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Posted on: April 19, 2017

April 18, 2017 City Council Meeting Recap

The South Lake Tahoe City Council held a council meeting on Tuesday, April18th and unanimously approved the consent agenda. Below is a recap of the agenda items. 

Consent item 2: City of South Lake Tahoe 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

Annually the City
's financial records are audited by an independent Certified Public Accounting firm. Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co. , LLP have completed the independent audit using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), and have issued the attached financial statements and reports as of and for the year ended September 30, 2016. The Auditors have issued an unmodified opinion, stating that the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the City as of that date. An unmodified opinion is the best opinion an independent auditor can give and this is what we would expect to receive.

View the 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financ
ial Report at: 

http://slt.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=6&event_id=282&meta_id=83146

View the auditor’s report at:

http://slt.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=6&event_id=282&meta_id=83171 

Consent item 3: Sale of 64 Tourist Accommodation Units

The City is under contract to purchase the Knights Inn parcel for environmental restoration and economic development. As a part of that project
, the City will obtain Tourist Accommodation Units ("TAUs") that will be utilized in the development. Additionally, there will be sixty four (64) available to sell to Placer County in order to reduce the City's cost of the acquisition. Placer County has agreed to pay Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars ($800,000.00) for the sixty four (64) TAUs.

View the staff report at: 

http://slt.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=6&event_id=282&meta_id=83148 

Consent item 4: Cal-Recycle Grants

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) offers funding opportunities authorized by legislation to assist public and private entities in the safe and effective management of the waste stream. Currently, CalRecycle is working towards achieving a statewide goal of reducing the amount of solid waste sent to landfills by 75 percent and reducing the amount of organic material sent to landfills by 50 percent by 2020. In order for the Department to apply for a funding opportunity, the governing body (City Council) must adopt a resolution authorizing submittal of all grant applications.

View the staff report at:

http://slt.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=6&event_id=282&meta_id=83150 

New business A: VHR Auxiliary Service Report

Lieutenant Shannon Laney provided an update on the Vacation Home Rental (VHR) Auxiliary Service Report to City Council. The report reviewed a 90 day overview from Oct 2015 through March 2017.  In summary, there were approximately 120 properties on the “Closed List” that were delinquent or closed by owner. High Sierra Patrol was requested to survey those properties and report when occupied to the VHR Community Service Officer (CSO) for a "Knock & Talk" immediately if prior to 9pm, continuously survey properties over the 90 day period, identify/report those properties as occupied, approximately 300 days and 26 properties operating without a valid VHR permit.

View the Vacation Home Rental (VHR) Auxiliary Service Report at:

http://slt.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=6&event_id=282&meta_id=83152 

New business B: Amendments to Fiscal Year Budget 2016-17

Assistant Public Work Director Jim Marino provided the City Council with a presentation to amend the fiscal year 2016/17 budget (Measure P Account) and transfer Measure P funds ($1,910,000) for purposes of funding the Recreation Center and Swim Complex Architectural and Engineering Services.  The final conceptual alternative provides for a roughly 75,000 - 78,000 square foot facility comprised of the following building/programming spaces:

 • Gymnasium with four (4) basketball courts, indoor soccer capability, second floor running track, spectator stands, and equipment and storage areas

 • Competition pool - 25 yards by 8 lanes

 • Indoor activity pool with slide

 • Aquatics equipment and storage areas

 • Entry, reception, and administration Areas

 • Multi-purpose Rooms

 • Men's and Women's locker rooms and restrooms

 • Boys and Girls Club components

 • Cardio fitness and group exercise space 

View the staff report at:

http://slt.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=6&event_id=282&meta_id=83165 

New business C: Fire Department Strategic Plan

Fire Chief Jeff Meston presented the South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue’s 2017-2022 Strategic Plan which City Council unanimously approved. This item was before the City Council to formally adopt the Fire Departments Strategic plan which provides a guideline for Fire Department operations. This document was prepared with input by all members of the organization to continue to refine the level and quality of service we provide to the community.

View South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue’s 2017-2022 Strategic Plan at:


http://slt.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=6&event_id=282&meta_id=83158 

New business D: Renewable Energy

City councilmembers unanimously supported the proposed Resolution establishing a goal to achieve Renewable Energy and Carbon Emissions Reduction Goal in which the City will strive toward 100% Renewable Electricity by 2032 and reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2032. The City will also endeavor to adopt policies to encourage 100% renewable energy for municipal operations by 2032, including 50% municipal renewable energy by 2025; the City will conduct thorough cost analysis of adoption of these goals by the end of 2018 and determine a funding source for the efforts. Publication of the City's efforts will be included the City's annual performance reports to the public. 

View the staff report at:

http://slt.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=6&event_id=282&meta_id=83163

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