2022 Budget Workshops

BACKGROUND

The Tahoe Donner Board of Directors, staff and committees work on the 2022 budget from July through October. Members are encouraged to get involved and provide their valuable input.

Factors that we anticipate to impact the 2022 budget include:

  • Anticipation of increased skier visits from the 2020/21 season
  • Continued staff shortages and a need to focus on J1 recruitment
  • Increases in compensation and benefits to stay competitive in a tight labor market
  • Momentum in golf visitation
  • Continued focus on cost savings and efficiencies
  • Continued prioritization of savings for long-term capital improvements
  • Caution for COVID-19

WHAT IS COVERED BY THE ANNUAL ASSESSMENT?

There are four components that go into your Annual Assessment:

  • OPERATIONS FUND: Annual revenue and expenses for all amenities and HOA services.
  • REPLACEMENT RESERVE FUND: Funds that plan for maintenance/repair, replacement and restoration of common area components and facilities. Ex: Replacing windows, furniture or computer
  • NEW MACHINERY + EQUIPMENT FUND: Funding for new items that improve operational efficiency or additional member services. Ex: Additional treadmill or new software
  • DEVELOPMENT FUND: Anticipated capital improvements. Ex: Land acquisitions, additions or new buildings

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

Members are encouraged to participate in a variety of ways:


DOES THE ANNUAL ASSESSMENT CONTRIBUTE TO THE REPLACEMENT OF THE LODGE AT DOWNHILL SKI?

Saving for the replacement of several aging buildings is being addressed. Northwoods Clubhouse, the Lodge at Downhill Ski and Tennis Center all opened at the inception of the association in 1971, each aging over these 50 years and nearing the end of their long and useful lives. These facility upgrades will need to be addressed along with other potential Capital Projects, including key trail improvements, ADA requirements and other initiatives, in the future.


HOW HAS THE BUDGET PROCESS BEEN COMMUNICATED TO THE MEMBERS?

All budget workshops are heavily promoted to the membership. All workshop materials are also posted for member review as they become available. The board and staff are striving to make a concerted effort to be transparent with the opportunity for member input and feedback throughout the process. Communication and resources include:

  • 2022 budget webpage
  • Dedicated emails as progress continues and the Tuesday weekly emails
  • Updates in issues of Tahoe Donner News
  • Board meetings and workshops
  • Online calendar
  • Member feedback form
  • Social media event listings

WORKSHOP INFORMATION

All members are invited to participate and provide input on the budget. A series of open budget workshops are available to attend. See the meeting details below for additional information and recordings of the webinar:

WORKSHOP #1: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 | 9AM

WORKSHOP #2: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 | 9AM

WORKSHOP #3: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15 | 9AM

Your feedback is important. If you are unable to join any of the above meetings but have input you’d like to share, please provide feedback in the comment form shown below; we will ensure that the board sees it.


BUDGET DOCUMENTS


HOW CAN I GIVE FEEDBACK?

2022 Tahoe Donner Budget Input Form
Please provide your feedback regarding the 2022 budget by completing the form below.