Tahoe Donner News September 2019

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FIRE SAFETY + PREPAREDNESS ISSUE

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8 REASONS YOU SHOULD PLAY GOLF 06

SAVING STREAMS, PLANTING SEEDS

THE 24TH ANNUAL TRUCKEE RIVER DAY 12

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INSIDE

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THE REPORT:

Approved Fire Prevention and Safety and Forest Health Rules

ASSOCIATION UPDATES

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Message from the General Manager

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EIGHT REASONS YOU SHOULD PLAY GOLF

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Covenants Reminder

FEATURES

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Emergency Evacuation Information + Map Cutout

THE NEW, FALL EDI-BÅŒL SERIES

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Budget Timeline

Chef David Smith adds a new spin to old favorites, and shares the recipe for his famous Ahi poke bowl

EVENTS, DINING + UPDATES

Annual Giving Fund Dinner is a Social and Financial Success

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THE BUZZ:

Fire Safety Property Inspections

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Briefs Board Meeting Recaps

Local Public Agency Updates

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Quick Calendar

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Amenity Updates, Programs + Events

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Club Updates

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Dining Hours + Specials

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Where in the World Is TD News?

Wildfire Preparedness Information

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SAVING STREAMS, PLANTING SEEDS

Help with watershed restoration projects at the 24th Annual Truckee River Day TAHOE DONNER NEWS |

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VOLUME 20 | NO. 09

SEPTEMBER 2019 EDITORIAL AND PRODUCTION TEAM Lindsay Hogan Tiffany Connolly Jen Malone

Drew Deurlington Derek Moore Amber Barrett

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 Miah Cottrell | Director of Information Technology mcottrell@tahoedonner.com Tom Knill | Director of Human Resources tknill@tahoedonner.com

BOARD OF DIRECTORS President | Charles 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 Board of Directors board@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

GENERAL MANAGER

The busy summer season is winding down as the kids go back to school and life falls back into a steady routine. Tahoe Donner is entering one of the most picturesque times of the year as the leaves transition from greens to deep reds, yellows and oranges. It’s a time of slowing down, shifting pace and enjoying upcoming celebrations and time spent with family. Autumn also marks the beginning of winter preparations in the High Sierra. The Tahoe Donner Association is also prepping for the future, and we want our members to be involved in the decision making.

YOUR FEEDBACK MATTERS

Attending board meetings and committee meetings, writing letters and responding to surveys are some of the ways that you can make sure your voice is heard. It is helpful for the board of directors and staff when our members are active participants within the association. Tahoe Donner is committed to providing quality member experiences at our amenities and restaurants and through thoughtful programming. Gaining valuable feedback helps ensure that the association is meeting the needs of the community. We gain insight through creative outreach in the

form of surveys, Likemoji, member letters and emails, Zendesk, web feedback forms and more.

SURVEY PLANS

We recently ramped up our efforts to learn more about our homeowners through the careful planning, execution and analysis of surveys. Look for these short (2-5 min.), focused surveys in your email inbox. Some examples of valuable information that will be provided in upcoming surveys are feedback on 2020 capital projects, preferred communication methods, golf operations, the future of the downhill ski lodge and general member satisfaction of winter amenities. When you take the time to respond to association questionnaires, you are actively participating in and helping to guide the direction of Tahoe Donner. We appreciate your engagement and honest feedback. If you haven’t received one of our recent surveys, please make sure that your contact information is up to date and/or check your spam folder. You can update your email address at tahoedonner.com/update-your-profile.

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FEATURED EVENTS

Join the Tahoe Donner 4 Wheelers Club at their annual Trails + Ales event. Climb Bear Valley in your 4x4 and then enjoy a community BBQ. Learn more on page 19. WHEN: Sept. 7 TIME: 8AM-7PM WHERE: Locations vary

COWGIRLS + COCKTAILS

Kick off the weekend with a relaxing and fun horseback ride followed by social hour with small bites, beer and wine. This event is for adults ages 21+. WHEN: Sept. 20 + 27 TIME: 5-7PM WHERE: Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center

ALL COMERS GOLF TOURNAMENT This tournament is hosted by the Tahoe Donner Men’s Golf Club and is open to all men and women. Register by September 16 at 5PM. Limited to 50 teams. WHEN: Sept. 25 TIME: 12PM Shotgun WHERE: Tahoe Donner Golf Course REGISTER: jmurtagh@ tahoedonner.com

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Kids Night Out

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SEPTEMBER 11 Campground Closing Day

SEPTEMBER 11 Architectural Standards Committee Meeting SEPTEMBER 12 Covenants Committee Meeting

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SEPTEMBER 12 Finance Committee Meeting SEPTEMBER 14 Pancakes + Ponies

SEPTEMBER 20 Cowgirls + Cocktails

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SEPTEMBER 21 11th Annual Fall Junior Open Tennis Tournament SEPTEMBER 21 Regular Board Meeting

SEPTEMBER 21 Volunteer Trail Work Day SEPTEMBER 21 Pancakes + Ponies SEPTEMBER 21 Kids Night Out

SEPTEMBER 25 Architectural Standards Committee Meeting SEPTEMBER 25 All Comers Golf Tournament SEPTEMBER 27 Cowgirls + Cocktails

SEPTEMBER 30 Equestrian Closing Day

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BUDGET WORKSHOPS

It’s budget season and we are planning for the future of our amenities and program offerings. The board of directors values feedback from members on budgetary decisions and would like to hear your comments and concerns in order to help guide the direction of the 2020 budget. Consider attending a budget workshop with the Finance Committee, the Tahoe Donner Board of Directors and staff. Look for information on upcoming workshops in the Tuesday eblast, in TD News and on our website. If you’re not receiving the Tahoe Donner weekly email, please register at tahoedonner.com/subscribe so that you are always up to date on association news.

ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL

Help us kick off the season with our annual party that celebrates the fall harvest. The Fall Festival has become a tradition among family and friends in Tahoe Donner. Celebrate the crisp mountain air, the autumn

colors and the change in season with your neighbors, friends and family. The kids love the pumpkin patch, carnival area, arts and crafts and pony rides. Adults enjoy the fresh, seasonal beer offerings and everyone will get in the fall spirit with live music and hearty food options inspired by Oktoberfest. Don’t leave your furry friend at home; bring your dog for the annual Doggie Dip in Northwoods Pool; just make sure they are leashed when they are outside the pool area. Finally, we are always looking for ways to improve your Tahoe Donner experience. Whether investing your time engaging in association matters or enjoying fall events, trails and amenities with your neighbors, when the community comes together, the stage is set for great things to happen. Hope to see you at the Fall Festival!

STAY IN THE KNOW. SIGN UP FOR WEEKLY EMAILS:

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TAHOE DONNER CONTACTS Area Code (530)

MEMBER SERVICES

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

AMENITIES Beach Club Marina 587-9460 marina@tahoedonner.com Bikeworks 582-9694 bikeworks@tahoedonner.com Cross Country Ski 587-9484 xc@tahoedonner.com Downhill Ski Resort 587-9444 ski@tahoedonner.com Equestrian Center 587-9470 equestrian@tahoedonner.com Forestry 587-9432 forestry@tahoedonner.com Golf Course 587-9443 golf@tahoedonner.com The Lodge 587-9455 lodge@tahoedonner.com Pizza on the Hill 582-9669 pizza@tahoedonner.com Recreation Hut 587-9413 recreation@tahoedonner.com Campground 587-9462 campground@tahoedonner.com Tennis Center 587-9474 tennis@tahoedonner.com Trails 582-9672 trails@tahoedonner.com Trout Creek 582-9603 troutcreek@tahoedonner.com

ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE CHAIRS

ROBB ETNYRE | GENERAL MANAGER

Architectural Standards Rod Whitten aso@tahoedonner.com Covenants Al Noyes + Len Leclerc covenantscommittee@ tahoedonner.com

Proudly Serving Truckee & Tahoe-Donner For Over 25 Years

UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFO ENSURE YOU'RE RECEIVING MEMBER SURVEYS, ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS + KEY TAHOE DONNER UPDATES.

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Giving Fund Suzanne Sullivan tdgf@tahoedonner.com

ASSOCIATION CHARTERED CLUB PRESIDENTS 9-Holers Women's Golf Shellie Poplin shelliepoplin@gmail.com

Quilt Club Linda Brush sewlinda@aol.com

Bridge Club Lynn Cordner lynn.cordner@gmail.com

Rowing Club Dot Mace dotmace@me.com

Equestrian Club 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 Club Bill Ratcliff club@td4wheelers.org

Hiking Club Robin Reese rbtahoe@sbcglobal.net

Tennis Michele Forsberg minkeysf@sbcglobal.net

Junior Golf Club Jean Lai jslai@comcast.net

Women’s Golf Meg McShannic mmcshannic@gmail.com

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

TD Ladies Play 9 Golf Bettye Carmichael ibboop@suddenlink .net

LETTER TO THE BOARD CA Lic 960719

530.587.7525

General Plan Michael Sullivan iceman40@mac.com

Men’s Golf Keith Williams krwilliams37a@gmail.com

Full Service Painting Contractor CA Civil Code 4041 requires updated contact info annually.

Elections Bette Rohrback electionscommittee@ tahoedonner.com

Finance Corey Leibow financecommittee@ tahoedonner.com

Provide feedback to help improve the overall association. Submit your comments and concerns to board@tahoedonner.com. Learn more at tahoedonner.com/feedback.


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FEATURE

EIGHT REASONS TO GET ON

THE GREENS By TIFFANY CONNOLLY

Golf really is great for everybody. Being outside and enjoying nature brings peace of mind and swinging the club around is good for the body. Golf is also a very social sport, from teeing off to happy hour at the end of a round. Young and old alike can benefit from getting out on the course.

COURT LEVE

James Murtagh, Tahoe Donner’s Golf Operations Manager


The Golf Course at Tahoe Donner is known for its picturesque mountain landscape and challenging but fun fairways. It was voted Best Golf Course in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee for two consecutive years by Sierra Sun readers. With the summer crowds winding down, there’s no better time to get outside with your crew, soak up the sun, work on your game and enjoy the natural surroundings in the process. If you’ve been wondering if golf could ever be your thing, or if you’re just looking for an excuse to get on the course, here are eight reasons why you should play golf.

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YOUR BODY WILL THANK YOU

Golfing provides low-impact exercise if you ditch the cart. The mere act of walking has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke and it’s great for the cardiovascular system. Even if you don’t or can’t walk, golf has been shown to improve strength and balance. The next time you’re looking for an activity that’s fun and reaps physical benefits, grab your clubs and head to the golf course.

INJURY IS UNLIKELY

Many outdoor sports (like running and biking) present risk of injury, either from falling or from its highimpact nature. Because golf is so low-impact, injury is less likely. For those who need a day off from more extreme activities or if your joints aren’t quite working the way they used to, golf is a safe bet. Just be sure to stretch after your game to avoid lower back pain.

TEE TIME IS SOCIAL TIME

Get to know your neighbors or coworkers better by engaging in a fun game of friendly competition. A golf game is the perfect activity for getting your crew together, forming tighter relationships with acquaintances and even networking. Better yet, consider joining a golf club and get to know others with the same interests as you. See the many golf clubs at Tahoe Donner at tahoedonner.com/clubs.

ZEN MIND, GOLFER’S MIND

Winding through tall pines and manicured greens while spotting elusive wildlife is good for peace of mind. Reduce stress by focusing on your game and letting go of the noise and demands of a busy life. Under the natural canopy of the High Sierra you’ll be breathing deeper, improving mood and encouraging relaxation.

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PAY IT FORWARD

Test your new skills as you gain more confidence in your game by entering a tournament that benefits local non-profit organizations. It’s a great way to give back to the community, show off what you’ve learned and meet new friends. Can’t find one that supports your cause? Consider hosting your own at Tahoe Donner Golf Course.

IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR

Looking for some quality family time? Create new memories and new traditions and gather your clan for a productive day outside. Teach the kids a new skill at the practice greens or the driving range, or even take a clinic together! Getting the family involved in a sport together is an excellent way to provide one-on-one time with the people you love most.

GOLFERS HAPPY HOUR

One of the best benefits of golf is the post-game socializing over inexpensive eats and drinks. The Lodge Restaurant & Pub is the perfect place to wrap up another beautiful day on the course. Offered daily from 2-4PM, golfers enjoy drink specials and $5 food options like the Grilled Fish Taco and Chicago All Beef Hot Dog. See the menu at tahoedonner.com/lodge-menus.

MAKE IT A DATE NIGHT

Regardless of skill, take your honey to the driving range or to the course for some fun and easy competitions like longest drive or closest to the hole. Make it a complete romantic experience with a delicious dinner and drinks at The Lodge Restaurant & Pub.

LEARN MORE AND SCHEDULE A TEE TIME AT TAHOEDONNER.COM/GOLF

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THE REPORT

LOCAL PUBLIC AGENCY UPDATES

UPCOMING PROJECTS WILL IMPACT TRUCKEE AND TAHOE DONNER From road improvements to snow removal operations, these regional public agency projects and notices are designed to enhance the community and increase our quality of life. Stay tuned for monthly updates, and learn more at townoftruckee.com and tdpud.org.

TOWN OF TRUCKEE

SUMMER ROADSIDE VEGETATION MANAGEMENT

Town of Truckee vegetation maintenance in Zone II – Tahoe Donner inner Northwoods Boulevard loop section will begin early September. This vegetation management is based on the Public Works Five Year Rotational Maintenance Plan. Visit the public works section at townoftruckee.com for more information.

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Zone IV - Sierra Meadows, Prosser, Old Greenwood and Olympic Heights

Zone II - Tahoe Donner High Side and Tahoe Donner Inner Circle

Zone V - Glenshire

In addition to the regular vegetation maintenance, the Public Works Department is working with the Truckee Police Department and Truckee Fire Protection District to identify additional areas to treat, including evacuation routes and other priority areas.

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Learn the steps you can take to prepare for wildfire season. In the video “Know the Time to Go” Chief Leftwich and Truckee Fire Protection District Chief Bill Seline advise what you can do today to prepare for a possible emergency during wildfire season. It is too late for planning when disaster strikes; the best way to help first responders in a disaster is to plan ahead. Watch the video and learn more at tahoedonner.com/preparedness.

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FEATURE

GET EXCITED FOR THE NEW, FALL MENU

Edi·bol

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POKE BOWL

SERVES 4-6

2 lbs. grade #2+ or sushi grade ahi tuna (substitute frozen ahi if fresh is not available) ¼ cup sesame oil ¼ cup soy sauce ¼ cup honey ¼ cup rice wine vinegar 2 tbs. Dijon mustard 1 bunch green onion 1 tbs. sesame seeds 2 cups sushi rice 1 bunch cilantro (optional) 2 avocados 1 English cucumber

Dice tuna into ¼ inch cubes and place in a stainless steel bowl. Combine soy, honey, rice vinegar and mustard and blend on high while slowly adding oil. Blend until it is emulsified. Pour the mixture over the tuna until coated (you may have some left over). Add ¾ of the diced green onions and sesame seeds to finish. If you make this in advance, you may want to toss more dressing in before serving. For the bowl, cook 2 cups of sushi rice per directions. Cool to room temperature. Place rice in individual bowls, top with ahi, sliced avocado and sliced English cucumber. Top with a few green onions and fresh cilantro if you like.


“The Edi-Bōl series is a creative way to enjoy old favorites with a new spin. They have been fun and well received. I look forward to introducing some new recipes that are a nod to fall comfort foods.”

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OCTOBER 4 Roasted Butternut Squash Tostada Bowl

SEPTEMBER 12 Cheese Burger (or Veggie Burger) Bowl

OCTOBER 10 Ahi Poke Bowl

SEPTEMBER 20 Pork Fried Rice Bowl

OCTOBER 17 Chicken and Waffles Bowl

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FEATURE

Saving Streams, Planting Seeds PARTICIPATE IN THE 24TH ANNUAL TRUCKEE RIVER DAY By TIFFANY CONNOLLY

“The best part of Truckee River Day is working alongside all ages of people who are enthusiastic about restoring and protecting the watershed we live in. I especially enjoy watching the kids doing their part.” – Gayle Dana, long-time Truckee River Day volunteer

Gather your friends and family and break out your work gloves and boots for the 24th Annual Truckee River Day and Fair on October 20. The Truckee River Watershed Council hosts this vital community tradition that has volunteers planting, building and working hard to restore the watershed. One hundred fifty years of human use that includes mining, railroads, dams, stream diversion, cattle grazing and logging has degraded the Truckee River. As a result, the river is rated as polluted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Additionally, native wildlife and habitats are harmed by erosion and too much sediment entering the river.


Through the hard work of Truckee River

Day volunteers, affected areas are being restored and revived. Projects located

throughout the watershed include planting native vegetation, planting native willows, creating and placing willow bundles, and

spreading native seeds. In Tahoe Donner, volunteers will work with the Tahoe Donner Forestry Department to plant native

Jeffrey and sugar pine saplings. If you’ve never gotten your hands dirty planting

trees, this is an experience you won’t soon forget. Kids especially love planting trees! Be a part of the team working to ensure that future generations can experience

the magic and beauty of the Sierra and the Truckee Watershed.

GET INVOLVED

SIGN UP FOR A PROJECT Tahoe Donner volunteers have the opportunity to help beautify their community while also providing enjoyment for wildlife and residents for years to come. Plant saplings in select areas of our neighborhood with support from the TD Forester Department. Volunteers can also pick from a variety of other restoration projects located throughout the watershed including planting as part of the Dry Creek Restoration Project in Russell Valley and the Mclver Dairy Meadow Restoration. All ages and skill levels are encouraged to register. Teens enjoy building willow bundles, others will enjoy building boardwalks, and those that would like to spare their backs might prefer spreading seeds and mulch. Registration opens in mid-September and volunteers will have the opportunity to express their preferences based on interest and skill level, and to register as a group. Projects start at 9AM or 11AM and end at approximately 2:30PM.

ATTEND THE RIVER FAIR

The River Fair is a fun celebration of the river at Granite Flat Campground (one mile south of Truckee on HWY 89) that takes place from 1-4PM. It doesn’t matter whether you volunteered or not; the community is invited to witness the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout release at 3PM and to participate in fun environmental educational activities, listen to live music and enjoy delicious food.

OTHER WAYS TO HELP THOUGHTFUL LANDSCAPING

The Truckee River Watershed Council offers free river-friendly landscaping evaluation. Sign up for a free site evaluation and receive up to $3,000 in reimbursements when you install soil erosion control measures. Learn more at tahoedonner.com/landscaping.

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First, I would like to thank all of the members who have brought their proprieties into compliance and have maintained them. Tahoe Donner Association is really starting to look in excellent shape as far as fire safety is concerned. After the 2007 fire season, the board of directors adopted a 4-year program to inspect all properties, both developed and undeveloped. This program was completed in 2011. The goal from 2012 through 2018 was to inspect 750 properties a year under an eight-year program. Starting in 2019 the board of directors adopted a new 6-year program with a goal of inspecting 1,000 properties a year. For the 2020 program we will inspect some of the properties located in the southern portion of the subdivision. The streets we are going to visit include:

Baden Road, Bern Way, Bernese Lane, Bolzano Way, Christie Lane, Davos Drive, Heidi Way, Innsbruck Avenue, Northwoods Boulevard, Skislope Way, Swiss Lane, Weisshorn Avenue and Zermatt Drive. This serves as a written notice as required by the Tahoe Donner Association Covenants and Restrictions (C&Rs) that these inspections will occur between the middle of September and the middle of November this year. Members in the inspection area will also receive a letter in the mail stating that their property will be inspected for the 2020 program. These inspections will occur between the hours of 8AM and 5PM. We plan to complete 50-100 inspections per day during this period. Inspectors will walk through the property in order to complete the inspections.

Compliant property owners will be notified starting in December 2019. In January and February 2020, non-compliance letters with a copy of the inspection report will be sent out to property owners in groups of approximately 30, requiring work to be completed by an established due date between the end of June through August 2020. A notice reminding property owners of the due date 45 days away will be sent mid-May through June 2020. Authority for these inspections comes from the state of California Public Resources Code 4291, Truckee Fire Protection District ordinance 94-1 and Tahoe Donner Association C&Rs Article VIII, Section1 (a) iii and iv. See the approved fire prevention and safety and forest health rules on pages 28-29 for fire safe standards.

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FALL DISCOUNTS ON 2019-20 SEASON PASSES

Daily from 7AM-7PM. Book a tee time at tahoedonner.com/golf.

FALL GOLF RATES

Nothing beats fall golf! Greens fees are discounted beginning September 16. Enjoy the uncrowded beauty of fall on the Tahoe Donner Golf Course.

DRIVING RANGE

Open daily through mid-October. Closes 30 minutes early on Tuesdays and opens at 9AM on Wednesday due to maintenance.

Passes go on sale soon, with discounted pricing good through late fall. Purchase early for perks that include vouchers for friends and family, discounts on food and retail and the opportunity to reserve a locker at the Cross Country Ski Center. New this year – get four days of skiing at Diamond Peak Ski Resort and two days of skiing at Homewood Mountain Resort with your Tahoe Donner ski pass. *

SHORT GAME PRACTICE AREA

Located at the golf course, a large putting green, chipping area and practice bunkers will help you dial-in your short game.

XC TRAILWORK DAYS OCTOBER 5, 13 +27

Time: 10AM-1PM Sign-up: Email xc@tahoedonner.com

This tournament is hosted by the Tahoe Donner Men’s Golf Club and is open to all men and women. Limited to 50 teams. Registration deadline is 5PM on September 16. Date: Sept. 25 | 12PM Shotgun Register: jmurtagh@tahoedonner.com

Attend our free clinics to see if teaching XC skiing is for you. Sunday, Dec. 1 focuses on the fundamentals of XC skiing and classic technique, while Sunday, Dec. 8 focuses on ski skating. Preregistration is required. Time: 1-4PM Sign-up: Email xc@tahoedonner.com

Our trails crew would love some help tossing rocks off the trails so we can start skiing as early as possible! If you can’t make these dates, please feel free to toss a rock or two from the ski trails whenever you go out hiking.

ALL COMERS MEN’S + WOMEN’S GOLF TOURNAMENT SEPTEMBER 25

LEARN TO TEACH XC SKIING DECEMBER 1 + 8

PRESEASON CONDITIONING SATURDAYS | OCT. 12-NOV. 16 Be ready when the snow flies! Join us for our “dryland” sessions to tune-up your technique and enhance your ski fitness. Skiers of all abilities and fitness levels are welcome to join the fun and meet fellow XC enthusiasts. Time: 8-10:15AM Cost: Member $50, Non-member $70 More info: See tahoedonner.com/xc

WORK AT XC THIS WINTER

We are looking for some new folks to join our team this winter. Full- and parttime positions are available in our Ski School, Ski Patrol, Ticket Sales, Rentals, Parking, Snow Removal and Custodial departments. To find out more, email xc@tahoedonner.com. Benefits include working with a great team of people, free skiing, food discounts and access to Trout Creek Recreation Center. *Restrictions apply. See full details on perks and reciprocal passes at tahoedonner.com/xc


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Rec Pool/Kiddie Pool weekdays 3-7PM and weekends 10AM-7PM through Sept. 22

11TH ANNUAL FALL JUNIOR OPEN SEPTEMBER 21-22

Daily from 9AM-6PM through Sept. 2. Starting Sept. 6 open Fri.-Sun. 9AM3PM. Open seven days a week for boarding. For reservations see tahoedonner.com/equestrian.

TRAIL + PONY RIDES

Enjoy the crisp air as fall approaches and ride through the aspen groves as the leaves to turn to yellow and gold. Trail and pony rides are available Fri.-Sun. from 9AM-3PM.

Lap Pool/Hot Tub daily 6AM-10PM

Northwoods Pool weekends 10AM-5PM through Sept. 2

TROUT CREEK REC CENTER HOURS

Daily from 6AM-10PM

PERSONAL TRAINING

HORSE BOARDING

Board your horse by the night, week or month. Includes twice-daily feedings of grass and/or alfalfa hay.

Whether your goal is to lose weight, get healthy, build muscle or increase endurance, our personal trainers have years of experience to help set you on the right path. Trout Creek’s personal trainers will build a program tailored to your goals to help you succeed.

Daily from 7:30AM-Dusk

This USTA event will draw players from all over Northern California, and many of our local athletes will fight for ranking points and the Tahoe Donner Championship title. Sign up online at norcal.usta.com and click on the Junior Tournament link. Date: Sept. 21-22 Register: norcal.usta.com More info: imindell@tahodonner.com

PRIVATE LESSONS

Riders age six and older can improve their riding skills with a private lesson taught by an experienced instructor. When: Weekends only Cost: Member $79, Guest $89, Public $99

PANCAKES + PONIES SEPTEMBER 14 + 21

Bring the little ones for a fun Saturday morning with a hearty breakfast followed by a 10-minute pony ride. Time: 9-11AM Cost: $35 breakfast/ride, $15 breakfast only

BEACH CLUB MARINA FITNESS CLASSES

Our professional instructors have developed a schedule of fitness classes that cater to all ages, abilities and fitness levels. We continually update our classes. For a schedule visit tahoedonner.com/fitness. Trout Creek Recreation Center is moving forward with renovations. To learn more about current projects see tahoedonner.com/troutrenovation.

BIKEWORKS COWGIRLS + COCKTAILS SEPTEMBER 20 + 27

Men and women are invited to gather for an early evening trail ride followed by a social hour with beer, wine and appetizers. Time: 5-7PM Cost: Member $69, Non-Member $85

*All prices subject to change.

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Daily from 7AM-9PM through Sept. 2, then 8AM-7PM daily from Sept. 3-Oct. 6.

RENTALS

Kayaks, SUPs, pedal boats and other rentals are available from 8AM-5PM daily and must be returned by 6PM.

MARINA GRILL

Marina Grill is open daily for food and drinks from 11AM-6PM. The full menu is available through Monday, Sept. 2. A limited menu of snacks and drinks will be available Sept. 3-Oct. 6.

BOAT LAUNCH

Water levels are decreasing and may impact accessibility of boat launch.

Daily from 9AM-6PM through Sept. 2. Starting Sept. 3 open Fri.-Sun. 9AM-6PM.

BIKE RENTALS

Out rental fleet is stocked with a variety of Giant and Liv brand bikes for the entire family. Call (530) 582-9694 for current inventory.

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EQUESTRIAN CLUB themed items and to club member Karen Aaron who kept the audience amused with riddles and horse lore when the projector light needed to be replaced.

CLUBS QUILT CLUB

The three baby quilts pictured were made by Terry Pierle, Emily Desfor and Ellen Debelak. The Tahoe Donner Quilt Club is once again making baby quilts for the Child Advocates of Nevada County’s Truckee Healthy Babies program. We have been making baby quilts for several years and have donated 340 quilts to date.

The Tahoe Donner Equestrian Club sponsored two family movie nights this summer, one in July and one in August. Kids in attendance won fun prizes in the evening drawing. Many thanks to our club members who donated horse-

The Equestrian Club was busy in August, planning arena events and activities for the second Wild West Fest. We refurbished more than 100 used horseshoes and turned them into fancy, painted prizes given to pony riders and kids at the craft tables. The four-legged donors hope their horseshoes bring good luck to their new owners. Happy trails to all!

Club members Joan, Lisha, Karen and Susan take in the view and sunset on a July trail ride.

We meet on the first and third Wednesday of the month in the Meadow Room at Northwoods Clubhouse from 3-5PM during the summer months. We are an active service club and welcome new members of all levels. For more info, email Marilyn Dundas at md11792@outlook.com.

JUNIOR GOLF CLUB The winner of the championship flight was Ethan Flynn, posting a score of 77.

WOMEN'S 18-HOLE GOLF CLUB Last month showcased the 2019 Ryder Cup at Tahoe Donner Golf Course. This event is sponsored by the TD Men and Women’s Golf Club each year. Two teams square off in match play with James Murtagh, Captain of the Blue team and Charlie Lyon, Captain of the Red team. This year the Blue Team held off the Red Team for a big James Murtagh Blue Team win. With 52 competitors, it was the largest field to compete in the 6 years of this event. Congratulations to all the competitors that played and a big thank you to Smokey’s Kitchen for providing a delicious BBQ dinner.

August has been an exciting month for the Tahoe Donner Junior Golf Club. Last week on our final play day, 11-year-old August Cuneo hit a hole-in-one on the #4 par 3. It was witnessed by his brother Robbie, Blake Arteaga and Jake Reinhard. To have such an accomplishment at this early age will allow him to cruise through life as a very happy golfer! The Junior Golf Club held its annual Championship Tournament on August 8. We had four flights: Championship, Blue (advanced intermediate), Yellow (intermediate) and Orange (beginner). The Championship flight played 18 holes; the boys played from the silver tees and the girls played from the blue-green.

The Blue Flight teed off from the blue tees. They were followed by the Yellow Flight and Orange Flight, who teed off from around the 200 yard mark and the 150 yard mark, respectively. The winner of the Blue Flight was Hunter Neave, the winner of the Yellow Flight was Sienna Clementz and the winner of the Orange Flight was Jaiden Navarrete. After the championship flight teed off, we moved on to the putting contest for the remaining flights. It was held on a specially designed mountain obstacle putting course which challenged skill and creativity. The three flight winners for the putting contest were Blake Arteaga of the Blue Flight, Ian Seckington of the Yellow Flight and Jaiden Navarrete of the Orange flight. Everyone had a great time and the club would like to thank all of the volunteers who helped make it a safe and fun event. With school upon us, this was the last event of the Junior Golf Club for the 2019 season.


TD 4 WHEELERS CLUB July was a busy month for the club with Concert on the Green, Pole Creek trail maintenance with Jeff Wiley from the USFS and a run up to Saddleback Fire Lookout north of Downieville where we visited with Tony who was manning the tower. The views from the tower were spectacular and Tony has done a great job adding visitor decks, benches and stairs. I highly recommend the trip. The road up to the tower is rocky but suitable for 4WD trucks and Jeeps.

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We had done a pre-run with the Gages and the Austins (AKA the “two door” 4WD Club) to Saddleback Mountain to scout the route through the old mining site of Poker Flat to La Porte and Quincy. It was an amazing run but had some tough uphill sections with limited passing opportunities - not good for a busy weekend trip with 10+ vehicles, plus it took 13 hours round trip including dinner in Quincy. We shortened the full run looping west from Saddleback to Morristown and Craig’s Flat back to Highway 49 to the south. This area has a lot of mining history. September 7 brings us the 5th annual Trails and Ales which includes a trail run up Bear Valley OHV route and a delicious catered dinner by the Tahoe Donner catering team. Then, on September 21, we head south to discover Genoa Peak via an easy dirt road to see more beautiful views. Come join us! See td4wheelers.org for details.

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DINING The Lodge Restaurant & Pub offers upscale dining, a hand-picked wine selection, craft cocktail menu and a sunny deck that overlooks the Tahoe Donner Golf Course.

*All offers listed are valid during non-holiday periods and are not valid with any other promotions or coupons. Offers subject to change.

LUNCH HOURS

Pizza on the Hill at Northwoods Clubhouse is the perfect place to bring the entire family. Order menu items from the counter and bring them outside while the kids swing, slide and climb on the play structure.

LABOR DAY WEEKEND HOURS Thursday-Monday | 3-8:30PM

LAST DAY OF SUMMER OPERATIONS MONDAY, SEPT. 2 Happy Hour all night. No bingo.

Pizza on the Hill will be closed for the season beginning Sept. 3. 11509 NORTHWOODS BLVD (530) 582-9669

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T-9 Grill at the golf course is open daily from 10AM-4PM with grab-n-go options available 30 minutes prior to first tee time.

Open 11:30AM-3PM through Sept. 2.

Located at Alder Creek Adventure Center, Alder Creek Cafe and Trailside Bar offer a casual dining atmosphere, outdoor seating, grab-and-go food options and a fresh, seasonal menu with plenty of healthy options.

LABOR DAY WEEKEND HOURS Sept. 1-2 | 11:30AM-3PM Grab-and-Go | 11:30AM-4PM Trailside Bar | 11:30AM-4PM

SEPTEMBER HOURS STARTING SEPT. 3

Daily | 11:30AM-2:30PM Saturdays | 11:30AM-4PM Grab-and-Go | 11:30AM-5PM Trailside Bar | 11:30AM-5PM

EDI-BŌL

Starting Sept. 5, Edi-bōl is back for fall. Join the local community for a unique and flavorful dinner series at Alder Creek Cafe every Thursday. Each week, Chef David Smith will prepare a different bowl of mixed seasonal ingredients. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at Trailside Bar. Additional limited menu available. When: Thursdays | 5-8PM Cost: $14 per bowl

MENU SPECIAL: TAHOE FOOD HUB PANINI Marina Grill at Beach Club Marina is open daily from 11AM-6PM.

Daily | 11:30AM-4PM through Sept. 8 Sept. 9-29 | Bar opens at 4PM Guests may order food and drinks from the snack bar.

DINNER HOURS Daily | 5-9PM

PUB HAPPY HOUR

Daily through Sept. 29 | 4-5:30PM Enjoy drink specials and 25% off pub fare, soups, salads and appetizers in The Lodge Pub. Not valid Aug. 30-Sept. 1.

GOLFERS’ HAPPY HOUR

Daily through Sept. 29 | 2-4PM Enjoy Happy Hour drink pricing and $5 food specials after your round. Available in the pub through Sept. 8, then from the snack bar through Sept. 29.

NO CORKAGE TUESDAYS

Bring in a special bottle of wine from home and we’ll waive the corkage fee on Tuesdays. Only available for dinner.

WILD WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday | 5-9PM Enjoy Happy Hour food and drink pricing all night long throughout the entire restaurant. 25% off pub fare, soups, salads and apps.

FREE WINE TASTING

September 13 | 5-6:30PM Sample Frog’s Leap Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. Frog’s Leap is dry-farmed, family-owned, all organic and a favorite at The Lodge.

Don’t miss this seasonal special featuring locally-sourced heirloom tomatoes and mozzarella, arugula, basil aioli and a balsamic reduction, for only $16. Comes with your choice of fruit, shoestring fries or sweet potato fries.

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Bring your own container for leftovers you will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate good at the Lodge (one per visit, unlimited visits). Raffle drawings will take place every two months.


THE REPORT

ANNUAL DINNER IS GRAND SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL SUCCESS This year’s Tahoe Donner Giving Fund Annual Dinner at the Pavilion Tent at The Lodge Restaurant & Pub was a record success! We raised $26,630 from the 115 participating TD neighbors. Attendees enjoyed a champagne welcome, a terrific dinner prepared by Chef Lew and his staff and an historical talk from Jerry Blackwill, a Tahoe Donner member and president of the Railroad Society. Everyone present was inspired when they met several of our scholarship recipients. The Giving Fund Committee had gathered an amazing array of silent auction items ranging from sunrise groomer rides at Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center to e-bikes, art work, sporting event tickets, a SUP and much more. Attendees did their part by placing healthy bids on all the items. We even had two members agree to match a portion of the bidding! The generosity of everyone was truly inspiring. Jennifer Jennings, who sits on the Tahoe Donner Board of Directors, described the dinner as “the event of the season.” We hope you will join us next year for a truly enjoyable evening that makes a real impact on our greater community. Please consider volunteering for the committee. It is a wonderful way to give back to the community. Send an email to tahoedonnercares@gmail.com. Financial support from the following means that 100% of the proceeds are going to grants and scholarships. Thank you: Bassett Flooring Engel & Völkers – The Elder Group Design Bar Dickson Realty – Lil Schaller, Broker Manager Tahoe Donner Food and Beverage Tri Counties Bank Truckee Food Shop Z Marketplace The Tahoe Donner Giving Fund is chartered by the Tahoe Donner Board of Directors. All contributions are voluntary tax-deductible gifts from TD members and friends. The Giving Fund is an Affiliate Fund with the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation. For more information on the Giving Fund or to make a contribution, visit our web page at tahoedonner.com/giving-fund. Contact tdgf@

tahoedonner.com with questions or to volunteer for the committee. Thank you to our Founding Partner, Elements Mountain Company, for their continued support. Thank you to the volunteers on the Giving Fund Committee, including Chair Suzanne Sullivan, Dinner Chair Barbara Ramsey, Auction Chair Jeanette Fagerskog, Committee Secretary Cathy Pellegrini, and members Jennifer Jordon, Marcia Argyris, Kim Watson and past Chair Dick Gander. Also, a big GIVING FUND

FOUNDING PARTNER

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COVENANTS REMINDER

Common rules violations, do your part to maintain a peaceful and enjoyable neighborhood.

QUIET HOURS

LIGHTS OUT

Loud music, barking dogs and late-night partying

Enjoy the mountain stars and minimize the light

are prohibited from 10PM-7AM.

pollution by turning off outdoor lighting after 10PM.

TRASH

PARKING

NO SMOKING

NO CAMPING

NO DRONES

NO DUMPING

Parking vehicles off-pavement, on another person’s property or on access easements, is prohibited.

Lock it up in your bear-proof container, never your neighbors’ or dumped anywhere in Tahoe Donner.

No camping on private residences, including in tents, cars, garages, RVs, etc.

Smoking is prohibited on association-owned property, including facilities, parking lots and open space.

Drones are prohibited on association-owned property, including the trail system and all open space, unless authorized by Tahoe Donner management.

Leaving unwanted or “free” items on the street or association-owned property, including furniture or sports equipment, is prohibited.

COMMUNITY SAFETY REMINDERS FIRE BAN

The Truckee Fire Protection District has implemented an ordinance to ban backyard type campfires and charcoal BBQs during fire season (effective June 17-November 2019). Violation of this ordinance is also a Tahoe Donner violation with fines associated.

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.

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SLOW DOWN

The speed limit is predominantly 25MPH here. Wildlife, accidents, dogs and children could require sudden stops.

WHAT INFORMATION TO PROVIDE When making a complaint, be prepared to provide: • Your name, address and email. • Address of property being complained about. • Nature of complaint with times occurring. • Evidence: photos, video, etc. • How this behavior is affecting you. • What actions have been taken (e.g., called police).

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT 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: • Call the primary phone number on file and speak to the owner or leave a message. • If no answer, call additional phone numbers on file to speak with or leave message for owner or designated contact. • Email the owner via any email on file. • Send follow-up email to the complainant confirming attempts to contact owner.


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DEVELOP A PERSONALIZED EVACUATION PLAN

TAKE THIS MAP AND USE IT BOOKMARK THE EVAC MAP ON YOUR PHONE IF UNABLE TO EVACUATE – NOTIFY 911

WHERE TO GO

TAKE KIDS, PETS, GO! BRING PREPAREDNESS KIT, GO BAG + MEDICINE HELP YOUR NEIGHBORS

BEFORE EVACUATING

RENO AND SACRAMENTO STATIONS (CABLE AND SATELLITE) BROADCAST EMERGENCY ALERTS

TELEVISION

780 AM KKOH 1670 AM (COMMUNITY ADVISORY RADIO STATION) 88.7 FM KUNR 101.5 FM KTKE

RADIO

SMS ALERTS VIA TOWN OF TRUCKEE TEXT ZIP CODE TO 888777 TO OPT-IN SUBSCRIBE AT HTTPS://LOCAL.NIXLE.COM/

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN CASE OF AN EVACUATION

BEFORE AN EVACUATION • Have a plan for how you will leave and where you will go • Develop a family communication and reunification plan • Have a go bag with three days of clothing, medications, phone numbers and important paperwork • If you have a vehicle, make sure the fuel tank is full • If you don’t have a vehicle, have a plan for how you will leave readyforwildfire.org/pre-evacuation-preparation

DURING AN EVACUATION • Leave as soon as an evacuation is recommended • Don’t wait to be ordered to leave • Locate your pets and take them with you • Tune to AM radio stations or AM advisory radio systems for the latest information • Have an evacuation route plan • Follow designated evacuation route map readyforwildfire.org/go-evacuation-guide

Truckee Office of Emergency Services 10183 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee, CA 96161 (530) 550-2323

EMERGENCY EVACUATION INFORMATION

Truckee Police and Truckee Fire both use the Nixle public alerting system for evacuation messaging. They will send text and emails directly to your wireless device or email account during an emergency. Nixle can also send voice alerts to landlines and messages to TTY/TDD systems.

ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION

BROADCAST RADIO

780 AM KKOH, 1670 AM (COMMUNITY ADVISORY RADIO FM KUNR, 101.5 FM KTKE STATION), 88.7

TELEVISION

Reno and Sacramento stations (cable and satellite) broadcast Emergency Alerts.

NOAA WEATHER RADIO

NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts emergency weather alerts and other events. During an emergency, the National Weather Service forecasters send a special tone to activate weather radios.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Trusted social media partners such as government accounts often provide good sources of information.

FRIENDS + NEIGHBORS

Share information with friends and neighbors. Get to know each other before an emergency and help each other when an incident occurs.

REMEMBER — DON’T WAIT TO BE ORDERED TO EVACUATE, LEAVE IF YOU SEE DANGER.

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS IN TRUCKEE

COMMUNITY ADVISORY ISSUED

Tahoe Donner is one of many subdivisions in Truckee, and all emergency response is provided by the Town, Truckee Fire Protection District and CAL FIRE. In the case of a wildfire, initial units on scene will determine the need for evacuations and community notifications.

TO SIGN-UP FOR NIXLE GO TO https://local.nixle.com/register/

There is imminent danger. Leave now, do not wait. Go now.

EVACUATION ORDER

The area being warned is threatened and evacuations are possible. People needing extra time to evacuate should consider leaving now.

EVACUATION WARNING

Be aware that a fire is in the area and emergency personnel are on the scene.

In an emergency, public safety officials will use multiple messaging tools to communicate information and instructions to the community. Your local cable and satellite stations along with AM and FM radio may broadcast updated information. Know what messaging tools your community uses and sign-up for alerts before an emergency occurs!


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THE REPORT

APPROVED FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY AND FOREST HEALTH RULES Adoption with Minor Modifications: Effective September 1, 2019 Following a 45-day member notice and comment period, the board of directors voted 5:0 to adopt new and amended Fire Prevention and Safety and Forest Health rules with minor modifications. The minor modifications were mad to the firewood storage and outdoor fire sections based on:

Forest Health headings with new and amended rules placed under the headings. Part of this restructuring breaks apart long paragraphs and separates them into smaller sections with appropriate subheadings. This will improve the organization of the Covenants Rule document and administrative function and efficiency.

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• Cal Fire and Truckee Fire Protection District interpretation and enforcement of Public Resources Code 4291 with regards to how and when firewood can be stacked within 30 feet of structures and type of tarps for covering. • Member, committee and board comments.

May 1, 2019: 45-Day Member Notification and Comment Period began

The board of directors also approved the reorganization of Fire Safety and Forest Health related rules for better document organization and administration.

July 27, 2019: Board of directors adopted proposed changes to the Covenants Private Property rules with minor modifications

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September 1, 2019: Rules effective date

The Covenants Committee and Forestry Department completed a programmatic review of the Homeowner Defensible Space Program that included a review of the procedures, rules for minimum standards and communications in order to maintain a healthy forest and reduce the fire hazard to the community. In this review, three areas of the Covenants Rules were recommended for changes to create further clarity to members for minimum standards for fire-safe conditions. The recommendations for new and amended rules provide synergy between the inspection outcomes and the minimum-standard rules relating to how members are expected to maintain fire safety on their lot or improved lot. In the last 10 years of the defensible space program, the Forestry Department had seen items which are either eyesores to the natural environment or pose an invasive species threat and eventual rotting and combustible unit in the form of blue tarps and/or inappropriate tree removal that leaves tall stumps on lots. As such, staff and the committee recommended amendments in the private property fire-safety rules section of the Covenants Rules to regulate the color and type of tarp used on the lot and maximum stump height allowed. Staff recommended a restructuring of the section to create Fire Prevention and Safety and

June 21, 2019: Board of directors meeting, heard additional member comment, discussion item only

PURPOSE:

The purpose of the new amendments to the Fire Prevention and Safety and Forest Health rules is: • To provide detailed guidelines to homeowners for defensible space and maintenance of lots • To explain Tahoe Donner Association expectations of fire-safe condition maintenance on private properties • To restructure Fire Safety and Forest Health related rules for improved rule book organization

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The effect of these rules on homeowners is: • Improved fire hazard mitigation on private properties.

ADOPTED NEW + AMENDED FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY AND FOREST HEALTH RULES FIRE PREVENTION + SAFETY

Fire Safety. Owners are required to be responsible for and maintain their lots (both improved and unimproved) in a fire-safe condition at all times. C&R Article VII, Section 2. The association will inspect lots according to an established

inspection cycle and/or upon request or complaint. Insurance companies and other agency inspectors may require greater distances of defensible space around structures. Minimum standards and requirements of fire-safe conditions are set forth: Vegetation Removal. No person may remove or cut any tree greater than four inches in diameter (measured three feet above the ground) without first obtaining a permit from the TDA Forestry Department. No heavy equipment may be used to remove brush without first obtaining a permit from the TDA Forestry Department. C&Rs Article VIII, Section 1(a) (xi). Tree Limbing. Property owners may limb trees without obtaining a permit from the TDA Forestry Department subject to the following: 1. Dead limbs may be removed up to a height of 35 feet above the ground. 2. Green limbs may be removed up to a height of 15 feet above the ground. 100-foot Defensible Space around Structures. Property owners of all lots are responsible to maintain a defensible space zone for a distance of 100 feet (or to their property line) from all structures, including decks. 100-foot Defensible Space from Property Lines. Property owners of all lots are responsible to maintain a defensible space zone for a distance of 100 feet from all property lines. Roofs Free of Dead Vegetation. Property owners are responsible to maintain all roofs, of any structure, keeping them free of leaves, needles, or other dead vegetative growth. 10-foot Clearance from Chimney or Stovepipe. Property owners are responsible to remove any portion of any tree which extends within 10 feet of the outlet of any chimney or stovepipe. Chimney Must Have an Approved Spark Arrestor. A spark arresting cap with 1/2-inch mesh or smaller screen is required on all chimneys. 10-foot Clearance from Propane Tank. Property owners are responsible to remove any portion of any tree brush or dry flammable vegetation which extends within 10 feet of any propane tank.


Pine Needles on the Ground. Pine needles must be collected and removed within 10 feet of any structure or deck. On the rest of the property the pine needles will not be allowed to build up to more than 2 inches in depth. Firewood Storage. Old, unused or decomposed (nuisance) wood must be removed. Firewood rounds cannot be stored on the property due to decomposition and invasive species infestation causing fire hazard. The wood must be split and neatly stacked. Firewood, in any form, cannot be stored on undeveloped lots. Lumber, split and stacked firewood, and any flammable material should be stacked 30-feet from structures. Firewood can be stacked closer provided that during fire season, it is covered with a durable fire-retardant, earth-toned tarp and set on gravel or other nonflammable material. Firewood stacking within the 30-foot defensible space is not advisable. Downed Woody Material. Downed woody material - trees, branches, limbs, shrug boles and other woody materials - between 1/2 inch and 12 inches in diameter must be removed from the property. Dead Tree Removal. All dead trees must be removed from the property. Brush Removal. No brush is allowed within 10 feet of any structure. In the zone within 30 feet of any structure, 5-foot diameter clumps of brush are allowed if they are separated from adjacent clumps of brush by 20 feet. In the zone within 31+ feet from any structure to the property line, 10-foot diameter clumps of brush are allowed if they are separated from adjacent clumps of brush by 15 feet. No brush is allowed under or within 10 feet of the drip line of trees.

Small Tree Thinning. Individual small trees (<10 inches in diameter) may be designated by the forestry department for removal. Lower Branch Removal. For trees greater than 15 feet in height, the lower branches will be removed 6 feet from the ground. For those less than 15 feet in height, the branches will be removed for 1/3 the height of the tree from the ground. Dry Grass and Weeds. Within 30 feet of any structure, grass and weeds will be trimmed to a height of 6 inches or less. The cuttings must be removed. Outdoor Fires. No campfires, bonfires or fireworks of any kind are allowed on private lots, common areas, or other association-owned properties at any time. Commercially manufactured gas and charcoal barbeques, smokers, and commercially manufactured fire burning devices, such as outdoor fireplaces and chimineas, equipped with screening and/or spark arrestors, with a maximum screen opening of 1/8th inch, to prevent the escape of sparks and coals, and operated in compliance with the Town of Truckee and the Truckee Fire District’s safety and building codes, and according to the manufacturer’s instructions, on private property lots only, will be allowed. Property owners wanting to build their own permanent barbeques or other outdoor fire burning devices equipped with electricity or gas, must obtain the appropriate Town of Truckee building and plumbing permits and build to the Town’s building codes. The appearance, design and location must be approved by the Tahoe Donner ASC.

burn days as determined by the Fire District, from late fall, depending on weather conditions, until no later than March 31. The first violation of these rules will result in a hearing. Dumping Ashen Materials. No person shall dispose of charcoal briquettes or ashen material (i.e., cigarette butts, matches, fireplace ash) of any kind on any portion of a lot.

FOREST HEALTH

Forest Health. Owners of lots (both improved and unimproved) are responsible for the maintenance of their lots, including the general health of the forest. TDA maintains on its staff a state-certified forester with the responsibility of determining what conditions are conducive to the health of the forest. After making on-site inspections, the TDA Forester may determine that individual trees require removal. Notice to remove such trees, indicating a compliance date, will be sent to owners. Failure to remove such trees brush prior to the stated compliance date will constitute a violation of the Association Rules. Fines for such violations will accrue until the trees are removed. C&RS Article VII, Section 2; Article VIII, Sections (a) & (l). Attachments to Trees. Owners are prohibited from permanently attaching anything to or in trees without first obtaining written permission from the Forestry Department. C&RS Article VII, Section 2; Article VIII, Sections (a) & (l).

Yard Debris Burning. The burning of yard debris is allowed, only after obtaining a permit from the Truckee Fire District, on permissive

FOR A COPY OF THE FULL COVENANTS RULES—INCLUDING THE SEASONAL FIRE BAN, STR RULES, NOXIOUS ACTIVITIES AND MORE—VISIT TAHOEDONNER.COM/COVENANTS. LEARN MORE ABOUT FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY AT TAHOEDONNER.COM/PREPAREDNESS. TAHOE DONNER NEWS |

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BRIEFS PEAK PERFORMERS

at multi-tasking and is an asset to our team’s daily performance. She comes to work every day with an incredible and infectious positive attitude, you really can’t have a bad day around Shaista! Thank you Shaista for giving your all every day you are working at Tahoe Donner.

Martis Camp for five years as the Safety and Security Operations Supervisor.

GET EMERGENCY UPDATES FROM NIXLE Nixle keeps you up to date with emergency community information, road closures, fire updates and more, through brief text messaging. It’s easy to sign up – visit nixle.com. JAKE ESCHNER DAY CAMPS This is Jake’s second summer with Day Camps and we are so happy that he returned. Jake received the following feedback from one happy parent: “We had the best experience this summer at camp. The programming was perfect – fun, challenging, age-appropriate, and with great games and songs. The counselors were so wonderful, especially Jake.” He goes out of his way to help children in all camp groups. Thank you, Jake, for always showing up to work with a smile!

WANT TO SERVE ON A TD COMMITTEE? The Finance and Architectural Standards Committees have openings for alternates. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please fill out a committee application form, a brief bio and a resume and submit them to the executive assistant at executiveassistant@tahoedonner.com. Submissions must be in PDF format. Applications are available online at tahoedonner.com/committees.

ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

INTRODUCING CHRISTOPHER SIMPSON

SHAISTA SAID MEMBER SERVICES Shaista is new to Tahoe Donner and has been a wonderful addition to the team. She delivers exceptional customer service, every day, to all members, guests and public that come through our doors. She is wonderful

The Architectural Standards Office (ASO) would like to introduce Christopher Simpson who recently joined the ASO team as the Compliance Inspector. Born and raised in San Diego, Chris moved to Truckee in 2007. He has been in the land development industry for over 20 years and has a plethora of experience from preparing specifications, plans and permits to being a land surveying crew chief and superintendent for large scale construction projects. He also is a consultant, specializing in code compliance resolution, and discretionary and entitlement permits. He was employed at

Chris is an outdoor enthusiast. He and his wife, Valerie, and their two daughters, Victoria and Elizabeth, enjoy surfing, hiking, boating, wake boarding, skiing, snowboarding and more. He considers it an honor and privilege to work for Tahoe Donner and he looks forward to helping the community be the best it can. Please take a moment to say hi and welcome Chris to Tahoe Donner. NEW ASO SUPERVISOR ASO is also pleased to announce the promotion of Darren Davis to the position of ASO Supervisor. Darren joined Tahoe Donner Association in 2015 as the Compliance Inspector. Darren’s diverse background and experience in construction, management and sales, along with his team-building qualities and dedicated work ethic, made him a natural choice for this promotion. In his new position, Darren will be overseeing ASO staff as well as running the Homeowner Inspection Program. Please join us in congratulating Darren on his promotion and in wishing him continued success in ASO and at Tahoe Donner.

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• Promoting Peace and Quiet in Tahoe Donner – Event Tent 5-0 • Fire Safety 5-0

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• Promoting Good Governance • Promoting Transparency, Customer Service and Understanding our Homeowner

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UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS

Saturday, September 21 – Regular Board Meeting Saturday, October 19 – Regular Board Meeting Saturday, November 23 – Regular Board Meeting Board meeting dates subject to change. Visit tahoedonner.com for dates.

See full minutes at tahoedonner.com/boardmeetingdocs. Provide feedback to help improve the overall association. Submit your comments and concerns at board@tahoedonner.com.

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BARCELONA, SPAIN Merle and Michael Fajans on a trip to Barcelona, Girona and Paris, including stops at La Pedrera by Gaudi (left) and the Olympic Park with the Calatrava Tower in the background, both in Barcelona.

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