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1 <br />Laura Dabe <br />Subject:FW: Tahoe Donner Marina expansion <br />From: carol murota [mailto:cmurota@yahoo.com] <br />Sent: Saturday, August 31, 2013 5:31 PM <br />To: Jenna Endres <br />Subject: Tahoe Donner Marina expansion <br /> <br />Dear Planning Commission, <br />We believe the Tahoe Donner marina expansion is an effort to create an <br />income producing commercial enterprise. The scale and design of this <br />project does not suggest small parties for the benefit of Tahoe Donner <br />residents. <br />We are further concerned about the current water quality of Donner Lake, <br />as well as further degradation resulting from any construction. It is <br />fortuitous that the problem has been identified. These should be addressed <br />regardless of approval of the marina expansion. We hope you can and will <br />require any necessary upgrading to maintain water quality regardless of <br />project approval. The water quality of Donner Lake is important <br />environmentally and aesthetically furthermore, this would be an <br />appropriate use of our increase membership dues. <br /> <br />We remain especially worried about the impact of removing such a high <br />percentage of Jeffery Pines. This will negatively impact aesthetics and <br />potentially increase erosion. While we are sympathetic to the need to thin <br />trees for the health, the fact that two respected arborists have <br />conflicting conclusions indicates further study. Obviously dead or <br />unhealthy trees should be removed, but the Board plan for cutting six <br />thriving trees bends to commercial intentions. <br /> <br />The preservation of the unique beauty and nature of Donner Lake should <br />remain the primary consideration when re-considering the Tahoe Donner <br />Board proposal. <br /> <br />Respectfully, <br />Carol Murota and Neil Zelin <br />Homeowners