IVGID board trustee Bill Devine resigns; special meeting Thursday | SierraSun.com

IVGID board trustee Bill Devine resigns; special meeting Thursday

Kevin MacMillan
Bill Devine is seen here at a previous IVGID board meeting.
Kevin MacMillan / North Lake Tahoe Bonanza |


This story has been updated from a previous version to provide the correct address of Deborah Devine-Pilates Studio of Tahoe.


If you go

What: Special IVGID Board Meeting

When: 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3

Where: The Chateau, 955 Fairway Blvd., Incline Village

More online: bit.ly/1OCTI2M

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — For the second time in nearly as many months, the IVGID Board of Trustees has a vacancy to fill.

Incline Village General Improvement District board trustee Bill Devine announced his resignation last week, effective Monday, Nov. 23, for personal reasons.

According to his Nov. 23 resignation letter, Devine and his wife, Deb, are relocating their primary residence from Incline Village before the end of 2016.

“Although we will maintain a physical presence in the basin, our primary residence will no longer lie within the boundaries that would allow me to continue to hold my elected position…” Devine wrote in the letter. “Best of luck to all your endeavors.”

In a Monday, Nov. 30, phone call, Devine said he’s moving to Reno to be closer to family, and that a series of events occurred within the past month that will allow him to do so sooner than he expected.

“I love Incline Village,” he said, before adding jokingly, “you don’t want to talk about death, but I want to die here … If there was a way I could finish my term, I absolutely would.”

IVGID made Devine’s resignation public Monday morning when it published the agenda for the Thursday, Dec. 3, special board meeting. Devine’s resignation letter is included within.

According to the meeting agenda, the board will discuss Devine’s vacancy; chairwoman Kendra Wong will receive a report from General Manager Steve Pinkerton and the district’s legal team regarding options moving forward.

The board could vote to appoint a trustee based on those who filed papers in September to fill the vacancy left by former IVGID Board Chairman Jim Smith, who resigned Aug. 27.

In that go-round, the board voted 4-0 during a special meeting Sept. 16 to appoint Matthew Dent to replace Smith.

Other candidates who filed for Dent’s seat include former IVGID trustee and board chair Joe Wolfe, as well as Judith Miller, Frank Wright, Robert Vidra, Robert Olmer, Steven Kroll, Rollen Casselberry, Carolyn Stark and Phil Horan.

Devine’s former seat is up for reelection in 2016, along with those of Dent and Hammerel, meaning whoever is appointed would have to run for election next year, if he or she wants a full term.

Despite his primary residence moving to Reno, Devine said Monday he still plans to spend lots of time in the Incline area, attending meetings and various community gatherings.

He added that his wife’s business, Deborah Devine-Pilates Studio of Tahoe, will still continue to operate like normal at 120 Country Club Drive, Unit No. 30.

Visit bit.ly/1OCTI2M to download Thursday’s meeting agenda and packet.

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