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Help Keep Tahoe Donner Fire Safe

Last week’s wildfire in Reno, Nevada, was a painful reminder of how not taking fire safety seriously can result in major loss of property and even life. One man dumped coals and it quickly burned up six square miles of land – including 29 homes.Over 2,000 people were evacuated from their homes as 250 firefighters battled the blaze. A 93-year old woman died.

Just down the road from that catastrophe, Tahoe Donner takes fire safety very seriously. Below is an excerpt from the association’s covenants relating to fire safety. Please take a moment to read it.

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Fire Safety. Owners of lots (both improved and unimproved) are responsible for the maintenance of their lots in a fire-safe condition. C&RS Article VIII, Section 1(a)(iv).

Dumping Ashen Materials. No person shall dispose of charcoal briquettes or ashen material of any kind on any portion of a lot, if such creates a risk of fire or an unsightly condition.

30-foot Defensible Space around Structures. Property owners are responsible to maintain a defensible space zone for a distance of 30 feet (or to their property line) from all structures.

30-foot Defensible Space from Property Lines. Property owners of unimproved lots are responsible to maintain a defensible space zone for a distance of 30 feet from all property lines.

Roofs Free of Dead Vegetation. Property owners are responsible to maintain all roofs of any structure free of leaves, needles, or other dead vegetative growth.

10-foot Clearance from Chimney or Stovepipe. Property owners are responsible to remove any portion of any tree which extends within 10 feet of the outlet of any chimney or stovepipe.

10-foot Clearance from Propane Tank. Property owners are responsible to remove any portion of any tree which extends within 10 feet of any propane tank.

Forest Health. Owners of lots (both improved and unimproved) are responsible for the maintenance of their lots, including the general health of the forest. TDA maintains on its staff a state-certified forester with the responsibility of determining what conditions are conducive to the health of the forest. After making on-site inspections, the TDA Forester may determine that individual trees require removal. Notice to remove such trees, indicating a compliance date, will be sent to owners. Failure to remove such trees prior to the stated compliance date will constitute a violation of the Association Rules. Fines for such violations will accrue until the trees are removed. C&RS Article VII, Section 2; Article VIII, Sections (a) & (l).

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Do you have a question about fire safety at Tahoe Donner? Please feel free to visit the Architectural Standards Office or call (530) 587-9406.

January 25, 2012

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January 21 Board Meeting

The Tahoe Donner Association Board of Directors will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, at the Lodge Restaurant & Pub. Please consider attending this month’s meeting. Learn more about the board. 

January 21 Meeting Agenda

January 18, 2012

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Trash Pick-up Contracts to Be Changed

After taking input from residents, Truckee’s town council has approved the staff recommendation regarding trash pick-up. Starting July 1, the maximum distance that Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal will travel from the road to a bear shed is 28 feet with a two foot measuring buffer. The town will contact affected property owners over the next several months so that they are well aware of the new requirements prior to the July 1 effective date. If you have any questions on the change, please contact Nichole Dorr with the Town of Truckee or call (530) 582-2909.

January 18, 2012

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Drop off Your Christmas Tree

The dumpster in the parking lot at Northwoods Clubhouse has been overflowing with Christmas trees. Have you dropped yours off yet? The special container will be there until the week of January 16 – 20, when Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal will offer curbside pickup of trees. Questions? Feel free to send a note to Nichole Dorr with the Town of Truckee.

January 11, 2012

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The Lodge is Back to Its Regular Hours

The Lodge Restaurant & Pub is back to its regular hours after this week’s kitchen maintenance work. This weekend we have the Welcome Winter Party on Friday night and the popular Prime Rib Night on Saturday. Hope you’ll join us!

Pizza on the Hill is open regular business hours from Thursday – Monday, so feel free to stop by for some pizza or a tasty burrito. Saturday is the Winter Wonderland Party. Mexican Mondays start January 23 with $10 pitchers of Pacifico and $1.95 beef and bean taco specials.

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January 11, 2012

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2014 Summer Program Registration Now Open

Mark your calendars and sign up early as these camps sell out quickly!

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Information Update Contest

Homeowners: update your member profile for a chance to win prizes

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New Cross Country Ski Center at Tahoe Donner

Meeting Community Needs

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Driving Range Now Open

Dust off the golf clubs, golf season is here! As of April 19, the driving range will be...

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