GID NEWS

Dear Skyland Residents,

An orange tabby house cat was seen wandering across the back yard of 1001 Skyland Dr. a short time ago. If you are missing this cat, it may still be in the neighborhood.

Ann Grant
Skyland Neighborhood Watch Leader
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

Dear Skyland Residents,

Please see the U. S. Forest Service Press Release below. The Forest Service Dreyfus property is open again to Skyland residents for daily walks. Fire restrictions are still enforced. If you see anyone with any type of fire during your walks, please call 911 and report the situation. The Forest Service has increased their patrols on the property.

U. S. Forest Service Press Release 1

U. S. Forest Service Press Release 2

U. S. Forest Service Press Release 3

Ann Grant
Skyland Fire Adapted Community Leader
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

Dear Skyland Residents,

The Press Release below applies to the entire Tahoe Basin. These restrictions could not be more important at this time with high temperatures and extremely dry vegetation. Please keep in touch with the National Weather Service or NOAA each day to determine if it is a red flag day where some allowed items are banned.

Ann Grant
Skyland Fire Adapted Community Leader
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

PRESS RELEASE
Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team

For Immediate Release

September 4, 2020

Recreational fires and charcoal banned in the Lake Tahoe/Truckee Region

Contact: USDA Forest Service, Lisa Herron 530-721-3898
LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) reminds residents and visitors that recreational fires, including campfires, bonfires, warming fires, wood fires, charcoal fires, or any other kind of outdoor fires, involving solid fuels are not permitted on public or private property including residential properties, vacation/short-term rentals, campgrounds, resorts and other recreational areas throughout the Lake Tahoe/Truckee Region until the end of November or until rescinded.
Hot, dry weather and significant wildfire activity across California and Nevada along with the increase in National Preparedness to the highest level and limited availability of national and regional firefighting resources has prompted the Lake Tahoe/Truckee Region’s fire and land management agencies to implement these enhanced restrictions to protect our communities, wildlife and forests.
Additionally, all sources of outdoor open flames including outdoor gas appliances such as pressurized gas fire pits, grills, and portable stoves are not permitted during Red Flag Warnings. Red Flag Warnings are issued by the National Weather Service to indicate critical fire weather conditions are occurring or imminent. Outdoor pressurized gas appliances are allowed during non-Red Flag Warning days.
Fire prevention is everyone’s responsibility. Remember, it’s not a matter “if” the next wildfire will occur, it’s a matter of “when.” Learn how to prepare your home, family, and neighborhood for the next wildfire at https://www.tahoelivingwithfire.com/.
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About the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team

The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) consists of representatives of Tahoe Basin fire agencies, CAL FIRE, Nevada Division of Forestry and related state agencies, University of California and Nevada Cooperative Extensions, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, the USDA Forest Service, conservation districts from both states, the California Tahoe Conservancy and the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board. Our Mission is to protect lives, property and the environment within the Lake Tahoe Basin from wildfire by implementing prioritized fuels reduction projects and engaging the public in becoming a Fire Adapted Community.

For more information about the TFFT, visit www.tahoelivingwithfire.com/about/.

Dear Skyland Residents,

Notice of Skyland GID Board of Trustees to be held on Go To Meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2020.

Dear Skyland Residents,

I received a email yesterday saying that a black bear had been staying under a home on Ponderosa Dr. The bear was startled by the homeowner's dog and it fled to a home on Skyland Dr. It climbed a tree at the home where they had work being done and wasn't coming down until safe. Bears are still here in Skyland so please be cautious about leaving first story windows open and do not leave access to food

Ann Grant
Skyland Neighborhood Watch Leader
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

Dear Skyland Residents,

This year it has become even more dangerous for catastrophic wildfire. The Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District has increased fire restrictions consistent with others in the Tahoe Basin. Please see the new restrictions below and the Press Release attachment has a more comprehensive description Please watch the National Weather Service or NOAA for the announcement of red flag days and help keep our community safe by adhering to the restrictions. If you walk on the Dreyfus property and see any type of fire, please call 911 as it is illegal on Forest Service property and in the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District. Thank you to all residents of Skyland for being fire safe!!!

Ann Grant
Skyland Fire Adapted Community Leader
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

Dear Skyland Residents,

There was another bear break-in on Deer Cliff Drive on Saturday. The homeowners went for a 25-35 minute walk and when they returned a large bear had broken into their home through a small open window. It was helping itself to food in the refrigerator. After yelling for it to get out, it walked out the front door. Fortunately it didn't do much damage.

This is an opportunity to reiterate the damage bears can do and not to leave windows and doors open where they have access to home interiors. In addition to danger from bears, please close all windows and doors when you leave your house to protect your home from embers entering if there is a wildfire or Skyland home fire.

I have been finding peanut shells on my property so someone is feeding the animals. Bears wouldn't be in Skyland if they didn't find food. Please do not leave pet food, bird feeders or any other source of food outside with access for bears!!!!

PLEASE HELP KEEP SKYLAND SAFE!!

Ann Grant
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
and Neighborhood Watch Leader
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

Dear Skyland Residents,

Since sending the email this morning, I have received several emails about a bear visiting residents' properties in the last couple of days. Bears are aggressively looking for food so please be careful not to leave doors or windows open at night or when no one is home during the day. A bear opened a BBQ at one home so it is best to burn off all residue of food before putting it away. If you own a vacation rental, please give your renters instructions not to leave any food outside and never feed the bears. On Saturday morning a cooler bag was found on the beach and a bear or other animal had torn it apart and consumed 4 bottles of Gatorade.

In the past years, bears have caused thousands of dollars in damage by entering homes or crawl spaces under homes. Please help us keep Skyland safe!!!

Ann Grant
Skyland Neighborhood Watch Leader
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

Dear Skyland Residents,

Possibly an animal (bear?) tore the window screen out of the kitchen window on Ponderosa Dr. early this morning, knocking over a heavy paper towel holder and a trash can outside. The homeowners were awakened but the animal left by the time they went to investigate. Last week the Nevada Division of Wildlife sent a warning that bears are beginning to look for food to store up for the winter. They warned that due to the drought there is little food for them in the higher elevations so they have come into our neighborhoods to find food. Bears are very good at coming through open windows and can do extensive damage looking for food. Please be sure to close first story windows at night. Do not put trash with food out earlier than 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday trash day. Bird feeders and pet food left outside attract bears. If bears don't find food in Skyland, they won't frequent our community.

Please report any break-ins or sightings of bears in Skyland and I will warn the community. Thank you to all in Skyland that keep our community safe.

Ann Grant
Skyland Neighborhood Watch Leader
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

Dear Skyland Residents,

NOAA has alerted that today from 2:00 p.m. until tomorrow at 9:00 p.m. are red flag EXTREME fire weather days. Winds are expected during that time and vegetation is extremely dry. Please be cautious using fire pits and wood burning fire pits should not be used. More homes burn from embers entering the home than from the direct fire. When residents are not home, all windows and doors should be tightly closed. Should a wildfire start somewhere close to Skyland and we receive embers, one ember coming through an open window or door can burn a home. Most likely if we are away from our home, we would not be allowed back in to close windows and doors.

Please sign up for either the National Weather Service or NOAA for red flag day alerts.

Ann Grant
Skyland Fire Adapted Community Leader
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

Dear Skyland Residents,

July is Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Month. There have been no group events planned due to COVID 19, however, virtual seminars have been planned. The information below from the Tahoe Fire Adapted Communities is valuable information to prepare your home to survive wildfire. More homes burn from embers entering the interior of homes through vents and open windows than from the direct fire. The Tahoe Fire Adapted Communities will present a virtual workshop with experts on retrofiting homes to survive wildfire on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Under Upcoming Events you can register to attend the Zoom virtual workshop. Steve Quarles, a University of California Cooperative Extension Advisor Emeritus, will be one of the presenters and is a leading expert on retrofitting homes. I have worked with Steve and he is a wealth of information. Retrofitting and hardening homes to survive wildfire is a newer concept and I hope you all will register to receive the valuable information.

Ann Grant
Skyland Fire Adapted Community Leader
(775) 81-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

Dear Skyland Residents,

Next Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19, the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District Zephyr Crew will be coming to Skyland to assist residents with defensible space around homes. They will be assisting with removing fire hazardous plants such as manzanita, bitterbrush, rabbit brush and very small trees, and trimming up tree branches from the ground. If you need assistance, please go to tahoefire.org/ WANT TO:/COMMUNITY WORK DAY ASSISTANCE to complete a request. The crew will also be driving all streets in Skyland and you may stop them to ask for assistance. The Fire District provides this free service to ensure that all homes have defensible space. It is extremely dry again this year and the fire danger is high. Please do your part to keep our entire community safe.

Ann Grant
Skyland Fire Adapted Community Leader
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

Dear Skyland Residents,

The link in my prior email did not work. To request Community Work Day services, go to http:/tahoefire.org/wildland/community-workdays. When you arrive at the site, scroll down to the bottom and click on Request Community Workday to go to Homeowner Service Request. Mark Community Work Day on that page and complete the form.

Ann Grant
Skyland Fire Adapted Community Leader
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

Dear Skyland Residents,

Tomorrow is a Red Flag day from 2 pm to 9 pm. Please see the message below from the National Weather Service. Please do not use wood fire pits and be cautious with fire pits on decks. There was a deck fire yesterday in Cave Rock but the Fire District was able to put it out when the fire was small. Any home that ignites in Skyland on windy, dry days can spread to other homes. It is illegal to have a fire on the Forest Service Dreyfus property to the south of us. If you are walking there and see a fire on the beach, please call 911. Skyland residents have reported several fires this year. Any wildland fire on that property may bring the fire into Skyland. Thank you to our community for being fire safe!!

Ann Grant
Skyland Fire Adapted Community Leader
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

To all Skyland homeowners,

As you all know summer has arrived here in Tahoe. Please make sure to have your parking passes visible on your dashboard or hanging from your rearview mirror. Beach passes should also be visible on your umbrella, chair or within group so you are identified as a homeowner.

We have security guards for the fourth of July holiday. They will be posted at the Skyland entrance and at the entrance of Skyland Court (beach). The security guards will be provided with an address list with your street name and the owner's last name.

In order to access the beach, you will need to have the 2020 orange beach pass. Please be ready to show your pass to security assigned to the beach. Should you have others joining you during the day, please meet your guests at the security check point.

If you have not received your beach and parking pass please contact me at lavo.kevin@yahoo.com.

Thank you,
Kevin Lavo

Skyland GID

COVID 19 Asymptomatic Testing

To all Skyland homeowners,

This summer there has been numerous acts of petty vandalism at the beach. During our last meeting, there was a request for a porta-potty for the residents and their guests for their convenience.

Last night, person or persons unknown decided to intentionally tip over the unit. This unit is being rented, should any damage occur, we (Skyland GID) are responsible. This type of vandalism will not be tolerated, any more incidents will be cause for the removal of the unit.

 

 

Dear Skyland Residents,

This is a reminder that I've organized a pine needle and pine cone cleanup of our elderly, disabled homeowner's property at 196 Lynn Dr. at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow morning. The Tahoe Community Church will be coming to help us and South Tahoe Refuse is delivering a dumpster today. I've made cookies and packaged them in individual packages so they won't be handled by everyone. I also will have bottled water, masks, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes available. I'd appreciate any help you can provide. Last year it only took a couple of hours. Please bring a rake and gloves.

Thank you to so many in the community that have been so willing to help in the past. The homeowner is unable to afford or to do the cleanup herself so she appreciates our effort. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
(775) 781-4006

Dear Skyland Residents,

As we have done in past years, I've organized a cleanup of our disabled, elderly homeowner's (Donna Rybak) property at 196 Lynn Way for Saturday, June 13, at 8:30 a.m.. The California Conservation Corp. is unable to help us this year because of COVID 19, however, the Tahoe Community Church will join us to help with the cleanup. South Tahoe Refuse will be delivering a dumpster the prior day for our use. I have 7 foot tarps for carrying the needles and pine cones to the dumpster which will also serve as social distancing. Since the CDC recommends wearing a mask, please do so if you feel more comfortable. As in the past I will bring chocolate chip cookies and water for all.

Please join with other Skyland and Tahoe Community Church members to help our homeowner. All you need to bring is a rake and gloves. Thank you to all of you that have helped with the cleanup over the past years!!! Each year you have all made defensible space around her home. Skyland is a wonderful community with neighbors helping neighbors. I'll see you on Saturday, June 13, at 8:30 a.m.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

Dear Skyland Residents,

The cinnamon bear was at 177 Myron Drive this morning. It remained at my property for several hours yesterday. It seems to be staying in Skyland so there must be a source of food for it. PLEASE do not feed the bear or leave a source of food. It has entered one home in the night so be sure to close all ground level doors and windows before retiring for the night or if the home is vacant. They are very adept at opening doors and windows if left open a crack. Tomorrow is our garbage pick up so please do not leave your garbage out tonight unless it is in a bear box. Bears can be dangerous if provoked and can do extensive damage to property while searching for food or shelter.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Neighborhood Watch
skylandfsc@aol.com
(775) 781-4006

Dear Skyland Residents,

As I am writing this email there is a cinnamon bear in our rocks at 180 Myron Dr. It seems to have found a nice place to rest in the rocks. Please be cautious if you are out walking or working in your yard. Please do not put out garbage on Monday night for Tuesday pick up or leave out pet food or bird feeders. The bear has entered another property in the night and tried to get in the refrigerator. It will only stay here if it can find food.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Neighborhood Watch
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

Date: Sun, May 17, 2020 at 3:50 PM
Subject: Skyland GID Meeting Agenda (May 21, 2020)

Skyland Residents,

An audio conference call Skyland GID meeting will be held this Thursday, May 21stat 3:00pm.

In accordance with Gov. Sisolak’s emergency declaration and the recommendation of the Federal Coronavirus Task Force, this meeting will be held electronically using Go To Meeting. Any member of the public is welcome to join the meeting using a computer, tablet or smartphone by going to https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/667017709. Alternatively, you may dial in via phone to +1(872) 240-3311 and use Access code 667-017-709 to join.

Public comment will be accepted prior to the meeting by emailing Kevin Lavo at lavo.Kevin@yahoo.com. All comments must be submitted by Wednesday evening. Public comments will be referenced during the meeting.

Thank you
Skyland GID

To Skyland Property Owners,

2020 beach and parking permits are now available. Each homeowner will receive (1) parking permit, (1) beach pass. This season’s passes are orange in color. The parking passes have holographic stickers in order to prevent unauthorized copying. Self-made parking passes will not be recognized and those vehicles are subject to being ticketed. The yellow 2019 parking and beach passes are no longer valid.

Parking permits are to be placed on your rearview mirror or dashboard when using a parking spot at Skyland beach. Residents and/or their guests must use the parking pass when using the parking spaces. As a reminder, spaces are limited and the chained section between the parking spaces near the pump house is a “No parking” area.

Signage is up in and around the beach designating "Skyland Resident Permit Parking Only, Vehicles will be cited or towed at owners expense. Fine will be $138 plus the cost of the tow. (Douglas County Code 10.12.050E)

Beach passes are larger this year for easier identification. Please use the lanyard you received last year to hang on your beach chair or umbrella in plain view. Beach rules are listed on the back of the beach passes that all residents need to read and observe. The passes are numbered and identified by the property address. The permits and passes are the responsibility of the property owner. Homeowners allowing vacation rentals or long-term renters, the use and care of the passes are your responsibility.

We will begin to deliver the passes starting on Saturday May 16th, 2020, for those we believe are full-time residents to your front door. Part-time property owners can receive their passes when in town.

Please keep in mind the state of Nevada is still under health precautions. Social distancing is still required, groups of no more than 10, etc.

Please enjoy the beach and have a wonderful summer

Thank you
Kevin Lavo
Skyland GID

Dear Skyland Residents,

Please see the attached information regarding Skyland beach passes from Kevin Lavo.
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Thank you
Skyland GID

Dear Skyland Residents

I spoke with the U. S. Forest Service today, the owner of the Dreyfus property, and they let me know that the Dreyfus property is not part of the closure and Skyland residents are welcome to walk the trails to Warrior Way. From Warrior Way past Zephyr Cove Lodge to the end of the beach is closed and we are not to walk there. All developed U. S. Forest Service properties are closed to the public. Please respect their closure and do not walk past Warrior Way (the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District Fire Station is on the corner of Hwy. 50 and Warrior Way). Thank you for your cooperation..If you have any questions please contact me by using the contact information below. Please do not respond to this GMail address.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Neighborhood Watch
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

To All Skyland Property Owners

Due to Skyland residents' concerns, the GID is forwarding the following Douglas County Community Development memo regarding vacation home rentals:

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
1594 Esmeralda Avenue, Minden, Nevada 89423
Tom Dallaire, P.E.Community Development Director
775-782-6201
FAX: 775-782-6297
website: www.douglascountynv.gov
MEMORANDUM
Property Owners, Permittees and Property Managers of Vacation Home/Short-term Rentals
Tom Dallaire, Director
Douglas County Community Development
April 1, 2020
Vacation Home/Short-term Rental guidance regarding COVID-19
We are all worried about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) within in our State, local Community and especially our neighborhoods. Public parks and Tahoe beaches on the Nevada side have been closed and limited to resident access only. The health resources in Douglas County are limited and may not be adequate to handle an outbreak of COVID-19. Now is not the time for visitors or Nevada residents to flock to public spaces. The Governor of Nevada has pleaded with Nevadans to “Stay Home for Nevada.” Consistent with directives issued by the Governor and the guidance issued by the CDC, Douglas County is urging travelers and you, as a short-term rental owner/manager, to take this threat to our community seriously, act responsibly and refrain from renting vacation home properties to non-essential travelers at this time. Short-term rentals should be limited to people working or visiting for essential healthcare and infrastructure operations only.

To further facilitate the State’s response to this pandemic, short-term rental owners/managers are advised the following decelerations, and advisories are also applicable to short-term rentals within Douglas County:

1. On March 20th, Nevada Governor Sisolak issued Directive 003 which “ordered the closure of all non- essential businesses and restricted the activities of essential businesses to reduce opportunities for interpersonal contact.” On March 20th, the Department of Public safety defined essential licensed businesses permitted to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic, to include “[h]otels, motels, or short- term rentals, RV Parks, campgrounds, dormitories, and commercial lodging.” Short-term rental owners/mangers MUST adhere to all applicable requirements of NAC 414.XXX, Businesses During Times of Declared Emergency, attached for reference.

2. On March 24th, Governor Sisolak issued Directive 007, restricting gatherings of 10 or more people in indoor or outdoor public areas. While this directive does not specifically restrict use of Vacation Home Rentals, the order is applicable to persons utilizing a Vacation Home Rental. In addition to limiting use to people working or visiting for essential health care and infrastructure operations, occupancy of Vacation Home Rentals is limited to less than 10 people, or family members who normally reside in the same household if greater than 10.
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Douglas County COVID-19 Guidance for VHRs Page 2 of 2

3. All essential licensed businesses must comply with social distancing guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention document entitled “Implementation of Mitigation Strategies for Communities with Local COVJD-19 Transmission,” the Governor's Medical Advisory Team, a Governor's Directive, any other Nevada state regulatory agency or board.

4. On March 31, 2020, Governor Sisolak issued an interstate travel advisory urging visitors from out of state and returning Nevadans to self-quarantine for 14 days and to monitor their health for the duration of their stay in Nevada (whichever is shorter), in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. A copy of the attached travel advisory MUST be posted in each rental property and provided to renters. VHR owners/managers MUST urge visitors to self-quarantine in accordance with this advisory.

5. On April 1, 2020, Governor Sisolak issued Directive 010, “STAY AT HOME ORDER” extending the March 12, 2020 declaration of emergency to April 30, 2020 and ordering all Nevadans to stay in their residences. A copy of this directive is attached and MUST be provided to renters.

Douglas County is asking you to please restrict and/or monitor those who are requesting the use of your properties. Please be considerate of those who live in the neighborhood of your rental and those who are serving the public during this crisis in our country. Please remind visitors if they are traveling in Nevada and are experiencing symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath):

1. Continue to stay in your designated quarantine location, avoid contact with others, and contact a healthcare provider for further instructions on treatment or testing.

If you are older or have any medical conditions (e.g., immune compromise, diabetes, asthma), consult your regular healthcare provider.

If you feel you need medical care, call ahead before you go in and inform them of your travel history.

If you need urgent medical care (e.g., have difficulty breathing), call 9-1-1 and let the dispatcher know

your travel history).

The immediate containment of the spread of COVID-19 is vital to protect the health and welfare of Douglas County residents and all residents of the State of Nevada. Please abide by Governor Sisolak’s guidance so we can all survive this COVID0-19 crisis.

For more information regarding the State’s response to COVID-19, visit nvhealthresponse.nv.gov. Tom Dallaire, Director

Douglas County Community Development

Dear Skyland Residents,

A 2020 Census postcard containing a code asked for when you fill out the 2020 Census was mailed to our street addresses and then was returned to the Census Bureau as not deliverable. I called the Census Bureau today and they told me that residents will need to mark "I do not have a code" on the online form and then it will let you complete it. You can fill out the form online by going to my2020census.gov or you can call (844) 330-2020 and they will complete the form for you (I waited 40 minutes today to talk to someone so online may be better). The Census Bureau will be mailing paper copies to residents in April, however, they may be mailed to our street addresses again. You can get more information by going to their website above.

If you have further questions, please do not reply to this email but email me on my personal email below.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Neighborhood Watch
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

Dear Skyland Residents,

Our neighborhood is using an online platform called Nextdoor Skyland to keep in touch as we are all hunkered down in these crazy times. On Nextdoor, neighbors can reach out for help and post events and recommendations, share safety tips, offer things to share, and simply get to know one another better. Many of you have joined but if you haven’t join us on Nextdoor it is a resource for all of us and it is free to use and its a neighborhood only platform. You have been invited because you have a home here in Skyland. If you have a Nextdoor account set up with another home you need to use a different email address to join the Skyland neighborhood. Join by following the link. https://nextdoor.com/invite/b4c4bd176f98ebccaa83

All the best, Bob Stern 112 Ponderosa

Dear Skyland Residents,

The Nevada Division of Wildlife advises that the bears are coming out of hibernation. PLEASE do not put out garbage out before 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday mornings. The bears have figured out how to jump on the screw top bear cans and open the lid so they aren't safe either. Also be cautious about leaving bird feeders and pet food out as a source of food. If we don't provide food for the bears they will not be in our community. Thank you for keeping our community safe!!

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Neighborhood Watch
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

Dear Skyland Residents,

Attached is a flyer from Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District outlining emergency services during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please keep informed about COVID-19 guidelines and practice recommendations.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Neighborhood Watch
skylandfsc@aol.com
(775) 781-4006

Dear Skyland Residents,

The Douglas County Clerk has notified us that all five board positions are up for election. Cathy Gibb and John Peel will not be re-filing so there are at least two positions which need to be filled. We want to encourage all Interested Skyland homeowners to apply for these open Board positions by Friday, March 13. The filing forms can be found on line at the Douglas County Clerk’s website. There is a $35 filing fee.
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Skyland GID

Dear Skyland Residents,

Anyone wishing to become a candidate for Skyland GID Trustee, please see County Clerk Kathy Lewis' email attached regarding filing procedures. Please note that the filing period is from March 2-March 13, 2020.

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Thank you
Skyland GID

Dear Skyland Residents,

A FedEx package was stolen from the porch of a home on Myron Dr. today. The thieves covered the security camera during the robbery. If you are expecting a package to be delivered, please take it in as soon as possible after delivery and also keep watch for your neighbors. If you see a crime in progress call 911. If the crime has already happened, call Dispatch at (775) 782-5126 and ask that a Douglas County Sheriff take a report.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Neighborhood Watch
(775) 781-4006

Hello Skyland Residents,

Please see the Agenda for the Skyland GID Board Meeting on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. in the classroom of Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, 193 Elks Point Road.
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Skyland GID

Dear Skyland Residents,

One of more bobcats have been spotted in Skyland. One was in a front yard on Lynn Way this morning. Please be cautious when walking your pets or letting them outside alone.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Neighborhood Watch
(775) 781-4006

Hi Skyland Residents,

This Press Release explains all the fuels reduction work that is being done in the Tahoe Basin to protect our communities from destruction by catastrophic wildfire. The work and collaboration of agencies here at the Lake is unparalleled and is a model for the rest of the country. The Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District Zephyr Crew works year-round to reduce the fuel in and around communities to protect us all. You have all experienced the good work they do in Skyland during the Community Work Days.

Our community is to be commended for all the work homeowners have done to create defensible space around homes We have more defensible space than most other communities. Thank you all!!!

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
(775) 781-4006

Hi Skyland Residents,

Some of you may have seen the Douglas County Sheriff's Press Release regarding a Craigslist scam. I was the person that received the attempted scam. Fortunately I did not attempt to cash their check and thwarted their scam. Please read the Sheriff's Press Release and be very cautious about any offers that may seem to be too good to be true. There are many scams going around and very often target the elderly. I spoke with the Attorney General's Fraud Unit and they had just talked to someone that lost $70,000. Please be careful and investigate anything that seems strange! The Douglas County Sheriff (775 782-5126) can give you guidance if you suspect something nefarious.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Ann Grant, Leader
Skyland Neighborhood Watch
(775) 781-4006

Hello again Skyland Residents,

The Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District will host a Blood Drive on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, from 11:00 am to 5:15 pm. A flyer is attached. Due to flu season there is a shortage of blood in Nevada. If you wish to donate, please call Makayla Warner at Tahoe Douglas FPD, (775) 588-3591, to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Neighborhood Watch
(775) 781-4006

Hello Skyland Residents,

Douglas County residents now can text to 911 or you can still call 911. I've attached a flyer explaining the new service. This service will give us the opportunity to have a quiet dialog with 911 in an emergency situation.

Ann Grant
Leader,
Skyland Neighborhood Watch

To all Skyland residents

For those renting their homes or having guests please forward this or advise your renters/guests.

This is a friendly reminder to all that there is no roadway parking allowed in Skyland during snow conditions. The vehicles are subject to being towed at the owners expense. Douglas County Ordnance 10.12.030

Thank you
Kevin Lavo
Skyland GID

Dear Skyland Residents,

On behalf of the Skyland Beach committee and the Skyland community, I want to thank all of those who removed their property from the beach. There are two remaining blue kayaks with gear at the beach. If you are the owner or know who the owner is please kindly have them remove them from the beach.

Thank you,
Kevin Lavo
SkylandGID

Dear Skyland Residents,

As the weather cools and moisture returns, you will be seeing smoke around the basin from prescribed fires. This information should help you understand the importance of prescribed fires to protect our communities from catastrophic wildfire.  https://tahoe.livingwithfire.info/get-involved/

Ann Grant
Skyland Fire Adapted Community Leader
(775) 781-4006

Dear Skyland Residents,

South Tahoe Refuse will pickup 6 extra trash bags next Tuesday, October 22. Bears are actively seeking food before hibernation. Please do not put out any garbage with food until 7:00 am on Tuesday morning.

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Skyland GID

Dear Skyland Residents,

For some reason the NV Energy message would not download on my iPhone but I was able to see it on my computer.

Ann Grant

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Skyland GID

Dear Skyland Residents,

Yesterday two bears, one possibly a cub, were seen at 12:46 pm on Skyland Dr., and again at 5:45 pm on Deercliff. Recently, the bears have been seen almost daily on cameras on Skyland Dr. If you are out for a walk, please keep watch around you. Please do not leave any pet food or bird seed outside and do not put your garbage out before 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday mornings. They must be getting food somewhere in Skyland or they wouldn't be here consistently.
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Skyland GID

Dear Skyland Residents,

Please see a e-mail I received from the Nevada Division of Forestry Washoe Nursery that will be closing for the season.

Ann Grant
Leader, Skyland Fire Adapted Community
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

From: Washoe Nursery <washoenursery@forestry.nv.gov>
To: skylandfsc@aol.com <skylandfsc@aol.com>
Sent: Thu, Oct 3, 2019 12:58 pm
Subject: End of season

Hi All,

Just a reminder… our last day open this year is Saturday, October 12th.
We still have lots of great trees and shrubs for your conservation needs.
Fall is the perfect time to plant!

Amy Bray
Conservation Aid II - Washoe State Nursery
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Nevada Division of Forestry
885 Eastlake Blvd.
Washoe Valley, NV 89704
washoenursery@forestry.nv.gov
Washoe State Nursery
(O) 775-849-0213 | (F) 775-849-2058

To all Skyland Residents,

On behalf of the Skyland Beach Committee and the Skyland community, it is requested for all residents currently storing kayaks and any other water craft at the beach to remove them for the upcoming Fall/Winter season. Please have them removed by October 15, 2019.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Kevin Lavo
Skyland Beach Committee

Dear Skyland Residents,

A bear was sighted on the north side of Skyland on Myron Dr. this morning. They are looking for food to fatten up for hibernation. Please do not put garbage cans with food out before 7:00 a.m. on garbage morning (tomorrow). The bears have learned to open the screw top bear cans by jumping on them and popping the lid. We will only have bears in Skyland if we feed them!! Please be cooperative. Thank you.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Neighborhood Watch
skylandfsc@aol.com
(775) 781-4006

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners

Approved minutes from the July 17th and August 28th GID meetings are live. Please know the audio recording are available on our website shortly after the meetings are held.

I am happy to announce Ann Grant will be taking over the email database and distribution. She is a long time Skyland resident and is also our fire district representative. Most of the emails sent originate from Ann and she will keep personal email addresses private.

Dear Skyland Residents,

Today is a Red Flag Warning from 11 a.m. today to 11 a.m. Sunday. I've attached a Press Release describing Red Flag Watches and Red Flag Warnings called by the National Weather Service (high winds, low humidity and dry vegetation). On Red Flag days it is important that no one in the Tahoe Basin create sparks that might ignite a home or wildfire. Please refrain from using deck fire pits and especially wood fire pits in yards on Red Flag Days. Wood fire pits create embers that can travel 1 1/2 miles from the site of use and ignite a fire where they land. If you are a vacation home rental owner, please advise your renters about Red Flag Days. Please read the Press Release and know Red Flag Warnings and Red Flag Watches.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
skylandfsc@aol.com
(775) 781-4006

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

Please note the 1:00pm start time

Please see attached agenda for the GID meeting to be held at 1:00pm Friday at the Zephyr Cove Library. All are welcome.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

Dear Skyland Residents,

Attached is a flyer for the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District annual Pancake Breakfast to be held this Saturday, August 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Station 23, 193 Elk Point Road. All the proceeds from the Pancake Breakfast are contributed to local high school scholarships and other charitable events in the community. It is a wonderful breakfast and the sausages are the BEST!!! I hope you will all be able to support the breakfast and help our community.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

To: All Skyland Property Owners

Please be advised effective September 15th, there will be an open Trustee position on the GID. For anyone interested in filling this position please send a brief summary of your desire to be on the Board, whether you are a full time resident and prior experience in similar roles if you have any, no later than September 12th. There will be a GID meeting on September 13th to vote on this position. We have one applicant from last year who is interested and will be considered.

The open position from September 15th to the first GID meeting in January 2020 will be for GID Treasurer; please add any experience in finance if you can.

Please be advised the open board position will not be for Treasurer. It will initially be an open position.
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Skyland GID

Dear Skyland Residents,

There is high fire danger in the Tahoe Basin. Below is information to help you prepare for wildfire and evacuation. The Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District will host its annual Pancake Breakfast this Saturday, August 31, at Station 23, 193 Elk Point Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The charge is $5.00 per person and children under 12 are free. Please join the Fire District and receive all the wildfire and evacuation information, including a To-Go Bag to help you be prepared to evacuate. I hope to see you there on Saturday morning.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

Re: Bear sighting at 3:45am on the North end of Skyland Drive

Please see attached photo. If you do not have a bear bin or bear proof trash container please do not put your trash out till Tuesday morning at 7:00am.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

Dear Skyland Residents,

Due to the late sunset on the beach, we are changing the location of the wildfire movie tonight to the classroom at Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District at 193 Elk Point Road (turn right on Elk Point Road and the Fire District is immediately on the left). So everyone can get home earlier, please be at the Fire District by 6:45 pm so we can start the movie at 7:00 pm. There will be go-bags, preparedness information, cookies and water. There is no need to bring a chair. See you all at the Fire District tonight.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
skylandfsc@aol.com
(775) 781-4006
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Regards,
Skyland GID

Dear Skyland Residents,

I'd like to ask those that will be using the beach on Thursday, August 15, to please consider leaving around 5:00 pm to give our Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District Fire Marshal and me room to set up for the movie that night. We really appreciate your cooperation!! We are looking forward to a fun evening and seeing all the Skyland residents. Please be sure to bring your beach chair. We will have Go-Bags to give away and Fire Adapted Community and preparedness information available, as well as cookies and water. See you all on Thursday night.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com
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Regards,
Skyland GID

Dear Skyland Residents,

The Skyland Fire Adapted Community and the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District will present "Wilder Than Wild", a wildfire movie, on the Skyland beach at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, August 15. The movie has been shown around the Lake with wonderful reviews and will have a special presentation for Skyland residents on August 15. Bring your beach chairs, relax and enjoy the movie. I will bring my "almost famous" chocolate chip cookies to share and a cooler with water. Please arrive by 7:15 p.m. so we can start the movie by 7:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact me at the information below.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To:  All Skyland Residents and Property Owners

July 2019 Newsletter
Be Ember Aware!
During a wildfire, small hot embers can be carried miles ahead of a wildfire. When these embers land on something easily combustible on or near your home, it is in jeopardy of burning, even if it is not in the path of the flame front. Your home CAN survive when the embers arrive.
Prepare Your Home for Embers
Roofs
Replace wood shake and shingle roofs with fire-resistant types such as composition, metal and tile. Keep roof free of leaves, needles and debris.
Windows
Windows usually break before the structure ignites. Install windows that are at least double-glazed and that utilize tempered glass for the exterior pane. Close windows if wildfire is threatening.
Wooden Fences
Replace at least the first 5 feet of any wooden fence attached to the house with a noncombustible fence section or gate
Vents
Home vents are an entry point for embers. All vent openings should be covered with 1/8-inch or smaller wire mesh, or install ember-resistant vents.
Porch & Deck Accessories
Keep porch and deck free of pine needles and debris. Place combustible patio furniture, such as lounge chairs, cushions and hammocks, inside house if wildfire is threatening.
This content was adapted from Be Ember Aware, publication #FS-09-05, with permission
from University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the Living With Fire Program
Take a deeper dive into addressing ember vulnerabilities:
Upcoming Events
August 21, 2019
South Shore Neighborhood Leader Orientation
El Dorado County Library
1000 Rufus Allen Blvd, South Lake Tahoe
5:30-7:00 PM
September 16, 2019
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8318 N Lake Blvd, Kings Beach
6:30 - 8:00 PM
The Tahoe Network of Fire Adapted Communities will be hosting two neighborhood leader orientations, one on the south shore and one on the north shore. Come learn what it means to be a FAC neighborhood leader, what resources are available, and meet local agency personnel. Orientations are open to current and interested neighborhood leaders who live anywhere in the Tahoe Basin.
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Skyland GID

Dear Skyland Residents,

The Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District Zephyr Crew was in Skyland all day Saturday and Sunday for Community Work Days, helping Skyland homeowners either create defensible space or maintain the defensible space that was done years ago. There was no charge for their services. They completed work on 12+ properties, including an entire street, making those homes and their neighbors' homes safer from destruction from wildfire. Everyone that had work done on their property spoke highly of their professionalism, skill and just how nice it was to work with them! We owe the Zephyr Crew a big thank you for helping our community protect against destruction from wildfire! Please feel free to send a thank you note about the Zephyr Crew to mwarner@tahoefire.com.

If you were unable to participate in the Zephyr Crew Community Work Days and would like defensible space and preparedness information, please feel free to contact me at the contact information below and I will be glad to meet with you. I also have a to-go bag to give you to help you prepare for evacuation in the event of an emergency.

MY BIG THANK YOU TO HOMEOWNERS THAT PARTICIPATED THIS WEEKEND AND TO THE ZEPHYR CREW FOR THEIR HARD WORK TO SAVE OUR COMMUNITY FROM DESTRUCTION FROM WILDFIRE!!!!

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com
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Regards,
Skyland GID

Dear Skyland Residents,

The Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District Zephyr Crew will be in Skyland tomorrow and Sunday for their annual Community Work Days. They are able to do defensible space work, including trimming and removing flammable vegetation such as junipers, bitterbrush and manzanita and small trees under 16 inches at breast height. They are unable to rake pine needles and pine cones. There is no charge for their services. Go to tahoefire.com, click on the bars in the upper left and go to community work days. You can sign up for the crew to come to your home. You can also stop the crew as they drive the streets of Skyland. This is a valuable service our fire district provides each community in their district once a year.

If you have any questions, please call, text or e-mail me directly at the contact information below.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

Attached please find the Skyland renderings for TRPA from the HWY 50 side.

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Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners

David Nyre Trustee and Fence Committee Chair had ROA develop some simulations of how the proposed fence would look from the Hwy 50 side vs. the Myron side since TRPA is less interested in the "look" from the Myron side. The color and texture used in this is not necessarily the final version as this still needs to be negotiated with TRPA once we make a formal submittal. As you know, due to multiple queries and contacts by people on the neighborhood, TRPA no longer wants to talk to me or ROA until we make a formal submittal. We have a similar issue with NDOT. Once the formal submittal is made, we'll see how difficult they will be to work with.

For Wednesday, ROA will provide me updated final plans that represent what will be submitted with the permit. I will bring these to the meeting.

Civil Plan

NDOT Plan
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Skyland GID

Dear Skyland residents,

As of today Monday July 8, 2019 there are approximately 4-5 kayaks and 1 canoe (placed outside of kayak area) being stored at the Skyland beach without proper Skyland stickers.

Residents have until Monday July 15, 2019 to move the kayaks or they will be removed from the beach.

Please contact GID Beach Committee Trustee Kevin Lavo @ (661) 618-4728 for any questions.

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners

I have gotten several requests to re-send this attached information out again. Not sure if everyone received it and new members have been added to the email list. Douglas County Vacation Rental Ordinance Title 20.622
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Skyland GID

Dear Skyland Residents,

Last week I sent you the regulations for fire pits, portable fireplaces and deck fire pits. It is important that you not use them on red flag days (days with wind, low humidity and high risk of wildfire). The National Weather Service declares and publishes red flag days and all fire stations display a red flag on the flagpole. Be especially careful with anything that can ignite dry vegetation or start home ignition on red flag days.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

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Regards,
Skyland GID

Dear Skyland Residents,

NV Energy has been given the authority by the Legislature to shut off power on red flag days for public safety and to avoid sparking a wildfire from downed power lines. They hope to be able to give advanced notice of a shut down but you should be prepared for a lengthy period of time without power, including at night. I've attached their flyer with information about the Public Safety Outage Management Program. Please be prepared as you would for any emergency with food that can be prepared without power, 1 gallon of water per person per day, batteries for flashlights, etc.

I am their contact for this area and should be receiving more information.

BE PREPARED!!!!!!

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com
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Regards,
Skyland GID

Dear Skyland Residents,

This is a reminder that I have made arrangements for our community volunteers to rake the pine needles and pine cones for one of our older, disabled residents, Donna Rybak at 196 Lynn Way, Donna is financially unable to afford to hire the clean up done. I have a large dumpster being delivered today that should hold all the pine needles and pine cones. Please meet me at the property at 8:30 am this Saturday, June 22, with a rake and gloves. I will bring small tarps to carry the needles and cones to the dumpster and the California Conservation Corp will be sending 4-5 gentlemen and ladies to help with the clean-up. I will have chocolate chip cookies, banana bread and cold water. Donna is so appreciative of the community help and I truly appreciate all the kind volunteers from Skyland!!! We will help Donna keep defensible space around her home. Thank you to all!!!

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com
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Regards,
Skyland GID

Hello Skyland Residents,

In addition to the fire pit and portable fireplace regulations I sent you a few days ago, please note that fire pits used on a deck must follow the following regulations

Deck fire pits must be UL rated
They must be located a minimum of 5 feet from home siding
They may not be located under overhangs
They may not be located near flammable vegetation

Please keep our community safe by being responsible with fire pits and portable fireplaces. One home fire could destroy all of Skyland on a windy, warm day.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

Dear Skyland Residents,

I have been contacted by several Skyland residents that are seeing fires in residents' backyards in fire pits and portable fire places. Both are strictly regulated in the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District. The regulations are attached. Any resident concerned that there is a violation in process should call 911 and ask that an Tahoe Douglas FPD engine crew check out the scene. If you have any further questions, I will contact Tahoe Douglas FPD for further information.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

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Regards,
Skyland GID

Dear Skyland Residents,

Donna Rybak at 196 Lynn Way is one of our older homeowners and cannot physically rake her pine needles and pine cones, nor can she financially afford to hire someone to do the raking. For the past 3 years Skyland residents have generously donated their time to help her clean up her property. Again this year I would like to ask for volunteers to help rake her property on Saturday, June 22, at 8:30 am. I have arranged to have a dumpster delivered on Thursday or Friday before the cleanup. Again this year the California Conservation Corp will send 5 of their members to assist us. I will provide cookies, banana bread and water. If you can help, please arrive at the property by 8:30 am and bring a rake and gloves. I have small tarps to use to collect the needles and cones and load in the dumpster.

Donna is always so grateful for the help the community gives her. I also appreciate all the willing volunteers in this community. We are truly a unique place to live with a wonderful community spirit!!!!

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com
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Regards,
Skyland GID

If you already have your parking, beach and/or kayak permits please disregard.

To Skyland Property Owners,

In order to keep non-homeowners from utilizing the beach and parking spaces, effective immediately we will be instituting parking permits, and beach passes and kayak stickers (if needed) for Skyland residents only. Each homeowner will receive (1) parking permit, (1) beach pass (1) kayak sticker if you choose to store your kayak at the beach in the designated area. Please do not ask for more than (1) parking, beach pass or kayak sticker as we have over 200 homes, with less than 10 parking spaces and two kayak racks.

Parking permits are to be placed on your rearview mirror or dashboard when using a parking spot at Skyland beach. Beach passes will come with a lanyard to be displayed on your beach chair or umbrella in plain view. Beach rules are listed on the back of the beach passes that all residents need to read and observe. By accepting the beach pass residents and guests are acknowledging the Skyland Beach rules. Any violations of the beach rules are subject to the loss of beach privileges and future issuance of passes. The passes are numbered and identified by the property address. The permits and passes are the responsibility of the property owner. Those allowing vacation rentals or long term renters the use of the passes are responsible for their safe keeping. Lost passes are subject to fines to be determined by the Skyland GID board. Kayak stickers must be placed on the top front of your kayak. If your kayak is already stored down at the beach in the racks you will have 30 days to place the kayak permit on your kayak.

In order to pick up your parking permit pass, beach pass and kayak pass please call me at (661) 618-4728 to make arrangements for pick up. Long-term renters must have their property owners get in touch with me for their specific property.

As a community we need to make sure our beach is for homeowners only and not for the general public. New signage will be going up in and around the beach designating "Skyland Resident Permit Parking Only, Vehicles will be cited or towed at owners request". The fine will be $138 plus the cost of the tow. The Sheriffs number will be listed with the Douglas County code. A trash container is available at the beach for beach trash only. Please do not place residential trash in container as I am attempting to save money and keeping the pickups to a minimum. Any misuse of the trash container may result in the loss of beach privileges.

Thank you
Kevin Lavo
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners

Re: Vacation Home Rentals

I would like to invite Skyland homeowners to the first VHR committee meeting, to be held on Thursday June 13, 4pm at my house (159 Ponderosa Dr).

The purpose of the committee is to seek input from Skyland property owners regarding VHRs in Skyland. The committee will make recommendations to the Skyland GID on the issue of VHRs.

Please RSVP to lavo.kevin@yahoo.com
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To Skyland Property Owners,

In order to keep non-homeowners from utilizing the beach and parking spaces, effective immediately we will be instituting parking permits, and beach passes and kayak stickers (if needed) for Skyland residents only. Each homeowner will receive (1) parking permit, (1) beach pass (1) kayak sticker if you choose to store your kayak at the beach in the designated area. Please do not ask for more than (1) parking, beach pass or kayak sticker as we have over 200 homes, with less than 10 parking spaces and two kayak racks.

Parking permits are to be placed on your rearview mirror or dashboard when using a parking spot at Skyland beach. Beach passes will come with a lanyard to be displayed on your beach chair or umbrella in plain view. Beach rules are listed on the back of the beach passes that all residents need to read and observe. By accepting the beach pass residents and guests are acknowledging the Skyland Beach rules. Any violations of the beach rules are subject to the loss of beach privileges and future issuance of passes. The passes are numbered and identified by the property address. The permits and passes are the responsibility of the property owner. Those allowing vacation rentals or long term renters the use of the passes are responsible for their safe keeping. Lost passes are subject to fines to be determined by the Skyland GID board. Kayak stickers must be placed on the top front of your kayak. If your kayak is already stored down at the beach in the racks you will have 30 days to place the kayak permit on your kayak.

In order to pick up your parking permit pass, beach pass and kayak pass please call me at (661) 618-4728 to make arrangements for pick up. Long-term renters must have their property owners get in touch with me for their specific property.

As a community we need to make sure our beach is for homeowners only and not for the general public. New signage will be going up in and around the beach designating "Skyland Resident Permit Parking Only, Vehicles will be cited or towed at owners request". The fine will be $138 plus the cost of the tow. The Sheriffs number will be listed with the Douglas County code. A trash container is available at the beach for beach trash only. Please do not place residential trash in container as I am attempting to save money and keeping the pickups to a minimum. Any misuse of the trash container may result in the loss of beach privileges.

Thank you
Kevin Lavo
Skyland GID
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents:

Re: Fence Clean-up, thank you to all those who helped...!!!

It was a success, I had the following people show up to help:
Chuck Petrocchi
Matt Hurst
John Peel
David Nyre
Keith Ricter
Matt will be providing me a “bill” for his trailer and dump fees.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners

The "Reply All" setting has been blocked. When you reply to an email it will go to one of the GID Trustee's only. You are welcome to respond back to a Trustee anytime.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Property Owners

Every household will be receiving one beach parking permit and one beach permit. There will be another email with further details of when and where they will be available.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners

Kevin Lavo/Trustee and Beach Committee chair has placed three new picnic tables on our Skyland Beach. We want to thank all the folks that came to clean up our beach on May 18th. It looks terrific.

Please see attached photos:
1. Picture of new picnic tables
2. Picture of kayaks asking to please keep them stored behind this tree as the picture indicates.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners

Re: An advisory from one of our Skyland residents. Ann Grant also confirmed that there are higher than normal levels of Radon in parts of Douglas County. The information below offers a company who will test your property and where you can access free test kits.

Hi Susie,

At a neighborhood Clean-up of the Skyland Beach I learned that Radon is an issue in Douglas county. Here's a map of the US by county that the EPA provides: Radon Map of U.S.A.

I was referred to Jim Gorman head of Environmental Inspections & Construction, Inc. (www.tahoeradon.com) which does Radon testing largely for real estate transactions because they can provide results in a matter of days, i.e. to happen with the due diligence period of a transaction. Here's what I learned:
- Radon is radioactive gas is a byproduct of Uranium decay in the earth.
- It can be cancer-causing if levels are too high. It's a matter of exposure over time, like smoking cigarettes.
- In the open air it dissipates, but houses/confined structures trap it and concentrations become unhealthy.

The World Health Organization recommends reducing radon levels to less than 2.7 pCi/L.
The EPA suggests mitigation in properties where levels are between 2.0 and 4.0 pCi/L and recommends that you take steps to fix (mitigate) your house if readings are at or above 4.0 pCi/L. (This and more info can be found at the URL above, at EPA websites, and UNR Radon Outreach.

- Radon readings can apparently be very different from house to house, and apparently change over time. Even if you have low levels, you should re-test every couple of years. Douglas County has an incidence of approx. 65% high readings (in the questionable or unhealthy range)
- EI&C charges $260/structure, however, you can test yourself for low cost, or free (see further below), which is what Jim Groman recommended as a first step. Then contact EI&C or a similar firm if you want to test further, and perhaps mitigate the problem. I understand that several Skyland neighbors have used EI&C and had good experiences.
- For our property, we have concrete slab at the lower, and subfloor/crawl space at the main level. Since radon behaves differently depending on the covering, it what recommended that I test is both places.
- TRPA (128 Market St. in Stateline, NV) provides test kits at no charge. It's good to call ahead to make sure they have kits on hand. You set them for a period approx. 48 hours, then ship them in (mailing info comes with the kit) and get your results, subsequently. Gorman recommends shipping the kits on your own dime via Fedex or the like as the free process can take several months before you get results back.

Hope you find this helpful
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners

Approved minutes of the April 3rd meeting and Balance Sheet.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners

Re: Fence clean-up was discussed at yesterday's GID meeting; we were advised that folks are willing to help with this clean-up if we can get a trailer/truck to haul it.

Thursday May 30th, Matt Hurst a Skyland resident will be loaning the community his trailer to haul fence debris. Start time is 9:00am on the South end of Myron Drive. Please bring your own work gloves if you are able to help with picking up bricks and debris.
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Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners

Attached please find the GID meeting agenda for May 22nd, 4:00pm at the Zephyr Cove Library. We have moved the meeting to Wednesday because the library is open till 7:00pm. We are hoping this allows more residents to attend. All are encouraged to come, we appreciate your participation.
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Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners

As discussed in our April 3, 2019 GID meeting the Proposed Final Budget is being posted on our website at: http://skylandgid.org/gid-updates/
It is located on our Homepage and under GID Updates. Our next scheduled GID meeting will be May 22, 2019 and the agenda for that meeting will be emailed out and posted three days prior to the meeting in accordance with NRS 318 code.

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Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents

Note: If you have received this message earlier in the month our apologies; it did not go through in prior attempts.

Hello Skyland Residents,

Below please see a e-mail I received from the Nevada Division of Forestry's, Washoe Nursery. The nursery has very affordable plants that are grown in our climate, are small but have very vigorous root systems.Most plants are good for homes in fire prone areas. Several years ago I planted their plants in front of my house along Myron Dr. and they have done very well.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

To:  All Skyland Residents

To: All Skyland Residents

Re: Please see attached flyer about composting

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Regards,

Skyland GID

Dear Skyland Residents,

Tonight I was advised that there have been car burglaries along Hwy. 50 and in Zephyr Cove communities. There was a car burglarized at Zephyr Cove Lodge and then sometime later the stolen property was dumped at our entrance. The Sheriff advises that they have been breaking car windows and then stealing contents from the car. Please be sure your cars are locked, have no valuable contents and park in your garage if possible. Be sure to report any burglaries or attempted burglaries to the Douglas County Sheriff by calling (775) 782-5126. If you see a crime being committed, please call 911. Also, please let me know if you know of a burglary so I can alert the community.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Neighborhood Watch
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com
o: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners;

Re: One of our Skyland residents located this information below

24/7 help in Douglas County for vacation home rental complaints. Phone 775-234-0404 . Online www.hostcompliance.com/tips . This is on the Douglas County website.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners

Subject: South Tahoe refuse: spring clean up: extra collection date.

May 21-23, 2019: 6/ 32 gallon cans extra or 6 / 35 gallon bags for active NV customers. Above & beyond your usual can & blue bag.

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Regards,
Skyland GID

April 2019 Fire Adapted Newsletter: Click Here

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

Kevin Lavo our beach committee chair is hosting Skyland Beach Clean-up Day on May 18 @ 8 am. We will have a Beach Committee meeting at the Skyland beach before the cleanup starts and Lunch will be provided. Your participation is greatly appreciated.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To : All Skyland Residents and Property Owners,

Attached please find the P/L over the last five years and a five year projection required by USDA to help them determine potential loan amounts for our fence project. Please refer to the key at the bottom of the attachment to assist in understanding the numbers.

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

Below is an email from Cheryl Couch/USDA with the dollar amounts over 10, 12 and 15 years they are comfortable loaning the Skyland Community for the fence project. "Maria Murillo, loan specialist from Elko, was in the State Office this week, so she has reviewed the financial info you re-submitted and has compiled the following:

Based upon the revised projections the following scenarios were calculated:

  • 10 yrs @ 4.25% Max USDA Loan amount $382,000 (monthly payment $3,916 plus monthly reserve of $391.60) total monthly Debt Service $4,307.60
  • 12 yrs @ 4.25% Max USDA Loan amount $441,000 (monthly payment $3,917 plus monthly reserve of $391.70) total monthly Debt Service $4,308.70
  • 15 yrs @ 4.25% Max USDA Loan amount $521,000 (monthly payment $3,924 plus monthly reserve of $392.40) total monthly Debt Service $4,316.40

We would consider the 12 or 15 year term sort of based on the construction materials that may be recommended by your architect in a revised project. We have discussed internally and if the architect can incorporate “heavier duty” building materials that have a longer life span, I would be willing to consider the slightly longer term, that’s if you get approval from the NV Department of Taxation, as the District would likely need to provide justification to Taxation and explain why a longer term would be needed. Not sure if you have go before the Debt Management Commission and get approval for the term, too."

Cheryl Couch | Community Programs Director
Rural Development
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1390 South Curry St. | Carson City, NV 89703
Direct: 775.443.4760 | Toll Free FAX: 1.855.816.1209
Email: cheryl.couch@usda.gov
http://www.rd.usda.gov/nv "Committed to the future of rural communities"
USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.

Regards,
Skyland GID

March 2019 Fire Adapted Newsletter: Click Here

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners

Re: A note from one of our residents regarding bears accessing refuse.

"Animals (bears?) had gotten into trash at two homes on Red Fir this am at 7:15, One blue bag, one unsecured can. Possibly put our early / night before? Pinesol on cans, window sills, etc helps deter."

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents

Kevin Lavo/SGID Trustee will be holding a Beach Committee meeting at his home Wednesday March 13th @ 4:00pm. The address is: 159 Ponderosa, all are welcome.

Email Advisory:
From this point forward all replies to emails from this database will only go back to the sender. Yesterday during the trial, individual replies went to the entire group. That setting has been changed.
Emails can still be sent to: GIDSkyland@gmail.com to contact the GID, individual trustee emails can be located on our Website @ www.skylandgid.org

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Regards,
Skyland GID

Finally,

The Skyland email database is up and running. As this is a two week trial basis only, I can send one email per day to the group. The first email today has gone out. I will send the beach committee email out tomorrow.

This first email when you reply will go to the entire group. That setting has been changed and all future responses will come back to me only.

Thanks
Susie

All,

After days of trying to fix this Skyland email database I want to advise that emails are once again being blocked. I am trying to spend time on the GID loan with Cheryl/USDA. I can no longer expel anymore energy on this database. I can not fix something when I don't understand why it is not working. I will trying a new e-mail service that should fix this issue.

Susie

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners

Google is changing their group formatting and no longer allowing groups with over 100 recipients free service. We currently have 223 recipients in our database. For over a week emails from the GID have been blocked by Google till a domain is set up and fees paid. Both requirements have been met and TEST emails are being sent out till we know it is working.

Some of you have received these "Test" emails and we apologize for any inconvenience. Most of you have not as 90% are bouncing back with a "blocked" notification on the "Test" emails.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Regards
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

The snow levels are extraordinarily high so far this year. Kingsbury snow removal crew and equipment are on a much needed rest while the snow has subsided. They will be back in the morning to do clean up before the next storm is predicted to come in, which is Wednesday.

PLEASE KEEP YOUR VEHICLES OFF THE SKYLAND STREETS TOMORROW FOR THE SNOW REMOVAL CLEAN UP CREW.

In addition there is a severe shortage of salt, including for NDOT as well. They are aware that the snow piles are high, they are doing their best to move the snow.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland residents and property owners:

The blow blade was stuck in one position last evening and could not be used to its full capacity, this will cause the berms to be higher than usual. It was fixed this morning but it will take a little time for them to catch up particularly with the incoming snow.

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

Kingsbury Snow Removal is sending someone to clear the drains and remove the snow in front of the fire hydrants. They do not clear the snow on top of the hydrants but clear a path to them.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

Hello Skyland Residents,

Tahoe Douglas Fire has just advised me that there is a pile of sand, sandbags and shovels at the upper road in Zephyr Cove Park off of Warrior Way for anyone needing to sandbag their home.

Please email, text or call me with any questions (contact info below).

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Neighborhood Watch
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

Kingsbury Snow Removal is aware of the snow wall that is impacting visibilty turning left and/or right out of our community. They are coming in with equipment to lower it. Thank you for your patience, we are having quite a winter so far and the GID appreciates all the positive emails we are receiving on their snow removal.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To:  All Skyland residents and property owners:

Re: Remove vehicles off the streets in Skyland:

Please move all vehicles off the streets in Skyland.  Kingsbury Snow Removal is trying to get their big blower through the neighborhood.
Re:  Snow Berms:
They are trying to minimize the berms but it will take time; they are doing their best.
Skyland GID appreciates both your action in removal of vehicles and your patience with the berms.

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Regards,

Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners

Attached please find the Agenda for the upcoming GID meeting dated Tuesday January 29, 2019 at 3:00pm. Please note location change to Tahoe District Fire Department 193 Elks Point Road.

The December 13, 2019 audio recording is now posted on our website as well as 90% completion updated fence designs.

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

The audio recording from yesterday's meeting is available on our website: www.skylandgid.org. We are working on uploading the audio recording from the GID meeting held December 13, 2018, there is a technical difficulty with that recording.

You can click on the audio recording and move the cursor to listen to different parts of the meeting.

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

Attached please find the approved Minutes from the December 13, 2018 meeting.
The Balance Sheet and Profit/Loss reports as of December 31, 2018 are attachments 2 and 3. The Balance Sheet and P/L are typically done quarterly by our accountant.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Property Owners and Residents

Due to the length of time since the Ad Valorem tax was approved a few property owners questioned if it is still valid. Below are the responses from both the State of Nevada and Douglas County in May 2018.

Please see email attached from Penny Hampton Nevada State Treasury office. When the Ad Valorem tax to support maintaining the fence and roads in the Skyland community was discovered, the question as to its validity over time was asked and the reply from Penny Hampton is attached.

The second attachment is from Kathy Lewis, Douglas County treasury confirmed that this tax is still on the books to be utilized as well. It gets rolled over every year since its approval in 1986.

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Property Owners

Re: Estimated calculations for Agenda Item G: Ad Valorem Tax to be addressed at the Thursday GID meeting.

Attached please find the ad volorem tax assessment approved November 4, 1986 designed specifically for fence, roads and lighting improvements in Skyland. The example numbers are twenty two years old and dated. How to find an approximation for each property owner would be to look at your NOTICE OF ASSESSED VALUATION card mailed from the Douglas County Assessor the end of November to each property owner with a "Taxable Total" number on the lower left hand side. Not the total number at the bottom, the number above that.

Currently each property owner is paying $0.07 per $100 since the inception of the Skyland GID in 1964. The ad volorem tax will add $0.15 per $100 bringing the total number to $0.22 per $100 of the Taxable Total.

Please note all examples are an approximation to estimate one's tax should the 1986 tax assessment be implemented.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

The de-icing material that KSR (Kingsbury Snow Removal) utilizes during snow storms is the same as NDOT and CALTRANS uses and is purchased at the same location. It is TRPA approved and State regulated. It is a watered down brine/salt that is not toxic to animals. It is advised to dip your animals paws into a bowl of water to cleanse the product off but not necessary for health concerns.

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Residents and Property Owners

It has been brought to the GID's attention a vehicle has been parking overnight on Myron Dr. We have signs posted No Overnight Parking during snow times. If it snows and your vehicle is parked on the street Douglas County Sheriff will be contacted and they will enforce the parking restriction.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

This Friday, January 4th, four South Lake Tahoe breweries (South Lake Brewing Company, Outpost Brewing Company, Cold Water Brewery and Grill, and Sidellis Brewery) are launching the “Resilience Butte County Proud IPA” at their locations. This special beer will be available for a limited time only with 100% of sales going to Camp Fire victims.

Sierra Nevada Brewing based in Chico, CA created and shared the Resilience Butte County Proud IPA, in support of Camp Fire victims with the goal of donating 100% of sales to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund. Sierra Nevada asked every brewery in the country to brew the beer with the ultimate goal of raising $15 million to directly support those affected. There are over 1,400 breweries participating, including one in the United Kingdom.

Not only is this an opportunity to support those who have been devastated by the Camp Fire, it’s also a great opportunity for Tahoe residents and visitors to come together to learn how to better prepare for wildfire. The Tahoe Network of Fire Adapted Communities will be supporting the breweries this Friday by providing education to patrons on evacuation planning and emergency preparedness, creating defensible space, and more. Learn more about preparing for wildfire by visiting tahoe.livingwithfire.info.

Cheers!

Skyland GID

To:  All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

Attached please find the most recent drafts of the fence along Skyland's eastern perimeter.  The drafts are 75% complete.  The estimated cost is primarily for the line of credit we are pursuing through USDA.  The line of credit is for $1,461,930 as an additional amount is being added to cover bond council.

The number on the line of credit is driven by USDA not the Skyland GID. Current funds will be utilized to drive down the actual amount we use from USDA.

 PRELIM SKLYAND FENCE PLAN SET 2018-12-12             Project Cost Estimate dtd 12-12-18
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To:  All Skyland Residents and Property Owners

Please be advised the audio recording from the October24, 2018 Skyland GID meeting is available on our website: Agendas
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Regards,

Skyland GID

To:  All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

PLEASE BE ADVISED THE NEXT SKYLAND GID MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY DECEMBER 13, 2018 @ 3:00PM.  ZEPHYR COVE PUBLIC LIBRARY.
 

Attached please find the agenda.  Participation is appreciated by the GID Trustees.
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Regards,

Skyland GID

To:  All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

AN ADVISORY FROM ONE OF OUR RESIDENTS
 

Seen at 1040 Skyland drive about 30 minutes ago.  About 35 - 40 pound bobcat near lake.  Small pets should be secured.  
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Regards,

Skyland GID

To:  All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

VILLA HARRAH HOLIDAY PARTY

Holiday gathering Sunday December 16th at 1028 Skyland Drive "Villa Harrah."  Please RSVP via email or phone number listed on the invitation.  Do not RSVP to this email, it will not get to the intended receiver.
Please also note it is with great consideration that the Skyland email database is being used to extend this invitation; this is a one time email distribution so all residents can be invited.
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Regards,

Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners,

Please be advised that the snow removal company that is clearing the streets in Skyland is not contracted to clear the berm that builds in front of each driveway; that is the residents/property owners responsibility to clear them and always has been.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Property Owners and Residents

PLEASE BE AWARE.........

A bear was on the deck of a home on Skyland Court looking into their windows last night at approximately 10:00pm on Skyland Court. The Sacramento Bee reported that the bears in Tahoe are out in force looking for food; apparently not all have hibernated.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Residents and Property Owners:

Please be advised there are 8 kayak's still at our community Skyland beach. There is a sign posted that all kayak's must be removed from our beach by November 1st of each year. It would be appreciated if the owners of the kayak's would come and collect them.

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners;

Please find the agenda for our GID meeting held Wednesday at the Zephyr Cove Library. Please note 4:30pm start time with the fence overview design options and potential financing to begin at 5:00pm. Your attendance and participation are appreciated.

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

Subject: Tahoe-Douglas Fire News for 10/16/2018

Ash Can Program

Dear Skyland Residents,

Due to lack of vendor participation at the Kahle Park Health Fair on October 19, the Douglas County Community Center has cancelled the event.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Neighborhood Watch
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

Attached please find the 2nd Fence Survey Results. To protect the anonymity of the residents, their names and address's have been cleared off this attachment. The totals of all five options are on the attachment. To view the 5 fence options please go to our website: www.skylandgid.org

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

Please see attached flyer for the October Health Fair.

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

Just received: Please review the attachment regarding Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day tomorrow Saturday October 6, 2018

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Regards,
Skyland GID

 

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners,

Nevada Fall Clean Up - October 23-25
For Active Nevada Weekly Customers Only

Simply fill 6) 32 gl sized can (50lbs max) and /or bags (35lbs max) and place them roadside with your regular pick-up. No Cans larger than 32 gallon will be accepted. 1ft. x 3ft. tied bundles are also acceptable.

We will pick up your extra cans/bags on your regularly scheduled pick-up day during Ootober 23-25, 2018.

SORRY NO:

Appliances
Tires
Furniture
TVs
Computers
Hazardous Materials

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Property Owners and Residents,

Attached please find the agenda for our next GID meeting being held this Wednesday September 26, 2018. The start time is 4:30pm at the Zephyr Cove library. The start time is later than usual to accommodate residents that can not attend our earlier meetings. Your participation is appreciated.

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Regards,
Skyland GID

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
September 14, 2018

Fire Fest returns to Stateline September 29

Contact: Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, Eric Guevin 775-815-0972

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – Fire Fest 2018 will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside the Hard Rock Casino Lake Tahoe. Admission is free and it's a great opportunity for families to have fun while learning about fire safety and conservation.

Helicopters will star this year as they land just outside the venue at the Hard Rock Casino Lake Tahoe. What an incredible opportunity to get a close-up look at these amazing machines! Crews will be on hand to answer questions and explain how they help us when we need them most.

New this year is the chance to Dunk a Fire Chief! Other activities include fire engines and utility equipment, vehicle extrication, home safety ideas, free hand out material and lots of special attractions for kids, like water fights, how to use a fire extinguisher, campfire safety and a special appearance by Smokey Bear and other friends. By visiting the different booths, kids can earn a ticket for a drawing for a cool prize.

Sponsored by the Lake Tahoe Kiwanis Club, this year Fire Fest is celebrating 24 years as our annual event hosted by our local fire agencies, including Lake Valley Fire Protection District, Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, Fallen Leaf Lake CSD Fire Department, South Tahoe Fire Rescue, CAL FIRE and the U.S. Forest Service. This event highlights all our safety agencies, creating a day celebrating fire prevention and life safety for children and families.

Southwest Gas, South Tahoe Public Utility District, South Tahoe Refuse and Recycling, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and SERVPRO have added home safety and energy and water conservation to this broad ranging community event with interests for everyone. Lake Tahoe Fire Academy cadets and the California Conservation Corp volunteers assist throughout the event. Food and beverages will be available for purchase and are masterfully barbequed by the Kiwanis Club, along with other snacks at family-friendly prices.

Fire Fest began as a way recognize National Fire Prevention Week, which was initially established in remembrance of the great Chicago fire of 1891, and to keep the public informed about the importance of fire prevention.

In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation, and since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the second Sunday in October. This year, Fire Prevention Week runs from October 7-13. Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record, according to the National Archives and Records Administration’s Library Information Center. Learn more about Fire Prevention Week at http://www.nfpa.org/.

Subject: TFFT Press Release - Be Ember Aware Year Round

PRESS RELEASE

Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team

For Immediate Release

September 14, 2018
Be Ember Aware Year Round
Wildfire Knows No Season

Contact: Sonya Sistare, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, 775-887-2252 or Jamie Roice-Gomes, 775-336-0261

Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev. - Cooler temperatures and changing colors of the leaves remind us that autumn has arrived, but keep in mind that fire danger is very high this time of year. Vegetation that can feed a wildfire has had all summer to dry out and is ready to burn. Fall provides the perfect opportunity to check areas where burning embers might accumulate near your home or on your property during a wildfire. The places where pine needles and leaves pile up also tend to be where embers would accumulate during a fire.

Why worry about embers now? Because wildfire can occur any time of the year, and embers are the primary source of ignitions that result in home destruction during wildfire. During a wildfire, thousands of embers can rain down on your roof and pelt the side of your home like hail during a storm. If these embers come in contact with material that is easily ignited on or near your house, the home will be in jeopardy of burning. A 2008 Australian study estimated that fire starts from embers resulted in 90% of all homes lost during a wildfire event.

Common materials that become embers during wildfire include pine cones, shrub and tree branches, bark, and building materials from burning houses. Depending on fire intensity, wind speed and the size and height of materials that are burning, embers can be carried more than a mile ahead of the fire. Consequently, even homes located blocks away from the actual flame front are vulnerable to ignition and complete destruction.

By being prepared and taking action ahead of time, a homeowner can substantially reduce the ember threat. Once you’ve identified the areas where leaves and pine needles pile up, remove them and any other flammable materials from those areas. Additional tips to help your home survive an ember storm are presented below.

Keep rain gutters and roofs free of pine needles and other flammable debris.

Move your firewood pile at least 30 feet away from the house.
Remove pine needles and other plant debris from the cracks between deck boards. Clean flammable debris from the deck surface.

Do not store combustible materials under the deck and enclose deck sides with one-quarter inch or smaller wire mesh to prevent debris from accumulating underneath.

Cover attic and foundation vents with one-eighth inch wire mesh or install ember resistant vents. More vent area may be needed since the mesh may reduce the required amount of airflow.

Create a noncombustible area at least five feet wide around the base of the house using gravel, rock, concrete, irrigated lawn or irrigated herbaceous plants.

Avoid planting evergreen shrubs, such as juniper, adjacent to the house, in front or below vent openings or in front of windows.

Do not use wood or bark mulches near homes, especially wood-sided houses.

Replace single-pane windows with windows that are at least double-paned.

Remove dead vegetation and weeds from around the home.

Replace wood shake and shingle roofs with fire-rated types, preferably Class “A”, such as composition, cement tile and metal.

Use concrete or mortar to plug roof openings, such as the open ends of barrel tiles and gaps between tiles along the ridge.

This fall, we encourage you to Prepare Now - Wildfire Knows No Season and learn about the Tahoe Network of Fire Adapted Communities, a program that brings communities together with the resources they need to work toward becoming fire adapted to reduce their wildfire threat.

For more information on preparing your home and property to survive wildfire and to learn more about the Tahoe Network, visit tahoe.livingwithfire.info.

About the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team

The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) consists of representatives of Tahoe Basin fire agencies, CAL FIRE, Nevada Division of Forestry and related state agencies, University of California and Nevada Cooperative Extensions, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, the U.S. Forest Service, conservation districts from both states, the California Tahoe Conservancy and the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board. Our Mission is to protect lives, property and the environment within the Lake Tahoe Basin from wildfire by implementing prioritized fuels reduction projects and engaging the public in becoming a Fire Adapted Community.

For more information, visit tahoetfft.org
This electronic message contains information generated by the USDA solely for the intended recipients. Any unauthorized interception of this message or the use or disclosure of the information it contains may violate the law and subject the violator to civil or criminal penalties. If you believe you have received this message in error, please notify the sender and delete the email immediately.

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners, GID OPEN POSITIONS

Neglected to add all requests to fill these positions must be in no later than Tuesday September 25th, the day before the next GID meeting which is scheduled for Wednesday September 26th.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

Attached please find the 2nd Fence Survey. It is imperative that you follow the directions on the last page.

RESPONSES MUST:
1. Be sent in a separate email to: susiep38@gmail.com
2. Must have your Skyland address included. It is ONE vote per household
3. Returned no later than Sunday September 23, 2018

We will hand deliver the survey to residents on Myron Dr., residents we know do not correspond via email and anyone who cannot open the attachment. This notice will be posted on our service boards and via the Skyland GID website.

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents

Missing large yellow float / drifted to beach ? If located call owner Jeff Cortez ( asap) at 408-316-7731 . Live in San Jose area. Hope to get it back. Not the kind towed behind boat. Thanks, Willy & Steve Elder @ 1037 Skyland Dr.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland residents and property owners:

Please be advised that the Friday August 31st GID meeting is being re-scheduled one week later to September 7th, 2018 @ 3:00pm. We were informed that R.O. Anderson will not be able to have Fence Option 5 completed by this Friday for the second survey but will by early next week.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners

Attached please find the Agenda for Friday's GID meeting held at 3:00pm at the Zephyr Cove Library. Your participation is appreciated.

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

Dear Skyland Residents,

The bear visited a home on Ray Way at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. It rummaged through anything it thought interesting and might have food, although it was unable to find anything. Please do not put out your garbage this week before 7:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. There is some reason that the bear continues to stay in Skyland, most likely because it finds food somewhere. Please do not leave pet food outside, have a bird feeder continually full of seed, leave a full garbage can within its reach and never feed the animals. This bear has broken into several homes and caused expensive damage. If confronted by someone, it can attack causing injury. Please be a responsible homeowner!!!

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Neighborhood Watch
skylandfsc@aol.com
(775) 781-4006
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

Please be advised a bear has been sighted off of Willow in Skyland. It is trash night please do not put your trash out before 0700 Tuesday unless you have a bear bin or bear proof container. Your cooperation is appreciated.

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland residents and property owners;

Please read the change of location on the VRH meeting on August 16, 2018 below.

Hi,
This is Mickie Hempler, Chairman of the Zephyr Cove GID. We have also been very involved in the meetings leading up to new rules and fines for VHR property. Your email was shared with me by my brother who lives in Skyland. I wanted to point out that the 8/16 meeting location has changed from Harrahs to Harvey’s. Check the Do Co BOCC website under agenda. Hope to see many residents there to convince our leaders that we need help.
Mickie

Also, residents have sent back some very good ideas please know if you want to be heard you must attend the meeting and express your ideas.

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Property Owners and Residents;

Re: County Board of Commissioners are meeting:
Thursday 8/16/18 @ 1:30pm
Harrah’s Sand Harbor III meeting room

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners are meeting to discuss rules and regulations for vacation rental homes. They would appreciate input from the local communities and GID's.

A few of the topics will be:
How many renters to a home?
Is there available off-street parking?

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All GID meeting attendees:

These glasses were found after Wednesday's GID meeting at Zephyr Cove library. Please respond to this email if you know who they belong to.

 

 

 


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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

Just received a call from Mark at the Public Works Dept. The two, 24 hour apart water samples are bacteria free. The boil water order is rescinded. Tags will be placed at each Skyland residence this afternoon confirming this advisory.
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Regards, Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:
Hello Skyland Residents,

The Tahoe Basin has been ranked a Wildfire Preparedness Level 5, the highest level. Please make sure your home's defensible space is in order, check your roof and ground level vents to make sure all screening is in place, make sure that any junipers in the 30 foot zone are removed, close any windows and doors when not at home, remove cushions from patio furniture when not home and have a to-go bag. In the event there is an evacuation order, our Evacuation Center is at Kahle Park. Our Community Emergency Response Team will staff the center. If you evacuate but do not wish to stay in the Evacuation Center, please check in and let them know where you plan to go in the event someone is looking for you. They will not give out your location information or telephone number, but will call you and give you the telephone number of the person looking for you. Last Saturday the wildfire level was above red flag so please be prepared. The current wildfires are moving so fast that there may not be much time to evacuation. That is the reason you must have a to-go bag with medications and what you may need for the next 72 hours and you can pick it up at a minutes notice and go. If advised to evacuate, do not hesitate to leave. With wildfire on both sides of the road when trying to evacuate, it may take the oxygen out of the air and not leave enough for a car to operate so leave when asked.

I am in Southern California 5 miles away from the Holy Fire. I will return next Tuesday but please do not hesitate to call, text or e-mail me with any questions.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
skylandfsc@aol.com
(775) 781-4006
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Regards, Skyland GID

Prepare Your Home for Wildfire
Over the last several weeks Tahoe has been engulfed in smoke from nearby wildfires, reminding residents that a wildfire in our area could happen at any moment. During a wildfire, thousands of embers can rain down on your roof and pelt the side of your home like hail during a storm. If these embers become lodged in something easily ignited on or near the house, the home will be in jeopardy of burning. Embers coming into contact with flammable material is the most common reason why homes are destroyed during a wildfire. From your roof to your patio furniture, there are many ways to reduce the chance of your home igniting from flying embers.
Wildfires currently burning in the western United States, source: inciweb.nwcg.gov
What Can I Do to Reduce My Risk?
Vents
Cover attic, eave, and foundation vents with 1/8-inch wire mesh or install new vent types designed to prevent ember entry. If wildfire is threatening, consider covering vent openings with pre-cut plywood or aluminum foil folded several layers thick.
Firewood
Relocate firewood stacks to at least 30 feet from the home. If the stacks are stored uphill from the house, make sure that burning firewood cannot roll downhill and ignite the home. Consider using an ember-resistant firewood cover.
Roof
Homes with wood-shake or shingle roofs are much more likely to be destroyed during a wildfire than homes with fire-resistant roofs. Consider replacing wood-shake or shingle roofs with a Class-A fire-resistant type (composition, metal, or tile).
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To:  All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

A resident has reported that a boat sunk in the middle of the Skyland buoy field Saturday during the high winds.  The bow is sticking out of the water.  We do not know the resident this boat belongs to but are hoping this email notifies them if they haven't already been advised.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To:  All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

Happy 100th Birthday Maggie Musso One of our very longtime, previous residents will be 100 years old on August 27th. Maggie and her husband, Curly, moved to

Skyland in the late 1950s. They resided on Skyland Drive. Maggie, now a widow, moved to a retirement care facility in Las Vegas about three years ago, to be near her nieces.

If anyone wishes to send her a card, here is the address:

Maggie Musso

C/0 Debi Musso

7847 Soaring Brook St.

Las Vegas, NV 89131
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To:  All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

Regarding the bear break-in on the corner of Skyland and Myron Drive (4:00am 7/28/18).  The bear pulled off the screen of an open window on the residents front porch.  Entered the house and got into the bottom freezer drawer and refrigerator.  They were cleaning up after the bear departed when it returned and the owner and bear had eye contact before the bear left.

Second resident 1073 Skyland Dr:

"In addition to the bear break in on Myron our house was broken into, 1073 Skyland 4:30am 7/29/18.

I was already awake and heard a bang, the bear climbed thru a window roughly 4-5 ft off the ground. The window frame was damaged and the screen damaged. I immediately rushed to that area of the house and saw bear climbing out the window."  
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To:  All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

A resident at the corner of Skyland and Myron Drive had a bear inside their home at 4:00am this morning.  He came back while they were cleaning up. That is all the information we have at this point in time.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

Attached please find additional information David Nyre/Fence Committee chairperson has received from Marie/R.O. Anderson regarding landscaping for the fence project along Hwy 50. Click here to view

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Regards,
Skyland GID

Video supplied by a resident on Skyland Drive.
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Here’s a link to the video I took of the bear that walked down Skyland on Sat evening.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1a1rYFcpDTUDaFd1vlhef6e9G3yUnEPXO
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

Nardeep the Operations Manager at Zephyr Cove Lodge located the owner of the dog whose picture we sent out. He is home safe and sound.

The bear/bears are quite active with multiple sightings throughout Skyland. We do not know if this is one or more bears; but it has been seen on Deercliff, Ponderosa Circle, Myron Ct. and Alpine. It is trash night please act with caution and do not put out your trash before 0700 Tuesday unless you have a bear proof container.

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

A bear sighting reported by two residents; one resident saw a bear on Deercliff and the other saw one on Alpine. Do not know if it is the same bear but the times the reports came in are close.

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Regards,
Skyland GID

Dear Skyland Residents,

The Tahoe Douglas FPD Zephyr Crew was not able to come to Skyland today. The crew that was here yesterday was at the end of their work week. The following crew just returned from a wildland firefighting assignment and requires 3 days off. The crew will return to Skyland this Wednesday, July 25. If you have work that was not completed yesterday, the crew will visit your property on Wednesday by appointment only. To make an appointment go to tahoefire.org and click on the wildland tab. Please note that if the crew receives an emergency wildland firefighting assignment, they make not be in Skyland on Wednesday.

Please note that the crew cannot chip pine needles and pine cones. You must dispose of them through the garbage or being carried away. Compost Your Combustible is open each year at Heavenly from about Memorial Day through the first of July for disposal of pine needles and pine cones.

Please let me know if you have any questions by e-mail, text or cell phone.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
(775) 781-4006 (cell
skylandfsc@aol.com

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

Please see attached picture of a dog found yesterday by Nardeep the Operations Manager at Zephyr Cove Lodge. This little dog was almost run over on Hwy 50. If anyone has information or knows the owner please contract Nardeep at 775-589-4968.

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

Dear Skyland Residents,

The Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District Zephyr Crew will be in Skyland for our Community Work Days on Saturday, July 21, and Sunday, July 22. They can thin out fire hazardous brush, remove junipers (junipers are extremely flammable and support a fire 3 times the height of the plant), and remove small trees. They will chip and remove any vegetation. There is no charge for their work. If you need assistance with your defensible space, you can schedule an appointment by going to tahoefire.org and clicking on the Wildland Fire Division. The crew will be driving throughout Skyland and you can also stop them and ask for their help. So far this year it has been a devastating wildfire season. We all need to do our part to keep defensible space to protect our entire community. If you have any junipers in the 30 foot space around your home, please ask the Zephyr Crew to remove them and carry them away. Every property in Skyland is only as safe as their neighbors' defensible space.

If you are unable to be at your property during our Community Work Days, I am always willing to meet the crew and let them know what work you would like to have done. Please feel free to telephone, text or e-mail me at the information below. I also have information with guidelines to defensible space and a gardening book showing plants good for defensible space. I'd be happy to bring the information to you. If you have not asked Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District to do a defensible space evaluation, you can schedule an evaluation on the same tahoefire.org site or calling (775) 588-3591.

Our Skyland community has won awards for community-wide defensible space. Please continue to do maintenance on your property and keep our community safe from destruction from catastrophic wildfire!!!

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
skylandfsc@aol.com
(775) 781-4006 (cell)
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To : All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

There is construction in front of The Lakeside Casino that is disrupting traffic heading south. In speaking with Douglas County Sheriff J. Lewitt, they are requesting the NDOT permit to work till 6:30pm (they do not believe this will continue to be allowed). This construction/traffic jam is impacting the Sheriff and Fire Departments to the point of splitting their crews with half of the departments working on each side. NDOT received multiple calls and complaints today regarding this project.

This is a warning to give yourself extra time if you need to go pass Kingsbury Grade. Today at 2:00, 5:00pm and 6:30pm all southbound traffic was backed up to Elk Point Road, Wally's and Safeway at the above listed times.

This projects timeline/end date is rumored to continue for several weeks. This last information came from the Sheriff's department but is not confirmed.

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Property Owners:

A large bear was sighted last evening outside of 1078 Skyland Dr.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

Both of the signs attached will be posted tomorrow morning by 7:00am. The sign on the left will be posted at our entry, the second one at the end of Tahoe Drive going towards our beach. There is heightened security at Zephyr Cove and a no drinking policy. They will be checking all woods entry points to Zephyr Cove. We could potentially have more issues this year at Skyland Beach. The signs are for deterrent purposes.

Please do not hesitate to ask people proof of residency or rental agreement and/or contact Douglas County Sheriff department if there is a situation beyond your control.

The Skyland GID wishes everyone a safe and happy 4th of July

Dear Skyland Residents,

Zephyr Cove Resort (Aramark) will be patrolling the Dreyfus property from today through July 10. They have fenced the end of their parking lot with a gate that can let people in to the Dreyfus property. If you see any problems occurring on the property, please let me know. I have the telephone for the contact at Aramark handling the patrol. The US Forest Service posted additional signs for no campfires, smoking, alcohol or off road vehicles this week. Please be sure to call my cell phone (775) 781-4006, text me or email me at skylandfsc@aol.com if you see a problem. In the past there have been campfires on the Dreyfus beach. The Tahoe Basin campfire regulations state that there are no campfires in the Basin except in designated campgrounds. Any growing fire on the Dreyfus property will bring it in to Skyland with our southwest prevailing winds.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Property Owners and Residents:

DOUGLAS COUNTY CODE Section: 20.690.030

This code establishes the hours of construction as 7:00am to 7pm on weekdays and 8:00am to 7:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. If construction is taking place outside the hours of 7-7 (M-F) or 8-7 (S&S), you may contact building official David Lundergreen to report the site address/contractor(s) and/or email him at DLundergreen@douglasnv.us.

This information was acquired by Cathy Gibb/GID-President from Mary Ann Martin
Deputy District Attorney-Douglas County

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Regards,
Skyland GID

Dear Skyland Residents,

Skyland has a large infestation of cheatgrass, an invasive weed, along Myron Dr. Cheatgrass is extremely flammable when it cures (turns red) and then drops all the seeds in the heads for a larger infestation next year. If it is either killed or pulled before it cures, it will not have such a chance to spread. Our landscaping company does not have a chance to remove it before it cures. If you can help remove it, please meet me at 8:30 am on Thursday, June 28th, on the corner of Myron Dr. and Lynn Dr. If we have enough people to remove it, I would expect it shouldn't take more than a couple of hours.
I will bring garbage bags, water, and cookies.

I hope to see you on Thursday morning.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
skylandfsc@aol.com
(775) 781-4006

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners

Hi Skyland Residents,

The homeowner at 196 Lynn Way is unable to afford or physically clean up the pine needles and pine cones on her property. We have raked it for the past 3 years and there is a need again this year. South Tahoe Refuse will bring a dumpster to the property either next Thursday or Friday. If you can volunteer some time on Saturday, June 23, we can rake it clean and dispose of it. Last year it took less than 2 hours. Please let me know if you can volunteer some time on Saturday, June 23, starting at 8:30 am. I will have snacks and drinks for everyone.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Neighborhood Watch
skylandfsc@aol.com
(775) 781-4006

Hello Skyland Residents,

Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District offers free defensible space evaluations each year.  There is a new procedure this year noted below.  The Fire District does curbside defensible space evaluations but they are unable to inspect the back yard without conducting a defensible space evaluation.  Our community is only as safe as every home having complete defensible space, front and back yard.  Scheduling a defensible space evaluation will give you a comprehensive plan to prepare your home to survive wildfire.  Please see how to schedule an evaluation as follows below:

Online scheduling for Defensible Space Inspections is now available on tahoefire.org. To make an appointment travel across the top tool bar and select Wildland Fire Division.  A drop down menu will appear – click on Defensible Space. Locate and click on the gold box to SCHEDULE FREE DEFENSIBLE SPACE EVALUATION. On the scheduling page, choose “Any available” defensible space inspector or select an inspector by name. A variety of dates and times will be provided for you to select. Complete your personal information – name, phone number, email, and physical address.  After the appointment is booked, confirmation and reminder emails will be sent, which will provide options to cancel or change the appointment.

Please contact me if you have any further questions.

Ann Grant
Leader - Skyland Fire Adapted Community
skylandfsc@aol.com 
(775) 781-4006

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners

A Note from Ann Grant

Hi Skyland Residents,

Very soon vegetation will dry and wildfire will be a threat again. It is important that you rake your property of pine needles and pine cones. TRPA regulations allow residents to rake their property down to bare ground 30 feet around the structure once in the spring. The remainder of the year residents must keep a 5 foot perimeter around the home clear of pine needles and pine cones. Gutters and roofs should be kept clear of pine needles through the end of October. Tree limbs overhanging the roof should be limbed to 10 feet above the roof. Any junipers within 30 feet of the home should be removed. Junipers are extremely flammable and support a flame 3 times the height of the plant. All home vent screening should be checked and in good condition. More homes burn from embers than from the direct fire. Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District will be offering defensible space evaluations beginning in May. Please call 588-3591 to schedule a defensible space evaluation.

South Tahoe Refuse will pick up 6 extra bags of garbage on Tuesday, May 22. Compost Your Combustibles will open at the Lower Stagecoach Lodge parking lot on May 25 and will be open until July 15 and is limited to yard waste. Please note the change in location!!!

The Nevada Division of Forestry Nursery in the Washoe Valley has many fire safe plants available and will open for the season on May 3. Most of their plants are small but are raised in our climate, have vigorous root systems and are extremely affordable. I have 2 dogwoods, 2 lilacs and 1 amur maple in my front yard along Myron Dr. that I bought at the nursery 3 years ago. Please click on the link below to see their inventory, pricing and location.

http://forestry.nv.gov/ndf-state-forest-nurseries/washoe-state-tree-nursery/

If all residents of Skyland maintain their defensible space, we will help protect our community from destruction by catastrophic wildifre. If you are a new resident of Skyland or would like more information, please contact me and I will bring you information on defensible space and appropriate fire safe plants.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
skylandfsc@aol.com
(775) 781-4006
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Regards,
Skyland GID

All Skyland Residents,

Sandbags will be available tomorrow at Zephyr Cove Park. The sand pile is in the upper park on the right side. There should be bags and a shovel for your use.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Neighborhood Watch
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com
Regards,
Skyland GID

Hello Skyland Residents,

I was notified today that a homeowner on Skyland Dr. had a mountain lion on their back deck about 10 days ago. It moved on to the south. Please be very careful when walking with your pet through Skyland and the Dreyfus property, especially off leash.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Neighborhood Watch
skylandfsc@aol.com
(775) 781-4006
Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

Dear Skyland Residents,

Nevada Division of Wildlife has notified me that the bears are out of hibernation. They monitor the bears with collars and they have come out of hibernation. Without an in-ground metal bear box, please do not have your garbage out before 7:00 a.m.on garbage day. Bears have learned to open the screw top resin garbage cans so they should not be out before 7:00 a.m. Trash Bins Ordinance

South Tahoe Refuse is no longer going to service construction boxes that a lot of people use as a bear box. They do have a loan program available to customers. They will provide $1200 toward the installation of a permanent bear-box that customers pay back over a few years. It is approximately $65 per quarter on your bill to pay it back. They will service bear-resistant containers, but they may not service anything bigger than a 32-gallon container. This is a link to that program: BEAR BOX LOAN PROGRAM INSTRUCTION PACKET

If anyone wants information about available containers on the market, please feel free to contact Heather Reich with the Nevada Division of Wildlife. Her e-mail is hreich@ndow.org. Birdfeeders are not recommended. NDOW asks that any birdfeeders are brought inside from dusk to dawn or throw the seed on the ground in a wide area….it’s hard for a bear to pick up bird seed bit by bit, so the birds still get their food but the bears don’t get a good reward from it. Another option is that residents look into flower baskets to feed the birds rather than seed.

There is a new company called Summit Control Systems that is based out of Incline Village…they are working with Tahoe Bear Busters to offer whole-home electric security from bears…we have never had this option available on the Nevada side until now. People that may be interested can check out the system on Tahoe Bear Buster’s website, https://www.tahoebearbusters.com/…they electrify windows, doors and garages…which is a great option for residents, especially part-time residents. Given the amount of home break-ins in the Tahoe Basin, it is an especially good option for those homes that are vacant for periods of time.

Douglas County Code prohibits residents from leaving garbage out in advance of garbage pickup time. There is a fine for repeated violations where bears spill garbage onto the street. Attached is a copy of the Douglas County Code. Please be a good neighbor and comply with the regulations for garbage! Our neighborhood will be a safe place if we don't attract the bears.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Neighborhood Watch
Skylandfsc@aol.com
(775) 781-4006

Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents/Property Owners

Dear Skyland Residents,

I have discovered that there are a couple of glitches with voting for our Skyland Fire Adapted Community Wildfire Preparedness Day grant proposal on Wisehive. I have been working with the National Fire Prevention Association but it appears the glitches may not be corrected before the March 2 voting deadline. The Wisehive site is on a 24 hour clock but the 24 hours starts from the time a person votes and then won't let another vote until after that time the next day, e.g. if a vote is made at 5:00 p.m then Wisehive won't allow another vote until after 5:00 p.m. the following day. The 24 hour clock is on Eastern Time so if a vote is made after 9:00 p.m. the site thinks it is made the following day and won't allow another vote the next day. The site may ask you to sign in to Facebook. This is the Wisehive Facebook and you are not signing up for a Facebook account and is only for voting. I have never received any communication from Facebook regarding the voting. Please take a moment each day to support our grant proposal to hold a Wildfire Preparedness Day educational event in June. Each vote increases our chance to be awarded a $500 grant. The grant money will be used to purchase giveaway items, flyer printing and food for the event. The link for voting is below. Thank you for your support of our Skyland Fire Adapted Community NFPA/State Farm grant proposal. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or text me on my cell listed below. You may also e-mail me on the address below.

https://review.wizehive.com/voting/search/nfpapublic2018/?q=Ann+Grant&p=

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

To: All Skyland Property Owners and Residents:

YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT

The Skyland Fire Adapted Community has submitted a grant proposal to the National Fire Protection Association and State Farm Insurance for a $500 grant to hold a wildfire preparedness education event the second week of June. Part of the criteria for award is community support. By clicking on the link below community members can vote once per day for our grant proposal. Please take a moment each day to vote for our proposal. With your votes our chapter will have a much better opportunity to be awarded the $500. By receiving this grant we will be able to reach all of those in Tahoe Township with educational material and help our protect our entire community from catastrophic wildfire.
The last day to vote is March 2. Thank you for your support.

https://review.wizehive.com/voting/search/nfpapublic2018/?q=Ann+Grant&p=

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
skylandfsc@aol.com
(775) 781-4006

To: All Skyland residents/property owners,

Bob Senna/GID Vice Chair and Fence Committee leader is scheduling a meeting January 17, 2018, 4:00pm at the Fire House on Elks Point Rd. The general meeting is to discuss visual/sound concepts and materials for the fence along Hwy 50. We encourage your ideas and feedback.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland residents

Please be advised that a bobcat has been sighted roaming the neighborhood. This occurred a few minutes ago on Ponderosa.
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Regards,
Skyland GID
To: All Skyland residents

Please be advised that a bobcat has been sighted roaming the neighborhood. This occurred a few minutes ago on Ponderosa.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents,

The Skyland GID would like to wish all of our residents and property owners a wonderful Holiday and a healthy, happy and safe New Year.

We appreciate the contributions you have made to our community throughout 2017; from your feedback, to physically and fiscally lending a hand to one our elder neighbors with her home repairs, community beach clean up etc, just to name a few. Skyland has proven to be a passionate and caring community. We have truly appreciated all of you.

The picture attached is from an unknown location and references an additional hazard of cycling
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents

Notes from two residents:

1. Please advised, Dale just saw a large bear on our lawn. He went out and yelled at it and it strolled down Deer Cliff toward the south end of the street.

2. A note from another resident advised that flashing a LED strobe flashlight (can be purchased on Amazon) at a bear motivates them to depart as well.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland residents and property owners:

Attached please find an example of the 4 new street signs that will be installed by Douglas County. Three of the four will be replacing existing signs with an additional sign being added at the corner of Skyland and Tahoe Dr., near the stop sign at the bottom of Tahoe Dr.

The Douglas County "No Parking" code applies during snow times only. Last winter was exceptionally brutal with the mass amounts of snowfall and the vehicles belonging to the construction crews working at 1028 Skyland Drive. Due to the congestion there were times that an emergency vehicle would not have been able to get through.

As a community, the GID is requesting help from the residents and JB Landscaping to call the Douglas County Sheriff Department when vehicle/s are parked on the street of Skyland during snow conditions as the signs indicate. The GID will be sending a letter to the General Contractor at 1028 Skyland Dr to advise them in advance.

Douglas County Sheriff dispatch phone number to call is: 775-782-5126
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents: A note from one of our helpful Skyland neighbors

Attached is a picture taken with an iPhone of a bear that was taking trash out of the open garage at 1062 Skyland. The bear was taking trash across the street and eating the trash with a cub.

It was 7:30 pm, Sunday Nov 19.

We watched the bear for a few minutes, the bear finally left but was totally unaffected by us.

The police came by and tried to get a hold of the home owners (they were there very quickly after we called, very impressive).

Cheers,
Alex and Katherine Henderson
1073 Skyland

Dear Skyland Volunteers and Donors,

I want to sincerely thank all the volunteers and donors that helped to restore our elderly and disabled homeowner's home. She is truly appreciative of all the generous volunteer time and donations. Her life is truly much easier and her environment is now healthy. Below I have included her thank you to all of you. It is difficult for her to write individual thank you notes so I asked her to write a note that I could include in an e-mail. Also below is a list of improvements we were able to make to her home with your volunteer time and donations

 

  • Short term repair of the roof around the leaking skylights.
  • Repaired crumbling chimney and sealed with Extreme Drylock.
  • Cleaned gutters and downspouts.
  • Repaired a woodpecker hole in the siding where birds nested.
  • Replaced soiled carpet in 3 rooms and hallway with vinyl plank flooring and sealed sub-floor.
  • Replaced some baseboards and installed quarter rounds below baseboards.
  • Sealed and painted soiled walls.
  • Replaced faulty kitchen faucet.
  • Installed handheld shower and safety bars in bathtub.
  • Repaired bathroom sink faucet.
  • Professionally cleaned all remaining carpet and rugs.
  • Purchased recliner lift chair recommended by physical therapy.
  • Built a small dog fence around back stairs with gate to remainder of yard so dogs are within sight at night and when steps are icy. 
  • Replaced soiled animal stairs for dogs to reach chair and bed.
  • Replaced mattress cover and purchased vinyl covers for mattress and box springs.
  • Purchased spin broom and mop for ease of cleaning new vinyl flooring.
  • Purchased new vacuum to replace defective vacuum.

Lowes provided all material for the project at cost, donating their profit and saving over $1,000. Please support Lowes with any of your home improvement projects. Each time I purchased items for the project they always called a manager to calculate the cost and ring up my purchases They couldn't have been more helpful. Any contractors that participated in the project gave prices reduced from their normal prices, giving me the ability to do more improvements with the donated funds. This has been such a gratifying project due to all your generosity!!!!!!

Please see the homeowner's thank you note below.

Ann Grant
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com

To: All Property Owners and Residents:

As of yesterday November 1, 2017 there are several kayaks left on the rack at our Skyland Beach along with a couple of toy buckets. There is a sign at the beach advising all beach toys and equipment be collected no later than November 1st of each year. It would be appreciated if the owners of these items would collect them.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners

Click HERE for the Fall Clean Up Flyer

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners

We are having an increase in bears and garbage that they are accessing. Attached please find the DCN Code that will give you guidelines to follow. Please do not put your garbage out on Monday night unless you have a working Bear Bin that it goes into. For those without a Bear Bin, please put your trash out after 7:00am Tuesday, South Tahoe Refuse picks up in Skyland Tuesday mornings.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

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To: All Property Owners and Residents

This notice is little late in getting to you all but if any of you have a kayak or any other beach toy left on the Skyland beach we would appreciate it if you would come and collect them.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Property Owners and Residents:

Please be advised on Tuesday, October 24th South Tahoe Refuse with pick up per household up to six, 32 gallon bags of pine needles and debris in addition to their regular weekly refuse.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

Dear Skyland Residents,

We completed painting yesterday and are ready to have the floor installed. We will not need to work on the home tomorrow/Saturday. Thank you so much to the many volunteers that helped the last two days. I couldn't have completed the project without all of you!!!!

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Neighborhood Watch
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To All Skyland Residents:

This advisory was received yesterday from one of our residents.

Good morning,

We just had three coyotes come through our front yard, then down Red Fir turning right onto Willow. They were about 40-45 lbs each

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents:

A timely and thoughtful advisory from one of our Skyland residents

Hi, with all of the fires burning at this time, I thought that this might be a good time to share this article with our Skyland neighbors.

https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2017/10/10/heres-what-you-should-have-in-your-emergency-bag/

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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents:

Hi All,

If you would like to volunteer to help restore our Skyland elderly, disabled resident's home at 196 Lynn Way, and haven't contacted me, we will begin tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. and work through Sunday. On Saturday and Sunday I hope to start at 8:30 a.m. Please feel free to come all or a part of a day. I will provide lunch each day. Thank you to all that have offered to help!!!.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Neighborhood Watch
(775) 781-4006
skylandfsc@aol.com
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents

Last night around 11:15 p.m. a large black bear broke into our store room area at 180 Myron Dr. Many years ago the room was used for dogs and has a dog door with a deck and fenced area outside. The bear broke an area of the fence and then tore out the dog door. The door was too small for the bear to get inside but there was a small shelf inside with canned goods and 3 cartons of oat milk that it tipped over and brought cans and the oat milk outside. Two Sheriffs Deputies came around 11:45 p.m. and at that time the bear decided to leave. We yelled at it and banged things but the bear was unafraid until the Sheriff arrived. We have a bear can and don't put our garbage out until 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning so there was nothing to attract a bear except it may have been looking for a place to hibernate. Please protect our neighborhood from expensive damage and danger by putting your garbage out on Tuesday morning.

Email was written by resident and distributed by GID
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Property Owners:

The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team, Fire Public Information Team, (a team comprised of every organization around Lake Tahoe that does fire prevention or fire suppression) would like to do a article about the Skyland Fire Adapted Community and highlight the work that has been done here to reduce the risk of destruction from catastrophic wildfire. They would also like to highlight the work the GID is doing to remove the trees along the power lines and plans to landscape the area along Myron Drive with fire safe plants. The Team's plan is to do an article sometime next spring. There was a suggestion that the article be published in the TRPA In Depth Magazine, although that is not definite at this point. I will let you know the timing as we get closer to spring.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents

Please be advised both yesterday afternoon between 2:00pm and 4:00pm and again 9:45pm last evening a mama bear and her two or three cubs were sighted and eating pine nuts in a backyard near 136 Ponderosa. NDOW (Nevada Dept of Wildlife) has been notified. If you see the bear alone or with cubs please call NDOW @ 775-688-1500 or NDOW dispatch from 6:00am to 11:00pm daily.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents

About 7:15 - 7:20 a.m. a medium sized bear was strolling east on Skyland drive. Heads up ! Willy & Steve
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Regards,
Skyland GID

Dear Skyland Residents,

Thank you for all the offers of help and donations!!! It is wonderful to see a community come together to help a needy resident!!!

I made reservations for the homeowner to stay at the Marriott Hotel on Friday, Oct. 13 and checking out on Monday, Oct. 16. This will give us the opportunity to do the project on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 thru 15, without anyone home. The dumpster will be delivered on Thursday, Oct. 12. On Friday we will need to remove the carpet and prepare the sub-floor and walls to apply Kilz. We will also need to move furniture and take the bed apart, If the sub-floor is dry enough after spraying it with vinegar and water, we can roll it with Kilz on our way out the door. The other 2 days we will need to prepare the walls with Kilz and paint. There is some cleaning that she is unable to do that will also need to be done. The contractor hired to lay the new vinyl plank flooring would like to start on Monday morning, Oct. 16.

If you can volunteer your time to help, please let me know what days and times are good for you. I am trying to make a list of help for each day and need to know how many paint brushes and rollers to buy. Please e-mail me directly at skylandfsc@aol.com or call me at (775) 781-4006.

With Gratitude,
Ann Grant
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners

Ann Grant and the Skyland GID would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude to the wonderful outpouring of responses received to help our elderly Skyland neighbor.

For those of you going directly to Wells Fargo at Elk Point Road, Zephyr Cove to donate money please let them know it is for Donna Rybak. They have been informed to pull up her account to make the deposit.

If you are out of town and either want to mail a check or go to your local Wells Fargo please contact Ann Grant @ skylandfsc@aol.com or call her 775-781-4006 and she will give you the address to mail a check or the routing number.

For those of you that are volunteering your time a huge thank you as well.

Our deepest appreciation.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Property Owners and Residents:

Dear Skyland Residents,

One of our Skyland homeowners is 82 years old, disabled and has a small income, her daughter and care giver has passed away; she is alone. Last year she was ill and in the hospital two times. During some of that time her dogs were unable to get outside and soiled the carpet and walls in a bedroom, family room and hallway. Since she has a small income she has never been able to replace or clean the carpet and walls. I have received several donations from our community to put in new flooring and paint the walls. I will need volunteer help to remove the carpet (I will have a donated dumpster), prime the walls and sub-floor with Kilz, and paint. I will also need help moving furniture. I will provide gloves and masks and all supplies. Lowes has offered to provide vinyl plank flooring at cost which is a large cost savings and I have a contractor to lay the new flooring. The homeowner's chimney has been crumbling and the roof leaking around the skylights. Those have been repaired with the donated money. Casino Fandango is giving the homeowner 3 free nights at the Marriott Hotel in Carson City and she will board her dogs so she won't have to live in the home while we work. Next week I will be trying to sanitize the baseboards and walls, as well as spraying them with vinegar and water.

I have time in my schedule from October 12 thru 16 to work on this project. If you have time and would like to volunteer to help, would you please let me know your availability so I can make a definite schedule, I have set up a special account for donations at Wells Fargo Bank if anyone would like to make a donation. A group of Skyland volunteers have raked and disposed of her pine needles and pine cones for the last 3 years and she is always so grateful. She is unable to help herself and is so appreciative of the help she is receiving to make her home more sanitary and inviting.

If you have any questions, please a call me at (775) 781-4006. Thank you to all for any help you can give.

Ann Grant
Leader, Skyland Neighborhood Watch
skylandfsc@aol.com
(775) 781-4006

NOTE: If you are undecided where to shop please know Home Depot is charging retail and Lowe's has offered their cost for the vinyl flooring. The saving is over $500.
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Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Property Owners and Residents:

Please be advised on Tuesday, October 24th South Tahoe Refuse with pick up per household up to six, 32 gallon bags of pine needles and debris in addition to their regular weekly refuse.

Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Property Owners:

The next fence committee meeting will be on Friday September 8th at 4pm...at 193 Elk Point Road in the firehouse conference room. Marie with R O Anderson will go over revisions from the last meeting and any updates. If you have any new ideas to bring forth please do so at the meeting. All Skyland residents/property owners are welcome to attend.

Thank you very much. We wish you all a happy and safe Labor Day weekend.

Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Property Owners:

Attached is a flyer for the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District pancake breakfast this Saturday, Sept. 2. All proceeds go to the District's Community Fund. The fund provides scholarships and other donations to the community. Gluten free pancakes will be available.

Regards,
Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

Subject: IMPORTANT NOTICE - RECALL Safety Notice Regarding Solar Eclipse Glasses

This email is being copied to all Douglas County North Team members.

IMPORTANT NOTICE - RECALL

Safety Notice Regarding Solar Eclipse Glasses

We regret to announce that the eclipse glasses provided to the public by the Douglas County Libraries are being recalled. The vendor stated that they “have not received confirmation from the supplier that they sourced the item from a recommended manufacturer. We recommend that you DO NOT use this product to view the sun or the eclipse.” For safety reasons, we cannot distribute eclipse glasses that are not certified.

The Library advises residents to discard the eclipse glasses received at the Library.

Unfortunately the library will not be able to obtain certified eclipse glasses before August 21.

Regards,
Skyland/GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners

Proposal from RO Anderson as the project manager for the fence and entryway
Click Here

Regards,
Susie Petrizzio

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners

Please see below from a homeowner at 1073 Skyland Dr.

Hi Susie, we wanted to let the neighborhood know that a bear broke into our house last night. We had a house full of people and dogs but the bear just opened and walked right into the front door, ransacked the garbage and fridge. We are lucky there was no real damage but very scary as my friend walked in on the bear in the kitchen. We let the police know.

Regards,
Susie Petrizzio

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners

Please be advised that starting Monday July 31st the tree cutting project along Myron Drive that NV Energy is paying for will begin. Please know the Fence and Entryway committee is working diligently with R.O. Anderson to confirm plans that include landscaping for this entire area.

Below is an outlay from Ann Grant detailing the tree cutting project that will begin next Monday.
"Our plan is to have at least 1; 2-man bucket truck crew begin work on MON 7/31 to start all the pruning work (20 pruning units) – Asplundh will chip any debris they generate on MON. Hopefully all pruning work will be completed that day.
On TUE 8/1 - 1; 2-man bucket and 1; 2-man manual crew will begin clearing limbs from all wires present and set ropes. The manual crew will follow the bucket crew and fell the trees."

"Ann Grant has arranged for NDF fire crews to be present on TUE 8/1 to process all limb and log debris from the felling operation. Due to the magnitude of 105 removals I anticipate that the felling work will take 2 to 3 days to complete. I hope that all work will be completed by THU 8/3 at close-of-business.'

Regards,
Skyland GID and Ann Grant

To: All Skyland Residents

Re: Mountain lion sighting

Suzie,
Thought I should pass this one to you. I was taking my dogs for a walk yesterday morning as I usually do in the forest next to Skyland (between us and Zephyr Cove) and saw a mountain lion. He was just strolling through the forest, but he was there. Thought folks should be aware.

Jeff Wright

Subject: Skyland Fence and Entryway

Skyland residents,

On behalf of the the fence committee of the Skyland GID, I would like to update you all as to the progress with replacing our fence. The committee has been in discussions for well over 6 months and is trying to move this important neighborhood feature forward so that we can continue to be proud of how our neighborhood is represented.

R O Anderson has been hired by the GID to develop a plan to build a new fence on Highway 50. We have asked them to come up with three design concepts which they have done. As a committee, we have seen the designs and have had two meetings to discuss them. The next meeting will be July 27th. At the meeting, preliminary cost projections will be discussed. A committee report will follow at the Skyland GID meeting on August 9th at the library.

The three design concepts to date are as follows:

1. A fence that incorporates some semblance of the existing column structures and will utilize an iron fencing concept with landscaping on Myron Drive.

2. A block wall structure with interior landscaping on Myron Drive.

3. A landscaping option that includes utilizing boulders and various plant features.

The options come with an associated cost that will be further discussed on August 9th. All options will have a lighting feature that is a signature Skyland feature.

Please keep in mind that we are still in a concept phase and all 3 options are on the table. I would like to conduct another general meeting in August to review the July 27 meeting, the August 9th meeting and the previous meeting's information. The committee wants to hear what you have to say as we move this important project forward.

When we have a clearer direction from residents and a concept that fits within our budgetary boundaries, the fence committee will make a recommendation to the GID board. I would like to see that happen in the later August timeframe following the general meeting.

On behalf of the committee, please share your thoughts with us. We want nothing more than to have a structure on Highway 50 that will have that Tahoe feel, be attractive, enduring, and continue to let everyone know that our neighborhood cares how we present ourselves.

Kindest regards,

Bob Senna
Skyland GID
Trustee

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners

I have had quite an influx of Skyland residents requesting to be added to the Skyland email database. Please know that all email messages sent out prior to being added are on our up and running website. www.skylandgid.com Please click on GID Updates and the email information will be available.

Regards,
Susie Petrizzio/Skyland GID

To All Skyland Residents,

Due to the number of requests for the Zephyr Crew to work on properties and the uncertainty of the length of time spent on each property, the Fire District will not be calling residents to give an approximate time for the crew to arrive.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
(775) 781-4006

To: All Skyland residents and property owners

The Skyland GID sincerely appreciates all of Ann Grants ongoing hard work. Please read this upcoming weekends opportunity

The Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District Zephyr Crew will be in Skyland for Community Work Days this Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23. They will be offering brush cutting and pruning, cutting small trees, carrying debris, and chipping roadside piles. Spring clean up work is the responsibility of residents. The Crew will not rake or carry away pine needles or pine cones. To make sure time is set aside for your work you should go to Tahoefire.com, click on Fuels Management and then click on Community Work Days. Complete the work request form and submit. You will be notified of your approximate scheduled time. The District requests that you make your request as soon as possible for easier scheduling. The Crew will also be driving all streets in Skyland. You may stop them to see if they have unallocated time to complete your work.

You may want to schedule a defensible space evaluation prior to your scheduled time so you are certain of the working to be done to complete defensible space. You can schedule a defensible space evaluation by the same procedure above, except click on Defensible Space.

If you have any questions, please call Ann Grant, (775) 781-4006 or e-mail at skylandfsc@aol.com.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Fire Adapted Community
(775) 781-4006

To: Skyland Residents and Property Owners:

Re: Possible prowler in Skyland

Hi Susie- Bob Pavich here at 1002 Skyland Drive. Just letting you know we had someone on our property at 5:08 this morning (Saturday). The screen doors on our rear deck had been moved, so he apparently checked to see if the doors were unlocked. Our video cameras showed a chunky white male wearing shorts coming around the house to the back deck. A little scary. Probably a good idea to let the neighbors know. Keep first floor windows closed an locked! Thanks

Regards,
Susie/Skyland GID

To: All Skyland Residents and Property Owners

Bears have broken into 2 homes in Skyland in the last week. The most damage was done to a home where the bear broke in the kitchen window. The owners were not home at the time of the break in. The owners just had their carpet cleaned and the window was left open a crack for ventilation. It is apparent that the bear was a juvenile because it was a small window and other than the screen was torn, the window wasn't damaged. The bear damaged the refrigerator and it must be replaced. It also tore off a cupboard door. In addition to the kitchen damage, it defecated on the carpet and it will have to be replaced. A bear broke in to another property by getting in the garage and getting the garbage. The owner woke up in the night and the bear was in the garage. It is not clear how the bear entered the garage.

Thank you Skyland residents for putting your garbage out on Tuesday morning. I drove every street on Monday night and only found 2 homes with their garbage out at the street. With your help we will be discouraging bears from coming to Skyland!

Please let me know if you have any damage from bears so I can alert other Skyland residents to be vigilent about not leaving anything that would attract the bears.

Ann Grant
Leader
Skyland Neighborhood Watch
Skylandfsc@aolcom
(775) 7818-4006

To:  All Skyland Property Owners and Residents,

 

The lake is particularly cold this year, currently between 50 - 55 degrees right now.

 

Regards, Skyland GID

 

To: All Skyland Residents

There are some very important meetings coming up regarding sewer, water and Hwy 50 potential changes that can impact each property owner in Skyland. Below is a Town Hall meeting being held next Tuesday June 13th on the sewer authority. The GID Zephyr Heights point person on all three of these issues will be forwarding me the meeting advisory's and I will get this information out to you.

Town Hall Meeting 6:00 PM
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
169 US Route 50, Stateline, NV
Visitor Center Building

PLEASE ATTEND THIS VERY IMPORTANT
TOWN HALL MEETING!

Nevada Senate Bill 471 creates a new sewer authority for Tahoe Township. Senate Bill 462 creates a committee to review existing GIDs. Both bills passed in the 2017 legislative session and now await the Governor’s signature.

Please come and find out how these two bills will affect those of us who are residents and property owners in the Tahoe Township.

Contact: tahoecitizenscommittee@gmail. com

Regards, Skyland GID

Dear Skyland Residents,

The Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection Disrict is offering free vibro tactile smoke alarms for anyone hard of hearing. As I understand it, if the smoke alarm detects smoke it vibrates and notifies the person hard of hearing. Either the Fire Marshal or Fire Inspector will make an appointment with the resident to install the alarm and show how it is used. If you would like to sign up for this important service, please either call me or e-mail me at the address below and I will help set up appointments.

Ann Grant Skyland Neighborhood Watch (775) 781-4006 skylandfsc@aol.com

11/30/2016 - Dear Skyland Residents,

Skyland is a Fire Adapted Community. We have been one of the most successful communities in the Tahoe Basin, having approximately 95% of the homes with defensible space, thanks to homeowners' cooperation and taking responsibility. The newsletter below shows how important fuels reduction is to our community. I have received several inquiries about the Emerald Bay fire that should be answered by the newsletter. There were no prescribed fires in the area and the cause is still under investigation. http://tahoercd.org/

Ann Grant Skyland Neighborhood Watch (775) 781-4006

08/24/2016 - To: All Skyland Property Owner's

Please be advised that the Douglas County Code Enforcement will give one written notice to any home in Skyland that puts their trash out on Monday evening or before 7:00am Tuesday, and it is spilled on the street. If the trash problem continues and they send a second written warning they will give a citation to the property owner. In addition it would be wise to keep your garage doors closed particularly on Monday evening as we have several reports of bears going into people's refrigerators and/or freezers that they can access from the garage.

Thank you for your cooperation, Skyland GID

08/21/2016 - Here is a new Neighborhood Watch alert:

Skyland is continuing to have bears visiting our neighborhood, especially on Monday night and garbage collection day, Tuesday morning. A bear broke out the garage window and pulled out the garbage can that sat inside a home in Skyland. We are continuing to have a few residents that put their garbage out on Monday for Tuesday pickup. Having available food for the bears only encourages them to frequent Skyland. This time of year they are storing up for winter hyphenation and are aggressively looking for food and a place to hibernate. Last year bears took off vent covers and doors to storage under homes trying to find places to stay, causing expensive repairs. Bird feeders and pet food left outside also attract the bears. PLEASE BE COOPERATIVE AND NEVER PUT GARBAGE OUT FOR GARBAGE COLLECTION BEFORE 7:00 A.M. ON TUESDAY MORNING.

Ann Grant Neighborhood Watch

07/23/2016 - Please read the detailed instructions from Ann Grant for our Neighborhood Watch:

The best procedure for residents to follow if they have a suspicious incident is to call Douglas County Dispatch 911 if it is an incident in progress. If the incident happened sometime prior, and is not an emergency, residents should call the Douglas County Dispatch non-emergency number, (775) 782-5126, to file a complaint. Dispatch will send the information to a Deputy that will contact the resident. After contacting Douglas County Dispatch, they should call Ann Grant, Skyland Neighborhood Watch, (775) 588-0641 (home) or (775) 781-4006 (cell), to report the incident so Skyland residents can be notified of a neighborhood incident.

Any documenting video camera footage and further information can be e-mailed to Ann Grant at skylandfsc@aol.com.

The Skyland GID thanks Ann greatly for this valuable information and her dedication to our community. Skyland GID

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PO Box 11357;
Zephyr Cove, NV 89448

 

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