Mysterious vandalism at lake building site |

Mysterious vandalism at lake building site

When Jeff Rieger, a North Shore Enterprises general contractor, arrived on a job site in Cedar Flat Monday morning there had been a message left for him.

“There’s a sign on the tree that says ‘Please don’t build here.’ It was signed ‘The lake,'” Rieger said.

Upon further inspection, Rieger noticed the vacant lot’s pregrade prepping – stakes and markings – had been downed.

“I work pretty hard out there,” the contractor explained. “It’s hard work out there in the brush with your tape measure. I consider this to be vandalism.”

Rieger notified the Placer County Sheriffs’ Department of the incident on April 30. Detective Sgt. Jeff Granum said a suspicious activity incident report had been taken.

Although he said he understands some residents’ less-than-rosy perspective regarding area development, Rieger explained that environmental requirements for new projects in the basin are stringent and go further in protecting the Lake than older developments.

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