Association News, Member News

UPDATED 8.31.18

The board of directors heard additional member comments at the August 24 special board meeting and approved rules regarding noise and light pollution after 10PM and prohibition of business and commercial activities. Please read the rules in their entirety.

View this portion of the special board meeting here.

Education and enforcement campaigns are in development and will be executed in September.

UPDATED 8.28.18


The official comment period is hereby extended to August 24, 2018.  Rules are scheduled for member comment at the Board’s August 18 hearing. Comments will be limited to three minutes per person.  All written comments received will be posted on the website.

Private Property Rules
At its August 24, 2018 meeting, the Board will consider modifying, adopting or rejecting the proposed rules governing all property in Tahoe Donner (addressing noise, light pollution and business activity). Any significant proposed modification by the Board will trigger a new 45-day member comment period.

While the official 45-day member comment period expires August 24, member comments will continue to be accepted until the Board acts. If the Board decides to modify the proposed rules in a significant way, a new 45-day member comment period will be required before the Board can take final action.

Please submit any questions or comments to arosenfeld@tahoedonner.com

NOTE: The August board meeting is August 18, 2018. This was previously written as August 19 incorrectly in Tahoe Donner News. We apologize for the confusion.

At the June 22, 2018 Board of Directors meeting, the Board approved the proposed new Covenants Short-Term Rental rules, violation enforcement and fine schedule to go out for 45-day member notification and comment period.

The Board of Directors plans to consider these rules, as they are presented here or with some modification, at its August meeting, currently scheduled for Saturday, August 18, 2018. The board welcomes any input you may wish to offer regarding these proposed changes.

Comments can be submitted via email: arosenfeld@tahoedonner.com, telephone: (530) 582-9630, or US Mail: Tahoe Donner Association
11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee, CA. 96161.


The hours between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., seven days a week are considered quiet hours, during which noise shall be minimized in order that it not be an unreasonable annoyance or nuisance to neighbors. Noise includes but is not limited to outdoor music, late night partying, amplified or motorized sounds. A noise violation does not also have to be a violation of a noise ordinance in the Town of Truckee or Nevada County.

All exterior lights must be turned off between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., seven days a week that are no longer needed for safety or other outdoor use. Any exterior lights that are used or may come on between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. shall be required to shine downward and not project beyond the boundaries of the Owner’s Lot, and shall not interfere with the reasonable enjoyment of another’s Lot. All exterior lights must comply with Architectural Standards adopted by TDA, including the requirements that exterior lights be covered and project downward, and applicable requirements for timers and motion detectors for exterior lights. Exterior light fixture standards shall be enforced by the Architectural Standards Committee.


(Black text indicates existing rule; red text indicates proposed amendment)

No business or commercial activities of any kind, including renting or leasing, shall be conducted in any Residence, Condominium or outbuilding or any other portion of any residential or multiple family residential lot if those activities involve any of the following (C&RS Article VIII, Section 1,f):

1. Exterior advertising
2. Increased traffic or parking
3. More than an insignificant number of deliveries of goods or other commercial materials
4. Visible storage of goods or other commercial materials
5. Excessive noise

In addition to activities prohibited pursuant to the above criteria, the property may not be rented for any purpose other than residential use, including without limitation weddings, civil unions, receptions, corporate events, conferences and large commercial parties. This prohibition is set forth to ensure the use of properties is in keeping with the residential nature of the community.