The Association does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy or assertions contained in these letters, nor do the letters necessarily reflect the views of the Association.

Letters received to date:

Letter 95: September 7, 2021 – From Trudy Nygren, A thank you and shout out for Christina Thayer, Trails Manager


Letter 94: August 27, 2021 – From George Janku, Concern over the cost of building a new downhill ski lodge with a recommendation to abandon the entire downhill amenity in favor of open space


Letter 93: August 26, 2021 – From Jeff Shellito, Calling attention to the “Tahoe Donner Member Voices” survey about the downhill ski lodge and addressing fire safety


Letter 92: August 13, 2021 – From Mary Ann Taylor, Encouraging additional signage with stronger and clearer wording to keep non-golfers from trespassing on the golf course


Letter 91: August 7, 2021 – From Carol Scurria, Commendations for the staff at the Equestrian Center


Letter 90: July 31, 2021 – From John Henry Beyer, Concern that Tahoe Donner and Trout Creek Rec Center should be doing more to enforce mask-wearing for individuals who do not have a COVID-19 vaccine


Letter 89: July 30, 2021 – From Tatiana Beaupre, Recommendation to invest in clean up and new equipment at Beach Club Marina


Letter 88: July 29, 2021 – From Bob Pecora, Comment about the current design renderings of the proposed Downhill Ski Lodge replacement project


Letter 87: July 29, 2021 – From Bob Pecora, Encouraging Tahoe Donner to invest in some more traditional HOA games and recreational activities


Letter 86: July 19, 2021 – From Sophia Andruha, P.O. Box limitations in Tahoe Donner and access expansion possibilities


Letter 85: July 19, 2021 – From Christine Lodge, Questions regarding parking at the Beach Club Marina


Letter 84: June 25, 2021 – From Peter Sawyer, Questions regarding the size and use of the proposed Downhill Ski Lodge


Letter 83: June 24, 2021 – From Bob Mahoney, Opposing proposed rule changes regarding e-bikes


Letter 82: June 23, 2021 – From Jennifer Jennings, Encouraging the board to stop considering a trails rule change to accommodate electric mountain bikes


Letter 81: June 22, 2021 – From Jeff Shellito, Voicing support for Measure T, but with questions about the inclusion of Tahoe Donner members on the oversight committee and the active pursuit of state funding from SB 85


Letter 80: June 18, 2021 – From Peter Sawyer, A list of facts regarding the current and proposed lodges for Tahoe Donner Downhill


Letter 79: June 9, 2021 – From Yunhee Yoo, Questions with a focus on downhill ski lodge costs and annual assessments in response to the recent “Message from the GM” email
Staff Response


Letter 78: June 2, 2021 – From Laura Lindgren, Addressing the parking limits at the Beach Club Marina by encouraging cycling


Letter 77: May 28, 2021 – From Bill Pepoon, Concern that replacement ski lodge project will negatively impact capital project repairs for other amenities


Letter 76: May 27, 2021 – From Laura Lindgren, Urging modification of the summer amenity reopening proposal with respect to the Beach Club Marina


Letter 75: May 27, 2021 – From Rob McCray, It is premature to approve the conceptual design for the Downhill Ski Lodge as it doesn’t certain criteria


Letter 74: May 26, 2021 – From Jeff Shellito, Concern about potential Downhill Ski Lodge build without approved funding and financial plan


Letter 73: May 21, 2021 – From Jeff Shellito, A check on if Member Letters are still being posted to the website


Letter 72: March 14, 2021 – From Jeff Shellito, Request for Tahoe Donner and the board of directors to support fire insurance regulatory reform efforts


Letter 71: February 21, 2021 – From Richard Bernes, A comment appreciating the great service at The Lodge


Letter 70: January 29, 2021 – From Shari George, Comment about association dues


Letter 69: January 24, 2021 – From David Guy, Compliment about grooming at Tahoe Donner Cross Country


Letter 68: November 18, 2020 – From Jeff Shellito, Urging a delay on the issuance of a 45-Day Notice for election rules until a more thorough description of the impacts is made available


Letter 67: October 23, 2020 – From Min Yi, Acceptable to increase recreation pass fee given its relative price point with other area gyms


Letter 66: October 23, 2020 – From Min Yi, Encouraging the board of directors to build a consensus and provide the GM with more cohesive feedback


Letter 65: October 22, 2020 – From Robert French, Discouraging annual assessment increase greater than 5% and promoting a less costly plan to improve the Downhill Ski Resort lodge


Letter 64: October 22, 2020 – From Gary Walker, Not in favor of an annual assessment increase of 8.5% and presenting a 0% increase as an alternative


Letter 63: October 21, 2020 – From Michael Butler, Not in favor of an annual assessment increase greater than 5%


Letter 62: October 10, 2020 – From Judith Scollon, Expressing lack of support for increase in HOA fees for replacement of downhill ski lodge


Letter 61: September 22, 2020 – From Brian Paddock, Encouraging the board of directors and general manager to ensure that upcoming strategic plan surveys only ask neutral questions


Letter 60: August 14, 2020 – From Sharon Vaughan, Curious about Tahoe Donner’s position on the upcoming Truckee STR ordinance


Letter 59: August 6, 2020 – From Alastair Westgarth, In defense of using electric assist bicycles on Tahoe Donner Trails


Letter 58: July 28, 2020 – From Joe Howard, Question about if Tahoe Donner can pressure internet providers to improve service in the area


Letter 57: July 23, 2020 – From Peggy Barbieri, Curious about TART, or another mass transit option, servicing Tahoe Donner


Letter 56: July 20, 2020 – From Courtney Dabney, Comment on the increase in speeding along Northwoods Boulevard


Letter 55: July 7, 2020 – From Suzy Gardner, Questions about traffic, full-time versus part-time residents and STRs, wildlife and COVID-19 awareness


Letter 54: July 6, 2020 – From Suzy Gardner, Comments about traffic, full-time versus part-time residents and STRs, wildlife and COVID-19 awareness


Letter 53: June 15, 2020 – From Carla Elvidge, Recommending that political posters and billboards be banned in Tahoe Donner


Letter 52: June 10, 2020 – From Charles Aunger, Questions about lack of diversity on the Tahoe Donner Board of Directors and management team


Letter 51: May 15, 2020 – From Ron Mullin, A note to Board Director Jim Roth


Letter 50: April 23, 2020 – From Eric Finch, Encouraging the board to consider potential liability issues with re-opening amenities during COVID-19


Letter 49: April 1, 2020 – From Richard Kopytko, Requesting that dog waste throughout Tahoe Donner is addressed


Letter 48: March 17, 2020 – From Bruce Steward, Gratitude for maintaining TDXC trails during coronavirus outbreak


Letter 47: March 9, 2020 – From Derek Gilchrist, Concern over expenditures and costs of the association, including amenity improvements and executive salaries


Letter 46: March 9, 2020 – From Amy Davies, Desire for vehicle speed reduction and enforcement


Letter 45: February 21, 2020 – From Thomas Stokes, Recommending investing in snowmaking capabilities for Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center


Letter 44: February 18, 2020 – From Eric Finch, Request for board to provide policies and procedures on bullying and harassment, as well as a statement of facts and costs, in response to the recent Moonshine Ink article


Letter 43: January 30, 2020 – From Greg Hartwell, Curious about Association-wide alternatives to Suddenlink


Letter 42: January 30, 2020 – From Joachim Wettermark, Recommending investing in snowmaking capabilities for Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center


Letter 41: January 28, 2020 – From Jeff Shellito, Strong support for the proposed Accessory Dwelling Unit rules


Letter 40: October 15, 2019 – From Jeff Shellito, Opposed to member assessment increases


Letter 39: October 14, 2019 – From Colby Jensen, Recommending greens and fairways be replaced with public parks


Letter 38: October 14, 2019 – From Victor Gold, Recommending a community referendum for large expenditures


Letter 37: October 14, 2019 – From Dany Huberman, Compensation for poor 2019 golf course conditions


Letter 36: October 14, 2019 – From JP Patkay, Expectations for homeowners during golf course repairs


Letter 35: September 4, 2019 – From Ken Herz, Point system for homeowner food and amenity discounts


Letter 34: August 19, 2019 – From Sasha Gennet and Nathan Sayre, Curious about instituting traffic calming measures on Wolfgang


Letter 33: August 1, 2019 – From Art Goepp, Thoughts on the July 27 Board Meeting, F&B and the golf course


Letter 32: July 29, 2019 – From Mike Mansel, Trash bins left on roadside after pick up


Letter 31: July 22, 2019 – From Miriam Torres, Disappointed with offerings from Pizza on the Hill and limited Bingo Night Menu


Letter 30: July 20, 2019 – From Terry Erhardt, Amenity overcrowding at Beach Club Marina


Letter 29: April 5, 2019 – From Craig Horangic, A proposal traveling Tahoe Donner members offset carbon costs by helping forest acquisition efforts


Letter 28: March 9, 2019 – From Melissa Brendt, Suggestion that Tahoe Donner provide proof of residency for second homeowners


Letter 27: November 14, 2018 – From Chris Auby, Disappointed with the new short term rental rules
Board Response


Letter 26: October 23, 2018 – From Judy DePuy, Curious about why trash and recycling are being put on the street instead of in bear enclosures


Letter 25: August 9, 2018 – From Allan Nadir, Opposed to proposed changes to the by laws
Management Response


Letter 24: April 22, 2018 – From Hal Baxley, Procedure for addressing the board of directors at a meeting
Board Response


Letter 23: Feb. 28, 2018 – From John Nordan, Improvements for online web cams


Letter 22: Feb. 5, 2018 – From Paul Thomas, Members should be allowed to vote on large Capital expenditures


Letter 21: Jan. 26, 2018 – From Doug Anderson, Question regarding whether financial analysis studies are requested by the GPC committee or single individuals


Letter 20: Jan. 23, 2018 – From Greg McDougall, Limit using TD communications to perpetuate committee agendas, especially without including opposing views


Letter 19: Nov. 22, 2017 – From Peter Sawyer, Renewed focus on the Tahoe Donner trail system, with a particular focus on opening and maintaining the Nature Trail
Management Response


Letter 18: Nov. 14, 2017 – From Lee Shattuck, Electric bikes on trails at the Cross Country Ski Center
Board Response


Letter 17: Oct. 10, 2017 – From Barbara Bysiek/Timens, Budget reallocation to forest debris clean up
Board Response


Letter 16: Aug. 10, 2017 – From Courtney Murrell, Board proposal to consolidate powers with board president


Letter 15: Aug. 5, 2016 – From Sue Cauhape, Feedback on trail management


Letter 14: Feb. 4, 2016 – From Joe Bono, Beach Club Marina member survey regarding vessel launching


Letter 13: Nov. 1, 2014 – From Paul Leyton, Candidate signs General Election 2014


Letter 12: May 24, 2013 – From Suzy Knisley, Jim Stang candidate endorsement


Letter 11: July 23, 2012 – From Paul Thomas, Tahoe Donner General Plan survey


Letter 10: March 14, 2012 – From Paul Thomas, Proposal for new ski lodges


Letter 9: March 9, 2012 – From Tom Pratt, Request for Disc Golf Course


Letter 8: July 13, 2011 – From Bruce Brody, New signage


Letter 7: May 23, 2011 – From Paul Thomas, New ski lodges


Letter 6: April 20, 2011 – From Hank and Eileen Lewis, feedback on Development Fund and General Plan implementation process


Letter 5: April 20, 2011 – From Bruce Brody, 2030 General Plan and proposed spending budget


Letter 4: April 19, 2011 – From Paul Thomas, New ski lodges


Letter 3: March 17, 2011 – From Hank and Eileen Lewis, Feedback on 2030 General Plan draft


Letter 2: March 8, 2011 – From Paul Thomas, New ski lodges


Letter 1: March 7, 2011 – From Greg McDougall, General Plan concerns