North Tahoe PUD reinstating rec/parks commission |

North Tahoe PUD reinstating rec/parks commission

KINGS BEACH, Calif. — The North Tahoe Public Utility District wants to hear from residents on matters of recreation and park services and facilities.

At the request of NTPUD Park and Facility Manager Tracey Towner, the district board of directors last month unanimously approved reinstating the Recreation and Parks Commission after it was suspended in November 2010.

“This will enable me to build relationships with this new commission, outside of our normal partnerships, and give the community a forum to talk directly with staff and their representatives on the commission,” she said in a statement.

Involving the community on a decision-making level was the drive behind the request, she said, and the politics behind the future of Kings Beach State Recreation Area had “little to do with” it.

Five adult commissioners, two youth (high school or middle school-aged children) and an alternate are sought. Applicants must be an NTPUD resident and should have an interest in parks and recreation. The deadline to apply is April 10, Towner said.

Commissioners will be selected by the NTPUD Parks and Recreation Committee. Members will meet quarterly at the North Tahoe Event Center, with its first meeting in mid-May.

The commission will provide advice, assistance and recommendations to NTPUD board of directors and Towner, where as the committee — which includes some NTPUD board members — can be charged with making decisions.

To apply, contact Towner at 530-546-4212 or

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