Architectural Standards, Association News, Forestry

Winter Storm Damage- Forestry and Architectural Standards Activities Update

This winter’s storms created unprecedented forest health, property damage and maintenance related issues for Tahoe Donner’s land management departments (Forestry, Golf Maintenance and Trails), as well as member-owned properties. As previously noted, the association has been busy addressing Tahoe Donner owned property as well as working with members to provide information and avenues to address the forest health issues and exterior damages such as decks, roofs on private properties. Thanks to all members for your cooperation and patience in this ongoing processes.

OneStop Member Portal:

Forestry and the Architectural Standards department are experiencing a high volume of chipping, tree removal permits, and exterior modification requests. To help expedite this process, all members should utilize OneStop — the new member portal for Architectural Standards, Covenants and Forestry related items. Staff are working diligently to address all requests. Thank you for your patience.

In efforts to reduce the need to call or send an email, OneStop also allows members to file a complaint, which will be processed in the order it is received via email.

Chipping Update:

Forestry is performing chipping Monday through Saturday with all Tahoe Donner owned chipping machines in operation. Forester Bill Houdyschell notes the department is methodically moving through the association street by street to address the thousand-plus chip piles that remain in the most efficient manner possible.

Chips are currently available for pick up in the Downhill Ski Area parking lot tier #1 for member use on their property.

Storm Damage Information:

The Forestry department is working through the association lot by lot to provide a forestry health inspection for Tahoe Donner members to provide advice and direction in addressing the storm damage and any other forest health issue. This is due in part to the potential of beetle infestation capitalizing on the excess downed debris. See April and May issues of Tahoe Donner News for more Forestry information.

This spring, the Architectural Standards department put together a simple FAQ related to Homeowner Guide to Storm Damage Repair to help members understand what does and does not have to come before the committee for approval when addressing exterior maintenance or damage repair. Please reference this by clicking here

In May, the Board of Directors approved an additional $150,000 for Forestry to begin addressing the storm damage in the Common Area and Euer Valley. Most of the cleanup work will be contracted to outside vendors. Notices will go out when this work begins. Please obey all posted warning signs for forestry-related work across the subdivision and in open space areas.

Additionally, the Board of Directors authorized an additional $48,950 to address storm related tree damage on and near the golf course.  Work is currently underway, most recently in the heavily damaged area parallel Northwoods Blvd and the 9th hole.