Public Comment #25 (Wulff)
Public Comment - Tahoe Donner Marina Appeal September 2013
Public Comment #25 (Wulff)
9/26/2013 8:48:27 AM
9/26/2013 8:48:24 AM
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1 <br />Laura Dabe <br />Subject:FW: Tahoe Donner Marina Improvement Homeowner Comment <br />Importance:High <br />From: Kelly [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] <br />Sent: Monday, September 23, 2013 7:00 PM <br />To: Jenna Endres <br />Subject: Tahoe Donner Marina Improvement Homeowner Comment <br />Importance: High <br /> <br />September 23, 2013 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Town Council <br />Town of Truckee <br /> <br />Kelly & I wish to express our support of the Planning Commission and their rejection of Tahoe Donner’s <br />Proposed Improvements to the Tahoe Donner Marina. <br /> <br />I served on the Tahoe Donner Board of Directors for 10 of the past 12 years. I believe that an expanded deck with a <br />wind screen, fire pits and additional lighting can be only for one purpose: to extend the hours of usage at the Marina <br />and/or to promote special events such as weddings, receptions or parties. A large patio or deck area with lighting and <br />fire pit(s) would also lend itself to a music venue. <br /> <br />The Marina was intended to be a recreational venue for Tahoe Donner homeowners for boating, swimming, fishing <br />(including crawdads) and barbeques. While past practices have included the Cardboard Regatta (mostly employees), <br />The Luau and The Treasure Hunt have been enjoyed by Tahoe Donner homeowners but we are very concerned that this <br />expansion will lead to an expansion of these events. Over the years, we have lost 20% to 25% of the sandy beach to <br />expanded storage of paddleboats, canoes, kayaks and catamarans plus two storage buildings. While providing this <br />option for the homeowners, it also expands revenue production for the association. <br /> <br />The continued use of the Marina as a wedding venue was a part of the original Marina Improvement Plan which <br />included a wedding pavilion on the upper lawn area and a cabana bar on the sand area. The Tahoe Donner Board of <br />Directors, at that time, wisely removed those elements of the Plan. We do not see the Marina Expansion Project as <br />supporting recreation but more as another opportunity to enhance revenue at an already crowded and successful <br />amenity. <br /> <br /> <br />Since 1989, we have been using the Marina as a place to swim, fish for crawdads and barbeque. Now that our children <br />are grown, we barbecue weekly during the summer at the Marina with a group of 6 – 18 friends with their children and <br />grandchildren. Many summer nights the Tahoe Donner Marina Parking Lot is posted as “full” requiring parking on <br />Donner Pass Road or circling to wait for a parking space. Crawdads, however, are still a big part of the experience. <br /> <br />Thank you for your time and consideration. <br /> <br /> <br />Ron & Kelly Wulff <br />11334 Chalet Rd. <br />Truckee CA 96161 <br />
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