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1 <br />Laura Dabe <br />Subject:FW: Tahoe Donner Marina Expansion <br />From: julietwbradley@gmail.com [mailto:julietwbradley@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Juliet Bradley <br />Sent: Friday, August 09, 2013 1:03 PM <br />To: Jenna Endres <br />Subject: Tahoe Donner Marina Expansion <br /> <br />Dear Jenna, <br />I an a Tahoe Donner resident and I have some concerns about the proposed Marina renovation. I will be out of <br />town for the Planning Commission meeting on August 20th but wanted the Commission to know the areas of <br />my concerns: <br /> <br />· Trees. Although new plans call for saving a few of the condemned trees, more trees could be saved by <br />rerouting the paths and boarders by just a few feet. (See the plan summary and "tree map", which is partial and <br />incomplete.) In addition, the trees scheduled to remain are seriously threatened by large scale excavation <br />immediately adjacent to their roots. <br />· Commercial Events. The plans call for allowing large commercial events, both during the day and after <br />dark. (See the Engineer’s letters.) These include, at least, weddings and “meetings.” However, according to <br />Tahoe Donner’s lease agreements with the State, the approved uses of the Marina are for recreational activities <br />associated with the beach, for example, swimming, boating, and picnicking. <br />· Beach Access. The lower lawn is to be eliminated in favor of restaurant seating with only a three foot path <br />skirting the drive way for pedestrian access and small boat staging. As a single scull rower, I need the lawn area <br />for boat staging. <br />· Excavation. The plans call for retaining walls above the western beach area that have been categorically <br />ruled illegal by the Planning Commission Staff. There will also be extensive excavation for new pathways, for <br />lighting trenches, and for large scale lowering of the entire upper lawn area. This excavation has been criticized <br />as a disruptive (deserving of serious environmental review) and as unnecessary. The lighting is not necessary <br />because nighttime activities are inconsistent with approved Marina uses, and the planned ADA ramp to the <br />upper lawn may be lengthened so as to avoid any need to lower the upper lawn. <br /> <br />Sincerely, <br />Juliet Bradley