North Tahoe fire board chairman resigning post |

North Tahoe fire board chairman resigning post

Don Epstein

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The chairman of the Incline Village fire board is moving from Nevada and will resign his post this fall.

Don Epstein’s resignation from the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District Board of Directors is effective Oct. 1, 2013, according to the district.

Epstein and his wife, Bea Epstein — a former Incline Village General Improvement District board trustee — have put their Incline home on the market and are moving to Florida to live in a warmer winter climate, Don Epstein said this week.

The Epsteins, who’ve called Incline Village home for nearly two decades, plan to be “snow birds,” Don Epstein said, and will be back in Tahoe during the summers.

“It’s tough to leave a place where you’ve lived for 20 years,” he said. “We’ve become a part of the community, but there are other decisions that need to be made.”

Epstein is in the middle of his second consecutive term on the NLTFPD board of directors. His current post expires at the end of 2014.

The district is accepting applications from residents to fill the seat through Monday, Aug. 5. As of Tuesday, two people had applied, an NLTFPD spokesperson said.

Qualified residents living within NLTFPD boundaries should submit a letter of interest to Board Secretary Vicki Baumann at 866 Oriole Way, Incline Village, NV, 89451, along with their resume.

Fire Chief Mike Brown and district legal counsel Geno Menchetti will review applications and make a recommendation for appointment at the October board meeting.

Whoever is appointed would be up for reelection next fall.

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