Trails B.R. Levine tdtrails@gmail.com

TD 4-Wheelers Bill Ratcliff club@td4wheelers.org

Hiking Robin Reese rbtahoe@sbcglobal.net

TD Ladies Play 9 Golf Shellie Poplin shelliepoplin@gmail.com

Junior Golf Jean Lai jslai@comcast.net

Tennis Michele Forsberg minkeysf@sbcglobal.net

Limited Abilities Persons’ Golf Mike Srago msrago@comcast.net

Women’s Golf Denise Rebar denise_rebar@merithr.com

Objectives include the utilization of Tahoe Donner’s text messaging platform, working with TDPUD to explore the feasibility of undergrounding TD’s utility lines, and investigating any financing programs that TD might be eligible for. As you can see, staff are constantly working to improve the member experience in Tahoe Donner. As the winter approaches, please remember to drive safe! Keep a wide distance from the car in front of you and slow down on wet or icy roads. Sincerely, CHARLES WU | BOARD PRESIDENT

Men’s Golf Keith Williams krwilliams37a@gmail.com

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BUZZ EVENTS. DINING. UPDATES. RECREATION

TROUT CREEK REC CENTER

FREE MOVIE NIGHT

Join us at Northwoods Clubhouse for a free family-friendly movie each Friday night. When: Fridays Time: 6:30-8:30PM Location: Northwoods Clubhouse

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Daily from 6AM-10PM

KIDS NIGHT OUT DECEMBER 6 + 21

Kids ages 4-9 are invited to an evening of games, dinner, arts and crafts, a movie, a bedtime story and more. Register online with your ShopTD account. Time: 5-9PM

SNOWPLAY See Snowplay details in the Winter Fun Guide on pages 14-19.

DOWNHILL SKI RESORT See Downhill Ski Resort details in the Winter Fun Guide on pages 14-19.

XC SKI CENTER See Cross Country Ski Center details in the Winter Fun Guide on pages 14-19.

All prices subject to change.

Admission is free with a paid 2019/20 Recreation Fee, otherwise the Daily Access Fee and member or guest card is required.

HOLIDAY HOURS

Christmas Eve: 6AM-6PM Christmas Day: 12-4PM New Year’s Eve: 6AM-8PM New Year’s Day: 6AM-10PM

TROUT CREEK RENOVATIONS ON SCHEDULE

Renovations are on schedule to be complete in early 2020. Please note the following: Classes are being held in various locations. Please see the class schedule online at tahoedonner.com/fitness. Limited gym equipment is available in the old classroom at Trout Creek Recreation Center. We appreciate your patience and are excited about the new and improved fitness center, one of the best in the Tahoe region. Learn more at tahoedonner.com/troutrenovation.

THE

BUZZ: CLUBS

SENIOR ALPINE SKI CLUB Hey fellow skiers and snowboarders! We have had some snow and very cold weather already this fall and it’s time to gear up to make some turns! Mount Rose already has a run open and all ski areas are making snow on these cold nights in anticipation of opening day. Our ski club is hosting a Fall Harvest potluck party at Alder Creek Adventure Center on November 7 to get all of our members and their guests enthused about the coming ski season and provide more information about our club winter activities including club ski days and trips to Mammoth, Big Sky and Heavenly. Our holiday party follows on December 12 at The Lodge Restaurant & Pub in Tahoe Donner where we always have a fantastic gourmet dinner and enjoy visiting with our members and guests in their holiday attire. Our winter calendar is filling up with planned Monday and Thursday ski days at Northstar, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl and Tahoe Donner as well as club ski clinics and race clinics. Please visit our website at tdski.com for club information and details about events throughout the year. New skiing and social membership signups on our website began November 1 for the 2019-2020 season. Contact one of the board members or click on the tab to sign up if you would like to join our club or need more information. We always welcome enthusiastic new members who enjoy skiing and boarding and the outdoor adventures our region has to offer.


QUILT CLUB

HIKING CLUB This past September, two groups of 15 Tahoe Donner hikers and friends enjoyed an 11-day hiking trip in the Maramures and Moldavian regions of northern Romania.

Daily hikes rambled through rolling pastoral hills, sun-dappled beech forests, over mountain passes, along ridges with spectacular views and through stunning gorges in the Carpathian mountains.

Life in much of the region we visited still retains the character of feudal Europe, with hand farming and draught horses pulling roughly hewn wagons loaded with produce, hay or families off to market or church. Shepherds still tend sheep in the mountain pastures; a highlight for the first of our two groups was talking with shepherds and watching working sheep dogs. The larger flocks of sheep had already been driven down to winter pastures when the second group hiked through the same areas, but we did visit the sheep camps and saw some smaller flocks. Our hiking days were interspersed with visits to interesting cultural sites, including several UNESCO world heritage sites. We explored small villages, enjoyed local food, visited 17-18th century wooden churches, saw the painted monasteries of Bucovina (built ~15-16th centuries) and stayed in individual homes in a small Saxon village. We learned that Saxons from Germany settled in Romania around the 12th century, and their descendants lived and farmed there until 1989 when many repatriated to Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the revolution in Romania that ended the communist regime.

What you see in the picture are just some of the baby quilts the Tahoe Donner Quilt Club has made for the Truckee Healthy Babies program using a Pellon fusible grid interfacing. We will be passing these on to the Child Advocates representative at our December meeting.

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 15, in the Meadow Room at Northwoods Clubhouse from 1-3PM. The Quilt Club meets throughout the winter and welcomes all levels of quilters. For more information contact Marilyn Dundas at md11792@outlook.com.

WOMEN’S 9-HOLERS CLUB

4 WHEELERS CLUB Fall is an excellent time for exploring the backcountry. Two dozen club members are preparing to head to Death Valley for five days of exploring in this unique and immense National Park. You can read more about the Death Valley Trip in next month’s Tahoe Donner News. In October, 17 club members did the Pole Creek – Cabin Creek Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Route. This is a beautiful trail with fabulous views and only a short hike to reach the Tinker’s Knob Summit.

The OHV route is only open August 1November 1, so plan on going next year as it is a truly amazing trail right in our own backyard. Snow often lingers into August, so September and October are the best months to experience the trail. Eleven of us joined four Tahoe Donner Forestry Team Members in Euer Valley to fell dead trees, cut up fallen trees, load up firewood and make burn piles of the cut branches. We made a significant impact hauling out two stake side trucks worth of fire wood and making dozens of burn piles that TD Forestry will burn later this year. Although it was strenuous work, it was very rewarding to help reduce the fire danger in the area. Thanks again to Rich Jensen for setting up this annual event and to TD Forestry for all they do to keep our community fire safe! December 7 is the annual TD4WD Club Christmas Party at Tahoe Donner’s Alder Creek Adventure Center – see td4wheelers.org for information and to purchase tickets.

It’s been a great year for our golf club! Although spring’s enduring snow caused a bit of a late start for our season, we enjoyed plenty of summer and autumn golf. We continued weekly club play into October and golfed as long as weather permitted. We welcomed many new members in 2019, and we’re looking forward to playing together in 2020. Our late October planning meeting brought lively discussion and ideas regarding golf courses to enjoy next year while our beautiful home course is under repair. This winter, many of us will enjoy our fabulous local recreation opportunities, and some of us will be snow birds, traveling to warmer climates for more golf. Stay tuned for information about our winter social events and look for our membership drive after the first of the year. For more information, contact club President Judi Roberts at judi@greenroberts.com.

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BUZZ:

DINING DECEMBER HOURS Dinner | 5-9PM Pub Opens | 5PM

PUB HAPPY HOUR

DECEMBER HOURS WHEN TDXC OPENS

Lunch | 11AM-4PM Grab + Go | 9AM-5PM Dinner | 5-8PM (Starting December 20)

Daily | 5-6PM Get drinks specials and 25% off pub fare, soups, salads and appetizers in The Lodge Pub. Not valid December 20, 2019-January 4, 2020.

NEW LUNCH MENU MONDAY, DEC. 16

SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS TUESDAY, DEC. 24

Discover new favorites and enjoy returning classics on the revamped Alder Creek Cafe lunch menu.

Open 3-7PM with Christmas Eve specials, reservations recommended.

NOW SERVING DINNER STARTING DEC. 20 | 5-8PM

Closed for Christmas.

Enjoy family-friendly, casual mountain dining at Alder Creek Cafe this winter. Dinners will feature a casual cafe menu with healthy, locally sourced ingredients prepared in delicious and innovative ways.

OPEN FOR ALL HOLIDAYS We are open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. For hours, visit tahoedonner.com/aldercreekcafe. 15275 ALDER CREEK RD (530) 582-9686

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 25 DEC. 26-JAN. 4

The Pub opens at 4PM with Pub menu.

HOLIDAY PARTY CLOSURES The Lodge Restaurant & Pub will be closed for private holiday parties on December 4, 7 and 12. See website for latest updates.

TOYS FOR TOTS BOX THROUGH DEC. 15

Donate new, unwrapped toys in their original packaging for local children in need.

FREE WINE TASTING FRIDAY, DEC. 6 | 5-6:30PM

Sample selections by ZD Wines, then stick around for special pricing on wines by the glass all night.

NEW MENU DEBUT FRIDAY, DEC. 13

Enjoy old and new favorites that will keep you coming back to The Lodge all winter. See menu online or stop in for dinner or Happy Hour in the Pub.

NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER MONDAY, DEC. 31

Ring in the New Year with a special menu and champagne toast at midnight. Seating from 5-9:30PM, reservations required. Details online.

NO CORKAGE TUESDAYS

Bring your special bottle of wine and we’ll waive the corkage fee. Not valid December 24 or 31.

WILD WEDNESDAYS

Enjoy Happy Hour pricing all night long. Not valid December 25 or January 1.

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THE REPORT

By THE GENERAL PLAN COMMITTEE

Over the past three years, the General Plan Committee’s Downhill Ski Resort Subcommittee has worked its way through the capital projects process and recommended amenity improvements that support the Tahoe Donner Vision of “a vibrant and desirable mountain community, providing attractive and well-maintained facilities, events, programs, and leading customer service to its members, guests, and public, all while maintaining accessible and healthy natural surroundings.” The current recommendation from the Downhill Ski Resort Subcommittee to the Board of Directors, for their review and decision, is to rebuild a new Downhill Ski Lodge instead of remodeling it.

WHY DO ANYTHING TO THE LODGE? Because the building, originally constructed 48 years ago as the Dart Corporation sales office, has operational and design deficiencies that, as a ski lodge, were tolerable when Tahoe Donner was 25% or 50% built out, but have become significant drawbacks at today’s 90% build out. Every year, it becomes more challenging to provide leading customer service and member satisfaction in an outdated and crowded building, and to keep up with building regulations. This recommendation will be the focus of intensive scrutiny, discussion and debate among the board of directors and members because whether the lodge is rebuilt or remodeled, it will be the largest-ever investment in Tahoe Donner infrastructure. Member contributions via the annual assessment pay for Tahoe Donner capital investments. It’s the belief of the General Plan Committee, Downhill Ski Resort Subcommittee and Board of Directors that every member deserves to know what’s behind the decisions that will determine the future of the Downhill Ski Resort. Here’s that essential information.


IMPORTANT TO MEMBERS According to the 2019 Member Survey, about 85% of TD members believe that amenities improve their property value. And 69% say that Tahoe Donner should invest to enhance existing amenities. When asked for suggestions to improve or enhance amenities, more members named the Downhill Ski Lodge than any other amenity.

RECENT IMPROVEMENTS • New Snowbird Chair Lift • Snowmaking for Snowbird ski trails • Peak period pricing favors members

FUTURE IMPROVEMENTS • Snowmaking at Eagle Rock for Christie Bowl ski trails (in process) • Regrading Mile Run to consistent 8% slope (in process) • Rebuild new Downhill Ski Lodge (recommended)

PUBLIC USE UPDATE Public use turns out to be approximately 40%, rather than the 60-70% previously thought, a discovery made during the 2018/2019 ski season. What happened? In the past, the pricing differential between member and public was not as significant, and for guest products there was only one product – the adult all-day ski ticket. Beginning in the 2018/2019 ski season, guest products were expanded to all age ranges for both full-day and half-day ski tickets. Further, the pricing differential between member, guest and public has increased substantially.

2019

Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort is known regionally as The Best Place to Begin. It’s the perfect place for families, beginners and those looking to improve. Extensive program offerings, fun events and a relaxed vibe make the downhill ski resort a place for life-long memories and family traditions.

DOWNHILL SKI RESORT SUBCOMMITTEE TIMELINE

Lodge Sourcing Timeline completed Ski Resort Benchmarking Analysis performed Resort Master Plan draft completed Lodge Needs Analysis completed by staff Lodge Size Modeling provided by finance committee

PUBLIC REVENUE 101 Public revenues in the 2018/2019 ski season were approximately 55% of total, even though public skier volume was approximately 40%. Why is that important? Ski area operational costs are relatively fixed for the season, and excess capacity sold to the public generates incremental net cash flow that benefits members. How? By improving overall operating results, which ultimately keeps all owners’ annual assessment lower than it would be without the revenue from public skiers.

Subcommittee presented Conceptual Design Decision Paper to the board for review and approval or further direction Snowmaking and Mile Run Regrade Projects staged for 2020 implementation

Current User Statistics gathered by staff Lodge Remodel Option rejected by subcommittee and GPC

2018

THE BEST PLACE TO BEGIN

NEWS TO KNOW

Eagle Rock Snowmaking and Mile Run Regrade approved by board in 2019 budget Pricing model adjustments approved by board of directors in 2019 budget

PEAK PERIOD PRICING FAVORS MEMBERS

Construction industry information requested

2018/2019 ski season pricing also saw the introduction of price elasticity during peak periods, which meant that during the most popular ski days the pricing differential increased for the public compared to member and guest pricing. Public usage decreased, members and guests were not crowded out, and public revenue remained the same or greater.

Project Analysis Decision Paper approved by the board

WHAT’S NEXT? The Tahoe Donner Board of Directors will review the Conceptual Design Decision Paper and either approve moving on to Final Design or provide further direction. Your opinion matters! Write to the board at memberletters@tahoedonner.com.

WANT TO KNOW MORE? GET INVOLVED IN THE DISCUSSION If you want to learn more about plans for the future of the Downhill Ski Resort, consider attending a Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort Discussion Group meeting. Bring a group of neighbors or show up solo. Email Jim Beckmeyer, Downhill Ski Resort Subcommittee Lead, for more information at jebeckmeyer@surewest.net.

Conceptual Design began

Ecosign Ski Industry Master Planning Consultant Report presented Member Discussion Groups began Snowbird Chair Replacement installed

2017

ALL ABOUT TAHOE DONNER DOWNHILL SKI RESORT

Membership Communication Process began Ecosign Ski Industry Master Planning Consultant engaged Lodge Expansion Structural Feasibility Report by Linchpin Structural Engineering Lodge Expansion Architectural Feasibility Report by Todd Gordon Mather Downhill Ski Resort Subcommittee created by General Plan Committee

Visit tahoedonner.com and click on Members, then on Downhill Ski Resort Improvements, where you’ll find summaries of current work as well as a comprehensive list of links to supporting documents.

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2020 ANNUAL ASSESSMENT

YEAR-END MEMBER EQUITY RESERVE BALANCES

$2,065 PER PROPERTY

CAPITAL FUNDS RESERVES

CAPITAL FUNDS $1,155 (56%)

OPERATING FUND $910 (44%)

OPERATING FUND RESERVES

$0

$5M 2020 BUDGET

$10M 2019 FORECAST

$15M

$20M 2018 ACTUAL

Dear Tahoe Donner Association owners, The Board approved the 2020 budget at its October 19, 2019 meeting. As a result, your 2020 annual assessment will be $2,065 per property, an increase of $100 or 5%. The five-year annual growth rate for the annual assessment is 2.8%. As illustrated above, the assessment consists of an Operating Fund which accounts for 44% of your assessment, or $910, and represents the annual net operating cost of running our association. The Capital Funds are used to maintain our current assets, expand and replace our infrastructure and purchase new assets. The charge for the Capital Funds is $1,155 per property, amounting to 56% of the assessment. Your association continues to be in a sound financial position with total members’ equity exceeding $60 million, assets over $70 million, no debt, and over $18 million in reserve savings. As part of the approved budget, the Board increased strategic spending on fire prevention services and covenants enforcement. The approved budget includes increasing replacement reserves funding by $50 per owner and development fund reserves funding by $20 per owner; both to bolster savings for future capital needs of our aging association assets. Regulatory cost pressures continue in 2020, with California minimum wage increasing 8% and insurance costs increasing 27%. Further, the golf course closure in 2020 for greens repair and replacement and increasing forestry defensible space resources both have negative impacts on financial performance, while improving member enjoyment and overall member value. For public amenities, the Board approved continuing peak period pricing premiums for guests (moderate) and public (aggressive) to help improve the membership experience during these high-volume periods. For private amenities access, members who purchase the annual recreation pass will see the fee rise to $350, an increase of $60 or 21%. The five-year annual growth rate for this pass is 6%. The pass remains a very strong bargain compared to the competition. Members who choose to pay for access on a daily basis will pay $9, (an increase of $1) and accompanied guest fees will pay $11 (an increase of $1). Unaccompanied guest fees will pay $16, an increase of $1 from 2019. These product and services pricing changes represent an effort to balance out member usage of our amenities with the assessment fee. As you enjoy our numerous recreational opportunities, we trust that you continue to see the increasing value of your ownership reflected in this year’s annual assessment. The diversity of the association is reflected in the complexity of our more detailed annual budget. A budget summary is provided on the back page of this letter. The comprehensive 2020 budget report, which goes into significant detail, will be provided in the December 2019 issue of Tahoe Donner News, our official communication medium. You may view this report and other financial information at tahoedonner.com in early December. Sincerely, Jeff Connors Board Treasurer

Michael R. Salmon Director of Finance and Accounting


2020

BUDGET REPORT

$2,065 ASSESSMENT

AN INCREASE OF $100 OR 5% FROM 2019

$350 RECREATION FEE

AN INCREASE OF $60 OR 21% FROM 2019 FIVE YEAR GROWTH RATE OF 6% TEN YEAR GROWTH RATE OF 5%

DAILY ACCESS FEES PER PRIVATE AMENITY – 2020 (2019) MEMBER - $9 ($8) EFFECTIVE 1/1/2020 GUEST WITH MEMBER - $11 ($10) GUEST ON GUEST CARD - $16 ($15)

ASSESSMENT GROWTH RATES COMPOUND ANNUAL GROWTH RATES TO 2020

1 YEAR

3 YEAR

5 YEAR

10 YEAR

15 YEAR

20 YEAR

30 YEAR

Operating

3.4%

-2.3%

-1.8%

2.7%

2.4%

3.5%

3.6%

Capital

6.5%

7.7%

7.5%

6.7%

8.2%

8.5%

9.0%

Combined Total

5.1%

2.8%

2.8%

4.7%

5.0%

5.7%

5.6%

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TAHOE DONNER ASSOCIATION

2020 Budget - per Member Annual Assessment of $2,065 - Distribution 2020 Budget - Per Member Annual Assessment of $2,065 Distribution

Public Amenities $710 / 34%

$800 $700

Future Capital Needs (Building Replacement + Expansion) $385 / 19%

$600 $500 $400 $300

HOA Services + Costs for Members $455 / 22% Forestry + Fire Prevention $305 / 15%

New Equipment Fund $30 ($30 in 2019)

Private Amenities $210 / 10%

Development Fund $355 ($335 in 2019)

$200 $100 $2020 Budget Amounts

See page 6 for details

2019 Budget Amounts

INTRODUCTION The 2020 Annual Assessment of $2,065 reflects an increase of $100 or 5.1% over the 2019 assessment. The three- and five-year growth rate for the assessment is 2.8%. • The $1,155 Capital Funds portion is being increased by $70 to fund future capital needs for our aging assets. • The $910 Operating Fund portion is being increased by $30 due to numerous items, including increased defensible space and covenants enforcement resources, California minimum wage increase of 8% and golf closure for greens replacement and repair. • For private amenities access, the optional Recreation Fee is being increased by $60 or 21% to $350. Member daily access increased $1 to $9. Accompanied Guest daily access increased $1 to $11. Unaccompanied Guest daily access increased $1 to $16. For 2020, we continue to provide additional insights into the financials of your association. This is the second year with allocated overhead and capital costs tracked across all amenities and departments. A key reason for providing this information to all members is the need to understand that beyond basic operating revenues and expenses, there are real significant overhead and capital costs for

each of our amenities. The chart above reflects this information, as do the informative details on page 6. Tahoe Donner Association (the Association) prepares its annual revenue and expense budget in accordance with applicable laws, its own governing documents, and budgetary policies and procedures. The Association’s approved budget also reflects the fiduciary responsibility of the Board of Directors and management in protecting all owners’ investment in the Association, both for the 2020 budget year and into the future. The process begins with general direction from the Board regarding influential factors, such as the level of service to be provided, new community projects, economic conditions and changes to business operations. Capital and equipment expenditure budgets are formulated to determine the funding needs for the Replacement Reserve Fund, the New Equipment Fund and the Development Fund. The operating budget is traditionally developed with attention to historical trends in revenue generation, consideration of economic factors that may influence revenue or expenses, achievable cost reductions across all departments, service levels to be achieved and staffing levels required. The Finance Committee participates in reviewing the budget prior to submittal to the Board of Directors and offers input for the Board’s consideration.

2020 ANNUAL ASSESSMENT IS $2,065 PER PROPERT Y OWNER, AN INCREASE OF $100 OR 5.1% FROM 2019. THE ASSESSMENT CONTRIBUTION BY FUND T YPE IS ILLUSTR ATED BELOW:

Annual Assessment - Per Owner

1,155 1,085

Capital Reserves

960 925 826 806 910 880 940

Operating

975 1,074 994

$200

2020, $2,065

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$400

2019, $1,965

$600

2018, $1,900

$800

2017, $1,900

$1,000

2016, $1,900

2015, $1,800

$1,200


All Funds - Consolidated Statement of Revenues, Expenses and Members’ Equity Change Operating Revenue

2019 Budget

2019 Forecast

$ 14,215,000

$ 14,430,000

(19,911,000)

(19,651,000)

(20,030,000)

(1,185,000)

(1,070,000)

(1,022,000)

Operating Fund Expenses (COGS, Payroll, Expense) RRF Major Repairs, Maintenance, & Lease Expense

14,140,000

(275,000)

(137,000)

(177,000)

(3,300,000)

(3,500,000)

(10,456,000)

(9,728,000)

(10,589,000)

12,719,000

12,719,000

13,367,000

$ 2,263,000

$ 2,991,000

$

$

$

2,277,000

$ (2,857,000)

4,014,000

9,135,000

Property Fund Depreciation Expense Assessment Revenue Net Consolidated Change in Members’ Equity

$

(3,300,000)

RRF/DVF/NEF, other income and expenses, net Net Loss, before Annual Assessment Revenue

2020 Budget

2,778,000

Members’ Equity Change Summary: OPF/RRF/DVF/NEF - Revenue & Expenditures, net

(48,000) 5,611,000

Property Fund Capital Expenditures (C) Property Fund Depreciation Expense Total Expense

(3,300,000)

(3,300,000)

(3,500,000)

$ 2,263,000

$ 2,991,000

$ 2,778,000

OPF=Operating Fund RRF=Replacement Reserve Fund DVF=Development Fund NEF=New Equipment Fund (C) Capital expenditures of RRF/DVF/NEF decrease equity in respective funds and increase equity in Property Fund, net zero change in equity. The chart above provides a consolidated (all funds) perspective of the annual financial activities of the association.

The Board subsequently directs staff to incorporate revisions it feels are appropriate. The 2020 Budget approved by the Board is summarized in this report. Sincerely, Jeff Connors Board Treasurer

Michael R. Salmon Director of Finance and Accounting

OPERATING FUND The Operating Fund accounts for the annual revenue and expense activities of our amenity and homeowner association service functions. Operating Fund budgets for all departments were prepared with an emphasis on managing operating costs efficiently, while continuing to provide consistent levels of service. Detailed analysis of each department was prepared and evaluated by senior management before the budget was reviewed by the Finance Committee and the Board. Methods for optimizing revenue while maintaining favorable property-owner access and rates were also examined. IN TOTAL, THE 2020 ASSESSMENT CONTRIBUTION TO OPERATIONS IS $5,890,000 OR $910 PER MEMBER-PROPERTY. THE 2020 AMOUNT REPRESENTS A 2.7% 10-YEAR COMPOUNDED ANNUAL GROWTH RATE. The total revenue requirement for a balanced 2020 Operating Fund budget is $20,030,000. Operating revenues generated by users of $14,140,000 fund 71% of the requirement (71% in 2019). The necessary funding level for operations from the Annual Assessment is $5,890,000 or 29% of the requirement (29% in 2019). This assessment represents the shortfall of non-assessment revenue versus operating costs in the Operating Fund budget. Refer to page 6 for budget summary by activity. The revenue requirement (or Total Operating Costs) of $20.0 million is an increase of $119,000 or 0.6% to the 2019 Budget, with operating revenues down 0.5%. Next section details the changes. OPERATING REVENUE Budget of $14.1m, excluding assessment, has decreased $75,000 or 0.5% less than the 2019 Budget and represents a decrease of $290,000 or 2% less than the 2019 Forecast. Operating revenues are subject to significant volatility due to weather. Accordingly, we have utilized multi-year averages in establishing volume expectations. Recent favorable winter snow conditions and our proven Downhill Ski snowmaking investment have

See pages 3-8 for details by Fund.

increased winter amenity revenue budgets for 2020 by $1.1m or 21% compared to the 2019 budget. The golf course closure in 2020 for greens replacement and repair results in a $1.1m or 97% decrease in revenue compared to the 2019 budget. For 2020, we continue the 2019-introduced Peak Period pricing for Guests and Public (not for Members) at both Downhill Ski Resort and Cross Country Ski Center, with the objective of improving the Member experience. We have attempted to be financially conservative in our revenue projections while still capturing visitation trends, capital, marketing and price initiative impacts. OPERATING PAYROLL Budget of $13.2m represents 66% of total operating costs and reflects a decrease of 1% under the 2019 budget and an increase of 1% over the 2019 Forecast. A key element of any large-scale common interest development is the employees who operate and manage our amenities, support departments and administration. Operating payroll costs include wages, salaries and the associated costs of payroll taxes, workers compensation, retirement savings plan, and health insurance benefits. The decrease is driven primarily by the CA minimum wage increase of $1 or 8% from $12 to $13 effective 1/1/2020 ($259,000), a merit wage increase average of 3% ($258,000), a financial analyst position addition ($92,000), health care costs increase of 7% ($63,000), and an increase in Forestry personnel to add resources for defensible space efforts ($144,000). These increases were favorably offset by a decrease in our workers compensation insurance costs, golf payroll decrease due to closure of course for 2020 and organizational changes net savings. OPERATING EXPENSE Budget of $5.7m represents 27% of our total operating costs and reflects an increase of 7% to the 2019 budget and an increase of 6% to the 2019 Forecast. For operating expenses, 85% of the total amount falls into nine categories, as follows: utilities represent $1.1m or 20% of operating expenses; insurance represents $750,000 or 13% of operating expenses; repair and maintenance materials costs represent $705,000 or 12% of operating expenses; government taxes, licenses, permits, fees, audit and legal costs represent $660,000 or 12% of operating expenses; employee-related expenses represent $475,000 or 8% of operating expenses; credit card merchant fees represent $315,000 or 6% of operating expenses; forestry contract services represent $474,000 or 8% of operating expenses; fuel costs represent $170,000 or 3% of operating expenses; printing and postage costs represent $135,000 or 2% of operating expenses. 2020 Budget notable cost increases versus the 2019 budget include insurance costs up $160,000 or 27%, Forestry defensible space contract work an additional $212,000, Tahoe Donner 2020 Budget Report |

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governing documents update project $100,000 and peak summer covenants enforcement $50,000. COST OF GOODS SOLD Budget of $1.5m represents 7% of our total operating costs. Cost of Goods Sold represents the wholesale cost of retail, food and beverage product.

Net Result by Amenity

REPLACEMENT RESERVE FUND

(Revenue Less Operating Costs, Overhead Allocation, and Capital Charge)

NET RESULT LOSS $1.4 MILLION PRIVATE AMENITIES $4.6 MILLION PUBLIC AMENITIES $6.0 MILLION ALL AMENITIES $2.0 MILLION FORESTRY

Beach Club Marina Snowplay Bikeworks Day Camps Campground Downhill Ski Resort Alder Creek Cafe

$2.9 MILLION HOA SERVICES

Summer Food + Beverage

$10.9 MILLION TOTAL

Recreation Programs

SEE PAGE 6 FOR DETAILS

Pizza on the Hill

Tennis Center Equestrian Cross Country Ski Center Aquatics Trout Creek Rec Center Trails The Lodge Restaurant & Pub Golf

(2,000,000) (1,500,000) (1,000,000) (500,000)

DEVELOPMENT FUND The Development Fund was established as authorized in governing documents to accumulate funds for large-scale projects identified as necessary due to the new capacity requirements, or changing needs of the Association. In order to facilitate the future use of Development Fund assessments toward the funding of large-scale projects, each year projects are identified as eligible for such future funding. Projects designated as eligible, though not approved, to receive funding from future assessment contributions include building replacements, amenity expansions and additions, and recreational land and infrastructure improvements. The 2020 Annual Assessment contribution to the Development Fund totals $2,298,000, or $355 per member-property, an increase of 6% over 2019. Budgeted project expenditures from this fund for 2020 total $3,089,000 and include: • Cross Country Ski Center snowmaking $550,000 • Downhill Ski Resort snowmaking Phase 2 $550,000 • Downhill Ski Resort trails improvements $500,000 • Downhill Ski Resort building replacement planning costs $350,000 • Trout Creek Recreation Center expansion completion $275,000 • Snowplay snowmaking $185,000 • New Trails/trailheads $150,000 • Feasibility studies for priority one projects $70,000.

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Projects scheduled for 2020 may not necessarily be expended, based on individual review/approval by the Board. The budgeted ending balance for the Development Fund is $5,205,000, savings for the near-term foreseeable need to do major remodel or building replacement of the Downhill Ski Resort building and/or other buildings.

The Replacement Reserve Fund is used to account for the financial resources designated for the repair, restoration, replacement or maintenance of major common area components of the Association. Although building component replacements are included in the Replacement Reserve Fund plan, complete structure replacement is not. Funding for structure replacement is discussed below in the review of the Development Fund. In accordance with state law and sound business practices, it is the policy of the Association to fund a reserve program that will adequately provide for repair and replacement of existing community-owned assets. A 30-year reserve funding and expenditure plan is produced every three years, and updated annually, for the purpose of scheduling and analyzing the Association’s funding needs. OVER 2,000 INDIVIDUAL ITEMS ARE TRACKED IN THIS PLAN, WITH A CURRENT REPLACEMENT VALUE OF APPROXIMATELY $62 MILLION. Each item is evaluated by average useful life, present age, projected remaining useful life, and estimated replacement cost. A full review of the plan was performed in 2019. Updates are conducted each year and another full review of the plan will be performed in 2022.

REPLACEMENT RESERVE EXPENDITURES BUDGETED The reserve plan schedules funding for replacement, repair and/ or enhancement of the Association’s existing capital investments. In 2020, budgeted reserve project expenditures total $7.0 million. Components scheduled for 2020 may not necessarily be expended, based on individual and Board review. The following outlines notable 2020 budget-year planned expenditure budget items: GOLF COURSE $2,480,000: Includes course repair $1.6m, greens replacement $724,000, maintenance mowers and other equipment replacements, course irrigation items, and pathway asphalt repairs. TROUT CREEK RECREATION CENTER $1,141,000: Includes major building remodel completion $825,000, pool deck furniture replacement, exercise equipment replacements, and pool and spa machinery related component replacements. TRAILS $1,010,000: Trail replacement and repair projects in six locations throughout the Association, including Nature Trail bridge and trail loop construction for $639,000. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY $622,000: Includes replacement of hardware and software, fiber optic and software leases, VoIP hardware, and miscellaneous network and other equipment. Replacement of e-commerce store software is $207,000. ADMINISTRATION $570,000: Includes association-wide building deficiencies remodel estimate $510,000, copier leases, and AED equipment replacements. DOWNHILL SKI RESORT $446,000: Includes replacement of rental equipment, building components, lift components, food service equipment, summer trails grooming, groomer components, and shuttle bus. FORESTRY $168,000: Includes building component replacements, plantation mastication and storm damage defensible space repairs. CROSS COUNTRY SKI CENTER $156,000: Includes replacement of rental, uniforms, and grooming equipment, summer trails grooming and asphalt sealing. BEACH CLUB MARINA $114,000: Includes furniture and rental equipment replacements, asphalt sealing and state lands lease.


KEY FUND BALANCES RESERVED FOR FUTURE CAPITAL NEEDS OF THE ASSOCIATION.

Key Fund Balances Reserved for Future Capital Needs of the Association Members’ Equity (as Members’ Equity (as of December 31) $ 13,000,000

of 12/31/20XX)

(F)

$ 12,000,000 $ 11,000,000

(D)

(E)

(G)

$ 10,000,000

2010 Actual 2011 Actual 2012 Actual 2013 Actual 2014 Actual 2015 Actual 2016 Actual 2017 Actual 2018 Actual 2019 Forecast 2020 Budget

$ 9,000,000 $ 8,000,000 (A)

$ 7,000,000 $ 6,000,000

(G)

$ 5,000,000

(A)

$ 4,000,000

(D)

(B)

$ 3,000,000 $ 2,000,000 (C)

$ 1,000,000 $0

(C)

REPLACEMENT RESERVE FUND

DEVELOPMENT FUND

(A) Expenditures include the Euer Valley Land purchase in 2011 and 2012. (B) Expenditures include The Lodge Restaurant & Pub expansion. (C) Expenditures include the Alder Creek Adventure Center building construction in 2014 and 2015. Snowmaking in 2015. (D) Balance includes Operating Fund transfers in of $1.5 million to Replacement Reserve Fund and $1.8 million to Development Fund. (E) Balance includes Operating Fund transfers in of $500,000 to Replacement Reserve Fund. Expenditures include Snowbird Lift replacement. (F) Balance includes Operating Fund transfers in of $1,000,000 to Replacement Reserve Fund. (G) For 2020 Capital Expenditure discussion, see page 4. The 2020 Budget expenditures for Development Fund are $3,089,000 and for Replacement Reserve Fund are $6,988,000. Each budgeted expenditure item over $50,000 is subject to review and approval by the Board of Directors prior to expenditure.

REPLACEMENT RESERVE FUND ANALYSIS

ASSESSMENT AND RESERVE FUNDING DISCLOSURE SUMMARY

Total Current Replacement Cost

TAHOE DONNER ASSOCIATION 2020 BUDGET

(CA CIVIL CODE SECTION 5570) The current regular assessment per ownership interest is $2,065 per year. The updated 30-year funding and expenditure plan, utilizing a 3% annual inflation of repair and replacement costs, requires a contribution to the Reserve Fund of $770 per property for 2020 – an increase of $50 or 7% over 2019. This amounts to a 2020 contribution to the Reserve Fund of $4,985,000. There are no additional regular or special assessments anticipated for the reserve program or for other purposes, at this time. Based upon the most recent reserve study and other information available to the Board of Directors, the currently projected reserve account balances will be sufficient at the end of each year to meet the Association’s obligation for repair and/or replacement of major components during the next 30 years. This projection is principally based on the future funding plan, which requires a minimum 4% annual increase to the contribution until the fund achieves a percent funded level minimum of 25% and until the fund balance is equal to or exceeds 10% of Net Replacement Reserve Assets (as defined in Policy Resolution 2013-3).

Golf

$

12,194,852

Allocation of Accumulated Funds (12/31/19)

$

3,010,266

100% Funded Allocation (12/31/19)

$

9,921,815

12,394,255

2,288,352

Administration

6,630,706

1,410,794

4,647,985

The Lodge Restaurant & Pub

3,848,235

768,624

2,532,302

Cross Country Ski Center

3,868,726

533,039

1,756,145

General + Building Maintenance 3,605,128

632,280

2,083,103

Downhill Ski Resort

7,539,177

Trout Creek Recreation Center

3,516,660

676,789

2,229,741

Tennis Center

2,019,210

475,799

1,567,562

Trails

2,947,858

711,046

2,342,604

Aquatics

1,870,512

273,532

901,178

Information Technology

2,185,152

388,054

1,278,478

Forestry/Defensible Space

2,085,217

306,435

1,009,576

Beach Club Marina

1,363,521

288,229

949,594

All major components are included in the reserve study and are included in its calculations. Components with an estimated remaining useful life of more than 30 years are not included in the reserve calculation. The Development Fund section of this report contains additional information.

Equestrian

976,839

108,804

358,463

Campground

638,582

138,494

456,282

Recreation Programs

593,780

121,133

399,083

Pizza on the Hill

493,118

96,395

317,583

Based on the method of calculation in paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) of CA Civil Code Section 5570, the estimated amount required in the Reserve Fund at the end of the current fiscal year is $40,527,672*, based in whole or in part on the last reserve study and update prepared by management and Hughes Reserves & Asset Management, Inc. as of October 2019. The projected Reserve Fund cash balance at the end of the current fiscal year is $12,300,000, resulting in reserves being 30.3% funded at this date. If an alternate, but generally accepted, method of calculation is also used, the required reserve amount is $12,300,000; this alternate method being

Snowplay Sledding + Tubing

210,730

38,487

126,801

Alder Creek Cafe

164,989

23,914

78,788

73,618

9,534

31,412

$ 61,681,688  $ 12,300,000

$ 40,527,672

(Continued on p. 8)

Bikeworks TOTALS

Note: Projected accumulated funds at 12/31/19 equal approximately 30.3% of the 100% funded total based on the method of calculation in Section 1365.2.5(b)(4) of the Civil Code. The financial representations set forth in this summary are based on the best estimates of the preparer at this time. The estimates are subject to change. Remaining and useful lives vary between 1 and 30 years. Reference Disclosure Summary, to left, and Policy 2013-3 for further information.

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2020 BUDGET SUMMARY - OPERATING FUND Operating Revenue (REV)

Operating Net Operating Costs Total Result Before Allocated Overhead (OCT) (NORBO)

Allocated Overhead

Net Operating Result

Capital Charge

Net Result

(AOH)

(NOR)

(CC)

(NR)

Including Capital Charge

PRIVATE AMENITIES $ 1,221,000

$ (1,078,800)

$ 142,200

$ (286,600)

$ (144,400)

$ (340,000)

$ (484,400)

Beach Club Marina

798,000

(460,800)

337,200

(136,700)

200,500

(131,000)

69,500

Tennis Center

244,000

(229,100)

14,900

(92,000)

(77,100)

(173,000)

(250,100)

Aquatics

281,000

(279,500)

1,500

(202,100)

(200,600)

(197,000)

(397,600)

Recreation Programs

190,000

(220,600)

(30,600)

(136,200)

(166,800)

(69,000)

(235,800)

Day Camps

292,000

(262,200)

29,800

(68,400)

(38,600)

(23,000)

(61,600)

3,026,000

(2,531,000)

495,000

(922,000)

(427,000)

(933,000)

(1,360,000)

Downhill Ski Resort

4,782,000

(3,317,200)

1,464,800

(493,700)

971,100

(1,180,000)

(208,900)

Cross Country Ski Center

1,242,000

(1,006,300)

235,700

(225,000)

10,700

(375,000)

(364,300)

Snowplay Sledding + Tubing

296,000

(176,000)

120,000

(57,900)

62,100

(26,000)

36,100

Equestrian

254,000

(335,000)

(81,000)

(77,100)

(158,100)

(110,000)

(268,100)

96,000

(84,800)

11,200

(36,900)

(25,700)

(67,000)

(92,700)

2,000

(211,800)

(209,800)

(62,900)

(272,700)

(211,000)

(483,700)

139,000

(125,400)

13,600

(34,500)

(20,900)

(11,000)

(31,900)

Trout Creek Recreation Center

TOTAL PRIVATE AMENITIES

PUBLIC AMENITIES

Campground Trails Bikeworks

30,000

(554,700)

(524,700)

(227,700)

(752,400)

(908,000)

(1,660,400)

Summer Food + Beverage

159,000

(243,300)

(84,300)

(52,300)

(136,600)

(23,000)

(159,600)

Alder Creek Cafe

723,000

(746,300)

(23,300)

(90,000)

(113,300)

(31,000)

(144,300)

2,337,000

(2,459,200)

(122,200)

(426,000)

(548,200)

(486,000)

(1,034,200)

Golf

The Lodge Restaurant & Pub Pizza on the Hill TOTAL PUBLIC AMENITIES

TOTAL AMENITIES

335,000

(334,000)

1,000

(121,000)

(120,000)

(65,000)

(185,000)

10,395,000

(9,594,000)

801,000

(1,905,000)

(1,104,000)

(3,493,000)

(4,597,000)

13,421,000

(12,125,000)

1,296,000

(2,827,000)

(1,531,000)

(4,426,000)

(5,957,000)

(943,000)

(1,232,900)

(2,175,900)

(295,000)

(2,470,900)

HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION OPERATIONS General HOA Architectural Standards Office

175,000

(498,000)

(323,000)

(126,800)

(449,800)

(26,000)

(475,800)

56,000

(1,601,000)

(1,545,000)

(188,300)

(1,733,300)

(238,000)

(1,971,300)

231,000

(3,042,000)

(2,811,000)

(1,548,000)

(4,359,000)

(559,000)

(4,918,000)

Forestry, Defensible + Open Space TOTAL HOA OPERATIONS

(943,000)

AMENITY + HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION SUPPORT SERVICES Marketing + Communications

210,000

(761,000)

(551,000)

551,000

-

-

-

-

(326,000)

(326,000)

326,000

-

-

-

240,000

(795,000)

(555,000)

555,000

-

-

-

-

(718,000)

(718,000)

718,000

-

-

-

Facility Administration + Risk Management Administration Information Technology

6,000

(952,000)

(946,000)

946,000

-

-

-

Human Resources

-

(379,000)

(379,000)

379,000

-

-

-

Member Services

32,000

(284,000)

(252,000)

252,000

-

-

-

-

(845,000)

(845,000)

845,000

-

-

-

488,000

(5,060,000)

(4,572,000)

4,572,000

-

-

-

14,140,000

(20,227,000)

(6,087,000)

197,000

(5,890,000)

(4,985,000)

(10,875,000)

Accounting + Finance

Maintenance TOTAL SUPPORT SERVICES

TOTAL OPERATING FUND

Net Operating Result (NOR) is defined as the net result of Operating Revenue less Operating Costs (cost of goods sold, payroll and expenses) and less Allocated Overhead. NOR for each department does not include any capital costs. Net Result (NR) presented is NOR including a capital charge.

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Capital Charge (CC) and Net Result (NR) do not include assessment amounts for Development Fund or New Equipment Fund.


2020 BUDGET SUMMARY - BY FUND

# of Properties = 6,473

# of Properties = 6,473

2020 BUDGET PER PROPERTY

REV (OCT+AOH)

=NOR

(CC)

=NR

$

$ (211)

$ (22)

$ (53)

$ (75)

123

(92)

31

(20)

11

38

(50)

(12)

(27)

(39)

43

(74)

(31)

(30)

(61)

REPLACEMENT RESERVE FUND

29

(55)

(26)

(11)

(36)

Beginning Balance, Start of Year

45

(51)

(6)

(4)

(10)

Assessment Contribution

467

(533)

(66)

(144)

(210)

Operating Fund, Year-End Balance

$

150

(182)

(32)

Payroll Costs

192

(190)

2

(58)

(56)

Allocated Overhead

46

(36)

10

(4)

6

39

(64)

(24)

(17)

(41)

15

(19)

(4)

(10)

(14)

0

(42)

(42)

(33)

(75)

21

(25)

(3)

(2)

(5)

5

(121)

(116)

(140)

(257)

25

(46)

(21)

(4)

(25)

Assessment Contribution Interest Income

(22)

361

(446)

(85)

(75)

(160)

52

(70)

(19)

(10)

(29)

1,606

(1,776)

(171)

(540)

(710)

2,073

(2,310)

(237)

(684)

(920)

(336)

(336)

(46)

(382)

27

(97)

(69)

(4)

(74)

9

(276)

(268)

(37)

(305)

36

(709)

(673)

(86)

(760)

32

(32)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

37

(37)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

(1)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

5

(5)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

75

(75)

-

-

-

2,184

(3,094)

(910)

(770) (1,680)

$ 12,300,000

$

1,900

4,985,000 A2

770

244,000

38

30,000

5

(37,000)

(6)

(138,000)

(21)

(77,000)

(12)

Expenditures for Capital Additions

(5,966,000)

(922)

Major Repairs, Maintenance and Lease Expenses

(1,022,000)

(159)

Replacement Reserve Fund, Year-End Balance

$ 10,319,000

$

1,594

$

$

19

NEW EQUIPMENT FUND Beginning Balance, Start of Year

New Equipment Fund, Year-End Balance

120,000 194,000 A3

Expenditures for Capital Additions

30

5,000

1

(80,000)

(12)

$

239,000

$

$

6,200,000

$

37

DEVELOPMENT FUND Beginning Balance, Start of Year

2,298,000 A4

958 355

Interest Income

130,000

20

Income Tax and Other Expenses

(17,000)

(3)

Payroll Costs

(197,000)

(30)

Allocated Overhead

(120,000)

(19)

(3,089,000)

(477)

Expenditures for Capital Additions Development Fund, Year-End Balance

$

5,205,000

$

804

$ (9,135,000)

$

(1,411)

Combined CAPITAL FUNDS ACTIVITY Expenditures for Capital Additions

(1,022,000)

Major Repairs, Maintenance and Lease Expenses Combined CAPITAL FUNDS ACTIVITY - Total

(158)

$ (10,157,000)

$

(1,569)

$

$

2020 ANNUAL ASSESSMENT RECAP Operating Fund Replacement Reserve Fund New Equipment Fund Development Fund Capital Funds, Subtotal Annual Assessment - Total

Individual amounts may not sum to total due to rounding.

(910) 296

Assessment Contribution

-

910 $

Income Tax and Other Expenses (589)

296

1,917,000

Interest Income

739

(5)

$

(5,890,000)

Net Operating Results

Salvage Receipts

(18)

1,917,000 5,890,000 A1

Assessment Contribution

$ 189

(129)

$ per Property

OPERATING FUND Beginning Balance, Start of Year

112

2020 Budget

$

5,890,000 (A1)

910

44%

4,985,000 (A2)

770

37%

194,000 (A3)

30

1%

2,298,000 (A4)

355

17%

7,477,000

$

1,155

56%

$ 13,367,000

$

2,065

100%

Members Equity Beginning Balances are based on Forecasted 2019 results, not Actual. Actual results may vary from Budget. This Fund Summary excludes the Property Fund which accounts for the Association’s investment in property and equipment. The Property Fund activities include capitalization of property and equipment purchased of $9.1m and depreciation expense of $3.5m.

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the threshold pooling method. This difference ($28.2 million) equates to an estimated $4,361 per member-property. * This amount is calculated based on a straight-line method, wherein each component must stand alone, not utilizing the cash flow method of funding, also known as the pooling method. Based on the method of calculation in paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) of Section 5570 of the Civil Code, the estimated amount required in the Reserve Fund at the end of each of the next five budget years is $40.5m 2020, $41.2m 2021, $42.5m 2022, $44.8m 2023, $44.8m 2024, and the projected Reserve Fund cash balance in each of those years, taking into account only assessments already approved and other known revenues, is $12.3m 2020, $10.3m 2021, $9.5m 2022, $10.0m 2023, $8.0m 2024, leaving the reserve at 18% funded in 2024. If the reserve funding plan approved by the Association is implemented, the projected Reserve Fund cash balance in each of those years will be $12.3m 2020, $10.3m 2021, $9.8m 2022, $11.1m 2023, $10.2m 2024, leaving the reserve at 23% funded in 2024. The Replacement Reserve Fund Analysis on page 5 summarizes the component values by area and the projected available funding for repairs and replacements. The full reserve study plan with a more detailed listing of the individual plan components is available to any member upon request. Note: The financial representations set forth in this summary are based on the best estimates of the preparer at that time. The estimates are subject to change. At the time this summary was prepared, the assumed long-term before-tax interest rate earned on reserve funds was 2% per year, and the assumed long-term inflation rate to be applied to major component repair and replacement costs was 3% per year.

NEW EQUIPMENT FUND The New Equipment Fund is used to acquire new items identified as necessary to be more efficient in operations, or to provide new services to the membership. The 2020 assessment contribution to the fund totals $194,000, or $30 per property owner, consistent with the 2019 contribution. Fund expenditures are budgeted at $80,000 and include new amenities and maintenance equipment, computer software and computer hardware. The fund is projected to have a 2020 year-end balance of $239,000 after budgeted contributions and expenditures.

suspension of membership rights, which shall remain in effect until the account is brought current; if requested, hearing on pending suspension of membership rights must be completed at least five (5) days prior to the suspension’s effective date. May 1: Interest begins accruing on Delinquency Fee. June 15: Delinquent accounts become subject to all appropriate collections/legal recourses, including FORECLOSURE of the Assessment Lien, to recover amounts owed. All costs and fees related to such actions, including attorneys’ fees, become the property owner’s obligation. July 1: Interest begins accruing on Lien Fee. SPECIAL INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT(S) 60 days after invoicing: DELINQUENCY FEE (10% OF ASSESSMENT BALANCE) is charged to the account; also, interest equal to the maximum allowed by law (currently 12% per annum) begins to accrue on the delinquent assessment balance. 120 days after invoicing: If applicable, Assessment Lien recorded against property; LIEN FEE OF $185 is charged to the account; approximate effective date of suspension of membership rights, which shall remain in effect until the account is brought current or compliance is achieved; if requested, hearing on pending suspension of membership rights must be completed at least five (5) days prior to the suspension’s effective date; interest begins accruing on Delinquency Fee. 165 days after invoicing: Delinquent accounts become subject to all appropriate collections/legal recourses, including FORECLOSURE. 105 days after invoicing: If applicable, Assessment Lien recorded against property; LIEN FEE OF $185 is charged to the account; approximate effective date of suspension of membership rights, which shall remain in effect until the account is brought current or compliance is achieved; if requested, hearing on pending suspension of membership rights must be completed at least five days prior to the suspension’s effective date; interest begins accruing on Delinquency Fee. 165 days after invoicing: Delinquent accounts become subject to all appropriate collections/legal recourses, including FORECLOSURE of the Assessment Lien, to recover amounts owed. All costs and fees related to such actions, including attorneys’ fees, become the property owner’s obligation.

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES REGARDING DELINQUENT ASSESSMENT ACCOUNTS

180 days after invoicing: If applicable, interest begins accruing on Lien Fee.

The Annual Property Owner Assessment is due January 1, and becomes delinquent January 15 of the year of that Annual Assessment. Special Individual Assessments (Architectural Standards, Covenants and Forestry Assessments, Fines and Inspection Fees) are due thirty (30) days after invoicing and delinquent fifteen (15) days thereafter. Delinquent accounts are subject to the following schedule of procedures and charges. (The actions indicated below will not be taken until at least the date specified, but may occur at a later date due to scheduling considerations.)

RECEIPT, APPLICATION OF PAYMENTS AND PAYMENT PLANS

ANNUAL ASSESSMENT

It is the Association’s policy to apply payments received as follows: First, to the oldest unpaid Assessment. Second, to the Interest and Penalties (Delinquency Fee, Lien Fee, costs of collection, etc.) related to that oldest unpaid Assessment. Next, to the second-oldest Assessment, followed by the Interest and Penalties related to that second-oldest Assessment. This sequence continues until the most recent Assessment is paid, the Interest and Penalties related to that most recent Assessment are then paid.

March 2: DELINQUENCY FEE (10% OF ASSESSMENT BALANCE) is charged to the account; also, interest equal to the maximum allowed by law (currently 12% per annum) begins to accrue on the delinquent assessment balance. April 1: Notice of pending suspension of membership rights for failure to pay the assessment and of the Member’s right to a prior hearing thereon, and notice of intent to record a lien against the Member’s property to secure amounts owed, is sent to Owner(s) of Record via certified mail. April 15: Assessment Lien recorded against property; LIEN FEE OF $185 is charged to the account; approximate effective date of

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Timeliness of payments in relation to the imposition of penalties, etc., in accordance with this schedule shall be determined by: Official USPS postmark date appearing on the envelope in which a payment is received through the mail (private postage meter dates are ignored). Any other method of delivery (i.e. hand-delivered payments, overnight services, electronic payments) are considered delivered on date of receipt of payment. Send payments to: Tahoe Donner Association, ATTN: Accounting, 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee, CA 96161.

An Assessment payment plan can be established with the association, the plan length terms do not extend beyond the end of the applicable assessment year for payment in full; including delinquency fee, finance charges, and any other charges, as applicable.


Civil Code Section 5310 requires the following notices:

Chapter 8 of Part 5 of Division 4 of the Civil Code when collecting delinquent assessments.

NOTICE ASSESSMENTS AND FORECLOSURE

If the Association fails to follow these requirements, it may not record a lien on the owner’s property until it has satisfied those requirements. Any additional costs that result from satisfying the requirements are the responsibility of the Association. (Section 5675 of the Civil Code)

This notice outlines some of the rights and responsibilities of owners of property in common interest developments and the associations that manage them. Please refer to the sections of the Civil Code indicated for further information. A portion of the information in this notice applies only to liens recorded on or after January 1, 2003. You may wish to consult a lawyer if you dispute an assessment. ASSESSMENTS AND FORECLOSURE Assessments become delinquent 15 days after they are due, unless the governing documents provide for a longer time. The failure to pay Association assessments may result in the loss of an owner’s property through foreclosure. Foreclosure may occur either as a result of a court action, known as judicial foreclosure or without court action, often referred to as nonjudicial foreclosure. For liens recorded on and after January 1, 2006, an association may not use judicial or nonjudicial foreclosure to enforce that lien if the amount of the delinquent assessments or dues, exclusive of any accelerated assessments, late charges, fees, attorney’s fees, interest, and costs of collection, is less than one thousand eight hundred dollars ($1,800). For delinquent assessments or dues in excess of one thousand eight hundred dollars ($1,800) or more than 12 months delinquent, an association may use judicial or nonjudicial foreclosure subject to the conditions set forth in Article 3 (commencing with Section 5700) of Chapter 8 of Part 5 of Division 4 of the Civil Code. When using judicial or nonjudicial foreclosure, the Association records a lien on the owner’s property. The owner’s property may be sold to satisfy the lien if the amounts secured by the lien are not paid. (Sections 5700 through 5720 of the Civil Code, inclusive) In a judicial or nonjudicial foreclosure, the Association may recover assessments, reasonable costs of collection, reasonable attorney’s fees, late charges, and interest. The Association may not use nonjudicial foreclosure to collect fines or penalties, except for costs to repair common areas damaged by a member or a member’s guests, if the governing documents provide for this. (Section 5725 of the Civil Code) The Association must comply with the requirements of Article 2 (commencing with Section 5650) of

At least 30 days prior to recording a lien on an owner’s separate interest, the Association must provide the owner of record with certain documents by certified mail, including a description of its collection and lien enforcement procedures and the method of calculating the amount. It must also provide an itemized statement of the charges owed by the owner. An owner has a right to review the Association’s records to verify the debt. (Section 5660 of the Civil Code) If a lien is recorded against an owner’s property in error, the person who recorded the lien is required to record a lien release within 21 days, and to provide an owner certain documents in this regard. (Section 5685 of the Civil Code) The collection practices of the Association may be governed by state and federal laws regarding fair debt collection. Penalties can be imposed for debt collection practices that violate these laws. PAYMENTS When an owner makes a payment, he or she may request a receipt, and the Association is required to provide it. On the receipt, the Association must indicate the date of payment and the person who received it. The Association must inform owners of a mailing address for overnight payments. (Section 5655 of the Civil Code) In addition, an association may not initiate a foreclosure without participating in alternative dispute resolution with a neutral third party as set forth in Article 3 (commencing with Section 5925) of Chapter 10 of Part 5 of Division 4 of the Civil Code, if so requested by the owner. Binding arbitration shall not be available if the Association intends to initiate a judicial foreclosure. An owner is not liable for charges, interest, and costs of collection, if it is established that the assessment was paid properly on time. (Section 5685 of the Civil Code)

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2020 Budget - Amenity Visitation Metrics

Budget - Amenity Visitation Metrics 20202020 Budget - Amenity Visitation Metrics 60,000

160,000

60,000

52,000 50,000

160,000

49,000 52,000

50,000

40,000

49,000

140,000

45,000

140,000

45,000

40,800

30,000

10,000

10,000

24,000 24,000

-

19,000 19,000

5,400 4,800 4,100 5,400 2,1004,800 4,100 2,100

20,000

20,000

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-

-

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40,000

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40,000

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Th

80,000 80,000 60,000 60,000

10,600 10,600

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100,000

100,000

16,000 16,000

CLOSED

20,000

120,000

27,00027,000

CLOSED

20,000

120,000

40,800

40,000

30,000

144,000 144,000

Trout Creek Trout Creek Recreation Center*

Recreation Center*

Unit/Lot Utilization Estimates + Visitation Mix (estimated) Unit/Lot Utilization (ESTIMATED) + Visitation Mix (ESTIMATED)

Unit/Lot Utilization Estimates Visitation Mix are(estimated) Gray numbers signify+ rough estimates; all other estimates data supported Unit/Lot Utilization 70%

50%

Unit/Lot Utilization 100% 10%

70%

10% 80%

26%

10%

20%

26%

70%

16%

20%

20%

60%

40%

58%

30%

70%

70%

35% 37%

42%

37% 70%

2%

22%

31% 74%

74%

52%

16%

52%

52% 30%

49%

Trails

67%

10%

14%

20%

10%

86%

67% 20%

30%

69%

80%

86%

Public

Guest

70%

90%

69%

80%

70%

Guest Member

51%

12% 28%

Trails

Public 90%

51%

14%

14%

49%

52% 12%

28%

4%

16%

31%

26% 22%

4%

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MEETINGS AND PAYMENT PLANS

An owner of a separate interest that is not a timeshare may request the Association to consider a payment plan to satisfy a delinquent assessment. The Association must inform owners of the standards for payment plans, if any exist. (Section 5665 of the Civil Code)

The Board of Directors must meet with an owner who makes a proper written request for a meeting to discuss a payment plan when the owner has received a notice of a delinquent assessment. These payment plans must conform with the payment plan standards of the Association, if they exist. (Section 5665 of the Civil Code) NOTICE OF RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS RELATING TO GOVERNING DOCUMENT ENFORCEMENT: The provisions of Tahoe Donner Associa-

tion’s Governing Documents (Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions, Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation and Association Rules) may be enforced by the Association or by any owner, and the prevailing party in such an action is entitled to an award of reasonable attorney’s fees and costs. However, before most Governing Document enforcement actions may be taken to court, Civil Code Section 5935 requires the initiating party to serve a Request for Resolution (the “Request”) upon the other parties to the dispute. The objective of the Request must be

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25%

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15%

42%

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10%

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70%

10%

35%

20%

48%

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20%

48%

10%20%

10%

35%

58%

10%

20%

20%

70%

70%

70% 20%

30%

40%

Sk

40%

40%

16%

50%

31%

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50%

20%

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60%

40% 10%

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Visitation Mix

70%

26%

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80%

39%

Re

90%

Visitation Mix

50%

90%

100%

60%

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* = Private Amenity

to encourage the recipient opposing parties to agree to resolve the * = Private Amenity matter through arbitration, mediation, or some other form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). The form and details of the ADR process, and whether its result will be binding or non-binding on the parties, must be agreed upon by the parties. If you receive a Request, you have 30 days to either accept or reject the ADR proposal. If you do not respond to the party issuing the Request within that time, you will be deemed to have rejected the proposal. If the Request is rejected, the other party may file a suit. You should be advised that failure by any member of the Association to comply with the pre-filing requirements of section 5935 of the Civil Code may result in the loss of your rights to sue the Association or another member of the Association regarding enforcement of the Governing Documents. In a Governing Document enforcement lawsuit, the court may also consider a party’s refusal to participate in ADR in determining an attorney’s fee award. With regard to internal dispute resolution, Tahoe Donner Association follows the process described in section 5915 of the Civil Code. For more information, please contact the Association offices. As required by California Civil Code section 5300(b)(9), the following is a summary of Tahoe Donner Association’s insurance coverages: PROPERTY INSURANCE POLICY: Granite State Insurance Co.; Limit – $57,849,701Deductible – $25,000 per occurrence for buildings, contents, lifts, moveable equipment, etc. GENERAL LIABILITY POLICY: Granite State Insurance Co.; Limit – $1,000,000; General Aggregate – $1,000,000 per occurrence; Deductible – $15,000 per occurrence.


EXCESS LIABILITY (UMBRELLA) POLICIES: National Union Fire Insurance Co of PA Limit – $10,000,000; General Aggregate – $20,000,000; Deductible – $10,000 per occurrence. Additional excess liability coverage over the current Umbrella; Markel.; Limit - $15,000,000; Aggregate - $20,000,000; Starstone; Limit – $10,000,000; North River; Limit -$15,000,000. CRIME POLICY: Granite State Insurance Co.; Limit – $500,000; Deductible – $5,000 per occurrence; Additional excess crime coverage; Travelers; Limit – $5,000,000; Deductible – $505,000 per occurrence; Additional excess crime coverage – Great American Insurance Co., Limit $20,000,000. EARTHQUAKE AND FLOOD INSURANCE POLICY: Granite State Insurance Co; Limit – $3,000,000 per occurrence; Earthquake Aggregate – $3,000,000; Deductible – $100,000; Flood Deductible – $50,000. POLLUTION POLICY: Markel (Evanston); Limit – $1,000,000 per occurrence; General Aggregate $2,000,000; Deductible – $10,000.

ANNUAL POLICY STATEMENT SUMMARY (California Civil Code 5310(a), 4040)

Association’s Designated Recipient Mail or Personal Delivery: Board, Tahoe Donner Association, 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee, CA 96161 Email: Board@TahoeDonner.com Right of Notice to Two Addresses A member may submit a request to have notices sent to up to two different specified addresses. General Notice Location 11509 Northwoods Blvd, Truckee, CA 96161 and tahoedonner.com Right to Receive General Notice by Individual Delivery A member has the option to receive general notices by individual delivery.

TERRORISM/SABOTAGE/ACTIVE SHOOTER POLICY: Lloyds; $49,711,162 terrorism/sabotage limits; $1,000,000 per occurrence for active shooter/malicious acts limits; Deductible – $5,000.

Right to Receive Board Minutes A member has a right to board meeting minutes, other than an executive session.

INLAND MARINE: Granite State Insurance Co.; Limit – $9,288,539; Deductible – $25,000 per occurrence.

Minutes are available at the General Notice Locations indicated above. Upon request the minutes can be mailed to the member.

DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS LIABILITY INSURANCE POLICY: Navigators.; Limit – $5,000,000; Deductibles – Non-Indemnifiable Loss: None; Indemnifiable Loss: $50,000. DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS EXCESS LIABILITY INSURANCE POLICIES: Landmark Insurance Co; Limit – $5,000,000; Deductible – $50,000. Additional excess directors and officers excess coverage – Ironshore; Limit $10,000,000, and RSUI; Limit $5,000,000, and HIIG $5,000,000. BOILER & MACHINERY COVERAGE: Granite State Insurance Co.: Limit – $48,061,162; Deductibles – $25,000 minimum for compressors, motors, pumps, equipment generating electricity and property damage. BUSINESS AUTOMOBILE: Granite State Insurance Co.; Limits – $1,000,000; Deductibles - $3,000 for vehicles and $5,000 for large vehicles and equipment per occurrence; No deductible, if claim against us. DIGITAL RISK: Hiscox 100% Lloyd’s; Limits – $1,000,000; Deductible – $5,000 per occurence.

THE CIVIL CODE REQUIRES THAT THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT APPEAR: “This summary of the Association’s policies of insurance provides only certain information, as required by Section 5300 of the Civil Code, and should not be considered a substitute for the complete policy terms and conditions contained in the actual policies of insurance. Any Association member may, upon request and provision of reasonable notice, review the Association’s insurance policies and, upon request and payment of reasonable duplication charges, obtain copies of those policies. Although the Association maintains the policies of insurance specified in this summary, the Association’s policies of insurance may not cover your property, including personal property or real property improvements to or around your dwelling, or personal injuries or other losses that occur within or around your dwelling. Even if a loss is covered, you may nevertheless be responsible for paying all or a portion of any deductible that applies. Association members should consult with their individual insurance broker or agent for appropriate additional coverage.” In fact, since all of our common areas and facilities are owned solely by the Association as a corporate entity, and not by the Association’s individual members, the insurance carried by the Association insures only the Association, and only with regard to its actions and its property. It does not insure individual members, their property (individual homes and lots) or their actions.

Statement of Assessment Collection Policies & Assessment Collection & Lien Policy The statement of assessment collection and lien policies is provided on pages 8–11 of this budget report document. Governing Document Enforcement and Fine Policy Governing Documents, Resolutions & Policies, refer to tahoedonner.com/governing-documents Rules and Fines, refer to tahoedonner.com/covenants-rules Dispute Resolution Procedure Summary Refer to Notice of Rights and Obligations section on page 10. Architectural Guidelines and Procedures Refer to tahoedonner.com/architectural-standards Overnight Payment Mailing Address Accounting, Tahoe Donner Association, 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee CA 96161 45-Day Notices Tahoe Donner Association, 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee CA 96161 and tahoedonner.com/45-day-notices Charges for Documents Provided The association may charge members for the direct and actual cost of copying and redacting documents. However, associations may not charge a fee that exceeds the amount necessary to defray the costs for which it is levied. Also, the association must inform the member of the cost before copying the requested documents.

VISION STATEMENT

Tahoe Donner is a vibrant and desirable mountain community providing attractive and well-maintained facilities, events, programs and leading customer service to its members, guests and public, all while maintaining accessible and healthy natural surroundings.

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2020 BUDGET SUMMARY $2,065

ANNUAL ASSESSMENT

(PER OWNER PROPERTY) (DUE 1/1/2020)

VERSUS 2019 — AN INCREASE OF $100 OR 5.1%

+

$78

Regulatory cost increases from California minimum wage up $1.00/8% ($40), insurance ($24), property taxes ($4), and health insurance renewal ($10)

+

$50

Increase Reserve Funding to ensure adequate funds to replace aging infrastructure of the Association, protecting your home values

+ $40

Merit rate of pay increase, average of 2.9% for personnel

+

$20

Increase Development Funding to address the changing needs of the members and eventual building replacement needs

+

$55

Forestry increase in resources toward defensible space efforts

+

$57

Golf Course closure in 2020 due to greens replacement and repair

+

$37

Covenants enforcement resources peak summer ($8), financial analyst position ($14), and governing documents update ($15)

+

$31

The Lodge Restaurant & Pub elimination of the pavillion tent for banquet events

– $112

Operating revenue growth driven by past three years actual results +$75, and costs growth 3-year average normalization +$37

– $121

Pricing increases in user fees, with aggressive Public/Guest increases

All other changes, net increase

$35

= + $100

$350

RECREATION FEE

(EFFECTIVE 5/1/2020)

DAILY

ENTRY FEES

(EFFECTIVE 1/1/2020)

OR 5.1% TOTAL CHANGE IN ANNUAL ASSESSMENT

AN INCREASE OF $60 OR 21%. WHY? The optional yet ever-popular Recreation Fee (valid for up to 4 individuals) equates to as low as $7.29 per person per month for unlimited access to all private amenities and Snowplay. The Recreation Fee allows cardholders unlimited access to Trout Creek Recreation Center, Beach Club Marina, Northwoods Pool, the Tennis Center and Snowplay from May 1-April 30. The Recreation Fee and Daily Entry Fees have been increased to offset increased operating costs and support the recent $2.6m of capital improvements; guest fees were also increased to further address demand impacts of guests on private amenities.

PRIVATE AMENITY DAILY ENTRY FEES

(EFFECTIVE 1/1/2020)

• Daily Entry Fees, Member (without paid Recreation Fee): $9, +$1 from 2019 • Daily Entry Fee, Guest (with Member): $11, +$1 from 2019 • Daily Entry Fee, Guest (without Member): $16, +$1 from 2019

FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT YOUR ASSOCIATION ESTIMATES AS OF NOVEMBER 2019 / SUBJECT TO CHANGE

• 6,473 Member Property Owners • 25,000 Members • 84% Second Homeowners • Established 1971 • 90% Built-out • Owned and Managed by the Property Owners • $27.5 Million Budget for 2020 • $67 Million in Total Assets • 7,000 Acres • 26 Buildings • 120,000 Square Feet of Conditioned Space

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• 2,500 Trees Planted in 2019

OWN AND OPERATE

• Over 55,000 Trees Planted in Past Decade

• Golf Course

• 68 Miles of Paved Public Roads • 60 Miles of Trails (and More Planned) • $3.9 Billion Estimated Tahoe Donner Community Real Estate Value

• Beach Club Marina • Downhill Ski Resort • Cross Country Ski Center • Snowplay Sledding + Tubing • Equestrian Center • Tennis Center • Pools • Recreation Center • Day Camps • Restaurants • Retail Shops


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FEATURE

BEST OF TAHOE DONNER

HOLIDAYS

The holidays are always an exciting time in Tahoe Donner, with plenty of annual traditions and new favorite activities for visiting friends and families. No matter how you celebrate the season, be sure not to miss these exciting December events for family fun, holiday cheer and romance. BEST NEW DINNER SPOT

DINNERS AT ALDER CREEK CAFE An exciting new dining option this winter, Alder Creek Cafe and Trailside Bar will be open for dinner and drinks starting December 20, just in time for the holidays! Enjoy a mountain casual menu prepared by Chef David Smith with healthy and delicious options for the entire family. Stay tuned for the dinner menu release and announcement of family-friendly events like trivia, movie night and more. When: Daily starting December 20 | 5-8PM Where: Alder Creek Cafe

BEST CELEBRITY SIGHTING

CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST + SKIING WITH SANTA Make Christmas morning even more magical by joining Santa for a delicious breakfast followed by a fun day on the slopes of Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort. A season pass or lift ticket is required to ski or ride, but visiting with Santa is free – and it’s never too early to start talking to the Big Guy about your Christmas 2020 wish list. When: Wednesday, Dec. 25 | Breakfast 10AM, Skiing 11:30AM Where: Downhill Ski Resort

BEST LIGHT SHOW

NEW YEAR’S EVE LIGHT PARADE + FIREWORKS Spectacular light shows decorate the slopes and the sky at this holiday favorite. Skiers and riders age 10+ are invited to join the Light Parade procession and ski downhill by torchlight, while warm drinks, cozy fires and magical views await those who don’t feel like suiting up to ski after dark. Come early to sign up and secure a great spot to watch the parade with a fantastic fireworks show to follow. When: Tuesday, Dec. 31 | Register 4:30PM, Parade 6:15PM Where: Downhill Ski Resort Cost: Free

BEST DATE NIGHT

NEW YEAR’S EVE SNOWSHOE TOUR + DINNER AT THE LODGE Ring in the New Year with the one you love by planning the most romantic New Year’s Eve imaginable. A starlit snowshoe tour of the TDXC trails will take your breath away, then treat yourself to a special holiday dinner at The Lodge Restaurant & Pub. Stay for the champagne toast at midnight. Reservations required. When: Tuesday, Dec. 31 | Tour 5:30-8PM, Dinner Seating 5-9:30PM, Champagne Toast 12AM Where: Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center + The Lodge Restaurant & Pub


FOCUSED ON A

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FEATURE

SO MANY WAYS TO PLAY By TIFFANY CONNOLLY

Choose your own adventure this winter at Tahoe Donner. Just beginning or looking to improve? Learn at your own pace with extensive teaching programs and forgiving slopes and at the Downhill Ski Resort. Looking to Zen out and connect with nature? Explore 100km of Nordic trails via ski, fat bike or snowshoe as you meander through forest and experience unforgettable Sierra views at the Cross Country Ski Center. Need to burn some energy? Bring the family to Snowplay where everyone can sled, tube, build a snowman and participate in snow games. What will your winter adventure be today? Choose yours at tahoedonner.com. NOV. 28

Opening Day at Cross Country Ski Center

JAN. 26

Winterpalooza

DEC. 1

Learn to Teach XC Skiing Clinic

FEB. 9

Tahoe Donner XC Challenge

DEC. 8

Learn to Teach XC Skiing Clinic

FEB. 14

Friday Night Snow Tubing

DEC. 13

Opening Day at Downhill Ski Resort

FEB. 15-22 Winter Superstars Week

DEC. 13

Opening Day + Friday Night Snow Tubing

FEB. 22

Glowstick Parade + Carnival

DEC. 14

XC Season Pass Party + Ski Swap

FEB. 23

Captain Nordic’s Dress-Up Day

DEC. 15

Customer Appreciation Day

MARCH 1

Snowman Building Contest

DEC. 25

Christmas Day Breakfast + Skiing with Santa

MARCH 7

Winter Beach Party

DEC. 31

NYE Snowshoe Tour

MARCH 8

I-Did-A-Run Humane Society Benefit

DEC. 31

NYE Light Parade + Fireworks Show

MARCH 14 200-Foot Banana Split Extravaganza

JAN. 3

Friday Night Snow Tubing

JAN. 12

Snowball Launching Contest

JAN. 18-20 Ski + Snowboarding Safety Weekend JAN. 19

Fastest Tube Event

DOWNHILL SKI RESORT

MARCH 15 Snow Tube Bowling MARCH 15 Tahoe Donner Family Challenge MARCH 22 Sierra Skogsloppet MARCH 29 Snowball Throwing Contest APRIL 12

CROSS COUNTRY SKI CENTER

ALL EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. SEE TAHOEDONNER.COM/EVENTS FOR LATEST

All prices subject to change.

Downhill Dummy Contest

SNOWPLAY SLEDDING + TUBING


THE BEST PLACE TO BEGIN OPENING DAY: Friday, December 13 SKIABLE ACRES: 120 RUNS: 17 LIFTS: 1 quad, 1 triple, 3 conveyors TERRAIN RATING: 40% novice, 60% intermediate

TAHOE DONNER

DOWNHILL SKI RESORT

11603 SNOWPEAK WAY | (530) 587-9444 | TAHOEDONNER.COM/DOWNHILL

For nearly 50 years, Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort has cultivated a unique and affordable family experience that has earned it the reputation of “The Best Place to Begin” in Tahoe. HOURS OF OPERATION

group lessons include a full-day lift ticket and rental equipment.

Ticket Office: 8AM-4PM Rentals/Repairs: 8AM-4:30PM

PRIVATE LESSONS

Parking Shuttles: 8AM-4:45PM

Our most popular and productive lessons are individual or small group private sessions. The pace and activities of the class will be tailored to your specific needs. Starting at $134 for members.

The Grill: 8-10:30AM + 11AM-3PM The Bar: 11AM-5PM Schedules subject to change based on conditions.

DAY PASSES

MEMBER

PUBLIC PUBLIC

NON-PEAK

PEAK

$15

$19

$29

Child (7-12)

$29

$44

$64

Junior (13-17)

$34

$64

$84

Adult (18-59)

$39

$74

$94

Senior (60-69)

$29

$44

$64

Super Senior (70+)

$29

$44

$64

Child (6 + under)

Adult interchangeable pass available for parents with non-skiing kids under 6. 2019/20 PEAK PRICING DATES: Dec. 21-Jan. 4, Jan. 18-20, Feb. 15-22.

SEASON PASSES Child (6 + under)

MEMBER

$25

PUBLIC

$49

Child (7-12)

$189

$249

Junior (13-17)

$229

$309

Adult (18-59)

$239

$414

Senior (60-69)

$199

$259

$25

$259

Super Senior (70+)

GROUP LESSONS

Group ski and snowboard lessons are available for adults of all ages and abilities. Kids as young as 3 and 5 years old can participate in group ski and snowboard lessons, respectively. All

RENTALS, DEMOS, TUNES + RETAIL

• Rental and demo gear from top brands start at $37 for kids and $52 for adults, with discounts for multiple days. • Our full-service repair shop offers wax, base repair, grinds and more. • The retail store offers ski and snowboard essentials.

YOUTH + ADULT PROGRAMS

Casual and competitive programs for youth and adult skiers and riders hoping to improve their skills throughout the season. Programs begin the first week of January and must be signed up for in advance. TD Tykes Intro skiing for ages 3-6. Intro snowboarding for ages 5-6. Sunday Speedsters Next-level progress for skiers ages 4-6 and snowboarders ages 5-6. Recreational Teams Fun and friendship for ages 7-13. Racing Teams Regional racing for ages 7-13. Master’s Race Program Slalom and GS for ages 50 and up.

VISIT TAHOEDONNER.COM/DOWNHILL FOR DATES, TIMES, COSTS, REGISTRATION + MORE

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COURT LEVE

Chairlifts: 9AM-4PM


FEATURE VOTED #1 XC RESORT IN TRUCKEE/NORTH LAKE TAHOE

TAHOE DONNER

CROSS COUNTRY SKI CENTER

OPENING DAY: Thursday, November 28 ACRES OF TERRAIN: 3,000+ NUMBER OF TRAILS: 65 DISTANCE OF TRAILS: 100+ km WARMING HUTS: 4 TERRAIN RATING: 37% Beginner, 35% Intermediate, 25% Advanced, 3% Expert

15275 ALDER CREEK ROAD | (530) 587-9484 | TAHOEDONNER.COM/XC

Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center (TDXC) is consistently rated among the best Nordic ski areas in North America. Explore over 100km of ski trails and dedicated trails for snowshoeing, fat biking and your pup. TDXC is home to top-tier instruction and affordable programming for all ages. HOURS OF OPERATION

PRIVATE LESSONS

Available daily and starting at $85 for individuals and just $30 per additional person. Midweek (non-holiday) private packages—including rental skis and a

TDXC: 8:30AM-5PM Alder Creek Cafe

Starting December 20 New! Alder Creek Cafe is excited to begin offering family-friendly casual mountain dinners.

DAY PASSES Child (6 + under)

MEMBER

FREE

ticket—start at $102.

PUBLIC PUBLIC

NON-PEAK

PEAK

FREE FREE

Child (7-12)

$11

$21

$31

Junior (13-17)

$21

$31

$41

Adult (18-59)

$31

$41

$51

Senior (60-69)

$21

$31

$41

Super Senior (70+)

$21

$31

$41

Fat Bike Only

$26

$36

$46

Dog Pass

$10

$15

$15

2019/20 PEAK PRICING DATES: Dec. 21-Jan. 4, Jan. 18-20, Feb. 15-22.

SEASON PASSES

MEMBER

$25

$49

Child (7-12)

$69

$99

Junior (13-17)

$89

$199

Adult (18-59)

$289

$389

Senior (60-69)

$244

$329

$25

$329

$194

$249

Fat Bike Add-On

$54

$79

Dog Pass

$64

$79

Fat Bike Only

FREQUENT FLIER 5-PACK

Get five trail pass vouchers for a great price. Vouchers are nontransferrable and must be used in the 2019/20 season. Prices starting at just $105 for members.

TREVOR CLARK

GROUP LESSONS

• Rent stride and skate skis and equipment, snowshoes and fat bikes • Wax and repair services

YOUTH PROGRAMS

After-school programs for kids in grades K-8 to make friends and improve skills. Junior Racers Race skills for grades 3-5. Junior Biathlon Skiing and marksmanship for grades 2-8. TD Nordic Kids Basic skill-building for grades K-5.

PUBLIC

Child (6 + under)

Super Senior (70+)

RENTALS, TUNES + RETAIL

Available on weekends and holidays, includes a full-day pass, rental equipment and instruction. Kids group lessons for ages 5-12 start at $54, while adult (age 13+) lessons start at $77.

ADULT PROGRAMS

TDXC has programs for all ability levels, whether you’ve spent a lifetime loving XC skiing or you’re just starting out. Check out these four-week programs to take your skiing to the next level. Learn to Skate Beginner skate skiing. Striding/Classic Skiing Grow your skills. Sisters in Skating Popular women’s series for all levels. Nordic Downhill 101 Learn speed control and turning. Uphill Skating Learn to “float” up hills. Seniors Learn to Ski Intro (and improver) for ages 60 and up. Team TDXC Prepare to possibly enter a race this season!

VISIT TAHOEDONNER.COM/XC FOR PROGRAM DETAILS, COMPLETE RATES + REGISTRATION


SLEDDING, TUBING + FAMILY FUN

TAHOE DONNER

SNOWPLAY

OPENING DAY: Friday, December 13 ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: Sledding, tubing, snowman-building, snow bowling, snowball-launching + more

12790 NORTHWOODS BLVD. | (530) 587-9437 | TAHOEDONNER.COM/SNOWPLAY

Cruise down a sled hill, bank turns in tubing lanes and enjoy fun snow games at Tahoe Donner’s winter playground. Admission includes all the equipment you need for a day of fun (no personal equipment permitted). HOURS OF OPERATION Friday: 1:30-4:30PM Saturday-Sunday: 9:30AM-4:30PM

DAY PASSES

MEMBER

PEAK

Toddler (3 + under)

$4

$11

$16

Child (4-12)

$6

$23

$29

$6

$27

$34

$8

$35

$41

Senior (60-69)

$6

$23

$29

Super Senior (70+)

$4

$11

$16

Extended Holiday Hours: Dec. 20-Jan. 3, Junior (13-17) Jan. 20, Feb. 17-21 Adult (18-59) Schedules subject to change based on conditions.

PUBLIC PUBLIC

NON-PEAK

TREVOR CLARK

SNOWPLAY ACCESS IS FREE FOR MEMBERS WITH PAID REC FEE VISIT TAHOEDONNER.COM/SNOWPLAY FOR MORE INFORMATION

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BATTENING DOWN THE HATCHES

WINTER STORM PREP TIPS Whether you’re a homeowner or a guest of Tahoe Donner, the arrival of winter in the Sierra means preparing for snowstorms. Don’t skimp on protecting your property and family this season, and connect with your neighbors to keep an eye out for each other.

PREPARE TO HANDLE “THE HILL”

The steepness of Northwoods Blvd. requires a vehicle with 4WD/AWD, studs or chains, and sometimes a combination of all those traction devices. Never travel in a 2WD vehicle without chains during the winter.

DO NOT PARK ON THE ROAD DURING THE WINTER

Snowplows need access to the entire road, and your car can be ticketed or towed at your own expense. Please park only in designated areas that you have been given permission to park in (not your neighbor’s driveway).

GO SLOW!

The speed limit in Tahoe Donner is predominantly 25 MPH, but go even slower during the winter. Wildlife, accidents, dogs and children could require sudden stops, and we all know sudden stops and ice don’t mix.

BE AWARE OF WHAT’S ABOVE YOU

Snow loads sliding off roofs or trees can bury people and pets. Falling trees are also a risk.

PLAN FOR “JUST IN CASE”

What would keep you alive and safe if you got stuck in your car for hours or days? A warm blanket, food and water, a first-aid kit and winter boots, gloves and hat would all help.

CREATE A LONG-TERM POWER OUTAGE KIT

Last year some residents went several days without power. Do you know where your candles, backup power supply and emergency radios are? Do you have batteries, food, water and a non-electrical heat source?

KEEP THE HEAT ON

Temps drop unexpectedly and busted pipes are no fun for anyone! As a general rule, keep the heat above 55 degrees.

CLEAR YOUR ROOF OF SNOW

It will slide eventually and will impede your vision. Locals will also heckle you because it might blow back and obstruct their vision behind you too. Don’t forget to scrape your windows of ice and frost completely!

ICE MELT, SAND OR YAK TRACKS

Pick your poison of your favorite trick for not slipping in the driveway, but whatever it is, keep it near the door!


HOW TO MAKE A COVENANTS COMPLAINT 1 Call (530) 414-8166. Phone is staffed

from 8AM-5PM with an after hours answering service from 5PM-8AM.

WHAT INFORMATION TO PROVIDE

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

• Your name, address and email.

Tahoe Donner will make every effort to contact the owner of the property being complained about, share details about the complaint and request voluntary compliance. We will:

• Address of property being complained about.

• Call the primary phone number on file and speak to the owner or leave a message.

• Nature of complaint with times occurring.

• If no answer, call additional phone numbers on file to speak with or leave a message for owner or designated contact.

When making a complaint, be prepared to provide:

2 Email compliance@tahoedonner.com.

• Evidence: photos, video, etc.

3 Visit onestop.tahoedonner.com.

• How this behavior is affecting you. • What actions have been taken (e.g. called police).

• Email the owner via any email on file. • Send follow-up email to the complainant confirming attempts to contact owner.

Holiday Decor That Brings the Season Home

BASSETT FLOORING is family owned and operated and has

10800 Pioneer Trail, Unit 3, Truckee

served the Truckee-Lake Tahoe area

53 0 5 82.742 8

since 1979. We carry high-quality hardwood flooring and carpet ideal for your mountain home. Visit us and explore our amazing selection at the Pioneer Commerce Center in Truckee.

bassettflooring.com Our stores have transformed into a Winter Wonderland filled with ideas for holiday decorating from hearth, to table, to tree. Great gift ideas too. Visit either of our Truckee locations, where the holiday has arrived in style. Main Showroom 11403 Brockway Rd • 530.587.6681 Downtown in historic Loading Dock building 10115 Donner Pass Rd • 530.550.8800 www.MountainHomeCenter.com

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THE REPORT

BRIEFS PEAK PERFORMERS

odd questions and works with assisting all members. He is great at diffusing situations and putting the member first. Thank you for your support Chris!

TAHOE DONNER GIVING FUND AWARDS GRANTS The Tahoe Donner Giving Fund awards $50,000 in grants to local non-profits annually. Details to follow in the January edition of Tahoe Donner News. DILLON BROWN MAINTENANCE Dillon was an immense help for the Recreation department and some unexpected vehicle issues. There were problems with the truck, trailer and tires the day the Recreation managers were driving to pick up supplies for Fall Festival. Dillon realized what was at stake for the event, so he stopped what he was doing, fixed the walls for the truck, replaced a tire for the trailer and fixed the wiring to connect the truck to the trailer. This took up at least 1.5 hours of his work day and helped Tahoe Donner run a great Fall Festival. Thank you for being a team player Dillon!

Thank you to all Giving Fund donors. To donate this year, please visit our website at tahoedonner.com/giving-fund or use the cutout at the bottom of page 8.

provided to approximately 500 Truckee children in need. There will also be a bin to donate nonperishable food at Member Services in the Northwoods Clubhouse from 8AM-5PM daily until December 12. Do your part this season for those less fortunate.

GOLF COURSE GREENS ARE GROWING The Golf Course Repair Project is already underway! Check out these amazing pictures of the greens growing beautifully. Stay up to date on the project at tahoedonner.com/golf-repair-2020.

LIKEMOJI JUST GOT BETTER! You can now give anonymous feedback about your experience with Member Services, Architectural Standards and Forestry. Use on-location kiosks, download the app for Apple or Android or use our online feedback form. All information can be found at tahoedonner.com/likemoji.

TAKE CARE TAHOE Looking for a way to learn more about Tahoe’s environment? Find visitor centers, ways to volunteer, events and more. More importantly, help take care of Tahoe! Learn more at takecaretahoe.org.

TOYS FOR TOTS + FOOD DONATION IN TAHOE DONNER CHRIS SIMPSON ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS OFFICE When Chris learned about a dead raccoon in a member’s backyard, he took it upon himself to rectify the situation. Because Animal Control doesn’t pick up animals from private properties, Chris stepped up to help remove the raccoon. He is always willing to answer

Get in the spirit of giving this holiday season by bringing new, unwrapped toys to The Lodge Restaurant & Pub from 5-9PM or Member Services in Northwoods Clubhouse from 8AM-5PM daily, through December 15. The Toys for Tots collection box is sponsored by Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner. In 2018, new toys were

HOMES ON THE RISE The Architectural Standards Committee reviewed the following plans in October 2019. UNIT/LOT ADDRESS

SQ. FT.

PROJECT

02/413

13514 Northwoods Boulevard

3,389

House

08/449

11638 Munich Lane

3,423

House


ATTENTION: MEMBERS

Tahoe Donner Association would like inform you of a new California Senate Bill that was signed into law in October: SB 323. This bill will grant future board of director candidates access to your email address and contact information for election purposes, effective January 1, 2020.

YOU MAY OPT-OUT OF SHARING YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION —INCLUDING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS— BY VISITING TAHOEDONNER.COM/SB323 AND COMPLETING THE FORM. Senate Bill No. 323 CHAPTER 848

Ask about monthly specials, and Tahoe Donner resident discounts.

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• 30 years experience • Specialize in repair, maintenance & replacement • Service all makes & models • We understand the challenges of second home owners • We do our best to accommodate individual needs

LIKEMOJI JUST GOT EVEN BETTER! Now you can give feedback about your experience at Member Services, Architectural Standards and Forestry!

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Give feedback on Likemoji by using our on-site kiosks, visiting the web or by downloading the Likemoji app.

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WHERE I N

T H E

WORLD IS TD NEWS?

SITGES, SPAIN Megan, Christian, and their children, Emerson and Sebastian, spent a day at Sitges while visiting Barcelona.

JUNEAU, ALASKA Scott, Adrian and Kane Thompson hiked out to the Mendenhall Glacier on an excursion during their seven-day Alaskan Cruise.

LHASA, TIBET Phyllis Matyi and Joyce Ortega at 12,000 feet in front of Potala Palace in Lhasa.

CAYMAN ISLANDS Kyle and Kelly Sandstrom (along with Erik and Ryan) went SCUBA diving around various reefs and wrecks during their trip to the Cayman Islands in the British West Indies. SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS Email your “Where in the World” photos to comdep@tahoedonner.com. Please submit only JPG files of 300 dpi for printing. Photos must include a copy of TD News. Please list the names of everyone in the picture, where it was taken and a short description. Note: please be patient; it could take several months to see your photo published.

BALI, INDONESIA Fred and Mary Zapponi with former Tahoe Donner residents Katryna and Craig Dickson at their renewal of wedding vows in Bali.


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Tahoe Donner News December 2019  

Tahoe Donner News (ISSN 1550-6061) is the official monthly publication of Tahoe Donner Association, which is located at 11509 Northwoods Blv...

Tahoe Donner News December 2019  

Tahoe Donner News (ISSN 1550-6061) is the official monthly publication of Tahoe Donner Association, which is located at 11509 Northwoods Blv...