IVGID board defers decision on rec pass changes | SierraSun.com

IVGID board defers decision on rec pass changes

More than 250 residents and homeowners were on hand at the April 30 meeting at The Chateau. Here, Barbara Frederic explains her thoughts on potential changes to Ordinance No. 7.
Photos: Kevin MacMillan / kmacmillan@sierrasun.com |

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Amid weeks of growing criticism from Realtors, property owners and residents, the IVGID board last week voted to defer adopting changes to the district’s recreation pass law.

More than 250 people attended the board’s April 30 meeting at The Chateau, which marked the first for Incline Village General Improvement District General Manager Steve Pinkerton, who started his new job on April 28.

Prior to taking public comment on the board’s 4-1 vote on March 26 (Bill Devine was against) to make changes to Ordinance No. 7 — including eliminating the law’s long-standing family tree requirement for passholders — chairman Joe Wolfe proposed the board vote to hold off on any decisions until the Wednesday, June 11, meeting.

The board voted 4-1 to defer, with Jim Hammerel voting against. At the 6 p.m. meeting on June 11 at The Chateau, trustees will reconsider changes to the law and hold another public hearing.

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According to previous reports, killing the family tree would allow a property owner to decide among anyone — including non-family members and non-IVGID residents — who receives that property’s five issued passes and any subsequent ones bought.

Doing that could overcrowd IVGID’s venues and its beaches due to out-of-towners and non-beach-access residents potentially getting recreation passes from property owners, residents said.

Those changes, among others, were scheduled to go into effect May 15.

Residents can view streaming video of the April 30 meeting at http://www.ivgid.org.


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